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Friday, July 1, 2016
Folk Music Society of New York/New York Pinewoods Folk Music Club presents
Dave van Ronk 80th Birthday Tribute
7 p.m.
Co-sponsored with Jalopy Theater and at The Commons Brooklyn, 388 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, NY
Tickets: $20 general public; $15 members.
For more info call Jeremy at 845-304-8086
Often called “The Mayor of MacDougal Street,” Dave Van Ronk was a central figure in the Greenwich Village folk music revival of the 1950s and ’60s and in the “Fast Folk”/Speakeasy scene during the 1980s. Dave was an expert fingerpicking blues guitarist who was a mentor and friend to countless folk singers, including Bob Dylan and Joni Mitchell. This celebration of Dave’s music brings together performers from generations young and old whose lives have been touched by Dave and his music. Performers: Elijah Wald, Ernie Vega, Eli Smith, Eve Silber, Heather Wood, Piedmont Bluz, Ken Schatz, G. Rockwell, Jerry Korobow, Alix Dobkin, Marty Brennan, Erik Von Koniger, Luke and Dena Faust, The Dirty Stay out Skifflers, Max Smith, Jeremy Aaron and more!
All concert proceeds will be donated to the Paul Geremia Fund.

City Lore and Bronx Music Heritage Center (BHMC) announces
Musical Fourth of July Weekend Kick Off at the BMHC!
7 p.m.
Bronx Music Heritage Center, 1303 Louis Niné Blvd, Bronx, NY 10452, 718.839.1100
Free and open to the public
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the formation of the 369th Regiment (also known as the Harlem Hellfighters), whose regimental band introduced European audiences to jazz during World War I, and the influence that marching and military bands have on popular music, we present a concert to kick off Independence Day weekend with the 319th U.S. Army Band based out of Fort Totten.

Caffè Lena presents
Ghost of Paul Revere
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena at The Grove at Neumann, 233 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Tickets: $18, $16 members, $9 student & child
This “holler-folk” quartet from Maine has an exciting Americana sound built on powerful three-man harmonies, energetic performances, and a mash up of American musical traditions that is just plain fun. Their robust bluegrass, folk, gospel and rock has made them a hit from Maine concert halls to the Newport Folk Festival. Fronted by a trio of life-long friends, Ghost of Paul Revere brings a warm, easy-going vibe to the stage, drawing the audience in with entertaining banter and great tunes.

July 1—July 3, 2016
Great Blue Heron Music Festival 2016
Friday 3:45 p.m.-2 a.m.
Saturday 9:00 a.m.-3:30 a.m.
Sunday 12:45 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
The Great Blue Heron Music Festival, 2361 Waits Corners Rd, Panama, NY
Contact Info: 716-761-7190
TICKETS AT THE GATE: WEEKEND PASS: $100
FRIDAY $40, SATURDAY $45, SUNDAY $30
YOUTH TICKET (AGES 12-15) $40
CHILDREN UNDER 12 FREE
Our 2016 lineup: Donna the Buffalo, The Horse Flies, Jim Lauderdale, New Riders of the Purple Sage / NRPS, Jimkata, The Town Pants, Driftwood, Big Mean Sound Machine, Smackdab, BAND of PEACE, Plastic Nebraska, The Gunpoets, Outland County, Jim Donovan and The Sun King Warriors, Preach Freedom and Connect, The Jakobs Ferry Stragglers, MOSAIC FOUNDATION, Funktional Flow, Stewed Mulligan, Tiger Maple String Band, The Bogarts, Daybreak Radio, Barton & Ward, The Elektra Kings, Ken Hardley & the Moose Club, Addison Moon, Buffalo Zydeco, Cindy Love, Mulberry Soul, Max Garcia Conover, Black Rock Zydeco, The Probables, Ezekiel's Wheel, Back 40, John Merino, The Stan Barton Trio, Derek Davis Band...Music will be playing all day, and long in to the night. Come ready to camp from your vehicle or from your tent in the privacy of the Western New York countryside. With plenty of activities for adults and kids, your whole family will have a blast spending your weekend with us.

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Saturday, July 2, 2016
The Soul Food Festival
Gates open 2 p.m., Showtime 4 p.m.
Water Front Park, 95 4th Street, Buffalo, NY
$35 general admission (bring your own lawn chair), $45 preferred viewing, $65 VIP seating
The Soul Food Festival is an inviting event that highlights the aroma of traditional soul food cooking in the air while bringing together families and friends in an outdoor social setting for a day of reunion, information, and live national award-winning entertainment, including The Ohio Players, Midnight Starr, The Bar Kays, and Zapp Band. The festival is presented by The Kinfolks Foundation Inc., an organization whose objective is to create platforms from which the general public can come and retrieve life changing knowledge as it relates to Health and Wellness, Education, Housing, Financing, Business and Workforce development.

Caffè Lena presents
Ankie van der Meer and Nanne Kalma
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena at The Grove at Neumann, 233 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Tickets: $18, $16 members, $9 student & child
Nanne and Ankie hail from the Friesland province of the Netherlands. They befriend audiences around the world with zesty, life-affirming and often witty performances of maritime, folk and traditional songs, and new songs about peace, love and humorous events. Their vibrant musical partnership has spanned four decades and encompassed teen ventures into Beatles-inspired rock and roll, then Frisian folk rock, before settling in as a folk and traditional music duo. These days their toolchest includes guitar, concertina, mandolin, and fluency in Dutch, Frisian, Esperanto, and English. They have been well received by folk music fans in our region at Old Songs Festival, and in collaboration with the Henry Hudson and Half Moon project.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
“Sisters Of Slide”: RORY BLOCK & CINDY CASHDOLLAR
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $25; $30 at the door
Heralded as “one of the greatest living acoustic blues artists” (Blues Revue), Rory Block has committed her life and her career to preserving the Delta blues tradition and bringing it to life for 21st century audiences around the world. A traditionalist and an innovator at the same time, she wields a fiery and haunting guitar and vocal style that redefines the boundaries of acoustic blues and folk. Dobro, steel guitar and lap steel player Cindy Cashdollar’s unerring ability to perfectly complement a song or step out with a tasteful, imaginative, and exciting solo has taken her career on some surprising twists and turns that have led her to work with many leading artists in various genres, including Ryan Adams, Bob Dylan, Van Morrison, Dave Alvin, Rod Stewart, Albert Lee, Asleep At The Wheel, Marcia Ball, Jorma Kaukonen, Leon Redbone, BeauSoleil, Daniel Lanois, Redd Volkaert and Peter Rowan. Cindy was inducted into the Texas Steel Guitar Hall Of Fame in 2011 (the first female to be inducted), and The Texas Music Hall Of Fame in 2012

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Sunday, July 3, 2016
The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
JAZZ BRUNCH: East Coast Jazz Trio
11 a.m.-2:30 p.m..
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Free
East Coast Jazz Trio is a guitar-based ensemble strongly rooted in the history of jazz. From swing to ballads to blues to be-bop to bossas, this versatile group can deliver the goods. They are based in the Hudson Valley, but perform throughout the tristate area.

World Music Institute (WMI) announces
King Sunny Adé
with Orlando Julius and The Afro Soundz & Rich Medina
3 p.m.
Summer Stage, Central Park, New York, NY
Free concert
We are thrilled to open our next season with a rare US appearance by Nigerian superstar King Sunny Adé, presented with our new partner SummerStage. Legendary singer, composer, multi-instrumentalist and master of Nigeria’s hugely popular Juju music, King Sunny Adé and His African Beats—a cadre of 17 musicians and singers and a rotation of 5 dancers—return to the United States for the first time since 2009. All-time legend of Nigerian music, Orlando Julius, plays classic Afrobeat with a psychedelic twist, heading into new and exciting directions. Few artists have been more crucial to the invention, development, and popularization of Afro-pop than Orlando Julius. Over a two-decade career, Rich Medina has been DJ’ing, producing, writing and creating global music and dance events. From his humble beginnings as a young b-boy-turned-DJ in Lakewood, NJ, to his current status manning the decks as one of the most popular DJ’s in Philadelphia and New York, Medina has been taking crowds on a multiethnic sonic journey through hip-hop, house, Afrobeat, funk and soul. Doors open at 2:00 p.m. and entrance is first come, first served until capacity is reached. The concert begins at 3:00 p.m. and is expected to go until 7:00 p.m.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
BUFFALO STACK
7:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $15/$20 at the door
Being a full-time musician in NYC is tough; but Andy Stack didn’t just survive – he thrived. For 13 years he played every gig in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, and the Bronx that you can imagine, strapping his amp to a luggage cart and his guitars to his back. He took Subways, Taxis, and walked blocks and blocks to rehearsals, gigs and recording studios, most often working to promote someone else’s project. Some musicians are happy to be sidemen/women. Other people have an inner voice that demands to be heard. You can only suppress a voice like that for so long before you have no choice but to heed its’ call. Released in 2014, Buffalo Stack’s self-titled album is poised to capture the hearts of anyone who loves old-school Rock & Roll, Blues & Americana music.

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Tuesday, July 5, 2016
Cumbia Meets Big Band at Lincoln Center’s Midsummer Nigh Swing
Gregorio Uribe Big Band
Dance floor opens at 6 p.m., dance lesson at 6:30 p.m., and live music begins at 7:30 p.m.
Damrosch Park, Amsterdam Ave. and W. 62 St., New York, NY 10023
People will have the option to attend the event free of charge for general admission or buy a ticket, which will give them access to the dance floor
Gregorio Uribe, Colombian singer, songwriter and accordionist will be performing with his dynamic Gregorio Uribe Big Band at Lincoln Center as part of the celebrated Midsummer Night Swing concert series. In what is possibly the best outdoor dance party in the city, Gregorio Uribe Big Band will be performing repertoire from their latest album, Cumbia Universal. Uribe and his uniques songs that combine cumbia and other Colombian rhythms is sure to have people of all ages and nationalities dancing the night away.
Based in New York City and emerging as a graduate from the prestigious Berklee College of Music in Boston, Uribe leads a 16-piece big band that elegantly combines the power and grace of Colombian and Caribbean rhythms such as cumbia, chandé with the sophistication and style of big band jazz.

Wednesday, July 6, 2016
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.

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Thursday, July 7, 2016
Friends of Ganondagan announce
GANONDA-JAM
7-9 p.m.
Seneca Art & Culture Center at Ganondagan, 7000 County Road 41, Victor, NY
Call 585-742-1690 for more information
Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and food will be available for purchase.
Ganondagan Youth-sponsored series made possible through Foundation for the Future. This new open mic and coffee house is open to all ages, and is free and open to the public. Musicians should be prepared to play two to three songs; PA system and mic provided.

Caffè Lena presents
Weekly Open Mic
7 p.m.
Beginning Thursday, June 9th while the Caffè is under renovation, open mic will be held across the street at Creative Sparks, 42 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs, NY
$3 at the door
This open mic is for all styles of music and spoken word performance, including poetry, comedy, and storytelling. Most of what you’ll hear is original songs on acoustic instruments, but we warmly welcome whatever you have to offer. Performer registration is from 7 to 7:25 p.m. Performances start at 7:30 p.m. No advance registration by phone is permitted. If you can’t come in time for registration, the host may be able to add you to the end of the roster. If you don’t get the timeslot you want, you may be able to swap with someone else. No special preference is given to kids, pros, or to those traveling long distances. Participants play two songs or speak for 10 minutes. Under all but the most extreme circumstances we do not limit the number of performers. The host draws names at 7:30. The first person drawn gets first choice of timeslot, second gets second choice, etc. There is no featured performer at Weekly Open Mic. Excessive profanity and vulgarity will not be tolerated. It is up to the discretion of the host to determine if a performance is inappropriate for Open Mic. Please bear in mind that Creative Sparks is a family-oriented business that caters to children.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
MURALI CORYELL
7:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $30/ $35 at the door
As the son of guitar legend Larry Coryell, Murali Coryell grew up around the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Miles Davis and Carlos Santana. Now, with 8 CDs to his credit, Murali Coryell was inducted into the New York State Blues Hall Of Fame in 2013 and was a 2014 BMA Nominee. Murali is a triple threat contemporary blues artist who can sing, write and play guitar with the best in the business. In addition to touring with his own band, Murali has toured as a featured artist with Larry Coryell, Bill Evans and with Joe Louis Walker. Murali’s "Sugar Lips" reached #5 in 2010 on the Living Blues Radio Chart. The 2013 release, Murali Coryell-Live, spent 3 months in a row in the top 25 on The Living Blues Radio Chart. The 2014 release Restless Mind recorded in Austin, TX has been described by many as Murali’s best work to date.

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Friday, July 8, 2016
Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute presents
Gallery Talks Steve McCurry: War Photographer/People Photographer
Sylvia de Swaan, Artist/Photographer
12 p.m.
Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Museum of Art, 310 Genesee Street, Utica, NY 13502, 315/797-0000
Cost: $7.50 MWPAI members, $20 general public (includes admission to The World through His Lens: Steve McCurry Photographs)
Purchase tickets or call 797-0055
Former child-refugee Sylvia de Swaan discusses her photos from the Shared Traditions program, a collaboration between the Museum of Art, the Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees, and the Utica City School District Adult Learning Center ESL Program, the work of Steve McCurry, and other photographers who have concerned themselves with war and its aftermath. See description of The World through His Lens: Steve McCurry Photographs in “Exhibitions” below.

Caffè Lena presents
Elizabeth Woodbury Kasius & HEARD
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena at The Grove at Neumann, 233 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Tickets: $20, $18 members, $10 student & child
World jazz group Heard takes listeners on a trip around the world with musical explorations of human creativity across the globe. Playing the original compositions of pianist Elizabeth Woodbury Kasius, Heard is a masterful ensemble featuring the finest musicians in the Capital District. With a dynamic and joyful sound that ignites feelings and imagination, Elizabeth is often called on to create compositions for modern dance companies. She has worked with Martha Graham, Mark Morris, Jose Limon, and Doug Varone Companies, and the NYC Ballet. Leading the ensemble on keyboards and storytelling, Elizabeth will be accompanied by Jonathan Greene (woodwinds, mbira), Bobby Kendall (bass), Brian Melick (percussion), Zorkie Nelson (percussion). The ensemble will be joined tonight by special guests Rebecca Kleinmann on flutes, vocalist Shari Parslow, and flamenco guitarist Maria Zemantauski.

Folk Music Society of New York/New York Pinewoods Folk Music Club presents
Ice Cream Social and Song Swap
7:30 p.m.
OSA Hall, 220 E. 23rd Street, suite 707, (between 2nd and 3rd Ave), New York, NY
Contribution $10; children, under 12, $5. Note: ASAP: Please tell us that you are coming, what’s your favorite flavor, and if you want non-dairy; e-mail: Don(at)folkmusicny.org or call call 718-672-6399.
Ice cream and music, what could be better? We’ll supply the ice cream (and non-dairy product) which comes with toppings of all sorts. You bring your appetite for frozen delights and melodious sounds for a DIY (Do It Yourself) song swap hosted by Heather Wood plus an old-time jam with Frank & Nancy Moccaldi. Bring instruments, voices, kids, friends and songs; and have a great time. Prepare a song or tune to lead, sing/play along, tap your feet, or relax and listen. Harmonies and chorus songs appreciated.

Golden Link Folk Singing Society announces
Tullamore Celtic Band Performs
with the Drumcliffe School Irish Dance
8-10 p.m.
Sonnenberg Gardens and Mansion State Historic Park, 151 Charlotte Street, Canandaigua, NY 14424
Snacks, soft drinks, wine and beer available
Terry O’Toole, Brian Coughlin and Dick Bolt—Sixteen years performing traditional acoustic Irish/Celtic tunes and songs. Fiddle, flute, guitar, whistles, banjo, concertina, Irish harp, bodhran, and vocals.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
The Music of Frank Zappa performed by the Paul Green Rock Academy Showband with Ed Mann (longtime Zappa percussionist)
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $10/ $15 at the door
Paul Green, founder of School Of Rock, has been teaching kids to play rock music and, more specifically, Frank Zappa rock music since 1998. The subject of the documentaries Rock School and Woodstock: Then And Now, and the inspiration for the Jack Black character in School Of Rock, Paul’s students play at Lollapalooza, Carnegie Hall, CBGBs and Austin City Limits, among many others. They have shared the stage with Perry Farrell, Jon Anderson, Gene Ween and Alice Cooper, to name a few. Nearest and dearest to his heart is the work he has done to help keep Zappa music alive through his inclusion of Frank Zappa in the School Of Rock and, now, Rock Academy curriculum. Paul’s students have played Zappa music all over the country and in Europe, including 5 appearances at the prestigious Zappanale festival in Germany. Students of School Of Rock have played this wonderful music alongside Zappa alums Ike Willis, Napoleon Murphy Brock, Denny Walley, Adrian Belew and Mike Keneally ...and now are proud to kick off a year long collaboration with Ed Mann. No other musician had a longer tenure in with Zappa or appeared on more albums than Ed Mann. Being the percussionist in Frank Zappa’s band meant playing all the hardest lines and rhythms while also supplying a batterie of acoustic and electronic sounds, and Ed did so with great skill and aplomb. He also served a stint as “clonemeister,” running band rehearsals for Zappa in his absence. Ed has had a very rich and varied post Zappa career: teaching music at colleges; recording for the top film composers in L.A.; working with pop stars such as Rickie Lee Jones, Kenny Loggins and Andy Summers; facilitating group music making courses on Native reserves in Canada; and pioneering the development of holistic sound therapy. In 2012, Ed began the performing with various luminaries in the Jam Band circuit as electronic mallet keyboardist, percussionist and sound artist. Also—and most importantly—Ed Mann is a great and very friendly guy.

