Little works of art comprise Art in Sixes and more

What's new in arts, leisure and the community November 18 to 24

Posted 11/17/21

The last pancake breakfast

EQUINUNK, PA — Well, not the last one forever. Just the last one for 2021.

The Pine Mill Community Hall, on Pine Mill Road in Equinunk, will hold its final …

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Little works of art comprise Art in Sixes and more

What's new in arts, leisure and the community November 18 to 24

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The last pancake breakfast

EQUINUNK, PA — Well, not the last one forever. Just the last one for 2021.

The Pine Mill Community Hall, on Pine Mill Road in Equinunk, will hold its final pancake breakfast on Sunday, November 21, from 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. It’s the last chance to enjoy breakfast with friends and neighbors at the hall until they reopen next April.

The menu includes plain or blueberry pancakes, large sausage patty, cheese omelet or eggs the way you like them, home fries, toast, applesauce, apple or orange juice, coffee or tea.

Adult meals cost $9, meals for children under 10 cost $4—that’s a half portion.

The hall will be available for a modest rental fee until mid-December. Book dates for next year’s events now. Call 570/224-8500 for information.

Honoring ‘Winter Wonderland’ lyricist

HONESDALE, PA — The song is well known, the lyricist less so. But this might be the first step toward change.

A historical marker will be unveiled at 2 p.m. on Saturday, November 27 at Richard Smith’s family home, 922 Church St. in Honesdale.

The connection to the songwriter, who wrote the lyrics for the classic “Winter Wonderland,” has long been talked about in the borough. So the marker is also a symbol of the research that went into establishing that Smith’s family had roots in Honesdale.

It was discovered that Smith did not actually have a birth certificate from the borough. Greater Honesdale Partnership (GHP) intern Lillian Slate researched in Honesdale High School, Penn State University, Grace Church parish and the Wayne County Historical Society to prove that the family was there.

The Smith home is now the site of the Campbell law offices, and before the unveiling, Oressa Campbell will host an open house.

The GHP, state Rep. Jonathan Fritz (R-111), and the PA Historical and  Museum Commission (PHMC) will be at the unveiling.

To learn more about the historical marker program, visit http://www.phmc.state.pa.us/.

Pressing still matters at the John Neilson Gallery in Wurtsboro

WURTSBORO, NY — Two long-time painters in oils step away from the familiar and explore printmaking in the “Pressing Still Matters” exhibit at the Wurtsboro Art Alliance.

The exhibit ends Sunday, November 21.

David Munford and Michael Piotrowski “retain their landscape foundations, while stepping into the realm of abstraction, never quite leaving the former behind,” a news release from the Art Alliance described the works.

Gallery hours are Fridays from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturdays/Sundays from 12 noon to 4 p.m. Masks are required.

For more information, contact the Wurtsboro Art Alliance at contact@waagallery.org or visit their site at https://waagallery.org/.

‘Wreaths Across America’ honors veterans at Roscoe cemetery

ROSCOE, NY — Volunteers in Roscoe are working to ensure that the 17 veterans laid to rest at the Westfield Flats Cemetery on Old Route 17 are remembered.

The dead will be honored this December on National Wreaths Across America Day.  This year, the ceremony, held simultaneously across the country at more than 2,700 participating locations, will be on Saturday, December 18 at 12 noon.

The event is open to the public. All veterans, active-duty military and their families, as well as the local community, are encouraged to attend and learn more about Wreaths Across America’s year-long mission to remember the fallen, honor those that serve, and teach the next generation the value of freedom, a spokesperson from the Westfield Flats cemetery wrote.

It will help teach not only the next generation but all community members and visitors about the services and sacrifices of American military.

Each wreath sponsorship costs $15, with $5 going to the cemetery for maintenance. The sponsorship provides a fresh balsam wreath placed on the headstone of a veteran.

Wreaths Across America is the nonprofit organization best known for placing veterans’ wreaths on the headstones at Arlington National Cemetery. The organization placed more than 1.7 million sponsored wreaths at 2,557 participating locations nationwide in 2020 and offers other programs throughout the calendar year.

