A day in the life of a Catskill farm family and more

What's going on in arts, leisure and community September 9 to 15

Posted 9/8/21

‘In the Works~In the Woods’ in Forestburgh

FORESTBURGH, NY — A new arts festival at the Forestburgh Playhouse opens on September 9.

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A day in the life of a Catskill farm family and more

What's going on in arts, leisure and community September 9 to 15

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‘In the Works~In the Woods’ in Forestburgh

FORESTBURGH, NY — A new arts festival at the Forestburgh Playhouse opens on September 9.

Titled “In the Works~In the Woods,” the festival is part of the playhouse’s 75th anniversary season. The last day is September 12.

Performances include:

“By Any Other Name,” a musical with book and lyrics by Deborah Zoe Laufer, music and additional lyrics by Daniel Green, and directed by Noah Himmelstein.

“This Happened Once at the Romance Depot off the I-87 in Westchester,” a new play by Gina Femla and directed by Taylor Reynolds.

“El Otro Oz: la Maravillosa Adventure of Dora Garza/The Other Oz: the Marvelous Adventure of Dora Garza” is a new bilingual musical for young audiences. The book is by Mando Alvarado and Tommy Newman, music and lyrics are by Jaime Lozano and Tommy Newman, and it is directed by Rebecca Aparicio.

The “Catskills Cab Lab” is directed by Alan Muraoka and features new, solo cabaret artists Belinda Allyn and Frank James Johnson. Steven Cuevas is the musical director.

A new play, “Holding My Own,” is written and performed by Didi Conn, with music by David Shire.

There are three different memberships for the Festival: the individual “Friends of Forestburgh” membership costs $150, the “Miracle of the Forest” gives you two passes and costs $500 and the “Festival Founder” membership provides two passes and costs  $1000.

Day passes are also available, costing $75 per pass. Tickets to individual events cost $35 per ticket. A ticket to the Musical for Young Audiences costs $10 per person.

For more information go to www.fbplayhouse.org or call 845/794-1194. 

Mark Keoppen and his pigs (and chickens and lambs) will explain animal husbandry in the next Farm Arts Collective event.
Mark Keoppen and his pigs (and chickens and lambs) will explain animal husbandry in the next Farm Arts Collective event.

Pigs, chickens and lambs, oh my!

DAMASCUS, PA — Join the Farm Arts Collective for a Farm Days workshop, led by Mark Keoppen at his farm, Toad Hollow, in Callicoon.

Mark raises pigs, chickens and lambs organically in a small but diversified space of field and forest, the collective says.

Participants can take a tour of the operations, visit the animals, and learn about best practices for the health and welfare of the animals we eat. Mark will discuss food, the amount of shelter and space farm animals require, land use, processing, and details that will help anyone interested in raising their own animals to do it in a humane manner.

The workshop costs $20. Tickets can be purchased at www.farmartscollective.org.

Toad Hollow Farm is located at 77 Toad Rd. in Callicoon.

For more information go to www.farmartscollective.org.

Get to know your community

HONESDALE, PA — Wayne County is growing, and if you’re new to the area or just want to learn more about it, the Cooperage has an event for you.

On Friday, September 10, they’re hosting NEPA Community Day from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

Over a dozen nonprofits will be there to share information and resources about their organizations.

Or maybe you have a passion or skill to share. Do you want to volunteer? You’ll find ways to get involved. You can meet some elected officials and learn about events.

Light refreshments will be served, and you can sample food and beverages from local artisans.

The event will be held both indoors and outdoors; in case of rain, it will move indoors. The Cooperage requires masks inside the building.

All are welcome, and NEPA Community Day is free of charge.  

NEPA Community Day is sponsored by The Cooperage Project, Wayne County Community Foundation, Pocono Mountains Visitors Bureau and Pocono Television Network.

For more information, please contact The Cooperage Project at info@thecooperageproject.com or call 570/253-2020.

Ten Mile River Scout Museum to open Saturdays in September, October

NARROWSBURG, NY — Citing an “overwhelmin[g] local and scout visitor response during the summer,” the Ten Mile River Scout Museum will be open to the public on Saturdays in September and October, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

They are also open by appointment. Call or text 845/701-1317.

