This weekend in and around Berks: June 28 to June 30 – Reading Eagle

Brian Baumgartner (Kevin) from “The Office” visits the Fightins, the Kutztown Folk Festival kicks off, Berks County Living offers burgers and beers.

Written by Reading Eagle


The Reading Fightin Phils continue their extended homestand with a 7:10 game against the Portland Sea Dogs at FirstEnergy Stadium, 1900 Centre Ave. Postgame fireworks are included.

The premiere of “Moonlight Massacre: Building the Haunt,” hosted by Reading Magazine, kicks off at 7 p.m. at the GoggleWorks Film Theatre, 201 Washington St. The documentary by Reading photojournalist Jason Hugg spotlights the open-air maze of rooms of terror created by self-described Halloween enthusiast Branden Moyer. There was plenty of chaos every night in the attraction, which ran for four weekends in October, but also plenty of it behind the scenes. All guests will receive an exclusive gift bag of goodies, and actors from the project will walk the red carpet in their attire from the haunt from 6 to 7 p.m. A casual meet and greet will follow the film at Belly Kitchen and Drinkery in the GoggleWorks.

Aside from the “Moonlight Massacre” premiere, “Pavarotti” will be shown at the Goggleworks Film Theatre. An in-depth look at the life and work of opera legend Luciano Pavarotti, directed by Ron Howard. A film discussion group will be after Monday’s 7 p.m. showtime.

“Yesterday” opens at Fox Berkshire, 800 Berkshire Blvd., Wyomissing; and AMC Fairgrounds 10, 3050 N. Fifth Street Highway, Muhlenberg Township. Directed by Danny Boyle (“Trainspotting,” “Slumdog Millionaire”), the film is a feel-good comedy about a struggling musician who realizes he’s the only person on earth who can remember the Beatles.

“Avengers: Endgame” returns to Fox Berkshire with extra footage. The top-grossing film of 2019, and one of the most successful films of all time, is back in theaters with bonus tribute to Stan Lee. After the devastating events of “Avengers: Infinity War,” the universe is in ruins. With the help of remaining allies, the Avengers assemble once more in order to undo Thanos’ actions and restore order to the universe.

“Rocketman” opens at Fox East, 4350 Perkiomen Ave., Exeter Township; and continues its run at AMC Fairgrounds 10. “Rocketman” is the story of Elton John’s life, from his years as a prodigy at the Royal Academy of Music, through his influential and enduring musical partnership with Bernie Taupin, as well as his struggles with depression, substance abuse and acceptance of his sexual orientation.


Celebrate Pennsylvania Dutch traditions at the 70th installment of the Kutztown Folk Festival, running through July 7 at the Kutztown Fairgrounds, 225 N. Whiteoak St. Hours are 10 a.m. to 8 pm. Saturday and Sunday and July 5 and 6, and 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday and July 7. Admission is $14 for adults, $13 for seniors (55-plus), $5 for ages 13-17 and free for ages 12 and younger. See for daily schedules.

The Reading Fair Wine Festival, featuring samples from area wineries, butcher shops and cheesemakers, will be held from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Reading Fairgrounds, 1215 Hilltop Road, Bern Township. Participating wineries are Red Shale Ridge Vineyards, Castlerigg Wine Shop (7 Mountains Wine), Stone Mountain Wine Cellars, Bouchette Vineyards, 8 Oaks Distillery and Rebel Hive Meadery. Tickets are $10 in advance at or $15 at the gate, which includes a complimentary wine glass. Local bands will provide entertainment.

The Truck Stops Here, the Boyertown Museum of Historic Vehicles‘ fifth annual food truck fair, is scheduled from noon to 4 p.m. in its parking lot at 85 S. Walnut St., Boyertown. Restaurants on wheels will roll into Boyertown in a variety of classic trucks, including a 1967 Chevy P10 Shorty and a 1977 truck featuring a body that was manufactured at the Boyertown Auto Body Works, where the museum resides. New this year, Molly Maguire’s Irish Pub and Restaurant will preside over the beer garden. Peppermint Stock Candy Store will serve floats in the museum’s restored 1938 Jerry O’Mahoney diner. An area is set aside for a Kids Zone, complete with face painting and a tropical moon bounce. The Wheelmen, a nonprofit dedicated to preserving American cycling heritage, will be performing with High-Wheel Bicycles. A blacksmith will operate a forge in the museum’s restored 1872 carriage factory.

