On behalf of the Milford Presents Board of Directors, I want to thank everyone who participated in Milford Music Festival 2017. Town was full of thousands of people at dozens of performances throughout our 3-day festival: from Apple Valley to Belle Reve along Harford Street, the Jorgenson’s Block Party at the Historic Dimmick Inn to the Farmers Market at the Columns Museum on Broad Street, kicking off with a Blues Jam at the Waterwheel Cafe on Thursday night and including wonderful tie-in events at the Presbyterian and Methodist Churches. We enjoyed the first weekend of summer song after delightful song thanks to our 30 presenting businesses and the musicians that they each selected to perform. I hope that you’ll make the time to stop by these establishments to thank these folks this season; free community events of this quality are impossible without them.
*Press Release from the Director of Recreation
City of Port Jervis
2017 Summer Recreation Schedule
Recreation Office: Port Jervis Youth Center, 134 Pike Street Port Jervis NY 12771 Telephone: 845-858-4000 ext. 6 Fax: 845-858-4016 Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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SUMMER PLAYGROUND SCHEDULE (7 weeks) · Supervised Playgrounds will open on Monday June 26, 2017and will close on Fri. August 11, 2017. · The Port Jervis Recreation Commission will open three (3) Supervised Playgrounds this summer; Church St. Park, Farnum Park and Riverside Park. Supervised Playground Hours Monday-Friday 9:00 am- 3:30 pm Children can participate in many activities during supervised playground hours. Activities include street hockey, basketball, softball, kickball, tennis, wiffleball and many more. Board games and card games are also available. All activities are FREE of charge unless otherwise indicated! Special Event Days: Tuesdays starting July 11 “The Little Chefs at Rec” at Farnum Park Tuesdays & Thursdays starting June 27 “Basketball at Church St.” Fridays starting June 30 “Softball at Riverside Park” Cooking starts at 12:30 pm. Basketball and Softball will start at 1:15 pm. Other parks available to the community include Barclay St. Park, Cahoonzie St. Park, Elks-Brox Park and West End Park. These parks do not have supervised playground hours but offer playground equipment, basketball courts and scenic views of the Tri-State Area! Don’t forget about The Watershed Park Trails and Recreation Area! Additional Funding provided by: NYS Office of Children and Family Services through the Orange County Youth Bureau.
SUMMER YOUTH CENTER SCHEDULE (7 weeks) · The Youth Center’s summer schedule will begin on Monday June 26 and end on Friday August 11, 2017 Summer Youth Center Hours Monday-Friday 9:00 am-3:30 pm Children can play video games on our Wii, PS3 and XBOX 360 systems or play ping pong, shuffle board, foosball or play pool. Board games and card games are available. Kids can also watch NETFLIX on our BIG screen TV or bowl in our Basement Bowling Alley. Free WiFi. Youth Center Special Events Mondays beginning July 3 “Creative Day” Wednesdays beginning July 5 “Athletic Day” Fridays beginning July 7 “Activity Day” All Youth Center special events will start at 12:30 pm. All kids MUST wear sneakers when bowling. Programs, supplies, and materials are FREE of charge unless otherwise indicated!! All programs and events are subject to change! FREE SUMMER LUNCH PROGRAM Funded by the New York State Ed. Dept. Monday-Friday from July 5 to August 10. Lunches will be delivered to Church St. Park, Farnum Park, Riverside Park and the Youth Center each weekday at 12:00 pm. This program is FREE to Port Jervis School District Students or Port Jervis youth ages of 18 and under!! Children ages 7-18 may sign up at any of the three playgrounds or at the Recreation office. CHILDREN UNDER 7 YEARS OF AGE MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY A PARENT OR A BABYSITTER (16 years of age or older) DURING PLAYGROUND AND YOUTH CENTER HOURS!! Permission forms will be distributed to children and need to be returned to Rec. staff.
