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Tuesday, July 1, 2014
Schwartz Center for Performing Arts presents
Matuto
7:30 p.m.
Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, 430 College Avenue, Ithaca, NY, (607) 254-2787
Cost: Tickets are free and will be available in the theater lobby starting at 6:30 p.m. on the day of the performance.
Imagine the sound of a Brazilian Carnival in the Appalachian Mountains, with exotic percussion laying the foundation for blues-drenched vocals, Telecaster twangs, accordion acrobatics, and folksy fiddle tunes. Now, imagine these sounds in the hands of some of New York City’s finest young improvisers as they light up club and festival stages worldwide. Matuto embraces modern techniques and global influences to create a unique and inspired sound.

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June 29th –July 5th, 2014
Ashokan Music & Dance Camps announces
Western + Swing Week
The Sweetback Sisters | Lindy Hop Heaven Jay and Molly's Swingology | Matt Glaser | Kevin Wimmer | Gerald Ross | More...
See full schedule online
The Ashokan Center, 477 Beaverkill Road, Olivebridge, NY 12461, 845-246-2121
Register online for the camp: Tuition for the week is $775 (only $745 if you register on or before March 15th!) and includes all meals, classes, and activities. There are discounts for children and teens.
Lindy and West Coast swing, country western dances, squares and contras, fiddle, mandolin, guitar, steel guitar, harmony singing, piano, swing and country band clinics, improvisation, music theory, dance parties, jam sessions, song swaps, and more!

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Wednesday, July 2, 2014
The Folk Music Society of N.Y., Inc/ N.Y. Pinewoods Folk Music Club presents
Folk Open Sing
7-10 p.m.
Info: Frank, 212-533-2139
Ethical Culture Society, 53 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn (near 2nd St.)
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.

July 4, 5, and 6, 2014
The 23rd Annual Great Blue Heron Music Festival
Gates open 9:00 a.m. Friday, Music starts at about 3:00 p.m. Friday and ends at dusk on Sunday
Sherman, New York
Ticket sales begin March 1, 2014. Save $20 per person by buying Early Bird Tickets March 1st – May 6th.
For more information, 716/761-7190 or info@greatblueheron.com
A summer tradition since 1992, the Great Blue Heron Music Festival is an annual celebration that brings thousands of music lovers to the rolling hills of Western New York each July. With a wide variety of live original music on three stages – including the Main Stage, the intimate Tiger Maple Stage and a big-top Dance Tent that swings through the night – plus instrument workshops, dance lessons, and activities for both children and teens, the festival provides many ways to enjoy the Independence Day weekend. And that is why so many music fans come back year after year, sharing the event with family and friends while camping out among the breezy fields and shady woods that grace the property. Over 100 performers — see the 2014 artists.

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Saturday, July 5, 2014
Caffè Lena presents
Harpeth Rising
8 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $16, Member $14, Child and Student $8
Buy tickets online
Called “an Americana sensation,” and “the future of original string music,” Harpeth Rising’s gorgeous sound is the convergence of a classical education and a passion for folk, Americana, blues, bluegrass and all things acoustic. Named for a small but powerful river in Tennessee, they create original songs that layer rich instrumental arrangements with four-part harmonies and lyrics that depict wanderlust, eternal curiosity, class struggle and extraordinary love.

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Sunday, July 6, 2014
New York Folklore Society partners with the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor and the Greater Brockport Development Corporation for
Sundays on the Canal: William Heyen and Friends — Poetry Readings
1:00 p.m.
Welcome Center, 11 Water Street, Brockport, NY
Cost: Free
NYFS Director Ellen McHale said: “The New York Folklore Society is thrilled to have the opportunity to work on this project with the Village of Brockport and the Erie Canal Museum, as it strengthens our mission to support the traditional arts of the entire state of New York.”

The Folk Music Society of N.Y., Inc/ N.Y. Pinewoods Folk Music Club presents
Ice Cream Social and Song Swap
7:30 p.m.
OSA Hall, 220 E. 23rd Street, Suite 707, (2nd and 3rd Ave), New York, NY
Admission $10; children, under 12, $5.
ASAP: Please tell us that you are coming, what’s your favorite flavor, and if you want non-dairy; e-mail: DW(at)folkmusicny.org or 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 Frank Woerner, leader of our Brooklyn Open Sings. 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.

Caffè Lena presents
Dylan Perrillo Orchestra
7 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $16, Member $14, Child and Student $8
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Based in the Capital District this large, colorful ensemble came together to celebrate the beginnings of jazz, especially tunes from the 1920s to 1940s. With ten musicians in the group, they cover Billie Holiday to Louis Armstrong, Al Bowlly, Annette Hanshaw, Coleman Hawkins, Lester Young, Charles Mingus, Eric Dolphy and a healthy sampling of contemporary musicians as well. Their joyful approach turns every performance into a music party for all to enjoy.

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Staten Island Arts announces
S.O.S. Action Guide Artist Lecture 8-10 p.m.
Culture Lounge; St. George Ferry Terminal, Staten Island, NY 10301
Cost: Free
In correlation with Tattfoo Tan’s Sustainable.Organic.Stewardship. exhibit, author Patricia Watts will be presenting the S.O.S. Action Guide, a 36-page, how-to-guide for educators, community groups, and individuals. S.O.S. (Sustainable. Organic. Stewardship.) is a multiyear project that Staten Island artist Tattfoo Tan began in 2009 to address how we can live more sustainability. S.O.S. is the logo or brand that the artist wears as a merit badge on his coveralls while performing eco-actions such as activating his S.O.S. Mobile Classroom while working with school age children. It is his motto and is part of his “do-gooder” identity or invented boy scout personae which he incorporated into his art practice after taking certificate courses in composting, pruning, permaculture, and neighborhood leadership in New York City. The S.O.S Guide gives the reader permission to co-opt Tan’s creative strategies to activate citizens so that anyone can recreate or replicate his vision for a sustainable future in their own backyard. Patricia Watts is the founder of ecoartspace, one of the first websites online dedicated to art and environmental issues. New York City curator Amy Lipton joined Watts and together they have curated numerous exhibitions, participated on panels, given lectures at universities, developed programs and curricula, and written essays for publications from both the East and West Coasts. They advocate for international artists whose projects range from scientifically based ecological restoration to product based functional artworks, from temporal works created outdoors with nature to eco-social interventions in the urban public sphere, as well as more traditional art objects.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Caffè Lena presents
Storytelling Open Mic featuring Marni Gillard
7 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: No advanced ticket sales. Tickets may be purchased at the door.
“Through stories we see ourselves as if in a mirror,” says Marni Gillard, who discovered storytelling while teaching middle school English in Niskayuna. After almost 20 years of teaching, Marni left the classroom to tell stories full time. She performs for all ages at schools and universities, libraries, museums, prison facilities, houses of worship, family gatherings, and festivals. She reminds us all that we have a storyteller alive within. Open Mic participants have a 10-minute limit unless prior arrangements have been made with the hosts, Margaret French, Christie Keegan and Jeannine Laverty. Tellers are reminded that storytelling is narration without the use of written text—telling, not reading.

The Legendary Conjunto Chappottín y Sus Estrellas: Direct from Cuba for a Historic, Inaugural Tour of the United States
6:30 p.m. Dance Party
7:30 Concert
Lincoln Center, Damrosh Park, New York, NY
Tickets: $17
The legendary son ensemble, Conjunto Chappottín y Sus Estrellas, designated a national treasure in Cuba, finally makes its US. debut after more than 60 years of existence and achieving an equal length of mythic status both in Cuba and the United States. With Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts at the helm of this endeavor serving as the lead presenter and a generous supporter of this inaugural tour, Conjunto Chappottín y Sus Estrellas will begin its inaugural stateside tour during Lincoln Center’s annual Midsummer’s Night Swing. The Lincoln Center performance will include pre-show dance lessons with Cuban artist Carlos Mateu and dance party led by DJ Babaloo beginning at 6:30 p.m. The main attraction, Conjunto Chappottín y Sus Estrellas start at 7:30 p.m. Conjunto Chappottín y Sus Estrellas are the icons of Cuban son music, the musical form with West African and Spanish origins that gained international popularity in the 1930s, laid the foundation for more contemporary Latin forms like salsa, and has consequently become one of the most influential musical forms in Latin America. Conjunto Chappottí was first inaugurated when Arsenio “El Ciego Maravilloso” Rodriguez, the innovative bandleader who popularized the form with the addition of brass instruments over a traditional rhythm section, left his Havana ensemble in the capable hands of fellow band member and trumpeter Felix Chappottín. Rodriguez left for New York to receive medical treatment for his worsening eyesight, never to return due to his growing fame in the US, but in the 1950s Chappottín transformed that band into one of the tightest, most beloved bands on the island. Since then, the ensemble has been handed down through three consecutive generations of familial trumpeters, maintaining the original sound, style and stamp of that legendary group. Its current director is Jesus “El Nino” Angel Chappottín Coto, the grandson of Felix. His father before him, Angel Jose de los Santos “El Negro” Chappottín Valdes, directed the ensemble well into the 1990s until his son took over. As a 12-piece ensemble Conjunto Chappottín y Sus Estrellas features a universally revered brass section, notoriously silky smooth Caribbean-tinged vocals, and one of the most rivaled rhythm sections out of Cuba featuring guest artist and Havana native, master percussionist Joaquin Pozo.

See Conjunto Chappottín y Sus Estrellas also at the Grass Roots Festival in Trumansburg, NY, July 17–20, 2014 and in Schenectady on July 20, 2014 (more info below).

...and beyond
The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, Salisbury University, hosts
Panel and Discussion about the Ward Brothers
Film screening: “Nature’s Counterfeiters: Lem and Steve Ward”

3-5 p.m.
The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, 909 South Schumaker Dr., Salisbury, MD 21804
There is no entrance fee or registration required. For more information, call 410-742-4988, ext. 104, or visit www.wardmuseum.org
The Ward Museum will host a screening of the 14-minute film “Nature’s Counterfeiters: Lem and Steve Ward.” This new original film showcases the artwork and chronicles the lives of the Ward brothers. Following the movie there will be a round table discussion of the impact that Lem and Steve Ward had on the art of wildfowl carving. Notable guests on the panel will include Tommy Linton, Lem Ward’s grandson, and Oliver “Tuts” Lawson, a protégée and friend of the Ward brothers. The event will conclude with a questions and comments session.

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Thursday, July 10, 2014
Grayson Hugh & Polly Messer
Doors open 7:00 p.m., Show 8:00 p.m.
SubCulture Arts Underground, 45 Bleecker St., Downstairs, New York, NY
Tickets: $15 in advance / $20 day of performance
Internationally acclaimed singer/songwriter, blue-eyed soul legend and pianist Grayson Hugh is known for his global mega-hits (“Talk It Over,” “Bring It All Back,” “How ’Bout Us”) as well as his songs in blockbuster movies Thelma and Louise and Fried Green Tomatoes. Hugh’s debut album Blind To Reason, was released on RCA Records in 1988. Hugh has been wowing audiences and gathering loyal fans around the world ever since with his masterful piano playing, his poetic lyrics and his soulful singing. Blind To Reason went Gold in the US and overseas and his follow-up release Road To Freedom in 1992 was called one of the year’s best albums by Billboard Magazine. His songs have been called “poems set to music” and his voice has been compared to some of the greatest soul legends of our time. In 2010, Hugh released his long-awaited comeback album, An American Record. Performing with Hugh is his wife and harmony singer Polly Messer, a former member of the swing band Eight To The Bar and the New York-based rockabilly band Eugene Chrysler.

City Lore Gallery presents
Generations on the Writers’ Bench: Graffiti Then & Now
7-9 p.m.
The City Lore Gallery, 56 E 1st St., New York, NY 10003
Admission: Free
For more information: aronner@citylore.org or 212-529-1955 x13
The City Lore Gallery will host a discussion Generations on the Writers’ Bench about the graffiti scene in New York City from the golden age to the present. Participants include:
Disco Bryso
ClawMoney
Fabel
Part
Snake188

During the golden age of graffiti in New York City in the 1970s and 1980s, the Writers’ Bench was located at 149th Street at the convergence of the 2 and 5 lines. It was a place where graffiti writers gathered to watch the art on the trains as they passed by. This infamous meeting spot served as the unofficial base for founders of a movement that forged the path for hip hop culture in New York City and the world at large. Evoking the same spirit of these underground meetings, City Lore invites panelists to convene and tell their stories of graffiti in NYC amongst Henry Chalfant and Martha Coopers’ photographs. Join us in conversation between contemporary graffiti writers facing the challenges of an increasingly policed city and graffiti writers of the golden age whose work influenced an art form that continues to thrive in cities all over the country and the world.

