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May 14, 2024

Suzanne White
Posted 5/14/24

Birthday wishes to Hunter Frangipane, Matt Kukas, Meredith Levine, Linda Friehling, Nikki Zedek, Jerry Cohen, Andrew Dollard, Darrin Raynor, Ken Cohen, Joann Ehrlich, Jake VanEtten, Milly Gold, …

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May 14, 2024


Birthday wishes to Hunter Frangipane, Matt Kukas, Meredith Levine, Linda Friehling, Nikki Zedek, Jerry Cohen, Andrew Dollard, Darrin Raynor, Ken Cohen, Joann Ehrlich, Jake VanEtten, Milly Gold, Michelle S Albrecht, Tommy Wasserman, and the lovely Patricia Burns.  

Happy anniversary to Ariel and Danny Catalano.

Town of Bethel departments, meeting links, and minutes: www.townofbethelny.us. Town Offices: 845-583-4350.

NYS contacts: GuntherA@nyassembly.gov, senator@gillibrand.senate.gov, senator@schumer.senate.gov.

Volunteer to litter-pluck through October with free supplies. See town website for details. Keep your own road clean.

Participate in the SC Food Scrap Compost-Recycling Program. FMI: 845-807-0291.

The NYS burn ban expired on the 14th.

Lake Superior Park (845-807-0287) and Town of Bethel Parks & Rec are hiring (bethelnyparksandrec@gmail.com).

A limited green building policy will cover Bethel’s building projects. Smallwood gets the Town’s second playground. Monitor the Town’s Comprehensive Plan (Attend meeting June 2nd), the Bethel Mapping Project, and The Roundtable. Keep your eye on the progress of the ‘Faith-Based Affordable Housing Act’.

Business Watch: Support local business. Member Listings available at www.bethelnybba.com.

Join the Bethel Business Association (www.bethelnybba.com). Network. Place your Ad in the ‘24 BBA Guide by the 24th.   Friends Bar & Grill is open. In2retro on 17B will be opening Friday, May 24th (June: Fri-Sun 11-5:30pm). L&M Greenhouses has opened for the season. Stop by the BCA ‘Artspace’ in Kauneonga on weekends.

Join local groups. Volunteer for an emergency organization or at the local Past Perfect Bookstore.

Attend “Relax & Move” at 5pm and “Dance It Off” at 5:30pm at Duggan on Thursdays. The Swan Lake Ladies Fire Auxiliary will have a Rummage Sale at the Swan Lake Firehouse on the 16th and 17th from10-2pm. Friday is Bag Day! Attend a Paula Kay Campaign Fundraiser on the 16th at Middletown’s Aspire at 5:30-7:30pm. FMI/events: info@paulaforAssembly100.com.

Hector’s has ‘Mark McGrath: 60s/70s & More Variety Show’ on the 17th at 7pm.   

Stop by and welcome Jenny at the Country Bumkin Antiques re-opening at their new location at the Fosterdale 4-corners on the 18th at 11am. Attend Catskill Public Theater’s Ribbon Cutting and Stage Warming Party on Saturday from12-4pm at Roscoe Fireman’s Field (844PLAYS4U). 

EB Crawford Library hosts a Youth Book Festival on the 19th from 10-3pm including vendors, authors and illustrators, music, activities and a Farm Arts Collective presentation: ‘Alice in Scienceland’ at 10:30-11:30am. Attend the Bethel Motor Speedway Car Show on the 19th at 11am with family fun, food and awards. Stop by Callicoon Farmers Market on Sundays from 11-2pm. 

Support Arts & Culture: BCA@BethelArt.org, Bethelwoodscenter.org, Callicoontheater.com, Catskillartspace.org, Catskillpublictheater.com, Cobaltstudios.net, Delawarehighlands.org, DelawareValleyartsalliance.org, DelawareValleyopera.org, Ebcpl.org, FarmArtsCollective.org, fbplayhouse.org, Harmonyinthewoods.org, Hurleyvilleartscentre.org, Nacl.org, Narrowsburgunion.com, Nesinculturalarts.org, shadowlandstages.org, scnyhistory.org, Theeldredpreserve.com, sunysullivan.edu/theater-and-performing-arts, waynecountyartsalliance.org. 

Support Bethel Woods programs, classes, events and the Museum.  Check the schedule for a ‘Behind the Scenes Tour’ date offered on the 16th or 18th. BW Horizon Happy Hour hosts ‘Samuel Boat’ in the Market Sheds on the 15th at 5pm (Free). ‘The Lovin’ Spoonful’ perform in the Events Gallery on the 16th at 8pm (DO 7pm) and ‘The John Pizzarelli Trio’ headlines on the 18th at 8pm (Pre-show 5pm dinner reservations are available). Reminder: TAPNY, scheduled for the 18th, was canceled.

The Crawford Library offers a variety of programs (IP/virtual): discussion groups, events, games, Yiddish, and more.

Contact Nesin Cultural Arts for ongoing programs and SCCO music lessons.

‘Assembly’, the gallery art space on Monticello’s Broadway, is open on Saturdays (assemblyny.org).

The Bethel Council of the Arts had a ‘soft opening’  in Kauneonga Lake on the 4th. We stopped in to support local arts, become official ‘24BCA Members, and while they were still hanging an exhibit,  learned of their future plans which Catskill Art Space’s ‘Malen, Pearlman, Modder and Yoes’ exhibits run until June 22nd.

DVAA: The Alliance Gallery-Hanna Washburn and the Loft-Catherine Chester exhibits run until June 9th.       

Visit the DVO Arts Nest’s “Metamorphosis Exhibition” through May. Open Mic is on for the 14th at 6pm. ‘Brooke Schooley in Concert’ is scheduled for the 18th at 7pm.    

The Forestburgh Playhouse Tavern Spring Series hosts ‘Far Beyond Gone’ on the 17th at 8pm. DO, food and drink available at 6:30pm.

Check the ‘Harmony in the Woods’ season schedule. 

Narrowsburg Union hosts a 5 Gallery Exhibit until May 26th. The NU Farmer’s Market begins on the 18th from 10-1pm.

Shadowland Mainstage season begins May 31st. 

SCDW presents ‘Blithe Spirit’ at the Fallsburg Rivoli Theater on the 17th and 18th at 8pm and 19th at 2pm.  

The WCAA in Honesdale offers John Kascht’s ‘Turning Pages’ exhibit until June 15th. 

HPAC offers an ‘Improv Workshop’ on the 16th from 6-8:30pm. ‘IF’ is screened on the 17-19th (Fri 6pm, Sat 3pm, Sun 2pm).Attend Sr Social Dance Series on most Thursdays at the Ballroom at 12:30pm (845-985-4722).  

Callicoon Movie Theater screens “The Fall Guy” on the 17-20th (all 7:30, Sat and Sun 2pm).

Eldred Preserve kicks off their Bradstan Cabaret Series with Karen Mason on the 26th. Stop in for ‘Sunday Happy Hour’ and ‘Wine About Mondays’.    

Visit: Smallwood Forest Reserve,  Van Scott Nature Reserve, Hurleyville Rail Trail, ‘Good Taste Craft Beverage Trail’ and the ‘SC Dove Trail’ (sullivancatskills.com). Register for the June 15th R4: www.rockhillrun.com. 

Send me your news and events.

Suz sez: “When your day feels overwhelming, be glad this area doesn’t have two broods of emerging cicadas to add to it!”


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