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Laughs at the Emerald, crafts at the Audubon and more

What's going on in arts and culture July 18 to 25.

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Audubon Wildlife Arts and Craft Festival

HAWLEY, PA — The 35th annual Audubon Wildlife Art & Craft Festival is a fun, educational opportunity that offers an up-close experience with local wildlife, features presentations with live animals by some of the top wildlife experts in the Northeast and exhibits more than 80 artists and craftsmen selling their work, much of it nature oriented.
The festival will be held on Saturday, July 20 and Sunday, July 21 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. in the Wallenpaupack High School. For more information, visit
www.audubonfestival.com.

Comedy at the Emerald Ballroom

NARROWSBURG, NY — The second weekend of a sketch comedy show will take place at the Emerald Ballroom beneath The Heron this weekend, July 19 and 20.
The comedy show, featuring local performers such as Susan Mendoza from the Chi Hive, Matt Carpenter from the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance and winner of TRR’s Best musician 2018, Steve Tanczyn, will be performing at 8:30 p.m. both days.

Tickets cost $20 in advance by calling 570/335-6824 or $25 at the door.

Romping Radishes heads to Fertile Valley Farm

HONESDALE, PA — On Saturday, July 20 from 10 to 11:30 a.m., Romping Radishes is pairing with Farm Arts Collective for another day of farm fun, this time at Fertile Valley Farm, located at 361 Carley Brook Rd. This program is designed for kids in Kindergarten through second grade, but all children are welcome. Parents and guardians must stay with their children during the program.

‘Voices for the Catskills’ awards ceremony


LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — On Saturday, July 20 at 5 p.m., WJFF Radio Catskill is hosting a community service awards celebration to honor Patricia Adams and Duke Devlin at the Arnold House.
WJFF General Manager Dan Rigney says “Patricia and Duke are two of our area’s greatest treasures. Duke’s dedication to telling the story of a little 1969 concert gathering to all who would listen helped fuel the dream that became Bethel Woods; while Patricia’s quiet dedication to preservation, education and community building is an inspiration to all.”

Tickets cost $100 and proceeds will benefit WJFF Radio Catskill. Purchase tickets at www.brownpapertickets.com or call 845/482-4141.

Art show opening reception


CALLICOON, NY —The Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA) and Gallery 1906 are presenting “New Take,” a pop-up exhibit curated by Elaine Giguere. Featured artists are Katie Coughlin, Dana Duke, Elise Freda and Peter Maslow.

The opening reception will take place at the gallery on Lower Main Street on Saturday, July 20 from 4 to 6 p.m.

Concert series in the park


MAMAKATING, NY — On Friday, July 19 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m., the summer concert series at the Town of Mamakating Park, located at 27-29 Mamakating Rd., continues with Far Beyond Gone.

The summer concert series happens rain or shine. Attendees may bring lawn chairs. Food is available for purchase at the concession stand.

FarmArts offers tour and cooking class


NARROWSBURG, NY — On Saturday, July 20, Cheryl Perry of Red Barn Studio will lead an afternoon that begins with a walk through the Narrowsburg Farmers’ Market and ends at the Narrowsburg Union for a hands-on cooking class.

Perry will teach participants how to shop like a chef, selecting produce, herbs and cheese, and then how to turn the market bounty into dishes.

This class is co-presented by the Narrowsburg Farmers’ Market and the Narrowsburg Union. The group is limited to 10 guests per class and the cost is $75 per person. Book online at farmartscollective.org.

Repair Café returns to Tusten


NARROWSBURG, NY — The Repair Café will take place again at the Tusten Town Hall this Saturday, July 20, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Teams of coaches include those who can help repair wooden objects and furniture, screens, bicycles and costume jewelry, as well as knit, crochet and offer gardening advice. The organizers are still looking for volunteers who know how to fix items like shoes, sharpen knives and sew. If you would like to participate as a coach, call Jill Padua at 845/252-6793. If you’re coming this weekend, there is a limit of two items per person.

Indian tribal wares on display


CALLICOON, NY — This Saturday, July 20, Radhika Bapat will host an exhibition of hand-made tribal wares by herself and other artisans based in rural South Asian Indian villages.

Bapat spent her summers in her grandmother’s workshop, watching her embroider and embellish “couture collections of yesteryear’s Bollywood celebrities,” according to a release. Bapat, who is also a clinical psychologist, later founded the company Ati Works, named after her grandmother, to sell affordable handmade pieces.

This weekend at 24 Lower Main St., she will offer a presentation from 11:30 a.m. to 12 noon. The wares will be on display and available from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. that day.


Eilen Jewell at the Western


CALLICOON, NY — On Sunday, July 21 at 4 p.m., Eilen Jewell will perform at the Western Ballroom as a stop on her world tour. Singer-songwriter Cliff Westfall will open the concert.
Tickets cost $20. For more information, call the Western at 845/887-9871.

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