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Orange, Pike & Sullivan Counties | Cragsmoor, Ellenville, Marlboro & Wallkill | September 2022

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From The Publisher... by Barry Plaxen Welcome back from the Pandemic: The 10 Minute Play Festival in Sugar Loaf, and art exhibits in Youngsville. Highlights of the Month: Classical Music by Paul McCartney in Warwick, and a play by Pulitzer-Prize playwright August Wilson in Goshen. Vocabulary Lesson: Fibonacci: In mathematics, the Fibonacci numbers form a sequence in which each number is the sum of the two preceding ones. Ineluctable: unable to be resisted or avoided; inescapable. In this issue: Cabaret in Eldred,

Forestburgh and Rock Tavern, Comedy in Hurleyville, Montgomery and Sugar Loaf, Chamber Music in/at Boscobel, Hurleyville, Newburgh, Warwick and White Lake, Jazz in Callicoon, Marlboro, Middletown, Milford, Port Jervis and Walden, An egg hunt in Wallkill, and fireworks in West Point, Live theatre in Cornwall, Ellenville, Forestburgh, Goshen, Monroe, Narrowsburg and So. Fallsburg, Fairs and Festivals galore! Ukranian music in Bethel and

Warwick, Storytelling in Cochecton, and a Ghost Talk in Summitville, A needlework demo in Huguenot, and a cook-out in Hasbrouck. Classic movies in Milford, Latin Jazz in Middletown and Marlboro, and, Poetry in Campbell Hall, Goshen, Liberty, Montgomery and Warwick. Thanks again to everyone who helped create this chock-full issue with their hard work and talents, and to our advertisers who help keep CANVAS free and enable us to help promote events in over two hundred venues.


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Dear Barry and Sophia, On behalf of The River Valley Artists Guild, THANK YOU for the wonderful article you published on their “Art and About” series in your August issue of the D&H CANVAS.

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Also, on behalf of the Barryville Area Artists Association, another big THANK YOU for the article on the “Plein Air on the Delaware” paintout event I coordinated with Barryville Area Artists Association’s Nick Roes, and the upcoming exhibition of artworks produced! The event had perfect weather and a great time was had by all of the participating artists! Susan Miiller, Sparrowbush

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Community Arts: News, Views And Schedules Delaware & Hudson CANVAS 297 Stone Schoolhouse Road Bloomingburg, NY 12721 Publisher, Barry Plaxen barry@dhcanvas.com calendar@dhcanvas.com 845.733.4979 Editor, Sophia Krcic editor@dhcanvas.com ads@dhcanvas.com 845.666.0000 Email calendar submissions by the 15th of the prior month to calendar@dhcanvas.com Nothing in this publication may be reproduced without written permission of the publisher. Hudson Opera Theatre, Monroe ��������� 23 Josephine-Louise Library, Walden ������30 Kindred Spirits Arts Programs ����������23 Leo’s Restaurant, Cornwall ���������������25 Liberty Museum & Arts Center ������4, 18 Liberty Poetry Festival ������������������������4 Mamakating Historical Society ���������18 Milford Theater ����������������������������������11 MISU & Music on Market, Ellenville ����7 Music for Humanity �����������������������������9 Narrowsburg Union ���������������������������23 NBNY Art Scene, Newburgh ���������������3 Nesin Cultural Arts ����������������������14, 31 Newburgh Chamber Music ���������������23 Newburgh Open Studios 2022 �����������3 Noble Coffee, Campbell Hall ��������������9 Old Stone House, Hasbrouck �����������20 Orange County Hops, Walden ��������7, 9 Pacem in Terris, Warwick ��������������������8 Paramount Theatre, Middletown �������24 Phillipsport Community Center �����������6 PLAV Pavilion, Pine Island �����������������9 Playhouse at Museum Village, Monroe �29 Port Jervis Fall Foliage Festival ����������3 Rivoli Theatre, South Fallsburg ����������7 Safe Harbors Green, Newburgh �������29 Shadowland Stages, Ellenville ���������32 SLPAC, Sugar Loaf ���������15, 20, 32, 33 Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra ��31 Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop ��7 SUNY Orange, Middletown ���������13, 31 SUNY Orange, Newburgh ������������3, 17 Ten Minute Play Festival, Sugar Loaf ��15 Trophy Point, West Point ������������������18 Unitarian Universalist Congregation ����35 UpFront, Port Jervis ����������������������8, 37 VetRep, Cornwall ������������������������������29 Vision of Wallkill ��������������������������������24 Visitor Center, Newburgh ������������������33 Wallkill River School, Montgomery ��17, 35 Warwick Art League ����������������������������5 Wisner Library, Warwick �����������������5, 9 Wurtsboro Art Alliance ������������������������5

Port Jervis Fall Foliage Festival The Port Jervis New York Tourism Board has announced its 29th annual Fall Foliage Festival. There will be a large variety of crafters, antiques and vendors lining the streets. Enjoy delicious food and check out the classic cars and fire trucks! There will

Oxford Station Band will perform Folk, Acoustic Rock, Classic Country, and Americana at 2:00pm.

be two stages with live entertainment, a free petting zoo for the kids, and contests and games! The Fall Foliage Festival takes place on September 25, from 10:00am-5:00pm on Jersey Avenue, Port Jervis. Rain or shine. Free admission!

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Do You Know Who Eliza Hamilton Was? Elizabeth Schuyler Orphan Asylum Society, she Hamilton (1757-1854), also died in 1854, at age 97! called Eliza or Betsey, was On September 27 at an American socialite and 10:00am, Barbara Somers philanthropist. Married to will offer a lecture entitled, founding father Alexander My Dear Mrs. Hamilton: Hamilton, she was a defender Eliza Hamilton, America’s of his works and co-founder Forgotten Founding Mother and deputy director of the at the Alice Desmond first private orphanage in Center, 6 Albany Post New York City. Recognized Elizabeth Schuyler Hamilton Road, Newburgh. by Ralph Earl, 1787 as an early American Registration is required. philanthropist for her work with the To register, call: 845-565-1326.

August 27: Mindy Ross Gallery

(NBNYartseen), the new Scars: Pain and initiative by the gallery Death of an Inheritance and art space community with artwork by Jose in the City of Newburgh. Gonzalez-Soto will be on This show gives visual exhibit through October voice to Hispanic 28, with a reception on Heritage Month. The August 27 from 3:15pm gallery will also be open to 7:00pm. During the art on September 24 from reception, Latin American 3:30pm to 8:30pm music will be played by and September 25 classical guitarist Joy Jose Gonzalez-Soto from Noon to 5pm to Zelada. The art reception is done in conjunction participate in Newburgh Open Studios. with Newburgh New York Art Seen (See story below).

Newburgh OPEN Studios 2022 scenes glimpse into their “Newburgh OPEN Studios, working processes. There celebrating its 12th year, is a will be Pop-up galleries, direct manifestation of our group shows and the return mission to foster artistic of Glenlily Grounds outdoor expression, civic participation sculpture show. and the economic growth Tour hours on September of Newburgh’s diverse 24 & 25 are from Nooncommunity by supporting, 6:00pm. Printed maps will promoting, and advocating be available at Newburgh for arts and culture by Art Supply, 5 Grand celebrating the livelihoods of Street, Saturday & Sunday working artists in our region. Emotive & expressive Therefore, NOS will continue portraiture by participating beginning at 10:00am both artist Naomi Berkery days of the tour. Maps will the tradition of presenting the Fall tour on September 24 & 25,” stated also be available at each artist’s studio Gerardo Castro & Michael Gabor of and at all participating venues both days of the tour. Pick one up at your first stop. Newburgh Art Supply. Newburgh OPEN Studios is a great Newburgh Art Supply will be the central opportunity to visit artists in their studios, location for extra maps and inquiries. Visit NewburghOpenStudios.org see their work, and get a behind-the-

The Brewery at Orange County Hops presents:


ZEPHYR BAND September 4th, from 2-4pm The Zephyr Band features Teri Roiger (keyboards), Bruce Arnold (guitar), Fred Jacobs (trumpet/fluegelhorn), John Menegon (bass) & Lamy Istrefi (drums) with Special Guest: Mike Antonelli (sax) The Outdoor Stage at Orange County Hops 771 Route 52, Walden, NY 12586 www.orangecountyhops.com $10 suggested.

Beer, wine, soda for sale. Bring your own sandwiches/pizza/snacks! Tables, chairs and shade umbrellas provided at this great outdoor venue in the Hudson Valley farmland of Walden, NY!

♥ SPECIAL THANKS to BARRY PLAXEN, publisher of CANVAS, for his unwavering support of the Arts & Artists! ♥ September 2022

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ARTery Gallery, Milford: “Picking Up the Pieces”

“Dolls” by Bill Rabsey

The ARTery Gallery’s September exhibit, Picking Up the Pieces, brings together the work of creative designer Bill Rabsey, painter and collage artist Liza J. Smith-Simpson, and printmaker Carol M. Mainardi. Rabsey enjoys working with various metals in all types of conditions and shapes. Often his creations contain “found objects” that he’s discovered during his travels. Even a rusting and weathered object might catch Bill’s eye because he’s drawn to its texture, color, or shape. These elements or “pieces” form the raw material for Bill’s structural designs which he turns into wall art or freestanding creative statements. Creativity has always been second nature to Bill, who watched his grandfather paint and draw as a commercial artist. Smith-Simpson has painted since she

with her series of original was in grammar school, drawings called Time. which is where she sold These drawings are Celtic her first oil painting. mandalas (geometric Liza uses vibrant colors configurations) that in her work at the reveal a colorful circular encouragement of her frequency that has art instructor in college, no beginning or end. Hyo Chong Yoo. She has Each mandala serves also taken workshops as a conscious detailed with well-known abstract artist Robert Burridge “Pieces” by Liza Smith-Simpson account of a moment in in California and with collage artist/ time. Essentially, these are monotypes poet Joan Hall, a resident of Westbeth or monoprints, known as the most Artist Community in Manhattan’s painterly method among the printmaking techniques. No two prints West Village. When Liza are alike. The beauty of begins a new work, her this spontaneous medium choice of colors, scenes, is that it combines collage items, and acrylic printing, painting, and skins are the “pieces” drawing. she uses to express joy, Enjoy refreshments sorrow, remembrances, and meet the artists at and new expectations. their opening reception That’s why her oils and on September 10 from collages convey moods 6:00pm-9:00pm. The and sentiments that go public is welcome to this far beyond the technical free cultural event. aspects of painting. “Time” by Carol Mainardi The show is on view from September Mainardi views art as a healing medium. She interprets this exhibit as shifting or 8 to October 3 at the ARTery Gallery, transitioning through the challenging 210 Broad Street, Milford. Visit www.arterygallerymilford.com circumstances of life. She illustrates this

13th Poetry Fest Poets, published and unpublished, working in all styles, are featured at the Liberty Museum & Arts Center’s 13th Annual Poetry Festival, a hybrid event to be held at the newly-renovated Liberty Public Library and via Zoom. The festival is one of the Museum’s most popular events, and highlights the talents of the region’s finest poets, as well as poets from across the country. Readings range from light humorous pieces to free verse to intense Gothic and expressionistic work. Organized and moderated by poet Marilyn Laufer, the festival continues to attract more and more poets each year. Ms. Laufer was recently named the second Poet Laureate of the Village of Liberty. The Festival will be held on September 24 at 1:00pm at the Liberty Museum and Arts Center, 46 S Main Street, Liberty. For more information, contact Marilyn at 845-292-6628. Free Admission. See www.libertymuseum.com. See ad page 30 and kids poetry class page 18. Attention poets: Poems may be submitted by September 2. Email them to mbfrumess@gmail.com. Include your full name, address, telephone and email contact information.

Poetry Meets Jazz in Liberty

Barry Wallenstein is the author of ten collections of poetry, the most recent being It’s About Time. His poetry has appeared in over 100 journals, including Ploughshares, The Nation, American Poetry Review and Manhattan Review. He is Emeritus Professor of Literature and Creative Barry Wallenstein and Steve Carlin will perform for the Writing at the City University Liberty NY Poetry Festival on September 24 at 7:00pm of New York and an editor of the journal, WJFF public radio, and was a frequent American Book Review and advisory guest performer on Live From Studio B, WJFF’S Jazz program. editor of BigCityLit. Whether on acoustic or electric guitars, Aspecial interest is Barry’s presentation of poetry readings in collaboration with Steve has worked in 17-piece orchestras, Jazz. He has made twelve recordings down to septets, quartets, trios, duos of his poetry with Jazz, the most recent to solo. He performed with his quartet, being Lisbon Sunset (2018) and Lisbon Inner Urge at the Bethel Woods’ ribbon Sunrise (2022). Slippery, sensuous cutting event and continues to work and sly, his Jazz-inflected poetry may throughout the Catskills. Steve and Barry’s recording Euphoria get you “besotted by bliss,” or offer “a Ripens was released in 2008. It was listed burgeoning capacity to lick and love.” Composer/guitarist Steve Carlin among the “Best New Releases” in All writes passionate compositions , melodies About Jazz. Now they will collaborate and rhythmic pulses, exposing his world again, as they have many times in Liberty, music influences, playing electric or Livingston Manor, Parksville and NYC, acoustic guitars. He has produced and for the Liberty NY Poetry Festival on hosted his own live radio show called September 24 at 7:00pm, at 46 S Main Rhythm Changes, an eclectic mix of Street Liberty. Free admission! See ad pg. 30. Jazz, Brazilian, and world music at 4

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Wurtsboro Art Alliance: “Reflections” other members of Pearl Lau was born the Wurtsboro Art in Hong Kong and Alliance (WAA) for educated entirely in their latest exhibit, New York. She realized Reflections. An opening early on that art and art reception will be held making was going to be on September 3 at a way of life. Noon. As a person who loves Along with Pearl’s to explore other cultures and their art, Pearl “Reflections in Mountaindale” by P. Lau work, enjoy viewing has been honored with a Fulbright to paintings, photography, jewelry, pottery India, four National Endowment for the and more at the WAA’s John Neilson Humanities grants to China and Mexico, Gallery, 73 Sullivan Street. Open art residencies in Puebla, Mexico and Saturdays & Sundays from Noonshe has painted as an artist-in-residence 4:00pm, the show is on view from September 3-24. for National Parks. For info: contact@waagallery.org Her work will be shown along with

Solo Show: “Journey” in Lords Valley Dutot Museum and the “I have been Pocono Arts Council enchanted by art through which she for as long as I can teaches plein air remember,” says award painting workshops. winning artist Tricia Her work is included Lowrey-Lippert. “I in private collections in seek the extraordinary the U.S. and England. in the ordinary, the “I am a very lucky little miracles that person for I speak surround us every day. I paint from my heart “Floral” by Tricia Lowrey-Lippert in pictures. I am so in the hope of transporting the viewer grateful that I have been blessed with into a rural world of timelessness. To the ability to paint. I believe art is a love me, the patchwork of an old farm reveals affair with nature and light. My paintings the fortunes and hardships of the people are both my biography and my legacy,” that have lived there. There is exquisite said Tricia. Tricia is the featured artist at the beauty in a spiderweb. Voices of past summers fill empty Adirondack chairs. Gallery at Chant Realtors, 631 PAThere are memories in flowers and 739, Lords Valley. Her exhibit, entitled, Journey, will be on display from possibilities in seashells.” Tricia paints both in her studio and en September through October 27. plein air, and is a member of the Antoine For info, email: mamajoan@ptd.net

Warwick Are League’s Garden Works The Warwick Valley Garden Club invited the Warwick Art League to hold a plein air paint out on July 9 in six gardens in the Warwick Valley. The works created en plein air from this year’s garden tour will be on display and for sale in an exhibit, Celebrating Warwick’s Countryside Gardens, for the month “Variegated Vivarium with Views” of September by Sarah McHugh in the Hallway Gallery of the Albert Wisner Library, One McFarland Drive, Warwick. For info: 845-986-1047.

September 2022 – May 2023 (35th Season) Concerts are held at the Montgomery Senior Center, 36 Bridge Street, Montgomery, NY 12549 All concerts are FREE! Please, retain this ad for future reference.

Sunday, September 18, 2022 - 3pm Joel Fan, Piano

Sunday, November 13, 2022 - 3pm Carr & Petrova Duo

Sunday, January 15, 2023 - 3pm Jenny Lin, Piano

Sunday, April 2, 2023 - 3pm TBA

Sunday, May 7, 2023 - 3pm Trio Confero clarinet, cello & piano

“Variegated Vivarium with Views” by Diane DeAngelis

These concerts are made possible by the generous support of the Village of Montgomery, Orange County Office of Tourism, Orange County Art Council, Town of Montgomery, Historic Montgomery Association, Recycled Style, Glen Arden, Mike’s Deli, & Montgomery Mart. Also, thanks to Mimoza Vezuli, Barry Plaxen, Eric Hamblin and Mona Toscano. Aleksander Vezuli, Artistic Director and Manager


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Bluegrass in Phillipsport

“Intersections” at Amity Gallery

The Hudson Valley away after a long bout Bluegrass Express with brain cancer. Jon have been building up Ahmajian on guitar is excitement with their currently filling in for creative renditions of him. A fiddle player bluegrass, rock, and who plays with the folk songs since their Jimmy Sturr Polka formation in 2015. The Band will be working band members were with them soon. a bit surprised when From the unique Jimmy Sturr showed blend of Dewey Balfa/ Matt Lamborn & Mike Aiese up at one of their Charlie Poole fiddle riffs shows and praised them for their vocal to Vince Gill/Albert Lee guitar twangs to harmonies and tight arrangements of Bill Monroe inspired bowed bass lines, popular bluegrass songs. the trio’s vast experience and musical When lead vocalist and fiddle player tastes show up loud and clear. Doctor Romo met bass player Mike The Hudson Valley Bluegrass Express Aiese and banjo player Thomas Earl has their sights on performing throughout at a bluegrass jam in 2015 they quickly the Hudson Valley and their shows have realized they had similar tastes in not only a high level of excitement and music and decided to work on some fun, but also historical relevance one can bluegrass tunes. When Thomas Earl only appreciate live. left the band he was replaced by guitar Catch them at the Phillipsport virtuoso Matt Lamborn, who brought Community Center’s outdoor pavilion his vast repertoire of songs to add to the (weather permitting), 657 Red Hill band’s already rich cache of songs. Fans Road, Phillipsport, on September 10 requested many other songs, so the band at 7:00pm. Doors open at 6:30pm. $10 adapted their cache of songs to include includes music, homemade pie and nonCountry, Folk, Cajun, and Rock tunes, alcoholic drinks. Masks required inside all played with “bluegrassy” roots. the building. Sadly Doctor Romo recently passed For more info, call 845-313-1772.

