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June 28-July 4, 2015
Ashokan Music & Dance Camps presents
Western + Swing Week
View staff and details online
Ashokan Center, 477 Beaverkill Road, Olivebridge, New York 12461
Register online
Adults $775; Youth ages 13-25 $575; Children ages 5-12 $475; and Children under 5 Free
Tuition for the 2015 camp includes all meals, classes and activities. Comfortable and convenient on-site lodging is available for a reasonable fee. Lodging options can be selected during online registration. A deposit of $150 or more will hold your registration. Full payment is due six weeks before camp begins (Friday, May 15, 2015).
For more information, call (845) 246-2121 or email office@ashokan.orgB
Dance: Lindy and West Coast swing, Two step, waltz and other C&W dances, squares & contras, dance parties and more. Music: Fiddle, mandolin, guitar, steel guitar, piano, vocal technique, harmony singing, swing and country band clinics, improvisation, music theory, jam sessions, song swaps, and more.
Swing Dance BBQ – Saturday, June 27
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 available soon. Also available as an add-on during online registration for camp.
July 5-July 9, 2015
Ashokan Music & Dance Camps announces
Ashokan Family Camp
3 p.m. Sunday - Noon Thursday
Ashokan Center, 477 Beaverkill Rd, Olivebridge, NY 12461
Vist the websitefor more information
The Ashokan Center, 477 Beaverkill Road, Olivebridge, NY 12461, 845-246-2121
Cost: Adult: $375 (until Dec 1, 2014), $425. Younger than 21: $100-$375.
Jay Ungar & Molly Mason’s ASHOKAN FAMILY CAMP:
An all ages hands-on experience in Music, Dance, Storytelling, Puppetry, Nature and Crafts. Ashokan Family Camp will activate your fun button. In the beautiful, natural setting of the Ashokan Center in the mountains of upstate NY, families can enjoy a wide variety of age-specific classes for all skill levels along with full family activities. Ashokan Family Camp will leave you with hearts filled with joy and family memories that will last a lifetime.

Begin or improve on the guitar, fiddle, mandolin, ukulele, banjo or percussion
Join community sings (rounds, chorus songs, call and response)
Enjoy accessible community dancing
Learn to call dances
Make puppets and join a puppet show
Take part in jam sessions
Join a teen band or mixed age band
Make musical instruments from junk
Write songs. Learn to lead songs.
Try blacksmithing, tinsmithing or broom-making
Enjoy guided nature walks and other outdoor activities

Directors: Cathy Fink, GRAMMY Award Winner; and John Krumm, Music Educator and dance caller.

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July 12-July 16, 2015
Ashokan Music & Dance Camps presents
Guitar Week
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Ashokan Center, 477 Beaverkill Road, Olivebridge, New York 12461
Register online
$595 Adult; $495 Youth ages 13-25; $395 Child ages 5-12 (under 5 free) $395 Non-participant (includes meals and concerts, but no classes)BR> Tuition for the 2015 camp includes all meals, classes and activities. Comfortable and convenient on-site lodging is available for a reasonable fee. Lodging options can be selected during online registration. A deposit of $150 or more will hold your registration. Full payment is due six weeks before camp begins.
For more information, call (845) 246-2121 or email office@ashokan.orgB
World class guitar instruction featuring a variety of levels and styles including flatpicking, fingerpicking, swing/jazz, blues, folk and country, plus practical music theory, mini-concerts, jam sessions, song swaps and more! Ashokan 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, and folk finger-style, Bluegrass, blues and country flat-picking, and jazz/swing melody and accompaniment. Levels from beginner to advanced will allow you to hone your existing skills or try something new. Evenings will include mini-concerts and presentations, where our instructors will talk about and demonstrate their musical influences, share their iPods and answer questions.

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July 16-19, 2015
Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival
A Who’s Who of Bluegrass in the Beautiful Catskill Mountains
DAYS/HOURS: Wednesday, July 15: Ca.m.ping gates open at 7 a.m. for those with full festival tickets only. Thursday, July 16: Gates open at 8 a.m.. Music 1p.m. to 1 a.m.; Friday, July 17: Gates open at 8 a.m.. Music 11a.m. to 1 a.m. Saturday, July 18: Gates open at 8 a.m.. Music 11a.m. to 1 a.m.. Sunday, July 19: Gates open at 8 a.m.. Music 10a.m. to 3 p.m..
Walsh Farm, 1 Poultney Road, Oak Hill, NY
Buy tickets online
GREY FOX presents a wide range of award-winning bluegrass and acoustic music artists on five stages with workshops, dancing, and children’s activities. TICKETS go on sale January 1st. The full festival ticket includes on-site camping in the rough. We sell 4,000 full fest tickets. Childten 12 years old and under are admitted free with ticketed adult. Day tickets also available.

