Cut flower, design workshop at Farm Arts
DAMASCUS, PA — Learn about popular flower varieties, new trends, seed sourcing and more at Willow Wisp Organic Farm on Saturday, August 21 from 9 …
DAMASCUS, PA — Learn about popular flower varieties, new trends, seed sourcing and more at Willow Wisp Organic Farm on Saturday, August 21 from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
Participants will pick their choice of flowers from the fields and design an arrangement to take home. Please bring clippers (although the farm will have some to borrow) and a jar or vase in which to build and take home a flower design. $20 fee. Limit 20 people. To register go online https://farmartscollective.org
LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — “An Evening of Jazz” will feature selections re-imagined and orchestrated by jazz trombonist Mike Fahie. There will be works by Chopin, Debussy, Bartók, Bach, Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky and Puccini.
The show, presented by the Shandelee Music Festival (SMF), is on Thursday, August 19, and begins at 8 p.m.
Fahie is the lead trombonist of Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society, a three-time Grammy nominated ensemble, principal trombonist of the Gramercy Brass Orchestra of New York, and a member of the Gramercy Brass Quintet. Fahie has played numerous Broadway shows including “The Lion King,” “Porgy and Bess,” “Priscilla Queen of the Desert,” “Ragtime,” “In The Heights,” and “Elf.” He has appeared on a number of recordings and movies, and performs with various rock and pop bands.
Closing out the SMF season is the Aletheia Piano Trio on Saturday, August 21. Composed of Fei-Fei (piano), Francesca dePasquale (violin), and Juliette Herlin (cello), the trio was formed in 2013 at the Juilliard School, and gave debut performances at the Rose Studio and Alice Tully Hall at Lincoln Center and the Terrace Theater at the Kennedy Center.
Saturday’s concert will feature the music of Beethoven, Schumann and Dvořák.
Performances will be held in the Sunset Concert Pavilion in Livingston Manor.
Tickets for both concerts cost $35 for adults, $30 for SMF members, and $10 for students 17 and under. Advanced reservations are required; call 845/439-3277. To get more information or purchase tickets online, visit www.shandelee.org.
SHOHOLA, PA — “Don’t tell me that you’re not an artist”, says Mef Gannon, “Everyone has a supply of creative energy inside them, just waiting for permission to escape.”
The Barryville Area Arts Association (BVAA) presents a free journaling workshop with Gannon on August 21, from 1 to 3 p.m. at the Artists Market Community Center in Shohola.
NARROWSBURG, NY — The Western Sullivan Public Library and the Barryville Area Arts Association present a day of painting, poetry and pizza at Blue Hills Farm on Sunday, August 22 in Narrowsburg. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
There is no charge.
Sullivan County poet laureate Lisa Caloro will be there, and the farm’s Japanese garden, fern forest and fields are there for inspiration. “If you’re inspired by architecture, there are several unique outbuildings,” a press release added. Pizza will be served at 12 noon.
Registration is required.
The event is coordinated by Claudine Luchsinger. For more information or to register, go to wsplonline.org or call 845/252-3360.
HIGHLAND LAKE, NY — Given the spike of COVID-19 in the region, performing arts non-profit NACL has postponed its program “How Now? An Artful Exchange on Processes and Possibilities” until further notice. It was originally scheduled to run on August 14.
For more information, visit their website, nacl.org.
LIVINGSTON MANOR — The Catskill Fly Fishing Center and Museum is holding its annual Summerfest on Saturday, August 21, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the museum in Livingston Manor. There will be an anglers’ market, casting demos, kids’ activities, food and a new exhibit in the Wulff Gallery.
For more information, call the museum at 845/439-4810 or visit the website at cffcm.com.
FORESTBURGH, NY — The Rodgers and Hart musical “Babes in Arms!” will open at the Forestburgh Playhouse on Tuesday, August 24, and will run through Sunday, September 5.
The production closes out the theatre’s 75th anniversary mainstage season.
The current show, “Buyer & Cellar,” is sold out.
COVID-19 protocols are being followed and vaccination is required.
PHILLIPSPORT, NY — Breakneck Annie, an old-time five piece band, will perform folk and blues at the Phillipsport Community Center’s music night on Saturday, August 21 beginning at 7 p.m.
The band—Anne Baglione, Graham Vest, Bill Buskey, Gene Muller and Terry Seeley, call what they do “porch music.”
A $10 donation is suggested. That includes the music, pie, and a non-alcoholic drink. Indoor masking is requested.
For more information, call 845/313-1772.
NARROWSBURG, NY — Artist Barbara Winfield will be among the talent showcased at the Narrowsburg Union’s “Picking up the Pieces” exhibit from now until October 2.
The exhibition focuses on the art of collage and its unique ability to transform ordinary objects and images into entirely new and surprising combinations.
Winfield’s imagery is taken from both popular and mass culture, such as vintage mid-20th century magazine advertising and iconic comic book art.
She is also on the sales team at the River Reporter.
Other artists on display include Charles Wilkin (who is also co-curator), Brittany M. Reid, Jocelyn Chase, Fred Free, Tamar Cohen, James Gallagher, and John Gall.
For more information, see narrowsburg union.com.
HAWLEY, PA — Newcomers and long-time residents alike are invited to explore a key part of Wayne County’s history.
The eighth annual Canal Festival will be held Saturday, August 21 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Delaware & Hudson Canal Park at Lock 31 on Route 6.
The site features the circa-1820s Daniels farmhouse, the D&H Canal, and Canal Lock 31.
This free rain-or-shine event will feature live traditional music by Poison Love from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., followed by the Ann Loeb/Mike Baglione band from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.
There will be blacksmithing and wood carving demonstrations. Ed Burgholzer will demonstrate early trapping and outdoor skills. Guided history and nature walks will be held
The Living History stage will host Frank Littlebear and the Red Vision Native American history dance team, plus folk musician Dave Matskino.
Several local authors will be signing and selling copies of their books throughout the day.
Food, including grilled meats, sides and home baked goods will be available for purchase.
The D & H Canal is 108 miles long, built over three years largely by hand. The brainchild of the Wurts brothers, it transported coal from their Pennsylvania mines to the Hudson River at Kingston, NY. This 108-lock waterway operated from 1828 until 1898, when the railroads took over the job of transporting coal. After the canal was closed, it was drained and the canal land was sold and split up.
Now the Delaware & Hudson canal park is a 17-acre park and historic site along the Lackawaxen River. The store is open; COVID-19 guidelines will be followed in the building.
The festival’s schedule of events, list of authors signing books and the park’s map, plus information about the Wayne County Historical Society and Lock 31 can be found at www.waynehistorypa.com. Hard copies of information are available at the main museum in Honesdale. Reach the historical society at 570/253-3240.