The Folklife Center of Crandall Public Library and Summerland Music Society present
CITY LIGHTS
7 p.m.
Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen Street, Glens Falls, NY
Admission free, donations appreciated
Pianist Cary Brown will provide a live, improvised soundtrack for the classic silent film from 1931. Considered to be the crowning achievement of Chaplin’s career as an actor and director, City Lights was ranked 11th on the American Film Institute’s “100 Years...100 Movies” list of the greatest films of all time. This will also be the debut performance of Crandall Library’s new Yamaha grand piano, purchased with assistance from the Leo Cox Beach Philanthropic Foundation.

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Friday, July 11, 2014
Flushing Town Hall announces
YOGA IN THE GARDEN
7 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall’s Garden, Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Suggested Admission: $5 / Members Free
Bring yor yoga mats and enjoy a beautiful sunset yoga session in our beautiful garden. Teachers from Yumcha Yoga Studio will lead everyone in a series of poses, followed by kirtan singing from the Indian bhakti devotional tradition. Suitable for all levels.

Caffè Lena presents
Tumbling Bones and
Jean Rohe & the End of the World Show

8 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $16, Member $14, Child and Student $8
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Tumbling Bones employs nothing but acoustic instruments, tap shoes and their glorious voices on a folky mix infused with the energy of rock ‘n’ roll. These boys are establishing themselves as one of today’s preeminent vocally-driven roots groups with their nuanced a cappella gospel numbers and inventive harmony arrangements. Just now releasing their first full-length CD, they have already played NPR’s A Prairie Home Companion, cracked the Top 10 on the Roots Music Report’s folk radio chart with their debut EP, and toured to critical acclaim across the US and Europe. Jean Rohe is a graceful and visionary multi-lingual singer and composer, mixing jazz, folk, and Brazilian traditions on narrative songs that range from fantastical riffs on old folktales to autobiographical 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 eclectic and genre-bending 8-piece ensemble, Jean Rohe & The End of the World Show, showcases a unique musical voice that sounds like a love song for a world imperiled.

Alyssa Robbins CD Release Concert
Doors open 7:00 p.m., Show 8:00 p.m.
SubCulture Arts Underground, 45 Bleecker St., Downstairs, New York, NY
Tickets: $13 general admission / $18 including CD
Our Time Was Here We Just Forgot to Be is the third studio album released by singer/songwriter Alyssa Robbins. A rockier departure from her first two albums (Wet Behind the Ears and The Other Side of the World), Robbins growls and snarls her way through stories of haunted Brooklyn streets, changing seasons, and a lovers insanity all with a touch of sensitivity and heart ache. With the lyrical prose of Aimee Mann and the voice of Etta James, Our Time was Here... provides the perfect balance of whiskey-swigging rock and gin-sipping soul.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
THE SLAMBOVIAN CIRCUS OF DREAMS
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $25 advance/$30 at the door
Formed in Sleepy Hollow over a decade ago, The Slambovian Circus Of Dreams (AKA The Grand Slambovians) pioneered the alt-folk/americana genre, staying on the fringes of the music industry and under the radar while producing several critically acclaimed studio albums. “One of the finest American bands out there.”—All Music Guide; “Songs imbued with mystical stirrings and idealism...they took the stage by storm!”—New York Times

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Saturday, July 12, 2014
Shaker Museum presents
Artist Talk: Sculptor, artist, and woodworker Francis Cape 11 a.m.
North Family Wash House, Shaker Museum, 202 Shaker Road New, New Lebanon, NY 12136, 518-794-9100
Sculptor, artist, and woodworker Francis Cape has created a series of benches based on original designs from utopian groups. At Mount Lebanon, they represent seven distinct intentional communities. Please join Francis Cape in a gallery talk this weekend to learn more about the communities, ideas, and processes that went into creating UTOPIAN BENCHES. See the exhibition notice below in "Exhibitions" section of this page.

The Folk Music Society of N.Y., Inc/ N.Y. Pinewoods Folk Music Club presents
Singing Party in The Ring Garden in Inwood
2 p.m.
At Dyckman Street and Broadway in the Inwood section of Manhattan.
Subway: “A” train to Dyckman – 200th Street: Garden is due West across Broadway with the Butterfly sign on the wrought iron fence. “#1” train to Dyckman – 200th Street, walk 4 blocks West to Broadway. Car: Henry Hudson Pkway to Dyckman St exit, then head East 3 blocks to Seaman Ave. Garden is on the corner with the iron fence around it. (Parking is on street and a little difficult to find, but easier than many parts of the city.) Call for more explicit directions: Arthur Sherry 212-569-2629, In case of rain, we will move indoors to Arthur’s apartment nearby.
Admission is free.
Bring instruments, voices and light snacks to share. Cups, plates, utensils, a small cooler with ice and a canopy for shade will be provided. There are many places within the garden to sing /jam so all can have fun doing what they like most. Bring a lunch bag or there are convenient stores nearby to purchase food and drinks. Clean water fountain on premises. Bring folding chairs and blanket. There is a small lawn area to stretch out on. About half the area is sunny, half moderate shade. Rest rooms are in the park across the street, about 100 yards away. Signs will be posted at the garden.

Earlville Opera House presents
Magpie A MIGHT HARD ROAD The Music of Woody Guthrie & Pete Seeger
7:00 p.m.
Earlville Opera House, East Main Street, Earlville, NY, 315/691-3550
Cost: Free
To reserve your seats, call 315-691-3550 or email info@earlvilleoperahouse.com and include your phone number, # in your party, # of children and your address for your reservation.
Magpie presents A MIGHTY HARD ROAD: The life and music of Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger in a 45-minute performance with 40-minute songwriting workshop. The musicians and audience return to the stage after the workshop for the second half of the concert with a another short set including hopefully some new tunes. A cookie break is planned between the two sessions. Today, we celebrate this centuries-old tradition. Making music and singing is one of the most powerful tools for building strong families and strong communities.
This free performance and the following songwriting workshop are funded, in part, with a grant from the NYS Office of Children and Family Services through the Madison County Youth Bureau.

Caffè Lena presents
Susan Trump
8 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $16, Member $14, Child and Student $8
Buy tickets online
For years Susan Trump has been winning fans with her singing, her outstanding instrumental skill, and her clear, relaxed teaching style. She has won awards in both banjo and mountain dulcimer competitions. Her magic stems from her ability to link the pastoral, tranquil images of traditional rural America to our contemporary life. Her songs touch the heart, recall the past, and inspire the times ahead. Her sense of humor always adds a fresh touch to her performances, combined with her outstanding artistry on the mountain dulcimer, guitar, banjo, and fretless banjo.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
SLAM ALLEN Band; also LIPBONE REDDING & The Lipbone
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $20 advance/$25 at the door
As a new inductee into New York’s Blues Hall Of Fame—and nine years on the road as James Cotton’s lead guitarist, vocalist, and song writer—it is Slam Allen’s time to shine! With a powerful show steeped in energy, love and killer guitar chops, an evening with Slam Allen will raise your spirits to new heights and give you a soul-stirring time you won’t soon forget. Lipbone Redding weaves funky rhythms, catchy original songs, brash humor, soulful singing, and inventive guitar playing with exotic and percussive vocal sounds such as throat singing, bass, and beat-boxing, and his astonishingly realistic lip-tromboning. Lipbone Redding is not merely an imitator of the trombone, this lip schtick luminary artfully transcends instruments of brass! But, the real magic is how Redding makes his audience feel: joyful, inspired, elated, and never wanting the night to end.

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Sunday, July 13, 2014
Museum at Eldridge Street presents
All of a Kind Family Walking Tour
11 a.m.-Noon
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002, 212.219.088
$15 per family
RSVP
A summer favorite! You loved Ella, Henny, Sarah, Charlotte, and Gertie in Sydney Taylor’s All-of-a-Kind Family, now see where they lived. If you’ve read this beloved classic — or even if you haven’t — come discover the Lower East Side of a century ago. Explore the streets where the sisters played, prayed, studied, and read, and experience childhood in the old neighborhood. Along the way, taste pickles from a barrel and buy some delicious treats from an old-fashioned candy store.

New York Folklore Society partners with the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor and the Greater Brockport Development Corporation for
Sundays on the Canal: Garth Fagan Dance School Ensemble
1:00 p.m.
Welcome Center, 11 Water Street, Brockport, NY
Cost: Free
NYFS Director Ellen McHale said: “The New York Folklore Society is thrilled to have the opportunity to work on this project with the Village of Brockport and the Erie Canal Museum, as it strengthens our mission to support the traditional arts of the entire state of New York.” Fagan’s ever-evolving dance language draws on many sources: sense of weight in modern dance, torso-centered movement and energy of Afro-Caribbean, speed and precision of ballet, and the rule breaking experimentation of the post-moderns.

Flushing Town Hall announces
Free Summer Concert: SOUL PARTY — OLD SCHOOL R&B
Dance lesson at 1 p.m. Concert begins at 2 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall’s Garden, Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
(Rain location: Theatre)
Cost: Free
Soul Party weaves through the “Old School Rhythm & Blues” music that set the tone in America during the turbulent changes of the 1960s, featuring popular songs of Junior Walker and The All Stars, Marvin Gaye, The Temptations, Bill Withers and Johnnie Taylor.

Schenectady: The Music Haven Concert Series celebrates 25 years in Central Park!
Eileen Ivers
Special Guest: Annalivia
7 p.m.
The Agnes Macdonald Music Haven Stage, Central Park, Schenectady, NY
(Rain site for all performances is Proctors)
Free to the public
She’s played with Sting, Hall & Oates, The Chieftains and Patti Smith. She’s the original star of “Riverdance” and a nine-time All Ireland Fiddle Champion.

Caffè Lena presents
Marshall Crenshaw
7 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $28, Member $25, Child and Student $14
Buy tickets online
Marshall Crenshaw broke out with the 1982 chart-topper “Someday, Someway” and was “seen as a latter-day Buddy Holly at the outset, but soon proved too talented and original to be anyone but himself.” His sweet, honest power pop songs have continued for 25+ years, feeding the repertoires of Bette Midler, Ronnie Spector, the Gin Blossoms and his own albums on RCA, Warner Brothers and Razor & Tie.

Ashokan Music & Dance Camps announces
ASHOKAN GUITAR SUMMIT
7:30 p.m.
The Ashokan Center, 477 Beaverkill Road, Olivebridge, NY 12461, 845-246-2121
Tickets: $15 advance / $20 day of show / Teens and children $10, under 5 free.
A fabulous evening of guitar music and songs in the beautiful new performance hall at The Ashokan Center, Olivebridge, NY. Featuring guitar greats Chris Eldridge, Matt Munisteri, Ari Eisinger, Mamie Minch, Happy Traum, and J. D. Pendley.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
GABRIEL BUTTERFIELD Band, featuring the music of Paul Butterfield
7:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $20 advance/$25 at the door
Gabriel Butterfield is the eldest son of the late, great Chicago harmonica player Paul Butterfield, the first white harmonica player to develop a style original and powerful enough to place him in the pantheon of blues greats. Gabriel grew up on tour with his father—the music is literally in his blood. His Woodstock-based band includes Steve Guyger, Jimmy Eppard,and Jim Curtin—collectively veterans from Jimmy Rogers, Annie Lennox, Levon Helm, Miles Davis, Paul Simon, The Band, Joe Louis Walker, Gil Evans and Orleans. “These seasoned music veterans have all come together in mutual respect for my father and to honor one of music’s legendary pioneers and influences, for which I am very touched and forever grateful,” states Gabriel.

July 13th – 17th, 2014
Ashokan Music & Dance Camps announces
Guitar Camp
For more information, see ashokan.org/camps/guitar-camp
The Ashokan Center, 477 Beaverkill Road, Olivebridge, NY 12461, 845-246-2121
The Ashokan Guitar Camp has been designed to offer guitarists of all levels an opportunity for real immersion and growth on the instrument, while providing an atmosphere conducive to connecting with other guitarists for shared music-making, wisdom, and wizardry. Participants should emerge with new repertoire and techniques, a reinvigorated sense of direction and purpose for further studies, and a greater confidence and joy in creating music. (More details and registration coming soon!)

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July 14-18, 2014
Dreamcatcher Events presents
Zakir Hussain’s Path of Rhythm Retreat Check In at 3 p.m. on Monday, July 14, 2014
Check Out at 11 a.m. on Friday, July 18, 2014
View Schedule/ Full Moon Resort, Big Indian, NY
Register online
Join Zakir Hussain, Steve Smith, Antonia Minnecola and special guests for a 4-day retreat full of percussion, drum circles, tabla and more! All levels welcome. Immerse yourself in music by walking the path of rhythm all day long—from chanting and hand clapping exercises that will teach you to speak the language of rhythm to the tradition of the masters who have gone before. The rhythm tradition of India is ancient, profound, and alive in the hands of Zakir Hussain, the consensus master tabla player of our time. His father, Allarakha, partnered with Ravi Shankar in the 1960s to introduce America to classical Indian music, and Hussain has become the bridge that has connected the Indian tradition with Western music.

