What to see, what to do

A summer's worth of arts and leisure in the Upper Delaware River Valley

Posted 5/27/22

In New York:

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

845/583-2000; bethelwoodscenter.org

200 Hurd Rd., Bethel, NY

About:

“Located 90 miles from New York City in Bethel, NY, our lush …

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A summer's worth of arts and leisure in the Upper Delaware River Valley

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In New York:

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts

845/583-2000; bethelwoodscenter.org

200 Hurd Rd., Bethel, NY

About:

“Located 90 miles from New York City in Bethel, NY, our lush 800-acre campus includes a Pavilion Stage amphitheater with a seating capacity of 16,000, an intimate 422-seat indoor Event Gallery, the award-winning Museum at Bethel Woods, and a Conservatory for creative learning programs.  As a 501(c)3 nonprofit cultural organization, our goal is to provide innovative, program-driven experiences for all ages.”

Currently:

The Who performs at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 28 at the pavilion.

Take a Behind the Scenes Tour, also on May 28, at 12:30 p.m. and on Sunday, May 29 at 12:30 p.m.

Coming up:

Brad Paisley with special guests Tracy Lawrence and Tenille Townes on Saturday, June 4, 7:30 p.m. at the Pavilion.

Celtic Woman, on Sunday, June 5 at 7:30 p.m. at the Pavilion.

Catskill Art Society

845/436-4227; catskillartsociety.org

65 Main St., Livingston Manor, NY

About:

The Catskill Art Society (CAS) is a nonprofit organization cultivating public interest, participation, and enjoyment of the arts. Through its multi-arts center, CAS explores contemporary art practices and facilitates creative and professional development for established and emerging artists.

Currently:

Trey Speegle, “It’s Not My Fault.” Artist’s talk, 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 28, followed by an opening reception from 4 p.m. to 5 p.m. at the Laundry King in Livingston Manor. The show runs from May 28 through Sunday, June 26.

For more information about upcoming shows, visit catskillartsociety.org.

Catskill Fly Fishing Center & Museum

845/439-4810; cffcm.com

1031 Old Rte. 17, Livingston Manor, NY

About:

“The Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to preserving the heritage of fly fishing in the Catskills and educating the next generation of anglers and conservationists. Situated in the birthplace of American dry fly fishing, our multifaceted museum and 50 acres of grounds on the banks of the famed Willowemoc provide a vibrant cultural hub with a global reach. The CFFCM is a place for the luminaries of fly fishing to engage anglers and naturalists of all ages and levels of experience, to enrich the future of fishing, and to ensure the sustainability of the delicate ecosystem on which it depends.”

Many activities are offered throughout the year.

Currently:

Saturday, May 28, beginning at 5:30 p.m. the museum is holding its annual dinner banquet and fundraiser at the Rockland House in Roscoe.

Coming up:

A casting workshop for beginners, taking place on Saturday, July 9 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. “Learning the Fundamental of Fly Casting” is led by Gail and Paul Gallo and is for people who have never cast before, or who may have had a lesson or a class but want to learn more.

Slam Allen shows off his incredible skills with a six-string at last year's Riverfest. The festival is sponsored by the Delaware Valley Arts Alliance.
Slam Allen shows off his incredible skills with a six-string at last year's Riverfest. The festival is sponsored by the Delaware Valley Arts …

Delaware Valley Arts Alliance

845/252-7576; delawarevalleyartsalliance.org

37 Main St. in Narrowsburg

About:

The Delaware Valley Arts Alliance (DVAA) serves as the Arts Council for Sullivan County, New York.  DVAA presents year-round programs in the visual, performing, and community arts, and provides arts resources for a county- and valley-wide constituency of artists, arts groups and the general public.

The organization is responsible for annual events such as the Big Eddy Film Festival, Riverfest and the Deep Water Literary Fest.

Currently:

Brian Madonna, “Sophisters, Economists, and Calculators” through June 19. “Tangible expressions of psychological incoherence and a frantic grasping for solidity.”

“The Shape of Paper,” through June 19. Curated by Jamie Monosson Scherzer, it features a collective of interdisciplinary, Mid-Hudson artists, pushing the boundaries of paper, pulp and fiber.

Coming up:

Spring fundraiser at the Dorflinger Factory Museum in White Mills, PA. Docent-guided tours of the museum and its collection.

Delaware Valley Opera

845/887-3083; delawarevalleyopera.com

6692 Rte. 52, Lake Huntington, NY

About:

The Delaware Valley Opera (DVO) provides “opportunities for area talent to study and perform a wide range of operatic repertoire; to introduce opera to young people and the general public through performances, workshops, and educational programs; and to foster collaborations between creative and interpretive artists and technicians.”