Amity Gallery will For Myra, she is present an exhibit, sustained by the love Intersections: Across the of the weaving process, Mediums - Two Artist’s which is a long, slow, Response to Color meditative process. It and Design. Marjorie includes preparing the Robbins and Myra loom, along with the Reichel come together building and bringing to in this unique show with life a drawing through Weaving by Myra Reichel their respective crafts: weaving the image line pottery and weaving. by line, only seeing Both are dedicated artists parts of its true face in a who share a similar mirror backwards until work ethic, discovering completed, and then the multiple possibilities work is really seen as a through their love of whole for the first time. abstract design and For both, their years love of different color of spiritual practice have systems. There is a strengthened the values Pottery by Marjorie Robbins magical quality which is experienced at of how craft can be in their practice. The the completion of a tapestry being cut commonality is that their work is not from the loom or looking at a porcelain motivated by commercial intention. The vessel coming out of a kiln from a 24- “one-of-a-kind pieces” are a tribute to hour wood firing. their continued interest in exploring their For Marjorie, the center of the clay own artistic expression. making is her relationship with herself Amity Gallery is located at 110 while working on the potters’ wheel. To Newport Bridge Road, Warwick. The step into a quiet space while sensing the exhibit runs September 3-25, with an energy in her body, requires a steadiness opening reception on September 3, that carries the moment of letting go. from 5:00pm-7:00pm. This movement creates a new form. For info, visit: www.amitygallery.org


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2022-2023 MISU Season Begins: New Classes and Two Concerts Music Institute of Sullivan & Ulster (MISU) and its Music On Market 20222023 concert series is off to an exciting start! “MISU has just hired a Suzuki instructor and a percussion instructor! We will be opening our doors again to begin the school year and have new teachers and therefore we’re offering new courses,” said MISU’s Anastasia Solberg. “Both children and adults, ages 3-99, are invited to take violin, viola, bass, guitar and piano classes and/or play in the community orchestra.” Jill Pruitt has taught violin in Suzuki programs in both Maine and Vermont before transitioning to a more individualized style of teaching based on what the children learning violin respond to best. She also offers lessons for students looking to improve their skills in orchestra. Paul Chambers is a percussionist and educator from Kingston, currently front ensemble director of the championship winning Arlington High School Marching Band and Winter Percussion Ensemble, and is in demand as a performer throughout the Hudson Valley. Paul won a position in the inaugural World Percussion Group of 2016, and

is an avid performer, researcher, and clinician of traditional African music. He studied abroad in Ghana on three separate occasions and, in 2016, was awarded a Fulbright grant to document and study traditional music in South Africa. The resulting research is published in the academic journal, African Music. Music on Market also offers an informal Coffeehouse Concert series in addition to regular concerts. Alana Wyld serves up blues with a generous side order of rhythm, heart and soul. Her menu is rich, reflecting a variety of Alana Wyld influences from classic and Texas blues, rock, boogie, R&B - even splashes of country flavor. From smooth blues grooves to full throttle overdrive, Wyld’s uncompromising passion as a songwriter, guitarist, and performer is the heart and soul of the music. Extreme musicianship and driving a high-energy performance takes traditional blues, boogie and blues-rock in a new direction. Blues-driven guitar

The Bush Brothers Perform in Walden

power combines with powerful vocals that transition from sweet, melodic and moving to outright grit and grind - a generous helping of fiery, ardent harp and funk-laced driving rhythmic attacks form the uniquely dynamic edge that defines Wyld’s compelling sound. A prolific and accomplished writer, her undeniable songwriting skills landed her two spots on the American Blues compilation album for Live Aid International based in Rome, Italy. A non-profit project, the proceeds support cultural and blues music education for children in developing nations. Wyld’s Music on Market Coffeehouse Concert is on September 3, at 7:30pm. Tickets at the door. Based out of Boston, 13 O’Clock takes its audience on a swirling musical journey harnessing the Fibonacci series and tuning to the harmonics of nature. A fusion of musical styles brings 13 O’Clock to the crossroads of blues, jazz, rock and the Justly Tuned Beyond inviting its audience into a deep musical experience. Fronted by microtonal guitarist and composer Jon Catler and multifaceted vocalist Babe Borden, they have been collaborating musically since 1994

13 O’Clock

when they met in New York City where Catler worked with the GrandDaddy of Minimalism, La Monte Young while Borden launched onto the European tour of Jim Rado’s American tribal rock musical, HAIR. In 2019, Catler and Borden christened WildHouse Studio on the south shore of Boston where they opened their doors to progressive artists of all sorts. Drummer Skip Fischer is a favorite of the Boston rock scene playing with artists like James Montgomery, while bassist Chris Roy’s career has spanned the U.S. as far as L.A. where he was the house bassist at the famed Baked Potato. This combustible act is not to be missed! They’ll be at MISU, 40 Market Street, Ellenville, on September 15 at 7:30pm. Tickets at the door. For more information on classes and instructors, visit www.misucatskills.org

Whether it is the joined on stage at high energy of a High Falls Cafe by Bluegrass tune or the the legendary Garth tight sweet harmonies Hudson of The Band. of a ballad or original For an awesome song coupled night of eclectic with awesome Americana music instrumentals, The The Bush Bros: Gary TerBush, Leon Swyka, and song, catch them Bush Brothers bring Gary Gogerty, Russ Park & Roger TerBush at The Brewery at their years of experience together for a Orange County Hops, 771 Route 52, great night of fun. They were recently Walden, on September 30 at 5:00pm.

“Belfast Girls” in So. Fallsburg

On a ship bound from Belfast to Sydney in 1850, five young women seek to become “mistresses of their own destiny.” Some find they cannot escape the Mekayla Rayne nightmare of the lives they are leaving behind. In the late 1840s, men largely outnumbered women in Australia, and there were not enough people entering the labor force. At the same time, the Great Famine in Ireland had left many young women destitute. Earl Grey, the British Secretary of State for the Colonies, sent “morally pure” girls aged 14-18 to Australia through the Female Orphan Emigration Scheme. All told,

between 1848-1850, 4,114 girls voluntarily boarded 20 ships to make the four-month journey and start new lives in Sydney, Adelaide, and Jaki McCarrick Melbourne. Belfast Girls by Jaki McCarrick was developed at the National Theatre Studio in London in 2012 and was shortlisted for the 2012 Susan Smith Blackburn and the 2014 BBC Tony Doyle Awards. Directed by Mekayla Rayne, the Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop will present Belfast Girls September 9-18 at the Rivoli Theater, 5243 Main Street, So. Fallsburg. 845 436-5336. Advance sales: www.myrivertix.com. Tickets also at the door. September 2022

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Musical Tribute to Ukraine at Pacem in Terris & Quartet Piece by McCartney

“The Serenade Quartet returns! What a wonderful concert this will be: Music by Haydn, Mozart and Bartok as well as Ukrainian Hymns, and more. A celebration - because we can!,” announced Krista Bennion Feeney. “Historically, a serenade (or divertimento) quartet consisted of two violins, viola and double bass, a configuration making for a broader palate of sounds and fills spaces, whether indoors or outdoors, with a warmth and fullness that is visceral, celebratory and thoroughly engaging.” The Serenade Quartet was founded in 2010, and has been delighting audiences with a virtuosity, style and robust sound that sets them apart from other quartets. Jessica Troy (viola) regularly performs with the Philharmonia Baroque Orchestra, Trinity Baroque Orchestra, Orchestra of St. Luke’s, New York City Opera, Mostly Mozart Festival Orchestra, & Mark Morris Dance Group Music Ensemble. Equally comfortable on the stages of Carnegie Hall and the set of Saturday Night Live, violinist Keats Dieffenbach serves as violist of The Cramer Quartet and is a member of Orchestra of St. Luke’s and Mark Morris Dance Group

Music Ensemble. From 1979-1992 Krista Bennion Feeney (violin) was the founding member and first violinist of the Ridge String Quartet, recipients of the Diapason d’Or award and nominated for a Grammy for their recording of the Dvorak Piano Quintets with Rudolf Firkusny. She has served as concertmaster of the Orchestra of St. Luke’s since 1983. John Feeney is principal double bass of the Orchestra of St. Luke’s, the American Classical Orchestra and Opera Lafayette. A chamber musician and soloist of renown, he is first prize-winner of the

Concert Artists Guild and ZimmermanMingus International Competitions, & medalist-prize winner of the Geneva and Isle of Man Competitions. On September 4 at 5:00pm, the Quartet will perform a divertimento by Mozart, a string quartet by Haydn, Bartok’s Rumanian Folk Dances, and three short works by Ukrainian composers Mykola Lysenko (18421912) and Mischa Elman (1891-1967). Lysenko is often credited with founding a national music tradition during the Ukrainian national revival, in the vein of contemporaries such as Grieg in Norway, and the Russian Five, as well as Smetana and Dvořák in what is now the Czech Republic. His musical setting of a patriotic poem by Oleksandr Konysky, known as the Prayer for Ukraine, has become Ukraine’s spiritual anthem. World renown violinist Elman’s recorded legacy spanned more than six decades. Hear this unique quartet configuration at Pacem in Terris, 96 Covered Bridge Road, Warwick. Masks and proof of vaccine required. Arrive early and visit the Frederick Franck Sculpture Garden. Visit www.frederickfranck.org

Krista Bennion-Feeney writes: “About a week ago I asked Paul McCartney for permission and his blessing to perform Haymakers and Midwife (the quartet he wrote for my Loma Mar Sir James Paul Quartet in 1999) McCartney CH MBE with bass instead of (b.1942) cello at our September 4 concert at Pacem (and another concert we have October 2 in Pleasantville). I just received an email from Paul this morning saying he would be SO happy to have us perform his pieces and that he likes the idea of having John play the cello part on the bass. “The former Beatle has enjoyed a surprisingly lengthy and successful postmop-top career as a composer of classical music. His first foray came in 1991 when he composed a work for the Royal Liverpool Philharmonic Orchestra which told a musical story loosely based on his own life. The resulting 8-movement piece was a huge hit, topping the classical charts. After that, McCartney’s growth as a composer became ever more complex and interesting.”

Port Jervis: Jazz, Percussion, & Fusion Neil Alexander & This month, the NAIL is the spirited groove port Music world/jazz/fusion Series will offer more of composer and than just Jazz for its keyboard wizard Neil three presentations. Alexander, the driving On September 3, at force behind NAIL. 7:00pm: During a 21 year span, The Glenn Heller The Glen Heller Jazz Trio NAIL released multiple Jazz Trio is a Soul Jazz critically celebrated albums, trio. The group (Sal Congemi, toured through an abundance bass; Steve Tanczyn, of performance venues, and percussion; Glenn Heller, continues to pump out an guitar) have a wide range of infectious stream of hypnotic musical influences from Stevie strains. Maintaining an Wonder and the Beatles to original focus, their sonorous Herbie Hancock, from Miles grooves draw influences from Davis to Jobin, they share the Funk, Jazz, Jazz Fusion, same vision. Emedin Rivera Punk, Prog, Folk, On September 16 at Americana, Brazilian, 7:00pm: African, Ambient and Emedin Rivera’s more, forging a blend Tropical Disturbance that is compelling and includes nine musicians. danceable. Percussionist Rivera Keyboardist Neil is a highly respected Alexander is joined by and accomplished guitarist Dan Johnson, artist in a vast array of bassist Keith Macksoud contemporary music Neil Alexander & NAIL genres. His unique rhythmic percussion and drummer Scott Morehouse for the clearly underscores Latin-Caribbean- series at UpFront Exhibition Space, 31 Jersey Ave., Port Jervis. Info: 845-754African influences. 1808. Tickets at the door. BYOB. On September 30 at 7:00pm: 8

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Pine Island: Annual Onion Festival Join Jimmy Sturr and his Orchestra for great dancing, Polish food and great music with the band when they perform for the annual Onion Festival. While you’re at it,

Hurleyville: Women STAND UP!

join the onion eating contest on September 4 at 2:00pm, at the PLAV Pavilion in Pine Island, rain or shine. Bring lawn chairs. Tickets at the door.

Women STAND UP! comedy night is an allwomen evening featuring the Ophira Eisenburg Sarey Ruden top performers in comedy today. Along with women making you laugh, the show offers live music, a Ted X talk, and art

you can take home! For tickets to the September Abby Feldman Maysoon Zayid 17, 7:30pm event at Hurleyville Performing Arts Centre, 219 Main Street, visit www/ hurleyvilleartscentre.org/womenstandup/

Music for Humanity (MfH) is presenting a new concert series featuring professional musicians with a following. The first event features SONiA disappear fear, a dynamic singer/ songwriter. From a Palestinian Village in Israel to the synagogue in Fredenthal, Germany to the Sydney Opera House, Americana singer songwriter SONiA disappear fear brings her music to audiences around the world. Having recently completed her 14th tour across Germany she returns to the U.S. with new fans, including those

from Ukraine who are now refugees living in Germany. SONiA is working on her 23rd album entitled 23 and an autobiography. Her music has helped transform the world into a place of community following in the footsteps of the giants who used to walk among us. The venue is Noble Coffee Roasters, 3020 Route 207, Campbell Hall, and it takes place on October 1 at 7:30pm. “We will also select the Music Teacher Appreciation Award ($1000 Grant),” said MfH’s co-founder, Barry Adelman. For tickets: musicforhumanity.org

The Ethelbert B. Crawford Library is hosting Last Monday of the Month Book Discussions, both live and virtual. On August 29, Lions of 5th Avenue by Fiona Fiona Davis Davis will be the topic of discussion. Set between 1913 and 1993, a series of book thefts roils the iconic New York Public Library, leaving two generations of strong-willed women to pick up the pieces. Truths will be revealed about the biggest tragedy in the Library’s history. On September 26, the discussion’s focus will be on Fifty Words for Rain by

Asha Lemmie. Set in Kyoto, Japan, 1948 comes a sweeping, heartrending comingof-age novel about a young woman’s quest for Asha Lemmie acceptance in post-World War II Japan. Spanning decades and continents, this book explores what it means to try to break free. The discussions are held at 1:30pm. Email langclouse@rcls.org for virtual participation details. The Crawford Library is located at 470 Broadway, Monticello. For information: 845-794-4660.

Join Wisner Library for a conversation with prolific BritishAmerican writer, journalist, and consummate adventurer Simon Winchester. This author talk will cover many aspects of his work spanning history, technology, and geology as well as his personal expeditions, including his path to becoming the acclaimed best selling author he is today. A master storyteller, Winchester’s

narrative is like a journey through time. His keen intellect and ability to precisely and expertly weave everyday life into historical examination leaves his readers feeling awestruck at the world surrounding them. To view this September 20, 2:00pm event at the Library, 1 McFarland Drive, Warwick, or for more info on the author and to register to view on your own, visit www.albertwisnerlibrary.org.

Jazz vocalist Judi Silvano has recorded her own original songs in addition to classic standard songs in ensembles from duo (her 2014 release with Michael Abene: My Dance, and another with Mal Waldron: Riding a Zephyr) to trio (voice, piano and trumpet: Indigo Moods) to quartet (Women’s Work and Cleome), quintet (Songs I Wrote Or Wish I Did) and sextet (her 2018 most recent release, Lessons Learned). Musician, vocalist, songwriter, educator, and producer Teri Roiger began playing piano at age 5, and played church organ throughout her teens. When she discovered jazz in her early 20s - and soon after made her first demo with the legendary stride pianist, Butch Thompson - her musical path was set. Jazz guitarist Bruce Arnold’s passionate pursuit of new ideas and applications for his beloved six-string instrument has taken him to the hallowed halls of Princeton University, where he is on the faculty. Fred Jacobs is a trumpeter, composer and educator and has toured with jazz greats such as Lionel Hampton, Buddy Rich, Sam Jones/Tom

Harrell Band, Eddie Palmieri, Jimmy McGriff, Pucho and the Latin Soul Brothers. After having worked for several years on the Canadian Jazz scene, bassist John Menegon went on to hone his skills in NYC in the mid-80s. Since then John has performed, recorded, composed and toured with countless musicians. Lamy Istrefi is a drummer, percussionist and composer who was born in Kosovo, where he started playing percussion instruments of his native folk music at the age of 13. His interest in jazz music led, at the age of 16, to his enrollment at the University of Music and Dramatic Arts in Austria, where he studied drums/percussion. Retired public school music teacher and professional saxophonist since 1978, Mike Antonelli has always been passionate about sharing his love of music with those around him to combine the lessons of music with the lessons of life. These Jazz stalwarts make up Judi Silvano’s Zephyr Band, and they will perform at the Brewery at Orange County Hops, 771 Route 52, Walden, on September 4 from 2:00pm-4:00pm. See ad page 3 for additional information.

Campbell Hall: Music for Humanity

Warwick: Author Talk at Wisner

Grahamsville: Happy Herbs Soap Soap got its name from an ancient Roman legend about Mount Sapo. Rain would wash down the mountain mixing with animal fat and ashes, resulting in a clay mixture found to make cleaning easier. By the 7th century, soap-making was an established art in Italy, Spain and France. Soap opera is actually an Americanism dating back to 1935-50 - so named, because radio dramas were sponsored by soap manufacturers. Happy Herbs Soap, of Two Crow Cottage in Burlingham, participates in many area events and Farmer’s Markets where people seek out owner Anita “Nina” Casamento’s fragrant, herbal, hand-made soaps. “Vegetable oils, infused with my own herbs, are the heart of my cold process

soap. These herbs, along with exotic roots and resins are mixed for my incense. Visit me at events on the Grahamsville Fairgrounds and at local farmers markets!,” says Nina. Nina’s next stop? Grahamsville’s Tractor Fest on September 17 & 18. And then you can visit her and smell her fragrant soaps and magickal incense during the Giant Pumpkin Party & Children’s Parade the annual fundraiser for Grahamsville’s Daniel Pierce Library. Admission, parking, participation in the parade and costume march, and access to the musical entertainment are free. Food and refreshments are available for purchase. It all happens on October 1, from 9:00am-5:00pm on the Grahamsville Fairgrounds. www.etsy.com/shop/happyherbssoap

Monticello: Monday Book Discussions

Walden: Judi Silvano’s Zephyr Band

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Located in the heart of the Hudson Valley, 60 miles north of New York City, Boscobel House and Gardens is one of America’s most beautiful places, with iconic Hudson River views, 68 acres of stunning gardens and grounds, a woodland trail, and an important collection of early New York design in its Historic House Museum. This month, Boscobel will launch the first Boscobel Chamber Music Festival in partnership with the Chamber Music Society of Palm Beach (CMSPB) led by artistic director and violinist, Arnaud Sussmann. (CMSPB) has been bringing world class chamber music performances and educational programming to Palm Beach County and the wider south Florida region for nearly a decade. Boscobel and CMSPB have a beneficial history of partnering together since a very well-received performance at Boscobel in 2021, and are now bringing world-class chamber music to the site for its first full chamber music festival. Over the course of nine days, from September 3-11, the Festival will present five performances by some of the most sought after chamber musicians in the country along with wide-ranging educational offerings on Boscobel’s

World Class Chamber Music at Boscobel

Alexander Fiterstein Jennifer Frautschi clarinet violin

Emerson String Quartet: Paul Watkins, cello; Eugene Drucker, violin; Philip Setzer, violin, & Lawrence Dutton, viola

historic site, and artists in week-long residencies will engage with Boscobel and the community through VIP events, open rehearsals, school programs, and field trips. Highlights include: An inaugural concert presented by the Emerson String Quartet in their first U.S. performance of their farewell season, celebrating an illustrious career spanning more than 45 years. They will open the Festival on September 3 at 6:00pm with a program featuring Ravel’s Quartet in F major, a piece written during the composer’s time as a conservatory student and dedicated to his teacher Gabriel Fauré, and Beethoven’s

Happy Birthday Alice! The Alice Desmond Center for Community Enrichment, Town of Newburgh Recreation Department, invites you to a birthday celebration for Alice Desmond on September 19, from 11:00am1:00pm for tea and cookies. At Noon author Frank Kieck will present a lecture about Alice Desmond, at 6 Albany Post Road, Newburgh. Call to register: 845-565-1326


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David Requiro cello

Milena Pajaro-van de Stadt, viola

String Quartet No. 8, Op. 59 No. 2. Chamber Music on the Lawn, a program featuring the two formidable Clarinet Quintets of Mozart and Brahms, follows on Labor Day, September 5 at 6:00pm on The Great Lawn (outdoors; capacity: 800+) offering an inspirational setting with iconic Hudson River Valley views. Bring chairs and a picnic. An evening of piano quintets on September 10 at 6:00pm opens with Schubert’s masterpiece, Piano Quintet in A major, D. 667 (“Trout”). With a nod to Schubert, Vaughn-Williams’ Piano Quintet in C minor utilizes the same instrumentation and serves as a prime indicator of the composer’s prowess for

Stella Chen violin

Arnaud Sussmann viola

Nick Canellakis cello

Blake Hinson double bass

chamber music. In addition there will be a Family Concert on September 11 at 11:00am. Proper face Gloria Chien masks and proof of piano vaccination/72-hour negative test result are required for the indoor performances on September 3, 10 and 11, in the The West Lawn Pavilion (indoor unassigned seating; capacity: 350+), Boscobel’s brand new 5,000 sq. ft. state-of-the-art tented pavilion. Boscobel is located at 1601 Route 9D, Garrison. Phone: 845-265-3638. Tickets: www.boscobel.org.


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Greater Newburgh Symphony Opens 2022/23 Season

The Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra (GNSO) opens its 28th season with a colorful concert themed After the Rain, featuring works by Beethoven, Judith Weir and Christopher Theofanidis, GNSO Music Director Russell Ger said, “Rain has long been my favorite natural element. It is so cleansing to see and hear the roar of water pouring from the sky, nourishing and nurturing all life. It is no wonder that composers have been inspired to incorporate it into their music. “Beethoven creates a wonderfully vivid storm in his Sixth Symphony, replete with audio lighting, and followed by a warm hymn of thanksgiving after its passing. Weir imagines an exuberant and dazzling soundscape, lush in its colorations and cascading torrent of notes, which she said reminded her of the onset of the monsoon season in India. Theofanidis produces a piece based on the Buddhist notion of a Rainbow Body, where the physical form of an enlightened being is absorbed back into the universe upon its death. It is wonderfully uplifting and a beautiful metaphorical conclusion to the concert.” Maestro Ger also noted that “this

concert exemplifies our desire to treat our wonderful audience to both classical favorites and exciting new pieces by lesser-known composers. This has long been a goal of the League of American Orchestras and we are proud that our musicians can rise to the occasion!” Beethoven, a lover of nature, said that his Sixth Symphony is “more the expression of feeling than painting.” The symphony has five, rather than the usual four movements. Each movement has a programmatic title, rare for his time. Frank A. D’Accone suggested that Beethoven borrowed the programmatic ideas (a shepherd’s pipe, birds singing, streams flowing, and a thunderstorm) for his five-movement narrative layout from Le Portrait musical de la Nature

ou Grande Symphonie, composed by Justin Heinrich Knecht in 1784. Judith Weir CBE (b.1954) is a British composer and the first female Master of the Queen’s Music. Weir’s musical language is fairly conservative, with a knack of making simple musical ideas appear freshly mysterious. She was commissioned by the Minnesota Orchestra for her work, The Welcome Arrival of Rain. Rainbow Body by Christopher Theofanidis (b.1967) was commissioned by the Houston Symphony. The piece is dedicated to the Texas lawyer and philanthropist Glen Rosenbaum, and is one of Theofanidis’ most-performed compositions. It won the 2003 London Masterprize competition. After the Rain will be presented September 10 at 7:30pm at Aquinas Hall, 330 Powell Avenue, Newburgh. For tickets: www.newburghsymphony. org or call 845-913-7157. Students are admitted free to open seating.

