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September 2-7, 2014
ArtsWestchester announces
Jazz Fest
White Plains, NY
See schedule online
Jazz Fest returns in September with a six-day celebration of jazz at eight venues in downtown White Plains. All events are either free or affordably priced. A JAZZ PASS (discounted admission to all ticketed events) is also available to the first 50 purchasers. This pass includes fabulous performances by Alysa Haas Jazz Cabaret, the Gerry Malkin Jazz Collective, and an all-star tribute to Miles Davis featuring Wali Ali, Bob Baldwin, Ray Blue, Tony Jefferson and Harvie S!

Wednesday, September 3, 2014
The Folk Music Society of N.Y., Inc/ N.Y. Pinewoods Folk Music Club presents
Folk Open Sing
7-10 p.m.
Info: Frank, 212-533-2139
Ethical Culture Society, 53 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn (near 2nd St.)
Join us on the first Wednesday of each month for an open sing. Bring your voice, instruments, friends, neighbors, and children. Drop by for a couple of songs or the whole evening.

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Thursday, September 4, 2014
The An-Sky Institute for Jewish Culture of the Center for Traditional Music and Dance announces
New York Debut!
7 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 2 Eldridge Street, New York, NY (between Canal and Division Streets in Manhattan’s Chinatown)
Tickets: $20 General Admission, $15 members, seniors, students
An evening of lost music from the Odessa underworld. In 1954, the mysterious outsider Yiddish troubadour Nathan “Prince” Nazaroff recorded a now-legendary album, Jewish Freilach Songs for Moe Asch and Folkways. The album has become a cult favorite for Yiddish music fans with all its discordant, obscure, jubilant and ecstatic glory. Join us in this special 60th Anniversary tribute to the Prince featuring The Brothers Nazaroff: Danik Nazaroff, Pasha Nazaroff, Meyshke Nazaroff, Zaelic Nazaroff, and Yankl Nazaroff, as we celebrate the original recording as well as the upcoming release of a new Smithsonian Folkways album by The Brothers. The Brothers Nazaroff — otherwise known as Daniel “Danik” Kahn, Psoy “Pasha” Korolenko, Michael “Meyshke” Alpert, Bob “Zaelic” Cohen and Jake “Yankl” Shulman-Ment — are an international supergroup converging from Berlin, Moscow, Scotland, Budapest and Westchester. The group’s members regularly perform with ensembles such as the Painted Bird, Brave Old World, and Di Naye Kapelye, and renowned Hungarian filmmaker Csaba Bereczky will be shooting the concert for an upcoming documentary about the project. Plus guest appearances from special surprise guests!

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Friday, September 5, 2014
Earlville Opera House presents
Janiva Magness Band
8:00 p.m.
Earlville Opera House, East Main Street, Earlville, NY, 315/691-3550
Tickets: $14-$29 Order tickets online.
Janiva Magness is among the premier blues and R&B singers in the world today. Her voice possesses an earthy, raw honesty born from her life experience. A charismatic performer known for her electrifying live shows, Magness is a gutsy and dynamic musical powerhouse. She received the coveted 2009 Blues Music Award for B.B. King Entertainer Of The Year (she is only the second woman to ever win this award, Koko Taylor being the first). She also won Contemporary Blues Female Artist Of The Year, an honor she also received in 2006 and 2007. She has received a total of seventeen Blues Music Award nominations, including one for 2012’s Contemporary Blues Female Artist Of The Year.

Caffè Lena presents
The Trophy Husbands
8 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $15, Member $12, Child and Student $7.50
Buy tickets online
This band is a power trio, Adirondack style! Three of the North Country’s most highly regarded musicians—ohn Kribs, Doug Moody, Arlin Greene—put their minds, hearts and strings together on folk, blues and country classics and Kribs’ orginals. Kribs, on guitar, banjo, mandolin and vocals, is the founder of Racquette River Rounders and Johnny & the Triumphs and served in The McKrells for many years. Fiddle virtuoso Moody is also a McKrells alum and has been drafted into countless upstate string bands. Bassist Arlin Greene is a regular member of Big Medicine and Rick Bolton &the Dwyer Sisters.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $15 advance/$20 at the door
The Costellos—led by the eclectic musicians Lynn & Bob Costello—mix a blend of rock, pop, surf, and country. On stage, The Costellos have performed with major acts including Bon Jovi, Southside Johnny & The Asbury Jukes, Crash Test Dummies, NRBQ and America. They were a featured act at Woodstock ’94 and have made several TV appearances including CNBC’s America’s Talking. “Open Book brings a lyrical perspective brimming with real life and mature emotion. Michele and Rick Gedney exhibit a gift for songwriting that entwines melody invention with astute observations of the heart. Open Book has made an art of mixing the forthright honesty and storytelling of the folk tradition with songcraft, soul-filling vocals of sterling quality.” The Gazette.

September 5, 6, and 7, 2014
The Town of Waterford presents the
2013 Waterford Tugboat Roundup
See full schedule online
Waterford, NY
Free admission; ticket cost only for tour boat rides
For one weekend each year, Waterford’s historic waterfront is transformed back into a rendering of its commercial heyday during which names like Godfrey, Coyne, Bushey, Matton, Kehoe, and Cowles figured so prominently. Tugs new and old moor stem to stern for adulation and education, enchanting the young and reminding the young at heart of days gone by. In addition to tours of the vessels and other displays, there is an ample supply of music, food, children’s activities, vendors, boat rides, fireworks, and family fun.

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Saturday, September 6, 2014
New Museum announces
10 a.m.-12 p.m.
New Museum, 235 Bowery, New York, NY 10002
Cost: Free
No preregistration is required. Space is limited and tickets are given out on a first-come, first-served basis. Your entire party must be present; tickets will not be given to partial parties.
Join us for a family workshop offered in conjunction with the exhibition “Here and Elsewhere,” a major exhibition of contemporary art from and about the Arab world. From 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., get inspired by an installation that developed out of Hassan Sharif’s ongoing series “Objects,” located in the Lobby Gallery, as you manipulate everyday materials to consider how collections are formed. New Museum educators will also offer family-friendly tours of current exhibitions during the two-hour period. New Museum First Saturdays for Families are free of charge. This program is designed and recommended for families with children aged between four and twelve years, and includes free New Museum admission for up to two adults per family. Children under eighteen are always admitted free.

New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announces the:
Johnson Hall State Historic Site Anniversary Lecture Series
“Alleviating ‘that undissembled sorrow:’ Ritual and the Two Funerals of Sir William Johnson”
11:00 a.m.
Johnson Hall State Historic Site, 139 Hall Avenue, Johnstown, NY, 518/762-8712
Former Professor of History at Union College and author of Facing the King of Terrors, Robert Wells will examine how, in the wake of Sir William Johnson’s death, European colonists and indigenous Iroquois turned to their familiar rituals of death to make sense of their loss, manage their grief, and control their anxieties in the face of a very uncertain political future. NOTE: This lecture will be held at Johnstown High School Lecture Hall. Public tours of Johnson Hall available after 1 p.m.

4th Annual JayFest Features Entertainment, Shopping, and Dining

Noon to 6 p.m.
Downtown Schenectady, NY
Come stroll along Downtown Schenectady’s charming Jay Street Marketplace for an afternoon for relaxed fun. Live music throughout the afternoon provides the perfect accompaniment to the always unique assortment of speciality shops, restaurants, outdoor vendors, and various special promotions among the Downtown’s popular pedestrian walkway. The New York Folklore Society will remain open late for this special Saturday event.
The Irish band Blame Arthur Guinness kicks things off with live folk music. The afternoon’s festivities will also include a wine tasting provided by Barefoot Wine, sponsored by Guidarelli’ Liquors. The Bobby Massaro Trio will provide additional live entertainment from 2 to 4 p.m. Raffle prizes and drawings throughout the day will help raise funds to benefit the Jay Street Business Association for additional beautification and revitalization efforts along the Jay Street Marketplace.

Open Call for DRUMMERS: Drummers Circle
6-9 p.m.
Gallery @139 Bay Street, Staten Island, NY 10301
Participate in the drum / rhythm circle as a group experiencing the spontaneous creation of music on a variety of drums and percussion instruments. Bring your congas, bongos, timbales, all percussion instruments. This event is for everyone who loves hand drumming and more.

