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June 28-July 4, 2015
Ashokan Music & Dance Camps presents
Western + Swing Week
View staff and details online
Ashokan Center, 477 Beaverkill Road, Olivebridge, New York 12461
Register online
Adults $775; Youth ages 13-25 $575; Children ages 5-12 $475; and Children under 5 Free
Tuition for the 2015 camp includes all meals, classes and activities. Comfortable and convenient on-site lodging is available for a reasonable fee. Lodging options can be selected during online registration. A deposit of $150 or more will hold your registration. Full payment is due six weeks before camp begins (Friday, May 15, 2015).
For more information, call (845) 246-2121 or email office@ashokan.orgB
Dance: Lindy and West Coast swing, Two step, waltz and other C&W dances, squares & contras, dance parties and more. Music: Fiddle, mandolin, guitar, steel guitar, piano, vocal technique, harmony singing, swing and country band clinics, improvisation, music theory, jam sessions, song swaps, and more.
Swing Dance BBQ – Saturday, June 27
Open to campers who need an extra night of music, dancing and great Ashokan food and to folks who can’t join us for the whole camp this year. Dance-only, BBQ-only or Dance+BBQ tickets available soon. Also available as an add-on during online registration for camp.
Wednesday, July 1, 2015
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. Hosted by Ethical Culture Society, Folk Music Society of NY/NYPFMC, Alison Kelley, and Frank Woerner.

Thursday, July 2, 2015
The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
7:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $15 advance/ $20 at door
Darlingside delivers a truly moving blend of subtlety, power, outstanding vocal quality, and contemporary songwriting. The Boston-based quartet features four distinct voices clustered around a single microphone; their tightly-arranged tunes drawing from the unexpected, including strains of bluegrass, classical, and even barbershop. Accompanied by an arsenal of classical strings, guitars, mandolin and percussion, these four close friends swap instruments from song to song and offer a sound that defies standard genre classifications.

Friday, July 3, 2015
Caffè Lena presents
8:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $18 general admission, $16 members, $9 students and children
Buy tickets online
We bet you’re wondering what that code stands for: it’s “G” as in Guitar, times three, plus cajon drums. Like The Three Tenors, but instead of singing they play guitars—and how! Journeying from traditional bluegrass to Latin American and Flamenco music, this trio of guitar stars provides an exciting listening experience. Maria Zemantauski is one of the world’s few renowned female flamenco-style guitarists, and one of even fewer female flamenco composers. Playing on reproduction period instruments, Ray Andrews (Baroque guitar and charango) is an authority on unusual tunings and stringings and specializes in guitar music of 17th century Europe. Sten Isachsen has appeared as concerto soloist with the University at Albany Orchestra and the Ithaca College String Quartet and is a founding member of the Finger Lakes Guitar Quartet. He’s an in-demand sideman on steel string and electric guitars and mandolin.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $15 advance/ $20 at door
We all carry the Roosevelt Dime. It’s not a relic of the past, it’s the silver in your pocket. There was a time when Appalachian strings made romance with New Orleans rhythms, a love affair that yielded one of the most infectious beats the world had ever heard. For Roosevelt Dime that time is now. Some would call it Rock & Roll, others Americana, but “Mardi-Grass” is more like it—a bedrock of New Orleans rhythms that brings driving, melodic banjo, fat-back blues guitar, pure honky-tonk harmonies, and deliciously dirty R&B vocals along for the ride—with a whisper or a cry, a long, cool wail or a hot-and-heavy three part harmony, Roosevelt Dime speaks the language of the “Mardi-Grass” Blues.

July 3, 4, and 5, 2015
The Annual Great Blue Heron Music Festival
Come to The Heron, in Western New York, Chautauqua County
Sherman, New York (Google address: 2361 Waits Corners Rd., Sherman, NY 14781)
Tickets are on sale now.
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.

The 2015 Lineup includes Donna the Buffalo, The Town Pants, Los Strait Jackets, Driftwood, Jimkata, Big Mean Sound Machine, Smackdab, Sean Patrick McGraw, Big Leg Emma, and many more.

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Saturday, July 4, 2015
The Towne Crier in Beacon presents

8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $30 advance/ $35 at door
Solas has emerged as the most exciting band in traditional Irish music today, and a look at the resumes of each extraordinarily talented member of the band explains the power of their chemistry. The Philadelphia Inquirer Magazine says “Seamus Egan and Solas make mind-blowing Irish folk music, maybe the world’s best,” while the Los Angeles Times says “Solas offers a compellingly original, strikingly contemporary view of traditional Celtic sounds.” Although Solas can play undiluted traditional Irish music as well as anyone alive or departed, they are always varying the mix of fire tested tradition and contemporary sensibility with an ease and naturalness that is as astonishing as their overwhelming musicianship. They transcend musical genres into the realm of pure musical expression that only a relative handful of musicians attain.

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Sunday, July 5, 2015
Caffè Lena presents
Darlingside with opener Kyle Morgan
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $18 general admission, $16 members, $9 students and children
Buy tickets online
This Boston-based quartet creates extraordinary chamber rock music on stage. In the words of one fan, “It was a spiritual transformation for everyone in the room.” Characterized by classical strings, tight vocal arrangements, folk and rock instrumentation, along with emotional modern lyrics, Darlingside is the product of seamless collaboration among four close friends. The group has no frontman; instead, lead vocals are traded from moment to moment around a single mic, and each song features a new combination of instruments and textures, pulling heavily from folk, retro-pop (The Byrds, Talking Heads, Radiohead), and even barbershop. The end result is sophisticated, thrilling, and enters realms rarely explored in pop music.

July 5-July 9, 2015
Ashokan Music & Dance Camps announces
Ashokan Family Camp
3 p.m. Sunday - Noon Thursday
Ashokan Center, 477 Beaverkill Rd, Olivebridge, NY 12461
Vist the websitefor more information
The Ashokan Center, 477 Beaverkill Road, Olivebridge, NY 12461, 845-246-2121
Cost: Adult: $375 (until Dec 1, 2014), $425. Younger than 21: $100-$375.
Jay Ungar & Molly Mason’s ASHOKAN FAMILY CAMP:
An all ages hands-on experience in Music, Dance, Storytelling, Puppetry, Nature and Crafts. Ashokan Family Camp will activate your fun button. In the beautiful, natural setting of the Ashokan Center in the mountains of upstate NY, families can enjoy a wide variety of age-specific classes for all skill levels along with full family activities. Ashokan Family Camp will leave you with hearts filled with joy and family memories that will last a lifetime.

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

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

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Wednesday, July 8, 2015
The ArtsWestchester presents
Dancing at Dusk: Italian Folk Dance
5:00-6:00 p.m.
Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, 149 Girdle Ridge Road, Bedford, NY
Tickets: $30 advance/ $35 at door
Take a fiery journey through the south of Italy featuring dances performed as ritual by the women of Southern Italy, and the authentic tarantella used to cure the mythical bite of the tarantula, as well as love songs, lullabies, processional chants and ritual drumming in honor of the Black Madonna, known as Tammorriata. The music comes from different regions of Italy, mainly Naples, Calabria, Sicily, Puglia, and has a very unique world-music sound. A big feature of the show is the amazing stilt dancer Mark Mindek, who plays different masked characters while dancing wildly on stilts. At the end of our concert we invite the audience to dance the tarantella or “pizzica” with red ribbons in a circle to celebrate life and good energy.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
7:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $30 advance/ $35 at door
With his warm, warbling tenor voice and folksy, friendly approach to both his music and his audiences, Jimmie Dale Gilmore is an easy guy to like. His music is a rich blend of traditional country, folk, blues, and rock styles, and his lyrics reflect both his philosophical interests and his inherent down-home nature. Gilmore has in many ways come to represent the current Austin music scene – its rootsy mix of country, rock, and folk music – the way Willie Nelson once reigned as king of the town’s cosmic cowboys in the 1970s.

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Thursday, July 9, 2015
Museum at Eldridge Street presents
Open House for Photographers and Artists
1-4 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002
Cost: Free, but registration is required.
Budding and professional photographers and artists: come armed with your camera or sketchbook and let our beautiful sanctuary inspire you. Admission for you is free. We ask that you share your photographs and drawings with us via email or on Instagram.

Flushing Town Hall presents
Dance in Queens
A 6-part lecture and dance workshop series on Queens immigration & its arts: July 9–August 13, 2015
6:30 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: $12/$10 Members/$6 Children/$5 Member Children
Register online
Session 1: Flushing Historical Diversity Tour
Queens Borough Historian, Jack Eichenbaum, will open the series with a lecture presentation that roots Queens’ diversity in the Flushing Remonstrance of 1657 which was a precursor to the US Constitution’s provision on freedom of religion. Participants will tour the Quaker Meeting House of 1694, the oldest extant house of workshop in NY State (located across the street from Flushing Town Hall). From there, Jack will lead a walking tour of downtown Flushing and introduce participants to the waves of immigrants who moved into Queens; and participants will also meet FCCA’s master teaching artists from the Chinese, Korean, Mexican and Indian communities.
Gabrielle Hamilton, Flushing Town Hall’s Director of Education & Public Programs, will serve as the onsite educator. She is a folklorist and former educator who has worked with NY’s immigrant community for the past 15 years and is past President of the NY Folklore Society.

See also July 16, 23, and 30, and August 6 and 13

Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders announces
7:30 p.m.
8:00 p.m. Q&A, with directors Jon Wetterau and Rogelio Alex Ruiz Euler, food and drinks after screening
Maysles Cinema, 343 Malcolm X Blvd, New York, New York 10027
Suggested donation: $10
This documentary is about indigenous Mixtec immigrants from one pueblo in southern Mexico who go to a small town in Minnesota to work in the meatpacking factories and slaughterhouses of an iconic American company. The effects of migration are seen through three families across both sides of the border. The film examines labor, social alienation, poverty, community dissolution, dispels myths about undocumented immigrants and shows how they are manipulated by deliberate neglect of immigration policy by both our governments and big business.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
7:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $15 advance/ $20 at door
The Homegrown String Band is a “high energy acoustic neo-traditional" family string band dedicated to keeping the oral traditions of American folk music alive in the digital age of the 21st century. Utilizing unique instrumentation, including guitar, banjo, fiddle, dulcimer, mandolin, banjo-ukulele, harmonica, jawharp, and doumbek, they have put their own stamp on a repertoire drawn from the classics of rural American music. Their down-home performance style takes their audiences on a rollicking ride through the sounds of American music while exploring the oral traditions of the 19th and 20th century music that was enjoyed everywhere from posh Victorian parlors to rough and rowdy labor camps across the rural American countryside. They will be joined in this very special concert by local resident and bass player, Paul Maass.

