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BETHEL, NY — The Bethel Woods Center for the Arts has announced the unveiling of “Rock-in the Woods,” a five-piece bluestone figure and digital art …
BETHEL, NY — The Bethel Woods Center for the Arts has announced the unveiling of “Rock-in the Woods,” a five-piece bluestone figure and digital art installation.
A huge female figure pays homage to the women who performed at Woodstock. The 1968 festival lasted for three days and featured 32 acts. Only three out of the 32 were considered “female” acts: Joan Baez, Janis Joplin and Melanie. According to a survey done in 2018, women on the music festival stage account for only 19 percent of the average line-up—and that is considered progress more than a half-century later.
The exhibition is a collaboration of several local talents. Fine artist Claudine Luchsinger has captured the spirt of these women by painting their portraits at the time of their performance at Woodstock; digital master PC Denizen has manipulated the portraits and projects them onto Rock Farmer, Wayne Holbert’s Bluestone Figure.
The exhibition will be on view for the next two seasons.
HURLEYVILLE, NY — Hurleyville Performing Arts Centre has teamed up with the town of Fallsburg for Movies in the Park.
On Saturdays and Mondays, starting at dusk, locals and visitors alike will be able to enjoy classic films and concessions at Morningside Park. The movie series runs through Wednesday, September 4. Guests of all ages are welcome, and concessions are available for purchase.
Come early and enjoy free outdoor yoga before the movie on Friday, July 30, compliments of The Yoga Space in Hurleyville.
For more information, visit www.hurleyvilleartscentre.org or call 845/693-4119
HONESDALE, PA — “Horizons: Where the Earth Meets the Sky” is the new exhibit at the Wayne County Arts Alliance. This exhibition showcases the work of Joan Polishook, who created 100 plein air oil paintings during lockdown. Each painting has been dated and timed as a record of her time in isolation.
The exhibit runs from July 16 through September 4 at the WCAA Main Street Gallery, 959 Main St. Gallery hours are Thursday through Saturday, 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Masks and social distancing are required for nonvaccinated persons.
For more information, visit www.waynecountyartsalliance.org.
NARROWSBURG, NY — Mark Randall, proprietor of B-Line Ice Cream, will present an introduction to the honeybee and its impact on human culture at the Narrowsburg Union starting at 3 p.m.
New York Police Department Beekeeper, Officer Darren Mays—NYC’s Bee Cop—will also share stories about capturing bee swarms on the streets of New York.
You can participate in person (50 max) or via Zoom.
This is a free event and registration is required.
For more information and to register, visit www.bit.ly/2UvDIwe.
FORESTBURGH, NY — The Forestburgh Playhouse will present “The World Goes Round,” a revue of the songbook from the multi-Tony-award-winning team of Kander and Ebb, at the playhouse in Forestburgh, from July 27 to August 8. The original production won three Drama Desk Awards.
Filled with humor, romance, drama and melody, this show is a celebration of life and the fighting spirit that keeps us going. Songs include “Chicago,” “Cabaret” and more.
For more information, to subscribe and to purchase tickets, visit www.fbplayhouse.org or check out the events posted on the Forestburgh Playhouse Facebook Page.
LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — Craig Buckbee leads a class for fly fishers with a couple of seasons under their belt on July 25, from 9 a.m. to 12 noon at the Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum.
This class is for those able to throw a decent loop with consistency. Be honest with yourself. You have put the time in, worked on your basic foundational casting and now want to expand your skills.
The fish are always too far out or the wind picks up—the double haul to the rescue. Registration is required, and the cost is $150 to non-members and $125 to members. Numbers are limited.
For more information and to register, visit www.cffcm.com/eventscalendar.
HONESDALE, PA — Monster Trucks Freestyle returns to the 159th Wayne County Fair on Friday, August 13 at 7 p.m. JM Motorsport Productions will bring five monster trucks to Honesdale, in addition to Quad Racing and, for kids aged 4 to 9, a Power Wheels Demolition Derby.
Headlining the show will be Mike Vaters, Jr. and his “Overkill Evolution” monster truck. In 2014, Vaters won the Monster Jam Young Guns championship and, in 2015, captured the Monster Jam World Freestyle championship.
The fair is also bringing in the action-packed daredevils Higher Education, Black Stallion, Iron Warrior and Wicked Sickness.