July 8—9, 2016
New York State Blues Festival 2016
Clinton Square, 2 South Clinton Street, Syracuse, NY
General Admission - Free / VIP - $60 to $130
VIP option: VIP tickets include preferred seating and complimentary buffet plus wine and beer in the VIP tent.
The New York State Blues Festival has been one of the largest free blues festivals in the country.
MAIN STAGE
Friday, July 8
4 p.m. — Mike DeLaney & the Delinquents
5:10 p.m. — Funky Blu Roots
6:20 p.m. — Westcott Jugsuckers
7:30 p.m. — Brandon Santini
9:10 p.m. — Sister Sparrow & the Dirty Birds

Saturday, July 9
1 p.m. — Skip Murphy & his Merry Pranskers
2 p.m. — Tas Cru
3:15 p.m. — Midnight Mike Petroff Blues Harp Band
4:30 p.m. — Toronzo Cannon
6 p.m. — The Soul of Syracuse featuring the Ripcords, Mark Hoffman, Pete McMahon and Mark Hoffmann
7:30 p.m. — Sonny Landreth
9:30 p.m. — Butch Trucks & the Freight Train Band

July 8—10, 2016
Caribbean Cultural Center| African Diaspora Institute announces
Afro-Latino Festival NYC 4th Edition!
Friday, Saturday, and Sunday
Schomburg Center, 515 Malcolm X Blvd., New York, NY 10037 (Fri) | Bed-Stuy Restoration Plaza, 1368 Fulton St., Brooklyn, NY 11216 (Sat&Sun)
For tickets: www.afrolatinofestnyc.com/tickets/
he Afrolatino Festival of New York is a multi-day cultural and musical event that takes place every summer since 2013 celebrating the contributions of people of African descent from Latin America and the Caribbean and the diasporas through networking, cultural exchange, artistic showcases, film, art, technology, culinary presentations, and education. It serves as an important opportunity for organizations and artists working within Afrolatino communities to raise social awareness and highlight their work.

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Saturday, July 9, 2016
14th Annual Arab-American & North African Cultural Street Festival
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Great Jones Street between Broadway & Lafayette, New York, NY
For more information, contact naapny@naaponline.org
The festival is a celebration of Arab and North African cultures and aims to honor their various contributions through food, music, art and literature. By means of this initiative, we are able to reach those who would not otherwise be aware of this rich heritage and reaffirm the dignity and pride of our communities in their culture. Located in the historic NoHo neighborhood (on Great Jones street between Lafayette & Broadway), in the heart of downtown Manhattan, the Festival attracts thousands of attendees every year with dozens of vendors and live cultural performances from around the Arab world; the largest of its kind on the East coast!

Center for Traditional Music and Dance (CTMD) announces
Abdoulaye Diabate
2:00 & 3:30 p.m.
Children’s Museum of Manhattan, 212 W.83rd St., New York, NY
Free with museum admission.
Join Abdoulaye Diabate, the “African Troubadour” for an afternoon of traditional songs and stories exploring the musical territory of Mali, Gambia, Guinea and Guinea-Bissau.

Staten Island Arts announces
Photowalk at Fort Wadsworth
2-4 p.m.
Fort Wadsworth, Staten Island, NY 10305
Register at 718-816-4506 x10 or email info@aliceausten.org
Bring your camera and tour neighboring Fort Wadsworth National Park with professional photographer Ed Coppola and get tips on composing your own photos of the historic site and views. All experience levels welcome! FREE Celebrating the National Park Service Centennial.

Caffè Lena presents
Ryan Montbleau
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena at The Grove at Neumann, 233 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Tickets: $20, $18 members, $10 student & child
Singer-songwriter and bandleader Ryan Montbleau has quipped that his job would be easier if his music could be pigeon-holed, but fans love his electic mash-up of styles. His songcraft and powerful, uplifting voice can tackle intense topics just as easily as expressing life’s simple, everyday joys. His new album is Growing Light, a 10-song, barrier-breaking album blending rock, funk, soul, folk and psychedelia to create a sonic kaleidoscope where tunes like the percolating first single “Pacing Like Prince” and the cinematic title create a beautiful display. The album is also poignant and personal, tracing the bloom-and-fade cycle of finding and losing love through the arc of a relationship.

Earlville Opera House presents
Loren Barrigar & Mark Mazengarb
International Guitar Masters
8:00 p.m.
Earlville Opera House, East Main Street, Earlville, NY, 315/691-3550
Tickets: $10-$30 Order tickets online.
Loren Barrigar and Mark Mazengarb share a unique musical chemistry. Their varied repertoire of original and arranged music consists of stunning guitar duets and beautiful vocal harmonies, giving them a wide appeal. Influenced by Jazz, Bluegrass, Western and Popular music, their guitar style is largely built upon the thumb-picking techniques pioneered by guitar greats Merle Travis, Chet Atkins and Jerry Reed. The Duo has toured extensively in the USA and in Europe, and they have a rapidly growing fan base. Loren and Mark’s live performances feature not only their spectacular technical grasp of the guitar, but also their outstanding musicality and ability to be spontaneously creative. The interaction between the two musicians is as much a feature of their shows as is their world-class guitar playing. This is guitar playing like you’ve never seen before!

Cliff Eberhardt with special guest Louise Mosrie
8-11 p.m.
Nelson Odeon, 4035 Nelson Rd., Cazenovia, NY
Contact info: 315/655-9193
Although Louise Mosrie and Cliff Eberhardt each pursue solo careers, they frequently combine their talents to create a truly memorable experience for their audiences. Louise began writing songs about the South—what she knew and where she grew up. In 2008, she began working on a new album eventually to be called Home because she’d come full circle in her “voice” as a writer. The album was a mix of bluegrass, country and folk and as she weaved in lush stories and songs about southern life. With those songs, she entered some song contests connected to festivals and ended up winning top awards at Kerrville Folk Festival, Wildflower! Festival, Telluride Bluegrass Festival and Falcon Ridge Folk Festival. Buoyed by a couple thousand earnest fans, she began touring all over the Eastern seaboard, the South and Texas. Audience members would tell her that they enjoyed the stories between the songs as much as the songs. In 2012, her 15-year marriage ended and her mother was diagnosed with brain cancer and died 6 months later. Out of those dark days came some new songs that would eventually be recorded on her newest release Lay It Down: 10 songs of love, loss and surrender. On Lay It Down, she collaborated with folk-rock songwriter/producer, Cliff Eberhardt, who envisioned that minimalist arrangements and restrained production would allow the emotional songs and Louise’s voice a stark relief to rest and shine in.
At fifteen, Cliff and his brother Geoff began touring as an acoustic duo, playing the Eastern club circuit until Cliff turned twenty-one and moved to Carbondale, Illinois. There he found space to develop his own voice within a vibrant and supportive music scene that included Shawn Colvin. After a couple of years there and a short stay in Colorado, Cliff moved to New York in 1978. Though he put in long hours as a taxi driver, Cliff worked steadily on his music throughout the 80s, doing solo gigs and studio work, and playing guitar on the road with Richie Havens, Melanie and others. Singing advertising jingles for products like Coke, Miller Beer and Chevrolet (“The Heartbeat of America” campaign) allowed him to devote more time to his songwriting. In 1990 Cliff’s song “My Father”s Shoes,” appeared on Windham Hill’s Legacy collection, leading to a deal with the label. They released Cliff’s first album,
The Long Road (1990), a work featuring a duet with Richie Havens. The critical response to this debut was outstanding. He followed with two more records on Windham Hill before releasing 12 Songs of Good and Evil (1997) on Red House Records. Cliff recorded two more albums before his critically acclaimed The High Above and the Down Below, named the #5 album of 2007 by USA Today. Recorded in the Texas Hill Country, Cliff’s new album 500 Miles: The Blue Rock Sessions may be his finest to date.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
JAMES MADDOCK
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $20/ $25 at the door
British folk rock musician and songwriter James Maddock first achieved success with his band Wood when multiple songs from their album Songs from Stamford Hill (2000) were featured on Dawson’s Creek. Since becoming a solo artist, Maddock has performed with Bruce Springsteen, released three solo albums, and become a resident artist at Rockwood Music Hall in New York City. A fixture on the New York music scene, his album Sunrise on Avenue C won the 2010/11 New York Music Award for Best Americana Album, and his fourth solo album Another Life was featured in American Songwriter Magazine and numerous blogs. Maddock wrapped up 2014 performing with Wille Nile and Garland Jeffreys on the Rock the Boat Cruise. Recently, Maddock finished his new solo album, The Green, and also co-wrote feature songs on the Waterboys new album. Maddock will be making international appearances throughout 2015 in Italy, the United Kingdom, Canada and Australia.

July 9–July 10, 2016
Shaker Heritage Society of Albany announces
Shaker Craft Fair and Country Picnic
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Shaker Heritage Society, 25 Meeting House Road, Albany, NY 12211, 518-456-7890
$4 per person or $3 with this ad, SHS members, military, and under 18 admitted free
Enjoy the beautiful upstate NY summer as you explore the booths of dozens of local and regional artisans on the grounds of the Shaker Heritage Society. A Family Activity Tent will offer games and activities for kids of all ages. Enjoy the sounds of live music, explore the bountifully blooming heritage herb garden, and learn about the history of the site with guided tours at 11:30 and 1:30. Fair food and pie will be available for purchase. This event helps to support local businesses and a small non-for-profit. All proceeds from admission go toward to Society’s education and preservation programs.

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Sunday, July 10, 2016
Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute presents
Guided Tour: Portraits of Hope
2 p.m.
Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Museum of Art, 310 Genesee Street, Utica, NY 13502, 315/797-0000
Free and Open to the Public
Guided Tour of the Permanent Collection and Portraits of Hope: Faces of Refugee Resettlement in Central New York (see exhibition description below in “Exhibitions”).

Staten Island Arts announces
La Isla Bonita
La Isla Bonita Summer Festival Returns To Staten Island
3-8 p.m.
Faber Pool and Park, Staten Island, NY 10302
Free
For more information, contact: mailto:islapartysi@gmail.com, visit: www.lmproject.org/laislabonita2016 “La Isla Bonita” was born as a public art series developed by Colombian-born, Staten Island-based artist Lina Montoya under her LMProject. Last Summer, LMProject and local events collective ISLA, partnered up to create a summer festival in the North Shore of Staten Island with the help of the New York City Department of Parks and Recreation, Partnerships for Parks and California organization Sol Collective festival platform GLOBAL LOCAL, naming it La Isla Bonita Summer Festival. With the goal of building a yearly cultural happening which celebrates Staten Island’s vibrance, La Isla Bonita highlights Faber Park’s beautiful waterfront park while promoting local and global arts and culture for free to the community. Keeping in the spirit of local and global arts, this year’s poster art was created by Colombian-based artist Lili Cuca Art. Live musical performances include NYC tropical circus punk band Consumata, global bass vocalista from Los Angeles with Filipina roots Gingee, and Staten Island’s female-fronted philosophical dream punk band Yeti. Staten Island-via-Bermuda’s Dizzle gives us eclectic electric Island vibes plus surprises!
Faber Park will be open as well for picnic baskets and blankets, chairs, as well as activities like a zine-making by NYC-based La Liga Zine, a special “Make a Rhyme Book” station by local emcee Nani Castle who won a grant from Staten Island Arts to promote youth self-expression through rhyme books. NYSAI Press and Five Boro Story Project will host a story-circle and community open mic. “Be Easy Yoga” will also be hosting a FREE yoga class. More activities to be announced!

The Ashokan Center presents
Beppe Gambetta Concert
7:30 p.m.
Conservation Hall at The Ashokan Center, 477 Beaverkill Rd., Olivebridge, NY 12461, 845-657-8333
Tickets are $15 in advance (purchased online) and $20 on the day of the show (online or at door).
A rare Woodstock-area appearance by flatpicking guitar virtuoso, Beppe Gambetta. Considered by many to be one of, if not the best, acoustic guitarists. Gambetta is a composer, teacher, and researcher of traditional music and instruments. His technique, which echoes both Doc Watson and the Moravian folk music he loves, is characterized by flashy licks, intricate cross-picking patterns, open tunings, and fluid slides up and down the neck of the guitar. Jay & Molly announced that the great Beppe Gambetta has invited them to sit in during his concert.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
ROOSEVELT DIME with special guest Eva Rubin
7:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $15 advance/ $20 at the door
Seamlessly combining the feel-good groove of classic Rhythm and Blues with acoustic Americana instrumentation, Roosevelt Dime has crafted an infectious style and sound truly their own. Eben Pariser fronts the band with searingly soulful vocals, belted and whispered with a passion and panache straight from the juke joints. Andrew Green’s innovative piano-inspired banjo style, equal parts boogie-woogie and bluegrass, lock in with the New Orleans clave rhythms of Tony Montalbano’s drums and Craig Akin’s syncopated upright bass. The swampy chords and swinging blues lines of Pariser’s semi-hollow electric guitar thicken the sound further still. By following the strains of Americana back to its roots, they not only combine aspects of different genres, but challenge the notion of these differences at their core. Hailing from Brooklyn, New York, the band started in the age old New Orleans street busking tradition, only it was the bustling avenues of the Big Apple rather than the Big Easy that first nurtured their sound. All walks of life were drawn to the undeniable positivity and crowd-sourced spontaneity at these revelries, and this literal grassroots community-building stuck with the band as they took their joyous beat from the city's parks and subways to seek that same heartfelt connection with audiences worldwide. Armed with original songs of hope, love, and conviction that sound birthed from the cradle of American music yet still crucially relevant to the times in which we live, their performances are a “perpetual crowd pleaser” (NY Times) in any setting.
Roosevelt Dime has a really great incentive to come to this show: Their entire online music catalog — four full albums to download FREE if you buy advance tickets and email a screenshot or copy of your receipt to info@rooseveltdimemusic.com. Sing along in your car, then boogie down at the show.

Sunday, July 10–Saturday, July 16, 2016
22nd Annual Catskills Irish Arts Week
A weeklong celebration for all ages with music, song, dance, language and crafts amid a genuine Irish Village in East Durham, NY!
With over 100 events by 60+ world class performers!
Register online for workshops and programs.
Visit website for workshop schedule, including instructors and artists
Evening Concert Schedule includes a Great Barn Dance on Wednesday, July 13 and Cherish the Ladies concert on Friday, July 15
East Durham Trad Fest all day Saturday, July 16th, 12-6:30 p.m.

Monday, July 11, 2016
Neighborhood Preservation Center announces:
Garden Tour with NYCCGC
6 p.m.
Meeting place TBD
Rain date TBD
Tickets: $40. RSVP online
Free, RSVP required. Limit of 12 attendees. To register, please call (212) 228-2781 or email npc@neighborhoodpreservationcenter.org
Join us for a personal tour of a Lower East Side community garden by the New York City Community Garden Coalition, led by Executive Director Aziz Dehkan and President of LUNGS Charles Krezell. NYCCGC has received a Community Development Block Grant—Disaster Recovery funding to undertake a feasibility study and develop a Master Plan on best practices to capture storm water within the 47 community gardens of the Lower East Side. Gardens Rising, the working title of this study, includes many of the gardens that experienced severe flooding during Super Storm Sandy. The tour will explore the issues that these gardens face, along with providing an opportunity to learn about storm water management projects by individual gardens.

Monday, July 11–Friday, July 15, 2016
The Ashokan Center presents
Acoustic Guitar Camp
Swing, Blues, Gypsy Jazz, Folk and Country—plus practical music theory, mini-concerts, jam sessions and song swaps. World class guitar instruction featuring a variety of levels and styles including flatpicking, fingerpicking and more!
Ashokan Center, 477 Beaverkill Rd., Olivebridge, NY 12461, 845-657-8333
Tuition and Meals:
Tuition includes all classes, dances, workshops, and meals. Work exchange and youth scholarships are available. Early Bird prices good through February 1, 2016. Register now and save!
$595 Adult (Early Bird $575)
$495 Ages 13-25 (Early Bird $475)
$395 Ages 5-12 (Early Bird $375)
$395 Parent/Guardian* (Early Bird $375)
Children under 5 are free
Ashokan Acoustic Guitar Camp offers guitarists of all levels an opportunity for real immersion and growth on the instrument in a friendly environment where people can sing, jam and share valuable musical information. You’ll come away with new repertoire and techniques, a reinvigorated sense of direction and purpose, and a greater confidence and joy in creating music. There’ll be classes in blues, country, finger-picking, flat-picking, Bluegrass, blues and jazz/swing melody and accompaniment. Levels from beginner to advanced will allow you to hone your existing skills or try something new. Each instructor will offer two classes a day. There are four 90 minute class periods each day with four classes each period. You’ll have the opportunity to study with more than one instructor and take as many as four classes a day. While it’s best to stick with a class for all three days, you are free to switch if you find a class doesn’t suit your needs. Evenings will include hosted jams, mini-concerts and presentations, where instructors will talk about and demonstrate their musical influences, share their iPods and answer questions.

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Tuesday, July 12, 2016
Earlville Opera House presents
The Milk Carton Kids
Grammy-Nominated Folk Duo
8:00 p.m.
Earlville Opera House, East Main Street, Earlville, NY, 315/691-3550
Tickets: $18-$47 Order tickets online.
Twice Grammy-nominated harmony duo The Milk Carton Kids released their third album, Monterey on May 19, 2015 to rave reviews, garnering their second Grammy nomination, this time for “Best American Roots Performance” for their song, “The City of Our Lady.” A refreshing alternative to the foot-stomping grandeur of the so-called “folk revival,” an understated virtuosity defines The Milk Carton Kids. Follwing their 2014 Grammy nomination for Best Folk Album for their previous release, The Ash & Clay, The Milk Carton Kids won Duo/Group of the Year at the Americana Music Awards in 2014. Their featured performances and interviews in T Bone Burnett & the Coen Brothers' concert documentary, Another Day/Another Time, brought the band its widest audience and their 55-city North American tour last year sold out months in advance. Cultural purveyors from Garrison Keillor to T Bone Burnett to Billy Bragg have hailed the duo’s importance among a group of new folk bands, both expanding and contradicting the rich tradition that precedes them. Yet while some of the band’s many accolades reference a specific genre, the duo quickly transcends those tags with clear inflections of jazz, classical, even the dark lyricism of modern “alternative."