Friday, July 10, 2015
Schenectady County SUMMER NIGHT

5-10 p.m.
Downtown Schenectady, NY
With special guest Yankee Great and Grammy Nominee Bernie Williams and his All Star Band. Additional Performances by: The Refrigerators, Stockade Kids, #2 Band, Moriah Formica, Crush, and. The Charles Smith Blues Band.Complete details coming soon including performance schedules, maps, parking locations, and more!
Stop by the New York Folklore Society at 128 Jay Street. We’ll be staying open til 8:00 p.m.

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
Elizabeth Woodbury Kasius & HEARD
8:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $18 general admission, $16 members, $9 students and children
Buy tickets online
The Capital District-based world jazz group Heard takes a retrospective trip back to the music bandleader/keyboardist Elizabeth Woodbury Kasius created with her early 2000s chamber jazz ensemble, Jupiter Circle. Heard’s line-up of Woodbury Kasius on keyboards, Jonathan Greene on woodwinds, Bobby Kendall on bass, and Brian Melick and Zorkie Nelson on percussion will bring rhythmic drive to the dreamy, melodic tapestries of Jupiter Circle.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $35 advance/ $40 at door
When describing Cherish The Ladies, the critics say it best: “It is simply impossible to imagine an audience that wouldn’t enjoy what they do” (Boston Globe); “An astonishing array of virtuosity” (Washington Post); “Expands the annals of Irish music in America...the music is passionate, tender and rambunctious” (NY Times).

July 10 and July 11, 2015
Pregones Theater Puerto Rico Traveling Theater announces
TRES, The explosive Marques/Stinson/O’Farrill jazz trio returns to Pregones!
Two Concerts only! Friday July 10 & Saturday July 11, 2015 at 8:00 p.m.
Pregones Theater, 575 Walton Avenue, The Bronx, NY 10451, 718-585-1202 or 212-265-1086/PRTT Box Office
Advance tickets: $12
Pregones welcomes back Marques/Stinson/O’Farrill jazz trio to join the roster of Artists featured in our Artist Space at Pregones (ASAP) Program. TRES is a multifaceted collaborative trio influenced by contemporary jazz, hip-hop, Latin jazz and punk, playing an all-originals repertoire composed by each musician: Catalan pianist Albert Marques, and Americans double-bassist Walter Stinson, and drummer Zack O’Farrill. Brave, political, and radical, these talented musicians are pushing jazz forward. TRES is a powerful trio that works tirelessly to break down the walls between genres, dispel the notions of high and low culture, and have a good time making exciting and creative music.

July 10–July 12, 2015
Caribbean Cultural Center/African Diasporan Institute (CCCADI) announces:
Afro-Latino Festival 3rd Edition
The Afrolatino Festival of New York is a multi-day cultural and musical event that takes place every summer since 2013 celebrating the contributions of people of African descent from Latin America and the Caribbean and the diasporas through networking, cultural exchange, artistic showcases, film, art, technology, culinary presentations, and education. It serves as an important opportunity for organizations and artists working within Afrolatino communities to raise social awareness and highlight their work.

Day 1 Friday, July 10, 2015 at 7 p.m. The Festival starts with an Opening Gala honoring accomplished members of the Afrolatino community The night will include performances by the Fat Afro Latin Jazz Cats a youth orchestra directed by 2015 Latin Jazz Grammy winner Arturo O’ Farrill. Expect performances by NYC salsa band Los Hacheros and others and will close with special guest recording artist Danay Suarez.

Day 2 Saturday, July 11, 2015 at The Wick located in Bushwick, Brooklyn features three different panels called, “AfrolatinTalks: The Intersection of Culture, Technology and Afrolatinidad.” It ends with a Dance Party and Concert hosted by popular NYC tropical bass DJs Que Bajo?! who recently performed at the Red Bull Academy, as well as 2007 Latin Grammy winners, Los Gaiteros de San Jacinto.

Day 3 Sunday, July 12, 2015 to be held at a yet undisclosed location will include dance workshops, art exhibitions, and musical performances by artists including Chop and Quench, “The Fela! Band,” Profetas, Les Nubians, Kafu Banton and Cultura Profética.
While there will be a fee for admission on Day 1 & 2, Day 3 will be FREE GENERAL ADMISSION.

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Saturday, July 11, 2015
Staten Island Arts presents
12 p.m.-2 p.m.
General Admission: $10
Culture Lounge, located inside the St. George Ferry Terminal, 10 Ferry Terminal Drive, Staten Island, NY 10301
Join Robert Geronimo, creator of the Little Maia picture-book series, in a brand-new creative workshop. Get up close with original artwork and get a behind-the-scenes look at how Robert created Little Maia and the Coral City. Come explore your creativity through coloring-pages from the new picture book, featuring Little Maia herself, a Q&A with Robert, and take part in fun writing projects. Maybe you can decide where Little Maia can go next! Fun for families and all ages.

Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY-New Paltz presents
Digital Portrait Studio
12-4 p.m.
Dorsky Museum and Lecture Center 108, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, State University of New York, 1 Hawk Drive New Paltz, NY 12561
To reserve a time slot, RSVP to museumrsvp@newpaltz.edu
Museum visitors are invited to sit for a 20-minute sketched portrait. Hudson Valley Artist Tasha Depp uses her iPad to create images of visitors, which will be added to her Live Sketch Project.
Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders prsents
Son Jarocho Concert and Fandango: Zenen Zeferino and Friends
7:00 p.m.
Crypt Chapel, 550 W. 155th Street, New York, NY 10032
Suggested donation: $20
Join us for our Son Jarocho concert featuring Zenen Zeferino, poet and jarana player; Esther Cruz Maranto, percussionist and dancer; and members of the community of New York-based Son Jarocho musicians. Son Jarocho is a Mexican folk music genre that originated in the colonial era and fuses Spanish, indigenous and African rhythms to create a musical poetry that is a central part of the musical heritage of the region.

Caffè Lena presents
Don Armstrong & Tom Mitchell
8:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $18 general admission, $16 members, $9 students and children
Buy tickets online
With 50 years of song-making behind him, and 6 & 12-string guitars and 5-string banjo in hand, Don has hit the road once again, singing of the Southwest and Old Mexico, tunes from the 1920s and 1930s and his beautiful original songs that have been hailed worldwide. His song “White Mountains Good Bye” was recorded by Bill Staines, while “Santuario” has been recorded by Woods Tea Company, and “Day After The Day Of The Dead” was covered by cowboy singer Jim Jones.
Joining Don for a one-time musical reunion will be long time friend and one time musical partner Tom Mitchell. Don and Tom delighted audiences across the country. Last fall Don and Tom reunited for a brief musical performance that brought the house down. Tonight at Caff
 Lena they will sing some of their classics, as well as many new tunes.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
JOHN HAMMOND; with special guest Gregory Charlemagne
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $35 advance/ $40 at door
Blues Hall Of Fame inductee John Hammond won a Grammy in 1985, and has been nominated him numerous times ever since. Musicians that played with John include The Band, Muddy Waters, John Lee Hooker, Duane Allman, Jimi Hendrix and Eric Clapton (yes, Hendrix & Clapton played behind Hammond...at the same time!). What's all the fuss? Tom Waits sums up Hammond’s performances with a songwriter’s eloquence: “He’s a great force of nature.”

July 11 and 12, 2015
New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announces an
18th Century Market Fair on the grounds of the historic Johnson Hall estate
10:00 a.m.-4 p.m.
Johnson Hall State Historic Site, 139 Hall Avenue, Johnstown, NY, 518/762-8712
Free and open to the public. Donations welcome.
No parking onsite. Free shuttle from Johnstown High School off Pearl Street
Colonial life demonstrations
18th Century Encampment
Sutlers (vendors) market
Colonial toys and games
Foot Races (Saturday) and Chocolate-making (Sunday)
Self-guided tours of Johnson Hall
Performances by: “Colonial Magician Mr. Bayly”
Punch & Judy Theater – The Punchbowl Sisters
Colonial music on period instruments – Robert Mouland
Period music throughout the day –
Liaisons Plaisantes and a Saturday evening dance!

Canal Days at the Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site
11:00 a.m.-4 p.m.
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site, 129 Schoharie Street, Fort Hunter, NY 12069, (518) 829-7516
A community festival celebrating the Erie Canal and the richness of the people and towns along its way! On both days, there will be artifact identification by the NYS Archeological Association, wagon rides, the Utica Zoomobile, a magic performance by Jim Snack, Tri County Power Old Engine Display, a large model of a working lock hosted by the Canal Corporation, games, vendors, and more. The archeological association will display Native American artifacts for visitors to view and handle. The Amsterdam Mohawks Baseball Team Mascot will make an appearance each day. Various community organizations will also participate, including the Amsterdam Public Library and the Montgomery County Sheriff's Dept. K9 Patrol.
On Saturday, Blue grass band Three Quarter North will play along with Cosby Gibson and Tom Staudle. Cosby and Tom will offer a music workshop after. There will also be a car show, and the Friends of Schoharie Crossing will sell BBQ chicken. Slipstream Watercraft will offer kayak demonstrations Saturday morning. The Kanatsiohareke Mohawk Community will sell traditional Iroquois crafts. Sunday’s program will feature Annie and the Hedonists, the Price Chopper Bouncy Bounce and Orapello’s wood fired pizza.

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Sunday July 12, 2015
Museum at Eldridge Street presents
FOR FAMILIES: Hidden Spaces and (kind of) Creepy Places
11:00 a.m.-12 Noon
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002
Cost: $15 per family; RSVP required.
When the 1887 Eldridge Street Synagogue was restored, everything was painted, polished and restored. Wait — did we say EVERYTHING? Preservation Detectives, this summer we’ve got a cool case to crack. Follow mysterious clues, discover century old secrets, and find out what lies behind one of the synagogue’s rarely opened doors. You bring the courage and curiousity, we’ll bring the flashlights. Win a prize and make an art project, too!

Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY-New Paltz presents
Family Photographs: A Discussion and Workshop
2 p.m.
Dorsky Museum and Lecture Center 108, Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, State University of New York, 1 Hawk Drive New Paltz, NY 12561
RSVP to museumrsvp@newpaltz.edu
Participants bring a few of their own family photographs and think about what stories their family photos tell. Hudson Valley Artist Kathleen MacKenzie leads this hands-on workshop. Using materials provided, participants will write or draw their own narrative.
The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
7:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $25 advance/ $30 at the door
An evening celebrating the life and work of activist/singer/actor Ronnie Gilbert — featuring WORK O’ THE WEAVERS and special guests. Pete Seeger called Work O’ The Weavers “Four wonderful people who’ve picked up where the Weavers left off. Fantastic!” Faithful to The Weavers’ original arrangements, Work O’ The Weavers (David Bernz, James Durst, Mark Murphy and Martha Sandefer) recalls their timeless music, interwoven with an edifying narrative of their timely story.

