Newfoundland Kitchen Party, art shows in the region and more

What's going on in arts and leisure, June 23-29

Posted 12/31/69


Newfoundland Kitchen Party at the Rock Valley Schoolhouse

ROCK VALLEY, NY — On Sunday, June 26, Andrea and Jay’s Newfoundland Kitchen Party will perform at the Rock Valley …

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Newfoundland Kitchen Party, art shows in the region and more

What's going on in arts and leisure, June 23-29


Newfoundland Kitchen Party at the Rock Valley Schoolhouse

ROCK VALLEY, NY — On Sunday, June 26, Andrea and Jay’s Newfoundland Kitchen Party will perform at the Rock Valley Schoolhouse.
The concert begins at 4 p.m.
The duo features Andrea Lodge and Jay Sorce, who play the traditional songs of Newfoundland. Lodge plays accordion and bodhran, and Sorce plays guitar, mandolin and banjo.
Donations support the programs.
For more information, visit

David Dann, Yvetta Fedorova exhibit at DVAA

NARROWSBURG, NY — On Saturday, June 25, the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA) will open its next exhibit, featuring objects and sculptures by David Dann and hand-cut paper drawings by Yvetta Fedorova.
Titled “An Existential Inquiry,” Dann’s show is the first for the Sullivan County resident. Described as a “sometimes satirical and sometimes serious exploration of the meaning of our existence, a kind of philosophical examination in two and three dimensions of our role in the cosmos,” the show is meant to be both approachable and philosophically compelling.
How do our ideas, memories and feelings travel along the networks of our minds?” Yvetta Fedorova asks in “What’s Left of Her.”
The New York City-based artist “believes cutting paper is like composing music one can see,” a DVAA spokesperson said. Fedorova, who works with paper, “strives to stimulate the imagination and produce an emotional resonance in her audience with dynamic lines and movement.“
There will be an opening reception on June 25 at 3 p.m. at the arts alliance. Both shows will be on view through Sunday, July 31, and are free and open to the public.
Masks are required.
DVAA is located at 37 Main St. Gallery hours are Thursday through Sunday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and by appointment.
For more information, visit or call 845/252-7576.

Join a community painting party

MILFORD, PA — The fifth annual Plein Air Milford event will begin with a community painting party at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 25.
Plein Air Milford provides artists and art lovers with a chance to celebrate the historic buildings, parks, gardens and streetscapes of one of Pennsylvania’s most charming towns.
Artists will meet on the porch at 403 Broad St. to sign in. Then they will spread out to any area of interest to create. Event organizers will find registered artists around 12 noon and deliver a box lunch, courtesy of the Tom Quick Inn.
The completed work will be on display on Saturday, July 9, from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at the Green Room at the Tom Quick Inn. The reception will include a wine tasting, cheese board, mini sweet treats and a cash bar.
There is no charge to participate, but pre-registration is required. Email to register.

Create a fairy garden

BETHANY, PA — The Bethany Public Library invites everyone aged 10 and up to learn how to create a miniature garden fit for fairies.
The event takes place on Saturday, June 25 at 1 p.m. at the Bethany Borough bandshell near the library.
Penn State master gardeners will be on hand to answer questions and offer help as participants plan, plant and furnish the little gardens.
A planting dish, soil, some plants and certain other materials will be provided. If you have something you’d like to include, you can bring it along.
The materials fee is $10.
The Bethany Public Library is located at 8 Court St.
Registration is required. Register by calling the library at 570/253-4349 or by visiting the library.

Bug exploration at PEEC

DINGMANS FERRY, PA — Bugs are everywhere, and you can join the staff of the Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) to find insects and learn what makes bugs so unique.
The event takes place on Sunday, June 26 from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m.
The cost is $5.
For more information, visit

Summer school at SUNY Sullivan starts soon

LOCH SHELDRAKE, NY — SUNY Sullivan is enrolling students now, and the college is offering a 33 percent discount on tuition. The next session begins Tuesday, July 5.
Students can attend in-person and online classes.
Summer courses, a spokesman said, offer students the opportunity to earn credits over their break and transfer them back to their home institutions, get a jumpstart on general education requirements, pick up extra credits to graduate on time, retake a class to improve grades, and explore personal interests.
For more information about SUNY Sullivan’s summer course offerings or to register, visit To schedule a free video consultation or in-person campus tour, contact or call 845/730-3125.

‘Forbidden Broadway’ at Forestburgh Playhouse

FORESTBURGH, NY — The long-running revue “Forbidden Broadway’s Greatest Hits” will take the stage at the Forestburgh Playhouse beginning Tuesday, June 28.
The playhouse calls the comedy an “endlessly entertaining tribute to some of the theatre’s greatest stars and songwriters.”
Showtimes begin at 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Wednesday,Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Wednesday also has a 2 p.m. show. Sunday’s performance begins at 3 p.m.
Mainstage tickets single-performance tickets cost $45. Season passes are also available. To purchase, go to, or call the box office at 845/794-1194.