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Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Staten Island Arts announces
The Permaculture Exchange 8 p.m.
Culture Lounge; St. George Ferry Terminal, Staten Island, NY 10301
Cost: Free
Claudia Joseph will present her work at The Permaculture-Exchange. The Permaculture-Exchange was established in 1998 to facilitate the free exchange of ideas, materials and labor pertaining to permaculture. Permaculture is more than just good gardening. It is a lifelong approach to analysis, actions and social structures that results in better relationships, more functional systems and a clearer understanding of everything necessary for human communities to thrive. Claudia Joseph, founder and Director of the NY Permaculture Exchange, is a permaculture teacher, consultant, and community gardener. As the Director of Environmental Programs at the Old Stone House, she has designed and installed a permanent useful landscape with students, apprentices and volunteers as well as the programs and events that promote community sustainability. Ms. Joseph has designed eight garden areas at The Old Stone House and two areas at the adjacent Middle School 51 have been shaped by permaculture principles and cooperatively installed with middle-school students, adult students and volunteers. The themes of self-reliance and environmental stewardship are reflected in plantings for food, medicine, craft material, wildlife support and water catchment. An ongoing experiment of utilizing the public commons is underway.

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014
Museum at Eldridge Street presents
Book Launch — The Acrobat: Selected Poems of Celia Dropkin
11 a.m.-Noon
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002, 212.219.088
Free event
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Translators Faith Jones, Jennifer Kronovet, and Samuel Solomon bring the works of Lower East Side Yiddish poet Celia Dropkin to an English-speaking audience. Their keen translation captures the lyrical and emotional quality of Dropkin’s poems, which were originally written in the 1920s and 1930s. Join Jones and Solomon as they talk about and read from Dropkin’s works.

The Center for Traditional Music and Dance and FolkColombia Música y Danza present
Taller Vallenato with Alejandro Zuleta and Hugo Carlos Granados, Rey de Reyes
7-9 p.m.
El Taller Latino Americano, 2710 Broadway, 3rd Floor, (@104th Street), New York, NY 10025
Free Admission
For more information contact Jorge Arévalo Mateus.
Alejandro Zuleta, the New York based composer, pianist and producer conducts a taller (workshop) with master vallenato accordionist Hugo Carlos Granados, the Rey de Reyes, or King of Vallenato. Introducing Granados to New York City audiences for the first time, Zuleta interviews Granados to explore the rich history and dynamic tradition of the vallenato accordion. Maestro Granados will discuss the greatest exponents of the tradition and what it means to be el Rey! Joined by Zuleta and Nestor Gomez, Jr. on caja, Hugo Carlos Granados will demonstrate each of los aires (or styles): Son, Paseo, Merengue, and Puya, and why he is the Rey de Reyes!

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Thursday, July 17, 2014
The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
SHOWCASE EVENING with Leah Nikolaya; Joe & Steve; Delia Byrne
7:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $10 (free to members)
Our showcases feature the best of local and regional talents that deserve the attention of a wider audience; and a wider audience deserves the pleasure of their music too, so come check it out!

July 17-20, 2014
Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival
A Who’s Who of Bluegrass in the Beautiful Catskill Mountains
Walsh Farm, 1 Poultney Road, Oak Hill, NY
Call 888.946.8495 or 315.724.4473 for more information
Full Festival (Camping Included) – $165; Kids 12 and Under – Free
Buy tickets online
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 17-21, 2014
SEEGER FEST: Five Days of FREE Music – Dance – Film – Boat Rides – Photo Exhibit
In Honor of Pete and Toshi Seeger
Thursday, July 17: Hudson River Park
July 17, 7:30 p.m. Opening Night: Pete Seeger: The Power of Song, an Emmy-award winning documentary on Pete Seeger’s life as a musician and activist. This event will be an evening alongside Pete Seeger’s beloved Hudson River at Pier 46 at Charles St. in Manhattan. The Chapin Sisters, Kristen Graves and others will sing a one-hour concert with the backdrop of the setting sun. Then there will be a screening of Pete Seeger: The Power of Song, an Emmy-award winning documentary featuring Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Bonnie Raitt, and others. Bring dinner and a picnic blanket and celebrate Pete Seeger on a Hudson River pier. Arrive early as Seating will be limited. More information can be found at: www.hudsonriverpark.org/events/pete-seeger-the-power-of-song

July 18, 7 p.m. Bardavon Opera House Presents: A Memorial Service for Pete Seeger Friends and Family gather to share stories and songs. The Memorial Service for Pete Seeger is the only official memorial service for Pete Seeger. Friends and family come together to remember their friend, neighbor, and mentor at a local Hudson Valley theater where Pete played hundreds of times. Limited seating available. Tickets will be available at the Bardavon Opera House, 35 Market Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601. More Information at www.bardavon.org/event_info.php?id=751&venue=bardavon

July 19, 12-5 p.m. The South Bronx Seeger Festival, Hunt’s Point Riverside Park, Lafayette Ave. & Edgewater Rd. Folk, reggae and hip-hop artists will headline The South Bronx Seeger Fest, a community festival on the bank of the Bronx River. Jasiri X, Roots Revelators, The Chapin Sisters, The Owens Brothers and surprise guests from SummerStage and Lincoln Center Out of Doors will play a riverfront festival honoring Pete and Toshi Seeger. Rocking the Boat, a youth empowerment organization that builds boats with Bronx teens, will be hosting the South Bronx Seeger Fest. Rocking the Boat will offer boat rides and free food as well.

July 19, 5-8 p.m. Song Circle and Potluck Supper The Beacon Sloop Club, 2 Red Flynn Dr., Beacon NY. The Beacon Sloop Club hosts a small song circle and potluck supper in honor of Pete and Toshi. Throughout the years the Beacon Sloop Club acted as a second home to Pete and Toshi who were regulars at the Sloop Suppers and truly devoted to restoring the historic Hudson River. The Beacon Sloop Club pays homage to two of their most unforgettable neighbors by continuing in the traditions they loved and holding an honorary potluck supper with a song circle, just like Pete and Toshi attended in the old days.

July 19, 8 p.m. Film and Photo Exhibit at El Taller El Taller Latino Americano (2710 Broadway, 3rd Floor, New York, NY). El Taller Latino Americano hosts a small exhibition of rarely seen photos and films of the Seegers. A selection of photography and film of the Seegers including home movies and family candids sheds light on little-known aspects of the famous figures. Celebrating 35 years of community involvement, El Taller upholds the legacy of cultural equality and education set forth by the music and activism of Pete Seeger.

July 19, 8 p.m. Square Dance at Ashokan The Ashokan Center (477 Beaverkill Rd., Olivebridge, NY). To commemorate how Pete and Toshi met in 1939 the Ashokan Center will proudly be hosting a square dance to honor the two. Located in the Catskills, The Ashokan Center has been a frequent supporter of the music and message advocated by Pete Seeger, having most recently performed on the stage dedicated to Toshi Seeger. Best known for hosting community and environmental programs the Ashokan Center pays tribute to Pete and Toshi Seeger through a community celebration of song and dance.

July 20, 4 p.m. Lincoln Center Out of Doors Presents: A Memorial Concert Honoring Pete & Toshi Seeger; Artists who worked with Pete and Toshi Seeger come together to honor their friends and mentors. Location: Damrosch Park, W. 62 St. Between Amsterdam and Columbus Ave., NYC. A Memorial Concert for Pete and Toshi Seeger is a free, large-scale event presented by Lincoln Center Out of Doors. The musicians who knew Pete Seeger the best and worked with him the most are coming together to play tribute to their lifelong friend and mentor. There will be performances by Judy Collins, Peter Yarrow of Peter, Paul and Mary, Holly Near, Fred Hellerman of The Weavers, Paul Winter Consort, Dar Williams & Dan Zanes, Martha Redbone, Guy Davis, George Wein, Tom Chapin & The Chapin Sisters, David Amram with Adira &Alana Amram, Tiokisan Ghosthorse, Emma’s Revolution, Kim & Reggie Harris, Mike & Ruthy, Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion and many others. Speakers will include singer/activist Harry Belafonte and filmmaker Michael Moore. Attendance for event will be on a first come first serve basis. More Information at http://lcoutofdoors.org/events/a-memorial-concert-for-pete-and-toshi-seeger

July 21, 6 p.m. City Parks Foundation Presents: New Songs of Justice: An Evening Honoring Pete Seeger Location: SummerStage, Rumsey Playfield (near E. 72nd St. / 5th ave Entrance) Central Park, NY
An Evening Honoring Pete Seeger is a Hip-hop, Indie-rock, punk and folk show where artists come together who are committed to using music as a tool for change. Produced and hosted by Gina Belafonte, Harry Belafonte’s daughter, Kitama Cahill-Jackson, Pete Seeger’s grandson and music activist Jason Samel, this concert brings brings very different musicians together who stand for a common cause: using music as a way to fight injustice. Artists include Amanda Palmer (solo acoustic), Anti-Flag (acoustic), Michael Glabicki of Rusted Root, Steve Earle, Rebel Diaz, Toni Blackman, James Maddock, Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion and many others. There will be sets by DJ Kool Herc. More Information at http://summerstage.donyc.com/events/2014/07/21/

Finger Lakes Annual GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance
Trumansburg Fairgrounds, Trumansburg, NY (10 miles north of Ithaca, NY on Rt. 96)
Tickets: Order online
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 band selection reflects the eclectic tastes of our ‘amorphous committee,’ a difficult to nail down group of musicians and artists who lean toward roots related and world music. GrassRoots doesn’t hesitate to bring you great music you’ve never heard of before. Every year wonderful new bands are discovered and presented along with many old and true friends. The schedule will be available online.

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Friday, July 18, 2014
Caffè Lena presents
Jes Hudak
8 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $16, Member $14, Child and Student $8
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Piano-based pop singer-songwriter Jes Hudak splits her time between Los Angeles and her hometown of Saratoga Springs. Her emotive pop style was honed at Caffè Lena’s open mic, with weekly appearances that began at the age of 13. She self-released her first album in the ninth grade. Since then, Jes has performed alongside Maroon 5 and Gavin DeGraw, and toured with Enrique Iglesias as the sole female backup singer for the Central American Insomniac tour. She sang the National Anthem at Giants Stadium and has performed on a national TV commercial. She placed second in a field of thousands on ABC’s Platinum Hit. She is receiving heavy national airplay in Australia, and one of her songs achieved gold status. After getting married last winter she spent the spring writing new songs, which she’ll debut on her homestage tonight.

Jeffrey Gaines
Doors open 7:00 p.m., Show 8:00 p.m.
SubCulture Arts Underground, 45 Bleecker St., Downstairs, New York, NY
Tickets: $18 in advance / $20 day of performance
Jeffrey Gaines has been heralded for his soul-searching lyrics and his powerful live performances. With only his voice and a guitar for accompaniment, Jeffrey Gaines has earned a reputation as a captivating performer entertaining his audiences everywhere he goes. On the road for over 150 nights a year, Gaines is preparing to record his eighth CD, featuring all previously unreleased songs (first studio album since 2003’s Toward The Sun). In 2001, Gaines released Always Be (Artemis) to both critical and commercial praise. Featuring his emotional interpretation of “In Your Eyes” and his own soaringly beautiful “Always Be,” the album hit #5 on R&R Callout America CHR/Pop list, also reaching #45 on the Billboard Heatseekers Chart. Gaines’ impressive catalogue grew with 2003’s Toward The Sun, produced by Mitchell Froom (Elvis Costello, Bonnie Raitt, and Crowded House). Throughout his career, Gaines has built a rapport with his fans unlike any other in popular music today. Gaines goes as far as letting his fans influence the songs he performs each night. Based on that relastionship with the audience, Gaines released Jeffrey Gaines Live (CD/DVD) in 2004, followed by 2012’s Live In Europe, which was recordied during his 25-city tour with Joe Jackson.

The Folk Music Society of N.Y., Inc/ N.Y. Pinewoods Folk Music Club presents
John McCutcheon
8 p.m.
St. John’s Church, 81 Christopher Street, Manhattan, between Bleecker St and 7th Avenue South.
Contribution: $22 general public; $18 members of FMSNY; $10 full-time students and those under 17.
Tickets at the door or online (service fee applies).
Information 212-957-8386
Legends – a series showcasing some of the great performers in various folk fields. With John’s deep roots in American traditional music, his approach to writing reflects both a simplicity and a layered complexity that creates songs that are always more than they seem. “He is a master at the difficult craft of the ballad,” touted the Boston Globe. “Storytelling with the richness of fine literature,” added the Washington Post. “One of our country’s best songwriters,” said Pete Seeger. As an instrumentalist, John is a master of a dozen different traditional instruments, most notably the rare and beautiful hammer dulcimer. His songwriting has been hailed by critics and singers around the globe. His thirty recordings have garnered every imaginable honor including seven Grammy nominations. He has produced over twenty albums of other artists – from traditional fiddlers, to contemporary singer-songwriters, to educational and documentary works. His books and instructional materials have introduced budding players to the joys of their own musicality. And his commitment to grassroots political organizations has put him on the front lines of many of the issues important to communities and workers.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
The WILLY AMROD Band
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $20 advance/$25 at the door
Willy Amrod’s Brand X was one of the first signings to Sire Records by Seymour Stein (B52s, The Talking Heads, The Pretenders, Madonna). Since then, his sound has been compared to everything from Johnny Cash to James Brown; and country blues to funky soul.