Flushing Town Hall presents
Glukh Polka Band — Music from Poland
1:00 p.m. Dance Lesson and 2:00 p.m. Concert
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Free. No tickets required
Polish music with energetic polkas, elegant valses and brilliant polonaises, the Glukh Polka Band will make you feel the music with all your senses. Bring your dancing shoes! If good weather, we’ll be in the garden. Theater in case of rain. Since his graduation from The Juilliard School in May 2000, David Glukh has been leading an active performance schedule first as a member of Dallas Brass (2000–2002) and later as a bandleader, composer, and a soloist of David Glukh International Ensemble, or Manhattan Soloists and Wholly Brass in addition to solo engagements throughout the world. Today they perform as a band of four (4) virtuoso musicians who will take you on a musical journey to Eastern Europe that you will never forget – the Glukh Polka Band. David Glukh (band leader) was born in Moscow in 1975 where he attended the Gnesin’s Music School. In 1990 he immigrated to Israel where he spent the following three years in the Thelma Yellin High School for the Arts. He later served in the Army Orchestra from 1993 to 1996. David Glukh is an endorsing artist for New York Trumpet Company and plays Stage 1 Bb and C trumpets exclusively.

Caffè Lena presents
Charlie Parr
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $18 general admission, $16 members, $9 students and children
Buy tickets online
Many people play roots music, but few live those roots like Minnesota’s Charlie Parr. Recording since the earliest days of the 21st century, Parr#8217;s heartfelt and plaintive original folk and blues doesn’t strive for authenticity—it is authentic. This is the music of a self-taught guitarist and banjo player whose family replaced the TV with recordings of America’s musical founding fathers, including Charley Patton and Lightnin’ Hopkins, Woody Guthrie and Leadbelly. With his timeless appearance and throaty, deadpan voice, Parr would fit comfortably into Harry Smith’s “Anthology of American Folk Music.” He plays an 1890 banjo and resonator guitars. Quiet, thoughtful and humble, Parr writes timeless songs that could easily pass as American Folk standards. Among the 15 cuts on his brand new album, Stumpjumper (Red House Records), are “Falcon,” the story of a white man assimilated into the Ojibwe nation 150 years ago, “Frank Miller Blues,” a story of Death helping a man finish his chores to pacify his wife before dying, and “Resurrection,” the story of Lazarus.

Ashokan Music & Dance Camps presents
Guitar Camp: All Star Guitar Concert OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
7:30 p.m.
Ashokan Center, 477 Beaverkill Road, Olivebridge, New York 12461
Featuring Swing, Blues, Gypsy Jazz, Folk, Country and more with eight guitar greats: Happy Traum, Al Petteway, Del Rey, Jefferson Hamer, Russ Barenberg, Denis Chang with Will Dickerson, Adam Traum, and Peter Davis.

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July 12-July 16, 2015
Ashokan Music & Dance Camps presents
Guitar Week
View staff and details online
Ashokan Center, 477 Beaverkill Road, Olivebridge, New York 12461
Register online
$595 Adult; $495 Youth ages 13-25; $395 Child ages 5-12 (under 5 free) $395 Non-participant (includes meals and concerts, but no classes)BR> Tuition for the 2015 camp includes all meals, classes and activities. Comfortable and convenient on-site lodging is available for a reasonable fee. Lodging options can be selected during online registration. A deposit of $150 or more will hold your registration. Full payment is due six weeks before camp begins.
For more information, call (845) 246-2121 or email office@ashokan.orgB
World class guitar instruction featuring a variety of levels and styles including flatpicking, fingerpicking, swing/jazz, blues, folk and country, plus practical music theory, mini-concerts, jam sessions, song swaps and more! Ashokan Guitar Camp offers guitarists of all levels an opportunity for real immersion and growth on the instrument in a friendly environment where people can sing, jam, and share valuable musical information. You’ll come away with new repertoire and techniques, a reinvigorated sense of direction and purpose, and a greater confidence and joy in creating music. There’ll be classes in blues, country, and folk finger-style, Bluegrass, blues and country flat-picking, and jazz/swing melody and accompaniment. Levels from beginner to advanced will allow you to hone your existing skills or try something new. See class descriptions here.

Evenings will include mini-concerts and presentations, where our instructors will talk about and demonstrate their musical influences, share their iPods and answer questions.

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Tuesday, July 14, 2015
Museum at Eldridge Street presents
The Knish: In Search of the Jewish Soul Food Book Talk and Nosh with Laura Silver
7 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002
Tickets: $10 per person - Includes a knish of your choice from nearby Yonah Schimmel.
Join the world’s leading knish expert and author Laura Silver for a savory and heartwarming talk about her quest for traces of the humble knish with strong ties to the Lower East Side, Sholom Aleichem, I.B. Singer and Gussie Schwebel, the courageous knish maker of East Houston Street.

Tuesday July 14 – Saturday July 18
Staten Island Arts announces
11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art; 338 Lighthouse Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10306
Suggested donation of $5 per person
Please join us at the Tibetan Museum beginning on Tuesday, July 14th and ending on Saturday, July 18th for a sand mandala demonstration by Karma Jangchup Dorje. A Mandala (circle, design of ornament pure land) is a ritual symbol in Tibetan Buddhism. Mandalas represent the dwelling of a deity, cosmos and universe. Traditionally Tibetan mandalas depict the core essence of pure mind. Karma Jangchup Dorje was born in India, and became a monk in 1991, at Lava in India. He was interested in drawing from a very young age. His teacher was Lama Karma Tsewang, an excellent Vajra Master of Rumtak Monastery, and teacher of Mandalas. Through Lama Tsewang’s kindness, Karma Jangchup Dorje became an expert in drawing and mandalas. At the age of 19, Karma started to write a Mandala book. He continued to learn about mandalas, Lantsa (a script used in Buddhist writing) and stupas from Tenga Rinpoche, and through his blessing published the book. After publication of the book, His Eminence the 4th Jamgon Kongtrul Rinpoche gave him the title, Mandala Teacher. Karma Jangchup Dorje will create an Akshobhya Mandala for the Jacques Marchais Museum of Tibetan Art and speak about the process of creating a mandala. In Tibetan Buddhism, Akshobhya Buddha is considered one of the five Dhyani Buddhas, the ultimate emanations of the one absolute Buddha nature that pervades everything.

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Wednesday, July 15, 2015
Caffè Lena presents
Harpeth Rising
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $16 general admission, $14 members, $8 students and children
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.In addition to their wealth of original songs and traditional ballads, Harpeth loves to experiment with the standards of classic rock. Audiences are delighted by their renditions of “Stairway to Heaven” and “House of the Rising Sun.”

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Thursday, July 16, 2015
Caffè Lena presents
Caffe Lena On the Battenkill: Harpeth Rising
7:00 p.m.
The Georgi on the Battenkill Community Park and Museum, Shushan, NY
Tickets: $12 general admission, $10 members, $5 students and children
Buy tickets online
For this special On-the-Road concert made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts, Caffè Lena brings folk music to the banks of the Battenkill River in the village of Shushan in Washington County. The freshly renovated Community Room at The Georgi on the Battenkill Community Park and Museum will be the site of tonight’s concert with Harpeth Rising.

Flushing Town Hall presents
Dance in Queens
A 6-part lecture and dance workshop series on Queens immigration & its arts: July 9–August 13, 2015
7 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: $12/$10 Members/$6 Children/$5 Member Children
Register online
Session 2: Queens’ Chinese Immigration and Dance
Flushing is home to NYC’s Mandarin speaking community from Taiwan and mainland China (as opposed to the largely Cantonese speaking community in Manhattan). Teaching Artist, Ling Tang will discuss the history of Chinese immigration into NY and Queens specifically, as well as the cultural exchange between China and the US and introduce students to traditional Chinese ribbon dance with an interactive dance workshop.
Gabrielle Hamilton, Flushing Town Hall’s Director of Education & Public Programs, will serve as the onsite educator. She is a folklorist and former educator who has worked with NY’s immigrant community for the past 15 years and is past President of the NY Folklore Society.

See also July 9, 23, and 30, and August 6 and 13

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
7:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $10 advance/ $15 at door
Painted Betty is known for buoyantly blending elements of jazz, blues, country, folk, and tango into a good time. With a duo of female lead singers, their diversity and chemistry inspired Sam Tallerico of ColdSpringRadio.com to say “they’re hot, they’re sexy…You never know what kind of style they’re going to sing next; you just know you’re gonna enjoy listening.”

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

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

Finger Lakes Annual GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance
Trumansburg Fairgrounds, 2150 Trumansburg Rd, Trumansburg, NY 14886
$150 At the Gate
$65 Youth (13-15 yrs)
Kids 12 and under are FREE

$57 At the Gate - Thursday
$57 At the Gate - Friday
$65 At the Gate - Saturday
$45 At the Gate - Sunday
The 25th Annual FingerLakes GrassRoots Festival of Music and Dance will be held on July 16̵;19, 2015. The festival is presented over a four-day period (Thursday–Sunday) on four stages which run ridiculously long hours to accommodate the 60 some bands that play the festival. The GrassRoots Festival is fun for the whole family. In the Kids’ Area, children make crafts, enjoy performances and play games. In addition to the Kids’ Area, there is the GrassRoots Art Barn. The Art Barn is host to Parade headquarters, where kids can make masks and dress-up to participate in the annual Happiness Parade which takes place at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday once again this year. There is also face-painting, an ice-cream stand, food and craft booths, stilt walkers, jugglers, and a general family-welcoming atmosphere. The craft section is renowned for its emphasis on high quality, handmade, original work ranging from jewelry, fiber arts, musical instruments, candles, glass art, printmaking, pottery, natural skincare products, and more.