Needlework Demo

Needlework is defined as decorative sewing using a needle for construction. The variety of the many types of needlework is endless and timeless limited only by the imagination of the creator. Historically, samplers were intended to teach young women to sew, and used as well to teach young girls to memorize their alphabet and numbers, and a tool to teach moral values and memorize verses from the bible. On September 18 at 3:00pm, the Town of Deerpark Museum, 25 Grange Road, Huguenot, will feature a free program and demonstration about the history of needlework by Barbara Johnson, a gifted needlework artisan, known for her exquisite counted cross stitch samplers, some of which will be on display along with her other needlework. With the resurgence of interest in counted cross stitch in the 1960s, Johnson began teaching classes in the art of creating original embroidered historical art work. She will demonstrate some of her techniques during the program. This free program is made possible by funding from the Deerpark Heritage Fund. For additional information, call 845-856-2702 or 845-754-8070.

Movies in Milford

Julie Harris & James Dean in East of Eden” (1955)

In anticipation of the Milford Readers and Writers Festival (September 1618), Film Historian John DiLeo will introduce four classic movies that were adapted from classic books. The selected films offer not only exceptional screenplays, but a raft of unforgettable performances by Golden Age film actors such as Laurence Olivier, Flora Robson, Mary Boland, Edna May Oliver, James Rooney in “Breakfast Dean, Julie Harris, at Tiffany’s” (1961) Jo Van Fleet, Audrey Hepburn, Mickey Rooney and many, many others. The films will be shown every Sunday in September at 4:00pm in the Milford Theater, 114 E Catharine Street. See calendar pg. 19 for schedule.

THE LIBRARY... is thrilled to present:

“Hope on the Hudson” September 15 at 6:30pm For each threat the Hudson River has ever faced, there’s always been a proportional force working to protect it. Join filmmaker Jon Bowermaster for a screening of “Seeds of Hope” and “Windshipped”, followed by discussion. See story page 30.


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Jeanne MacDonald Returns to Bradstan Cabaret Series In 1984 Scott Samuelson began working as a singing bartender and discovered the world of cabaret and fell in love with the intimate style. Scott and Edward Dudek opened the cabaret room at Bradstan Country Hotel in White Lake in 1991, and they now host The Bradstan Coming Home Cabaret Series at The Eldred Preserve. Scott and Jeanne MacDonald had begun singing together when Jeanne joined the staff of singers in the cabaret room at the Bradstan Country Hotel. (They have performed together as recently as 2017 at Bethel Woods.) Jeanne 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, sharing her joy of music with children in Orange County. Upon joining the cast of singers at the Bradstan in 1992, 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.


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“With a voice as pure as a Catskill creek, NYC nightlife luminary Jeanne MacDonald mesmerizes audiences and critics alike with her subtle, intelligent way with a lyric and an authentic style all her own.” - Broadway World Appearing frequently in NYC, Jeanne has performed in venues such as the renowned Oak Room at the Algonquin Hotel, the FireBird Cafe, The Hideaway Room at Helen’s, in the Mabel Mercer Foundation’s Annual Cabaret Convention, and regularly on the stage of the beautiful Metropolitan Room in Chelsea. She has earned a reputation as one of NY’s finest singers in cabaret today; an honest interpreter of the lyric in a genre that embraces a broad range of songs from the American popular music tradition, encompassing jazz, classical, and musical theater. Jeanne has shared her performing talents generously in such events as The Amazing Singing Voice: A Celebration in Song, a benefit for the Schein Voice

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& Laryngeal Center, the Manhattan Plaza AIDS Project Benefit, and Vocal Ease performances for seniors in NYC. A 2008 MAC (The Manhattan Association for Cabarets and Clubs) Award winner for Female Vocalist, and a 2008 NY Nightlife Award finalist, both of which she received in 2004 as well, Jeanne has earned the Back Stage Bistro Award, the MAC Hanson Award, and in 2005, was presented with the Julie Wilson Award for excellence in cabaret on the stage at Jazz at Lincoln Center. Jeanne MacDonald, the Bradstan Country Hotel’s first ever solo performer, is gracing the stage of the Bradstan Coming Home Cabaret Series. Don’t miss her much-awaited return on September 4 at 8:00pm at The Eldred Preserve, 1040 State Route 55. Get your tickets before the show sells out, and make your dinner reservations today by visiting: www.TheEldredPreserve.com For information: 845-557-8316.

Famous Ferguson Craig Ferguson is a comedian, actor, writer and television host, best known for hosting the wildly popular The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson (200514), for which he won a Peabody Award in 2009 for his interview with South African archbishop Desmond Tutu. He also hosted the syndicated Craig Ferguson game show Celebrity Name Game (2014-17), for which he won two Daytime Emmy Awards, and Join or Die with Craig Ferguson (2016). He has recorded numerous standup specials for Netflix, Epix, Comedy Central and Amazon. The former TV host, author of three books, screenwriter, and musician has embarked on the “Fancy Rascal Tour” across the United States, visiting practically every city in America. He’ll bring his rascally humorous persona to the Vineyard at City Winery, 23 Factory Street, Montgomery, on September 8 at 2:00pm. For tickets: www.citywinery.com

Ukranian “ethno-chaos” in Bethel DakhaBrakha is a music quartet from Kyiv reflecting fundamental elements of sound and soul, a Ukrainian “ethnic chaos” band that creates a world of unexpected new music. The name DakhaBrakha is original, outstanding and authentic at the same time. It means “give/take” in the old Ukrainian language. Having experimented with Ukrainian folk music, the band has added rhythms

of the surrounding world into their music. Accompanied by Indian, Arabic, African, Russian andAustralian traditional instrumentation, the quartet’s astonishingly powerful and uncompromising vocal range creates a trans-national sound rooted in Ukrainian culture. Experience something new at Bethel Woods on September 17 at 8:00pm. www.bethelwoodscenter.org

Slingin’ Yarn in Cochecton

Greg Triggs

J. C. Fox & Dharma

Dawn McIntyre

Bizzy Coy

Yarnslingers director, Ramona Jan

Yarnslingers began telling stories in the summer of 2010. Hailing from the Upstate New York/Delaware River area, they tell true, first person stories. It all began when director, Ramona Jan, noticed that musicians (she’s one)

Bill Fellenberg

John Erik Karkula

Laura Silverman

Willow Baum

got to play and share their work, but not storytellers. Nine storytellers will be slinging their yarns at the Cochecton Pump House, 7895 NY-97, Cochecton, on September 4 at 2:00pm. The theme is Labors.

Zoom in to Become a Better Writer Would you like to be a better writer? How do you make a purposeful choice of vocabulary and tone into your writings? Using figurative language and imagery and most of all, showing your personality and passion in a compelling way empowers your creativity. Cuban-American poet and novelist, Cristina Garcia, will describe her method in her workshop/master class entitled, Cultivating Chaos: Craft Talk/ Workshop on September 26 from Noon to 2pm. During the afternoon session, she will discuss Craft Talk as “strategies for coaxing the strange, ineluctable, jagged-edged power of the wonderfully, dangerously unexpected into making a lasting, vivid difference in our writing.” She believes in “encouraging our work to unspool in unpredictable, organic ways; to welcome what surprises and disturbs us; and too harness wildness without domesticating its energies.” Garcia has had a varied career in writing having worked as a reporter for the Knoxville Journal, and then as a reporter and researcher, correspondent and bureau chief for Time Magazine. When she left journalism, she transitioned to

writing fiction full-time, a genre which she has embraced while writing seven novels and three books for young readers. She also has a collection of poetry to her credit, and she has edited two anthologies. And she is a playwright as well. García holds a BA in Political Science from Barnard College, and an MA in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies. Her work has been nominated for a National Book Award and translated into 15 languages. She has been honored with a Guggenheim Fellowship, a Hodder Fellowship at Princeton University, and an NEA grant, among others. She also has served as Professor and University Chair in Creative Writing at Texas State University-San Marcos. Since she now lives in northern California, Garcia will come to us via Zoom. Visit Cultural Affairs at www. sunyorange.edu/culturalaffairs or email cultural@sunyorange.edu for the link. This event celebrates Hispanic Heritage Month. It is offered as a collaboration of Cultural Affairs and the Poetry Committee at SUNY Orange.

in-person at William and Helen Richards Theatre at Orange Hall Doug Beavers, trombone Max Seigel, bass trombone Ivan Renta, tenor sax Manuel “Maneco” Ruiz, trumpet Jerry Madera, bass Luisito Quintero, percussion Camilo Molina, drums Gabriel Chakarji, piano with Jeremy Bosch, vocals & flute

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Forestburgh: In the Works ~ In the Woods Festival Ever wonder how new plays and musicals are born? Ever been curious about a playwright or a composer’s process - or why they made the choices they did? If so, then In the Works~In the Woods is for you. The 2nd Annual New Works Festival at the Forestburgh Playhouse is dedicated to nurturing playwrights, composers, lyricists and emerging theatrical works and cabaret. This year’s Festival will take place from September 8-11. “I’m thrilled and gratified to be a part of founding this exciting, annual theatrical event in the Sullivan Catskills,” said Broadway veteran Matt Lenz, Festival Artistic Director. “The artistic legacy in this neck of the woods is illustrious and diverse and my hope is that the In the Works~In the Woods Festival will continue to celebrate and keep shining a light on that history for years to come. “There is most definitely creativity in the DNA of these woods - so the bucolic Forestburgh Playhouse campus is the perfect home for this. It provides a gorgeous, inspiring environment for both established and emerging theatremakers to explore and bring their new works to light.” Participants in this year’s festival are:

Bottle Shock! The Musical: Based on the 2008 cult hit movie, Bottle Shock! is the story of the early days of Napa Valley winemaking and the 1976 “Judgment of Marrick Smith Paris” wine tasting, when for the first time, California wines beat the French in a blind tasting and history was upended. In Outbound, a new play, Iris feels lost in her call-center job, until she lands on the phone with Shelly - a young widow who happens to live in a small-town Iris has a connection to. The women’s journeys intertwine in an exploration of loss, belonging, isolation and resilience. Gordon Gets Down! is a new musical comedy for young audiences. It’s Martha Gruffington Day at Sunny Creek Goat Farm! While preparing for the farm’s annual line dance, Gordon discovers he’s got 4 left hooves! For the Catskills Cab Lab, Alan Muraoka and Scott Evans will develop and direct two unique solo musical cabaret evenings featuring emerging cabaret stars Marrick Smith and Ariana Valdes.

Joel Fan is acclaimed as an “impressive pianist” with a “probing intellect and a vivid imagination” (New York Times), who embraces a bold repertoire of piano classics and unexpected discoveries of contemporary and world music. Fan’s discography illustrates his creative musical persona. His solo albums World Keys and West of the Sun both scored Billboard Top 10 Debuts, and include six world premieres by preeminent contemporary composers. His concerto album, Dances for Piano and Orchestra, focuses on the intersection of music and dance with single movement works by Chopin, Saint-Saens, Pierne, Weber-Liszt, Gottschalk and culminating in a world premiere of Charles Cadman’s Dancers of the Mardi Gras. Fan has performed over 40 different concertos with orchestras worldwide including the New York Philharmonic, Boston Pops, Royal Stockholm Philharmonic, Singapore Symphony, Odessa Philharmonic, London Sinfonietta with conductors such as David Zinman, Alan Gilbert, Keith Lockhart, Zubin Mehta and David Robertson. As a recitalist, he has performed on four continents, most recently on his tours of China, Cuba, Eastern Europe and South America. With Yo-Yo Ma and

as a member of the Silk in addition to Don’t Want Road Ensemble, Fan has to Wait by Evan Ziporyn appeared at Carnegie Hall, & Christine Southworth, the Kennedy Center, the two composers working in Concertgebouw and on an array of traditions and Good Morning America. media. Fan serves as Artistic Based in Lexington, Director of the Open Massachusetts, Christine Source Music Festival Southworth is a composer and CTW Festival based and video artist, creating art in New York City. He born of sonic and visual ideas, received his undergraduate inspired by intersections Pianist Joel Fan degree from Harvard of technology and art, University, studying nature and machines, with the composer Leon and music from cultures Kirchner, and a Master around the world. Evan of Music degree from the Beethoven Chopin Ziporyn is a composer Ravel Peabody Conservatory that draws from classical where he studied with music, avant-garde, Leon Fleisher, and world music traditions, has recorded for Sony and Jazz. He is also a Classical, Reference Distinguished Professor Recordings, Verdant of Music at MIT and World Records and known for his solo Albany Records. He is a Christine Southworth Evan Ziporyn performances on clarinet Steinway Artist. and bass clarinet. Don’t Want To Wait For the Grand Montgomery emerges as a truly collaborative effort. Chamber Music series, Fan will The Piano Sonata No. 32 in C minor, perform Beethoven’s Sonata No. 32 in Op. 111, is the last of Beethoven’s C minor Op. 111, three Chopin Etudes piano sonatas. Like other late period (Harp, Revolutionary and Winter Wind), sonatas, it contains fugal elements. It and Ravel’s Le Tombeau de Couperin was dedicated to his friend, pupil, and

Ariana Valdes

Jessica Hendy

Special events include: A reading of a new play with music, Walking With Bubbles, written and performed by Broadway’s Jessica Hendy (Aida, Cats). Off the Cuff-Conversations with celebrated writers and theatre insiders including acclaimed playwright and drag legend, Charles Busch, director and longtime collaborator with Busch, Carl Andress, preeminent casting director, Rachel Hoffman, and more prominent theatre professionals in impromptu discussions about their careers and the creative process. Forestburgh Playhouse is offering three different passport memberships to the Festival. Day passes and tickets to individual shows will also be available. For more information, visit the website: www.fbplayhouse.org or phone 845-794-1194.

One Day Art Show A vision of Nesin Cultural Arts has become a reality! The Suzanne Stanway Arts Haven is a collaborative effort with St. John’s Episcopal Church and Rectory. The space was transitioned from the Church’s former rectory and is now housing a oneday art exhibit! Enjoy viewing a one-dayonly exhibit, entitled Scenes of Home, with works by artist Laurie Kilgore. The show and reception will be on October 1, from 1:00pm4:00pm at St. John’s Episcopal Church, 13 St. “Sunset on Kauneonga John Street, Lake” by Laurie Kilgore, oil on canvas, 2019 Monticello.

This project is funded in part by a grant from the Sullivan County Plans and Progress Small Grants Program, administered by the Division of Planning and Community Development.

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patron, Archduke Rudolf, and consists of only two contrasting movements. The second movement is marked as an arietta with variations. Thomas Mann called it “farewell to the sonata form.” Rhythmically visionary and technically demanding, it is one of the most discussed of Beethoven’s works. Le Tombeau de Couperin (The Couperin’s Tomb) is a suite for solo piano composed between 1914 and 1917. The piece is based on those of a traditional Baroque suite. Each movement is dedicated to the memory of a friend of the composer (or in one case, two brothers) who had died fighting in World War I. The word “tombeau” in the title is a musical term popular from the 17th century, meaning “a piece written as a memorial.” The specific Couperin that Ravel intended to evoke is thought to be François Couperin “the Great” (16681733). Ravel stated that his intention was to pay homage more generally to the sensibilities of the Baroque French keyboard suite, not necessarily to imitate or pay tribute to Couperin himself in particular. The free concert is on September 18 at 3:00pm in the Montgomery Senior Center, 36 Bridge Street. See ad pg. 5 for the season schedule.

Lecture: “The Painter of Autumn”

Often referred to as “The Painter of Autumn,” second generation Hudson River School artist Jasper Francis Cropsey (18231900) began his artistic career as an architect. Cropsey traveled and painted extensively in Europe, but the majority of his works are situated in the northeastern U.S., “Autumn - on the Hudson River” (1860) by J. F. Cropsey particularly in New York and New peaceful, bucolic landscapes and the colors of a glorious autumn with Jasper Jersey. Settling in the Greenwood Lake area Francis Cropsey, the Colors of Autumn… after his marriage, Cropsey found the and then some!, a lecture by Laura vivid autumn country landscape very Nicholls on September 7 at 12:30pm appealing due to the intensity of the at The Alice Desmond Center for warm colors that he was able to capture Community Enrichment, at 6 Albany using ‘new’ chemically-based paints. Post Road, Newburgh. Explore Jasper Francis Cropsey’s Call to register: 845-565-1326

12 Plays in 2 Evenings at SLPAC The annual OC International TenMinute Play Festival marks its return after two years of absence due to the pandemic. 434 playwrights submitted new, unpublished scripts. A distinguished judging committee consisting of theater professionals has selected plays that show originality and style. Twelve plays are being presented on alternating evenings. The plays run the gamut of comedic styles. Whether satire or farce, highbrow or lowbrow, these plays were selected to make us laugh! Featuring actors in a variety of plays, playing multiple roles adds another element of excitement. “The selection process this year was rigorous,” said Paul Ellis co-producer. “We had over 400 submissions from as far away as the Philippines and New Zealand, and as close as Washingtonville. There were so many good plays it wasn’t easy to pick these twelve.” Directed by Ellis, Gloria Bonelli and Paige Dillon, the winning plays and performance schedule is as follows: Program # 1: September 9 at 7:30pm and September 10 at 3:00pm. This program includes Monroe playwright Dan McNamara’s A Monkey Escaped the Lab. Program # 2: September 8 at 7:30pm and September 10 at 7:30pm. The Festival is produced by PEP Productions, a professional theater production company whose past productions include The Air Pirates Radio Theater, Confabulation and The Actors Workshop Ensemble. Actors include Bruce Gluckman, Fiona Hill, Susan Mormile, Ray Aponte, Bettina Skye, Erika Genovese,

Paul Ellis

B. Gluckman

Ray Aponte

Gloria Bonelli Paige Dillon

Fiona Hill

S. Mormile

Bettina Skye E. Genovese

Paige Dillon & Bettina Skye rehearsing

C C Greco, Paige Dillon, Madison Dorry, Julia Dorry, Isaac Kiernan, Lisa Dee, Christopher Jones, Jordan Seligman and Holly Gobelez. The Festival is held at the Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center, 1351 Kings Highway, Sugar Loaf (GPS: Chester). Tickets are available for each performance or (with a discount) for both series’ performances at: www.eventbrite.com/e/oc-play-festtickets-386092672577 and at the door. For information call 845-978-1776 or visit www.10minplaysfest.com

This program is made possible with funds from the Decentralization Program, a re-grant program of the New York State Council on the Arts administered by Arts Mid-Hudson, and in part by the Orange County Arts Council Community Arts Grants.

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Sculpture & Paint in Narrowsburg The Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA) will present Watch the Curve, featuring objects/ sculptures and a public performance by Katie Coughlin, and Shifts in Space, featuring large-scale paintings by Colleen O’Hara.

Shifts in Space: Colleen O’Hara O’Hara creates imaginary landscapes inspired by her interactions with real physical space. This body of work is rooted in an exploration of the material nature of “Appendage” by Katie Coughlin paint. Working in a space between control and freedom, she Watch the Curve: Katie Coughlin responds to the materiality Coughlin investigates of paint, allowing her the the notions of home, vessel, opportunity to investigate body, and clothing through the physical world. Brush the manipulation of space marks, drips and splatters and material. Although become a documentation clay is most often the place of her existence and where Coughlin begins engagement in the world. her work, she uses other The act of making, doing, mediums, specifically cloth and experiencing is what and wood, to expand her gives us information about sculptures. These materialour surroundings. collaborative apparatuses Both shows are on view allow her to incorporate through September 18 the human body, placing “Depth” by Colleen O’Hara at the DVAA galleries, 37 her work between object, Main Street, Narrowsburg. sculpture, and performance. Open to the public. Free admission. She will perform with her work on September 10 at 5:00pm on the DVAA’s Masks are recommended. Visit delawarevalleyartsalliance.org balcony and sidewalk.


