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Monday, June 1, 2015
Center for Traditional Music and Dance announces
OPENING DOORS: Celebrating New York’s Immigrant Communities
Benefit Dinner and Dance Party

6:30-10:00 p.m.
Cocktails 6:30-7:30 p.m.
Dinner 7:30-8:30 p.m.
Dancing to Live Music 8:30-10 p.m.
635 West 42nd Street (between 11th and 12th Avenues), New York City
Festive Attire
Individual Tickets: $300 ($500/couple)
($250/$400 is tax-deductible, see below for reservations). Table sponsorships available.
Honoring Nick Balamaci, Maria Laurino, Pritha Singh, and The Honorable Melissa Mark-Viverito

The Folklife Center at Crandall Public Library presents
Battenkill Inspired: Teaching Trout to Talk—The Zen of Small Stream Fly Fishing
Reading/Book Signing by Stuart Bartow

7:00 p.m.
Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801, 518-792-6508 x237
Are these places real, or mere dream? Are they illusions, tricks of the mind, fata morgana, that the angler imagines might exist? These green pools, where the brook trout are even greener, that can be glimpsed just around the bend? The small stream fly angler is the fool who is ever in search of the perfect pool that no one knows about, hidden away in a brook everyone else ignores. Still, sometimes, the angler is lucky and stumbles upon that place that is ever-changing, elusive. Stuart Bartow is a widely published poet, an avid fly fisherman, a long time member of the Clearwater Chapter of Trout Unlimited, a Professor of English at SUNY Adirondack, and Chair of the Battenkill Conservancy. This event is a “Battenkill Inspired” event. See Exhibition notice below on this page. Can’t make it? The talk will be offered again on June 10, 2015, 7 p.m., at the Salem Courthouse Community Center, Salem, NY.

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Tuesday, June 2, 2015
Center for Traditional Music and Dance announces
The NY Klezmer Series: Zingeray — Yiddish Song with Itzik Gottesman and Friends
Concert at 7:30 p.m., workshop from 5:30 p.m-7:00 p.m.
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W. 68th St., between Columbus and Central Park West on Manhattan’s Upper West Side
Admission to the concert is $15, instrumentalists may attend a pre-concert workshop for $25, or purchase a combined ticket concert/workshop for $35 and you can sit in at the post-concert jam session
For more information, visit aaronalexander.com/wp/concert-schedule
Klezmer music is the instrumental party music of the Jewish People from Eastern Europe — (Ashkenazim). It’s origins are in the 16th century, and it has evolved and assimilated local influences (Russian, Romanian, Ottoman, Hungarian etc.) wherever Ashkenazim have lived since. It is essentially Yiddish music – the instrumental music of people who spoke (and speak) Yiddish. It came to America with the immigration of Jews from Eastern Europe beginning in late 19th century, and has had a wonderful history in America, where it also assimilated American music traditions.

StoryCircle at Proctors Theater announces
First Tuesday Tales & Stuff
Sign-up: 6:45 p.m.
7-9 p.m.
Arthur’s Market and Historic Coffeehouse, 35 North Ferry Street, Schenectady, NY
Admission: Free
Featured Performer: Joe Dolittle: Stories of Love and Marriage. An open mic for storytelling, music, and spoken word.

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Wednesday, June 3, 2015
Flushing Town Hall presents
Monthly Jazz Clinic: Songbook of Ella Fitzgerald
6:00 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Free
For high school students and up. If you’re interested in learning more about jazz and playing alongside other musicians, join the Queens Jazz OverGround for their monthly Jazz Clinic. Stick around for the Monthly Jazz Jam immediately after the clinic.

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

Flushing Town Hall presents
Monthly Jazz Jam
7:00 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: $10/FREE for Performers, Members & Students
Whether you’re a student, jazz musician, or music educator, come join the Queens Jazz OverGround 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!

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Thursday, June 4, 2015
Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor announces
2015 Erie Canalway Downtown Investment Forum
8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
4-6 p.m. Reception
Coltivare Culinary Center, Ithaca, NY
Register online
. Deadline is May 26!
Explore the role of food and lodging in enhancing your downtown for residents and visitors. Learn strategies for product development and marketing and join the conversation with guest speakers Jonathan Tourtellot, Geotourism Editor of National Geographic Traveler, Main Street expert Kennedy Smith of The CLUE Group, LLC, and panelists from the Canalway Corridor.

Caribbean Cultural Center/African Diasporan Institute (CCCADI) and BronxWorks join up again to present:
WERK! Dances of the Diaspora: An Urban Quilombo event

5:00-7:00 p.m.
BronxWor’s The Classic Community Center, 547 E 146th St Bronx, NY 10455
Admission: Free. RSPV at werkurbanquilombo.eventbrite.com
CCCADI’s Urban Quilombos are spaces to experience cultural vitality and freedom of expression. This time we are exploring freedom in movement – You Betta Werk! Refreshments will be served at 5 p.m. Everyone is Welcome!

PROGRAM
African Dance: 4 p.m. and 6 p.m. with Nafisa Sharriff

Hip Hop/House Dance: 4 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. with Afro Mosaic Soul

Dancehall Dance: with Keisha James

The Folklife Center at Crandall Public Library continues its ever-popular
Live! Folklife Concert Spring Series
Bob Warren Trio
7-8:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801, 518-792-6508 x237
(in the Community Room, downstairs off the Library’s Glen Street entrance)
Cost: Free
Bob Warren is a singer-songwriter from Greenwich, New York, recording and performing his original compositions since 1969. Drawing inspiration from the Battenkill Valley, Bob wrote the songs for Greenwich the Musical (2004), and Only the Message Mattered (2006) a musical and narrative presentation about women’s rights leader Susan B. Anthony, born in Battenville along the river. Of his sixth album, The Poet in Me, Dirty Linen proclaims, “Musically right on the mark… irresistible rock, gentle introspection, variety, wit, and killer hooks.”

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
THE SUBDUDES; with special guest Vance Gilbert
This show was re-scheduled from May 1, 2015 —
all tickets will be honored for the new date. 8:00 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $45 advance/ $50 at door
Over the course of 25 years and ten albums, The Subdudes have quietly become one of America’s national music treasures. The New Orleans-formed group is a living encapsulation of American music, a vibrant cauldron of sounds that stirs together meaty grooves and jazzy dynamics, soulful R&B swagger, easy vocal harmonies, cheeky rock ‘n’ roll attitude and folky social consciousness — not to mention some of the sharpest musicianship and ensemble playing you’ll ever hear from any five musicians. Led by singer/guitarist Tommy Malone and accordionist, John Magnie, The Subdudes draw most of their inspiration from the sounds of their native New Orleans, blending blues, gospel, funk, and R&B with their own harmony vocals; their sound is also notable for the band’s substitution of a tambourine player, Steve Amedée, for a drummer. Tim Cook rounds out the band on bass.

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Friday, June 5, 2015
Caffè Lena presents
Jonathan Edwards
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $25 general admission, $22 members, $12.50 students and children
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Warm as summer sunshine, real as the truth, intimate as a long overdue visit between old friend—such is a Jonathan Edwards concert. He may be best known for his million-selling 1971 song “Sunshine (go away today),” but this is one veteran performer who has never rested on his laurels. His fresh, boyant energy never flags, on stage and in the studio. Now into his fifth decade of making music, Jonathan’s talents have graced sixteen albums. Tonight he releases his brand new record, the crowd-funded Tomorrow’s Child. Produced by Darrell Scott, this album features guest appearances by Vince Gill, Shawn Colvin, Jerry Douglas, and Allison Krauss. Its style hearkens back to the early, backporch acoustic feel of Sunshine.

Flushing Town Hall presents
Global Mashup #5 HAITI MEETS CHINA
7:00 p.m.
7 p.m. (DANCE LESSONS), 8 p.m. (CONCERTS & JAM)
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: $15/$10 Members & Students
Formerly “Cultural Crossroads,” we’re mashing up 2 cultures on 1 stage with an open dance floor! Featuring Agoci Band from Haiti who will be serving a hot helping of Kompa Music and FJ Music Fusion, a duo of Chinese musicians dedicated to bringing China’s traditional music to NYC. They’ll blend together with an impromptu jam in the last set.

Cumbia big band brings Colombian flavor to Blue Note Jazz Festival
Shows at 8 p.m. & 10 p.m. (Doors at 7 p.m. & 9:30 p.m.)
Subrosa (www.subrosanyc.com), 63 Gansevoort St., New York, NY
Tickets: $20
Lead by charismatic accordionist from Colombia, this 16-piece big band made up of some of New York’s top players is bringing their unique fusion of Latin grooves and jazz big band arranging to one of the world’s most important jazz festivals. This prestigious festival features dozens of performances in various different venues in the city bringing the best of the best for the month of June. The list of featured artist includes Natalie Cole and Roy Haynes and, alongside Gregorio Uribe Big Band (Colombia), other renowned performers such as Buika (Spain) and Pedrito Martinez Group (Cuba) are bringing the “Latin tinge” to the stage. Gregorio Uribe Big Band (GUBB) will be performing at Subrosa (Blue Note Entertainment Group) alive music venue that, although has only been running for about six months, it has already become a reference for Latin music in New York.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
THE MACHINE performs Pink Floyd (acoustic)
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $35 advance/ $40 at door
America’s premier Pink Floyd show, The Machine, has forged a 20-year reputation of excellence, extending the legacy of Pink Floyd while creating another legacy all their own. “Amazing…chilling accuracy.” –Rolling Stone

...and beyond
Philadelphia Folklore Project invites you to their
PFP 28th BIRTHDAY BASH
6-9 p.m.
Painted Bride Art Center, 230 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA
Call 215.726.1106 for more information
Buy tickets online
Drums of the Diaspora will be performing an opening ceremony for the Birthday Bash. Theirs is a groundbreaking collaboration tracing the roots of the drum across the Atlantic and the Caribbean, featuring master percussionists Dendê, Joaquin Pozo and Bonga.The Liberian Women’s Chorus for Change will be presenting the Channavy Koung award to Kormassa Bobo. The Chorus is composed of a core group of renowned singers and dancers from Liberia: Fatu Gayflor, Marie Nyenabo, Zaye Tete, and Tokay Tomah. These women have joined together to create music intended to name and lament the injustice of domestic violence and other oppressions, and to encourage women to make their voices heard. The Libby Spencer Dancers will celebrate the history of PFP, harkening back to PFP’s 2009 program, Plenty of Good Women Dancers, which featured the group. The Libby Spencer Dancers have been tapping together since the mid-sixties. Their teaching began with one of the many female African American veteran tap dancers, Libby Spencer. Kùlú Mèlé African Dance & Drum Ensemble will honor their artistic and musical directors John and Dorothy Wilkie as they receive the Ella King Torrey award, and will create a participatory bantaba for all to enjoy! Founded in 1969 by Baba Robert Crowder, Kùlú Mèlé preserves and presents African dance traditions rooted in the cultures and aesthetic values of the African Diaspora. The company has been led by Artistic Director Dorothy Wilkie for more than 20 years. Its repertoire draws upon the music and movement forms of Brazil, Haiti, Cuba, Nigeria, Guinea, Ghana, and the Senegambia region, as well as African-American vernacular traditions. Join us at our Birthday BASH!

June 5–7, 2015
Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor announces
Fairport Canal Days Arts Festival
Friday, June 5, 4:30-9 p.m.
Saturday, June 6, 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sunday, June 7, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Village of Fairport
Featuring fine arts, crafts, world-class jazz music, and outstanding cuisine, Fairport Canal Days Arts Festival is one of the largest festivals in the northeast, drawing over 225,000 people to the picturesque village each year. The festival is the only one of its kind, produced solely on volunteer basis. This ensures that a maximum amount of funds are raised to benefit non-profit merchant events and local charities.

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Saturday, June 6, 2015

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21st Annual Kids’ Arts Festival — June 6, 2015

When: Sat, Jun 6, 2015 | 12:00 pm. to 4:00 p.m.
Where: Jay Street Outside of Schenectady City Hall, and Jay Street Mall (Rain Location: Inside City Hall)
Cost: FREE ADMISSION

The 21st Annual Kids’ Arts Festival on June 6, 2015, will include FREE, hands-on arts activities for pre-school and school age children to enjoy!
New York Folklore Society will be hosting Brooklyn gourd artist Cheryl Thomas, who will be demonstrating and selling her small rattles, gourd seeds, and small shekeres.
Your kids are sure to love the live entertainment, including puppets, music, dancing and wandering street performers throughout the day.
PLUS, admission to this fun-filled kids event is free* and a great way to introduce your little ones to the arts.

*Parking is free. Food will be available ’ prices vary. For More Information Call: (518) 382-3884 x 114


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Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor announces
A Day Along the River
Boat Launch at Schoharie Crossing/Erie Canalway Trail Montgomery County, Fort Hunter
www.ecosny.org
Explore and learn about the Mohawk River/Erie Canal through guided canoe and kayak outing in the morning, followed by a guided nature walk and guided bicycle tour along the Canalway Trail in the afternoon.

Staten Island Arts announces
The National Lighthouse Museum First Lighthouse Boat Tour of 2015
11:00 a.m.
Pier 11; South Street and Wall Street, New York, NY 10043
Cost: Adults $60.00, Seniors $50.00, and Children under 10 yrs. $40.00
For more information, contact 718-390-0040 or 855-656-7469
The National Lighthouse Museum First Lighthouse Boat Tour of 2015 will view 14 Lighthouses, many only visible by boat, from the Narrows, NY to Sandy Hook, NJ. Full narration and history of each light will be given. Refreshments available / or bring your own.