The Main Stage is where you’ll see and hear dozens of award-winning, internationally acclaimed artists. Located in the lower field, the intimate and relaxed Masters Stage is the site of dazzling instrumental and vocal workshops, mini-concerts and chats by your favorite bluegrass musicians.If you want to kick up your heels, learn some new steps and dance the night away to your favorite dance bands, the Dance Pavilion is absolutely the place to be! From opening day straight through to Sunday afternoon, young people have mountains of activities to enjoy: crafts, games, clowns, magicians and musicians. The Grass Roots Tent is the gathering place for amateur and semi-professional musicians alike who want to improve their playing. We offer free, hands-on learning sessions in banjo, guitar, mandolin, fiddle, dobro, bass and vocals taught by top players and teachers. At the Grey Fox Slow Jam Tent, entry-level players of all ages are encouraged to jam with others at their own speed. Camping at Grey Fox is flat and grassy. Tents, popups and RVs are all appropriate.


July 19-25, 2015
Ashokan Music & Dance Camps presents
Northern Week
View staff and details online
Ashokan Center, 477 Beaverkill Road, Olivebridge, New York 12461
Register online
Adults $775; Youth ages 13-25 $575; Children ages 5-12 $475; and Children under 5 Free
Tuition for the 2015 camp includes all meals, classes and activities. Comfortable and convenient on-site lodging is available for a reasonable fee. Lodging options can be selected during online registration. A deposit of $150 or more will hold your registration. Full payment is due six weeks before camp begins (Friday, June 5, 2015).
For more information, call (845) 246-2121 or email office@ashokan.orgB
Contras, squares, English dances, Scandinavian turning dances, fiddle, nyckelharpa, guitar, piano, singing, calling, band clinics, dance parties, jam sessions, song swaps and more!

Contra Dance BBQ – Saturday, July 18
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 available soon. Also available as an add-on during online registration for camp. Swing Dance BBQ – Saturday, June 27 (more info) 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 available soon. Also available as an add-on during online registration for camp.

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July 28–30, 2015
Teaching the Hudson Valley announces its
2015 Institute—Teaching for Engagement
Henry A. Wallace Education and Visitors Center, Franklin D. Roosevelt Home and Library, Hyde Park, NY
For more information, contact Debi Duke, 845-229-9116, ext. 2035, info@teachingthehudsonvalley.org
Keynotes: Jimmy Karlan, director of science teacher certification, Antioch New England, and Philip Yenawine, co-founding director, Visual Thinking Strategies.

Sample workshops: Suffrage & the Hudson Valley, Civic Literacy, Citizen Science, Legacy of the New Deal, What Would Eleanor Do?, and Understanding the Commons.

Field experiences: Garnerville Arts & Industry (Rockland), Storm King: Birth of the Environmental Movement (includes a hike), Saratoga Battlefield National Historic Park, Living building at Omega Institute with biomimicry workshop (Dutchess), and Advanced Manufacturing Project/3D Printing Initiative, SUNY New Paltz.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Lark Camp: World Music and Dance Celebration 2015
Lark In The Morning’s 35th Adult & Family Camps
July 31–August 8
Registration now open. Reserve your place!


Music and Dance from the World Over Music • Song & Dance Workshops • Cabins • Dances • Parties • Sessions • Great Food • Dance Hall • Dining Hall • Camping • Fire Circles • Mendocino Woodlands Redwoods in California Full Camp 8 Days or Half Camp 4 Days

Lark Camp promotes worldwide understanding through music and dance. Lark Camp provides an open forum for the exchange of creative ideas between musicians, singers, dancers, and composers. The Lark Camp experience is enhanced by motivational instructors and inspired students, who also share their passions and skills with the rest of the participants. Imagine idyllic days and nights in the magical redwood forest filled with all the music, dance, and good times you could possibly stand, and that’s kind of close to what Lark’s Music Celebration is like. You are free to take as many or as few of the workshops offered as you like; jam sessions 24 hours a day, big dances every evening. Plenty of good food, new friends, and musical stimulation. Truly a unique total immersion into the joys of nature, music and dance. Many workshops for the professional as well as the beginner! Find out about the history of camp, how the facility is layed out, what happens at camp, look at pictures and videos and much more here.