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Friday, July 17, 2015
Caffè Lena presents
Mary Fahl with opener Jesse Terry
8:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $20 general admission, $18 members, $10 students and children
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Singer-songwriter Mary Fahl achieved fame as lead singer and co-founder of the mid-1990s folk-rock group, October Project. As a solo artist, her musical inspirations have expanded to include classical, medieval and world music. Her expressive, transcendent voice has been called “a voice for the gods” (Boston Globe), “a powerful, beautifully proportioned contralto” (Variety), “soul-permeating” (Portland Press), and “supernatural” (author Anne Rice). Fahl’s latest album, Love and Gravity, is full of flowing, folk-etched ballads produced by the legendary John Lissauer, producer of Leonard Cohen’s classic recording, “Hallelujah.”
Opener Jesse Terry’s solid lyrics, emotional depth, and soothing voice draw comparisons to Ryan Adams, Jackson Browne, Josh Ritter, and James Taylor. He’s a Grand Prize winner of The John Lennon Songwriting Contest.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $40 advance/ $45 at door
Peter Yarrow’s talents as a creative artist—both with the legendary trio Peter, Paul & Mary and as a solo performer—are frequently directed at using music to convey a message of humanity and caring. His gift for songwriting has produced some of the most moving songs from Peter, Paul & Mary, including “Puff, the Magic Dragon,” “Day is Done,” “Light One Candle,” and “The Great Mandala.” As a member of the renowned musical trio, Yarrow has earned multiple gold and platinum albums, as well as numerous GRAMMYs. Over the years, many issues have moved Peter to commit his time and talent: equal rights, peace, the environment, gender equality, homelessness, hospice care, and education. All have utilized his skills as both a performer and an organizer. Peter Yarrow’s life and work – culminating in the founding and leadership of Operation Respect with its “Don’t Laugh At Me” initiative – is based on his passionate belief that music, with its power to build community and catalyze change, can be a particularly powerful organizing tool.

July 17–July 18, 2015
33rd Annual Syracuse Jazz Fest
Gates will open at 3 p.m. daily
Onondaga Community College Campus, 4585 W Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse, NY 13215BR> Cost: Free
As an outdoor music festival, we’re weather-dependent, and we’re also not a concert. We’re a festival with several groups performing, and sometimes weather and encores have us running behind. We try to stay as close to the published schedule as much as possible, but because of changing weather conditions and artistic spontaneity, everything schedule-wise is subject to change.

July 17–19, 2015
Storytelling Weekend in the Adirondacks
Pyramid Lake: I 87 Exit 28 and 6 miles to the right. Pass Paradox, then watch for the sign (camp is 90 miles north of Albany)
Contact Marni at marnigillard@earthlink.net for more information.
Registration ($130) includes 3 workshops, concert, story swap, accommodations, meals and full use of recreational equipment. See website for what to bring.
Register: www.pyramidlife.org. Follow link for “Programs”
Join storytellers and teachers Marni Gillard and Laura Packer for an empowering and enriching weekend of storytelling, workshops, concerts and time in nature. The weekend includes supportive workshops for tellers at ANY level, concerts, swaps and plenty of time in the pristine wilderness of the Adirondack Mts. Time to swim, hike, kayak, nap and commune with nature is built into the schedule. Boats/life jackets free of charge.

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Saturday, July 18, 2015
The ArtsWestchester announces
Jazz Festival at Caramoor
12:00-10:00 p.m.
Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, 149 Girdle Ridge Road, Bedford, NY
Get set for jazz at Caramoor like you’ve never seen or heard before! Now in its 22nd year, this annual day-long festival is a celebration for jazz enthusiasts of all ages and includes performances set throughout our picturesque gardens and grounds, fun activities for little ones, tours of the historic Rosen House at Caramoor, extensive food and beverage options, and more. A summer day well spent with your friends, on your own, or with the whole family! Curated by Jazz at Lincoln Center and headlined by the celebrated Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis and Cécile McLorin Salvant, the 2015 Caramoor Jazz Festival brings an eclectic mix of established jazz legends, future phenoms, big bands, and solo pianists together for one-of-a-kind artistic collaboration and new jazz synergies. In recent years, Caramoor’s exquisite setting and laid-back charm – just an hour’s drive from Manhattan – have attracted such performers as Chick Corea, Bill Frisell, Jason Moran, McCoy Tyner, Roy Haynes, Vijay Iyer, Dr. John, Christian McBride, Robert Glasper, Paquito D’Rivera, and more.

The Folk Music Society of N.Y., Inc/ N.Y. Pinewoods Folk Music Club presents
Singing Party in Sheepshead Bay, Bklyn
2-6 p.m.
At Rhoda Cohen’s in Sheepshead Bay (but not in the water). Near Nostrand Avenue, between Ave. Z and Voorhies Ave. RSVP and call for directions: 718-891-4950 (cats in residence)
Bring along your instruments, your voices and your listening ears. If you can, bring something to contribute to pot luck. Hunger for sound, food and drink will be satisfied.

Caffè Lena presents
Roy Hurd
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $16 general admission, $14 members, $8 students and children
Buy tickets online
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.

Ashokan Music & Dance Camps presents
Catskills Square and Contra Dance & BBQ
6:00 p.m. Sumptuous BBQ (optional)
7:30 p.m. FREE Beginner’s Workshop
8:00 p.m. Catskills Square Dancing
9:30 p.m. Contra Dancing
Ashokan Center, 477 Beaverkill Road, Olivebridge, New York 12461
Tickets available online
Dance Only (no advance registration necessary) Adults $15, Ages 5-19 $10
Dance + Sumptuous BBQ by Chef William Warnes Adults $30 advance ($35 at the door), Ages 5-19 $25 advance ($30 at the door), Under 5 free
Overnight Lodging Available
Squares & Contras with Music by Jay & Molly, Noah VanNorstrand and Cedar Stanistreet & Julie Vallimont from Nor’Easter. John Krumm and David Kaynor calling. Eat, dance, or just listen and enjoy a great evening of music at Ashokan’s outdoor pavilion.
Flying Cat Music presents
Matt Harlan in Concert
7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7)
Empire State Railway Museum, 70 Lower High Street, Phoenicia, NY 12464
$12 admission or $10 with RSVP to flyingcatmusic@gmail.com
For information, call 845-688-9453 or email flyingcatmusic@gmail.com
Flying Cat Music brings award winning singer-songwriter Matt Harlan to Phoenicia. Winning Singer-Songwriter of the year in 2013 at the 11th Annual Texas Music Awards and taking home the prize for Americana Song of the Year in the Billboard International Song Contest in 2008 are just two of the many honors already bestowed on Houston-based musician Matt Harlan in his relatively short career. His July concert for Flying Cat Music marks Matt’s return from a European tour where his Texas-tinged Folk Roots sound has earned him a loyal following. Each of the three CDs that Matt Harlan has released to date hit the #1 spot on the Euro Americana Chart, an impressive accomplishment considering that Americana music is in many ways more popular in Europe than it is here at home. Texas has a strong tradition of producing outstanding singer-songwriters crafting classic Americana music, whether it’s called folk, outlaw country, or any of a number of labels falling somewhere in between. Matt Harlan fits well within that honored tradition. 3rd Coast Music Magazine says of Harlan, “it really does come down to the songs, and if others want to be taken seriously as Texas singer-songwriters, this is how good they have to be.” Matt is a joy to see perform live as his deft guitar work propels his narratives forward, his stories delivered in a rich warm voice as comfortable as faded jeans. His tales are told with poetry and grit and an emotional transparency.

Staten Island Arts announces
Larry Kirwan presents “Songs & Stories”
8:00 p.m.
The Noble Maritime Collection; Building D, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301
Call 718-447-6490 for more information and tickets
Irish singer songwriter Larry Kirwan, best known as the leader of the band Black 47, will return to the Noble Maritime Collection for a solo concert entitled “Songs and Stories.” An accomplished playwright and composer, Kirwan has written 13 plays and musicals. He hosts and produces SiriusXM’s Celtic Crush and writes a weekly column for the Irish Echo. The Daily News named him one of the Top Fifty Most Interesting New Yorkers. Kirwan has ties to maritime history and Sailors’ Snug Harbor. The museum’s study of the famous retirement home inspired him to write a song called Floating that he will debut at the concert.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
The THE BAND Band featuring the TTBB Horns
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $25 advance/ $30 at the door
The THE BAND Band brings the music of The Band alive with authentic, true-to-form renditions of their legendary repertoire. With Richard Manuel, Rick Danko and now Levon Helm gone, it is even more relevant that this band is dedicated to keeping the music of THE BAND alive!

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Sunday, July 19, 2015
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.

Bronx Music Heritage Center and City Lore announce
4 p.m.
Bronx Music Heritage Center (BMHC), 1303 Louis Niné Blvd., Bronx, NY
Free and open to the public
The Jewish community has lived and thrived in the Bronx for over eight decades. Between 1881 and 1914, 2 million Jews immigrated to the United States, with 75 percent settling in New York City. By 1910, Jews were the largest immigrant group in NYC, more than 400,000 living in the Lower East Side alone. A large majority of this population eventually moved to the Bronx because of the construction boom, as well as the discrimination Jews experienced in the outer boroughs. By 1930, the Bronx was almost half Jewish and had the highest concentration of Jewish population in the city. Come celebrate Bronx-Jewish culture at the BMHC Lab! Combining Jewish music with Afro Funk, Zion80 is sure to get you out of your seat! You’ll get a chance to learn how to dance the hora. A screening of the film, Hava Nagila, will unravel the history, tradition, and meaning of the great Jewish song.
Curated by Elena Martínez and Bobby Sanabria

Calpulli Mexican Dance invites you to their
Annual summer performance at Travers Park in Jackson Heights, Queens
4 p.m.
Travers Park 78th Street Playstreet (78th Street between 34th Avenue and Northern Boulevard)
Students from Calpulli’s Community programming show off their dance moves and musical notes, turning this park into a stage.

Staten Island Arts announces
Harbor Resiliency: A community dialogue
4:00 p.m.
Location will be provided when you RSVP by July 17
Reservations essential, space limited. RSVP by July 17 to sioutloud@yahoo.com
Staten Island OutLOUD invites you to a community reading and conversation, exploring the issues and possibilities for our waterfront resiliency. BRING A LAWNCHAIR! We’;ll consider how we responded to Hurricane Sandy, and how we can plan for future resiliency. One neighbor who survived the storm, will welcome us to her home and she’ll share photographs of Sandy's “before” and “after.” Harbor pilings crashed through her windows and walls, but she survived and rebuilt. Rain or shine; if weather is fair, we’ll gather at the water’s edge; if it rains, we’ll meet indoors.

Caffè Lena presents
Del Rey
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $18 general admission, $16 members, $9 students and children
Buy tickets online
Del Rey is a living testament to the hillbilly/smarty-pants/country blues aesthetic. With a sense of humor and a manic intensity, she’s smart, funny and full of instrumental virtuosity. Raised on the music of Sam Chatmon, Lydia Mendoza and Memphis Minnie, Del Rey’s guitar playing reflects country blues, stride piano, classic jazz and hillbilly boogie-all filtered through the sensibility of an autodidact trailor-park aesthete. Now hailed as “one of the greatest modern players of the metal-bodied resonator guitar” (Acoustic Guitar Magazine) she is also taking the humble ukulele to a new level of musicianship, picking out the same complicated rhythmic blues and ragtime on four strings as she does on six.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
BATTLE OF THE BLUES HARPS! with Dennis Gruenling, Steve Guyger and Chris O’Leary, featuring Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones
7:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $25 advance/ $30 at the door
Dennis Gruenling is without a doubt one of the baddest, swingingest, most innovative harp blowers on the planet, playing with many top-notch traditional blues acts such as Snooky Pryor, Pinetop Perkins and Homesick James, as well as his own original jump blues outfit Jump Time and in recent years with the award-winning Doug Deming & The Jewel Tones.
Steve Guyger has toured with the late Jimmy Rogers, among others, and has played with many of the great Chicago bluesmen and contemporary players; yet he remains one of the best kept secrets in blues. The late William Clarke called Steve “the best harp player I’ve ever seen.”
Chris O’Leary’s musical background includes duties as lead singer and front man for Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame-er and Grammy award winner Levon Helm’s band The Barnburners. Doug Deming has garnered widespread attention for his deft guitar work and memorable songwriting. With a nod to the likes of T-Bone Walker, Charlie Christian and others, Doug leaves his own mark, whether swingin’ on the big jazz box, or playing straight up blues.