Staten Island Arts announces
Cultural Feedback Project: AGOROMA CHILDREN’S DANCE SHOWCASE
1:00 p.m.
Culture Lounge, located inside the St. George Ferry Terminal, 10 Ferry Terminal Drive, Staten Island, NY 10301
Free. RSVP to free event.
Agoroma, literally meaning children at play in the twi language of Ghana and the Ivory Coast, is a children’s dance showcase featuring the youth dance troupes of the United States Sierra Leone Association, the Ghanaian Association of Staten Island and Napela NYC. Music and movement are important means for passing on traditional knowledge to future generations. This special CFP performance provides a space for the youth of participating communities to showcase their talents and express personal experience in motion here on Staten Island.

Anabella Lenzu DanceDrama announces
Reading of the book Unveiling Motion and Emotion at Figment* at Governors Island

2 p.m.
FIGMENT NYC takes over Governors Island, located off the tip of Manhattan in New York Harbor.
Join us for a fun and informal READING & DANCE PERFORMANCE. Anabella will be reading passages of her book and Lauren Ohmer will perform DanceDrama repertory! Bring your picnic blanket, food and snack, Sunscreen and Costumes: FIGMENT is the perfect time to play make-believe (for both kids and adults!). Exploring the importance of dance, community, choreography and dance pedagogy, Argentinean Choreographer 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.
*FIGMENT is a free participatory art event that is 100% volunteer-powered. FIGMENT NYC’s summer-long projects include a minigolf course, treehouse, architectural pavilion, and interactive sculptures on Governors Island!

Staten Island Arts announces
BLUEGRASS MUSIC: FOLK MUSIC IN OVERDRIVE
2:30 p.m.
St. George Library; 5 Central Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10301
Free.
Come join us for a free concert of Bluegrass Music brought to you by banjo player Doug Nicolaisen, along with upright bass player Allen Cohen and Mark Farrell and Bill Christophersen, who will handle the guitar and mandolin duties. The concert will show how Bluegrass evolved from its roots in the Scots-Irish and African-American traditions.

Flushing Town Hall presents
LGBTQ Voices
5:00 p.m.
Diversity Plaza in Jackson Heights (37th Road @ 74th Street), NY
Tickets: Free
To help kick off Queens Pride week, Flushing Town Hall presents a program featuring established and up-and-coming performing artists who identify as LGBTQ and brings the event to the heart of the LGBTQ Community in Jackson Heights. Artists will be selected via an open call to performing artists of all disciplines, including music, dance, spoken word/ poetry, theater, and performance art.

World Music Institute (WMI) presents
SONGS OF TAGORE—Rezwana Chowdhury Bonnya
8 p.m.
Peter Norton Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York, NY
Tickets: $35, $40 / WMI Friends $30, $40 / VIP $95 includes reception with the artist
Rabindranath Tagore was the great Bengali poet who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1913. He championed a religion of man and sang of humanity’s common bond, and is the only poet in the world whose poems were adopted as national anthems by two countries (India and Bangladesh). More than 150 years after his birth, his “elegant prose and beautiful poetry” continue to inspire generations of people of all cultures. Tagore was also a great composer, having written and composed over 3,000 songs. Singer Rezwana Chowdhury Bonnya is one of the greatest exponents of Tagore’s music. She studied at Shantiniketan, the school in West Bengal (India) that Tagore had set up at the turn of the 20th century. Herself a professor of music, Ms. Chowdhury has spent the last 35 years bringing — Tagore’s music and its message to the world through concert appearances, lectures and recordings, including Sruti Gitabitan, a collection of 2222 Tagore songs in 22 DVDs. Co-presented with Muktadhara Foundation and Channel-i

Caffè Lena presents
Richard Barone — CD Release — Sorrows & Promises: Downtown New York in the ’60s
8:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $22 general admission, $20 members, $11 students and children
Buy tickets online
Richard Barone is an acclaimed recording artist, performer, producer, and author. He pioneered the indie rock scene in Hoboken as frontman for The Bongos and Rolling Stone described his first solo album, cool blue halo, as “chamber rock,” helping give rise to the popular genre. In the last few years he has collaborated with Sean Lennon, Donovan, Lou Reed, and Pete Seeger. He’s coming to the Caffè Lena to celebrate the release of a brand new album, Sorrows & Promises: Downtown New York In The 1960s, which casts a new light on the songs that sprang from the singer-songwriters in and around Greenwich Village during that pivotal decade. While the Top 40 hit songs were being churned out uptown, the downtown writers were weaving folk, blues, R&B and rock into songs that still sound fresh and inventive. Richard’s selection ranges from Buddy Holly, who was living and demoing songs in his Greenwich Village apartment just before he died, to up-and-comers like Paul Simon, John Sebastian, and James Taylor (of The Flying Machine), to the artists redefining folk music—Bob Dylan, Phil Ochs, Tim Hardin, and Fred Neil.

World Music Institute (WMI) recommends:
Puerto Rican Masters Los Grandes Maestros de la Salsa
8 p.m.
Lehman Center for the Performing Arts, 250 Bedford Park Boulevard, West Bronx, New York 10468
Tickets: $65, $55, $50
PuertoRican Masters is a select group of the most prominent representatives classics and contemporary Salsa that have been an essential part in the development of the genre in Puerto Rico and the world from more than forty years ago, and that his career deserve to be called “Masters of Salsa.” This is a musical concept that allows you to explore the more great successes of the Salsa from the decades of the 70s and 80s with his arrangements and original interprets, without the need to resort to various orchestras. Live on stage, Director, Isidro Infante, Paquito Guzman, Moncho Rivera, Ray De La Paz, Michael Stuart, Miki Vimari, Luisito Carrion and more to be announced.

Albany Institute of History & Art invites you to its
2015 Annual Gala
The evening honors Elizabeth Sonneborn for her support of arts institutions in Albany
6-11 p.m.
Tickets start at $225 and proceeds benefit the exhibitions and programs of the Albany Institute. Please call Briana at 463-4478 ext. 412 to join us or to make a donation in Betty’ s honor.
Denise & Tony Gorman’s home, 37 Spring Street Road, Loudonville, NY
Cocktails 6:00 P.M.
Dinner 7:00 P.M.
Cocktail attire
Hosted by Jim Kambrich
Sip cocktails on the lawn, enjoy entertainment, and share a seat under the tent for a lovely dinner catered by Franklin Hospitality/Michael’s Catering. The Albany Institute of History & Art’s Gala is one of the most prestigious events in the Capital Region, attracting more than 350 individuals from our business, social and philanthropic community. The Gala provides the financial foundation for the Albany Institute, an organization that has served the Capital Region community since it was founded in 1791. The Institute is one of the oldest museums in the country, and remains committed to collecting, preserving, interpreting, and promoting the history of Albany and the Upper Hudson Valley.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
JONATHAN EDWARDS with special guest Nik Rael
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $30 advance/ $35 at door
Warm as summer sunshine, real as the truth, intimate as a long overdue visit between old friends … such is a Jonathan Edwards concert. Four decades into a stellar career of uncompromising musical integrity, the man simply delivers, night after night – songs of passion, songs of insight, songs of humor, all rendered in that pure and powerful tenor which, like fine wine, has only grown sweeter with age. These days Jonathan is likely to be found on the road. An artist who measures his success by his ability to attract and take good care of an audience for four decades, Jonathan maintains that it is the feedback he receives after his shows that keeps him going. Since 1971, Jonathan has released 15 albums, including Blue Ridge, his standard-setting collaboration with bluegrass favorites the Seldom Scene, and Little Hands, his collection of children’s songs, which was honored with a National Library Association award.

June 6 and 7, 2015
Anabella Lenzu DanceDrama announces
Choreography and Improvisation
FACULTY: ANABELLA LENZU

Saturday, April 18 and Sunday, April 19, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
at CPR Center for Performance Research (361 Manhattan Ave, Williamsburg, Brooklyn)
Class size is limited to 10 students for the workshop.
TO APPLY: Send resume to info@AnabellaLenzu.com
This workshop aims to stimulate students to create their own passionate and original dances, exploring the elements of choreography composition. Expand your creative process by learning how to take risks, transition from thinking to feeling and show others your inner dialogue. Class will also cover aspects of improvising in a supportive atmosphere. We look not only at what you dance, but also ask the question “Why do you dance?” Dance is the expressive medium of our heart, mind and soul.

Redhawk Native American Arts Council hosts the
New York City Native American Pow Wow and Celebrations 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
Aviator SPorts Complex 3159 Flatbush Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11234
Cost: $12 adults, $10 Seniors and Students, $8 kids 6-12, Under 6 free
For more information, call 718-686-9297
Brooklyn’s own Redhawk Native American Arts Council will host the first of this summer’s four Native American cultural celebrations/ Pow Wows called “Native People of the Lower Hudson Valley.” The 21th Annual GATEWAY TO NATIONS NYC NATIVE AMERICAN HERITAGE CELEBRATION will be held at the Aviator Sports Complex in Brooklyn’s Floyd Bennett Field, Gateway National Recreation Area. The celebration is the largest Native American gathering in New York City, a festival which brings over 1,000 Native American, artists, performers and educators from across the Americas to the original homeland of the Canarsie Indians. The artists will be demonstrating the finest in Native American song, dance, drumming, arts and food. Over 40 different artist booths will be selling traditional works as well as demonstrations of artistic techniques.

Saturday, June 6 and Sunday, June 7, 2015
Pregones Theater Puerto Rico Traveling Theater announces
¡THE RED ROSE “10 on WALTON”
Anniversary Concert featuring DANNY RIVERA

Saturday 7:00 p.m.
Sunday 3:00 p.m.
Pregones Theater, 575 Walton Avenue, The Bronx, NY 10451, 718-585-1202 or 212-265-1086/PRTT Box Office
Member Presale In Progress
Join us for the 10th Anniversary concert performance of Pregones TheaterÙs THE RED ROSE featuring DANNY RIVERA! This historic musical inaugurated our company’s acclaimed Bronx stage in 1995 and is based on the life of distinguished Puerto Rican in New York JESÚS COLÓN. Your ticket purchase includes a festive reception with the cast, also featuring CARIDAD “La Bruja” DE LA LUZ and ELISE SANTORA. Musical Director: DESMAR GUEVARA. Director: ROSALBA ROLÓN.

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Sunday, June 7, 2015
Museum at Eldridge Street presents
Egg Rolls & Egg Creams Festival — and introducing Empanadas!
12-4 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002
Cost: Free
RSVP here
This year, our signature festival celebrating Jewish and Chinese culture will expand to also feature the food, music, and folk arts of the Puerto Rican community of our neighborhood. Enjoy Chinese opera, klezmer and salsa and plena music; Yiddish, Mandarin and Spanish lessons; Hebrew and Chinese scribal art, Puerto Rican mask making, mah jongg and, of course, egg rolls, egg creams and empanadas –all kosher! Plus so much more! Don’t miss New York City’s best block party, a cross-cultural celebration of the Jewish, Chinese, and Puerto Rican communities of our unique Lower East Side neighborhood.

Braata Educational Outreach presents
Bankra Caribbean Folk Festival
Gates open Noon, Performances start at 1 p.m., Grand Cultural Concert at 3 p.m.
Jamaica Performing Arts Center, 153-10 Jamaica, NY 11432
Admission: $20, Students and Seniors $10 (with ID), Children under 12 free
Featuring La Troupe Zetwal And many more great artists . Please come and celebrate with us.

Flushing Town Hall presents
Design Your Own Racing Silks Workshop
1:00 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: $12/10 Members ’ Children
Meet Antoinette Brocklebank, a silk maker for worldclass jockeys at Belmont Race Track and more. She will introduce you to the art of making racing silks. Tour our backstretch exhibition and be inspired to create your own racing silks. Bring your own t-shirt and we’ll provide the fabric paint to make your own. For ages 8 and up.

Borderline Folk Music Club presents
STEVE KATZ in Concert
Opening Act: Rick Ilowite
1-4 p.m.
Nanuet Public LIbrary, 149 Church St., Nanuet, NY
Parking for the concert is next door to the Nanuet library at the school
Admission: $20; Members $15
For reservations contact Greta Inowlocki at Intrend@yahoo.com or 845-510-9630
A founding member of the Even Dozen Jug Band, the hugely influential Blues Project, and Blood, Sweat & Tears, with which Steve won three Grammies and three major Downbeat awards. He went on to produce records for Lou Reed, became Vice President of Mercury Records, and directed Green Linnet Records, the foremost label for traditional Irish music in America. At his show you’ll hear the inside story and superb songs of a humorous, self effacing, and prodigiously talented man.
A premier fingerstyle folk/blues guitarist, described as “traditional, without puritanical blinders.” Rick plays the blues, ragtime, and gospel music of legends Blind Blake and the Reverend Gary Davis as well as his own songs. He has shared the stage with Dave Van Ronk, Jorma Kaukonen, Danny Kalb, Rick Danko, Guy Davis, and Tom Chapin.

