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Thursday, December 1, 2016
Teaching the Hudson Valley presents the
Of Time & Rivers Flowing Teaching about the Hudson
8:45-4 p.m.
Henry A. Wallace Visitor & Education Center, FDR Home && Presidential Library and Museum, Hyde Park
Free; includes lunch. Register by Nov. 22.
Learn about tides, geology, the salt front, currents, and more with educators from the Hudson River Estuary Program, NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation, and environmental groups. This professional development workshop will focus on the Hudson River’s origins.

Albany Institute of History & Art presents
LECTURE Worlds Apart: Introducing Frank Lloyd Wright to the Chairs at Schuyler Mansion
David Bayne, Conservator, New York State Bureau of Historic Sites
6:00-7:00 p.m.
Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12210
Free admission
Frank Lloyd Wright is infamous for uncomfortable furnitue; the chairs he designed for the Darwin Martin House in Buffalo are classic examples. In contrast, the chairs at Schuyler Mansion tell a story of grace and comfort. Where might we be if he had learned his lessons during a field trip to Schuyler Mansion in Albany?

The New York Klezmer series and the Center for Traditional Music and Dance present
Bivolita with Christina Crowder
Klezmer Instrumental Music Workshop 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m., $25 per class,BR> Concerts & Dance Parties begin at 8:30-9:45 p.m., $15
Jam Session follows Concert
Jalopy Theater & School of Music, 315 Columbia Street Brooklyn, New York 11231, 718.395.3214
Full night pass – $35 (includes Workshop, Concert & Jam Session)
The New York Klezmer Series (NYKS) has been presenting Klezmer Music and Yiddish Dance in New York City since 2010. We present music concerts, music and dance workshops, and open klezmer jam sessions in an intimate setting. Founded by Rabbi Greg Wall and Aaron Alexander, and inspired by the week-long Yiddish Culture events, Klez Kamp, and Klez Kanada, the NYKS aspires to present the music in a respectful setting and allow the artists freedom to present their vision. The series consistently presents world class artists in an intimate setting, in addition to providing education and a place for all to come and participate in this wonderful and often neglected part of Jewish and American Culture.

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Friday, December 2, 2016
New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announces the:
Holiday Open House at Johnson Hall
6 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
Johnson Hall State Historic Site, 139 Hall Avenue, Johnstown, NY, 518/762-8712
Free and open to the public
Donations will be gratefully accepted and will be earmarked for the continued restoration efforts of Sir William and Molly Brant’s historic home.
For more information, visit www.friendsofjohnsonhallny.org, or email JohnsonHall@parks.ny.gov.
Johnson Hall’s first floor will be decorated for the holiday season and will feature live 18th century music performed by Liaison Plaisantes. Homemade mulled cider will be served at the Stonehouse fireplace. The museum shop will offer 20% off for holiday shopping that evening. Horse-drawn wagon rides of the mansion’s circular drive, by Fritz-Ann Farms, will be available to visitors between 6:30 PM and 8:30 p.m. In addition, a shuttle van will loop between Johnson Hall and a shuttle stop on Main Street in front of the park between 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m.
Johnson Hall was the 1763 Georgian estate of Sir William Johnson and Molly Brant and their family. Sir William (1715-1774) was the single largest landowner and most influential individual in the colonial Mohawk Valley. His success in dealing with the Six Nations had a lasting impact on their relationship with the English, and largely influenced England’s victory in the Anglo-French struggle for control of colonial North America. The main house and flanking stonehouses, originally surrounded by a 700 acre farm, now interpret the Johnson family through guided tours of the period room settings, educational programs and special events.
This year’s event is co-sponsored by Johnson Hall State Historic Site, the Friends of Johnson Hall, Goderie’s Tree Farm, Hewitt’s Garden Center and the Fulton-Montgomery Regional Chamber of Commerce.

World Music Institute (WMI) presents
Boubacar Traoré
7 p.m.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art, The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium, 1000 Fifth Avenue, NYC
Tickets start at $50
Legendary Malian superstar, master singer, songwriter, and guitarist Boubacar (aka “Kar Kar”) Traoré rose to fame in the ‘60s with his desert blues performances, fusing Malian and Arabic music. Renown, however, didn’t lead to riches, and following a 1968 coup, Boubacar dropped out of sight. Personal tragedy led him to move to France, where eventually, he was rediscovered. His 1990 album Mariama (his very first!) finally put him back on the international stage. Today, along with the late Ali Farka Touré, Boubacar is considered one of the most pivotal figures in the African desert blues tradition. This is a rare opportunity to see and experience this elusive genius live.
Presented in collaboration with The Metropolitan Museum of Art. This concert is presented as part of World Music Institute’s Desert Blues series.

Flushing Town Hall announces
Brooklyn Rider
7:30 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: $25/$15 Members/$10 Students
Brooklyn Rider combines an eclectic repertoire with a gripping performance style that is attracting legions of fans and drawing critical acclaim from classical, world and rock critics alike.

The Folkus Project presents
Cliff Eberhart with special guest Louise Mosrie
Eberhart’s melding of pop, rock and folk meets Mosrie’ soulful Southern folk

May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 East Genesee St, Syracuse, NY
Tickets:$15. More info is available at www.folkus.org. Advance sale tickets are available via PayPal and other methods; advance ticket holders receive preferential seating.
You’ve heard his lyrics and voice on commercials for Coke and Chevy (remember “It’s the heartbeat of America...”? That’s his!). But, his music is so much more than a commercial tag line. “Up and down the line, as a writer, guitarist, performer, and vocalist, Eberhardt is the equal of any singer-songwriter in contemporary pop.” — Berkshire Eagle. He’s also the 2013 winner of the Helen Hayes Award for his original music and performance in Taming of the Shrew at Folger Theater in 2012.
Louise Mosrie may well be the brightest young folk-oriented artist to emerge from Nashville in many a year. Her pure, expressive voice delivers the songs with the perfect balance of expressiveness and direction. Better still, the exquisite, very low key production keeps Mosrie’s voice out front and shining.

Irish Arts Center presents
Brendan O’Shea with Friends
8 p.m.
Donaghy Theatre, Irish Arts Center, 553 West 51st, New York, NY 10019
Tickets: $24 general / $20 members
Singer-songwriter Brendan O’Shea will showcase tunes from his newest album, Mid-Atlantic Ghost, inspired by his home place connections, both here in the US and abroad. Originally from Killarney, singer-songwriter Brendan O’Shea (SongLives 2012) is a staple in the East Village Indie-folk scene. A founding member of Fairplay Collective and co-host of the Scratcher Sessions in the East Village, he has released three albums which have garnered praise from critics and press around the world.

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Saturday, December 3, 2016
Hudson Valley Community Dance presents
English Dance
7:30-10:30 p.m.
Lesson at 7 p.m. required for new dancers.
The Reformed Church of Port Ewen, 160 Salem Street, Port Ewen, NY 12466
For more information, call 845-452-2483
Cost: $10/$5 students with full-time ID.
William Brearley calling with Tiddely Pom.

Eighth Step at Proctors presents
BROTHER SUN — CD Release: Weights and Wings
7:30 p.m.
GE Theatre, Proctors, 432 State Street, Schenectady, NY
Call Eighth Step TicketLine: 518-434-1703
Tickets: $26–$40 Joe Jencks, Pat Wictor, and Greg Greenway fuse ethereal harmonies with folk, Americana, blues, pop, jazz and numerous instruments for a joyous explosion of musical diversity. The Eighth Step is excited to welcome them back to introduce their newest critically acclaimed CD!

Café Veritas presents
The Kennedys: A Night of Duos
7:30 p.m.
Café Veritas, First Unitarian Church, 220 Winton Road South, Rochester, New York 14610
Ticket prices: $18 general admission, $10 students with ID, and children under 12 are free. (Advance Purchase $16)
For tickets and more information, visit www.cafeveritas.org
Pete and Maura Kennedy, both East Coast natives, met in Austin, Texas, joined forces with Nanci Griffith’s Blue Moon Orchestra for a couple of years, and set out on a road that, for two decades, has led them not only west but all over the US and the UK many times. This year, they celebrate their twentieth anniversary both as a band and a married couple. Rather than indulge in a nostalgic look backward, they’ve written and recorded 40 new songs. Ultimately, Pete and Maura knit these disparate threads into a coat of many colors that sounds like a “best of The Kennedys,” but is in reality an all-new collection of songs. The road west is central to the American mythos; it’s the search for musical roots and the fulfillment of a personal American dream that takes shape in songs. Two decades on, The Kennedys are hitting a songwriting high point, and from that point they follow the well-worn American path West. Additionally, Maura released her second solo CD entitled, Villanelle: The Songs Of Maura Kennedy And B.D. Love. All 15 songs on the album are collaborations of published poet B.D. Love’s lyrics and Maura’s melodies. Meanwhile, Pete has completed his solo album called Heart Of Gotham. This album is a rock song cycle, every song about New York City.
Opening the show is Tough Old Bird. Formed in the small community of Fillmore, New York, by songwriting brothers Matthew and Nathan Corrigan, Tough Old Bird plays modern folk music that reflects the landscape it comes from, a place where the last train just pulled out and the carnival is always on its way to the next town. Since its formation in 2013, Tough Old Bird has taken its music to bars, festivals, coffee shops, music clubs, and radio stations all over the Eastern United States. Tough Old Bird’s debut album,
Never To Return,was released on April 29th 2014, and was followed a year later by The Barn Sessions, a 7-song EP recorded live in a single afternoon. The band released its second full-length album, Gambling Days, on January 22, 2016. The new album brings a more focused approach to songwriting and a newly expanded lineup featuring drums and upright bass.

Jay Ungar & Molly Mason with Sarah VanNorstrand
Afternoon Advanced Dance & Evening Contra

free | Cornell students; $2 | other students; $5 | general public
Cornell Contradance Club, Memorial Room, Willard Straight Hall, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
With Will Mentor calling
The Smith Center for the Performing Arts presents
THE O’CONNER FAMILY BAND, featuring MARK O’CONNOR
8 p.m.
The Smith Opera House, 82 Seneca Street, Geneva, NY 14456
Tickets: $35 Golden Circle; $25 General Seating
Multi Grammy and CMA Award-winning fiddler and composer Mark O’Connor returns to progressive bluegrass and country music with the O’Connor Band and their debut album, Coming Home. In the O’Connor Band, Mark is joined by his wife Maggie (MA, Peabody Institute of Music) on violin and harmony vocals, his son Forrest (former Tennessee State Mandolin Champion) on mandolin and lead vocals, and Forrest’s fiancée, Kate Lee (frequent performer on the CMA Awards), on violin and lead vocals. The O’Connor Band is rounded out by national flatpick champion Joe Smart on guitar and University of Miami DMA candidate Geoff Saunders on bass and banjo..

Robert Browning Associates presents
THE SECRET TRIO:
Tamer Pinarbasi, Ismail Lumanovski & Ara Dinkjian

8:00 p.m.
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue (at 3rd Ave), Downtown Brooklyn
Tickets: $30; seniors, students $26
The Secret Trio is composed of three extraordinary musicians rooted in Turkish, Armenian and Macedonian Roma music who came together to create a new type of chamber music. Not bound by a single tradition, they perform original pieces and traditional melodies that incorporate the microtonal modes and improvisation of the Middle East, dance beats of the Balkans, and elements of jazz, rock, and classical music. The trio features Tamer Pinarbasi, a leading kanun (zither) player and a member of the New York Gypsy All-Stars; Ismail Lumanovski, a master clarinetist born in Bitola, Macedonia, who was lauded in the New York Times as a “brilliant, fearless young clarinetist” and has launched a major career as a soloist and a chamber musician in both the classical and cross-over repertoires; and Ara Dinkjian, one of the world’s top oud players, who is best known as the founder of the highly influential and groundbreaking instrumental group Night Ark.

