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Sunday, June 1, 2014
ArtsWestchester announces
Discover Japan Through Music
2:00-3:30 p.m.
Harrison Public Library, 2 Bruce Avenue, Harrison, NY, 914-835-0324
Cost: Free
2:00 p.m. Maiko Souda Solo Performance—A solo performance of the Japanese soprano singer, Maiko Souda, who has appeared at Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall and other venues in New York as well as Japan. She will sing arias and traditional Japanese songs.
3:00 p.m. “Let’s Sing Together!” Workshop—Enjoy learning and singing Japanese songs with Maiko Souda.

Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders, Endangered Language Alliance, and Bowery Arts+Science present
Unheard of! Mexican Indigenous Languages
3:30 p.m.
Bowery Poetry, 308 Bowery, New York NY 10012 (between Bleecker and Houston)
Admission FREE. (Donations gratefully accepted) Space is limited.
Join Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders, Endangered Language Alliance, and Bowery Arts + Science for the seventh installment of Unheard of! a presentation of poetry in indigenous languages of Mexico. Mexico is a major center of linguistic diversity. The Mexican government officially recognizes 68 indigenous language groups, and each of these groups counts a large number of language varieties, many of which are spoken in New York. But despite the pervasive Mexican indigenous presence in the city, this linguistic and cultural diversity is seldom celebrated or even recognized. Come to Unheard Of! 7 and hear poems in Nahuatl, Mixtec, Totonac and other indigenous languages read by native speakers and accompanied by music and translations. Q & A session to follow.

Flushing Town Hall announces
A Dream of Red Pavilions (Staged Reading)
4:00 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: $10/$5 Members and Students
Pan Asian Repertory Theatre presents a staged reading of A Dream of Red Pavilions, a world premiere adapted by Jeremy Tiang from the classic Chinese novel by Cao Xueqin, co-directed by Lu Yu and Tisa Chang. A DREAM OF RED PAVILIONS is set in 18th-Century China, where two beings from the heavenly kingdom — a stone and a flower — are reborn on earth as cousins Bao Yu and Dai Yu. They fall in love, but their union is forbidden by their elders who favor a more suitable union. A counterpoint plot is of the noble Jia family heading for social disgrace and financial disaster who represent a crumbling society as the Chinese aristocracy finds itself increasingly unable to maintain the facade of noble infallibility and comes into conflict with ancient Buddhist and Confucian values.

Terriden Entertainment and Communications presents
Work O’ the Weavers in concert to benefit the Child Abuse Prevention Center of NY, Inc.
7:00 p.m.
Irvington Town Hall Theater, 85 Main Street, Irvington, NY 10533
Box Office 914-591-6602, boxoffice@irvingtonny.gov
Cost: $45 - VIP Center Orchestra Rows A-D and a complimentary CD / $30 - Rest of Orchestra / $25 - Balcony / $25 - Box
Tribute to PETE SEEGER & LEE HAYS (“If I Had a Hammer”): We’ll celebrate 65 years since The Weavers’ very first public performance as well as the inestimable legacies of founder members Pete Seeger (1919–2014) and Lee Hays (1914–1981) in this his Centenary. Faithful to the Weavers original arrangements, Work o’ the Weavers (David Bernz, James Durst, Mark Murphy, and Martha Sandefer) recalls their timeless music and interweaves an edifying narrative to unfold their timely story. All net proceeds from ticket sales go to The Child Abuse Prevention Center of NY, Inc.a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization.

Caffè Lena presents
An Evening with Mary Gauthier
7 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $22, Member $20, Child and Student $11
Buy tickets online
Louisiana native Mary Gauthier (Go-SHAY), has earned praise from Bob Dylan and Tom Waits, and been recorded by Jimmy Buffett, Blake Shelton and many others. She is a practical, no-nonsense woman who was a teenage runaway, found her first shelter among addicts and drag queens, and eventually achieved renown as a chef even while balancing the running of her restaurant with the demands of addiction to heroin. Her songs carry so much emotional punch they can leave you staggering. Especially on her new album Trouble and Love (release June 10), Mary’s painfully personal songs infiltrate the souls of listeners, no matter how different their path. This is deep and dangerous poetry, and Gauthier leads us through it with relentless candor. Yet tenderness is always near. She says, “We human beings have this built-in healing mechanism that’s always pushing us toward life. I didn’t want to write just darkness, because that’s not the truth.... This record is about getting to a new normal. It’s a transformation record.”

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts presents
Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings
8 p.m.
The Smith Opera House, 82 Seneca Street, Geneva, NY 14456
Tickets: $30 General Admission and will go on sale Wednesday, March 26 at Noon.
This past spring, Daptone Records had just announced the August release of Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings’ Give the People What They Want when Sharon Jones was diagnosed with cancer. The scheduled release and supporting tours were immediately put on hold and all efforts were quickly shifted to her treatment and recovery. It brings great joy and relief to announce that after a successful operation, ongoing treatment, and the continued support and love of friends, family, and fans, Sharon Jones is back.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
THE COSTELLOS; with special guest Paul Byrne
7:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $15 advance/ $20 at door
The Costellos—led by the eclectic musicians Lynn & Bob Costello—mix a blend of rock, pop, surf, and country. The combination of Lynn’s hypnotic voice and Bobby’s guitar skills brings audiences to their feet with songs written by this dynamic duo. On stage, The Costellos have performed with major acts including Bon Jovi, Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes, Crash Test Dummies, NRBQ and America. They were a featured act at Woodstock ’94 and have made several TV appearances including CNBC’s America’s Talking.

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Stephentown Historical Center announces
Learn about the Great Stone Barn Project at Stephentown Historical Society
7:30 p.m.
Stephentown Historical Society, Heritage Center, 4 Staples Road, Stephentown, NY
For more information, visit Stephentown Historical Society, or contact Meredith Rhindress: meredith.rhindress@gmail.com
Come learn about the largest stone cattle barn ever buit in the United States from representatives of the Shaker Museum|Mount Lebanon! The talk will feature a description of the 1859 Great Stone Barn’s construction and usage by the Shakers, as well as current restoration efforts and future plans. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss what interests them most about this historic building.

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014
New York Foundation for the Arts announces
EASL-IP PRO BONO LEGAL CLINIC at NYFA
4-7 p.m.
NYFA, Cost: Free
If you are interested in and qualify for this opportunity (see below), please complete the NYFA-EASL-IP Legal Clinic intake form by 5:00 p.m,. on Tuesday, May 20, 2014. This form is NOT a confirmation. You will receive an email if we are able to accommodate you.
Questions: CLearning@nyfa.org
In collaboration with the New York State Bar Association’s Entertainment, Arts and Sports Law Section (EASL) and Intellectual Property (IP) Section, NYFA is pleased to announce the EASL-IP Pro Bono Legal Clinic for artists. During the clinic attorneys will assist on various arts-related issues, including intellectual property, licensing, collaboration, nonprofits, and contracts. To qualify for a pro bono consultation, you or your organization must bring your most recent tax return (2013), demonstrating that you are:
-An individual with an adjusted gross income less than $35,000.
-An individual with dependents and adjusted gross income less than $45,000.
-Married, filing jointly with an adjusted gross income less than $45,000.
-Married, filing jointly with dependents and adjusted income less than $55,000.
-An organization or business with an income less than $45,000.

Note: You must verify that you or your organization pays taxes.

DALE WATSON In Concert
8:30 p.m.
Abilene Bar and Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way, Rochester, NY, 585-232-3230
Tickets: $25
Texas country legend Dale Watson plays a concert, celebrating the release of his highly anticipated new album El Rancho Azul. His second album for the Grammy-winning label Red House Records, it is his first official recording with His Lonestars, his regular touring band. Known as consummate entertainers, the band delivers first-rate performances, capturing the energy and musicianship fans know they’ll hear at every live show. Unlike the understated, stripped-down sound of Dale’s previous release The Sun Sessions, his new album is full-on honky tonk with a driving rhythm section, tight electric guitar solos and the lonesome twang of pedal steel. Recorded at Willie Nelson’s Pedernales Studio in Austin, this top-notch recording features Dale on vocals and guitars, backed up by His Lonestars—Chris Crepps (upright bass), Mike Bernal (drums), Don Pawlak (pedal steel) and Danny Levin (piano, fiddle). Together this tightly knit band takes you on a rollicking ride back to your favorite dusty bar, a place where all heartache is forgotten. Featuring 14 fresh country originals, El Rancho Azul is a portrait of a lone cowboy, dancing and drinking his way through love and heartbreak. Newly divorced himself, Dale sings about getting married, breaking up and moving on with authenticity and humor. Never one to wallow in his own sorrows, the album has a decidedly up-tempo feel with instantly singable songs.

Wednesday, June 4, 2014
The Folk Music Society of N.Y., Inc/ N.Y. Pinewoods Folk Music Club presents
Folk Open Sing
7-10 p.m.
Info: Frank, 212-533-2139
Ethical Culture Society, 53 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn (near 2nd St.)
Join us on the first Wednesday of each month for an open sing. Bring your voice, instruments, friends, neighbors, and children. Drop by for a couple of songs or the whole evening.

Anabella Lenzu’s DanceDrama announces
Unveiling Motion and Emotion
Reading, Dance Performance & Photographic Projections by Todd Carroll
7:00 p.m.
Nuyorican Poet Cafe, 236 East 3rd Street, New York, NY 10009
Admission $10 / Limited seating
RSVP required: info@anabellalenzu.com
Exploring the importance of dance, community, choreography, and dance pedagogy, Argentinean choreographer Anabella Lenzu celebrates 23 years of teaching dance in a book of her writings in Spanish and English. Having opened her own dance school at 18, Lenzu recounts her experiences teaching in South America, Europe, and the US, as well as publishing an arts magazine and creating repertory for her dance company. Lenzu’s eloquent prose reveals reflections of a life devoted to dance performance and education. Photography by Todd Carroll fully documents the performances and provides a glimpse into the creative process. This book is an inspiration to dancers and teachers alike, and the first of its kind as a bilingual text on dance pedagogy.

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Thursday, June 5, 2014
Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders, in collaboration with CUNY Mexican Studies Institute present
La tierra de los adioses (The Land of Goodbyes)
6 p.m.
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, Haaren Hall Building, Room 630, 899 Tenth Avenue, New York, NY 10019
Event is free and open to the public. RSVP is required. Space is limited.
Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders and the CUNY Mexican Studies Institute for the screening of the documentary film, La Tierra de los Adioses (The Land of Goodbyes), winner of the Best Latin American Short Documentary Film at the Festival Internacional de Cine en el Desierto. From the filmmakers Stefani Saintonge and Chantal Flores, filmed in Zapotitlán, Oaxaca and Virginia, USA. Q & A session to follow.

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

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Friday, June 6, 2014
Caffè Lena presents
Heather & Darlingside
7 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $18, Member $16, Child and Student $9
Buy tickets online
This combo—the four-man, incredibly inventive folk rock ensemble Darlingside with riveting singer-songwriter Heather Maloney—is, without doubt, one of the most exciting acts to arrive on the folk scene for a while. Sharing a homebase of Northampton, MA, Darlingside and Heather did a short midwest tour last fall. The music they made was so special that the New York Times did a feature on them, and the accompanying video (their version of Joni Mitchell’s “Woodstock”) went viral and led to the release of an EP this spring on the Signature Sounds label. Tonight, we celebrate the release of that CD and the incredibly expansive, harmony-rich, groovy, fresh music these folks are bringing to the stage. It’s Beatlesque, Joni-ish, ethnic, dreamy, compassionate, with arrangements so tight and creative they rival anything in the modern classical world. Come hear it, and get hooked!