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

Contra Dance BBQ – Saturday, July 18
Open to campers who need an extra night of music, dancing and great Ashokan food and to folks who can’t join us for the whole camp this year. Dance-only, BBQ-only or Dance+BBQ tickets available soon. Also available as an add-on during online registration for camp. Swing Dance BBQ – Saturday, June 27 (more info) Open to campers who need an extra night of music, dancing and great Ashokan food and to folks who can’t join us for the whole camp this year. Dance-only, BBQ-only or Dance+BBQ tickets available soon. Also available as an add-on during online registration for camp.

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Monday, July 20, 2015
The ArtsWestchester announces
Back to the Garden 1969
7:00 p.m. p.m.
Memorial Park, Myrtle Blvd, Larchmont, NY
Cost: Free
Take a trip back to the music of the Woodstock era with all of the same beloved favorites that rocked its audiences more than 40 years ago.

Tuesday, July 21, 2015
City Lore announces
Oscar Nominee Benh Zeitlin Discusses the Docs that Inspire Him
7-8:30 p.m.
Made in NY Media Center, 30 John Street, Brooklyn, New York, 11201
Tickets: $15
Oscar-nominated director Benh Zeitlin discusses the role that documentaries played in shaping his feature film Beasts of the Southern Wild. Showing clips from documentarians such as Les Blank, he discusses how the look of his films was inspired by documentaries. He also discusses how documentary techniques for shooting can be used to shape a fictional film. A graduate of Wesleyan’s film program, Benh Zeitlin is a New Orleans-based filmmaker whose first feature, Beasts of the Southern Wild (2012) took top honors at Sundance and Cannes and was nominated for four Academy Awards including Best Director and Best Picture. Benh has also worked on documentaries, and coedited the award-winning doc, From Mambo to Hip Hop for City Lore.

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015
Museum at Eldridge Street presents
TWILIGHT WALKING TOUR AND WINE RECEPTION: The Secret History of the Lower East Side
7 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002
Cost: $30 per person; RSVP required.
First, discover the hidden history and current life of architectural gems of our Lower East Side neighborhood. Then enjoy a wine reception and explore our magnificent landmark home, the 1887 Eldridge Street Synagogue. This event is co-presented with Untapped Cities.

The ArtsWestchester announces
Neighborhood Nights: McLean Ave Band — Celtic & Rock
7:00 p.m. p.m.
Renaissance Plaza, Mamaroneck Ave. & Main St., White Plains, NY
Cost: Free
Hailing from the heart of Ireland, this charismatic group masterfully combines traditional Irish tunes and ballads with an eclectic mix of Rock, Pop and R&B for an appropriate-for-all-ages concert.

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Thursday, July 23, 2015
Caffè Lena presents
Chris Smither
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $28 general admission, $25 members, $14 students and children
Buy tickets online
Chris Smither is a veteran of the music industry. Accompanying himself with masterful finger-picking and amplified foot-taps, his elegant lyrics are packed with little punches that land on your heart. His well-developed story lines and diverse themes qualify as modern folk, but the blues influences are undeniable in his melody and rhythm. “His finger-picked guitar lines are sleek, unhurried and insistent. And then there’s the voice equal parts gravel and molasses, Smither’s singing sounds like a distillation of the folk and blues heroes he grew up listening to in New Orleans.”— NPR Smither’s 50-year retrospective double album, Still on the Levee, was released late last year. It showcases his signature style: utterly confident and unafraid, filled with humility, humor, a knowledge of what inevitably lies ahead, yet refusing to succumb to darkness.

Flushing Town Hall presents
Dance in Queens
A 6-part lecture and dance workshop series on Queens immigration & its arts: July 9–August 13, 2015
7 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: $12/$10 Members/$6 Children/$5 Member Children
Register online
Session 3: Mexican migration to Queens and traditional dance
Jackson Heights, Corona, and East Elmhurst are home to large concentrations of Mexican immigrants. Alberto Lopez, co-founder of Calpulli Mexican Dance Company and Queens’ resident, will discuss the historic and current pressures that push Mexican migration into the US, and to NY specifically.He will introduce students to dances from the Gulf Coast of Mexico as well as related Spanish vocabulary with an interactive dance workshop.
Gabrielle Hamilton, Flushing Town Hall’s Director of Education & Public Programs, will serve as the onsite educator. She is a folklorist and former educator who has worked with NY’s immigrant community for the past 15 years and is past President of the NY Folklore Society.

See also July 9, 16, and 30, and August 6 and 13

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
The JIM KWESKIN JUG BAND, featuring MARIA MULDAUR and GEOFF MULDAUR, with very special guests
7:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $35 advance/ $40 at the door
There has never been another group like Jim Kweskin and the Jug Band. The original “Americana” band, playing everything from classic blues to hillbilly country, ragtime, jazz and rock and roll, they perfectly captured the legendary 1960s mix of exuberant anarchy and heartfelt sincerity. Their imitators were legion, including a San Francisco jug band that became the Grateful Dead and a New York jug band that became the Lovin’ Spoonful, but no other group attained their unique blend of youthful energy and antiquarian expertise, tight musicianship, loose camaraderie, and infectious swing.
More than fifty years down the road, Kweskin — a formidable ragtime blues guitarist with a gift for good-time jazz — and the Muldaurs have kept making music in myriad configurations, and they’ve all staked out plenty of territory since their jug band days (who can forget Maria’s “Midnight At The Oasis”?). But, the Jug Band is where they started, and there is a special magic when they come back together.

July 23-24, 2015
The ArtsWestchester announces
From a Child’s Perspective
Presented by Historic Hudson Valley
10:00 a.m.- 5:00 p.m.
Washington Irving’s Sunnyside, 3 W. Sunnyside Lane, Tarrytown, NY 10591
Timed tours: 10:30 a.m., 12:00 p.m., 1:30 p.m., and 3:00 p.m. Tickets: $12 - Adults (online)
$10 - Seniors (online)
$6 - Children 3-17 (online)
Free - Children under 3 and members
Thursdays during July and August, families are invited to travel back to the 19th century and view the home of Washington Irving through a child’s eyes. Explore Sunnyside as a family home, and before or after your tour, play games, try on period clothing (photo-op!), and participate in hands-on-activities. Bring a picnic lunch and make a day of it!

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Friday, July 24, 2015
Caffè Lena presents
Seth Glier with opener Gracie and Rachel
8:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $18 general admission, $16 members, $9 students and children
Buy tickets online
This 24-year-old singer, pianist and guitarist aims straight for the gut with emotive, rocking songs about the challenges of adult life. USA Today recently compared his “exquisite tenor” to Bruce Springsteen and Billy Joel, while Livingston Taylor called him the “greatest pop songwriter since Billy Joel.”
Despite his relatively young age Glier is a seasoned troubadour, averaging over 250 live performances annually. He’s known for passionate live sets and a powerful command of both piano and guitar. Building on the acclaim of his Grammy-nominated sophomore album
The Next Right Thing, Glier’s subsequent record Things I Should Let You Know was called “a genuine revelation” by Blurt Magazine, and was praised for its “shimmering, seductive melodies.” His brand new album, If I Could Change One Thing, was produced Bill Lefler (Ingrid Michaelson, Joshua Radin, Dashboard Confessional) and reflects a turn toward genuine modern pop. Seth will be accompanied by Joe Nerny on saxophone and harmonica.
OPENING SET: The Brooklyn-based, Berkeley-raised piano-violin duo Gracie and Rachel combines classical strings with haunting, fierce vocals and spare percussion. They find beauty in stark simplicity and breathe a hint of the abstract into highly emotive, evolved songs. Their forthcoming debut album
Go provides a heartfelt glimpse into two artists’ intertwined lives. From the pit of despair to the summit of success, Gracie and Rachel are always headed somewhere new.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $45 advance/ $50 at the door
Texas-born, Louisiana-raised pianist/vocalist/songwriter Marcia Ball, is touring in support of her latest Alligator Records CD, The Tattooed Lady and The Alligator Man. Ball’s groove-laden New Orleans R&B, heart-wrenching ballads and driving Gulf Coast blues have made her a one-of-a-kind favorite of music fans everywhere. Her music mixes equal parts simmering soul fervor and rollicking Crescent City piano.
Four of her previous five releases received Grammy Award nominations. Ball recently received the 2014 Blues Music Award (BMA) for the Pinetop Perkins Piano Player Of The Year. She has now won a total of 10 BMAs and has received a whopping 44 nominations. Ball received a 2014 Living Blues Readers’ Poll Award for Most Outstanding Musician (Keyboard) and now holds seven Living Blues Awards in all. She was inducted into the Gulf Coast Hall of Fame in 2010 and into the Louisiana Music Hall of Fame in 2012. Marcia Ball has earned worldwide fame for her ability to ignite a full-scale roadhouse rhythm and blues party every time she strolls onto the stage. Her groove-laden New Orleans boogie, deeply soulful ballads, and rollicking Gulf Coast blues have made her a one-of-a-kind favorite with music fans all over the world.
On The
Tattooed Lady and The Alligator Man, Ball draws listeners deep into her music with instantly memorable melodies and imaginative imagery. Her songs paint vibrant musical pictures, richly detailed with characters, flavors and scenes straight out of Louisiana and Texas. With raucous horns punctuating Ball’s legendary piano pounding and emotional, melodic vocals, the new CD mixes Ball’s New Orleans R&B, swampy Louisiana ballads, and jumping, Tex-Mex flavored zydeco into a one-of-a-kind musical gumbo, a sound she has been perfecting over the course of her four-decade career.