The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall presents
Chris Botti
8:00 p.m.
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, 30 2nd St, Troy, NY 12180
Tickets: $79, $69, $49, $29
Tickets are available now via phone, (518) 273-0038, in person, or online at www.troymusichall.org. Tickets are available at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Box Office, 30 Second Street, Troy, Monday through Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Since the release of his 2004 critically acclaimed CD When I Fall In Love, Chris Botti has become the largest-selling American instrumental artist. His success has crossed over to audiences usually reserved for pop music and his ongoing association with PBS has led to four #1 jazz albums, as well as multiple Gold, Platinum, and Grammy Awards. His last album, Impressions, won the Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Album at the 55th Grammy Awards. Performing worldwide and selling more than four million albums, he has found a form of creative expression that begins in jazz and expands beyond the limits of any single genre. Over the past three decades, Botti has recorded and performed with the best in music, including Sting, Barbra Streisand, Tony Bennett, Lady Gaga, Josh Groban, Yo-Yo Ma, Michael Bublé, Paul Simon, Joni Mitchell, John Mayer, Andrea Bocelli, Joshua Bell, Aerosmith’s Steven Tyler and even Frank Sinatra. Hitting the road for as many as 300 days per year, the trumpeter has also performed with the finest symphonies and at some of the world’s most prestigious venues, from Carnegie Hall and the Hollywood Bowl, to the Sydney Opera House and the Real Teatro di San Carlo in Italy.

December 3–4, 2016
Syracuse Peace Council presents
46th Plowshares Craftsfair and Peace Festival
Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Nottingham High School, Syracuse, NY
For questions, e-mail plowshares@peacecouncil.net
Plowshares is Central New York’s premiere multicultural craftsfair, featuring over 120 local craftspeople and community organizations. A beautiful community of activists, conscientious consumers, and fair traders gather for a weekend of commerce and communing at the Plowshares Craftsfair and Peace Festival. Plowshares is an opportunity to step into the kind of world we’re working so hard to create: a place of justice, of peace, of compassion, of environmental sustainability. This is SPC’s largest fundraiser of the year! Plowshares is a labor of love that comes together thanks to the help of many volunteers. Among those present, will be folk artist and wood carver, Mary Shelley.

...and beyond
December 3–4, 2016
Houston Arts Alliance + Civic Engagement program and Asia Society Texas Center invite you to
Voices of the Spirit VI
A concert celebrating devotional music from Houston’s diverse faith communities
Saturday, December 3, 2016, 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, December 4, 2016, 3 p.m.
The same program will be performed at both concerts.
Asia Society Texas Center, Brown Foundation Performing Arts Theater, 1370 Southmore Blvd., Houston, TX
Free and open to the public with reservations for Saturday or Sunday
Voices of the Spirit is a celebration of the city’s diverse devotional music traditions. This year’s concert features the Garifuna group Walagante conducting a traditional spiritual invocation with percussion, chorus and dance; Neak Porn Ensemble performing music traditionally heard only in Cambodian Buddhist temple settings; alabanzas performed by Mariachi Estrellas de Mexico in adoration of the Virgin of Guadalupe; and the Islamic call to prayer by Mu’ezzin Ameer Abuhalimeh from the Islamic Da’Wah Center.

Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance & Cultural Center announces
Sembrando Herencia 2016 — Borinki Soy!
The Boricua Migration to Hawaii (1900—1901)
WITH SPECIAL GUESTS - Hawaiian Kona Isle dancers and musicians!
December 3, 6:30 p.m. and December 4, 3 p.m.
Eastside Memorial High School Theatre, 1012 Arthur Stiles Rd, Austin, TX 78721
For more information, contact dance@prfdance.org or (512) 251-8122
TICKETS:
Adult tickets are $15.00 in advance ($20.00 day of the show).
Child tickets (ages 3-12) are $5.00.
Lap children 2 and under are free.
Tickets on sale at the Puerto Rican Cultural Center, Saturdays from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Online ticket sales coming soon.
Join Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance for our 14th original, bilingual musical! Each year, we bring oral history to life through community theater, featuring live music and dance. This year we share the story of the Boricua Migration to Hawaii in 1900. This play will honor the brave men, women, and children who went in search of a better life after Hurricane San Ciriaco devastated our Island in 1899. Original script by Tekina-eiru Mayard. Thank you to those who shared oral history including: Jesus Reyes (Juncos), Marian Montalbo, and Kathy Marzan Montalbo (Hawai’i), and Clifford Pagan (Maui). More details this Fall!

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Sunday, December 4, 2016
The Folk Music Society of N.Y., Inc/ N.Y. Pinewoods Folk Music Club presents
Maritime & Folk Song Session
2-4 p.m.
John Street Church, 44 John St., New York, NY (east of Broadway, 1 block south of an parallel to Fulton), near Fulton St. subway stop.
Hosted by The New York Packet and co-sponsored by the Folk Music Society of New York, Inc.
Info: 212-957-8386.
Free will donation requested.
Please note venue is an historic landmark and NOT handicapped accessible – approx. 13 stairs to reach the downstairs venue (facilities are also located on the same downstairs level).
A Community Sing & singalong. Bring voices, instruments, and friends; raise the rafters in this historic downtown venue!

Museum at Eldridge Street presents
Sacred Swing with the Eyal Vilner Big Band
3:00 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002, 212.219.088
RSVP: $25 adults; $15 students and seniors
Back by popular demand, Israeli-born composer and musician Eyal Vilner returns to Eldridge Street with his swinging sixteen-piece band. They will perform Vilner’s new compositions, original versions of jazz classics and music from the Big Band’s new project “Sacred Swinging Sounds.” Sponsored by Steven and Helene Walsey.

City Lore announces
The 13th Annual brevitas Festival of the Short Poem
3:30-7:30 p.m.
Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery (between Houston & Bleecker), NYC
$10 admission (includes a copy of the new 2016 brevitas anthology)
RSVP on Facebook
Join the poets of brevitas at the Bowery Poetry Club as they read their best original poems of the year, as the poems are projected behind them. The new brevitas Anthology will be unveiled and signed by poets while literary fun ensues. Followed by a Short Poem (14 lines or less) Open Mic for guests. Our invited guest-poet, novelist, and professor Donna Masini will read several short poems. Poet, humorist, cartoonist and Guggenheim Fellow Flash Rosenberg and poet and executive chef Carolyn Wells will co-host. Spoken word performances from brevitas poets, an eclectic group of committed writers, including founder of the Bowery Poetry Club Bob Holman, Queens Poets Laureate Maria Lisella and Hal Sirowitz, City Lore Founder Steve Zeitlin and over forty dynamic poet-members, including Sparrow, Ron Kolm, Gerd Stern, Dorothy Friedman August, Jeff Wright and many more.

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Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Teaching the Hudson Valley announces
Creating Best Ever Visitor Experiences
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Staatsburgh State Historic Site, Dutchess County, Old Post Road Staatsburg, NY 12580
Registration includes breakfast, lunch, materials, and tour, Greater Hudson Heritage Network members $45; others $55.
Open discussion, hands-on work, and creative problem solving for museums and historic sites with Kathryn Boardman, The Cherry Valley Group. She also will share real models for creating engaging experiences, positive interactions, and lasting memories for visitors, staff, and volunteers.

Death and Mourning in American Folk Music
6:30-8:30 p.m.
American Folk Art Museum, 2 Lincoln Square, Columbus Avenue at 66th St., New York, NY
For more information, call (212) 595-9533
Tickets: $7 members, students, seniors; $10 non-members
Musicians Eli Smith, the Four O’Clock Flowers, and Mamie Minch will play American folk songs centered around the theme of death and mourning in the down-home tradition. A conversation with the musicians will conclude the performance.

City Lore announces
City Reads Just Kids by Patti Smith
There's no culture like counter culture...in New York City

7-9 p.m.
City Lore, 56 E. 1st St, NYC, NY 10003
Cost: $5

Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe were two kids so desperate to become New York artists, the only thing they wouldn’t sacrifice was each other. Though their love affair eventually turned to friendship when he realized he was gay, they supported each other throughout the gritty glory days of the 1970s. In this tender, lyrical memoir, Smith tells us the story of how they both achieved the fame, fortune, and artistic fulfillment they so craved before Mapplethorpe’s untimely end—and takes us backstage to the birth of New York’s legendary punk rock scene. Come ready to discuss!
City Reads meets once a month to discuss a wide range of books including fiction, old and new, memoirs, history, biography, and graphic novels. Ariel Zeitlin, a librarian who is herself a born-and-bred New Yorker and published author, will facilitate the group. Each meeting will end with an extra activity to go along with the book, be it a film clip, a staged reading, music, food, an expert, or a game.

Irish Arts Center presents Voices Carry: A Celebration of Irish Women Writing
Selected and arranged by Honor Molloy
7:30 p.m.
Donaghy Theatre, Irish Arts Center, 553 West 51st, New York, NY 10019
Tickets: $12 general / $10 members
Author Honor Molloy and actors Gina Costigan, Angel Desai, and Lisa Dwan read from writings by, and about, Irish and Irish American women. This unique event will feature the work of Elizabeth Bowen, Anne Enright, and Edna O’Brien, among many others celebrated artists.

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Wednesday, December 7, 2016
Museum at Eldridge Street presents
Jane Jacobs Centennial Lecture: Saskia Sassen and Richard Sennett
6:30 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002, 212.219.088
RSVP: Pay what you wish
Sassen is a Professor of Sociology and Chair of the Committee on Global Thought at Columbia University. Richard Sennett is Professor of Sociology at the London School of Economics and Professor of Humanities at NYU.

The Folk Music Society of N.Y., Inc/ N.Y. Pinewoods Folk Music Club presents
Folk Open Sing
7-10 p.m.
Ethical Culture Society, 53 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn (near 2nd St.)
Hosted by Ethical Culture Society, Folk Music Society of NY/NYPFMC, Alison Kelley, Frank Woerner, and Tom Weir.
Info: 212-695-5924.
Join us on the first Wednesday of each month for an open sing. Bring your voice, instruments, friends, neighbors, and children. Drop by for a couple of songs or the whole evening.

December 7 and 8, 2016
The 2nd Annual Roots n’ Ruckus Fest
9 p.m.-Midnight, Wednesday
9 p.m.-1 a.m., Thursday
Jalopy, 315 Columbia Street Brooklyn, New York 11231, 718 395-3214
No cover. Bring cash to tip the bands.
WEDNESDAY
STAGE 1 (Jalopy Theatre)
9:00 PM - Eli Smith
9:30 PM - Piedmont Bluz
10:00 PM - Yva Las Vegas
10:30 PM - The Brotherhood of the Jug Band Blues
11:00 PM - Aaron Frazer
11:30 PM - Crushed Out
12:00 AM - Brother Roy
STAGE 2 (Jalopy Tavern)
10:00 PM - King Isto's Tropical String Band
11:00 PM - Skalopy

THURSDAY
STAGE 1 (Jalopy Theatre)
9:00pm - Joanna Sternberg
9:30pm - Ukrainian Village Voices
10:00pm - Eva Salina & Peter Stan
10:30pm - Litvakus
11:00pm - The Four o’clock Flowers
11:30pm - Gato Paloma
12:00am - Julia Patinella
STAGE 2 (Jalopy Tavern) 9:00pm - Honne Wells
10:00pm - The Horse-Eyed Men
11:00pm - Wyndham Baird & Band

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Thursday, December 8, 2016
The New York Klezmer series and the Center for Traditional Music and Dance present
Lenka Lichtenberg – from Toronto!
Klezmer Instrumental Music Workshop 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m., $25 per class,BR> Concerts & Dance Parties begin at 8:30-9:45 p.m., $15
Jam Session follows Concert
Jalopy Theater & School of Music, 315 Columbia Street Brooklyn, New York 11231, 718.395.3214
Full night pass – $35 (includes Workshop, Concert & Jam Session)
The New York Klezmer Series (NYKS) has been presenting Klezmer Music and Yiddish Dance in New York City since 2010. We present music concerts, music and dance workshops, and open klezmer jam sessions in an intimate setting. Founded by Rabbi Greg Wall and Aaron Alexander, and inspired by the week-long Yiddish Culture events, Klez Kamp, and Klez Kanada, the NYKS aspires to present the music in a respectful setting and allow the artists freedom to present their vision. The series consistently presents world class artists in an intimate setting, in addition to providing education and a place for all to come and participate in this wonderful and often neglected part of Jewish and American Culture.