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Saturday, July 19, 2014
NEW MUSEUM BLOCK PARTY
12 p.m.-5 p.m.
Sara D. Roosevelt Park and New Museum, 235 Bowery, New York, NY 10002
Admission: Free
All Block Party guests will receive complimentary admission to the New Museum on the day of the event.
Join the New Museum for our annual Block Party in Sara D. Roosevelt Park! Enjoy a day of interactive projects and performances inspired by current exhibitions and New Museum programs. Afterwards, head over to the Museum to participate in family-friendly tours of our upcoming exhibition “Here and Elsewhere,” For more information and up-to-date schedule, please check the Block Party event page.
ArtsWestchester announces
Korean Lotus Flower Lantern Workshop
1:30-2:45 p.m.
Hammond Museum & Japanese Stroll Garden, 28 Deveau Rd., North Salem, NY
Learn about Korean crafts and culture at the Hammond Museum this Saturday. Enjoy traditional Korean refreshments while members of The Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project show you how to make lovely traditional lotus flower lanterns using colorful paper and wire frames. Try your hand at the art of hangul (Korean calligraphy) as well, demonstrated by artist Sunwha Gil

City Lore announces
Bronx Rising! Spirit of Aña: Women & Drums Festival
4-8:30 p.m.
Bronx Music Heritage Center (BMHC), 1303 Louis Niné Blvd., Bronx, NY
Free, $5 suggested donations
The Bronx Music Heritage Center presents a day of programming celebrating women and percussive traditions in Africa and in New York City, which will be co-produced by The Duke Ellington Center for the Arts. There will be a screening of the Rwandan film, Sweet Dreams, followed by a Q&A. Shekere and dance lessons will be provided by members of the Legacy Women Drummers, Manuela Arciniegas and Cynthia Renta. And there will be a performance by the all-woman Brazilian drum group, Batalá NYC. The program will include long-time City Lore teaching artist Manuela Arciniegas (founder of Legacy Women Drummers) and City Lore Documentary Institute alumnus, Seyi Adebanjo.
4:00 p.m. | Screening of the Rwandan film, “Sweet Dreams” followed by a Q&A with the director
6:00 p.m. | Dance and shekere lessons by members of the Legacy Women Drummers
7:00 p.m. | Screening of film clip, Ova: Something Happened on the Way to West Africa followed by Q&A with the director
7:30 p.m. | Music by the all-woman Afro-Brazillian drum band Batalá NYC

Staten Island Arts announces
SLIDELUCK Staten Island: Women’s Work
7 p.m. Potluck * 9 p.m. Slideshow
Alice Austen House; 2 Hylan Boulevard, Staten Island 10305
On Saturday, July 19th, we will have our first Slideluck on the waterfront of Staten Island at the historic Alice Austen House! Alice Austen (1866–1952) was a truly dynamic and modern woman. She was one of America’s earliest female photographers, landscape archtitect, master tennis player, and early automobile adopter. She lived with a female companion for 30 years in the Victorian Gothic cottage that will host this show. To celebrate her independent and rebellious spirit, the theme of this show will be Women’s Work. The featured photography, artwork and multimedia pieces will explore the current state of women’s lives and interests around the world. This theme may be addressed from a variety of perspectives, including inspiring success stories to revealing profound adversities to more playful interpretations. Our aim is to create dialogue and awareness about the issues women face globally.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
ALBERT CUMMINGS Blues Band
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $25 advance/$30 at the door
Albert Cummings is widely regarded as one of the finest blues guitarists and singers on the scene today. Since his debut album produced by Stevie Ray Vaughn’s rhythm section Double Trouble, Cummings has provided some of the most powerful blues music of the 21st century. In 2012, Cummings released his sixth album, No Regrets, to critical acclaim—debuting at #1 on ITunes Blues Charts and at #5 on the Billboard Blues Charts. Cummings energetic live shows are proof that he is one tough act to follow, and he has shared the bill with everyone from BB King, Buddy Guy, Johnny Winter, Sherly Crow, Susan Tedeschi and many others.

Caffè Lena presents
Roy Hurd with Frank Orsini
8 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $16, Member $14, Child and Student $8
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With a huge following throughout the Adirondack region, Roy Hurd’s impact has also stretched to Nashville, where he composed for artists such as Paul Brant, The Oak Ridge Boys, and Duane Steele. His lyrics reflect the country independence and love of nature, family, and good times that is so much a part of life in the mountains. His crowd-pleasing melodies range from roadhouse rock to sweet folk ballads, creating a night of mountain music that can be enjoyed by all. He’ll be supported in this show by the superb fiddling and harmony vocals of Frank Orsini.

...and beyond
Concert: Netsayi
8 p.m.
Courtyard Café or Club B-10, MASS MoCA, 87 Marshall Street, North Adams, MA, (413) 662-2111
Tickets: $20 preferred / $12 advance / $16 day of
This Zimbabwean contemporary folk star is among the most captivating and original singer-songwriters to emerge on the world music scene in a decade. Bono, one of her scores of champions, calls her “anarchic and joyous, thoughtful and mischievous.” Netsayi combines some of our favorite sounds: think Joan Armatrading meets Angélique Kidjo. See her here before you see her everywhere.

Saturday and Sunday, July 19–20, 2014
New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announces the:
“Death and Diplomacy”: 240th Anniversary of Sir William Johnson’s Final Council, Death and Funeral special event
10 a.m.5 p.m.
Johnson Hall State Historic Site, 139 Hall Avenue, Johnstown, NY, 518/762-8712
Parking for the event will be at the Johnstown High School. A shuttle service will operate between Johnson Hall and the school parking lot throughout each day.

Johnson Hall State Historic Site Anniversary Lecture Series: “The Wampum Chronicles: A Rotnonhsión:ni Cultural History”:
To begin the weekend event
Death and Diplomacy: The 240th Anniversary of Sir William Johnson’s Final Council, Death, and Funeral, Darren Bonaparte will introduce visitors to a time when colonists and natives alike engaged in wampum diplomacy by the Great Council Fire using more than twenty historic wampum belts he has reproduced to illustrate his narrative. Darren is a Mohawk storyteller, the author of Creation & Confederation: The Living History of the Iroquois, and the creator of www.wampumchronicles.com.

At noon, 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. the Akwasasne Retirenenhawi will perform traditional songs from the Haudensaunee culture. At 1 p.m. a re-creation of the final Indian council, based on original council minutes, will be presented in front of the Mansion. At 2:30 p.m., a talk on the fur trade at Johnson Hall will take place at the former site of Sir William’s Trade House. The final council re-creation will continue at 3 p.m., which will include the collapse of an ill Sir William Johnson during the meeting, and the announcement of his death shortly after. The Mansion will then be opened between 4 p.m. and 5 p.m. to portray a home in traditional 18th century mourning, including Sir William’s coffin and draped mirrors and portraits.

Throughout the afternoon Olaf Jansson will demonstrate 18th century blacksmithing skills near the site of the original blacksmith shop. Glenn Bentz will discuss Haudenosaunee History at his temporary camp in front of the Mansion. Rich Hamell, retired Monroe College professor, will present his highly researched collection of reproduction wampum belts, and will discuss the history and process of making wampum from shell to belts. Hamill will be set up in Sir William’s room in the Mansion.

On Sunday, the event continues with an open house draped in mourning from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. At 1pm Sir William’s funeral procession will form in recorded order and mourners dressed in appropriate period mourning attire will bear the casket of Sir William to St. Johns Church. At 2 p.m. Father Thomas Pettigrew will deliver the funeral service using one of the original surviving sermons delivered on July 13th, 1774. The mansion will then reopen between 3 p.m and 5 p.m. for an open house.

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Sunday, July 20, 2014
Museum at Eldridge Street presents
Lower East Side Walking Tour
11 a.m.-12-30 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002, 212.219.088
$25 per person, includes a light nosh - Space is limited and RSVP is required
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Once home to the largest Jewish population in the world, the Lower East Side still bears traces of Jewish life from the turn of the last century. Visit synagogues, Yiddish newspaper buildings, socialist hot spots and more while sampling treats from local vendors, including the best pickle shop in New York City.

The Center for Traditional Music and Dance and FolkColombia Música y Danza, in conjunction with the Queens Museum present
FolkCOLOMBIA en el Parque 2014 (FolkCOLOMBIA in the Park 2014)
COLOMBIA: Country of Carnivals — Riosucio en Nueva York
A Celebration of Colombian Independence Day!
Noon to 5 p.m.
At the Queens Museum and Flushing Meadows Corona Park (located in front of the Unisphere)
Free Admission
A stellar program showcasing the diverse music and dance traditions of Colombia. The annual event celebrates Colombia’s official Independence Day. This years’ event, under the brilliant Artistic Direction of Ramiro Antonio Sandoval (Tabula RaSa NYC Theater), offers a cultural experience like no other to New York audiences, one that pays tribute to one of the most significant carnivals in Colombia: the Carnival de Riosucio! Recreated in Queens, the cultural and symbolic significance of carnival themes are highlighted, bringing together Colombians (and audiences from outside the community) in a festive and collective expression of unity and celebration. Designed to delight the entire family, the playful spirit of a benevolent “little devil” (diablito) invites everyone to participate in the traditions of Carnival de Riosucio, with traditional music, dancing, and parading cuadrillas (groups) in colorful theme costumes. FolkCOLOMBIA’s dramatic representation of Riosucio reproduces the two “Plazas” (or town squares) of Risosucio, invoking a public space where disparate communities come together to celebrate their unbridled joy of Colombian Independence through the spirit of the Carnival-satire, parody, and caricature abounds, as the large and humorous burla (burlesque) displays the deeply Colombian sensibilities of humor, irony, and love for Carnivals! Special guest artists Las Alegres Ambulancias will appear in NYC for the first time, representing the Afro-Colombian cuadrilla (or “team”) from Palenque de San Basilio. Speakers of the rare Palenque language, Las Alegres Ambulancias will perform a set of unique, life-affirming Lumbalu/cabildo music, with antecedents in African musical and linguistic forms. In addition, special guest Hugo Carlos Granados, El Rey de Reyes (“King of Kings”) of vallenato accordion, will duel with the diablo in a mock piqueria (or contest of skills), enacting the myth, Francisco el Hombre, while also invoking the annual competition at the Festival de la Leyenda Vallenata ( held in Valledupar). FolkCOLOMBIA Musica y Danza will also hold talleres (workshops) with both Las Alegres Ambulancias and El Rey de Reyes that are free and open to the public, at El Taller Latinoamericano (July 22) and Queens Museum (July 24). And not to be missed will be the set of “arnival Hits” performed by the FolkCOLOMBIA ALL STARS, the supergroup made up of the most talented Colombian musicians, bandleaders, composers, arrangers, dancers and choreographers in New York City, including Alejandro Zuleta (Vallenato Collective), Ronald Polo and Moris Cañate (Grupo Rebolu), Martín Vejarano (La Cumbiamba Eneyé), Pablo and Anna Mayor (Folklore Urbano), Daniel Fetecua (Pajarillo P’intao) and Rubén Dario (Los Viajeros de la Danza), along with invited guest musicians and dancers.

New York Folklore Society partners with the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor and the Greater Brockport Development Corporation for
Sundays on the Canal: Papaloti Mexican Folkloric Dance School
1:00 p.m.
Welcome Center, 11 Water Street, Brockport, NY
Cost: Free
NYFS Director Ellen McHale said: “The New York Folklore Society is thrilled to have the opportunity to work on this project with the Village of Brockport and the Erie Canal Museum, as it strengthens our mission to support the traditional arts of the entire state of New York.”

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.

Schenectady: The Music Haven Concert Series celebrates 25 years in Central Park!
Conjunto Chappottìn y Sus Estrellas
Special Guest: Maria Zemantauski
7 p.m.
The Agnes Macdonald Music Haven Stage, Central Park, Schenectady, NY
(Rain site for all performances is Proctors)
Free to the public
With roots stretching back to the 1940s, Conjunto Chappottìn y sus Estrellas is one of the most renowned Son bands in all of Cuba. This classic and classy big band—on its first tour of America—features horns, vocals, congas and bongos in a vibrant dance explosion of Afro-Cuban grooves.