Folk Music Society of New York/New York Pinewoods Folk Music Club announces
Ice Cream Social and Song Swap
7:30 p.m.
OSA Hall, 220 E. 23rd Street, Suite 707, (2nd and 3rd Ave), New York, NY
Admission $10; children, under 12, $5.
Ice cream (and non-dairy product) plus a DIY song swap. Please tell us that you are coming, what’s your favorite flavor, and if you want non-dairy; e-mail: DW(at)folkmusicny.org or call 718-672-6399.

Envelope Presents:“You Time” – Featuring Chris Garneau
8 p.m.
SubCulture, 45 Bleecker St., Downstairs, New York, NY
Tickets: $$20 in advance, $25 day of performance
Chris Garneau is an American born pianist and songwriter who spent much of his formative years in Paris. After signing to California based label Absolutely Kosher Records, his songs have seen great success with placements in TV on shows like Grey’s Anatomy and Private Practice. His latest record Winter Games is full of haunting barebones melodies enhanced by richly woven arrangements, provided by the same team that worked Bon Iver’s latest album. Chris will be sharing his songs with an intimate audience at SubCulture on Friday June 6th.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
AL STEWART; with special guest Paul Guzzone
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $35 advance/ $40 at door
Al Stewart’s distinctive style combining folk-rock music with delicately woven tales of the great characters and events of history led to his #1 hit, Year Of The Cat, and his followup platinum album, Time Passages. Al continues to tour extensively throughout the US and Europe, providing his fans with the music and personality that they have come to love so well.

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Saturday, June 7, 2014
ArtsWestchester announces
7th Annual Port Chester Fest Noon-5 p.m.
Downtown Port Chester Marina — end of Westchester Avenue, route 120 in Port Chester.
(Turn left on Abendroth Avenue, in the parking lot opposite the Copacabana Brazilian Restaurant.) All events and programs are free.
ArtsWestchester Folk Arts Program collaborates again in the presentation of this spirited community festival in one of Westchester’s most diverse communities. The festival is under the direction of Bryan Diaz, a member of the Hermanos y Amigos de Guatemala, which presented a stunning program of Guatemalan Folklore in ArtsWestchester’s gallery in 2010. Performances by local folk ensembles: Mariachi Sol Mixteco, Uruguayan ensemble Rio Plata, folk dance by Hermanos y Amigos de Guatemala, a youth Irish Ceili band, as well as blues by Curtis Winchester and Latin dance music by Pablito y Su Avalancha. Workshops by Mexican folk artist Miguel Cossio, Tova Snyder, the Clay Art Center and the Nowardowski Foundation. International Food for sale.

New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announces
Johnson Hall State Historic Site presents
Beyond the Mansion: A Walking Tour of the Johnson Hall Estate and Outbuildings
1:00 p.m.
Johnson Hall State Historic Site, 139 Hall Avenue, Johnstown, NY, 518/762-8712
Johnson Hall’s Senior Historic Site Interpreter Aaron Robinson will guide a tour of the historic grounds and outbuilding locations of Sir William Johnson’s 700-acre 18th century working estate, highlighting how the craftspeople, guests, servants and slaves utilized these spaces to make Johnson Hall function. From June 7th through October 12th, walking tours will be offered Saturdays at 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m., and Sundays at 3:00 p.m.

ArtsWestchester announces
Argentine Tango In The Courtyard Performance, Instruction & History of Argentine Tango
1:30-3:30 p.m.
Pelham Art Center, 155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham, NY
Cost: Free
Join Steve Curlen and Elsie Tai, Argentine Tango teachers and performing professionals, at the Pelham Art Center for an afternoon journey into the story of the worldwide phenomenon which is Tango Dance.

Center for Traditional Music and Art announces
BANDURA DOWNTOWN: IN OUR TIME
7:00 p.m.
The Ukrainian Museum, 222 East 6th Street, New York, NY
Admission $15 ($10 for Museum/NYBandura members and seniors; $5 for students)
Tickets become available at the door one hour in advance of the program. A reception will follow the concert.
The Center for Traditional Music and Dance is proud to serve as media sponsor for “In Our Time,” a concert presented by NY Bandura and The Ukrainian Museum on Saturday, June 7th, 2014. Join us at 7 p.m. for this final Bandura Downtown program of the 2013–2014 season, presented in conjunction with The Museum’s exhibition, “Taras Shevchenko: Poet, Artist, Icon.” Musical director Julian Kytasty joins Bandura Downtown regulars—singer and multi-instrumentalist Michael Alpert, dancer Inka Juslin, and lutenist Roman Turovsky—and other special guests to perform new work and revisit old songs that have gained fresh meaning from the tumultuous events of the last six months in Ukraine.

Caffè Lena presents
Bob & Joy
8 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $16, Member $14, Child and Student $8
Buy tickets online
You can hear the excitement of new beginnings in the music Greenwich, NY singer-songwriter Bob Warren is creating with California native Joy MacKenzie. Tonight we celebrate the release of the duo’s debut CD. After years of writing for larger folk-rock ensembles and musical theater, Bob’ new intimate and poignant songs are perfectly suited to the spare orchestration of a folk duo. He’s an articulate, poetic songwriter with roots in the folk troubadour tradition. She’s a crystalline-voiced singer with an intuitive grasp of harmony and timing. Together, their voices blend tenderly in rich harmony that makes the songs dig deep, and then soar.

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts presents
The Lone Bellow
8 p.m.
The Smith Opera House, 82 Seneca Street, Geneva, NY 14456
Tickets: TICKETS:$20 General Admission, $24 at door
The Lone Bellow’s self-titled album debut has been called one of the best albums of the year by People Magazine and the band garnered raves from everyone from USA Today, The New York Times, The Associated Press, Paste, Forbes and Filter. NPR’s Bob Boilen simply stated, “The world of acoustic music is about to get a new household name. The music of The Lone Bellow is born from tragedy and told with heart and simplicity.” Opening band is Roses and Revolutions.

...and beyond
Philadelphia Folklore Project invites you to
PFP’s 27th Birthday Bash: Big Changes, Great Fun! 6-9 p.m.
Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine Street, Philadelphia
Tickets: $35/$30 members
WELCOME SELINA MORALES as PFP’s next Director
* Say FAREWELL to DEBORA KODISH after 27 years!
* HONOR Folk Arts and Social Change Awardees
* SING with the Liberian Women’s Chorus for Change
* DANCE with Kulu Mele African Dance and Drum Ensemble
* Enjoy great food and drink!

June 7-15, 2014
The ARChive of Contemporary Music announces its
Summer Record + CD Sale
20,000 CDs, LPs, books, video, DVDs
11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
ARChive of Contemporary Music, 54 White St., New York, NY (3 short blocks south of Canal, between Broadway & Church in Tribeca), 212/226-6967
The ARChive of Contemporary Music is a not-for-profit archive, music library and research center located in New York City. The ARChive collects, preserves and provides information on the popular music of all cultures and races throughout the world from 1950 to the present. Each year approximately 200,000 recordings are donated to the ARC. We sort through these, make sure we have the two best copies in our collection, then sell off all third copies. Our sales improve the permanent collection, free up space on the shelves and put a great many lovely and hard to get items back into the hands of music lovers. JOIN the ARC to attend our pre-sale PARTY on Thursday evening June 5 — eat, drink + get first dibbs on all items.

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Sunday, June 8, 2014
Museum at Eldridge Street presents
Egg Rolls and Egg Creams Festival
12-4 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002, 212.219.088
RSVP: Free event
Experience the eggs-traordinary! Chinese opera and acrobatics, klezmer and cantorial music, Yiddish and Chinese lessons, mah jongg, scribal arts, food and folk art demos, crafts, synagogue tours, and more! Don't miss New York City’s best block party, a cross-cultural celebration of the Jewish and Chinese communities of our Lower East Side/Chinatown neighborhood.

The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University presents
The Art of Gilding
2:00-4:00 p.m.
Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University, 5795 Lewiston Road, Niagara University, New York 14109, 716-286-8200
With live gilding demonstration. Presenter: Francis Lestingi, Master Gilder. A part of the Master Makers and Players series, this event held in conjunction with the Folk Arts exhibition “Extraordinary Ordinary People: American Masters of Traditional Arts,” on view through June 20, 2014 (see more about this exhibition in the “Exhibitions” section below).

Caffè Lena presents
Rod MacDonald
7 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $15, Member $12, Child and Student $7.50
Buy tickets online
Folk stalwart Rod MacDonald sums up his music as “Something to touch your heart, something to awaken your spirit, something to tickle your funny bone, something to make you a little more conscious of your role in life.” Emerging as one of the driving forces of the 1980s Greenwich Village folk scene that spawned Suzanne Vega, John Gorka, Cliff Eberhardt, and others, Rod has been entertaining audiences worldwide for four decades with timeless ballads, modern folk songs, and topical commentary. Rod is a master at weaving together a tapestry of politically and socially aware journalistic detail and poetic imagery, offering up performances that are both entertaining and deeply thought provoking. An incredibly prolific writer, he has produced so many enduring classics (including “American Jerusalem” and “Sailor’s Prayer”) that no fewer than 27 of his songs were included in the Smithsonian Folkways Fast Folk Music Collection. Rod will be accompanied tonight by bassist Mark Dann who can be heard on recordings by Pete Seeger, Richard Shindell, Jack Hardy, and many others.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
THE McKRELLS
7:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $20 advance/ $25 at door
The McKrells—featuring Kevin McKrell, Chris Leske, Rick Bedrosian and Doug Moody—have been sharing their love of celtic, bluegrass and folk from Carnegie Hall standing ovations to other stages around the country sharing the stage with the likes of Travis Tritt, Alison Krauss and Sam Bush.

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Monday, June 9, 2014
Staten Island Arts announces
***Part 1 of a 2-part intensive***
Art Intersects: Financial Literacy for the Artist, Creative, and Creative Entrepreneur

7 p.m.
Culture Lounge, St. George Ferry Terminal, One Ferry Terminal Drive, Staten Island, NY 10301
Fee: FREE to SI Arts Members/$10 non-members
Space limited. RSVP online
Call 718-414-6904 to reserve your spot.
Check to cover workshop fees and/or membership can be made out to Staten Island Arts and mailed to 1000 Richmond Terrace, SI, NY 10301.
Part 1: Goal Setting & Personal Budgeting
Financial literacy is critical to managing one’s art. Without it you can’t successfully budget for a theater production or exhibition, tell a potential investor your funding needs, or cover your personal bills. Learn how to build a stronger financial position for yourself and your creative enterprise with Tricia M. Taitt, a professional dancer and a certified Finance & Accounting consultant. Open to ALL artistic disciplines and levels of financial abilities. In this first session of Art Intersects: Financial Literacy for the Thriving Artist, part of Staten Island Arts’ Technical Assistance Workshop Series, Tricia teaches two financial management tools that if applied and used regularly will ally artists’ angst around numbers, help them make more informed financial decisions and free their minds to create. Attendees will work through a goal-setting exercise and determine how much to save monthly to put towards achieving a specific goal. Participants then learn how to incorporate the savings per month, calculated in the goal setting exercise, into a personal budget that suit his/her lifestyle.
After this workshop you will be able to:
1. Create a plan to achieve a specific goal, and quantify its costs.
2. Track expenses in an organized way.
3. Categorize income and expenses appropriately to create a personal budget.