The Preservation League of Staten Island presents
Frederick Law Olmsted on Staten Island
1:00 p.m. (Rain Date: June 14)
Meeting Place: Kaasmann residence, 4585 Hylan Blvd., Staten Island, NY (Parking on streets nearby)
$15 per person (PLSI members $10)
For reservations please call: 718 980-1551
Site visits and talks at the Eltingville house where F.L.O. lived from 1847 to 1853 (exterior only) and the Kaasmann house next door. Program in the Kaasmann garden. Refreshments will be served.
Speakers:
Barnett Shepherd: “F.L.O., his Significance; the House’s History”
John Kilcullen: “Trees planted by F.L.O.”
Carlotta DeFillo: “Living in F.L.O.”s House“
Tina Kaasmann Dunn: “Growing Up in Eltingville”

Albany Institute of History & Art announces
DISCUSSION AND BOOK SIGNING The Spirit of New York: Defining Events in the Empire State's History
Dr. Bruce W. Dearstyne, Adjunct Professor, University of Maryland, College of Information Studies

2-3:30 p.m.
Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12210
Free with museum admission

Join Dr. Bruce W. Dearstyne, historian and former program director at the New York State Archives, for a lively and engaging presentation about the many ways in which the Empire State—and Albany, its capital—have played a key role in the course of American history. In his talk, based on his recently published book, The Spirit of New York, Dr. Dearstyne will share insights into many events in Albany and the upper Hudson Valley that affected the course of New York State history as well as stories of fascinating people such as Jackie Robinson and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, whose leadership brought changes not to just New York but to the whole county as well.

Folk Music Society of New York/New York Pinewoods Folk Music Club presents
Maritime Music & Song Session
2-4:30 p.m.
The South Street Seaport, 12 Fulton St., Manhattan
Info: 212-957-8386.
A voluntary donation will be collected for the performers. Co-sponsored with and at the South Street Seaport
Refreshments will be available, including beer and wine for sale.
We are delighted to again be at South Street, where we have held so many great events over the years. The Seaport is still struggling back after Hurricane Sandy, and we are glad to be helping. There will be two exquisite performers from Brittany: Yuna Léon, is a young fiddler of note who plays in dance bands and prestigious lineups. She leads regular Irish sessions in Rennes and near Lorient. She is equally at ease with both Breton and Irish traditions. Brigitte Kloareg is a multilingual peddler of songs around the Celtic world and beyond. Brought up in Brittany, she then spent 20 years in Wales, travelling extensively through the British Isles listening to traditional singers. She is also a storyteller and sets contemporary poetry to music.

Caffè Lena presents
Marshall Crenshaw
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $28 general admission, $25 members, $25 students and children
Buy tickets online
Marshall Crenshaw broke out with the 1982 chart-topper “Someday, Someway” and was “seen as a latter-day Buddy Holly at the outset, but soon proved too talented and original to be anyone but himself.” His sweet, honest power pop songs have continued for three decades, feeding the repertoires of Bette Midler, Ronnie Spector, the Gin Blossoms and his own albums on RCA, Warner Brothers and Razor & Tie. His signature songwriting style is melodic, hooky, and emotionally true, and he “sings and plays with an honesty and force that still finds room for humor without venom.” (AllMusic) Over a span of 30 years, Crenshaw has released 13 albums, all of which have received the highest marks from critics and have earned him a fiercely loyal fan base.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
THE McKRELLS with with Kevin McKrell, Brian Melick, Kate McKrell and Seth Warden
7:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $20 advance/ $25 at door
The McKrells have been sharing their love of celtic, bluegrass and folk for many years—from standing ovations at Carnegie Hall to other stages around the country, sharing the stage with the likes of Travis Tritt, Alison Krauss and Sam Bush. The McKrells are always evolving and fresh.

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Monday, June 8, 2015
The Folklife Center at Crandall Public Library presents
Battenkill Inspired: “Batten Kill—A Fly-Fishing History” by Cathi Comar
7 p.m.
Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen St, Glens Falls, New York 12801
Illustrated talk by Cathi Comar, executive director of the American Museum of Fly Fishing. The Battenkill has long been considered one of the most hallowed fly-fishing rivers in the eastern United States. From global companies to conservation organizations, this important river has inspired anglers of all levels. Learn about the fly-fishing history of the Battenkill in Vermont and New York. Cathi Comar is the author/curator of “A Graceful Rise: Women in Fly Fishing Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow.” Born and raised in Hudson Falls, she has pursued her museum career at a number of institutions, including the National Geographic Society, South Street Seaport, and the Shelburne Museum, before becoming the executive director at the American Museum of Fly Fishing in Manchester, VT in 2008. This event is a “Battenkill Inspired” event. See Exhibition notice below on this page. Can’t make it? The workshop will be offered again on Wednesday, June 3, 2015, 7 p.m., at the Salem Courthouse Community Center, Salem, NY, 518-854-7083.

Caffè Lena presents
Story Theater
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
General admission: $10
Buy tickets online
Throughout history, storytelling has served as a platform to educate, to entertain, and to enrich community. It’s practically in our DNA to appreciate a good story. And today, a little bit of storytelling in our lives is more important than ever: It’s one of the few opportunities to disconnect from our overly digital lives, sit with others, laugh and cry, and feel united, inspired and more empathetic with the people around us. Caffè Lena and Saratoga Wire have joined forces to create an evening of storytelling inspired by NPR’s popular program The Moth Radio Hour, which features true stories. Auditions were held by Story Theater and a few of the best were selected to present their personal true tale on the Caffè Lena stage. (Performers TBA. Stay tuned!)

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Wednesday, June 10, 2015
The Polish Cultural Institute of New York, in association with the Mid-Manhattan Library and the The Dorot Jewish Division of the New York Public Library and the Polish Book Institute, present
Bruno Schulz: Polish, Jewish and Modern
An Illustrated Lecture with David A. Goldfarb
6:30 p.m.
Mid-Manhattan Library, Sixth Floor, 455 Fifth Avenue (at 40th St.), New York, NY 10016, 212-340-0837
Free Admission
A program in celebration of the acquisition of rare first editions of works by Bruno Schulz and Dvora Vogel by the Dorot Jewish Division of The New York Public Library.

The artist and writer Bruno Schulz (1892–1942) has become a mythic figure both in his native Poland and abroad. He has inspired prominent Jewish authors around the world such as Philip Roth, David Grossman, Jonathan Safran Foer, and others, as well as writers and artists in Poland, like Witold Gombrowicz, Tadeusz Kantor, Wojciech Has and Olga Tokarczuk. He wrote in Polish, but died as a Jew at the hands of a Nazi German officer in territory claimed by Austria-Hungary, Poland, Nazi Germany, the Soviet Union, and now independent Ukraine. David A. Goldfarb (PhD, CUNY, 1999) will examine the life and legacy of this fascinating and influential figure. Goldfarb served as Curator of Literature and Humanities at the Polish Cultural Institute New York, and has taught at Barnard College (Columbia University). He has published on Polish and Russian literature in a range of academic journals and anthologies, wrote the Introduction to the Penguin Classics edition of The Street of Crocodiles and Other Stories by Bruno Schulz, and is currently writing about Schulz.

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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 11, 2015
ArtsWestchester invites you to
Poetry Live with Suzanne Cleary
6:30 p.m. – Reception
7:00 p.m. – Reading
ArtsWestchester, 31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY 10601
Free event
To celebrate its 50th Anniversary, ArtsWestchester recognized 50 artists this year, among them poet Suzanne Cleary, who will be reading from her recent book, Beauty Mark, along with new poems, at a special reading at ArtsWestchester. Come early and enjoy the exhibition, 50 for 50: New Works, showcasing the work of the “50 for 50” honorees. Suzanne Cleary won the 2012 John Ciardi Prize for her book, Beauty Mark. Her poems have appeared in Poetry London, The Atlantic, and in anthologies including Best American Poetry.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
TUCK & PATTI; with special guest Trevor Exter
7:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $35 advance/ $40 at door
Over a 37 year career of jazz, R&B, and crossover recordings, husband-and-wife duo Tuck & Patti have produced a remarkable amount of music. To understand Tuck & Patti, start with the wellspring of love within them, then their music begins to make perfect sense. Married for 33 years, they have a long-standing tradition - minimalist arrangements featuring Tuck’s extraordinary guitar virtuosity and Patti’s rich mezzo soprano. Patti, renowned for her remarkable ability to touch hearts directly with her voice, exudes the soft, centered yet powerful graciousness of a gospel singer. Seeing the virtuosity and complexity of Tuck’s guitar work, most are surprised to learn that Patti is the actual writer, arranger and producer. Without even blinking, Tuck brags, “Patti writes and arranges; I am just the orchestra.”

June 11–June 14, 2015
World Music Institute (WMI) announces
Women of the World Festival
Apollo Theater
Event Info: www.wowapollo.com
Ticket Price: Free — $38
Join the Apollo for our WOW Festival featuring performances, talks, mentoring sessions, music, film and debates that celebrate the talents of women and girls from all over the world!

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Friday, June 12, 2015
Caffè Lena presents
Sarah Lee Guthrie & Johnny Irion
8:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $18 general admission, $16 members, $9 students and children
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Nearly a decade after folk-rock duo Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion put out their first album together, the husband-and-wife pair crystallized their signature acoustic pop sound with their 3rd album, 2013’s Wassaic Way. Produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy and Patrick Sansone, Wassaic Way finds Guthrie and Irion pushing beyond folk with sunny, tambourine-fueled hooks, alternating with darker lush soundscapes. The stand-out element of all the music Sarah Lee and Johnny have created during their 13-year partnership is simply perfect harmony singing—like one is cake and the other icing. Sarah Lee is the daughter of Arlo Guthrie, and the granddaughter of Woody Guthrie.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
THE FELICE BROTHERS; with special guest Eva Rubin
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $25 advance/ $30 at door
Earning praise from Esquire, Filter, The New York Times, NPR and Spin with their earthy sound derived from a blend of folk, Americana and revivalist roots rock, The Felice Brothers are a close-knit band of two brothers and three old friends hailing from the Woodstock vicinity of the Catskill Mountains. Their new album — inspired, imaginative, heady, menacing, passionate and rollicking — was recorded in the gymnasium and theater of Beacon’s old high school.

June 12–June 13
World Music Institute (WMI) announces
The Music of Puente, Machito & Henriquez
Jazz at Lincoln Center
Event Info: www.jazz.org
Tickets start at $30
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra led by bassist Carlos Henriquez showcase the music of Tito Puente, Machito, and new Latin jazz classics
Friday, June 12 – Sunday, June 14, 2015
Americans for the Arts announces their
2015 Annual Convention: June 12–14, Chicago, IL
View schedule online
At the Chicago Sheraton, with more than 40 breakouts, three keynotes, three preconferences, two Workshop Intensives, a dozen ARTventure Tours, and an opening reception at the Museum of Contemporary Art!
Register online at convention.artsusa.org/action/register. Register by April 3 to receive special discount Early Bird registration rate.
Chicago, our 2015 host city, is a city built on power—a city that once forced a river to change directions, rebuilt from a devastating fire, and emerged as a focal point of political power, economic power, industry, and innovation in the center of the country. It is a city curved on a massive lake, threaded with a necklace of parks, cultural venues, and enclaves of artists and entrepreneurs who are today powering a new, creative, diverse future. Into this mix the Annual Convention comes to celebrate the role of culture in one of the largest and most complex communities in the United States.

Saturday, June 13, 2015
Caffè Lena presents
Mandolin Workshops: Carlo Aonzo, Will Patton, David Surette, and Alan Epstein
8:30 a.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
WORKSHOPS - Each is 2 hours long and limited to twelve students. $50 each workshop
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ALAN EPSTEIN - Bluegrass Mandolin Vitamins - 8:30 a.m. - The workshop will start with bluegrass chord and rhythm exercises and then Alan will jump into a few essential techniques for creating a solo on a bluegrass song. Each student will leave with ideas that are “mandolin vitamins” to help your playing.
CARLO AONZO - Introduction to Classical Mandolin - 10:45 a.m. - Beginning with a series of left hand exercises to improve their agility and interdependence between their fingers—a very important part of playing any style of mandolin--will lead to learning a classical mandolin piece in the Italian tradition.
DAVID SURETTE - Celtic Mandolin - 1:15 p.m. - David will teach some great jigs and reels to players of all abilities. Less experienced players will learn the basics of the tunes, while intermediate and advanced players will work on elements of style, interpretation, accompaniment and tune development.
WILL PATTON - The Blues on Mandolin - 3:30 p.m. - Explore Delta to modern day blues, and how blues has permeated pop, rock, jazz and symphonic forms. Then cover the specific scales and blue notes that typify blues, work on licks and riffs, and practice improvising.
Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders presents
Wixarika (Huichol) Yarn Painting Workshops
Huichol Yarn Paintings One Session
Saturday, June 13, 2015, 12 p.m., All ages

Huichol Yarn Paintings Two Sessions
Saturday, June 20 and 27, 2015, 12 p.m., All ages
Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders, 550 W. 155th Street. New York, NY 10032, (212) 587-3070
Free workshops, registration required For more information and to register, visit www.manoamano.us/en/art-making-workshop.html
Join us for a session of art making and community sharing, as we honor the Huichol Culture. Art supplies will be provided, but feel free to also bring your own favorite materials or drawings. Workshops will be led by Artist Andrea Arroyo.