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Albany Institute of History & Art presents 1791 Club*: Introduction to Print Making
5:30-7:00 p.m.
Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12210
Tickets: $10 per person (food + drink on your own)
RSVP by 7/12 to Briana at (518) 463-4478 ext 412 or thomasb@albanyinstitute.org
Get hands-on and discover print making in our Art Studio. Afterwards, we’ll head over to a local venue for fun and food.
*What is the 1791 Club? The Albany Institute of History & Art wants to work closer with 21–40-somethings who are looking to engage with local art + history. Activities will take place on the second Wednesday of each month.

Museum at Eldridge Street presents
Jane Jacobs Centennial Lecture: Ronald Shiffman, Mindy Thompson Fulilove & Sandy Ikeda
6:30 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002, 212.219.088
RSVP: Pay what you wish
Ronald Shiffman (planner, architect and NYC community development leader), Mindy Fullilove (psychiatrist interested in the links between the environment and mental health), and Sandy Ikeda (professor of economics), will speak on the legacy of writer and preservationist Jane Jacobs.

City Lore announces
Sufi Songs: Crosscurrents in Persian and Turkish Classical Music
7 p.m.
Poets House 10 River Terrace, New York, NY 10282
Free
Join us for an evening of poetry, talk, and music with Amir Vahab & Ensemble. Musician and educator in Persian culture and traditional music Amir Vahab introduces the fundamental melodic and rhythmic modes, as well as the primary instruments of the Persian and Ottoman classical traditions. He will be joined by his ensemble for a performance of classical Sufi poetry, including works by Rumi, Hafez, Baba Taher, and Yunus Emre. Reception to follow. In partnership with Poets House.

Flying Cat Music presents
Les Poules à Colin in Concert
7:30 p.m.
Empire State Railway Museum, 70 Lower High Street, Phoenicia, NY 12464
Admission is $17 or $15 with RSVP to flyingcatmusic@gmail.com
For information, call 845-688-9453 or email flyingcatmusic@gmail.com
Age old traditions are enlivened by the exuberance of youth when the Québécois group Les Poules à Colin perform. Despite their young ages, (19–24) the members of Les Poules à Colin have been playing together for seven years, touring across North America as well as Europe. Natives of Lanaudière, renowned as Quebec’s most musical region, the four women and one man who comprise Les Poules à Colin each come from parents who themselves are celebrated traditional musicians. Throughout their journey they remain close, a sister and brother and three childhood friends who all still live on the same street, sharing a history of music-making and family ties. The music in their blood spurs group members to accomplishments that might otherwise seem beyond their years. Les Poules à Colin’s second and most recent recording Ste-Waves, garnished a prestigious nomination at ADISQ 2015 (Québec Association for the Recording, Concert and Video Industries) for Traditional Album of the Year. Les Poules à Colin’s sound is a seamless blend of their strong folk upbringing and North American influences that range from old-time to jazz, with some provocative and moody effects that serve to deepen their spell. They draw from a repertoire that is a mix of original and traditional pieces, primarily in French but with some English compositions, all of which reveal gorgeous vocal, instrumental and rhythmic prowess.
92Y announces
Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle: Conversation and Performance
Moderated by Anthony DeCurtis
8:00 p.m.
Buttenwieser Hall, 92nd St. Y, 1395 Lexington Ave. at 92nd Street, New York, NY
Tickets from $32
Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle first met 30 years ago, and the mutual admiration they felt then has achieved true fruition on their spellbinding new album, Colvin & Earle. At 92Y, they perform some of their songs and discuss their personal and artistic journeys with Rolling Stone contributing editor Anthony DeCurtis. These two artists share such a deep emotional connection and spiritual bond that their collaboration is even greater than the (already great) sum of its parts. They bring out the absolute best in each other, so it will be a night that should not be missed.

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Thursday, July 14, 2016
Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute presents
Lunch Time Food Crawl
11 a.m.
Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Museum of Art, 310 Genesee Street, Utica, NY 13502, 315/797-0000
Location: Bleecker Street Ethnic Eateries
Cost: $25 MWPAI Members, $30 General Admission, Limited to 15, Purchase tickets or call 797-0055
Stroll Bleecker Street with erudite “foodie” John Bartle and sample traditional Dominican, Iraqi and Vietnamese dishes at El Barajo, Hummus and Tabbouleh and Phu Quoc restaurants. John Bartle is Associate Professor of Russian at Hamilton College and co-director of the Refugee Project, a documentary and oral history project about Utica’s refugee communities. Bleecker Street is one of a number of Utica’s cultural areas brimming with ethnic eateries, bakeries and grocery stores. See the exhibition: PORTRAITS OF HOPE: FACES OF REFUGEE RESETTLEMENT IN CENTRAL NEW YORK in “Exhibitions” below.

Staten Island Arts announces
Exhibition Opening: WORKING WATERFRONT—MEMORIES HOLD
7-9 p.m.
SI Arts Culture Lounge @ St. George Staten Island Ferry Terminal, 10 Ferry Terminal Drive, 10301
A SI Arts Member Event (RSVP and Join SI)
The opening reception will will include live entertainment, light refreshments and is co-sponsored by a NYC-area Meet & Greet of the New York Folklore Society. Memories Hold is an interactive and multimedia exhibit that explores and documents the rich cultural traditions of Staten Island’s historic maritime districts as well as those of new immigrant communities hailing from water-based environments worldwide. See more in “Exhibitions” section below on this page.

Museum at Eldridge Street presents
Dan Rose Quartet
7:00 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002, 212.219.088
$25 adults; $15 students and seniors; includes a wine reception
RSVP now.
The Dan Rose Quartet will explore jazz favorites from the Great American Songbook in a concert at the landmark Eldridge Street Synagogue, home of the Museum at Eldridge Street. Focusing on the work of Jewish-American composers, Rose’s veteran ensemble will present a program including much-loved classics from George and Ira Gershwin, Lerner & Loewe, Irving Berlin, Rodgers & Hart, Jerome Kern and more. They will also explore the ways these composers contributed to the development of jazz — how Thelonious Monk’s “In Walked Bud” was based on the chord progression of Irving Berlin’s “Blue Skies,” or that Gershwin’s “I Got Rhythm” was used over and over by jazz composers. Guitarist Dan Rose will be joined by Bill Crow (bass); Harvey Kaiser (saxophone); and Steve Little (drums). Between them, this distinguished group of musicians has played and recorded with Lionel Hampton, Duke Ellington, Dave Brubeck, Gerry Mulligan, Benny Goodman, Stan Getz, Marian McPartland, Joan Baez, Josephine Baker, Sarah Vaughan, Cab Calloway, and more.

Caffè Lena presents
Weekly Open Mic
7 p.m.
Beginning Thursday, June 9th while the Caffè is under renovation, open mic will be held across the street at Creative Sparks, 42 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs, NY
$3 at the door
This open mic is for all styles of music and spoken word performance, including poetry, comedy, and storytelling. Most of what you’ll hear is original songs on acoustic instruments, but we warmly welcome whatever you have to offer. Performer registration is from 7 to 7:25 p.m. Performances start at 7:30 p.m. No advance registration by phone is permitted. If you can’t come in time for registration, the host may be able to add you to the end of the roster. If you don’t get the timeslot you want, you may be able to swap with someone else. No special preference is given to kids, pros, or to those traveling long distances. Participants play two songs or speak for 10 minutes. Under all but the most extreme circumstances we do not limit the number of performers. The host draws names at 7:30. The first person drawn gets first choice of timeslot, second gets second choice, etc. There is no featured performer at Weekly Open Mic. Excessive profanity and vulgarity will not be tolerated. It is up to the discretion of the host to determine if a performance is inappropriate for Open Mic. Please bear in mind that Creative Sparks is a family-oriented business that caters to children.

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts presents
COLIN HAY AND THE MILK CARTON KIDS
8 p.m.
The Smith Opera House, 82 Seneca Street, Geneva, NY 14456
Tickets: Orchestra Tickets $40.50, Balcony Tickets $30.50
Colin Hay is familiar to millions as the front-man, songwriter, and vocalist of pop sensation Men at Work. Hay is justifiably proud of his place in pop history, but since moving to Los Angeles in 1989, he’s made 11 critically-acclaimed solo albums, including the highly successful Man at Work, and has recently announced the release of his new album Next Year People on Compass Records. Grammy-nominated harmony duo The Milk Carton Kids released their third album, Monterey on May 19, 2015. A refreshing alternative to the foot-stomping grandeur of the so-called “folk revival,” an understated virtuosity defines The Milk Carton Kids and their new album. The two years since the release of their last album, The Ash & Clay, have been significant ones for the group. In addition to a Grammy nomination for Best Folk Album, The Milk Carton Kids won Duo/Group of the Year at the Americana Music Awards in 2014. This will be a reserved seat show.

July 14–17, 2016
Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival
A Who’s Who of Bluegrass in the Beautiful Catskill Mountains
A gathering of music, learning, family & friends
Walsh Farm, 1 Poultney Road (off County Route 22), Oak Hill, NY 12460
Ticket sales begin January 2
40+ Bands * 5 Stages * Workshops * Emerging Artist Showcase * Dancing * Children’s Performers * Bluegrass Academy for Kids * Camping * Jamming * Food & Craft Vendors & A Whole Lot More!

Buffalo Italian Heritage Festival
Thur-Sat 11 a.m.-11 p.m., Sun 11 a.m.-10 p.m.
Hertel Ave. between Colvin & Delaware Ave., Buffalo, NY
Free
Contact Info: 716 512 1878
Take in the sights, sounds, food and culture that make the Italian-American experience so very special. Festival favorites include: the best local entertainment, bocce tournament, Miss Italian Festival, Italian Idol Contest, cooking demonstrations, and more.

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Friday, July 15, 2016
City Lore announces
Verbal Duels: Classical and Contemporary Poets from the Middle East, Central Asia, South Asia, and Diaspora
A Reading and Poetic Game
7 p.m.
City Lore Gallery 56 East 1st Street, NYC 10003
Free, but RSVP required.
Join City Lore and Ping Chong + Company for a poetry reading and poetic game! Featuring poets Amir Parsa, Rami Karim, Robert Karimi, Aurora Masum-Javed, and Sham-e-Ali Nayeem, followed by an improvisational game channeling classical poets.
This event made possible, in part, by support from the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art, New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, and New York State Council on the Arts.

Caffè Lena presents
Harpeth Rising
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena at The Grove at Neumann, 233 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Tickets: $20, $18 members, $10 student & child
With expansive harmonies and consummate musicianship worthy of the finest concert halls, Harpeth Rising is an Americana sensation from Tennesee. Called “the future of original string music,” this trio’s gorgeous sound is the convergence of a classical education and a passion for folk, blues, bluegrass and all things acoustic. Lyrically rooted in the singer/songwriter tradition, their soulful words are sung in three-part harmonies reminiscent of both Appalachia and Medieval Europe. Along with a wealth of original songs and traditional ballads, Harpeth loves to experiment with the standards of classic rock, surprising and delighting audiences with fresh renditions of “Stairway to Heaven,” “Norwegian Wood,” and more. Violinist Jordana Greenberg and cellist Maria Di Meglio are joined by new member Michelle Younger on banjo.

StoryCircle at Proctors Theater announces
Storytelling with Janet Carter
7 p.m.
Inquiring Minds Bookstore, Corner of Main and Partition, Saugerties, NY, 845-246-5775
Now on the THIRD Friday of the month. For those who want to meet before, we have dinner at 5:45 at the Dutch Tavern on Main Street.
Featured Teller: Kate Dudding — Stories of Remarkable Women

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts presents
AN EVENING WITH BELA FLECK AND CHRIS THILE
8 p.m.
The Smith Opera House, 82 Seneca Street, Geneva, NY 14456
Tickets: $47 orchestra floor/$37 Balcony
Just in case you aren’t familiar with Béla Fleck, there are some who say he’s the premier banjo player in the world. Others claim that Béla has virtually reinvented the image and the sound of the banjo through a remarkable performing and recording career that has taken him all over the musical map and on a range of solo projects and collaborations. If you are familiar with Béla, you know that he just loves to play the banjo, and put it into unique settings. The 15-time Grammy Award winner has been nominated in more categories than any other artist in Grammy history, and remains a powerfully creative force globally in bluegrass, jazz, classical pop, rock and world beat. In 2009, he produced the award-winning documentary and recordings, Throw Down Your Heart, where he journeyed across Africa to research the origins of the banjo. In 2016, Béla will unveil his second concerto this year in Canton, Ohio. These days, Fleck bounces between various intriguing touring situations: he performs his concerto worldwide with symphonies, collaborates in a duo with Chick Corea and in a trio with Zakir Hussain and Edgar Meyer. And now, for the first time…with Chris Thile!
Multiple Grammy Award-winner and MacArthur Fellow Chris Thile, a member of Punch Brothers and Nickel Creek, is a mandolin virtuoso, composer and vocalist. With his broad outlook that encompasses classical, rock, jazz, and bluegrass, Thile transcends the borders of conventionally circumscribed genres, creating a distinctly American canon and a new musical aesthetic for performers and audiences alike. A child prodigy, Thile first rose to fame as a member of Grammy Award-winning trio Nickel Creek, with whom he released three albums and sold over two million records. In 2014, along with a national tour, the trio released a new album,
A Dotted Line, their first since 2005. As a soloist Thile has released five albums including his most recent, Bach: Partitas and Sonatas, Vol.1, which was produced by renowned bassist Edgar Meyer. In February 2013 Thile won a Grammy for his work on The Goat Rodeo Sessions, collaborating with Yo-Yo Ma, Edgar Meyer, and Stuart Duncan. Then, in September 2014, Thile and Meyer released their latest album collaboration, Bass + Mandolin, which won the Grammy for Best Contemporary Instrumental Album. Punch Brothers released their latest album, The Phosphorescent Blues, in January 2015.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
RHETT MILLER
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $25 advance/ $30 at the door
Rhett Miller has been playing in touring bands (most notably, The Old 97’s) for the better part of 20 years. This fact alone certainly qualifies him as someone allowed to title his latest solo album The Traveler. Although the album was written and performed by Miller he also had some help, most notably by the members of Black Prairie, a band based in Portland that plays everything from bluegrass to klezmer to country and shares members with the Decemberists. The band (Black Prairie) entered the studio with the singer (Rhett Miller) and briskly recorded the songs that make up this album (The Traveler). Additional guitar work was also added by Peter Buck and Scott McCaughey of REM.

...and beyond
Dewey Hall announces
Jessy Carolina & the Hot Mess
8 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.)
Dewey Hall, 91 Main Street, Sheffield, MA 01257
$15 (door only)
Jessy Carolina & The Hot Mess is a six-piece traditional jazz band hailing from New York City. Formed in 2008, they have built a formidable following over the years from extensive touring throughout the United States and Europe. Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see them in the region’s mightiest small performance venue...Dewey Hall! Beverages and light snacks available for purchase.

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July 15, 2016—July 17, 2016
Marvin “Joe” Curry Veterans Pow Wow
12:00 Noon
520 Broad Street, Veterans Park, Salamanca, NY
Cost: Free
This event is an alcohol free, family event to celebrate the culture and heritage of the Seneca Nation featuring real Native American arts and crafts. Authentic Native American foods, such as shortcakes, corn soup and fried breads will be available. Watch dancers from all across the Country compete in traditional costumes. July 15, 16 & 17 beginning at noon.

Interfaith Story Circle announces
THERE’S STILL TIME TO REGISTER!
Workshop on the Art of Storytelling led by Marni Gillard
Pyramid Life Center, Paradox, NY 12858
A message from story-coach Marni Gillard:
Each summer (July 15-17 this year) I co-lead a workshop on the art of storytelling for ALL at the wonderful Pyramid Life Center in the Adirondacks. It’s the least expensive weekend away you can find where $130 covers meals, workshops, housing, free use of canoes and kayaks with life-jackets provided. We PLAY with life story, fairytale exercises, and even sacred (all inclusive) tales. Want to get away? Bring your family! Kids 8+ who want to try TELLING can try a workshop, too. Just up the Northway at exit 28. For more information go to www.pyramidlife.org or contact Marni at marnigillard@earthlink.net.

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Saturday, July 16, 2016
Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor announces
CanalFest at Mabee Farm
11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Mabee Farm Historic Site, 1100 Main Street (Route 5s), Rotterdam Junction, NY 12150
For more information, please contact Curator Mary Zawacki at 518-887-5073, or by email at curator@schenectadyhistorical.org. The festivities include live music, games, canal-themed crafts, FREE ICE CREAM, blacksmithing and cooking demonstrations inspired by the Erie Canal, bike tours of the Erie Canal, and tours of the historic Mabee house, Our Mohawk River bateaux will also be on site! Discover the tremendous impact the Erie Canal has had on our region’s culture and heritage, and explore the recreational opportunities along the Canalway today.

