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July 2016

Rescued splendor and a secret garden in Port

PORT JERVIS, NY — The Port Jervis Council for the Arts’ Historical Port Jervis House and Garden Tour will be on Saturday, August 6 from 1 to 4 p.m., rain or shine. Featured homes are the Rauner residence, 222 West Main St., the Jiang residence, 20 Ferguson Ave., the Copa-Riviere residence, 19 Ferguson Ave.; and the Fried-Patterson residence, 249 N. Orange St. In addition to the grounds and gardens that accompany these houses, you can visit the Washburn-Stephens garden at 15 Elmendorf Street.  Read more

Icehouse Arts film camp

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — Icehouse Arts its offering its 13th season of youth filmmaking classes with Ron Littke. The one-week Kid Flix (ages 8-12) and Teen Flix (12 and up) classes will be held Monday through Friday at 10 a.m. and 12 noon respectively, and will cost $50 per week. Classes will take place from August 8 through 12 in Eldred at the Sunshine Library and from August 22 through 26 at the library in Narrowsburg. Students will gain experience in scriptwriting, directing, acting for film, camera work and editing as they make an original movie.  Read more

Courage trumps cowardice

Fun and games aside, I have had a ridiculously busy week. While Mom was fond of saying, “You can rest when you’re dead,” I don’t think she believed that I should actually stop and drop while working, so I see a day off in the not-too-distant future. Meanwhile, I was out and about with the Wonder Dog in tow every single day since the last issue of The River Reporter hit the stands and (go ahead, call me a crybaby) I’m tired.  Read more

WCM finale weekend: CAS, The Union, The Cooperage

REGION — The Weekend of Chamber Music (WCM) will conclude its annual festival with three days of events. On Friday, July 29 at 7 p.m. there will be a free open workshop for WCM fellows and artists, with Ensemble Accroche Note of France at the Catskill Art Society (CAS) in Livingston Manor, NY. Also at CAS, on Saturday, July 30 at 8 p.m., there will be a gala concert and reception catered by The Arnold House. Dinner costs $25 and the concert $20.  Read more

Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration

BETHEL, NY — The Jerry Garcia Symphonic Celebration, featuring Warren Haynes, will be making a stop at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts on August 6 at 8 p.m. in the Pavillion. The special collaboration will include The Hudson Valley Philharmonic, guitarist Warren Haynes and Jerry Garcia Band vocalist Jacklyn LaBranch. Haynes is one of the leading interpreters of Garcia’s music through his work with Phil Lesh & Friends of The Dead.  Read more

CAS holds pop-up in Hurleyville

HURLEYVILLE, NY — The Catskill Art Society presents “Pop! – Selections from the 2016 CAS Summer Members Show” in a special pop-up exhibition, co-sponsored by The Center for Discovery, at the former Nadia’s Restaurant at 222 Main St. from July 29 through August 14. There will be an artists’ talk and free opening reception on Friday, July 29 from 5 to 8 p.m. Light refreshments will be served.  Read more

Billy Joel backup Preston returns to Harmony

HAWLEY, PA — Wade Preston, Billy Joel’s back-up, returns for two shows in one night at Harmony Presents on Saturday, July 30 in the underground theater of the Hawley Silk Mill.

“It’s not often a man can sit in front of a piano and command full attention. Wade Preston’s dexterity alone is enough to drop a stadium full of jaws, but you don’t need to go to a stadium to experience the awe,” said Jill Carletti, managing director of Harmony Presents.  Read more

Old Time Fair and chicken barbeque

GRAHAMSVILLE, NY — The annual Old Time Fair and chicken barbeque will return to the Grahamsville Fairgrounds on Saturday, July 30, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. The barbeque is 2 to 5 p.m. Admission is free with a nominal fee for some games and food.  Read more

Studio Monday displays member works

GRAHAMSVILLE, NY — The Studio Monday Art Group recently held its annual art show in the Daniel Pierce Library . Over 50 works of art, some of which are shown here, were put on display at the opening on July 16, and will remain on display in the lower level of the library throughout the year. Most of the art is available for sale. The Studio Monday group meets Mondays from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at the library. Artists working in all mediums are welcome. For more information call 845/985-7233.

‘Artifacts from the Future’

LAKE HUNTINGTON, NY — Julius Valiunas’s new retrospective, “Artifacts from the Future” will be on display at the Nutshell Art Center, 6692 State Rte. 52, from July 30 to September 4. There will be an opening reception on Saturday, July 30 from 5 to 7 p.m.  Read more