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What's going on in arts, leisure and the community March 24 to 30

Posted 3/24/22

What's going on in arts, leisure and the community March 24 to 30

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Celebrating women's history and abstract art, and more

What's going on in arts, leisure and the community March 24 to 30


Learn more about hoggees and the Kate Project

ONLINE — Sullivan County historian John Conway will present a program on the Kate Project at 6 p.m. on Thursday, March 31, on Zoom and YouTube Live.

The Kate Project, led by historian Debra Conway, examines the role of children who worked on the D&H Canal.

Debra Conway is the executive director of the Delaware Company, which promotes and supports the history of the Upper Delaware River region. John Conway is the president of the board.

Registration is required and is limited. Visit ebcpl.org, hover over Events and then click Adult Calendar to register.

Music on the new stage, ‘Spinal Tap’ on the screen

CALLICOON, NY — The Callicoon Theater is hosting its first live show on Saturday, April 9, beginning at 8 p.m.

Local band Basic B*tches will play their album “Go to the Movies” on the theater’s new stage. Each song on the album is based on a classic cult movie, said theater owner Kristina Smith in a blog post on the theater’s website. She added that the performance will include projections, “cheeky special effects and a retro cartoon intermission.”

The 40-minute show will be followed by a screening of the 1984 classic cult film “This Is Spinal Tap”  in all its original glory, she said.

Drinks will be available for purchase from Stickett Inn Cider.

Tickets cost $20 in advance at https://bit.ly/3CVBsjQ. The cost is $25 at the door.

“Don’t miss a night of pure, dumb fun,” Smith said. “Remember, ‘it’s such a fine line between clever and stupid.’”

For more information, visit the Callicoon Theater’s website at thecallicoontheater.com.

Writers wanted for the Lackawaxen Township newsletter

LACKAWAXEN, PA — Do you have great news about Lackawaxen Township?

Write for the next issue of the Lackawaxen Connection. Share something you’ve written, update everyone on an organization, anything about life in Lackawaxen Township.

Copies are mailed directly to all Lackawaxen Township residents.

Past newsletters are available here for inspiration: https://www.lackawaxentownshippa.gov/lackawaxenconnection.

The deadline to submit an article is Monday, April 18.

Send questions, articles or advertising inquiries to Heather at heather@lackawaxentownshippa.gov.

Discover STEM at SUNY Sullivan

LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY — Do you like discovering the unknown, finding solutions and being hands-on? SUNY Sullivan is holding a STEM Day on the college campus on Saturday, March 26. Check-in is at 11:30 a.m. and the program begins at 12 noon.

STEM Day introduces visitors to the college’s math, environmental science, biology, computer science and green-building technology programs.

STEM jobs pay off. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics notes that STEM occupations are expected to increase by 10.5 percent over the next 10 years. The median annual wage of STEM careers is more than double that of non-STEM occupations—$89,780 vs. $40,020.

Bring your high school transcript and you might be accepted instantly.

Masks are required for unvaccinated visitors

Registration requested, not required.

For more information, visit sunysullivan.edu.

April Fools fete from Farm Arts

CALLICOON, NY — The Farm Arts Collective is holding an April Fools fete on Friday, April 1, beginning at 6 p.m. It will be held at Seminary Hill Cidery in Callicoon, featuring food, drink, music and an auction. The collective will perform too.

For more information and for tickets, visit farmartscollective.org.

Safe Harbors of the Hudson Valley presents the Up In Arms family musical “Monster Intelligence" on Saturday, March 26.
Safe Harbors of the Hudson Valley presents the Up In Arms family musical “Monster Intelligence" on Saturday, March 26.

Musical puppet adventures at Safe Harbors of the Hudson Valley

NEWBURGH, NY — Time for some “Monster Intelligence.”

Melvin the monster makes a birthday wish—and it’s granted. But he has to pass a test first.

The show takes place at 11 a.m. on Saturday, March 26 at the Safe Harbors Lobby at the Ritz, 107 Broadway.

There will be a Q&A after the show.

Tickets cost $5 each.

For more information and for tickets, visit safe-harbors.org.

Workshop for nonprofits is back at Greater Pike

MILFORD, PA — After a pandemic-related hiatus, Greater Pike Community Foundation’s annual workshop for nonprofit organizations will be held on Tuesday, April 12 at the Tom Quick Inn in Milford.

Reservations are required and are due by Tuesday, March 29.