Hammond Museum presents
Cultural Folk Arts Day
Experience a Wonderful Family Day of International Culture
12 noon-4 p.m.
Hammond Museum, 28 Deveau Rd., North Salem, NY 10560, 914-669-5033
Admission: Museum Members $5, Non Members $10, Children under 12 Free
Taiko Drums by Taiko Masala with audience participation
Korean Music and Dance
Chinese, Japanese and Mexican paper crafts
Learn to put on a Japanese Kimono and a Korean Hanbok
Sushi Demonstration with Yoshimi Arai, the principal of Magokoro New York, an expert in the fine arts of Japanese culinary presentations and handmade design accessories.

New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation presents:
Lecture – “The 55th Regiment of Foot”
11:00 a.m.
Johnson Hall State Historic Site, 139 Hall Avenue, Johnstown, NY, 518/762-8712
Raised in 1755 in Sterling, Scotland, the 55th Regiment of Foot fought in America during the French and Indian War, and members of the regiment were garrisoned at Johnson Hall. The lecture, given by Senior Interpreter Michael Perazzini, will follow their exploits up to the beginning of the American War for Independence. Light refreshments will be available following the lecture. Public tours of Johnson Hall available after 1 p.m.

Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art presents the
Live Music and Video Performance by Hudson Valley Artists: Black Lake
2 p.m.
Samuel Dorsksy Museum of Art, State University of New York, 1 Hawk Drive, New Paltz, NY 12561, 845.257.3844
Black Lake (Susan Jennings and Slink Moss) integrates sculpture, painting, original music, spoken word, electric guitars, movement, shadows, handmade percussive instruments—all bathed in the abstract shimmering light of abstract video art.

City Lore and Bronx Music Heritage Center (BHMC), in partnership with Rocking the Boat, Woodlawn Conservancy, Bronx Beer Hall, announce
July Bronx Rising! Anchors Aweigh!
Maritime Music in the Bronx
2:30-7:30 p.m.
Rocking the Boat, 812 Edgewater Road, Bronx, NY ! Hunts Point Riverside Park
Free and open to the public
The Bronx has a nautical and maritime legacy from City Island, where at one time all the racing yachts for America’s Cup were built, to Port Morris, which was part of a network of industrial waterfront districts connecting the southern Bronx, northern Queens and northern Manhattan. In the early 20th century there weren’t yet bridges connecting these areas of the City, so ferries were the primary means of crossing waterways. More recently, the rich riparian heritage of the borough is recognized from the Bronx River to the night Hudson River that forms our westernmost border.
Today’s program will celebrate the Bronx’s most famous maritime connection—the writer Herman Melville, who is the author or seafaring stories, most notably, Moby Dick—is interred at Woodlawn Cemetery. The program will begin with a performance at the Hunts Point Riverside Park amphitheater by the Brooklyn Blowhards, who pay sea shanties and whaling songs set to avant garde jazz. Next door to the park is Rocking the Boat, where students learn woodworking skills to build boats. They will take audience members on boat rides along the Bronx River. Afterwards, the Bronx Trolley will take patrons to Woodlawn Cemetery for a walking tour which will include the gravesites of Melville and Admiral Farrugut, among others. The Brooklyn Blowhards will join the tour for some acoustic selections at some of the gravesites. The program will conclude with the Bronx Trolley stopping at the Bronx Beer Hall so patrons can “wet their whistle with some grog.”

SCHEDULE
2:30 p.m. Brooklyn Blowhards concert &
                    Boat rides on the Bronx River by Rocking the Boat

4:00 p.m. Bronx Trolley goes to Woodlawn Cemetery

4:30 p.m. Nautical-themed tour (walking or on trolley depending on size of crowd)
                    Blowhards perform at Melville and Felix Pappalardi’s graves

6:00 p.m. Bronx Trolley takes patrons to Bronx Beer Hall

7:30 p.m. Bronx Trolley takes patrons to nearest subway

AARON LIPP Solo
5-8 p.m.
Steuben Brewing Company, 10286 Judson Rd., Hammondsport, NY
For information, (607) 279-8874
Aaron Lipp is a multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter from Naples, NY. After years of touring and many musical adventures across the world, Aaron has landed in the Upstate New York region while continuing his pursuit of Old Time, Bluegrass, and Folk Americana Music. He plays regionally with several different musical projects including: Outland County, Bobby Henrie & Aaron Lipp, Home Remedy, Aaron Lipp Solo, The Lonesome Hillside Brothers, The Cabin Killers, The Campbell Brothers, South Hill Cider String Band, Axis Armada, Aaron Lipp & Gabe Schliffer, and more.

The Ashokan Center presents
Contra Dance Party & BBQ
BBQ Dinner 6 p.m.
Waltzes 7:30 p.m.
Squares and Contras 8:00 p.m.
Ashokan Center, 477 Beaverkill Rd., Olivebridge, NY 12461, 845-657-8333
Dance only $15
Dinner & Dance ($30 adv, $35 day of)
Dinner, Dance, Bunk & Breakfast ($65 adv, $55 day of)
Tickets are: $30 for adults purchased in advance ($35 day of), $25 for ages 5–19 in advance ($30 day of).
Featuring performances by The Great Bear Trio, Jay & Molly, and Will Mentor and with David Gaynor calling, this dance party and BBQ dinner kicks off Ashokan’s Northern Week Music & Dance Camp (see below for June 26) and offers those interested in the camp a taste of the experience.

Caffè Lena presents
Del Rey
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena at The Grove at Neumann, 233 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Tickets: $18, $16 members, $9 student & child
Del Rey is a superb entertainer—a hillbilly/smarty-pants/country blues musician with a sense of humor and a manic intensity. She’s smart, funny and a true virtuoso of guitar and ukulele. Raised on the music of Sam Chatmon, Lydia Mendoza and Memphis Minnie, Del Rey’s guitar playing embraces country blues, stride piano and classic jazz—all filtered through the mind of an autodidact trailor-park aesthete. Now hailed as “one of the greatest modern players of the metal-bodied resonator guitar” (Acoustic Guitar Magazine), she has also taken the humble ukulele to a new level of musicianship, picking out the same complicated, rhythmic blues and ragtime on four strings as she does on six.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
An Evening of Alternative Music with ATE BIT, COLD HANDS and OURSELVES
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: All seats $10 ($7+$3 processing online)
Ate Bit has been melting faces since the summer of 2015. Formed from past bonds, these boys came together with the intention of creating catchy melodies and life-driven lyrics that will get you singing along before you know it. With the release of a self-titled EP in November 2015, Ate Bit has played multiple packed house shows and even traveled internationally to Montreal to play the prestigious Pouzza Fest.
Cold Hands is a 4-piece alternative rock band from the Hudson Valley that formed in August 2015. Taking influences from bands, such as Basement, Nothing, Balance And Composure and Citizen, Cold Hands blends driven guitar leads with catchy choruses highlighted by two vocalists. Cold Hands released their first single “Laconic” May 31, 2015 after premiering it the previous night during an in-studio radio segment with WRRV and Darkside Records.
Described as one of the most in-your-face bands of the Hudson Valley, ourselves performs fast-paced, jazz-influenced punk rock with dashes of heavy metal and poppy choruses. Consisting of guitarist/vocalist Dean Santini of Westchester, drummer Mike Ammirato of Putnam and bassist Mike Lucido from right here in Beacon, ourselves is a classic trio that packs a punch. Their latest release is a 5-track EP titled
Means to an End, available on Bandcamp.

Saturday, July 16 & Sunday, July 17, 2016
Iroquois Indian Museum presents
A Legacy of Excellence: The Living Traditions of Haudenosaunee Basket, Bead, and Antler Work
Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun 1-5 p.m.
Iroquois Indian Museum, 324 Caverns Road, Howes Cave, NY 12092
Cost: $8 adults/$6.50 elders and students/$5 youth 5–12 years/under 5 years free
Contact: 518-296-8949
Legacy will bring Haudenosaunee beadworkers Niio Perkins (Mohawk) and Bryan Printup (Tuscarora) to the IIM to engage visitors with their art, its foundations, and its ever-evolving expression. Perkins is highly respected for her elegant designs, meticulous craftsmanship, and command of historic beadwork aesthetics. Printup’s understated, resplendently executed works have earned him special recognition in the highly competitive settings of the Eiteljorg, Southwest Association for American Indian Arts (Santa Fe) and the NMAI Art Market, Smithsonian (Washington, DC).

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Sunday, July 17, 2016
Museum at Eldridge Street presents
The Keeping Quilt: Stories, Art and Clues to the Past
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002, 212.219.088
$20 per family, for ages 4-11
RSVP now.
Join us for story time and art as we read The Keeping Quilt, Patricia Polacco’s wonderful book about families and tradition. Then follow century-old clues and discover Eldridge Street’s own fascinating past. Put it all together and create memorable art...and a brand new tradition of your own.

Jamaican Jerk Festival
12-8 p.m. (gates open at 11:30 a.m.)
Roy Wilkins Park, Merrick Blvd., New York, NY
For more information, contact info@jerkfestivalny.com
Tickets available online
: $30
The Grace Jamaican Jerk Festival NY has the unique distinction of being “New York’s Biggest Caribbean Food Festival” delivering an enjoyable experience of the highest quality to patrons as well as a rewarding experience to sponsors. Held annually in Roy Wilkins Park, Queens, New York, the third Sunday in July, the Festival appeals to all ethnicities and key demographics, particularly the vibrant Caribbean communities in the Metro New York market.

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.

Borderline Folk Music Club presents
Parker Cabin Melody Makers
4 p.m.
St. John’s Church in the Wilderness in Harriman State Park, 119 St Johns Road, Stony Point NY
ADMISSION free but there will be opportunities to donate to the church
For further info contact Susan sterngold 914 282 0289, pref email Banjolady.susan@verizon.net
Bill Christophersen, fiddle Mike Resnick, mandolin and guitar, Aron Weinbach, guitar and mandolin, Susan Sterngold banjo. Concert will be from about 4 to a bit past 5 and include Appalachian fiddle music and some traditional songs.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
CHERISH THE LADIES
7:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $35 advance/ $40 at door
When describing Cherish The Ladies, the critics say it best: “It is simply impossible to imagine an audience that wouldn’t enjoy what they do” (Boston Globe); “An astonishing array of virtuosity” (Washington Post); “Expands the annals of Irish music in America...the music is passionate, tender and rambunctious” (NY Times).

Sunday, July 17–Friday, July 23, 2016
The Ashokan Center presents
Northern Week
New England, Quebecois, English and Scandi music and dance
Ashokan Center, 477 Beaverkill Rd., Olivebridge, NY 12461, 845-657-8333
Tuition and Meals:
Adults $775
Youth ages 13–25 $575
Children ages 5–12 $475
Children under 5 Free
Tuition for the 2016 camp includes all meals, classes and activities. Work exchange positions and youth scholarships are available. Lodging is additional.
Contras, squares, English dances, Scandinavian turning dances, fiddle, nyckelharpa, guitar, piano, singing, calling, band clinics, dance parties, jam sessions, song swaps and more!
Contra & Catskill Squares Dance Party & BBQ — Saturday Before Camp. Not coming to Northern Week? You can still come to the Saturday Dinner/Dance! Open to campers who need an extra night of music, dancing and great Ashokan food and to folks who can’t join us for the whole camp this year. Dance-only, BBQ-only or Dance+BBQ tickets on sale now. Also available as an add-on during online registration for camp.

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Monday, July 18, 2016
Center for Traditional Music and Dance (CTMD) announces
Multi-Media Lecture: Songs from a Lost World
Singing as Resistance and Renewal in New York, 1948

6:30 p.m.
Mid-Manhattan Library, 455 Fifth Avenue (between 39th and 40th Streets), New York, NY
Admission is free!
In 1948, only three years after the war, Ben Stonehill recorded over a thousand songs from Holocaust survivors temporarily housed in a hotel in upper Manhattan. In this presentation, sociolinguist and Yiddish scholar Dr. Miriam Isaacs will explore the meaning of that archive and discuss what these songs tell us about the inner world of refugees and survivors. Many of these songs are rare, some written in the camps or by partisans. Among the most important of the singers was Shmerke Kaczerginski, a partisan and poet and the collector and an actress, Diana Blumenfeld.
Miriam Isaacs received her MA and Ph.D. at Cornell in linguistics. She has specialized in Yiddish language and literature. She was born in a German DP camp and grew up in Yiddish speaking enclaves of Montreal and Brooklyn, New York, graduating from Brooklyn’s from Erasmus High School and Brooklyn College.
Dr. Isaacs will play cuts of the original songs, sung by men, women and children, mainly in Yiddish, but also Russian and Hebrew. Collectively, this body of song constitutes a haunting testimony to survivors’ resilience, courage and humor. CTMD has been working with Isaacs to make this amazing collection available to the public. We have just put up a bunch of new songs relating to survival during the war at the Stonehill Jewish Song Collection website.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016
StoryCircle at Proctors Theater announces
Story Circle Meeting: Story Circle of the Capital District
6:15-9:00 p.m.
Pine Hill Branch, Albany Public Library, 517 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203
Story Circle meets to share works in progress. Stories told, not read, please. Listeners welcomed :-)

Neighborhood Preservation Center announces:
Jane Jacobs Trivia Night
6:30-8 p.m.
Burger Joint, 33 West 8th Street (between 5th Avenue & Avenue of the Americas), New York, NY
Tickets: $40. RSVP online
Free, RSVP required. To register, please call (212) 475-9585 ext. 35 or email rsvp@gvshp.org
Join us for an evening of friendly trivia competition, all on Jane Jacobs! This program is a part of the Municipal Art Society’s Celebrating 100 Years of Jane Jacobs and will be hosted by special guest emcee, Jim O’Grady (@jimog), a Jane Jacobs guru! Help us to remember the centennial of her birth by learning more than you ever thought possible on the famous author and urban activist. A raffle will take place after trivia and will include prizes from local businesses. Drinks and food will be available to purchase at the venue. Presented by The Village Alliance, the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, and the Neighborhood Preservation Center.

Flushing Town Hall announces
Full Moon Drumming Workshop: Korean Drumming
7:00 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: $25/$20 Members
Celebrate the Full Moon with a drum circle in Flushing Town Hall’s garden with master drummers from Korea and China. Begin with workshops led by (7/19) Song-Hee Lee, Senior Artist at the Korean Traditional Performing Arts Association and (8/18) Nan Bao, Director of the East Wind Percussion Music Academy, then jam with the entire group under the moon. Space is limited to 20 participants (per workshop).

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016
ArtsWestchester announces
Caramoor presents at the KMA, Jake Hertzog Band
Local Brews * Fresh Art * Live Music
6:30 p.m.
Katonah Museum of Art, 134 Jay Street, Route 22, Katonah, NY
Bring a blanket and a picnic dinner. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., concert starts at 6:30 p.m.
. Tickets: $15 members, $20 non-members
Advance ticket purchase recommended: Buy Now!Advance ticket purchase strongly encouraged.
The Arts & Crafts Beer Fest is not your typical beer fest. Organized by the county’s leader in the arts, ArtsWestchester, it’s a curated “exhibition” showcasing the art of the brewmaster. New York State Craft Beer breweries are paired with select events at Westchester’s renowned cultural institutions. Now through November, take in the best our county has to offer in visual art and music while Half Time Beverage pours our state’s most innovative hop and barley artisans.
Sip on New York State craft beers while enjoying award-winning jazz-rock guitarist and composer, Jake Hertzog, “one of the finest young jazz guitarists on the scene” (Guitar Player Magazine). Jake’s first three albums quickly gained international regard and critical acclaim, highlighting his unique technique and approach to modern jazz guitar. Jake most recently headlined at the world famous Blue Note Jazz club in New York, and has performed across the US and Europe.

Calpulli Mexican Dance Company announces
Calpulli @ Boogie Woogie Wednesdays
7 p.m.
Staten Island Children’s Museum, 000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301, (718) 273-2060
Join Teaching Artists with Calpulli Mexican Dance Company as lead audiences through an interactive performance featuring Mexican folk dance. Free admission at 5, snacks at 6, dancing from 7-8!

Museum at Eldridge Street presents
Live Taping: Randy Cohen’s PERSON PLACE THING with Paul Rudnick
7 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002, 212.219.088
$14 adults; $10 students and seniors
RSVP now.
Join writer and essayist Paul Rudnick for a live taping of the radio interview show Person Place Thing with Randy Cohen. Person Place Thing with Randy Cohen is a radio interview show based on this idea: people are particularly engaging when they speak not directly about themselves but about something they care about. Paul Rudnick will talk about one person, one place, and one thing that is important to him. The result? Surprising stories from a great talker. For the taping, Rudnick recently visited the Museum at Eldridge Street and has chosen a “thing” from our landmark synagogue itself. What has he selected? A piece of Judaica, a spittoon, a part of our landmark building? We are as curious as you!

Staten Island Arts announces
HISTORY HARVESTS: Storms & the Sea In conjunction with the Exhibition WORKING WATERFRONT—MEMORIES HOLD
7-9 p.m.
SI Arts Culture Lounge @ St. George Staten Island Ferry Terminal, 10 Ferry Terminal Drive, 10301
RSVP here
Have you worked on or lived by Staten Island’s waterfront? Do you have memorabilia, artifacts, or stories to share? Come to one of our History Harvests and share in an informal group setting. Memories Hold is an interactive and multimedia exhibit that explores and documents the rich cultural traditions of Staten Island’s historic maritime districts as well as those of new immigrant communities hailing from water-based environments worldwide. Building on Staten Island Arts Folklife’s Trouble the Water digital story archive, which houses local accounts of Hurricane Sandy and its aftermath, this History Harvest is dedicated to memories of storms and natural disaster that have plagued Staten Island and its waters over the years. Please join us to share your experiences and family stories of dealing with rough weather as waterfront civilians, businesses and/or maritime workers. From our closest calls at sea to our best tactics for disaster preparedness, we can be better unified as a community if we share in our local water-based knowledge. Event will be recorded. Light refreshments will be served.
See more in “Exhibitions” section below on this page.