The Colebrookdale Railroad, 64 S. Washington St., Boyertown, hosts ItalFest 2019, a celebration of the Rastafarian philosophy based on unity with nature and increasing your vital energy through whole foods, from 1 to 6 p.m.

The Reading Liederkranz, 143 Spook Lane, Lower Alsace Township, hosts its Wurstfest from 5 to 10 p.m., featuring music by the MountainXpress Band starting at 7.

Ridgewood Winery, 2039 Philadelphia Ave., Cumru Township, presents a Backyard Concert featuring Brass Pocket from 5 to 8 p.m. Tickets are $5.

The Reading Fightin Phils battle the Portland Sea Dogs at 6:45 p.m. at FirstEnergy Stadium. Postgame Mega Blast fireworks are included.

The Berks Country Fest “Got Talent” Showcase, featuring the Pat Garrett Band, Crazy Elmer, Tommy Vollmer, the Hannah Violet Trio, Sam Schmidthuber and the Martin Sisters Band, is set for 7 p.m. at the Miller Center for the Arts, 4 N. Second St. Tickets are $10 at the door. The box office opens at 6:15.

The Great Mini-Golf Massacre kicks off at 7 p.m. at the Franklin House Tavern, 101 N. Market St., Schaefferstown. Participate in the original whodunit and enjoy a five-course gourmet meal in a comfortable, historical setting. Tickets are $62.


The Reading Public Museum, 500 Museum Road, hosts Berks County Living’s first Burger and Beer Bash under the Stone Terrace Tent from 1 to 4 p.m. The $25 ticket includes unlimited burger and beer samples, and DJ entertainment by A Time for Music and Memories. In addition, there will be yard games and Best of the Bash voting. Designated driver tickets are available for $10, which includes burger tastings. Participating burger vendors include Redner’s Fresh Market, Klinger’s Pub, K’Town Pub Taphouse and BBQ, Fork and Ale and The Tavern on Penn. Serving beer will be Saucony Creek, Weyerbacher, 1787 Brewing, Schaylor, Chatty Monks, Lancaster Brewing and Beer Wall on Penn. See for advance purchases.

Tequila Mockingbird presents a summer concert at Calvaresi Winery, 107 Shartlesville Road, Penn Township, from 1 to 4 p.m. There’s a $5 cover charge.

Manatawny Creek Winery‘s Summer Music and Food Truck Days presents Stephanie Grace from 2 to 5 p.m. The Smokehouse Food Truck will be on hand starting at noon. The winery is at 227 Levengood Road, Amity Township.

This summer’s first Concert in the Park at West Reading Playground will be held from 2 to 7 p.m. Scheduled to perform are Nick Eugene DiSanto’s one-man band and the ever-funky Whiskeyhickon Boys. The Circus School of Lancaster will be onsite entertaining visitors, the Reading Occasional Cocktail Club will have a cash bar, and the P.J. Whelihan’s Wing Truck will be on hand. The concerts will continue on the last Sunday of the month through September.

AfroBeat performs from 2:30 to 5:30 p.m. at Free Music Sunday at Hidden River Brewing, 1808 W. Schuylkill Road, Union Township.

The Reading Fightin Phils conclude their series against the Portland Sea Dogs with a 5:15 game at FirstEnergy Stadium. Brian Baumgartner, who played Kevin Malone on NBC’s hit comedy “The Office,” will appear, with an autograph and photo session available for purchase. Special ticket packages are available with a limited edition “Kevin Spilling Chili” Bobblehead.

Vuja De performs at 6 p.m. on the lawn at Union Jack’s Inn on the Manatawny, 546 Manatawny Road, Oley Township. It’s free.

The versatile Hugh Jackman brings his world tour to the Wells Fargo Center, 3601 S. Broad St., Philadelphia, at 7 p.m. The actor will perform songs from “The Greatest Showman,” “Les Miserables” and more from Broadway and film, accompanied by a live orchestra. Tickets begin at $29.50.

Sanford donates $3.5 million for theater renovation –

Sanford donates $3.5 million for theater renovation –

Photo courtesy of the Sioux Falls State Theatre Facebook page

SIOUX FALLS, S.D. (AP) — South Dakota billionaire Denny Sanford has donated $3.5 million to restore a historic theater in downtown Sioux Falls.

And, Mayor Paul TenHaken says he’s committed to setting aside $1.5 in city dollars to help remodel the State Theatre. Sanford and TenHaken announced the donation and restoration Wednesday.