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Tuesday, June 10, 2014
The Folk Music Society of N.Y., Inc/ N.Y. Pinewoods Folk Music Club presents
BOB WALSER in concert
6-8 p.m.
Co-sponsored with and at the John Street Church, 44 John St. (east of Broadway and one block south of and parallel to Fulton), New York, NY
General admission: $12, members of the Folk Music Society and of the NY Folklore Society $10. Info: 212-957-8386.
Bob is a leading interpreter and scholar of music of the sea whose recordings bring fresh repertoire to the world of maritime music. In addition, Bob is a music educator with years of experience in multicultural movement and Anglo-American dance traditions. As well as being a shantyman at the Mystic Seaport, Bob has presented his Folklore In Action folk music and dance programs as an artist-in-residence in schools across the USA, and performed as a singer, dance leader and dance musician from Maine to California and overseas. Bob earned his PhD in ethnomusicology at the University of London, School of Oriental and African Studies. His research in Folk Music and Music Education has been published in the Folk Song Journal (UK) and publications by World Music Press. In addition, he has three CDs on The Old and New Tradition label to his credit as well as guest appearances on another dozen recordings in the US, France, and England.
See Workshop on June 11.

NEW YORK KLEZMER SERIES LAUNCHES SPRING SEASON: April 1-June 10, 2014
Pete Sokolow’s Klezmer Plus with Ken Maltz and Marty Confurius
All Concerts begin at 7:30 p.m., with a jam session after: $15. Come early for Klezmer Instrumental Music class from 5:30-7 p.m.: $25 per class.
Full night pass: $35 (includes class, concert & jam session.)
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 West 68th Street (between Central Park West and Columbus Avenue), New York, NY 10023
Master Klezmer musicians Peter Sokolow, Ken Maltz and Marty Confurius pay tribute to the “Legends of Klezmer” by performing the music of Dave Tarras, Naftule Brandwein, Max Epstein, Shloimke Beckerman, Sidney Beckerman, and others who brought this wonderful sound to America. The trio is widely acclaimed for their spirited and authentic interpretations of the music made popular by the Twentieth Century’s masters of the klezmer style. Pete Sokolow has perhaps done more than any living person to revitalize the art of klezmer music. He is a master musician who has authored seminal klezmer method books and is a popular teacher at major Yiddish culture festivals. For many years he served as an accompanist to clarinetists Dave Tarras and Max Epstein, before becoming a founding member of Klezmer Plus! (with Howie Leess and Sid Beckerman) and a member of Kapelye (along with founding member Ken Maltz).

Folk Music Society of New York/New York Pinewoods Folk Music Club announces
Old-Time Instrumental Jam
7:30-9:30 p.m.
Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain, 513 Henry Street (at Sackett St.), in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn
For more information, email alanfriend_music@mindspring.com
Wanna jam? Alan Friend will lead an old-time jam. Bring your fiddle, banjo, guitar, etc. Acoustic instruments only. Buy some delicious desserts and socialize.

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Wednesday, June 11, 2014
The Arts Center of the Capital Region presents
THE CREATIVE PROCESS-IN CONVERSATION: Panel discussion by top creative leaders in the Capital Region
7:00 p.m.
The Arts of the Capital Region (in the black box theater), 265 River Street, Troy, NY 12180
Cost: Free and open to the public
What is creativity? How is it nurtured? How does it find expression in the arts, science, technology, and business? How do you learn to be creative? Join Chris Marblo, President of The Arts Center of the Capital Region, and a panel of regional creators for a conversation about the creative process and how it is manifested in everything from the arts to running an innovative business.
Panelists:
Michael Eck, musician, artist, and writer
Marion Roach Smith, writer, teacher
Chet Opalka, scientist, inventor
David Alan Miller, Music Director, Albany Symphony Orchestra
Laban Coblentz, Board Chair, Tech Valley Center of Gravity
Mary Simoni, Dean, School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, RPI

The Folk Music Society of N.Y., Inc/ N.Y. Pinewoods Folk Music Club presents
Workshop with BOB WALSER
7-9 p.m.
Location TBA, New York, NY
General admission $15, members of the Folk Music Society and of the NY Folklore Society $12.
Reservations recommended — call (212) 957-8386 or email hwood50 (at) aol.com.
Bob will talk about his work with the James Madison Carpenter collection, a major collection of traditional song and drama, plus some items of traditional instrumental music, dance, custom, narrative, and children’s folklore, from England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and the US, documented in the period 1927–55
See Concert on June 10.

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Thursday, June 12, 2014
The Arts Center of the Capital Region presents
Rocco: Hillary’s Pizza Maker—The Human Side of a Leader
Two showings: 6:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.
The Arts of the Capital Region (in the black box theater), 265 River Street, Troy, NY 12180
Rocco DeFazio tells us about his family’s immigration story, his work to improve Little Italy in Troy, along with his close relationship to Hillary Clinton, and the possibility she may run for president in 2016. Filmed by Yuri Morejón and Marcela Garcés.

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The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
ANONYMOUS FOUR with BRUCE MOLSKY
7:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $35 advance/ $40 at door
Renowned for their unearthly vocal blend and virtuosic ensemble singing, the four women of Anonymous 4 combine historical scholarship with contemporary performance intuition to create their magical sound. Their recording history includes 19 best-selling CDs; France’s prestigious Diapason d’Or, Classic CD’s Disc Of The Year; Classic FM’s Early Music Recording of the Year; several Gramophone Editor’s Choice awards; and they were twice voted one of Billboard’s top classical artists. Anonymous 4 has performed for sold-out audiences on major concert series and at festivals throughout North America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. They will be joined at the Towne Crier by Beacon’s world renowned fiddler, Bruce Molsky.

June 12-14, 2014
35th Conference on New York History
June 12 9:00 a.m. til June 14 3:00 p.m.
Marist College, Poughkeepsie, NY
Register online. The 35th Conference on New York State History will take place on June 12-14, 2014, and will be hosted by Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York. Some sessions will be held at the Henry A. Wallace Visitor Center, FDR Presidential Library and Museum, Hyde Park, NY. Speakers include Libby O’Connell, Harold Holzer, Douglas Brinkley, and Ken Burns. View conference schedule. The Conference on New York State History is an annual meeting of academic and public historians, librarians and archivists, educators, publishers, and other interested individuals who come together to discuss topics and issues related to the people of New York State in historical perspective and to share information and ideas regarding historical research, programming, and the networking of resources and services.

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Friday, June 13, 2014
Flushing Town Hall announces
Queens & Brooklyn Jazz Party
8:00 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: $15/$10 Members and Students
The Queens Jazz Overground invites up our Brooklyn brethren for an all out jazz party! Jazz is alive and well in both boroughs, and we’ll celebrate that fact with three sets of music; each group will play a set, followed by a third set of inter-borough collaboration!

Caffè Lena presents
Grainbelt
8 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $14, Member $12, Child and Student $7
Buy tickets online
Enjoy a night of “Beer Battered Twang & Roll” fronted by affable, effervescent Howard Glassman, proprietor of Valentine’s in Albany, host of the radio show “The Fabulous Sounds” on The Exit, 97.7 WEXT, and long-time presence in the Capital District music scene. Grainbelt’s original music has the pure energy of punk, the joy of rock and roll, and the emotional depth of Americana. For the listening room environs of Caffè Lena they’ll be taking an acoustic approach to their songs with two guitars, bass, drums and pedal steel. Fans of the Coal Palace Kings will recognize the line-up of Glassman and guitar slinger Jason Hughes, who are joined by long time bassist Chris Blackwell, with drummer to the stars (as well as Plastic Jesus, Horror Business, Hot Cousin etc. etc.) Jimmy The Kid Kaufman, and Roger Noyes on pedal steel.

Earlville Opera House presents
Poor Old Shine
8:00 p.m.
Earlville Opera House, East Main Street, Earlville, NY, 315/691-3550
Tickets: $14-$29 Order tickets online.
“In a time when country music all too often forgets its roots, Poor Old Shine celebrates them. The 8 piece band of Connecticut natives...revel[s] in everything from gospel, to folk, to straight up bluegrass in their electrifying, foot stomping, hands clapping, washboard scratching show”Greg Quinion.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
SUSAN WERNER; also special guest Kenny White
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $25 advance/ $30 at door
Susan Werner composes skillful songs that effortlessly slide between folk, jazz and pop, all delivered with sassy wit and classic Midwestern charm. “It’s not enough to say she’s a brilliant, spectacular performer. She is pure genius in capturing the human experience and setting it to music.”—Source Media Group

June 13-15, 2014
Americans for the Arts presents their
Annual Convention 2014
Friday, June 13, 2014 (All day) to Sunday, June 15, 2014 (All day)
View schedule online
Omni Nashville Hotel, Nashville, TN
Registration information online. Sign up before the early-bird deadline, April 4, to save up to $175. From scholarships to student discounts to special hotel rates, check out all the Ways to Save and book your hotel room today!
The 2014 Americans for the Arts Annual Convention will bring together more than 1,000 arts and community leaders from across the country to discuss the transformative power of the arts. This year’s Annual Convention celebrates the transformative power of the arts for the individual, the community, and the country. It is organized around five core themes. They are:

*Arts and Community: How do we talk about the role art plays in civic life?
*Embracing Diversity: How can we ensure that arts organizations reflect our communities?
*Reinvention and Sustainability: How do we best survive in a changing landscape? *Supply and Demand: Who and where is the arts audience today?
*Building Core Skills: What are the primary skills needed to succeed in the arts today?
This year we’ll continue to exchange ideas that are innovative, inspirational, and sometimes controversial. Bringing our field leaders, networks, and peer groups together helps achieve our common mission of advancing the arts in America. Nashville is place for inspiration — and we guarantee you’ll be inspired! This year’s Convention includes three preconferences (on Public Art & Placemaking, Arts Education & Advocacy, and Arts Leadership), three hand-picked keynotes, more than 30 specialized breakouts, and a fantastic reception at the expanded Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum!

...and beyond
Chinese Theatre Works announces
Hua Mulan: Holding Half The Sky
7 p.m.
Eugene O’Neil Theater Center, 305 Great Neck Rd., Waterford, CT 06385
Chinese Theatre Works is one of the residents this year at the The National Puppetry Conference. The Conference creates contemporary works of theater that defy imagination and confound expectations. Over the course of just eight days, Conference participants collaborate with nationally and internationally renowned puppet artists, and each other, to produce innovative plays and productions that push the boundaries of puppetry’s definitions and dare participants to challenge themselves and their audiences. The first of a series of genre-crossing puppet productions on the extraordinary women of Chinese history and legend, Hua Mulan: Holding Half The Sky blends masks, rod, shadow, and hand puppetry with classic Chinese opera will be performed by Chinese Theatre Works. For more information and tickets for the conference visit the O’Neil Theater website.

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Saturday, June 14, 2014
The Arts Center of the Capital Region presents
RIVER STREET FESTIVAL|Street Painting Contest
9 a.m.-2 p.m.
Check-in at 9:00 a.m. at entrance of The Arts of the Capital Region
The Arts of the Capital Region, 265 River Street, Troy, NY 12180
The Arts Center of the Capital Region is hosting the Street Painting Contest at the Annual River Street Festival on Sat. June 14. Grab your chalk and create some street art magic! Download the entry form and contest guidelines here. Winners in each category will be awarded a CASH PRIZE!

City Lore announces
Bronx Summer Fest on the Boulevard
12:00-4:00 p.m.
Bronx Music Heritage Center (BMHC), 1303 Louis Niné Blvd., Bronx, NY
Bronx Musical Legacy Walking Tour — As a part of Bronx Summer Fest City Lore’s folklorist Elena Martínez will be giving a walking tour of Morrisania which will focus on the jazz, hip hop, and doo wop musical history of the neighborhood. It will begin at 12:30 p.m. at the Bronx Music Heritage Center (BMHC) at 1303 Louis Niñé Blvd. (It will last about 90 minutes. Free and open to the public.
Music & Dance Performances — Casa Boricua Senior Center, Bharati Dance Academy, NKOTB ... and free outdoor Zumba classes!