ACTIVITIES AND SPORTS PROGRAMS Offered daily at the Youth Center and Supervised Playgrounds- Kan Jam, Bean Bag Toss, Foosball, Pickle Ball, Basketball, Wiffleball, Frisbee, and much more will be available each day at the playgrounds. The Youth Center will have the Wii, PS3 and XBOX 360 game systems available along with bowling, arts and crafts, ping pong, air hockey and movies. Co-ed Youth Street Hockey Games are played at Church St. Park every Monday-Wednesday-Friday mornings from 9:30 am-11:30 am. FREE of charge and open to boys and girls ages 7 and up. Street Hockey starts on June 26 and ends on August 7. Co-ed Youth Softball Games are played at Riverside Park every Wednesday afternoon at 1:15 pm. FREE of charge and open to boys and girls ages 9-13. Co-ed softball starts on July 5 and end on August 2. Co-ed Youth Track Track events include, 100 meter dash, high jump, shot put, and more. Track is held every Tuesday and Thursday evening at the Port Jervis High School from 6:00pm-8:00 pm. Track begins on June 27 and ends on August 3. FREE of charge and open to boys and girls ages 5 and up. Beach Party Friday Every Friday afternoon from 12:45 pm-3:00 pm at West End Beach. Port Jervis DIAL-A-BUS will pick up kids and bring down to the beach. Certified lifeguards will be on duty plus playground supervisors will be on hand. Play kickball, wiffle ball, kan-jam, corn hole and more. Go swimming and enjoy ice pops. DIAL-A-BUS will pick up kids at Church St. Park at 12:30, Farnum Park at 12:45 and The Youth Center & Riverside Park at 1:00 pm. DIAL-A-BUS will return kids to Church St. at 2:30, Farnum Park at 2:45 and The Youth Center & Riverside at 3:00 pm.
SPORTS CAMPS Basketball Camp Camp will consist of Drills, Competitions, and Pick-Up Games. Camp will be held at Church St. Park Tuesday and Thursday afternoons from 1:15-2:45 pm. For boys and girls ages 8-16. Camp will start on June 27 and end August 8 . No pre-registration required. Sign up every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon. This camp is FREE of charge. Tennis Camp Tennis camp will be held at Church St. Park the week of July 17- 21. Camp hours are 9:00 am-12:30 pm. Lunch (bring own lunch and drink) will be held from 11:00 am-11:30 am. Camp will consist of drills, competitions and games. Participants will learn the rules of the game and how to serve, receive serve and volley. Camp is for boys and girls ages 8-13. Registration will be held at the Youth Center June 6, 7 and 9from 6:00-8:00 pm .Late registration will be held the first day of camp- July 17 at 9:00 am. This camp is FREE of charge. Soccer Star Camp Train with former Division 1 College Soccer players. Two 1-week camps will be held at the Port Jervis High School for boys and girls ages 6-16. Camp weeks are July 3-7 (no camp on July 4) and July 10-14. COST $100 for one week or $160 for both weeks. Sibling discounts are available- $80 per sibling for 1 week or $70 per sibling for both weeks. Camp times are 9:00 am -1:00 pm. Lunch (bring own lunch and drink) is 11:00 am -11:30 am. All participants will receive quality instruction focusing on individual skills, tactics and team play. Agility, speed and power training will be covered. All participants receive a camp t-shirt! Registration will be held at the Youth Center June 6, 7 and 9 from 6:00-8:00 pm and also at the Soap Box Derby on June 11. Make checks payable to: Port Jervis Recreation Volleyball Camp This 1-week volleyball camp will be held at the A.S.K. Gym for girls entering grades 5-6-7-8. Camp week is June 26-30. COST is $50 per person. Sibling discounts are available. Camp time is 9:00 am-1:00 pm. Lunch (bring own lunch and drink) is 11:00 am-11:30 am. All participants will receive instruction focusing on individual skills and team play from the Port Jervis Volleyball staff and Varsity players. Girls will learn and improve on passing, setting, hitting and serving. Registration will be held at the Youth Center on June 6, 7 and 9 from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm. Late registration will be held on Day 1 of camp- June 26 at the A.S.K. Gym from 8:00 am-9:00 am. Make checks payable to: Port Jervis Recreation
WEST END PARK, BOAT LAUNCH AND BEACH The Port Jervis Recreation Commission will open West End Beach, located on the beautiful Delaware River on Friday, June 16 and close on Sunday August 20, 2017. West End Beach schedule: Monday, Thursday and Friday 12:00 pm -6:00 pm Weekends 11:00 am-6:00 pm West End Beach is closed Tuesday and Wednesday. Certified lifeguards are on duty during beach hours. West End Beach Guidelines 1. There is a $5 parking fee for all non-City of Port Jervis residents Saturday and Sundays. Parking fee includes all vehicles. 2. No Alcoholic beverages permitted 3. No Smoking 4. No Glass bottles permitted 5. Swimming is NOT permitted outside designated swimming area, when there is thunder or lightning or when lifeguards are off duty 6. Appropriate language and behavior is expected of all swimmers 7. Diving is NOT permitted 8. Swimmers under the age of 12 MUST be accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older 9. Beach schedule is subject to change.