Photo courtesy of the Sioux Falls State Theatre Facebook page

The Argus Leader says the theater closed in 1990, and several attempts to reopen and renovate it since then have fallen short. The Sioux Falls State Theatre Company has been pushing for a complete renovation for the last decade, spending millions on asbestos removal and HVAC replacement.

The Warner Grand Theatre, a gem from the golden age of cinema – Easy Reader News

The Warner Grand Theatre, a gem from the golden age of cinema – Easy Reader News

 Bondo Wyszpolski

The auditorium of the Warner Grand Theatre, looking towards the mezzanine. Photo retouched by Heli and courtesy of the Grand Vision Foundation.

by Bondo Wyszpolski

They weren’t called picture palaces for nothing, and that’s why prosaic terms don’t quite fit when describing the insides of the Warner Grand Theatre in San Pedro. If today’s rolodex theaters are like weekend yachts, the Warner Grand would be a luxury liner, a land-based flagship for a vanished golden age of cinema. But hulls rust, paint peels, and decks crumble.

The Warner Grand (then named the Warner Bros. Theatre) was designed in 1929 and built in 1931. It’s touted as a prime example of Art Deco, a decorative style originating in the 1920s with (per Webster’s) “geometric motifs, curvilinear forms, sharply defined outlines, (and) often bold colors.” Among the things it came to embody was a kind of hip, nonchalant, Jazz Age sensibility.

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On the other hand…

“It’s art deco, but it’s movie-palace Art Deco,” says Liz Schindler Johnson. “I’ve heard it called exuberant; there’s Art Nouveau elements in it,and some people even call it Neo-Byzantine because the design and the proscenium of the stage is very Egyptian-looking. So it’s a combination of styles that are very intricate.”

Grand Vision Foundation Executive Director Liz Schindler Johnson. Photo by Bondo Wyszpolski

Schindler Johnson is as good an authority on the Warner Grand as you’ll find. Her undergraduate major was art and she attended graduate school at UCLA in Urban Planning. Although the City of Los Angeles now owns the building, Schindler Johnson is the Executive Director of the Grand Vision Foundation, a non-profit organization established in 1996 to preserve and restore the Warner Grand Theatre. Grand Vision’s stated goal is to revitalize the community through the performing arts and to date they’ve raised over $4.5 million to help in upkeep and upgrades. Grand Vision’s current project, and it’s why you’re reading this, is called Love the Lobby.

Years of use and abuse

The refurbishing of the theater has been proceeding, sometimes in fits and starts, for over 20 years. This is clearly noticeable when one steps into the 1,500-seat auditorium, it’s mezzanine alone able to accommodate more patrons than many of today’s shoebox theaters. After the marquee and its accompanying neon, beacon-like vertical sign were restored in the late 1990s, Grand Vision launched its Save the Seats campaign in 2003.

Over the course of some 80 years the seats had taken a beating, and had been recovered or patched up innumerable times. A seat specialist was called in who dug through the layers of material. As a result, says Shindler Johnson, “We were able to recreate the original pattern that was on the seats in 1931 when the theater opened.”

It’s one thing to have your four or six dining room chairs upholstered, but 1,500?

The Foundation got to work, and then some.

“We raised more money than we had ever expected,” Schindler Johnson says. “There was a lot of community support. And so we were able to redo the seats and also we enlarged some of them to take away the teeny-tiny seats that were uncomfortable for today-sized people.”

The restoration extended beyond the seats, and included improving the stage rigging, the sound system, the carpeting, and the floors.

“It’s like when you remodel your house,” Schindler explains. “You start to fix one thing and then you’ve got to paint the walls. Then if you paint the walls you’ve got to paint the ceiling. We did a lot of work, but there’s still plenty of work to do.”

The bulk of the restoration inside the auditorium was complete by the time the recession hit in 2008. People weren’t exactly reaching into their pockets as much as they had been just a couple of years earlier.

In the meantime, mindful of their stated mission to revitalize the community through the performing arts, the Grand Vision Foundation acquired a storefront building just down the block from the Warner Grand and created the Grand Annex, an intimate music-listening room, reminiscent of McCabe’s in Santa Monica, but often with a cabaret-style seating arrangement. It seats 150 and plays host to various musical acts, from Americana and folk to jazz and blues. “We built up something new there,” says Schindler Johnson, “while we also take care of something old and try to keep both ends of the community going through the arts and the performing arts.”

Yes, yes, you must be thinking, but what about Love the Lobby? What’s that about?

The auditorium of the Warner Grand Theatre, looking towards the stage.