See also July 23 and August 20.

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Thursday, July 21, 2016
Museum at Eldridge Street presents
Micro Walking Tour of Eldridge Street
6:30 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002, 212.219.088
$30 per person; includes wine and nosh
RSVP now.
Hear intriguing tales of the immigrant experience and the realization of the American Dream, alongside corruption and even murder as we walk the length of Eldridge Street. Discover a prison, a synagogue turned artist studio, a settlement house and the story of our street’s namesake, Lieutenant Joseph Eldridge.

Neighborhood Preservation Center announces:
Building History Detectives: Greenwich Village
6:30-8 p.m.
Washington Square Institute, 41 East 11th Street (between Broadway and University Place), New York, NY
Tickets: $40. RSVP online
Free, RSVP required. To register, please call (212) 475-9585 ext. 35 or email rsvp@gvshp.org
Become a Greenwich Village building history detective! Researcher Susan De Vries will guide the audience through the process of using various online resources available to find more details of a building’s architectural and social history. A take-home resource guide will also be distributed during the program. Presented by the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation and the Neighborhood Preservation Center.

Caffè Lena presents
Weekly Open Mic
7 p.m.
Beginning Thursday, June 9th while the Caffè is under renovation, open mic will be held across the street at Creative Sparks, 42 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs, NY
$3 at the door
This open mic is for all styles of music and spoken word performance, including poetry, comedy, and storytelling. Most of what you’ll hear is original songs on acoustic instruments, but we warmly welcome whatever you have to offer. Performer registration is from 7 to 7:25 p.m. Performances start at 7:30 p.m. No advance registration by phone is permitted. If you can’t come in time for registration, the host may be able to add you to the end of the roster. If you don’t get the timeslot you want, you may be able to swap with someone else. No special preference is given to kids, pros, or to those traveling long distances. Participants play two songs or speak for 10 minutes. Under all but the most extreme circumstances we do not limit the number of performers. The host draws names at 7:30. The first person drawn gets first choice of timeslot, second gets second choice, etc. There is no featured performer at Weekly Open Mic. Excessive profanity and vulgarity will not be tolerated. It is up to the discretion of the host to determine if a performance is inappropriate for Open Mic. Please bear in mind that Creative Sparks is a family-oriented business that caters to children.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
ANDY STACK’s AMERICAN SOUP
7:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Free
Andy Stack’s American Soup explores classics from the American lexicon in an improvisational conversation. From Robert Johnson to Duke Ellington to Elliot Smith, no rules apply. With his guitar in hand, Andy has toured the US several times, played throughout Europe, and showcased his skills in festivals from Bonnaroo to the Toronto and Montreal Jazz Festivals. Check him out while he’s back in Beacon, playing to his home crowd!

...and beyond
Connecticut Historical Society announces
OUTDOOR CONCERT SERIES: Alfred Rivera and Amor y Cultura – Puerto Rican traditional instruments and jibaro songs
6-7:30 p.m.
Raindate: July 21
Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth St., Hartford CT 06105
Free
Alfred Rivera and Amor y Cultura will perform Puerto Rican musica tipica, traditional jibaro music of the countryside and mountains, featuring bongos, guitar, guiro (gourd scraper), vocals, and the signature instrument of this style – the cuatro.

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July 21–24, 2016
Finger Lakes Annual GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance
Trumansburg Fairgrounds, 2150 Trumansburg Rd, Trumansburg, NY 14886
4-DAY ADMISSION TICKETS
Holiday Special - $100 (Thanksgiving - February 1)
Early Bird Special - $110 (February 1 - May 1)
Advance - $125 (May 2 - July 20)
At the Gate - $150 (July 21 - July 24)

The 26th Annual FingerLakes GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance will be held on July 21̵;24, 2016. The festival is presented over a four-day period (Thursday–Sunday) on four stages which run ridiculously long hours to accommodate the 60 some bands that play the festival. The GrassRoots Festival is fun for the whole family. See the 2016 line-up..

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Friday, July 22, 2016
Caffè Lena presents
Bumper Jacksons
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena at The Grove at Neumann, 233 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Tickets: $18, $16 members, $9 student & child
The Bumper Jacksons are hot and sweet, painting America’s story from New Orleans’ brothels to Appalachian hollers. Mashing together new sounds from forgotten 78s, the Bumper Jacksons boldly and elegantly balance paying homage to the traditions while fashioning their own unique, DIY style. Honored as the region’s 2015 “Artist of the Year” and “Best Folk Band” from 2013–2015 at the Washington Area Music Awards, the Bumper Jacksons are playfully re-imagine roots music with power and tenderness. Bursting at the seams with some of the richest threads of old America, Bumper Jacksons bring you into the center of a musical party.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
Larry Moses’ Latin Jazz Express celebrates the music of Tito Puente
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $15 advance/ $20 at the door
Come out to listen and DANCE! A seven piece band dedicated to keeping the sounds and spirit of this music alive, Larry Moses’ Latin Jazz Express is what happens when the sophisticated sounds of jazz mix it up with red hot latin rhythms from Cuba, Puerto Rico and the streets of NYC. Larry Moses, (trumpet, arranger) performed with Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra, the Eddie Palmieri Orchestra, Machito Orchestra and the Buddy Rich Orchestra. Moses is joined by Derrick James (sax - Jazz Knights); Mike Migliore (tenor and soprano sax - Lincoln Center Latin Jazz Orchestra, Maynard Ferguson Orchestra); Tomas Martin Lopez (timbales - New Swing Sextet); Pito Castillo (congas - leader of the Copacabana House Band); James Ratner (piano - Los Tainos); and Lew Scott (bass - Dave Leibman, Clark Terry). Get ready to groove and dance!

July 22–24, 2016
Cranberry Dulcimer & Autoharp Gathering
Celebrating 40 Years
Friday, July 22, 3:00 p.m. —Sunday, July 24, 2:00 p.m.
Calvary United Methodist Chruch, 15 Ridge Place, Latham, NY
Featured 2016 Performers: Steve Schneider, Karen Mueller, Sarah Morgan. $10 Membership supports the Gathering and gets you the quarterly e-newsletter.

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Saturday, July 23, 2016
Shaker Heritage Society of Albany announces
Shaker Herb Garden Program with Cathie Gifford
10:30 a.m.
Shaker Heritage Society, 25 Meeting House Road, Albany, NY 12211, 518-456-7890
$10 per person
The Watervliet Shakers had an extensive industry in producing herbal medicines, teas, vegetable, and flower seeds and other products and sold these items throughout the US and internationally. Join gardener and SHS volunteer Cathie Gifford to learn more about the Shaker herb and seed industry, followed by a walk in our heritage herb garden, where you can see and smell over 100 varieties of plants historically grown and used by the Shakers. Pre-registration is required by July 20th.

Staten Island Arts announces
HISTORY HARVESTS: Objects of Memory In conjunction with the Exhibition WORKING WATERFRONT—MEMORIES HOLD
2-4 p.m.
SI Arts Culture Lounge @ St. George Staten Island Ferry Terminal, 10 Ferry Terminal Drive, 10301
RSVP here
Have you worked on or lived by Staten Island’s waterfront? Do you have memorabilia, artifacts, or stories to share? Come to one of our History Harvests and share in an informal group setting. Memories Hold is an interactive and multimedia exhibit that explores and documents the rich cultural traditions of Staten Island’s historic maritime districts as well as those of new immigrant communities hailing from water-based environments worldwide. See more in “Exhibitions” section below on this page.
See also July 20 and August 20.

Caffè Lena presents
Jean Rohe & The End of the World Show / HAAS KOWERT TICE
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena at The Grove at Neumann, 233 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Tickets: $20, $18 members, $10 student & child
Jean Rohe is a celebrated and visionary multi-lingual singer and composer, mixing jazz, folk, and global music traditions on narrative songs that range from fantastical riffs on old folktales to singer-songwriter sojourns. “A sure-footed young singer-songwriter,” in the words of The New York Times, she appears regularly on New York Public Radio, and has toured her projects throughout the US and as far as Havana’s Teatro Nacional. Her compelling, genre-bending ensemble, Jean Rohe & The End of the World Show, creates a luscious soundscape that sounds like a love song for a world in peril. The super group of fiddler Brittany Haas (Crooked Still), bassist Paul Kowert (Punch Brothers), and guitarist Jordan Tice (Tony Trischka) is comprised of three of the acoustic music world’s finest young intrumentalists. Entirely instrumental, their debut album, you got this, takes advantage of their bursting-at-the-seams musical toolkit. The album melds alternate banjo tunings, Norwegian dance tunes, hard-rocking folk rhythms, Debussy-like string arrangements, deep growling bass, pastoral guitar, and ducking and weaving fiddle. Their top-flight musicianship and passionate expression will have you on the edge of your seat.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
MAD SATTA
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $15 advance/ $20 at the door
An organic and timeless band based in New York, Mad Satta is comprised of eight members strive to bring original, positive, eclectic, thoughtful music to a wide array of listeners. This ultra-tight, eight-piece outfit is held down by edgy bass lines and a sophisticated mix of guitar, organ, drums and horns that surround and support the powerful, smoky vocals of front woman Joanna Teters. Mad Satta serves its audience with playful, energetic performances of original compositions and unique covers that honor some of soul music’s greatest artists. The group has shared the stage a number of mentionable artists—Afrika Bambaataa, Ozomatli, Taylor McFerrin and Goapele, to name a few. Their debut album Comfort, produced by triple-Grammy-winning producer Prince Charles Alexander, was released in 2014, and quickly followed up with their EP titled Break Me Free. They are currently recording their third album.

July 23–July 24, 2016
Friends of Ganondagan announce
25th ANNIVERSARY, NATIVE AMERICAN DANCE & MUSIC FESTIVAL
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Seneca Art & Culture Center at Ganondagan, 7000 County Road 41, Victor, NY
Call 585-742-1690 for more information
General admission: $12/adults; $10/seniors (62+); $7/students with ID (18+); $5/children (3-18). Friends of Ganondagan members: $8/adults; $6/seniors; $3/students; $2/children. Free for all children 2 and under.
The special 25th anniversary celebration of this signature event attracts visitors from around the country and the world. Featured headliners is singer/songwriter Darryl Tonemah (Kiowa/Comanche /Tuscarora) with his acoustic back-up band. Tonemah’s performances combine the energy of rock, the intelligence of folk, and the heart of country to create a musical niche he calls “Native Americana.” Traditional and contemporary Seneca and Haudenosaunee culture including music, dance, art and food bring together a diversity of guests and experiences. Made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts.

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Sunday, July 24, 2016
Museum at Eldridge Street presents
SUMMER FIELD TRIP! Visit the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts
8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Meet at 8 a.m. in front of the NY Public Library at Fifth Ave. and 41st Street. Return at 7 p.m.
$150 per person. Reserve by 5 p.m. on June 15 and get a $25 discount with the Promo Code: EARLYBIRD
RSVP now.
Join us for a summer visit to the Yiddish Book Center. Our trip includes transportation, kosher lunch and snacks, and a special guided tour of the Center’s exhibits and architecturally unique building, designed to recall an Eastern European shtetl. Our guided tour of the Center’s permanent and visiting exhibits will introduce you to Yiddish literature and culture, and the glory days of the Yiddish media through clips from classic Yiddish films, recordings of vintage Yiddish radio programs, and newspaper clippings and authentic pressroom equipment in the Yiddish print shop. In other exhibits, you’ll explore the world of rural Jews in pre-war eastern Europe; meet three immigrant families through their personal stories, pictures, and other artifacts; and consider the many ways that the modern American Jewish home has been depicted in literature, movies, television, music, and other media. Our tour will allow time to further explore the Center and stroll its beautiful Yiddish Writers Garden.

Center for Traditional Music and Dance (CTMD) announces
FolkCOLOMBIA en el Museo/FolkCOLOMBIA in the Museum
Celebrate Colombian Independence Day with FolkCOLOMBIA Escuela de Danza y Música!
12 p.m.-4 p.m.
Queens Museum, Flushing Meadow Corona Park, NY
Admission is free!
Come celebrate Colombian Independence Day, with FolkCOLOMBIA Escuela de Danza y Música’s professional dancers, musicians and students in a program highlighting traditional Cumbia from the Atlantic coast and Bambuco from the highland Andean regions of Colombia. The FolkCOLOMBIA School of Dance and Music brings to the New York City community a cultural event that showcases the Dance and Music school’s first semester, a presentation of our students. Featuring master teachers Moris Cañate, Karla Flórez, Rafael Leal and Rubén Dario Mejia, they will present a program of choreography and music joined by five folkloric groups: Orquidea de Oro, Osiris Bárcenas and her Kids, Los Viajeros de la Danza, Karla Flórez School and Bulla en el Barrio. Together they will show the richness of Colombia dance and musical traditions, highlighting traditional Cumbia from the Atlantic Coast and Bambuco from the Andean regions of Colombia.Event will be in the Queens Museum Atrium, with a dance workshop and performances by special guests encourage audience participation!

Center for Traditional Music and Dance (CTMD) announces
Global Beat of the Bronx: From Bambara to Breakbeats
Heritage Sunday
1:00 p.m.
Lincoln Center Out of Doors, New York, NY
Admission is free!
For more information, contact Kaisha Johnson, kjohnson@ctmd.org
The Center for Traditional Music and Dance (CTMD) celebrates The Bronx and the dance traditions that have been birthed, cultivated, and perpetuated in the borough. The Bambara Drum and Dance Ensemble brings West African traditions to the stage in this high-octane program, alongside the Afro-Puerto-Rican traditions of Bombazo Dance Company and the Chief Joseph Chatoyer Dance Company representing the Garifuna community, whose heritage draws from African and Carib Indian traditions from St. Vincent and the Central American Gulf Coast. The afternoon will be rounded out by the legendary hip hop crew, Full Circle Souljahs. See why they call it “The Boogie Down.”
Chief Joseph Chatoyer Dance Company (Garifuna) 1:15 p.m.
Bombazo Dance Ensemble (Afro-Puerto Rican) 1:55 p.m.
Bambara Drum and Dance Ensemble (West African) 2:35 p.m.
Full Circle Souljahs (Hip Hop) 3:15 p.m.

Calpulli Mexican Dance Company announces
Calpulli Community Performs in Travers Park
3 p.m.
Travers Park, near 78th St. and 34th Ave., Jackson Heights, Queens, NY
Join Calpulli Community students of all ages in dance and music from Queens and Staten Island in this annual performance and celebration at Travers Park in Jackson Heights, Queens.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
RICK ESTRIN & THE NIGHTCATS with special guest Joe Nott Band
7:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $25 advance/ $30 at the door
Every night that award-winning harmonica player, singer and songwriter Rick Estrin and his cohorts The Nightcats perform live—wherever in the world that may be—a crowd of dancing, shouting, laughing and cheering people will be enjoying some of the best live music they’ve ever heard. On one of these nights’Oct. 5, 2013, at San Francisco’s Biscuits & Blues—the proceedings were captured live. The result is Rick Estrin & The Nightcats’ irresistible new release, You Asked For It…Live! Rick Estrin, who holds the 2013 Blues Music Award for Best Instrumentalist–Harmonica, is, according to the San Francisco Chronicle, “an amazing harmonica player, a soulful lead vocalist and a brilliant songwriter.” He ranks among the very best harp players, singers and songwriters in the blues world. His work on the reeds is deep in the tradition of harmonica masters Sonny Boy Williamson II and Little Walter Jacobs, while at the same time pushing that tradition forward with his unforgettable original songs. And his hipster, street-smart vocals are the perfect vehicle for driving those songs home.
Joe Nott is an accomplished guitarist, songwriter, vocalist, teacher and performer. He was lead guitarist in Peach Melba, an original rock ‘n’ roll band based out of Columbus, Ohio. He’s played with notable musicians such as Joe Louis Walker, Charlie Scott and many others. Vito Luizzi, the drummer for the Johnny Winter band for more than 20 years, is now a member of the Joe Nott Band. Currently ranked at the top of the ReverbNation charts for Blues/Rock/Jam music, the Joe Nott Band recently rocked Peekskill’s famous Paramount Theater. The Joe Nott band has played countless clubs and music venues across New York State. They’re known and loved as a rock, blues and jam band with a dedicated following.

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Monday, July 25, 2016
Flushing Town Hall announces
The Moth StorySLAM: NEIGHBORHOOD
8:00 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets $10
The Moth StorySLAM is open to anyone with a true story to share on the night’s posted theme: NEIGHBORHOOD (7/25) &BACK TO SCHOOL (8/22). When the doors open, storyteller hopefuls put their names in The Moth Hat. A half hour later, names are picked, and storytellers take the stage. Each person has just five minutes! Ten featured stories are scored by teams of judges selected from the audience who pick the StorySLAM winner. Sign up or just enjoy the show! Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and stories start at 8 p.m.