FREE Outdoor Movie Nights @ Riverside Park
First Assembly of God Church and PJ REC
Wed. June 28, July 12, July 26, August 9 and August 30
FREE HOT DOGS ANDPOPCORN!!
Concerts in the Park @ Riverside Park
Please join us for great entertainment and fun in the Park. Concerts are held at 7:00 pm and are FREE of charge and for all ages.
Thursday July 13- The Carl Richards Band
Thursday July 20- Rich Wilson
Wednesday August 2- The Parting Glass- Irish Folk Trio
Thursday August 17- DJ G “80’s Night in the Park”
Farnum Park Concerts
Broome Street Wind Ensemble Band will perform 3 FREE concerts at Farnum Park Mondays June 26, July 10 and July 24. Concerts will be held 7:00 pm. In case of inclement weather concert will be held at Drew United Methodist Church. Concerts sponsored by:
Gold- Drew United Methodist Church- Al’s Music Shop
Silver- Bon Secour Health System
Bronze- Jeff Bank- Gray Parker Funeral Home- Kolmar- Child Safe Stay- William C. and Catherine L. Webster- Bavoso and Plotsky Esq.
PJ REC Summer Olympics
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 @ Riverside Park starting at 10:00 am (Rain date- Thursday, August 10, 2017). Enjoy a FULL day of games, contests, food and drink!! FREE of Charge.
National Night Out Tuesday, August 1, 2017 @ Riverside Park and Recreation Area. NNO is an annual event that builds communities, generates support for anti-crime programs and strengthens police/community relations. Come join us from 6:00 pm-9:00 pm for food, fun, entertainment and much more.
Transportation for all trips is on COACH buses with air conditioning, bathrooms and DVDs.
Circle Line Cruise- Join us for a 2.5 hour cruise around Manhattan Island on Wednesday July 12, 2017. . Take in fantastic views of The Statue Of Liberty, The Empire State Building, The Brooklyn Bridge, Yankee Stadium and many more iconic NYC landmarks! Bus departs from public parking lot on Pike St. (next to Royal Furniture) at 8:45 am and will return approximately 5:00 pm. The cruise is at 12:00 pm. Tickets are $60 for adults and $55 for children (ages 3-12). Ticket price includes transportation and ticket for the cruise. This trip is rain or shine. Concession stand available on the boat. Limited tickets available. Sorry NO REFUNDS. NEW YORK METS Baseball Game at Citi Field The New York Mets vs. St. Louis Cardinals. Wednesday July 19, 2017. Game starts at 7: 05 pm. Bus departs from public parking lot on Pike street (next to Royal Furniture) at 3:45 pm sharp! Bus will return approximately 12:00 am. Tickets are $60. 00 each (includes ticket price and transportation). Seats are Section 426 Rows 4-5-6. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older. Limited Tickets Available. Sorry NO REFUNDS. Date of trip is Friday, July 28, 2017. Bus departs from the public parking lot on Pike Street (next to Royal Furniture) at 7:30 am!! Bus will return approximately 7:00 PM. Tickets are $70 each (includes ticket price and transportation). This trip is rain or shine. Supervision will not be provided. Anyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult 18 years of age or older. Limited tickets available. For more information visit their website at www.dorneypark.com or call The Recreation Office at 858-4045. Sorry NO REFUNDS.