Café Veritas presents
The Kennedys
Opening is local artists Maria Gillard and Scott Regan
7:30 p.m.
Café Veritas, First Unitarian Church, 220 Winton Road South, Rochester, New York 14610
Ticket prices: $18 general admission, $10 students with ID, and children under 12 are free.
For tickets and more information, visit www.cafeveritas.org
In a career that now spans two decades, New York duo Pete and Maura Kennedy have traversed a broad musical landscape, surveying power pop, acoustic songwriting, organic rock rooted in their early days in Austin, and a Byrds-inspired jangle that drew the attention of Roger McGuinn, Steve Earle, and most notably Nanci Griffith. The duo co-produced Nanci’s latest CD. On their own recent release, Closer Than You Know, the songs have a quality, inherent in Maura’s voice, which is both soothing and urgent. As writers and producers, the Kennedys continue to mature, from their early style-conscious pop to today’s burnished sheen. Always tuned to their own muse, Pete and Maura have once again come up with a unique sound that is as uplifting as it is unclassifiable. They have toured all over the US and the British Isles, and put together a few bands along the way, most notably the Strangelings and The Stringbusters.
Maria Gillard and Scott Regan have written songs as a team for about 10 years. Maria’s soulful, smooth voice blended with Scott’s edgy baritone creates a unique sound which supports their wry and often ironic lyrics. The music is straightforward and written in a variety of genres. This show will be a first for the duo performing together. If you have heard Scott with Watkins and the Rapiers or Maria Gillard with her trio or band, you will love this combo as well!

Caffè Lena presents
Pete’s Posse
8 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $15, Member $12, Child and Student $7.50
Buy tickets online
This posse has been summoned to enforce the Law of Groove! They’re a multi-generational powerhouse traditional string trio based in northwestern VT’s Champlain Valley. Well-known multi-instrumentalist and troubadour Pete Sutherland is a teacher, songcrafter, and producer, and still loves to lay down a dance groove with his inventive fiddling. As often as possible these days, he’s found on the bandstand with fellow native Vermonter Oliver Scanlon. A recent high school graduate, Oliver has absorbed much of his mentor’s phrasing and dynamics and their tight twin fiddles (and Oliver’s mandolin) are energizing audiences in an ever-widening territory. With the unstoppable groove of Tristan Hendersen’s multitude of fretted and percussive instruments added to the mix — along with bursts of double foot-tapping, original songs and off-the-wall covers — you have PETE’S POSSE.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $20 advance/$25 at the door
We’re very enthusiastic about TriBeCaStan, and they’ve gotten some well-deserved press lately, including from The Wall Street Journal. Radically multicultural and poly-stylistic, The Washington Post hails them as “an international jazz and folk festival unto themselves.” Last time they treated us to a performance from a belly dancer, so you never know what will happen!

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Sunday, September 7, 2014
The Folk Music Society of N.Y., Inc/ N.Y. Pinewoods Folk Music Club presents
Singing/Playing Party in Park Slope, Brooklyn, NY
2 p.m.
Join us in a music party and help celebrate Ruth Lipman’s PhD in French. Bring voices, instruments, friends, and a snack to share. In Park Slope, Brooklyn, (F subway line to Seventh Ave), call for Reservations and location information 212-369-1896. See you there!

Caffè Lena presents
Caffè Lena Homecoming: An Evening with G. Love & John Hammond
7 p.m.
Arthur Zankel Music Center, Skidmore College, 815 North Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Tickets: $35-$75
Buy tickets online
Enjoy a very special evening with two artists whose stories intersect at Caffè Lena. Hammond’s first show on our stage was in 1963, at the start of a career in acoustic blues that has been marked by one Grammy win and five nominations, eight Blues Music Awards, and induction into the national Blues Hall of Fame. G. Love exploded onto the airwaves in the mid-90s with his blues-infused, old-school pop music. Just months before that he was playing Caffè Lena’s open mic and citing Hammond as one of his key inspirations. Tonight we bring the generations together at Saratoga’s premiere concert hall, the Helen Ladd at Skidmore’s Zankel Music Center, to celebrate the Caffè’s 54 years of launching musicians onto the national stage.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
7:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $15 advance/$20 at the door
Michael Torsone has developed one of the most professional sounds in the music community. This smooth, cool sound of jazz is generated by the world-renowned Hammond B3 organ. The powerful but controlled voice of Michael in combination with the vintage instrument creates a nostalgic and natural groove. His versatility and conviction to Jazz, Blues and R&B, augmented by his magnetic stage presence is the cornerstone to the success that Michael currently enjoys. Featuring Michael Torsone on Hammond organ and vocals, Mike Demico on guitar, Rich Maraday on tenor sax and Steve D& Giovanni on drums.

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Monday, September 8, 2014
Caffè Lena presents
Memorial for Victoria Armstrong
6:30 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Free event; registration required.
Through her deeply spiritual, joyful and mystical songwriting, her extraordinary singing, and her decades of live performance, Victoria Armstrong enriched the lives of listeners across North America. She passed away on May 5, 2014, at her home in Tucson, AZ. Tonight we pay tribute to Victoria in her adopted home of Saratoga Springs with musical performances and remembrances from long-time friends, including Andy Cohen, Bob White, Jane Voss & Hoyle Osborne, John Winn, Huxtable Christensen & Hood, as well as Victoria’s husband and musical partner Don Armstrong. The public is invited to take part in this Memorial. There is no ticket fee, but advance registration is strongly encouraged. Only those who have registered in advance will be guaranteed entrance, though we will welcome as many as our capacity allows.

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014
The An-Sky Institute for Jewish Culture of the Center for Traditional Music and Dance announces
SANDARAA featuring Zeb Bangash and Michael Winograd
7 p.m.
Rubin Museum of Art, 150 West 17th Street at Seventh Avenue, Manhattan
Tickets: $25
A special concert by Sandaraa at the beautiful Rubin Museum of Art! Lahore meets Brooklyn where the Hudson flows down from Himalayan headwaters. A magical world of global sounds comes alive when superstar Pakistani vocalist Zeb Bangash joins forces with a retinue of leading Brooklyn musicians led by clarinetist/composer Michael Winograd to unlock the secrets of Pakistan’s traditional music — a culturally diverse region conjuring cosmopolitan Silk Road cities, ecstatic mystics, Dravidian settlements lost to the sands of time, as well as the contemporary complexities of post-colonial nationhood. The ensemble explores a vast repertoire of South Asian musical traditions while blending it with the sounds and sensibilities of Eastern Europe, the Balkans, and Brooklyn! Also featuring Patrick Farrell (accordion), Richie Barshay (percussion), Eylem Basaldi (violin), Zoe Guigueno (bass) and Yoshie Fruchter (guitar). Sandaraa recently received prestigious awards from the MAP Fund and Chamber Music America. And spend some time in the Rubin Museum’s beautiful exhibit of Himalayan art!

Staten Island Arts announces
Black 47 in concert at the Noble Maritime Collection 8 p.m.
Noble Maritime Collection; 1000 Richmond Terrace, Building D, Staten Island, NY 10301
Cost: $30
To purchase, call 718.447.6490
The legendary Irish rock band Black 47 will present one of its last performances at the Noble Maritime Collectionin Staten Island, New York. Led by Irish author, playwright, and Sirius XM radio host, Larry Kirwan, Black 47 plays a uniquely Irish form of rock and roll that touches on social and political issues. Last Call, the band’s final CD, was released in January, and the band will retire in November after 25 years of performing.

The Folk Music Society of N.Y., Inc/ N.Y. Pinewoods Folk Music Club presents
Sunnyside Singers Club: Every Wednesday
Featured guest Sept. 10: Sean Tyrrell

8 p.m.
Co-sponsored with and held at the Aubergine Cafe, 49-22 Skillman Avenue at the corner of 50th Street in Woodside, Queens
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 guest Sept. 10: Sean Tyrrell: Longtime traditional musician, renowned storyteller and performance artist since the 1960s, Sean has traveled extensively all over the world, collaborating with folks such as Tommy Peoples and Paddy Keenan. Siobhan Long of the Irish Times Review writes: “Here be folk music as it was meant to be: pugilistic at times, all embracing at others. Tyrrell’s appetite for telling it like it is is as unquenchable as ever.”

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Thursday, September 11, 2014
Albany Institute of History & Art announces
Book Launch: Upper Hudson Valley Beer
6-8 p.m.
Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12210
$30 person/ $50 couple (includes one copy of book and samples of beer)
For more information and to purchase tickets, call Andrew Alliger at (518) 463-4478 ext. 412.
Join us for the launch of Craig Gravina and Alan McLeod’s new book Upper Hudson Valley Beer, a 400-year history of brewing and beer-making in our region. Published by The History Press of Charleston, South Carolina, the book flows chronologically from the early Dutch brewers to the rise of craft brewing today. Remarkable Liquids, the area’s only craft-focused beer distributor, will also be on hand to provide samples of some of the best beer made in our region.

The Arts Center of the Capital Region presents
> 7:00-8:30 p.m.
The Arts of the Capital Region, 265 River Street, Troy, NY 12180, (518) 273-0552
Cost: Free
Enrollment Max: 20. Register in advance
Come learn the skills to make your project a reality! Dorian Wells is the non-profit lending officer for the Community Loan Fund of the Capital Region. He has extensive knowledge and experience in non-profit fundraising, and will share with you creative approaches that can help individuals and organizations improve their fundraising.