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Tuesday, July 26, 2016
New York Council for the Humanities announces
Town Hall: Gender Equality in the Workplace
6-8 p.m.
The Linda, WAMC’s Performing Arts Studio, 339 Central Ave., Albany, NY 12206
This event is free and open to the public. RSVP is required.
What arguments have been advanced to keep women disadvantaged in the workplace? How have these arguments been overcome? What are the unique challenges women of color face in the workplace? What is the biggest obstacle for gender inequality in the workplace today? These and other questions will be address in this this two-part event. After a brief history of gender inequality in the workplace, panelists will discuss the systemic challenges women face today. Before and after the discussion, attendees will have the opportunity to learn more about professional development opportunities and resources. Organizations from the Capital Region will share their resources and information on workshops, scholarships, networking events, and more.
Featuring: Barbara Smith is an author, activist, and independent scholar who has played a groundbreaking role in opening up a national cultural and political dialogue about the intersections of race, class, sexuality, and gender. She was among the first to define an African American women’s literary tradition and to build Black women’s studies and Black feminism in the United States.
Allison Dunne is the host of WAMC’s 51%, a program that focuses on the viewpoints of women.
Carmen Duncan is the CEO and founder of Mission Accomplished Transition Services, a nonprofit that helps youth prepare for the workforce.
Karyn Loscocco is a Professor of Sociology at University at Albany SUNY.
The Democracy in Dialogue Project has been made possible in part by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

July 26–28, 2016
Teaching the Hudson Valley announces its
2016 Summer Institute—Find your park, historic site, museum: Gain a classroom
View schedule online
FDR Home and Presidential Library, Henry A. Wallace Vistitor and Education CenterRoosevelt-Vanderbilt NHS, 4097 Albany Post Rd, Hyde Park, NY 12538
Register online.
For more information, contact Debi Duke, 845-229-9116, ext. 2035, info@teachingthehudsonvalley.org
Read on for a taste of what's planned for this year’s institute.

HISTORY Discover what national, state, and private historic sites have for you. Learn from: * Thomas Cole NHS * Clermont SHS * Mt. Gulian Historic Site * NYS Museum * Crailo SHS * Schuyler Mansion SHS * NYS Capitol * Shaker Heritage Society * Underground RR History Project * Putnam History Museum * Boscobel House and Gardens * Ellis Island Nationall Museum of Immigration & Statue of Liberty National Monument

NATURE Think outside the box. Use the natural world to teach a world of subjects. Ideas from: NYS DEC Estuary Program Program * Scenic Hudson * Winnakee Nature Preserve * Center for the Urban River at Beczak * West Point Foundry Preserve * Nat'l Estuarine Reserve * Esopus Meadows Preserve * Clearwater

CULTURE * Stories about behaviors, beliefs, values, and symbols for kids and classrooms
* Listen as musician and composer T. K. Blue tells Solomon Northup’s story.
* View iconic art and design at the Albany Institute of History & Art, Shaker Heritage Society, and more.
* Savor gardens and food ways with the Sylvia Center at Katchkie Farm, Clermont SHS, the Roosevelt-Vanderbilt NHS, and Boscobel.
* Experience drama with professional actors and Jay Heritage Center.
* Find out how Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration use the arts to promote critical thinking.

Flushing Town Hall announces
Asian American International Film Festival 2016
Tuesday, July 26, 2016, 6 p.m.
Wednesday, July 27, 2016, 6 p.m.
Thursday, July 28, 2016, 6 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Free (no tickets required)
THE ASIAN AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL (AAIFF) premiered in the summer of 1978 in New York City answering a growing need for social understanding, cultural diversity in American life, and independent cinema. AAIFF is the first festival in the US to showcase the film and video work by artists of the Asian Diaspora. Thirty-nine years later, the AAIFF has grown to include films and video from more than 30 countries, a variety of topical panels and workshops, industry mixers, staged reading, exclusive interviews, receptions and more.

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Wednesday, July 27
ArtsWestchester announces
Dancing at Dusk: Pacific Rim – An Evening of Chinese Dance & Music with Ling tang & Ba Ban
5:00-7:00 p.m.
Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, 149 Girdle Ridge Road, Katonah, New York 10536
Tickets: Child $5, Adult $10.
An annual summer tradition, Dancing at Dusk brings families and those who simply like to experience joyful sounds together on Caramoor’s spacious Friends Field. Learn about, and dance to, tunes from around the globe, enjoy family-friendly food and drink, and take in the rollicking fun of music that moves you! In this thrilling exploration of Ba Ban (translated as “Eight Beats,” the structural basis for traditional Chinese folk music) classical and modern dancer Ling Tang takes young listeners on an interactive musical journey. As the sounds of dizi (flutes), sheng (organ), pipa (lute), guzheng (zither), huqin (fiddles), and yangqin (dulcimer) fill the air, little ones will experiment with diverse movements from martial arts, acrobatics, Tai-Chi, Chinese Opera, and more.

Caffè Lena presents
Acoustic Blues Open Mic & Jam
7 p.m.
Beginning Thursday, June 9th while the Caffè is under renovation, open mic will be held across the street at Creative Sparks, 42 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs, NY
$5 at the door
If you have the blues, play the blues, or love the blues—we got you covered! Caffè Lena and The Saratoga Acoustic Blues Society team up to present a monthly acoustic blues open mic. Bring your acoustic guitar, harps, slides, mandolin, bass or whatever (Lena’s has the piano) and sign up for a slot to play solo, as a duo, ensemble or even have players in the room join you on stage. The event is held on the 4th Wednesday of the month and is hosted by Sonny Speed. Sign up is 7 p.m. Names are pulled out of a lottery at 7:30. A monthly featured act opens up with a short set and the open mic follows 8 p.m.

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Thursday, July 28, 2016
Caffè Lena presents
Weekly Open Mic
7 p.m.
Beginning Thursday, June 9th while the Caffè is under renovation, open mic will be held across the street at Creative Sparks, 42 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs, NY
$3 at the door
This open mic is for all styles of music and spoken word performance, including poetry, comedy, and storytelling. Most of what you’ll hear is original songs on acoustic instruments, but we warmly welcome whatever you have to offer. Performer registration is from 7 to 7:25 p.m. Performances start at 7:30 p.m. No advance registration by phone is permitted. If you can’t come in time for registration, the host may be able to add you to the end of the roster. If you don’t get the timeslot you want, you may be able to swap with someone else. No special preference is given to kids, pros, or to those traveling long distances. Participants play two songs or speak for 10 minutes. Under all but the most extreme circumstances we do not limit the number of performers. The host draws names at 7:30. The first person drawn gets first choice of timeslot, second gets second choice, etc. There is no featured performer at Weekly Open Mic. Excessive profanity and vulgarity will not be tolerated. It is up to the discretion of the host to determine if a performance is inappropriate for Open Mic. Please bear in mind that Creative Sparks is a family-oriented business that caters to children.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
BEACON SHOWCASE: THE WHISPERING TREE; also PATRICK CUMMINGS & TIMOTHY PITT
7:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: All seats $10 ($7+$3 processing online)
At the heart of The Whispering Tree are singer/songwriter Eleanor Kleiner and multi-instrumentalist Elie Brangbour. With their deep-reaching sound, haunting vocals and vivid lyrics, this Franco/American duo have been captivating audiences since meeting at music school in London. Their debut full-length album, Go Call The Captain (2010), was heavily influenced by their travels abroad, which have taken them from their home base in New York to South America to a seven-month gig in Macau (China). Their follow up EP, The Escape (2013), is full of the imagery and storytelling that are the mark of The Whispering Tree’s sound. Recorded live at The Bunker Studio in Brooklyn over three days, The Escape is a moody, introspective disc full of contrasting guitar styles and textures, from one of New York's most compelling indie folk rock acts. Guitarists Patrick Cummings and Timothy Pitt will perform duet improvisations with influences ranging from Django to Bob Dylan, including original compositions. Patrick Cummings is a guitarist, mandolinist, teacher, luthier and inventor of the patented USB Guitar, and is president and owner of the iGuitar Workshop & Brian Moore Guitars, in Cold Spring, N.Y. He is a founding member of the Red Flannel Hash Band, The Jim Pin Band, and performs occasionally with local artists John Cohen, David Amram and The Kitchen Table Band. Timothy Pitt has backed up folksingers, performed solo and been a member of numerous folk, rock, country, bluegrass and old-timey groups. His studio credits include work on CDs by John Gorka and Christine Lavin. He is currently playing with singer-songwriter Janice Hardgrove in the duo, A Simple Heart.

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Friday, July 29, 2016
Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute presents
Gallery Talk From Myanmar to the Mohawk Valley
Rev. Dr. Mark Caruana, Tabernacle Baptist Church
12 p.m.
Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Museum of Art, 310 Genesee Street, Utica, NY 13502, 315/797-0000
Cost: $7.50 MWPAI members, $20 general public (includes admission to The World through His Lens: Steve McCurry Photographs)
Purchase tickets or call 797-0055
Ethnic Karen from Myanmar (Burma) is one of the largest groups of refugees resettled in Utica. Many are members of the Tabernacle Baptist Church where services are held in English and Karen. Reverend Caruana, who has made multiple trips to Burma and refugee camps in Thailand, will discuss some of the historical factors that produced the nation of Myanmar and resulted in refugee migration from the country for the last quarter century, the refugee experience in Utica, and recent political developments in Myanmar. A Karen Church member will also be present to recount their personal experiences as a refugee. See description of The World through His Lens: Steve McCurry Photographs in “Exhibitions” below.

Flushing Town Hall announces
1st-Ever New York City Shadow Puppet Slam!
7:00 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: $10/$6 Members
A sampling of the best contemporary practitioners of the ancient art form of shadow puppetry, with multiple puppeteers exploring new and groundbreaking work – bringing together the luminous, the laughable, the shady, the digital and the ancient analog image in motion. For ADULT audiences. Interested in performing? Contact: chinesetheatreworks@gmail.com. Not a puppeteer? Come and marvel! Curated by Chinese Theatre Works’ co-artistic directors, Kuang-Yu Fong & Stephen Kapli.

Caffè Lena presents
Way Down Wanderers
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena at The Grove at Neumann, 233 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Tickets: $18, $16 members, $9 student & child
These five young men from Illinois are at that wonderful stage of career growth where the energy is high and every performance opportunity is to be relished. Racking up an amazing array of awards in their two short years as a band, they are equal parts fast-paced and soulful. Ranked among Chicago’s best local artists--in a field of candidates that includes Wilco, Buddy Guy and Mavis Staples—they captivate audiences with soaring instrumentals, foot stomping sing-alongs, rich vocal harmonies, and an earnest desire to give something beautiful to their listeners. They radiate love for family, nature and community on songs that are alternately punchy and dreamy, making use of formal music training to navigate the full range of American roots styles.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
THE BAREFOOT MOVEMENT
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $15 advance / $20 at the door
Heartfelt, energetic, and down home. Heralded by CMT Edge as “one of the most promising bands on the bluegrass scene,"” the music of the Nashville based group The Barefoot Movement is as down to earth as their intention for members of their audience: sit back, relax, take your shoes off, and stay a while. All the worries and frustrations of the world melt away as the charming acoustic band takes listeners back to a simpler place and time. Whether you're seeking emotional ballads or rip-roaring barn-burners, you can expect a collection of music that offers something for everyone. With two full length albums, several cross-country tours and appearances at some of the top bluegrass festivals in the United States already under their belt, the possibilities are endless. The group has enjoyed almost non-stop touring including a trip to Burkina Faso, Africa where they were guests of the American Embassy. Debuting in September 2014, their third release, The High Road EP, showcases traditional material that has consistently been among the crowd favorites at their live performances.

July 29–July 31, 2016
Los Hermanos Fraternos de Loiza and Caribbean Cultural Center| African Diaspora Institute present
49th Annual Festival Santiago Apostol De Loiza En El Barrio!
11 a.m.-8 p.m.
E 109th Street between 2nd Avenue and 3rd Avenue New York, NY 10029
Admission: Free
For more information: www.cccadi.org/upcomingevents/loizafestival
The Festival Santiago Apostol De Loiza En El Barrio commonly known as the Loiza Festival in El Barrio is planned for July 29th to July 31st at NEW LOCATION: E 109th between 2nd Avenue and 3rd Avenue. The festival celebrates the Afro Boricua traditions that have infused the island of Puerto Rico and the Puerto Rican diaspora with the “sabor” of tradition that includes food, music, dance, crafts and popular celebrations from the town of Loiza founded by “cimarrones” (maroons). The festival will have artisan and food vendors, performances from legendary Latin bands, and cultural presentations of Bomba and Plena.

Queens Farm Museum presents
38th Annual THUNDERBIRD AMERICAN INDIAN MID-SUMMER POWWOW
Friday Performance 7-10 p.m., Gates open 6 p.m.
Saturday: Performances 12 noon-5 p.m. and 7-10 p.m., Gates open 10 a.m.
Sunday Performances 12 noon - 5 p.m., Gates open 10 a.m.
Queens County Farm Museum, 73-50 Little Neck Parkway, Floral Park, NY 11004
Tickets: Adult: $11/day; $16/weekend, Child (12 & under): $5/day; $7/weekend; Free for Farm Members
New York City’s oldest and largest powwow will feature three days of intertribal Native American dance competitions to which the public is invited. Over 40 Indian nations are represented at this spectacular event, held in the apple orchard on the farm grounds. A large selection of unique Native American art, crafts, jewelry, and food are available.

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Saturday, July 30, 2016
Flushing Town Hall announces
The Cat Came Back: Stories and Songs with A Jazzy Twist
10:30 a.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: $13/$10 Members/$8 Children/$6 Member Children (BUY BEFORE 7/1 & GET 20% OFF: CODE EB20)
Enjoy musician, storyteller and winner of a 2015 Parents’ Choice Award and Flushing Town Hall Teaching Artist, April Armstrong, and her friends; Mario Sprouse, piano and Napoleon Revels-Bey, drums. In this family performance, April and her trio adds a new spin to some of our favorite folktales and nursery rhymes including: Ananci and the Sky Chief’s Daughter, Chicken ’Licken, Old Mother Hubbard’s Blues, The Cat Came Back and more! For ages 8 and under.

Iroquois Indian Museum presents
A Song, A Dance, and a Story to Be Told: Haudenosaunee Singing Society
12 and 2 p.m.
Iroquois Indian Museum, 324 Caverns Road, Howes Cave, NY 12092
Cost: $8 adults/$6.50 elders and students/$5 youth 5–12 years/under 5 years free
Contact: 518-296-8949
Featured presenters, The Newtown Women’s Singing Society from Cattaraugus Reservation, Seneca Nation Territory in western NY. By tradition, Haudenosaunee singing societies gather to present their songs to raise money for individuals and families in their communities in need. The Newtown Women’s group proudly carry on this important, community-based art form.

Pregones Theater Puerto Rico Traveling Theater presents
2016 SUMMER BLOCK PARTY!
Pregones’s 37th BIRTHDAY!
1:30-7:30 p.m.
Pregones Theater, 575 Walton Avenue (between 149th and 150th) in The Bronx
This is a FREE EVENT, it’s a party!
CALL 718-585-1202 for more information
Birthday celebration: Announcement of Pregones/PRTT’s Next Season; and La Casita/Lincoln Center Out-Doors music, dance and poetry performances.
Poetry: Tusiata Avia, Toni Blackman, Moe Clark, Natalie Diaz, Baba Israel, Noel Quiñones, Terisa Siagatonu, Elisabet Velasquez, Tanaya Winder, G Yamazawa, and Gustavo Zapoteco.
Music: Fernando A. Ferrer Cruz, Grupo Rebolu, Harana Kings, Jomion & The Uklos, and William Prince.
MC: Baba Israel

Caffè Lena presents
Garnet Rogers — Book Release Tour & Concert
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena at The Grove at Neumann, 233 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Tickets: $22, $20 members, $10 student & child
Barely out of high school, Garnet Rogers was on the road as a full-time working musician with his older brother, Canadian folk music legend Stan Rogers. Together they formed what has come to be accepted as one of the most influential acts in North American folk music. Since then, Garnet Rogers has established himself as One of the major talents of our time. Hailed by the Boston Globe as a charismatic performer and singer, Garnet is a man with a powerful physical presence close to six and a half feet tall with a voice to match. With his smooth, dark baritone (Washington Post) his incredible range, and thoughtful, dramatic phrasing, Garnet is widely considered by fans and critics alike to be one of the finest singers anywhere. His music, like the man himself, is literate, passionate, highly sensitive, and deeply purposeful. As memorable as his songs, his over-the-top humor and lightning-quick wit moves his audience from tears to laughter and back again. For the past couple years Garnet has regaled audiences with short previews of his memoir chronicling travels with Stan. The long-awaited book is now bound and printed and ready for sale. Pick up your copy tonight, and enjoy readings and songs by the author.

Earlville Opera House presents
The Barefoot Movement
Energetic, Down-Home Bluegrass
8:00 p.m.
Earlville Opera House, East Main Street, Earlville, NY, 315/691-3550
Tickets: $10-$30 Order tickets online.
Though heralded by CMT Edge as “one of the most promising bands on the bluegrass scene,” the music of the Nashville based group The Barefoot Movement is more than the sum of its parts—a 21st century Appalachian string band, mixing country and folk, and even a little rock, into an Americana roots blend that features reimagined traditional songs and ballads alongside original material. Whether you're seeking emotional ballads or rip-roaring barn-burners, you can expect a collection of music that offers something for everyone! Crowding around a single microphone, their show is as fun to watch as it is to hear, and often begs the question, how has no one lost an eye from a collision with the fiddle bow? The smiles on the faces of the band are obvious displays of the joy and excitement they feel when performing and the audience shares in the fun. With effortlessly executed transitions, the pacing between the softer and more vigorous numbers constantly has fans on the edge of their seats. The group has enjoyed almost non-stop touring including a trip to Burkina Faso, Africa where they were guests of the American Embassy, and in September of 2014, they received a Momentum Award, naming them “Band of the Year” by the International Bluegrass Music Association.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
STEVE FORBERT
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $30 advance/ $35 at the door
When Steve Forbert’s Romeo’s Tune hit the top 20 in the ’70s, critics compared him to Dylan and Springsteen. With a Grammy nomination in 2004, Forbert continues to capture his audiences with what Rolling Stone calls his “palpable rapport.” Steve Forbert’s latest album, Compromised, will be released November 6, 2015. Steve Forbert leaves no stone unturned in his exploration of life, love, turmoil and survival. After years with local bands, Steve Forbert left his hometown of Meridian, Mississippi, in his early 20s and headed for the Big Apple in search of recording deals and larger audiences. He started out playing for change at Grand Central Station and hitting every open mic night he could before eventually moving into the club scene at infamous spots like New York City’s CBGB’s. At a time when rootsy rock was fading in favor of punk-edged bands such as the Ramones, Talking Heads, and Blondie, Forbert’s folk-pop Romeo's Tune hit #11 on the charts and brought him into the international spotlight. Critics and the public embraced his melodic and lyrical styles, a more traditional sound among the post-disco punk and rock of the late ’70s and early ’80s.

