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

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

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

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
CHINA CRISIS
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $25; $30 at the door
English pop/rock band China Crisis formed in 1979 in Kirkby, near Liverpool, Merseyside with a core of vocalist/keyboardist Gary Daly and guitarist Eddie Lundon. Their output was pop music similar in style to that of New Wave, but with strong similarities to the post-punk movement of the early 1980s, namely inclusion of a broader range of musical influences and occasional flirtation with political commentary. Throughout their career, China Crisis has seen moderate success in the United Kingdom with ten hit singles between August 1982 and January 1987 and six albums, as well as commercial success in Western Europe, Australia and the Americas.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Wednesday, July 6, 2016
The Folk Music Society of N.Y., Inc/ N.Y. Pinewoods Folk Music Club presents
Folk Open Sing
7-10 p.m.
Ethical Culture Society, 53 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn (near 2nd St.)
Hosted by Ethical Culture Society, Folk Music Society of NY/NYPFMC, Alison Kelley, Frank Woerner, and Tom Weir.
Info: 212-695-5924.
Join us on the first Wednesday of each month for an open sing. Bring your voice, instruments, friends, neighbors, and children. Drop by for a couple of songs or the whole evening.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

The Ashokan Center presents
Beppe Gambetta Concert
7:30 p.m.
Conservation Hall at The Ashokan Center, 477 Beaverkill Rd., Olivebridge, NY 12461, 845-657-8333
Tickets are $15 in advance (purchased online) and $20 on the day of the show (online or at door).
A rare Woodstock-area appearance by flatpicking guitar virtuoso, Beppe Gambetta. Considered by many to be one of, if not the best, acoustic guitarists. Gambetta is a composer, teacher, and researcher of traditional music and instruments.

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

Monday, July 11, 2016
The Ashokan Center presents
All Star Guitar Concert
Ashokan Center, Conservation Hall, 477 Beaverkill Rd., Olivebridge, NY 12461, 845-657-8333
Tickets are $15 advanced purchase online, $20 on the day of the show.
You won’t want to miss this very special concert featuring our ultra-talented camp staff of guitar greats! Denis Chang & Will Dickerson, Molly Mason, Beppe Gambetta, Jefferson Hamer, Mike Dowling, Del Rey, and Peter Davis will entertain with blues, country, Bluegrass, blues and jazz/swing and more. Join us for the Monday night concert or for the entire Guitar Camp, July 11–15, 2016.

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

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

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Wednesday, July 13, 2016
Museum at Eldridge Street presents
Jane Jacobs Centennial Lecture: Ronald Shiffman, Mindy Thompson Fulilove & Sandy Ikeda
6:30 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002, 212.219.088
RSVP: Pay what you wish
Shiffman is planner, architect, and NYC community development leader; Fulilove is a psychiatrist interested in the links between the environment and mental health); and Ikeda is a Professor of Economics at Purchase College.

92Y announces
Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle: Conversation and Performance
Moderated by Anthony DeCurtis
8:00 p.m.
Buttenwieser Hall, 92nd St. Y, 1395 Lexington Ave. at 92nd Street, New York, NY
Tickets from $32
Shawn Colvin and Steve Earle first met 30 years ago, and the mutual admiration they felt then has achieved true fruition on their spellbinding new album, Colvin & Earle. At 92Y, they perform some of their songs and discuss their personal and artistic journeys with Rolling Stone contributing editor Anthony DeCurtis. These two artists share such a deep emotional connection and spiritual bond that their collaboration is even greater than the (already great) sum of its parts. They bring out the absolute best in each other, so it will be a night that should not be missed.

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

Museum at Eldridge Street presents
Dan Rose Quartet
7:00 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002, 212.219.088
$25 adults; $15 students and seniors; includes a glass of wine
RSVP now.
Enjoy an evening of jazz favorites from the Great American songbook in our beautiful main sanctuary. The repertoire includes works by Jewish American songwriters George and Ira Gershwin, Irving Berlin, Lerner and Lowe, and more.