City of Port Jervis Recreation Department
Mayor Recreation Commission
Kelly B. Decker Tom Hoppey, Chairman Debbie Cunningham
Council Liaison Dawn Jones, Vice Chair Erika Ropke-Polanis
Gina Fitzpatrick Brandy Figueroa Mike Latini
Noleen Casey-Tomasi Mike McCarthy
Harry Tomasi Amanda Sexton
Recreation Secretary- Amy Ross
John V. Faggione- Director of Recreation
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Neuhaus encourages residents to take advantage of Orange County’s farmers markets this summer
*Press Release from Orange County Government
Farmers markets offer fresh local fruits and vegetables
Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus reminds residents that the County’s summer farmers markets will be open through October.
There are 14 summer farmers markets in Orange County.
“Shopping at farmers markets is a great way to support the local economy,” Neuhaus said. “These markets are important to our farming families and provide us with fresh, healthy produce, helping to ensure a sustainable Orange County. I hope residents will continue to support our local farm stands and markets this summer. It’s a great way to eat healthy and meet our neighbors who are growing the produce that we put on our tables for our families.”
Orange County’s farmers markets offer local fruits and vegetables, along with prepared foods, wine, honey, flowers, and everything from meats to quiche. Each market has its own individual character with unique offerings and vendors who take pride in their homegrown products. For a full listing of Orange County farms and farmers markets, visit orangecountygov.com/agriculture or call 615-3840.
“You won’t just find produce at our farmers markets,” said Orange County Tourism Coordinator Susan Hawvermale. “You’ll find a unique cultural experience in a relaxed setting with friendly people. They’ll even give you tips and ideas on ways to cook all the products they sell.”
Farmers markets support a $100 million dollar agricultural industry in Orange County, stimulating the local economy and creating jobs. Approximately 16 percent of the county’s land is farmland and over 10,000 acres are in vegetable production, which is the third largest in the state.
“We encourage residents to support our local farmers at a farmers market or farm near you,” said David Church, Orange County’s Commissioner of Planning. “Everyone benefits when you purchase food picked at the peak of freshness and produced by a local farm.”
For more information, contact Justin Rodriguez, Assistant to the County Executive for Communications and Media Relations at 845.291.3255 or email@example.com.
*Press Release from the Orange County Arts Council
Orange County Arts Council Creates New Grant Program
Sugar Loaf, NY – The Orange County Arts Council is celebrating its Ten Year Anniversary this year and, to help commemorate this milestone, the Council created a new grant opportunity for artists and arts organizations in the county. The Orange County Arts Council 10th Anniversary Community Arts Grants were designed to encourage new and more abundant arts and culture opportunities in Orange County. The Community Arts Grants were funded through individual donations made to the Arts Council from donors and sponsors, including a generous gift from the Wesley-Krueger Family Foundation.
The Arts Council received thirty-two submissions for the grants earlier this year. Each application was competitively reviewed by an outside panel comprised of Orange County artists and community members. After much deliberation and debate, the selection panel decided to award grants to fourteen projects. These projects represent a variety of arts disciplines and span the county from Port Jervis to Newburgh.
The grant winners are:
· The Greenwood Lake Film Strip project: Developed in conjunction with the Hoboken Film Festival, the project consists of twenty (20) wooden “film-strip” cutouts, 2 feet wide by 4 feet high and mounted on stands at local businesses and area attractions in and around Greenwood Lake throughout the film festival. Each film strip was painted by a local artist with a movie related theme, such as film scenes, movie posters, collages, or any form of movie film art.
