'Delgado announces 2021 Congressional Art Competition, calls for submissions' and more

What's going on in arts, leisure and community April 1 to 7

Posted 3/31/21

What's going on in arts, leisure and community April 1 to 7

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'Delgado announces 2021 Congressional Art Competition, calls for submissions' and more

What's going on in arts, leisure and community April 1 to 7


Delgado announces 2021 Congressional Art Competition, calls for submissions

NEW YORK —Rep. Antonio Delgado (NY-19) invites high school students across New York’s 19th Congressional District to participate in this year’s Congressional Art Competition. The winner will have their art displayed in the U.S. Capitol. Last year’s winning piece was an acrylic on canvas painting, “Adolescent Sunsets,” by Alyssa Palmero of FDR High School in Hyde Park, NY.

The Congressional Art Competition is an annual event hosted by the House of Representatives, allowing high school students from across the country to showcase their artistic talents. The winning piece from each Congressional District is displayed in the U.S. Capitol for a full year. Due to the coronavirus outbreak, submissions will be collected digitally at NY19.Art@mail.house.gov. All high school students who are residents of New York’s 19th Congressional District are eligible to submit entries to NY19.Art@mail.house.gov. Students can check the U.S. House of Representative’s Find Your Representative tool (www.house.gov/representatives/find-your-representative) to find which congressional district they reside in.

Images of the artwork must be received via email no later than Monday, April 26, and a release form must be submitted along with each submission. Guidelines for submission and additional requirements can be found at www.bit.ly/3rxKsEz. The release form required with submissions can be found at www.bit.ly/3u2jN4q.

Opening day on the river, new trout plan regulations

DELAWARE RIVER — Opening day of trout season on the Upper Delaware River (UDR) is Thursday, April 1 for New Yorkers and Saturday, April 3 for Pennsylvanians.

The Friends of the Upper Delaware (FUDR) offered an update on recent changes in UDR angling regulations determined by the new NYS Trout Plan regulations, which are in effect for the 2021 fishing season:

The East Branch, West Branch and Main Stem of the UDR tailwaters are now categorized as a “Wild Premier” NY trout fishery and receive the highest levels of protection. The Beaverkill, Willowemoc and Oquaga Creek are categorized as “stocked” fisheries.

The new harvest rate for the UDR Wild Premier stretches is one trout per day, any size, for the entire tailwater system. Harvest rates for other UDR stream categories remain unchanged.

The stretch of UDR Main Stem from Lordville to Callicoon will not be designated as “Wild Premier” but will receive Wild Premier protections.

The entire UDR tailwaters, including their tributaries, are now open for fishing on a year-round basis with catch-and-release restrictions from October 15 through April 1. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC), FUDR, Trout Unlimited, and members of the UDR angling community are working together to develop a three-year impact study to determine if the expanded year-round angling will have detrimental impacts on the fishery.

For the PA/NY UDR border waters, there are ongoing discussions between the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission, DEC and the UDR angling community about the need to harmonize UDR fishing regulations. This is most important for harvest rates on the West Branch border waters (two fish limit in Pennsylvania versus one fish limit in New York) and size restrictions on the West Branch and Main Stem (Minimum 14 inches in Pennsylvania versus any size in New York).

For more information on the NYSDEC Trout Stream Management Plan, visit www.bit.ly/3dddfZY.

For more information on the Strategic Plan for Management of Trout Fisheries in PA, visit www.bit.ly/2QQD6PX.

‘From Liverpool to Abbey Road’

ONLINE — On Thursday, April 8 at 6 p.m., Vinne Bruno will present “From Liverpool to Abbey Road,” a Beatles ‘60’s Music History Program. This virtual program is presented by the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library in Monticello, NY.

Follow the footsteps of The Beatles with Beatles’ scholar and rock historian Vincent Bruno. Embark on the Beatles’ historic journey, starting from their early days as a cover band to their remarkable final recordings at Abbey Road Studios. 

Registration is limited to 100 people. Visit www.ebcpl.org and then click on “April 2021 Adult Calendar.”

‘When Ideas Walk, Rivers Can Talk: Innovation and Communication in Global Environmental Law’

ONLINE — To kick off the 2021 Earth Month Lecture Series, on Thursday, April 1 at 6:30 p.m., Mike Angstadt, J.D., PhD, will speak about how innovative ideas and uses of environmental law spread and gain traction around the world. “We don’t live in a world of local or global environmentalism. Instead, local approaches are global, and global ideas are implemented locally,” he states. This theme “emphasizes the globally interconnected nature of environmental challenges like climate change,” and demonstrates the importance of “domestic efforts in contributing to international responses.”

Angstadt’s goal is to highlight a process that exists within the law. To illustrate this, he will discuss three developments that are being considered in countries around the world: (1) efforts to establish special courts/benches/judges that only hear environmental cases; (2) efforts to grant legal rights to natural objects like trees, species, rivers and entire ecosystems; and (3) efforts to use domestic courts to address global challenges, like climate change.

As an environmental politics scholar and trained environmental lawyer, Angstadt is passionate about interdisciplinary undergraduate teaching and research at the nexus of international relations and environmental law and policy. His research examines domestic judicial institutions and their role in implementing international environmental law.

This  event, which is co-sponsored by SUNY Orange Cultural Affairs and SUNY Orange Sustainability, is free and open to the public. Questions can be directed to cultural@sunyorange.edu.

For more information and to register, visit www.bit.ly/3rqchyw.

Ten-minute play festival

SOUTH FALLSBURG, NY — The Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop is seeking several actors for two weekends of original 10-minute plays written by playwrights both here at home and abroad. All will debut at the Rivoli Theatre.

Auditions will be held on Saturday and Sunday, April 10 and 11, from 12 noon to 4 p.m. They will be held at the Rivoli Theatre (walk-ins) or Zoom (contact Harold). Several actors of all ages and genders will be needed; all experience levels are welcome to audition. Audition videos should include the performer’s name and a brief theatre biography.

One of the plays is a 10-minute musical, “Bittersweet Lullaby” (tnny.org), which requires a girl and a boy both under the age of 19. Anyone interested should submit a video of “Bittersweet Lullaby” by Sunday, April 4 at 6 p.m. Find the practice track at www.bit.ly/2O2Ioqr and the sheet music at www.bit.ly/3lZWdCo.

Performances will take place on May 7, 8, 9, 14 and 16. The show will be live (state regulations permitting) or virtual.

For more information, and to submit your audition video, contact Harold Tighe at haroldtighe50@gmail.com.

Delgado, Congressional Art Competition, Delaware River, trout, the Beatles, Earth Month Lecture Series, SUNY Orange, Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop


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