the Poconos 1995-2016 - Art
+ Craft Supplies -
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.
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
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.
Radio Station -
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
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 -
Frazetta's, Business 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
Stroudsburg 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 Festival.
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 at work.
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.
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 seating. .
Shawnee Playhouse, River Road,
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.