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Monday, June 1, 2015
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.

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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.

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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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Friday, June 5, 2015
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.

...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
Folk Arts and Social Change Awards to local visionaries and artists. Great food, drink and company. Save the date! Become an event sponsor and invest in PFP’s future! This year’s awards go to Dorothy Gordon Wilkie & John Wilkie, Artistic and Musical Director of Kùlú Mèlé African Dance & Drum Ensemble and Kormassa Bobo, Liberian dancer. Dorothy Wilkie is a dancer, choreographer and teacher, who specializes in dances of West Africa and the African Diaspora. She has studied in Cuba, Ghana, Guinea and Senegal, and has developed a particularly deep knowledge of African Cuban dance and spiritual practice. As Artistic director of Kùlú Mèlé African Dance Ensemble, she teaches dance to youth in Philadelphia’s underserved communities and has recived numerous awards for her work. John Wilkie started playing conga drums in the 1950s. A member of Kùlú Mèlésince the 1970s, John now serves as music director of the ensemble and also performs with Spoken Hand Percussion Orchestra. Kormassa Bobo has been dancing since she was a child with her father’s troupe where she was singled out to join the Liberian National Cultural Troupe. There, Kormassa mastered traditional dances of Liberia’s sixteen ethnic groups. She first came to the US in 1984 with National Troupe, moved to Philadelphia permanently in 1985, and has performed with Liberian dance companies across the continent.

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Saturday, June 6, 2015
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

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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
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.

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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Tuesday, June 16, 2015
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
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.

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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Friday, June 19, 2015
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.

June 20-21, 2015
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
Museum at Eldridge Street presents
Yiddish Lullabies & Love Songs with Inna Barmash
2 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002
Cost: $18 per person
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. Co-Sponsored by National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene.

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Friday, June 26, 2015
World Music Institute (WMI) presents
King Sunny Adé & His African Beats
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.

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
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.

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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 available soon. Also available as an add-on during online registration for camp.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

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)

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

...and beyond
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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