Arethusa Group

Father and Son Strolling Players

2014-15 Schedule is on our FACEBOOK PROFILE

Upcoming Performances 2013

MAY 11 & 12: The Glorious MAYFAIRE ON THE GREEN

Super Free Admission Renfaire in historic Holland Patent , NY

 

MAY 23 - May 26: STERLING STAGE FOLKFEST!!!

Featuring the most fabulous musical lineup I know about!! Every year we play we're addicted to a new band.

JUNE 15: BERENDA's NATURAL FOODS

Noon to 2:00pm we're back to our roots- PLAYING IN THE STREET in front of Brenda's Natural Foods in Rome NY.

Rome is lucky indeed to have such an excellent health food store.

 

July 3rd : Munson Proctor Williams Arts Institute Summer Festival

We will be strolling amongst the numerous and wonderful entries to the Sidewalk Art Show Noon to 2:00PM

 

CANCELLED: JULY 6: 1:00 PM to 4:00PM Mohawk Valley Artists Association Opening Reception in Utica Public Library

Three smokin' or otherwise sets of Arethusa

 

AUGUST 2nd - 4th the MEGAFUNKY new FLETCHFEST which is already off the charts.

 

AUGUST 10th - 11th: 5th WINDFALL DUTCH BARN MEDIEVAL FAIRE

2009 Clinton Road, Cherry Valley, NY.

SEPTEMBER 5th- The BOONVILLE FARMERS' MARKET!

Oneida County Fairrounds, Boonville, NY.

 

SEPTEMBER 7th-8th The Rome Renaissance Revels

The most exciting of festivals, 'tis of course the RACC's Renaissance Revels! With medieval entertainment,

merchants, artisans, knights, ladies, pirates and even a DRAGON to enhance the wonderous enjoyments!

 

SEPTEMBER 21: CNY PAGAN PRIDE DAY PROJECT is an otherworldly festival celebrating nature-based religious freedom- and DRUMMING, DANCING, you know!

 

OCTOBER 12: The Trenton Farmer's Market! This is the last Farmer's Market of the Year! The market is open 9:00 to 1:00

 

November 23: Utica's Christmas on Main Street. This is where we will debut our (in)glorious STOMP FIDDLE!

This show was generously sponsored by Tours By Design of Remsen NY, and Fitness Forum Physical Therapy of Barneveld, NY!

 

NOVEMBER 29-30th: Adirondack Christmas on Main Street Yep- Arethusa is going to serve up buckets of HOLIDAY CHEER!

We may uncork the hammered dulcimer for this one- if we find a good way to stroll Main Street of Old Forge with it! See us both days as Victorian (exiled) Aristocrats!

 

December 7th: Harris Dale Farms Open House! Two aristocratic Victorian aristocrats (exiled) explore Yuletide Music on instruments from around the world- new this time? Our chromatic glockenspiel! Santa will be by at 10:00AM, our sleigh decamps at 10:30

December 12th: Christmas at City Hall Right next to SANTA in the Common Council Chamber, 5PM to 8PM. This is Arethusa again as Victorians- but with a few new tricks! T. Blake as goosed some realy interesting sounds out of the dysfunctionally overacheiving STUMPH Fiddle, and we have discovered a NEW WAY to play a glockenspiel.

December 27th: Arethusa wishes you a joyful new year- even though we are a good century and so away from it ourselves. Join us 11:00AM to 3:00PM as we stroll Munson Williams Proctor Institute and Fountain Elms. Come as you are!

2012

The entire season was taken up performing for safari guests at DEAKS HIDDEN VALLEY OUTDOORS

And of course, FOLKFEST, MAYFAIRE, ROME RENAISSANCE REVELS, and THE ROGUE's REVENGE FEST...

the FABULOUS MERELY PLAYERS also were the cast of their #1 rated Haunted House.

2011 Performance Schedule

Many holes to be filled in soon! Contact for availability.

MAY 7, 10:00am: VICTORIAN TEA

Sit amongst Victorian era aristocrats and strolling musicians while enjoying tea and dessert with your loved ones.

MAY 14 & 15 11am to 7pm: MAYFAIRE ON THE GREEN

VILLAGE GREEN HOLLAND PATENT NY

At which, along with many other things, a world's record will be challenged...

MAY 26-29: THE STERLING STAGE FOLKFEST

Experience an incredible amount of live music and camp with the most interesting people on Earth

JUNE 4, 5, 11 & 12: THE NEW JERSEY RENAISSANCE FAIRE

Located at Liberty Lake in Columbus, NJ

1195 Florence - Columbus Road

Bodentown, NJ 08505

June 25,26: DEAK'S HIDDEN VALLEY OUTDOORS RENAISSANCE WEEKEND

They bought a hunting ranch and turned it into a place to enjoy animals without shooting at them!

204 Tuomey Road

West Winfield, NY 13491

August 28 · 11am - 6pm THE BEARDSLEE CASTLE MEDIEVAL FAIRE

Never miss an opportunity to celebrate a renowed chef and a famously haunted castle. This is our third year performing at this faire and we love the regulars and always meet amazing new people!

September 17th: THE PAGAN PRIDE PROJECT'S 12th ANNUAL AUTUMN EQUINOX CELEBRATION

Invoking the blessedness of Earth, Air, Fire and Water in a vast blissful vortex of Pagans and fellow travelers with authors, vending and US.

Long Beach Park

Liverpool. NY

SEPTEMBER 24, 25: THE REMSEN BARN FESTIVAL OF THE ARTS

This is an improbably huge arts festival given that the population of this village hovers around 400!