The Folklife Center of Crandall Public Library presents
Live! Folklife Concert: Harpeth Rising
7-9 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen Street, Glens Falls, NY (downstairs off the Library’s Glen Street entrance in the Community Room)
For more information, call 518/792-6508 or email degarmo@crandalllibrary.org
Cost: Free
Named after a river both dynamic and powerful, Harpeth Rising’s live performances are high-energy kinetic events. Jordana Greenberg (violin, vocals), Rebecca Reed-Lunn (banjo, vocals), and Maria Di Meglio (cello, vocals) create genre-bending original music with expansive three-part harmonies, consummate musicianship and a deft yet soulful lyrical perspective.

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

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Friday, September 12, 2014
Chinese Theatre Works announces
Chinese Moon Festival
5:30 p.m.
The Grand Street Guild at Amphitheatre @ Grand in Lower East Side Manhattan
For more information, please visit ignivox.tumblr.com/amphitheateratgrand
In celebrating Chinese Moon Festival, Chinese Theatre Works is very proud and honored to join with IgniVox to present the 2nd Annual Moon Festival for The Grand Street Guild at Amphitheatre @ Grand in Lower East Side Manhattan. There will be a mix of programs featuring hand puppet show, traditional Chinese music, dragon and lion dance, and of course, mooncakes! Please bring out families and friends to celebrate this exciting festival with us!

Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders invites you to celebrate
El Grito: Mexico’s Independence Day
SAVE THE DATE! West Harlem Celebrates El Grito
6:00 p.m.
Church of the Intercession, 550 W. 155th Street, New York, NY 10032 (Between Amsterdam Ave. and Broadway)
Free event and open to the public. RSVP.
Join Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders and the West Harlem community for the celebration of Mexico’s Independence. Presided by Ambassador Sandra Fuentes-Berain, Consul General of Mexico in New York. Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture without Borders invites you to the celebration of El Grito to commemorate the 204th Anniversary of the Independence of Mexico. The El Grito Ceremony will follow special presentations by El Ballet Folklórico Mexicano de New York and the Mariachi Tapatio de Alvaro Paulino. This event is co-sponsored by Casa México, Casa Puebla, Centro Cívico Cultural Dominicano, Community Board 9, Church of the Intercession, CUNY Mexican Studies Institute, Harlem One Stop, Hispanic Society of America, La Fuente NYCPP, MASA, P.A.’ A.L.A.N.T.E Harlem, Riverside Edgecombe Neighborhood Association (RENA). Light refreshments will be served! Dress in your best traditional outfit, or wear something green, white, or red!

Shaker Museum presents
Weekend of ROCK MY RELIGION with Guest Speaker, Langdon Winner
6 p.m.
Shaker Museum, 202 Shaker Road New, New Lebanon, NY 12136, 518-794-9100
Cost: All three events are free for Museum members and those with valid student IDs, $20 for non-members. Register online.
On September 12 and 13, the Museum will celebrate the current exhibition Rock My Religion (see description below in Exhibitions section) with three guest speakers and special screenings of the video. The 55-minute work by Dan Graham draws a line from Shaker founder Mother Ann Lee to the development of rock‘n’roll music and American youth culture. Langdon Winner is the Thomas Phelan Professor of Humanities and Social Sciences at RPI in Troy, NY. He is a political theorist who focuses issues surrounding modern technological change. He has written rock criticism for Rolling Stone and in the early 1980s consulted on Godfrey Reggio’s film Koyaanisqatsi.

Folk Arts @ArtsWestchester and Alliance Française of Westchester present
Daniel Boucher et ses Bons Amis: Franco American Music and Contra Dance
8 p.m.
ArtsWestchester’s Peckham Gallery, 31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains NY 10601
Admission: $20 / $15 Alliance Française & ArtsW members
For tickets and info visit artsw.org/FolkArts or call 914.428.4220
An evening of Franco-American fiddle music for contra dance featuring fiddle master, Daniel Boucher. Contra dance instruction and calling by Bill Fischer. Boucher is a dynamic, young musician from Bristol, CT who plays French Canadian fiddle tunes that he has absorbed from his family and community in southern New England and Quebec. Bill Fischer has been calling dances for over thirty years, starting out in New Haven, CT, with the contra dance series that has been a fixture of the folk music and dance scene since 1976.

Caffè Lena presents
Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen
8 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $18, Member $16, Child and Student $9
Buy tickets online
The bluegrass community has been toasting Frank Solivan & Dirty Kitchen since the Washington, DC band first hit the scene, and they’re currently piling up even more accolades with the August release of their second Compass Records’ album, Cold Spell. Just off a summer tour that took them from Delaware to British Columbia, Dirty Kitchen returns to Caffé Lena for a night of bluegrass music so hot you’ll be begging for ice cubes—or an actual Cold Spell! Lead vocalist/mandolinist/fiddler Solivan and bassist Dan Booth have known one another since they were teens in Alaska; they’re joined by banjoist Mike Munford, winner of the 2013 IBMA Banjo Player of the Year award, and guitarist Chris Luquette, who won IBMA’s 2013 Instrumentalist of the Year Momentum Award. Noted for their individual virtuosity, well-executed interplay and close harmonies, they expertly deliver precise, intricate compositions without ever stepping on one another’s musical toes.

YWCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts presents
TOM RUSH with Special Guest : VANCE GILBERT
8:00 p.m.
Boulton Center, 37 West Main Street, Bay Shore, NY, 631/969-1101
Cost: Tickets available, $45
Tom Rush’s impact on the American music scene has been profound. He helped shape the folk revival in the 1960s and the renaissance of the 1980s and 1990s, his music having left its stamp on generations of artists. James Taylor, Emmylou Harris, and Tom Petty have cited Tom as major influences. His early recordings introduced the world to the work of Joni Mitchell, Jackson Browne and James Taylor. Tom is now celebrating his 50th year on stage and in the studio, still doing what audiences love him for: writing and playing...passionately, tenderly...knitting together the musical traditions and talents of our times. With ten critically acclaimed albums, Vance Gilbert continues to refine his unlikely union of humor, virtuosity, and the unexpected. Whether with classic, original songwriting or ageless interpretations of covers, his is a presentation steeped in deep humanism and bravery, stunning artistry and soul, and contagious, unbridled joy. Vance is now on tour with his brand new CD, BaD Dog Buffet.
Tickets for this performance are available at www.boultoncenter.org or by calling toll free 866-811-4111 or at the YMCA Boulton Center box office: 37 West Main Street, Bay Shore, NY (631) 969-1101. Box office hours: Weds, Fri., Sat., from 12-4, Thurs. 12-6 and extended hours on performance days.

The Folkus Project presents
An Evening With ... Slaid Cleaves
8 p.m.
May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 East Genesee St, Syracuse, NY
Cost: $20 (members $17)
Advance sale tickets are available online at www.folkus.org
This keenly observant songwriter, spinning working class stories from the heart, makes a rare CNY appearance to open the Folkus Project season. Slaid Cleaves’ music is rooted in country and traditional folk songs, but is unique enough to have held interest in a vast sea of singer/songwriters since the 1990s. Cleaves spins stories with a novelist’s eye and a poet’s heart, primarily about working-class people and romantics both hopeful and hopeless. Twenty years into his career, the celebrated songwriter’s latest CD, Still Fighting the War, spotlights an artist in peak form. Cleaves’ seamless new collection delivers vivid snapshots as wildly cinematic as they are carefully chiseled. Dress William Faulkner with faded jeans and a worn six-string for a good idea. Other albums over Cleaves’ career include Broke Down (2000), Wishbone (2004), Unsung (2006) and Everything You Love Will Be Taken (2009); all that established him as a singular storyteller. Raised in South Berwick, Maine, and residing in Austin, Texas, Cleaves was an English and philosophy major at Tufts and his lyrics are underpinned by both a fine sense of meter and moral clarity of vision.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
JESSY CAROLINA & THE HOT MESS featuring Blind Boy Paxton
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $15 advance/$20 at the door
Jessy Carolina &The Hot Mess is a New York City based traditional jazz band. The group, formerly known as the Bill Murray Experience, has performed throughout the East coast and has participated in The Jazz Foundation of America, Music Under New York and Make Music New York. Early on, the band was featured on The Simpson’s 20th Anniversary Special. Living Blues magazine placed Blind Boy Paxton on the cover of their issue entitled “The Next Generation of the Acoustic Blues.”

September 12-13, 2014
BAM presents
Youssou NDOUR
Two performances: Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.
Peter Jay Sharp Building, BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, 30 Lafayette Ave, New York, NY 11217
Tickets start at $35
With a soaring tenor that brims with passion and nuance, singer-songwriter Youssou NDOUR is a global music icon. An early emissary of the mbalax style—a blend of bubbling Senegalese griot percussion, Wolof lyrics, and Afro-Cuban influences—he has gone on to become a tireless cultural ambassador and one of the most revered figures on the world stage. Last at BAM in 2009, NDOUR returns for a rare stateside appearance, performing with his band, the Super Étoile, for two nights only.