The DVO has numerous performances scheduled through the summer. Visit its website to learn more.

Farm Arts Collective

570/798-9530; farmartscollective.org

38 Hickory Ln., Damascus, PA

About:

“Farm Arts Collective performance ensemble creates and performs original ensemble theatre. Based out of a large greenhouse centrally located on Willow Wisp Organic Farm, a 30-acre working farm. Farm Arts Collective performances are all original plays that incorporate live music, stilt walking and visual physical theatre elements, oftentimes performed in site-specific locations across the farm. The ensemble is made up of professional actors, musicians, writers, and farmers—people in our community who have a passion for creating performances about important issues.”

Farm Arts Collective has numerous performances scheduled this summer. For more information, visit farmartscollective.org/calendar.

Forestburgh Playhouse

845/794-1194; fbplayhouse.org

39 Forestburgh Rd., Forestburgh, NY

About:

The Forestburgh Playhouse “has continuously presented hundreds of musicals, plays, cabarets and concerts. Scores of actors, directors, dancers, musicians, designers and more have come together each summer to create a magical season of professional live theatre.” The organization also hosts an academy, the Tavern and the In the Works In the Woods festival.

Coming up:

The Playhouse has a full summer schedule of performances, from “Mamma Mia” to “Something Rotten.” For the full list and to buy tickets, visit https://www.fbplayhouse.org/the-2022-main-stage-season.

Hurleyville Performing Arts Centre

845/985-4722; hurleyvilleartscentre.org

219 Main St., Hurleyville, NY

About:

“The Hurleyville Performing Arts Centre celebrates the environmental and social diversity of the Catskill region through performance, film, and visual art. HPAC presents bold programs that create shared experiences to inspire, challenge, and connect audiences.”

Its offerings include Gallery 222, also on Main Street in Hurleyville.

Currently:

“It’s a Camera Not a Magic Wand,” exhibit of painterly photographs by Jonathan Charles Fox, closes Saturday, May 28.

Coming up:

Hurleyville Pride 2022, Saturday, July 23 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m. Held outdoors on Railroad Avenue in Hurleyville. “A day party and carnival celebrating love, self-expression and  the magic of summer in the Catskills.”

The summer will hold more events at HPAC. Check hurleyvilleartscentre.org for an updated list.

The Narrowsburg Union

845/252-3100; narrowsburgunion.com

7 Erie Ave., Narrowsburg, NY

About:

The Narrowsburg Union is a community hub that hosts art exhibits and community events throughout the year (including the Narrowsburg Farmers’ Market on Saturdays through the summer, it boasts a number of programs, business offerings and more.

Currently:

The work of Adrienne Walker is on display until Sunday, June 12.

To learn more about upcoming events, visit the Narrowsburg Union on Facebook.

Nonetta and Friends Creative

845/456-0320; nonnetaandfriends.com

16 Old Brook Rd., Barryville, NY

About:

A gallery, a studio and a classroom, Nonetta and Friends Creative hosts exhibits all summer and offers classes. “At its heart, Nonneta and Friends Creative is a teaching ceramic studio tucked into a creekside road just outside the hamlet of Barryville, NY, but it is also so much more. It is a space where artists can gather and create, where people can begin their journey with ceramics, and where complete strangers get together and become friends.”

Currently:

“(Un)Titled;” illustrations by artist Joshua Mull. The exhibit is open from Sunday, May 29 to Thursday, June 30.

Also on display are ceramics by Nonna Hall that reflect Mull’s work.

An opening reception will take place on May 29 from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.

Shandelee Music Festival

646/657-0284 (September-June);

845/439-3277 (July-August); shandelee.org

The Sunset Concert Pavilion is located at

442 J. Young Rd., Livingston Manor.

About:

“The Shandelee Music Festival encourages and promotes the careers of young, exceptional classical musicians through an annual series of summer concerts in New York’s Catskill Mountains.  Concert locations include SMF’s own Sunset Concert Pavilion, Bethel Center for the Performing Arts Event Gallery, and public enrichment appearances in local schools and special care facilities.”

The Shandelee Music Festival is planning a spectacular summer. Visit https://shandelee.org/sunset-concert-series for more information.

The Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra at a performance in 2019. They've been bringing chamber music to the area for years now.
The Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra at a performance in 2019. They've been bringing chamber music to the area for years now.

Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra

845/798-9006; Facebook: sccoplayers

About:

“The Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra’s mission is to serve the community and elevate the quality of life for all generations through artistic expression and cultural experiences; to inspire a viable renaissance; promoting a positive economic resurgence; supporting physical and emotional well-being by enhancing the cultural fabric of our community.”