For more information, see www.tmrmuseum.org.

Train your body and mind at free virtual fitness series

ONLINE — SUNY Sullivan and Sullivan 180 present “The September Strength Series,” a free community learning exercise class for individuals.

The series will consist of a 45-minute metabolic resistance training workout followed by a 15-minute lesson on fitness.

The course is taught by Maggi Fitzpatrick, owner of Calo Fitness and a Sullivan 180 healthy living coach. She has worked with college athletes, cardiac rehabilitation patients, women who are pregnant and those who are postpartum and more.

Classes will be held on Zoom on Tuesdays: September 14, September 21, and September 28. All start at 6 p.m. Participants can attend any session, or all of them.

To register, go to bit.ly/2WBTU0h.

For additional information, email wellness@sunysullivan.edu.

Jeff Lions hold golf tournament

JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — On Sunday, September 12, at the Swan Lake Golf Club, the Jeffersonville Lions will hold their 29th annual golf tournament. It starts at 1 p.m.

The cost is $75 per person, and includes greens fees, golf cart, prizes and dinner.

For information or to register, call Doug Immoor at 845/482-4061.

The stone that supposedly commemorates the Iroquois and Loyalist dead at Minisink Battleground Park.
The stone that supposedly commemorates the Iroquois and Loyalist dead at Minisink Battleground Park.

‘Take A Hike!’ on the Minisink Battleground Park trail

BARRYVILLE, NY — If you enjoy hiking, the Minisink Battleground Park offers an easy loop trail and a chance to soak up some history too.

The half-mile trail guides hikers around the site of a Revolutionary War battle between colonists and Iroquois and Loyalist soldiers.

 The park is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and this flat, short trail is perfect for beginner hikers and history buffs alike.

The 57-acre Minisink Battleground Park also includes picnic areas, a group picnic pavilion, restroom facilities and a handful of additional walking trails. Monuments commemorating the Battle of Minisink can be found throughout the park.

The park is located on County Route 168 in the Town of Highland, off Route 97 and less than a mile up the hill from the Roebling Bridge.  The park entrance will be on your left.  The park is owned by Sullivan County and is one of the trails included in the “Take A Hike!” program.

For more information, go to https://bit.ly/3sBDmRo or call 570/685-4871

Sullivan County poet laureate Eric Baylin will be at the Jeff Jamboree on Saturday, September 18.
Sullivan County poet laureate Eric Baylin will be at the Jeff Jamboree on Saturday, September 18.

Poetry and ducks?

JEFFERSONVILLE, NY — Eric Baylin, Sullivan County’s poet laureate, will be at the Jeffersonville Jamboree on Saturday, September 18, starting at 10 a.m.

First, he’ll be at the Western Sullivan Public Library’s Jeffersonville branch from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., and then he’ll move over to the Schadt Memorial Bridge to kick off the annual duck race with a pre-race poem.

He is expected, library staff said, to delight the line-up of highly competitive rubber ducks.

Baylin was a teacher at Packer Collegiate Institute in Brooklyn Heights for 37 years. Now retired, he was chosen to be the third poet laureate in Sullivan County.

For more information go to www.wsplonline.org.

A day in the life of a Catskill farm family at Time and the Valleys Museum

GRAHAMSVILLE, NY — Step back in time, and see what life was like almost a century ago.

On Sunday, September 12, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m., “A Day in the Life of a Catskill Farm Family” will offer an afternoon of fun for the family.

Time and the Valleys Museum has recreated a 1930s Catskill farm, which includes a reconstructed early barn, outhouse, farmhouse, milkhouse, electric plant and a shop with a working waterwheel, and much more.

Held rain or shine, the day will include guided tours of the farm’s recently reconstructed buildings, demonstrations to watch and old-fashioned games to play. Refreshments will be sold and all museum exhibits and the gift shop will be open.

Tickets cost $5 per adult and $2 per child under 16. There is no charge to museum members.

For more information call 845/985-7700, email info@timeandthevalleysmuseum.org or go to www.timeandthevalleysmuseum.org.  



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