September 12, 13, and 14, 2014
Golden Link Folk Singing Society announces its
43rd Anniversary Turtle Hill Folk Festival
The gate opens at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, and the festival wraps by 3:30 p.m. Sunday.
Rotary Sunshine Campus, 809 Five Points Rd., Rush, New York
For more information, contact festival@goldenlink.org
Purchase tickets online or at the gate
Enjoy a great weekend of folk music concerts, workshops, dancing, camping, and more at the 2014 Turtle Hill Folk Festival, presented by the Golden Link Folk Singing Society, now celebrating 43 years of folk music in Rochester. The complete Weekend Concert & Workshop Schedule (PDF) is posted at www.goldenlink.org/festival.html as soon as it is available. Performers include: Christine Lavin and Don White, Jonathan Byrd, Guy Davis, Harpeth Rising, The Nields, LaMay & Reese. There will be a dance at 4:00 Saturday afternoon in the main stage area, featuring “Great Big Yam Potatoes” (Kathy Vandemortel, Stephen Bland, Dan Palmer and Margaret Mathews), with the caller TBA.

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Saturday, September 13, 2014
Shaker Museum presents
Weekend of ROCK MY RELIGION with Guest Speaker, Lori Zippay
10:30 a.m.
Shaker Museum, 202 Shaker Road New, New Lebanon, NY 12136, 518-794-9100
Cost: All three events are free for Museum members and those with valid student IDs, $20 for non-members. Register online.
On September 12 and 13, the Museum will celebrate the current exhibition Rock My Religion (see description below in Exhibitions section) with three guest speakers and special screenings of the video. The 55-minute work by Dan Graham draws a line from Shaker founder Mother Ann Lee to the development of rock‘n’roll music and American youth culture. Lori Zippay is Executive Director of Electronic Arts Intermix, Inc., a non-profit that that fosters the creation, exhibition, distribution, and preservation of media art. She was involved with EAI and Rock My Religion when the work was created in 1984.

Shaker Museum presents
Weekend of ROCK MY RELIGION with Guest Speaker, Dan Graham
1:00 p.m.
Shaker Museum, 202 Shaker Road New, New Lebanon, NY 12136, 518-794-9100
Cost: All three events are free for Museum members and those with valid student IDs, $35 for non-members. Register online.
On September 12 and 13, the Museum will celebrate the current exhibition Rock My Religion (see description below in Exhibitions section) with three guest speakers and special screenings of the video. The 55-minute work by Dan Graham draws a line from Shaker founder Mother Ann Lee to the development of rock‘n’roll music and American youth culture. Dan Graham is a writer, curator, and artist in many media. His 1984 work Rock My Religion draws a narrative line from Mother Ann Lee of the Shakers to the development of rock and roll and individual voices such as Patti Smith. In 2014, he was selected to create the Rooftop Garden Commission at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Caffè Lena presents
Lindsay Lou & The Flatbellies
8 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $14, Member $12, Child and Student $9
Buy tickets online
Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys weave together the throwback sound of bluegrass instruments and the striking delivery of blues vocals. Three-time IBMA winner David Grier says, ’Phrasing, tone, emotion, it’s all there... Simply mesmerizing. Riveting!” With a homebase in the Great Lakes State of Michigan, Lindsay Lou Rilko (guitar, clawhammer banjo), Joshua Rilko (mandolin, lyrics), Mark Lavengood (dobro) and PJ George (bass) deliver powerful harmony singing, mighty picking, and a tight knit family style conglomeration of contemporary roots music.

Ashokan Music and Dance announces
Great music and dances!
Woodstock Contradance moved to Ashokan!
8-11 p.m.
The Ashokan Center, 477 Beaverkill Road, Olivebridge, NY
Adm: $10, $5 teens and kids. Info (845)246-2121
Wildcat Creek with Peter Stix calling; Dave Paton: Concertina, Hammer Dulcimer; Nina Dryer: Fiddle, Viola; Carl Radens: Mandolin, Cittern, Guitar; Will McCabe: Bass Fiddle

YWCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts presents
Loudon Wainwright III
8:00 p.m.
Boulton Center, 37 West Main Street, Bay Shore, NY, 631/969-1101
Cost: Tickets available, $45
2010 GRAMMY Winner (Best Traditional Folk Album) for High Wide & Handsome: The Charlie Poole Project (Two previous GRAMMY nominations: I’m Alright, 1985 and More Love Songs, 1986).
“Mr. Wainwright has proved to be far and away the most candid diarist among the singer-songwriters who... brought confessional poetry into popular song... Mr. Wainwright wrings more human truth out of his contradiction than any other songwriter of his generation.”—
New York Times, Stephen Holden.
Tickets for this performance are available at www.boultoncenter.org or by calling toll free 866-811-4111 or at the YMCA Boulton Center box office: 37 West Main Street, Bay Shore, NY (631) 969-1101. Box office hours: Weds, Fri., Sat., from 12-4, Thurs. 12-6 and extended hours on performance days.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
CHRIS O'LEARY Band; with special guest The Willa McCarthy Band
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $20 advance/$25 at the 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.

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Sunday, September 14, 2014
ArtsWestchester announces
Tribes Hill MUSIC FESTIVAL at John Jay Homestead
11 a.m.-6 p.m.
JOHN JAY HOMESTEAD, Rte 22, 400 Jay Street, Katonah, NY 10536
TICKETS available online: 20.00 Day of festival, 18.00 Advance, 15.00 Students, Seniors, and Free under 12
Americana/Roots female trio RED MOLLY is headliner. Event also features THE SLOAN WAINWRIGHT TRIO with additional performers James Durst, Fred Gillen Jr., Susan Kane and Matt Turk (in the round), The Levins, Larry Kolker with Judy Kass, Pluck & Rail, Steven Frieder (jazzy young sax virtuoso), M. R. Poulopoulos, and the EarthTones. Performances on Main Stage; Jam Tent for Open Song Circle (bring your instrument and take your turn). IF RAIN, WE’RE ALL UNDER THE BIG TENT. This event is a collaboration of the Tribes Hill music community with the historic JohnJayHomesteadPark and CulturalCenter. Their beautiful, spacious grounds will also host locally-produced food and beverage vendors, arts and crafts vendors, and children’s activities. Free parking. Musician Schedule will be posted on www.TribesHill.com/festival.

StoryCircle at Proctors Theater presents
Word Plays: Harmony and Discord
2 p.m.
Fennimore Gallery at Proctors, 432 State Street, Schenectady, NY 12305
Tickets: $New reduced price: $12/person, $8/per person for groups of 8 or more
$2 of each ticket is donated to the Schenectady Inner City Ministry Summer Lunch program where they feed 850 children each day.
Proctors Box Office (518) 346-6204
These tellers are sharing stories about people, in fact, folktale and fiction, trying to find a balance between harmony and discord: Betty Cassidy, Claire Beetlestone, Eliud Nieves, Kate Dudding, Margaret French, Marni Gillard, Mary Murphy, Merideth Nieves, Nancy Marie Payne.

Folk Music Society of New York/New York Pinewoods Folk Music Club announces
Marxophone & Beyond: Performance-Talk with Katherine Rhoda
2 p.m.
At a West 98 St., Manhattan, home.
For information and reservations please e-mail steve@stevesuffet.com or call Steve Suffet at 718-786-1533
General admission $12. FMSNY members, children, and full-time students $10.
Explore the whimsical world of play-by-numbers vintage musical instruments, some ridiculous, some sublime. Among them are the Marxophone, tremoloa, ukelin, violin-guitar, Apollo harp, dolceola, phonoharp, harmolin, celestaphone, and more. Spawned by mass manufacturing, these instruments were sold dooor-to-door and through mail order catalogs as the ultimate in do-it-yourself music making. Folksinger Katherine Rhoda hails from rural Maine, where she grew up steeped in community and church music. She got her first ukelin in the late 1970s, soon followed by her first Marxophone, and she has since become the foremost authority on these instruments.

Caffè Lena presents
Diane Cluck
7 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
The unique, dramatic musical creativity of Brooklyn singer-songwriter Diane Cluck has an arresting quality that many critics have tried to describe, but, like so much music, you just have to come experience it to “get it.” Time Out New York writes, “Bell-clear and hotly austere, her lithe, dynamic voice hasn’t much kin. Categorizing her as folk is simplistic. . . (Cluck) emanates something humble but mythic. Appalachia or ancient Athens? Both hum and lilt in the unpretentious drama of her airy songs.” And Village Voice wrote: “She is likely one of the most refined and elegant songwriters in all of neo-folkdom. A brilliant idiosyncratic guitarist, a witty and wise lyricist, an imaginative melody writer with a powerful voice; her dark and introspective tunes are utterly captivating. Watch her spellbind the room.”

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
7:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $15 advance/$20 at the door
Restless Mind CD Release Celebration!
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. 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 Vince Leggiere (bass) and Jerry Marotta (drums).