· Ghosts of Port Jervis: Through story compellation of carefully researched town history, historical facts and documented local ghost stories, the lives and memories of past residents of Port Jervis, will be shared. Guests will be led on foot, to various buildings and landmarks, while the storyteller acts as a guide, interweaving historical fact and ghost tales to create an entertaining, yet educational experience.
· Strongroom presents Jennifer Williams: Strongroom will produce a public work by Jennifer Williams to be displayed on the empty wall on the side of 128 Liberty Street, which faces the empty lot on the corner of Liberty Street and Broadway. The project will open during the Newburgh Illuminated Festival in early June and remain up through the end of August. For this project Jennifer will be in residence in Newburgh while creating photographs that will then be used to digitally assemble a photo collage, to be printed on a large scale and applied to the wall. This will be her largest exterior public work to date.
· SeaChange Voyage and Floating Residency: Led by Orange County artist Kevin Buckland in association with the Mare Liberum arts collective, the 2017 SeaChange voyage supports deeper engagement of local artists in local environmental organizing through a “Floating Residency” whereby artists will join the voyage and explore river-related themes. Their artworks will be presented in a community art exhibition in Newburgh to raise awareness about the need to protect the Hudson River.
· The Painted Trotters of Goshen: The Painted Trotters of Goshen is a collaborative effort between the Village of Goshen and the Goshen Art League. Individual artists are given a plywood cutout of a horse which the artist can paint in any style they choose. The horses will then be arraigned around the downtown Village of Goshen business district. The horses will be displayed to coincide with the start of racing season at the Historic Track.
· Requiem (Newburgh): Requiem is a new theatrical work based on the poetry of Anna Akhmatova.
Russian poet Anna Akhmatova began writing her poem, Requiem, during the 1930s “Reign of Terror,” when Stalin arrested, executed & sent to Siberian work camps an estimated 20 million of his own people, calling them “enemies of the state.” Written over three decades, the poem wasn’t published in the USSR until 1987. This production follows this period of time in Russian history – examining it from the viewpoint of one woman left all alone who has lost both her husband and son.
· Encapsulate: Encapsulate is a short documentary about the unearthing of a time capsule in the Village of Warwick that has been buried for fifty years. The time capsule itself represents the community’s past, buried in the ground during the Centennial celebration during 1967. The Village has seen many changes in the past fifty years, but there are many things that remain the same. As preparations are made to bury a new time capsule, to be opened in 2067, the film deals with the commonalities in the human experience: responsibility, homecoming, mortality and legacy.
· Treecycle 2017: Wickham Works is producing its 2nd annual Treecyle, a collaborative community art project. Treecycle is a two-day event that coincides with Earth and Arbor Day, and takes place at Wickham Woodlands Manor & Pavilion in Warwick (former O.C. Correctional Facility). Seven Orange County artists/facilitators guided children and adults in the creation of sculptural trees made from up-cycled materials.
· DUSKLIT Interactive Art Bazaar: DUSKLIT is a one night art bazaar that challenges visitors to accept experience, rather than solely object, as art. Over seventy-five artists will transform the Seligmann Homestead in Sugar Loaf into a landscape of interactive 10 x 10’ installations, offering visitors the opportunity to witness, engage with, and participate in elaborate micro-environments and interdisciplinary performances, as well as to form relationships with the artists themselves.
· Newburgh Open Movement: Newburgh Open Movement (NOM) is a monthly dance and movement improvisation event that will take place from 1 – 4 PM at the Safe Harbors Lobby at the Ritz in the City of Newburgh on the last Saturday of every month between February and December of 2017. The event is open to all ages, backgrounds and abilities. It features expert instruction and facilitation by Ophra Wolf and live, improvised music by respected local professional musicians.
· Confabulation: The Notion of a Small Town: In 2017 the Village of Warwick is celebrating its Sesquicentennial, the 150th anniversary of the incorporation of the Village. Confabulation is a theatrical piece based on true/real stories garnered from the community. From these stories, archetype characters will emerge forming the basis for a larger story which will be edited into a final play which will be performed during the Warwick Summer Arts Festival.