Borderline Folk Music Club announces
2015 Tribes Hill Annual Meeting and Hootenanny
12:00 p.m.- ?
Open Mic 12:00 p.m. - 5 p.m.
Hammond House, 111 Grasslands Road, Valhalla, NY
Donations are appreciated. Please bring a dish to share. An ingredient list will be helpful for those with food allergies and sensitivities.
Join us one and all, rain or shine, for Tribes Hill’s Annual Meeting and Hootenanny. To participate in the Open Mic, we advise that you arrive and sign up before 3:00 p.m. Musicians also have the opportunity to perform with the Tribes Hill House Band following the Business Meeting. We will conclude the evening with a campfire and acoustic song circle. This event is open to Tribes Hill members and anyone else who wants to enjoy this day with us. Children are welcome. This is a Tribes Hill’s fundraiser as well. Tribes Hill will provide burgers (veggie and beef) and hot dogs. BYOB.
Here’s the schedule: Check-In at Welcome Table 12:00 p.m. / Open Mic - 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m. with Mike Rock as emcee – Sign-up before 3:00 p.m. advised / Potluck Dinner 5:00 p.m. / Annual Business Meeting 6:00 p.m. / Tribes Hill Songwriters Workshop Performance 6:30 p.m. / Performances with the Tribes Hill House Band 7:00 p.m. / Campfire Song Circle 9:00 p.m.

Long Island Traditions announces
“From Shore to Shore Program and Exhibit
1 p.m.
Suffolk County Historical Society, 300 West Main Street, Riverhead, NY
For information, call (631) 588-5024
Cost: Free
Visit the museum while Chris Hale demonstrates the tradition of Half-Model-Making. Boat builder Christopher Hale will demonstrate a method of half-model making by utilizing specialized hand tools and line drawings of specific boats. He will craft working boats indigenous to the South Shore of Long Island, including a 1970s-era Garvey and a sail-powered tonging boat from the early 1900s. The exhibit, “From Shore to Shore: Boat Builders and Boatyards of Long Island and Westchester” 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 exhibit is on view through September 26.

Traditional and Historical Songs of New York State
A lecture by Dave Ruch
2:30 p.m.
Onondaga County Public Library, Petit Branch Library, 105 Victoria Pl, Syracuse, NY 13210-2651
For more information, contact Marilyn E. Smith 315.435.3636
In this concert-and-lecture program, Dave Ruch presents and tells the stories behind the songs of real New Yorkers from days gone by — farmers, lumbermen, children, immigrants, Native Americans, canallers, hops pickers, lake sailors, and more — music from the people who settled and built our state. The program is offered in two different formats: either as a survey of old songs and ballads — each set within its own historical and cultural context, — from all regions of upstate New York, with a special emphasis on songs from the region hosting each performance; or as songs of a particular occupation or region of New York State. Thematic options for the latter format include the Erie Canal, the Adirondacks, the Catskill Mountain region, the Great Lakes, Western New York, rural New York State, the North Country, New York State Waterways, Lumbering in New York State, and 19th century New York State. This lecture is a part of the Speakers in the Humanities program of the New York Council for the Humanities.

Center for Traditional Music and Dance and Verite Sou Tanbou present
JETE DLO (LIBATION)
A three-part concert series celebrating and exploring Haitian traditional singing, drumming, and dance

March 14/April 17/June 13
JUNE 13—TAYE BANDA! (SHOW WHAT YOU CAN DO!) 7:00 p.m.
Erasmus Hall Auditorium, 911 Flatbush Avenue, Brooklyn
SUGGESTED DONATION OF $9 (NO-ONE WILL BE TURNED AWAY)
A program of Haitian traditional dance, with a special tribute to Oungan Asogwe (High Priest), Artist, and Sculptor Deenps “Gran Bwa𔄭 Bazile, founder and longtime organizer of the Bwa Kay Iman celebrations at Prospect Park.
The Center for Traditional Music and Dance and its Haitian Community Cultural Initiative, Verite Sou Tanbou (VST), invite you to “Taye Banda! (Show What You Can Do!),” the final and culminating program of ”Jete Dlo (Libation),” VST’s three-part series of educational programs on Haitian Vodou practice and performance in New York City. Hosted by Haitian dancer, dance educator, and choreographer Nadia Dieudonné, this program will showcase Haitian traditional dance, drumming, music, and song offered by a large number of Brooklyn’s finest Haitian traditional performers, including featured artists Yatande Boko, Erzuli Guillaume, and the AGOCI Dance Ensemble. The evening’s performances honors Oungan Asogwe (High Priest), Artist, and Sculptor Deenps “Gran Bwa” Bazile, founder and longtime organizer of the Bwa Kay Iman celebrations at Prospect Park. Gran Bwa, as he is respectfully known in the Haitian community in New York and Haiti, began and continues today to preside at what may perhaps be the United States’ longest running annual public commemoration of the Haitian revolution for independence. Please join us for this loving community tribute to Gran Bwa, his life, and his many years of service to Haitian culture and community.

Ashokan Music & Dance announces
JAY & MOLLY with the Josies
7 p.m.
Historic Poquatuck Hall, 1160 Skipper’s Lane, Orient, NY
Tickets: $20 at the door
Join us for a magical evening and concert with our Grammy-award winning guests, Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, as heard on Prairie Home Companion, NPR, and the moving theme to Ken Burn’s Civil War series on PBS, Ashokan Farewell. Be part of the traditional folk and community-based music scene that is thriving across the country, from Appalachia to the West Coast to Brooklyn and beyond. Like-minded and aspiring local musicians are especially welcome! All ages. And a special treat! Opening by the JOSIES, Debra Clifford (from the Lonesome Sisters, and Old Buck) and Becca Wintle – amazing harmonies, guitar, fiddle, mandolin, and banjo.

Jewish Musical Traditions in Ukraine and the Development of the Nightsongs Project with Michael Alpert and Julian Kytasty
7:30 p.m.
The Ukrainian Museum, 222 East 6th Street, New York, NY
Admission (includes reception): $15; $10 – members, seniors, students
Join us for a lecture/performance “Jewish Musical Traditions in Ukraine and the Development of the Nightsongs Project” with Michael Alpert and Julian Kytasty. The artists combine talk, music, and video in this Bandura Downtown special presentation, bringing their audience into the process of their twenty year collaboration leading to the release of their new CD Nightsongs From a Neighboring Village: Ballads of the Ukrainian and Yiddish Heartland.
Michael Alpert: voice, violin, guitar, accordion
Julian Kytasty: vocals, banduras, sopilka (wooden flute)
The music of
Night Songs is the expression of two lives spent exploring the what-might-have-beens of musical cultures left in fragments in the aftermath of the twentieth century totalitarian psychosis. From their first day of conversation and music-making, Michael and Julian realized that they had followed similar paths, making their individual musics from bits and pieces they picked up along the way — from old recordings, their own research, and their teachers and surviving tradition-bearers — always striving to strike a balance between recreating the old and creating new, living art. Together, they have let their musical traditions have their own long-overdue conversation and perhaps find unexpected parallels and counterpoints.

Caffè Lena presents
Mandolin Masters Concert: Carlo Aonzo, Will Patton, David Surette, and Alan Epstein
8:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $20 general admission, $18 members, $10 students and children
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Rest your fingers and let the masters do the entertaining as we celebrate the charms of “the coolest little instrument in the world!” ALAN EPSTEIN is a popular area Wernick Method teacher and bluegrasser. He has written for Mandolin Magazine and founded the modern day Pittsburgh Mandolin Orchestra. He organized this incredible day of mandolin madness! A member of the Philharmonic Orchestra of La Scala in Milan and founder of the International Italian Academy for the Mandolin, CARLO AONZO has won top prizes for his classical playing on both sides of the Atlantic. In demand as a sideman and studio musician throughout New England, DAVID SURETTE specializes in Celtic and Contra dance styles. His impeccable, exuberant approach has made him a popular instructor at music camps across the US. Vermont-based WILL PATTON is “one of a handful of jazz mandolin global titans.” (Mandolin Cafe) He has played jazz and rock from Paris to Rio. His fluid style evokes smoky Parisian bistros and shady plazas in the heart of Bahia with a mix of Gypsy, bebop, and South American Choro styles.

Earlville Opera House presents
Martha Redbone Roots Project
8:00 p.m.
Earlville Opera House, East Main Street, Earlville, NY, 315/691-3550
Tickets: $30, $25, and $105 Order tickets online.
Miss Redbone’s music flows equally from her own unique, award-winning blend of Native American elements with funk and her deep roots in Appalachian folk and Piedmont blues favored by the matriarchy that raised her on a rich sojourn from Clinch Mountain, Virginia to Harlan County, Kentucky, and beyond to Brooklyn’s Dodge City-esque mean streets. Indeed, Garden Of Love seamlessly evokes the mid-20th century old timey gold rush when such artists as her fellow Kentuckians Jim Ford and Jackie DeShannon fearlessly infused their downhome blues between canyon air ballets and retronuevo cabinessence – before their followers developed newgrass and Redbone’s twangy forebears Buffy Sainte-Marie and Rita Coolidge brought Indigenous concerns to the rock & roll arena in the 1970s. Yet don’t call this project bluegrass or the purists might have a fit.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
THE SLAMBOVIAN CIRCUS OF DREAMS
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $27.50 advance/ $32.50 at door
Formed in Sleepy Hollow over a decade ago, The Slambovian Circus Of Dreams (AKA The Grand Slambovians) pioneered the alt-folk/americana genre, staying on the fringes of the music industry and under the radar while producing several critically acclaimed studio albums. “One of the finest American bands out there.” –All Music Guide;

...and beyond
Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance & Cultural Center announces
The Celebrando 2015 — Salsa & Trovador Festival 7-11:30 p.m. (Doors open 6:30 p.m.)
Ballroom of the Jewish Community Campus, 7300 Hart Lane, Austin, TX 78731
For more information, contact dance@prfdance.org or (512) 251-8122
Admission: $15 Advance/$20 Door, $5 children (12 & under), 2 and under free. BUY TICKETS ONLINE
Tables are first-come-first-served. So come early and grab a table, visit the artisans, eat, dance, relax, and celebrate — Puerto Rican style!
Join Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance as we celebrate our rich culture with our annual Salsa & Heritage Festival — this year featuring direct from Puerto Rico — Ricky Villanueva (Trovador), Tico Fuentes (Bomba from Loiza), Irving Santiago (Cuatrista), and Brendaly Rivera (Cantante). Festival will also feature salsa dancing for all with Orquesta Trabuko, comida criolla by Chago’s Caribbean Cuisine, handcrafted items by

artisans, and performances by our performing company and students.

SPECIAL FEATURE THIS YEAR: 1st annual Concurso de Trovadores in Texas
CATEGORIES — IMPROVISED AND NON-IMPROVISED
Winner will receive 1st Prize Trophy! (All contestants will receive a gift.) Advanced registration required (free).

CALL FOR ARTISANS — VENDOR OPPORTUNITIES...(a few spots left) ARTISANS OF HANDCRAFTED, PAINTED OR SCULPTURED ARTS & CRAFTS! Application available online.

June 13 and 14, 2015
Anabella Lenzu DanceDrama announces
Methodology of Teaching Dance Workshop
(How to teach Dance)
FACULTY: ANABELLA LENZU

Saturday, June 13 and Sunday, June 14, 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
at CPR Center for Performance Research (361 Manhattan Ave, Williamsburg, Brooklyn)
Class size is limited to 10 students for the workshop.
TO APPLY: Send resume to info@AnabellaLenzu.com
Learn how teach dance and provide a comprehensive dance education. This Laboratory is for artists and educators of all dance disciplines who want to learn how to increase their students’ creative ability by providing organized lesson plans aimed at solving educational problems using methodological tools of analysis. Promote artistic education and enhance the social and cultural community. Dance is a profound exploration of life. We must improve how we teach Dance as a theoretical and practical discipline.

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Sunday, June 14, 2015
Neighborhood Preservation Center announces
Positively 8th Street Festival
12:00-6 p.m.
West 8th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues
See schedule online
The Annual Street Fair sponsored by the Village Alliance features art, food, games, live music and kids activities on 8th Street between 5th & 6th Avenues. Visit the Neighborhood Preservation Center on June 14th; they#8217;ll be there with information about the history of the neighborhood and ready to help answer research questions.
Also June 21.

Ukrainian Village Voices announces
Ballads from the Ukrainian and Yiddish Heartland
with Michael Alpert and Julian Kytasty

1:30-4:30 p.m.
440 Studios, Room 3D, 440 Lafayette Street (just south of Astor Place), New York, NY
RSVP NOW to UkrainianVillageVoices@gmail.com to reserve your seat.
$15 adults/$10 students & seniors/ children free
Musicians Michael Alpert and Julian Kytasty draw on Ukrainian folk and liturgical music, klezmer, Yiddish folk song, and Hasidic music to create a workshop that illustrates the mutual influence Ukrainian and East European Jewish musical traditions have had on one another throughout centuries of close proximity and coexistence. They will be singing and teaching songs and ballads from both traditions, whose shared music, story, and poetry illuminate their common experience and awareness of each other. The music that Michael and Julian make together links their two sometimes disparate cultures, and serves as a vehicle and model for peace among all peoples of Ukraine. Come join us to hear and learn ballads from these two modern-day bards as they share the secrets of their singing and of this music. All ages, voices, and skill levels are welcome!