...and beyond
Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance &Cultural Center announces
Come dance Bomba — It’s our 17th Anniversary!!
PRFDance 17th Birthday BOMBAZO
2-5 p.m.
Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance & Cultural Center, 701 Tillery Street, Austin 78702
Free and Open to the public
Facebook Invitation: https://www.facebook.com/events/694746520580527/
Puerto Rican Folkloric Dance & Cultural Center is celebrating our 17th anniversary with a BOMBAZO (Bomba dance for all). Our birthday celebration will also feature performances by our PRFDance Family of performers, and community youth presenting their multicultural talent. One talent will receive a spotlight in our 12th original musical in December, and be promoted on Facebook to our 8000 subscribers world-wide! PRFD’s season of cultural outreach is sponsored in part with funding and support through the City of Austin Economic Development Department/Cultural Arts Division.

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Monday, September 15, 2014
City Lore presents
Kathleen Chalfant and Bob Holman
in the premiere reading of
33 & 1/3 Cornelia Street
A new play by Alvin Eng about New Yorkers Joe Gould and Alice Neel
7:00 p.m.
Discussion and reception to follow play reading
The City Lore Gallery, 56 E 1st St. New York, NY 10003 (F train to 2nd Ave., 6 to Bleecker St.)
Admission: $15, limited seating. Purchase tickets online
Our friends Kathleen Chalfant, Drama Desk and Obie Award winning actor, and Bob Holman, poet and founder of the Bowery Poetry Club, will do the very first reading of a new play, 33 & 1/3 CORNELIA STREET, by another friend, acclaimed playwright Alvin Eng. The play portrays the life and times of two legendary New Yorkers, Joe Gould and Alice Neel. Gould was a proto-Beat poet, immortalized in Joseph Mitchell’s New Yorker profile for writing “the longest book ever-written” — or did he? Holman brings his performance poet chops to the role of Gould, while Kathleen plays his friend, Alice Neel, the iconic downtown painter, who once painted Joe with three penises. (You decide!) A discussion of the new work and a reception will follow.

In a 2001 essay, City Lore executive director Steve Zeitlin wrote, “Gould, in fact, was using the term ‘oral history’ a decade before it was officially coined by Alan Nevins at Columbia University ... Gould wrote of collecting ‘bushwa, gab, palaver, hogwash, flapdoodle, and malarkey’ —we would call it urban folklore ... But even the dozens of folklorists, cultural specialists, and journalists currently working collectively to document the City’s traditions and culture could never match Joe Gould’s legendary and seemingly nonexistent oral history.”

Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Gotham Center for NYC History presents a Fall 2014 Forum:
Urban Appetites: Food and Culture in 19th Century New York
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Elebash Recital Hall, CUNY, 365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street, New York, NY
FREE and open to the public, reservations not required! First come, first served!
New York City is one of the world’s food capitals. But it wasn’t always that way. Urban Appetites: Food and Culture in Nineteenth Century New York traces the history that made Gotham the food city it is today. Historian Cindy Lobel chronicles the emergence of New York City’s food shops, restaurants, and food industries in the nineteenth century, taking readers on a lively tour of oyster cellars and fine dining establishments, public markets and corner groceries, brownstone dining rooms and tenement kitchens, Broadway housewares stores, and Lower East side pushcarts. By the end of the nineteenth century, New Yorkers had access to the most diverse and abundant food supply in the nation. But as the city and its food became increasingly cosmopolitan, corruption, contamination, and undeniably inequitable conditions escalated. Serving up a complete picture of the evolution of the city, its politics, and its food ways, Urban Appetites shows how New York City’s growth changed the way New Yorkers ate — and that the way New Yorkers ate changed the way the city grew.

YWCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts presents
Suzanne Vega
8:00 p.m.
Boulton Center, 37 West Main Street, Bay Shore, NY, 631/969-1101
Cost: Tickets available, $60
Widely regarded as one of the most brilliant songwriters of her generation, Suzanne Vega emerged as a leading figure of the folk-music revival of the early 1980s when, accompanying herself on acoustic guitar, she sang what has been labeled contemporary folk or neo-folk songs of her own creation in Greenwich Village clubs. Since the release of her self-titled, critically acclaimed 1985 debut album, she has given sold-out concerts in many of the world’ best-known halls. In performances devoid of outward drama that nevertheless convey deep emotion, Vega sings in a distinctive, clear vibrato-less voice that has been described as “a cool, dry sandpaper — brushed near-whisper” and as “plaintive but disarmingly powerful.”
Tickets for this performance are available at www.boultoncenter.org or by calling toll free 866-811-4111 or at the YMCA Boulton Center box office: 37 West Main Street, Bay Shore, NY (631) 969-1101. Box office hours: Weds, Fri., Sat., from 12-4, Thurs. 12-6 and extended hours on performance days.

Wednesday, September 17 - Wednesday, September 24, 2014
ArtsWestchester announces
Contemporary Arab Cinema
All day
Jacob Burns Film Center, 364 Manville Road, Pleasantville, 10570, 914.747.5555
Tickets: $7 Members; $12 Nonmembers
Back for its third year, this showcase of new films features exciting personal visions, unique talent, and great stories. It’s a riveting mix of documentaries and dramas that explode clichés and go behind the headlines to reveal a vibrant, modern Arab world.

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Thursday, September 18, 2014
The Folklife Center of Crandall Public Library presents
Live! Folklife Concert: Alex Smith
7-9 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen Street, Glens Falls, NY (downstairs off the Library’s Glen Street entrance in the Community Room)
For more information, call 518/792-6508 or email degarmo@crandalllibrary.org
Cost: Free
Alex Smith grew up in the heart of the Adirondacks, the son of a boatbuilder and a historian. He started to write songs at the age of 12 drawing inspiration from his rural community. Promoting a sense of pride in one’s traditions, while also addressing the issues of modern times is the backbone of Smith’s original music. Hamilton County is his 3rd album.

World Music Institute recommends
Salif Keita with DJ Henri
8 p.m. show (doors open 7 p.m.)
SOBS, 204 Varick St., New York, NY
Tickets: $50
Salif Keita’s career as a musician will always be colored by the fact that he is a member of the Royal Family of Mali. In 1970 he was invited to play in Rail Band, an orchestra supported in part by public money that played in the restaurant of the railway hotel in Bamako. In Rail Band he came into contact with Kante Manfila who had many of the same ideas as Keita concerning the blending of disparate styles. After three years Keita and Manfila moved on to the (then) second most prolific group in Mali, Les Ambassadeurs, that had a more modern repertoire. The group’s popularity soared and in 1978 Salif Keita was created “Minister for Music and Culture” by the president of neighboring Guinea. In the 1980s, Keita dissolved Les Ambassadeurs and set out on his solo career.

YWCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts presents
Slaid Cleaves
8:00 p.m.
Boulton Center, 37 West Main Street, Bay Shore, NY, 631/969-1101
Cost: Tickets available, $25
Slaid Cleaves spins stories with a novelist’s eye and a poet’s heart. Twenty years into his career, the celebrated songwriter’s Still Fighting the War spotlights an artist in peak form. Cleaves’ seamless new collection delivers vivid snapshots as wildly cinematic as they are carefully chiseled. Dress William Faulkner with faded jeans and a worn six-string for a good idea. “Slaid’s a craftsman,” says Terri Hendrix, who sings harmony on “Texas Love Song.” “He goes about his songs like a woodworker.”
Tickets for this performance are available at www.boultoncenter.org or by calling toll free 866-811-4111 or at the YMCA Boulton Center box office: 37 West Main Street, Bay Shore, NY (631) 969-1101. Box office hours: Weds, Fri., Sat., from 12-4, Thurs. 12-6 and extended hours on performance days.

Doors open 7:00 p.m., Show 8:00 p.m.
SubCulture Arts Underground, 45 Bleecker St., Downstairs, New York, NY
Jonatha Brooke has been writing songs, making records and touring since her early days in Boston with her band The Story. In 1995, Ms. Brooke released the first of two solo albums on MCA/Universal, Plumb, followed by Ten Cent Wings in 1997. In 1999 she started her own independent label, Bad Dog Records, and has since released seven more albums. The Works, released in 2008, combined previously unheard, unpublished Woody Guthrie lyrics with her own music and arrangements. Ms. Brooke has written for four Disney films, has had songs included in many television shows, and composed and performed the theme song for Joss Whedon’s series Dollhouse. She recently co-wrote songs with Katy Perry (“Choose Your Battles”) and The Courtyard Hounds (“Sunshine”) for their current releases. In February 2014, her one-woman musical play, My Mother Has 4 Noses, opened Off-Broadway at The Duke on 42nd Street to rave reviews. She also has three other musicals in development: Quadroon, with legendary jazz pianist Joe Sample; Hopper and Death and Venice, both with playwright Anton Dudley.