Upcoming performances of the Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra can be found on its Facebook page, sccoplayers.

Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop

845/436-5336; scdw.net

5243 Main St., South Fallsburg, NY

About:

The Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop has been providing community theatre since 1950. Its home is in the Rivoli Theatre in South Fallsburg.

Coming up:

The 10-Minute Play Festival, June 10-12 and 17-19.

“Every Christmas Story Ever Told (And Then Some!)”, July 8-10, 15-17.

For more information about productions, visit scdw.net.

Ten Mile River Scout Museum

845/252-2063; tmrmuseum.org

1481 Crystal Lake Rd., Narrowsburg, NY

About:

The Ten Mile River Scout Museum is operated by the Greater New York Councils of the Boy Scouts of America. It “is dedicated to preserving the history and artifacts of the Ten Mile River Scout Camps and the local area.  T.M.R. is a 12,000-acre reserve in Sullivan County near Narrowsburg, NY that has been serving the Boy Scouts of New York City since 1927.”

The museum is located in the headquarters camp. It is open to the general public in the summer and offers various tours and indoor exhibits, outdoor programs and local history exhibits. The store has a variety of museum and T.M.R. publications, patches and collectibles for sale. A variety of merit badges are available.

Coming up:

The museum’s webinar series is back. The next one takes place on Wednesday, June 1 at 7 p.m. The topic is the history of Camp Ihpetonga with Eagle Scout John Cleary.  

For more events and exhibits, visit tmrmuseum.org.

Weekend of Chamber Music

917/664-5185; wcmconcerts.org

PO Box 147, Jeffersonville ,NY

About:

“We engage the public of the Catskills and the Upper Delaware region directly by bringing transformative performances of and discussion around chamber music to a wide variety of venues across the region… we bring our work straight to the people wherever they are.” The work “ensures that our audiences come to see chamber music as a vital, contemporary, evolving art form, one that speaks directly to them, of their lives and their shared humanity.”

Check wcmconcerts.org for a list of summer programming.

In Pennsylvania:

The Art Factory of White Mills

570/251-1181; theartfactoryofwhitemills.com

736 Texas Palmyra Hwy., White Mills, PA

About:

The Art Factory was created to “benefit everyone who loves art; open a center that revolved around art; establish a gathering place for art, artists, art students, and art lovers” and host events.

To keep up on events, classes and exhibits, visit theartfactoryofwhitemills.com.

ARTery Gallery

570/409-1234; arterygallerymilford.com

210 Broad St., Milford, PA

About:

“The ARTery is a gallery now located in the historic Forest Hall building… With 10 to 15 artists exhibiting, there is a wide variety of work in all mediums and genres that changes and/or rotates on a monthly basis. The eclectic collection includes photography, paintings, sculpture, ceramics, jewelry and fine burled wood objects.”

For more information, visit arterygallerymilford.com.

The Columns Museum is a treasure trove of history, housed in a Milford mansion.
The Columns Museum is a treasure trove of history, housed in a Milford mansion.

The Columns

570/296-8126; pikehistorical.org

608 Broad St., Milford, PA

About:

“The Columns is a 22-room mansion built in the neo-classical style. Home to the Pike County Historical Society and the Columns Museum, the property features two floors of historical exhibits and interesting artifacts in a grand 1904 neo-classical mansion.” Community activities are hosted there as well.

Visit pikehistorical.org for information about upcoming events.

The Cooperage Project

570/253-2020; thecooperageproject.org

1030 Main St., Honesdale, PA

About:

“The mission of The Cooperage Project is to offer a range of instructive and entertaining activities that will engage, challenge and enlighten.”

It hosts performances and community events.

Coming up:

“An Evening of Music, Magic & Dance”

It takes place Friday, June 17 at 6 p.m. at the Cooperage.

The event offers DJs, magicians, stand-up comedy and more.

Visit thecooperageproject.org for information on more events.

Dorflinger Factory Museum

570/253-0220; dorflingerfactorymuseum.com

670 Texas Palmyra Hwy, Hawley, PA

About:

“The Dorflinger Factory Museum is a regional industrial heritage museum celebrating the history and craftsmanship of the Dorflinger glass companies in Brooklyn, NY and White Mills, PA. The Dorflinger companies produced fine lead crystal table ware for U.S. presidents, governments and wealthy individuals during the Gilded Age of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.” The museum is housed in the White Mills factory’s restored 1883 cutting shop and circa-1888 factory office building.