Caffè Lena presents
Bernice Lewis with The Twangtown Paramours
7 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $15, Member $12, Child and Student $7.50
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With a sound called “Sophisticated Americana,” the Twangtown Paramours offer a hybrid of Nashville and Austin, TX. After spending a summer on the Folk DJ and Country Roots charts, the Paramours were named one of the Artists on the Verge by Bluegrass Special magazine, and were chosen as finalists in the prestigious Kerrville New Folk competition. Mike is a busy session guitarist and sideman in Nashville, and Mary Beth is an in-demand vocalist for a huge range of recording projects. On stage they are gracious, warm and full of folksongs that matter. With almost four decades of performing and a half dozen acclaimed CDs, Bernice Lewis has built a solid national reputation. She has studied vocal improvisation with Bobby McFerrin, guitar technique with Alex DeGrassi and Guy van Duser, and songwriting with Rosanne Cash and Cris Williamson — resulting in a featured performances on NPR’s Mountain Stage and at the Kennedy Center. Tonight she celebrates the release of Checks and Love Letters, her first album in 8 years. Just so happens it was produced in conjunction with the Twangtown Paramours, so we anticipate much harmonious collaboration in tonight’s concert!

Earlville Opera House presents
John McCutcheon ~ Folk Icon & Guitar Master
8:00 p.m.
Earlville Opera House, East Main Street, Earlville, NY, 315/691-3550
Tickets: $20-$35 Order tickets online.
John McCutcheon has written hundreds of songs and garnered more than his share of accolades. His eclectic catalog of ballads, historical songs, children’s songs, love songs, topical satire, fiddle and hammer dulcimer instruments, and even symphonic works are among the broadest in American folk music. His 36 albums have earned 6 Grammy nominations. His songwriting has been hailed by critics around the world; his song Christmas in the Trenches is considered a classic and was recently named one of the 100 Essential Folk Songs.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
The KEVIN McKRELL Band featuring Brian Melick
7:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $20 advance/$25 at the door
Kevin McKrell has been sharing his love of celtic, bluegrass and folk from Carnegie Hall standing ovations to other stages around the country sharing the stage with the likes of Travis Tritt, Alison Krauss and Sam Bush.

July 20th – 26th, 2014
Ashokan Music & Dance Camps announces
Northern Week
Tidal Wave | Lissa Schneckenberger Band Andrea Larson & lydia ievens| Jay & Molly | Noah VanNorstrand | Rachel Bell | More...
See full schedule online
The Ashokan Center, 477 Beaverkill Road, Olivebridge, NY 12461, 845-246-2121
Register online for the camp: Tuition for the week is $775 (only $745 if you register on or before March 15th!) and includes all meals, classes, and activities. There are discounts for children and teens.
Contras, squares, English dances, Scandinavian turning dances, fiddle, Hardingfele, guitar, piano, singing, calling, band clinics, dance parties, jam sessions, song swaps and more!

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Monday, July 21, 2014
ArtsWestchester announces
Agostino Arts (Live Face Painting and Storytelling)
7-8 p.m.
Riverfront Green Park, 50 Hudson Avenue, Peekskill, New York 10566
Cost: Free
Ever wanted to know what it was like to be a lion? A fairy? Let the artful face painters of Agostino Arts transform you and find out! Or, watch as members of the audience become “living art” as makeup artist Christopher Agostino brings stories to life with his one-of-a-kind performances called StoryFaces. Agostino tells traditional folklore and original stories, using a face as his canvas. From adventures that captivate audiences with comedy or entrance them with ancient tales of morals, you will come away with mystifying stories to share, all painted on your face.

John McCutcheon
7:30 p.m.
View Arts Center, 3273 State Route 28, Old Forge, NY 13420, 315.369.6411
Tickets: $25/$20 members Order tickets online.
An American folk music singer and multi-instrumentalist who has produced 34 albums since the 1970s. He is regarded as a master of the hammered dulcimer, guitar, banjo, autoharp, mountain dulcimer, fiddle, and jawharp.

July 21-July 25, 2014
The Arts Center of the Capital Region presents
EXPLORATORIUM: CREATIVE THINKING CAMP
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Arts of the Capital Region, 265 River Street, Troy, NY 12180
Instructor: Ismet Mamnoon
Register: Member:$235 | Non-Member:$250 | Materials Fee: $50
Enrollment Max: 20
Ever wondered how your brain works in such fascinating ways? In this unique camp you’;ll get creative in ways you never imagined, thinking beyond the box, and taking part in activities that develop the essential life skills of creative thinking and problem solving with lead teachers Ismet Mamnoon and Pamela Szalay. Creative Thinking is recognized as a core 21st century skill, and is an attribute needed to face the diverse challenges of the future. In this camp, taught by graduates of the International Center for Studies in Creativity, and compiling more than 50 years of research, you’ll have a unique opportunity to learn and develop your creative skills. Come join us for a week of brain burning fun!

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Staten Island Arts announces
Growing Cities, a film about urban farming in America
2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m.
Culture Lounge, St. George Ferry Terminal, Staten Island, NY 10301
Cost: Free
Living Restoration will host screenings of Growing Cities, a film about urban farming in America. Growing Cities is a documentary film that examines the role of urban farming in America and asks how much power it has to revitalize our cities and change the way we eat. The film follows two friends on their road trip across the country as they meet the people who are challenging the way this country grows and distributes its food—from those growing food in backyards to make ends meet; to educators with the goal of teaching kids to eat better; to activists seeking a meaningful alternative to the industrial food system, and more. By showcasing innovative ways urban dwellers are producing food, the film will inspire people to engage more deeply with their food system—whether that means growing tomatoes in a windowsill or getting a flock of backyard chickens. At its core, the film asks viewers to reimagine what’s possible in urban settings and shows how everyone can be a producer in a society driven by consumption. Adrian Wilton from Living Restoration and John Rodriguez from Staten Island Economic Development will be leading a talk back after the screenings!

ArtsWestchester announces
International Music and Dance: Irish Music and Dance starring Niall O’Leary
7-8 p.m.
Ossie Davis Theater, New Rochelle Public Library, 1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle, New York
Cost: Free
World Champion dancer from Dublin, Ireland, Niall O’Leary is a master instructor, choreographer, soloist and director of the Niall O’Leary Dance Troupe in New York City. The dancers in his Troupe, from all around the world, blend their influences and experiences to create an exciting Irish Dance Show, combining traditional forms with new choreography. For all ages. First-come/first-served to the capacity of the library’s Ossie Davis Theater. Doors open at 6:45 p.m.

The Center for Traditional Music and Dance and FolkColombia Música y Danza present
Talleres con Las Alegres Ambulancias/Workshops with Las Alegres Ambulancias with Moris Cañate
7-9 p.m.
Taller Latino Americano, 2710 Broadway, 3rd Floor (@104th Street in Manhattan). Phone: (212) 665-9460.
Free Admission
Moris Cañate and Las Alegres Ambulancias introduce Lumbalu traditions associated with San Basilio de Palenque, including music, dance, customs, and food. Through palenquero, a hybrid laguage of Spanish blended with African linguistic elements and logic, they discuss the history and structure of Lumbalu, and why are there nine nights (Novena). Las Ambulancias will demonstrate rhythmic patterns associated with the African cultures from which they derive: Carabali, Akua, Congo, and what they signify.

Schwartz Center for Performing Arts presents
John McCutcheon
7:30 p.m.
Schwartz Center for Performing Arts, 430 College Avenue, Ithaca, NY (607) 254-2787
Cost: Tickets are free and will be available in the theater lobby starting at 6:30 p.m. on the day of the performance.
One of America’s most respected and loved folksingers, John McCutcheon is a master instrumentalist and powerful songwriter, storyteller, activist, and author. He is a master of a dozen different traditional instruments, most notably the rare and beautiful hammer dulcimer. Called “one of our country’s best songwriters" by Pete Seeger, John McCutcheon has written hundreds of songs, from ballads, historical songs, children’s songs, and love songs to topical satire and even symphonic works.

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Wednesday, July 23 2014
The Folklife Center of Crandall Public Library presents
BATMAN: 75 Years of Batman
11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen Street, Glens Falls, NY
Costumes • games & activities • cartoons • free giveaways • art & memorabilia • special guest appearance.
Come in Costume and be eligible to enter a drawing for prizes at Glen St. entrance.
Earn a free Batman at 75 comic (as supplies last) by defeating 6 villains: Joker • Poison Ivy • Catwoman • Penguin • Two Face • Riddler. Pickup up a game card at Glen St. entrance and hunt for villains around the Library.
Batman Imagined, original art contest and collectibles in the Folklife Gallery (all family friendly, original art must be received by Friday, July 18 to be eligible for prizes).

Batman Film Series all day in the Community Room:
10:30 a.m. Batman: The Animated Series (TV-PG)
11:30 a.m. Batman: Mask of the Phantasm (PG)
1:00 p.m. Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman (PG)
2:30 p.m. Batman Beyond
3:30 p.m. Son of Batman (PG-13)
5:00 p.m. The Dark Knight (PG-13)

Batman Arkham Challenge & Injustice Battle Event — PS3 & PS4 Gaming Hub on 2nd Floor. Marketplace to buy books, graphic novels and collectibles (10 a.m. to 4 p.m.): Northshire Bookstore Saratoga & Devious Don’s Comics on 1st Floor. Suit-up as Batman with homemade mask, cape and emblem (as supplies last) workshop downstairs in Folklife Gallery. Build a Lego Gotham City (11 to 2; 3:30 to 7 p.m.) Children’s Department. Lego Batman the Video Game Experience (4 to 7 p.m. only) Children’s Department. Special guest appearance by Batman.

Caffè Lena presents
Acoustic Blues Jam with host Sonny Speed
7 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Admission is $5 No advanced ticket sales. Tickets may be purchased at the door.
If you have the Blues, play the blues, or love the Blues we got you covered! Caffè Lena, The Saratoga Acoustic Blues Society and the Capital Region Blues Network have teamed up to present a monthly acoustic blues open mic. We’re looking for acoustic Blues players of all ages, styles, and playing levels to present Blues originals and covers on the famed Caffè Lena stage. Get connected with members of SABS and the CRBN as well as other Blues fans and become a part of what’s happening in the Blues scene. 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 will be held on the 4th Wednesday of the month and hosted by SABS & CRBN member Sonny Speed. Sign up is 7p.m. Names are pulled out of a lottery at 7:30 p.m. A monthly featured act opens up with a short set. The open mic follows.

Leif Vollebekk
Doors open 7:00 p.m., Show 7:30 p.m.
SubCulture Arts Underground, 45 Bleecker St., Downstairs, New York, NY
Tickets: $12 in advance / $15 day of performance
Leif Vollebekk spent two years searching for perfect takes. This search took him from his home in Montreal to a studio in Manhattan, from a farmhouse in Woodstock, NY to a mansion outside Paris, and the result is a dusty, polished, new, old record called North Americana. After his 2010 debut, Vollebekk knew the kind of album he wanted to make next: a record like the ones he loves by Gillian Welch or Ryan Adams, that feel old and familiar even when they’re new. But also a record that speaks to the listener through its lyrics, with songs “that can hold up in a storm,” that are packed full of perfect little mistakes. So he started writing. The players were these: Vollebekk, singing, playing guitar and piano, harmonica, rusty fiddle on “When the Subway Comes Above the Ground”; the jazz musicians Hans Bernhard (bass) and Philippe Melanson (drums). Arcade Fire’s Sarah Neufeld played violin, arranging her own parts. Joe Grass played pedal steel, and Adam Kinner played tenor sax. The heart of the songs were always recorded live, to tape. Old school, spontaneous, one real captured moment. ...the result is a beautiful, alive, human – shambling ballads, noisy folk songs, vivid portraits of a 27-year-old’s watercolour life.

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Thursday, July 24, 2014
The Center for Traditional Music and Dance and FolkColombia Música y Danza present
Traditional music and dance from San Basilio de Palenque: Bailes Cantaos, Huegos y Rondas at the Queens Museum
3-5 p.m.
Queens Museum, Flushing Meadows Corona Park, phone: (718) 592-9700
Free Admission
Traditional Afro-Colombian music from San Basilio de Palenque include a remarkable variety of bailes cantados (or sung dances), such as bullerengue, cumbia, chalupa, pajarito, berroche, baile negro, son de negro and mapale. The taller also presents huegos y rondas (games and circles), where children are encouraged to join in! With invited guest dancer Osiris Barcenas, Las Alegres Ambulancias, Moris Cañate, and musicians from FolkCOLOMBIA perform el baile de la culebra (or Snake Dance), an opportunity for even more fun for the entire family!