Interested drivers are welcome to participate and be part of the action. Visit www.jmderby.com
Tickets go on sale July 1 and cost $12 for adults and $8 for children.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.WayneCountyFair.com.
HONESDALE, PA — Come enjoy blues, jazz and more in Honesdale’s Central Park this summer. Starting time is 7:30 p.m.
On Thursday, July 22, the Gypsy Jazz Quintet with Bob Wilson will play new wave bluegrass as well as an assortment of other always popular pieces.
On Monday, July 26, regionally recognized Nate Zauer and The Clarence Spady Group will entertain with blues in the park.
On Thursday, July 29, the Old Time Fiddler will feature the pure joy of fiddlers of all ages.
For more information, visit WayneCo.Creative Arts Council on Facebook.
HAWLEY, PA — A weekend of string music at Harmony in the Woods features world-renowned harpist, Erin Hil,l and her band, as well as Deni Bonet. Performances take place on Friday, July 23 and Saturday, July 24.
On Friday, July 23, Erin Hill and her four-piece band will perform a variety of genres and styles including pop, country, opera, rock and Irish/Celtic. Hill is a harpist and singer based out of New York City and Louisville, KY, with a number-one album on the Billboard world chart. She’s played and sung with Cyndi Lauper, Kanye West, Enya, Moby, Sinead O’Connor, Josh Groban and Jewel, among others. She has also performed for countless celebrities, two First Ladies, and for royalty; played solo at The Royal Albert Hall, Carnegie Hall and is also known as “The Pretty White Girl Who Sings Dave’s Thoughts” from Comedy Central’s Chappelle’s Show. She also wrote the music for the sketch. She has performed at Hawley’s 2019 Winterfest Concert.
On Saturday, July 24, Deni Bonet will perform with guitarist Chris Flynn. Bonet is a pop/rock singer/songwriter and virtuoso violinist playing melodic and quirky folk-rock for all ages. She is a classically trained violinist who has recorded and performed with R.E.M., Sarah McLachlan, Cyndi Lauper, Scissor Sisters, and Warren Zevon among many others. She was also an original member of the cast of the nationally syndicated NPR radio show “Mountain Stage,” singing and performing in her own right and accompanying guests on the show. She has performed at Carnegie Hall, the United Nations, Lilith Fair and the White House for President Obama, the First Lady and Vice-President Biden. Her music has been featured on HBO, NBC, American Airlines, several film and modern dance projects, and has been described by the Wall Street Journal as “Sheryl Crow meets the B-52’s.”
Guests are encouraged to bring their own refreshments and drinks from local area restaurants. Chairs for stage-side seats cost $35, and those in the $25 hillside spaces may rent a chair for an additional $5 or bring their own.
Both shows begin at 6 p.m. with doors open at 5:30 pm. In case of rain, these two performances will take place at the Hawley United Methodist Church.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.harmonyinthewoods.org.
PORT JERVIS, NY — On Friday, July 23, Triversity will host River Reporter’s own Jonathan Charles Fox, featuring accompanist Chuck Vassallo, for an evening of storytelling. This event is a fundraiser for Triveristy – The Pride Center to support its mission to create a safe space for the pride community living in and visiting the TriState region.
Tickets cost $25. This event is BYOB.
For more information and to purchase tickets, visit www.bit.ly/3xWbzgs.
CALLICOON, NY — On Saturday, July 24, from 12 noon to 5 p.m., Callicoon will be host to a town-wide event with art, music, food and fun.
Vendors offer antiques, art, craft, food, locally made artisan goods, flea market items, jewelry and more.
Wander along the historic streets, view the architecture and admire the beautiful Delaware River.
For more information, visit www.visitcallicoon.com/upper-delaware-events-calendar.
NARROWSBURG, NY — On Sunday, July 25, discover unique regional handmade crafts, live music by local musicians and hands-on ecological activities for the whole family at the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance’s 31st annual Riverfest held in July, along Narrowsburg’s Main Street.
Narrowsburg’s longest-running street fair has been celebrating art, music and ecology for over 30 years. Held on the last Sunday of July every summer, this family-friendly arts festival stretches up and down Narrowsburg’s picturesque Main Street overlooking the Delaware River.
For more information, visit www.delawarevalleyartsalliance.org.