Visit dorflingerfactorymuseum.com for summer events.

Dorflinger Glass Museum

570/253-1185; dorflinger.org/dorflinger-glass-museum

55 Suydam Dr. White Mills, PA

About:

The Dorflinger Glass Museum, on the grounds of the Dorflinger-Suydam Wildlife Sanctuary, is “the nation’s largest collection of American brilliant-cut Dorflinger glass displayed in the home of the founder.”

The grounds are also home to the Wildflower Music Festival. “For more than 37 years, the Wildflower Music Festival has presented quality music in a natural amphitheater, surrounded by majestic pines and sweet breezes.”

For information about upcoming events, visit dorflinger.org/dorflinger-glass-museum.

Grey Towers National Historic Site

570/296-9630; greytowers.org

151 Grey Towers Dr., Milford, PA

About:

The Grey Towers Heritage Association assists “the U.S. Forest Service in education, improvements, promotion, conservation and wise use of Grey Towers National Historic Site.”

Grey Towers offers guided tours of the mansion and the grounds, conservation programs, the annual Festival of Wood and more.

Currently:

The grounds are open to the public in the daytime year-round.

Coming up:

Follies in America: A History of Garden and Park Architecture

The event takes place Saturday, June 11 from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. “Follies in America” examines historicized garden buildings, known as “follies,” from the nation’s founding through the American centennial celebration in 1876. In a period of increasing nationalism, follies—such as temples, summerhouses, towers, and ruins—brought a range of European architectural styles to the United States.

For information about upcoming events, visit greytowers.org.

The Foundation for Harmony Presents/Harmony in the Woods

570/588-8077; harmonyinthewoods.org

19 Imagination Way, Hawley, PA

About:

The Foundation for Harmony Presents “believes in cultivating individual and communal growth through offering excellent performing and cultural arts programming, as well as educational opportunities for all ages, interests and perspectives. We are dedicated to ensuring this programming is in line with and thoughtfully crafted around our core values of environmental stewardship, arts accessibility and educational enrichment.”

Coming up:

The Nat Osborn Band, Friday, July 1, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

King Solomon Hicks, Saturday, July 2, from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.

The Hawley Silk Mill

570/390-4440; hawleysilkmill.com

8 Silk Mill Dr. Hawley, PA

About:

“The Silk Mill in Hawley has been a vital part of community since its construction in 1880. Its many incarnations over the years have included a silk factory with the foremost technology of the day, a textile factory and antique center.” It is now a center that celebrates the lifestyle of the Pocono Lake Region.

For information about upcoming events, visit hawleysilkmill.com.

Summer of Events in Honesdale

570/785-3674; honesdaleparkevents.org.

About:

The Wayne County Creative Arts Council is holding the Summer of Events, a months-long celebration of music and arts in Honesdale’s Central Park. It begins on Monday, June 13  and wraps up on Thursday, July 28.

Coming up:

Northeasters Barbershop Chorus, June 13; the Barn Cats, Thursday, June 16; Wayne Choralaires, Monday, June 20; Luongo Brothers Band on Monday, June 27; and many more bands through the summer.

Wayne County Arts Alliance

570/729-5740; waynecountyartsalliance.org

815 Main St., Honesdale, PA

About:

The Wayne County Arts Alliance (WCAA) is “committed to developing a dynamic, art-friendly atmosphere in the community, one that enhances and enriches the lives of its citizens.” It supports the arts with programs and activities and has galleries on Main Street and at the Bodhi Tree at 214 6th St., both in Honesdale. There is an outdoor exhibit in Hawley and numerous businesses that display WCAA work.

Currently:

“Mentors: Guides and Teachers” is exhibiting through Saturday, June 4 at the Main Gallery.

Coming up:

The new Great Wall of Honesdale will be unveiled in June.

For information about this and other events or exhibits, visit waynecountyartsalliance.org.

Delaware Valley Opera, Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Catskill Art Society, Catskill Fly Fishing Center & Museum, Delaware Valley Arts Alliance, Farm Arts Collective, Forestburgh Playhouse, Hurleyville Performing Arts Centre, The Narrowsburg Union, Nonetta and Friends Creative, Shandelee Music Festival, Sullivan County Chamber Orchestra, Sullivan County Dramatic Workshop, Ten Mile River Scout Museum, Weekend of Chamber Music, The Art Factory of White Mills, ARTery Gallery, The Columns, The Cooperage Project, Dorflinger Glass Museum, Grey Towers National Historic Site, The Foundation for Harmony Presents/Harmony in the Woods, The Hawley Silk Mill, Summer of Events in Honesdale, Wayne County Arts Alliance

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