Caffè Lena presents
Andy Statman
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $50 general admission, $45 members, $25 students and children
Buy tickets online
A master of both mandolin and clarinet, Andy Statman plays playful, prayerful, and powerful bluegrass, jazz and klezmer. The Chicago Tribune calls him “one of the greatest mandolinists of this—or any—era,” and Ricky Skaggs calls him “Bill Monroe and John Coltrane poured into one person.” He’s played with Bob Dylan and Itzhak Perlman, and released more than 30 albums, including his latest, Old Brooklyn, recorded with his trio and guests Byron Berline, Béla Fleck, Paul Shaffer, and John Goodman. At 15 Andy began studying mandolin in Greenwich Village with David Grisman, who became a lifelong friend and collaborator. David says, “If the only thing I ever did was give Andy his first mandolin lesson, it would have been a life well spent.” Andy worked as a studio musician, playing with David Bromberg, Vassar Clements, and Jerry Garcia, and went on to study saxophone with Earth Opera’s Richard Grando and clarinet with David Tarras, who led him to klezmer music. The NEA awarded him a National Heritage Fellowship, the nation’s highest honor in folk and traditional arts.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
BROTHER SUN; with special guest The Cupcakes
7:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $20 advance/ $25 at door
Joe Jencks, Greg Greenway, and Pat Wictor have made their mark as individual nationally touring singer-songwriters, but Brother Sun is no songwriter’s round. The trio’s harmonies, as much as their lyrics, tell what they are about: warm as a campfire, stirring as gospel, rousing as a call to arms. Fusing folk, Americana, blues, pop, jazz, rock and a cappella, Brother Sun is an explosion of musical diversity and harmony, their rich voices blending on a well-crafted foundation of guitar, slide guitar, bouzouki, and piano.

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Tuesday, June 16, 2015
Taller Boricua presents
Panel Discussion in conjunction with the Exhibition:
Talleres de la Frontera/Workshops from the Border

6 p.m.
Taller Boricua Gallery at the Julia de Burgos Latino Cultural Center Theater, 1680 Lexington Ave., New York, NY 10029
Panelists include: Gilberto Cardenas, Professor of Sociology and Latino Studies / Executive Director Of Notre Dame Center for Arts and Culture
Daniel R. Fernandez, Acting Director of Jaime Lucero Mexican Studies Institute at CUNY
Scherezade Garcia Vazquez, Artist
Nitza Tufiño, Artist and Associate Director of Taller Boricua

See more about the exhibit in the Exhibitions section below.
Center for Traditional Music and Dance announces
The NY Klezmer Series: Folksbiene’s KulturfestNYC Tantshoyz with Avia Moore, Dance Leader; Aaron Alexander Klezmer Kapelye
Concert at 7:30 p.m., workshop from 5:30 p.m-7:00 p.m.
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W. 68th St., between Columbus and Central Park West on Manhattan’s Upper West Side
Admission to the concert is $15, instrumentalists may attend a pre-concert workshop for $25, or purchase a combined ticket concert/workshop for $35 and you can sit in at the post-concert jam session
For more information, visit aaronalexander.com/wp/concert-schedule
Lace up your dancing shoes for an evening of shers, bulgars, freylekhs, horas and more! This program features a special appearance by Canadian (now Brooklyn!) dance leader Avia Moore, and a live klezmer band featuring Aaron Alexander – drums, fiddle; Jordan Hirsch – trumpet, cornet and Patrick Farrell – accordion.
CTMD is pleased to be a media and fiscal sponsor of this co-production by the NY Klezmer Series and the Follksbiene National Yiddish Theater’s KulturfestNYC.

The Smith Center for the Arts presents
Lucinda Williams
7:30 p.m.
The Smith Center for the Arts, 82 Seneca Street, Geneva, NY 14456, 315-781-5483
TICKETS on sale April 17: $35 General Admission
Lucinda Williams is an American rock, folk, blues, and country music singer and songwriter. In 1988, she released her self-titled album, Lucinda Williams. This release featured “Passionate Kisses,” a song later recorded by Mary Chapin Carpenter (who is performing at The Smith on Friday, April 24) which garnered Williams her first Grammy Award for Best Country Song in 1994. Known for working slowly, Williams recorded and released only one other album in the next several years (Sweet Old World in 1992) before her greatest success came in 1998 with Car Wheels on a Gravel Road, an album presenting a broader scope of songs that fused rock, blues, country, and Americana into a more distinctive style that still managed to remain consistent and commercial in sound. It went gold and earned Williams another Grammy while being universally acclaimed by critics. Since Car Wheels on a Gravel Road, she has released a string of albums that have also been critically acclaimed. She was also named “America’s best songwriter” by TIME magazine in 2002. As a rule, you can divide music into three categories — the kind that aims for the head, the kind that aims for the heart, and the kind that aims for the hips. Forging two of those connections at once is pretty impressive, but connecting on all three? That’s a rare accomplishment indeed, one that Lucinda Williams manages on her 11th studio album, Down Where The Spirit Meets The Bone, the first release on Lucinda Williams’ own Highway 20 Records label. It is easily the most ambitious creation in a body of work that’s long on ambition. Over the course of two discs, Williams leaves no emotional crevice left unexplored, drinking deeply from a well of inspiration that culminates with an offering that overflows with delta-infused country soul.

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Wednesday, June 17, 2015
Staten Island Arts announces
Cultural Feedback Project: AFRICA 411 — An Evening Of Short Films By West African Directors
7:00 p.m.
Culture Lounge, located inside the St. George Ferry Terminal, 10 Ferry Terminal Drive, Staten Island, NY 10301
Free tickets available here
Get the 411 on West African cultural realities through the eyes of several emerging film directors from the region. The African Film Festival, Inc. (AFF) is dedicated to advancing an enhanced understanding of African culture through the moving image. It offers diverse platforms for the wide distribution of African media through its flagship annual film festival and complementary year-round programming. The Cultural Feedback Project is thrilled to host a specially curated series that pays homage to participating communities of Ghana, Liberia and Sierra Leone, as part of the exhibit’s programming. A short Q & A with festival directors will follow the showing.

The An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture of the Center for Traditional Music and Dance announces
Muzsikás & The Glass House Orchestra
8 p.m.
Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, 566 LaGuardia Place (by Washington Square Park) in Manhattan
Admission: $36
Buy tickets online
An amazing double bill of two internationally renowned ensembles... Muzsikás is a Hungarian musical group internationally renowned for its soulful interpretations of the folk music of Hungary and other countries and peoples of the region. Established in 1973, Muzsikás also plays works by classical composers, especially Béla Bartók, who himself collected folk tunes, and explored the lost Jewish repertoire of the mixed-ethnic regions of Transylvania and Maramaros with a ground breaking 1993 album. The group has recorded numerous albums and, since 1978, has toured regularly around the world. The Glasshouse Orchestra is named for the Hungary’s legendary Glass House (Üvegház), the most famous among 76 safe houses established around Budapest by the Swiss diplomat Carl Lutz, where thousands of Jews took refuge during the Holocaust. Glasshouse Ensemble is made up of American and Hungarian musicians led by Grammy Award-winning trumpeter, bandleader and composer Frank London of The Klezmatics. The group also features our dear friend, klezmer fiddler Jake Shulman-Ment and Hungarian cimbalom (hammered dulcimer) virtuoso Miklos Lukacs. The repertoire features a selection of long forgotten songs from Central Europe’s Jewish past.
CTMD is pleased to be a media sponsor of this co-production by the Follksbiene National Yiddish Theater's KulturfestNYC and the Balassi Institute of the Hungarian Cultural Center in New York.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
ANI DiFRANCO; with special guest Peter Mulvey
LIMITED NUMBER OF TICKETS STILL AVAILABLE PLEASE CALL BOX OFFICE FOR DETAILS 845-855-1300 RESCHEDULED from January 25 — Tickets from that date will be honored for this show.
8:00 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $55 advance/ $60 at door
As a singer, songwriter, activist and independent entrepreneur, Ani DiFranco has been setting her own pace—and encouraging countless admirers to do the same—for more than 20 years. But while she has been known as the “Little Folksinger,” her music has grown far beyond her acoustic solo roots in cozy venues to embrace jazz, soul, electronica, and even more distant sounds. At a time when record labels still held an oversized influence, DiFranco moved ahead of the curve in launching her own Righteous Babe Records, releasing more than 20 of her albums to date, and those of many other artists she supports. This has resulted in nine Grammy nominations for DiFranco, and she has been honored by many other awards including, most recently, the Woodie Guthrie Award and the Winnipeg Folk Festival Artistic Achievement Award.

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Thursday, June 18, 2015
The Folklife Center at Crandall Public Library continues its ever-popular
Live! Folklife Concert Spring Series
Cuddle Magic
7-8:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801, 518-792-6508 x237
(in the Community Room, downstairs off the Library’s Glen Street entrance)
Cost: Free
Cuddle Magic is a band and songwriting collective based in Brooklyn that performs lush, playful songs with wide-ranging instrumentation. The band is Saratoga Springs native Benjamin Lazar Davis (upright bass, acoustic guitar), Christopher McDonald (keyboard), Alec Spiegelman (clarinet), Kristine Slipp (vocals), Cole Kamen-Green (trumpet), Dave Flaherty (drums). “With each new layer of complex instrumentation and lyricism comes another great song that creeps in and takes you by surprise. Their sound is all at once comforting and complicated, light and melancholy, listless and rooted”—Maya at Wesleying.

The An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture of the Center for Traditional Music and Dance announces
Night Songs from a Neighboring Village with Michael Alpert and Julian Kytasty
Celebrating their CD’s Long-Awaited Release and Michael Alpert’s Recognition as a NEA National Heritage Fellow
7 p.m.
At the Center for Jewish History, 15 W 16th Street in Manhattan
Admission: $15 / $10 Seniors, Students
Reserve tickets online
CTMD invites you to join us in celebrating the long-awaited CD release of Michael Alpert and Julian Kytasty’s Night Songs from a Neighboring Village as well as Michael’s recognition as a 2015 NEA National Heritage Fellow, our nation’s highest award in the folk and traditional arts. In Night Songs, Alpert and Kytasty draw on Ukrainian folk and liturgical music, klezmer, Yiddish folk song, and Hasidic music to create a performance that illustrates the centuries-long mutual influence Ukrainian and East European Jewish musical traditions have had on one another. This pioneering work represents the fruits of a decades long collaboration between the artists. The music of Night Songs is the expression of two lives spent exploring the what-might-have-beens of musical cultures left in fragments in the aftermath of the twentieth century totalitarian psychosis. From their first day of conversation and music-making, Michael and Julian realized that they had followed similar paths, making their individual musics from bits and pieces they picked up along the way—from old recordings, their own research, and their teachers and surviving tradition-bearers—always striving to strike a balance between recreating the old and creating new, living art. Together, they have let their musical traditions have their own long-overdue conversation and perhaps find unexpected parallels and counterpoints.
The program will feature a concert and a free reception afterwards celebrating the CD as well as Michael's award. This program is co-presented with the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research, the Center for Jewish History and the Sholem Aleichem Cultural Center.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
WILLA McCARTHY Band; also special guest Melanie Bresnan

7:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $20 advance/ $25 at door
Singer/songwriter Willa McCarthy has been building a fan base across the Hudson Valley for more than a decade after beginning her music career as a studio back up singer in NYC in the ’80s. Though classically trained, McCarthy’s true passion is in the soulful sounds of Stax, Chess, Muscle Shoals and Motown recording artists. Before launching her own band in 2013, McCarthy was one of the original members of the award-winning Chris O’Leary Band, singing on Mr. Used To Be (Blues Blast Magazine’s 2011 Best New Artist) and on Waiting For The Phone To Ring. O’Leary was inducted into the New York State Blues Hall of Fame in 2014. Fans have described Willa’s performances as powerful, soulful, and empowering. Willa’s band will feature Petey Hop on guitar, Scott Milici on keys, Doug Abramson on bass, and Jerry Teters on drums.

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Friday, June 19, 2015
StoryCircle at Proctors Theater announces
Storytelling with Janet Carter
Guest Teller: Jeannine Laverty

7 p.m.
Inquiring Minds Bookstore, Corner of Main and Partition, Saugerties, NY, 845-246-5775
For those who want to meet before, we have dinner at 5:45 at the Dutch Tavern on Main Street.

The Smith Club Series presents
Dar Williams
8:00 p.m.
Smith Opera House, 82 Seneca Street, Geneva, NY 14456, 315-781-5483
Tickets: $18, General Admission, $20 day of show
Williams performs on the college and coffeehouse circuit and has also won rave reviews for her festival appearances, including the Newport Folk Festival and the Mississippi River Music Fest, St. Louis. Williams issued Cry Cry Cry as part of the folk trio of the same name in 1998, and her own The Green World followed two years later. Over the next few years, Williams remained a major presence on the concert trail; she also recorded songs during a two-year trek across America and Europe. She hooked up with Alison Krauss, Béla Fleck, Dave Matthews Band’s Stefan Lessard, trumpet player Chris Botti, and others for the impressive The Beauty of the Rain, which appeared in February 2003. My Better Self, Williams’ most personal set of her career yet, arrived two years later, followed by Promised Land in 2008. In 2010, Williams released the career-spanning two-disc set Many Great Companions, which features one compilation disc of fan favorites and another disc of newly recorded songs from her catalog performed in an acoustic format.

