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Wednesday, June 1, 2016
Flushing Town Hall presents
Monthly Jazz Jam
7:00-10:00 p.m.
FREE Jazz Clinics at 6 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: $10; FREE for Members, Students and Jamming Musicians

Whether you’re a student, jazz musician, or music educator, come join the Queens Jazz OverGround, a program of Convergence Arts, Inc., as they lead the house band in this monthly jam session. Held on the first Wednesday of every month, Jazz Jams are a fun way to hone your skills, and jam each month with your peers. Don’t play? Come listen! NEW! We’re bringing a little delight to the evening — serving wine and beer!

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

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Thursday, June 2, 2016
Friends of Ganondagan announce
GANONDA-JAM
7-9 p.m.
Seneca Art & Culture Center at Ganondagan, 7000 County Road 41, Victor, NY
Call 585-742-1690 for more information
Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and food will be available for purchase.
Ganondagan Youth-sponsored series made possible through Foundation for the Future. This new open mic and coffee house is open to all ages, and is free and open to the public. Musicians should be prepared to play two to three songs; PA system and mic provided.

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Friday, June 3, 2016
Ashokan Music & Dance announces
1st Friday Swing Dance
Sponsored by Dance Flurry Organization
8-11 p.m.
7-8 p.m., free lesson with admission. Learn to swing dance!
Elks Lodge, 25 S Allen St, Albany, NY
Admission: $15/$12 DFO members/$10 students and limited income retirees 65+
For more information, contact firstfridayswingdance@gmail.com
Dance to Lustre Kings

The Folkus Project presents
Double Bill: Golden Novak Duo and Kevin Barrigar
Spend an evening full of passion, attitude and exceptional talent
8:00-10:00 p.m.
May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 East Genesee St, Syracuse, NY
Cost: $18; $15 members
Advance sale tickets are available via PayPal or by mail (personal check); advance ticket holders receive preferential seating. For details, see the Folkus Project website at www.folkus.org
Jess Novak brings blues, rock, singer/songwriter choice covers and soulful originals to life through violin, guitar, piano, and voice. She performs her large catalogue of original music as well as covers spanning Bruce Springsteen to TLC. She has been playing violin since the age of seven and performed throughout the East Coast. She’s released three albums in three years, Bad Habit, The Golden Novak Band and Rodeo—all three of which were nominated for SAMMY Awards. She’s also been nominated twice for Best Female Vocalist in the Best of Syracuse competition. Currently, Novak is working on two all-original albums to be released in 2016.
Mark Nanni is a multi-instrumentalist and singer/songwriter. He’s well-known in Central New York as he has been a member of Los Blancos for nearly 20 years. Over the course of his career, he has been voted best instrumentalist and keyboardist by the Blues Connection, Syracuse Area Music Awards and Syracuse New Times on numerous occasions and has also brought home a number of other awards including Keyboardist of the Year honors at the L.A. Southbay Music Awards.
Kevin Barrigar brings exceptional guitar skills and a whole lot of attitude to his own unique arrangements. Born ninth in a musical family, Barrigar’s talent showed early–singing Elvis with his family’s band The Christophers. Kevin has shared the stage with the likes of Joe Whiting, fiddle great Hal Casey, world class guitar great Tommy Emmanuel, and 5 time grammy winner Lloyd Maines. Besides a solo act, Kevin performs with his brother Loren, a world class fingerpicker. Barrigar released his debut CD in 2009 entitled
Since I Got You. He was also the 2013 WOLF Radio Local Winner of the Texico Country Showdown.

Caffè Lena presents
Gaslight Tinkers with opener Max Hatt / Edda Glass
8:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $16, $14 members, $8 student & child
The Gaslight Tinkers' thrilling blend of global rhythms creates a danceable groove around a core of traditional New England old time and Celtic fiddle music, merging boundless positive energy with melody and song. We’re bringing the Tinkers to Saratoga to play two times today. In the late afternoon they’ll play an outdoor dance at the Farmer’s Market at part of an ArtsFest First Friday event that Caffè Lena is collaborating on, and at 8 p.m. they’ll play a full show for the cafe audience. Since its formation in 2012 the band has lit up the East Coast, from clubs and live radio to major festivals and barn dances. The quartet is fronted by folk scene boundary-pusher Peter Siegel (mandolin, guitar, banjo picker and songwriter) who has been seen on stage with Pete Seeger and Judy Collins, and played traditional and progressive tunes for contra dances for decades. Bassist Garrett Sawyer has toured the US and Canada as a member of Senegalese hip-hop band Gokh-Bi System and throughout the Caribbean with soca star Kurt Allen. Now teamed up with the powerful and deeply knowledgable ethnomusicologist drummer Dave Noonan and fantastically versatile Hawaiian fiddler Audrey Knuth, The Gaslight Tinkers shake the stage with “Music that consistently fizzes and pops with unexpected textures and turns.” (The Valley Advocate)

Friday, June 3– Sunday, June 5, 2016
Ithaca Festival of the Arts
Celebrating the Artist in Everyone Since 1977!
Ithaca, NY
The Ithaca Festival is a four-day music and arts celebration, the premier event of its kind in Tompkins County. Over 1,000 talented local musicians, painters, dancers, clowns, community groups, and ensembles perform throughout the Ithaca Festival weekend. Enjoy multiple stages of entertainment, some special kid’s activities, a craft show, a parade, a local film festival, an arts for social justice area, and delicious festival food at various locations.

Pregones Theater Puerto Rico Traveling Theater announces
DECIMISTAS EN NEW YORK
Puerto Rican décima and the folkore of the Canary Islands join hands in this unique musical celebration!
Decimistas en New York will feature some of the most versed and creative performers of improvised décimas. The Puerto Rican tradition will be represented by award-winning troubadours: Omar Santiago, Roberto Silva, Jovino González, Arturito Santiago, Rey Rodríguez, Edgardo Delgado, Samuel Quijano, Jonathan Nieves, and children singers trained in the décima tradition. They will be accompanied by the ensemble Conjunto Típico Samaritano. Straight from the Canary Islands, and for the first time playing together in New York: Yeray Rodríguez Quintana, who is one of the leading figures in the current practice of improvised déécimas; singer Pedro Manuel Alfonso; timple player Domingo Rodríguez “El Colorao” and guitarist Javier Cerpa.

Their performances in New York will mark an unprecedented musical celebration that will certainly bring together the musical traditions and cultural connections between Puerto Rico and the Canary Islands. Scheduled presentations in New York:

Pregones Theater, 575 Walton Avenue in The Bronx

Friday, June 3 — Conference at 7:00 p.m.
La décima: expresión popular de Iberoamérica
NYU Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies
KJCC, Room 404W, 53 Washington Square South, in Manhattan
RSVP here!

Saturday, June 4 — Concert at 7:30 p.m.
Pregones Theater, 575 Walton Avenue, in The Bronx (see below on June 4)
Few tickets left!

Sunday, June 5 — Live Music and Transmission of Radio Show El Mañanero

Free and Open to the public starting at 10:00 a.m.
Clemente Soto Velez Cultural Center
La Plaza at The Clemente, 114 Norfolk Street, in Lower East Side

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Saturday, June 4, 2016
Friends of Ganondagan announce
WAMPUM BELT-MAKING WORKSHOP
10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Seneca Art & Culture Center at Ganondagan, 7000 County Road 41, Victor, NY
Call 585-742-1690 for more information
Cost: $75/general public; $70/Friends of Ganondagan members, includes supplies. Registration deadline: June 1.
Instructor Rich Hamell teaches participants how to make an 8–9" mini wampum belt, which were—and still are—used to signify the importance or authority of the message associated with it, as in a treaty or another agreement. Looms will be provided for class time use.

NYC Multicultural Festival 11:00 a.m.-6 p.m.
Jackie Robinson Park, 85 Bradhurst Ave., New York, NY
Free
Info: 212-862-4858
New York City is the most culturally diverse city in the world; it’s home to the world. Join us again for our annual spectacular festival celebrating our diverse cultural expressions. The planned multicultural explosion aspires to showcase the diverse cultures represented in NYC, while giving everyone the opportunity to learn more about the different food, music, dance, and art that give New York City its uniqueness. The Festival will feature exciting live music and dance performances on and off stage; a “Love Yourself Pavilion” with free health screenings, massages, acupuncture, meditation and yoga; Retail and Food Vendors from around the world; an International Children’s Village and a special dance performance by MAD About Dance in tribute to our World. Important nonprofit organizations will also be present to provide information on education, jobs, immigration, safety, summer camp, and there will be toys for children and other give-aways for adults.

New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation presents:
Lecture – “The Price of Loyalty: The Confiscation of Johnson Hall”
11:00 a.m.
Johnson Hall State Historic Site, 139 Hall Avenue, Johnstown, NY, 518/762-8712
In 1776 Johnson Hall would share the fate of confiscation with many properties owned by Americans who remained loyal to the Crown during the American Revolution. Join Historic Site Manager Wade Wells as he recounts the events of Sir John’s flight to escape arrest, Lady Johnson’s detainment and the loss of Johnson Hall. Light refreshments will be available following the lecture. Public tours of Johnson Hall available after 1 p.m.

Schenectady Kids Arts Festival
12 p.m.-4 p.m.
Jay Street pedestrian mall, Schenectady, NY
This year’s festival, with the theme “Get smART,” will focus on inventors in celebration of the rich history of inventors in Schenectady. For example, did you know Silly Putty was invented in Schenectady county? The Schenectady Kids Arts Fest is an annual celebration of art for pre-school and school-age children. Started in 1994, the festival is an outdoor arts festival filled with fun, hands-on activities designed to promote sound visual education principles.

The Arts Center of the Capital Region will be at the Schenectady Kids Art Fest this June! They will have a stop-motion animation station, so be sure to find them at the Fest!

The Schenectady County Historical Society will help students create kites and answer questions to “Who Makes History?” Hint: It often has to do with inventions.

The New York Folklore Society will demonstrate how to make piñatas. Anybody have a birthday coming up?

Artist Tony Iadiciccio brings creative hats to this year’s arts fest. Cool caps rule!

Let your imagination soar with paper airplaines under the guidance of sculptor Steven Kowalski.

The Schenectady Symphony Orchestra is bringing all sorts of instruments for kids to try out. They call it Test Drive a Trumpet and kids will truly get to take over the orchestra!

What’s in your water? Come examine our most needed resource with John McKeeby of Schoharie River.

See full list of activities on the website.

Staten Island Arts presents
TALKING DRUMS: RHYTHM & WORK
Rhythm and Work in the African Diaspora

2-4 p.m.
Staten Island Arts Culture Lounge (St. George Ferry Terminal), 10 Ferry Terminal Drive Staten Island, NY 10301
Free
Reserve your Seat
A musical program focused on the call and response found in song, drumming, and work traditions of the African Diaspora. This concert will explore: 1) the syncopation between rhythm, dance and kente cloth weaving when accompanied by Ghanaian traditional drumming; 2) Sierra Leonean drum and dance traditions that accompany agricultural work; and 3) African-American spirituals that relate to the continuity of African drumming aesthetics.

Anabella Lenzu DanceDrama invites you to
Join us for a fun and informal READINGS & DANCE PERFORMANCES of the book Unveiling Motion and Emotion
3 p.m.
Figment at Governors Island, New York, NY 10012)
Free and to the public
For more information, contact info@anabellalenzu.com
Argentinean choreographer Anabella Lenzu will be reading passages of her book and Anabella Lenzu DanceDrama (ALDD) dancers will perform DanceDrama repertory! Exploring the importance of dance, community, choreography and dance pedagogy, Anabella Lenzu celebrates 25 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.
Bring your picnic blanket, food and sunscreen.

Hudson Valley Community Dance presents
English Dance
7:30-10:30 p.m.
Lesson at 7 p.m. required for new dancers.
Reformed Church of Port Ewen, NY
For more information, call 845-452-2483
Cost: $10/$5 students with full-time ID.
Caller Patricia Evans with Tiddely Pom.

Pregones Theater Puerto Rico Traveling Theater presents
One Night Only: DECIMISTAS EN NEW YORK
7:30 p.m.
Pregones Theater, 575 Walton Avenue in The Bronx
Tickets: $25 or call 718-585-1202
One night only! Puerto Rican décima and the folkore of the Canary Islands join hands in this unique musical celebration. This musical celebration joins Puerto Rican musical genre of décima and the folklore of the Canary Islands. Décima, aguinaldo, the Folia, join through some of the best island troubadours from both sides of the Atlantic; Puerto Rico, and the Canary Islands. This event has been created by Decémanía of Puerto Rico in its mission to contribute to the preservation and strengthening of the décima tradition in the Hispanic world and is particularly aimed at the Hispanic community in New York City.

Caffè Lena presents
Susan Trump
8:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $18, $16 members, $9 student & child
For years Susan Trump has been winning fans with her singing, her outstanding instrumental skill, and her clear, relaxed teaching style. She has won awards in both banjo and mountain dulcimer competitions. Her magic stems from her ability to link the pastoral, tranquil images of traditional rural America to our contemporary life. Her songs touch the heart, recall the past, and inspire the times ahead. Her sense of humor always adds a fresh touch to her performances, combined with her outstanding artistry on the mountain dulcimer, guitar, banjo, and fretless banjo.

Jay Ungar & Molly Mason
8:00 p.m.
Tompkins Corners Cultural Center, 729 Peekskill Hollow Rd., Putnam Valley, NY
An intimate concert in a new/old venue with great acoustics. John Cohen has threatened to sit in, maybe other old friends too!

...and beyond
Save the DatePhiladelphia Folklore Project’s
Birthday Bash
6-9 p.m.
Venice Island Performing Arts Center, 7 Lock St, Philadelphia, PA
RSVP: Ticket and Sponsorship details to come
For info, call 215-726-1106
The Philadelphia Folklore Project turns 29! Please join us as we present Folk Arts and Social Change Awards to local visionaries and artists. Plus, there will be great food, drink, and company, including Philadelphians who are particularly interested in arts and cultural traditions from near and far. This year’s event features the following:
2016 Folk Arts & Social Change Awards to the BlackStar Film Festival and Tibetan ritual specialist Thupten Chonyi

Premiere of select documentary footage about the brilliant artists in the Liberian Women’s Chorus for Change

Participatory bantaba with Kùlú Mèlé African Dance & Drum Ensemble

Sumptuous food and drink

At the Philadelphia Folklore Project, we are so lucky to work with artists and community members from around the world. We’ve asked several of our friends to share a beloved hot sauce for the 29th Birthday Bash. So far, hot sauce contributions include recipes from Tibet, Liberia and Haiti. Do you have a hot sauce to share: a family recipe, a secret spice, something you can’t live without? Do you keep hot sauce in your bag? Email smorales at folkloreproject.org to share and we’ll arrange to have your sauce available at our Bash!

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Sunday, June 5, 2016
City Lore announces:
Official Hōkūle’a Arrival and Welcoming
8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
North Cove Marina, New York City
Witness history as the Hōkūle’a, a double-hulled sailing canoe similar to those built by the first Hawai’ians, arrives in NYC during its worldwide voyage.Join the Hōkūle’a crew, New York City’s Polynesian community, and representatives from the area’s Native American groups in a welcoming ceremony that highlights ancient Hawaiian welcoming protocols and traditional welcoming practices of the Lenape, Shinnecock, and other First Nation groups. The pre-ceremony will begin at 8 a.m., and the official ceremony will begin at 9am with the arrival of the canoe and crew, followed by remarks and welcoming performances by representatives from local Native American groups. You’ll then see a traditional Hawaiian ’awa ceremony, including Native American leaders, state and city officials, and Polynesian Voyaging Society leaders. New York officials will welcome the canoe, and the Hokule’a delegation will then speak. A presentation of leis and song and closing remarks will bring the ceremony to an end, and after a break for lunch, the afternoon will feature an exchange of song and dances between NYC-based Polynesian groups, Native American performers, and Hawaii-based groups.