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New Jazz Coalition Campaign Begins The Jazz Coalition, a vital artistic and financial support initiative for jazz musicians during the Covid-19 pandemic, announces a new fundraising campaign to help support their presentation of live Endless Field: Jesse Lewis (guitar) concert performances and Ike Sturm (bass) Theo Bleckmann and recordings of Danny Melnick. commissioned artists and works. The “It’s an honor to work with The Jazz coalition was formed to manifest unity Coalition to continue our tradition of among the global jazz community at a presenting world class jazz in the Hudson time of mass unemployment, painful lost Valley and further our mission to support opportunities, and increased struggle in living artists at The Falcon and beyond,” every area of life. said Lee Falco. The new campaign will fund live Grammy®-nominated Theo Bleckmann concert performances of 15 previously makes music that is accessibly commissioned artists and ensembles, sophisticated, unsentimentally emotional, Sundays, September 11-December 18. and seriously playful, leading his work to “I was able to use some of the Shuttered be described as “from another planet.” Venue Operators Grant funds I received Endless Field is a collaborative to pay the artists this season and now instrumental guitar and bass duo. They we are taking it to another level with the play original songs filled with intricate Jazz Coalition, giving us an opportunity finger-style lines, improvisation and to have the first of the commissioned ambient textures. artists play their pieces live. Many On September 11 at 7:00pm, Theo of these performances will mark the Bleckmann and Endless Field open the world premieres of these important series at The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, compositions,” said Jazz Coalitions’s Marlboro. For info: 845-236-7970.

Painting, Drawing, Printing & Photography in Youngsville Works in painting, drawing, eco printing, and photography will be on view at Domesticities for an exhibit featuring Miriam Hernandez, Marjorie Morrow, Alexis Siroc and Gail Tuchman titled, Four/For: Supporting artistic expression as a democratic principle. “Some of the artwork will address political themes but it is really a presentation of how artistic expression is a freedom, a “democratic principle” as per our subtitle,” explained Marjorie. “It represents what we, as artists, are FOR...and we’ve tried to remain positive about that in this fraught political environment. A portion of any sales will be donated to the Sullivan County Democratic Committee.” Miriam Hernandez started her art training in high school at age 14 and continued her art education in college and graduate school. “Putting hands and tools to a receptive surface, I employ the creative process as a way to mark time and events, in order to confirm my own impermanence. The goals and methodologies of my life, as an individual and as an artist, merge and blossom as I continue to draw on influences from political events, environmental concerns, and Buddhist symbology. “My work continues to change as

“Freedom Bleed” by Marjorie Morrow

I let go of the work already created, not wanting to repeat myself, aware of its fragility, and of our own fragile existence,” states Hernandez. Marjorie Morrow’s paintings and prints have been exhibited nationally and internationally since 1968. She focuses on developing special projects and collaborations, including a multi-part 9/11 collaboration with Drew University and the John Street Church, NYC. Her ArtOrbit® is an online presentation she created featuring collectors of her work and is available on her website. While abstract, her work is inspired by diverse sources - music, literature, and the contemporary cultural and political environments.

Manhattan Short Film Festival

The Manhattan Short Film Festival (MSFF) is once again highlighting the September events presented by SUNY Orange Cultural Affairs. Now celebrating its 25th birthday, the MSFF is a unique experience as the ten films are screened during a ten-day period simultaneously on six continents in 500+ venues. The MSFF offers families and friends, 15 years old and over, viewing of innovative, creative, and some funny films. All final films become Oscar-Qualified, thereby making them automatically eligible for Academy Award nomination. At the conclusion of the screening, the audience participates in voting for Best Film and Best Actor. All the venues worldwide count their votes and submit the results to MSFF headquarters, and the winners are announced by MSFF on October 3. Results of the SUNY Orange moviegoers’ voting as well as the worldwide voting will be released via Cultural Affairs e-blast on October 3. The ten films of the 2022 MSFF are: Don vs Lightning (Scotland); Love, Dad (Czech Republic & Slovakia); Save the Bees (USA); The Treatment (Spain); Freefall (France); Fetish (USA); Freedom Swimmer (Australia &

Alexis Siroc weaves visual meditations and narratives into artwork supported by her extensive background as an art director with expertise in web design, book design, visual editing, and image creation. As a scenic painter and theater designer, her theatrical creations have been experienced by audiences in NYC, Baltimore, and Liberty. Her art has been exhibited in NYC, and the Hudson and Upper Delaware River Valleys. Gail Tuchman began creating art in childhood with a Brownie Hawkeye box camera and a pencil poised for Jon Gnagy’s Saturday morning TV drawing lesson! Through photographing and sketching, she began learning about composition, perspective, line, color, light, texture. She earned an MA in Art History & Literature, and studied Chinese Painting under Chinese master painter Kwo Da-Wei. Tuchman exhibits in the Catskills and has shown in NYC and beyond. An awardwinning author, she has published many books about art. The public is invited to the opening reception on September 3 from 4:00pm7:00pm at Domesticities, 4055 Route 52, Youngsville. The exhibit runs through September 30. For info: 845-482-3333.

Portraiture Classes Cynthia Harris-Pagano specializes in portrait commissions as well as painting and teaching in her North Light Studio Atelier (workshop) in Otisville. Her paintings, including Cynthia Harris-Pagano many portrait and her portrait commissions, are in collections in the U.S. and abroad. Now you can enjoy drawing portraits from life in a workshop designed for intermediate and advanced students with prior experience in portrait work. The class is designed for eight consecutive sessions, September 9 to October 20, at 10:00am at the Wallkill River School. The 8-week session is designed so that each student must be willing to sit as a model for one session (sit for increments of 15 or 20 minutes with 5 minute breaks) and thereby allow their fellow students the opportunity and challenge of working from a live model. The class is offered at a discount to account for the modeling time. For details email: info@wallkill.art

Scene from “Warsha”

France); The Blanket (Finland); Warsha (France & Lebanon) and The Big Green (France). Mark your calendars and plan to come to Kaplan Hall at SUNY Orange for the September 24, 7:00pm screening in the OBTC Great Room 101. Kaplan Hall is located at the corner of Grand & First Streets (GPS: 73 First St.) Newburgh. Free parking is available in Kaplan Hall garage, 73 First Street. Admission: $5, cash or check, and free for SUNY Orange credit students. Tickets available only at the Box Office counter starting at 5:45pm the evening of the screening. Come early for festive music played for your enjoyment by pianist Geoff Hamburg (5:15pm-6:45pm). More info can be found at: www.sunyorange.edu/culturalaffairs In addition, the Mindy Ross Gallery will be open for viewing the artworks of Jose Soto in his solo show (see pg. 3). September 2022

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Music - pop, Folk, Country, Blues, rock, etc. sponsored by Steve’s Music Center, Rock Hill and Al’s Music Center, Port Jervis

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Dan Brother Band ��������������������������������������� Wooster Grove, Walden, Aug 31, 6:30pm FREE Abraxis ���������������������������������������������Farmers Market Park, Rock Hill, Aug 31, 6:30pm FREE Chris O’Leary Band blues, rockabilly ���������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Aug 31, 7pm Tangent ������������������������������������������������������ Railroad Green, Warwick, Aug 31, 7:30pm FREE Gavin DeGraw ����������������������������������������������������������������������������� Bethel Woods, Aug 31, 8pm Nilko Andreas & LaMar NYC ��������������� Gazebo Park, Kauneonga Lake, Sep 1, 6pm FREE The Axiom Project ����������������������Clinton Street Gazebo, Montgomery, Sep 1, 6:30pm FREE Jam Straight Band ����������������������Veterans Memorial Park, Wurtsboro, Sep 2, 6:30pm FREE Mahavishnu Project jazz, rock ������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 1, 7pm Professor Louie & The Crowmatix w/The Woodstock Horns ��������The Falcon, Sep 2, 7pm Lee Greenwood �������������������������������������������� Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center, Sep 2, 8pm Ed Palermo Big Band ��������������������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 3, 7pm Darius Rucker, Jameson Rodgers & Elvie Shane ����������������������� Bethel Woods, Sep 3, 7pm Alana Wyld blues, Music on Market coffeehouse ��������������� MISU Ellenville, Sep 3, 7:30pm Some Guys & a Broad ���������������������������������Railroad Green, Warwick, Sep 3, 7:30pm FREE West Point Concert Band, Hellcats, Benny Havens Band fireworks display ����������������������� Trophy Point Amphitheater, West Point, Sep 3, 7:30pm FREE Latin Jazz Express �������������������������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 4, 7pm Robert Tellefsen ��������������������������������������� Gazebo Park, Kauneonga Lake, Sep 8, 6pm FREE Little Sparrow bluegrass, r&b, rock ��������� Crawford Library, Monticello, Sep 8, 6pm FREE Backstage Pass ������������������������������ Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center, Sep 8, 6:30pm FREE Michael Leonhart & Big Lazy pop, experimental ������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 9, 7pm The Stylistics 70s ���������������������������������������������Paramount Theatre, Middletown, Sep 10, 3pm Hudson Valley Bluegrass Express �������������������Phillipsport Community Center, Sep 10, 7pm Judith Tullock Band ����������������������������������Railroad Green, Warwick, Sep 10, 7:30pm FREE Pine Bush Community Band Picnic �������������������� Pine Bush Town Park, Sep 11, 3pm FREE NY Wind Symphony ����������������������������� Stanley Deming Park, Warwick, Sep 11, 7pm FREE JACK ������������������������������������������� Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center, Sep 15, 6:30pm FREE Mark Lettieri Group jazz, rock, funk �����������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 15, 7pm 13th O’Clock blues, jazz, rock, Music on Market �������������� MISU Ellenville, Sep 15, 7:30pm Emedin Rivera’s Tropical Disturbance ��������UpFront Exhibition Center, Port Jervis, Sep 16, 7pm Carrtoons w/Joanna Teters & Julia Zivic jazz, hip-hop ������The Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 16, 7pm Far Beyond Gone rock �������������������������������������������������������� Forestburgh Tavern, Sep 16, 8pm Turnpike Joe & The Traffic Jam rock, pop ������������������Goshen Library, Sep 17, 3pm FREE DakhaBrakha Ukrainian “ethno chaos” band ��������������������������� Bethel Woods, Sep 17, 8pm New Swing Sextet Latin �����������������������������Railroad Green, Warwick, Sep 17, 7:30pm FREE Cuboricua Latin ������������������������������������ Stanley Deming Park, Warwick, Sep 18, 7pm FREE Slam Allen & E’lissa Jones blues, soul, r&b, r&r, folk ����������������������������������������������������������� Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center, Sep 18, 7pm Steve Schwartz & Antoine Magliano folk, blues, swing, rock, country ��������������������������������� Crawford Library, Monticello, Sep 22, 6pm FREE The Nerds ������������������������������������ Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center, Sep 22, 6:30pm FREE Deadgrass & Friends Jerry Garcia ���������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 22, 7pm The Dark Horses George Harrison ���������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 23, 7pm River Ramblers �������������������������������������������������������������Arrowhead Ranch, Parksville, Sep 24 The Skivvies eclectic covers, humor ����������������������������������� Forestburgh Tavern, Sep 24, 8pm Johnnyswim alt, rock, pop ��City Winery Outdoor Amphitheater, Montgomery, Sep 25, 2pm Parrot Beach ������������������������������� Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center, Sep 29, 6:30pm FREE Lindsey Webster soul, r&b ����������������������������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 30, 7pm LUNA: The Doug Beavers Latin Jazz Octet w/Jeremy Bosch ��������������������������������������������� Latin Jazz, salsa, R&B, Afro-Caribbean SUNYOrange Hall, Middletown, Oct 1, 7:30pm Sonia Disappear Fear ������������������������ Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall, Oct 1, 7:30pm

Music & Fireworks at West Point

Summer may be coming to an end, so send it out with a bang - literally! - at one of the Hudson Valley’s favorite annual traditions. The West Point Band’s Labor Day Celebration pays tribute to our nation and the American people with a night of festive music. The Music Under the Stars summer concert series will conclude with West Point’s famous Labor Day Celebration on September 3 at 7:30pm (rain date September 4). This annual favorite features performances from the Concert Band, Hellcats, and Benny Havens 18

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Band, topped off with a performance of Tchaikovsky’s 1812 Overture with live cannon fire and a magnificent fireworks display. This concert will feature everything from traditional band fare - including the martial airs of the band’s field music group, the Hellcats; to music from Encanto and The Greatest Showman. Bring your picnic and spend an evening taking in the beautiful views at Trophy Point Amphitheatre. For concert information, cancellations, and updates, call 845-938-2617 or visit: www.westpointband.com.

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

The Parting Glass Band Celtic �����Loughran’s Pub, Salisbury Mills, Thursdays, 5:30pm-6:30pm Wine Down Wednesday w/Live Music �����City Winery, Montgomery, Wednesdays, 5pm-7pm Open Mic ������������������������������������������ Heartbeat Music Hall, Grahamsville, Wednesdays,7pm Tango Cafe Live Music Series �������������������������Tango Cafe, Huirleyville, Fridays, 6pm-9pm Open Mic ���������������������������������������������������������������� Rafter’s Tavern, Callicoon, Sundays 3pm Oxford Station Band ���������������������������������� The Smoke Joint, Livingston Manor, Sep 3, 5pm Adam Falcon w/dinner ��������������������������������������������������� City Winery, Montgomery, Sep 9, 6pm Oxford Station Band ����������������������������������������������������Cochecton Pump House, Sep 10, 6pm Community Open Mic �������������������������������������Safe Harbors Green, Newburgh, Sep 11, 4pm River Ramblers acoustic quartet �������������������� Rafter’s Tavern, Callicoon, Sep 17, 7pm-9pm River Ramblers ����������������������������������������������������� Cochecton Pumphouse, Sep 18, 2pm-5pm Open Mic ��������������������������������������������������������������������� Tango Cafe, Hurleyville, Sep 19, 7pm BUSH Brothers ��������������������������������������������������Orange County Hops, Walden, Sep 30, 5pm River Ramblers ����������������������������������������������� Barryville Farmers Market, Oct 1, 11am-2pm

Children & TEenS Calendar

sponsored by Music on Market, Ellenville and Nesin Cultural Arts, Monticello HHNM ��������������Hudson Highlands Nature Museum, Outdoor Discovery Center, Cornwall JLPL ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������� Josephine-Louise Library, Walden PEEC ��������������������������������������� Pocono Environmental Education Center, Dingmans Ferry


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“Sadie, The Tail Waggin’ Tutor” Children (of all ages) read to Sadie the dog �������������������������� all ages, JLPL Sep 12, 5:30pm EntertainmenT & Recreation

“Rhythms Around the World” SCCO players, Griffin Brady (drums), NCA Students �������� Crawford Library Outdoors, Monticello, Aug 25, 6:30pm FREE After School Lego Club ������������������������������������������������������������������JLPL Sep 6 & 20, 4:30pm Butterfly Weekend ages 3-adult ���������������������������������������������� HHNM Sep 10, 10am-3:30pm Family Concert �����������������������������������Boscobel House and Gardens, Garrison, Sep 11, 11am Ecozone Discovery Room! �������������������������������������������������������������������������PEEC Sep 11, 1pm Dungeons & Dragons “The Royal Heist” teens ����������������������������� JLPL Sep 16, 5pm FREE “Magic! The Gathering Club”, teens ��������������������������������������������� JLPL Sep 17, 2pm FREE

Poetry Workshop for Kids, Liberty

The Liberty Poetry Festival (see page 4) is offering a free Children’s Poetry Workshop on September 23 at 4:00pm, one day prior to the adult events. It will be held at The Liberty Museum & Arts Center, 46 S Main Street, Liberty. See ad pg. 30.

Clubs Calendar

sponsored by Alternative Counseling, Cornwall & Broadway Tailors, Newburgh

St. James Camera Club �����������������������������������St. James Church, Goshen, 2nd Tuesday, 7pm Chess Time ����������������������������������������������������������������Cornwall Library, 3rd Thursday, 4:30pm Knit and Stitch �������������������������������������������������������������� Narrowsburg Library, Mondays, 6pm Knit & Stitch Club ���������������� Newburgh Library Town Branch, 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 6;30pm Knitting & Crocheting “Knitwitz” ��������� Jeffersonville Library, 1st & 3rd Tuesdays, 6:30pm Knitting & Crocheting “Crochety Knitters” ��������������������������Liberty Library, Mondays, 1pm Laurel & Hardy Sons of the Desert Int’l Org. ���������������������������������������� www.themtharhills.org MahJong Club ����������������������������������Josephine-Louise Library, Walden, Mondays, 9am-1pm MahJong Club ��������������������������������������������������������� Wisner Library, Warwick, Fridays, Noon Scrabble Club ����������������������������������������������������������������������Ellenville Library, Tuesdays, 6pm UFO Support Group ���������������������������������Walker Valley Schoolhouse, 1st Wednesday, 7pm

Ghost Talk in Summitville

If These Walls Could Talk... Nestled in the foothills of the Shawangunk Mountains in Napanoch is a treasure for the paranormal enthusiast The (haunted!) Shanley Hotel. Long time Napanoch resident, Doug

Hart, will be speak about the Shanley Hotel’s paranormal activities at the Mamakating Historical Society, 136 Summitville Road, Summitville, on September 23 at 7:00pm. For info, email the Society at: mamakatinghistorical@gmail.com

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Art Walk

NBNY Art Seen ������������������������Newburgh Art Galleries, Aug 27 & Sep 24, 1pm-5pm FREE Newburgh Open Studios ������ Various Newburgh Locations, Sep 24 & 25, Noon-6pm FREE


“Silky, Smooth & Fabulous w/Douglas Ladiner” Dinner Cabaret ��������������������������������������� Forestburgh Tavern, Aug 30-Sep 2, 6pm Jeanne MacDonald Pre-Cabaret Dinner available �������������������� Eldred Preserve, Sep 4, 8pm Debra Vogel ������������������������Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Rock Tavern, Sep 24, 7pm


“King Richard” Will Smith ���������������������������Wisner Library, Warwick, Aug 29, 1pm FREE “Wuthering Heights” Laurence Olivier, Merle Oberon �����������Milford Theater, Sep 4, 4pm “Pride and Prejudice” Laurence Olivier, Greer Garson ��������Milford Theater, Sep 11, 4pm “You Can’t Take it with You” J. Stewart �����Wisner Library, Warwick, Sep 12, 1pm FREE “Seeds of Hope” & “Windshipped” & discussion w/Jon Bowermaster �������������������������������� Josephine-Louise Library, Walden, Sep 15, 6:30 pm FREE “East of Eden” James Dean, Julie Harris �������������������������������Milford Theater, Sep 18, 4pm “French Exit” Michelle Pfeiffer ���������������������Wisner Library, Warwick, Sep 19, 1pm FREE “Breakfast at Tiffany’s” Audrey Hepburn, George Peppard ������Milford Theater, Sep 25, 4pm “The Power of the Dog” B. Cumberbatch �����Wisner Library, Warwick, Sep 26, 1pm FREE


Craig Ferguson �����������������������������������������������������������City Winery, Montgomery, Sep 8, 8pm Drag Brunch w/Pixel �������������������������� Tango Cafe, Hurelyville, Sep 11, 11:30am & 2:30pm Nick DiPaolo �����������������������������������������������Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center, Sep 11, 8pm Joe DeVito, Gene Trifolo, Vinnie Mack ���Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center, Sep 16, 8pm Women STAND UP! �����������������������������Hurleyville Performing Arts Centre, Sep 17, 7:30pm

FAIRS & Festivals

Fuller Moon Arts Festival ����������������������������������Kutz Camp, Warwick, Aug 27, Noon-11pm The Harvest Festival ��������������������������������������Bethel Woods, Sundays thru Oct 2, 11am-4pm Pine Bush First Fridays ������������������������������� Main Street, Pine Bush, Sep 2, 4pm-7pm FREE Onion Festival w/Jimmy Sturr & Orch. ������������������PLAV Pavilion, Pine Island, Sep 4, 2pm In the Works ~ In The Woods Festival ������������������������������Forestburgh Playhouse. Sep 8-11 Second Saturday Maker Market & Street Fair ������ Mountaindale, Sep 10, 11am-5pm FREE Big Eddy Film Festival �������������������������������� Tusten Theater, Narrowsburg, September 16-18 Milford Readers & Writers Festival ��������������Milford Theatre & other locations, Sep 16-18 Tractor Fest �������������������������������������������������������������������Grahamsville Fairgrounds, Sep 17-18 7th Annual Weekend of Wallkill ��������Wallkill Library Lawn & other locations, Sep 23-24 FREE Equinox V Music Festival �������������������Arrowhead Ranch and Retreat, Parksville, Sep 23-25 Giant Pumpkin Party �����������������������������������������Grahamsville Fairgrounds, Oct 1, 9am-5pm