More than boot polish required

To be pleasantly wowed when stepping into a magnificent foyer or entrance hall is often a good feeling and it can set the tone or mood for what follows. Sure, the Warner Grand has a magnificent auditorium and there’s a splendid view from the mezzanine balcony, but unless you’ve come in through the roof you first have to walk in via the front doors on Sixth Street. And so while the auditorium may dazzle us when we pause before descending the carpeted aisle, “You don’t really get that feeling when you come into the lobby. It’s rather pedestrian,” Schindler Johnson admits. “It just hasn’t been given the love it needs.”

True. The lobby seems dark and dingy. It’s like Cinderella still dressed in work clothes.

Schindler Johnson is pretty clear on what she wants: “I would like to see this not-very-beautiful lobby turn beautiful again.”

One may ask, Why or How did its beauty fade? The first answer is, Because everything was painted over in a rather bland off-white. Why did that happen? Well, now we have several possible scenarios.

“It was probably peeling,” Schindler Johnson replies. “Probably wasn’t in the best condition, and they probably didn’t have the money or know-how to fix it.” A second answer might be that the advertised gold-and-silver leaf floral designs were not really gold and silver but rather a cheaper pot metal that tarnished into something mustardy in color. “So people forget or don’t like it, and it’s just not what it was.”

The third possible reason why the lobby was literally and liberally whitewashed could have been because the curly and zigzag designs simply looked dated or fashioned out. In any case, Art Deco was a short-lived style. It should be mentioned that not only did the theater have other names (the San Pedro Theatre in 1937, the Stanley Warner San Pedro Theatre in 1956, the Warner Theatre in 1957, and the Stanley Warner Theatre in 1959), but during the 1970s it screened Spanish-language films and was called Teatro Juarez. At that time, according to the Los Angeles Conservancy website, “changes to the opulent interior included covering the plush velvet seats in red, green, and beige vinyl as an homage to the Mexican flag.”

It was only in the 1980s that the theater became the Warner Grand.

Fortunately, there are a couple of photographs that show the lobby of the Warner Grand during its heyday, and one can discern painted flourishes on the walls, the columns, and on the ceiling’s timbered beams. Not so fortunately, the pictures are in black and white, but the overall pallor appears to have been more of a pale café au lait in tone, which jives with the basic hue of the auditorium.

Lobby heroes

A restoration artist was brought in, and then another, for exploratory work. In various places on the lobby walls and ceiling they’ve cleared some patches and retouched others to help convey not only what was there but the scope of the task that lies ahead, as well as estimates regarding cost. In the meantime, paint is beginning to come off the walls, but for now this isn’t necessarily a bad thing:

“My impression,” says Schindler Johnson, as we examine one section of the lobby wall, “is that time is helping us to do our own historic preservation because in places the paint is peeling off by itself, revealing the layers under it. Under the layers, the old paint is preserved.” As with the seats in the auditorium, it’s a bit like excavating the ruins of a recent civilization to get at the remnants of the older civilization that came first. Eventually, and this is the goal, the lobby will sparkle in its original color and decor.

Originally there was a fountain inset in the wall between the two doors leading into the auditorium. Long ago dismantled and boarded up, it’s one more project waiting to happen, along with replacing the dull red tiles (dating back, perhaps, to the glory days of Teatro Juarez?) with a carpet that would muffle extraneous sounds.

“The carpet had a geometric pattern that I was told was mostly red,” Schindler Johnson says. “As soon as the City of Los Angeles decides they will have a very regular carpet cleaning schedule we will all get together and put in a carpet.”

Of course, without a target date any project can drag on indefinitely. In this case, the goal is to complete the lobby restoration by the end of 2020, or in time for the Warner Grand’s 90th birthday.

“We are already at $100,000,” Schindler Johnson says. “We think the total (cost) will be between $300,000 and $350,000. How much money we raise will instruct us on what we can do. The ceiling is probably $200,000 to $250,000; the lighting could be another $50,000 to $60,000.” Additional monies would go for repairs, refurbishing the concession stand, and so on. The aim is to have this luxury liner of a movie palace looking as dazzling as it did on its maiden voyage.

Larger donations naturally expedite the financial goal, but one way for members of the public to contribute to the Love the Lobby campaign is to adopt a seat in the auditorium for $350 (four seats for $1,200). The donor is thanked with a personalized brass nameplate that’s affixed to the seat. Currently, about 400 upper balcony seats are available. Although a good sum of money is still needed, the endeavor transcends the monetary because at one time there were a dozen other movie theaters in San Pedro, and where are they now? Where are they in the rest of the South Bay? No one should ever want the last of a dying breed to vanish. When that happens, there’s just no going back.