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Friday, September 19, 2014
Albany Institute of History & Art announces
LECTURE AND BOOK SIGNING—New Netherland Connections: Intimate Networks and Atlantic Ties in Seventeenth-Century America
Susanah Shaw Romney, Assistant Professor of History, University of Arkansas, Little Rock
5:30-7:00 p.m.
Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12210
Free admission
Don’t miss this fascinating talk about the real women and men, soldies, sailors, settles, Native Americans, and enslaved Africans who drew on kin and social relationships to build new lives in the Dutch colony of New Netherland. Sharing vivid stories from her recently published, award-winning book, Professor Romney will introduce us to some of the little known people who built these intimate networks as they struggled to survived, resist, or profit from the new connections linking the New World to the Old.

Caffè Lena presents
Trout Fishing in America
7 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $16, Member $14, Child and Student $8
Buy tickets online
Trout Fishing in America is the longstanding, four-time GRAMMY nominated musical partnership of Keith Grimwood and Ezra Idlet. As individuals, Grimwood and Idlet are about as different as one can imagine. Ezra on guitar and banjo stands 6'8" tall, while Keith on bass stretches to 5'5 1/2" on a humid day. Ezra is playful and extroverted, while Keith is serious and reserved. Each of them bring out the best in the other, and the joy that comes from this musical interaction is contagious and impossible to deny. A willingness to at once make fun of our most annoying daily habits, then to touch our hearts with tender and passionate images of family life, is what makes the connection between Trout Fishing in America and its audiences so compelling and poignant. “. . . the Lennon and McCartney of kids’ music.” –NPR

Folk Music Society of New York/New York Pinewoods Folk Music Club announces
Sing Like A Pirate With The Folk Music Society Of NY
“Talk Like a Pirate Day” Sing-along to introduce public to the fun of Sea Chanteys

7:30 p.m.
OSA Hall, 220 East 23rd St, suite 707, Manhattan (between 2nd and 3rd Avenues).
Contribution: Contribution is any pieces of silver one might wish to spare.
For more information, call (718) 549-1344 (after 11 a.m.)
With so much of the country enjoying the fun of International Talk-Like-a-Pirate Day, the Folk Music Society of New York reasoned, why not invite the public to sing like them – or at least about them? The Society invites all comers to join them on the East Side for their Talk-Like-a-Pirate Extravaganza and sea chantey sing. “Sea chanteys are one of the easiest and most fun types of traditional folk music to get into,” said Folk Music Society President Evy Mayer. “All it takes is an unabashed willingness to sing along at the top of your lungs on some very easy refrains.”
Wearing an optional pirate costume will help one get into the spirit, however, and prizes will be given for the best ones.
Leading the sing will be Stuart Markus, familiar to many as a member of the folk-harmony trio Gathering Time but also known as a chantey singer for his work with the duo Strike The Bell; Alison Kelley, a member of the Johnson Girls, one of the world’s premier female chantey groups, and part of an affiliation of chantey singers known as the New York Packet (and also a descendant of the pirate Captain Henry Morgan); and Joy Bennett, another member of the Johnson Girls who also sings with the Packet and with her husband, Chris Koldewey. There will be plenty of choruses to sing along with, and opportunities for others to lead songs.
“Most sea chanteys were work songs to help gangs of men keep a rhythm as they were hauling on lines, rowing, or heaving up the anchor,” Markus said, “but there were also ballads and story songs about adventures, misadventures, and life at sea. A number mention New York City, and not just a few are about pirates!” Sure to be sung is “Captain Kidd,” about a NYC-based sea captain who became a privateer in 1699, but through a series of misfortunes and misjudgments ended up hanged for piracy a few years later.

Doors open 6:30 p.m., Show 7:30 p.m.
SubCulture Arts Underground, 45 Bleecker St., Downstairs, New York, NY
Edwin McCain’s voice is everywhere. At any given moment, a radio station is playing one of his songs. An American Idol hopeful is belting out “I’ll Be.” A newlywed couple is dancing to “I Could Not Ask for More.” McCain’s innate ability to write and perform songs that somehow every listener claims as their own has made him one of the most enduring and downright likable entertainers of our generation. The New York Times dubs Edwin the “great American romantic,” and his fans do certainly agree but it’s the FUN that brings them back to his concerts every single time he comes through town. Edwin roars through soulful renditions of his songs, tosses in irrepressible vintage R&B rhythms and turns his concerts into parties. His between-song-banter is more stand-up than rock star, drawing as many laughs as cheers.
CHRIS NATHAN, Support: Chris Nathan is the Nashville-based Buffalo,NY born, full package of incredible vocal range, superior songwriting, and the ability to reach any audience. Coming off his debut album
Words and follow up live acoustic album So’fully Yours, Chris spent the summer of 2010, writing and recording his anticipated Sugarcane EP all while heavily touring across the east coast and opening act for his friend Kris Allen (American Idol 8).

Flushing Town Hall presents
Arturo O’Farrill Quartet
8:00 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: $25/$20 Members/$10 Students; Package: $90/$72 Members (Reserved Table for 2, Wine and Snacks)
ARTURO O&FARRILL, pianist, composer, educator, and founder of the nonprofit Afro Latin Jazz Alliance, was born in Mexico, grew up in New York, and was educated at the Manhattan School of Music, Brooklyn College Conservatory, and the Aaron Copland School of Music at Queens College. Mr. O’Farrill played piano with the Carla Bley Big Band from 1979 through 1983. He then went on to develop as a solo performer with a wide spectrum of artists including Dizzy Gillespie, Steve Turre, Freddy Cole, The Fort Apache Band, Lester Bowie, Wynton Marsalis, and Harry Belafonte. In 1995 Mr. O’Farrill agreed to direct the band that preserved much of his father’s music, the Chico O’Farrill Afro Cuban Jazz Orchestra, which recently concluded a 15-year residency at Birdland. In 2002, Mr. O’Farrill created the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra (ALJO) for Jazz at Lincoln Center due to a large body of music in the genre of Latin and Afro Cuban Jazz that deserves to be much more widely appreciated. His debut album with the Orchestra, Una Noche Inolvidable, earned a GRAMMY Award nomination in 2006, and the Orchestra’s second album, Song for Chico, earned a GRAMMY Award for Best Latin Jazz Album in 2009. In 2011 Mr. O’Farrill and the ALJO released their third and newest album, 40 Acres and a Burro, which was nominated for a GRAMMY Award for Best Large Jazz Ensemble Album.

Earlville Opera House presents
8:00 p.m.
Earlville Opera House, East Main Street, Earlville, NY, 315/691-3550
Tickets: $20-$35 Order tickets online.
Solas is the quintessential Irish-American band recording and touring in the US today. Fifteen years ago, in a manner befitting their name (Gaelic for “light”), Solas burst onto the Irish music scene and instantly became a beacon — an incandescent ensemble that found contemporary relevance in timeless traditions without ever stooping to clichés. Anchored by founding members Seamus Egan (flute, tenor banjo, mandolin, whistles, guitars, bodhran) and Winifred Horan (violins, vocals), Solas is rounded out by Mick McAuley (accordians, low whistle, concertina, vocals), Eamon McElholm (guitars, keyboards, vocals), and newest member and lead singer, Niamh Varian-Barry. Through fresh and unexpected arrangements of age-old tunes, compelling and topical originals and covers, and unparalleled musicianship, Solas continues to define the path for the Celtic music world and drive the genre forward.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $20 advance/$25 at the door
Grammy nominee and IBMA Female Vocalist Of The Year, Claire Lynch has long been at the forefront of women pushing bluegrass boundaries. Her soulful songs have been recorded by Patty Loveless, Kathy Mattea and others. “..one of my very favorite singers in all of acoustic, country and bluegrass music — she is a jewel.”—-Mary Chapin Carpenter.

...and beyond
Dewey Hall presents
The Universal Set 7:30 p.m.
Dewey Hall, 91 Main Street, Sheffield, MA
Suggested donation $10. This show is a benefit for Dewey Hall and the band is donating ALL proceeds to the Hall. BYOB permitted for 21 and over. (Beer and wine only please)
The Universal Set was a locally based regional favorite in the late 1960s and early 1970s. Their single “Memphis Express” garnered substantial radio play as did the band a loyal following. The band recently reunited and has been rehearsing for their return to the local scene. Dewey Hall is pleased to present them in their first show in nearly 40 years.

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...and beyond
September 19-21, 2014
Fresh Grass Bluegrass Festival
Gates open Friday 5:30 p.m. See Schedule for details
MASSMoca, 87 Marshall Street, North Adams, Massachusetts, (413) 662-2111
Tickets: FreshGrass 3-Day Festival Pass: $92.00 Adults / $82.00 Students / $48.00 Children 7 to 16 Free for Children 6 and under
FreshGrass is rich in both traditional and cutting-edge bluegrass, presented in a wide array of venues tucked appropriately into a 19th-century factory turned 21st-century museum...all set amidst the beautiful backdrop of the Berkshire mountains in northwestern Massachusetts. Music starts early in the museum courtyards, moves to our spacious (and grassy!) urban concert meadow, and then continues until past your bedtime with wild and wooly late-night barn dances in the Hunter Center on Friday and Saturday nights. The 2014 Lineup includes Emmy Lou Harris, The Carolina Chocolate Drops, The David Grisman Sextet, Béla Fleck and Abigail Washburn, Claire Lynch, and more.