Catskill Art Society Benefit Auction Art Exhibit �������������������������������������������������������������������� CAS-Laundry King, Livingston Manor, thru Aug 27 Old Stone House Auction ���������������������������������������Old Stone House, Hasbrouck, Sep 5, 6pm Josephine-Louise Library Sidewalk Book Sale ��������������������������Walden, Sep 10, 10am-2pm Newburgh Free Library Back Door Books (sale) ������������������������������������������������������������������� Newburgh Library Town Branch, Sep 10, 11am-3pm & Main Library, Montgomery Street Entrance, Sep 24, 10am-2pm Safe Harbors of the Hudson Gala �������������������Safe Harbors Green, Newburgh, Sep 15, 6pm Town of Chester PBA Comedy Show ��������Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center, Sep 16, 8pm Unitarian Universalist Congregation Debra Vogel cabaret ���UUC Rock Tavern, Sep 24, 7pm

Museums (events not listed in centerspread)

Behind the Scenes Tour, the Woodstock historic site ���� Bethel Woods, Mon-Wed, 12:30pm Behind the Scenes Tour & Escape Room Experience �����Bethel Woods, Wednesdays, 4pm Sensory Friendly Museum Day �������������������������������������������������� Bethel Woods, Sep 10, 9am

Music - Classical

Emerson String Quartet ����������������������� Boscobel House and Gardens, Garrison, Sep 3, 6pm The Serenade Quartet ����������������������������������������������� Pacem In Terris, Warwick, Sep 4, 5pm Clarinet Quintets ����������������������������������� Boscobel House and Gardens, Garrison, Sep 5, 6pm Piano Quintets ������������������������������������� Boscobel House and Gardens, Garrison, Sep 10, 6pm Greater Newburgh Symphony Orchestra ���������� Aquinas Hall, Newburgh, Sep 10, 7:30pm Family Concert �����������������������������������Boscobel House and Gardens, Garrison, Sep 11, 11am Joel Fan piano, Grand Montgomery Chamber Music Series �������������������������������������������������� Montgomery Senior Center, Sep 18, 3pm FREE Harlem String Quartet Newburgh Chamber Music’s 20th Anniversary ������������������������������� St. George’s Church, Newburgh, Sep 25, 3pm

Music - jazz

Hal Galper Trio ���������������������������������������������������� Rafters Tavern, Callicoon, Saturdays, 3pm Kevin Hays, Al Foster, Matt Brewer �����������������������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Aug 28, 7pm

Glenn Heller Trio soul, jazz ��������������������UpFront Exhibition Center, Port Jervis, Sep 3, 7pm Judi Silvano’s Zephyr Band �����������Orange Count Hops Outside Stage, Walden, Sep 4, 2pm Tatiana Eva-Marie & Avalon Jazz Band Kindred Spirits Arts ���������������������������������������������� Grey Towers, Milford, Sep 10, 5:30pm Jazz Coalition Series w/Theo Bleckmann & Endless Field The Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 11, 7pm Jazz Coalition Series w/EJ Strickland Sextet ����������������The Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 18, 7pm Analog Jazz Orchestra Roland Vazquez, Latin Jazz ������The Falcon, Marlboro, Sep 29, 7pm Neil Alexander & NAIL jazz-fusion �����UpFront Exhibition Space, Port Jervis, Sep 30, 7pm LUNA: The Doug Beavers Latin Jazz Octet w/Jeremy Bosch ��������������������������������������������� Latin Jazz, salsa, R&B, Afro-Caribbean SUNYOrange Hall, Middletown, Oct 1, 7:30pm

Poetry Readings w/Open Mic

Ted Gill Poetry at the Church ����������������������������������Goshen Methodist Church, Aug 29, 7pm Fr. Robert Phelps ��������������������������������Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall, Sep 1, 7. 7pm G. Emil Reutter, Diane Sahms ��������Java Blue Coffee & Market, Montgomery, Sep 20, 6pm Liberty Poetry Festival ��������������������������Liberty Museum & Arts Center, Sep 24, 1pm FREE Barry Wallenstein poet & Steve Carlin jazz guitar ���������������������������������������������������������������� Liberty Musem & Arts Center, Sep 24, 7pm FREE Christopher P. Gazeent Poetry at the Church ���������Goshen Methodist Church, Sep 26, 7pm Milkweed Poetry ������������������������������������������������������ Buckbee Center, Warwick, Sep 28, 7pm


Line Dancing “Kickin’ w/Kathy and Billy” ��������� City Winery, Montgomery, Mondays, 7pm Trivia Night w/Arthur Aulisi �����������������������Tango Cafe, Hurleyville, Sep 15, 6:30pm FREE Tri-State Drum & Dance Drum Circle ����UpFront Exhibition Space, Port Jervis, Sep 20, 7pm Knight at the Races �����������������������������Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center, Chester, Oct 1, 6pm


Yarnslingers ������������������������������������������������������������������� Cochecton Pump House, Sep 4, 2pm

Theatre - Musical & Variety

“Kinky Boots” musical ���������������������������������������������������Forestburgh Playhouse, thru Aug 28 “Night of the New Moon” immersive dance-theatre ��Tusten Theater, Narrowsburg, Aug 27, 6pm “Almost Heaven” songs of John Denver ������������Shadowland Stages, Ellenville, thru Sep 11 “Godspell” musical, Creative Theatre-Muddy Water Players ������������������������������������������������� Playhouse at Museum Village, Monroe, Sep 10-25 “Paige Turner: Tucking Myself In” �������������������� Forestburgh Tavern, Sep 30 & Oct 1, 8pm

Theatre - Play

“Orpheus Descending” Your Dance Closet, Theatre on Main Street, Cornwall, thru Aug 28 “Constellations” �����������������������������������������������������������Forestburgh Playhouse, Aug 30-Sep 4 “Belfast Girls” Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop ��������Rivoli Theatre, So. Fallsburg, Sep 9-18 International Ten Minute Play Festival ���������Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center, Sep 8-10 “Radio Golf” by August Wilson, Cornerstone Theatre Arts ���Goshen Music Hall, Sep 10-25 “Admissions” play reading ��������������������������������������� Vet Rep Theatre, Cornwall, Sep 10-Oct 1 “In The Continuum” ������������������������Studio @ Shadowland Stages, Ellenville, Sep 16-Oct 2

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

“The Lions of Fifth Avenue” by Fiona Davis ������������������������������������������������������������������������� zoom & Crawford Library, Monticello, Aug 29, 1:30pm Author Talk w/Simon Winchester ��������������zoom & Wisner Library, Warwick, Sep 20, 2pm “Fifty Words for Rain” by Asha Lemmie �������������������������������������������������������������������������������� zoom & Crawford Library, Monticello, Aug 29, 1:30pm “Painting Can Save Your Life: How and Why We Paint” by/w Sarah Woster ������������������� Cragsmoor Library, Sep 3, 1pm “Trust” Author Talk w/Hernan Diaz ���������zoom & Wisner Library, Warwick, Sep 29, 9pm

Free Music at the Goshen Library

Turnpike Joe & The Traffic Jam presents its own “tight interpretations” of classic rock/pop tunes of the 60’s & 70’s plus originals, with music from Buddy Holly, Chuck Berry, The Ramones, Tom Petty, Queen, and more. This band, with its signature “tight, clean sound” is comprised of four wellseasoned musicians, with a long history of being selected to entertain for some

of Long Island’s most prestigious music festivals and events, private parties, corporate events, the L.I. Library circuit and 40+ years in the local club scene. This FREE music program will be held on September 17 at 3:00pm on the western lawn at Goshen Public Library & Historical Society, 366 Main Street, and is suitable for ages 8+. Register at www.goshenpubliclibrary.org

September 2022

Delaware & Hudson CANVAS


BOSC �������������Boscobel House and Gardens, Garrison BW ����������������������������� Bethel Woods Center for the Arts CW �������������������������������������������City Winery, Montgomery DEMING ������������������������ Stanley Deming Park, Warwick FAL ������������������������������������������������ The Falcon, Marlboro FB �����������������������������������������������Forestburgh Playhouse

FMP ���������������������������������������������������������������Farmers Market Park, Rock Hill FT �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������Forestburgh Tavern GAZEBO Bethel Lakeside Music ��������������� Gazebo Park, Kauneonga Lake GAZ-MONT ������������������������������������������ Clinton Street Gazebo, Montgomery GOSH Cornerstone Theatre Arts ����������������������������������� Goshen Music Hall GMCM Grand Montgomery Chamber Music ��� Montgomery Senior Center



Cinema “King Richard” Wisner Library, Warwick, 1pm Poetry Ted Gill Goshen United Methodist Church, 7pm



Theatre - Play “Constellations” FB 2pm & 8pm

Cabaret/Dinner Douglas Ladiner FB 6pm Theatre - Play “Constellations” FB 8pm


Cabaret/Dinner Douglas Ladiner FB 6pm Music Dan Brother Band Wooster Grove, Walden, 6:30pm Music Abraxis FMP 6:30pm Music Chris O’Leary Band FAL7pm Music Tangent RRG 7:30pm Music Callicoon Center Band Haypress Barn, 8pm Music Gavin DeGraw BW 8pm

Music - Classical Chamber Music Festival BOSC 6pm



GREY ���������������������������������������������������������������Grey Towers, Milford HOT Hudson Opera Theatre �� First Presbyterian Church, Monroe HPAC ���������������������������������������� Hurleyville Performing Arts Centre JLPL ������������������������������������������ Josephine-Louise Library, Walden LMAC �����������������������������������������������Liberty Museum & Arts Center MoM Music on Market � Music Inst. of Sullivan & Ulster, Ellenville


Music.................Nilko Andreas & LaMar NYC............GAZEBO 6pm Cabaret/Dinner...............Douglas Ladiner.............................FB 6pm Music.........................The Axiom Project...........GAZ-MONT 6:30pm Music - Jazz-Rock.........Mahavishnu Project......................FAL 7pm Poetry...........................Fr. Robert Phelps......................NOBLE 7pm Theatre - Play.............“Constellations”.................................FB 8pm

8 Festival................. “In The Works ~ In The Woods”....................FB Music - Bluegrass-Rock-R&B.........Little Sparrow....MONT-LIB 6pm Music............................Backstage Pass....................SLPAC 6:30pm Theatre - Play..Ten Minute Play Festival, Program # 2..SLPAC 7:30pm Comedy...........................Craig Ferguson............................CW 8pm Theatre - Musical.........“Almost Heaven”..................SHADOW 8pm

Fundraiser - Auction Old Stone House Hasbrouck, 6pm Recreation Line Dancing City Winery, Montgomery 7pm


MONT-LIB ���������������������������� MSM-AQ ��������������������������������� NCM Newburgh Chamb NFL-MONT ������������ New NFL-TB ��������������������������������������� NOBLE ��������������������������������������


Fair...................Pine Bush Fir Cabaret/Dinner...............Doug Music...Jam Straight Band...Vet Music - Roots.......Professor L Theatre - Musical.........“Almos Theatre - Play...............“Cons Music.............................Lee G


Festival................. “In The Wo Music - Pop-Experimental.....Mi Theatre - Play....Ten Minute Play Theatre - Play.....................“B Theatre - Musical.........“Almos


12 Cinema “You Can’t Take it with You” Wisner Library, Warwick,1pm Recreation Line Dancing City Winery, Montgomery 7pm


Cinema “French Exit” Wisner Library, Warwick,1pm

Recreation Line Dancing City Winery, Montgomery 7pm


Cinema “The Power of the Dog” Wisner Library, Warwick, 1pm Poetry Christopher P. Gazeent Goshen United Methodist Church, 7pm Line Dancing see above


As the free outdoor summer concerts around the Hudson Valley come to a close, the Town of Chester’s Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center will offer free indoor concerts, Thursdays at 6:30pm. The four September concerts begin with Backstage Pass, a high energy tribute band that delivers an arena style rock n’ roll show that will have you cheering for encore after encore, and end with Parrot Beach (pictured), who spread Jimmy Buffett’s laid-back tropical attitude covering the singer’s catalog while bringing their own unique flavor to the mix. See calendar page 18 for listings. www.sugarloafpac.com


Old Stone House: 207!

Poetry G. Emil Reutter, Diane Sahms Java Blue Coffee. Montgomery, 6pm

Recreation Drum Circle UpF, 7pm


Delaware & Hudson CANVAS

The Old Stone House’s 207th “Birthday Cookout” will be on September 10 from 1:00pm6:00pm, at 282 Hasbrouck Road, Woodbourne. Enjoy hamburgers, hot dogs, potato salad, and ice cream. There will be some carnival games for the kids, too! A $5 donation is suggested. Please RSVP if you are coming to the event by emailing: lizstudio42@gmail.com


Poetry Milkweed Poetry Buckbee Center, Warwick, 7pm

September 2022

15 Fundraiser.........Safe Harbors of the Hudson Gala.........SAFE 6pm Music.......................................JACK..........................SLPAC 6:30pm Recreation...........Trivia Night w/Arthur Aulisi.........TANGO 6:30pm Cinema w/Discussion...“Seeds of Hope”, “Windshipped”..JLPL 6:30pm Music...........................Mark Lettieri Group.........................FAL 7pm Music - Blues-Jazz-Rock.........13 O’Clock.....................MoM 7:30pm

22 Music............Steve Schwartz & Antoine Magliano......MONT-LIB 6pm Music.....................................The Nerds....................SLPAC 6:30pm Music - Garcia.............Deadgrass & Friends............................FAL 7pm Theatre - Play.............“In The Continuum”.........S@SHADOW 8pm Theatre - Musical...............“Godspell”...............................PMV 8pm



Festival...Milford Readers & W Cinema...................Big Eddy Music..............Emedin Rivera Music.....Carrtoons w/s/g Joa Theatre - Play.......................“R Theatre - Play.............“In The Theatre - Play.....................“B Fundraiser......Town of Cheste Theatre - Musical...............“Go Music....Jefferson Starship..... Music - Rock..................Far B


Festival........Weekend of Wal Festival.........................Equino Theatre - Play.......................“R Music - George Harrison......... Theatre - Play.............“In The Theatre - Musical...............“Go


Music.................................Parrot Beach....................SLPAC 6:30pm Music - Jazz-Fusion..........Neil Music - Jazz-Vazquez.........Analog Jazz Orchestra............FAL 7pm Music - Soul-R&B..................L Theatre - Play.............“In The Continuum”.........S@SHADOW 8pm Theatre - Play.............“In The Theatre - Variety......“Paige Tu

ber 2022

���������������������������� Ethelbert B. Crawford Library, Monticello ��������������������������������� Mount Saint Mary College, Aquinas Hall ber Music ������ St. George’s Church, Newburgh wburgh Free Library, Montgomery St. Entrance ��������������������������������������� Newburgh Free Library, Town Branch �������������������������������������� Noble Coffee Roasters, Campbell Hall


rst Fridays........Main Street, 4pm-7pm glas Ladiner.............................FB 6pm teran’s Memorial Park, Wurtsboro, 6:30pm Louie & The Crowmatix........FAL 7pm st Heaven”..................SHADOW 8pm stellations”..............................FB 8pm Greenwood........................SLPAC 8pm

OCHOPS ������Orange County Hops Outdoors, Walden PACEM ����������������������������������Pacem In Terris, Warwick PARA ������������������������� Paramount Theater, Middletown PHILL ��������������������������Phillipsport Community Center PMV ������������������������������� Playhouse at Museum Village PUMP ���������������� Cochecton Pump House, Cochecton


RIV ������������������������������������������ Rivoli Theatre, So. Fallsburg RRG ����������������������������������������������� Railroad Green, Warwick SAFE ���������������������������������� Safe Harbors Green, Newburgh SCCO ��������������White Lake Reformed Presbyterian Church SHADOW ��������� MainStage, Shadowland Stages, Ellenville S@SHADOW ������ Studio @ Shadowland Stages, Ellenville


Music - Jazz...Hal Galper Trio...Rafter’s Tavern, Callicoon, 3pm Music - Classical.......Emerson String Quartet...,,,,,,BOSC 6pm Music....Darius Rucker, Jameson Rodgers & Elvie Shane....BW 7pm Music - Jazz-Soul...............Glenn Heller Trio......................UpF 7pm Music & Humor..............Ed Palermo Big Band ...................FAL 7pm Music - Blues........................Alana Wyld.......................MoM 7:30pm Music...Benny Havens & Concert Bands, Hellcats...TROPHY 7:30pm Music.......................Some Guys & a Broad..................RRG 7:30pm Theatre - Musical.........“Almost Heaven”...................SHADOW 8pm Theatre - Play.............“Constellations”.................................FB 8pm






llkill.....Wallkill Library Lawn, 5pm-8pm ox V.......Arrowhead Ranch, Parksville Radio Golf”.......................GOSH 7pm ........The Dark Horses...........FAL 7pm e Continuum”.........S@SHADOW 8pm odspell”...............................PMV 8pm

Festival............Grahamsville Tractor Fest........Grahamsville Festival....Milford Readers & Writers Festival...Milford Theatre, etc. Cinema...................Big Eddy Film Festival.........................TUSTEN Theatre - Play.......“In The Continuum”....S@SHADOW 2pm & 8pm Music - Jazz.........Hal Galper Trio.....Rafter’s Tavern, Callicoon, 3pm Music - Rock-Pop..Turnpike Joe & The Traffic Jam..Goshen Lib., 3pm Music - Classical.................Mozart “Requiem”..................HOT 7pm Theatre - Play.......................“Radio Golf”........................GOSH 7pm Theatre - Play Reading...“Admissions”...Vet Rep Theatre, Cornwall, 7pm Comedy.........................Women STAND UP! .............HPAC 7:30pm Music - Folk...................Music for Humanity............NOBLE 7:30pm Music - Latin...................New Swing Sextet..................RRG 7:30pm Theatre - Musical...............“Godspell”................................PMV 8pm Theatre - Play.....................“Belfast Girls............................RIV 8pm Music - Ukranian Ethno-Chaos.......DakhaBrakha.................BW 8pm Fundraiser..Newburgh Library Book Sale..NFL-MONT 10am-2pm Festival......Weekend of Wallkill......Wallkill Library Lawn, 10am-3pm Art Walk...............Newburgh Open Studios....Newburgh, Noon-6pm Poetry.................13th Annual Liberty Poetry Festival....LMAC 1pm Music - Classical..............Harlem String Quartet...............NCM 3pm Music - Jazz.........Hal Galper Trio.....Rafter’s Tavern, Callicoon, 3pm Festival.........................Equinox V........Arrowhead Ranch, Parksville Poetry.................Barry Wallenstein & Steve Carlin.........LMAC 7pm Theatre - Play.......................“Radio Golf”........................GOSH 7pm Theatre - Play Reading...“Admissions”...Vet Rep Theatre, Cornwall, 7pm Theatre - Play.............“In The Continuum”..........S@SHADOW 8pm Theatre - Musical...............“Godspell”................................PMV 8pm Music & Humor................The Skivvies...................................FT 8pm



Festival...................Harvest Festival....................BW 11am-4pm Onion Festival...Jimmy Strurr & Orch...PLAV Pavilion, Pine Island, 2pm Music - Jazz.............Judi Silvano’s Zephyr Band.....OCHOPS 2pm Theatre - Musical............“Almost Heaven”...............SHADOW 2pm Storytelling..........................Yarnslingers.........................PUMP 2pm Theatre - Play..................“Constellations”...........................FB 3pm Cinema.........................“Wuthering Heights”...Milford Theater, 4pm Music - Classical.............The Serenade Quartet...........PACEM 5pm Music...............................Latin Jazz Express......................FAL 7pm Music - B’way-Jazz-Pop....Jeanne MacDonald...Eldred Preserve, 8pm


Festival......... “In The Works ~ In The Woods”.................FB Fundraiser.....Josephine-Louise Library Book Sale....JLPL 10am-2pm Fundraiser.......Newburgh Library Book Sale......NFL-TB 11am-3pm Fair..........Maker Market & Street Fair.......Mountaindale, 11am-5pm Music - 70s........................ The Stylistics.........................PARA 3pm Music - Jazz.........Hal Galper Trio.....Rafter’s Tavern, Callicoon, 3pm Theatre - Play..........Ten Minute Play Festival, Program # 1....SLPAC 3pm orks ~ In The Woods”....................FB Music - Jazz...Tatiana Eva-Marie & Avalon Jazz Band...GREY 5:30pm ichael Leonhart & Big Lazy....FAL 7pm Music - Classical..........Chamber Music Festival.............BOSC 6pm y Festival, Program # 1....SLPAC 7:30pm Music - Classical....Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra....HPAC 6pm Belfast Girls............................RIV 8pm Theatre - Play.......................“Radio Golf”........................GOSH 7pm st Heaven”..................SHADOW 8pm Theatre - Play Reading...“Admissions”...Vet Rep Theatre, Cornwall, 7pm Music..............Hudson Valley Bluegrass Express..........PHILL 7pm Theatre - Play....Ten Minute Play Festival, Program # 2....SLPAC 7:30pm Music - Classical..Greater Newburgh Sym. Orch...MSM-AQ 7:30pm Music...........................Judith Tulloch Band..................RRG 7:30pm Theatre - Musical...............“Godspell”................................PMV 8pm Theatre - Musical.........“Almost Heaven”...................SHADOW 8pm Theatre - Play.....................“Belfast Girls.............................RIV 8pm