Jay Ungar & Molly Mason
“In John Burroughs Front Yard”

12-3 p.m.
Slabsides, 261 Floyd Ackert Road, West Park, NY 12493
Tickets $125 (space is limited, please register in advance)
PROGRAM
Rustic lunch served in the woods of the JB Nature Sanctuary
Special musical performance by Jay Ungar and Molly Mason
Extended Slabsides Cabin Experience
Guided Nature Walks
Silent Auction

Ukrainian Village Voices announces
Last workshop of the season (East Village garden)
1-4 p.m.
6BC Botanical Garden
Ethnomusicologist Maria Sonevytsky will be leading a singing workshop at the 6BC Botanical Garden. Save the date! Details will be sent soon.

Caffè Lena presents
Fred Eaglesmith and Tif Ginn
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $28, $25 members, $14 student & child
Acclaimed Canadian singer, songwriter and rock ’n’ roll bandleader Fred Eaglesmith is a genuine iconoclast, old-time showman, and true original with nineteen albums to his name. He has doggedly gone his own way as an independent artist, becoming almost a cult figure as a result. His thousands of devoted fans across North America flock to his live shows and have built festivals to showcase his concerts. He has been honored with a Juno Award, song placement in films by Martin Scorsese, a #1 hit on the bluegrass charts; he has wowed David Letterman, and found his songs included in the curriculum at two colleges. Often found in the company of his large traveling family of sidemen, kids and roadies, Fred will be performing an intimate duo concert with long time accompanist Tif Ginn. This Texas native is a gutsy, amazing singer, and a transcendent songwriter. Sharing Eaglesmith’s flair for showmanship and drama, her songs ranging from jazzy country to folk to Americana and pop, and honest portrayals of trailer parks and pills, confinement, and release. She and Fred bring out the best in each other’s art and this will be a night to remember.

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Tuesday, June 7, 2016
StoryCircle at Proctors Theater announces
First Tuesday Tales & Stuff
An open mic for storytelling, music and spoken word
Sign-up: 6:45 p.m.
7-9 p.m.
Arthur’s Market and Historic Coffeehouse, 35 North Ferry Street, Schenectady, NY
Admission: Free (collection for featured performer)
Featured Performer: Reggie Harris—Stories & Songs for Racial Healing

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016
City Lore announces:
Municipal Library Monthly Book Club: Five Points: The 19th-Century New York City Neighborhood that Invented Tap Dance, Stole Elections, and Became the World’s Most Notorious Slum by Tyler Anbinder
1-2 p.m.
Department of Records and Information Services, Visitor Center, 31 Chambers Street, Rm. 111, New York, NY
This is the chronicle of a notorious area in Lower Manhattan, famous, or perhaps, infamous as a home to crime of all kinds, horrendous living conditions, and poverty. However, the area was also home to political clubs and meeting halls and artistic and sports activities. Five Points is located on the site of Chinatown, right near our Chambers Street office. Please note that due to the length of the book, it is suggested that you read the prologues and select one chapter of interest to focus on. If you wish to read the whole book, that is fine, too. Please join us for a stimulating discussion.

Neighborhood Preservation Center announces
Creative Placemaking: What’s It All About?
Program at 6:30 p.m., Doors open at 6:15 p.m.
Neighborhood Preservation Center, 232 East 11th Street New York, NY 10003 — between Second and Third Avenues.
The program is free, but space is limited. Your RSVP is required by calling 212-228-2781 or emailing info@neighborhoodpreservationcenter.org
Do you hear the phrase “creative placemaking” and wonder what that means? Join us for a presentation by Jaime Bennett, Executive Director of ArtPlace America, who will talk about creative placemaking and the work of ArtPlace America to further the role of arts and culture in community planning and development. ArtPlace America is a 10-year collaboration between foundations, federal agencies, and financial institutions. Jaime Bennett became the Executive Director in 2014. He previously served as Chief of Staff at both the National Endowment of the Arts and New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.

StoryCircle at Proctors Theater announces
Saratoga Storytelling Open Mic—Second Wednesday, September—June
Sign-up: 6:45 p.m.
7-9 p.m.
Free
Woodlawn Commons, Harkness Building, Wesley Community, Clement Street, Saratoga, NY
There is a 10-minute limit on story length. The MC will weave the evening together and there will be no feedback. No reading of stories, just telling, please.
Once a month, storytellers have their own open mic, to try their voices for the first time, to hone their skills in front of a live responsive audience, to work on their presentation, or to try new ideas in a supportive atmosphere. For others, it’s a cheap night of entertainment. No reservations are necessary or taken. The organizers and MCs for this storytelling open mic are storytellers Margaret French, Christie Keegan, and Jeannine Laverty.

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Thursday, June 9, 2016
Save the Date! World Music Institute (WMI) announces
30th Anniversary Celebration
Cocktails * Food * Live Music Performances * Dance * Silent Auction
6:30 p.m.
Taj Lounge, 48 W. 21st Street, New York, NY
Tickets: Early bird rates until May 2: $150, VIP $200 ($95/$145 tax deductible)
Regular pricing starting May 3: $175, VIP $225 ($120/$170 tax deductible)
Sponsorship opportunities available. Contact Gaby Sappington, Gaby@worldmusicinstitute.org by May 2
Join us for an evening of world music and dance as we celebrate the end of our 30th Anniversary Season. Guests will be treated to delicious food, drinks and a series of brief live music performances by Honorary Board member Javier Limón from Spain and other world music performers. Participate in a silent auction and have fun on the dance floor—all in celebration of the arts. Net proceeds from this event will support our mission of presenting outstanding world music and dance performers in New York. We look forward to spending a memorable evening with you!

Chinese Theatre Works, Chinese American Dance Institute, and the Chinese Culture Committee present
CROSSING PATHS WITH...In Arts We Trust — Shadows: Traditions and Innovations
7-9 p.m.
The Culture Center, 410 Columbus Avenue, New York, NY 10024
Admission: Free
Please RSVP to chinesetheatreworks@gmail.com, as seats are limited
The CROSSING PATHS WITH...Salon Series will examine the complex interplay between traditional and contemporary shadow theater practice. How does an ancient art medium adapt to changing technology and cultural landscapes? Featured guests and contributors include prominent scholars, performers and practitioners:
- Jo Humphrey (Yueh Lun Shadow Theater/Gold Mountain Institute)
- Stephen Kaplin (Chinese Theatre Works, Grat Small Works)
- Stefano Brancato
- Dr. John Bell* (Ballard Institute and Museum of Puppetry, Great Small Works)
- Dr. Fan Pen Chen* (SUNY-Albany)
- Annie Katsura-Rollins* (Concordia University)
- Moderated by: Kuang-Yu Fong (Chinese Theatre Works)


*Contributing or participating via Skype.

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

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
LAWRENCE JUBER
7:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $20; $25 at the door
Fusing folk, jazz and pop styles, two-time Grammy-winner LAURENCE JUBER creates a multifaceted performance that belies the use of only one acoustic guitar. First internationally recognized as lead guitarist in Beatle Paul McCartney’s band Wings, Laurence Juber has since established himself as a world-renowned guitar virtuoso, composer and arranger. Juber, known to his fans as LJ, has released 23 solo albums which spotlight Juber’s unique touch and tone on solo acoustic guitar. The latest is Fingerboard Road, featuring thirteen tunes that encompass a spectrum from those that have a deep personal resonance, to others that are representative of particular styles or musical eras, mostly 1960s and ‘70s, the period when he came of age as a musician.

...and beyond
Oldtone Productions & Dewey Hall present
Cocek! Brass Band (from Boston)
7 p.m.
Dewey Hall, 91 Main Street, Sheffield, MA 01257
Tickets $15. Available at the door.
Don’t miss one of the hottest brass bands in New England right here at one of the best sounding rooms in the region. Eastern-European and New Orleans...dance songs, Afrobeat, Klezmer, and more. A match made in heaven! Dinner and drinks available featuring Sheffield’s own Sky View Farm sausages. Doors and Dinner at 7. Show at 8. Bring your dancin’ shoes.

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Friday, June 10, 2016
Caffè Lena presents
Abbie Gardner and Jesse Terry
7:00 p.m.
Caffé Lena at The Grove at Neumann, 233 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Tickets: $18, $16 members, $9 student & child
This special co-bill tour unites two award-winning singer-songwriters for an unforgettable evening of songs. This will not be your run of the mill concert! Great friends and collaborators, Terry and Gardner will trade songs, sing duets, and back each other up throughout the evening. Commemorative tour posters will celebrate this unique, limited set of shows. Listeners will be sure to head home with full hearts and wide smiles across their faces. Abbie Gardner, the fiery Dobro player with an infectious smile has been touring with Americana darlings Red Molly for the past eleven years; Jesse Terry, the powerful and acclaimed musical storyteller, has graced stages from Philadelphia Folk Festival to Bonnaroo. Terry’s deep-hearted ballads reflect an amalgam of influences, from Nashville to Laurel Canyon. In addition to her fine singing and fretboard magic, Gardner’s songs have won the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and American Songwriter Magazine Grand Prize.

Friends of Ganondagan announce
NATIVE FAMILY GAMES, STORIES & MUSIC
7:30-9:00 p.m.
Seneca Art & Culture Center at Ganondagan, 7000 County Road 41, Victor, NY
Call 585-742-1690 for more information
Free, with suggested donation of $5/family.
Traditional Native American outdoor games start off the evening on the main grounds. Participants then head toward the Bark Longhouse where John Stokes from The Tracking Project joins Ganondagan interpretive staff around a campfire to share indigenous stories and music.

Flushing Town Hall announces
Queens Jazz Orchestra: Dizzy Revisited
8:00 p.m.
Pre-Show Members Lounge at 7 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: $42/$32 Members/$20 Students; Table Package:$125/$100 Members (Reserved Table for 2, Wine & Snacks)
“Dizzy Revisited” is a tribute to a musician who was one of the major contibuters to the language of the jazz vernacular and a prolific composer. It is the melodic world of John Birks Gillespie the tumpeter from Cheraw, South Carolina who moved to New York City and lived in Corona, Queens around the corner from Louis Armstrong. Conducted by NEA Jazz Master Jimmy Heath, The Queens Jazz Orchestra will pay homage to Dizzy Gillespie performing his classical compositions.

Irish Arts Center presents SongLives: We/Or/Me with Vincent Cross
Curated by Grammy Award-winner Susan McKeown
8:00 p.m.
Donaghy Theatre, Irish Arts Center, 553 West 51st Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues), New York, NY 10019
Tickets
We/Or/Me is the musical alias of Bahhaj Taherzadeh, quite possibly the world’s only Persian-Irish singer/songwriter. Based in Chicago, and described by NPR Music as “gorgeous” and “reminiscent of Bert Jansch or Leonard Cohen,” We/Or/Me has grown to include a revolving cast of collaborators over the years including Vashti Bunyan and producer Brian Deck. With roots in Ireland and Australia, New York City based, rustic singer-songwriter Vincent Cross exemplifies the folk song tradition. Drawing inspiration from old-time mountain music, British ballads and traditional bluegrass, Cross also lyrically expresses an observant modern sensibility. He tours extensively in the US, Europe, and Australia.

Albany Contradance
8-11:00 p.m.; Beginner’s Lesson: 7:45 p.m.BR> Elks Lodge, Albany, NY
Cost: $10/$5 students with full-time ID.
For more information, contact Peter at 518-729-7791, peter.stix@me.com
Tempest with caller Fern Bradley. Wear sneakers or shoes with clean, soft soles.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
JEFFREY FOUCAULT; with special guest Tim Haufe
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $15; $20 at the door
Jeffrey Foucalt says, “I take the small roads when I can. I hit the small rooms with a couple old guitars and a 5-watt Skylark amp. Sometimes with a band, and then I stand up. Mostly it’s just me and my friend Billy Conway, the best drummer I ever heard. Then we both sit down and I stomp my foot. I own a Smith Corona typewriter and a Western Bell rotary phone, and I use both. I wore a pearl snap cowboy shirt in my Kindergarten school picture. Irony isn’t my thing. I write songs about love, memory, God, desire, wilderness and loss.”

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June 10 and 11, 2016
Pregones Theater Puerto Rico Traveling Theater presents
Two Performances: MANDELA
7:00 p.m.
Pregones Theater, 575 Walton Avenue in The Bronx
Tickets: $20 or call 1-800-838-3006
The story of the man who fought for South Africa’s freedom. Starring Lloyd Goodman as Mandela and Cathy Salvodon as Winnie. Written by John Ruiz and Yolanda Brooks. Directed and Produced by John Ruiz. Presented by Our Firefighters Children’s Foundation and East Harlem Repertory Theater at Pregones Theater.

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Saturday, June 11, 2016
Golden Link Folk Singing Society announces
ADIRONDACK MOUNTAIN CLUB EXPO 2016
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Golden Link performances: 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Mendon Ponds Park, Rochester, NY
For many years now, Golden Link has provided music for the annual ADK Expo held at Mendon Ponds Park at the pond. This event is aimed at the lovers of outdoor activities and includes workshops, information booths and opportunities to look at and try out kayaks and canoes. Please come out to learn and be entertained. This year’s list of performers will include:

The O&’Keefe’s
Dana and Ruth Fine
Patrick and Kathy Schwar
Val Fowler
Dave Shaver
Grant Cos
Vern Lindberg and Liz Lazarus

Traditions Festival
12-5 p.m.
King Manor Museum, 150-03 Jamaica Ave, Jamaica, NY 11432
Cost: Free
Contact information: 718/206/0545
Learn about customs from a wide range of cultures by listening to live music, watching traditional craft and cooking demonstrations. Crafts will include early American broom making, wood carving, weaving, Bengali doll fabrication, Mexican dress making, Chinese calligraphy, African sculpture and more. Musical performances will feature hammered dulcimer, fiddle, banjo, concertina, accordion and drums. Tours of King Manor Museum will be free. In partnership with Queens Library, the Mobil Library will provide loans of books and materials for all ages from 12-4 p.m. Traditions Festival will take place rain or shine. This program is supported, in part, by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs, in partnership with the City Council through the Cultural Immigrant Initiative.

Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders presents
BUTTERFLIES AT THE MANSION
2-4 p.m.
Morris Jumel Mansion, 65 Jumel Terrace (West 160-162 Street), New York, NY 10032
Free and open to the public.
Andrea Arroyo leads this art-marking workshop featuring live Mexican folk music, Son Jarocho. The butterfly is a universal symbol of femininity, resilience, and migration. In this workshop, participants will create a butterfly artwork using collage and mixed media inspired by the history and the diverse, vibrant community in of Washington Heights. Art supplies will be provided, feel free to bring your own art supplies, photographs, magazine and newspaper clippings, family heirlooms, etc.
Son Jarocho is a Mexican folk music genre that originated in the colonial era and fuses Spanish, indigenous and African rhythms to create a musical poetry that is a central part of the musical heritage of the region. Son Jarocho is experiencing a resurgence of interest through the works of young musicians who experienced the history of the genre through their elders, and are now reinterpreting a modern historical continuation of the music. In Veracruz, Mexico a fandango is a community-based celebration where people get together to dance, play, and sing. Musicians play and sing Son Jarocho music while people dance the “zapateado” atop a Tarima, a large wooden platform.