...and beyond
Dewey Hall announces
Concert with Ukuleles For Peace (Jewish-Arab youth band from Israel)
7:30 p.m.
Dewey Hall, 91 Main Street, Sheffield, MA 01257
Admission is a minimum suggested donation of $15.
Dewey Hall, Music in Common, and The Magic Fluke are proud to present Ukuleles for Peace in their only Berkshires appearance on their current US tour. Ukuleles For Peace is an Arab-Jewish Israeli youth band that has been wowing audiences with their powerful performances and message of co-existence since its inception 11 years ago. This is an event you don’t want to miss!

July 24–26, 2015
Caribbean Cultural Center/African Diasporan Institute (CCCADI) and Los Hermanos Fraternos de Loiza present:
Loiza Festival in El Barrio!

11:00 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
E. 105th St. between Park and Lexington, New York 10035
Admission: Free.
For more information about becoming a vendor, contact Melody Capote / 212-307-7420, Ext. 3004
The Festival of Santiago Apostol commonly known as the Loiza Festival del Barrio is planned for July 24th to July 26th. It will honor the Survivors and Remember the Victims of the 116th Street explosion that occurred in East Harlem in February 2014 and will pay Homage to the Elders of our communities with special presentations dedicated especially to them. The Madrina of this year’s festival is the Afro Puerto Rican songstress, Cita Rodriguez, and as always we anticipate the participation of local and international performance groups of Bomba and Plena!

Friday, July 24th
Taino Towers Day: El Barrio Fuerte… !Basta Ya!
Fun and games for our Children
A day of fun and games, jump rope, hop scotch, mask making, storytelling, performances, characters and, more. Day and Summer programs welcome!

5:00 PM 5 En Plena
6:00 PM Swing y Sabor (Salsa)

Saturday, July 25th
Special installation of La Casita/La’Kay on-site with artists Adrian “Viajero” Roman, Manny Vega, Sophia Dawson and direct from Puerto Rico, David Zayas and Damaris Cruz.

1:00 PM Bomba Yo
2:00 PM Retumba!
2:30 PM DJ Geko Jones
4:30 PM Palladium Mambo All Stars
6:00 PM Jose Mangual & Son Boricua
7:00 PM Johnny Olivo & Herencia de Plena
Sunday, July 26th
PROCESSIONAL BEGINS at 12:30PM at Iglesia Catolica de la Santa Agonía (3rd Ave. and 100th St.) with musician Frankie Vasquez as Padrino & Olga Rosa as La Madrina
12:30 PM Processional Begins at Iglesia Catolica de la Santa Agonia (3rd Ave. and 100 St.) Processional will be accompanied by Danza Fiesta
2:00 PM Legacy Women
3:00 PM Bombazo Dance Company
4:00 PM Evelyn Jimenez & Orgullo Taino
5:00 PM Family Affair Mambo Dance Team
6:00 PM Tipica ’73

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Saturday, July 25, 2015
Haiti Cultural Exchange (HCX) presents
Krik? Krak! | Storytelling and Songs featuring Riva Nyri Précil
FiveMyles Gallery, 558 St. Johns Place, Brooklyn, NY
Admission: Free
Back by popular demand, we invite you to join us for an afternoon of Krik? Krak! Storytelling and Songs featuring Riva Nyri Précil. One of the first programs established by Haiti Cultural Exchange in 2009, Krik? Krak! was created to help develop and preserve Haitian heritage through storytelling and songs. Presenting stories such as Bouki & Malice, The Magic Orange Tree, Tezen, and Crapo and Cheval, we hope to connect children and families to the rich oral traditions of Haiti. Featuring returning artist Riva Nyri Précil, audience members will hear stories passed down from generation to generation while enjoying an exclusive listening party of Perle de Culture, Riva’s first album dedicated to Haiti. In her authentic sultry and soulful Creole voice, Riva shares her own interpretations of Haiti’s Vodou songs traditionally sung to honor or call upon the wide array of spirits brought over from Africa. Born in Brooklyn, Riva grew up in Haiti where she studied music, folkloric and modern dance, art, and theatre under some of the most important teachers of their genre. She obtained a degree in Music Therapy at Loyola University in New Orleans and completed a Music Therapy internship at Beth Israel Medical Center in Manhattan. As a part of HCX’s new “Ti Atis” program at P.S. 361 in East Flatbush, Brooklyn, Riva exposed 2nd grade students to traditional Haitian dance, folktales and songs.

ArtsWestchester announces
The Moscow Gypsy Music and Dance Ensemble
7:30-9:30 p.m.
Untermyer Park, 945 North Broadway, Yonkers, NY
This event is admission free and open to the public. Please bring lawn chairs or picnic blankets. Come early to tour the Gardens.
Rain Site: Call (914) 375-3435 after 2 p.m.
As part of WORLDFEST 2015, The Untermyer Performing Arts Council presents The Moscow Gypsy Music and Dance Ensemble with Gypsy Roma (Romani) dance, acoustic music, and song ensemble established in New York City, USA in 2001. The group performs Gypsy standards including “Dark Eyes,” “Two Guitars,” classic pieces including “Chardash,” ballads, tangos, waltzes and a growing number of popular songs. The lineup includes: Brooklyn veteran bassist, Bruk Leo; virtuoso balalaika player, Lina Karokhina, winner of multiple international competitions; Mikhail Smirnov (guitar, back vocals) who has performed for President George W. Bush, Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev; singer Alexander Meshikov, well known Gypsy singer.

Caffè Lena presents
David Wilcox
8:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $28 general admission, $26 members, $14 students and children
Buy tickets online
David Wilcox is a consistently unconventional acoustic guitarist and singer-songwriter. His hushed, intimate vocals, impressive folk/blues/pop guitar work, and lyrics full of telling detail have won him a die-hard following down through the years. With a pleasant, clear voice and insightful, melodic repertoire, he is often compared to James Taylor, but edgier and deeper. In addition to his musical prowess, Wilcox's fearless stagecraft and storytelling holds his audience rapt as he mines the depths of human emotion and reveals a quick and wry wit.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
JAMES MADDOCK Band; also CHRIS BARRON (of The Spin Doctors)
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $20 advance/ $25 at the door
British born James Maddock was first recognized in the US as leader of the band Wood. Songs From Stamford Hill, which remains a fan favorite 10 years later, produced a Top 5 Triple A hit (Stay You) and was included in the first Dawson’s Creek compilation. Since then, Maddock has won the 2010–11 NY Music Award for Best Americana Album; WFUV’s 2011 Listener’;s Poll named James’ Wake Up And Dream as one of the top albums of 2011.
Chris Barron is many things to many people ...the voice of the Spin Doctors, the face of the jamband scene, an MTV superstar, an East Village troubadour, the author of some of the 1990s’ most enduring radio hits, a father and a teacher. But, these days, the Spin Doctors singer is most at home when he’s simply playing rock and roll.

...and beyond
Dewey Hall announces
Matt Heckler and Uncle Terry’s Swisch Wagon concert
6:00 p.m. Dinner
7:30 p.m. Matt Heckler
8:30 p.m. Uncle Terry’s Swisch Wagon and special guests
Dewey Hall, 91 Main Street, Sheffield, MA 01257
Suggested donation of $10-20 to support the musicians and the Hall.
Uncle Terry’s Swisch Wagon is a young band from Sheffield taking the southern Berkshires by storm. They play a beautiful blend of string music, bluegrass, old-time, and folk. Swisch Wagon banjo player Andy Lundeen turns 27 that day, and we’ll be celebrating big all night long. The band will be joined by some special guests including their good friend Matt Heckler, who will open the show. And, we’ll be firing up the grill and serving some awesome grub for dinner featuring local sausages from Sky View Farm, greens from Equinox Farms, local corn, and plenty of Big Elm to wash it down with.

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Sunday, July 26, 2015
Caffè Lena presents
Joel Brown & Dave Maswick
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $18 general admission, $16 members, $9 students and children
Buy tickets online
Renowned Saratoga guitarist Joel Brown has been featured with the Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, at Tanglewood, with the Boston Pops, and on stages around the globe. Dave Maswick was in the early MTV hit band Blotto, and has long played bass for The Stony Creek Band, a progressive country-bluegrass outfit. Combine these two seasoned musicians and you get exquisite, hook-laden, modern folk pop. Their super tight harmony singing and intricate fingerpicking guitars have been a highlight of our Beatles Tribute nights for the past two years. Tonight we enjoy a full night of their pretty, melodic original music.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
BETTY & The BABY BOOMERS; with special guest Freddie Martin
7:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $15 advance/ $20 at the door
Betty & The Baby Boomers — a true group effort with Betty Boomer, Jean Valla McAvoy, Paul Rubeo, Steve Stanne and Robert Bard — was described by Sing Out! as “a refreshing reminder of the halcyon days of American folk music” and “an enthusiastic testament to the sheer joy of singing and playing music.”

...and beyond
Philadelphia Folklore Project invites you to the
Liberian Independence Day Celebration with the Liberian Women’s Chorus for Change Doors: 1 p.m. / Show: 2 p.m.
Bartram’s Garden, 54th Street and Lindbergh Ave., Philadelphia, PA

Light refreshments will be served. Free Parking FREE EVENT!
The Liberian Women’s Chorus for Change inspires awareness and dialogue about domestic violence and other concerns of the local Liberian community through traditional song and stories. At an ideal setting in Bartram’s Garden, these exceptional singers and dancers will be performing on Liberian independence day to foster individual and community strength and dignity.

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Monday, July 27, 2015
Flushing Town Hall presents
7:00 p.m. Doors / 8:00 p.m. Stories begin
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: $10
Open to anyone with a true story to share on the night’s posted them: BUSINESS. Prepare a five-minute story about professional dealings. Selling out or buying in. When the doors open, storyteller hopefuls put their names in The Moth Hat, names are picked, and storytellers take the stage. Ten featured stories are scored by teams of judges selected from the audience who pick the StorySLAM winner. Sign up or just enjoy the show!
Prepare a five-minute story about professional dealings. Selling out or buying in. Be Forewarned: The Moth is for TRUE STORIES. The Moth is not for fiction stories. The tiny fictions and lies we tell ourselves ARE part of our “true stories” but but fabricated people, places or events are not allowed. The Moth is NOT a venue for readings; it is a venue for tellings. No notes, papers, or cheat sheets allowed. Contestants are judged on sticking to the five-minute time frame, sticking to the theme, and having a story that sticks — one that has a conflict and a resolution. Story Tips: No standup comedy routines please — The Moth LOVES funny people but requires that all funny people tell funny STORIES. Steer clear of meandering endings: Your last line should be clear in your head. Start in the action and set up the stakes.

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Tuesday, July 28, 2015
Staten Island Arts announces
Midsummer Meet & Greet
7:00-10:00 p.m.
Flagship Brewery; 40 Minthorne Street, Staten Island, NY 10301
Tickets: $40 / $30 (SI Arts Members)
Staten Island Arts is pleased to welcome Christopher Hellstrom as our new Executive Director! Please join us for a Meet & Greet with our new Executive Director, Board of Directors, and staff at this private event in partnership with The Flagship Brewing Company. Tickets include food, drinks and entertainment provided by Allergic To B’s. All proceeds support Staten Island Arts programs and services.