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Sunday, July 31, 2016
Caribbean Cultural Center| African Diaspora Institute announces
Songs of Freedom!
Presented in association with Lincoln Center Out of Doors
7-10 p.m.
Damrosch Park - W 62nd Street Amsterdam Ave New York, NY 10023
Admission: Free
For more information: www.cccadi.org/upcomingevents/songsoffreedom
In partnership with Lincoln Center Outdoors we present Songs of Freedom featuring the Jamaican-accented soul of Ky-Mani Marley and the bright fusion of rock, funk, soul, and reggae from Bronx-based band Finotee. Galvanized by song and the voices of Nina Simone, Marvin Gaye, Gilberto Gil, Roy Brown, and many others, the Civil Rights Movement fought to address the inequities communities of African descent faced. In the 21st century, there is still a vital need to revitalize the spirit of social justice through songs of freedom.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
BROTHERS OF THE ROAD BAND, a tribute to the Allman Brothers with special guest Andy Aledort
7:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $15 advance/ $20 at the door
Since 2006, The Brothers of the Road Band has performed for thousands of Allman Brothers fans at venues large and small along the East Coast, drawing upon original studio recordings, live performance and live recordings from the Allman Brothers Band and Dickey Betts ’ Great Southern to accurately re-create 40+ years of the Allman Brothers music catalog. The Allman Brothers Band are one of America’s most influential groups, having redefined rock music and its boundaries. The band has a long tradition of blending old and new while mixing blues, jazz, rock and country to deliver their signature powerful extended on-stage jams. The famous tone of various Allman Brothers guitarists is thoughtfully reproduced with the use of vintage Gibson guitars soulfully played through Soldano and Marshall Amplifiers with vintage correct celestion and JBL speakers. Close yours eyes at a performance and you will hear moments of Duane Allman, Dickey Betts, Derek Trucks and Warren Haynes all on the same stage. An authentic ABB-designed liquid light show completes the true Allman experience.

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July 31–August 6, 2016
SummerSongs
Songwriting and Performance Camp
Stony Point Center, Stony Point, NY
Register online
Join us this summer for the 18th anniversary SummerSongs songwriting camp and camper reunion, where we will again explore many aspects of songwriting, music, singing, performance, and the music business. Listen and learn from nationally known artists, attend workshops and concerts, network, perform, collaborate, jam, and relax at a beautiful summer camp at our new summer home in Stony Point, New York. Enjoy the best “camp food” you’ve ever had – organic farm-to-table! Classes will include songwriting, song arranging, performance/stagecraft, harmony singing, co-writing, guitar, keyboard, creative process and more – and you’ll have many opportunities to share your music in song circles, coffeehouses, concerts, and feedback sessions. Class descriptions and bios are available on the website. ALL levels are welcome! So come unleash your creativity and join the musical family at SummerSongs!



ANNOUNCEMENTS

pomeroy-450William G. Pomeroy Foundation
LEGENDS AND LORE MARKER GRANTS

We are in our 2nd Year!

The William G. Pomeroy Foundation partnered with the New York Folklore Society in 2015 to launch a grant program to celebrate legends and folklore as part of New York’s history. In just one year, we funded 14 markers.

Legends are sometimes referred to as “folk history.” They are reports and stories that explain an unusual event, a unique person, or warn others as in a cautionary tale. Passed from person to person over time, there is often historical truth at the heart of every legend. The details, however, are often altered through oral communication.
ELIGIBILITY Grants available to 501(c)3 organizations and municipalities within New York State.

GRANT DEADLINES – Apply online at www.wgpfoundation.org
June 30, 2016 and October 31, 2016


FOR MORE INFORMATION: The William Pomeroy Foundation at info@wgpfoundation.org or 315-476-3000 x2576.


Albany Center Gallery announces
Call for Art | Black Arts & Cultural Festival with ACG

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: JULY 10, 2016, 5 p.m.
This August 6 from 2:00-7:00 p.m. Albany’s Summer at the Plaza will be hosting The Black Arts & Cultural Festival which celebrates music, art, and other aspects of Black culture. For the second year, Albany Center Gallery is collaborating with Department of General Services to organize a satellite exhibit at the event. ACG is calling for local and regional artists who create work inspired by Black culture and heritage.

Submission guidelines and form HERE.


City Lore announces
Storytelling Tours with Steve Zeitlin and Marc Wallace!

Saturdays @ 2:00 p.m.
June 25; July 2, 9, 16

Thursdays @ 2:00 p.m.
June 23, 30; July 7, 14


Have you heard the one about the big, blind albino alligators plunging through New York City’s sewers? Get the inside scoop on this urban legend, and enjoy a talk that takes you on a storytelling tour of the city’s subways without leaving your seat. Learn classic bits of city folklore that make New York, New York from Steve Zeitlin, founding director of City Lore, and other cultural specialists. Learn touching and hilarious stories about the Big Apple that you won't learn anywhere else.

Then, once you are reveling in a New York state of mind—and after visiting the world’s only restroom featuring subway-graffiti-step out of our office to the very “nexus of the universe” at First and First (Avenue and Street) with our popular and inimitably entertaining guide Marc Wallace for a one-hour tour through the heart and soul of our iconic, ever-changing neighborhood, the Lower East Side. For it was here that New York City’s legendary “attitude” was forged by wave upon wave of newcomers and here that the immigrant melting pot bubbled over to enrich our city, nation and lives.

This unique Talk & Tour begins at City Lore, New York City’s urban culture center and gallery, where you’ll also be able to experience their latest exhibit, Mad Hatters: New York City Hats and Hatmakers.

City Lore 56 East First Street (between 1st and 2nd Avenues) NYC
Reservations are required 24 hours in advance. Reserve your spot here! $10 per person, adults and children age 12 and up; children under 12 free.

Please note that individual tour dates may be cancelled if a minimum number of tickets are not sold. In the event that a tour is cancelled, City Lore will contact attendees via email to arrange for refunds or exchanges.


Staten Island Arts announces
FREE WRITING PROGRAM FOR TEENS & YOUNG ADULTS!

July 19, 26, August 2, 9, 16, 23
2-4 p.m.
SI Arts’ Culture Lounge, located inside the St. George Ferry Terminal, 10 Ferry Terminal Drive, Staten Island, NY 10301
Staten Island Arts is excited to announce that we will be offering a Freestyle Writing Program for teens and young adults, funded by the Shelley & Donald Rubin Foundation as part of the Foundation’s new Art and Social Justice Initiative. The program will focus on topics addressing social justice issues in our community.

Socially engaged local teaching artists, William ‘Starda’ Perry and Emiliana Castillo aka Nani Castle will facilitate the Freestyle Writing Group series and inspire youth to creatively express their thoughts on a variety of social justice issues. In this program, participants will learn about the basic elements of poetry and story: rhyme, metaphor, imagery, plot, character and have the opportunity to share their point of view.

After participants have finished writing and revising their poems and stories, Staten Island Arts will partner with the Projectivity Group, to facilitate producing their work in a professional recording studio. Students will be given the opportunity to create a recording of their poetry, stories and raps, laying their original writing over music for the final project. Staten Island Arts will host an open mic event at the Culture Lounge on August 30 at 6 p.m., which will feature freestyle writing and music created in the workshops.

For further information and to register for this FREE program, please contact Flynn Ferguson, Arts Education Director to RSVP by Friday, July 15. If you have any questions please contact Flynn Ferguson via email: fferguson@statenislandarts.org or phone: 718-447-3329 x1005.


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 performers: July 20, Ron Duncan & Alan Short; Aug. 17, David Rovics


Anabella Lenzu Dance/Drama announces
August and September Workshops!
“I want people to work with joy, to explore and learn how to use their bodies and energies efficiently and healthily as instruments of expression.”


BARRE A TERRE with Anabella Lenzu
August 3–31, 2016, 5:45-7 p.m.
Peridance Capezio Center, 126 East 13th Street, between 3rd and 4th Ave, New York

Find your inner-strength; develop and improve alignment and technique; explore and learn how to efficiently use your body and your energy in a healthy way as instruments of your expression. Through this class, you can increase flexibility and strength, overcome physical difficulties and incorrect posture, and acquire physical awareness to help prevent injuries. Open to all levels of experience. Actors, dancers, singers, musicians, painters—everybody can take my class. Although their reasons for taking my class may differ, they all have one reason in common: self- discovery.
Workshop Fees: Pre-Register by July 1st: $90 / Register on/after July 2nd: $100

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DanceDrama Labs Workshop Series Presents:
The Whole Self in Performance: Voice, Story and Movement Workshop
September 9-11, 2016: Fri from 6:30-9:30 p.m. and Sat and Sun from 1-4 p.m.
Culture Hub (47 Great Jones St, New York, NY 10012

FACULTY: ANABELLA LENZU and ANNA HAYMAN.
Class size is limited to 12 students for the workshop.
TO APPLY: Send resume to info@AnabellaLenzu.com

Expand your craft, technique and creativity in an exclusive, personalized, tailored program. This is an opportunity for dancers, actors and performers to develop their potential on both movement and theater performance skills and connect both to become more authentic, expressive performers. Explores the principle: Motion Creates Emotion /Emotion Creates Motion, and emphasizes the use of imagination, interpretation and body coordination and control.Our emphasis is on the journey rather than the destination, on understanding the impulses generated by movements and gestures. This workshop develops alignment technique and an understanding and consciousness about time, space, and use of energy/dynamics/effort elements. Proper technique is the foundation for learning to perform and control the body, showing how to use one's muscles, achieve balance, and become aware of posture and placement.

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.

The cost of the workshop is $150 per person.



Golden Link Folk Singing Society announces
Tuesday Sing-a-Rounds

7:30-10:00 p.m.
Twelve Corners Presbyterian Church, 1200 S Winton Rd., Rochester, NY 14618
Sing-arounds are FREE and open to the public. Lead a song, request a song, or pass. Contact Jantina Cornelison, membership.folk@goldenlink.org to lead.
July 05: Open Sing, Sandra Condry leading
July 12: Sing-along & Chorus Songs, Nick Hambas leading
July 19: “Joy & Laughter,” Joan Burch leading
July 26: Open Sing, Rosanne Hickey leading
August 02: Open Sing, Dana Fine leading


Golden Link Folk Singing Society announces
Genesee Valley Mountain Dulcimer Club

2:00-4:30 p.m.
Meets the second and fourth Mondays
Nunda Historical Society, 24 Portage St., west end of village, Nunda, NY 14517, 585-468-5420
$2 donation requeste
All levels welcome for informal jamming in mostly DAD tuning.
Info:
Tom Cook: tscook@rochester.rr.com 468-5991 Sue Long: sjlong@frontiernet.net 468-3413 Diane Johnson: JohnsonD@geneseo.edu 243-428


Staten Island Arts announces
Wednesday Night Outdoor Italian Film Festival

Screenings Begin @ 8:00 p.m. (sunset)
79 Howard Ave, Staten Island, NY 10301

A retrospective on Italian comedy from its origins to contemporary Italian cinema:
July 6: I Vitelloni (1953) by Federico Fellini
July 13: Sedotta e Abbandonata (1964) by Pietro Germi
July 20: I Soliti Ignoti (1962) by Dino Risi
*July 27: Cavalleria Rusticana (1982) An Opera Film directed by Franco Zeffirelli

*In Italian with English Subtitles

FILMS ONLY SHOWN WEATHER PERMITTING. CALL AHEAD IF IN DOUBT 718-273-7660
NOTE: Films have NOT been Rated.
Bring a Lawn Chair, Snack Bar Available
Admission is Free. Donations Welcome and Appreciated



The City of Rochester announces
CALL FOR PUBLIC ART
Brooks Landing Public Improvement Project

NYSDOS Project #C006777

The City of Rochester in partnership with New York State Department of State invites qualified artists to submit a proposal. Find the Prospectus at www.cityofrochester.gov/brooksart/

Informational meeting: Thursday, June 23, 2016, 5:30-7:00 p.m.
City Hall Council Chambers, 30 Church Street, Rochester, NY

Proposals due: Thursday, July 7, 2016, by 4:00 p.m.

Information contact: Jeff Mroczek, Project Manager mroczekj@cityofrochester.gov


Caribbean Cultural Center| African Diaspora Institute announces
OPEN FOR SUBMISSION: Innovative Cultural Advocacy Fellowship Cycle III — Fall 2016!

CCCADI’s Innovative Cultural Advocacy Fellowship trains emerging arts-based professionals, transitioning into NYC cultural institutional public leadership and management, with a targeted focus to include and support persons from historically under-represented communities. A core emphasis of the Fellowship is the advancement of cultural equity. All art and cultural professionals between the age of 25 and 45 should apply!

Application Deadline: Friday, July 29, 2016

For more information: www.cccadi.org/icafellowship

To Apply: www.cccadi.org/ica2016application


Calpulli Mexican Dance Company announces
Calpulli Community Starts a New Year
Classes resume in Queens & Staten Island


In 2016, Calpulli Community celebrates 10 years in Queens and 5 years in Staten Island. The donation-based program continues to serve youth and adults with enriching dance and music training. Visit our website for the following:

Youth Dance in Queens
Youth Dance in Staten Island
Adult Beginner Dance in Queens
Accordion & Guitar in Queens


Community programs in dance and music are led by Calpulli’s teaching artists and focus on the regional dance and musical traditions of Mexico. The training incorporates lessons in history, fundamentals in dance and music, team work, and supports a healthy, active lifestyle. The programs are low cost or by voluntary donation.


Town of Pittsford announces
Summer Concert Series: Carpenter Park at Port of Pittsford, 22 North Main Street
Fridays, June 10 through August 12, 6:30 p.m.

Free annual concert series along the canal in Carpenter Park at the Port of Pittsford Park on Friday evenings, featuring a variety of musical styles throughout the season; open to the public. Port of Pittsford Park includes a new band pavilion and improved amenities for boaters – potable water, electrical hookups and additional dock space.
June 10, 6:30 p.m. –
      Mr. Mustard (Beatles Tribute)
June 17, 6:30 p.m. –
      Prime Time Funk (Rhythm & Blues)
June 24, 6:30 p.m. –
      Shahin Swings: Raymond J. Shahin Tribute Band
July 8, 6:30 p.m. –
      Bill Tiberio Jazz Band (Pop & Jazz)
July 15, 6:30 p.m. –
      The Swooners (Pops)
July 22, 6:30 p.m. –
      That Party Band/PYS Duck Drop Rubber ducks in the canal raise funds for Pittsford Youth Services!
July 29, 6:30 p.m. –
      Penfield Pops (Pops)
August 5, 6:30 p.m. –
      Fred Vine, Brian Williams and Rockin’ Red (blues, swing & jazz)
August 12, 6:30 p.m. –
      Pittsford Fire Department Band (Pops)


Old Songs presents
Make Your Own Music Nights

Old Songs, 37 South Main Street, Voorheesville, NY 12186-0466, (518) 765-2815

These are monthly gatherings intended to foster community participation in music making. Come and join in the fun!

Open Mic 7:30-10:30 p.m., 1st Wednesday of the Month
Strut your stuff and share your talent! Walk in and sign up to play (15 minutes). Local performer Kate Blain will host. $3 cover charge.

Pickin’ & Singin’ Gatherin’ 1:00-4:00 p.m., 2nd Sunday of the Month (October–May)
A sing-around for the whole family.

Contra Dance Tunes 7:00-9:00 p.m., 2nd Wednesday of the Month (September–May)
Playing for dancing with rhythm and style. Build your skills and dance tune repertoire. All instruments and skill levels welcome. Leader: Terri Lukačko. $3 donation.

African Drum Class 7:00-8:30 p.m., 3rd Monday of the Month (September–May)
Study African drumming. Participants will learn authentic drumming from many countries in West Africa. Emphasis will be on traditional rhythms and drumming techniques on djembes, dunduns and other hand drums. Please join us for this fun filled class. All levels are welcomed. Some drums may be available to borrow on a first come, first served basis. Instructor John Dickson. Email oldsongs@oldsongs.org or call 518-765-2815 for more info. Class fee: $15.
*November’s African Drum Class will meet on the 3rd Tuesday, Nov 17.

Traditional Irish Slow Session 7:30-9:00 p.m., 3rd Wednesday of the Month (October–May)
This is a friendly, repertoire-building opportunity to play your new tunes slowly and work on your old tunes at a reasonable tempo. We will focus specifically on traditional Irish music, and all Irish-appropriate instruments are welcome (i.e., wooden flute, tin whistle, concertina, button or piano accordion, guitar, bouzouki, mandolin, fiddle, harp). We encourage tape recorders, and focus on learning tunes by ear. Music stands and continuous use of sheet music discouraged. Bring snacks to share. Small donation requested to cover building expenses. Questions? Contact Hilary Schrauf at 518-424-8701. $4 donation.

Sunday Four Poetry 3:00 p.m., 4th Sunday of the Month (September–June)
Open Mic with featured poets. “Dedicated to the convivial understanding and practice of poesy’s gift to human joy” Hosted by Dennis Sullivan, Edie Abrams and Michael Burke. Contact: 518-469-0202. Donation.

