Melissa Macdonald reads a selection at Five Corners Café’s January opening readings night
Writers, readers and listeners are invited to the second in a series of open readings that will be held Tuesday, February 2 from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at 5 Corners Café in Old Forge.
The format is informal and models a traditional open-mic night, minus the microphone. Those interested in reading can sign-up at the beginning of the evening.
Readings can be original work, such as poetry, short fiction, commentary, essays, humor, lyrics or music—or the work of other authors. Writers who are interested in trying out new material are encouraged to attend and share their progress.
Leading the series is local writer Melissa Macdonald. Snacks will be served, and a cash bar serving beer and wine will be available.
“The mood of both pieces in which the Tabla player, Mr.Khan was involved was predominantly exuberant…at one point he could be heard echoing on the larger of his two drums the melodic ideas taught to him by his father, perfectly tuned simply by the pressure of his hands.”
—The Times of India
Maestro Ustad Shafaat Khan, a world-renowned classical Indian musician, is scheduled to perform at View in Old Forge on Friday, May 10, at 7 p.m., joined by two other musicians.
View’s Performing Arts Program Manager Alan Saban has made special arrangements with Paul and Kathy Rivet of Five Corners Café to serve an Indian dinner the night of the performance.
There will be two dinner seatings at Five Corners, one at 5:30 p.m. and a second at 8:30 p.m. This will allow concert-goers to dine either before or after the 7 p.m. concert. Continue reading →
Paul and Kathy Rivet, owners of Five Corners Cafe in downtown Old Forge. Photo by Marianne Christy
Restaurateurs Paul and Kathy Rivet have been bringing a fresh approach to area dining for over 15 years and have developed a reputation for combining simple ingredients to create some of the most inventive and memorable dishes around.
Their journey into the local restaurant scene began in 1996 when the young couple—following a post-college stint in Boston—decided to move to Old Forge and run historic Van Auken’s Inne.
Paul, an Old Forge native and graduate of the Culinary Institute of America, quickly gained a following for his original, seasonal menus and the restaurant soon became a dining hotspot.
But when their son, Jack was born, they sold the inne and reemerged in January 2005 as Five Corners Café at the busy corner in Old Forge, where they began serving breakfast and lunch daily, and specialty dinners on Monday nights. Continue reading →
A First Friday Art Walk in Old Forge will take place on September 2 from 5 to 8 p.m. All are invited to visit participating local galleries and businesses that will be showcasing the art work of local and regional artists.
The Art Walks will run through October.
A pocket map that includes the locations of Art Walk events will be available at the participating businesses and at the Old Forge Visitor Information Center prior to the event. Continue reading →