For more information or to sponsor a wreath, contact Valorie Rittendale at theritts@frontier.com or 607/498-5373.

An expanded Gallery222 thrift shop awaits in Hurleyville

HURLEYVILLE, NY — The Gallery222 Thrift Shop started as a temporary pop-up shop to raise money for the Hurleyville Performing Arts Centre (HPAC) movie theater and arts programs during the pandemic.

But the store, still dubbed a pop-up, has proved so popular, a spokesperson said, that it is expanding into Gallery 222’s main space for the fall and winter seasons.

Expect to find cozy sweaters, elegant attire and plenty of choices for that perfect holiday outfit.

“The store is a safe way to give people something to do, ecologically conscious and for a good cause,” said Janet Carrus, board president of HPAC.

During the holiday season, the thrift shop will take over Gallery222’s main space from November 2021 to February 2022. All of the funds raised support HPAC programs and the HPAC cinema.

For more information, visit https://www.gallery222.org/thriftshop2021.

Lottery raffle from the Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop

SOUTH FALLSBURG, NY — It’s winter and thoughts turn to colder weather and the holidays.

The Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop (SCDW) is focusing on the Rivoli Theatre. The SCDW owns and operates the Rivoli, which is on the National Register of Historic Places. With parts of the theatre built in the 1920s, this nearly century-old building needs work.

The SCDW is raising money toward repairs and upgrades through their annual New York State lottery raffle.

According to a spokesman, a raffle ticket with a three-digit number costs $10. If that number is chosen as the evening lottery pick during January 2022, you win cash, a spokesman for the SCDW said.

Even a non-winning ticket constitutes free admission to any 2022 production, or $10 off the cost of a ticket for the SCDW’s performance of Disney’s “The Little Mermaid.”

For more information or for tickets, visit https://www.scdw.net/donations/nys-lottery-raffle-ticket.

To learn more about the Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop, go to https://www.scdw.net/.

Avery Moscatiello and Jackson Loretto will dance the roles of Clara and the Prince in the holiday classic, “The Nutcracker,” on Saturday, November 27...
Avery Moscatiello and Jackson Loretto will dance the roles of Clara and the Prince in the holiday classic, “The Nutcracker,” on Saturday, …
Josephine Amato and Tyler Powley will dance the roles of the Sugar Plum Fairy and Cavalier in a performance of “The Nutcracker” on Saturday, November 27...
Josephine Amato and Tyler Powley will dance the roles of the Sugar Plum Fairy and Cavalier in a performance of “The Nutcracker” on Saturday, …

‘The Nutcracker’ in Milford

MILFORD, PA - The Delaware Valley Dance Company will perform “The Nutcracker” on Saturday, November 27 at 12 noon and 6 p.m. at the Delaware Valley High School Auditorium in Milford.

Tickets are available at the door. Masks are required.

For more information, call the Dance Center at 845/856-3373.

Thanksgiving dinner at the Church of the Good Shepherd

MILFORD, PA — They’ve been serving Thanksgiving dinner to those in need or those without family for 34 years. Not even a pandemic will stop that.

But if you want to join in, you’ll need to register by Monday, November 22 so they know how much food to prepare.

This year, the meal will be cooked at the Delaware Township building in Dingmans Ferry.

Free takeout meals are available for pick-up from 12 noon until 1 p.m. at the Delaware Township building on Wilson Hill Road in Dingman’s Ferry or at the Church of the Good Shepherd on Fifth and Catharine Streets in Milford.

Food is delivered to Meals on Wheels participants or to anyone who is unable to pick the meals up. Delivery is limited to the Milford area and surrounding communities (Delaware, Dingman, Westfall, Matamoras and Port Jervis.)

The program is made possible through donations from local businesses, Delaware Township and the volunteers who help with preparation and delivery.

For questions or to arrange a meal for someone, call Steve Davis at 570/228-7699, or email stevenpdavis@gmail.com. Specify how many meals, where to pick up or deliver, and a contact phone number.