The event and the breakfast are sponsored by Milford Hospitality Group and the Tom Quick Inn.

Reservations are required and space is limited to two representatives per organization so reserve early. Email your RSVP by March 29 to tammysavarese@greaterpike.org or call 570/832-4686. Include your name, your affiliated organization and your brief writeup if you plan to present during the session.

For more information contact Jenni Hamill, executive director, at 570/832-4686, or email jennihamill@greaterpike.org, or visit www.greaterpike.org and on Facebook.com/GreaterPike.

Rehearsing for "Next to Normal" at SUNY Sullivan.
Rehearsing for "Next to Normal" at SUNY Sullivan.

‘Next to Normal,’ about life with bipolar disorder, at SUNY Sullivan

 LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY — The SUNY Sullivan Theater Arts Program presents “Next to Normal,” a play about how one suburban household copes with crisis and mental illness.

The play opens at SUNY Sullivan’s Seelig Theater on World Bipolar Day, Wednesday, March 30.

The book and lyrics are by Brian Yorkey and the music is by Tom Kitt. “Next to Normal” won three 2009 Tony Awards and the 2010 Pulitzer Prize.

Performances take place March 30 to Saturday, April 2; Sunday, April 3; and Friday, April 8 to Saturday, April 9. All performances begin at 8 p.m. except for April 3, which begins at 2 p.m.

Masks are required for all campus visitors. Tickets cost a suggested donation of $10 for the SUNY Sullivan theater program/performing arts club.

For further information, email Jessica López-Barkl at jbarkl@sunysullivan.edu. For advance tickets, go to next2normal.brownpapertickets.com/.

The Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra performs a chamber music concert in Monticello in October 2021. Pictured are Akiko Hosoi, left; Or Matias; Luke Krafka; Andrew Trombley and Colin Brookes.
The Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra performs a chamber music concert in Monticello in October 2021. Pictured are Akiko Hosoi, left; Or Matias; Luke …

‘Ladies night’ with the Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra quartet

MONTICELLO, NY — The Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra is holding an evening featuring the music of three different female composers.

A quartet will play “String Quartet in E-flat Major” by Fanny Mendelssohn-Hensel, “String Quartet in B Minor by Teresa Carreño” and “String Quartet in C Minor” by Ethel Smyth.

Performing at “Ladies Night” will be Akiko Hosoi on the violin, Adrienne Harmon on the violin, Chiu Chen Liu on the viola and Kirsten Jermé on the cello.

The performances will take place on Saturday, April 2 at 6 p.m. at the Hurleyville Performing Arts Centre in Hurleyville and on Sunday, April 3 at 2 p.m. in the Krause Recital Hall at the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance in Narrowsburg.

Tickets for the Hurleyville performance cost $25 for adults and $10 for students. The tickets can be purchased at hurleyvilleartscentre.org. Masks are required and advance purchase is encouraged. Tickets will be available at the door until capacity is met. For information, call 845/985-4722.

Tickets for the Narrowsburg performance are free of charge as part of the DVAA’s Salon Series. Advance registration for the event is required at delawarevalleyartsalliance.org. There is limited seating; masks and proof of vaccination or negative COVID-19 test are required. Call 845/252-7576 for more information.

Barbara Carpenito's work, "South Street Seaport," combining both the history of her home town and her art, she says. "It is one view of the South Street Seaport area, painted in the 80s, when there were still some vestiges of a working seaport, before it was turned into a tourist attraction. Seaport businesses moved to Hunts Point, Bronx," she said. The painting is on display as part of "Archive: Stories from Storage," at the Wayne County Arts Alliance's Main Street Gallery.
Barbara Carpenito's work, "South Street Seaport," combining both the history of her home town and her art, she says. "It is one view of the South …

Go see ‘Stories from Storage’

HONESDALE, PA — You have just over a week to see what Wayne County artists found when they examined the work they kept in storage.

“Archive: Stories from Storage,” exhibited at the Wayne County Arts Alliance’s Main Street Gallery, will close on Friday, April 2.

Eighteen artists are showing work that they created in the past and rediscovered or reimagined; sometimes the work has gained importance over the years.

The gallery is open from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursdays through Saturdays.

For more information, visit the Wayne County Arts Alliance at waynecountyartsalliance.org.

Celebrate women’s history, abstract art

ONLINE — Joyce Raimondo, from the Pollock-Krasner House and Study Center, will present a virtual art studio tour and historical presentation at 6 p.m. on Monday, March 28.