Caffè Lena presents
Opera Saratoga — “Mr. Tambourine Man” & Other Selections
8:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $20 general admission, $15 members, $10 students and children
Buy tickets online
This weekend we welcome Opera Saratoga to the intimate stage at Caffè Lena, where soprano Caroline Worra features in a celebration of the poetry and lyrics of Bob Dylan. Caroline has been hailed by Opera News as “one of the finest singing actresses around,” and has sung over 75 different operatic roles including more than 20 World, American, and Regional Premieres. At the center of this special concert is the Saratoga premiere of John Corigliano’s Mr. Tambourine Man, a beautiful, haunting, and powerful setting of some of Dylan’s most famous song lyrics by the Academy Award winning composer of The Red Violin.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
CHRISTINE LAVIN & DON WHITE

8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $25 advance/ $30 at door
Christine Lavin’s smart and funny take on contemporary life and foible make for a one-of-a-kind concert. As a songwriter, she brings the shrewd insight and wit of a humor columnist together with a novelist’s eye for evocative details. While the title of her 19th solo album may sound like a disclaimer—I Don't Make This Stuff Up, I Just Make It Rhyme—it is clear she’s an expert on our days and our ways. Abundantly clever and unabashedly fond of a good laugh, she is fearless; opening her show to the audience in a way that ensures every concert is a one-off.
If you laugh and cry within the same ten minutes, you either need a vacation or you are sitting in the audience at a Don White show! Don has emerged as the thoughtful songwriter of the decade whose relevance to our lives is evidenced by the powerful reaction he evokes at every concert.

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Saturday, June 20, 2015
Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders presents
Wixarika (Huichol) Yarn Painting Workshops
Huichol Yarn Paintings One Session
Saturday, June 13, 2015, 12 p.m., All ages

Huichol Yarn Paintings Two Sessions
Saturday, June 20 and 27, 2015, 12 p.m., All ages
Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders, 550 W. 155th Street. New York, NY 10032, (212) 587-3070
Free workshops, registration required For more information and to register, visit www.manoamano.us/en/art-making-workshop.html
Join us for a session of art making and community sharing, as we honor the Huichol Culture. Art supplies will be provided, but feel free to also bring your own favorite materials or drawings. Workshops will be led by Artist Andrea Arroyo.

City Lore announces
Bronx Rising!: Dominicans and Baseball
presented by Bronx Music Heritage Center
During Bronx Summer Fest on the Boulevard
5:30 p.m.
Bronx Music Heritage Center (BMHC), 1303 Louis Niné Blvd., Bronx, NY
Free and open to the public
The Bronx hosts the highest concentration of Dominicans in New York City: four out of 10 Dominicans live in the Bronx, and Dominicans comprise one third of the borough’s entire immigrant population. Come celebrate Dominican music, art, and culture during Bronx Summer Fest on the Boulevard! The second day of Bronx Summer Fest is just as exciting as the first, and includes a Brazilian dance performance by ABADA Capoeira, a Bollywood dance class by the Bharati Dance Academy, and a hip-hop dance performance by Yakaveli. The main event at 5:30 p.m. is Bronx Rising!: Dominicans & Baseball, a celebration of Dominican music, art, and culture, with an outdoor concert by KumbaCarey and a Vitilla (Dominican-style stickball) demonstration by local baseball players.

Staten Island Arts announces
LUMEN 15
7 p.m.-12 a.m.
Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301
TICKETS $15 Before June 20, 2015. Children 12 and under are FREE. Staten Island Arts is proud to present the 6th Annual International LUMEN Festival. This event will take place at the historic Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Garden from 7:00 p.m. to midnight. LUMEN Festival is an authentic contemporary art experience in New York City featuring emerging and established artists. LUMEN’s goal is connecting artists with the community all while exposed in a nomadic alternative space. This 6th annual event will bring original visual, performance, and installation art to new audiences, under the artistic vision and curator, Will Corwin.

Flying Cat Music presents
Davey O. in Concert
7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7:00 p.m.)
Empire State Railway Museum, 70 Lower High Street, Phoenicia, NY 12464
Admission $12 or $10 with RSVP to flyingcatmusic@gmail.com
For information, call 845-688-9453 or email flyingcatmusic@gmail.com
New York native and Buffalo favorite Davey O.describes his music as “pretense-free Americana,” and, though that’s unlikely to be recognized as a music sub-genre any time soon, it fits Davey O. perfectly. He’s the son of a Buffalo New York factory worker, and Davey unabashedly credits his father with imparting a solid blue collar work ethic to him at an early age. Frills and false veneer have little place in Davey O.’s world as reflected in his music, but simple pleasures and raw beauty abound in both. It’s those core qualities that have steadily won Davey O. increasing attention and acclaim in an independent folk scene crowded with singer-songwriters. Building on having been named a Kerrville New Folk Songwriting Finalist in 2013, 2014 was a breakthrough year for Davey O. His latest release, No Passengers, wound up on numerous “Best of 2014″ radio station lists from Auburn, Alabama, to Tacoma, Washington, while finishing at #26 on the Top 100 Contemporary Folk Albums of 2014 list issued by Roots Music Reports. Here in our region Wanda Fischer, the highly regarded Dee Jay of The Hudson River Sampler on WAMC, included No Passengers on her own “Best CDs of 2014” list. Davey O. is no newcomer to the folk circuit; his family work ethic has served him well as a troubadour who now plays upwards of 120 shows a year in his second decade of performing. Sarah Craig, who manages Caffé Lena, describes Davey as “a rare voice for the actual struggling everyday people of this world—not filtered through legend or tradition, but as actually and personally experienced.”

Caffè Lena presents
Opera Saratoga — “Mr. Tambourine Man” & Other Selections
8:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $20 general admission, $15 members, $10 students and children
Buy tickets online
This weekend we welcome Opera Saratoga to the intimate stage at Caffè Lena, where soprano Caroline Worra features in a celebration of the poetry and lyrics of Bob Dylan. Caroline has been hailed by Opera News as “one of the finest singing actresses around,” and has sung over 75 different operatic roles including more than 20 World, American, and Regional Premieres. At the center of this special concert is the Saratoga premiere of John Corigliano’s Mr. Tambourine Man, a beautiful, haunting, and powerful setting of some of Dylan’s most famous song lyrics by the Academy Award winning composer of The Red Violin.

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 advance/ $30 at door
Back To The Garden 1969 is a group of skilled musicians (two of whom were at the original Woodstock festival) who joined forces to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Woodstock Music Festival. Celebrating the music and spirit of Woodstock proved to be so much fun for everyone that there was no reason to stop!

June 20 and 21, 2015
Anabella Lenzu DanceDrama announces
Dance Technique and AL/DD Repertory Workshop
FACULTY: ANABELLA LENZU

Saturday, June 20 and Sunday, June 21, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Peridance Capezio Center, 126 East 13th Street New York, NY 10003
Register online
Full Workshop: $120. Students are expected to attend both days of the workshop. There is no single-class rate available.
This workshop explores the principle: Motion Creates Emotion /Emotion Creates Motion, and emphasizes the use of imagination, interpretation and body coordination and control. My emphasis is on the journey rather than the destination, on understanding the impulses generated by movements and gestures.

Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Festival
A Music & Environmental Festival
View stage schedule on line
Croton Point Park, Croton-on-Hudson, NY
For more information, call 845/418-3596
Buy tickets online for Saturday, Sunday or weekend pass.
The 2015 Clearwater Festival will take place on Saturday and Sunday, June 20 and 21 at Croton Point Park in Croton-on-Hudson, Westchester County, NY. Festival gates open to attendees at 9 a.m. 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.

Sunday, June 21, 2015
Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor announces
Canal Fest: 30 Years and Growing
Chittenango Landing Canal Boat Museum, Chittenango
Fun filled family day of games, boat races, music, chicken BBQ, and activities on the Old Erie Canal.

Neighborhood Preservation Center announces
Positively 8th Street Festival
12:00-6 p.m.
West 8th Street between 5th and 6th Avenues
See schedule online
The Annual Street Fair sponsored by the Village Alliance features art, food, games, live music and kids activities on 8th Street between 5th & 6th Avenues.
Also June 14.

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.

Museum at Eldridge Street presents
FATHER’S DAY CONCERT: Yiddish Lullabies & Love Songs with Inna Barmash
3 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002
Cost: $18 per person, DADS ARE HALF PRICE!
RSVP here
Raw, beautiful and elegant. Chanteuse Inna Barmash presents a repertoire of Yiddish lullabies, love ballads, and songs of love gone wrong including rarely heard treasures of old Soviet-era anthologies collected in the shtetls of Ukraine in the early 20th century. Part of CultureFest New York. With Ljova Zhurbin (viola), Shoko Nagai (accordion), Dmitri Zisl Slepovitch (clarinet) and Dmitry Ishenko (bass). Co-Sponsored by National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene.

Caffè Lena presents
The Barefoot Movement
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $18 general admission, $16 members, $9 students and children
Buy tickets online
We hear from a lot of young bluegrass bands these days, but The Barefoot Movement popped right out of the crowded field. Winners of the 2014 Momentum Award (for best and brightest newcomers) from the International Bluegrass Music Association, this exuberant quartet crowds around a single mic and lets it rip with traditional barn-burners, tender ballads, lush harmonies, and classic rock-inspired originals. They’re southern kids (North and South Carolina, Mississippi) who dedicated themselves to roots music as teens. By the time they graduated from conservatory, they were ready to hit the ground running, with tours overseas and back and forth across the US, hitting the bluegrass festivals, concert halls, back porches, and rowdy bars. Fresh off a year of opening for the Milk Carton Kids, The Barefoot Movement has been called “one of the most promising bands in bluegrass music” (CMT Edge) and we’re pleased to host their upstate NY debut!

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
Crooner BUSTER POINDEXTER
7:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $35 advance/ $40 at door
Buster Poindexter, alter ego of David Johansen, first attracted attention as a glam rock pioneer with the New York Dolls, who he still tours with, and then as an early MTV idol with Hot Hot Hot. Yet, with his big, deep, resonant voice, Buster Poindexter is most impressive as a crooner and occasional belter of ballads in the classic R&B tradition. His ongoing run affirms the point that however you know him, the artist known as Buster Poindexter, complete with his one-liners and longer comic monologues, and not to forget his signature pompadour, is one of the most endearing and enduring entertainers currently trodding the boards in New York.

...and beyond
Dewey Hall announces
21st (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 & younger, and are available at the door.
We’ve been doing this event so long we’ve lost count, but its somewhere in the 21st year range and still going strong. The best pancakes this side of the Mississippi, prepared and cooked by a dedicated team of Dewey Hall volunteers and served 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. This year we'll be raffling off a car care gift basket and a food basket that includes a $25 gift card to Subway and other goodies.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Caribbean Cultural Center/African Diasporan Institute (CCCADI) presents:
Dear Diaspora: Exploring Approaches to Teaching Locally and Thinking Globally

4:00-7:00 p.m.
Dwyer Cultural Center, 258 St. Nicholas Ave, (entrance on 123rd), New York, NY
Admission: Free. RSVP at www.deardiaspora.eventbrite.com
Join CCCADI for our 2015 showcase “Dear Diaspora,“ a culminating celebration of the achievements of our brilliant students and teaching artists in our Pre-K-12 arts-in-ed program, T.L.C.: Touching Living Culture. Take workshops, enjoy performances, get to know our teaching artists and join the conversation exploring ways to bring diaspora to the classroom and more arts to our communities.

PROGRAM
4 p.m. Visual-Arts Workshop – Taino Petroglyphs with Gabriel Pacheco

5 p.m. Teaching-Artist Performance Demonstrations – Storytelling, Bomba Music, Roots-Jazz Conduction

6 p.m.: Roundtable Discussion featuring the Center for Arts Education, CCCADI, and our esteemed teaching artists

Student artwork from Learning Tree, PS 50, PS 111, and the Heketi Charter School will be on display.

The Neighborhood Preservation Center announces
Peg-Leg Pete Scavenger Hunt: “Best Of” Edition (new date)
6 p.m.
Starting Location: Neighborhood Preservation Center, 232 East 11th Street, New York, NY
Free and open to the public
RSVPs are encouraged by emailing us at info@neighborhoodpreservationcenter.org. Please include your name and number of guests.
Please feel free to contact us with any questions via email or by calling 212-228-2781.
This friendly and free competition will take you around the area which was owned by Peter Stuyvesant. Individuals and teams of all ages are welcome! Questions and locations will be taken from previous scavenger hunts. We encourage everyone to “study” our previous tours, including the original tour, Gilded Age, Groovie, Jazz Age, and Beatnik Editions here.