Writers Festival...Milford Theatre, etc. Film Festival........................TUSTEN a’s Tropical Disturbance......UpF 7pm anna Teters & Julia Zivic......FAL 7pm Radio Golf”.......................GOSH 7pm Continuum”.........S@SHADOW 8pm Belfast Girls............................RIV 8pm er PBA Comedy Show....SLPAC 8pm odspell”...............................PMV 8pm .....Paramount Theater, Middletown 8pm Beyond Gone............................FT 8pm


SLPAC �������������������������� Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center SUNYO-OH ���������� SUNY Orange, Orange Hall, Middletown TANGO ��������������������������������������������� Tango Cafe, Hurleyville TROPHY ���������������� Trophy Point Amphitheater, West Point TUSTEN ���������������������������������Tusten Theatre, Narrowsburg UpF �������������������������� UpFront Exhibition Space, Port Jervis

Festival................. “In The Works ~ In The Woods”....................FB Festival........................Harvest Festival.....................BW 11am-4pm Music - Classical.........Chamber Music Festival...........BOSC 11am Comedy..............Drag Brunch w/Pixel...TANGO 11:30am & 2:30pm Theatre - Play.......................“Radio Golf”.......................GOSH 2pm Theatre - Play.....................“Belfast Girls............................RIV 2pm Theatre - Musical.........“Almost Heaven”..................SHADOW 2pm Theatre - Musical...............“Godspell”...............................PMV 2pm Music......Pine Bush Community Band Picnic.......Town Park, 3pm Music - Classical...Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra...SCCO 3pm Cinema.......................“Pride and Prejudice”...Milford Theater, 4pm Music..........................NY Wind Symphony................DEMING 7pm Music - Jazz.......Theo Bleckmann & Endless Field...........FAL 7pm Comedy..............................Nick DiPaolo........................SLPAC 8pm

Cinema...................Big Eddy Film Festival........................TUSTEN Festival....................Grahamsville Tractor Fest...........Grahamsville Festival...Milford Readers & Writers Festival...Milford Theatre, etc. Festival........................Harvest Festival.....................BW 11am-4pm Theatre - Play.............“In The Continuum”.........S@SHADOW 2pm Theatre - Play.......................“Radio Golf”.......................GOSH 2pm Theatre - Play.....................“Belfast Girls............................RIV 2pm Theatre - Musical...................“Godspell”...........................PMV 8pm Music - Classical.............Joel Fan piano........................GMCM 3pm Music - Classical.................Mozart “Requiem”..................HOT 4pm Cinema................................“East of Eden”......Milford Theater, 4pm Music - Blues-Soul-Folk...Slam Allen & E’lissa Jones..SLPAC 7pm Music - Latin..........................Cubicora........................DEMING 7pm Music - Jazz.................EJ Strickland Sextet.......................FAL 7pm

Festival.........................Equinox V.......Arrowhead Ranch, Parksville Festival........................Harvest Festival.....................BW 11am-4pm Art Walk..............Newburgh Open Studios....Newburgh, Noon-6pm Theatre - Play.............“In The Continuum”.........S@SHADOW 2pm Theatre - Play.......................“Radio Golf”.......................GOSH 2pm Music - Alt-Rock-Pop............Johnnyswim...........................CW 2pm Cinema.................“Breakfast at Tiffany’s”......Milford Theater, 4pm Theatre - Musical...................“Godspell”...........................PMV 8pm


Fair...................Giant Pumpkin Party......Grahamsville, 9am-5pm Recreation.............Knight at the Races.....................SLPAC 6pm l Alexander & NAIL..............UpF 7pm Theatre - Play Reading...“Admissions”...Vet Rep Theatre, Cornwall, 7pm Festival........................Harvest Festival.....................BW 11am-4pm Lindsey Webster...................FAL 7pm Music.........................Sonia Disappear Fear.............NOBLE 7:30pm Theatre - Play.............“In The Continuum”.........S@SHADOW 2pm e Continuum”.........S@SHADOW 8pm Music....LUNA The Doug Beavers Latin Jazz Octet..SUNYO-OH 7:30pm urner:Tucking Myself In”.......FT 8pm Theatre - Play.............“In The Continuum”..........S@SHADOW 8pm Theatre - Variety......“Paige Turner:Tucking Myself In”.......FT 8pm

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Art exhibits

DVAA ����������������������������������������������������������������Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Narrowsburg WRS ��������������������������������������������������������������������������������Wallkill River School, Montgomery

T.A. Clearwater paintings, pastels, prints ���Clearwater Gallery at Jones Farm, Cornwall, ongoing Karen E. Gersch, Gabrielle Dearborn, Josiah Dearborn drawings, paintings, silverwork Gersch Home Gallery, Montgomery, by appt, ongoing Vernon M. Byron & Dharman Abdullah “Dissolving Boundaries” multiple genres ��������� CMA Gallery, Aquinas Hall, Newburgh, thru Aug 27 CAS Benefit Auction ���������������������������� CAS-Laundry King, Livingston Manor, thru Aug 27 “Lisa Winika’s Misunderstood Women Project” solo exhibit ���������������� WRS thru Aug 28 “Leave a Mark: Works on Paper” group exhibit ������������������������������������� WRS thru Aug 28 Artists of the Catskills ��������������������������������������Liberty Museum & Arts Center, thru Aug 28 “Telling Stories and Seeing Color” group show �������������������������������������������������������������������� UpFront Exhibition Space, Port Jervis, thru Aug 28 “Creatures Large and Small” group show ���������������� Amity Gallery, Warwick, thru Aug 28 “Dreams and Illusion” group show ������������������������������ Wurtsboro Art Alliance, thru Aug 28 Sullivan’s! ����������������������������������������������������������Liberty Museum & Arts Center, thru Aug 28 Vaune Sherin paintings ������ Unitarian Universalist Congregation, Rock Tavern, thru Aug 30 Plein Air on the Delaware group show �������������������������������� Port Jervis Library, thru Aug 30 Diana T. Myers “Reimagine” mixed media �������������Waterwheel Cafe, Milford, thru Aug 31 Mini Solos: 2nd Installment Goshen Art League ���������������Goshen Music Hall, thru Aug 31 Mark Rosengarten paintings & photographs �����Griffith-Olivero Realty, Goshen, thru Aug 31 Rachel Williams “What Once Was” paintings ���� Desmond Center, Newburgh, thru Aug 31 Madeline Tully & Reggie Cheong-Leen “Reflections of Summer” �������������������������������������� ARTery Gallery, Milford, thru Sep 5 “More Than Words” Highland Arts Alliance group show, adults and kids ������������������������� Highland Falls Library, thru Sep 9 Marie Perry Edwards & Judi Silvano ������Leo’s Restaurant & Pizzeria, Cornwall, thru Sep 9 “Incorrigibles: Bearing Witness to the Incarcerated Girls of New York” ������������������������� Ann Street Gallery, Newburgh, thru Sep 10 “Local” group show �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� WRS thru Sep 11 Katie Coughlin “Watch the Curve”, Colleen O’Hara ���������������������������� DVAA thru Sep 18 “Into the Night” group show �����������������������������������������������Narrowsburg Union, thru Sep 24 Chantelle Norton, Carl Van Brunt, Joseph Ayers “Otherness” ������������������������������������������ Holland Tunnel Gallery, Newburgh, thru Sep 25 Black Metropolis Exhibit & Afrofuturism Celebration �����Gallery 222, Hurleyville, thru Sep 25 River Valley Artists Guild Art About Town: “End of Summer” ������������������������������������������ Susan Miiller oils & pastels, Bon Secours Hospital Cafeteria, Port Jervis, & Joe Petrosi color pencil drawings Mayor’s Office, Port Jervis City Hall, & Joan Kehlenbeck “Summer Florals” oils & pastels Deerpark Town Hall, Huguenot, & RVAG members’ group show Gio’s Gelato Café, Port Jervis ��������������������������thru Sep 30 Jose Gonzalez-Soto “SCARS: Pain and Death of an Inheritance” ��������������������������������������� SUNY Orange, Mindy Ross Gallery, Newburgh, thru Oct 28 2022 Special Exhibit & Art Fair ������������������������������������Museum at Bethel Woods, thru Dec


“Celebrating Warwick’s Countryside Gardens” Warwick Art League ������������������������������� Wisner Library, Warwick, Sep 1-30 Tricia Lowery-Lippert “Journeys” �������������Gallery at Chant Realtors, Lords Valley, Sep 1-Oct 27 Art Educators Show �����������������������������������������������Liberty Museum & Arts Center, Sep 2-24 Tony Conner “Outside Observations” ��������������������������������������������������������WRS Sep 2-Oct 9 “Realism: An Academic Approach” group show ��������������������������������������WRS Sep 2-Oct 9 Fall Group Show ���������������������������������� UpFront Exhibition Space, Port Jervis, Sep 2-Oct 30 “Intersections: Across the Mediums” ���������������������������� Amity Gallery, Warwick, Sep 3-15 “Reflections” group show �������������������������������������������������� Wurtsboro Art Alliance, Sep 3-25 “FOUR / FOR Supporting Artistic Expression as a Democratic Principle” ��������������������� group show Domesticites, Youngsville, Sep 3-30 “Picking Up the Pieces” group show �������������������������ARTery Gallery, Milford, Sep 8-Oct 3 Terry Murray �������������������������������������������Leo’s Restaurant & Pizzeria, Cornwall, Sep 9-Oct 7 “Still Life” group show ����������������������������������������������������������������������������WRS Sep 16-Oct 16 Ryan Ward “3,2,1, Ring Baloney!” & “Subterranean” group show ����DVAA Sep 23-Oct 30 Laurie Kilgore “Scenes of Home” ����Suzanne Stanway Arts Haven, Monticello, Oct 1, 1pm-4pm Young Artists’ Show ����������������������������������������������Liberty Museum & Arts Center, Oct 1-29 iena Cruz ������������������������������������������������������������������Visitor Center, Newburgh, Oct 1-Nov 15

Photography exhibits

“Along the Towpath: The D&H Canal in Mamakating, 1828-1898” ��� Wurtsboro Library Bonnie McCaffery “Fantasy Photos” �� Gallery at Chant Realtors, Lords Valley, thru Aug 27 Nick Zungoli “AOTEAROA New Zealand” �����������Exposures Gallery, Sugar Loaf, thru Dec “A Comprehensive Exhibition of Arctic and Antarctic Photography” ������������������������������ Sullivan County Museum, Hurleyville, thru Dec 1 22

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ART & Photography receptions

Jose Gonzalez-Soto � SUNY Orange, Mindy Ross Gallery, Newburgh, Aug 27, 3:15pm-7pm NBNYArtSeen art walk, closing reception ������ CMA Gallery, Newburgh, Aug 27, 5pm-7pm “Reflections” group show �������������������������������������Wurtsboro Art Alliance, Sep 3, Noon-4pm “FOUR/FOR Supporting Artistic Expression as a Democratic Principle” ������������������������ Domesticities, Youngsville, Sep 3, 4pm-7pm Tricia Lowery-Lippert “Journeys” ����Gallery at Chant Realtors, Lords Valley, Sep 3, 5pm-7pm “Intersections: Across the Mediums” ���������������� Amity Gallery, Warwick, Sep 3, 5pm-7pm “Picking Up the Pieces” group show ����������������ARTery Gallery, Milford, Sep 10, 6pm-9pm Fall Group Show ��������������������������� UpFront Exhibition Space, Port Jervis, Sep 18, 1pm-6pm Ryan Ward “3,2,1, Ring Baloney!” & “Subterranean” Group Show ����������DVAA Sep 23, 5pm,-7pm Art Educators Show ���������������������������������Liberty Museum & Arts Center, Sep 24, 2pm-4pm NBNYArtSeen art walk, closing reception ��������ADS/DAS Gallery, Newburgh, Sep 24, 5pm-7pm Laurie Kilgore “Scenes of Home” ����Suzanne Stanway Arts Haven, Monticello. Oct 1, 1pm-4pm Tony Conner & “Realism: An Academic Approach” �����������������������WRS Oct 1, 5pm-7pm iena Cruz ��������������������������������������������������������������Visitor Center, Newburgh, Oct 1, 5pm-7pm Young Artists’ Show �������������������������������� Liberty Museum & Arts Center, Oct 15, 2pm-4pm

Lectures & TALKS

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

lectures & Discussions “Introduction to Forestry: Forestry 101” Laurie Raskin ������������������������������������������������������ Mamakating Library, Wurtsboro, Aug 27, 10:30am Bridge the Gap: Fishing for Beginners ��������������������������������������������������� PEEC Aug 27, 1pm Nature at Night ���������������������������������������������������������������������������������� PEEC Aug 27, 8pm FEE “Jasper Francis Cropsey, the Colors of Autumn, and then some!” Laura Nicholls ����������� DESM Sep 7, 12:30pm FEE “Ronald Reagan-The Great Communicator” Tom DeStefano �����DESM Sep 13, 9am FEE Edible & Medicinal Plant Walk ����������������������������������������������������� PEEC Sep 10, 10am FEE “The Miracle Mets of 1969” Rick Feingold �����������������������������DESM Sep 13, 10:30am FEE “Setting the Record Straight, Music & Careers of Recording artists from the 1950 & 1960s” �� Anthony Musso DESM Sep 14, 10:30am, FEE “Learn How to Create a Balanced Lifestyle” Michaela Lee Kulpinski ������� DESM Sep 14, Noon, FEE Geology Hike �������������������������������������������������������������������������������������� PEEC Sep 17, 1pm FEE Nature at Night Walk ������������������������������������������������������������������������ PEEC Sep 17, 8pm FEE Bridge the Gap: “River Paddle” �������������������������������������������������������PEEC Sep 18, 9am-3pm “The American Revolutionary War: The Continental Army Spies” Leon DiMartino ������� DESM Sep 20, 10:30am FEE “Staying Positive During Trying Times” Diane Lang ������������DESM Sep 21, 10:30am FEE “Espionage & Enslavement in the Revolution, True Story of Robert Townsend & Elizabeth” Claire Bellerjeau, DESM Sep 23, 11am FEE “Shanley Hotel, Napanoch, Paranormal Activities” Doug Hart ������������������������������������������� Mamakating Historical Society, Summitville, Sep 23, 7pm FEE “My Dear Mrs. Hamilton Eliza Hamilton, America’s Forgotten Founding Mother” ������� Barbara Somers DESM Sep 27, 10am FEE “What Evil Lurks in the Heart of our Gardens?” Barbara Wexler-Hall �����DESM Sep 27, 11am FEE Science Cafe: “The Hudson Valley – A Billion Years of History” Steven H. Schimmrich � for Vails Gate restaurant location, contact: tobyrossman@yahoo.com, Sep 28, 7:30pm “Astronomy Program: Telescopes” John Kocijanski ������������������������������������������������������������ Crawford Library, Monticello, Sep 29, 6pm “Medicare 101” �����������������������������������������������������������zoom Cragsmoor Library, Oct 1, 10am ARTIST Talks & Salons Highlands Arts Alliance Photographers’ Salon: “Show & Critique Photos and Special Interest Project: “Everything Autumn” American Legion Hall, Highland Falls, Sep 3, 11am FEE DEMOS Needlework Barbara Johnson ��������������Town of Deerpark Museum, Huguenot, Sep 18, 3pm MAster Classes Cultivating Chaos w/Chrstina Garcia, writing master class ��������������������������������������������������� zoom:cultural@sunyorange.edu, Sep 26, Noon

Newburgh Chamber Music Celebrates 20th Anniversary! Join the internationally-acclaimed Harlem Quartet for a concert celebrating the 20th anniversary of Newburgh Chamber Music (NCM). “During our 20 years we have presented a rich repertoire of classical and contemporary music, drawing on the talents of widely-acclaimed musicians in the Hudson Valley and beyond,” said Carole Cowan, founder and music director of NCM. “This will be the fourth time that the Harlem Quartet will perform for us. We are so happy to have them back for this special occasion.” The quartet draws on a wide range of composers and eras, from baroque to modern, from jazz to Afro-Cuban, for its repertoire. This concert will include string quartets by Fannie Mendelssohn Hensel, Benjamin Britten, Dizzy Gillespie, Caroline Shaw, and Guido López-Gavilán. “It is hard to believe that Fanny Hensel needed a “craftsman’s approval” from her famous brother Felix Mendelssohn Bartholdy in order to be allowed to publish some of her compositions under her own name.” - Fick’s Music. The first performance of Britten’s Quartet No. 2 was in 1945, in a concert to mark the exact 250th anniversary

some music (like of the death of the minuets of Henry Purcell Op. 77) suddenly (1659–1695). takes you to the Britten donated other side of most of his fee Alice’s looking towards famine glass, in a kind relief in India. of absurd, subtle, Dizzy Gillespie technicolor started studying transition.” piano at four years old and had taught The Harlem Quartet is: Ilmar Gavilan & Melissa White, Caroline Shaw. himself trombone violins, Jaime Amador, viola, & Felix Umansky, cello LópezGavilán has and trumpet by received awards the time he was in composition twelve. His Night competitions in Tunisia was held in Cuba, and composed on the as a conductor piano at Kelly’s Mendelssohn Dizzy Gillespie Guido López-Gavilán he has received Stables, a jazz club Fanny Hensel (1805-1847) (1917-1993) (b.1944) recognition from on 52nd Street in NYC. A international critics for quartet version has been outstanding performances arranged by Dave Glenn in Latin America and and The Harlem Quartet. Europe. His music was “Entr’acte was written first heard locally when in 2011 after hearing the Shaw Benjamin Britten The Harlem Quartet Brentano Quartet play Caroline (b.1982) (1913-1976) Haydn’s Op. 77 No. 2 - with its spare and appeared for NCM in 2008. Since its public debut at Carnegie Hall soulful shift to the D-flat major trio in the minuet. It is structured like a minuet in 2006, The Harlem Quartet has thrilled and trio, riffing on that classical form but audiences and students throughout taking it a little further. I love the way the U.S. and around the world, from

Jazz & Chansons in Milford Noted Swiss-born singer, Tatiana Eva-Marie (“The Gypsyjazz warbler”), returns to Milford accompanied by her own swinging band, Avalon Jazz Band, to delight the audiences with light jazz tunes and belles chansons from the cabarets of ‘30s Paris. Enjoy French Nostalgia, a summer concert in an exquisite setting of a canopy-covered pool pavilion at historic Grey Towers, Milford, on September 10 at 5:30pm hosted by Kindred Spirits

Arts. Tickets are available on Eventbrite or in person at the Artisan Exchange, 219 Broad Street, Milford. Space is limited, buy your tickets in advance at: www.kindredspiritsarts.org

“Into the Night” in Narrowsburg Artists were asked to share their unique vision of what happens when the sun sets. Some took a literal approach, finding beauty in the natural world after dark. Others found dialogue in events and celebration focusing on the human element as night fell. More still found a connection with the ethereal, energetic, and surreal as they worked in the darkened hours.

All perspectives were valid, inspiring and individual to the artist, creating a dynamic and creative group showing capturing the essence of what it means to go Into the Night. Curated by Jodi Sibilia, Into the Night is on view weekends through September 24 at Narrowsburg Union, 7 Erie Avenue. Visit NarrowsburgUnion.com

Venezuela to Canada, from Japan to South Africa. The ensemble has been praised for its “panache” by the New York Times and hailed in the Cincinnati Enquirer for “bringing a new attitude to classical music, one that is fresh, bracing and intelligent.” It has also won plaudits from such veteran musicians as Grammy-winning woodwind virtuoso Ted Nash of the Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra, who declared in a May 2018 Playbill article, “Harlem Quartet is one of the greatest string quartets I have ever heard. They can play anything.” The Quartet members bring a broad range of backgrounds and experience. All have performed in major concert venues and with leading artists, from classical to jazz. The 20th Anniversary performance is on September 25 at 3:00pm in St. George’s Church, 105 Grand Street, Newburgh. Plenty of parking across the street in the library parking lot. Tickets ($5 for students) are available at the door (cash or check only), or at newburghchambermusic.org Masks are optional. The audience is invited to meet the artists afterward at an informal reception.

