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The Ribbon Factory Ann
Street Outlet Complex, Stroudsburg. A virtual plethora
of craft supplies. In town and just off Rt I-80.
Visitors by the thousands flock here each year for
the huge inventory. 2nd place.. the Christmas Factory,
Marshalls Creek, PA for holiday crafts.
Tannersville Inn Murder
Mystery, Rt. 611 Tannersville. 570-629-3131
Friday nights. Call for reservations. Murder
Mystery Dinner Theater is a total audience participation
form of theater. The way it is presented offers
you a chance to play a real life game of "Clue."
It is through interaction and questions that the
murder is solved. The character scripts are so written
that anyone of the characters could have been the
murderer, in fact even the victim does not know
who caused his or her demise.
the murder mystery, if you choose to participate
as a character, you might become a jealous lover,
owner of a castle, or the long lost captain of
a sailing ship. Again in a darker fantasy you
might become the victim, murderer or a jilted
lover. This is your chance to become someone else,
in another day, time or in another world, and
all the while enjoying a good meal.
From East Stroudsburg University. (Probably from
a basement in one of the Dorms. Thanks for the
World View. Though, you could improve a little
by offering NPR) 90.3 WESS is a student run, non-commercial,
FCC licensed radio station located on the campus
of East Stroudsburg University. Featuring a diversified
music format, which gives listeners and Dee-jays
more variety and freedom. If music is not your
taste, they have talk shows, where listeners can
call in and voice their opinion on topics being
discussed on the show. Also, WESS is broadcasting
Warrior's home football and basketball games all
year long with play by play from our Sports Director
and his or her sports crew. If that isn't enough,
old Vintage radio programs are on-air an hour
every morning. This is not your typical radio
purpose of WESS is to provide a means of student
training and experience in radio broadcasting,
and to provide East Stroudsburg University and
the surrounding communities with alternative entertainment
and educational programming.
Unsual Art Gallery -
Rt 209. E. Stroudsburg . Opens in May for the season.
You cannot just "walk in" to the Gallery.
Call first. The art of Frank Frazetta. A rare style
of art but once seen not forgotten. Unusual to say
the least. This, by the way, is World Class Art.
You may not "like" it. But you have to
appreciate the impact this has made on our culture.
The style has influenced some of our greatest cinema
(Conan The Barbarian, Star Wars, and almost every
effort of the genera). Steve Spielberg, George Lucus
and many many other Cinema Directors LOVE Frank
Frazetta's work (and own it!)
Music Band -
Born and raised in the Pocono area, Kevin Leggieri
and Toby Costa comprise the Pocono Duo to bring
a eclectic mix of “Pocono Duo-esque” interpreted
cover songs. For more information on the Pocono
Duo, visit their website
. Written up with great reviews this band has
already made their stamp in the Poconos.
to Explore Art Galleries
Everyday on Main Street Stroudsburg galleries,
shops and food. Now You'd think that in a little
town like Stroudsburg, "art" would
be boring. But, Yikes, there's not a yawn in
town when you visit to view our local gallaries.
Downtown Stroudsburg reflects the rich and diverse
culture of the Pocono Mountains of Pennsylvania. With
restraurants offering tastes of Middle Eastern,
Irish, Asian, Polish, Mexican and American cuisine,
Stroudsburg's Downtown features dishes that
cannot be found anywhere else. Unique shops
and boutiques offer modern and antique
items from Africa, Latin America, Europe and
Ireland, along with fashion collections that
range from modern chic to classic sportswear,
to new-age flair. Art and music abound
in fine art galleries and music stores
that cater to a wide variety of tastes.
Peter's Valley Arts
Held in Sept., Peter's Valley is an art education
center that is devoted to the teaching of craft
as an art form. There are seven studio areas active
at The Valley: blacksmithing, ceramics, fiber, fine
metals, photography, weaving and woodworking. A
full workshop schedule in all media is offered throughout
the spring, summer, and fall.
Peters Valley Craft Fair presents 180 juried artisans,
live music, artist demonstrations, community organizations,
free kid's art area and great food. One can find
a myriad of art, which includes jewelry, ceramics,
woodworking, basketry, glass, leather, clothing,
photography, sculpture and more! It is a dynamic
feast for the senses. The public has the opportunity
to view and purchase original American made art
while immersing themselves in the glory of artists
Craft Fair will also present a Bluegrass Festival
in conjunction with the Pocono Bluegrass Folk
Society. Acts like The Lost Ramblers, Borderline
and Heavy Traffic are all sensations in bluegrass
music and entertain visitors during the Peters
Valley Craft Fair. The two events overlap, creating
a musical atmosphere at the Fairgrounds while
visitors shop and enjoy American artists with
American made items and gifts while offering music
fans a great venue to enjoy local bluegrass.
A free kids art area will offer a variety of projects
including printmaking, watercolor and tempera
painting, found object collage and more! Peters
Valley invites you to join them for a weekend
of music and art at the Peters Valley Craft Fair!
It's fun for the entire family and proceeds from
the Fair directly support educational programs
for adults and children.
First Date Destination
Sarah St. Grille, In
the summer time, dine upstairs on the deck or catch
a hot band ranging from alternative to rock or jazz
on the first floor. Expect a heavy crowd dancing
in front of the stage during the live entertainment.
During winter, have dinner, (The Penne ala Vodka
is remarkable) sushi, or just a beer then play billiards
in the back rooms with friends while listening to
the entertainment. The
Sarah Street Grill is located in downtown Stroudsburg,
Pennsylvania in the heart of the Pocono Mountains.
Enjoy great food in the non-smoking or smoking dining
rooms or eat outside on the spacious deck. Later,
you can enjoy a cocktail and check out the quality
original music, or enjoy a game of pool. The unique
bar features live original music Tuesdays through
Saturdays with live music on Sundays and Mondays
after the end of football season. We also have nightly
"Happy Hour" Wednesdays through Fridays from 5-7
PM featuring 50 cents off all alcoholic drinks.
Seventeen TV's, including 2 big-screen TV's always
provide plenty of action for the rabid (I mean 'avid')
sports fan. You won't miss a game at the Grill!
The Sarah Street Grill offers the finest sushi in
the Poconos! Sit at the sushi-bar with Chef Vincent
or at your table and enjoy world-class sushi with
some warm sake or an ice cold Sapporo beer. Sushi
bar is open daily.
Stoud Mall , The
nicest movie theater in the Poconos. First run films,
small theaters, large screens and theater style
River Road, Shawnee. Today,
in the town of Shawnee, is one of the most popular
playhouses in the region. It carries the tradition
of popular entertainment in Shawnee, beginning with
Fred Waring and his Pennsylvanians, who orchestrated
big band concerts of yesteryear, and who once lived
in the town. Well actually, beginning with the singing
Lennie Lenape Indians who once sang from atop of
Eagle rock just north of the village and carried
on by Fred and his group and Jacki Gleason.