Albany Institute of History & Art invites you to its
Museum Gala
Come Celebrate New York’s Oldest Museum!
6-10 p.m.
At the home* of Catherine and Bernard Conners, 60 Old Niskayuna Road, Loudonville, New York
Black Tie Optional
Tickets start at $225.
*Offsite Valet Parking: Parking is available at the Keeler’s home located at 37 Old Niskayuna Road. Trolleys and shuttle buses will transport guests throughout the evening.
This year marks the 225th anniversary of the Albany Institute of History & Art. It is with pleasure that the museum announces its 2016 Gala will celebrate the Albany Institute’s 225th anniversary and founding in 1791, when George Washington was President. Our 2016 Museum Gala will be held on Saturday June 11, 2016 at the estate of our gracious hosts, Catherine and Bernard Conners, in Loudonville, New York. This not-to-be missed evening will begin with cocktails and a viewing of the Belmont Stakes, followed by a lovely seated dinner by Mazzone Catering. Throughout the night, auctions with auctioneer Dr. Mark Fruiterman, performance, and dancing accompanied by the Silver Arrow Band will create a truly memorable event, as we support a worthy cause.

City Lore announces
Bronx Rising! Brass & Drum Power
7 p.m. Marching Cobras DrumlineBR> 7:30 p.m. Performance by Balkan brass band, Zlatne Uste
Bronx Music Heritage Center (BMHC), 1303 Louis Niné Blvd., Bronx, NY
Free
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the Harlem Hellfighters Regimental Band, we explore different forms of music brass and marching bands play today. The summer of 2016 (June 16th) marks the centennial of the organizing of the 15th NY National Guard Unit (an all Black regiment as the U.S. Army was still segregated during WWI), which would become the 369th Regiment when they went to France to fight during WWI. The unit’s legendary regimental band, led by James Reese Europe, introduced European audiences to early jazz music, and became known as the Harlem Hellfighters. One third of the band came from municipal brass bands in Puerto Rico. Latin America has a long legacy of brass and military bands which were the training ground for some of the greatest musicians. To celebrate the incredible Harlem Hellfighters and the tradition of brass, military, and marching bands, we will present two bands which will perform twists on marching and brass bands. The program will open with Harlem’s Marching Cobra Drumline as they march into the BMHC. Following their performance will be the tri-state area’s oldest and well-known Balkan brass band, Zlatne Uste. There will be baked goods available for sale from Yalisza Bakes.

Caffè Lena presents
Driftwood
7:00 p.m.
Caffé Lena at The Grove at Neumann, 233 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Tickets: $20, $18 members, $10 student & child
From the same fertile region that produced Upstate New York’s Old Crow Medicine Show and The Horseflies comes Driftwood, a band with a rock ’n’ roll soul and a folk art mind. Carving out a name for themselves with electrifying live performances, they are lighting up the mics throughout the Americana universe at top festivals, clubs, and on radio (Mountain Stage, Sirius XM). Drawing on Old-time recordings to 1960s R&B, the music is crafted to serve the songs with upright bass, banjo, acoustic guitar and violin. The group’s stage dynamics are as captivating as the songs.

Ashokan Music & Dance announces
WOODSTOCK CONTRADANCE
8-11 p.m.
Woodstock Community Center, 56 Rock City Rd., Woodstock, NY
ONLY $10, or $5 students and kids
A fun and friendly evening of great music and dancing with Rebecca McCallum and Selma Kaplan with caller Dugan Murphy. All dances taught.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
MIKE STERN Trio with Bill Evans; with special guest Scott Beall Trio
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $35; $40 at the door
One of the most esteemed electric guitarists of his generation, Mike Stern has distinguished himself over a four-decade career that has encompassed musical partnerships with Blood, Sweat & Tears, Billy Cobham, Miles Davis, Jaco Pastorius, the Brecker Brothers and Joe Henderson, as well as 16 recordings as a leader (six of which were nominated for GRAMMY Awards). An electrifying soloist whose blistering chops combine rock-fusion firepower with sophisticated jazz harmonies and his inherently bluesy string bending prowess, Stern has the ability to instantly elevate the proceedings on any gig or session he plays by channeling the spirits of his own personal guitar heroes Jimi Hendrix, Wes Montgomery, Jim Hall, and Albert King.
Guitarist and composer Scott Beall teams with James Cammack on bass in a tour-de-force instrumental duo of “American Fusion,” all original compositions by Scott Beall rooted in jazz, blues, funk, rock, Americana, new age, and much more. Beall’s playing and compositions have earned him a reputation for striking versatility, having synthesized his diverse influences into a compelling voice described as “the essence of emotion” by the East Bay Review in Oakland, CA. He has backed up such artists as John Hendricks and Cal Tjader, and shared the stage with Huey Lewis, Billy Idol, Stevie Ray Vaughn, Johnny Winter, the Tubes, and many others. For the past 28 years bassist James Cammack has performed and recorded continuously with legendary pianist Ahmad Jamal. He has visited more than 30 countries backing Jamal, Nancy Wilson, Howard Johnson and Vanessa Rubin. Nicknamed “Chicago Fire” by
Bass Player Magazine for his hard-driving and creative playing, he has worked in all the top jazz rooms and has been featured on several Billboard top-of-the-chart albums.

...and beyond
Connecticut Historical Society announces
Speak Up at CHS: All-Day Storytelling Workshop with Matt Dicks
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth St., Hartford CT 06105
$85 CHS members, $95 non-members
Registration available online
23-time Moth StorySLAM and GrandSLAM Storytelling Champion Matt Dicks shares his secrets for telling a great story on stage or around your dinner table. This is a workshop designed for people with little or no any previous storytelling experience and seeks to meet the goals of a wide range of participants. While many workshop graduates have gone on to tell stories on stage for Speak Up, The Moth, and other storytelling organizations, most students take this beginner-level workshop with no desire to ever take the stage. People want to learn about storytelling for personal and professional development, to meet new people, to improve communication skills, to develop their writing ability, to challenge themselves, to finally get the attention of grandchildren and colleagues, and to try something new.

Connecticut Historical Society announces
BEHIND-THE-SCENES TOURS: Secrets of the Veeder House Tours
11 a.m. and 1 p.m.
Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth St., Hartford CT 06105
$10 CHS members; $15 non-members
Reservations requested at (860) 236-5621 x238 or rsvp@chs.org.
When Asylum Avenue still passed through cow pastures, Curtis Veeder built a grand home with an elevator, central vacuum, and even an indoor car wash. This special tour highlights features of the 1928 house that is now the Connecticut Historical Society that are not regularly accessible to the public.

Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance & Cultural Center announces
The Celebrando 2016 — Salsa & Heritage Festival
Featuring Bomba and Plena masters Tito Matos & Tata Cepeda
6 p.m.
Asian American Resource Center, 8401 Cameron Rd., Austin, Texas 78754
This elegant ballroom, SEMI-FORMAL event, will also feature hot salsa by Orquesta Trabuko, performances by PRFDance performing company, handcraft artisans, and comida criolla by Chago’s Caribbean Cuisine! Come enjoy our largest event of year, at the Asian American Resource Center. Table seating will be available on a first-come, first-served basis. More information later this Spring. The Celebrando 2016 heritage and festival project is made possible in through funding and support by the Texas Commission on the Arts and the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department. More sponsor announcements coming soon!

June 11–June 12, 2016
18th Annual Staten Ireland Fair
12 noon-7:30 p.m.
MOUNT LORETTO, 6581 Hylan Blvd — Prince’s Bay, Staten Island, NY
For more information, call 718-667-8842
Our annual Irish gathering continues to grow and becomes more successful each time we get together. Our committee of volunteers have been expanding and bringing new energetic ideas to the front lines. There is something for everyone at our festival with local and international artists playing traditional Irish and pub music live on 2 stages, The Tinker’s Shopping Village, a vast array of refreshments, and the Traditional Sunday Catholic Mass. It looks like this year is lining up to be our biggest and best yet.
Local Irish dance schools, such as Mrs. Rosemary’s & Forest Haven Center For Dance, will be on hand to do many jigs and reels for the crowds.
We are having Traditional Bagpipe bands featuring our local favorites, The Richmond County Pipes & Drums and The Staten Island Pipes & Drums and many others.
Our lovely Fair Hostesses, Erin Gray & Fiona Molloy, a minstrel girl in her own right, will be introducing you to some of the hottest Irish music performers from all over the globe.
Land of Leprechauns is a play center for the wee ones. Entry to Land of Leprechauns requires an additional charge at admission.
The Tinker’s Shopping Village is our great array of hand selected Irish imports and Irish themed gifts.
We also have some of the best festival food on the East Coast, with local vendors and some traveling from NYC, Jersey Shore, and Hunter Mountain.

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Sunday, June 12, 2016
Drums Along the Hudson
11:00 a.m.-6 p.m.
Inwood Hill Park, Dyckman Street and Hudson River, New York, NY
Free
Contact info: 212.627.1076 x 10
The 14th Annual DRUMS ALONG THE HUDSON: A Native American and Multicultural Celebration will take place rain or shine. This event is free to the public and is presented by Lotus Music & Dance in collaboration with the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, sponsored in part by the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs and the New York City Council. During the day, we take time out to honor individuals and organizations for their contributions to environmental and humanitarian causes.

Borderline Folk Music Club presents
Wild Bill and the Mountain Oysters: Bluegrass Music
1 p.m.
Piermont Public Library, 25 Flywheel Park West, Piermont, NY 10968
This event is free and open to all. Please join us.
The Dennis P. McHugh Piermont Public Library presents a new concert series entitled Homeland in Harmony. This series will focus on bringing music associated with different regions of the United States to the community. The second performance in this series will focus on Bluegrass music with Wild Bill and the Mountain Oysters. The Mountain Oysters are a bluegrass/country music fusion band. Their members include the legendary Roger Sprung on banjo. Roger has played with the bluegrass greats including Doc Watson and Bill Monroe. He is featured on the Smithsonian American Heritage Music recordings. Their bass player is Richard Hawthrone. Emily Eastwick plays autoharp and Wild Bill is the lead singer and guitar player. The band has played together for over eight years. This concert series is made possible with funds from the Kurz Family Foundation.

Anabella Lenzu DanceDrama invites you to
Join us for a fun and informal READINGS & DANCE PERFORMANCES of the book Unveiling Motion and Emotion
1:45 and 3:30 p.m.
Dance on the Sod at Northside Brooklyn
Free and to the public
For more information, contact info@anabellalenzu.com
Argentinean choreographer Anabella Lenzu will be reading passages of her book and Anabella Lenzu DanceDrama (ALDD) dancers will perform DanceDrama repertory! Exploring the importance of dance, community, choreography and dance pedagogy, Anabella Lenzu celebrates 25 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.
Bring your picnic blanket, food and sunscreen.

Long Island Traditions presents
Boating with the Baymen
2 p.m.
Miss Freeport, 85 Woodcleft Avenue, Freeport, NY
For more information, contact: 516-767-8803, info@longislnadtraditions.org
Cost: $45 adults/$20 under age 16
Long Island Traditions is sponsoring another Boating with the Baymen tour on Sunday, June 12 at 2 p.m. aboard the Miss Freeport. The spring tour explores the traditions of recreational fishermen and baymen, duck hunters and decoy carvers, and bay house owners. Participants include the legendary Bob Doxsee of Point Lookout, Captain Jack Combs of Southold, columnist Tom Schlichter of Newsday and master recreational fisherman Reed Riemer, charter boat captain Bill Marinaccio, bay house owner Frank Passalaqua, bay house owner and fish distributor Alison Muller, and other special guests. Themes of the tour will include:
• Close Calls on the Water
• Bay Houses after Superstorm Sandy
• Hunting and Fishing

ArtsWestchester announces
Arts & Crafts Beerfest: Cultivate 2016
Local Brews * Fresh Art * Live Music
3 p.m.
Copland House at Merestead, 455 Byram Lake Road, Mt. Kisco, NY
Tickets: $25. Advance ticket purchase strongly encouraged.
The Arts & Crafts Beer Fest is not your typical beer fest. Organized by the county’s leader in the arts, ArtsWestchester, it’s a curated “exhibition” showcasing the art of the brewmaster. New York State Craft Beer breweries are paired with select events at Westchester’s renowned cultural institutions. Now through November, take in the best our county has to offer in visual art and music while Half Time Beverage pours our state’s most innovative hop and barley artisans.
Hear tomorrow’s masters today, with the World Premieres of six brand-new works created by the Fellows of Copland House’s flagship emerging composers institute especially for this program, and performed by the internationally-acclaimed Music from Copland House ensemble. Continue the musical conversation with the artists at a post-concert reception featuring craft beers and fine hors d’ouevres. Half Time Beverage will be pouring: Blue Point Summer, Singlecut Brett Jan, Yonkers IPA

See also June 19, June 22, June 25, July 20, August 3, September 24, October 1, October 29, and November 5.

The Folk Music Society of N.Y., Inc/ N.Y. Pinewoods Folk Music Club presents
James Reams and the Barnstormers
4-6 p.m.
Co-sponsored with and at the Good Coffeehouse at the Old Stone House, 336 Third Street, in J.J. Byrne Park, between 4th and 5th Avenues, Brooklyn, 718-768-3195
Info: fbanjo(at)aol.com
$10 Contribution
James Reams & The Barnstormers provide a contemporary take on traditional bluegrass; blending it with innovation and vitality to create their own branch on the “roots” tree. Music critic Jerry Paul described lead singer James Reams: “James is such an inspiration to watch. He truly feels his music, and sings from his very soul. If James is ever within your area, he is a ‘must see’ bluegrass icon.” Raised in eastern Kentucky but now living in Phoenix, James Reams puts a layer of desert grit over a solid base of traditional bluegrass music. His band treads the terrain where bluegrass, old-time, classic country and rockabilly meet in the night to swap stories.

Ashokan Music & Dance announces
Buhrmaster Barn Dance
6-9 p.m.
Potluck dinner at 5:00 p.m.
Buhrmaster Barn, Colonie, NY
$12/$10 DFO members and seniors/$6 students.
For more information, 518-233-0847, janehusson@nycap.rr.com
Gigue-a-Bit with Michael Kernan.

Hudson Valley Community Dance presents
Swing Dance Live Band
6-9 p.m., Beginner Lesson at 6:00 p.m.; dance starts at 6:30 p.m.
Arlington Reformed Church, Poughkeepsie, NY
Cost: $12/$8 full-time students with ID
For more information, call 845-454-2571.
No Partner/Experience Necessary!

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
An Evening with ABBIE GARDNER (of Red Molly) & JESSE TERRY
7:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $20; $25 at the door
This special co-bill tour unites two beloved, award-winning singer/songwriters — Jesse Terry and Abbie Gardner — for an unforgettable evening. This will not be your run of the mill concert! Great friends and collaborators, Terry and Gardner will trade songs, sing duets and back each other up throughout the evening. Commemorative tour posters will celebrate this unique, limited set of shows. Listeners will be sure to head home with full hearts and wide smiles across their faces. Abbie Gardner, the fiery Dobro player with an infectious smile has been touring with Americana darlings Red Molly for the past eleven years; Jesse Terry, the powerful and acclaimed storyteller has graced stages from Philadelphia Folk Festival to Bonnaroo. Together, they have opened and toured with the likes of Willie Nelson, Paula Cole, Tom Rush and Darrell Scott. Along the way, they have sold out legendary venues, concert series and theaters all over the US and across the globe.