Irish Arts Center presents Christine Tobin Sings Leonard Cohen: A Thousand Kisses Deep
New Show added!
7:30 p.m.
Donaghy Theatre, Irish Arts Center, 553 West 51st, New York, NY 10019
Tickets: $24 general / $20 members
Multi-award winning Irish jazz and world music singer Christine Tobin will perform songs from her album A Thousand Kisses Deep, her salute to singer, songwriter, and poet Leonard Cohen. Tobin’s own songwriting specializes in idiosyncratic, poetic vignettes, so it’s no surprise to find her weaving magic around Cohen’s sensual and mysterious songs. Her masterful arrangements and captivating delivery bring a special luminosity to his work. Acclaimed jazz guitarist Phil Robson, double bassist Thomson Kneeland, and percussionist Francisco Mela will accompany her on this evening to remember.

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Friday, December 9, 2016
The Folk Music Society of N.Y., Inc/ N.Y. Pinewoods Folk Music Club presents
FMSNY’s Birthday Jam & Sing
7-10 p.m.
OSA Hall, 220 East 23rd St, Suite 707 (between 2nd and 3rd Aves), NYC
Information: 646-628-4604.
FREE
Come help us celebrate our 51st year with a potluck jam and sing. Bonnie Milner (of the Johnson Girls) will lead the song circle; Evy Mayer (one president you can trust) will facilitate the jam. Instruments and voices are welcome at both, but the sing will be primarily vocal, and the jam a combination of vocal and instrumental. People tend to drift from one to the other as the spirit moves them. Bring a potluck dish to share (please check with Evy, president[at]folkmusicny.org or 718-549 1344 after 11 a.m., so we don’t drown in onion dip).

Ashokan Music & Dance announces
Hudson Valley Community Dance: Cajun Dance with The C’Est Bon Cajun Dance Band
8-11 p.m.; 7:00 p.m. Dance Lesson
White Eagle Benevolent Society, Inc., Delaware Avenue, Kingston, NY
Admission: $15, $10 with full-time student ID
These ladies tore it up on the festival circuit this summer.

Albany Contradance with Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, and Peter Davis
8-11 p.m.
Beginner workshop 7:45 p.m.B
Elks Lodge, 25 S. Allen St., Albany, NY
$10 admission ($5 students with ID)
Contact: Peter (518) 729-7791 peter.stix@me.com
With Steve Zakon-Anderson calling. Please wear sneakers or shoes with clean, soft soles.
Irish Arts Center presents Christine Tobin Sings Leonard Cohen: A Thousand Kisses Deep 8 p.m.
Donaghy Theatre, Irish Arts Center, 553 West 51st, New York, NY 10019
Tickets: $24 general / $20 members
Multi-award winning Irish jazz and world music singer Christine Tobin will perform songs from her album A Thousand Kisses Deep, her salute to singer, songwriter, and poet Leonard Cohen. Tobin’s own songwriting specializes in idiosyncratic, poetic vignettes, so it’s no surprise to find her weaving magic around Cohen’s sensual and mysterious songs. Her masterful arrangements and captivating delivery bring a special luminosity to his work. Acclaimed jazz guitarist Phil Robson, double bassist Thomson Kneeland, and percussionist Francisco Mela will accompany her on this evening to remember.

December 9–11, 2016
Anabella Lenzu’s DanceDrama Labs Workshop Series presents
Deepening Your Performance: A Workshop for Dancers, Actors, Singers and Performers
Friday, 6:30-9:30 p.m.
Saturday and Sunday, 1-4 p.m.
Culture Hub, 47 Great Jones St., New York, NY 10012
Class size is limited to 12 students for the workshop
TO APPLY: Send resume to info@AnabellaLenzu.com
The cost of the workshop is $150 per person
“Deepening Your Performance” is dedicated to using the connection between the body, voice, and self to deepen performance practice. It is open to actors who desire to explore movement and physicality; dancers who want to investigate voice, text, and movement; and performers of all backgrounds who want to deepen their performance practice. Participants will experience and study Anabella Lenzu / DanceDrama repertory. This workshop explores the principle: Motion Creates Emotion /Emotion Creates Motion, and emphasizes the use of imagination, interpretation and body coordination, and control. The emphasis is on the journey rather than the destination, on understanding the impulses generated by movements and gestures. The workshop will incorporate vocal production to understand how the voice and body are integrated into a healthy, expressive whole. Exercises in text, partnering, and theatre games will free uninhibited theatrical expression. Whether a seasoned or early-career performer, this workshop will leave actors and dancers with new confidence and inspiration in their performance practice.

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Saturday, December 10, 2016
Flushing Town Hall announces
The Great Northeast Cheese Fest
6-9 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: $60/$45 Early Bird/$100 VIP
Dive into a cheese lovers paradise as dozens of artisanal creameries from New York State and beyond showcase a diverse selection of exquisite artisanal cheeses, from nutty sheep’s milk tommes and sharp Cheddars, to luscious triple cremes and tangy goat cheeses along with the finest wines and spirits. Top chefs will also create exquisite dishes with featured cheeses. Queens never smelled so good! Presented by New York Epicurean Events.

World Music Institute (WMI) presents
Steve Reich Celebration: Gideon Alorwoyie & Mantra Percussion Ensemble
7 p.m.
National Sawdust | 80 N 6th St, Brooklyn, NY
Tickets are $45 in advance / $50 at the door
In 1970, Steve Reich embarked on a trip to study music in Ghana with Gideon Alorwoyie (photo above), the resident master drummer of the Ghana Dance Ensemble. From this experience in Africa, Reich drew inspiration for his piece Drumming, which he composed shortly after his return. Composed for a nine-piece percussion ensemble with female voices and piccolo, Drumming marked the beginning of a new stage in his career, for around this time he formed his ensemble, Steve Reich and Musicians, and increasingly concentrated on composition and performance with them. In celebration of Steve Reich’s 80th birthday year, the Ghanaian master Gideon Alorwoyie will play alongside Mantra Percussion Ensemble, who will perform selections from Drumming to explore this modern music masterpiece and the Ghanaian music by which it was inspired.
Co-presented with National Sawdust. Co-curated by Sruly Lazaros. This concert is presented as part of World Music Institute’s Collaborations series.

Golden Link Folk Singing Society presents: Holiday Hootenanny
7:30 p.m.
Rochester Christian Reformed Church, 2750 Atlantic Ave., Penfield, NY 14526
Tickets $5 at the door.
Doors open at 6 pm for a spaghetti dinner (both meat and vegetarian versions, with gluten-free mac & cheese available). The dinner is $5 per person at the door, with desserts and beverages sold separately.
Celebrate the season with Golden Link! Join us for an evening of singing and making music together in this festive jam session. Bring unusual holiday songs to share.

Jay Ungar & Molly Mason
7:30 p.m.
Walkabout Clearwater Coffeehouse, Memorial United Methodist Church, 250 Bryant Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605
Tickets $18 in advance / Brown Paper Tickets $23 at door
Jay Ungar and Molly Mason’s warmth and wit—coupled with consummate musicianship have delighted audiences worldwide. Their performance of Jay’s haunting composition “Ashokan Farewell”—the musical hallmark of the PBS Civil War series, earned the couple international acclaim. The soundtrack won a Grammy and was nominated for an Emmy. With their inclusive sense of fun and deep love of the music, they make each concert a musical journey.

Flying Cat Music presents
An Evening with James Keelaghan
7:30 p.m.
Empire State Railway Museum, 70 Lower High Street, Phoenicia, NY 12464
Admission is $20 or $18 with RSVP to flyingcatmusic@gmail.com
For information, call 845-688-9453 or email flyingcatmusic@gmail.com
James Keelaghan is one of Canada’s most esteemed songsmiths. It is difficult in folk music to compile a career as distinguished as his has been to date. Keelaghan arrives in Phoenicia for one of the final stops on his “History: the First 25 Years” Tour, celebrating the release of some of his career highlights on a CD of the same name. James Keelaghan issued 11 other CDs during the period chronicled, winning numerous accolades in the process. He has has been nominated for five Juno awards, the Canadian equivalent of a Grammy, winning that prize for best roots and traditional album in 1994. Keelaghan twice won the USA Songwriting Contest in the folk category for the songs “Cold Missouri Waters” and “Message to the Future.” American audiences largely were familiarized with the former through a 1998 recording made of it by the folk supergroup Cry Cry Cry, consisting of Richard Shindell, Lucy Kaplansky, and Dar Williams. As formidable a songwriter as he is though, Keelaghan is just as impressive as a performer. Britain's NetRhythms.co.uk praises James for, “his gorgeously rich baritone voice and exemplary guitar work the hallmarks of an artist in full command of his material and his resources.”
...and beyond
Berkshire Strings and Dewey Hall present
BERKSHIRE STRINGS FIDDLE JAM
3-5 p.m.
Dewey Hall, 91 Main Street, Sheffield, MA 01257
$10 suggested donation
Come join the monthly Berkshire Strings Fiddle Jam, a new addition to the Dewey Hall offerings, for traditional fiddle tunes by request. RSVP to erika@berkshirestrings.com

December 10 and 11, 2016
Traditional Ukrainian Christmas Tree Ornaments Workshop
Saturday, December 10, 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 11, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 11, 2:00-4:00 p.m
Ukrainian Museum, 222 E. 6th St., New York, NY
Fee per workshop: Adults - $15; students over 12 & seniors - $10; children 7-12 - $5; members - 10% discount
Contact info: 212-228-0110. Call to book your seat.
Participants in this workshop will use beads, walnut shells, colored ribbons, and paper to make traditional Ukrainian Christmas tree ornaments such as spiders, cradles, stars, mobiles, and garlands. Open to adults and children over 7 years of age. A great activity for the entire family! Instructors: “Verkhovynky” Plast Sorority.

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Sunday, December 11, 2016
Flushing Town Hall announces
Holiday Historic House Tour
1 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: $20/$15 in advance/$5 Children (Call (718) 939-0647 for advance tickets)
Celebrate the holiday season and learn about the unique histories of this tour of seven historic sites in Flushing and Corona. Each site will offer special activities and delicious refreshments. A trolley will be available to take visitors from one historic house to the next. Call (718) 939-0647 for advance tickets.

Flushing Town Hall presents
Holiday Market
1-5 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Free. No tickets required.
Get your holiday shopping off to a great start! Artists and Crafts people from the Queens area will be selling their wares in our gallery, including jewelry, paintings, hand-crafted ceramics, paper goods, greeting cards, clothing, and more.
PARTICIPATING VENDORS
Eileen Condon: Crocheted Clothing, toys, and ornaments
Crystal Deosaran: Mexican Artisan made products for babies and children
Nancy Valentine: Jewelry
Juliette Walker: Handmade Dolls
Chandra Malhotra: Indian Delicacies such as Samosas
Judy Love: Flower Arrangements
Yajaira Varela: Art posters, porcelain, and crochet
Mickie Gonzalez: Jewelry, bags, and paintings
Marly Schwartz: Semi-Precious and wire wrapped Jewelry
& more to come!

Albany Institute of History & Art presents
LECTURE The Enlightenment of Cadwallader Colden
John M. Dixon, the 2015–2016 Senior Research Scholar, Goldstein-Goren Center for American Jewish HIstory, New York University and Assistant Professor, Department of History, The College of Staten Island/ CUNY
2:00-3:00 p.m.
Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12210
Free with museum admission
Dixon will offer a vivid portrait and keen analysis of Cadwallader Colden, a prominent but underappreciated figure of the 18th century New York intellectual world. Colden was a stateman, botanist, historian, cartographer, and natural philosopher who claimed to have discovered the cause of gravity and became one of the most hated political figures in pre-Revolutionary New York. Dixon will attempt to resture royal government to a more balanced and legitimate place in the colonial narrative and open new horizons on the political and cultural life of the late colonial America era.