July 28–30, 2015
Teaching the Hudson Valley announces its
2015 Institute—Teaching for Engagement in the Hudson Valley: The Next 100 Years Depend on It
Henry A. Wallace Education and Visitors Center, FDR National Historic Site, 4097 Albany Post Road, Hyde Park, NY 12538
For more information, contact Debi Duke, 845-229-9116, ext. 2035, info@teachingthehudsonvalley.org
Register online
How our communities, our region, and our world fare over the next 100 years depends on our children and students. They need knowledge and tools to engage with big questions about culture, history, and environment. “Teaching for Engagement” is designed to hone the skills needed to teach for such engagement.

Keynotes: Jimmy Karlan, director of science teacher certification, Antioch New England, and Philip Yenawine, co-founding director, Visual Thinking Strategies.

Join us for workshops that help address students’ need to make a difference:

Build knowledge of regional issues and their solutions, e.g., Investigating Climate Change in the Valley, Kate Brill, education outreach coordinator, Scenic Hudson

Connect kids with communities, e.g., Advocating for Social Change through Civic Literacy Projects, Shira Eve Epstein, Dept. of Secondary Ed., CUNY

Gain new strategies, e.g., Building Writing Stamina through Discussion and Exploratory Writing, Christine McCartney, ELA teacher, Newburgh Free Academy

Make artists and leaders from the past relevant today, e.g., What Would Eleanor Roosevelt Do? JoAnne Myers, political science and women's studies, Marist College.

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

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Thursday, July 30, 2015
Eighth Step 8th Step at Proctors presents
Honoring the Life, Music & Legacy of the IWW Labor Hero on the Centenary of His Execution
7:00 p.m.
GE Theatre, The Eighth Step at Proctors, 432 State St. Schenectady NY 12305
Tickets available online: $20–$30, or call 518-434-1703
MAGPIE (Terry Leonino & Greg Artzner)
Host: Greg Giorgio, IWW

This local leg of the tour sponsored, in part, by the James Connolly Upstate NY Branch of IWW. Some of our finest performers gather in all areas of the country to celebrate the colorful Swedish-born migrant worker, songwriter, poet, cartoonist and leading member of International Workers of the World (IWW, the “Wobblies”), wrongly executed in 1915. Hill’s name and songs have long inspired workers seeking a living wage and an end to worker exploitation. Conceived and carried out by musicians and labor activists nationwide, Joe Hill 100 Roadshow was launched in Chicago on May 1 (May Day: International Workers Holiday), and culminates in Salt Lake City, November 2015.

Flushing Town Hall presents
Dance in Queens
A 6-part lecture and dance workshop series on Queens immigration & its arts: July 9–August 13, 2015
7 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: $12/$10 Members/$6 Children/$5 Member Children
Register online
Session 4: Flushing’s Koreatown and Korean Dance
Koreatown encompasses areas north of downtown Flushing and sprawls east along Northern Boulevard. Master Teaching Artist, Song Hee Lee, will discuss her personal immigration story from principal dancer at the Pusan Metropolitan Dance Company in Korea to launching her own dance company in NY. She will introduce students to sogo chum (small hand-drum dance), one of Korea’s the most popular folk dances through an interactive dance workshop.
Gabrielle Hamilton, Flushing Town Hall’s Director of Education & Public Programs, will serve as the onsite educator. She is a folklorist and former educator who has worked with NY’s immigrant community for the past 15 years and is past President of the NY Folklore Society.

See also July 9, 16, and 23, and August 6 and 13

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
7:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $25 advance/ $30 at the door
One of the most musically adventurous bands to come from the roots scene in the past decade, The Duhks return to the stage is definitely a cause for celebration. Hailed by The New York Times as one of the artists at the forefront of the neo-folk movement, The Duhks (pronounced Ducks) have won admirers as diverse as David Crosby, Dolly Parton and Doc Watson. No band epitomizes the polyethnic strands of modern folk music better than The Duhks. Since forming in Winnipeg in 2001 The Duhks have created a dynamic blend of old-timey, French Canadian and Celtic music punched up with shades of blues, soul, and driving Afro-Cuban rhythms that leaves festival crowds on their feet. Over the course of four critically-acclaimed albums, the band has earned Juno and GRAMMY awards and nominations and have played a significant role in the neo-folk revival.

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Friday, July 31, 2015
Caffè Lena presents
Bovine Social Club
8:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $18 general admission, $16 members, $9 students and children
Buy tickets online
Bred on the northern banks of the Delaware River, Bovine Social Club is a bluegrassy, funky, twangy, swinging breed! One wicked lineup of seasoned jamband musicians backing the lyrics of vocalist Samuel Saint Thomas, Bovine Social Club combines deep grooves, A-list song writing, and a musical sense of humor that leaves you wondering what they’re gonna do next! Their sound is happily fertilized by Celtic, bluegrass, old time, Juju, gospel, jazz, and rock. Bovine Social Club gives thinking people happy feet!

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
DAN & THE WILDFIRE; also special guest Don Lowe
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $15 advance/ $20 at the door
Folking awesome music, Dan & The Wildfire are a particularly potent cocktail comprised of one part old-time mountain folk, one part classic rock and roll, and three parts bottom shelf bourbon — a crisp, rootsy sound that will leave you reeling for another taste of that Wildfire. Dan HL has led Dan & The Wildfire all over New England and on out to Chicago, burning down every place in between.

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

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

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

Ukrainian Village Voices shares an invitation from a sister group in Toronto:
Kosa Kolektiv’s Folk Camp in Grafton, Ontario

August 24–August 30
Ages 16–65+
Register at www.folkcamp.ca
(Early bird tuition deadline June 15)
Please note, prices are in CAD (bonus for our US friends! ;)
Folk Camp is a week long immersion into folk culture in which participants will have the opportunity to experience the traditions of craft, song, dance, theatre, and food from our heritage through various workshops and activities. More than just workshops, Folk Camp will offer the chance to live in community with people, learning and embracing village traditions and values. Folk Camp offers participants:
A stay in beautiful and comfortable surroundings
Fresh, local, organic meals and snacks, three times a day
A diversity of workshops & activities, for all interests, including: printmaking, paper-cutting, embroidery, chair seat weaving, various folk singing workshops, folk dancing
Games and communal tasks (building projects, garden-tending, etc.)
Evening concerts, dances,and showcases
Bonfires with storytelling, spoken word & theatrical elements
Swimming pool and Lake Ontario waterfront access
Movie nights

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: Every Wednesday

8-11 p.m.
Co-sponsored with and held at the Aubergine Cafe, 49-22 Skillman Avenue at the corner of 50th Street in Woodside, Queens
Information: 718-899-1735
A voluntary contribution is requested on guest nights.
Come join us every Wednesday for a 3-hour pub style sing-around. All songs are welcome, as are acoustic instruments. Occasionally there is a featured guest performer for part of the evening. Sandwiches, salads, coffee, tea, wine, and beer are available.
Featured Performers: July 22: Mickey Coleman & Erin Loughran; August 19: Martin Daly & Steve Suffet

Museum at Eldridge Street presents
Lifelong Learning Classes

Museum at Eldridge Street
12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002

Learn something new. Meet great people. Start the New Year with a fascinating class at Eldridge Street. Our lifelong learning classes continue to offer opportunities for Bible study, memoir writing, and learning about immigrant history.

Not Just the Weekly Torah Portion with Dr. Regina Stein
Thursdays, 11 a.m.-12:30 p.m., June 4 through August 27
Bring your questions and opinions as we explore a variety of questions and issues raised by the weekly Torah portion (parashat hashavuah). Knowledge of Hebrew and previous Torah study are NOT required. $15 per class.

Revolution, Radicalism and Rebellion in Judaism with Rabbi David Kalb
Tuesday, July 28 from 6:30 to 8 p.m.
n this class we will explore people and movements who have challenged religious, communal, and political authority from ancient times to the present. When is dissent permissible or even an obligation? How has critique sometimes degraded into fundamentalism? We will examine biblical sources and apply it to our current situation as Jews living in the 21st century. $15 for the class.

The Arts Center of the Capital Region announces
ADULT BOOT CAMPS at The Arts Center
Are you ready for a creative vacation? Spend a week learning or perfecting your creative craft

Get Creative this summer in our Adult Boot Camps! Take time out for yourself and spend a week learning or perfecting your creative craft.

Ceramics Studio
Oil Painting
Stained Glass

Dates and times vary throughout the summer for each boot camp. Pricing* also varies on the medium.

To register, visit us online or call (518) 273-0552 x231.

*If you buy four or more classes on the same order by phone or in person, you’re eligible for a 10% discount. Must pay in full using credit card. May NOT be applied retroactively. If you withdraw early from any class, entire discount will be forfeited.

Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) announces
The Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) invites abstracts (sessions, papers and posters) for the
Program of the 76th Annual Meeting
Vancouver, BC, March 29–April 2, 2016

The theme of the Program is “Intersections.”
One of the great strengths of anthropology and related applied social sciences is our commitment to strategic engagement with other domains of knowledge creation and applications. It is through such commitments that we appreciate the complexity of human problem solving. It is through the collaborations that inevitably result from the intersections of our work that we seek both insight and social justice. Intersecting is the quintessential process of applied and engaged social inquiry. As a theme for the 2016 annual meeting, the organizers envision an opportunity to acknowledge the intersections that arise from our interactions with people, places, issues, policies, and concepts. See more here about the theme here.

The Society is a multi-disciplinary association that focuses on problem definition and resolution. We welcome papers from all disciplines. We welcome papers from all disciplines.

Abstract Submission Deadline October 15, 2015

Please contact us with any questions:
Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA)
P.O. Box 2436
Oklahoma City, OK 73101-2436
Phone: (405) 843-5113
Fax: (405) 843-8553
Email: info@sfaa.net

Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor announces
Canal Stories, Artifacts, and Images Wanted

The New York State Museum is preparing for a new exhibit on the Erie Canal to open in 2017. New York’s Erie Canal: Gateway to the Nation will highlight those visionaries, engineers, financiers, and laborers who built the canal and people from every walk of life who came in its wake. The exhibition will culminate in an exploration of the people who live near, work by, and enjoy the canal as a unique heritage corridor today.

To submit a story, object, or photograph for consideration, please contact Brad Utter, Senior Historian and Curator by July 1, 2016 at (518) 474-0028 or brad.utter@nysed.gov.