ArtsWestchester announces
Cultural Arts Day
1:00-4:00 p.m.
Hammond Museum & Japanese Stroll Garden, 28 Deveau Rd., North Salem, New York, 914-669-5033
Tickets: $20 - non museum members, $15 - Museum members and Children under 12 free
Enjoy lively music from the West African group Fakoli Dance & Drum created by Fode Sissoko, an educational organization of music, drum, dance and cultural exchange. Fakoli means “the ancestor” in Mandinko, Fode’s native language. They will teach children and adults some traditional rhythms on the djembe drums. Rajiv Purohit and The Haveli Dancers is a Kathak ensemble, based in NYC, performing traditional dances from India. A beautiful expressional art form involving mime and math, Kathak originated in the Hindu Temples and evolved in the Moghul courts of India transcending religious boundaries. Learn to make sushi with Yoshimi Arai, the principal of Magokoro New York. She is an expert in the fine arts of Japanese culinary presentations and handmade design accessories. Japanese Tea Ceremony demonstrated by Michael McKenna. There will be arts and crafts for children — make sand paintings, (rangoli), learn to write their names in Hindu, mehndi (henna tattoos), Indian sari dressing and more.

Center for Traditional Music and Art announces
Evolution|Revolution: A Panel Discussion on Contemporary Haitian Dance
Presented by Haiti Cultural Exchange
in collaboration with CUMBE Center for African & Diaspora Dance
5-6:30 p.m.
CUMBE Center for African & Diaspora Dance, 558 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Admission: Free
Center for Traditional Music and Dance is pleased to serve as a media sponsor for Evolution | Revolution: A Panel Discussion on Contemporary Haitian Dance, presented by Haiti Cultural Exchange in collaboration with CUMBE Center for African & Diaspora Dance. Panel discussion with dancers Julio Jean and Goussy Célestin focuses on the evolution of traditional and contemporary dance in Haiti and the diaspora. The conversation will be followed by a participatory dance demonstration. This program is part of HCX’s continuing Selebrasyon! festival, a celebration of Haitian art and culture (May 18th – June 30th). View the full festival schedule.

Caffè Lena presents
Eric Andersen
7 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $28, Member $25, Child and Student $14
Buy tickets online
Over the decades, Eric Andersen has fine-tuned a unique songwriting style that combines the poetic and the plainspoken, the throb of an open heart, and the perpetual motion of a soul on fire. A fixture in the folk world since the 1960s, Andersen has penned songs recorded by Judy Collins, Linda Ronstadt, John Denver, and The Grateful Dead. He enjoyed an early association with poets Alan Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and Lawrence Ferlinghetti. His musical tribute to that era, Beat Avenue, has led to international appearances with poets commemorating the Beat era. In concert, Andersen delivers his songs in a whispery rasp that draws the audience close for a night of intimate music and stories.

AZTEC TWO-STEP
Doors: 6:30 p.m. / Show: 7:30 p.m.
SubCulture, 45 Bleecker St., Downstairs, New York, NY
Tickets: $30 in advance, $35 day of performance
More than 40 years since they formed, Aztec Two-Step’s songs haven’t aged at all. This traditional folk/rock duo, comprised of guitarists and singers Rex Fowler and Neal Shulman, has been acclaimed for their entire career by such prestigious publications as The New York Times, Billboard, and Variety among many others. Their powerful lyrics, sweet-sounding acoustic guitar chords, and graceful melodies are a product of their influences: Bob Dylan, James Taylor and Simon & Garfunkel, the latter of which they released a live tribute album in 2008. They also collaborated and performed with a never-ending list of musicians and bands, including Michael Bolton, The Beach Boys, Bon Jovi, and Bruce Springsteen. Celebrating their 40th Anniversary, they will perform some of their legendary songs, along with songs and arrangements from their last album Cause & Effect. They return to SubCulture for another wonderful performance.

Ashokan Music & Dance announces
Woodstock Contradance
8-11 p.m. Woodstock Community Center, 56 Rock City Road, Woodstock, NY
Admission: $10, $5 teens and kids
Info (845)246-2121 Maia McCormick calling with The Russet Trio. The Russet Trio lights up dancers with a broad range of original and traditional acoustic music. Based in the beautiful Hudson Valley, their music blends traditional Celtic and Appalachian music, with generous swing, high energy and groove.

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts presents
Tapas and Tango
8 p.m., Doors open at 6 p.m.
Ravines Wine Cellars, 400 Barracks Road, Geneva, NY 14456
Tickets: TICKETS:$20 General Admission, $20 general admission
Doors open at 6 p.m. for a tapas and wine pairing reception. Ravines wine will be paired with freshly made tapas and will be available for purchase a la carte. The concert will begin at 8 p.m. when J.P. Jofre, one of the world’s leading Bandoneon players and master of Argentinean Tango, joins members of the Geneva Music Festival for an evening of exotic tango music.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
FROGG CAFE, with special guest South County
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $25 advance/ $30 at door
Frogg Cafe is a 6-piece band making music that incorporates elements of Zappa-esque progressive rock, pop melodicism and fusion jazz, but is peppered with an appealing variety of other other flavors from Latin to bluegrass to modern chamber music. Their energetic live shows feature extended flights of group improvisation that draw grins from any hardcore prog fan.

June 14 and 15, 2014
Center for Traditional Music and Dance announces
El Iyawo — 2014 Premiere
Presented by Oyu Oro Afro-Cuban Experimental Dance Ensemble with an array of renowned international Cuban guest artists
Choreography and direction by Danys “La Mora” Pérez
7:30 p.m.
Baruch College Performing Arts Center, Rose Nagelberg Theater, 55 Lexington Avenue at 24th Street, New York, NY 10010
Tickets: $25 General Admission, $20 Advance Sales before June 7th (Discount Code: ADVANCE)
Tickets are available at Baruch College Performing Arts Center Box Office, at La Mora’s weekly dance classes at Alvin Ailey or at www.oyuoro-afrocuban.com.
El Iyawo is an epic poem, explored through music and dance, that illustrates the suffering and fear, as well as the, dignity, hope, and spirituality of enslaved Africans who endured the horrific Atlantic Ocean crossing only to establish a new African Diaspora in the Americas as runaways, or cimarrones. El Iyawo is sponsored by Center for Traditional Music and Dance and is graciously funded by the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. Oyu Oro is committed to the preservation of Afro-Cuban culture through dance, song and music. With this in mind, the ensemble’s repertoire demonstrates and honors African heritage that serves as the foundation of its work. Oyu Oro explores traditional dance forms that derive from the diverse cultures of West Africa; the rich Haitian influences that remain in Cuba, along with the popular dances of Cuban heritage. In 1998, Danys “La Mora” Pérez, Afro-Cuban dance ethnologist and former principal dancer with Cutumba, Cuba’s national folkloric dance company, founded Oyu Oro in Santiago de Cuba. In 2005, La Mora, who is a currently CTMD Artist-In-Residence, re-formed the company in New York City. Since then, Oyu Oro has presented high caliber and authentic folkloric dance performances across the United States that that represent Cuba's unique artistic and cultural history.

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Sunday, June 15, 2014
Folk Music Society of New York/New York Pinewoods Folk Music Club presents
Shanty Sing
2-5 p.m.
Noble Gallery, Building D, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY
For further info, contact Bob Conroy at RConroy421@aol.com or 347-267-9394
Refreshments will be available, including beer and wine for sale.
We are co-sponsoring the Shanty Sing on the 3rd Sunday of every month, or the William Main Doerflinger Memorial Sea Shanty Sessions at the Noble Maritime Collection.

Caffè Lena presents
Three Quarter North — Father’s Day Concert
7 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $15, Member $12, Child and Student $7.50
Buy tickets online
It’s all about the music for these lads from the Capital District. With nine kids and grandkids to their credit, they offer a perfect Father’s Day outing. Their love of bluegrass, combined with their creative folk music heritage, leads to some tasty melodies. This accomplished group plays everything from traditional fiddle tunes to complex original pop songs, weaving acoustic and electric sounds into an toe-tapping mix. Homegrown and raised on tradition, Three Quarter North exemplifies the best in American roots music.

Ukrainian Village Voices announces
An impromptu singing session and workshop with the renowned singer-musicians of Dakha Brakha from Kyiv
7-9 p.m.
Simple Studios, 134 West 29th Street (btw. 6th and 7th Aves), Second Floor, Room 207, New York, NY
RSVP NOW to UkrainianVillageVoices@gmail.com to reserve your seat, as space is limited. Suggested donation is highly appreciated.
While they have been touring the world playing their unique brand of “ethnic chaos,” they will sit down with us to share traditional Ukrainian folk songs, specifically focusing on songs for the summer fertility festival, Ivana Kupala. Come and relish in this exceptional opportunity to sing and learn from these world-class artists and folk musicians!

ArtsWestchester announces
Back to the Garden 1969 – Woodstock Experience
7:00 p.m.
Turnure Park, 26 Lake Street, White Plains, NY
Cost: Free
Back to the Garden 1969 will take you back to the festival that started it all. With love and dedication to the Woodstock era, and the stylings of the greatest acts of the 1960s, Back to the Garden 1969 does an excellent job at recreating acts like Santana, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Jimi Hendrix, and many more well-known acts of the infamous music festival. These multi-instrumental recording artist have toured nationally and are sure to transport you the summer of 1969, gracefully playing tribute to Woodstock, a time of great music and good vibes.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
ERIC ANDERSEN; also LARRY CAMPBELL & TERESA WILLIAMS with Byron Isaacs
7:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $25 advance/ $30 at door
Eric Andersen, who wrote Thirsty Boots and Violets Of Dawn, is one of the legendary founders of the singer songwriter movement that originated in Greenwich Village in the early 1960s, along with Phil Ochs, Tom Paxton, Dave Van Ronk and Bob Dylan. Eric has co-written songs with Bob Weir, Townes Van Zandt, Rick Danko and Lou Reed; and his songs have been covered by many artists including Mary Chapin Carpenter, Judy Collins, Linda Ronstadt, Gillian Welch and Peter, Paul & Mary. In 2013 Bob Dylan’s version of Andersen’s Thirsty Boots was released as a single and is also on Another Self Portrait. John is featured in the PBS documentary on Joni Mitchell; the Wildflower Festival DVD with Judy Collins, Tom Rush, and Arlo Guthrie; in the classic rock film, Festival Express; and in the documentary on Greenwich Village: Music That Defined A Generation. :|: Three-time Grammy-winning producer Larry Campbell is a multi-instrumentalist in many genres of music, having recorded and/or toured with many artists including Elvis Costello, Emmylou Harris, Roseanne Cash, Judy Collins, Willie Nelson, Cyndi Lauper, Sheryl Crow, John Sebastian, Happy Traum, Jorma Kaukonen, David Bromberg and Eric Andersen, and Larry was a band member of Bob Dylan's Never Ending Tour from 1997–2004. Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams have toured together with the Levon Helm Band, Phil Lesh, Hot Tuna and Little Feat. In 2008 The Americana Music Association presented Campbell with their Lifetime Achievement Award for his instrumental work. Larry served as musical director and band leader for Levon Helm's Midnight Ramble concerts and produced two of Levon's Grammy-winning albums which also feature Teresa Williams (vocals and guitar; has appeared in the role of the lead singer of the Carter Family on stage and in BBC and PBS performances) and Byron Isaacs (upright bass; also performed with Bruce Springsteen, Joan Baez, Willie Nelson, Ryan Adams, Elvis Costello, Diana Krall, Emmylou Harris, Sheryl Crow and Donald Fagen). Larry, Teresa and Byron continue playing and touring with the Midnight Ramble Band and The Dirt Farmer Band.

