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Farm tour, dance festival and more

What's going on in arts & culture August 29 to September 4.

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Guitarist Tony DePaolo will play 12 noon to 5 p.m. in Port Jervis this weekend. | Photo contributed by UpFront Exhibition Space

UpFront Jazz


PORT JERVIS, NY — Tony DePaolo, who was voted best in the Hudson Valley by Guitar Player Magazine, will be performing for UpFront Jazz at the UpFront Exhibition Space located at 31 Jersey Ave. DePaolo will be playing with Ron Oswanski on organ and Tony Cruz on drums.

Tickets cost $15 and are on sale now, cash only, at UpFront and at the door. UpFront is open Thursday through Sunday from 12 noon to 5 p.m. Come early for table seating and BYOB. For more information, call 845/754-5000.

Autumn edition of ‘Art About Town’


PORT JERVIS, NY — Sponsored by the River Valley Artists Guild (RVAG), “Autumn Spectacular” is the latest edition of the series “Art About Town.” The exhibition will be on display at three different venues from Sunday, September 1 to Saturday, November 30.

Gio’s Gelato Café will feature works by RVAG-member artists: paintings by Daniela Cooner, Joan Kehlenbeck, Judith Cramer, Patty Koch, Joan Standora and Elva Zingaro. Bon Secours will display Susan Miiller’s fall-themed oil paintings. Deerpark Town Hall in Huguenot, NY will exhibit paintings by Joan Kehlenbeck.
For more information, visit www.river valleyartistsguildofportjervis.com.

Catskill Art Society presents dance festival


LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — For its third year, Catskills Art Society (CAS) is partnering with the Dance Gallery Festival to offer the Level UP dancers a three-day residency in the picturesque mountains of the Catskills. The artists will open their rehearsals to the public at the Laundry King at 65 Main St. and the residency will culminate with a free performance at the Beaverkill Valley Inn at 7 Barnhart Rd., Lew Beach on Sunday, September 1, at 6 p.m.

Open rehearsals will be joined by a free open master class for dancers of all levels and ages at the Laundry King on Saturday, August 31 at 10 a.m. Later in the day, audiences will preview an immersive solo-performance in the CAS Arts Center galleries—48 Main St., Livingston Manor—amidst the closing party for the annual invitational exhibition Mary Carlson and Jim Torok. Performance and exhibition closing party Saturday, August 31 from 5 to 6 p.m.

For more information, visit www.catskillartsociety.org.

New art exhibit featuring women artists


NARROWSBURG, NY — The opening reception for a new exhibit at the Narrowsburg Union will take place on Friday, August 31 from 5 to 7:30 p.m.

The show will be on display through October 19, featuring Caroline Chan, Katharina Litchman, Lauren Schaffer, Julie Wolf’ and Ginna Triplett.

The exhibitions and reception are free and open to the public. Following the opening reception, gallery hours are Monday through Saturday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m., and Sunday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., through October 19. (The gallery will close on Labor Day, Monday, September 2, at 3 p.m.)

Harvest-time farm tour


WAYNE COUNTY, PA — Four working Wayne County farms will invite the public on a day-long farm tour to be held Saturday, September 7. This is an opportunity for people to get a behind-the-scenes look at day-to-day operations on a few of our local family farms.

Stops on the tour include Calkins Creamery, the county’s preeminent cheesemaker and its Highland Dairy Farm; Willow Wisp Organic Farm, the county’s largest organic vegetable producer, to learn about its many sustainable farming and energy practices; lunch with a view at Second District Vineyard and Hops Farm; and Fertile Valley Farm, a diversified farm with an on-farm store selling its beef, pork and vegetables, as well as eggs and raw milk from other farms. An additional stop on the bus tour will be at the Wayne County Demonstration Farm to see how conservation practices in agriculture support sustainability.

The cost for the day is $5, which includes lunch. Advance registration is required by calling Sylvia at 570/253-0930. Check-in on the day of the tour is at 8 a.m. at the Park Street Complex, 648 Park St., Honesdale, with departure at 8:30. The bus will return there by 5 p.m.

For more information visit wayneconservation.org or www.seedsgroup.net.

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