<>You are cordially invited to a very special and intimate musical evening benefiting
World Music Institute (WMI)
With two of India’s world-renowed and beloved artists
RAMESH MISRA (Sarangi) & ANINDO CHATTERJEE (Tabla) 6:30 p.m.
South Street Seaport home of Zette Emmons, Board, World Music Institute
Dinner to follow featuring Indian food and wine tasting
$125 per person; $235 per couple
For Tickets: www.worldmusicinstitute.org/benefit
RSVP & Event information: fnact@aol.com
A rare luminary of Indian Classical Music, Pandit Anindo Chatterjee has attained new heights in the art of tabla playing. Trained from his early childhood in the art of tabla by Guru Padmabhusan Jnan Prakash Ghosh, Anindo has developed a unique style expanding upon his vast knowledge of the tradition. Both technically and artistically, he is a model for future generations to follow, for whom he is a devoted Guru with some very promising disciples, including his son Anubrata. He is equally regarded as a soloist and an accompanist and has shared the stage with almost all the great musicians of India. In acknowledgment of his immense contribution to music, both in India and all over the world, he was awarded the “Sangeet Natak Akademy Award” in 2002, presented by His Excellency The President of India. Pandit Ramesh Misra is renowned in India and all over the world as among the most outstanding artists of Indian classical music. Taught by his father, the great maestro Pt. Ramnath Mishra, he acquired further training from Pandit Hanuman Prasad Mishra and Pandit Gopal Mishra. He continued under the guidance of the legendary maestro Pandit Ravi Shankar. A recipient of India’s most prestigious Sangeet Natak Akademi Puraskar. Pt. Ramesh Mishra also received the Sangeet Natak Award of Uttar Pradesh 1992, the Geetanjali, Uttam, Dishari Award, and many other awards. Both as soloist and accompanist, Pandit Ramesh Mishra traveled all over the world accompanying internationally reputed artists. He has trained numbers of students, including his son Rohan Misra.
If you cannot attend but would like to contribute to the benefit, purchase tickets through above link and send an email to Daisy Paradis at fnact@aol.com
COMMUNITY PARTNERS: Harrice Miller Entertainment, Sunny Thakkar, Harmonyom

Caffè Lena presents
Red Molly
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $25 general admission, $22 members, $12.50 students and children
Buy tickets online
On their final summer tour before taking a break of indeterminate length, Red Molly is returning to the stage where they played some of their earliest trio gigs. Known for gorgeous harmonies, crisp musicianship, infectious songwriting, and a warm stage presence, Laurie MacAllister (bass), Abbie Gardner (Dobro), and Molly Venter (guitar) weave the threads of American music—folk roots to bluegrass, heartbreaking ballads to barn-burning honky tonk—as effortlessly as they blend their caramel voices into soaring, crystalline three-part harmonies. Gracing stages from Denver to Denmark, from Australia to Austin, Red Molly is renowned for their live shows. Four-time featured artist at MerleFest, breakout stars at RockyGrass, and the darlings of the Bristol Rhythm and Roots Reunion, the Mollies bring audiences to their feet, whether it’s on a grand festival stage or in an intimate concert hall. Their latest CD, The Red Album, released on May 27, 2014, was featured in USA Today and CMT Edge. It spent 16 weeks on the Americana Radio Top 40 chart, reaching #10, and it was #1 on the Folk DJ Radio Chart for all of 2014.

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Thursday, June 25, 2015
The Folklife Center at Crandall Public Library continues its ever-popular
Live! Folklife Concert Spring Series
Dennis Stroughmatt et l’Esprit Creole
7-8:30 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801, 518-792-6508 x237
(in the Community Room, downstairs off the Library’s Glen Street entrance)
Cost: Free
Dennis Stroughmatt et l’Esprit Creole play the music of the upper Louisiana Creole culture. A vibrant blend of Celtic, Canadian and, Old Time sounds, this music bridges the gap between contemporary Canadian and Louisiana Cajun styles. Preserved by families in the Ozark foothills, the music remains largely intact and true to the traditions that have been passed down for over 3 centuries. Dennis was taught to play fiddle by local Creole fiddlers Roy Boyer and Charlie Pasha in the tradition of their fathers, and he gradually became an adopted son of the French midwest Creoles living along the Mississippi River near St. Louis. The band shares its music at festivals and venues all around the country, including the Library of Congress and Smithsonian Folklife Festival, and is called “a national treasure” by the Missouri Humanities Council.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
MURALI CORYELL — Special Tribute to BB King

7:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $15 advance/ $20 at door
Son of jazz-rock fusion guitar legend Larry Coryell and author/actress Julie Coryell, contemporary soul-blues artist Murali Coryell grew up surrounded by great music and musicians—the likes of Jimi Hendrix, Miles Davis and Carlos Santana—so it—s little surprise that he aspired to and achieved this level of skill and artistry. Rolling Stone once named Murali “One promising new hound.” Murali delivers on that promise: his CD/DVD LIVE was nominated for a 2014 BMA DVD Of The Year; and he’s been inducted into the NY State Blues Hall Of Fame. In additon to performing with his own group with a soulful voice that’s very much his own, Murali has toured as a featured artist with award winning bluesman Joe Louis Walker, and with his father. Murali will be joined on this show by Bill Foster on bass and Dorian Randolph on Drums. Murali had the honor of first opened for Mr. King in Poughkeepsie, and went on to be a supporting act for him through the years. Murali has considered BB to be a tremendous influence on him, both musically and personally.

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Friday, June 26, 2015
World Music Institute (WMI) presents
King Sunny Adé & His African Beats
Special Guest Wunmi at King Sunny Adé Concert
8 p.m.
92nd Street Y, Lexington & 92nd St., New York, NY
Tickets: From $45
Often called “The African Bob Marley” legendary singer, composer, multi-instrumentalist and master African musician, King Sunny Adé and his African Beats return to New York for their first tour of the United States in 7 years. Aé is widely considered one of the most influential musicians of all time and will be accompanied by a cadre of 17 musicians and singers, and a rotation of 5 dancers.
WMI is thrilled to announce an exciting opening act for King Sunny Adé. Rising star songwriter/performer/costume designer Wunmi will be the special guest. Currently based in New York, Wumni was born in London and raised in Nigeria. With her irresistible spirit and radical self-designed fashions, Wunmi effortlessly joins the dots between Nigeria’s Afrobeat heritage, New York’s house pedigree, and London’s jazz, broken beat and classic street soul sounds.


JUST ANNOUNCED! The Official KSA AFTER PARTY HOSTED BY KUNLE ADÉ (King Sunny Adé’s son). Come party with the King after his performance on June 26. With DJ TUNEZ & ELI FOLA from Nigeria. At Madiba Harlem, 46 West 116 Street, NYC. Event/Tickets: www.madibaharlem.com

City Lore announces
The 2015 Frisner Augustin Memorial Drum Festival
8 p.m.
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue at Third Avenue, Downtown Brooklyn, NY
Advance: General, $18, Students/Seniors, $15 At the Door: General, $20, Students/Seniors $18 Featuring: Sanba Kebyesou, Fanmi Asotò, Rara Solojha, The Makandal Drummers with Taïna Ligonde, and a new video short about the legendary Ti Roro. Now in its second year, the annual Frisner Augustin Memorial Drum Festival takes its inspiration from Makandal’s memorial tribute to the Master in June 2012, just months after his passing. The festival takes place at Roulette in Downtown Brooklyn, an elegant state-of-the-art concert hall dedicated to the celebration of music. The annual event, which aims to showcase the best of Haiti’s contemporary drummers, realizes one of Maestro Augustin’s long-held dreams. This program is supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts, and, in part, with public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts.
Caffè Lena presents
Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams
8:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $24 general admission, $22 members, $12 students and children
Buy tickets online
Woodstock’s Larry Campbell is a sideman, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist (guitar, fiddle, mandolin, pedal steel, cittern, dobro, banjo) and three-time GRAMMY-winning producer. His seven years playing in Bob Dylan’s Never Ending Tour Band and core presence in Levon Helm’s Midnight Ramble Band sit alongside live shows and recording sessions with Linda Thompson, Sheryl Crow, David Bromberg, Paul Simon, B. B. King, Willie Nelson, Eric Andersen, Buddy and Julie Miller, Kinky Friedman, Little Feat, Hot Tuna, Cyndi Lauper, k.d. lang, Anastasia Barzee, and Rosanne Cash, to name a few. He was awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Americana Music Association in 2008, and in 2013 AMA named him Instrumentalist of the Year. Hardly a weekend goes by that the name Larry Campbell isn’t mentioned during a performance on the Caffè Lena stage. His wife, vocalist Teresa Williams of the Midnight Ramble Band, joins him for this official release concert for their new duo album. Bridging folk, rock, blues, and country, the album features eight new originals and three cover songs.

Pregones Theater Puerto Rico Traveling Theater announces
CREATING CONNECTIONS: Latina Artists on The Move!
A Pepati’n Dance Concert

8 p.m.
Pregones Theater, 575 Walton Avenue, The Bronx, NY 10451, 718-585-1202 or 212-265-1086/PRTT Box Office
Tickets available online: $12 to $24
Sita Frederick, Ana “Rokafella” García and Marion Ramírez, joined by up-and-coming artists: Beatrice Capote, Odylle “Bgirl Mantis” Beder, and Jadele McPherson. It’s a dance concert! Following a collaborative process, this multi-media event pays tribute to the original troupe of dancers/choreographers who crafted the dance/theater piece Out of La Negrura in 2004, while folding in a new generation of dance artists into the project. The dance concert features a 40-minute documentary film of interviews and clips from the original collaborative dance theater work. Presented in collaboration with PEPATIAN.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
CHRIS O’LEARY Band

8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $20 advance/ $25 at door
While Chris O’Leary’s music is rooted in the blues, you can hear shades of New Orleans, rockabilly and more in their big, high-energy sound. Several years ago, Levon Helm joined in on some of Chris’s early recording sessions, and then sat in on O’Leary’s regular gigs. Soon, Levon asked Chris and his compadres to join the house band at his club in New Orleans. Chris spent the better part of a year at the club as a focal point of Levon Helm’s Barn Burners, backing up touring stars and opening for New Orleans’ finest players. In 2007 O’Leary formed a new band, including fellow Barn Burner Frankie Ingrao on bass and guitarist Chris Vitarello.

June 26, 27, and 28, 2015
35th OLD SONGS FESTIVAL
Altamont Fairgrounds, Altamont, NY
Buy tickets online
For more information, you can reach Old Songs weekdays, 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at 518-765-2815, tickets
Old Songs is a family-friendly festival: Three Day Celebration of Music with Roots from Appalachia, Ireland, Quebec, Brazil, The Netherlands and more! 8 stages with more than 120 daytime workshops, and 3 Main Stages. Singing in Harmony. Participatory Dancing. Family Activities. Juried Artisan Court. Instrument Exchange. See list of performers on website.

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Saturday, June 27, 2015
Herbalicious: The History and Varying Uses of Herbs
10-11 a.m.
Seward House Museum, 33 South Street, Auburn, NY 13021
Cost: Free
Contact Info: 315 252 1283
Museum volunteer, Corliss Hunter, takes participants through a brief history of herbs and their importance in Victorian homes. Program includes demonstration and opportunity to make your own potpourri to bring home.

Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders presents
Wixarika (Huichol) Yarn Painting Workshops
Huichol Yarn Paintings One Session
Saturday, June 13, 2015, 12 p.m., All ages

Huichol Yarn Paintings Two Sessions
Saturday, June 20 and 27, 2015, 12 p.m., All ages
Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders, 550 W. 155th Street. New York, NY 10032, (212) 587-3070
Free workshops, registration required For more information and to register, visit www.manoamano.us/en/art-making-workshop.html
Join us for a session of art making and community sharing, as we honor the Huichol Culture. Art supplies will be provided, but feel free to also bring your own favorite materials or drawings. Workshops will be led by Artist Andrea Arroyo.

American Roots Music Festival
12:00 p.m. All day and evening festival
Caramoor, 49 Girdle Ridge Road, Katonah, NY 10536
Tickets: $30, $40, $50, $60, $70, $80, $85, Children under 18 half price
The all-ages American Roots Music Festival is a home for musical heritage and modern twists set throughout our beautiful performance spaces, gardens and grounds. With legendary stars and up and coming artists, the festival offers an eclectic mix of folk, country, bluegrass, gospel, blues, early jazz, singer/songwriter, string band, old time, traditional and contemporary roots music ’ lots of music for everyone to enjoy! Featuring: Lucinda Williams, Parker Millsap, Larry Campbell & Teresa Williams, Jessy Carolina & The Hot Mess, Kristin Andreassen Band, Mason Porter, Spuyten Duyvil, Walkabout Clearwater Chorus, Matt Turk, Cole Quest and the City Pickers, and The Social Music Hour Workshop & Singalong.

Ashokan Music & Dance presents
Swing Dance + BBQ
6 p.m. BBQ
7:30 Free Lesson
8 p.m. Dance

Ashokan Center, 477 Beaverkill Road, Olivebridge, New York 12461
Cost: BBQ $15 advance, $20 day of show; Dance $15
Jay & Molly, Swingology and Lindy Hop Heaven! at Ashokan’s outdoor dance pavilion.
The Smith Center for the Arts presents
David Crosby
8:00 p.m.
The Smith Center for the Arts, 82 Seneca Street, Geneva, NY 14456, 315-781-5483
TICKETS: $57 main floor/ $47 balcony
Tickets go on sale FRIDAY APRIL 3 at 10 a.m.
Legendary singer-songwriter and social justice activist David Crosby is a two time Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, inducted as a member of both the iconic folk-rock band The Byrds — with whom he first rose to stardom — and the iconic Woodstock era-defining group Crosby, Stills & Nash.