The event is sponsored by the Western Sullivan Public Library.

Raimondo will talk about the women who pioneered abstract art: Lee Krasner, Elaine DeKooning, Helen Frankenthaler and others. There will be a virtual tour of Krasner’s studio, which was located in East Hampton, NY.

For more information and to register for the Zoom link, visit the calendar at www.WSPLonline.org, or call 845/252-3360.

DA Galligan, others honored by Women’s Bar Association

GOSHEN, NY — The Women’s Bar Association of Orange and Sullivan will honor Sullivan DA Meagan Galligan with its Public Interest Attorney award.

It’s part of the group’s annual meeting and awards dinner, to be held on Thursday, April 1 at 5:30 p.m. at the Palacio Catering and Conference Center.

Cynthia Hand of the firm Jacobowitz and Gubitz will be presented with the Outstanding New Attorney award and the Hon. Hyun Chin Kim will receive the Distinguished Member award.

The Women’s Bar Association will be collecting new and gently used suits and professional clothing to benefit domestic-violence prevention group Fearless! Hudson Valley.

Tickets to the dinner cost $50 per person. RSVP to rsvp@wbaosc.org.

For a list of donations needed, visit https://bit.ly/37O46YR. For more information, email president@wbaosc.org.

As a honey bee, Apis mellifera, moves from flower to flower feeding on nectar, she is dusted with pollen from anthers (the male part of the flower), which adheres to the hairs of her body. The pollen also falls off her body and transfers to the pistil (female part of the flower), where it germinates and grows a pollen tube that reaches the ovary of the flower and fertilizes it. Learn more about honeybees at the LCEEC beginner beekeeping course.
As a honey bee, Apis mellifera, moves from flower to flower feeding on nectar, she is dusted with pollen from anthers (the male part of the flower), …

Get your beginning-beekeeper certificate

COVINGTON TOWNSHIP, PA — Do you want to keep bees?

The Lackawanna College Environmental Education Center (LCEEC) in Covington Township is accepting applications for the Beginner Beekeeping certificate program.

The program will run from Thursday, April 7 through Thursday, June 9, from 5 p.m.to 7 p.m.

It will be held at the Environmental Education Center, 93 MacKenzie Rd. The $250 10-session course is for both beginner and seasoned beekeepers.

After completing the course, participants will be certified to manage honeybee colonies for maximum bee health and honey production.

To enroll, visit Lackawanna.edu/beekeeping, email lceec@lackawanna.edu or call 570/842-1506.

Celebrate women’s history and women in business

ONLINE — Join the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) at 1 p.m. on Thursday, March 31 for an online event celebrating Women’s History Month.

Industry experts will discuss financial wellness for women-owned small businesses, the critical need to increase equity and access to opportunities that help uplift and support women entrepreneurs, and SBA initiatives and resources that support existing women-owned small businesses and new startups as they pivot and grow in a post-COVID world.

There is no charge.

For more information and to register, visit https://bit.ly/3L0TOmu.

‘No Small Parts’ on AMCC YouTube channel

ONLINE — The first two episodes of “There are No Small Parts” are available now on the Artists’ Market Community Center YouTube channel.

A new episode is uploaded every two weeks.

The series is based on John DiLeo’s book, “There are No Small Parts: 100 outstanding film performances with a screen time of 10 minutes or less.”

DiLeo is a film historian and author of seven books.

Visit the channel on https://bit.ly/3N3EDdX.

Flower show at Hudson Valley Community College

TROY, NY — It may be a bit of a journey, but who doesn’t want to see flowers after a long, icy winter?

It’s time for the Capital Region Flower and Garden Expo, taking place Friday, March 25 through Sunday, March 27 at the McDonough Sports Complex at Hudson Valley Community College.

The coronavirus canceled the 2020 show just days before it opened, said event manager Pennie Gonzalez. “A March in the capital region without a flower and garden show is like having Christmas omitted from December.”

The show offers themed displays by floral designers, and since it opened in 1988 has helped gardeners get a start on spring plantings, said Gonzalez. Seminars and demonstrations offer ideas and tips.

The full schedule is available online at www.gardenandflowershow.com.

Tickets cost $15 at the door; children five and under are free of charge with a paid adult.

For more information, visit  www.gardenandflowershow.com or follow the show on Facebook.

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