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Arts & Leisure Stories
NARROWSBURG, NY — Friday, December 15 through Sunday, December 17 you can find one-of-a-kind artisan gifts at the sixth annual Indie Mart, at the DVAA recital hall, 37 Main St. Indie Mart vendors this year will include The Outside Institute, Bryan Cronk Ceramics (see photo, left), herbalist Witchey Handmade and Melissa Easton Jewelry.
HORTONVILLE, NY — The Farmhouse Project, featured in The River Reporter’s fall Our Country Home, is holding a pop-up holiday shop on Saturday, December 16 and Sunday, December 17 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. to launch its line of unique home goods designed and handcrafted by the proprietors and other local artisans throughout upstate New York.
BETHEL, NY — There will be a “Sip & Shop Stress Reduction Holiday PoP-Up” at the Catskill Distilling Company on Saturday, December 16 from 1 to 5 p.m. Enjoy holiday craft cocktails and an appetizer of chili or charcuterle at the tasting room bar.
CALLICOON, NY — It’s again time for the streets of Callicoon to be transformed into a Victorian wonderland for Dickens on the Delaware, scheduled this year for Saturday, December 9 from 12 noon to 5 p.m.
LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — Morgan Outdoors, 46 Main St., will host “Wings,” an exhibition of oil paintings on wood and board by Helena Clare Pittman, from 1 to 2:30 p.m.
WHITE MILLS, PA — The Wayne County Arts Alliance (WCAA) invites the public to stop by its one-day-only holiday art sale, “Art Under $100” on Sunday, December 10 from 1 to 5 p.m. at The Dorflinger Factory Museum at Route 6 and Elizabeth Street.
FORESTBURGH, NY — The Forestburgh Playhouse and the Hurleyville Arts Centre (HAC) will present the first annual Holiday Cabaret at the HAC on December 9, 7:30 p.m.
HAWLEY, PA — Hawley Winterfest will take place from Friday, December 8 through Sunday, December 10 this year. It will include a wide variety of events including open houses by businesses and museums, a beer tour in which you can participate on all three days, an Ugly Sweater Party from 8 p.m.
HONESDALE, PA — Improv Dot Biz will present the third annual “Holiday Hilarity” on Friday, December 8, at The Cooperage, 1030 Main St. It’s a laugh-filled extravaganza of sketch and improv comedy and plenty of holiday cheer. Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and the show starts at 8 p.m.