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Saturday, September 20, 2014
Staten Island Arts announces the
7th Annual Westerleigh Folk Festival
11:30 a.m.
Westerleigh Park, Maine and Neal Dow Ave, Staten Island, NY
Cost: Free
The 7th Annual Westerleigh Folk Festival welcomes you to our FREE all day music, art and crafts show in beautiful Westerleigh Park. Featuring 18 musical act playing every thing from Folk to Blues,Country, Mariachi, Americana, and Children’s music. There will be 30 crafters and local artist displaying their work. Free pony rides from 12:00 to 2:00 p.m.
Special guest include: Joan Caddell & The Midnight Choir, Mariachi Flro De Toloache, Leila & Omnia Hegazy, Allergic To B’s, Jim Indell, Christina Rubino,Mia Theodoratus with Michael Evans Steve Jones Daughs, Wahoo Skiffle Crazies, Jessie Kuffner, Half Moon, Vincent Vok with Doni Krakrvsky, Patrick Raftery, Bob & Ruth, The Wrecks, Matt Wilson, Rachel Isaacs Band, Florence Poulain, & Hiroko Otani

City Lore announces
Bronx Rising! TKOs and Timbales: The Intersection of Boxing and Music
Co-sponsored by El Maestro, Inc.
1-8 p.m.
Bronx Music Heritage Center (BMHC), 1303 Louis Niñé Blvd., Bronx, NY and El Maestro, 1300 Southern Blvd., Bronx (just across the street from the BMHC Lab)
Free, $5 suggested donations
This day-long event will recognize the relationship between boxing and music, such as the many popular songs about boxers and boxing themes, such as Bob Dylan’s, “Hurricane” and the folk song, “Who Killed Davey Moore.” This program will have an emphasis on Latin music, since there are some very strong Bronx connections. The boxer, Carlos Ortiz, owned the Tropicoro club on Longwood in the late 60s and early 70s . The Cuban brothers, Manny and Tony Alfaro, who owned the Tropicana Club on Westchester Avenue used to manage Cuban boxers including Benny “The Kid” Paret, and boxers such Kid Gavilan would go to their club.

1 p.m. | BMHC Lab*
Panel discussion with boxer/club owner Carlos Ortiz, Academy Award-winning filmmaker Leon Gast, rock critic Dave Marsh, and scholar Christina Abreu
3 p.m. | El Maestro*
Boxing demonstration: Real ring, real boxers, and real intensity!
4 p.m. | BMHC Lab*
Film screening: When We Were Kings (1996) and Q&A with director Leon Gast, and The Champion’s Trek: The Untold Story of Sugar Ramos (in-progress) and Q&A with filmmaker Elio Bernardo-Ruíz
6 p.m. | break
7 p.m. | El Maestro*
Concert: Orlando Marín, Bronx Latin music legend

TKOs and TImbales is supported by a grant from the New York Council for the Humanities.
*All events will take place at BMHC Lab (1303 Louis Niñé Blvd) or El Maestro (1300 Southern Blvd)

Alwan for the Arts presents
Book Launch & Discussion: Silver Treasures from the Land of Sheba Regional Yemeni Jewelry by Marjorie Ransom
7:00 p.m.
Alwan for the Arts, 16 Beaver Street, 4th Floor (between Broad St. and Broadway) New York, NY 10004
For more information, contact: (646) 732-3261
Cost: Free
Silver Treasures from the Land of Sheba is the first illustrated study of ethnic silver jewelry in Yemen by expert researcher and collector Marjorie Ransom. The book documents a disappearing artistic and cultural tradition with over three hundred photographs showing individual pieces, rare images of women wearing their jewelry in traditional dress, and the various regions in Yemen where the author did her field research. Pieces explored in this book include Amulet cases, hair ornaments, bridal headdresses, earrings, necklaces as well as ankle and wrist bracelets. With the help of research grants from the American Institute for Yemeni Studies, Marjorie Ransom studied jewelry and costume in Yemen from 2005 to 2007 providing the foundations for her book, Silver Treasures from the Land of Sheba, and laid the groundwork for a second volume on Yemeni silversmiths. Ms. Ransom lived twice as a US diplomat in Yemen in a thirty-year career that also took her to Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Lebanon, the United Arab Emirates, Syria, and Egypt. She and David Ransom, her late husband, were the first Arabic-speaking tandem couple in the Foreign Service. Over the course of their careers, they assembled together a collection of more than 1,800 pieces of Middle Eastern silver jewelry.

Doors open 7:00 p.m., Show 8:00 p.m.
SubCulture Arts Underground, 45 Bleecker St., Downstairs, New York, NY
Inspired by confessional folk singers as well as spoken-word poets, Lambert is a fearless and candid songwriter, who empowers both herself and her listeners with her art. Nowhere is this better reflected than on her debut EP Letters Don’t Talk. The collection of songs, released in 2012, established Mary as a formidable Seattle artist and caught the attention of local hip-hop duo, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, with whom she wrote and sang the same-sex rights anthem “Same Love.” In July, Lambert released “She Keeps Me Warm” (an extension of “Same Love” that Lambert calls “the other side of the story”), which peaked at No. 2 on the iTunes Singer/Songwriter chart. Its accompanying video sets the song to a visual of the romantic love and devotion experienced in a same-sex partnership. “The video is about love and it’s about visibility,” Lambert says. Capitol Records recently released her second EP, Welcome To The Age Of My Body and will release Mary’s first full length album in 2014.

ArtsWestchester announces
Wassa Pan Afrika – AFRIKA WONBA!
8:00 p.m.
Westchester Community College, Hankin Academic Arts Building- Academic Arts Theatre 75 Grasslands Rd., Valhalla, NY 10463, 914-606-6262
This sensational performance celebrates the cultural heritage of Africa through music, dance, stories and songs. Wassa Pan Afrika captivates audiences with electrifying dance and innovative rhythms. Afrika Wonba features a dynamic and diverse program of music and dance representing Ghana, Guinea, Senegal, Benin, Mali and other African countries. Accompanied by live drumming and colorful costumes, this is a must-see!

Caffè Lena presents
Larry Hanks & Deborah Robins
8 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $14, Member $12, Child and Student $7
Buy tickets online
Bay Area husband-and-wife duo Larry Hanks and Deborah Robins choose great old songs and sing them in a straightforward way that gets right to the essence of the music. Chicago Magazine credits Larry with “some of the best interpretations of Bruce Phillips, Malvina Reynolds, and Woody Guthrie to be heard anywhere.” Inspired by the music of Leadbelly, Sam Hinton, as well as Guthrie, Larry has been singing classic songs for more than 50 years, topical and political songs, cowboy and work songs, sad ballads and rollicking romps, bringing out the shine with his rough-hewn bass vocals, tastefully spare guitar accompaniments, and the occasional virtuosic riff on the Jew’s harp. Deborah’s lovely harmonies round out the sound beautifully, so that each song feels full, complete, yet uncluttered. They’ve collaborated on three albums including 2013’s, The Wheel of Time, a great collection performed with charm, depth, and tenderness.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $20 advance/$25 at the door
Vaneese Thomas is one of the great voices of our time. Part of a musical royal family that includes her father R&B pioneer Rufus Thomas and chart-topping sister Carla Thomas, Vaneese has brought her vocal styling to hundreds of recordings as a sought-after solo performer as well as a desired vocalist, contributing to the projects and performances of Luciano Pavarotti, Sting, Stevie Wonder, Natalie Cole, BB King, Eric Clapton, Michael Jackson, Joe Cocker, Celine Dion, Annie Lennox, Patti LaBelle ...and Aretha Franklin rarely performs without her! In addition to singing (she had a Top Ten R&B hit herself in 1987: Let’s Talk It Over), Vaneese has produced recordings, created vocal arrangements and written songs for Diana Ross, Patti Austin and Larry Coryell, also working with renowned producer Phil Ramone along the way.

...and beyond
Aglet Theatre Company and Dewey Hall present
Collected Stories 7:00 p.m.
Dewey Hall, 91 Main Street, Sheffield, MA
Cost: $25 (includes a complimentary reception). Special offer for this show only: Buy one ticket and get the second ticket for $12
We are so excited to welcome the Aglet Theatre Company to the Hall in their debut production with us — a staged reading of Collected Stories by Donald Margulies.