Staten Island Arts announces
Staten Island Arts Pop-up Markets

Staten Island Arts will be holding regular pop-up markets that will take place on Thursdays and Fridays, coinciding with exhibits and special holidays, beginning Summer 2015. JULY IS ALMOST FULL!

Artists and vendors interested in showcasing their work at these events can sign up here.

July 9 and 10, 2015 (Summer Market)
Oct. 8 and 9, 2015 (Fall Holiday Market)
Dec .10 and 11, 2015 (Holiday Market)
Feb. 11 and 12, 2016 (Winter Market)
Apr. 21 and 22, 2016 (Spring Market)

Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor announces
2015 Photo Contest Kicks Off

Entries due by August 28, 2015

It’s time to get out your camera, explore the Erie Canalway, and take a shot at our 10th annual Photo Contest! Show us your favorite places, views, and activities! Winning images will be featured in our 2016 Erie Canalway Calendar.

Amateur and professional photographers are invited to submit images in four contest categories: On the Water, Along the Trail, Canal Communities, and Classic Canal. Download official contest rules and an entry form at on the Erie Canalway website.

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

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

November 15, 2014 — March 6, 2016

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

February 7, 2015 — July 26, 2015

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

March 2015 — July 2015

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

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

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

April 21 —September 13, 2015

City Lore presents
EXHIBITION: Priya’s Shakti

OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, May 7, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
City Lore Gallery 56 East First Street, New York, NY 10003
Gallery Hours: Wed-Fri 2-6 p.m. and Sat-Sun 12-6 p.m.
Admission is free
RSVP online
n our newest exhibit, Priya’s Shakti, ancient mythologies and the newest technologies are brought together in an augmented reality comic book designed to change attitudes about gender-based violence in India and around the world. Priya’s Shakti arose in the aftermath of a highly-publicized gang rape on a bus in New Delhi in December 2012 that outraged India and the world. Drawing on Hindu mythological figures, the comic book storyline focuses on Priya, a woman and ardent devotee of the Goddess Parvati, who has experienced a brutal rape along with the resulting social stigma and isolation. The entire gallery is turned into an interactive comic book with video installations and stories from Indian folklore to tell her story. Each part of the exhibit offers an augmented reality experience. Visitors are invited to scan the artwork throughout the gallery with the popular augmented reality app, Blippar, to see the comic book come to life.

May 7, 2015 — July 30, 2015

Farm and Field: The Rural Folk Arts of the Catskill Region
Photography by Benjamin Halpern

Photo by Ben Halpern
Photo by Benjamin Halpern. See Voices 38:1–2: “Sullivan County’s Diehl Homestead Farm
Livingston Manor Free Library
92 Main Street, Livingston Manor, NY

Reception and Curator’s Talk
with Benjamin Halpern and Ellen McHale, PhD
July 24, 6:30 p.m.

“Farm and Field: The Rural Folk Arts of the Catskill Region” is one of New York Folklore Society’s collaborative initiatives to document and showcase the rural folk arts of the Catskills region of New York State, especially those folk arts which relate to the community of farmers and agricultural workers in this region. Read more....

June 1, 2015 — July 31, 2015

Pregones Theater Puerto Rico Traveling Theater announces
Opening: Wednesday, June 3rd, 2015 from 6-7:30 p.m. (During Bronx Culture Trolley!)
Hours: Monday –Friday, 9:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m. with extended hours during show nights
Pregones Theater, 575 Walton Avenue, The Bronx, 718-585-1202
Join us in the opening reception of AMEN DE MARIPOSAS, an exhibit by Dominican artist Germán Pérez on Wednesday June 3rd at 6 p.m. at Pregones in The Bronx. FREE ADMISSION! AMEN DE MARIPOSAS: A distinctive selection of 11 canvases in the evolving Caribbean Pop and Post-Graffiti styles of painter Germán Pérez. This exhibit is titled after a poem by poet Pedro Mir, a powerful retelling of the story of the Mirabal Sisters of the Dominican Republic. Loudly opposed to the dictatorship of Rafael Leónidas Trujillo, three of the four sisters were assassinated on 25 November 1960 and are today remembered as symbols of popular and feminist resistance. The dynamic images on view are realized through digital mixed media. The opening is part of Free First Wednesdays Bronx Culture Trolley of Bronx Council on the Arts. His work is dedicated to women and a tribute to the Mirabal Sisters, who are symbols of resistance and courage in the Dominican Republic.

June 3 —July 31, 2015

The Museum of the City of New York presents
Folk City: New York and the Folk Music Revival at the Museum of the City of New York
Open daily 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10029, 212.534.1672
Discover New York as the Center of the Folk Music Renaissance
Honorary co-chairs: Oscar Brand, Judy Collins, Steve Earle, Nora Guthrie, Noel Stookey and Peter Yarrow
The Museum of the City of New York presents Folk City: New York and the Folk Music Revival, a celebration of the City’s role as the center of the folk music revival from its beginnings in the 1930s and 1940s to its heyday in the 1950s and 1960s, as well as its continuing legacy. With a wide array of memorabilia, including photos, video and sound recordings, the exhibition documents the music and movement that helped transform Greenwich Village and spread as a major cultural phenomenon.
“New York, which has been the source of so much creativity throughout its history, was central to the folk music revival that swept the country and became one of the remarkable phenemona of the 20th Century,” said Susan Henshaw Jones, Ronay Menschel Director of the Museum of the City of New York. “Folk music spawned a whole culture, and the legacy continues today in New York and far beyond. This exhibition and our related public programs explore the revival and will let visitors experience it in a fascinating and joyous way.”
Folk City will feature listening stations where visitors can hear a range of folk songs along with videos showcasing historic footage that capture the bohemian spirit of Greenwich Village in the 1950s and the national hootenanny craze of the 1960s. The exhibition also includes showcases rare archival photographs, concert posters and original instruments, including:
*Lead Belly’s 12-string guitar Odetta’s iconic guitar “Baby” along with one of her colorful kaftan dresses
The original handwritten manuscript of Bob Dylan’s “Blowin’ in the Wind”
The napkin on which Eric Andersen wrote his “Thirsty Boots” lyrics
A trademark felt cap worn by Phil Ochs
Handwritten letters by Woody Guthrie and Peter Seeger, and more

Curated by Stephen Petrus, an Andrew W. Mellon post-doctoral fellow at the Museum, Folk City will look at the folk movement in four sections:
♦ The revival’s roots in the 1930s and 1940s, when singers—such as Woody Guthrie, Josh White, and Burl Ives—moved to New York, drawn by performance opportunities and the progressive political climate.
♦ The expansion of folk music culture in the 1950s, when the genre changed from an art form associated with leftist politics during the Red Scare—ensnaring many performers including Seeger—to a popular craze with mass appeal.
♦ The boom years in the late 1950s to the mid-1960s, when Greenwich Village was the focal point of the revival and culture due to the concentration of performance venues, including the exhibition’s eponymous Folk City.
♦ The legacy of the revival from 1965 to the present day, showing how the revival has continued and retained its relevancy through five decades. This includes the rise of ‘folk-rock’ and other folk trends after the ‘British Invasion’ and Dylan’s stunning turn to electric guitar in 1965. Folk City highlights visionary entrepreneurs who were committed to promoting folk music, including Mike Porco of Gerde’s Folk City, Izzy Young of the Folklore Center, and John Hammond of Columbia Records. The Greenwich Village performance spaces are shown as exciting venues and as incubators of a burgeoning counterculture. Artists from different backgrounds performed in Village clubs as well as in one of the city’s great communal gathering places, Washington Square Park, where they tried out both new music and new ideas that often challenged social conventions of the time. The Museum will offer a broad array of public programs in conjunction with the exhibition, including folk concerts and panel discussions. The Museum’s Frederick A.O. Schwarz Children’s Center has designed special programs for students and teachers, which have been made possible by a grant from the D’Addario Foundation.
The exhibition’s accompanying book, Folk City: New York and the American Folk Music Revival, by Stephen Petrus and historian Ronald D. Cohen, with a foreword by Peter Yarrow. Published by Oxford University Press, the book shows that folk music flowered in New York as a result of initiatives of musicians, record company producers and executives, radio show hosts, club owners, concert promoters, folklorists, managers, journalists, and audiences. Princeton University historian Sean Wilentz calls Folk City “the best history yet of the city’s influential folk music culture, packed with astonishing photos that finally see the light of day.”

June 17, 2015 — November 29, 2015

Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art presents the
Curated by Mary-Kay Lombino
Opening reception: Saturday,June 20, 2015, 5-7 p.m.
Artist talk: Saturday, September 26, 2 p.m.
Hours: Wednesday-Sunday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Alice and Horace Chandler and North Galleries, Samuel Dorsksy Museum of Art, State University of New York, 1 Hawk Drive, New Paltz, NY 12561, 845.257.3844
Suggested Donation: $5
The Hudson Valley has become known not only for its rich visual art but also for its strength in the literary arts. The region is steeped in its own narrative tales such as Washington Irving’s “Rip Van Winkle” and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” T.C. Boyle’s novel World’s End, and factual accounts of Henry Hudson’s voyage. The Stories We Tell provides a rare opportunity to examine the ways in which art and literature are closely related—both reflecting artistic practices of today as well as the role of the narrative structure in contemporary art. For Hudson Valley Artists 2015, artists are invited to submit work that considers the following questions. What is the difference between illustration and art that is shaped by narrative structure? How much is narrative a conscious or unconscious factor in an artist’s practice? How do stories factor into abstract art in which the narrative might be known only by the artist? The Stories We Tell: Hudson Valley Artists 2015 focuses on the narrative form of contemporary art and examines how stories shape our experience and our understanding of the world. Instinctively, we are all storytellers merging fiction with non-fiction and conflating the real with the imagined. Included artists: Sean Bayliss, Allen Bryan, Dina Bursztyn, Maureen Cummins, Tasha Depp, Marcia Due, Richard Edelman, Ben Fishman, Kevin Frank, Derek James, Tana Kellner, Virginia Lavado, Deb Lucke, Kathleen MacKenzie, Nestor Madalengoitia, Norman Magnusson, Matthew Maley, Perry Meigs, Phyllis Gay Palmer, Michael Rose, Phil Sigunick, Ken Tannenbaum, Jean Tansey, Jerry Thompson, Karen Whitman, and Tona Wilson.

June 20, 2015 —November 8, 2015

...and beyond
Southern Vermont Arts Center presents
SABINA FASCIONE ALCORN: Selected Botanical Watercolors
Opening Reception: June 20, 2-4 p.m.
GALLERY HOURS: Tuesday–Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m.-5 p.m.
930 Southern Vermont Arts Center Drive, Manchester, VT

Sabine Fascione Alcorn - botanical watercolors

June 20, 2015 — August 2, 2015

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

May 15, 2015 — September 20, 2015

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