Nat Osborn Band at Harmony in the Woods

HAWLEY, PA — The second season of Harmony in the Woods will begin with the return of the Nat Osborn Band on Friday, July 1 at 6 p.m.
The band offers “Gershwin-era songcraft and catchy, intelligent songwriting with elements of rock, funk, jazz,” with “big band sound.”
On Saturday, July 2, the venue will host blues guitarist King Solomon Hicks . Described as “rooted in blues birthed decades before him,” he also teaches music for the Children’s Aid Society and works with the Harlem Arts Alliance and the New York City Jazzmobile, according to his website. Blues | $30
Some changes this year include a preset chair for everyone who purchases a ticket. Patrons will no longer need to bring their own chair, but your own beverages, snacks, cool weather blankets or hoodies and bug spray are always recommended. Also new this year is that all tickets are general seating.
In order to get your preferred spot on the hillside, arrive early, organizers say. Doors open at 5:15 p.m. The season will continue for 10 weekends through September 3, Fridays and Saturdays at 6 p.m.
Shows take place at 19 Imagination Wy.
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit For any additional questions, call 570/588-8077.

Getting creative at the parks

MONTICELLO, NY — Sullivan County’s new poet laureate, Sharon Kennedy-Nolle, and former poet laureate Eric Baylin have teamed up to offer a series of free en plein air poetry and art workshops in cooperation with the Sullivan County Parks & Recreation Department.
The poets will lead the two-hour workshops at five locales.
All events start at 11 a.m.
Saturday, June 25—Stone Arch Bridge, Jeffersonville
Saturday, July 9—Lake Superior, Bethel
Saturday, August 6—D&H Canal, Summitville
Saturday, August 20—Minisink Battleground Park, Barryville
Saturday, August 27—Covered Bridge Park, Livingston Manor
Each park site features a different historical and cultural focus. The workshops offer a chance to use nature as the inspiration for painting, drawing and verse-making.
Participants must be age 13 and up. All materials are provided, and no experience is necessary. Bring a pencil, water bottle, bug spray, comfortable shoes and a willingness to explore and connect with the natural landscape.
To register or for more information, email

J.S. Bach rules at BachFest this weekend

POUGHKEEPSIE, NY — The Hudson Valley Society for Music will perform BachFest at 2 p.m. on Sunday, June 26 at Vassar College’s Skinner Hall of Music.
The program is directed by Christine Howell. It will include “Christ lag in Todesbanden,” BWV (Bach-Werke-Verzeichnis) 4; “Der Herr danket an uns,” BWV 196; and the Brandenburg Concerto No. 5 in D Major, BWV 1050.
The Hudson Valley BachFest is an annual multi-weekend event of six concerts and multiple church services celebrating the music of Johann Sebastian Bach.
It takes place in three Hudson Valley locations: Dutchess, Orange and Ulster counties.
The concert is free and is open to the public. Masks are required.
Individuals with disabilities requiring accommodations or information on accessibility should contact the Campus Activities Office, 845/437-5370.
To learn about the Hudson Valley Society for Music or about other BachFest events, visit

Flowers blooming, forever

HANCOCK, NY — The Birdhouse Gallery will open its second show of the season with an opening on Saturday, June 25, beginning at 3 p.m.
Titled “Flowers That Bloom Forever,” the show consists of works 11 inches by 14 inches or smaller.
The show opening will be held outdoors on the wraparound porch of the Catskills Art Haus. Subsequently, it will move indoors, available by appointment, and then at pop-ups in Brooklyn. The exhibit will be on display until Friday, July 22.
The artists include Mary DeVincentis, Nancy Wechter, Joanna Epstein, Rita Finnegan, Petey Brown, Denise Sfraga, Susan Carr, Jackie Shatz, Anki King, Cathay Diamond and Sunny Chapman.
To learn more about the Birdhouse Gallery, visit it on Facebook at TheBirdhouseGallery.

Farmers’ and makers’ market

KAUNEONGA LAKE, NY — The organizers of a farmers’ and makers’ market invite you to bring your friends, family, partners and pets—or come alone—as they celebrate with music, farmers and makers.
It’s the ribbon-cutting and grand opening of the rebranded Kauneonga Lake Farmers’ and Makers’ Market.
The event takes place from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, June 25 on Mall Road, across from Veterans Square, in Kauneonga Lake.
A number of vendors and nonprofits will be present.
More vendors and more events will happen in the future. To stay in touch, visit or find it on Facebook at Kauneonga Lake Farmers Market.


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