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Holmdel Theatre Company Presents A Reading of “Incorruptible” by Michael Hollinger – New Jersey Stage

Holmdel Theatre Company Presents A Reading of “Incorruptible” by Michael Hollinger – New Jersey Stage

Holmdel Theatre Company Presents A Reading of "Incorruptible" by Michael Hollinger

(HOLMDEL, NJ) — The Holmdel Theatre Company presents a reading of Incorruptible: A Dark Comedy about the Dark Ages by Michael Hollinger on Monday, July 1st at 7:00pm.  The play takes place in Priseaux, France, c. 1250 A.D.: The river flooded again last week. The chandler’s shop just burned to the ground. Nobody’s heard of the wheelbarrow yet. And Ste. Foy, the patron of the local monastery, hasn’t worked a miracle in thirteen years. In other words, the Dark Ages still look pretty dark. 

All eyes turn to the Pope, whose promised visit will surely encourage other pilgrims to make the trek and restore the abbey to its former glory. That is, until a rival church claims to possess the relics of Ste. Foy—and “their” bones are working miracles. All seems lost until the destitute monks take a lesson from a larcenous one-eyed minstral, who teaches them an outrageous new way to pay old debts.

The reading is directed by Aaron Ratzan and stars Laurie Devino as Peasant Woman; Faith Dowgin as Agatha; John Dowgin as Martin; Ed Faver as Olf; Di Shawn Gandy as Charles; Jesse Luciani as Jack; Felicia Russell as Marie; Alex Scoloveno as Felix; and Aaron Ratzan (reading some important stage directions).

Admission is free, but there is a $5 suggested donation at the door. The reading takes place at the Duncan Smith Theater, 36 Crawfords Corner Road, Holmdel, New Jersey. (The white barn in front of the Holmdel High School)

“Everything fits snugly in this funny, endearing black comedy. Hollinger understands how to balance verbal and physical humor, how to sketch personality in a few deft strokes, how to pause here and there to allow his audience to catch its breath, how to bring on a new character at just the right time, and how to write dialogue that’s an artful blend of the mock-formal and the anachronistically breezy. A piece of remarkably dexterous craftsmanship.” —Philadelphia Inquirer.

Nyack Weekender: Independence Day Kick-Off Weekend – NyackNewsAndViews

Nyack Weekender: Independence Day Kick-Off Weekend – NyackNewsAndViews

Row, row, row your boat… or learn how to Build a Boat at the Hopper House. Enjoy the weather and have fun with kayaking or fishing at Lake DeForest. Or celebrate the 243rd birthday of the nation with an Independence Day Commemoration. When you need a break from the sun, watch ON YOUR FEET at the Westchester Broadway Theatre or Don’t Drink the Water at Antrim Playhouse.

This Fri-Sun list of what to do and where to do it is brought to you by Rockland Center for the Arts. Registration for summer Camp RoCA 2019 is now open and you can take a stroll through the Catherine Konner Sculpture Park to view the Natural Progressions and RoCA Nest 2019 exhibits.


Westchester Broadway Theatre presents ON YOUR FEET, the story of Emilio and Gloria Estefan. Follow the pair’s journey from their humble beginnings in Cuba to becoming pop sensations. Just when they thought they had it all, they almost lost everything. Let this show take you behind the music and inside the real story of this record-making and ground-breaking couple who found a way to end up on their feet. Tickets are available online. Show runs through Aug 4, Fri 6:15p, Sat 6:15p, Sun 11:45a and 5:15p, and Wed 11:15a. 1 Broadway Plaza, Elmsford.

  • Learn everything you need to know about this year’s Summer Reading Program at the Children’s Summer Reading Kick-Off Party, and have fun with the goofy magician Joe Fischer. Suitable for kids grades 3-5. 4-5p, Nyack Library, 59 S Broadway, Nyack.
  • Stretch and reset your inner clock during AntiGravity Stretch & Restore. Focus on relaxation, stillness, and breathing. If you’re stressed, injured, or sore, this will help restore your mind and body. 5:45-7p, Soul Flyte, 13 S Broadway, Nyack.
  • Laugh with Taylor Tomlinson. She is only 24 years old, but has the confidence and capability of an expert comedian. With her sharp crowd-work, biting wit, and wonderfully self-deprecating point of view, you’re sure to have a fun night. 7:30 and 9:45p, Levity Live, 4210 Palisades Center Dr A-401, West Nyack.
  • Maureen’s Jazz Cellar presents Freddie Jacobs Quartet featuring David Budway, Ben Perowsky, and Dan Duke. 8p, 2 N Broadway, Nyack.


