EDITOR JULIE IMEL DISHES THE NEWS YOU NEED TO KNOW
Farewell to New Visions
We have some sad news for the art community to share this week: Adam Weitzenkorn and Melanie Boisseau, owners of New Visions Studio & Gallery, are moving out of the area and closing the venue that has become a hub of activity for art shows, concerts, literary readings, and more in the last three years. New Visions, 201 Vine St., Scranton, will close permanently on Aug. 14. If you want to say good-bye, you’ll have several chances to stop in and enjoy an event there one last time. So round up your friends and give Adam and Melanie a proper sendoff!
- New Visions is on the map for First Friday this week. The gallery’s final exhibit will be a juried group show of work by the Northeast Photography Club from 6 to 9 p.m.
- On Friday, Aug. 9, it’s musical night with Chet Williams Eye on Attraction Family Animals and In Writing.
- The Klap, Badtown Rude, Down To Six and Crock Pot Abduction will rock the house on Saturday, Aug. 10.
- On Sunday, Aug. 11, the venue’s final music show will feature Rik Spandex, Master Fox, Static in the Attic and Feigned Serenity. For more information on any of these events, visit facebook.com/NewVisionsStudio.
Summer may be 2/3 over, but let’s not look at it that way; let’s take a more positive spin on things and remember there’s still 1/3 of summer left to enjoy. If you’re looking for a festival near you this week, you have some great choices:
- Montrose Blueberry Festival, Aug. 2-3, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., Montrose Village Green. The 33rd annual Montrose Blueberry Festival features something for everyone, including ice cream, muffins, pies, pottery, and even blueberry pizza. The event also features local entertainment. Admission is free. Proceeds benefit the Susquehanna County Historical Society & Free Library Association. For more information, visit www.susqcolibrary.org or call 278-1881.
- Scranton Jazz Festival, Aug. 2-4, downtown Scranton. Enjoy an authentic weekend of jazz, blues, world beat music and more at the Main Stage, located at the Radisson at Lackawanna Station Hotel. After the Main Stage closes take a “Jazz Walk” through downtown venues. For more information, see page 32, visit scrantonjazzfestival.org or call 487-3954.
- Wayne County Fair, Aug. 2-10, Wayne County Fairgrounds, Honesdale. For a complete schedule of events, visit www.waynecountyfair.com.
- Tioga County Fair, Aug. 5-10. Tioga County Fairgrounds, Whitneyville. For a complete schedule of events, visit www.tiogacountyfair.com.
- Carbon County Fair, Aug. 6-10. Carbon County Fairgrounds, Palmerton. For a complete schedule of events, visit www.carboncountyfair.com.
And don’t forget to mark your calendars for the debut of a new local event, the Cornstock Acoustic Music Fest, Aug. 30 through Sept. 1, at Lazy Brook Park, in Tunkhannock. The festival features more than 20 bands, free workshops and activities including yoga, music therapy, music theory, and instrumental classes. For more information, visit cornstockfestival.com.
Calling all runners
After all that festival food, you might want to burn off a few extra calories. So lace up your running shoes and join the Susquehanna River Runners Club on Thursday, Aug. 8, for a $5 5K. Meet at the Misericordia University track. Registration opens at 6:30 p.m. with races starting at 7:30 p.m. For more information, visit facebook.com/SusquehannaRRC.
That’s the scoop! Thanks for reading and I’ll meet you here again next week.
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