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Best of the Poconos 1995-2017 - Art

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.

murder mystery Dinner Theater -
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.

During 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.


College Radio Station -
Wess
Broadcasting 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 station!

The 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.


Frazetta's WorkMost 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!)

Local Music Band -
Pocono Duo
, 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.

Poconos Art Gallery

Place 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. 


Peters Valley PosterArts Festival -
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.

The 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.

The 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.


Post 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.

Theater, Movies -
Stoud Mall ,
The nicest movie theater in the Poconos. First run films, small theaters, large screens and theater style seating. .

Shawnee PlayhouseTheater, Playhouse -
Shawnee Playhouse
, 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.