Earlville Opera House presents
SHEL SUN
Ethereal Indie Americana
8:00 p.m.
Earlville Opera House, East Main Street, Earlville, NY, 315/691-3550
Tickets: $10-$30 Order tickets online.
Known for their soaring and ethereal harmonies, SHEL (comprised of the four Holbrook sisters Sarah on violin, Hannah on keyboard, Eva on mandolin, and Liza on drums) meld together their classical training and diverse influences to create a virtuoso sound all their own. Whether playing folk festivals or with orchestras, SHEL captivates audiences with the distinctive arrangements and energized show of far more seasoned performers. SHEL music is many things sonically, but its coherence and distinctiveness comes from the sisters’ commitment to making every song an honest four-way collaboration. The SHEL sister’s sound is filled with infectious rhythms and hypnotic vocals that meld together their classical training and diverse influences – the result is mesmerizing. Raised in Fort Collins, CO, SHEL has spent the last couple years touring to support their critically acclaimed debut release. Whether playing folk festivals or with orchestras, Shel captivates audiences with their distinctive arrangements and energized show.

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Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Flushing Town Hall announces its
37th Annual Gala
Gallery: Cocktail Reception & Hors d’Oeuvres at 6 p.m.
Theater: Dinner, Awards, and Entertainment at 7 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
For more information and sponsorship opportunities call (718) 463-7700 x244 or email jhouse@flushingtownhall.org
Purchase tickets or make a donation online
We invite you to join us in celebrating the future of Global Arts for a Global Community! HONORING Amy Mak Chan, President of Celestial Love Foundation, Inc.; The Honorable Peter Koo, New York City Council Member; and Rev. Daryl G. Ware, Music Teacher at J.H.S. 189 Daniel Carter Beard School, Flushing, Queens.

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

Museum at Eldridge Street presents
Jane Jacobs Centennial Lecture: Elizabeth Barlow Rogers
6:30 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002, 212.219.088
RSVP: Pay what you wish
Elizabeth Barlow Rogers is a landscape designer and preservationist. Under her guidance as the first Central Park Administrator and through the Central Park Conservancy, founded largely through her efforts, the park has been restored and renewed with citizen support. Presented with the Central Park Conservancy.

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Thursday, June 16, 2016
Interfaith Story Circle announces
Invoking the Sacred Feminine — Stories that Flow from the Heart of Life
6-6:50 p.m. Temple Tour and Presentation
7-9 p.m. Storytelling
Albany Hindu Temple Cultural Center, 450 Albany Shaker Road, Loudonville, NY 12211
Free and open to all
Guest Storytellers: Suman Joshi, Janaki Hamkumar, and Gauri Mehta
Come listen to stories that embrace the divine feminine in the Hindu tradition and share stories that flow from your heart when you think of what the sacred feminine would represent in your spiritual traditions. Is it a saint or a mother figure that comes to mind? Or do qualities of love and compassion emerge? Let the stories perfuse the evening with the joy of healing!
Reminder: Listeners always joyfully welcomed.

Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor announces
Putman Porch Music
6:00 p.m.
Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site, Yankee Hill Lock, 553 Queen Anne Road, Amsterdam NY
Free
Come join in the fun for the 2nd Annual Putman Porch Music series at Yankee Hill Lock! Each Thursday evening in June, local Musicians are encouraged to informally gather to play American roots and folk music on the porch of this historic canal store at Yankee Hill Lock.

Eighth Step at Proctors presents its
OPEN MIC/JAM & SONG CIRCLE
Tonight’s Theme: TBA

7-9:30 p.m. (third Thursday of every month)
Proctor’s Robb Alley, across from Proctors Cafe, 432 State St. Schenectady NY 12305
Each month we post such a suggested theme. The idea is to plant a seed: maybe we’ll each find something new or unusual, either to sing onstage or for the jam. Feel free to stretch the topic in any direction – or bring something entirely unrelated. At 7 p.m., we begin Open Mic: performers do individual sets of 2–3 songs onstage, with Howard Mittleman on the sound board. Then at 8:30 p.m., we gather for a Jam/Song Circle in front of the stage and play music. You choose in turn whether or not to lead a song; it’s a fine time to sing or play along! It's a low-key opportunity to make great music. If you want to try out something in a more casual way than onstage, here’s your chance. Bonus! Each month, all performers throw their names in a hat, and we draw for FREE 8th Step concert tickets.

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

Center for Traditional Music and Dance (CTMD) announces
The Borscht Ball
7:00 p.m.
The Paper Box, 17 Meadow St., Brooklyn, NY
Admission is $18 advance, $25 door.
The Borscht Ball, a klezmer punk pop soiree featuring: The Klezmatics, OPA from St. Petersburg, Daniel Kahn, Annette Ezekiel, Vanya Zhuk, Dmitri Zisl Slepovitch, Psoy Korolenko, Svetlana & The Eastern Brokhedz and many more! Part of Kulturfest nyc and co-sponsored by CTMD. Kulturfest nyc is a summer-long festival of international Jewish performing arts presented by the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene. See all the events of the fest

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
MACEO PARKER
7:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $55; $60 at the door
Saxophonist Maceo Parker embodies the legacy of soul and funk music like no other musician can. Always at the forefront, Maceo has been a common thread in the history of funk — helping to pioneer the sound of the genre in collaborations alongside seminal icons like James Brown, George Clinton, and Prince, all the while honing his own signature brand of showmanship. Leading his flawlessly tight band with a cool confidence, Maceo transports audiences to the slickest of eras in performances that are positively timeless. Maceo will release a new album in Fall 2016 called Roots Revisited – The Bremen Concert, a live recording from the first incarnation of Maceo’s own band in 1990 (which, at the time, included Fred Wesley on trombone, Pee Wee Ellis on tenor saxophone, Larry Goldings on B-3 organ, Rodney Jones on guitar, and Bill Stewart on drums). Maceo’s current band hits the road this season in celebration of repertoire spanning the prolific career of this funk legend.

Center for Traditional Music and Dance (CTMD) announces
Andy Statman
9:30 p.m.
Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette, New York, NY
Admission is $20
One of the world’s foremost mandolin players and a clarinet virtuoso, Andy Statman combines klezmer and bluegrass into a unique experience. Part of Kulturfest nyc and co-sponsored by CTMD. Kulturfest nyc is a summer-long festival of international Jewish performing arts presented by the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene. See all the events of the fest

...and beyond
Connecticut Historical Society announces
OUTDOOR CONCERT SERIES: Daniel Boucher and Josée Vachon avec des amis — French Canadian Songs and Fiddle Tunes
6-7:30 p.m.
Raindate: June 17
Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth St., Hartford CT 06105
Free
CHS and CCHAP present Daniel Boucher, a dynamic French Canadian fiddler from Bristol CT, along with guitarist and singer Josée Vachon, and friends on accordians and spoons. Please bring your own camp chairs and picnics.

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Friday, June 17, 2016
Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders announces
A TASTE OF MEXICO
6:30 p.m.
Rio II Gallery, 583 Riverside Drive, 7th Floor, New York, NY 10031
Free and open to the public.
RSVP required: rsvp@manoamano.us
Award-winning artist Felipe Galindo/Feggo presents a selection of Manhatitlan, his renowned, humorous project celebrating Mexican culture and immigration through art and animation. Followed by a discussion and tasting of Mexican Tamales and live Son Jorocho folk music.

Caffè Lena presents
Mary Fahl
7:00 p.m.
Caffé Lena at The Grove at Neumann, 233 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Tickets: $25, $22 members, $12.50 student & child
Singer-songwriter Mary Fahl achieved fame as lead singer and co-founder of the mid-1990s folk-rock group October Project. As a solo artist, her musical inspirations have expanded to include classical, medieval and world music. Her expressive, transcendent voice has been called “a voice for the gods” (Boston Globe), “a powerful, beautifully proportioned contralto” (Variety). On stage she connects deeply with audiences with her open-hearted stage presence and flowing, folk-etched ballads.

StoryCircle at Proctors Theater announces
Storytelling with Janet Carter
Inquiring Minds Bookstore, Saugerties

Now on the THIRD Friday of the month
7 p.m.
Inquiring Minds Bookstore, Corner of Main and Partition, Saugerties, NY
Woodlawn Commons, Harkness Building, Wesley Community, Clement Street, Saratoga, NY
For those who want to meet before, we have dinner at 5:45 at the Dutch Tavern on Main Street.

Diamond Dance
THE NORTHEAST’S LARGEST MONTHLY SWING DANCE!
7:30-11 p.m., Doors open at 7 p.m.
Free lesson 7:30 p.m.
Saratoga Music Hall, Saratoga, NY
Cost: $16/$15 Dance Flurry members
For more information, dance@saratogasavoy.com, 518-587-5132.
The Diamond Dances occur every third Friday of the month at the historic and very large Saratoga Music Hall located on Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY. Free food, live music, demos.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
TOM PACHECO with special guest Jacob Bernz
7:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $20; $25 at the door
Tom Pacheco’s songs have been covered by Jefferson Starship, The Band, Rick Danko, Ritchie Havens, Scott Petito and Leslie Ritter, John Hall and dozens of European artists, many becoming number one hits in England and Norway. His albums have sold well in Europe. One became platinum in the mid-1990s. He played folk rock in Greenwich Village, NY in the late ’60s and alternative country in Austin Texas in the early ’80s. He walked out on the Nashville songwriting factories and spent 10 years in Dublin, Ireland recording and touring extensively in Europe. Tom now lives in Woodstock and tours both America and Europe. He is admired by critics, fellow performers and perceptive music lovers who have bought the imported copies of many of his albums.

Earlville Opera House presents
Barrule Trio
Celtic Music from the Isle of Man
8:00 p.m.
Earlville Opera House, East Main Street, Earlville, NY, 315/691-3550
Tickets: $10-$30 Order tickets online.
Steeped in the history and mythology of its Celtic and Viking ancestry, the Isle of Man sits quietly in the Irish Sea. Continuously self-governed since its parliament was created by Viking invaders over a thousand years ago, few people outside the Isle of Man know of this singular culture: a language and music so nearly lost, born through recent generations on the tongues of a mere handful of families, it now grows strong again. On the South of the island lies a summit scarred by the ruins of a once imposing iron-age hill fort. The old stories claim that atop this peak, named “South Barrule,” the Celtic God Manannan Mac Lir once dwelt, casting out his cloak of mist to shelter the island and its people from invasion. This inspirational landscape embodies the powerful and striking experience of Barrule in concert. A fusion of three distinct musical forces — Mabon front-man and accordion wizard Jamie Smith, gifted young fiddle-player Tomas Callister and versatile accompanist Adam Rhodes (Mabon) on bouzouki ’ Barrule’ s fresh approach to traditional Manx music evokes an atmosphere that reflects the diverse natural beauty of the island: from rousing marches, jigs and reels to sorrowful slow airs and beautiful songs sung in both English and the Manx Gaelic language. Stories are told of ancient Celtic Gods, of unrequited love, of the toils of island life. And always the sea is close by.

Center for Traditional Music and Dance (CTMD) announces
The Brothers Nazaroff
9:30 p.m.
Joe’s Pub, 425 Lafayette, New York, NY
Admission is $20
The Brothers Nazaroff – Daniel Kahn, Psoy Korolenko, Michael Alpert, Bob Cohen, Jake Shulman-Ment and Hampus Melin – aim to bring the subversive joy of Yiddish music to new audiences, tearing down borders with a musical balagan. Part of Kulturfest nyc and co-sponsored by CTMD. Kulturfest nyc is a summer-long festival of international Jewish performing arts presented by the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene. See all the events of the fest

...and beyond June 17–19, 2016
Arts & Business Council of NY announces the
AMERICANS FOR THE ARTS Annual Convention—Boston
ANNUAL CONVENTION HEADQUARTERS HOTEL: Sheraton Boston Hotel, 39 Dalton Street, Boston, MA 02199, 617.236.2000
Reservations Line: 1.888.627.7054
Register online. Scholarships available.
This year’s Annual Convention explores the role of the arts in creating and sustaining healthy, vibrant, equitable communities. It is organized around five core themes:
Driving Change: How can the arts fuel revolution?
Empowering People: What does it take to empower individuals?
Owning Equity: How do we learn and lead in the pursuit of equity?
Crossing Divides: Where and how can the arts permeate and impact other parts of civic life?
Building Skills: What are the primary skills needed to succeed in the arts today?

View schedule online.

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Saturday, June 18, 2016
The Arts Center of the Capital Region announces
Street Painting Competition
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
Our annual Street Painting Competition is coming up during Troy River Fest on June 18! All regional artists – professional and amateur – are invited to participate in the competition for the best chalk design on the sidewalks of River Street. There are four age categories for the competition:
Kids (Grades 1-5, ages 6-10)
Pre-Teens (Grades 6-8, ages 11-14)
Teens (Grades 9-12, ages 15-18)
Adult (ages 19 and up)
This is a first-come, first-serve event. Space is limited to 40 participants, so be sure to register early! Registration fee is $15 and includes one set of chalk.

Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor announces
13th Annual Troy River Fest
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Monument Square, Downtown Troy, NY
Free
Showcasing carefully curated, locally crafted hand-made goods and local cuisine in an open-air bazaar situated in the scenic, historic downtown district, this event is an organic, grassroots festival designed to mimic the flow of the Hudson by encouraging visitors to ramble throughout the streets of downtown Troy. Shop, dine and explore downtown Troy amidst live music, street performances, community art projects, festival food, and so much more!

City Lore announces:
Annual Picnic and Hōkūle’a Farewell
12-5 p.m.
Governor’s Island, New York City
Free, but RSVP to Halawai. For almost 30 years, Halawai has gathered the Polynesian community in Central Park for an annual potluck feast and kanikapila. This year, in place of their usual annual potluck feast and kanikapila in Central Park, they have something extra special planned. The Hōkūle’a will be docked on Governors Island, and the annual picnic will be held there and will also be the farewell party for the Hōkūle’a and her crew.

Staten Island Arts presents
TALKING DRUMS: RHYTHM & WORK
Dancing in Dialogue: Rhythm, Dance and Language

2-4 p.m.
WNYC Jerome L. Greene Performance Space, 44 Charton St. New York, NY 10013
Free
Reserve your Seat
A presentation at NY public radio’s headquarters in Manhattan that will explore how drumming communicates with movement and language in: 1) Afro-Puerto Rican Bomba and Plena and 2) Sri Lankan Kandyan Dance and Drumming. This concert serves as an important outreach opportunity for Staten Island artists to demonstrate how the drum is a catalyst for community and communication.

The Folk Music Society of N.Y., Inc/ N.Y. Pinewoods Folk Music Club presents
Youth Traditional Song Benefit Concert & Open Sing
Concert 7 p.m., sing will follow at around 9 p.m.
Hosted by Jimmy’s No. 43, 43 E. 7th Street (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues), New York, NY
Suggested contribution: $15-$30
We are co-sponsoring this fundraiser for the Scholarship Program of Youth Traditional Song Weekend (www.youthtradsong.org). The concert features new and favorite traditional singers Brian Dolphin, Heidi Hackney & Sarah Murdoch, Hubby Jenkins, David Jones, Elizabeth LaPrelle, and Ken Schatz & Heather Wood.

Caffè Lena announces
Alan Chartock & The Berkshire Ramblers - A Folksong Benefit for Caffe Lena
7:00 p.m.
Caffé Lena at The Grove at Neumann, 233 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Tickets: Benefit concert $25, $10 student/child; Concert with dinner $40, student/child with dinner $25
The Berkshire Ramblers champion folk songs of the “old style” with concerts to benefit causes near and dear to their hearts, and Caffè Lena is honored to be one those! They capture the essence of folk music: familiar songs we can all sing along with that celebrate togetherness rather than celebrity. Founding Ramblers are Joe Browdy and WAMC’s Alan Chartock. They’ve been playing together, in one form or another, for well over 40 years. Alan sings and plays banjo, Roselle Chartock, a Skidmore alum who once worked at the Caffè, sings and plays guitar and percussion. They’re joined by Browdy on guitar, Michael Eck on mandolin, Don McGrory on steel guitar, Alice Oldfather on fiddle, Dwight O’Neil on guitar, Selma Kaplan on vocals and piano, and YOU because you’re part of the chorus tonight!

