Fall Festival Turns 45 Years Old

Sugar Loaf Fall Festival Art

The Sugar Loaf Fall Festival will celebrate its 45th year on October 11, 12, 13, from 10:00am to 6:00pm. It is the perfect place to spend the weekend watching the leaves turn colors, getting a breath of fresh cool air, and enjoying the festival filled with dozens of visiting crafters from the tri-state region.

There will be food vendors of various kinds and a whole line up of live music in the garden. The Entertainment schedule will include a range of styles such as blues, classic rock, folk and more. Many bands are local and many write their own songs. You will have a taste …read more

Free Music & Poetry Festival

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Bertoni Gallery is hosting its 10th Annual Sundays in July Free Music & Poetry Festival. It is held every Sunday in July at the Bertoni Gallery Sculpture Garden located at 1392 Kings Highway in Sugar Loaf from 1-5 pm.

Local and regional musicians and poets will be performing at this years’ event. On the schedule this year will be Weird Apples, Kevin Kenny (Poet), Bill Davis, Gayle Donnelly & the Mystery Box, Jim Kenny (Poet), Ariel Feierman Quinn (Singer, Songwriter), The Black Dirt Band (Blues Rock), Ada Hunter (Poet), Tony Rivera (Flamenco Blues).

On July 13th at 4:00pm there will be an (Open …read more

10th Annual Sundays in July Free Music & Poetry

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BBBertoni Gallery is hosting its 10th Annual Sundays in July Free Music & Poetry Festival. It is held every Sunday in July at the Bertoni Gallery Sculpture Garden located at 1392 Kings Highway in Sugar Loaf from 1 to 5 p.m. Local and regional musicians and poets will be performing at this years’ event. On the schedule this year will be Weird Apples, Kevin Kenny (Poet), Bill Davis, Gayle Donnelly & the Mystery Box, Jim Kenny (Poet), Ariel Feierman Quinn (Singer, Songwriter), The Black Dirt Band (Blues Rock), Ada Hunter (Poet), …read more

A Jeweler Recasts Herself

J.Hengen Design Gallery - Store Sign

[Dirt Magazine – Reprint]

Step inside Jessica Hengen’s store and workshop in Sugar Loaf, N.Y., and you might find her at her workbench, jeweler’s visor on, filing a ring carved from wax—a commission for a customer. The finished version will be cast in green gold, and set with natural, uncut sapphires.

Or you might find her brushing a white clay slip on a head modeled out of red stoneware, her dog (and sometimes model) Qweet lying nearby. Your eyes rove from the striking clay figurative pieces peering out from every nook, to the jewelry case packed with her unique designs.

It was as a jewelry …read more

Sugar Loaf's Favorite Spirit – Applejack

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The Barnsider Tavern invites you to stroll through Sugar Loaf in the year 1798 with thanks to Donald M. Barrell for his book Along the Wawayanda Path, The Black Dirt Distillery, Eliza Benedict Hornby’s Under Old Rooftrees edited by Sue Gardner, and Rebecca Orchant of the The Huffington Post. Sugar Loaf has a long colorful history. The village is on the “Wawayanda Pathe,” a very old native Indian trail that runs parallel with the southern boundary of the Wawayanda Patent, once claimed by Rapigonick, Wawastawaw, Moghapuck, Rumbout, Clauss, Chuckhass, Cingapaw, Oshasquemonus, and Quilapaw native Americans.

Applejack as American as Jazz and Baseball

Early Sugar …read more

Sundog Stained Glass Studio

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Sundog Stained Glass Studio was established in 1972 in a spare room in our house in Pine Island, starting out with craft shows and galleries. Later, we moved to an attic room in Warwick that now houses the liquor store on the South Street parking lot. When a larger space became available, we moved to the back room of a building on West Street. There, we were approached by Joann Sauer, the pewter smith in Sugar Loaf, and we moved into the back building behind her store. When she retired, we bought the building, built an extension, and moved into the front. Now we have …read more