...and beyond
Dewey Hall announces
20th(ish) Annual Pancake Breakfast
8-11 a.m.
Dewey Hall, 91 Main Street, Sheffield, MA 01257
Tickets are $7 - adults, $3 - kids.
We’ve been doing this event so long we’ve lost count, but its somewhere in the 20+ year range and still going strong. Join us for this Father’s Day tradition and help us raise some money for the Hall to boot. The best pancakes this side of the Mississippi, prepared and cooked by a dedicated team of Dewey Hall volunteers.

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Monday, June 16, 2014
Staten Island Arts announces
***Part 2 of a 2-part intensive***
Art Intersects: Financial Literacy for the Artist, Creative, and Creative Entrepreneur

7 p.m.
Culture Lounge, St. George Ferry Terminal, One Ferry Terminal Drive, Staten Island, NY 10301
Fee: FREE to SI Arts Members/$10 non-members
Space limited. RSVP online
Call 718-414-6904 to reserve your spot.
Check to cover workshop fees and/or membership can be made out to Staten Island Arts and mailed to 1000 Richmond Terrace, SI, NY 10301.
Part 2: Personal Finance 101
Financial literacy is critical to managing one’s art. Without it you can’t successfully budget for a theater production or exhibition, tell a potential investor your funding needs, or cover your personal bills. Learn how to build a stronger financial position for yourself and your creative enterprise with Tricia M. Taitt, a professional dancer and a certified Finance & Accounting consultant. Open to ALL artistic disciplines and levels of financial abilities.
In this second session of Art Intersects: Financial Literacy for the Thriving Artist, Tricia teaches the fundamentals of personal banking. Participants will learn what factors to consider when deciding to put money in a reputable, certified, FDIC or NCUA insured financial institution.
At this workshop you will learn about:
1. Basic banking accounts
2. The 1st rule of Saving
3. Investing &Estate Planning
4. Money management mobile applications and online tools

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Wednesday, June 18, 2014
Albany Institute of History and Art announces
Travel with Us to Shelburne Museum
Bus will depart at 6:30 a.m from the Albany Institute parking lot and return at 8:30 p.m.
Cost: $70.00 members/ $75.00 non-members. Tickets must be purchased on our website before June 2. No refunds made after June 2.
Price includes museum admission, bus and gratuities. Meals are not included. A cafe is located at the museum. Bus will not stop for dinner.
For more information, contact Barbara Collins at collinsb@albanyinstitute.org or call (518) 463-4478 ext. 405.
Located in Vermont’s scenic Lake Champlain Valley, Shelburne Museum is one of the finest, most diverse, and unconventional museums of art and Americana. Over 150,000 works are exhibited in a remarkable setting of 38 exhibition buildings, 25 of which are historic and were relocated to the Museum grounds. Impressionist paintings, folk art, quilts and textiles, decorative arts, furniture, American paintings and a dazzling array of 17th to 20th century artifacts are on view.

Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor announces
Where Canal Meets Commercial Corridor: Unlocking Entrepreneurial Opportunities in Your Downtown
Download agenda
Hotel @ The Lafayette, 391 Washington Street, Buffalo, NY 14203
Contact Hannah Blake with any questions: Hannah_Blake@nps.gov, (518) 237-7000, ext. 202
Registration $22, includes lunch and reception
Register by June 11
The legacy of industry, the can-do spirit that fueled construction of the canal system, and the nationally-recognized architecture in the Canalway Corridor are unique elements of the region’s heritage. Find out how to tap them to fuel investment in the 21st century innovation economy in your community. During this full-day session, we’ll explore how the Corridor's industrial heritage and the new industrial revolution energized by the "Maker Movement" can be a winning combination for economic revitalization of the region. “Makerspaces” with 21st century manufacturing equipment, education, and a spirit of cooperation and community can provide unprecedented access to the tools of innovation. The session brings together experts, entrepreneurs, community leaders, and developers who are protecting and celebrating our industrial heritage and taking advantage of the past to build a better future. Join us for an exciting day of presentations conversation, and networking!

ArtsWestchester announces
Brazilian Jazz
12:15-1:15 p.m.
CHASE, 106 Corporate Park Drive, White Plains, NY
Cost: Free
Need a vacation? Take a quick escape to Latin America, all on your lunch break! Jazz Forum Arts will transport audience members to Brazil with performances of Brazilian Jazz in White Plains. Feel the rhythm as Mark Morganelli & The Jazz Forum All-Stars Brazil Project performs music by the country’s own jazz giants; from the sounds of Antonio Carlos Jobim and Marcos Vallee, to the soundtrack from the film Black Orpheus, the performances will be the escape you’re craving. Along with lunch, of course.

Museum at Eldridge Street presents
Book Launch: New York City in the Gilded Age
6-8 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002, 212.219.088
Free event
RSVP
Hundreds of photos and images from the archives of the New-York Historical Society, including 50 rarely-seen stereographs along with a metal stereoscope for viewing, provide an unforgettable portrait of New York City during the Gilded Age. Celebrate the book’s publication with author Esther Crain, founder of Ephemeral New York, a website that chronicles the city’s past.

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Thursday, June 19, 2014
City Lore announces
Spray Cans in the Gallery
The Legendary Fashion Moda & the Fun Gallery

7:00-9:00 p.m.
he City Lore Gallery. 56 E 1st St. New York, NY 10003
Admission: $8 in advance; $10 at the door. Purchase tickets online
For more information: emartinez@citylore.org or 212-529-1955 x16
Street art has long been a presence in New York City, never more prominent than during the “Golden Age of Graffiti” in the late 70s and early 80s. During this time period, graffiti transitioned from an underground art form to the mainstream contemporary art world, while retaining its presence on the streets. At the cutting edge of this movement was Fashion Moda, Stefan Eins’ South Bronx outpost of the international art world that introduced neighborhood street artists, photographers and filmmakers to artists from downtown and Europe, creating an electrically exciting salon that profoundly influenced all who took part. Downtown, the scene was represented by Patti Astor, who hosted shows in her East Village storefront, the Fun Gallery, that brought together the artists, b-boys, and MCs from uptown, the Bronx, and East New York with the East Village culturati, the club scene and art and film world. The City Lore Gallery is pleased to host a panel discussion about the transition of graffiti from the streets into the fine art world. Moderated by folklorist Elena Martínez, panelists include:
Patti Astor of the Fun Gallery
Jane Dickson, artist
Stefan Eins of Fashion Moda
Crash, graffiti writer

Museum at Eldridge Street presents
CD Release Concert: Paul Shapiro’s Shofarot Verses
7:30-9:30 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002, 212.219.088
$20 adults; $15 students/seniors
RSVP
Paul Shapiro’s latest release on the Tzadik record label is another romp in the wild and wooly world of Rhythm and Jews, this time featuring Shapiro’s original compositions that blend, soul, R&B, and Jewish music traditions. Distinguished by the searing guitar of Marc Ribot, this is a fabulous quartet of downtown masters, tearing loose on Shapiro’s catchy hooks and riffs.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
THE BAREFOOT MOVEMENT
7:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $15 advance/ $20 at door
The Barefoot Movement, award winners at the 2013 Telluride Bluegrass Festival, draws from styles of bluegrass, folk, acoustic rock and Americana. “With original songs, impressive instrumentation, and interweaving harmonies, this band converges old and new into a style all its own.”—Del Mar Times

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Friday, June 20, 2014
Flushing Town Hall announces
Kenny Brawner is Ray Charles
7:00 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: $20/$15 Members/$10 Students
This hybrid concert/theater work brings the music and story of the great Ray Charles to vivid life! Portraying Ray, master pianist/vocalist/actor Kenny Brawner leads his 12-piece orchestra and 3 sultry vocalists (a la Raelettes) performing Ray’s top hits. Songs are interwoven by “Ray” depicting how Gospel, Blues, Jazz and Country music influenced his style – and reflecting on American social history, his epic battle with drugs, and his triumphant return home to Georgia.

Caffè Lena presents
Dan Berggren & Alex Smith: Bridging the Years
8 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $16, Member $14, Child and Student $8
Buy tickets online
Veteran folksinger Dan Berggren and emerging singer-songwriter Alex Smith are united in their passion for songs that grow from the mountains. Their similarities far out-number their 40-year age gap: both were raised in small Adirondack towns, studied at St. Lawrence University, keep a keen ear out for local stories, and write songs that reach far beyond the Blue Line. Both have beautiful resonant voices and a fine touch on the 6-string guitar. They are featured in the PBS documentary on Adirondack music, Songs to Keep. Berggren is a tradition-based songsmith who writes with honesty, humor, and a strong sense of place. His songs explore the many dimensions of home, hard working folks, taking care of our planet and each other. The award-winning musician and educator has entertained throughout New York State and overseas in Eastern Europe and Central Africa. Smith is the son of a Long Lake boatbuilder/historian/banjo player. As such he was immersed in folk tradition from birth. Influenced by Canadian folksinger Stan Rogers, Alex’s songs speak of proud cultural traditions intersecting with modern times. He has just released his third CD, Hamilton County, on Wepecket Island Records.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
DENNIS GRUENLING & DOUG DEMING with The Jewel Tones
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $20 advance/ $25 at door
Guitarist/vocalist Doug Deming and harmonica ace Dennis Gruenling have been touring together for 7 years now, but since both artists have signed with the VizzTone label, even more things are happening for this award-winning pairing! Doug Deming has won the 2103 “Sean Costello Rising Star” Award from Blues Blast Magazine...Dennis Gruenling has won the “Best Harp Player” Award from Blues 411...and they are touring cross country, headlining festivals, and have spent months in the Living Blues Top Ten radio charts with both of their current releases.

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Saturday, June 21, 2014
City Lore announces
Bronx Rising! Jamaican Jam with Hip Hop Pioneer DJ Kool Herc
DJ Kool Herc Block Party! Hosted by Grandmaster Caz 7-8 p.m.
Bronx Music Heritage Center (BMHC), 1303 Louis Niné Blvd., Bronx, NY
Free, $5 suggested donations DJ Kool Herc, hip hop’s pioneering DJ and former City Lore People’s Hall of Fame honoree, will spin the music from his homeland for a Jamaican Jam. Kool Herc will also be awarded the BMHC’s Bronx Living Legend Award.
Prior to Herc’s set, there will be a concert in tribute to Herc and his legacy curated by Bronx hip hop group Rebel Diaz from 4-6:30 p.m. “The Next 40 Years of Hip Hop” with Sadat X, AG, Rebel Diaz, YC The Cynic, Bocafloja, and Circa 95 plus DJ sets by DJ Grand Wizard Theodore, DJ Charlie Hustle, and DJ Kid Koi.
On the third Saturday of every month, the Bronx Music Heritage Center presents Bronx Rising!, a celebration of music and culture from the Bronx’s past and present. The Bronx Rising! Music, Film & Spoken Word of the Borough series is curated by City Lore’s award-winning folklorist Elena Martínez and Grammy-nominated Bronx musician Bobby Sanabria.