· Hudson Valley Plein Air Festival: The Hudson Valley Plein Air Festival is a national-level plein air (outdoor painting) event which will take place at a variety of local sites including the Newburgh Waterfront and all the heritage tourism sites along the Hudson including Nature Museum of the Hudson Highlands, Washington’s Headquarters, Newburgh Landing, and Knox’s Headquarters, and culminate in a large exhibit at the SUNY Orange Middletown Campus.
· MIlkweed Poetry Journal: The mission of Milkweed Poetry Workshop (MPW) is to create a community of poets and to support and encourage expression in words – written, spoken, and otherwise. MPW seeks to honor the diverse voices of these poets by publishing a quarterly journal that showcases the poems that are being written right now in Orange County, New York.
· Middletown Concert Chorale: The Middletown Concert Chorale will offer multiple musical performances which typically include a major classical work and smaller choir pieces chosen from a variety of musical styles from medieval to modern — including musicals, madrigals, spirituals, seasonal, patriotic and folk music from around the world. Performances are held at St, John’s Lutheran Church in Middletown, as well as one or two other venues in Middletown or other Orange Country townships such as Otisville, Montgomery and Port Jervis.
The Orange County Arts Council envisions a county that celebrates artistic diversity and inspires creativity and participation. As such, the Arts Council has made it its mission to champion the arts, connect artists with audiences and foster the growth of Orange County’s creative resources. For more information about the Orange County Arts Council, visit www.ocartscouncil.org or call 845-469-9168.
*From Grey Towers Historical Site
MILFORD, PA—Springtime rains brought beautiful blooms to the landscape and gardens at Grey Towers National Historic Site, Milford, PA, and regular tours of the historic mansion are set to begin Memorial Day, Saturday, May 27, 2017. Open Thursdays through Mondays, guided tours of the 1886-mansion and grounds are offered on the hour from 11 am to 4 pm. The 4 pm tour on weekends brings visitors to the upper floors. No public tours are given on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, but the grounds are open and visitor films are shown, free of charge. In addition to the guided tours, there are a number of events planned for June:
* Saturday, June 10, a demonstration of the lost art of lacemaking, from 1-4 pm;
* Saturday, June 17, Poetry in Nature instructional workshop, from 11 am-2 pm;
* Saturday, June 17, Kindred Spirits outdoor concert, 5:30 pm;
* Saturday, June 24, Walking tour of Milford with stops at favorite eateries, 10 am;
* Thursday, June 29, Come Paint With Me plein air painting program, 9:30 am. For information about fees, registration and additional details about these events, call 570-296-9630 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Save the dates for these upcoming annual programs scheduled for later in the season:
* Saturday August 5 & Sunday August 6: Festival of Wood – 2 days of crafts, childrens activities, demonstrations, walks, talks, films and more!
* Saturday Sept. 30: National Public Lands Day and Ice Cream Social – a fee-free day with fun for the whole family, including music, magic and the mansion! And ice cream!
* Saturday, Nov. 11: Veteran’s Day – Fee free for veterans and active military personnel, from 11 am – 2 pm. Check the Grey Towers calendar at www.greytowers.org for additional programs and events, including more walks, music and lectures!
Thank you every one for all of your entries for our Valentine’s Day contest!
Super Bowl Halftime Performance with Lady Gaga
The super bowl show began with a patriotic songs montage followed by Lady Gaga herself flying down to the stage to sing some of her biggest hits. She was dressed up in bright metallic colors, high boots, and glittery-rhinestone makeup. Among some well organized dance choreography, performances near the stage moved glowing lights in-sync with the music. Lady Gaga did take a quiet moment at the piano to say hello to her mother and father. The show concluded with a literal mic-drop, and catching a football before jumping off the stage.
Music Set List:
- “God Bless America”
- “Edge of Glory” “
- Poker Face”
- “Born This Way”
- “Just Dance”
- “Million Reasons”
- “Bad Romance”
In case you missed it, you can view the Lady Gaga performance here
Photos Courtesy of ABC News