Maestro Ron De Fesi Extrapolates: “So, here’s a question for you: if at completing the piece first. By Franz Süssmayr actually composed the way, I think Constanza was from scratch the three movements less interested in the completion in the Mozart Requiem that are of what was to become one of the usually ascribed to him (Sanctus, monumental works of classical Benedictus and Agnus Dei), how Ron De Fesi literature, than she was in the come they’re a lot other half of the very better than all his other generous fee that Count choral writings - which, von Walsegg was to pay I might add, were upon completion of the written by him after work. Mozart’s death, exactly “Ego, fib, or Robin Rubendunst, Kathleen Reveille, at a time when he was soprano mezzo-soprano exaggeration specifically studying notwithstanding, there’s choral composition with no doubt in my mind Mozart’s supposedthat we owe Süssmayr arch-nemesis, Antonio a great debt for Salieri? completing and largely “In a letter dated orchestrating the work Justin Scott Andrew Martens, from 1800 (almost 10 Randolph, tenor in a kind of mystical bass years after Mozart’s death), he states devotion to Mozart’s wishes and style. that he composed the three movements Because, surely, without his diligence, completely from scratch! Hmmm, could we would never ever have known this there have been no little sketches left magnificent piece!” by Mozart from which he might have Ron De Fesi conducts Mozart’s gleaned some thematic information? Requiem with the Hudson Opera Theatre “We know that Constanza, Mozart’s chorus, soloists and orchestra at the First wife, gave him all the sketches the Presbyterian Church, 142 Stage Road, composer had left at his death in Monroe, on September 17 at 7:00pm, December of 1791, after having a couple and September 18 at 4:00pm. Tickets at other of Mozart’s students take a crack the door. Students under 10 free. September 2022

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The Stylistics Perform in Middletown

The Stylistics were formed in Philadelphia in 1966 from the combination of two groups, “The Percussions” and “The Monarchs”. When members from each group were drafted into the Armed Services, the remaining members, under the guidance of their English teacher Beverly Hamilton, joined forces and changed the name to “The Stylistics”. After working locally for a few years, the group recorded their first song, You’re a Big Girl Now. The song was written by their guitarist at the time, Robert “Doc” Douglas and road manager, Marty Bryant. The song was soon picked up in the tri-state area, and before long, it became a #1 hit in Philadelphia and other cities. After the success of You’re A Big Girl Now, Avco Records wanted to follow up with an album release. Hit veteran producer Tom Bell was contacted and produced the group’s first album, and from that album came Stop, Look, Listen to your Heart, You Are Everything and Betcha By Golly Wow. The album’s

success was nothing short of phenomenal. The Stylistics were quickly becoming known as the Philly group with the sweet love songs. Friends since junior high school, Herbert Murrell and Airrion Love are the remaining original members of The Stylistics. Their newest lead singer, Grammy Award winning recording artist, Barrington “Bo” Henderson, began his professional career with groups such as The Dramatics and Lakeside. Later in his career, Henderson became lead singer of the world-renowned group, The Temptations. In 2018, The Stylistics celebrated their 50th anniversary and are going strong with Love, Murrell, Henderson and Jason Sharp. Together, they look forward to taking their musical journey to new heights. The Stylistics will perform at the Paramount Theatre, 17 South Street, Middletown, on September 10 at 8:00pm. Tickets: middletownparamount.com or phone 845-346-4195.

7th Annual “Weekend of Wallkill”

Vision of Wallkill website and Facebook (VOW) will once again put page. on a “magical” two-day The Weekend of Wallkill celebration with fun and celebration continues on family-friendly events for September 24 with a the entire community. Wizard Academy Show, The Lego Sculpture Plein Air Silent Art Building and Contest will Auction, a scavenger hunt, kick off at the Wallkill contests, games, including Public Library on Team Trivia and RemoteSeptember 23 at 5:00pm, Control Car Race, along followed by the Fall Egg Weekend of Wallkill, 2021 with a variety of booths and Hunt for children. Then food vendors for everyone the exhibition, Beauty of to shop, eat, participate or Wallkill Art Show will watch. Children of all ages open at 5:30pm in the are encouraged to wear lobby of the Shawangunk their wizardly or magical Town Hall. All lay and costumes. Bakers and professional artists are floral enthusiasts can also welcome to submit their take prizes at the Apple Pie paintings, photographs, and Baking Contest and Floral other artworks. The plein Centerpiece Contest. air pieces will also be on Contest rules, display for viewing before Weekend of Wallkill, 2021 applications and a full list Saturday’s silent auction. Friday evening of Weekend of Wallkill events and other will culminate with a yoga session and upcoming events will be available on refreshments for yoga participants and VOW’s website: www.visionofwallkill. artisans and viewers of the art show in com or their Facebook page. the Town Hall lobby. Free admission to all events. More information on submitting For any questions or interest in being a applications is available on VOW’s vendor, call or text 845-527-6230.

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Leo’s in Cornwall: Artist Terry Murray

Terry Murray is a practicing artist with a studio in Cornwall. Over the past ten years, he has focused on exploring nature and human nature through his paintings, wood assemblages, and graphic collages. Murray’s work has been featured in exhibits at the Arts Society of Kingston, the Tivoli Artists Group, The Howland Center, the Garrison “Nature’s Stark Beauty” by Terry Murray Arts Center, and Orange County a graphic artist, an associate professor Community College. teaching in the Humanistic/Multicultural For Terry, teaching and creating are Education Program at SUNY New Paltz, inseparable. Over the decades he has a workshop designer and facilitator, and taught courses and led workshops that a labyrinth designer. focus on using the expressive arts to Murray will be featured in a solo explore our lives, relationships, world, exhibition in the Dining Room at Leo’s and spirit. In support of his work, Terry is Restaurant & Pizzeria, 23 Quaker a member of the Budding Flower Sangha Avenue, Cornwall, from September 6 to in Thich Nhat Hahn’s mindfulness October 9. tradition. Stay tuned to future issues of CANVAS Terry’s creative and educational for information about upcoming monthbackground include work as an long art exhibits in the Dining Room of elementary and middle school art teacher, Leo’s Restaurant. See ad page 10.

Holland Tunnel, Newburgh: Otherness

Holland Tunnel Gallery on the spiritual self, past presents Otherness, a group and present, as a way of show of works by Chantelle tapping into the future alterNorton, Carl Van Brunt & ego of AI. Joseph Ayers. Ayers uses a combination Norton reinterprets the of traditional media, myth of medusa through new technology, video, ceramic plates and wallpaper sound, and sculpture to designed with drawings. explore both connections “My idea to incorporate “Medusa” by C. Norton and disparity between ceramic plates came from physical and psychological thinking about stoneware perceptions. For this show, and Medusa’s power turning he shares a meta-cluster of men to stone, and Athena’s drawings and paintings and circular shield with an image a pairing of sculptures that of Medusa’s head,” she said. can on the one hand be seen The wall paper patterns that with the eyes, juxtaposed she creates retell this ancient with video-sculptures that myth, and reexamine the can only be felt with the “Self” by Carl Van Brunt story in a modern context. hands. “As a multimedia Van Brunt continues to artist I think a lot about push the boundaries between appearances and perceptions notions of the self in the face of and how relationships between Artificial Intelligence. Using these two things influence, drawings as well as fractal and to some degree, have and 3-D renders, he uses authority over, everything we AI technology to transform experience,” he said. these into seemingly infinite The show runs through permutations. Mixing video, September 25 at Holland animation, analogue drawings Tunnel Gallery, 46 Chambers “Ancillary Dreams” and prints, Van Brunt draws Street, Newburgh. by Joseph Ayers


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Montgomery: Concerts in the Vineyard

General Montgomery Day 2022

Much like families, partners. There’s no bands go through it balance between work all together. As a unit, and romance. It’s all they face life’s ups, a gumbo. Our first downs, highs, lows, excuse to date and trials, tribulations, hang out was writing tragedies, triumphs, together. We say things and everything in better in song than we between. They change, discuss them in person. Johnnyswim: Ramirez & Sudano learn, and grow as We’ve seen terrible one. things, brilliant things, However, LA band and beautiful things as Johnnyswim doesn’t a couple. The albums just seem like a family; and performances it is a family. At the become the canvas core, husband-and-wife that loss, gain, team Abner Ramirez romance, and love and Amanda Sudano Hudson Valley Concert in the Vineyard are subconsciously translate the memories, moments, and painted - unbeknownst to us, honestly.” milestones on their journey into spirited, Amanda exclaimed, “I add intimacy, slick, and soulful anthems steeped in and he adds fire! It’s important to have singer-songwriter tradition, yet amplified both. That’s really the balance of what by alternative experimentation, rock Johnnyswim is.” energy, and pop ambition. The music City Winery Hudson Valley Concert moves as the couple’s life does, in the Vineyard Series presents An scrapbooking unforgettable experiences Afternoon With Johnnyswim on in melody like an eternal keepsake of September 25 at 2:00pm in the Hudson their relationship. Valley Amphitheater, 23 Factory Street, “The music is the backdrop on which Montgomery, rain or shine. BYOB (bring our life gets painted,” affirms Abner. your own blanket). Chairs are available “We’re not just writing partners; we’re to rent. Doors open at 12:30pm.

Day, is noted for hosting what is reported to be one of the largest diversified parades in the area, with over two hundred units As demonstrated, the consisting of businesses, villages that join together service organizations, to form the Town of marching bands, noted Montgomery celebrate and unnoted dignitaries their respective pasts and and, of course, area fire hopes for the future in departments. various but similar ways. With participation Interestingly, the concept at that level, anxious of a salute to General children line the parade Montgomery is irrevocably route to cheer marchers tied to a celebration found and retrieve the goodies in neighboring Walden. distributed by passing Montgomery resident floats. Adding to the Howard Garrett (1931down-home, AmericanaGeneral R. Montgomery 2020) approached then (1736-1775) by C.W. Peale type atmosphere are the Village Mayor Josephine Murphy to 8K race, live music (country, rock & create a yearly celebratory day, and a blues) and of course, the spectacular short time thereafter, “I had attended fireworks display. Walden Day in 1989 and thought it The committee’s intention, according would be great to have a similar event to Brescia, is to present a Disney Land in the Village of Montgomery,” present type atmosphere that welcomes families Mayor Steve Brescia recalls. Thus, a and cherishes individuals interested in grand tradition was born. It’s not only a enjoying the celebration of small town salute to General Montgomery, a hero of America. the Revolution (KIA, Quebec, 1775) but Adding to the appeal of the day is recognition of the Montgomery business the fact that the celebration, in addition community and Village residents. to recognizing General Montgomery, The celebration, General Montgomery has become the unofficial reunion day for students from the nostalgia filled Montgomery High School and the Valley Central High School. This year will mark the 85th Anniversary for Montgomery High School. It has become, also, a “coming-home day” for village and local residents who have left the area. Old acquaintances are renewed and new friendships begun. It is but a simple task to conjure up the smell of cotton candy coupled with the mouth-watering aroma of sausage and peppers on the grill. This year (2022), General Montgomery Day is scheduled for September 10. All day, rain or shine.

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September 10 Olive Day in West Shokan! September 17 & 18 Tractor Fest in Grahamsville! October 1 Giant Pumpkin Party in Grahamsville!

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by Joseph DiBello (1942-2021)

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“Incorrigibles” thru Sep. 10, Newburgh Incorrigibles: Bearing Witness to the Incarcerated Girls of New York is a transmedia exhibit that gives voice to the untold stories of those sent to the New York Training School for Girls (19041975) throughout the 20th century. Located at Ann Street Gallery, 104 Ann Street, Newburgh, the Incorrigibles exhibit will be on view until September 10, (Saturdays & Sundays, 1:00pm5:00pm and by appt.) with closing events hosted throughout that day, September 10 from Noon-6:00pm, such as art workshops: wand-making, button-making, presentations by healers and historians, and much more. Ann Street Gallery Director Diana Mangaser stated, “With Newburgh being one of the main communities who sent ‘incorrigible’ girls to the Hudson School, it is a special honor for the gallery to host this exhibition in the heart of Newburgh’s downtown and share the Incorrigibles project with our community.” Cynthia Boykin, a Newburgh native who was sent to the Training School in the ‘70s, now works with the Incorrigibles team. She stated, “It’s been 50 years since my time at the Training School. This is an awakening for me, an opportunity to go back and reach the little girl I once was.

May I Have A Word With You

Monthly Quips, Quotes & Quiddities by Carol Pozefsky

Incorrigibles was thrilled to have the exhibition contributors host workshops with Newburgh-based girls and women to exchange stories about youth incarceration & trauma healing practices. Contributors included (left to right): Kathleen Hulser, Alison Cornyn, Hilda O, Jackie Pucci, and Cynthia Boykin.

My story is one of many, so it is essential that our stories are told. Our voices need to be heard.” Cynthia and other women sent to the Training School participated in a community engagement workshop in July, connecting with young women through writing, art, and story sharing. A state-of-the-art audio recording booth has recently been installed at the gallery. The booth provides a space for visitors to leave their “Incorrigible” story; whether they were at the Training School, another institution, or just wish to leave their thoughts about what the exhibition’s stories bring up for them. The booth provides accessibility and privacy for those who, like Cynthia, may not have considered sharing their story until now. For more information: 845-541-5416.

Occupation Obfuscation What has become of the hairdressers, street cleaners, dressmakers and travel agents? Somehow we’ve become overrun with pompous job titles that camouflage what people actually do for a living. Here’s a recently compiled list of actual job titles: Print Traffic Associate, Non-profit Professional, Content Administrator, Owner Retention Department Manager, Dispatch Service Facilitator, Destination Counsellor and Loss Prevention Officer. Moreover, there are countless, very serious online tutorials for those who yearn to create such titles for their resumés and business cards. In The Long Run When England’s King George VI died in 1952, his daughter, Elizabeth, took over his royal duties and, 70 years later, still reigns as Queen of England. That same year, mystery writer Agatha Christie’s play, The Mousetrap, opened in London’s West End and can still be

seen there, 70 years later, the world’s longest running show of any kind. The Glorious Simile I wish I had known Frank Wilstach (18651933). I would have told him how often and how happily I dip into his Dictionary of Similes and fall under Frank Wilstach its spell. Mark Twain pictured in 1898 and baseball? An anachronism, one might think, until I read just now that it was Twain who created this baseball image: “He threw himself on his stomach to slide to his base. It was like an ironclad coming into port.” Julius Hare (1795-1855) offers this simile-rich advice for parents, teachers or any of us. “Discipline, like the bridle in the hand of a good rider, should exercise its influence without appearing to do so, should be ever active, both as a support and as a restraint, yet seem to lie easily in hand. It must always be ready to check or pull up, as occasion may require; and only when the horse is a runaway should the action of the curb be perceptible.”

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Cornerstone Theatre Arts, Goshen: Pulitzer Playwright’s Play

Two-time Pulitzer Prize winner for Drama, August Wilson (1945-2005), is best known for a series of ten plays, collectively called The Pittsburgh Cycle, which chronicle the experiences and heritage of the African-American community in the 20th century. Plays in the series include Fences (1987) and The Piano Lesson (1990), both of which won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, as well as Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (1984) and Joe Turner’s Come and Gone (1988). The plays are each set in a different decade and aim to sketch the Black experience in the 20th century and raise consciousness through theater and echo the poetry in the everyday language of Black America. Wilson was born Frederick August Kittel, Jr. in the Hill District of Pittsburgh, the fourth of six children. His father, Frederick August Kittel, Sr., was a Sudeten German immigrant, and a baker/pastry cook. His mother, Daisy Wilson, was an African-American woman from North Carolina who cleaned homes for a living. His works delve into the African-American experience as well as examinations of the human condition, starting with Jitney (1982). Other themes range from


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the systemic and historical exploitation of African Americans, as well as race relations, identity, migration, and racial discrimination. Viola Davis who starred in (“and gave a superb performance that I will never forget!” - Barry Plaxen) Wilson’s King Hedley II (1999) said that Wilson’s writing “captures our humor, our vulnerabilities, our tragedies, our trauma. And he humanizes us. And he allows us to talk.” Since Wilson’s death, two of his plays have been adapted into films: Fences (2016, starring Denzel Washington & Viola Davis) and Ma Rainey’s Black Bottom (2020). Denzel Washington has shepherded the films and has vowed to continue his legacy by adapting the rest of Wilson’s plays into films for a wider audience by saying, “The greatest part of what’s left of my career is making sure that August is taken care of.” The August Wilson Theatre (formerly the Guild Theatre, ANTA Theatre, and Virginia Theatre) is a Broadway theater at 245 West 52nd Street in Manhattan’s Theater District. Cornerstone Theatre Arts, Inc. (CTA) continues in its 10th season with a dynamic production of Wilson’s Radio Golf. The play was not only the last of

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the series, but his final play. In Radio Golf a trio of politically savvy, ambitious black real-estate entrepreneurs, Harmond Wilks, his wife Mame Wilks and their partner Roosevelt Drusilla Kinzonzi Errol Greaves Jeffrey L. Starr Hicks are trying to knock down “a raggedy old house” so they can bring economic development to the Hill via a Whole Foods and a Starbucks. When it’s discovered the house was obtained illegally, Kevin Allen Rodney Sherman August Wilson a decision must be made to preserve, All American (2011), The Fourth Wall or plow on through for the sake of (2011) and Cobb (2010). “progress.” Performances take place at the Goshen This play is directed by Susan Watson Music Hall, 223 Main Street, September Turner, who served for several years at 10-25. Tickets are $20 payable in cash at the Negro Ensemble Company as general the door or by Venmo. The theatre is on manager and then producing director. a second floor walkup, not handicapped The cast is Errol Greaves, Drusilla accessible. Reservations are required. Kinzonzi, Kevin Allen, Jeffrey L. Call 845-294-4188. Starr and Rodney Sherman. Victoria *This play is for Adult Audiences only Cottone serves as Technical Director. as it contains strong language.* Editor’s note: CTA audiences may www.CornerstoneTheatreArts.org remember some of Jeffrey L. Starr’s This production is made possible by a performances in History Alive: Civil War sponsorship from Henry and Deb Gitner. (2017), Brian Petti’s Office of Absolution Radio Golf is presented by arrangement with (2016), Flowers for Algernon (2015), Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel History Alive (2014), Paul Robeson French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com

16th Annual Gala at Safe Harbors Each year, at their annual gala, Safe Harbors of the Hudson presents two Cornerstone of the Community Awards, the Community Champion Award to an individual who dedicates themselves to the community through their work, volunteerism and/or commitment to service; and the Corporate Good Neighbor Award to a local business that demonstrates an extraordinary level of commitment to the community. This year, Safe Harbors will recognize Rene Campos, owner of DMU Music, for his volunteerism and commitment to making Newburgh a stronger and healthier place for everyone, as its Community Champion; and Walden Savings Bank, celebrating 150 years of banking and service in their community, as its Corporate Good Neighbor. The gala will feature special musical

guests Corey Glover and NeilAlexander, and a unique selection of auction items during a live and online auction event. The 16th annual gala celebration on September 15 at 6:00pm will be on Safe Harbors Green, the organization’s half acre park at the corner of Broadway and Liberty Street in the City’s downtown. All proceeds from the gala support Safe Harbors programming. www.safe-harbors.org

“Godspell” in Monroe Godspell is an award-winning musical by Steven Schwartz featuring a comedic troupe of eccentric players who team up with Jesus to teach his lessons to a new age through parables, games, and tomfoolery. The musical features the international hit, Day by Day, as well as an eclectic blend of songs ranging from pop to vaudeville, as Jesus’ life is played out onstage. Creative Theatre-Muddy Water Players will present the musical, directed by Terri Weiss, September 10-25 at The Playhouse at Museum Village, 1010 Route 17M, Monroe. Admission includes CTMW’s signature dessert at intermission of apple pie, ice cream, iced tea, and coffee.

The CTMWP cast rehearse “Godspell”

Recommended for all ages, reservations are required and seating is limited. For tickets: www.AtThePlayhouse.org. For information, call the Box Office at 845-294-9465. Audience facemasks are optional. Rules are subject to change based on government regulations.