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
BACK TO THE GARDEN 1969
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $25; $30 at the door
Back To The Garden 1969 is a group of seasoned players (one of whom attended the original Woodstock festival) whose common bond is a love for the music of the Woodstock era. They originally formed this band for the sheer enjoyment of playing this music; and by performing these well loved favorites, they remind us of the astounding breadth and depth of the music of the Woodstock generation.

June 18–19, 2016
Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Festival
A Music & Environmental Festival
Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson, NY
For more information, call 845/418-3596
Save the date for the 2016 Festival! Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival (aka “the Clearwater Festival” or “Revival”) features seven sustainably powered stages with diverse music, dance, storytelling, and family-oriented programming as well as a juried Handcrafters’ Village, the Green Living Expo, the Working Waterfront with small boat exhibits and rides, the Artisanal Food and Farm Market, environmental education displays and exhibits, and the Circle of Song where audience participation is the focus. The festival is wheelchair accessible and most stage programming is staffed with American Sign Language interpreters. See 2015 performers on the website. Camping available.

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Sunday, June 19, 2016
The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
Gypsy Jazz BRUNCH: Sara and Art Labriola
11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Free
Sara L’Abriola is a gifted young guitarist who has studied with French Gypsy Jazz guitarist Stephane Wrembel; and has performed with Wrembel as well as with the Future Rhythm Quartet. Art Labriola, Sara’s father, is a regional musical mainstay — a multi-instrumentalist focused around the keyboard, a film scorer and a producer with a Grammy, an Emmy and a Clio award proving his qualities.

Erie Canal National Heritage Corridor announces
Canal Fest: History Comes Alive
12:00 p.m.
Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum, Chittenango
Enjoy the 19th century Erie Canal era with demonstrations and costumed re-enactors engaging the public’s wits and skill in traditional games and activities. Enjoy a chicken BBQ, ride along the towpath Canalway Trail, boat race, and more.

Museum at Eldridge Street announces
Egg Rolls, Egg Creams & Empanadas Festival
12-4 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002
Free event. RSVP today.
Celebrate the diverse ethnic communities of the Museum’s Lower East Side/Chinatown neighborhood. This block party, which began as a celebration of Jewish and Chinese art, culture and community, has become our signature event with thousands of people joining us every year. By popular demand, the Museum has expanded the festival to also showcase the contributions of the neighborhood’s Puerto Rican community. What to expect? Lots of fun, including klezmer, cantorial, Peking opera, bomba and plena music; Yiddish, Mandarin and Spanish lessons; Hebrew and Chinese scribal art, yarmulke making, Chinese and Puerto Rican mask making; games of Mah Jongg; community arts and crafts; and, of course, kosher egg rolls, egg creams, empanadas, and other tasty traditional foods!

NorthWest Family YMCA presents
Acoustic Music Jam
2-4 p.m.
NorthWest Family YMCA, 8040 River Road, Baldwinsville NY 13027
Contact: Kat Kane, Arts Director, at kkane@syracusymca.org or 303-5966 ext. 225
Cost: Free
Traditional, Folk, Country, Bluegrass and Rock music is welcome. Open to all ages and skill levels, members and non-members alike. Bring your musical instruments (guitar, voice, banjo, mandolin, flute, etc.) and music stand. Come join the fun or just come to listen.

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.

ArtsWestchester announces
Arts & Crafts Beerfest: Burgers, Beers & Brahms with Westchester Philharmonic
Local Brews * Fresh Art * Live Music
3 p.m.
The Concert Hall, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, New York
BBQ only: $19 adults/$9 children with a concert ticket purchase.
Balcony & BBQ: $45 adults/$22.50 children (includes balcony concert ticket and BBQ.)
Advance ticket purchase recommended: Buy Now!Advance ticket purchase strongly encouraged.
The Arts & Crafts Beer Fest is not your typical beer fest. Organized by the county’s leader in the arts, ArtsWestchester, it’s a curated “exhibition” showcasing the art of the brewmaster. New York State Craft Beer breweries are paired with select events at Westchester’s renowned cultural institutions. Now through November, take in the best our county has to offer in visual art and music while Half Time Beverage pours our state’s most innovative hop and barley artisans.
Join young American conductor Kazem Abdullah, the astounding young Israeli pianist Alon Goldstein and members of the orchestra for a fun-filled Father’s Day BBQ celebration right after the concert. Featuring cold Captain Lawrence beer, burgers, hot dogs, soda and sides. Including live bluegrass music and a chance to mingle with the artists.

Kazem Abdullah, conducting
Alon Goldstein, piano
Falla: El amor brujo: Ritual Fire Dance
Mozart: Symphony No. 41 (“Jupiter”)
Brahms: Piano Concerto No. 1

See also June 12, June 22, June 25, July 20, August 3, September 24, October 1, October 29, and November 5.

City Lore, Tri-Linga, and the Bowery Poetry Club present
In Search of Finah Misa Kule
3:30 p.m.
Bowery Poetry Club, 308 Bowery, New York, NY 10012
Tickets: $10
Join us for Father’s Day, Mother Tongues, a poetry reading and release party for the DVD of Khonsay: Poem of Many Tongues! This celebration of linguistic diversity features a screening of the film and poetry read by two of the poets from the film. In the Boro language of India, Khonsay means to “pick up something with care as it is rare or scarce.” Khonsay: Poem of Many Tongues is a tribute and call to action to support the diversity of the world’s languages. The poem is a “cento,” a lyric “stitched together” – each of Khonsay’s fifty lines is from a different language. Poetry will be read by two poets from the film, Grace Baldisseri from the Philippines who writes in Ibanang, Tagalog, and English, and Vaimoana Litia Makakaufaki Niumeitolu in Tongan and English. An evening of poetry, discussion, and celebration with the crew who spent eight years on this labor of love for languages lost and found, including Bob Holman of Bowery Poetry, Director, Steve Zeitlin of City Lore, Producer, and Daniel Kaufman, Director of the Endangered Language Alliance.

Folk Music Society of New York/New York Pinewoods Folk Music Club presents
Run the Film Backwards: A Celebration of the Life & Music of Sydney Carter with Keith Kendrick & Sylvia Needham
4 p.m.
In a private residence on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.
Seating limited, reservations required. Contribution: $15 general public. $12 FMSNY members.
For information, location, and directions, please e-mail Steve Suffet at ssuffet@nyc.rr.com
or call him at 718-786-1533.
London-born poet, singer, and songwriter Sydney Bertram Carter (1915–2004) gave the world such songs as The Lord of the Dance, The Bells of Norwich, Sing John Ball, and Crow on the Cradle. In this house concert style performance-talk, Carter’s fellow Brits Keith Kendrick and Sylvia Needham take us on a musical exploration of these compositions and more.

Ashokan Music & Dance announces
Buhrmaster Barn Dance
6-9 p.m.
Potluck dinner at 5:00 p.m.
Buhrmaster Barn, Colonie, NY
$12/$10 DFO members and seniors/$6 students.
For more information, 518-233-0847, janehusson@nycap.rr.com

Dancing Crane Georgian Cultural Center announces
“The Letters”
A very interesting musical for children and for adults
6:00 p.m.
Roulette Theater, 509 Atlantic Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11217
Tickets: $30 (Children $15)
For more information, contact 914/522-3888, or 845/642-4823
Presenting the Children’s Musical Theater, "“Magical Dream”: A festival of kindness at a summer camp inspires a group of friends. Written and directed by professional theater director Lia Bakhturidze Sirelson, it demonstrates the high level of artistry achieved by the Georgian immigrant community in Brooklyn.

Caffè Lena presents
Ellis Paul
7:00 p.m.
Location TBA
Tickets: $24, $22 members, $12 student & child
Ellis Paul’s engaging conversational style turns a roomful of fans into a roomful of friends. He sings touching and tender stories that meld soaring pop melodies with lyrics that carry the storytelling tradition of Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger into today’s world. Every song has a moment that leaves you craving repeated listens. Ellis has been honored with an unprecedented fourteen Boston Music Awards. His shows are inspiring and intimate, full of wonder and whimsy, and two straight hours of beautiful songs.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
GRATEFULLY YOURS
7:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $15; $20 at the door
Gratefully Yours has quickly established itself as one of the Northeast’s premiere Grateful Dead cover bands; with a truly all-star lineup and often performing “dream” set lists submitted by their fans. The band was founded in 2012 by Alex Mazur, (founding member and keyboardist of The Deadbeats... one of, if not the longest running Grateful Dead cover bands in existence). Along with a core lineup that includes Adam Czolowski (Sonic Garden), Tom Pirozzi (Ominous Seapods), Jeff Martinson (Shakedown) and Rob Schiff (Nailed Shutt), other honored members include Vinnie Amico (moe.), Rob Eaton (Dark Star Orchestra), Russ Lawton (Trey Anastasio Band), Bill Carbone (Max Creek) and Zach Nugent (Cats Under The Stars).

...and beyond
Dewey Hall presents
22nd(ish) Annual Pancake Breakfast
8-11 a.m.
Dewey Hall, 91 Main Street, Sheffield, MA 01257
Tickets are $7.00 adults. $3.00 children under 12, free for kids 6 and younger, and are available at the door.
The tradition continues. Serving up our outdoor griddled pancakes with real maple syrup, sausages, and local blueberries. Our Annual Father’s Day Pancake Breakfast is a fundraiser to help keep the roof over our heads. 50/50 RAFFLE TO BENEFIT THE HALL!

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June 20 and 21, 2016
26th Annual Old Time Fiddlers’ Gathering
Presented by The Arts Council of the Southern Finger Lakes
Lakewood Vineyards, 4024 NY-14, Watkins Glen, NY
Two days of performances, workshops, and a jammin’ tent. The Fiddlers’ Gathering is a great family event. Bring a lawn chair, acoustic instruments, and come ready for fun! Workshops are an opportunity to bring your instrument and learn new skills! Even if you don’t play, you are welcome to listen and watch, and learn something new about the way Old Time Music is made and shared. The Workshop Tent is open to listeners and players of all ages. Bring your own instruments and get ready to join in the music making yourself! Jamming tents welcome players of all skill levels in a variety of styles. Meet new and old fiddling friends, and be a part of passing the tradition on. Your participation helps heritage live!

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016
Staten Island Arts announces
Make Music New York
12-7 p.m.
SI Arts’ Culture Lounge Gallery @ St. George Ferry Terminal, 10 Ferry Terminal Drive, 10301
Free, RSVP here.
Make Music is a free celebration of music around the world on June 21st. Launched in 1982 in France as the Fête de la Musique, it is now held on the same day in more than 700 cities in 120 countries. Completely different from a typical music festival, Make Music is open to anyone who wants to take part. Every kind of musician — young and old, amateur and professional, of every musical persuasion — pours onto streets, parks, plazas, and porches to share their music with friends, neighbors, and strangers. All of it is free and open to the public. Join us at Culture Lounge as we host a full day of free music performances!
12:00 p.m. – 12:30 p.m. Shawn DeBerry
Singer/Songwriter, Soul, Hip-Hop

01:00 p.m. – 02:00 p.m. Brewster Moonface
Jazz, Blues
02:00 p.m. – 03:00 p.m. Jackie Paladino
Soul, Singer/Songwriter, Pop

03:00 p.m. – 03:30 p.m. Kevin Mahoney
Standards

04:30 p.m. – 05:30 p.m. Kevin Columbia
World, Singer/Songwriter

05:30 p.m. – 06:00 p.m. Giga Herbs
Experimental, Rock, Indie-Rock

06:00 p.m. – 07:00 p.m. Sergio Napoletano
Indie-Rock, Indie-Folk, Singer/Songwriter

Wednesday, June 22, 2016
ArtsWestchester announces
Caramoor presents at the KMA, Cole Quest and The City Pickers
Local Brews * Fresh Art * Live Music
6:30 p.m.
Katonah Museum of Art, 134 Jay Street, Route 22, Katonah, NY
Bring a blanket and a picnic dinner. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., concert starts at 6:30 p.m.
. Tickets: $15 members, $20 non-members
Advance ticket purchase recommended: Buy Now!Advance ticket purchase strongly encouraged.
The Arts & Crafts Beer Fest is not your typical beer fest. Organized by the county’s leader in the arts, ArtsWestchester, it’s a curated “exhibition” showcasing the art of the brewmaster. New York State Craft Beer breweries are paired with select events at Westchester’s renowned cultural institutions. Now through November, take in the best our county has to offer in visual art and music while Half Time Beverage pours our state’s most innovative hop and barley artisans.
Cole Quest, grandson of the folk icon Woody Guthrie, has brought together a collection of eclectic pickers who have gained recognition on the local scene. Enjoy New York State craft beers under the stars while listening to the City Pickers’ special brand of high-spirited talent and love of bluegrass, with upbeat, knee slapping energy and a high lonesome sound that’ll leave you wanting more

See also June 12, June 19, June 25, July 20, August 3, September 24, October 1, October 29, and November 5.

Caffè Lena presents
Acoustic Blues Open Mic & Jam
7 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
$5 at the door
If you have the blues, play the blues, or love the blues we got you covered! Caffè Lena and The Saratoga Acoustic Blues Society team up to present a monthly acoustic blues open mic. Bring your acoustic guitar, harps, slides, mandolin, bass or whatever (Lena’s has the piano) and sign up for a slot to play solo, as a duo, ensemble or even have players in the room join you on stage. Acoustic Blues Open Mic is held on the 4th Wednesday of the month and is hosted by Sonny Speed. Sign up is 7 p.m. Names are pulled out of a lottery at 7:30. A monthly featured act opens up and the open mic follows 8 p.m.

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Thursday, June 23, 2016
Taller Boricua will host
UNA SOLA VOZ
Exhibiting the Works of Oscar Lopez Rivera
6-9 p.m.
Taller Boricua Gallery, At the Julia de Burgos Latino Arts Center, 1680 Lexington Avenue at E 106th Street, in the heart of East Harlem, NYC
Admission: Free
In solidarity with the free Oscar Lopez Rivera initiative, Taller Boricua Gallery will be hosting the artwork of Oscar Lopez Rivera on Thurs. June 23, 2016.
Other coordinated events will also be held at the Loisaida Center Wednesday,, June 22, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. and the Clemente Soto Velez Center Monday June 27, 2016, at 7:00 p.m.


Museum at Eldridge Street presents
Treasures of the Archive
6:30 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002, 212.219.088
Presented with the City Reliquary: $30 per person; includes wine and nosh
RSVP now.
A ceramic spittoon, a golden ark cover, and a mysterious glass container holding a a pile of ashes. Hear the stories behind artifacts in the Museum’s collection and see some special Lower East Side objects from the City Reliquary’s collection that recall the neighborhood’s immigrant past.