Albany Pro Musica presents their
The Many Moods of Christmas
3:00 p.m.
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, Corner of State and Second Streets, in downtown Troy, NY
Tickets: Premium: $35, Regular: $25, Student: $15 (phone only). Please call the Box Office at 518-273-0038 or visit www.albanypromusica.org/concerts/
Albany Pro Musica’ performance has, for many families, become a new holiday tradition: The Many Moods of Christmas. The program is anchored in Gustav Holst’s beautiful Choral Fantasy on Old Carols and Robert Shaw’s exhilarating collection, The Many Moods of Christmas. The audience will experience the thrill of singing in the Hall’s celebrated acoustic, as they join the voices of Albany Pro Musica in festive arrangements of all-time favorite carols. Featuring the Orchestra Pro Musica and world renowned tenor, Rafael Dávila. With 60 operatic roles all around the world, Rafael Dávila has quickly risen to be one of the most sought after tenors of his generation.
“This Christmas concert is designed to bring people together as we celebrate the season,” says Jose Daniels, APM’s Artistic Director, “We try to honor the traditions of our diverse audience with music inclusive of sacred and secular works. A message of love, peace and joy is at the heart of our program. Also, we are proud to bring you the world premiere of ‘Sitting under the Mistletoe’ by our 36th season’s Composer-in-Residence, Donald McCullough.“

Center for Traditional Music and Art announces
One God, Many Voices
7:00 p.m.
Kaufman Music Center, Merkin Concert Hall, 129 West 67th St., NYC
Tickets: $35. Tickets available online.
Makam New York presents an exploration of the aesthetics of musical traditions rooted in Ottoman heritage featuring performances of classical Turkish, Greek Byzantine, Armenian and Sephardic Jewish music, with vocalist Ahmet Erdogdular, Yurdal Tokcan (ud), Goksel Baktagir (kanun), Omer Erdogdular (ney) and Sokratis Sinopoulos (kemence), among others.

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ArtsWestchester invites you to
A Conversation in Creative Innovation
6-8 p.m.
ArtsWestchester, 31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY 10601
RSVP to lhanley@artswestchester.org
NYU faculty members Scott Fitzgerald, Anita Perr, and Claire Kearney-Volpe are collaborating across the arts, engineering, and medical fields in a pioneering graduate course to help change the lives of people with physical disabilities. In this evening of conversation, they–ll share insights into their project and explore how artists can help innovate and improve the way we live now.

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Wednesday, December 14–Friday, December 16, 2016
Staten Island Arts invites you to the
2016 St. George Holiday Market
11 a.m.-8 p.m.
SI Arts’ Culture Lounge (located inside the St. George Ferry Terminal), 10 Ferry Terminal Drive, Staten Island, NY 10301
Shop local at this three-day holiday-oriented marketplace. This event, targeted to Staten Island residents, commuters, and tourists that use the St. George Ferry Terminal, is presented in partnership with Flagship Brewery’s Made in Staten Island and Staten Island Creative Community. Vendors will feature handmade apparel, accessories, jewelry, home goods, edibles, pet care, skincare, toys, art supplies, books. If you are interested in applying to be a vendor, please visit statenislandarts.org/event/call-for-vendors-st-george-holiday-market/ for more information. Applications accepted through November 1, 2016.

Museum at Eldridge Street presents
A Night with the Andy Statman Trio
7:00 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002, 212.219.088
RSVP: $30 in advance; $45 at the door.
Dubbed “a musician's musician” by The New York Times, Andy Statman is one of the premier clarinetists and mandolinists playing today. Join him and his longtime partners Larry Eagle (percussion) and Jim Whitney (bass) for their trademark blend of American roots music, Hasidic music, klezmer, and avant-garde jazz. Presented with the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation.

Center for Traditional Music and Art announces
Kaoru Watanabe: Néo 音緒 featuring Yuta Sumiyoshi (Kodo)
7:00 p.m.
ShapeShifter Lab, 18 Whitwell Place, Brooklyn, NY
Tickets: $20.
CTMD featured artist Kaoru Wantanabe is one of the most innovative performers on Japanese shinobue flutes and taiko drums, presents music from his new album Néo. He seamlessly combines traditional ritual and theater musics of Japan with the complex compositional and improvisational elements of jazz and other western musics. Watanabe will be joined for this project by Yuta Sumiyoshi, one of the young featured stars of the iconic Taiko Performing Arts Ensemble Kodo and Fumi Tanakadate, a multifaceted musician based in New York City. The concert will feature New York improvisers including Gamin on piri (double-reed instrument), taepyeongso (double-reed instrument) and saengwhang (free reed mouth organ) and Shoko Nagai on keyboards.

December 14–17, 2016
Irish Arts Center presents Amplified: Dublin Guitar Quartet Presented in association with BAM as part of BAM’s 2016 Next Wave Festival
8 p.m.
Bam Fisher, Fishman Space, 321 Ashland Place, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Tickets: $25
Music by Michael Gordon
Directed by Jim Findlay
The Dublin Guitar Quartet goes electric for the third installment of Bang on a Can founding composer Michael Gordon’s series exploring the untapped possibilities of select instruments. In Timber (BAM’s 2012 Next Wave), layered polyrhythms rippled from amplified two-by-fours situated in the round. In 2012’s Rushes, seven bassoonists used circular breathing to sustain clouds of mercurial sound. For Amplified, Gordon’s experiment takes a six-stringed turn. With the audience seated on four sides, the musicians send reverb-saturated pulsations across the aural field while redefining what the guitar as an ensemble instrument can be.

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Thursday, December 15, 2016
Museum at Eldridge Street presents
The Jewish Ghetto in Postcards: From Eastern Europe to the Lower East Side
PRESENTED WITH THE BLAVATNIK ARCHIVE
6-8 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002, 212.219.088
RSVP now. Opening is free; otherwise the exhibit is included wth Museum admission..
Uniquely captured in postcards, the social media of the day, lively street scenes crowded with pickle vendors, pushcarts and horse-drawn carriages present a stunning visual record of the “Jewish ghetto” in New York and locales throughout Eastern Europe. This exhibition of original postcards from the Blavatnik Archive brings images of that bygone era back to the Lower East Side.

City Lore announces
Opening of City Lore’s New Exhibit and Holiday Party: Poetic Voices of the Muslim World
Celebrating Our Community & the Homecoming of Poetic Voices of the Muslim World
6-9 p.m.
City Lore, 56 East 1st Street, New York, NY 10003
Free and open to the public
Developed by City Lore, in collaboration with the national poetry library and literary center Poets House, Poetic Voices of the Muslim World is an exhibit that has travelled to 11 cities and finally opens here in our New York City home. The potential of poetry to create indelible images, extend the reach of language, and express complex ideas and feelings through metaphor makes it a powerful force for illuminating cultural experiences. In Muslim cultures poetry plays a central role in all aspects of life—intellectual, spiritual, social, and political. The exhibit includes artwork inspired by Muslim poetry and art.
At a time when Muslim communities are the targets of violence, surveillance, and, now, threatened by a possible travel ban by our President-elect, the significance of this exhibit cannot be overstated. We invite you to join us on December 15th for our annual holiday party and the opening reception for Poetic Voices from 6-9 p.m.
Developed by Poets House and City Lore in 2011, Poetic Voices of the Muslim World explores an art form central to the lives of Muslims around the world. The exhibition highlights poetic traditions from four major language areas—Arabic, Persian, Turkish, and Urdu—and introduces poetry from Asia, Africa and diaspora communities in the United States. Poetic Voices challenges the common perception of “Muslim culture” as a monolith by demonstrating that there is no single poetry but, in fact, many poetries. And it highlights the rich contribution of these poetries to world heritage.
Gallery hours are Thursday and Friday, 2:00 - 6:00; Sat., Sun. noon - 6:00.

The New York Klezmer series and the Center for Traditional Music and Dance present
Adrianne Greenbaum – FleytMuzik meets Klezical Tradition
Klezmer Instrumental Music Workshop 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m., $25 per class,BR> Concerts & Dance Parties begin at 8:30-9:45 p.m., $15
Jam Session follows Concert
Jalopy Theater & School of Music, 315 Columbia Street Brooklyn, New York 11231, 718.395.3214
Full night pass – $35 (includes Workshop, Concert & Jam Session)
The New York Klezmer Series (NYKS) has been presenting Klezmer Music and Yiddish Dance in New York City since 2010. We present music concerts, music and dance workshops, and open klezmer jam sessions in an intimate setting. Founded by Rabbi Greg Wall and Aaron Alexander, and inspired by the week-long Yiddish Culture events, Klez Kamp, and Klez Kanada, the NYKS aspires to present the music in a respectful setting and allow the artists freedom to present their vision. The series consistently presents world class artists in an intimate setting, in addition to providing education and a place for all to come and participate in this wonderful and often neglected part of Jewish and American Culture.

The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall presents
Cherish the Ladies: Celtic Christmas
7:30 p.m.
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, 30 2nd St, Troy, NY 12180
Tickets: $34, $29
Tickets are available now via phone, (518) 273-0038, in person, or online at www.troymusichall.org. Tickets are available at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Box Office, 30 Second Street, Troy, Monday through Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
One of the most engaging and successful ensembles in the history of Celtic music, Cherish The Ladies have shared timeless Irish traditions with audiences worldwide for over thirty years. In their Celtic Christmas program, the Ladies put their signature mark on classic carols such as “O Come All Ye Faithful” and “Silent Night,” in arrangements that highlight the group’s unique Celtic instrumentation, beautiful harmonies, and spectacular step dancing. Hailed by The New York Times as “passionate, tender and rambunctious,” Cherish The Ladies have released three critically acclaimed holiday albums, On Christmas Night, A Star In The East, and 2015’s Christmas In Ireland. Cherish the Ladies is under the leadership of the dynamic and irrepressible flute and whistle champion Joanie Madden. Her band, including Mary Coogan on guitar, mandolin and banjo, Mirella Murray on piano accordion, Grainne Murphy on fiddle, and Kathleen Boyle on piano, create an evening that includes a spectacular blend of virtuoso instrumental talents, beautiful vocals, captivating arrangements, and stunning step dancing. Their continued success as one of the top Celtic groups in the world is due to the ensembles ability to take the best of Irish traditional music and dance and put it forth in an immensely entertaining package.

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Friday, December 16, 2016
Flushing Town Hall announces
Gamelan Son of Lion — Indonesian Percussion
7 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: $16/$10 Members & Students
Gamelan Son of Lion is a repertory ensemble that bridges two musical worlds: experimental contemporary America and the bright gongs of Indonesia. The instruments are from Indonesia with home-made additions. The music is written by the group of composer-performers, each in their unique styles, as well as traditional music of Bali and Java.

Center for Traditional Music and Art announces
Pachamama Peruvian Arts Benefit Concert
7:30 p.m.
IS 230, 73-10 34th St., Jackson Heights, NY
Suggested Donation: $5
Come celebrate the holiday season with Pachamama Peruvian Arts! The benefit concert features performances by students and teachers, performing the regional dances and music of Peru. All donations support the continued programming at PPA. Enjoy an evening of Peruvian traditional music and dance and support a good cause.

The Folkus Project presents
Guy Davis
An Ambassador of the Blues
8:00 p.m.
May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 East Genesee St, Syracuse, NY
Admission is $15. More info is available at www.folkus.org. Advance sale tickets are available via PayPal and other methods; advance ticket holders receive preferential seating.
When Guy Davis plays the blues, he doesn’t want you to notice how much art is involved. “It takes work making a song that’s simple, and playful, and easy to do,” he says. “And I don’t want people to see that. I want to uplift and create something that causes delight.” His parallel careers – as a musician, an author, a music teacher and a film, television and Broadway actor – mark Davis as a Renaissance man, yet the blues remain his first and greatest love.
Growing up in a family of artists (his parents were Ruby Dee and Ossie Davis), he fell under the spell of Blind Willie McTell and Fats Waller at an early age. Davis’ much-praised 1995 debut,
Stomp Down the Rider on Red House Records, marked the arrival of a major talent, earning acclaim for his deft acoustic playing, his well-traveled voice and his literate, yet highly accessible songwriting.

