What's going on in arts, leisure and community August 6 to 12
ONLINE — The Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra (SCCO) will present a week-long series of live stream events entitled “SCCO - House Party.” Over the course of one week, SCCO will perform for five days, live-streamed.
These one-hour virtual performances begin with three concerts entitled “Everyday SCCO” streaming from the Suzanne Stanway Arts Haven in Monticello, NY on Monday, August 10, Tuesday, August 11 and Wednesday, August 12 at 8 p.m.
These three performances entitled “Part I: The More Music You Know” will feature selections by past and current composers from historically marginalized groups: Black composers on Monday, Women composers on Tuesday and Latinx composers on Wednesday. A portion of funding raised will be donated to organizations that advocate for and promote representation of marginalized groups in the arts.
A “Porch Concert” (weather permitting) entitled “Part II: Schubert, Price and More…” takes place on Friday, August 14 at 7:30 p.m. Patrons who are interested in hearing a bit of live music are encouraged to drive by the Suzanne Stanway Arts Haven at 13 St. John Street to stop for a listen. Friday’s program will be repeated on Saturday, August 15. SCCO performers will move inside for a live-stream “Home Concert” at 7:30 p.m.
On Sunday, August 16 from 4 to 5 p.m., SCCO will host an hour-long performance entitled “Part III: Four Seasons of Sullivan County” is a virtual launch party for their new CD. Viewers will be encouraged to ask questions about the artistic process or the music itself. Composer Nancy Wegrzyn, artist Laurie Kilgore and recording engineer Peter Weitzner will join the conversation as well. SCCO musicians will play live music, share a clip from the premiere of this amazing work and share a track from the CD.
For more information, contact Marina Lombardi at email@example.com or 845/798-9006.
ONLINE — A new art festival in the Town of Fallsburg, Art in the Park, debuts on Facebook Live on Saturday, August 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Art in the Park is a family-friendly art festival that features artists, poets, writers, filmmakers, and live music.
Initially a full day at Morningside Park in Hurleyville, the event had to transition into a virtual festival in order to keep the public safe from COVID-19 while still celebrating the arts.
Tune in for a full lineup of artists who will showcase, inspire and create art virtually.
LAKE ARIEL, PA — On Saturday, August 15 at 6 p.m., a farm-to-plate event curated by Lacawac Sanctuary will be held at its Watres Lodge. Enjoy live music with the backdrop of Lacawac’s forest, featuring craft cocktails, wine and a locally sourced menu provided by the Settlers Inn. Smart casual attire recommended; floors are not conducive to high heels.
All proceeds from this event will benefit Lacawac’s mission and work to preserve the environment and shape the next generation of Earth stewards and scientists.
Dinner tickets will be sold in parties of four or more ($85 per person). CDC guidelines will be followed with appropriate distancing measures. Guests will be seated with their party at their own table. Ticket sales are limited.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.bit.ly/lacawacf2t.
HONESDALE, PA — The 14th annual Harry Kiesendahl Memorial Golf Tournament will take place as planned on Monday, August 10, but due to occupancy rates for indoor dining decreasing from 50 percent to 25 percent, Woodloch Resorts has informed Wayne Memorial Hospital (WMH) that it will not be able to provide the usual dinner at the event. Hospital and Wayne Memorial Health Foundation administrators still expect a great tournament.
Funds raised will help the nonprofit hospital purchase state-of-the-art technology and fund physician recruitment incentives. Last year, the tournament raised $43,000 for the hospital’s Second Century Fund, named in honor of Wayne Memorial’s centennial this year.
The hospital and Woodloch are working to enhance aspects of the day for golfers, including a more special box lunch than in years past. Woodloch has also put certain measures in place for safety—including masking requirements in public areas.
For more about the golf tournament and updates as they evolve, visit www.wmh.org/golf-tournament.
WAYNE COUNTY — The Wayne County Arts Alliance is preparing for its 2021 Sketchbook Parti.
Pick up an illustration board before September 31 at Natural Wood Frames, located at 1875 Fair Ave. in Honesdale and open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Boards, and the opportunity to be part of the WCAA “Biggest Idea” book yet, cost $10.
For more information, contact Dave Justice at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ONLINE — On Thursday, August 13 at 6:30 p.m., panelists will discuss their experiences working in the dining rooms of several Catskills hotels in their heyday. Hear personal stories about working seven days a week and playing in “the mountains” during the ‘60s and ‘70s. Many doctors, lawyers and teachers earned their yearly college expenses in eight hectic weeks of summer.
Panelists include Myron Gittell, Alan Barrish, Lynn Skolnick and Marvin Rappaport. Registration is limited to 75 registrants.
For more information and to register, visit www.ebcpl.org (click on adult calendars and then click on August).
ONLINE — The National Park Service (NPS) and the Ten Mile River (TMR) Scout Museum will be conducting several live online talks covering the natural habitat of the Sullivan County Catskills.
Museum Chairman Michael Drilinger and other trustees will moderate all talks. A question-and-answer session will be held after each discussion. All will be available on the museum’s YouTube channel.
On Tuesday, August 11 at 7 p.m., learn how to do an improv scene. All attendees should be able to participate, and Scouts participating should be able to meet some of the theatre merit badge requirements.
To join, visit www.bit.ly/improv32.
On Thursday, August 13 at 7 p.m., there will be a discussion of the bats that live around the Delaware River and how NPS studies them led by NPS biological science technician and natural resource ranger Erica Spiess. Parts of the talk can help Scouts meet the requirements for the mammal study merit badge.
To join, visit www.bit.ly/NPSbats32.
For more information and a full list of upcoming Nature Talks, visit www.tmrmuseum.org/webinars.