With what appears to be positive changes in a post-COVID world, the area’s jazz musicians are out and gigging.
This Saturday, May 22, the Skye Jazz Trio will be at Mattingly’s in Florida. The following week on May 29, Skye pops out into UpFront Exhibition Center in Port Jervis.
On May 29 and June 6, The Warwick Historical Society features Mike Jackson and Beyond Jazz for a couple of different events
The Hudson Valley Jazz Festival is also planning ahead. Fewer shows (to date), but already set with concerts outdoor with On The Lawn Series and The Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center, both in Sugar Loaf, the Village of Warwick Concert Series and the Brewery at Orange County Hops in Walden.
Looking toward Greenwood Lake and Pine Island as possibilities along with several area restaurants.
The festival is seeking sponsors and volunteers to help for the upcoming season.
Kate Skwire: Kate Skwire is a singer-songwriter based in the Hudson Valley. She is known for her soulful vocals, wholehearted performance and her honest original music. She started her solo career in 2017 and is currently working on recording her debut album. 02:00 p.m. Meadow Blues Coffee, 8 Greycourt Avenue, Chester, NY 8456103638.
Fairy Pirate Day!!: Come join us Fairies, Pirates, Princesses and Knights too, or wear any costume that you choose, to a Magical Family Day at the Museum! Visit our Fairy Lands, search for Treasure or Walk the Plank! Shop our Gift Shop or one of our many vendors including Have a Little Faith and Not Just Faces! A portrait artist will be available on Sundays only! Tickets are on sale NOW! Visit our website www.museumvillage.org or our Facebook page! Hope to see you there!! AAARRGGHH!!! 11:00 a.m. Museum Village, 1010 State Route 17M, Monroe, NY 8457828248.
The Skye Jazz Trio: With Steve Rubin, J. Brunka and Mitch Schecter 07:00 p.m. Mattingly’s Tavern, 16 N Main St, Florida, NY
Founders’ Day: May Fair!: Amusements and games of the late 18th century at the historic Gen. John Hathorn homestead. “What would they do to relax and have fun?” Please join us for some leisure activities and games of the Revolutionary era from 11 to 3 to celebrate Spring and honor our area’s Founding Veterans and their families! Dance around the Maypole! Outdoor event will require masks and current COVID safety guidelines, for this free family-friendly fun day. SPECIAL GUESTS: 5h NY Regiment (Reenactment) Musket Drills, camp life; Susan McLellan Plaisted of Heart to Hearth Cookery, food historian, demonstrating foodways of the Lenape people. ; Brad Shur of Paper Heart Puppets with scenes from “Robin Hood” for all to enjoy. 11:00 a.m. Hathorn House Historic Site, 21 Hathorn Rd., Warwick, NY 8459861047.
Cornhole Tournamnet: Sunday, May 23rd - 12-5pm Join us for a family fun day at Capelli Sports on Route 17A in Florida, NY We will be having a double-elimination cornhole tournament with cash prizes for the top 3 teams. Over 20 basket - tricky tray - winner not be present, we will call you for pickup 50” Smart TV with Atari Flashback console/ Lottery Tree raffle Food will be available for purchase You don’t need to be a star to play, just come out and support our kids and community! All proceeds benefit the Chester Academy All-Night Graduation Party on June 25th, 12:00 p.m. Capelli Sports Complex, 1741 Route 17A, Florida, NY 8456992321.