December 16–17, 2016
Irish Arts Center presents Irish Arts Center Winter Solstice Celebration with Mick Moloney, Athena Tergis, and Friends
Friday 8 p.m.
Saturday 3 p.m.
Peter Norton Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York, NY 10025
Tickets: Premium Orchestra: $60; Rear Orchestra: $50 general / $40 members; Balcony: $40 general, $32 members, $25 student and senior, or call 212-932-3228
It wouldn’t be the holiday season without the cross-cultural ebb and flow of our favorite annual celebration of world music, dance, and storytelling with Mick Moloney, Athena Tergis, and a cast of America’s top Irish and world musicians. Guaranteed to fill your hearts with cheer. Kick off the winter season with your loved ones at “one of the best Irish contributions to a New York Christmas” (Huffington Post) with this unforgettable journey of winter solstice traditions from around the world.

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Saturday, December 17, 2016
City Lore presents
Badenya Baro: A West African Kwanzaa Celebration
6-9 p.m.
City Lore, 56 East 1st Street, New York, NY 10003
Tickets: $10
Join us for West African baro! gathering with West African music, food, and conversation, along with a special screening of City Lore’s new co-produced documentary, In Search of Finah Misa Kule. The program is led by Kewulay Kamara, internationally renowned poet/ storyteller, multi-media artist, film producer, and lecturer, and includes kora player Salieu Suso, singer and guitarist Abdoulaye Diabaté, master drummer “Kolipe” Camara, poet Rashida Ismaeli, and King Kalie, a young African-influenced Queens rapper. The documentary chronicles Kamara’s quest to reconstitute an ancient epic handed down in his family after the only written copy was destroyed in the Civil War in Sierra Leone.

City Lore announces
Bronx Rising! Bronx Rising Celebrating the Holiday Season with the 4th Annual Parranda con Paranda: A Puerto Rican and Garifuna Holiday Celebration-Festival de los Cuernos
7:00 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Bronx Music Heritage Center (BMHC), 1303 Louis Niné Blvd., Bronx, NY
Free
Each year we cap our Bronx Rising! series with a concert featuring the different traditions from two of the Bronx's distinct Latino communities: Puerto Rican and Garifuna. This year will focus on traditions with cuernos (horns). The vejigante (masked) traditions from Puerto Rico celebrated at Carnival and the Festival de Santiago and the charikanari (Belize) and piamanadi (Honduras), practiced in Garifuna communities in Central America. Featuring: Lucy Blanco, James Lovell, Bobby Sanabria, Jorge Vazquez, Felix Gamboa, and others.
Food for sale by: Melissa Pan (Garifuna sweet breads)
Toy drive for El Maestro’s Three King's Day celebration (new, unwrapped, non-violent toys only)

The Bronx Rising! Music, Film & Spoken Word of the Borough series is curated by City Lore’s award-winning folklorist Elena Martínez and Grammy-nominated Bronx musician Bobby Sanabria.

Ashokan Music & Dance announces
Hudson Valley Community Dance: Third Saturday Contra Dance Party
7:30-10:30 p.m.
St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 55 Wilbur Blvd., Poughkeepsie, NY 12603-3424
Gotham Groove – Danny Elias: clarinet; Julia Hartman: fiddle; Robin Russell: piano

Saturday and Sunday, December 17 and 18, 2016
Center for Traditional Music and Art announces
Siete Mares: Oyu Oro Afro Cuban Experimental Dance Ensemble 2016 Premiere
Saturday, December 17, 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, December 18, 3:00 p.m.
Aaron Davis Hall at City College of New York 160 Convent Avenue, NYC
Tickets: $30
The 2016 dance drama performance premiere by Oyu Oro reflects the cultural perspective and dance identity based on the history and the mythology of Afro-Cuban culture, “Siete Mares” is the third of the Patakin (mythological story) series, written, choreographed and directed by Danys Perez “La Mora”—an international Afro-Cuban folklore master specialist, from Santiago de Cuba. Oyu Oro will be joined by special guest Cuban dancers and musicians of the Ballet Folklorico Cutumba, the Folklorico National de Oriente, the Ballet Santiago and Cabildo Teatral Santiago. CTMD is pleased to be a co-sponsor of this program.

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Sunday, December 18, 2016
Flushing Town Hall presents
Calpulli Community
2 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: $15/$12 Members/$10 Students
Calpulli Community celebrates a year of learning in dance and music with a fun family performance at Flushing Town Hall. Students - both children and adults of all ages – from Queens and Staten Island will perform folk dances from across Mexico. Music students will perform songs on the accordion and guitar. All proceeds from the event support Calpulli’s next year of donation-based community programming.

Folk Music Society of New York/New York Pinewoods Folk Music Club presents
Shanty Sing
2-5 p.m.
Noble Gallery, Building D, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY
For further info, contact Bob Conroy at RConroy421@aol.com or 347-267-9394
Refreshments will be available, including beer and wine for sale.
We are co-sponsoring the Shanty Sing on the 3rd Sunday of every month, or the William Main Doerflinger Memorial Sea Shanty Sessions at the Noble Maritime Collection.

NorthWest Family YMCA presents
Acoustic Music Jam
2-4 p.m.
NorthWest Family YMCA, 8040 River Road, Baldwinsville NY 13027
Contact: The Art Director, at 315-303-5966 ext. 225
Cost: Free
Traditional, Folk, Country, Bluegrass and Rock music is welcome. Open to all ages and skill levels, members and non-members alike. No registration is required. Bring your musical instruments (guitar, voice, banjo, mandolin, flute, etc.) and music stand. Come join the fun or just come to listen. The Jam is hosted by Steve Pfanenstiel.

Folk Music Society of New York/New York Pinewoods Folk Music Club presents
Shanty Sing
2-5 p.m.
Noble Gallery, Building D, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY
For further info, contact Bob Conroy at RConroy421@aol.com or 347-267-9394
Refreshments will be available, including beer and wine for sale.
We are co-sponsoring the Shanty Sing on the 3rd Sunday of every month, or the William Main Doerflinger Memorial Sea Shanty Sessions at the Noble Maritime Collection.

Museum at Eldridge Street presents
The Fabulous Shpilkes
3:00 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002, 212.219.088
RSVP: $25 adults; $15 students and seniors
Trumpeter and vocalist Susan Watts commands a klezmer repertoire that is four-generations strong. Together with her mother, drummer Elaine Hoffman Watts, they will perform music written by Elaine’s grandfather in the Ukraine, her father in the United States, as well as their own more recent compositions.

Eighth Step at Proctors presents
Sing Solstice! Magpie and Kim and Reggie Harris
7:00 p.m.
GE Theatere, Proctors, 432 State Street, Schenectady, NY
Call Eighth Step TicketLine: 518-434-1703 or buy online: $26-$40
A beloved annual tradition at the Eighth Step and a wonderful way to begin your holiday! On the longest night of the year, laugh, sing and light a taper with this magnificently harmonic foursome, in one of only three East Coast performances. Pokingbrook Morris Dancers open the celebration with an ancient British village dance, in traditional costume. Join us!

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Tuesday, December 20, 2016
The Arts Center of the Capital Region presents
Social Media December:Taffy Pulling & Spiked Eggnog
5:30-7:30 p.m.
The Arts of the Capital Region, 265 River Street, Troy, NY 12180
Cost: $25; Sign up online
‘Tis the season to indulge your sweet tooth! Join us at the Arts Center to make and pull your own taffy. Showcase your culinary art at your holiday soiree, or give it as a hang-made gift from the heart! Enjoy our spiked eggnog, and go home to celebrate the holidays!

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Thursday, December 22, 2016
The New York Klezmer series and the Center for Traditional Music and Dance present
Nu Haven Kapelye with David Chevan
Klezmer Instrumental Music Workshop 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m., $25 per class,BR> Concerts & Dance Parties begin at 8:30-9:45 p.m., $15
Jam Session follows Concert
Jalopy Theater & School of Music, 315 Columbia Street Brooklyn, New York 11231, 718.395.3214
Full night pass – $35 (includes Workshop, Concert & Jam Session)
The New York Klezmer Series (NYKS) has been presenting Klezmer Music and Yiddish Dance in New York City since 2010. We present music concerts, music and dance workshops, and open klezmer jam sessions in an intimate setting. Founded by Rabbi Greg Wall and Aaron Alexander, and inspired by the week-long Yiddish Culture events, Klez Kamp, and Klez Kanada, the NYKS aspires to present the music in a respectful setting and allow the artists freedom to present their vision. The series consistently presents world class artists in an intimate setting, in addition to providing education and a place for all to come and participate in this wonderful and often neglected part of Jewish and American Culture.

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December 24–29, 2016
Center for Traditional Music and Dance (CTMD) announces
Yiddish New York
December 24–29, 2016
The festival’s hub for daytime programs is the 14th Street Y, 344 East 14th Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenues), which is a short walk from the L, N,R,Q,4,5 and 6 trains.
To learn more about the upcoming programs and join the mailing list: www.yiddishnewyork.com.
Tickets can be purchased through the registration page of the website. 6-day full festival passes are available for $498, with significant discounts to enable couples/families to attend. Single day passes are available for $110 ($55 for additional family members). Evening event passes will go on sale soon. YNY also makes work-study scholarships available to students and participants with financial need.
Yiddish New York (YNY), a festival celebrating Yiddish language and culture, including its signature music, klezmer, is proud to announce that it will be returning for its 2nd year. This year’s festival will feature some of the world’s biggest names in klezmer and Yiddish, including Broadway actress Joanne Borts (from the Tony-winning musical Once), Grammy-winning trumpeter Frank London (The Klezmatics), NY Times Best Selling author Michael Wex (Born to Kvetch), award-winning actors Allen Rickman and Yelena Shmulenson (featured in the Coen Brothers film A Serious Man), cartoonist and MacArthur Genius Fellowship winner Ben Katchor, and over 60 other leading figures in Yiddish culture (a full listing can be found at www.yiddishnewyork.com/about/).
Each day, YNY participants can take advantage of a full schedule of workshops, performances, lectures and films, presenting many of the leading figures in Yiddish culture today. Evenings will feature an eclectic series of concerts, dance parties, theater performances, an art exhibition and jam sessions open to the public that are held at a diversity of venues in Manhattan’s vibrant and historic East Village/Lower East Side neighborhoods.
YNY welcomes individuals of all ages and backgrounds. Daily programs include workshops in klezmer music, Yiddish song, Yiddish dance, theater, Yiddish language, as well as a diversity of lectures on Yiddish culture, history and literature. Additionally, YNY offers neighborhood historical walking tours (conducted in Yiddish and English), a visual arts exhibition, a lunchtime film series, book release celebrations, religious services, and more. Special programs for kids and teens are led by leading educators and performers.
A centerpiece of the festival will be the Adrienne Cooper Memorial Dreaming in Yiddish Concert, which will be held on Sunday, Dec 25, 8:00 p.m. at The Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place. This year’s concert will honor renowned Yiddish poet Irena Klepfisz with the 2016 Adrienne Cooper Memorial Dreaming in Yiddish Award for her inspiring work which is infused with activism and calls for social justice. Adrienne Cooper was a beloved Yiddish singer and cultural activist who died in 2011, and the Dreaming in Yiddish Concert has been held annually in her memory since 2012.
The program will start on the evening of Saturday, December 24th with a Yiddish dance party featuring live klezmer music (more details coming soon)—an auspicious evening, a convergence of the first night of Hanukkah and Christmas Eve.
CTMD is proud to be a sponsor of YNY!

...and beyond
Sheffield Contra Dancers & Dewey Hall present
SHEFFIELD CONTRA DANCE
7 p.m.
Dewey Hall, 91 Main Street, Sheffield, MA 01257
Suggested donation: $8 students, $10-15 adults, family max. $25
Join us for the fourth and final contra dance of 2016!

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Sunday, December 25, 2016
Museum at Eldridge Street presents
Silent Film & Live Music: Yiddish Film with the Paul Shapiro Sextet
12 to 5 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002, 212.219.088
RSVP: $14 adults; $10 students and seniors; $6 children, includes Museum admission.
This year, December 25th is also the second day of Chanukah, so come spend the day at Eldridge Street! Join us for tours of the Eldridge Street Synagogue, self-guided scavenger hunts, an art activity and a menorah lighting ceremony. A highlight of the day is our 3 p.m. screening of the 1925 Yiddish silent film His People with an original score created and performed live in our beautiful sanctuary by saxophonist Paul Shapiro and his sextet. Young and old alike will be on the edge of their seats, riveted by this story of an immigrant family living on the Lower East side at the turn of the century and Paul Shapiro’s inspired accompanying music.