City Lore announces
Song and Poetry from the Bukharan Jewish Tradition
7:00 p.m.
The City Lore Gallery, 56 E 1st St. New York, NY 10003 (F train to 2nd Ave, 6 to Bleecker St)
Admission: $5, RSVP required at cfletcher@citylore.org
City Lore features a concert of the classical music of Central Asia, shashmaqam, by vocalist, tanbur player, and poet Roshel Rubinov and his Ensemble-Ilyusha Khavasov (voice) and Yakov Rubinov (doira)-at the City Lore Gallery. There will be a post-performance Q&A with the artists and scholars Theodore Levin and Evan Rapport.The shashmaqam is one of the primary styles of court music that flourished in the Silk Road cities of Central Asia: Samarkand, Bukhara, Tashkent, and Dushanbe. The roots of the form lie in a highly developed tradition marked by intense cultural exchange, where strains of Turkic and Persian classical music were combined over centuries by Muslim and Jewish performers. Today, many of the greatest keepers of the tradition are found in Queens. Mr. Rubinov is a master singer and instrumentalist, having studied with exceptional performers such as Barno Ishakova and Neryo Aminov, and he is also an outstanding poet, composing elevated Persian poetry in the classical meters and forms.

The Folklife Center of Crandall Public Library and Summerland Music Society present
Music of the Belle Époque: Paris 1871–1914
7 p.m.
Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen Street, Glens Falls, NY
Admission free, donations appreciated
The golden age of French culture will be explored through the music of Debussy, Ravel, Satie, Duparc and Hahn.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
THE 23 STRING BAND
7:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $15 advance/$20 at the door
Hailing from all around Kentucky, The 23 String Band plays fun, fuel-injected, original Americana that dangerously weaves across the lanes of modern acoustic music — windows down, accelerator to the floor, on a joyride into the unknown with one eye on the vintage sounds in the rearview mirror. It’s a bluegrass attack fueled by high-octane rock-n-roll energy and triple-distilled old-timey roots. Your feet hurt from dancing; your face hurts from grinning.

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Friday, July 25, 2014
Queens County Farm Museum hosts
36th Annual Thunderbird American Indian Mid-Summer PowWow
6-10 p.m.
Queens County Farm Museum in Queens Farm Park, 73-50 Little Neck Pkwy.,Queens
Day Pass: $10.00 Adult; $5.00 Children (ages 12 and under) Weekend: $15.00 Adults; $7.00 Children (ages 12 and under) Free with Membership
New York City’s oldest and largest pow wow 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.

City Lore presents
Bronx Stories: (Im)migrant Experiences from the Bronx and the Lower East Side, Part II Produced in collaboration with The Bronx Museum of the Arts
6:30-9:00 p.m.
The Bronx Museum of the Arts, 1040 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10456, 718-681-6000
Free admission and bar, donations suggested
Situated in neighborhoods that have historically been, and continue to be, home to many newcomers to New York, City Lore and The Bronx Museum of the Arts come together to celebrate their neighborhood immigrant communities with a special version of Bronx Stories. The Bronx Museum of the Arts will present the second of a two-part collaborative series that hosts storytellers, poets, and musicians performing works inspired by their immigrant experiences and the art works currently on view. The event will culminate with an open-mic portion, during which the audience is invited to share their own short stories, poems, and songs.
Featuring:
Poet Annecy Baez
Storyteller Donna Bailey
Hip hop artist Intikana
and hosted by comedian Bill Santiago

See Exhibition notice below for Moving Murals at the City Lore Gallery.

The Arts Center of the Capital Region announces
POTTERS’ BOWL-A-THON! | Make a bowl to feed the hungry
6-8 p.m.
The Arts of the Capital Region, 265 River Street, Troy, NY 12180
The Arts Center has committed to creating at least 200 handmade bowls to contribute to the 9th annual Empty Bowl project put on by the Collar City Clay Guild (October 5 at the Italian American Community Center). To kick off this initiative The Arts Center is hosting a Potters’ Bowl-A-Thon during Troy Night Out in our Black Box Theater. We invite all experienced potters to come throw as many bowls as you like in a fun, festive environment. The public is invited to watch and encourage the potters! (Clay and wheels provided) All bowls completed will be trimmed, glazed and donated to the 2014 Troy Empty Bowls Project. As we build toward our goal, completed bowls will be displayed in the front window of The Arts Center. Stop in and see the progress.

ArtsWestchester announces
KJ Denhert
8-9:30 p.m., doors open at 7:30 p.m.
Hudson River Museum Amphitheater, JFK Memorial Drive, Yonkers, New York 10701
Cost: Free
KJ Denhert, a Grenadan-American urban folk-jazz artist has won four Independent Music Award nominations, and was named as one of the best female vocalists of 2009 by Jazz.com. Hear her unique sound in the Amphitheater Friday.

Caffè Lena presents
Aztec Two-Step
7 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $27, Member $25, Child and Student $13.50
Buy tickets online
Taking their name from a Lawrence Ferlinghetti poem, Rex Fowler and Neal Shulman have spent just over four decades writing and performing songs that helped make their generation's musical memories, all the while inspiring the next generation of young singer songwriters. Their first four albums, full of sweet singing and timely lyrics, were staples of progressive FM and college radio and helped to bring the music of the 1960s into the 1970s. Today they continue to impress audiences with intelligent songwriting, dazzling acoustic lead guitar, and inspiring “James Taylor meets Simon & Garfunkel” harmonies. Their latest work reflects their musical growth with touches of blues and country added to their familiar pop sound.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
LUCY KAPLANSKY and ELIZA GILKYSON
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $30 advance/$35 at the door
Lucy Kaplansky is a rare vocal talent—“a truly gifted performer...full of enchanting songs” (New York Times). Blending country, folk and pop styles, Lucy’s iconic voice has been featured in film and on television. She has topped the folk and americana radio charts and has been featured on shows throughout the world from NPR’s Weekend and Morning Editions to BBC Radio to CBS Sunday Morning. Grammy-nominated Eliza Gilkyson is a politically minded, poetically gifted singer-songwriter, who has become one of the most respected musicians in roots, folk and Americana circles. Gilkyson has appeared on NPR, Austin City Limits, Mountain Stage, eTown, XM, Air America Radio and has toured with Richard Thompson, Patty Griffin and Mary Chapin Carpenter. In 2003, Eliza was inducted into the Austin Music Hall of Fame, placing her alongside Willie Nelson, Townes Van Zandt, Nanci Griffith and others.

July 25-27, 2014
Cranberry Dulcimer & Autoharp Gathering 2014
Calvary United Methodist Church, 15 Ridge Place, Latham, New York
For more information, call (518) 283-4769 or email langley.clms@gmail.com
The CRANBERRY is a three-day gathering of musicians who come together to share the joy of making music. In their 37th year, featured performers include Larry Conger (mountain dulcimer), Max ZT (hammered dulcimer), and Tom Fladmark (autoharp).

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Saturday, July 26, 2014
Caffè Lena presents
Martha Gallagher
8 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $15, Member $12, Child and Student $7.50
Buy tickets online
Martha Gallagher’s vision of the harp is expansive; acknowledging and honoring its rich history and exploring its contemporary voice. It takes an instrument this diverse to give voice to all the music that sings through the heart of this unique artist. Her power of performance, diversity of music, and obvious joy in what she shares with the audience is tangible. Her original songs glide in the blink of an eye from wailing blues to Latin grooves to Classical inspirations, from swingin’ Jazz to vibrant contemporary Folk. With a background in theater and creative movement, her performances have a vitality that is radiant. Martha has been a flautist in a symphony orchestra and lead singer in a rock band. She has performed with six-time Grammy winners The Chieftains. Her solo tours have wound the US and into Canada, with several tours sponsored by The National Endowment for the Arts. She has been featured on numerous television and radio programs, has guest taught at Berklee and the New England Conservatory, and has been featured at harp festivals coast to coast.

Earlville Opera House presents
Heritage Blues Quintet
8:00 p.m.
Earlville Opera House, East Main Street, Earlville, NY, 315/691-3550
Tickets: $20-$35 Order tickets online.
“Heritage Blues Quartet delivers by serving up a compelling new take on America’s Blues legacy. This utterly contemporary group is digging into innovative musical territory and making a distinct contribution to the African-American musical canvas. The grit of low-down country and urban blues with the bold brass of New Orleans; the hand-clapping fervor of gospel punctuated with fiery postmodern, jazz-infused horn arrangements; the haunting cries of work songs and pulsating drums that reach back to the real roots of it all. You’ll journey across the Middle Passage, be driven down Highway 49 from Clarksdale to New Orleans, go from chain gangs and juke joints to orchestra pits, church pews and even back porches. HBO’s music is an inspiring testament to the enduring power, possibilities and boundless beauty of African-American music.“”Rich Ruoff

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
RHETT TYLER & Early Warning; with special guest The Howland Wolves
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $25 advance/$20 at the door
Rhett Tyler & Early Warning take their audience on a soulful musical journey stimulating mind, body, and spirit. Their entertaining high-energy, house rockin’ shows leave spectators craving more. Donald Wilcock, author of the Buddy Guy biography, summed it up with “Rhett is not just proficient throughout the spectrum of today’s blues, he’s a universal master of all...You gotta hear him live!”

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Sunday, July 27, 2014
New York Folklore Society partners with the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor and the Greater Brockport Development Corporation for
Sundays on the Canal: Zorkie Nelson and Drummers (Ghanaian drum and dance)
1:00 p.m.
Welcome Center, 11 Water Street, Brockport, NY
Cost: Free
NYFS Director Ellen McHale said: “The New York Folklore Society is thrilled to have the opportunity to work on this project with the Village of Brockport and the Erie Canal Museum, as it strengthens our mission to support the traditional arts of the entire state of New York.” West African drummer Zorkie Nelson comes from a long line of Ghanaian master drummers. He was a founding member of the Pan-African Orchestra (PAO) which toured the US, Canada, France, and the UK for 10 years. Now based in upstate New York, Zorkie also leads his own group of drummers and dancers, and was a member of Yacub Addy’s Ghanaian ensemble Odadaa!, which toured with Wynton Marsalis. He conducts workshops and classes for school and community groups throughout the Capital District, and plays as a drummer, vocalist, and flute player in the eclectic jazz fusion group HEARD.

ArtsWestchester announces
Caramoor Jazz Festival
12-8 p.m.
Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, 149 Girdle Ridge Road, Katonah, NY
Cost: Tickets: $15-65, Box Office: (914) 232-1252
Jazz Aficionado or just Jazz Curious — if you love live music, this Jazz Festival is for you! The day begins with a must-see performance for the whole family by 12-year-old piano sensation Emily Bear and her trio. Next, Emily and jazz master John Beasley lead a very special jam session with an elite group of hand-picked musicians from the exciting and competitive world of New York’s best institutions of music. Trombonist Steve Turre pays tribute, through discussion and performance, to departed jazz trombone legend JJ Johnson, John Beasley presents a fabulous set of the music of Thelonious Monk, and Pianist Renee Rosnes offers a robust conversation about and performance of the enduring music of tenor saxophonist Joe Henderson. After an hour-long dinner break, Arturo O’Farrill and his Grammy award-winning Afro-Latin Jazz Orchestra will bring the energy and full sonority of Sonidos Latinos back to the Caramoor Jazz Festival to close out the day.

Flushing Town Hall announces
YOUNG DANCEMAKERS
Dance lessons at 1 p.m. Concert begins at 2 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall’s Garden, Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
(Rain location: Theatre)
Cost: Free
Join the Young Dancemakers Company, directed by Alice Teirstein, as they present live music and dance. The concert features percussionist/YDC Music Director William Catanazaro and excerpts of work by renowned choreographer Paul Taylor. At the close of the concert the audience is invited to join the company in lively improvisations on stage.

Caffè Lena presents
Slaid Cleaves
7 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $20, Member $18, Child and Student $10
Buy tickets online
Maine-born, Austin-based singer-songwriter Slaid Cleaves spins stories with a novelist’s eye and a poet’s heart. Twenty years into his career, the celebrated songwriter’s newest album, Still Fighting the War, delivers vivid snapshots as wildly cinematic as they are carefully chiseled with themes ranging from gospel, to Texas pride, to tongue in cheek numbers. His bittersweet melodies deliver equal measures of hope and resignation, effortlessly shading dark with light and wringing the most out of a melody.

Schenectady: The Music Haven Concert Series celebrates 25 years in Central Park!
James Cotton
Special Guest: Matt Mirabile
7 p.m.
The Agnes Macdonald Music Haven Stage, Central Park, Schenectady, NY
(Rain site for all performances is Proctors)
Free to the public
Tunica, Mississippi’s “Superharp” is celebrating 70 years in showbiz. He’s a living link to blues greats like Sonny Boy Williamson, Howlin’ Wolf and Muddy Waters, and a legend in his own right. From his first 15-cent harmonica to superstar status, Cotton is the heart of the blues.

