Spring fling, Long/Gone and more

What's going on in arts & leisure Febraury 27 to March 4

Posted 2/26/20

Art About Town’s Spring Fling

PORT JERVIS, NY — Sponsored by the River Valley Artists Guild (RVAG), Art About Town will be held over four venues from Monday, March 2 to Monday, May …

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Spring fling, Long/Gone and more

What's going on in arts & leisure Febraury 27 to March 4


Art About Town’s Spring Fling

PORT JERVIS, NY — Sponsored by the River Valley Artists Guild (RVAG), Art About Town will be held over four venues from Monday, March 2 to Monday, May 25. 

Gio’s Gelato Café will display work from RVAG artists Daniela Cooney, Judith Cramer, Cynthia Harris-Pagano, Roz Hodgkins and Joan Kehlenbeck. The mayor’s office will display Joe Petrosi’s color pencil drawings. Bon Secours will display Susan Miiller’s spring-themed paintings and pastels. Deerpark Town Hall will display Joan Kehlenbeck’s spring florals.

For more information and exhibit hours, visit www.rivervalleyartistsguildofportjervis.com

Local author launches debut novel

MONTICELLO, NY — Jane M. Bloom, of Rock Hill, is launching her debut novel, “The Thing at the Edge of Blundertown,” on Saturday, February 29 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Ethelbert B. Crawford Public Library. 

The event is open to the public. Books will be available for purchase and signing, and refreshments will be served.

The Thing at the Edge of Blundertown is the harrowing story of a girl’s struggle to protect her elderly dog from alarming changes in their town. Classified as a Young Adult novel, the book is appropriate for ages 11 and up. A curriculum guide is available for educators. The story is particularly timely in light of recent increases in hate crimes and intolerance.

For more information about the curriculum guide, or for direct purchase of the book from the author, contact the author at www.janembloom.com.  The book is also available through Amazon and Barnes and Noble.

Deadlines approaching for paid internships and beautification grants

LIBERTY, NY — Sullivan Renaissance, in partnership with The Center for Workforce Development, will hire several young adults (ages 16 to 20) to work alongside volunteers on community projects. Interns will also participate in a series of meetings and a “Day of Service” project. Salaries are competitive. Join neighbors and businesses to brighten the community while building experience that can be used to enhance your resume and your neighborhood.

Whether a project is an established garden in need of sprucing up, or a community has identified a space for a new project, Sullivan Renaissance is available to help with the grant process. Staff will visit communities and organizations to help with project planning, garden design and the application process. 

For more information and to apply for an internship or a grant, visit www.sullivanrenaissance.org. The deadline for both is March 2.


NARROWSBURG, NY — On Saturday, February 29 at 2 p.m., the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance’s  (DVAA) free winter Salon Series continues with “Long/Gone,” an immersive paper-cut shadow show with live music performed by Philadelphia-based printmaker, shadow puppeteer and paper-cut artist Erik Ruin and harpist Jesse Sparhawk. 

Admission is free, and donations are appreciated. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

For more information, call 845/252-7576 or visit www.delawarevalleyartsalliance.org.

Latin night

PORT JERVIS, NY — On Friday, February 28 from 8 p.m. to 12 midnight, Foundry42 is throwing a Latin-dance night, featuring salsa, merengue, bachata and cha-cha. Lourdes Dance and DJ Jamie will provide the music.

Admission costs $20 per person, cash only at the door. There will be a beer and wine cash bar. 

For more information, call 914/584-0271 or visit www.latinrhythm.dance

‘Chuck: Lost Object Found’

LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — On Saturday, February 29 at 7 p.m., the Catskill Art Society is showing the film “Chuck: Lost Object Found” to celebrate the life of Claire Coleman. 

The film was shot entirely on location in and around Livingston Manor, NY. An abandoned house, an abandoned past: a chance discovery leads three women in a tiny community in upstate New York on a quest to piece together the story of a mysterious man that had lived there in 1985.

The film is not appropriate for children under 16. A suggested donation of $5 will benefit the Karpowicz-Coleman family.

For more information, visit www.catskillartsociety.org.  

Photo contest to celebrate Earth Day’s 50th anniversary 

BETHEL, NY — Bethel Woods Center for the Arts announced, together with New York City’s premier free photo festival Photoville, an international photo contest in celebration of the 50th anniversary of Earth Day.

 The contest invites artists to submit their photography for the opportunity to be a part of the 2020 outdoor exhibition “Earth in Focus: A Celebration of Our Dynamic Planet.” The photographs will be displayed throughout the Bethel Woods campus. “Earth in Focus” will open to the public on Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22, and will highlight the environmental movement’s 50th anniversary, as well as the strides made in preservation and sustainability.

 The contest is now open; the deadline for submission is before the end of the day on Wednesday, March 11. Open to student, professional and amateur photographers worldwide, the contest requires entrants to be at least 18 years of age by the date of entry. 

For full contest rules and to submit your entry, visit www.bethelwoodscenter.org/earthinfocus.

At the PEEC 

DINGMANS FERRY, PA — The Pocono Environmental Education Center (PEEC) is hosting two events on Sunday, March 1. 

The first takes place from 10 a.m. to 12 noon and costs $5. Participants will build their own DIY birdfeeders from a variety of recycled materials. All materials will be provided but feel free to bring your own. 

From 1 to 3 p.m., PEEC goes into the kitchen. Admission costs $10. Chef Erin Taylor will provide a creative cooking experience featuring a hands-on demonstration, recipes for participants to take and try at home and a family-style meal of the items prepared in class.

Pre-registration is required for both events. 

For more information and to register, call 570/828-2319, visit www.peec.org, or email peec@peec.org

Social media marketing seminar to grow Sullivan Renaissance groups

LIBERTY, NY — On Wednesday, March 4 at 6 p.m., Sullivan Renaissance is hosting social media coach, marketing strategist and co-founder of Superfine Social Danielle Gaebel to teach a two-hour workshop about using Facebook and Instagram to grow your Sullivan Renaissance group and project. 

Everyone is welcome and light refreshments will be served. Pre-registration for this free event is requested.

For more information and to register, visit www.sullivanrenaissance.org or call 845/295-2445.

‘Summer Dreams’

CALLICOON, NY — On Saturday, February 29 from 3 to 5 p.m., the opening reception of “Summer Dreams,” an exhibition of art photography by Keith Thomson, will take place at Rafter’s Tavern.

For more information, call 845/887-9882 or visit Rafter’s Tavern on Facebook.

Whole body fitness: ‘Sittersize’

MONTICELLO, NY — On Thursday, March 5 at 6 p.m., certified fitness instructor Katie Patchell will present a chair-based exercise. Bring light weights such as water bottles or cans. This event is free and open to the public.

For more information, call 845/794-4660 or visit www.ebcpl.org


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