Aussie Bush Band Jam 7:00-9:00 p.m., 4th Wednesday of the Month (September–May)
Come and learn some tunes from Tasmania, New South Wales, and Victoria. Join in with acoustic instruments. Squeezeboxes and lagerphones encouraged. We might even sing a song. Some sheet music will be provided, but the tunes are also very accessible for playing by ear. All skill levels are welcome and listeners, too. Leader: Terri Lukačko. $3 donation.


Erie Canal National Heritage Corridor announces
MUSIC ON THE CANAL: Summer Sunday Night Concerts at the Gazebo
June – August (Sundays), Amity Street, Spencerport


SPENCERPORT 2016 CONCERT SERIES
The Village of Spencerport is please to announce the schedule for thjs year’s concert series. All concerts are held on Sunday evenings during the months of June, July, and August from 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. (except for 7/24/16 5:30 p.m. to 8:30bp.m.)


June 5      
June 12      
June 19      
June 26      
July 3      
July 10      
July 17      
July 24      
July 31      
August 7      
August 14      
August 21      
August 28      
Johnny Bauer & Great Escape
*No Concert* — Fireman’s Carnival*
Kevin Fady–Music Makers Band
Don Newcomb–Don Newcomb Band
Ted Rothenburg–Boone’s Farm
The Coupe DeVilles
Ryan Klatt – Brick Band
The Tandem Brothers sponsored by Jim Barton’s Parkside Hots
*No Concert* – Canal Days*
Ron Hart–RockHouse Riot
*No Concert* -– German Fest*
Patrick Hotchkiss And Johnny Matt Band
Joey Cintorino–lnside Out




StoryCircle at Proctors Theater announces
Schoharie Crossing
25th Annual Storytelling Series


Sundays @ 6 p.m. (Rain or Shine!)
129 Schoharie Street, Ft. Hunter, NY 12069, 518/829-7516
For more information, visit www.nysparks.com

July 31 — Elizabeth Ellis
August 7 — Joe Bruchac
August 14 — Regi Carpenter
August 21 — Lyn Ford
August 28 — Tim Lowry
September 11— Margaret French


Erie Canal National Heritage Corridor announces
2016 Photo Contest Kicks Off! Share Your Best Photos Taken Within the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor


Share your best photos taken within the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor and take a chance at winning a spot in the 2017 Erie Canalway Calendar. Judges will select winning images in four contest categories:
On the Water
Along the Trail
Canal Communities Classic Canal


Please note that images must be horizontal format to fit the calendar.

This year’s first place winners will receive $100 thanks to a generous anonymous donor. Second and third place winners will receive non-monetary prizes.

Winning Tips
Look for scenes that say “Erie Canalway” and views that could be taken only here.

Avoid enhancing the color of your photos. Our judges are looking for real views over special effects.

Consider new vantage points for familiar scenes.


Deadline for submissions: August 26, 2016. Download rules and entry forms.


Staten Island Arts announces
“Maritime Visions, Sea Tales and Lighthouse Legends”

National Lighthouse Museum in association with Staten Island Creative Community and Creative Photographers Guild
CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS: Artists, Crafters, Retail, NFP, Food Vendors

FOR “Maritime Visions, Sea Tales and Lighthouse Legends”
A Juried Arts and Crafts Festival with a Maritime Character
Saturday October 1, 2016 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Rain Date: Sunday October 2, 2016 from 11 a.m. to p.m.
On the Promenade at Lighthouse Point/The National Lighthouse Museum
In the heart of New York Harbor, just a two-minute walk from the Staten Island Ferry

Submit: 2 images (.jpgs not to exceed 1,400 Pixels in longest dimension)/photos of your display and 2-4 detail images (.jpgs not to exceed 1,400 Pixels in longest dimension)/photos of you work, plus your name, address, phone #, cell#, e-mail address.

Submit via e-mail to: steven_weiss@verizon.net

Submit via mail to: Fritz (Steven) Weiss, National Lighthouse Museum, Promenade at Lighthouse Point #200, Staten Island, NY 10301

Submittal Deadline Via e-mail: July 10, 2016

Submittal Deadline Via mail: July 8, 2016

Notification will be made as entrants are accepted. Final Notification Deadline via mail and e-mail: July 11, 2016


ONGOING EXHIBITIONS AND PRODUCTIONS
Albany Institute of History & Art presents
Masterworks: 225 Years of Collecting
Wednesday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday: Noon–5 p.m.
Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12210
In 2016, the Albany Institute of History & Art will celebrate its 225th birthday. Few organization have such distinguished histories or can claim they were founded when George Washington was president. Coincidentally, the Albany Institute (known in 1791 as the Society for the Promotion of Arts, Agriculture, and Manufactures) established it first headquarters in New York City’s Federal Hall, the same building where President George Washington too the oath of office less than two years earlier. After moving to Albany with the State government in 1797, the Institute began a long process of collecting, originally natural history specimens and minerals, but eventually historical objects and works of fine and decorative arts, all created, owned, or used in the Upper Hudson Valley of New York. Today, the holdings of the Albany Institute stand out as the finest collection of art and historical materials from the region. To commemorate this significant anniversary, the Albany Institute is developing the exhibition Masterworks: 225 Years of Collecting, which will highlight works from its diverse collections, including paintings, furniture, silver, ceramics, sculpture, prints, and much more.

November 21, 2015 —September 4, 2016

The Folklife Center at Crandall Public Library presents
El Sueño de América / The Dream of America
Separation & Sacrifice in the Lives of North Country Latino Immigrants
Opening event: 2 p.m., January 23, 2016: Hey, Jesus was a Migrant Too by Dr. Ilze Earner
Folklife Gallery, Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen Street, Glens Falls, NY, 518/792-6508
Hours: Monday-Thursday 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and other times the Library is open
This exhibition is guest curated by Lisa Catalfamo, produced by the Folklife Center at Crandall Public Library, and funded in part by the New York State Council on the Arts, Folk Arts Program with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the NYS Legislature.
Schedule of Free Presentations:

Saturday, February 27, 2 p.m. All That is Left Behind Lisa Catalfamo & Betty Getty
Slide show of visit with families in Coyula, Mexico

Saturday, March 12, 2 p.m. Hidden in Our Midst Mary Jo Dudley, Cornell Farm Worker Program

Tuesday, March 22, 2:30 and 6:30 p.m. Las Marthas (2013 film, 69 minutes)
2 Mexican American girls follow the traditional celebration

Saturday, April 9, 2 p.m. Hey, Jesus was a Migrant Too by Dr. Ilze Earner
Hunter College - Silberman Sch. of Social Work

Saturday, April 16, 2 p.m. Immigrants, They Steal our Jobs? Film & Discussion
by Roy Germano, NY University

Tuesday, May 10, 2:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. After I Pick the Fruit (2011 film, 93 minutes)
The lives of 5 immigrant farmworker women over 10 years

Wednesday,May 11, 7 p.m. Local Latino Immigrants Panel
Discussion with business owners and community members

Thursday, June 2, 7 p.m. From Our Mouths Youth Panel
Experiences shared by 1st and 2nd generation Latino youth.

January 23, 2016 —August 31, 2016

Iroquois Indian Museum presents
35 Years of Iroquois Art: A Retrospective
Gallery open Tues-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun 12-5 p.m.
Iroquois Indian Museum, 324 Caverns Road, Howes Cave, NY 12092
Cost: $8 adults/$6.50 elders and students/$5 youth 5–12 years/under 5 years free
Contact: 518-296-8949
Celebrating the Iroquois Museum’s 35th year of honoring and presenting contemporary Iroquois arts and creative expression. Highlights from our early years of collecting, Excellence in Iroquois Arts recipients, IndianInk, Native Americans in the Performing Arts, and other exhibits. Featured artists Stan Hill, Sr; Peter B. Jones; Mary Adams; Julius Cook, Peter Jemison, and others.

April 1, 2016—September 30, 2016

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

Long Island Traditions announces
From Shore to Shore: Boat Builders & Boat Yards of Long Island
Opening reception: April 28, 6:00 p.m., with Nancy Solomon, Curator
Curator's talk with Nancy Solomon, May 15, 2:00 p.m.
Oyster Bay Historical Society, Angela Koenig Center, 20 Summit Street, Oyster Bay, NY, 516-922-5032
Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m-2 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
“From Shore to Shore: Boat Builders and Boatyards of Long Island” is an interpretive exhibit that examines the history and traditions of contemporary boat builders and boatyards, exploring their commitment to an endangered way of life in the wake of superstorms, decline in fishing and the expenses associated with traditional boat building and preserving boatyards. The exhibition also provides featured coverage of the Ida May Project’s replication of the 1925 oyster harvesting boat that worked Oyster Bay’s waters until 2009.

April 29, 2016 —September 4, 2016

City Lore announces
Opening Reception for Mad Hatters: New York Hats and Hatmakers
Opening reception: 7-9 p.m.
City Lore Gallery, 56 E. 1st Street, New York, NY 10003
Hours: 2-6 p.m. Wednesday & Friday; 12-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Free and open to the public
In New York City, every hat has something to say. New Yorkers wear many hats—literally. Many of us get dressed from the hat down. Whether we are going to Baptist church to the mosque or the orthodox synagogue, to the rumble or the dance, to the Easter Parade or the West Indian Carnival; whether we’re wearing a Hijab or a yarmulke, a Fedora or a Hamburg, a pork pie or a Leopard skin pillbox hat; whether you’re running for president or going to a Mets game, hats matter—and tell the rest of us who we are.

“Cock your hat, angles are attitude,” said Frank Sinatra, a New Yorker at heart. Hats were so important during his time, that Mr. Sinatra had his signature fedoras, specially designed with shorter brims than the average ones in order to appear taller to the untrained eye. Sinatra never left his hat at home and neither did the rest of the city during his time. Hats were a necessity, not only for fashion, but for blocking the sun as well. In the 1950s, however, the mass production of sunglasses and the prevalence of automobiles, not to mention James Dean’s coveted quaff, ushered in a new era where the everyday hat was no longer needed. But New Yorkers have never left behind their love of hats. In a city of astonishing diversity and traditions, there are still a lot of mad hatters running around the streets of New York.

Mad Hatters showcases the identities that New Yorkers carve out for themselves by donning a simple piece of headware in a crowded city. With special attention to the City’s defining grassroots folk cultures, the exhibit pays tribute to NYC’s master milliners while also documenting and celebrating the men and women who proudly wear hats to express their cultural traditions or simply for the hell of it. The show features a series of special hats made for the show by the New York Milliners Guild, illustrating “New York hat-itude.”


May 19, 2016 —July 31, 2016

Adirondack Museum presents
Weaving a Legacy: Mohawk Basketry Traditions
Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Adirondack Museum, 9097 NY-30, Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812
Cost: Free
Contact: 518.352.7311
Created in the region over the past 150 years, the extraordinary baskets on display are works of art, whether made for practical, commercial, or decorative purposes — or to mark important moments in the life of an individual or a community. From sturdy yet elegant utility baskets to more fanciful creations, all reflect the creativity and skill of their makers as well as the baskets’ deep cultural roots. During July and August, the exhibition will also host a series of basketmakers-in-residence, including Carrie Hill, Robin Lazore, Ann Mitchell, Natasha Smoke Santiago, and Sheila Ransom. The exhibition and related programs will reveal the significance of baskets in the Mohawk community and beyond; the materials, tools, and techniques used in their creation; how traditions are passed among generations; and how the community is working to preserve both the craft and the natural resources on which basketmaking depends. This new exhibition will feature artifacts on loan from the Akwesasne Cultural Center in Hogansburg and objects from the museum's collection.

May 20, 2016—October 10, 2016

Little Syria, NY: An Immigrant Community’s Life and Legacy
Hours: Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Visitor’s Center, Department of Records and Information Services, 31 Chambers Street, New York, NY
Before the construction of the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel and the World Trade Center, Manhattan’s lower west side was home to one of the largest and earliest communities of Arab Americans in the nation. Little Syria, NY: An Immigrant Community’s Life and Legacy tells the story of this neighborhood from its beginnings in the late 1800s to its legacy in Brooklyn and beyond. This exhibition was researched, developed and produced by the Arab American National Museum.

May 25, 2016—September, 2016

Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration presents
Via Antwerp: The Passengers of the Red Star Line, A European American Story.
Hours: 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Ellis Island Museum of Immigration, Statue of Liberty National Monument, New York, NY 10004, (212) 363-3200
There is no entrance fee, but the only way to visit is via ferry. Contact Statue Cruises at 1-877-523-9849 or statuecruises.com for ticket information and pricing
What did immigrants processed at Ellis Island experience before they arrived in New York? What did people have to do to get out of Europe? Where did they buy their ticket? Who told them how to travel? What was the journey towards the sea in 19th century Europe like? The Red Star Line shipping company (1873-1934) transported nearly 2 million emigrants from Antwerp, Belgium to the US and Canada. An estimated 90 percent arrived in New York. Using the history of the Red Star Line and Antwerp as an emigration port as focal points, the exhibition explores the first leg of the journey of all those European emigrants who came to the United States at the end of the 19th century, and the beginning of the 20th. Via Antwerp is a comprehensive exhibition containing graphic panels with text and images, multimedia with immigrant stories and testimonies and original artifacts. The narrative will follow a typical journey to the US around 1900, starting in a travel office of the Red Star Line in Russia, covering the illegal escape out of Russia, the train journey to Antwerp, the short transit through the city, procedures before embarkation, the ocean voyage and the arrival on Ellis Island. Travel objects, company publicity, art works and ship artifacts will be on display.

May 27, 2016—September 5, 2016

Taller Boricua presents
Opón Ifá
Curated by Nitza Tufiño, features the work of Maestro Elí Barreto Talavera
Opening Night Reception, 6 p.m.
Artist Talk Thursday, June 16, 2016, 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
This exhibit features the work of Maestro Elí Barreto Talavera with an opening night performance of “Embara Ni Okokan” La Mano que toca de Corazo / Toque de Tambor that calls for peace and harmony. An Opín Ifá (known as La Mesa de Ifá) in Latin America, is a divination tray used traditionally in African and Caribbean cultures, notably in the Ifá and Yoruba tradition.

June 10, 2016 — July 16, 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


Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art presents the
CAMPSITE: Hudson Valley Artists 2016
Curated by Corinna Ripps Schaming
Opening reception: Saturday, June 25, 5-7 p.m.
Hours: Wednesday-Sunday: 11 a.m-5 p.m.
Alice and Horace Chandler Gallery and North Gallery, Samuel Dorsksy Museum of Art, State University of New York, 1 Hawk Drive, New Paltz, NY 12561, 845.257.3844
Suggested Donation: $5
CAMPSITE: Hudson Valley Artists 2016 draws inspiration from the traditions, rituals, and aesthetics associated with the region’s rich history of summer camps. From tent grounds to sleepaway camps to pleasure resorts, these sites conjure up the promise of new adventures, diversions, libidinal pursuits, and unfettered experimentation. Summer camp can be an escape, a state of mind, or a metaphor by which to confront emotional longings and dislocations of daily life. Moving freely across artistic disciplines and mediums, including performance, textiles, painting, drawing, installation, video, and photography, CAMPSITE promises to transform the museum space into a locus of visual pleasures and unexpected activities where playful exploration leads to more serious engagement with the larger world.

The 14 participating artists are: Jessica Baker, Black Lake (Susan Jennings and Slink Moss), Elizabeth Ennis, Tara Fracalossi, Chris Freeman, Laura Kaufman, Thomas Lail, Meg Lipke, Michael Covello Odalla, Ruby Palmer, Jeff Starr, Amy Taluto, Katharine Umsted, and Chris Victor.


June 18, 2016 —November 13, 2016

Staten Island Arts presents
Staten Island’s Working Waterfront Presents: Memories Hold
Organized by Naomi Sturm, Daniel Ward and Staten Island Arts Folklife
Opening reception: Thursday, July 14, 7 p.m.
Hours: Monday-Friday: 11 a.m-7 p.m., Saturday 12-5 p.m.
Staten Island Arts Culture Lounge, St. George Ferry Terminal, 10 Ferry Terminal Drive, Staten Island, NY
Memories Hold is an interactive and multimedia exhibit that weaves together historical and contemporary material culture with personal narratives surrounding the intergenerational traditions of Staten Island’s waterfront communities, new and old. It will incorporate traditional water-based knowledge and authentic maritime folk customs from maritime pilots, tug boat captains, engineers, fisherman, sailors, longshoremen, brewers, and waterfront business owners. As the title playfully suggests, the exhibit documents memory, collective and individual, in a contemporary context as it relates to maritime artifacts and experience. From the heart of NYC’s last working waterfront, the exhibit creatively pairs field documentation and selected artifacts on loan from individuals and partnering institutions with recorded interviews, archival footage, and live performance (narrative storytelling and music) to holistically present the traditional knowledge and rich memories embedded in working, reading, and traveling Staten Island’s waters. Memories Hold will utilize three “History Harvests” during which members of the general public who work or have worked on the Staten Island waterfront, can bring in memorabilia to be documented and to share their stories in an informal group setting. The exhibit will also host a film series exploring the history of NY state water-based occupations, the lifecycles of waterfront economies and shipbuilding. Documentaries, Boom and Bust: America’s Journey on the Erie Canal, Graves of Arthur Kill, and Snug Harbor Shanties—Singing the History that Can’t be Found in Textbooks will be screened at the Culture Lounge. Discussion will be led by filmmakers and tradition bearers, connecting Staten Island to the New York harbor, the Erie Canal and the Great Lakes.

July 14, 2016 —September 18, 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

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