Rosendale Theatre proudly announces its first live performing arts series, a summer season showcasing the talents of nationally acclaimed artists who live in the Hudson Valley: The Vanaver Caravan (June 14), David Gonzalez (July 12), and Dog On Fleas (August 9). The 2014 “Fun! Summer Family Series” is meant for audiences of all ages—but especially for families with elementary school-age children. Each performance takes place on the second Saturday of the month and lasts for approximately one hour. Curtain time is 11:00 am.
Tickets for children twelve and under are $10 each, everybody else is $12. If you buy tickets for all three shows the price is only $25 for kids and $30 for adults. To purchase tickets go to summerfun.brownpapertickets.com. For telephone sales call (800) 838-3006 and press “1” to speak to a representative. Also, tickets can be purchased at Rosendale Theatre on the day of the show.
Based in New Paltz, The Vanaver Caravan has traveled the world for over 40 years. Through their art and special workshops they have brought the world to Ulster County. On June 14 they will perform an abbreviated family version of Earthbeat which premiered in 2012 at Jacob’s Pillow Dance Festival. Featuring music and dance from around the globe, it’s a mini-festival unto itself. Live musicians, led by Bill Vanaver, accompany dancers of The Vanaver Caravan, directed by the irrepressible Livia Vanaver. There will be a special appearance by The Vanaver Youth Company.
Story-teller, musician, singer, actor, and writer—the very engaging David Gonzalez will bring Aesop Bops!, his one-man show, to Rosendale Theatre on Saturday, July 12. Fast-paced and funny, Aesop Bops! features a potpourri of Aesop’s classic stories including The Lion and the Mouse, The Fisherman and His Wife, and The Turtle’s Shell. “David Gonzalez speaks with courageous humanity and brilliant creativity–his poetry and stories uplift the spirit and inspire wonder,” says Deepak Chopra.
Dog on Fleas takes over Rosendale Theatre Saturday, August 9 with their outrageous musical rambunctions. Comprised of Rosendalians Dean Jones, John Hughes and Chris Cullo, Dog on Fleas plays infectious music that is equal parts Cab Calloway and Woody Guthrie with a pinch of Spike Jones and Ray Charles topped-off with calypso, cajun, highlife, soul, and reggae all stirred with Ringo’s drumstick.
For more information about the series click on www.rosendaletheatre.org/summer-fun or telephone (845) 658-8989. Rosendale Theatre is located at 408 Main Street in Rosendale, NY 12472.
Filene Concert Series: World Premieres & Exhibitions
Sunday, April 27th, 3pm
Arthur Zankel Music Center
815 North Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
The Skidmore College Orchestra will present the world premiere of Double Concerto for Clarinet and Guitar, composed by the internationally acclaimed guitarist James Emery for his daughter Hannah and featuring the two of them, respectively, as the guitar and clarinet soloists. This concert will mark their public debut playing together in an orchestral setting.
Emery is known for his distinctive sound and touch as an improviser and composer. He is the recipient of a Guggenheim Fellowship for music composition and has performed at many of the major international jazz festivals and as a soloist in many of the world’s major concert halls. As a sideman, he has performed and recorded with such luminaries as Anthony Braxton, Steve Reich, Joe Lovano, Henry Threadgill, John Zorn, and Muhal Richard Abrams, among other leading artists.
This performance is made possible, in part, by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
Source: From Press Release
NACL Theatre Artistic Director Tannis Kowalchuk, on stilts, marches along with Weather Project participants from the Upper Delaware River region.
NACL Theatre invites residents of the surrounding Upper Delaware communities in Sullivan, Delaware, Pike, and Wayne counties to participate in a variety of upcoming workshops and events that will help to shape THE WEATHER PROJECT, a massive community arts and science project designed to bring citizens, artists and scientists together around the subject of the weather and climate science. The project culminates in an outdoor exhibition and community pageant play on August 9, 2014 in Yulan, NY.
There are many opportunities to lend your voice to the conversation. For example, become a citizen scientist with the Weather Data Collection Project, attend workshops and seminars on energy conservation and innovation, or collect stories from elders about weather and local history.
You can also help to create and perform in the original theatre piece by joining in the research, writing and building of performance material; learning to stilt walk and sound paint; or join the chorus and help to create and operate puppets.
Free workshops will begin May 5 at NACL Theatre in Highland Lake, NY and run weekly up to the spectacular outdoor pageant play on Saturday, August 9 at 5:00 pm at the Yulan, NY ballfield.
The weekly workshop schedule is as follows: Mondays at 6:30 pm, join Isabel Braverman and Corinna Grunn in developing the contemporary dance performance component of the pageant; Tuesdays at 6:30 pm, join director Tannis Kowalchuk in playmaking—acting, writing and singing (a chorus will be formed); Tuesdays at 6:30, learn to stilt walk with Brett Keyser; and on Saturdays, NACL artists will work with the Young Company (13+) on acting techniques, physical and vocal exercises, stilt walking, playwrighting, design, stagecraft, and music from 2:00 to 5:00 pm. All workshops will be held at NACL Theatre located at 110 Highland Lake Rd., in Highland Lake, NY.
In addition, master puppeteer Ramona Jan will help children and their parents build and operate marionette doves during a Family Puppetry Workshop on Sunday, July 13, from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. The doves will be used in The Weather Project pageant, operated by the children who create them.
If you or your organization may be interested in collaborating, please email NACL Artistic Director Tannis Kowalchuk at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 845-557-0694.