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Monday, December 26, 2016
Museum at Eldridge Street presents
Hot Cider Walking Tour of the Lower East Side
1:00-3:00 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002, 212.219.088
RSVP: $30
Take a tasty trip back in time to the early 20th century when the Lower East Side was home to the largest Jewish population in the world. This walking tour visits streets and sites featured in The Jewish Ghetto in Postcards exhibition (see more info below in “Exhibitions”), and includes a toasty tour of our landmark sanctuary, hot cider, and treats from The Pickle Guys and other local vendors.

Center for Traditional Music and Art announces
West African Dance with Sidiki Conde & Tokounou
2:00 and 3:00 p.m.
Children’s Museum of Manhattan, 212 West 83rd St., NYC
Free
Celebrated dancer, drummer and singer Sidiki Conde brings his group Toukounou to celebrate the traditional arts of Guinea and his journey as a person with a disability. Join Conde and Tokounou for a mesmerizing performance that demonstrates, through music and dance, the power of the human spirit. Presented in partnership with Direct Cultural Access and the Center for Art, Tradition and Cultural Heritage.

Folk Music Society of New York/New York Pinewoods Folk Music Club presents
Holiday Singing at Rehab Center
2:30 p.m.
Meet us at Regal Heights Rehabilitation and Health Care Center, 70-05 35th Avenue (between 71st and 70th Streets in Jackson Heights, Queens
Please call 718-672-6399 to let us know if you are coming and/ or if you have any questions.
The holidays are a sad time if you can’t be at home with families and friends. Bring cheer by singing holiday songs at the Regal Heights Rehab Center, which is a nursing home and rehab center. We have song sheets with Christmas and Hanukkah songs. Bring instruments that travel easily and we will go around and help cheer the residents. Some of us have done this before, and it was a very moving experience. Jackson Heights residents will also participate. Afterwards, you are invited to come to a pot luck singing party at the home of Eileen Pentel and Don Wade, 35-41 72nd Street, Jackson Heights (Queens) 11372. Please call 718-672-6399 to let us know if you are coming and/or if you have any questions.

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Tuesday, December 27, 2016
Center for Traditional Music and Art announces
Songs from Central Asia with Tamara Katayeva
2:00 and 3:00 p.m.
Children’s Museum of Manhattan, 212 West 83rd St., NYC
Free
Bukharian Jewish singer and dancer Tamara Katayeva is a master of the traditional folk songs and dances from her native Uzbekistan, including the ancient art of Shashmaqom. Come mark the holiday season of Hanukkah with the music and dance of Central Asia! Presented in partnership with Direct Cultural Access and the Center for Art, Tradition and Cultural Heritage.

Museum at Eldridge Street presents
After Hours: Candlelight Tour and Holiday Soirée
7:00-9:00 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002, 212.219.088
RSVP: $30
We recreate the gas-lit interior of the synagogue’s early days to celebrate the fourth night of the Jewish Festival of Lights – Chanukah. Join us for a tour of the Eldridge Street Synagogue including our new exhibition of Lower East Side postcards from the Blavatnik Archive. Then enjoy a spread of wine and latkes, light the menorah, and share other holiday traditions.

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Wednesday, December 28, 2016
Museum at Eldridge Street presents
Hot Cider Walking Tour of the Lower East Side
1:00-3:00 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002, 212.219.088
RSVP: $30
Take a tasty trip back in time to the early 20th century when the Lower East Side was home to the largest Jewish population in the world. This walking tour visits streets and sites featured in The Jewish Ghetto in Postcards exhibition (see more info below in “Exhibitions”), and includes a toasty tour of our landmark sanctuary, hot cider, and treats from The Pickle Guys and other local vendors.

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December 30, 2016—January 2, 2016
Ashokan Music & Dance announces
New Year’s Weekend
Jay & Molly and Swingology are back with new friends and old favorites.
Ashokan Music & Dance Camps, 477 Beaverkill Rd, Olivebridge, NY 12461
Tuition includes all activities, classes, dances, workshops and meals from New Year’s Eve through Sunday, including the New Year’s Eve Dinner and Dance. Work exchange and youth scholarships are available.
Adults: $475
Discounted Youth Price (13–25): $365
Children (age 5-12): $265
Parent/Guardian: $210*
Children (Under 5): Free
To register or for more details: ashokan.org/new-years-at-ashokan/
Three days of fabulous music and dancing plus our annual New Year’s Eve dinner dance featuring Swing, Cajun, Zydeco, Contras, Squares, Blues and Waltzes! Enjoy music and dance classes, singing, jamming and evening dance parties. We’re especially excited to introduce Les Ferrailles (fer-RAY), Yvette Landry’s Cajun band featuring Chris Segura and Jonno Frishberg on fiddles, Ryan Brunet on accordion, Yvette’s son Trevor Landry on drums and Chris’s wife Erin Segura teaching Cajun dance! Cindy Overstreet and Steve Ryan return to teach swing dance classes and more, John Krumm will call contras and squares and Tom Krumm and Swingology and Les Ferrailles band members will offer a variety of fun and informative music classes.

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Saturday, December 31, 2016
Ashokan Music & Dance announces
New Year’s Eve Dance & Dinner Party
6 p.m. until the wee hours
Ashokan Music & Dance, 477 Beaverkill Rd, Olivebridge, NY 12461
To register or for more details: http://ashokan.org/new-years-eve-dance-party/
We have a fabulous evening in store for you. Swingology and Les Ferrailles (see above), plus Tempest with jazzy, cutting edge contras; callers Dugan Murphy and John Krumm; and Zydegroove to rock the late night Zydeco Lounge till way too late!

6PM DINNER - reserve by December 28th, arrive 5:30 to 6 p.m.!
Dinner is now served FAMILY STYLE, no lines, no waiting!
7PM SING-ALONG with Peter Davis
8PM DANCE couple dancing in one room, contras + squares next door
No reservations needed for the dance.
11PM SUMPTUOUS SNACKS
Unlimited BEVERAGES include lemonade, hot and iced teas and coffee, plus local beers and wines

OVERNIGHT LODGING a limited number of spaces are available at The Ashokan Center Longhouse for New Year’s Eve. You can read more about onsite and local lodging at www.ashokan.org/lodging



ANNOUNCEMENTS

ARChive of Contemporary Music announces
ARC Holiday Record + CD Sale!

Saturday, December 3 through Sunday, December 18
ARChive of Contemporary Music, 54 White Street, Tribeca
11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Free admission
This is our major fundraiser, so come by and shop books, CDs, LPs, 45s, VHS, DVDs, sheet music + more. Please Blog, face, tweet, post + shout about our sale…

Join ARC + attend our Holiday Sale Party: great food, nice people + first crack at all the recordings! ARC members ONLY, Thursday Dec 1, 6 p.m., PARTY treats = Champagne and Two Boots Pizza


The Folk Music Society of N.Y., Inc/ N.Y. Pinewoods Folk Music Club presents
Irish Traditional Music Session every Monday

Mondays, 8-11 p.m.
Landmark Tavern, 626 11th Avenue (on 46th St), Manhattan
Free admission; food and drink are available. For more info 212-247-2562
Tenor banjo, harmonica and fiddle player Don Meade and friends get together every Monday night for an Irish traditional music session in the back room of this historic Hell’s Kitchen bar/restaurant. Musicians and singers welcome. Co-sponsored with and led by Don Meade.


The Folk Music Society of N.Y., Inc/ N.Y. Pinewoods Folk Music Club presents
Sunnyside Singers Club: Every Wednesday

8-11 p.m.
Co-sponsored with and held at the Aubergine Cafe, 49-22 Skillman Avenue at the corner of 50th Street in Woodside, Queens
Information: 718-899-1735
A voluntary contribution is requested on guest nights.
Come join us every Wednesday for a 3-hour pub style sing-around. All songs are welcome, as are acoustic instruments. Occasionally there is a featured guest performer for part of the evening. Sandwiches, salads, coffee, tea, wine, and beer are available.
Featured performer: Dec. 14: Mai Hernon


Humanities New York announces
Apply now for Spring 2017 Reading & Discussion programs!

Applications are due Friday, December 15 for a Spring 2017 program!

Open to any tax-exempt organization in New York State, Humanities New York’s Reading & Discussion Programs for Adults bring together community members for a series of thematically-linked, text-based conversations about important ideas. Thirteen themes are available:

American Politics and Citizenship Today: NEW! What does it mean to be an American in the 21st century? What does a model American do, and what responsibilities do Americans have to their communities and each other?This theme engages with these questions and others regarding politics and the current state of civic thought, feeling, and participation.

Votes for Women! NEW! 2017 marks the centennial of women’s suffrage in New York State. As part of the Council’s slate of programming marking the centennial, we are proud to offer this Reading & Discussion series focused on the decades-long fight for women’s suffrage in New York and beyond.

Pulitzer “Campfire” Readings: Reaching for the American Dream: NEW! Celebrate the centennial of the Pulitzer Prizes with this reading and discussion theme! Featuring five Pulitzer winning novels with contemporary resonance, this series looks at how authors have depicted the striving to better oneself and achieve the American dream – and how, despite our efforts, we often end of up unfulfilled or clashing with other elements of society.

James Baldwin's America: More than any other American author, James Baldwin speaks to both the promise and failures of American democracy. This R&D series provides citizens throughout New York State the opportunity to engage in substantive conversations about race and American society through Baldwin’s writings. NOTE: Facilitators for this theme must attend a day-long training at HNY’s Manhattan office. Travel expenses will be paid for those coming from outside New York City.

In Cold Blood: True Crime, An American Genre: Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Truman Capote’s
In Cold Blood by looking at some of the most terrible crimes in American history – and reading the words of those writers who thoughtfully illuminated such acts.

The Serious Side of Food: With books selected by noted restaurant critic and former HNY board member Mimi Sheraton, this series explores the complex, often overlooked personal, social, and cultural relationships we have with food, from the politics of food production to diet fads.

Our World Remade: World War I: Delve into the tragic and transformative events of “war to end all wars” through literature, poetry, and historical documents.

Serving: Standing Down: A special program for veterans, providing space for them to reflect on their service as well as the challenges and opportunities of transitioning from active duty to civilian life.

Growing & Aging: How does our perception of ourselves transform as we grow older? In what ways does aging change how we view others? How has the concept of “age” changed over time?

Lincoln on the Civil War: This series uses Selected Speeches, a volume of nine addresses delivered over the course of Lincoln’s political career, to explore issues of freedom, civic duty, slavery, and the Constitution.

Making Sense of the Civil War: This series explores different facets of the Civil War experience, informed by reading the words written or spoken by powerful voices from the past and present.

Muslim Journeys: Explore the diverse experiences and perspectives of Muslims around the world through literature and memoir.

Serving: Why and how do we choose to serve others? What is the relationship between those who serve and those who are served? If we serve, what sustains and renews us?

How to Apply
You choose a theme, decide how many sessions to hold, and find a local scholar to facilitate the discussions. After you’re awarded the program, you then select readings from our themed book lists that work best for your community. Sample syllabi can be found on HNY’s website.

Applications to host a Spring series are due Friday, December 15. Humanities New York trains your scholar-facilitator and pays him or her an honorarium of $150 per session. Host sites agree to pay a session fee of $25 per session; a limited number of waivers are available. Sites have the option of borrowing texts from HNY. Spring series must be scheduled between February and June 2017.

You can apply here. Humanities New York now requires registration and application through our online system.

Please note, HNY does not formally pair host organizations with scholar-facilitators. If you are interested in facilitating one of these programs, you are encouraged to reach out to potential host organizations in your community, telling them about the program and how it works. Interested scholar-facilitators are welcome to sign up for one of the informational webinars. Humanities New York only accepts applications from host organizations.

Learn More
Join us for one of these upcoming webinars to learn more about how R&D programs are structured, available themes, and how to apply. Click here to register for an informational webinar on:
Friday, November 18 at 3 p.m.
Take a look at our Adult R&D Programs webpage. If you have questions, call or email Program Officer Adam Capitanio (acapitanio@humanitiesny.org, 212-233-1131).