Caffè Lena presents
Dust Bowl Faeries
8:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Dust Bowl Faeries is an ethereal electro-acoustic quartet led by inter-disciplinary artist, musician and performer Ryder Cooley. Accordion, lap steel guitar, singing saw, ukulele, keyboards, and three-part vocal harmonies combine to create their unique, other-worldly sound. Sara Ayers and Karen Cole are the other musical faeries in this all-lady band. Hazel, a taxidermy sheep, joins the Dust Bowl Fairies as mascot spirit animal and occasional go-go dancer

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
THE STEEL WHEELS Band

8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $20 advance/ $25 at door
The Steel Wheels are a roots and Americana band, writing and playing music in the closely related but unique styles of blues, bluegrass, old-time music, and fiddle music. Based in the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia, this dynamic four-piece string band marries old-time musical traditions with their own innovative sound and lifestyle, generating a truly magnetic revival. The Steel Whhels have captured audiences across the country with their heady brew of original soulful mountain music and their deep commitment to roots and community.

...and beyond
Dewey Hall announces
Strawberry Season Sheffield Contra Dance & Potluck
6:30-7:30 Potluck supper – bring a dish to share
7:30-8:00 Family dance for beginners and kids
8:00-11:00 Contra dancing!
Dewey Hall, 91 Main Street, Sheffield, MA 01257
Tickets are $10-15 Adults, $8 Students, $25 Family max
Music by Dave Paton & Wildcat Creek
Calling by Fern Bradley

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Sunday, June 28, 2015
Caffè Lena presents
Sam Amidon
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $16 general admission, $14 members, $8 students and children
Buy tickets online
Sam Amidon is the Vermont-raised son of folk musicians Peter and Mary Alice Amidon, and he’s coming to us following a mainstage appearance at Wilco’s Solid Sound Festival. In the words of the New York Observer, Sam is “the spokesman for the new, weird America.” He was immersed in traditional music from his earliest days and, similar to Bob Dylan, the spokesman for “old, weird America,” it’s clear that American folksongs speak to him in a private language. Amidon deconstructs traditional songs, as well as contemporary songs from suprising sources (Mariah Carey, R. Kelly), and puts them back together with voice, guitar and banjo in a way that reveals their intentions to modern audiences. The sound is quiet, rhythmic, acoustic, complex, experimental and deeply penetrating. His newest album, Lily-O, is a collaboration with jazz guitarist Bill Frisell that was produced by Valgeir Sigurðsson (Bonnie Prince Billy, Björk).

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

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

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

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


The 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
Come join us every Wednesday for a 3-hour pub style sing-around. All songs are welcome, as are acoustic instruments. Occasionally there is a featured guest performer for part of the evening. Sandwiches, salads, coffee, tea, wine, and beer are available.
Featured Performers: June 10, Hudson River Rose


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

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

Ceramics Studio
Drawing
Oil Painting
Photography
Stained Glass
Writing


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

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

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

June 13–28, 2015
The ARChive of Contemporary Music announces
Our summer record sale will be the biggest one yet!

There’s something for every music lover at our Summer Record + CD Sale to benefit the ARChive of Contemporary Music
11 a.m. - 6 p.m.
ARChive of Contemporary Music, 54 White St., New York, NY (3 short blocks south of Canal, between Broadway & Church in Tribeca), 212/226-6967
Thousands of vinyl LPs, plus CDs, books, DVDs, and more. Tons of jazz, soul, hip hop, rock, pop, new wave, heavy metal, 12" singles, soundtracks, world music, reggae — you name it, we have it! A lot of rare white label promos! There is no way we can put out everything at once so new things will be added daily. Check out what’s for sale.

JOIN the ARC as a member + attend our pre-sale party on Thursday evening June 11. Eat, drink + get first dibs on all items.

RSVP on Facebook and tell your friends!

Don’t forget to tweet your peeps: #ARCsale15

Talk to us! 212-226-6967 info@arcmusic.org

Please consider donating LPs + CDs to help us build the collection and give us extra copies for our sale.


Calpulli Mexican Dance Company invites you to:
Performances at The New York Botanical Garden
In Conjunction with ”Frida Kahlo: Art∗Garden∗Life” May 16”November 1, 2015


Performances by New York City’s premier traditional Mexican dance company are always colorful, passionate, and inviting, featuring glorious costumes, contagious rhythms, and talented performers. Calpulli expands its audience’s knowledge and appreciation of Mexican dance and culture.

June 6, 7, 20, 21 & through October 2015

The New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx, NY 10458

For more information, call 718.817.8716.


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


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

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


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

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


Museum at Eldridge Street presents
Lifelong Learning Classes

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Abstract Submission Deadline October 15, 2015

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


Staten Island Arts announces
Staten Island Arts Pop-up Markets

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

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

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


Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor announces
2015 Photo Contest Kicks Off

Entries due by August 28, 2015

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

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


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.


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

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

November 15, 2014 — March 6, 2016

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



February 7, 2015 — July 26, 2015

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


March 2015 — July 2015

The Folklife Center at Crandall Public Library presents
Battenkill Inspired
Exhibition kicks off with gallery reception and concert on Thursday, March 12, 2015, 5-7 p.m.
Folklife Gallery, Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801
The Folklife Center at Crandall Public Library has mounted Battenkill Inspired, a new exhibition. A reception will take place on Thursday, March 12, 2015, from 5 to 7 p.m., followed by the first Live! Folklife Concert of the season, featuring Hot Club of Saratoga at 7 p.m. in the community room, just off the gallery.

The waters of the Battenkill, flowing from Vermont through southern Washington County to the Hudson River, are the source of inspiration for the art and artifacts showcased in this exhibition. Curated by Folklife Center director, Todd DeGarmo, Battenkill Inspired showcases the work of contemporary artists, as well as taking a look at the river’s culture: the covered bridges built to cross, the many industries that once drew power from its flow, the lure of Dionondehowa Falls and its pleasure park and the electricity generated for a trolley system, the world-class trout fishing with its own original fly patterns and personalities, the 1960s–70s decorated rafts for a timed float and competition, and current efforts to preserve this valuable resource.

The works of over 25 artists are featured, including paintings and art prints by Stephen Alcorn, Matt Chinian, Elizabeth Cockey, Adriano Manocchia, Harry Orlyk, Leslie Parke, Christopher Pearce, Mark Susinno, Brain Sweetland, Mark Tougias, George Van Hook, E.R. (Eugene) Witten; photography by Ian Creitz, Herbert Eriksson, Clifford Oliver; magazine cover art by Norman Rockwell, John Atherton, Mead Schaeffer; hand-tied fishing flies, hunting and decorative decoys, and a boat by Marc Francato, C.J. Lyttle, Steven Jay Sanford; jewelry, dolls, sculptures and a bridge model by Bonnie Elizabeth Hoag, Caroline Hooke, Serena Kovalosky, Jack Metzger, A.W. (Bob) Rayman, Anita Witten.

In addition many photos and artifacts are on display, loaned from Greenwich Library’s Gill Room, Washington County Fair’s Museum, Shushan Covered Bridge Museum, and private collections. Watch for a lecture series coming in April, May, June at two sites.


March 12, 2015 —June 30, 2015

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

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

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


April 21 —September 13, 2015

Staten Island Arts announces
Cultural Feedback Project:
TELLING OUR STORIES FROM THE INSIDE OUT—AN ARCHIVE OF WEST AFRICAN CULTURAL HERITAGE ON STATEN ISLAND
Monday - Friday 11 a.m. - 8 p.m.; Saturdays, 12 p.m. - 5 p.m.
SI Arts’ Culture Lounge Gallery @ St. George Terminal; 10 Ferry Terminal Drive, Staten Island, NY 10301
For further questions, please contact Naomi Sturm Director of Folklife at 718-442-3329 X1006 or nsturm@statenislandarts.org
Staten Island Arts is proud to present their first ever ”Cultural Feedback Project” in partnership with the Alan Lomax Archive, United States Sierra Leone Association, Ghanaian Association of Staten Island, and NAPELA. The Cultural Feedback Project exhibition is the culmination of over 100 hours of video, 2,500 photographs and more than 40 hours of audio interviews presented in the Cultural Lounge on March 26, 2015. Throughout the spring and summer, the folklife series will feature various indigenous presentations including a Ghanaian Kente cloth weaving demonstration, African Story Circle, a children’s dance showcase and an evening of short films by West African directors in collaboration with the African Film Festival of New York. The Cultural Feedback Project is supported with generous funding from the National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, Department of Cultural Affairs, Con Edison and the Nicotra Foundation. The three-month long exhibit will be accompanied by a calendar of public and educational programming in the space:
Tuesday April 21, 2015 – Ghanaian Kente Cloth Weaving Demonstration
Saturday May 23, 2015 – African Story Circle (all languages welcome)
Saturday June 6, 2015 – Children’s Dance Showcase (featuring student groups from the United States Sierra Leone Association, the Ghanaian Association of Staten Island and NAPELA)
Tuesday June 16, 2015 – Evening of short films by West African directors (in collaboration with the African Film Festival of New York)

City Lore presents
EXHIBITION: Priya’s Shakti

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

May 7, 2015 — November 30, 2015

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

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

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


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

June 1, 2015 — July 31, 2015

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

June 3 —July 31, 2015

Taller Boricua presents the exhibition
Talleres de la Frontera/Workshops from the Border
Curated by Nitza Tufiño & Marcos Dimas
OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, June 4, 6-9 p.m.
Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 12-6 p.m., Thurs. 1-7 p.m. | Sun. and Mon. Closed
Taller Boricua Gallery at the Julia de Burgos Latino Cultural Center | The Puerto Rican Workshop, Inc.,1680 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10029 | 212.831.4333
Admission: Free
Featured Artists: Alma Lopez / Fransesco Siqueiros / Linda Vallejo / Lino Martinez / Poli Marichal / Gronk / Andriana Corral / Alejandro Romero / Esperanza Gama / Hector Duarte / Nitza Tufiño / Ramiro Rodriguez
This exhibition will feature monoprints created in conjunction with a bi-national partnership with a prestigious northern Mexican institution, el Colegio de la Frontera Norte and El Centro Cultural Tijuana. Artists were invited from workshops throughout the United States. A selection of artists from Taller Boricua’s Rafael Tufiño printshop are also featured. The mono-prints were made at a workshop conducted at the Segura Art Studio, a fine art print studio housed at the Notre Dame Center for Arts and Culture, South Bend, Indiana, and at El Nopal Press in Los Angeles, California. Twelve artists were invited to participate and each produced a series of original prints inspired by their attention to issues pertaining to international migration and border crossings. Selections of the works created by the artists were exhibited in Tijuana, Mexico, last September and will be displayed at the Crossroads Gallery later this summer. The art works will travel to other locations in the US in 2016. We are pleased to announce that portions of the work produced by these artists will be gifted to museums and other major collections of Latino art in the US and Mexico. The Talleres de la Frontera project is expected to continue in the years to come and will retain and interest in the US-Mexican border, but with expanded attention to the Caribe and later to other areas throughout the Americas.

June 4 —June 30, 2015

Flushing Town Hall presents
EXHIBITION: Stable Views: LIFE IN THE BACKSTRETCH OF THOROUGHBRED RACETRACK
OPENING RECEPTION & CURATOR’S TALK WITH ELLEN MCHALE, PHD: Friday, June 5, 7 p.m.
GALLERY HOURS: 12-5 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, Flushing, NY 11354, 718) 463-7700 x 222
Suggested Admission: $5/FREE for Members & Students
Explore the community found within the backstretch of the thoroughbred racetracks in New York State, such as Belmont. As a location, the “backstretch” is that physical area of the racetrack lying out of sight from the public. The backstretch can also refer to the community of workers which is forged through a common activity – the care of the race horse. Discover the world of trainers, exercise riders, jockeys, saddle makers and others.

June 5, 2015 — June 28, 2015

Pregones Theater Puerto Rico Traveling Theater recommends
Sueño: SHAKESPEARE with Sabor Latino! “A Midsummer Night’s Dream”
Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays
La Plaza at The Clemente, 114 Norfolk Street, New York’s Lower East Side
Get your FREE tickets at Pregones Theater Box Office – Monday-Friday 9:30-5:00P p.m. 718-585-1202
For more information call 212-529-1545 or visit www.teatrosea.org
The Society of the Educational Arts, Inc. (Teatro SEA) in collaboration with The Clemente and Teatro LATEA proudly presents the World Premiere of Sueño: A Latino take on Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream. The event is scheduled to take place in the parking lot behind the Clemente Soto Vélez Cultural & Educational Center, referred to as The Clemente. Performances will be completely FREE to the public. Teatro SEA is “Latinizing” a theatrical classic with the aim of inspiring interest in Shakespeare to young and underserved audiences. Sueño will feature a diverse group of 20 actors, singers, musicians, dancers, and puppeteers. The show includes over 50 carnival puppets, stilts walkers and masks including “Vejigantes and Cabezudos”—folkloric characters from Puerto Rico, used in festival celebrations. Shakespeare’s works in Latin America dates back to the 1800s, but rarely do New Yorkers get a chance to see revised Latino versions of the master’s plays.

June 5, 2015 — June 28, 2015

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


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


June 17, 2015 — November 29, 2015

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

June 20, 2015 —November 8, 2015

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

Sabine Fascione Alcorn - botanical watercolors


June 20, 2015 — August 2, 2015

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

May 15, 2015 — September 20, 2015

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