  • Kayak, fish, or walk on the lake at the 5th annual Lake DeForest Day. The day will feature the always entertaining Supervisor’s Race at 8:30a, an opening ceremony at 9a, and several open paddle sessions. Boaters can rent kayaks and canoes from 9:30a-3p. Lake DeForest, parking at the New City Little League field on Strawtown Rd, New City.
  • Build a Boat at the Edward Hopper House. Dreaming of the wide sea? Start small and let Jonathan Richter show you how to build a skin-on-frame F1 Kayak. The ribs are already set-up, and now it’s all about shaping the bow and stern. You will also learn how to carve a traditional Greenland Paddle. Sat and Sun from 12-4p, 82 N Broadway, Nyack.
  • This is your last chance to view the Liberty Street School Exhibit at The Historical Society of the Nyacks. Get glimpses of the students and teachers from the 19th century who attended school on the corner of Liberty Street and Depew Ave. See photographs, mementos, and stories contributed by alumni. 1-4p, 50 Piermont Ave, Nyack. In July by appointment only.
  • Photo credit: Stony Point Battlefield

    Celebrate the 243rd birthday of the U.S. with an Independence Day Commemoration! Start with an illustrated lecture and reading of Declaration of Independence, followed by the firing of the cannon. Sat and Sun 1–3p at Stony Point Battlefield, 44 Battlefield Rd, Stony Point.

  • Need a good laugh? Mayhem ensues with Woody Allen’s Don’t Drink the Water. when an American tourist family rush into the embassy ahead of the police, who suspect them of spying behind the Iron Curtain. Fri and Sat 8p, Sun 2p, Antrim Playhouse, 15 Spook Rock Rd, Wesley Hills. Play runs through June 30.
  • Come for a great Peruvian dinner and stay for the party. Grab your dancing shoes and dance to the rhythm at the Salsa Night with Swing Combo. 9:30p, Maura’s Kitchen, 81 S Broadway, Nyack.


  • Is your dog looking for exercise and a chance to socialize with its peers? Paws on the Pier presents Dog Walk for a Cause. Have fun on the one mile walk on the pier, enjoy a costume contest, raffles, and vendors. All proceeds benefit the Hi Tor Animal Care Center and the Piermont Community Dog Run. 10a-12p, Ferry Road entrance, Piermont.
  • The Fire Mountain School of Nyack will be hosting its 1st annual Hudson River Dragon & Lion Dance and Chinese Martial Arts Festival. Enjoy performances from highly respected and internationally renowned Chinese martial arts schools and Lion Dance teams. Proceeds from this event will be used to rebuild the retaining wall that supports the access road to Nyack beach. 12-4p, Nyack State Beach Park, Nyack.
  • Watch a Boulders Game and join the Celebration of Liberty and Pride. The baseball game is followed by the Honor Guard and fireworks accompanied by patriotic music. 5-9p, Boulder Stadium, 3 Palisades Credit Union Park Dr, Pomona.

Next Week


Jane CoCo Cowles is the Artist of the Month at The Corner Frame Shop. Stop by for her new exhibit Fine Lines. The exhibit runs from July 1-31, with an Artist’s Reception on July 18. 10a-5:30p, The Corner Frame Shop, 40 S Franklin St, Nyack.


  • Celebrate Independence Day with Fireworks. Festivities start at 5p, the concert at 8p, followed by the fireworks at 9p. (rain date July 3rd). Nanuet Senior High School, 103 Church St, Nanuet.
  • Music on the Hudson kicks off the summer concert series with Dead Meat. Bring a chair or blanket, a picnic dinner, and enjoy some good music, sponsored by the Nyack Park Conservancy. 7-9p, Memorial Park, Nyack.

Looking ahead…

Friday, July 12

Elmwood Playhouse presents The Little Foxes. A story of three greedy, wealthy siblings who form a partnership with a Chicago capitalist to build a cotton mill in the South, where costs are cheap and profits are high. The conspiracy touches off a vicious circle of avarice, lying, scheming, and cruelty that sweeps them inexorably to a shocking finale. Tickets are available online. Show runs from July 12 through through Aug 3, Fri and Sat 8p and Sun 2p. 10 Park St, Nyack.

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