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July 2014

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EVENTS by date & deadlines        • ANNOUNCEMENTS         • ONGOING EXHIBITIONS


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

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

July 17-20, 2014
Grey Fox Bluegrass Festival
A Who’s Who of Bluegrass in the Beautiful Catskill Mountains
Walsh Farm, 1 Poultney Road, Oak Hill, NY
Call 888.946.8495 or 315.724.4473 for more information
Full Festival (Camping Included) – $165; Kids 12 and Under – Free
Buy tickets online
The Main Stage is where you’ll see and hear dozens of award-winning, internationally acclaimed artists. Located in the lower field, the intimate and relaxed Masters Stage is the site of dazzling instrumental and vocal workshops, mini-concerts and chats by your favorite bluegrass musicians.If you want to kick up your heels, learn some new steps and dance the night away to your favorite dance bands, the Dance Pavilion is absolutely the place to be! From opening day straight through to Sunday afternoon, young people have mountains of activities to enjoy: crafts, games, clowns, magicians and musicians. The Grass Roots Tent is the gathering place for amateur and semi-professional musicians alike who want to improve their playing. We offer free, hands-on learning sessions in banjo, guitar, mandolin, fiddle, dobro, bass and vocals taught by top players and teachers. At the Grey Fox Slow Jam Tent, entry-level players of all ages are encouraged to jam with others at their own speed. Camping at Grey Fox is flat and grassy. Tents, popups and RVs are all appropriate.

Finger Lakes Annual GrassRoots Festival of Music & Dance
Trumansburg Fairgrounds, Trumansburg, NY (10 miles north of Ithaca, NY on Rt. 96)
Tickets: Order online
The festival is presented over a four day period (Thursday-Sunday) on four stages which run ridiculously long hours to accommodate the 60 some bands that play the festival. The band selection reflects the eclectic tastes of our ‘amorphous committee,’ a difficult to nail down group of musicians and artists who lean toward roots related and world music. GrassRoots doesn’t hesitate to bring you great music you’ve never heard of before. Every year wonderful new bands are discovered and presented along with many old and true friends. The schedule will be available online.

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

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

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July 25-27, 2014
Cranberry Dulcimer & Autoharp Gathering 2014
Calvary United Methodist Church, 15 Ridge Place, Latham, New York
For more information, call (518) 283-4769 or email langley.clms@gmail.com
The CRANBERRY is a three-day gathering of musicians who come together to share the joy of making music.

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

April 1, 2014 —November 30, 2014

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

April 3, 2014 —July 10, 2014

Long Island Traditions announces
From Shore to Shore: Boat Builders & Boat Yards
Opening reception: May 2, 2014, 2-4 p.m. with Nancy Solomon, Curator
The Waterfront Museum is open year-round on SATURDAYS 1-5 p.m. when the barge is docked in Red Hook. THURSDAYS 4-8 p.m. will resume in the Spring.
Waterfront Museum, Red Hook, Brooklyn, New York
“From Shore to Shore: Boat Builders and Boatyards of Long Island and Westchester” is an interpretive exhibit that examines the history and traditions of contemporary boat builders and boatyards, exploring their commitment to an endangered way of life in the wake of superstorms, decline in fishing and the expenses associated with traditional boat building and preserving boatyards. The Waterfront Museum is located in a traditional barge on the Red Hook waterfront.

April 18, 2014 —July 12, 2014

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