From Press Release
In 2014 the Frederick W. Vanderbilt Garden Association is celebrating their 30th Anniversary of their founding of the formal gardens at the Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site. From May through October, the Frederick W. Vanderbilt Garden Association will once again offer Interpretive Tours of the formal gardens at the Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site on Route 9 in Hyde Park. These FREE public tours will be given between 1:00 PM and 4:00 PM (weather permitting) on the third Sunday of each month during the gardening season: June 15, July 20, and August 17.
Volunteer interpreters will discuss the history of the gardens, with a focus on the Vanderbilt ownership and the mission of the Vanderbilt Garden Association to rehabilitate and maintain the plants, shrubs, trees, and statuary in the gardens as they were in the 1930’s just prior to Mr. Vanderbilt’s death. They will also provide information about two major projects the gardens are currently undergoing: the renovation of the “Cherry Walk” and the replanting of the rose garden terraces. Visitors can also visit the 1875 Toolhouse building to look at photographs of the gardens taken during the Vanderbilt era. The Toolhouse will also be open every Saturday and Sunday when the Garden Greeters have their information table at the entrance to the gardens.
Visitors should park in the Visitor Center parking lot, and walk down the gravel path from the Mansion to the gardens. For further information, e-mail email@example.com or visit our website at http://www.vanderbiltgarden.org or call 845-229-6432.
Neversink Farm in Claryville, NY
July 19, 2014, 3-6 pm.
Call Catskill Mountainkeeper today to reserve your Early Bird Tickets. Adults $50, children $20. 845-482-5400
The Bees Knees Café, a weekend eatery located on Heather Ridge Farm in Preston, NY, opens for its sixth season with new chef, Rob Handel.
Rob will be expanding the menu with more wild foraged ingredients complimenting the meats and poultry raised at Heather Ridge Farm, and the locally produced organic vegetables and fruit that have always been featured.
The Bees Knees Café reopens for the season Memorial Day Weekend. It will be open Saturdays and Sundays from 11am-4pm through Columbus Day Weekend. Call for more information 518-239-6234, and check the website for event and menu updates: http://www.heather-ridge-farm.com/
The Catskill Art Society and SC BOCES hosted a Student Reception for the annual CAS Sullivan County High School Art Show, a new exhibition of work by Sullivan County High School Students today at the CAS Arts Center in Livingston Manor. The show features 300 pieces in 10 media categories from Eldred, Fallsburg, Liberty, Livingston Manor, Monticello, Roscoe, Sullivan West, Tri-Valley and SC BOCES students.
First and Second prize winners were selected by an outside jury panel of artists and experts. First Place winners were awarded a $50 voucher to use toward classes at the CAS Arts Center. A Student Choice award was also selected in each category. These are the winners:
Black & White Drawing
1st Place. . . . Farrah Mills, Livingston Manor
2nd Place. . . . Molly Clarkin, Eldred
Student Prize. Raychelle Osnato, Tri-Valley
Black & White Photography
1st Place . . . . Raychelle Osnato, Tri-Valley
2nd Place. . . . Gladys Diaz, Liberty
Student Prize. Stephanie Acevedo, Livingston Manor
1st Place . . . . Colleen Jones, Tri-Valley
2nd Place. . . . Jordyne Shaver, Livingston Manor
Student Prize. Ashlynn Barbarite, Eldred
1st Place . . . . Brianna Olsen, Tri-Valley
2nd Place. . . . Xelina Encarmaceón, Tri-Valley
Student Prize. Xelina Encarmaceón, Tri-Valley
1st Place . . . . Luke John Sanders, Livingston Manor
2nd Place. . . . Summer Bitjeman, Liberty
Student Prize. Summer Bitjeman, Liberty
1st Place . . . . Heather Trotta, Monticello
2nd Place. . . . Colin Rosinblum, Monticello
Student Prize. Kate Johnson, Liberty
1st Place . . . . Kylie Harris, Tri-Valley
2nd Place. . . . Daniel Dutcher, Livingston Manor
Student Prize. Virginia Krzysztofowicz, Eldred
1st Place . . . . Brittany Almodoval, Liberty
2nd Place. . . . Tiffani Suhm, Fallsburg
Student Prize. Jamie Neylon, Tri-Valley
1st Place . . . . Sydney Johnson, Monticello
2nd Place. . . . Austin Wells, Monticello
Student Prize. Farrah Mills, Livingston Manor
1st Place . . . . Jonathan Nilsen, Liberty
2nd Place. . . . Amanda Fagin, Kelly Graham, Shania Leonardo, Tabitha Lilley, Erica Lynch-Cammarata, Marina March, Kimberly Marshall, Katlyn Meyer, Amanda Murns, Arlinda Mustafaj, Emily Peterson-Stanton, and Victoria Serrano (group piece), Sullivan West
Student Prize. Jonathan Nilsen, Liberty
The CAS Sullivan County High School Art Show runs April 12 – May 4, 2014. Gallery hours for this exhibition are Thursdays – Saturdays 11am–6pm, Sundays 11am-3pm, and Mondays 11am-6pm. The CAS Arts Center is wheelchair accessible. This exhibition is co-sponsored by Sullivan County BOCES.
Amber and Dawn are excited for the opening of their new business, Beauty On Tap, a salon and spa, on North Main Street in Liberty, NY. The opening is planned for the end of April.
The salon and spa will offer hair styling, manicures, pedicures and body waxing. The salon will also specialize in ethnic hair styling offering dreads and braiding as well as wig services for Jewish Orthodox women.