ArtsWestchester announces
Rebecca Haviland & The Whiskey Heart
7-9 p.m.
Harbor Island at the Bandstand, Harbor Island Park, Mamaroneck, NY
Cost: Free
Don’t miss the boat on alt-country act Rebecca Haviland and Whiskey Heart as they take the music world by storm. This duo brings an act like no other to the forefront of the Westchester music scene with their original songs off their raw, self-produced co-written and self-titled debut album.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
ALTAN
7:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $35 advance/$40 at the door
With founding member Mairéad Ní Mhaonaigh at the helm for nearly 30 years, Altan has existed as one of the most important live acts to play traditional Irish music in Ireland and on the World stage. Altan have toured all over the USA and Europe. They also enjoy popularity in Japan where they frequently tour and have hosted Altan festivals to thousands of enthusiastic fans. From sensitive and touching old Irish songs to stirring jigs and reels.

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Monday, July 28, 2014
The Big Bright
Doors open 7:00 p.m., Show 8:00 p.m.
SubCulture Arts Underground, 45 Bleecker St., Downstairs, New York, NY
Tickets: $12 in advance / $15 day of performance
The Big Bright is the new musical collaboration from Glenn Patscha and Fiona McBain of Americana stalwarts Ollabelle, and Liz Tormes, critically acclaimed, neo-noir singer/songwriter. Formed around a shared guilty pleasure—vintage New Wave and ’80s Brit-pop (think Depeche Mode, Tears for Fears, The Cure)—The Big Bright finds the beating heart in the melodies, lyrics and frailties hidden in the overblown, overly-familiar period arrangements of retro-pop favorites, translating them into smart, dreamy—and original—contemporary pop soundscapes.

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July 29–31, 2014
Teaching the Hudson Valley announces its
2014 Institute—Farms and Food: Teaching from the Ground Up
View schedule online
Henry A. Wallace Education and Visitors Center, Franklin D. Roosevelt Home and Library, Hyde Park, NY
Register online.
For more information, contact Debi Duke, 845-229-9116, ext. 2035, info@teachingthehudsonvalley.org
The summer institute offers rare opportunities for school and informal educators to meet and exchange ideas. Workshops on the past, present, and future of farming and food, field experiences, and more. How-tos, discussions, hands-on, panels, and more. Including Growing Curriculum: Creating School Gardens; Composting Basics: Turning Garbage to Black Gold; Eco-Choices: Ecosystem Consequences of Town Decisions; Reading & Writing Green in Schoolyards and Historic Sites; Teaching Food Equality in Your Community; Three Sisters on the Farm and Table: Corn, Beans, and Squash; and What do animals need to stay alive? FOOD. Keynote by Pam Koch, adjunct associate professor of nutrition education, and executive director, Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education & Policy, Teachers College, Columbia University. Special presentation by Michael Hoffmann, director of Cornell University’s Agricultural Experiment Station and associate dean, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. Discussion and Panels on Farming in the Valley Today; Breaking Old Ground: A History of Hudson Valley Agriculture; and Preserving Farmland, Encouraging Farming. Field Experiences: Choose of the full-day learning activities: Food Arts in Albany; School and Community Gardens: For Our Health and the Ecosystems; or TBA Historic Farm Experience, Service Learning Project with hunger-related group, and Working Farm Experience.

New on the schedule Second workshop with keynote Pam Koch, professor of nutrition education and exec. dir., Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education, and Policy, Teachers College, Columbia University, Evaluating Impacts of Food and Nutrition Education (Tuesday p.m.)

Workshop with Allison Morrill Chatrchyan, director, Cornell Institute for Climate Change and Agriculture; faculty fellow, Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future, Cornell University, Climate Change & Agriculture: No Longer Business as Usual (Tuesday p.m.)

A second chance to learn about institutional composting and recycling with Anne Jaffe-Holmes, Greenburgh Nature Center, and Terry Laibach, NYS DEC, Recycle & Compost: Help Create a More Sustainable Future at Your School or Site (Tues. and Thurs. p.m.)

Thursday, 4 p.m.: resource fair, Hudson Valley Fresh dairy tasting, shad" bake, and music with Story Laurie McIntosh. (There are a limited number of spots at these closing activities for the public. Please e-mail us if you’d like to invite a colleague, family member, or friend.)

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

The New York Metro American Studies Association (NYMASA) announces:
CALL FOR PAPERS: New York American Vernaculars Conference

Saturday, November 15, 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Stella and Charles Guttman Community College, 50 W 40th Street, New York, NY
Abstracts Due: July 15, 2014. Send to: vernaculars2014@gmail.com

Responding to tensions between official and emerging forms/formats/modes within and beyond academia, the New York Metro American Studies Association has chosen the theme of “American Vernaculars” for our annual conference. Rooted in the ordinary, vernaculars are languages, movements, objects, spaces, technologies, practices, and beliefs people use in their everyday lives. Through these and other vernaculars, we seek to explore questions such as: How does the vernacular relate to the academy? How do vernaculars create, define, protect and sustain communities? How do vernaculars interact with, confront, resist, and/or subvert elite and exclusionary discourses? How do vernaculars change over time and how do they produce change across geographic and social terrains? How do vernaculars create, define, protect, and sustain communities, especially marginalized and racialized communities? For more details, visit http://www.nymasa.org/conference.html


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.


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

Wednesdays, 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
Sandwiches, salads, coffee, tea, wine, and beer are available.
Free admission. A voluntary contribution is requested on guest nights.
For more info 212-247-2562
Come join us every Wednesday at 8 p.m. 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. Featured guests: July 9: Heather Wood; August 13: Joy Bennett & Chris Koldewey.


ANABELLA LENZU’S DanceDrama SUMMER WORKSHOPS

Expand your craft, technique and creativity in a exclusive, personalized, tailored program. This is an opportunity for dancers to develop their potential with an emphasis on both dance and theater performance skills. Class size is limited to 10 students per workshop.
Faculty: Anabella Lenzu, Lauren Ohmer, and Daniel Pettrow

The May Lab—May 3, 10, 24 & 28 / Sat. from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.— covers Voice/Acting and Dance Technique.
This workshop develops alignment technique and an understanding of the dynamic in dance. Students solve technical problems, using fundamentals of ballet and modern dance techniques. Dancers will develop their natural vocal possibilities, exploring the voice by using breathing techniques and activating body resonators. Understand how an actor’s technique and imagination informs the approach to text through action.

The June Lab—June 7, 14, 21 & 28 / Sat. from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.—covers Dance Technique and AL/DD Repertory.
This workshop explores the principle: Motion Creates Emotion /Emotion Creates Motion, and emphasizes the use of imagination, interpretation, and body coordination and control. My emphasis is on the journey rather than the destination, on understanding the impulses generated by movements and gestures.

The July Lab—July 5, 12, 19 & 26/ Sat. from 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.—covers Choreography and Improvisation.
This workshop aims to stimulate students to create their own passionate and original dances, exploring the elements of choreography composition. We look not only at what you dance, but also ask the question “Why do you dance?” Dance is the expressive medium of our heart, mind and soul.

The July Lab—July 7, 8, 9 & 10/ Mon-Thu 10 a.m.-1 p.m.—covers Methodology of Teaching Dance.**
Objectives: To offer methodological tools of analysis about how to teach and how to organize and create a teaching plan. Learn to promote artistic education to enhance the social and cultural community. We will investigate and increase creative ability, as well as working towards solving educational problems within specialized pedagogies.
Why? Because we need a humanistic approach in art and dance education. Continuing education is vital to improve ourselves and participate creatively in society and in the culture in which we live. I believe education shouldn’t be a preparation for living, but living itself. Dance is a profound exploration of life.We must improve how we teach Dance as a theoretical and practical discipline.


TO APPLY: Send resume to info@AnabellaLenzu.com

REGISTER ONLINE: Please designate which month you are interested in.
The cost of each workshop is $280 per person. This includes 4 sessions (4 hours each, 16 hours total).
**Methodology of Teaching Dance: 4 sessions (3 hours each, 12 hours total) cost $250.



Erie Canal National Heritage Corridor announces
2014 Photo Contest Kicks Off! Share Your Point of View!


We’d love to see your unique perspective of the sites and scenes of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor for our 2014 Photo Contest. Winning images will be featured in our popular 2015 calendar. Judges will select winners in four contest categories:

Bridges, Buildings, and Locks
Fun and Festivities
On the Water
Nature of the Canal

Entries must be postmarked by August 30th. Download rules and entry forms.


Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) announces
CALL FOR PAPERS
7th Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA
March 24̵;28, 2015


The Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) invites abstracts (sessions, papers and posters) for the Program of the 75th Annual Meeting The theme of the Program is “Continuity and Change.”

The Society is a multi-disciplinary association that focuses on problem definition and resolution. We welcome papers from all disciplines. The deadline for abstract submission is October 15, 2014. For additional information on the theme, abstract size/format, and the meeting, please visit http://www.sfaa.net/annual-meeting/.


ONGOING EXHIBITIONS AND PRODUCTIONS
Iroquois Indian Museum announces
Standing in Two Worlds: Iroquois in 2014
May 3: Opening Reception, 1 to 3 p.m.
Iroquois Indian Museum, 324 Caverns Road, Howes Cave, NY
For more information contact: info@iroquoismuseum.org, or 518-296-8949
Open April 1 through November 30* Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sundays 12 p.m.-5 p.m.
*closing each day at 4 p.m. during the months of April and November
Admission: Adults - $8.00; Group(7+) $6.40, Seniors - $6.50; Group $5.20, Students (12 to 17) - $6.50; Group $5.20, Children 5 to 12 - $5.00; Group $4.00, Children under 5 - free
What contemporary concerns warrant our attention and creative comment?Works exploring boundaries and borders, environment, hydro-fracking, economy, gaming, the digital/disposable age, sports mascots, the impact of national/international events and decisions, the role of tradition and community, and the state of the Arts will be featured.

April 1, 2014 —November 30, 2014

City Lore announces their inaugural exhibition:
Moving Murals: Henry Chalfant & Martha Cooper’s All City Graffiti Archive
Opening reception: April 3, 2014, 6-9 p.m.
The City Lore Gallery, 56 E 1st St., New York, NY 10003
Gallery Hours: Wednesday-Saturday 12:00 p.m.-6:00 p.m.
For more information: 212-529-1955 x13 or aronner@citylore.org
Photographed during the “Golden Age of Graffiti– in the 1970s and early 1980s, Chalfant and Cooper’s images of graffitied subway cars are among the major documents of American popular culture in the late twentieth century. “Moving Murals” presents the images in a wall to wall mosaic of over 850 muraled trains, creating an ultimate All City graffiti trainyard environment. Complimenting the murals: wallpapered photographs of the writers in their element. And for the first time, the exhibit provides an interactive audience experience through the addition of Chalfant’s recently published iBook viewed on a large screen, complete with the train image archive, artist interviews, and videos. These classic train murals, which have been the inspiration and guide for thousands of youthful artists around the world, did not survive on the trains for long before the city cleaned the cars, or the artists’ rivals painted over them. Chalfant and Cooper’s patience and determination in hunting down and capturing these ephemeral masterpieces with their cameras has left the world with a representative cross section of some of the best work by the most talented young artists who painted New York City’s subway cars during the golden age. These images pay homage to the young artists from the City’s outer boroughs whose work—though often dismissed as vandalism—challenged contemporary fine arts standards, and became the visual component of the hip hop culture that was born on the streets of New York City.
Moving Murals Programs—Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. (Visit the website for more information and tickets)
April 17th: The Return of Style Wars: A Screening of Style Wars I & II
May 8th: Ephemeral Landscapes: The Transformation & Destruction of Public & Street Art
May 22nd: Bronx Stories: (Im)migrant Experiences from the Bronx and the Lower East Side
June 19th: Spray Cans in the Gallery: The Legendary Fashion Moda & the Fun Gallery
July 10th: Generations on the Writer’s Bench: Graffiti Then & Now

April 3, 2014 —July 10, 2014

Long Island Traditions announces
From Shore to Shore: Boat Builders & Boat Yards
Opening reception: May 2, 2014, 2-4 p.m. with Nancy Solomon, Curator
The Waterfront Museum is open year-round on SATURDAYS 1-5 p.m. when the barge is docked in Red Hook. THURSDAYS 4-8 p.m. will resume in the Spring.
Waterfront Museum, Red Hook, Brooklyn, New York
“From Shore to Shore: Boat Builders and Boatyards of Long Island and Westchester” 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 Waterfront Museum is located in a traditional barge on the Red Hook waterfront.

April 18, 2014 —July 12, 2014

Chapman Historical Museum presents
At the Lake: An Exhibit about Being at Lake George
Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Sunday, Noon to 4 p.m.
Chapman Historical Museum, 348 Glen Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801, Phone (518) 793-2826
Admission: Adults: $5; Seniors (65+) and Students (with ID): $4; Children under 12 and Museum Members: Free
This new exhibit uses the stories of individuals from the past to present different perspectives of what it has meant to be “at the lake.” Included are both the experiences of wealthy New Yorkers, who in the 19th century built grand homes on the lake, and local families who decades later built more modest camps for their private use. Also included are the experiences of people staying at lakeside hotels or camping on one of the lake’s many islands. The exhibit introduces visitors to the Waltonians, a group dedicated to recreational fishing, and early canoe enthusiasts who in the 1880s gathered for annual “meets” at Lake George. The exhibit also features the stories of people who lived year round on the lake and of others who worked there each summer — shopkeepers, guides, waitresses and steamboat hands — to name but a few.