Caffè Lena presents
Spurs USA
8 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $18, Member $16, Child and Student $9
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Hailing from the Berkshires, The Spurs USA play classic country western hits, swing, and crying time music in a wholesome, family-friendly style that honors our cultural heritage—and makes your toes tap! Covering the country pantheon from Johnny Cash, Hank Williams, Loretta Lynn, Patsy Cline, Buck Owens, Ray Price, Dottie West, Merle Haggard, Willie Nelson, and many more, they are enthusiastic musicians who love to entertain. For those of you who remember how great country music was “back then,” enjoy a high-energy night of humor, sing-alongs, and the traditional country hits you know and love from the 1940s to the 1960s.
The Line Up:
Dwight O’Neil – lead vocals and guitar
Dona Frank Federico – lead vocals, small percussion
Bob Jones – drums and vocals
Andy Gordon – pedal steel and banjo
John Barrett – bass guitar
Paul Rice – fiddle, guitar, vocals

Flushing Town Hall announces
LGBTQ Immigrant Voices
7:00 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: $15/$10 Members and Students
Flushing Town Hall and Terraza 7 Cafe will present an LGBTQ-themed concert performance at Flushing Town Hall, sponsored in part by Council Member Daniel Dromm, on June 21 2014, to celebrate Pride Month and the immigrant LGBTQ communities based in Jackson Heights and Queens. Performers will be selected via this open call. All LGBTQ musicians, dancers, and performing artists based in Queens may submit applications. Latino and other immigrant and minority artists who self-identify as LGBTQ are particularly encouraged to apply. Applications must be received by May 16, 2014. Flushing Town Hall and Terraza 7 Cafe will select 3–5 applicants to perform at Flushing Town Hall on June 21 2014; all artists will receive a modest honorarium. Please contact Flushing Town Hall’s Deputy Director Sami Abu Shumays at sshumays@flushingtownhall.org with any questions or for more information (including any tech questions).

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
BLACK 47
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $25 advance/ $30 at door
Black 47 played more gigs at Shea Stadium than The Beatles, shut down the city of Hoboken, appeared multiple times on Leno, Letterman & O’Brien, starred in a movie with their fans Matt Dillon and Danny Glover and helped spring the Guilford Four and the Birmingham Six from British prisons. Having left a lasting legacy, this legendary Irish rock band intend disbanding on 11/8/14, exactly 25 years after their first gig, but not before going out with a bang.

...and beyond
Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance & Cultural Center announces
The Celebrando 2014 — Salsa & Bomba Festival Doors open at 7:00 p.m.
Ballroom of the Jewish Community Campus, 7300 Hart Lane, Austin, TX 78731
For more information, contact dance@prfdance.org or (512) 251-8122
THIS IS THE BIG ONE! Join Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance as we celebrate our rich culture with our annual Salsa & Heritage Festival. This year’s celebration brings ancestral Bomba traditions to Austin with Jorge Emmanuelli — and members of his group — who will join PRFDance in an exciting joint performance. Bring your dancing shoes and join us in a Bombazo (Bomba Dance)! Our heritage festival will also feature the hottest Salsa in Central Texas with Orquesta Trabuko, and comida criolla (food for sale) by Chago’s Caribbean Cuisine. We will once again welcome artisans from Texas and beyond who will be presenting their original creations. Come early and grab a table, visit the artisans, eat, dance, relax, and celebrate — Puerto Rican style!

Saturday, June 21, and Sunday, June 22, 2014
World Music Institute (WMI) announces
Flamenco Gitano: Farruquito June 21 8:00 p.m.
June 22 7:00 p.m.
NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, 566 LaGuardia Place, New York, NY 10012
Tickets: $60, $70 / WMI Friends $55, $65 / Bring a Kid! $5
VIP $150, includes reception with the artist
From the legendary Los Farruco dynasty, the first family of Gypsy flamenco dance, Juan Manuel Fernandez Montoya, or “Farruquito,” is regarded as one of the most faithful representatives of flamenco puro. Son of the singer El Moreno and dancer La Farruca, he is the chief proponent of the unique dance style founded by his grandfather, El Farruco. Farruquito made his Broadway stage debut at age five, starred in Carlos Saura’s film Flamenco at twelve, and was directing his own shows by fifteen. After years of successes—and some personal tragedies—Farruquito makes his triumphant return to NYC after more than a decade! Honoring the essence of intimate, authentic and visceral flamenco, he will present a new show, Improvisao, which, in the artist’s own words, “is a return to my roots... Singing, guitar and dance fused with total freedom to create a different show every day.”

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Sunday, June 22, 2014
ArtsWestchester announces
African-American Festival
12:00-7 p.m.
Kensico Dam Plaza, 1 Bronx River Parkway, Valhalla, NY
Cost: Free
Traditional food, music, dance, crafts and other activities that celebrate African-American culture will be featured.

Borderline Folk Music Club presents
Jeff Scroggins & Colorado
with opener Mara Levine

2:00 p.m.
New City Voulunteer Ambulance Corps, 200 Congers Road, New City, NY 10956
Admission is $20 per person, ($15 for Borderline or Pinewoods members)
We also ask that you bring a cold pot luck appetizer or dessert dish to share with 4 other people. Please remember that we are an alcohol free venue.
For reservations and information e-mail solz1@optonline.net or telephone (845) 354-4586.
Fabulous instrumentals and sweet harmonic vocals, together with creative songwriting has earned this Denver area-based band, a featured formal showcase at the annual IBMA (International Bluegrass Music Association) gathering in Charlotte, NC, this upcoming September. Jeff Scroggins is a banjo virtuoso who won the national championship at Winfield, KS, in 1989. We are thrilled that they have chosen The Borderline to make their east coast debut. Opening the show will be Mara Levine whose latest album, Jewels & Harmony made it to #1 on the folk charts in January of last year. This concert figures to be a sellout which means that early reservations are strongly recommended.

Caffè Lena presents
Cassandra Kubinski
7 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $15, Member $12, Child and Student $7.50
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Cassandra Kubinski has been a frequent visitor to Saratoga Springs over the past couple years, and stumbled one evening upon Caffè Lena’s open mic night. Sitting down at our piano, this vivacious singer, actress, producer, and yogi launched into a couple of her original piano songs and a new relationship was kindled. She tours from the US to Germany to Jamaica and has supported artists such as Anna Nalick, Dickie Betts, and Ingram Hill; and you’ve heard her songs on NBC: Dance Moms, Real Housewives of Miami the Food Network, E! News, and more. Her latest album, Just Being Myself, features trumpeter Chris Botti and 16 songs spanning love, loss, nature, flirtation, and celebration, delivered in her signature theatrical pop style. Her anthem for the Autism community, “Not So Different,” currently supports programs, services and research through organizations such as Autism Speaks.

An-Sky Institute for Jewish Culture of the Center for Traditional Music and Dance present
Michael Winograd and Patrick Farrell Contemporary Klezmer in Crown Heights
7-9 p.m.
Cool Pony, 773 Franklin Ave. (between Sterling and Park), Crown Heights, Brooklyn
Admission: $10
Reservations: info@coolponycrownheights.com
Musicians/composers Michael Winograd (clarinet) and Patrick Farrell (accordion) of the Yiddish Art Trio — described as artists of “incredible skill” and “mordant wit” — present a lively night of cutting-edge klezmer. Join us for an evening at the Cool Pony, an intimate venue in Crown Heights, home to vintage clothing, eclectic records, books, jewelry, and fantastic live music. This event will fill up fast, so email so reserve your seat! Come a little early and get a 20% discount on the Cool Pony’s wide selection of thrift and vintage. The Cool Pony is run by the wonderful old-time/klezmer fiddler Craig Judelman (The Dust Busters, Litvakus). Rumor has it that Asya Vaysman and a group of summer fellows from the Yiddish Book Center in Amherst will be roadtripping down for the show!

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Monday, June 23, 2014
The Smith Center for the Performing Arts presents
17TH ANNUAL MEDLEY OF TASTES
5:30 p.m.
Scandling Campus Center, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
TICKETS:$30 advance/$35 door
Since its inception 17 years ago, nearly 7,000 people have enjoyed a symphony of delicious food and drink from dozens of the Finger Lakes’ finest restaurants, specialty food connoisseurs and wineries at the Smith Center for the Arts’ annual Medley of Tastes fundraiser.

Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Folk Music Society of New York/New York Pinewoods Folk Music Club announces
Anita Best
7-9 p.m.
Co-sponsored with and at the John Street Church, 44 John St. (east of Broadway and one block south of and parallel to Fulton), New York, NY
For more information, email alanfriend_music@mindspring.com
Contribution: General public $12, members of the Folk Music Society and of the NY Folklore Society $10. Info: 212-957-8386.
Anita is well known in the Newfoundland traditional scene. Her involvement in research, teaching, broadcasting and her position as one of Newfoundland's most talented traditional singers puts her at the heart of this scene. She was born in a small fishing village with the fairytale name of Merasheen, in Placentia Bay, Newfoundland, just before circumstances contrived to bring her native country into union with Canada. Her people came to Merasheen from Somerset in the late 1700s and were engaged in the inshore and bank fishery until Merasheen was depopulated by government in 1968. On both sides of the family there were wonderful singers of old ballads, tragic sea songs and comical ditties, and the occasional storyteller who gathered everyone around on the long winter nights. Her set will be preceded by the New York Packet.

...and beyond
Thursday, June 26, 2014
DownStreet Art Kick-off Event
6-9 p.m.
Downtown North Adams, MA
Join the celebration of art and culture in Downtown North Adams, as we kickoff DownStreet Art 2014! Nine new exhibitions opening, showcasing the work of close to one hundred artists.Street Performances, Late Night Business Specials and the unveiling of the first mural of the season: A 60 foot long painting by Egyptian artist Alaa Awad on Route 2 Overpass, Center Street between Marshall & Holden Street. Don’t Miss the Party. Get Down!

Friday, June 27, 2014
Caffè Lena presents
Jon Pousette-Dart with Opener Marc Douglas Berardo
8 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $22, Member $20, Child and Student $11
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Classic folk rocker Jon Pousette-Dart has built his four decade career with “a gilded tenor and a smooth hand on the guitar.” (Gary Eskow) His Pousette-Dart Band was a 1970s radio mainstay, a favorite on the college circuit, and became one of the busiest touring groups in the US, playing arenas from coast to coast. While the original group broke up in the early 80s, Jon continued on his own releasing five solo albums to critical acclaim, with a new album due out this year. His engaging melodies, catchy hooks and heartfelt ballads are optimistic and accessible. He’s a confident and gracious performer with well-earned diehard following, and new fans with each passing year. Opening set: “With a painter’s eye for detail, and music firmly rooted in the great American sound, Berardo sings about circus retirees, expatriates in Florida rum bars, union iron workers, old poets, aimless New York City debutantes, near death car crashes, hard nosed fishermen and of course, the changes that experience brings to everyone.”

Toshi Reagon and BIGLovely
Doors: 7:00 p.m. / Show: 7:30 p.m.
SubCulture, 45 Bleecker St., Downstairs, New York, NY
Tickets: $20 in advance, $25 day of performance
What is there to say about Toshi Reagon that hasn’t already been said? The only thing bigger than Toshi’s heart is her voice, and she has a deep honest connection to the entire spectrum of the genre we call Americana that is moving and inspiring. This is something instilled in her by her parents, two of the founding members of the Freedom Singers and her godfather Pete Seeger (whose wife is her namesake). Toshi has long ago stepped out of their shadows and created her own legacy when she first dropped out of college to pursue music completely and landed an opening slot on Lenny Kravitz’s debut tour. Since that auspicious debut she has been making profound connections with audiences great and small all over the world over.