ONGOING EXHIBITIONS AND PRODUCTIONS
The History Center in Tompkins County presents
EXHIBIT: “CAPTAINS, COMMERCE, AND COMMUNITY: THE IMPACT OF THE ERIE CANAL ON TOMPKINS COUNTY”
Opening reception: Friday, September 5th, 2014 5-8 p.m.
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The History Center, 401 East State Street, Ithaca, NY (one block east of the Ithaca Commons)
For more information, please contact Catherine Duffy, Curator, at 607.273.8284 ext. 0
The History Center in Tompkins County will open their new exhibit “Captains, Commerce, and Community: The Impact of the Erie Canal on Tompkins County” on Friday, September 5th at 5 p.m.. The artifact-based exhibit will explore the lasting effects of the Erie Canal on Tompkins County. In 1828 the Seneca-Cayuga Canal, an extension of the Erie Canal, was opened, connecting Cayuga Lake, and therefore Tompkins County to the economic watercourse that spanned across most of New York State. Combined with the increasing ubiquity of railroads, the Canal system changed Tompkins County from a collection of quiet lake-side towns into a mass of booming centers of commerce and industry. Captains, Commerce, and Community will illustrate the changes and effects the Canal had on this region through representational artifacts from The History Center’s object collection. A series of themes will be explored over the course of the 12-month exhibit, which includes commerce (September through December 2014), boats and their builders (January through April 2015), and travelers and community folk (May through August 2015). This exhibit has been made possible through a generous grant from the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor. In 2012 the ECNHC funded the development of a Canalway object collection, and provided The History Center the opportunity to gain greater intellectual control over its object collection. Additionally, the project supported the complete inventorying of The History Center's permanent Open Storage display. As a result, The History Center has ascertained a classifiable collection of historical objects that directly relate to the Erie Canal.

September 6, 2014 —August 29, 2015
The New York State Museum, in collaboration with the Shaker Museum in Mount Lebanon, Hancock Shaker Village, and the Shaker Heritage Society (Albany), as well as the State Library and State Archives, present the exhibition
The Shakers: America’ Quiet Revolutionaries
Museum Open Tuesday-Sunday: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
New York State Museum, Cultural Education Center, 260 Madison Avenue, Albany, NY 12230
Admission: The NYS Museum is free. Donations are accepted at the door
The exhibition details one of the most significant and influential communal religious groups in American History. Artifacts from these preeminent Shaker collections will be exhibited together for the first time at the New York State Museum in November 2014. The Shakers launched a revolution parallel to the American Colonies’ struggle against British rule. As they sought religious freedom in America, their spiritual practices and community focus set them apart from greater society. Their devotional routines as well as their product innovations, marketing acumen and views towards gender equality seemed “revolutionary” to the outside world. Thematically divided into six areas, the exhibit will show how the Shakers’ unique model of an equal society challenged the norms of the new nation.

November 15, 2014 — March 6, 2016

Albany Institute of History & Art presents the exhibition
Triple Play: Baseball at the Albany Institute
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, February 6, 5-8 p.m. Please RSVP to 518/463-4478 x 403
W 10-5 p.m.; Th 10-8 p.m.; Fri. &Sat. 10-5 p.m.; Sun. Noon-5 p.m.
Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12210, 518/463-4478
The Albany Institute of History & Art is excited to present three exhibitions celebrating our passion for baseball! The centerpiece is BASEBALL: AMERICA’S GAME, organized by the Bank of America’s Art in our Communities program. It is complemented by two community-supported exhibitions, PLAY BALL! BASEBALL IN THE CAPITAL REGION and THE CLUBHOUSE: BASEBALL MEMORABILIA. Many items were borrowed from regional fans, community collectors, and museums. All three exhibitions contain nationally or regionally significant materials, such as photographs, signed bats and balls, stadium seats, trophies, pennants, jerseys, and more. We have an exciting rose of related events too, so be sure to check out our calendar!



February 7, 2015 — July 26, 2015

ArtsWestchester announces
ARTSEE 2015, A Festival of New Work in Westchester
See Calendar of Events
To request a 2015 ARTSEE Festival brochure, contact jwing@artswestchester.org with your mailing address. From March through July 2015, Westchester comes alive with vibrant cultural events in celebration of ArtsWestchester’s 50th anniversary. ARTSEE is a four month showcase of the creative spirit in Westchester County, New York, packed with dance, film, theatre, art exhibitions, concerts, conferences, open studios, poetry readings and more. Discover newly created work, Westchester premiers, and outstanding area artists. Be sure to mark your calendars and join the fun presented by more than 30 arts organizations in ARTSEE, a Festival of New Work in Westchester!
Enjoy ARTSEE Festival events at the following venues: ArtsWestchester, Axial Theatre, Blue Door Art Center, Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, Clay Art Center, Concordia Conservatory, Copland House, Emelin Theatre, Ernest Simons Loft Studios, Hamm & Clov Stage Company, Hudson Stage Company, Hudson Valley Center for Contemporary Art, Iona College Council on the Arts, Irvington Town Hall Theater, JCC of Mid-Westchester, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah Poetry Series, Kenise Barnes Fine Art, Licata-Syrig Designs, Mamaroneck Artists Guild, Media Loft Micro Gallery, Music Conservatory of Westchester, New Rochelle Council on the Arts, New Westchester Symphony Orchestra, Office of Cultural Affairs at Westchester Community College, OSilas Gallery at Concordia College, Peekskill Arts Alliance, Pelham Art Center, Purchase College, Rivertown Artists Workshop, Taconic Opera, The Mamaroneck Artists Guild, Westchester Collaborative Theater, Westchester Community College Center for the Arts, Westchester Community College Center for the Digital Arts, Peekskill Extension.