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

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

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

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Friday, July 15, 2016
Caffè Lena presents
Harpeth Rising
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena at The Grove at Neumann, 233 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Tickets: $20, $18 members, $10 student & child
With expansive harmonies and consummate musicianship worthy of the finest concert halls, Harpeth Rising is an Americana sensation from Tennesee. Called “the future of original string music,” this trio’s gorgeous sound is the convergence of a classical education and a passion for folk, blues, bluegrass and all things acoustic. Lyrically rooted in the singer/songwriter tradition, their soulful words are sung in three-part harmonies reminiscent of both Appalachia and Medieval Europe. Along with a wealth of original songs and traditional ballads, Harpeth loves to experiment with the standards of classic rock, surprising and delighting audiences with fresh renditions of “Stairway to Heaven,” “Norwegian Wood,” and more. Violinist Jordana Greenberg and cellist Maria Di Meglio are joined by new member Michelle Younger on banjo.

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

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

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Saturday, July 16, 2016
Hammond Museum presents
Cultural Folk Arts Day
Experience a Wonderful Family Day of International Culture
12 noon-4 p.m.
Hammond Museum, 28 Deveau Rd., North Salem, NY 10560, 914-669-5033
Admission: Museum Members $5, Non Members $10, Children under 12 Free
Taiko Drums by Taiko Masala with audience participation
Korean Music and Dance
Chinese, Japanese and Mexican paper crafts
Learn to put on a Japanese Kimono and a Korean Hanbok
Sushi Demonstration with Yoshimi Arai, the principal of Magokoro New York, an expert in the fine arts of Japanese culinary presentations and handmade design accessories.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Sunday, July 24, 2016
Museum at Eldridge Street presents
SUMMER FIELD TRIP! Visit the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst, Massachusetts
8 a.m.-7 p.m.
Meet at 8 a.m. in front of the NY Public Library at Fifth Ave. and 41st Street. Return at 7 p.m.
$150 per person. Reserve by 5 p.m. on June 15 and get a $25 discount with the Promo Code: EARLYBIRD
RSVP now.
Join us for a summer visit to the Yiddish Book Center. Our trip includes transportation, kosher lunch and snacks, and a special guided tour of the Center’s exhibits and architecturally unique building, designed to recall an Eastern European shtetl.

Center for Traditional Music and Dance (CTMD) announces
FolkCOLOMBIA en el Museo/FolkCOLOMBIA in the Museum
12 p.m.-3 p.m.
Queens Museum, Flushing Meadow Corona Park, NY
Admission is free!
Come celebrate Colombian Independence Day, with FolkCOLOMBIA Escuela de Danza y Música’s professional dancers, musicians and students in a program highlighting traditional Cumbia from the Atlantic coast and Bambuco from the highland Andean regions of Colombia. An open dance workshop and performances by special invited guest artists will all take place inside the museum’s Atrium.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Wednesday, July 27
Caffè Lena presents
Acoustic Blues Open Mic & Jam
7 p.m.
Beginning Thursday, June 9th while the Caffè is under renovation, open mic will be held across the street at Creative Sparks, 42 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs, NY
$5 at the door
If you have the blues, play the blues, or love the blues—we got you covered! Caffè Lena and The Saratoga Acoustic Blues Society team up to present a monthly acoustic blues open mic. Bring your acoustic guitar, harps, slides, mandolin, bass or whatever (Lena’s has the piano) and sign up for a slot to play solo, as a duo, ensemble or even have players in the room join you on stage. The event is held on the 4th Wednesday of the month and is hosted by Sonny Speed. Sign up is 7 p.m. Names are pulled out of a lottery at 7:30. A monthly featured act opens up with a short set and the open mic follows 8 p.m.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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



ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

We are in our 2nd Year!

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

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

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


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


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

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

Submission guidelines and form HERE.


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

NYSDOS Project #C006777

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

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

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

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


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


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

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


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


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

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


Old Songs presents
Make Your Own Music Nights

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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


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


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




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


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

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


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


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


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

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

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

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

Consider new vantage points for familiar scenes.


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


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

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

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

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

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

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

Submittal Deadline Via e-mail: July 10, 2016

Submittal Deadline Via mail: July 8, 2016

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


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

November 21, 2015 —September 4, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 23, 2016 —August 31, 2016

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

April 1, 2016—September 30, 2016

Fenimore Art Museum at Cooperstown announces
Traditions of Spirit and Ritual: The Thaw Collection of American Indian Art
April 1–May 9: Open Tuesday-Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
May 10–October 10 (Columbus Day): Open Daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
October 11–December 31 Open Tuesday-Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Fenimore Art Museum, 5798 State Route 80, Cooperstown, New York
For more information, call 607 547 1450
Since ancient times, Native American peoples have celebrated their beliefs and practices through daily, seasonal, and special occasion rituals, affirming their life and identity. Both art and ritual are powerful expressions that honor mythological beings, spirit beings, and ancestors – conveying the spiritual power of the natural world. In this exhibit, see over 50 art objects from the Thaw Collection created by Native American men and women for specific rituals and ceremonies. Discover the arts associated with fundamental aspects of Native American life – the hunt and harvest, feasting, warfare, adornment, and shamanism.