*See also (above) Collecting Lake George exhibition at the Crandall Public Library, May 7-July 14.


May 2, 2014 —August 31, 2014

Crandall Public Library presents
Collecting Lake George
Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801
An exhibit of historic maps, prints, postcards and other memorabilia of Lake George with a series of free presentations celebrating new Lake George exhibitions* hosted by The Folklife Center at Crandall Public Library and the Chapman Historical Museum:
History of the Sagamore Resort
with Bill Gates, author and Lake George boat captain
Thursday May 15 at 7 p.m., Crandall Public Library

Wiawaka: Maintaining Tradition, Embracing the Future
with Meaghan Wilkins, director of Wiawaka
Wednesday May 28 at 7 p.m., Chapman Museum

A Strong Conviction of Duty: S.R. Stoddard’s Photographic Books of Lake George
with Erin Coe, chief curator of The Hyde Collection
Thursday June 5 at 7 p.m., Crandall Public Library

185 Years of Lake George Souvenirs
with Henry Caldwell, owner of Black Bass Antiques
Thursday June 12 at 7 p.m., Crandall Public Library

*See above At the Lake exhibition at the Chapman Museum in Glens Falls.


May 7, 2014 —July 14, 2014

The Strong National Museum of Play announces
Exhibition: Boardwalk Arcade

Opening reception: Saturday, May 24, 2014, 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Museum Hours: Monday-Thursday, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Sunday, noon to 5 p.m.
The Strong, One Manhattan Square, Rochester, NY 14607, 585-263-2700
General Admission Fees Age 2 and older $13.50, under age 2 free, members free.
The original summertime exhibit invites guests to experience the fun and excitement of seaside amusements in all their bleeping, blipping, and vibrant glory. Step into a scene reminiscent of 19th and early 20th-century resorts such as Coney Island and Atlantic City, where Americans from across the nation flocked for good old summertime fun. During opening day, enjoy an array of strolling and “pop-up” circus acts throughout the museum by Flower City Vaudeville. Play your way through more than 80 years of pinball history at Pinball Playfields, an original exhibit opening alongside Boardwalk Arcade The Strong on May 24.

May 24, 2014 —September 7, 2014

Taller Boricua presents
CANTO BORICUA: LAS DOS ISLAS / THE TWO ISLANDS
An exhibition of works by photographer Roger Cában

Opening reception: Friday, May 30, 2014, from 6-9 p.m.
Taller Boricua Gallery at the Julia de Burgos Latino Cultural Center, 1680 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10029, 212.831.4333
Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat 12-6 p.m., Th 1-7 p.m.
This collection of photographs represents a sample of the vast array of work done by Roger Cában during the early 1970s, when he captured intimate images of his two favorite islands, Manhattan and Puerto Rico. This exhibition is dedicated to his grandmother, Doña María. Curated by Nitza Tufiño and Fernando Salicrup.

May 30, 2014 —July 30, 2014

Staten Island Arts presents
Exhibition—Sustainable.Organic.Stewardship.
Artist: Tattfoo Tan

Hours: Monday/Wednesday/Thursday/Friday: 11 a.m.-7 p.m.; Tuesdays: 11 a.m.-10 p.m.; Saturday/Sunday: 12 p.m.-5 p.m.
CULTURE LOUNGE/STATEN ISLAND ARTS, 10 FERRY TERMINAL DRIVE, STATEN ISLAND, NY 10301
Artist Tattfoo Tan presents his long-term project, Sustainable. Organic. Stewardship. (S.O.S.) The Culture Lounge will serve as the staging area for the components of the project, including S.O.S. Free Seeds Library, S.O.S. Mobile Garden, S.O.S. Pledge, and S.O.S. Black Gold. S.O.S. (Sustainable. Organic. Stewardship.) is a multiyear project that Staten Island artist Tattfoo Tan began in 2009 to address how we can live more sustainability. By acknowledging the shortage of food on a global scale, his S.O.S. projects such as S.O.S. Herbarium, S.O.S. GREENade, and S.O.S. Free Seeds Library ask that we consider more closely what we are eating and where our food is coming from. Tan truly believes that in order for us to live more sustainably that we will need to grow at least some if not most of our own food. This way we can ensure through hands on gardening that what we are eating is good for our health and well-being. And, while also reducing environmental impacts of industrial agriculture including the use of pesticides, C02 emissions from transporting goods, air pollution and soil depletion. S.O.S. is the logo or brand that the artist wears as a merit badge on his coveralls while performing eco-actions such as activating his S.O.S. Mobile Classroom while working with school age children. It is his motto and is part of his “do-gooder” identity or invented boy scout personae which he incorporated into his art practice after taking certificate courses in composting, pruning, permaculture, and neighborhood leadership in New York City. Tan’s eco-actions have been primarily local, however, his goal is to do good for the entire planet. And, since Tan is only one person, he is now inviting anyone around the world to recreate or replicate his vision for a sustainable future in their own backyard and communities. As NY Art Beat writes, Tattfoo’s work “force(s) us to question what we eat, how we use our land, why we are wasteful with food and with our materials, and they suggest new ways to consider these questions.”

June 6, 2014 —July 27, 2014

transFORM Gallery presents
Exhibition—Second Nature: Beauty in the Ordinary
Opening Reception: June 12, 6–9 p.m.
Gallery Hours: 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
transFORM Gallery, 20 Jones Street , New Rochelle, NY, 914-500-1000
Cost: Free
transFORM Gallery is happy to announce our Summer Exhibit, Second Nature: Beauty in the Ordinary. Exhibited artists include Glenn Fischer, Anita Lobel, Dena Schutzer, Diane Drescher, Karen Fitzgerald, and Ralph Gabriner. This show explores the beauty in everyday life and the extra dimension that life inherently holds. Interactions and seemingly regular conversations among people, the surrounding light in a setting, architecture and everyday things, reveal the inherent beauty in life. Second nature pushes the boundaries of ordinary materials. A flower arrangement is augmented with textile influences for an increased whimsical effect. A child’s book, a record album, these are given a second life when cut and assembled in geometric patterns. The use of gold and silver leaf portray a boat or a bird in an other-worldly dimension. These six artists demonstrate a way of seeing that most of us miss or take for granted. Seeing beyond the obvious, and pushing the ordinary to reveal its second nature is the focus of this show.

June 12, 2014 —August 30, 2014

Shaker Museum presents
EXHIBIT: “The Great Stone Barn: Past, Present, Future”
Friday - Monday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Poultry House, Shaker Museum, 202 Shaker Road New, New Lebanon, NY 12136, 518-794-9100
Cost: Free admission
The Great Stone Barn, built in two years and completed in 1859, was the heart of the North Family’s agricultural operation and a symbol of a prosperous community for all of Mount Lebanon’s Shakers. Though the barn burned in 1972, the masonry walls remain. Go inside the conception and function of this remarkable building, and learn about the museum’s current efforts to restore and preserve it.
FREE guided tours at Mount Lebanon: Learn about the history and unique lifestyle of the Shakers at their central, the Mount Lebanon Shaker Village. The site was the leading Shaker community from its founding in 1787 to its final closing in 1947. Today, it is once again a leading site, this time as a National Historic Landmark. Tour the North Family buildings, and get a window into the past. Offered daily Friday - Monday 11 a.m.-4 p.m., leaving from the Granary Visitor’s Center & Store. Free admission, donations accepted and appreciated.


June 13, 2014 —October 13, 2014

ArtsWestchester presents
Grace In Motion: Photographing Dance
Opening Reception: Friday, January 9, 2014, 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Viewing Times: Monday-Thursday: 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; Friday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Mount Vernon Public Library, 28 S. 1st Ave., Mount Vernon, NY 10550, (914) 668-1840
Cost: Free
Grace in Motion: Photographing Dance melds two vibrant artistic mediums, performance art and visual art, through the captivating works of established local photographers, Stephanie Berger, Ira Block and Ellen Crane. Stephanie Berger has photographed the performing arts in some of the most prestigious cultural institutions in the world including Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. Ira Block as a photographer for National Geographic has witnessed and photographed traditional performances around the globe. Ellen Crane, a dancer turned photographer, has photographed for such publications as The New York Times, New York Magazine and Dance Magazine. The artists’ work is open for public viewing within the Mount Vernon Public Library’s Rotunda Gallery through August 2.

June 17, 2014 —August 2, 2014

Shaker Museum presents
EXHIBIT: “Utopian Benches”
Friday - Monday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Wash House, Shaker Museum, 202 Shaker Road New, New Lebanon, NY 12136, 518-794-9100
Cost: Free admission
Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon is pleased to present the work of sculptor Francis Cape in a new exhibit exploring the design and function of seating in intentional communities. Visitors are invited to take in this hands-on gallery and make connections themselves between the Shaker life and its products. The artist will attend the opening for a meet-and-greet book signing. An accompanying exhibit, “From the Collections,” features Shaker objects specially selected by the artist from the museum’s collection.

June 21, 2014 —August 11, 2014
The Noble Maritime Collection presents
Daily Life at Sailors’ Snug Harbor Exhibition
Thursday-Sunday, 1-5 p.m.
Noble Maritime Collection; 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 a new exhibition, Daily Life at Sailors’ Snug Harbor, that focuses on the life of an average mariner, or “Snug” as Sailors’ Snug Harbor residents were called, from the time of his admission to the retirement home until his death. Exploration of health care, dormitory life, work activities, and recreation at the home will illustrate how the site, which encompassed five dormitories, two hospitals, a cathedral and chapel, a dock house and bathhouse on the Kill van Kull, and a farm, as well as its own morgue and cemetery, provided exceptional, free, and democratic eleemosynary care for 150 years.

June 26, 2014 —May 31, 2015
The Grady Alexis Gallery at El Taller Latino Americano in collaboration with Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders present
Dos Generaciones: Mexico & New York
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 28, 5-7 p.m.
The Grady Alexis Gallery at El Taller Latino Americano, 2710 Broadway, 3rd Floor New York, NY 10025
Gallery Hours: Monday-Thursday: 10:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.; Friday: 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.; Saturday: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.; or by appointment.
The Grady Alexis Gallery at El Taller Latino Americano presents “DOS GENERACIONES: MEXICO & NEW YORK,” an exhibition of photographs by parents and children exploring cultural identity. This project is curated by Andrea Arroyo and presented in collaboration with Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders. Opening reception will feature a poetry presentation by members of Los Lunes writing workshop. The photographs are a result of the workshops designed and led by Rafael Gamo and Susana Arellano from February to June 2013 at Mano a Mano. The exhibit presents a glimpse into the joys and complexities of the life of an immigrant family and celebrates the vitality of the Mexican community in New York City.

June 28, 2014 —July 16, 2014

The Japan Culture Center of Western New York, in partnership with The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University present
Between Two Worlds: Poured Paperworks by Sarah Brayer
Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University, 5795 Lewiston Road, Niagara University, New York 14109, 716-286-8200
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday: 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Sunday: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
For more information, please contact Carrie Hertz, PhD, Curator of Folk Arts at 716-286-8290
The Japan Culture Center of Western New York, in partnership with the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University (CAM), is proud to announce a new exhibition showcasing the work of Sarah Brayer, a Rochester-born artist living in Kyoto. Since the 1980s, Sarah has been making large-scale, handmade paperworks as the only Westerner working in the 800-year old papermaking village of Echizen. The wall panels, screens, and scrolls that she produces by strategically pouring paper pulp evoke themes common to traditional Japanese arts—abstracted visions of landscape, ocean, and celestial scenes. Lately, Sarah has incorporated photo-luminescent pigments that glow in fading light. By combining her training in both Eastern and Western artistic styles, Sarah says her “task is to find new ways of expression in an age old tradition” known in Japan as “washi.” With your support, Between Two Worlds: Poured Paperworks by Sarah Brayer, will be on view July 20 – December 21, 2014, at the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University. Split between two galleries—mirror images of each other, the exhibition will explore Sarah’s geographic and artistic journey between two cultural worlds. One gallery, the “daylight” gallery, will introduce visitors to Sarah’s personal style and its relationship to Japanese aesthetic and technical traditions, while the other—the “night” gallery—will invite visitors to enter a meditative space enhanced by music and lighting that transitions slowly from bright to dark. As the light fades and rises again, luminous pigments within the artworks will reveal new dimensions before visitors’ eyes. As part of a week-long celebration of cultural connections between Japan and Western New York in October, Sarah will make a special visit to Buffalo. A reception at the Castellani Art Museum will give visitors a chance to meet her in person and listen to her talk about her work.

July 20, 2014 —December 21, 2014

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