Thanksgiving farmers’ market in Narrowsburg

NARROWSBURG, NY — The Narrowsburg Farmers’ Market is hosting a special outdoor Thanksgiving market on Saturday, November 20 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 7 Erie Ave. in Narrowsburg.

A lineup of local farmers and artisans will be selling Thanksgiving-ready food and drink: Eminence Road Winery, Hilly Acres Farm, Myrtle Avenue Bakehouse, Sprouting Dreams Farm, Trapani Farms, Wild Russett Farm and Willow Wisp Organic Farm.

For more information, visit https://narrowsburgfarmersmarket.org/.

NY Soil and Water Conservation committee meets online

ONLINE — Stay on top of conservation happenings and attend the New York State Soil and Water Conservation Committee on Tuesday, November 23 at 10 a.m.  

The committee advances on-farm, comprehensive natural resources management with local conservation districts. Part of the Department of Agriculture and Markets, it establishes policy, fosters partnerships, and supports diverse conservation district programming to help farmers address environmental challenges and protect New York’s natural resources.

To access the webinar, visit https://bit.ly/30jfnNr.

A recording of the meeting and a transcript will be made available after the meeting at https://on.ny.gov/3qDkNxh.

It has been a century since the massacre of Black Americans in Tulsa, OK. Learn more about what happened and the aftermath on Sunday, November 21.
It has been a century since the massacre of Black Americans in Tulsa, OK. Learn more about what happened and the aftermath on Sunday, November 21.

The story of Tulsa’s Black Wall Street

NEWBURGH, NY — It’s both American history and that of a family.

Safe Harbors board member and historical scholar Rev. Earl Miller will discuss the 1921 massacre of Black Americans in Tulsa, OK, on Sunday, November 21 beginning at 5 p.m. The lecture takes place at the Safe Harbors lobby at the Ritz Theatre, located at 107 Broadway in Newburgh.

Rev. Miller’s grandfather pastored a Greenwood, OK, congregation during the post-massacre rebuilding of the Tulsa community. He “will examine the historical context of this atrocity while paying respect to the lives, businesses and homes destroyed,” according to a Safe Harbors news release.

This event is free of charge and open to the public. Capacity is limited. All New York and federal health protocols will be followed.

Safe Harbors of the Hudson is a nonprofit housing and redevelopment project. You can learn more about it, and about the event, at https://www.safe-harbors.org/.

Little works of art comprise Art in Sixes

NARROWSBURG, NY — The Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA) is hosting the 17th annual “Art in Sixes” small-works exhibition from Saturday, November 20 to Wednesday, December 23.

The exhibit—hundreds of six-inch by six-inch artworks by over 140 artists—is on display at the gallery on Main Street in Narrowsburg.

Prices generally range from $60 to $600. This year will include the first-ever “Sixes” video entry, featuring six vignettes running six minutes in total and purchasable as an NFT (non-fungible token).

Attendance to the exhibition on the opening weekend (November 19 to 21) will be by advance registration, via DVAA’s website. In lieu of an opening reception, opening weekend visitor slots will be initially reserved for participating artists and DVAA members at the sponsor level and higher. Unreserved slots will be made available to the public one day prior. Masks are requested, and attendees are asked to abide by social distancing and occupancy restrictions.

There is no charge for admission.

Gallery hours are Wednesdays, Thursdays and Sundays from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Fridays and Saturdays from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

For more information call 845/252-7576 or visit https://delawarevalleyartsalliance.org.

Local book shortlisted for award

HONESDALE, PA — A children’s book by two local businesswomen/authors has been shortlisted for the 2021 Little Peeps award in the early reader category.

“A Farm Animals’ Christmas: No Ordinary Farm,” written by Stephanie Matolyak and Deborah Bailey, was published in November 2020.

They describe the book as “a proudly silly children’s story of rescue animals on a real-life farm,” just before Christmas.