Earlville Opera House presents
The Jammin’ Divas
8:00 p.m.
Earlville Opera House, East Main Street, Earlville, NY, 315/691-3550
Tickets: $14-$29 Order tickets online.
The Jammin’ Divas are Aoife Clancy (IRE) Grammy Nominee with Cherish the Ladies, Nicole Zuraitis (USA), Kath Buckell (AUS), Hadar Noiberg flutist (ISR) and Craig Akin (USA) on Bass. They blend stunning renditions of traditional and contemporary original folk music and elements of improvisation from each of their cultures. Through stunning three part harmonies bedded against the plush melodic landscape of the flute and double bass, The Jammin’ Divas draw the audience into an experience that transcends three continents history by sharing songs and stories of how each country culturally influence and enrich one another.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
JIM WEIDER’s PROJECT PERCOLATOR featuring Brian Mitchell
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $25 advance/ $30 at door
Jim Weider’s all star group with special guest Brian Mitchell on vocals and keyboards (Levon Helm Band); Jim Weider leading on guitar (THE BAND; the Levon Helm Band), Rodney Holmes on drums (Santana), Jesse Gress on guitar (Todd Rundgren band) and Jesse Murphy on bass (Natalie Merchant band). Project PERCoLAToR represents Jim’s venture into a powerful groove and atmospheric guitar driven rock and blues with funk and jazz grooves—combining modern drum loops and samples—to beautiful melodic ballads. This band’s amazing improvisation and chemistry plays into a show that’s both exciting and mesmerizing!

June 27-29, 2014
Old Songs presents its
34th Annual Old Songs Festival
Look for 2014 festival info early in 2014
Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont, NY
Old Songs is a family-friendly festival of folk, traditional, Celtic and world music and dance, known for its relaxed atmosphere, interactive sessions and workshops,hands-on experience and participatory nature. In addition to three concerts there are 120 daytime workshops given by performers. Also featured are a juried craft show, food and instrument vendors, and a well-run children’s activity area. Featuring: Stefan Amidon, De Temps Antan, Ken and Brad Kolodner, Long Time Courting, Matuto, Nanne Kalma and Ankie van der Meer, Chris Newman and Maire NiChathasaigh, Cindy Mangsen and Steve Gillette, Nor’Easter, Laura Sheehan, Sheesham and Lotus, The Stray Birds, Swallowtail, Brooks Williams, Vanaver Caravan, and many more!

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Saturday, June 28, 2014
Staten Island Arts announces
Performances at Alice Austen House Museum for Open Community Day
11 a.m.
Alice Austen House Museum; 2 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, NY
In conjunction with Alice Austen House Museum Open Community Day and their current exhibit “Invisible Migrations,” four performances curated by Florence Poulain, Deep Tanks Butoh. Free, tours, music and performances:

12 Noon Where is home? & Never Loose Hope with Shinjier Yang (Taiwan) and Esperanza Santiago (Columbia) 1 p.m. Black Cloud. Gloomy Shadow with Sindy Butz (Germany)
3 p.m. Mother’s Roots with Irina Kom (Russia)
4 p.m. Rock the Cradle or Cradle the Rock with Florence Poulain (France), with Brandon Perdomo, Flute.

ArtsWestchester announces the
American Roots Music Festival / All Day & Evening / Featuring Roseanne Cash
12 noon to 10 p.m.
Caramoor Center for Music and the Arts, 149 Girdle Ridge Road, Katonah, New York 10536 in Westchester County, 40 miles northeast of New York City.
Tickets: $15-70 (kids half-price). Order online or call (914) 232-1252
Grammy Award winner, singer and songwriter Rosanne Cash headlines the American Roots Music Festival, an all day, family friendly event throughout Caramoor’s beautiful performance spaces, gardens and grounds. The Festival offers an eclectic mix of folk, country, bluegrass, gospel, blues, singer/songwriter, traditional and contemporary roots music performed by legendary stars and up and coming artists. In addition to hours of great music, special features of the Festival include free and convenient parking, real restrooms, shady viewing areas and a shade tent for daytime shows, spacious green picnic lawns (some with old fashion picnic tables), plenty of space to listen or areas to explore, assorted food and beverages to purchase from our refreshment stand (or bring your own!), free activities for kids (including the Caramoor Scavenger Hunt, I Spy tours of the Rosen House), tours of the historic Rosen house, and the Social Music Hour Workshop — an all ages sing along, play along session! Featuring: Bruce Molsky, Tony Trischka & Michael Daves / Kim & Reggie Harris / Miss Tess & the Talkbacks / Joe Crookston & the Bluebird Jubilee with Peter Glanville / Cricket Tell the Weather / Spuyten Duyvil / Walkabout Clearwater Chorus / The Social Music Hour — all ages workshop and singalong featuring various performers from the festival / Lone Bellow / Roseanne Cash.

Staten Island Arts announces
Incredible India: An Enlightening Afternoon of Indian Dances
2 p.m.
St. George Library Center, 5 Central Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301
Incredible India: An Enlightening Afternoon of Indian Dances will showcase India’s rich cultural heritage and unique dance forms with a diverse mix of classical, folk and semi-classical styles originating from several states. Bharatha Natyam is a classical style of dance that originated in the temples and has survived over 3000 years. Folk dances are more recent but are equally captivating with vigorous movements. Semi-classical dances have borrowed from both the classical and folk disciplines and combine to form an interesting blend of traditional and modern nuances. The dancers will wear authentic costumes and jewelry and perform to music from around the Indian continent. Audience will participate in the performance and learn hand gestures and facial expressions and will be given colorful “Bhindis” (traditional dots worn on the forehead) to wear.

Staten Island Arts announces
Memoirs from Farmers
2:00 p.m.
2876 Arthur Kill Rd (between Bloomingdale and Sharrotts Rds.), Staten Island, NY
Bring a lawnchair.
Free!
Staten Island OutLOUD invites you to one of Staten Island’s hidden treasures, Gericke Farm, 2876 Arthur Kill Road, SINY 10309 (Between Bloomingdale Road and Sharrotts Road — take the West Shore Expressway to Bloomingdale Road, turn left onto Arthur Kill Rd). We’ll read accounts of city folk who changed their lives, bought a farm and gained an education on living off the land. Their stories are jubilant and painful, funny and somber; you’ll come away with a deeper understanding of where our food comes from, and we’ll all gain renewed respect for the work of farmers.

Ashokan Music and Dance announces
Swing Dance + BBQ
6-11 p.m.
The Ashokan Center, located in the beautiful Catskill Mountains: 477 Beaverkill Road, Olivebridge, NY 12461.
Tickets available online
Bunk and breakfast also available.
6 p.m. Sumptuous BBQ (see full menu)
7:30 p.m. Free beginner dance workshop
8:00 p.m. Swing Dance to the music of Lindy Hop Heaven and Swingology
Dance, or just listen and enjoy a great evening of music under Ashokan’s outdoor pavilion.

Staten Island Arts announces
LUMEN 2014
6 p.m.-Midnight
Atlantic Salt Company, 561 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY, 10301
There will be food and drink available for purchase.
The LUMEN Festival continues to be free of charge and open to the public, though a suggested donation of $5 helps the festival come back year to year!
Staten Island Arts is pleased to present the fifth annual LUMEN festival at the location where it all began in 2010, Atlantic Salt Company’s waterfront dock. LUMEN 2014 is not a traditional film festival or gallery art experience. It is a one-day, 6-hour festival that features video and performance art by emerging artists and more established artists at the forefront of their media. The festival begins before the sun sets and continues through until midnight. Videos, performances, and installations occur simultaneously and there is no “main stage” or center focus. Instead visitors are invited to safely and organically discover art scattered throughout the industrial site, which is normally off-limits to pedestrians. LUMEN 2014 will feature video installations, new media projections, animation, performance art, art interventions, and sound art, curated by David C. Terry and Esther Neff. Please visit the official LUMEN website at www.lumenfest.org to learn more about LUMEN, and to see images from previous years.
ArtsWestchester announces the
“1ST Look” Party: ICELAND at the Katonah Museum of Art
7-9:30 p.m.
The Katonah Museum of Art, 134 Jay Street (Route 22), Katonah, NY
TICKETS: $20.00 members, $30.00 non-members. Pre-paid reservations recommended (914-232-9555 ext. 2968). Tickets will also be available at the door.
Be the first to see the Katonah Museum of Art’s newest exhibition, ICELAND: Artists Respond to Place, at a 1st Look party on June 28 at 7pm. Mingle with friends, watch ice be transformed into art, enjoy Iceland-inspired hors d’oeuvres, music and cocktails. The austere, beguiling landscape of Iceland functions as muse and material for its artists. Innately attuned to dramatic physical changes and extreme solar rhythms, Icelandic artists carry within them a heightened awareness of the environment as a dynamic living entity. This is the first museum exhibition in the United States to focus exclusively on the rich and complex relationship of contemporary Icelandic artists to the singular geography of their island nation.

Caffè Lena presents
Red Haired Strangers
8 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $15, Member $12, Child and Student $7.50
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Albany Americana outfit The Red Haired Strangers is fronted by Ryan Dunham and John Rice, who have been playing together for over 20 years. Their beautiful old-school music drew on Country, Blues, & Bluegrass to create a classic Americana sound before the movement became the hottest thing in folk. From their origins as a guitar and harmonica duo, the Red Haired Strangers have blossomed with the addition of Joe Gumpper’s fiddle, laced with some pedal steel (and dobro) from veteran Rick Morse, and Chris Scharl on drums.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
THE HORSE FLIES
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $20 advance/ $25 at door
A longtime favorite of fans and critics alike, The Horse Flies blend Americana roots with indie rock, ethnic percussion, poetic songwriting, and a fierce, percolating groove. “The Horse Flies churn out swirling, addictive songs, blending tradition with invention.” —Rolling Stone

...and beyond
Dewey Hall announces
Sheffield Contra Dance & Shape Note Sing in
The New Moon Dance
6 p.m.
Dewey Hall, 91 Main Street, Sheffield, MA 01257
$10 Adults, $8 Students, $25 Family max. with children under 12
The Hall is proud to host this quarterly dance which includes a community sing and potluck supper beforehand.
Music by Calamity Physics
with guest fiddler Eric Buddington
And calling by Steve Howland
Shape Note Instruction by Allison Steel
4:30-6:30 Learn and join in Sacred Harp Singing.
6:30-7:30 Potluck supper- bring a dish to share.
7:30-8:00 Family dance for beginners and kids.
8:00-11:00 Contra dancing!

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Sunday, June 29, 2014
FolkCOLOMBIA Música y Danza and Center for Traditional Music and Dance (CTMD) present
Tertulia y Taller de Riosucio “Homenaje al Carnaval”
with Ruben Dario Mejia and Ramiro Antonio Sandoval

3:30-6:30 p.m.
El Taller Latino American, 2710 Broadway, 3rd Floor,(at 104th Street), New York, NY 10025
Admission is free and not to be missed!
For more information contact Jorge Arévalo Mateus.
Colombia is a country of Carnivals and Festivals! The Carnaval de Riosucio (Caldas) is one of the richest and most significant events that takes place every two years. As FolkCOLOMBIA Música y Danza prepares to pay homage to the carnival during FolkCOLOMBIA en el Parque 2014, Ruben Dario Mejia and Ramiro Antonio Sandoval will present lectures and workshops for the Homenaje al Carnaval de Riosucio (Homage to the Carnival of Riosucio). Ruben Dario Mejia, master dancer, choreographer, and founding member of FolkCOLOMBIA Música y Danza and Los Viajeros de la Danza, will present a tertulia to discuss the origins of the carnival and its integration of Black African, European, and Indigenous people and cultures of the region. As dance co-director for Homenaje al Carnaval de Riosucio, Mr. Dario Mejia will illustrate carnival dances and music through live demonstrations, performance, and video. Ramiro Antonio Sandoval, artistic director of Homenaje al Carnaval de Riosucio, will conduct a hands-on workshop. Mr. Sandoval will provide a practical lecture on the use of masks and the use of space for dancers and actors participating in the July 20th event. Joined by maskmaker Domingo Ramos, Mr. Sandoval will lead attendees through the discovery of the organic-mask genesis and the body of the man-made mask. Participants will take part in the modification of masks to conform to cultural themes explored in the Carnaval de Riosucio.