Center for Traditional Music and Dance (CTMD) and Verite Sou Tanbou, in collaboration with Eugene Lang College | The New School for Liberal Arts presents the second program in the
RASANBLEMAN – GATHERING SERIES
ONÈ, RESPÈ!
An evening of Haitian Vodou Jazz in tribute to Haitian musician, singer, and music producer YVES “CHICO” BOYER with New York Vodou Jazz master musicians plus the next generation of Haitian artists whom Chico has mentored and inspired
7:00 p.m.
Johnson / Kaplan Auditorium, 66 West 12th Street, New York, NY
Admission is free!
Join Verite Sou Tanbou (VST), the Haitian Community Cultural Initiative at CTMD, for the final event in this season’s Rasanbleman (Gathering) Series: an evening of Haitian Vodou Jazz in tribute to Haitian musician and music producer YVES “CHICO” BOYER, with New York Vodou Jazz master musicians plus the next generation of Haitian artists whom Chico has mentored and inspired. This program calls together an all-star line up of Haitian musicians including several former members of the classic Haiti-based Vodou Jazz group FOULA to honor Chico for his many years of service to Haitian arts and culture, as an ever-collegial fellow musician, music producer, and mentor to younger Haitian Vodou and Vodou Jazz artists in New York. Participating musicians, singers, and dancers include Yatande Bòkò, Alexandra Jean-Joseph, Rozna Zila, Gaston “Bonga” Jean-Baptiste, James “Tiga” Jean-Baptiste, Jean-Raymond “Kebyesou” Giglio, Fritz “Fito” Vivien, Alix “Buyu” Ambroise, Taïna Ligondé, Paul (Zing Experience) Beaubrun, Erzuli Guillaume, and other special invited guests.

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

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
JIMMY LaFAVE with special guest Bruce Carroll
7:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $25; $30 at the door
Back by popular request... Austin-based Texas native Jimmy LaFave is blessed with a distinctive, vibrant voice that is the perfect vehicle for his soul-baring ballads, burning anthems and driving, straight-ahead rock ’n’ roll. Jimmy’s self-penned material earned him the Songwriter of the Year award (along with 4 others) at the 1995 Kerrville Music Awards. When LaFave covers others’ songs, such as those of Bob Dylan, they fit like his own broken-in boots, exhibiting his own character as much as that of their maker.

June 23 & 24, 2016
Lifetime Arts Training Institute presents
Creative Aging Professional Development Workshop for Cultural/Arts Organizations
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Arts Center of the Capital Region, 265 River Street, Troy, NY 12180
Registration: Registration for this two-day training is $59.00 per person or $89.00 for two people from an organization
Join us for Lifetime Arts’ Training Institute | 2016. Through this two-day training, your organization will be armed with the knowledge and tools that you will need to meet and surpass the artistic and educational dreams of your patrons, provide social and community engagement opportunities, and develop sustainable programming.

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Friday, June 24, 2016
Hudson Valley Community Dance presents
Swing Dance & Workshops.
6:30-7:15 p.m. Workshop 1; 7:15-8:00 p.m. Workshop 2
8-11:30 p.m. Swing Dance; Beginner’s Lesson 8-8:30 p.m.
Poughkeepsie Tennis Club, Poughkeepsie, NY
Cost: Workshops: $15/ea., $20/both.
Dance 8:30 p.m. $15/$10 full-time students w/ ID.
For more information, call 845-454-2571
Swing to Roy Wilson and The Buzzards.

Center for Traditional Music and Dance (CTMD) announces
Pachamama Peruvian Arts Final Spring Performance
7:30 p.m.
A Peruvian food sale to benefit PPA will begin at 6:30 p.m., prior to the concert.
ISO 230, 73-10 34th Ave. in Jackson Heights, Queens, NY
Admission is free
Pachamama Peruvian Arts presents their final Spring performance featuring students demonstrating Andean music, choral singing of traditional songs, marinera norteña (dance from the Northern Peruvian Coast), Carnaval de Humapata (Andean dance from the department of Cusco) and Santiago (dance from the department of Junin).

Earlville Opera House presents
Tim O’Brien
Bluegrass Master
8:00 p.m.
Earlville Opera House, East Main Street, Earlville, NY, 315/691-3550
Tickets: $17-$45 Order tickets online.
In 2014, O’Brien won a Grammy Award for Best Bluegrass Album for The Earls of Leicester and previously in 2005 won a Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Album for Fiddler's Green. Each of O’Brien’s solo albums has a distinctive identity. Many have specific themes, including Red on Blonde, an insightful collection of Bob Dylan compositions, and his Grammy-winning celebration of Appalachian music and its Celtic roots, Fiddler#8217;s Green. So it is with the latest, Pompadour, or at least most of it. “It’s kind of a breakup record,” O’Brien says. “I separated from my wife four years ago and got divorced a year after that. So there’s a breakup, an assessment and ultimately delight at the end.” Pompadour swirls together bits of bluegrass, deep-roots Appalachian music, field hollers, old-school rock ’n*#8217; roll, traditional jazz and even James Brownian funk.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
SHILELAGH LAW
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $20; $25 at the door
New York and Irish music have a long and storied history together, a collision of two cultures that results in bedlam, beauty and a lot in between. Shilelagh Law embodies all that is New York Irish music: old songs, new songs, jigs, reels, dancing, weeping, lots of laughter, plenty of drinks and great food. By interpreting traditional Irish music through a filter of urban grittiness, Shilelagh Law helps to define the Irish-American experience that is such a part of New York town. Everyone had such a great time with Shilelagh Law’s first performance here, we’re all looking forward to another round!

June 24 and 25, 2016
World Music Institute (WMI) announces
Mashrou’ Leila June 24 and 25, 7:00 p.m.
(Le) Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker Street, NYC
Tickets for June 24: $30
Tickets for June 25: $30
Emerging from Beirut’s underground indie scene, Mashrou’ Leila have continued to carve out their own distinct space within Arabic pop. Singing in Arabic about LGBT rights, political freedoms, race, religion and modern Arabic identity, they have crafted some of the most melancholic ballads and raucous anthems in contemporary alternative Arabic music, and went on to perform them live at sold-out venues worldwide. The band has released four albums to date: Mashrou’ Leila (2008), El Hal Romancy (2011), Raasük (2013), and Ibn El Leil (2015). Infused with an electrifying pop spirit, the new album Ibn El Leil brilliantly reinvents the sound of the band into the sound of contemporary Beirut: dark, reckless, and fiery with young blood. Hamed Sinno’s lyrics beautifully mix the rawness of the night with an exquisite sensitivity that evokes a collective experience, almost spiritual at times. The music arranged by Carl Gerges, Firas Abou Fakher and Jeremie Regnier does not fall short of the words and puts into perspective a brand new approach, with images of faded neon lights, pulsing dancing and the reckless self-destruction of Beiruti nights being evoked.

Pregones Theater Puerto Rico Traveling Theater presents
Two Performances: BROOKLYN QUARTET
8:00 p.m.
Pregones Theater, 575 Walton Avenue in The Bronx
Tickets: $15-$30
An angel named Queen tells the tale of Esther, Jamal and Saint; three kids who grow up together in Bed Stuy, Brooklyn. The story is sprinkled with racism, sexism and white privilege, but mainly Brooklyn Quartet is a love story; a beautifully tragic love story. A new play written and performed by Rock WILK. Directed by reg e gaines. Featuring a live music ensemble.

June 24, 25, and 26, 2016
36th OLD SONGS FOLK FESTIVAL of Traditional Music & Dance
Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont, NY
Tickets on sale: Adults $145 All-Festival with Camping. Discounts for seniors and students, youth and children, and without camping, as well as single day or evening tickets. FRIDAY JUNE 3 IS LAST DAY FOR ADVANCE DISCOUNT TICKETS
Or order by phone: (518) 765-2815, Mon.-Fri.: 10-4 p.m.
Sing, Dance, Jam & Listen at this three-day celebration of traditional music and dance. 3 Main Stages. Over 100 Interactive Workshops & Performances. Dancing on a Wooden Floor. Fun for the Whole Family. Juried Artisan Court. Instrument Exchange.
Sing Gospel, Shape Note, Rounds, and Open Mic
Dance Contras, English Country, French & Bal Folk, on a Wooden Floor with: Pete’s Posse, Old World Charm School,and The Gaslight Tinkers!
Jam with all Instruments: Fiddles, Banjos, Guitars, Ukuleles, Mandolins, and more.
Listen to Concerts and participate in over 100 interactive workshops with: Robin& Linda Williams, Jeremy Kittel Band, Phil Wiggins Tidewater Trio, Kim & Reggie Harris, Matthew Byrne, Anne Hills, Cassie & Maggie MacDonald, Charm City Junction, Claudia Schmidt, Sally Rogers & Howard Bursen, Joe Jencks, Low Lily, Barrule, The Waxwing Four, Andy Cohen, Ustad Shafaat Khan, Brian Conway & John Walsh, Moonshine Holler, The Canal Street String Band, Annie & the Hedonists, Nanne & Ankie, Mitzie Collins & the Striking Strings, and more! View Performer Bios
Children at the Well—Youth Storytellers for Peace & Understanding will be performing on Saturday, June 25 , 11:15-12:15 p.m., and Sunday, June 26, Noon-1 p.m., Area 3, Center Stage.

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Saturday, June 25, 2016
ArtsWestchester announces the
American Roots Music Festival / All Day & Evening
11 a.m.-11 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: $25-100 (kids under 18 half-price). Order online or call (914) 232-1252
The future of American Roots Music is happening at Caramoor, giving you the chance to discover even more phenomenal, new music and artists. Pack a picnic and join us for our annual romp exploring an eclectic mix of folk, country, bluegrass, gospel, blues, creole, singer/songwriter, string band, old time, and everything in-between. Enjoy memorable tunes, great eats, good friends, comfortable bathrooms, free parking, and 90 acres of historic gardens and architectural treasures ripe for exploration.
Featuring:

Hurray For The Riff Raff
John Fullbright
Sara Watkins
Man About A Horse
Dennis Stroughmatt et l’Esprit Creole
The Lowest Pair
Silver City Bound
Spuyten Duyvil

Anabella Lenzu DanceDrama invites you to
Join us for a fun and informal READINGS & DANCE PERFORMANCES of the book Unveiling Motion and Emotion
Noon
Part of NYC Dance Week at McCarren Park in the open field behind the red building by Lorimer Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn
Free and to the public
For more information, contact info@anabellalenzu.com
Argentinean choreographer Anabella Lenzu will be reading passages of her book and Anabella Lenzu DanceDrama (ALDD) dancers will perform DanceDrama repertory! Exploring the importance of dance, community, choreography and dance pedagogy, Anabella Lenzu celebrates 25 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.
Bring your picnic blanket, food and sunscreen.

Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders announces
Pre-Columbian Mosaics With Seeds and Beans
12:00 p.m.
Rio Penthouse Gallery, 10 Fort Washington Avenue, New York, NY 10032
Free and open to the public.
RSVP required: rsvp@manoamano.us
Art-making workshop: “Pre-Columbian Mosaics With Seeds And Beans”
Artist Andrea Arroyo leads a workshop where participants create a unique mosaic with seeds and beans of different colors and sizes. Art supplies will be provided, feel free to bring your own pattern or drawing and additional dry seeds or beans.

Calpulli Mexican Dance Company announces
Interactive Workshop and Performance
1:00 p.m.
Bay Ridge Library, 7223 Ridge Blvd., at 73rd St., Brooklyn, NY 11209
Join Calpulli Community students for an interactive workshop and performance at this free event.

ArtsWestchester announces
SHE Artist Talk & Closing Reception at ArtsWestchester
Artist Talk: 5:00 p.m.
Closing Party & Craft Beer Tasting: 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Artswestchester, 31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY
Admission: Free. RSVP required.
The Arts & Crafts Beer Fest is not your typical beer fest. Organized by the county’s leader in the arts, ArtsWestchester, it’s a curated “exhibition” showcasing the art of the brewmaster. New York State Craft Beer breweries are paired with select events at Westchester’s renowned cultural institutions. Now through November, take in the best our county has to offer in visual art and music while Half Time Beverage pours our state’s most innovative hop and barley artisans.
Join us for a final farewell to SHE, the exhibition the
New York Times called “visually stunning,” where the “mastery and intensity on display is consistent throughout.” Exhibiting artists share the stories and inspirations behind their work at 5:00 p.m. From 6-8 p.m., toast the artists with fresh brews from New York State craft beer artisans.

The Ashokan Center presents
SWING DANCE PARTY # BBQ
Ashokan Center, 477 Beaverkill Rd., Olivebridge, NY 12461, 845-657-8333
Tickets: $30 Dance + BBQ. Dance only: $15 Open to everyone! Eat, dance, or just enjoy a great evening of music under Ashokan’s outdoor pavilion. Overnight accommodations available.
Join us to kick off Western+Swing Week at The Ashokan Center (see below June 26-July 2) with a sumptuous BBQ dinner, dancing, and music by Laurel Masse and the Ashokan All Star Swing Band and Jay & Molly in Ashokan’s outdoor pavilion. This family-friendly event is open to everyone!

Staten Island Arts announces
LUMEN 2016
Curated by Monica Valenzuela
7 p.m.-Midnight
Atlantic Salt Company, 561 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY, 10301
Tickets for this event are $5/individual and $15/Group of up to 10 people until June 15th and $10/$20 after and at the door. Groups redeem ONE ticket and all persons must enter the festival at the same time. Tickets can be purchased starting April 15, 2016 through www.statenislandarts.org.
Staten Island Arts’ LUMEN Festival is an authentic contemporary art experience in New York City featuring emerging and established artists. LUMEN’s goal is to connect artists to community in an alternative gallery setting. This 7th annual event will bring original visual, performance and installation art to new audiences, under the artistic vision and curator, Monica Valenzuela.
Staten Island Arts is pleased to announce its partnership with Flagship Brewery’s Made in Staten Island to present a handmade vendor marketplace at its seventh annual LUMEN festival. Individual artists, collectives, small businesses, or organizations interested in participating in Flagship Brewery’s
Made in Staten Island at Staten Island Arts’ LUMEN 2016 should visit the LUMEN Homepage for FAQ & Vendor details.
Calling all Volunteers We are looking for energetic and outgoing volunteers to help with LUMEN 2016. To find out more or to volunteer, contact volunteer@statenislandarts.org.

Flying Cat Music presents
Nathan Bell in Concert
7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 7 p.m.)
Empire State Railway Museum, 70 Lower High Street, Phoenicia, NY 12464
Admission is $12 or $10 with RSVP to flyingcatmusic@gmail.com
For information, call 845-688-9453 or email flyingcatmusic@gmail.com
Like many iconic American singer-songwriters, Tennessee’s Nathan Bell is more widely known in Europe than he is in most of the States. His most recent CD, I Don’t Do This For Love, I Do This For Love came in at #2 for 2015 on the EuroAmericana Chart And last October, the Dublin International Short Film and Music Festival awarded Nathan the prize for best score for musical composition on The Day After Stonewall Died, a film that also won the Best Short prize at the Cannes Short Film Festival in 2014. Bell has gotten the attention of reviewers on this side of the Atlantic as well. No Depression Magazine calls Nathan Bell: “a gifted and thought-provoking songwriter,” noting “there’s an incredible amount of eloquence in his ‘plain’ poetry.” Nathan is a featured performer at the Bluebird Cafe in Nashville and considered by many to be the best lyricist currently working in Folk/Americana, with a live show second to none. Bell sums up his vocation with this: “It’s men and women—white, black, Latino, and immigrants of all cultures who are keeping America going. So I sing about them. And, really, these are my people, people who work,” he adds. “My job is that of a witness; who knows if it makes any difference at all? It’s the only thing I really know how to do.”
The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
VANEESE THOMAS
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $25; $30 at the door
Vaneese Thomas, one of the great voices of our time, returns to our stage with her band. Part of a musical royal family that includes her father R&B pioneer Rufus Thomas and chart-topping sister Carla Thomas, Vaneese has brought her vocal styling to hundreds of recordings as a sought-after solo performer as well as a desired vocalist, contributing to the projects and performances of Luciano Pavarotti, Sting, Stevie Wonder, Natalie Cole, BB King, Eric Clapton, Michael Jackson, Joe Cocker, Celine Dion, Annie Lennox, Patti LaBelle ...and Aretha Franklin rarely performs without her! In addition to singing (she had a Top Ten R&B hit herself in 1987: Let’s Talk It Over), Vaneese has produced recordings, created vocal arrangements and written songs for Dianna Ross, Patti Austin and Larry Coryell, also working with renowned producer Phil Ramone along the way.