“Admissions” in Cornwall

Do our convictions apply in concept and only for others or across the board to include ourselves and those we love the most? Winner of the 2018 Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Play, Admissions by Joshua Harmon (pictured) savagely examines this through one family. Progressive, white parents, Sherri Rosen-Mason and her husband, Bill, both work in education. She is the admissions officer at an elite boarding school. He is the headmaster. Although they proudly celebrate their labored efforts to increase acceptance rates of students of color from 6% to 18%, they bemoan that there is still so much work to be done. However, when their Ivy-league hopeful son, Charlie, faces rejection because of his privilege and race, their celebrations

of diversity, inclusion, and equity become much more difficult and are confronted with their inner hypocrite. Joshua Harmon (b. 1983) is a NYC-based playwright. His plays have been produced on Broadway, off-Broadway, on the West End and internationally in a dozen countries. Founded in February 2021, VetRep is a non-profit theater dedicated to bringing talented veterans and world-class artists and performers together under one roof to create compelling live theater and events. VetRep’s Staged Readings Series are held in a Parlor located on the first floor of an 1890s-era home directly across the street from DeCicco’s Grocery. The play will be performed on Saturdays, September 10 to October 1 at 7:00pm, at 16 Quaker Avenue, Cornwall. ‘Pay What You Can’. September 2022

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


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For the past several years, Jon and his One Ocean Media Foundation/Oceans 8 Films team have focused on a series of short films about the environmental risks to, and hopes for the Hudson River Valley, the birthplace of the American environmental movement. For each threat the Hudson River has ever faced, there’s always been a proportional force working to protect it. A cast of characters ranging from sailors to farmers to citizen-scientists emerge as heroes, tirelessly defending “America’s first river”. Join filmmaker Jon Bowermaster for a screening of Seeds of Hope and Windshipped, followed by discussion at the Josephine-Louise Public Library, 5 Scofield Street, Walden, on September 15 at 6:30pm. Visit www.waldenpubliclibrary.org

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Monticello: Music at the Library Nearly 13 years ago, Steve Schwartz and Little Sparrow (Carol Antoine Magliano Smith and Aldo Troiani) who have been playing began performing with together for over a friends at venues around dozen years. Their Sullivan County. Their repertoire ranges music covers multiple through a variety of genres, from bluegrass genres including folk, Little Sparrow to ‘60s rock and blues, swing, rock and rhythm & blues. Little country music. Some Sparrow has performed are familiar and some at many, many venues. are off the beaten Recently, they were track. invited to play in Steve of Steve’s Woodstock at the Music Center in Rock famous Bearsville Hill (see ad page 24) is Steve Schwartz Antoine Magliano a virtuoso guitarist and Theater. For their September 8, 6:00pm Antoine, host of the former Monday night performance at the Ethelbert B. open mic at Dutch’s Tavern in Rock Crawford Library, the band will Hill, sings and plays guitar and dobro, include Rounder recording artist Van an acoustic type of steel guitar. Steve Manakas on guitar, Ellen Iovino on and Antoine perform on September 22 congas, vocals and harmonica, Carol on at 6:00pm. vocals and guitar, Aldo on vocals and Both programs will either be presented guitar, and Nick Sherman on bass. outside on the stage or in the Community The band will be performing the Room, at 479 Broadway, Monticello. In music of the ‘60s by artists like Steve either case, rain or shine, registration is Winwood, Jerry Garcia, Neil Young, required. Masking and social distancing Stevie Wonder, Bob Dylan and more. are strongly recommended. Steve and Antoine: Two Acoustic Go to ebcpl.org and then click on Guitars’ is a live musical program with “Adult Calendars”.

Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra: “Symphonious Sounds” in Sullivan

Symphonious Sounds is a Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra program curated around composers known for their incredible contributions to Joshua Butcher Colin Weyman Katie Curran Akiko Hosoi horn clarinet violin bassoon symphonic repertoire as well as the symphonic qualities of this repertoire when combining winds and strings. Till Ellensiegel Einmal Anders! (or Till Eulenspiegel, Another Way!) for winds and strings is a brilliant arrangement by Franz Hasenöhrl of a popular and virtuosic Richard Strauss tone poem depicting the merry pranks of the Richard Strauss George Walker (1864-1949) (1922-2018) protagonist (or maybe antagonist?), Till an ensemble of five: violin, clarinet, horn, Eulenspiegel. “It can be viewed,” according to one bassoon and double bass. Thus, 16 first analyst, “as a practical joke about a famous and 16 second violins were reduced to a practical joker.” Even “Hasenöhrl” is single violin. The double bass was used a pseudonym meaning ‘Bunny Ears’. as a substitute for the entire percussion Hasenörhl (1885-1970), who made the section. The musical content, although transcription, was a prolific composer somewhat reduced, retains the sweep of symphonies, concertos, and chamber, and flow of the original orchestration.” keyboard, vocal and choral music, but is - Willard J. Hertz. The George Walker (1922-2018) known today mostly for his tongue-inString Quartet # 1, while not symphonic cheek “frolic,” published in 1954. “With skill and ingenuity, Hasenörhl in nature, was composed after he reduced Strauss’ mammoth orchestra to graduated from the Curtis Institute of

The program ends with the largest collection of instruments, Jean Françaix’s Octet. This piece has all of Sasha Margolis Kirsten Jermé Andrew Trombley Noah Fields the humor, wit, and violin cello bass viola charm that Françaix is known for. The color and textures of this work will remind one of Symphonious Sounds without overwhelming the aural limits of the listener. Both big and small, grandiose and humble, the octet is the perfect piece to end the program. Performances are September 10, 6:00pm at the Hurleyville Performing Arts Centre, 219 Main Carl Nielsen Jean Françaix (1865-1931) (1912-1997) Street, Hurleyville. For advance ticket Music and his prodigious debut as a pricing & purchasing, visit: www. pianist with Eugene Ormandy and the hurleyvilleartscentre.org Philadelphia Orchestra. The second and September 11, 3:00pm at White movement became the basis for his Lyric Lake Presbyterian Church, Route 17B for Strings which rivals Samuel Barber’s and Mattison Road. For advance ticket Adagio for Strings. Walker was the first pricing & purchasing, visit: www.sccoAfrican American to win the Pulitzer sept-2022.eventbrite.com Prize for Music. SCCO is an NCA Supported Project. Carl Nielsen, the brilliant symphonistic This program is made possible in part composer, composed a very brief quintet, by funds the New York State Council on Serenata in Vano, on a one-week notice the Arts with the support of Governor before embarking on his monumental Kathleen Courtney Hochul and the NY 4th symphony. State Legislature.

Latin Jazz for Hispanic Heritage Month October 1 is the exact center of Hispanic Heritage Month. What better way to celebrate than with Latin Jazz!? Come to the William and Helen Richards Theatre at Orange Hall, SUNY Doug Beavers Orange, for the premiere concert of the exciting music of Luna: The Doug Beavers Latin Jazz Octet. In addition to the superb NYC Jazz musicians of the octet is Spanish Harlem Orchestra vocalist/flutist Jeremy Bosch who joins them for this concert. Luna incorporates salsa, R&B and Afro-Caribbean with heavy-horn soul, to present a scintillating, powerful program that is sure to keep concert-goers movin’ in their seats. Hailed by Latin Jazz Network as “a master of transformative artistry” - band director/composer/arranger/trombonist Doug Beavers also serves as the producer of the Spanish Harlem Orchestra for which he won a GRAMMY® in 2019. Along with Beavers, the octet players are Max Seigel, bass trombonist; Ivan Renta, tenor saxophonist; Manuel “Maneco” Ruiz, trumpeter; Jerry

Madera, bassist; Luisito Quintero, percussionist; Camilo Molina, drummer; and Gabriel Chakarji, pianist. Joy is everpresent in Latin Jazz. Rhythms and Jeremy Bosch beautiful evocative sounds engender interaction between musicians and their audience. And these nine, top-notch musicians will give music-lovers a night to remember. Included in the concert selections are pieces from Sol, an uplifting, lively set of tunes by Beavers that will set attendees humming after the concert. $5 tickets are available cash or check only at the Box Office starting at 6:15pm the evening of the performance. All students are admitted free. Questions may be directed to Cultural Affairs at 845-341-4891 or cultural@ sunyorange.edu More info can be found by visiting: www.sunyorange.edu/culturalaffairs Orange Hall is located at the corner of Wawayanda and Grandview Avenues (GPS: 24 Grandview Avenue, Middletown). Free parking is available in the Orange Hall parking lot. September 2022

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New Drama Unfolds at Shadowland Living worlds apart in South Central Los Angeles and Harare, Zimbabwe, two young women experience a kaleidoscopic weekend of darkly comic, life-altering Jammie Patton revelations. In the Continuum dramatizes the devastating impact of AIDS on African and African-American women with two actresses portraying dozens of roles in this captivating story of parallel lives. “Shadowland is thrilled to have director Jammie Patton returning to helm In the Continuum, following our enormously successful collaboration on The Niceties last year, the inaugural production on our new second stage, The Studio at Shadowland Stages,” said Managing Director Elena Holy. The two-woman show began as a graduate school acting project by Danai Gurira and Nikkole Salter. After graduating from NYU, they presented the play in places, big and small, from the United Nations, where they won a Global Tolerance Award, to a tiny theater


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Danai Gurira

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in the South Bronx. From there it went off-Broadway and was named one of the ten best plays of the year by the New York Times which printed that it was: ”Moving, smart, spirited and powerfully funny.” “Unforgettable theatre! Altogether engrossing.” - Variety. The material sounds grim, but Times drama critic Charles Isherwood says it’s anything but a depressing experience. “It’s not a dirge. It’s not a lecture,” he says. “It’s not preachy at all.” The play runs from September 16 to October 2 in The Studio at Shadowland Stages, 14 Market Street, Ellenville. For tickets: www.shadowlandstages. org or phone 845-647-5511. Limited pay-what-you-can tickets are available for previews: September 16 at 8:00pm and September 17 at 2:00pm.

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Comedy Show in Sugar Loaf Support the Town of ‘O Donnell and Bob Nelson. Chester PBA by coming to a Whether taking on fun-filled, humorous comedy relationships, his Italianshow opening with the Hudson American family, or current Valley’s own “Crazy” Gene events, Joe DeVito’s dead-on Trifilo, featuring Vinnie Mark, timing, unexpected twists and and leading up to headliner, Joe sheer flights of lunacy make DeVito! him a favorite at clubs and Joe DeVito Comedian Vinnie Mark’s best colleges across the U.S. and at trick is to change traditional the top venues in NYC. magic into non-stop laughs After spending a decade as before your very eyes. He a journalist and advertising delivers joke after joke, gag writer, Joe gave into his after gag. Las Vegas slick coworker’s demands to try and Sunday school proper, performing so he could find alchemist Mark transforms fame, while they finally got Vinnie Mark audience participation, onesome work done. Since then, liners and a few surprises into he’s appeared on television pure platinum. more than 150 times, including Vinnie Mark has performed Comedy Central, The Late at many of the nation’s top Late Show (CBS), Last Comic comedy venues such as Las Standing (NBC), AXS-tv’s Vegas’ legendary MGM and Gotham Comedy Live, Comics Caesars Hotels, Atlantic City’s Unleashed, E! Network, CNN, prestigious Caesars and Borgata Animal Planet, Discovery Gene Trifilo Hotels and the Pocono’s Caesars Hotel. Channel, and more. In addition, he regularly entertains Laugh your head off at Sugar Loaf passengers on the Royal Caribbean and Performing Arts Center, Kings Norwegian cruise lines. He is an original Highway, Chester, on September 16 member of the “Laughter Company,” an at 8:00pm. For tickets, visit www. improvisation group that included Rosie sugarloafpacny.com (and at the door).

Glazed Ceramics in Newburgh Federico Massa extinction of animal is a world-renowned species.” street artist with a Cruz has been unique style that selected as Visitor blends hyper-realistic Center’s inaugural animal portraiture artist in residence, with psychedelically as part of the bright backgrounds. Center’s mission to He gained traction in support emerging the 1990s as a graffiti interdisciplinary Cruz’s “Hunting Pollution” in artist in the burgeoning artists of the Hudson Rome was awarded as the biggest street art movement Valley and beyond. eco-friendly mural in Europe in under the alias “Cruz.” collaboration with Yourban 2030. The residency will As his work progressed, he began using provide space for creative investigation the symbol of a hyena (“iena” in Italian), and experimentation. During the selfwhich led to his new alias, iena Cruz. directed residency, artists are encouraged Originally from Milan, Cruz has to experiment with a new body of work or lived in Brooklyn for the past ten years. develop a new process and are invited to Trained in stage set design at Milan’s engage with the Newburgh community. Brera Academy of Art, he is known On October 1, Visitor Center will internationally for his large-scale, present a series of new works by Cruz eco-conscious murals that use special created during his September 15nanotechnology-infused paints to scrub 30 residency with a series of glazed pollution from the air around them. ceramics. Spanning the entire gallery, the Speaking about his mural, Hunting comprehensive presentation will chart Pollution in Rome, he said, “the inspiration the recent evolution of Cruz’s practice. to use the heron is above all because it’s See the show from October 1 to an animal in danger of extinction. Most November 15. An opening reception will of my work is influenced by the desire be held on October 1, from 5:00pmto bring attention to environmental 7:00pm at Visitor Center, 233 Liberty problems, like global warming and the Street, Newburgh. Info: 917-703-9262.

Slam & E’lissa Perform at SLPAC The internationally renowned Slam Allen is a messenger of love. This dynamic entertainer uses the genres of blues, soul, R&B, and a touch of rock & roll to deliver powerful soul stirring performances. He captures you with a voice that echoes Otis Redding, a guitar that Slam Allen immerses you in B. B. King, and stage energy reminiscent of James Brown, all the while captivating you with his own original music! This gifted musician and entertainer was the lead singer, lead guitarist and band leader for the legendary Grammynominated James Cotton. “Playing with Cotton was such a great experience for me! There are things I learned from him that you can’t learn from any school. It was a great honor,” says Slam. Today, with 6 albums to his credit, Slam crisscrosses the globe playing festivals from Argentina to New York, from Italy to Florida, from Switzerland to Chicago, and beyond. E’lissa Jones is a music educator

in the Warwick School District, but also one of the most dynamic performers in the Hudson Valley. She is a beautiful singer, prolific songwriter, violinist, pianist, E’lissa Jones and guitarist, and an exceptionally talented artist with a wide range, whose songs embrace audiences with powerful melodies and expressive lyrics. Influential styling ranges from folk to rock in her catalogue of over 250 original songs. While classically trained as a violinist, E’lissa is largely self-taught as a vocalist and a plethora of other instruments she performs with. She has toured the world as a backup singer with Wilson Pickett, Ray Charles and Al Green. She has performed and toured with legends and has recorded and released six albums. Slam and E’lissa perform on September 18 at 7:30pm at the Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center, 1351 Kings Highway, Chester. For further information and tickets, visit: www.sugarloafpacny.com

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WRS: “Life and Love: Paintings by Clayton Buchanan” These days when pastelist Clayton Buchanan puts pen to paper it is to make poetry rather than the visual images he has long been known for. “Since Clayton has transitioned from a visual artist to a poet and writer, I am pleased that we can give gallery visitors a chance to see a selection of his paintings, drawn from his many years as an artist, in a single exhibit,” effused Sarah Fortner Pierson, executive director of the Wallkill River School (soon to be Wallkill River Center for the Arts). “I had long been fascinated with the Impressionist color concept and sought those moments that come and go in the blink of an eye. They were a challenge to capture,” recalls Buchanan. “Many of these figurative paintings are those moments, frozen in time, that capture life in movement, and give us a chance to recognize that fleeting beauty of light and color so easily lost forever,” stated Buchanan, about the works in the exhibit. Pastels are Buchanan’s medium. Brilliant colors, applied layer upon layer, mixed on the painting surface with energized strokes, enhance his visual imagery. His paintings are in private and

corporate collections in the United States and Canada. He has done numerous portrait commissions throughout the Northeast and South and regularly conducted demonstrations and workshops. He has won various awards on a regional and national level, and maintained a studio in Newburgh. Pierson concludes, Clayton Buchanan speaking at one of his many workshops. “Clayton’s work is well known locally, since it has regularly been featured on the covers of Hudson Valley Parent Magazine (and CANVAS, too!). We are happy to say that Wallkill River School will have a group of paintings from Parent magazine covers on offer via silent auction.” For information email: info@ wallkill.art “Potrait of a Lady” by Clayton Buchanan The once painter now poet takes us back for a look at his Life and from September 2 to October 9. An artist’s reception will be held on Love - Paintings by Clayton Buchanan, a solo exhibit at the WRS, 232 Ward October 1, from 5:00pm-7:00pm. Visit www:wallkillriverschool.com Street (17K), Montgomery, on view

Cabaret, R. Tavern How do we cope when our world turns upside down? Do we just muddle through or find a way to flourish? In It’s a Jungle Out There, Debra Vogel looks at the fickle nature of life and how we survive when the chips are down. Apopular NYC performer whose shows regularly sell out, she has been called “a master at her craft.” Performing songs by such artists as Stephen Sondheim, Tom Waits, Randy Newman, and Mary Chapin Carpenter, she wraps her strong, versatile voice around both comic and heartfelt lyrics, offering a musical romp on the roller coaster of life. A talented character actress, she finds the soul of each song, exploring the ups and downs of living, loving and survival. Debra brings her unique warmth and humor back to the Hudson Valley for a heartwarming night filled with laughter for a benefit performance on September 24 at 7:00pm at the Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 9 Vance Road, Rock Tavern. Admission is $20. For information, call 845-851-6024.

Plein Air Watercolors by Tony Conner Tony Conner’s path His watercolors will be as a self-taught artist has exhibited at the Wallkill followed a serious and River School (soon to be active course that has Wallkill River Center been dedicated to a single for the Arts) in the gallery medium - watercolor adjacent to Clayton and an apprenticeship to Buchanan’s pastel works, its unique disciplines. while the third gallery will Whether it is a feature the group show, landscape, seascape, REALISM: An Academic still life or figure model, Approach, which was Conner is attracted to juried by Conner. a particular scene or Outside Observations: viewpoint based on the Watercolorist Tony Conner Plein Air Works by pattern of individual Tony Conner, a objects, contrasts solo exhibition at of color, value, or the Wallkill River intensity and, most School, 232 Ward of all, the quality of Street (Route 17K), light. Montgomery, “The important is on view from aspect of plein air September 2 to painting for me is October 9. in working from An artist’s direct observation. reception takes place Regardless of subject on October 1 from matter, it is my 5:00pm-7:00pm. objective to identify For additional Work by Tony Conner essential elements information, visit that define a place in a specific time,” www.wallkillriverschool.com or call says Conner. 845-457-ARTS. September 2022

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Neo Expressionism, Realism, & Sculpture in Port Jervis

“Chariot Race” by Gordon Graff

For UpFront Exhibition Space’s Fall Group Show, Rosalind “Roz” Hodgkins is showing a mini-retrospective of her 1980s Neo Expressionist paintings. The works are done on paper and executed in oil stick, pastel and pencil. The manner and furious palette explode in a fast and loose style with figurative elements dancing in and out of focus among the slashed paint strokes. By the 1990s, Hodgkins’ geometric abstraction paintings in gouache, also in this show, have became quiet, contemplative studies. These paintings appear to symbolize conversations between forms in a defined space. Her use of light and color with energized brush strokes create aesthetic dramas. Daniela “Dani” Cooney approaches her figurative paintings with a careful practiced eye. She chooses subjects that

“Day by The Delaware” by Daniela Cooney

resonate with her whether it is a local landscape, an animal or a flower - she is meticulous in her execution. The overall brushwork is smooth and detailed. Her ways of seeing often break out of realism and wander into abstraction with playful colors and forms. She is continually expanding her range of skill. Gordon Graff’s sculpture is a convergence of utility and art, the origins of the parts in each piece come with a cultural and worked history that Gordon expands into a composition of fiction. By placing these disparate objects together, they become characters in a conversation or drama, speaking from their cultural, utilitarian past. They ask

“E Base” by Roz Hodgkins

for interpretation by use of the viewer’s perception and imagination. Gordon has an active intuitive sense in his placement of these objects in his pieces while giving them a new life. The show is on view from September 2 to October 30. The public is invited to the artist’s reception on September 18, from 1:00pm-6:00pm at UpFront Exhibition Space, 31 Jersey Avenue, Port Jervis. For further info, call 845-754-1808.

Tavern: Skivvies The Skivvies are Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley, singer/actor/musicians performing stripped down arrangements of eclectic covers and eccentric originals. Not only is the music stripped down - cello, ukulele, glockenspiel, melodica - but the Skivvies literally strip down to their underwear to perform. The New York Times calls them “a hot musical comedy duo specializing in unexpected arrangements, incongruous mash-ups, and of course, highly toned displays of skin.” The scantily clad duo will be performing at the Forestburgh Tavern, 39 Forestburgh Road, on September 24 at 8:00pm. Doors open at 7:00pm for food and drink service. Complimentary cocktail is included with your ticket purchase. For tickets visit: www.forestburghtavern.com See ad page 32.

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