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2022 festival season

By GREG TRIGGS
Posted 3/29/22

Narrowsburg, NY is very community-minded. Civic pride abounds. There’s always something to do. Smart citizens plan ahead, so with that in mind get out your calendars and make sure to protect …

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Put this one on your fridge

2022 festival season

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Narrowsburg, NY is very community-minded. Civic pride abounds. There’s always something to do. Smart citizens plan ahead, so with that in mind get out your calendars and make sure to protect your summer weekends. The 2022 festival season will begin soon.

Be sure to prepare. Purchase your favorite sunblock. Get nonperishable snacks. Hydrate. Nonstop fun is on the horizon. And it all starts with reading, which is fundamental.

Aaron Hicklin, of One Grand Books on Main Street in Narrowsburg, is organizing the Deep Water Literary Fest, held June 17 to 19. Named for Narrowsburg’s distinction of being the deepest point of the Delaware River, this year’s theme is inspired by Frankenstein.  Keep up to date on scheduled happens by bookmarking, www.deepwaterfestival.com.  There are events for each member of the family.

Afterward, you’ll have a month to rest up for the DVAA-sponsored Riverfest on Sunday, July 24. Expect live music, a poster auction and of course, the dog parade, which all canine competitors on the circuit will tell you is the one that counts. Great food. Wonderful programming. Your best chance to walk down the middle of Main Street without getting cursed out. Great local artisans, shopkeepers and organizations will be on site. Come celebrate the river with them.

Tina Spangler and crew are already meeting to plan this year’s Big Eddy Film Festival, which is being held September 16 to 18. Hopes are high that this year will have more local events, and of course the well-chosen films we all enjoy. They’re going to make sure you’re a busy bee, which is ironic because speaking of bees—

The Honeybee Fest will be the very next weekend. You and your honey and your family hive are encouraged to attend on Saturday, September 24. Don’t mind your own beeswax and stay home. Come to Main Street; it will be buzzing with fun.

Now by this point of course, community lumberjacks are going to be thinking, “What about us?” Relax, sultans of swing. There’s no axe to grind. Saturday, October 15, is slated for Logging Days. Strap on your Timberland boots and have fun with your neighbors.

You may have noticed that there’s been no mention of free candy. That trick (or treat, depending on your point of view) is being saved for Saturday, October 24 and Trunk or Treat. Tusten Youth Commission invites your favorite ghouls and goblins to take part (and candy); the playground on the Flats will have car trunks full of candy and fun.

Except for the occasional ghost, you’ll hear no booing from anyone.

A sincere thank you to everyone involved with the planning of these terrific events, a vital and important part of our town. A wonderful chance for all of us to get together. In that spirit, remember that this is about community. A community that is changing and growing. Challenge yourself to reach out to someone you don’t know and strike up a conversation or two. Luxton Lake, meet Beaver Brook. Lava, say hello to Narrowsburg. We’re all Tusten—and Tusten loves a festival. You can trust in Tusten for that.

See you at the Deep River Eddy Honeybee Lumber Trunk season of fun!

P.S. Get ready. The Narrowsburg Farmer’s Market begins May 14 on the grounds of the Narrowsburg Union.

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