“A Farm Animals’ Christmas: No Ordinary Farm” is available online at Amazon, Walmart, Etsy, and Barnes & Noble, on Facebook through the book’s page @afarmanimalschristmas, and locally in various shops and stores, including Penny Lane Candy and Van Gorders in Hawley and Agway in Honesdale.

For more information about the book and authors call 570/251-1512 or email stephaniesfarm@yahoo.com.

‘Shadows and Light’ at the Wayne County Arts Alliance

HONESDALE, PA — “Every moment of light and dark,” wrote Walt Whitman, “is a miracle.”

Share the miracle at the “Shadows and Light” art exhibit at the Wayne County Arts Alliance in Honesdale. It will be open until December 18.

Artists included in the exhibition are Barbara Carpenito, Barbara Morceft, Bill Westmoreland, Bozena Janiszewski, D.C. Anderson, Elizabeth Castellano, Ellen Silberlicht, Jasmine Andrea Schwank, Joan Polishook, Julian Sparacino, Kat Beisel,  Kristin Nalesnik, Lauren Floden, Lee Dekker, Leslie Mears, Lisa Hinkle, Mary Jasch, Nancy Wells, Phyllis Chekenian, Sue Foster, Tom Colbert, Jay Hostetler and David Ivie.

The curators of the gallery are Jay Hostetler and Debby Pollak.

How do artists work with light and darkness to convey a message? In this final exhibit for 2021, everyone can find out. Masks are required in the gallery.

For more information, contact the Wayne County Arts Alliance at 570/729-5740 or visit its website at https://waynecountyartsalliance.org.

 ‘Peace, Love and Lights’ returns

BETHEL, NY —  There will be holiday lights and joy in abundance at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, during its second annual Peace, Love and Lights event.

The drive-through event is powered by Healey Brothers and sponsored by the Sullivan Catskills Visitors Association.

The lights come on Friday, November 19 and stay on nightly through January 2, 2022.

This year, the route has been extended to almost two miles and new displays will highlight New York and holidays around the world. Snowflake Alley is back, as is Candy Cane Lane, Groovy Way and the Enchanted Forest.

“There’s something incredibly special about the holiday season and we’re thrilled to be able to bring this event back to the community this year,” said Eric Frances, CEO of Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. “What began as a way for guests to visit the cultural center and celebrate the season in a socially-distant manner has now become a highlight of the holiday calendar in the region.”

Peace, Love and Lights will be open daily, Sundays through Thursdays from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays from 5 p.m. to 10 p.m.   

While this is a drive-thru event, Mondays will be dedicated to a walk-through-only experience, presented by Sullivan 180. The cost is $10 for adults 12 and up and is free for youth.

To support the Sullivan County Federation for the Homeless, guests who bring a new, unwrapped toy will receive complimentary admission for one adult.

For more information, for the cost of tickets and to stay up-to-date on Bethel Woods events, visit https://www.bethelwoodscenter.org.

Two bands this week at the Cooperage

HONESDALE, PA — Hit the Roof and the Brendan Brisk Band will perform at the Cooperage on Main Street in Honesdale.

Hit the Roof, a duo hailing from New York City, will appear on Thursday, November 18. Matt plays piano and Albert is the drummer. They offer blues and jazz and “make a clear correlation to other styles of music within the Americana realm,” according to a news release. “Together they sample rock ‘n roll and New Orleans-style piano, stemming from boogie-woogie, gospel, classical, bluegrass, country and funk.”

On Friday, November 19, the Brendan Brisk Band is up. Brendan Brisk is a composer, producer, and multi-instrumentalist from Wilkes-Barre, PA. “He is inspired by the Pennsylvania wilderness, outer space, and the great mysteries that exist beyond our senses,” the release noted.

He performs with Bernard Gavlick on bass, Justin Malinowski on drums and Miles Orfanella on the trumpet.

This concert will be hosted indoors; masks are required regardless of vaccination status.

Doors for both shows open at 7 p.m. Tickets are $15 in advance and $20 at the door.

For more information or to reserve tickets, call 570/253-2020 or email info@thecooperageproject.org.

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