Long Island Traditions presents
Rangoli Workshops

Saturdays November 12 and 19, and December 10 and 17, from 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
East Meadow Library, 1886 Front Street, East Meadow, NY

In LI Traditions’ continuing ethnic folk arts class series, we’re delighted to present a class series of the traditional Indian art rangoli, floor, and entrance decorations that are made using traditional designs during Diwali. The colorful patterns are based on designs that are passed down from generation to generation. The classes will be taught by Sonia Arora, a master Indian teaching artist.

Admission is free, but registration is suggested. To register, call (516) 794-2570.

These classes are designed for families and adults.


The Society for Applied Anthropology announces
The Peter K. New Student Research Competition/Award
The Society for Applied Anthropology sponsors an annual research competition for students (graduate and undergraduate) in the social and behavioral sciences.


Three cash prizes will be awarded:
First prize: $3,000
Second prize: $1,500
Third prize: $500

In addition, each of the three winners will receive travel funds ($350) to attend the annual meeting of SfAA (in Santa Fe, NM, in March 2017). A Baccarat crystal trophy will be presented to the first place winner.

The competition and award honors the late Peter Kong-ming New, a distinguished medical sociologist-anthropologist.

The deadline for receipt of submissions is December 31, 2016.

Please visit the SfAA web site for additional information on the New Competition and Award.


Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor announces
World Canals Conference 2017: Call for Presentations
Syracuse, September 24 to 28, 2017


Do you have experience to share, lessons learned, or innovative ideas on the topic of Canals as Agents of Transformation? Share it with the world at the 2017 World Canals Conference in Syracuse, September 24 to 28, 2017. The Call for Presentations is now open. We're looking for engaging sessions on innovative development and successes in leveraging historic, cultural and natural assets to drive transformation. Consider these potential topics:
*Innovation in attracting new users to inland waterways and retaining the ones we have
*Transformative development/reinvestment projects
*Recognizing and celebrating waterways through art and public events
*Inspiring and energizing future generations of canallers
*Design, construction, repair and operation of canal structures
*Water quality, environmental remediation and control of invasive species

Visit www.wcc2017syracuse.com for details and to submit a proposal. Proposals must be submitted by March 1, 2017.

About WCC2017: Each year, the WCC brings hundreds of canal enthusiasts, professionals, and scholars from around the world together to discuss canals and inland waterways as a means to promote tourism, spur economic and community development, improve environmental quality, and exchange best practices on protection strategies for historic sites. This will be the first time WCC is to be held in North America since 2010. WCC2017 is co-hosted by the New York State Canal Corporation, Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, and Visit Syracuse. It will be held at Marriott Downtown Syracuse and is sponsored by I Love NY and National Grid, along with many other businesses and foundations.


Middle Atlantic Folklife Association (MAFA), in partnership with the Eastern American Studies Association and the incipient Society of Americanists , announces
CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Biannual Conference of the Middle Atlantic Folklife Association (MAFA)
Theme: “Milestones, Markers, and Moments: Turning Points in American Experience and Tradition”
March 31–April 1, 2017, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

In the upcoming year, Americans might reflect on several critical moments of the nation’s past and anticipate markers of the future that will define its experience and tradition. One hundred years ago in April 1917, the United States entered World War I to make the world “safe for democracy,” according to President Woodrow Wilson. Fifty years ago in January 1967, the Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs competed in the first Super Bowl in Los Angeles. That spring, urban racial violence erupted, and by June and July it would reach significant magnitude in Boston, Tampa, and Newark. By summer’s end, over 150 cities had exploded. The year wound to its end with over 100,000 people marching on Washington to protest their country’s prosecution of the Vietnam War. The year 1967 also saw turning points in the academic world. Responding to the racial unrest of the late sixties, the American Studies Association executive committee had elected the distinguished African-American scholar John Hope Franklin as its president. He would preside at the association’s first national convention in October. At Penn State Harrisburg, for the first time the graduating class included American Studies majors. Twenty years before that, Franklin & Marshall College had created the first folklore department in the state, and a public state folklorist position with an Americanist focus was created. At both the national and local level, these events rank as milestones for the country and its study.

This year, MAFA, in partnership with the Eastern American Studies Association and the incipient Society of Americanists, a coalition of persons and organizations devoted to the study of American culture, invites proposals for papers, panels, forums, and workshops related to the broad theme of turning points in American history, folklife, education, cultural conservation, heritage, and society. The program committee is particularly interested in examples of public memory and memorialization that have played notable roles in American culture and its global reach. Closer to the present, we also invite analyses of the presidential election of 2016 as a milestone event, already distinguished historically by the first woman to run for president as candidate of a major party.

MAFA hopes for presentations suggested by the conference theme and its discussion. As well, we welcome panels on topics of significance to scholars engaged in folklore and folklife studies that the conference theme otherwise might exclude. We are, in other words, open to proposals that fall outside the conference theme.


Submission Guidelines:

For Individual Presenters: Send a short abstract (no more than 200 words) and a brief CV or resume (no more than two pages). Place your name and email address on both documents.

For Pre-formed Panels: Send a cover sheet with the title of the panel, the names of each participant, and the titles of their presentations. Include a short abstract of each paper (no more than 200 words each) as well as a brief CV or resume for each panel participant (no longer than two pages).

All materials should be sent to Jennifer Drissel (jzd5551@psu.edu) before Monday, January 16, 2017. Those affiliated with either MAFA, EASA, or SOA should send proposals/CVs to Jennifer Drissel and should indicate their organizational affiliation in their submission. In some cases, a submitter may indicate more than one affiliation.

Graduate students whose proposals are accepted will be encouraged to submit their final papers electronically several weeks prior to the conference to be considered for the Simon J. Bronner Award for the outstanding graduate paper in American Studies. The conference will also host an Undergraduate Roundtable. Faculty members interested in having their undergraduate students present research at the conference should contact Dr. Francis Ryan of La Salle University (ryan@lasalle.edu). Roundtable participants will compete for the Francis Ryan Award, awarded annually to the outstanding undergraduate paper.

Any general questions can be directed to Mira Johnson (MAFA) (ryan@lasalle.edu), David Puglia (MAFA) (david.puglia@bcc.cuny.edu), or John Haddad (EASA) (david.puglia@bcc.cuny.edu).


ONGOING EXHIBITIONS AND PRODUCTIONS


Fenimore Art Museum at Cooperstown announces
Traditions of Spirit and Ritual: The Thaw Collection of American Indian Art
April 1–May 9: Open Tuesday-Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
May 10–October 10 (Columbus Day): Open Daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
October 11–December 31 Open Tuesday-Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Fenimore Art Museum, 5798 State Route 80, Cooperstown, New York
For more information, call 607 547 1450
Since ancient times, Native American peoples have celebrated their beliefs and practices through daily, seasonal, and special occasion rituals, affirming their life and identity. Both art and ritual are powerful expressions that honor mythological beings, spirit beings, and ancestors – conveying the spiritual power of the natural world. In this exhibit, see over 50 art objects from the Thaw Collection created by Native American men and women for specific rituals and ceremonies. Discover the arts associated with fundamental aspects of Native American life – the hunt and harvest, feasting, warfare, adornment, and shamanism.

April 1, 2016 —December 31, 2016

Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute presents
Portraits of Hope: Faces of Refugee Resettlement in Central New York
Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Museum of Art, 310 Genesee Street, Utica, NY 13502, 315/797-0000
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 1-5 p.m.
The exhibition Portraits of Hope: Faces of Refugee Resettlement in Central New York depicts survivors of war, genocide, and political strife who came to the US and settled in the Utica region after living in refugee camps in Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East. This exhibition of more than 30 photographs celebrates diversity, and confronts stereotypes about resettlement while exploring the challenges and aspirations of local refugees starting over in a new land.

Since 1982, the Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees has welcomed more than 15,000 people to Utica, which now enjoys one of the highest concentrations of refugees of any American city. Lynne Browne, working with Dr. Kathryn Stam’s and SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s project Refugees Starting Over, photographed the subjects of Portraits of Hope at cultural events in Utica and Rome from 2012 to 2016. While many of the subjects came to Utica over the past 15 years, some arrived only a few days before they were photographed. The portraits capture the pain of the past as well as the promise of a new future: memories of love and joy mingle with the distress of departure and novel experiences, both bright and bewildering, in a new land.

Presented in conjunction with The World through His Lens (see description below), the photographs in
Portraits of Hope illustrate the pride and happiness our local refugees share in their culture and traditions, and the joy they find in celebrations that honor and welcome their heritages in our community.

June 12, 2016 — December 31, 2016


Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute presents
The World through His Lens: Steve McCurry Photographs
Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Museum of Art, 310 Genesee Street, Utica, NY 13502, 315/797-0000
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 1-5 p.m.
Guided Tours: Wednesdays and Saturdays, at 1 p.m., Fridays, 1 and 6 p.m.
Admission: $10, Students $5, Children 12 and under free, Members Free
The World through His Lens: Steve McCurry Photographs is an exhibition of more than 60 large-scale photographs by renowned National Geographic photographer Steve McCurry (famous for his cover image Afghan Girl). The MWPAI Museum of Art is the only venue for this exhibition.

McCurry looks at the world with an immediacy that appeals to the heart. In the tradition of Dorothea Lang and Jacob Riis, McCurry’s evocative images reveal collective human struggles and explore diverse societies across the boundaries of language and culture. Organized around universal themes of personal adornment, place, and ritual, exhibition will include unforgettable images from across six continents and spanning ancient traditions, international conflict, and vanishing cultures.

McCurry is known for capturing unexpected moments. He has been one of the most important figures in contemporary photography for more than thirty years. While international in scope, these photographs will resonate with Mohawk Valley audiences with stunning images of many of the countries—Thailand, Burma-Myanmar, Laos, Afghanistan, Cambodia, Russia, India and Pakistan—represented by the region’s immigrant and refugee communities. Through his lens, McCurry finds the sublime in the everyday.


June 12, 2016 — December 31, 2016


The Noble Maritime Collection presents
“Modern Ruins: Paintings by Anna Held Audette (1939–2013)” Opening Reception, Sunday, 17, 2016, 2-4 p.m.
Thursday-Sunday, 1-5 p.m.
Noble Maritime Collection, located in the Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Building D, Staten Island, NY 10301
For more information about the exhibition, call (718) 447-6490
The Noble Maritime Collection will present “Modern Ruins: Paintings by Anna Held Audette (1939–2013).” A distinguished teacher and artist, Audette’s paintings of industrial ruins and obsolete machinery chronicle the decline of industry in the United States. The exhibition will include a selection of her large paintings, some of which were done in ship’s boneyards on the Staten Island shoreline.

July 17, 2016 —December 11, 2016

Neuberger Museum of Art presents
Post No Bills: Public Walls as Studio and Source
Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College SUNY, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, New York 10577, 914-251-6100
Museum Hours: Tuesday, Thursday to Sunday: Noon-5 p.m. and Wednesday: Noon-8 p.m.
Admission: $5.00 General Public; $3.00 Seniors. Free admission for Museum members, children 12 and under, and Purchase College students, faculty, and staff
Work by nine internationally renowned artists who use the urban landscape as inspiration is on view at the Neuberger Museum of Art in the multi-media group show Post No Bills: Public Walls as Studio and Source. Their subject matter revolves around the collective human experience, rooted in the people, culture, and physical environment of the cities in which they live. There are 20 works on view by Blu (Bologna), Mark Bradford (Los Angeles), Burhan Dogançay (Istanbul), José Carlos Martinat (Lima, Peru), José Parla (Brooklyn), JR (Paris), Robin Rhode (Berlin and Johannesburg), Vhils a.k.a. Alexandre Farto (Lisbon), Jacque Villeglé (Paris), each of whom contributes to and captures a unique and public narrative. This stunning, colorful exhibition explores a contemporary archaeological aesthetic, celebrating the marks made by anonymous hands and examining the evolving history of walls that have been layered over time with paint, posters, and narratives.
“Urban walls layered with graffiti, posters, messages, paintings, and drawings hold the history of a place,” explains Avis Larson, curator of the exhibition. “In our daily lives we often pass them by, barely noticing what appears on their surfaces. Yet these very walls contain a record of human existence that serves as an inspiration for this multi-generational group of artists.” The humble materials they employ–such as house paint, chalk, wheat paste, paper, and detritus replicate the elements they find on the walls that inspire them. Their tools are those of carpenters, house painters, and excavators, while their techniques, often borrowed from graffiti culture, are inextricably linked to their subject matter. Blu actively paints graffiti. His large figurative murals reinvigorate urban walls all over the world. Bradford transforms materials scavenged from the street into large collages that he believes map the “psychogeography” of Los Angeles. Dogançay documents urban walls; the more cluttered and layered, the better. They are “the testimonials of human beings expressing and communicating their history.” Martinat explores what it means to remove murals from public spaces without permission. In particular, he appropriates political banners and bills and recontextualizes them in the gallery. Rhode’s exuberant animations – created in the streets, studios, his parents’ yard in Johannesburg, and Berlin – transform the quotidian into the playful and fantastic. The street is his canvas. Vhils believes destruction is a form of construction. He drills into walls “to free the poetic images hidden beneath urban spaces.” Villegle removes large sections of layered and torn billboards from the street and presents the ready-made abstractions as a historic archive of our time. Parlá’s heavily layered paintings resemble distressed city walls and explore the accumulated history, both physical and allegorical, of the urban environment.