Caffè Lena presents
Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion
7 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $18, Member $16, Child and Student $9
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Nearly a decade after folk-rock duo Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion put out their first album together, the husband-and-wife pair crystallized their signature acoustic pop sound with their 3rd album, 2013’s Wassaic Way. Produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy and Patrick Sansone, Wassaic Way finds Guthrie and Irion pushing beyond folk with sunny, tambourine-fueled hooks, alternating with darker lush soundscapes. The stand-out element of all the music Sarah Lee and Johnny have created during their 13-year partnership is simply perfect harmony singing—like one is cake and the other icing. Sarah Lee is the daughter of Arlo Guthrie, and the granddaughter of Woody Guthrie.

Schenectady: The Music Haven Concert Series celebrates 25 years in Central Park!
Mokoomba
Special Guest: Kakande Quartet
7 p.m.
The Agnes Macdonald Music Haven Stage, Central Park, Schenectady, NY
(Rain site for all performances is Proctors)
Free to the public
Hailing from the remote, rural village of Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe, Mokoomba makes its very first appearance on American soil at Music Haven! Dance to the electrifying mix of traditional Tongan rhythms and modern Afro-fusion beats, which has been thrilling audiences abroad for years.

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

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

The Folk Music Society of N.Y., Inc/ N.Y. Pinewoods Folk Music Club presents
Irish Traditional Music Session every Monday

Mondays, 8-11 p.m.
Landmark Tavern, 626 11th Avenue (on 46th St), Manhattan
Free admission; food and drink are available. For more info 212-247-2562
Tenor banjo, harmonica and fiddle player Don Meade and friends get together every Monday night for an Irish traditional music session in the back room of this historic Hell’s Kitchen bar/restaurant. Musicians and singers welcome.


The African American Studies Program at The City University of New York, College of Staten Island announces:
CALL FOR PAPERS: 1st Annual African and African Diaspora Studies Conference

On the CUNY/College of Staten Island Campus
This inaugural conference aims to explore the current state of African and African Diaspora Studies. We invite papers presenting emerging research related to African and African Diaspora Studies from all disciplines of the humanities and social sciences. Proposals for individual papers and pre-formed panels will be accepted from academic and independent scholars, advanced graduate students and community leaders.

Deadline for abstracts/proposals: June 30, 2014. Complete papers will be requested for review on or before September 08, 2014. For more details, see Call for Papers..


The Arts Center of the Capital Region announces
UNCLE SAM SMACKDOWN | Call for Submissions

On June 27th at Troy Night Out, The Arts Center of the Capital Region will be hosting an Uncle Sam Smack Down in our Black Box Theatre. We are asking local theatre makers to send in an original, three- to five-minute performance piece that in some way represents or reflects some aspect of the iconic meat packer turned myth, and son of Troy, NY, Uncle Sam.

Be it inspiration, adoration, or protest, let Uncle Sam be your muse.

Send your submission, anticipated run time, and a brief synopsis of your performance with contact information to: sunny@artscenteronline.org or 265 River Street, Troy, NY 12180 Att: Sunny DaSilva.

View full list of submission guidelines online.


Korean Cultural Service New York and Flushing Town Hall announce
2014–2015 Open Stage

In partnership with Flushing Town Hall, the Korean Cultural Service New York presents an opportunity for talented performers/performing arts organizations to present their works in New York City through the 2014–2015 Open Stage public contest. Selected performers/performing arts organizations will receive the chance to co-host the event and to be featured in one performing arts series at the Gallery Korea of the Korean Cultural Service New York or at the Theatre of the Flushing Town Hall in the 2014–2015 season. Deadline for submission is 5 p.m., June 27 (Friday), 2014, EDT. Visit http://www.koreanculture.org/?document_srl=465913 for more information.


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

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

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


The Arts Center of the Capital Region announces
SPECIAL OFFER FOR COUPLES: Intro to Boat Building — Pirogues

Thursdays, 6/26-8/14 | 6:30-9:30 p.m. | 8 sessions
Call us today at 518-273-0552 or register online
A pirogue is a simple boat, similar to a canoe, common in Louisiana but well suited to ponds and quiet lakes in New York. In this eight-session class, each student will build their own single-person, light-weight, plank-style pirogue of solid white pine using traditional methods with hand and power tools. We will explore how boat design affects speed, maneuverability, and stability. Students will have the opportunity to customize their pirogues with guidance from the instructor. Some previous woodworking experience and an intermediate level of skill are required for this class. All materials will be provided. While this class is open to anyone and you do not have to participate with a partner, we will offer couples the opportunity to make one boat and pay just one studio fee. Registration as a couple must be completed by calling the Registrar. Single participants may register online. Visit the website for information on more summer camps.


ANABELLA LENZU’S DanceDrama SUMMER WORKSHOPS

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

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

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

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

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


TO APPLY: Send resume to info@AnabellaLenzu.com

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



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


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

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

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


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


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

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


ONGOING EXHIBITIONS AND PRODUCTIONS
Castellani Art Museum presents
EXTRAORDINARY ORDINARY PEOPLE: AMERICAN MASTERS OF TRADITIONAL ARTS

Museum Hours: Tuesday-Saturday: 11 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday: 1 p.m.-5 p.m.
Castellani Art Museum, 5795 Lewiston Road, Niagara University, NY 14109, (716) 286-8200
Extraordinary Ordinary People: American Masters of Traditional Arts presents a journey across America through the lives of individuals whose creativity is rooted in their cultural identity and community. Around the world, programs honor individuals who have made signature contributions to their communities and to their countries. In America, the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) established the National Heritage Fellowship Program in 1982 to recognize individuals “for their artistic excellence and their efforts to conserve America’s many cultures for future generations.” Created by curator Marsha MacDowell (Michigan State Museum) and photographer Alan Govenar (Documentary Arts, Inc.), Extraordinary Ordinary People: American Masters of Traditional Arts presents National Heritage Fellows from all over the country through human-size portraits, artworks, and audio-visual materials. The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University is proud to bring a little of the nation’s diverse artistic traditions to Western New York by showcasing these award-winning individuals whose creativity is rooted in their cultural identity and community. The exhibition features numerous art forms and cultural groups that contribute to the vibrancy of American life, including Byzantine (Greek) icon woodcarving, Peruvian retablos (personal altars), Native American basketry, Eastern European lacemaking, African-American quiltmaking, and a vast array of musical and performing traditions from Chinese Beijing opera to Guinean drumming. Throughout the spring, the Folk Arts Program of the Castellani Art Museum will host a series of public lectures, demonstrations, and workshops that further explore the legacy of National Heritage Fellows and that highlight some exceptional traditional artists living and working in Western New York. For more information, contact Dr. Carrie Hertz, Curator of Folk Arts at 716-286-8290.

February 2, 2014 —June 20, 2014

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

April 1, 2014 —November 30, 2014

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

April 3, 2014 —July 10, 2014

Westchester Italian Cultural Center presents
APULIA THEN AND NOW — An Evocative Journey Into the Apulian Region
Opening reception: Sat, April 5, at 2 p.m.
Hours: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Westchester Italian Cultural Center, One Generoso Pope Place, Tuckahoe, Ny 10707
Registration Fees: Suggested donation: adults $10, children 18 years of age and under $5
What was it like for immigrant families to have to leave all they had ever known? Explore what it was like to make the difficult trip to the big port city of Naples, cross the Atlantic in a crowded ship for a three week journey, and then go through the stressful process of Ellis Island before starting a new life in a country where they did not know the language and faced great prejudice. On display are images of the feasts of patron saints and local festivals, vibrant landscape photography and a collection of famous handcrafted earthenware. Presented by Toni McKeen.

April 7, 2014 —June 7, 2014

HIDDEN ELLIS ISLAND
Photographs by Paul Margolis

Please join the artist for an opening reception: Thursday, May 8, 2014, 6:00-9:00 p.m.
The Living Room Gallery at Saint Peter’s Church, 619 Lexington Avenue at 54th Street, New York, NY
Gallery is open daily fromm 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
“In early 2002, I photographed the interiors of the decaying buildings on the un-restored south side of Ellis Island. They had a haunting beauty, with their subtle, almost monochromatic colors: greens and rust, old brick and peeling plaster. While the buildings have been sealed and stabilized since I photographed them, restoration efforts are slow and require millions of dollars. The Great Hall and attached buildings on the north side of the Island were restored and made into a National Park and museum of immigration in the 1980s; the south side of the island, however, has been left largely untouched for six decades. The buildings on the south side served prosaic and often sad purposes: they were the wards and medical facilities. But they also tell the story of hope and resolve; the less known history of those who voyaged to the New World.”—Paul Margolis

April 11, 2014 —June 29, 2014

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

April 18, 2014 —July 12, 2014

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

*See also (above) Collecting Lake George exhibition at the Crandall Public Library.


May 2, 2014 —August 31, 2014

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

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

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

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

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


May 7, 2014 —July 14, 2014

The Strong National Museum of Play announces
Exhibition: Boardwalk Arcade

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

May 24, 2014 —September 7, 2014

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

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

May 30, 2014 —July 30, 2014

Asian American Arts Centre presents
Exhibition: China: June 4, 1989
"China: June 4, 1989" The 25th Anniversary Exhibition in Commemoration of the 1989 Student Movement

Opening Sunday, June 1st All Day, Refreshments 5-8 p.m.
Closing Tuesday, June 10, Refreshments 5-7 p.m.
Gallery Hours: Wed.-Sun. 11:00 a.m.-6 p.m.
Whitebox Art Center, 329 Broome Street, NY, 10002
Portraits of Loss and the Quest for Justice, a 22-minute documentary produced by Human Rights in China, with footage shot by the Tiananmen Mothers, will be shown at the opening and closing receptions.
On June 5, 1989, in response to the massacre of the students in Tiananmen Square, the Asian American Arts Centre in NY initiated a year long exhibition that eventually brought over 300 artists to participate to draw attention to this historic tragedy. So many artists came forward to give selflessly to this cause, creating innumerable memorable images. Together with the media event this historic moment became, and the photographic record that became metaphors in themselves, these art works manifest the public response, the outcry and passion that was felt around the world. If there is any message of these art works to be remembered, like the image of that sole resistor who stood before a line of tanks stopping them in their tracks, it is to stand up for what you believe. Remember Tiananmen Square...

June 1, 2014 —June 10, 2014

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

June 12, 2014 —August 30, 2014

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


June 13, 2014 —October 13, 2014

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

June 21, 2014 —August 11, 2014
The Noble Maritime Collection presents
Daily Life at Sailors’ Snug Harbor Exhibition
Thursday-Sunday, 1-5 p.m.
Noble Maritime Collection; 1000 Richmond Terrace, Building D, Staten Island, NY 10301
For more information about the exhibition, call (718) 447-6490
The Noble Maritime Collection will present a new exhibition, Daily Life at Sailors’ Snug Harbor, that focuses on the life of an average mariner, or “Snug” as Sailors’ Snug Harbor residents were called, from the time of his admission to the retirement home until his death. Exploration of health care, dormitory life, work activities, and recreation at the home will illustrate how the site, which encompassed five dormitories, two hospitals, a cathedral and chapel, a dock house and bathhouse on the Kill van Kull, and a farm, as well as its own morgue and cemetery, provided exceptional, free, and democratic eleemosynary care for 150 years.

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

June 28, 2014 —July 16, 2014

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