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SUNY Sullivan announces upcoming productions, celebrate poetry month and more

A night of peace, love and prosperity

WHITE LAKE, NY — Dress in your grooviest outfit and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Woodstock Music Festival at the annual Sullivan County Chamber of Commerce and Industry fundraiser on Saturday, April 6 at 5:30 p.m. The person with the hippest look will go home with a “far-out” prize. Tickets cost $60 per person and can be purchased at or at 845/791-4200. With the purchase of a $20 commemorative bracelet, it is all you can drink “Peace Beer” from the Roscoe Beer Company, “Love-Hard Lemonade” and “Santana Sangria.” The event will be held at the Sullivan County International Airport Terminal Building and will feature a Woodstock-inspired menu with food from Bernie’s Holiday Restaurant.

SUNY Orange Apprentice Players presents ‘Three Sisters’

MIDDLETOWN, NY — On Friday and Saturday the weekends of April 12 and April 19 at 7:30 p.m., with one Sunday performance on April 14 at 3 p.m., Anton Chekhov’s “Three Sisters” will be performed at the William and Helen Richards Theatre at Orange Hall on the Middletown campus of SUNY Orange. Tickets cost $12 for adults; $10 for seniors, faculty and alumni; and $4 for students at the box office. Tickets may be purchased online with a $2.50 service charge. For more information, contact Max Schafer at 845/341-4790.

Celebrate National Poetry Month during National Library Week

NARROWSBURG, NY — The Tusten-Cochecton Branch of the Western Sullivan Public Library is celebrating National Library Week and National Poetry Month with a reading from two local poets, Bernie Creamer and Hudson Williams-Eynon, on Wednesday, April 10 at 6 p.m. Light refreshments will be served, and there will be special guests, music and a Q&A with the poets. For more information, visit or call 845/252-3360.

SUNY Sullivan announces two upcoming productions

LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY — The SUNY Sullivan Theater Program has announced its third and fourth productions for the 2018-19 Women Playwright’s Season: “The Rover” by Aphra Behn and “Polaroid Stories” by Naomi Iizuka. Both productions will take place in the Seelig Theater from April 11 to 21, Thursdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. “The Rover” will play April 11, 13, 19 and 21, and “Polaroid Stories” will play April 12, 14, 18 and 20. Tickets are a suggested donation of $10 at the door.


A booklover’s bash with Bob Eckstein

HAWLEY, PA — The Hawley Public Library invites best-selling author, humorist and cartoonist Bob Eckstein as the guest speaker for their annual Booklover’s Bash on Saturday, April 13 at 6 p.m. Jazz guitarist Benya Barshai will provide music throughout the evening. Tickets cost $45. For those interested in becoming a sponsor, the deadline is Tuesday, April 9.  

Fresh folk and funk

HONESDALE, PA —  On Sunday, April 14 at 5 p.m., RiverFolk Concerts and the Cooperage Project are inviting Jacob Johnson back for his neo-acoustic folk/funk musical stylings. A passionate guitarist and storyteller, Johnson weaves his tales through multiple genres, comprised of effortless vocals, complicated chord progressions and strumming, slapping and tapping techniques.

Learning guitar from his grandmother as a kid, he has since become a virtuoso, building an impressive resume within the music scene. He’s toured with the likes of Tommy Emmanuel, Frank Vignola, Edwin McCain, David Wilcox, Zac Brown Band, Victor Wooten, Tim Reynolds, Darryl Worley and  Paula Cole.

To reserve a ticket for $15, call Jill at 845/252-6783 or email Tickets cost $20 at the door. Doors open at 4:30 and the show begins at 5 p.m. This event is BYOB with food available for purchase.


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