...and beyond
Connecticut Historical Society announces
SPECIAL EVENT— Speak Up at CHS: Growing Up
8-10 p.m.
Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth St., Hartford CT 06105
$12 CHS members, $15 non-members. Tickets available online
Great local storytellers share stories about the highs and lows of growing up. Speak Up is a Hartford-based storytelling organization that seeks to promote the art of personal storytelling to a wide audience and build a community of storytellers in Connecticut.

Sheffield Contra Dancers & Dewey Hall present
Strawberry Season Contra Dance
7:30-8 p.m. - Beginner dance lesson
8-11 p.m.- Contra dance
Dewey Hall, 91 Main Street, Sheffield, MA 01257
Suggested donation: $8 students, $10-15 adults, family max. $25
Featuring Anadama and Fern Bradley calling

Saturday, June 25”Sunday, June 26, 2016
Round Top’s Annual Bavarian Summer Fest
Saturday 12:00 noon-9 p.m.
Sunday 12:00 noon-8 p.m.
57 Ravine Dr., Round Top, New York, NY
For more information, contact 518/622-9584
Cost: Free
Join in the fun with authentic German music, culture, history, food and dancing! Lots of family fun! This annual event usually includes German bands, Schuhplattler’s, bell ringers, German food, drinks and vendors.

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Sunday, June 26, 2016
Center for Traditional Music and Dance (CTMD) announces
Klezmer Brunch with Litvakus
11 a.m.
City Winery, 155 Varick St., New York, NY
Admission is $10.
Litvakus is a unique klezmer collective, and the first to focus exclusively on the music and culture of Belarus. The Litvakus repertoire is a mix of traditional Belarusian and Litvak (Belarusian Jewish) folk music, as well as contemporary pieces written in the spirit of roots music. Part of Kulturfest nyc and co-sponsored by CTMD. Kulturfest nyc is a summer-long festival of international Jewish performing arts presented by the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene. See all the events of the fest

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
Acoustic BRUNCH: The EDUKATED FLEAS
11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Free
Ukuleles are small. Yet, ukulele duet Greg Doyle and Wendy Matthews — The Edukated Fleas — play the big hits, favoring swing and vintage tunes, as well as a few things you might not expect to hear on uke. The Fleas have been playing together as a ukulele duo since late 2006, united by a common love of the music from the 1920s through the 1950s. As the Fleas soon discovered, ukes are perfect for these cheerful, melodic tunes. The Fleas feature both Greg and Wendy on vocals, often in harmony.

Borderline Folk Music Club presents
Kirsten Maxwell / James Durst Tribute
1-4 p.m.
New City Volunteer Ambulance Corps, 200 Congers Road, New City, NY 10956
Admission is $20 per person, Members $15. For reservations and questions, please contact Greta at intrend@yahoo.com
We also ask that you bring a cold snack to share with others. Parking available across the street. Kirsten Maxwell is a Long Island-based singer/songwriter and performer. Last year she independently released her debut album, entitled Crimson, and has since developed a strong hometown following. Her music has appeared on radio stations across the US and in Australia and Canada. She placed first in the 2016 South Florida Folk Festival Songwriting Competition and the 2015 Rhode Island Songwriters Association Contest. Jon Stein, host of Hootenanny Café on WTBQ-FM in Orange County, NY says, “I never thought I’d ever hear a voice as angelic and mesmerizing as I did when I first started listening to Joan Baez some 50 years ago, but then I heard the voice, the songs and melodies of Kirsten Maxwell.”
James Durst, who was scheduled to perform for us on June 26, passed away in April in a tragic accident. Quietly traversing the planet as a touring artist since 1965, James performed for rapt audiences of every age in all 50 states and the District of Columbia and more than 200 cities in 45 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, Scandinavia, the Middle East, Southeast Asia, in Russia, Azerbaijan, Japan, Korea and most recently, numerous times in India (7x) and Israel (5x). Drawing from a rich and ever-evolving repertoire of distinctive songs both original and gathered in some two dozen languages that reflect a global perspective and underscore the interconnectedness we share with all of life, James engaged each disparate audience in a participatory journey condensed from his travels, bringing us closer to our world and to each other. In tribute to James, four of his closest friends from the Hudson Valley will each perform short sets of songs that James either wrote or covered during his career: Fred Gillen Jr., Judy Kass, Steve Kirkman and The Levins, are all accomplished artists who collaborated with James and will provide a stirring and meaningful selection of tribute songs.

Flushing Town Hall announces
Pan Asian Repertory Theatre No-No Boy
2:00 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: $5/FREE for Members & Students (please call our Box Office to request Free tickets at 718-463-7700 x222)
Adapted from the groundbreaking novel by Ken Narasaki, No-No Boy is a dramatization of the iconic text that explores the repercussions of choices made during wartime, internment and the affect on family, friends and community. Directed by Pan Asian veteran artist Ron Nakahara, this powerful and timely story is relevant to anyone searching for their place in an unsettled world and following one’s conscience.

Flushing Town Hall announces
Pan Asian Repertory Theatre No-No Boy
2:00 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: $5/FREE for Members & Students (please call our Box Office to request Free tickets at 718-463-7700 x222)
Adapted from the groundbreaking novel by Ken Narasaki, No-No Boy is a dramatization of the iconic text that explores the repercussions of choices made during wartime, internment and the affect on family, friends and community. Directed by Pan Asian veteran artist Ron Nakahara, this powerful and timely story is relevant to anyone searching for their place in an unsettled world and following one’s conscience.

Calpulli Mexican Dance Company announces
Mexican Dance Workshop at Boogie on the Boulevard
2:30 p.m.
Grand Concourse between 165th and 167th Streets, Bronx, NY
Join Calpulli for a free, 30 minute dance workshop at Boogie on the Boulevard in the Bronx.

Museum at Eldridge Street announces
The Early Life of Irving Berlin: Talk with Music.
Before “White Christmas,” there was “Yiddisha Eskimo”
3 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002, 212.219.088
$16 adults; $12 students and seniors.
RSVP now.
This fall, with the opening of Holiday Inn: The New Irving Berlin Musical at the Roundabout Theater, composer Irving Berlin’s music will be back on Broadway! In anticipation, we present The Early Life of Irving Berlin: Talk with Music. We will focus on Berlin’s humble beginnings—born in Belarus, the son of a cantor, and fleeing pogroms to come to the United States. Like millions of other immigrants, he lived in the teeming slums of the Lower East Side. He went on to write thousands of songs, many that have become American classics. He never forgot his roots saying, “Everybody ought to have a Lower East Side in their life.” Ted Chapin, President and Chief Creative Officer of Rodgers & Hammerstein, and historian Bram Beelaert from the Red Star Line provide historical context about Irving Berlin’s early life. Cast members from Holiday Inn will present Berlin’s vaudeville and Yiddish songs influenced by his experience growing up on the Lower East Side, including a little known one called “Yiddishe Eskimo!” The event is being presented with Flanders House, Rogers and Hammerstein and Roundabout Theatre Company.

Staten Island Arts announces
Red Storm Dance and Drum Troupe Celebrates Solstice with Art Lab
3-5 p.m.
Art Lab, Building H, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301
Red Storm Drum & Dance Troupe will begin Closing Reception proceedings with drumming and dancing on June 26th at 3 p.m. outside Art Lab. The Exhibit and our closing reception celebration is the Mid-Summer Solstice, essentially a celebration of summer —it’s highest point, the brightest light, the longest day. A smudging ceremony led by Robert Boldeagle at Art Lab’s entryway will focus our energies on joy and creativity and inspiration for the exhibtion, the summer, the solstice, the artists, and all good things to unfold ahead for Art Lab and our community. Be sure to come inside for refreshments inside after the smudging.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
STEPHEN KELLOGG; with special guest Brian Dunne
7:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $25; $30 at the door
Stephen Kellogg’s well-publicized affection for his role as husband to his high school sweetheart, and as father to their four daughters is core to Stephen’s music. Over the last decade he has performed more than 1500 concerts in more than a dozen countries, both solo and with a band. Recently, on a tour of Europe, Kellogg made a detour to play the Middle East, Africa and an aircraft carrier for the Armed Forces. Upon returning to the USA, he started his annual lyric writing campaign to raise money and awareness in the fight against pediatric cancer. At first glance none of this has anything to do with his music, but Stephen Kellogg would argue, “it is the whole story. The music I make is a reflection of how I spend my time and what I care deeply about.” When it comes to performing, CBS Radio has called Stephen, “the best live act you’ve never seen.” Interestingly though, while Kellogg may not be a household name at present, he has persisted in building a substantial career, which has landed him on stage with some of the biggest touring acts in the country (Train, Sugarland, OAR, Josh Ritter to name a few), in the billboard charts, and with his songs as the backdrop of numerous films and TV shows. His Americana-tinged, sometimes folk, often rock, occasionally pop stylings can make Kellogg hard to define, and his most recent four-part album South, West, North, East embraces the notion of genre splitting to the fullest.

...and beyond
Egremont and Sheffield Historical Commissions, Sheffield Historical Society, and Dewey Hall present
Book reading by Dr. Carole Owens: Remarkable Women of New England
1 p.m.
Dewey Hall, 91 Main Street, Sheffield, MA 01257
Author and Berkshire Historian, Carole Owens, who was recently honored by Preservation Massachusetts for her work, will read from her book, Remarkable Women of New England - Daughters, Wives, Sisters, and Mothers: The War Years 1754 to 1787, with time for coffee and Q&A with the audience.

June 26–July 2, 2016
The Ashokan Center presents
Western+Swing Week
Swing, Jazz, Country and Western-Swing music and dance
Ashokan Center, 477 Beaverkill Rd., Olivebridge, NY 12461, 845-657-8333
Tuition and Meals:
Adults $775
Youth ages 13–25 $575
Children ages 5–12 $475
Children under 5 Free
Tuition for the 2016 camp includes all meals, classes and activities. Work exchange positions and youth scholarships are available. Lodging is additional.
Register now Jazz violin phenomenon Evan Price will teach at Ashokan for the first time. Barry Mittherhoff is back to teach mandolin—by popular request. Two extraordinary Lindy teachers, Erin Morris and Danny Beyrer, join us this year.

Dance: Lindy and West Coast swing, Two step, waltz and other C&W dances, squares and contras, dance parties and more.
Music: Fiddle, mandolin, guitar, steel guitar, piano, vocal technique, harmony singing, swing and country band clinics, improvisation, music theory, jam sessions, song swaps, and more.
Swing Dance Party & BBQ: Saturday, June 25 Open to campers who need an extra night of music, dancing and great Ashokan food and to folks who can’t join us for the whole camp this year. Dance-only, BBQ-only or Dance+BBQ tickets will be offered soon. Also available as an add-on during online registration for camp.

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Monday, June 27, 2016
Museum at Eldridge Street announces
LECTURE AND VISIT TO ELLIS ISLAND: A Journey from Europe to America
1 p.m.
Museum of Jewish Heritage, Edmond J. Safra Plaza, 36 Battery Place, New York, NY 10280
Limited seating. Email Nicolas Gaudreau or call 646.437.4334 by June 17.
Bram Beelaert, curator of the Red Star Line Museum in Antwerp, presents the history of the passenger ships that brought millions to the United States. Learn about conditions in Europe and strategies of those relocating to the US between 1890 and 1924. Following the lecture, visit Ellis Island and reflect on the inspiring stories of hope and freedom.
This event is presented in conjunction with an exhibition on the Red Star Line at Ellis Island. See “Exhibitions” section below.

Calpulli Mexican Dance Company announces
Calpulli Community Performs in Brooklyn
4 p.m.
Coney Island Library, 1901 Mermaid Ave. (near 19th St), Brooklyn, NY
Join Calpulli Community students for an interactive workshop and performance at this free event.

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Tuesday, June 28, 2016
Save the Date!
Washington Square Music Festival
NY Jazzharmonic

8 p.m.
Washington Square Park, at the foot of 5th Avenue, Manhattan
Cost: Free
For more information, 212-252-3621
The New York Jazzharmonic is a big band that plays primarily swinging jazz, but with strong crossover elements of classical and world music. The New York Jazzharmonic is seeking help to premiere a composition penned in 1987 by music legend Fred Hellerman, and never before performed in public. Fred was an original member of The Weavers, founded in the 1950s by him and the legendary Pete Seeger. For the last 29+ years, Fred has been waiting to hear an orchestra perform his 10 minute masterpiece, “Fourths of July.”

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

Chinese Theatre Works and the Museum of Chinese in America present
CROSSING PATHS WITH...In Arts We Trust — Women Warriors and Epic Poetry
7 p.m.
Museum of Chinese in America, 215 Centre Street, Manhattan (between Howard and Grand Streets)
$12/adult; $8/ students (with valid ID) and seniors (65+); FREE for MOCA member (include museum admission)
For information on tickets and more, please visit the museum’s event page
Following our previous successful salon series sessions for modern dance education, arts in immigration, Taiwanese hand puppet and shadow theatre etc., this time, Chinese Theatre Works, together with MOCA (Museum of Chinese in America), are presenting artists and directors who will explore issues of women’s portrayal in Chinese traditional performance and the transmission of classical poetry and literature for contemporary audiences—as reflected in two contemporary puppet theater productions.
Featuring members of the CTW production MULAN: HOLDING HALF THE SKY: Kuang-Yu Fong (director), Stephen Kaplin (designer), and Jenny Romaine (Great Small Works), and Spica Wobbe (Double Image Theater Lab). With Harold Rahmanian (designer and director of FEATHERS OF FIRE). Moderated by Stephen Kaplin.

Center for Traditional Music and Dance (CTMD) announces
Fiddlers on the Roof
7:00-10:00 p.m.
JCC Manhattan, 334 Amsterdam Ave. at 76th St., New York, NY
Admission is $15.
Fiddlers on the Roof, a fiddle festival featuring Alicia Svigals and Band, with Master Class for string instruments before the concert. Register by June 23 for a .pdf of the master class sheet music. More information, call the the JCC registration desk: 646-505-5708. Part of Kulturfest nyc and co-sponsored by CTMD. Kulturfest nyc is a summer-long festival of international Jewish performing arts presented by the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene. See all the events of the fest

Eighth Step at Proctors presents
TOM RUSSELL
CD Release: Rose of Roscrea
7:30 p.m.
Proctors, 432 State St. Schenectady NY 12305
Order Tickets through the 8th Step Ticket Line: 518-434-1703 or purchase online: $28-$40
His music pays homage to cultural authenticity. Tom Russell songs have been recorded by such icons as Johnny Cash, Dave Van Ronk, Jerry Jeff Walker, Doug Sahm, Joe Ely, Nanci Griffith, Iris Dement, and Ramblin’ Jack Elliott, among others. Legendary poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti shares “a great affinity with Tom Russell’s songs, for he is writing out of the wounded heart of America.”