September 11, 2016 —December 23, 2016

Albany Institute of History & Art presents
The Art of Seating: Two Hundred Years of American Design

Friday, September 30, Opening Night:
5-6 p.m. Sponsor Level Member Event: Exhibition Preview & Champagne Reception. RSVP to Briana at (518) 463-4478 ext 403
6-8 p.m. Exhibition Opening: Join us for a special night of celebration and refreshments as we open this dynamic new exhibition. Live music by classical guitarist John Charles Cook. Cash bar. Free for AIHA members | $10 for non-members. R
SVP to (518) 463-4478 ext. 403 or online
Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12210
The Art of Seating, an exhibition organized by The Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, presents exceptional American chair designs from the early nineteenth century to the present day. The chair is experienced not only as a functional item, but as sculptural in view—the chair as art. Each of the more than forty chairs in the exhibition was chosen for its beauty and historical context with important social, economic, political, and cultural influences. Selections from the Jacobsen Collection of American Art are joined by contemporary designs offering a stylistic journey in furniture with showstoppers by John Henry Belter, George Hunzinger, Herter Brothers, Stickley Brothers, Frank Lloyd Wright, Charles and Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen, Isamu Noguchi, and Frank Gehry, and many others.

PULL UP A CHAIR: HIDDEN STORIES OF ALBANY”S FAMOUS SEATS OCTOBER 2016: Building on the must-see Art of Seating exhibition, Partners for Albany Stories (PASt) is sponsoring a special program, Pull Up a Chair: Hidden Stories in Albany’s Famous Seats. Grab a “PAStPORT”at one of the PASt sites to get a 20% discount on adult admission. Hunt for “seats” that tell the story of Dutch settlement or have witnessed the anti-slavery movement or that hold secrets or have held the seats of Founding Fathers! Special tours at some sites.
Pull Up a Chair special events: In the Hot Seat | Thursday, October 13 at 6:30 p.m. | Albany Institute of History & Art | Free

The Man in the Chair: Franklin Delano Roosevelt | Thursday, October 6 at 1 p.m.& 5:30PM | New York State Capitol | Free, but RSVPs required

Isamu Noguchi, Artist and Designer | Wednesday, November 2 at 12 p.m. | Empire State Plaza | Free, but RSVPs required

Peculiar Grace: The Shakers and Their Chairs | Thursday, October 27 at 6 p.m. | Albany Institute of History & Art | Free
20% off sale on all chairs | October 2016 | Historic Albany Foundation Architectural Parts Warehouse

During October, visit three sites and get your PAStport stamped to enter a free drawing for a beautifully crafted reproduction Shaker chair. Tours and events at many PASt sites will continue through the end of the year. PASt Partners: Albany City Historian; Albany County Historical Association at Ten Broeck Mansion; Albany Institute of History & Art;Crailo State Historic Site; Historic Albany Foundation; Historic Cherry Hill; New York State Capitol Tour Program; New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, & Historic Preservation; Shaker Heritage Society; Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site; and Underground Railroad History Project of the Capital Region.

October 1, 2016—December 31, 2016

ArtsWestchester presents
Exhibition: REMEDY
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 1, 2016, 4-6 p.m.
Artist Talk (4-5 p.m.)/Closing Reception (5-6 p.m.) (January 14)
Gallery hours: Tuesday-Friday (12-5 p.m.) and Saturdays (12-6 p.m.). ArtsWestchester, 31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY 10601
“Remedy” explores the many ways humankind attempts to ameliorate society’s modern ailments (mental, physical, and beyond) through art. Working across media, the contributing artists engage with the tools, institutions, and methods of healing, as well as the role artists and art can play in the process of healing.

October 4, 2016—January 14, 2017

Caribbean Cultural Center| African Diaspora Institute presents
HOME, MEMORY, AND FUTURE
Opening: October 15: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
October 16: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
120 East 125th Street, between Lexington and Park Avenues, New York, NY
Admission: Free
The 3-part exhibition explores HOME in the age of gentrification, dislocation, migration, exile, belonging, health and unaffordable housing. The exhibition will feature work from 20 artists of various mediums, including augmented reality. Renowned curator, Lowery Stokes Sims joins Yasmin Ramirez, Marta Moreno Vega and Regina Bultrón Bengoa in curating HOME, MEMORY, AND FUTURE.
PART I | HARLEM: EAST AND WEST
Will be installed on the street level of the new building, and will feature the work of pioneering photographers who have chronicled the people, places, and events in East and West Harlem from the 1970s to the present, demonstrating the rich interaction between these two distinctive sections within this historic neighborhood. It will feature the work of three renowned photographers, Hiram Maristany, Dawoud Bey, and Chester Higgins.
PART II | HARLEM AND HOME IN THE GLOBAL CONTEXT
Will be installed on the second floor, and will feature work by painters, sculptors and installation artist that demonstrates how the concept of “home” represents a universal and universally experienced concept for artists of color from diverse origins. The selected work will demonstrate how memory can be relied upon to recreate, imagine and reconstruct cultural traditions in varied efforts to establish “home” in distant environments. It will feature the work of artists, Antonio Martorell, Abigail DeVille, Pepon Osorio, Whitfield Lovell, Dr. Amalia Mesa-Bains, Adrian “Viajero” Roman, Scherazade Garcia, Nicole Awai.
PART III | MI QUERIDO BARRIO (MY BELOVED COMMUNITY) AUGMENTED REALITY EXHIBITION
The ‘virtual’ exhibition, Mi Querido Barrio (My Beloved Community), which will be mounted outdoors and in ‘cyberspace’ using augmented reality technology, will feature site-specific pieces by local artists focusing on physical locations of importance within the social history of El Barrio. It will feature the work of artists, Tamiko Thiel, Yasmin Hernandez, Adrian “Viajero” Roman, Edgardo Miranda Rodriguez, Alejandro Epifanio, Oliver Rios, Andrew Padilla, Edwin Pagan, Bianca DeJesus, Mariona Lloreta, Kearra Amaya Gopee, and Michael Cordero.


October 15, 2016 — March 2017

Taller Boricua presents
ARTE Y EL AMOR
Arte y El Amor is co-curated by Esperanza Cortés and Marcos Dimas
Opening Reception November 17, 2016, 6-9 p.m.
Gallery Hours: Wednesdays 12-6 p.m.; Thursdays 1-7 p.m.; Fridays & Saturdays 12-6 p.m.
Taller Boricua Gallery, At the Julia de Burgos Latino Arts Center, 1680 Lexington Avenue at E 106th Street, in the heart of East Harlem, NYC
Admission is always free
Arte y El Amor is an exhibition of artist couples, who are also lovers, confidants, friends and life-partners. Artist couples can be both volatile and short-lived partnerships, as well as enduring, inspirational life-long unions. Artists influence each other with ideas and materials, as well as philosophical, political and sociological views of the world. While it is still unusual for artist couples to exhibit together, this exhibition explores how these influences find their way into their work. The exhibition delves into the creative interplay of eight creative couples whose work encompasses sculpture, painting, installation, poetry, music and performance, usually independently—but sometimes collaboratively. This exhibition puts their art into the context of their lives, and shows that both complimentary and widely divergent styles are sustained by loving relationships.

Lina Puerta & Alexis Duque
lliana Garcia & Robert Dandarov
Leenda Bonilla & Luis Pagan
Michelle Marcuse & Henry Bermudez
Elena Calderon & Agustin Patiño
John Ahern & Juanita Lanzo
Maria Dominguez & JuanMa Morales
Shervone Neckles & José Ortiz

November 17, 2016 — January 7, 2016

Museum at Eldridge Street presents
The Jewish Ghetto in Postcards: From Eastern Europe to the Lower East Side
Presented in partnership with the Blavatnik Archive
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002, 212.219.088
Hours: Sunday – Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
RSVP: $30 in advance; $45 at the door.
From 1880 to 1924, one-third of the Jewish population left the shtetls and cities of Eastern Europe for the United States, fleeing persecution and seeking economic opportunity. On these shores and on the Lower East Side, immigrants found themselves in a new kind of densely populated urban neighborhood. Still, echoes of the old country could be found in the cries of the marketplace, the plaintive tunes of the synagogue, and most of all in the shared Yiddish language of neighbors. The Jewish Ghetto in Postcards presents rarely seen images of shtetl life in Europe and the “Ghetto” of the old Jewish Lower East Side. In captivating color and stark black and white, these vintage postcards provide snapshots of vanished places that are at the heart of the early 20th-century Jewish experience.

Look for these events on the calendar associated with this exhibition:

Hot Cider Walking Tour of the Jewish Lower East Side
Monday, December 26 and Wednesday, December 28 at 1 p.m.

After Hours: Candlelight Tour and Soiree
Tuesday, December 27 from 7 to 9 p.m.

Talk: Clairvoyant Housewives, Cookbook Mavens and Advice Givers
Sunday, February 5 at 2 p.m.

For Families: Pushcarts and Postcards — Hot Cider Walking Tour
Sunday, February 12 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Talk & Music: Tenement Songs - Popular Music of Jewish Immigrants
Sunday, February 12 from 3 to 5 p.m.

After Hours: Secrets of the Synagogue
Thursday, February 23 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

December 15, 2016 — March 8, 2017

...and beyond
The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, Salisbury University announces the
Chincoteague Expressions: Artists in Their Environment
Free opening reception September 16, 5-7:00 p.m.
Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, 909 South Schumaker Drive, Salisbury, Maryland
For more information visit the Ward Museum Web site, or call 410-742-4988, ext. 106.
This fall and winter in the Ward Museum’s Welcome Gallery, artists living and working in modern-day Chincoteague will showcase their work as it reflects the natural environment they call home, and explores connections between the people and landscapes of Chincoteague. Experience innovative, multi-media art by some of the region’s best, and meet many of the artists at the opening reception. September 16, 2016 —February 12, 2017

The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, Salisbury University announces the
Chincoteague Decoys: Tides & Time
Free opening reception October 8, 10 a.m. during the Chesapeake Wildfowl Expo
Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, 909 South Schumaker Drive, Salisbury, Maryland
For more information visit the Ward Museum Web site, or call 410-742-4988, ext. 106.
For well over a century, hunting decoy carvers have had a special place in Chincoteague, VA’s unique landscape, creating “stools” for the hunter’s rig, and works of art that reflect their important waterfowling heritage. Modern carvers carry on this legacy by carving according to time-honored traditions, and producing innovations to thrive in a rapidly-changing cultural landscape. This fall the Ward Museum is excited to celebrate the place of Chincoteague decoys in the world of carving, and in the heritage of the Eastern Shore. Come experience the form and artistry of both antique and contemporary Chincoteague decoys. Learn about this unique island and the carvers born of this place. This exhibit is funded in part by a grant from the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. October 8, 2016 —January 22, 2017

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