March 2015 — July 2015

Becoming Clear Comfort: History of a Landmark
Alice Austen House’s 30 Anniversary Exhibition
Tuesday to Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Alice Austen House; 2 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island, NY 10305
“Becoming Clear Comfort: History of a Landmark” brings to light the history of the museum’s National and New York City Landmark building, tracing its path from one-room Dutch farmhouse in the 1690s, to Victorian Gothic cottage and home to early American photographer Alice Austen (1866–1952), to protected landmark, to public museum. Presented upon the museum’s 30th anniversary and as part of the celebrations for the 50th anniversary of the NYC Landmarks Law, this exhibition explores the Alice Austen House’s significance in New York City history and tells the fascinating story of the saving of the house from threatened destruction. March 14, 2015 — August 30, 2015

Museum of the City of New York (MCNY) presents the exhibition
SAVING PLACE
Fifty Years of New York City Landmarks

10:00 a.m.-6 p.m.
Museum of City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue (at 103rd Street), New York, NY 10029
Suggested Admission: Adults: $14 Seniors, students: $10 (with ID); Self-guided student groups: $3/person; Ages 19 and under: Free; Members: Free
The Museum of the City of New York presents SAVING PLACE: 50 Years of New York City Landmarks, a comprehensive exhibition exploring the roots and impact of a landmark preservation movement that has transformed the City and been an engine of New York’s growth and success. Many believe New York’ pioneering Landmarks Law, enacted in April 1965, was the key factor in the rebirth of New York in the final quarter of the 20th century. It fostered pride in neighborhoods and resulted in neighborhood preservation in every borough, connecting and motivating residents and bringing new economic life to older communities. It ensured that huge swaths of the city remain a rich complex of new and old. It also ensured the creative re-use of countless buildings. At the same time, a new body of important architecture has emerged as architects, clients, and the Landmarks Preservation Commission devised innovative solutions for the renovation of landmark buildings and for new buildings in historic districts. The law spawned creativity in architects’ responses to building preservation that has enhanced the cityscape in all five boroughs. Through original documents, drawings, paintings, photographs, building pieces, and more, the exhibition surveys how the landmarks movement developed in New York, going back to early preservation efforts in the beginning of the 20th century. At large tables in the center of the exhibition gallery, visitors will see models and building samples showing the restoration of landmarks all over the city, the creation of new architecture in historic districts, and the addition of new buildings atop or next to landmarks. Examples include models of Diane von Furstenberg’s offices in the Meatpacking District and Norman Foster’s glass skyscraper atop the Art Deco Hearst Building. Also included in the exhibition are architectural fragments from the destroyed Pennsylvania Station and other buildings, maps, infographics, and interactive opportunities to explore landmarks in the city. Saving Place is curated by Donald Albrecht, the Museum’s Curator for Architecture and Design, and Andrew S. Dolkart, the Director of the Historic Preservation Program at Columbia University, with consulting curator Seri Worden, formerly Director of the James Marston Fitch Charitable Foundation.
The Museum will offer an ambitious menu of public programs in conjunction with the exhibition, ranging from a symposium on April 20, to discussions, to lectures, to walking tours. The Museum’s Frederick A.O. Schwarz Children’s Center has designed special programs for students and teachers. Visit the website for more details on upcoming programs.


April 21 —September 13, 2015

...and beyond
Ward Museum at Salisbury University presents
EXHIBITION: The Art of Sporting and Playing
Opening Reception May 16 during the Ward Museum̱s Festival of Delmarvalous Traditions
Ward Museum 909 South Schumaker Drive, Salisbury, Maryland 21804
Gallery Hours: Monday - Saturday: 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sunday: Noon - 5 p.m.
The Delmarva Peninsula has been a vacation destination and playground for centuries, with tourists and locals alike drawn to its beaches, carnivals, hunting grounds, birding havens, and other attractions. The Art of Sporting and Playing celebrates those traditions, locations, and communities that make up the fun, high-spirited, and sometimes competitive side of Delmarva. From pony penning to fox hunting, carousel rides to muskrat skinning, this summertime exhibit in the Ward Museum’s LaMay Gallery will explore the art and artifacts that represent the region’s rich traditions of sport and play.

May 15, 2015 — September 20, 2015

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