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
Beacon Music Showcase: THE PACKAGE; also CHRIS RAABE Band
7:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $10, free to members
The Package is a collaboration, a harmony of Will Bryant, Lee Falco & Brandon Morrison. Each brings a unique song and voice to the bandstand; and the trio spans generations and genres. The members of The Package have been a premier rhythm section throughout the Hudson Valley for the past half-decade. As the house band for Amy Helm’s “Oh to be Home Again: at Levon Helm Studios,” they performed behind Donald Fagan, John Sebastian and Graham Nash. They toured as Kate Pierson’s (the B-52s) backing band in support of her 2015 debut album Guitars & Microphones: and embarked on a six-week tour as Connor Kennedy & Minstrel, performing sets at The Fillmore and Austin City Limits. Now, as The Package, they step out as a unit of songwriters, singers and instrumentalists.

Staten Island Arts announces
Summerfest: Anthony Arrigali & Sara Jae
8-10 p.m.
Flagship Brewery; 40 Minthorne Street, Staten Island, NY 10301
Free, RSVP here.
Our final Summerfest event will be a concert on Thursday June 30 at 8 p.m. at the Flagship Brewery! Awardee Anthony Arrigali of Devil’s Radio will perform original songs off of his upcoming motion picture inspired by the 1920s–1970s with the help of local musicians and vocalists. Awardee Sara Jae will perform songs from her newly released album, A Closet of Reconstructed Memories.
Summerfest is a series of FREE music, comedy, animation, and performance art interventions by Staten Island artists, presented by Staten Island Arts. Summerfest Excellence in the Arts Awards are made possible through the NYC Department of Cultural Affairs.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

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

Submission guidelines and form HERE.


Golden Link Folk Singing Society announces
Be part of the “New Voices” Emerging Artists Showcase
at the 45th Annual Turtle Hill Folk Festival, September 9–11, 2016

Rotary Sunshine Campus, 809 Five Points Rd., in Rush, NY
Featuring concerts, workshops, jamming, emerging artist showcase, fireside singalongs, and more

The “New Voices” Emerging Artists Showcase, sponsored by Bernunzio Uptown Music, returns to the Turtle Hill Folk Festival this year. This juried competition is designed to introduce festival audiences to emerging local and regional acoustic folk musicians. Winners will be invited to perform a 20-minute set on the main stage at festival, during the day on Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 4–5:30 p.m.. Applicants may be solo artists or groups. Interested musicians are asked to submit professional quality audio recordings (MP3 format) of three songs representing the scope of their music, along with their bio and photo, no later than Sunday, June 12. There is a $10 non-refundable showcase application fee. To apply visit: www.goldenlink.org/event_new_voices_2016. For any questions you can email the festival director at: folklink.org/contact-festival.


Golden Link Folk Singing Society announces
Tuesday Sing-a-Rounds

7:30-10:00 p.m.
Twelve Corners Presbyterian Church, 1200 S Winton Rd., Rochester, NY 14618
Sing-arounds are FREE and open to the public. Lead a song, request a song, or pass. Contact Jantina Cornelison, membership.folk@goldenlink.org to lead.
June 07: Open Sing, Dave Shaever leading
June 14: Sing-along & Chorus Songs, Bill Thomas leading
June 21: “McCartney/Beatle songs,” Mark Costello leading
June 28: Open Sing, Tom Boyce leading
July 05: Open Sing, Sandra Condry leading


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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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


Staten Island Arts announces
My SI Quilt Project: May 24, 32, June 7, 14, 21, and 28

7:30 p.m.
Art on the Terrace Gallery 776 Richmond Terr, Staten Island, NY 10301
IT IS TIME FOR THE SEWING BEES TO BEGIN!! for the "MY SI QUILT" PROJECT. You can participate in this community project that will be displayed around the island and the other NYC boroughs showing Staten Islander’s “pride of place.” If you are interested in stitching with us, join us on Tuesdays May 24, 31, June 7, 14, 21, and 28


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

We are in our 2nd Year!

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

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

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


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


New York Council for the Humanities announces
Fall Reading & Discussion Programs!

Applications are now open!
Deadline to apply for a Fall 2016 program is Friday, June 24

Open to any tax-exempt organization in New York State, the Council’s Reading & Discussion Programs for Adults bring together community members for a series of thematically-linked, text-based conversations about important ideas. Thirteen themes are available:

American Politics and Citizenship Today: NEW! What does it mean to be an American in the 21st century? What does a model American do, and what responsibilities do Americans have to their communities and each other? How have the answers to these questions changed over the history of the United States? The participants in the reading and discussion program American Politics and Citizenship Today will engage with these questions and others regarding politics and the current state of civic thought, feeling, and participation.

The History of Women’s Suffrage: NEW! 2017 marks the centennial of women’s suffrage in New York State. As part of the Council’s slate of programming marking the centennial, we are proud to offer this Reading & Discussion series focused on the decades-long fight for women’s suffrage in New York and beyond.

Striving Towards the American Dream: NEW! Celebrate the centennial of the Pulitzer Prizes with this reading and discussion theme! Featuring five Pulitzer winning novels with contemporary resonance, this series looks at how authors have depicted the striving to better oneself and achieve the American dream – and how, despite our efforts, we often end of up unfulfilled or clashing with other elements of society.

James Baldwin’s America: More than any other American author, James Baldwin speaks to both the promise and failures of American democracy. This R&D series provides citizens throughout New York State the opportunity to engage in substantive conversations about race and American society through Baldwin’s writings. NOTE: Facilitators for this theme must attend a day-long training at the Council’s Manhattan office on July 25, 2016. Travel expenses will be paid for those coming from outside New York City.

In Cold Blood: True Crime, An American Genre: Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Truman Capote’s In Cold Blood by looking at some of the most terrible crimes in American history — and reading the words of those writers who thoughtfully illuminated such acts. This series is sponsored by the New York Public Library, and qualified groups in New York City will have the chance to view the Capote papers.

The Serious Side of Food: With books selected by noted restaurant critic and Council board member Mimi Sheraton, this series explores the complex, often overlooked personal, social, and cultural relationships we have with food, from the politics of food production to diet fads.

Our World Remade: World War I: Delve into the tragic and transformative events of “war to end all wars” through literature, poetry, and historical documents.

Serving: Standing Down: A special program for veterans, providing space for them to reflect on their service as well as the challenges and opportunities of transitioning from active duty to civilian life.

Growing & Aging: How does our perception of ourselves transform as we grow older? In what ways does aging change how we view others? How has the concept of “age” changed over time?

Lincoln on the Civil War: This series uses Selected Speeches, a volume of nine addresses delivered over the course of Lincoln’s political career, to explore issues of freedom, civic duty, slavery, and the Constitution.

Making Sense of the Civil War: This series explores different facets of the Civil War experience, informed by reading the words written or spoken by powerful voices from the past and present.

Muslim Journeys: Explore the diverse experiences and perspectives of Muslims around the world through literature and memoir.

Serving: Why and how do we choose to serve others? What is the relationship between those who serve and those who are served? If we serve, what sustains and renews us?


HOW TO APPLY: You choose a theme, decide how many sessions to hold, and find a local scholar to facilitate the discussions. After you’re awarded the program, you then select readings from our themed book lists that work best for your community. Sample syllabi can be found on the Council’s website.

Applications to host a fall series are due Friday, June 24. The Council trains your scholar-facilitator and pays him or her an honorarium of $150 per session. Host sites agree to pay a session fee of $25 per session; a limited number of waivers are available. Sites have the option of borrowing texts from the Council. Fall series must be scheduled between September 2016 and January 2017. You can apply here. Please note, the Council does not formally pair host organizations with scholar-facilitators. If you are interested in facilitating one of these programs, you are encouraged to reach out to potential host organizations in your community, telling them about the program and how it works. Interested scholar-facilitators are welcome to sign up for one of the informational webinars. The Council only accepts applications from host organizations.

LEARN MORE Join us for one of these upcoming webinars to learn more about how R&D programs are structured, available themes, and how to apply. Register for an informational webinar on: Tuesday, May 31, 3 p.m.-4 p.m.
Take a look at our Adult R&D Programs webpages, including the list of Common Questions. If you have questions, call or email Program Officer Adam Capitanio (acapitanio@nyhumanities.org/ 212-233-1131).


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. Co-sponsored with and led by Don Meade.


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

8-11 p.m.
Co-sponsored with and held at the Aubergine Cafe, 49-22 Skillman Avenue at the corner of 50th Street in Woodside, Queens
Information: 718-899-1735
A voluntary contribution is requested on guest nights.
Come join us every Wednesday for a 3-hour pub style sing-around. All songs are welcome, as are acoustic instruments. Occasionally there is a featured guest performer for part of the evening. Sandwiches, salads, coffee, tea, wine, and beer are available.
Featured performer: June 22, Keith Kendrick and Sylvia Needham


Museum at Eldridge Street presents
Lifelong Learning Classes for the Spring

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

Not Just the Weekly Torah Portion with Dr. Regina Stein, Thursdays, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; April 7, 14; May 5, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Jews & Christians: From Beginnings to Communities, with Dr. Regina Stein, Tuesday evenings, March 8, 15, 22, 29; April 5, 12; May 3, 10, from 6:30 to 8 p.m.

Jews & Christians: Semester II, The Early Years, with Dr. Regina Stein, Tuesday mornings, March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29; April 5, 12, May 3, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The Mapping and Making of Brooklyn, with Barry Feldman, Urban Historian, Monday mornings, March 7, 14, 21, and 28 from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

How to Advocate for Yourself in the World, with Betsy Gotbaum, former NYC Public Advocate, Wednesday mornings, June 1, 8, 15 and 22, from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.


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

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

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

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

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

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

Submittal Deadline Via e-mail: July 10, 2016

Submittal Deadline Via mail: July 8, 2016

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


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

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


Lark Camp 2016 Music, Song & Dance Celebration
July 29–August 6

Register now to save your place. Full Camp 8 Days or Half Camp 4 Days

Music and Dance from the World Over * Music, Song & Dance Workshops * Cabins * Dances * Parties * Sessions * Great Food * Dance Hall * Dining Hall * Camping * Fire Circles * Mendocino Woodlands Redwoods


Lark Camp promotes worldwide understanding through music and dance. Lark Camp provides an open forum for the exchange of creative ideas between musicians, singers, dancers and composers. The Lark Camp experience is enhanced by motivational instructors and inspired students, who also share their passions and skills with the rest of the participants.

Imagine idyllic days and nights in the magical redwood forest filled with all the music, dance, and good times you could possibly stand, and that’s kind of close to what Lark’s Music Celebration is like. You are free to take as many or as few of the workshops offered as you like; jam sessions 24 hours a day, big dances every evening. Plenty of good food, new friends, and musical stimulation. Truly a unique total immersion into the joys of nature, music and dance. Many workshops for the professional as well as the beginner!


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


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

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

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

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

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

Consider new vantage points for familiar scenes.


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


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


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


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


Admission is free ... bring a lawn chair and the whole family. These concerts will be held rain or shine.


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


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

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


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


Old Songs presents
Make Your Own Music Nights

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


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

NYSDOS Project #C006777

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


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

November 21, 2015 —September 4, 2016

Castellani Art Museum presents
Made of Thunder, Made of Glass II: Continuing Traditions in Northeastern Indian Beadwork
Opening Reception: March 6, 2016, 2-4 p.m.
Castellani Art Museum (on the campus of Niagara University), 5795 Lewiston Road, Niagara University, NY 14109
Museum Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Sunday 1:00-5:00 p.m.
Admission free. Donations welcome!
For more information, please Contact Edward Millar, Curator of Folk Arts at 716-286-8290.
Made of Thunder, Made of Glass II explores the intricate details and intimate meanings of Haudenosaunee, Wabanaki, and Chippewa beadwork through exquisite historic works and elaborate contemporary creations. More than 200 historic pieces in the exhibit trace changes in the beadwork traditions of the region, from the 19th century to the present. Contemporary works display the expertise and vision of each artist, as they use traditional techniques, designs, and forms to create new works rooted in their cultural heritage. Portraits of the featured beadwork artists by Gerry Biron highlight the individuals who continue to practice, shape, and bear this tradition for future generations. This project is made possible by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

February 7, 2016 —June 26, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 23, 2016 —August 31, 2016

ArtsWestchester announces
SHE: Deconstructing Female Identity
Opening reception: Sunday, March 13, 3-5 p.m.
Closing Reception: Saturday, June 25, 5:00 p.m. Artist Talk; 6:00-8:00 p.m. Closing Party and Craft Beer Tasting
Gallery Hours: Tues-Sat., 12-5 p.m., Sat. 12-6 p.m.
ArtsWestchester, 31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, New York
SHE: Deconstructing Female Identity explores what it means to be a woman in contemporary America. In an age that so heavily emphasizes identity, women of all ages struggle with the trappings of being female and with their own self-perception. SHE explores the concept that femininity, and gender generally, is a grand performance piece — a constant play between societal “norms” and self-definition. The 11 exhibiting artists work across media and engage with themes of the body, self-presentation, a woman’s “proper” space, gender roles, and feminine personas. Many of the works draw on accessories and accoutrement that are identified with traditional notions of femininity (handbags, bras, doilies, nail polish), transforming these items into vehicles for witty reflections on modern womanhood. SHE will debut several new works as well as commissions specifically for the exhibition.
Artists: NICOLE AWAI (Brooklyn, NY); VALERIE PIRIANO (Brooklyn, NY); LAUREL GARCIA COLVIN (Chappaqua, NY); MARI OGIHARA (White Plains, NY); NANCY DAVIDSON (New York, NY); KATHY RUTTENBERG (New York, NY); MARCY B. FREEDMAN (Croton-on-Hudson, NY); BARBARA SEGAL (Yonkers, NY); DEBBIE HAN (New York, NY); TRICIA WRIGHT (Kingston, NY) and REBECCA MUSHTARE (Oswego, NY). Curated by: Kathleen Reckling

March 15, 2016 —June 25, 2016

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

April 1, 2016—September 30, 2016

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

April 1, 2016 —December 31, 2016

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

April 29, 2016 —September 4, 2016

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

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

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


May 19, 2016 —July 31, 2016

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

May 20, 2016—October 10, 2016

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

May 25, 2016—September, 2016

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

May 27, 2016—September 5, 2016

Flushing Town Hall presents
Vijay Kumar — Prints and Drawings
Opening Reception: Saturday, June 4, 3 p.m.
Gallery Hours: Saturday and Sunday, 12-5 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Suggested Admission: $5/FREE for Members & Students
Vijay Kumar presents etchings made over his lengthy career as a printmaker. His prints incorporate diverse etching techniques and a wide range of subject matter. Some prints are whimsical, others quite serious. Some etchings reflect his interest in alphabets and calligraphy, though none of these can be read. One series is based on images of horses. Other etchings are imaginary cityscapes, exploring the intersection of geometry with the urban landscape. Still other prints comment on religious extremism, or on modern life and the human condition.

June 4, 2016 —June 26, 2016

Taller Boricua presents
Opón Ifá
Curated by Nitza Tufiño, features the work of Maestro Elí Barreto Talavera
Friday, June 10: Opening Night Reception, 6 p.m.
Artist Talk Thursday, June 16, 2016, 6 p.m.
Taller Boricua Gallery, At the Julia de Burgos Latino Arts Center, 1680 Lexington Avenue at E 106th Street, in the heart of East Harlem, NYC
This exhibit features the work of Maestro Elí Barreto Talavera with an opening night performance of “Embara Ni Okokan” La Mano que toca de Corazo / Toque de Tambor that calls for peace and harmony. An Opín Ifá (known as La Mesa de Ifá) in Latin America, is a divination tray used traditionally in African and Caribbean cultures, notably in the Ifá and Yoruba tradition.

June 10, 2016 — July 16, 2016


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

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

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

June 12, 2016 — December 31, 2016


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

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

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


June 12, 2016 — December 31, 2016


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

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


June 18, 2016 —November 13, 2016

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