April 1, 2016 —December 31, 2016

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

April 29, 2016 —September 4, 2016

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

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

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


May 19, 2016 —July 31, 2016

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

May 20, 2016—October 10, 2016

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

May 25, 2016—September, 2016

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

May 27, 2016—September 5, 2016

Taller Boricua presents
Opón Ifá
Curated by Nitza Tufiño, features the work of Maestro Elí Barreto Talavera
Opening Night Reception, 6 p.m.
Artist Talk Thursday, June 16, 2016, 6 p.m.
Taller Boricua Gallery, At the Julia de Burgos Latino Arts Center, 1680 Lexington Avenue at E 106th Street, in the heart of East Harlem, NYC
This exhibit features the work of Maestro Elí Barreto Talavera with an opening night performance of “Embara Ni Okokan” La Mano que toca de Corazo / Toque de Tambor that calls for peace and harmony. An Opín Ifá (known as La Mesa de Ifá) in Latin America, is a divination tray used traditionally in African and Caribbean cultures, notably in the Ifá and Yoruba tradition.

June 10, 2016 — July 16, 2016


Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute presents
Portraits of Hope: Faces of Refugee Resettlement in Central New York
Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Museum of Art, 310 Genesee Street, Utica, NY 13502, 315/797-0000
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 1-5 p.m.
The exhibition Portraits of Hope: Faces of Refugee Resettlement in Central New York depicts survivors of war, genocide, and political strife who came to the US and settled in the Utica region after living in refugee camps in Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East. This exhibition of more than 30 photographs celebrates diversity, and confronts stereotypes about resettlement while exploring the challenges and aspirations of local refugees starting over in a new land.

Since 1982, the Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees has welcomed more than 15,000 people to Utica, which now enjoys one of the highest concentrations of refugees of any American city. Lynne Browne, working with Dr. Kathryn Stam’s and SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s project Refugees Starting Over, photographed the subjects of Portraits of Hope at cultural events in Utica and Rome from 2012 to 2016. While many of the subjects came to Utica over the past 15 years, some arrived only a few days before they were photographed. The portraits capture the pain of the past as well as the promise of a new future: memories of love and joy mingle with the distress of departure and novel experiences, both bright and bewildering, in a new land.

Presented in conjunction with The World through His Lens (see description below), the photographs in
Portraits of Hope illustrate the pride and happiness our local refugees share in their culture and traditions, and the joy they find in celebrations that honor and welcome their heritages in our community.

June 12, 2016 — December 31, 2016


Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute presents
The World through His Lens: Steve McCurry Photographs
Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Museum of Art, 310 Genesee Street, Utica, NY 13502, 315/797-0000
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 1-5 p.m.
Guided Tours: Wednesdays and Saturdays, at 1 p.m., Fridays, 1 and 6 p.m.
Admission: $10, Students $5, Children 12 and under free, Members Free
The World through His Lens: Steve McCurry Photographs is an exhibition of more than 60 large-scale photographs by renowned National Geographic photographer Steve McCurry (famous for his cover image Afghan Girl). The MWPAI Museum of Art is the only venue for this exhibition.

McCurry looks at the world with an immediacy that appeals to the heart. In the tradition of Dorothea Lang and Jacob Riis, McCurry’s evocative images reveal collective human struggles and explore diverse societies across the boundaries of language and culture. Organized around universal themes of personal adornment, place, and ritual, exhibition will include unforgettable images from across six continents and spanning ancient traditions, international conflict, and vanishing cultures.

McCurry is known for capturing unexpected moments. He has been one of the most important figures in contemporary photography for more than thirty years. While international in scope, these photographs will resonate with Mohawk Valley audiences with stunning images of many of the countries—Thailand, Burma-Myanmar, Laos, Afghanistan, Cambodia, Russia, India and Pakistan—represented by the region’s immigrant and refugee communities. Through his lens, McCurry finds the sublime in the everyday.


June 12, 2016 — December 31, 2016


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

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


June 18, 2016 —November 13, 2016

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