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September 20 and 21, 2014
New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announces the:
The Battle of Johnstown
Saturday begins 10:00 a.m.
Sunday begins 9:30 a.m.
Johnson Hall State Historic Site, 139 Hall Avenue, Johnstown, NY, 518/762-8712 and various locations in downtown Johnstown (see below)
For more information, visit www.facebook.com/johnsonhallstatehistoricsite
The re-enactment of the 1781 Battle of Johnstown, considered the final battle of the American Revolution, will highlight a weekend of activities at Johnson Hall State Historic Site and a variety of locations in downtown Johnstown. The weekend’s interpretive programs and Battle re-enactment will use original locations and routes traveled through the town to the battlefield site. By the time of the Battle in 1781, Johnson Hall was vacant, having been confiscated in 1776 by the newly-formed State of New York as Sir John Johnson and his family fled to Canada with other Loyalist associates. The schedule of activities is:
Saturday, September 20
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Johnson Hall Open House, interpretive craft demonstrations, sutlers open for business, childrens’ musket drill, and toys and games at Johnson Hall
11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Liaisons Plaisantes performs music of the period in the White Parlor and on the grounds of Johnson Hall
12 p.m. to 3 p.m. – Interpretive activity at locations related to the Battle, including the Drumm House, Johnstown jail, courthouse and James Burk Inn. Maps will be available
12:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. – Artillery demonstration at Johnson Hall
1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. – ’Beyond the Mansion” walking tour at Johnson Hall, highlighting the former 18th century structures and landscape features
1:00 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. – Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Culture, presented by Glenn Bentz at Johnson Hall; Kings Royal Regiment of Foot recruiting party at colonial courthouse
1:30 p.m. – People of the Battle of Johnstown – living history representatives of the troops who fought in the Battle 2:00 p.m. – Committee of Safety meeting at Drumm House
5:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. – Capital Campaign kick–off fundraiser at James Burk Inn – $25.00/person. Wine, Beer and Hors d’oeuvres

Sunday, September 21
9:30 a.m. – Anglican Morning Prayer in black walnut grove at Johnson Hall
11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. – Johnson Hall Open House
12:00 p.m. – Remembrance services at colonial cemetery and Sir William’s Grave
1:30 p.m. – The Battle of Johnstown re–enactment will commence at Fort Johnstown (Old Jail) and run through Johnstown (William Street, W State Street and Johnson Ave) culminating on the battlefield on Johnson Avenue

In addition to parking on downtown streets, parking for the two–day event will also be available at the Johnstown High School lot, off Pearl Street. Shuttle van service will be available from 9:30am to 5:00p.m. each day. The weekend’s events are a collaborative effort between Johnson Hall State Historic Site, the City of Johnstown, Johnstown Historical Society, Northern Brigade, Brigade of the American Revolution, Burning of the Valleys Military Association, the Friends of Johnson Hall, and numerous local property owners.

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Sunday, September 21, 2014
Flushing Town Hall presents
Preserving the Harvest — A hands-on workshop demonstration
1:00-4:00 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: $10/$8 Members/$5 Children; Order online or Phone: (718) 463-7700 x222
A hands-on workshop demonstration of the basics of canning and lacto-fermentation in foods such as sauerkraut and kimchi. Learn to preserve local, seasonal produce in healthful ways.The health benefi ts of fermentation will be discussed as well as learning about safe food preservation.

StoryCircle at Proctors Theater presents
Word Plays at the Caberet
2 p.m.
Fort Salem Theater, 11 East Broadway, Salem, NY 12865
Tickets: Sundays at 2:00 pm $10 (at the door only, cash/check)
Harmony and Discord: These tellers are sharing stories about people, in fact, foltale and fiction, trying to find a balance between harmony and discord: Alden (Joe) Doolittle, Betty Cassidy, Claire Beetlestone, Eliud Nieves, Margaret French, Marni Gillard, Mary Murphy, Merideth Nieves, Sandy Schuman.

Albany Institute of History & Art announces
LECTURE AND BOOK SIGNING—Amsterdam: A History of the World’s Most Liberal City
Author Russell Shorto
2:00 p.m.
Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12210
Free with museum admission
Join award winning author Russell Shorto for an engaging exploration of the history of Holland’s capital city, including the little known artists, crusaders, explorers, eccentrics, and visionaries who helped Amsterdam grow into a world class city with far reaching global impact including, of course, the founding of colony of New Netherland and the spread of cherished ideals of freedom, equality, and commerce in the new world.

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
Jewish Baroque Music – With the Concertino New York Chamber Ensemble
4 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002
Tickets: $20 adults; $15 students and seniors
In a perfect prelude to the High Holidays — in our spectacular landmark setting — Concertino New York will present a program of Baroque classical music at the historic Eldridge Street Synagogue. The concert will feature works by George Frideric Handel, Salamone Rossi Hebreo and other great Baroque composers commissioned by 17th and 18th-century synagogues specifically for the Jewish holidays. Concertino New York is led by Simona Frenkel, the group’s founder and artistic director, who has assembled a “dream team” of dynamic young musicians: Chloe Fedor (violin), Nurit Pacht (violin and viola), Serafim Smigelskiy (cello), performing on authentic Baroque instruments; and Richard Newman (tenor) and Hanna Golodinskii (soprano).

Caffè Lena presents
Archie Fisher
7 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $18, Member $16, Child and Student $9
Buy tickets online
One of Scotland’s foremost troubadours, Archie Fisher presents haunting ballads that evoke the wild, rough beauty of the Scottish border country. A superb guitarist and songwriter with a rich, supple voice, he is known both as a much-honored folk music master and as a BBC Radio host. In recognition for his contributions to Scottish folk music, Fisher was inducted into the Scots Traditional Music Hall of Fame and in 2006 was awarded an MBE (Member of the British Empire), a prestigious honor bestowed by Queen Elizabeth. He is also known throughout the country as the host of BBC Radio Scotland’s award-winning Travelling Folk show, which he first launched in 1983.

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

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
IAIN MATTHEWS; with special guest Christopher Brown
7:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $20 advance/$25 at the door
As a founding member of Fairport Convention, Iain Matthews appeared on the band’s first three recordings. The following two years would yield three critically acclaimed releases for his new band, Matthews Southern Comfort. The band went on to chart a #1 UK single with their version of Joni Mitchell’s “Woodstock.” In 1978, Iain’s Stealin’ Home, album yielded the Top 10 US hit, “Shake It.” After almost forty-five years of creating music, Iain Matthews—guitar at the ready, voice intact and eyes fixed steady on the horizon—is still moving forward and at the top of his game.

...and beyond
Dewey Hall presents
The Community Spotlight: War Amidst Peace — a slide show and discussion with Music in Common 4:00 p.m.
Dewey Hall, 91 Main Street, Sheffield, MA
Cost: FREE (includes a sampling of Jewish and Arabic foods)
We are pleased to announce our newest series, The Community Spotlight, in which we invite members and organizations of the community to share their work with community at large. This month, as part of the United Nation’s International Day of Peace, Sheffield based non-profit Music in Common will present a slide show and discussion of their recent International Youth Summit in which 18 Israeli, Palestinian, and American high school students lived and worked together for one week at Simon’s Rock amidst the Israel-Gaza war.

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Sunday, September 21 – Tuesday, September 23, 2014
New York State Canal Conference
“In Harmony With Nature, People and Products”
See conference schedule online
In the spectacular Finger Lakes Region! On Seneca Lake and the Cayuga-Seneca Canal
Host Hotel: Ramada Geneva Lakefront Hotel
Register online: Registration after August 30, 2014 is $315.00 per person (single day rates available)
The Bi-annual New York State Canal Conference hosted by the Canal Society of New York State brings together national, state, and local government officials, community leaders, developers, project coordinators, canal enthusiasts, and providers of goods and services needed by those who use and enjoy the canal. The Conference offers canal-related general sessions and seminars as well as social activities and networking events. More information about speakers is available online. It also provides an opportunity to visit a number of different canal environments. This year attendees will tour area wineries, Smith Opera House, enjoy dinner at historic Belhurst Castle and much more!

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Monday, September 22, 2014
NYCharities.org announces
Climate Week Roundtable: Climate Communication: Lessons from Science and Our Communities
8:30-11:00 a.m.
The Moderns, 900 Broadway at 20th Street, New York, NY
Workshop Registration: $10. Register online
Climate change can be an “elephant in the room” of polite conversation—a big, challenging topic that is critical to acknowledge and address. This roundtable delves into the aspects of human nature and learning that give rise to productive responses. Panelists include:
*George Marshall, British Climate Outreach and Information Network, touring with his new book
Don’t Even Think About It: Why Our Brains are Wired to Ignore Climate Change.
*Tara DePorte, Founder and Executive Director, Human Impacts Institute;
*Courtney St. John, Associate Director of Outreach, Center for Research on Environmental Decisions (CRED) at the Earth Institute, Columbia University
*Moderated by Melissa Everett, PhD, Executive Director, Sustainable Hudson Valley. The event is cosponsored by Center for Research on Environmental Decisions (CRED), Human Impacts Institute, NYCharities.org, and Sustainable Hudson Valley.

The Arts Center of the Capital Region presents
108 Sun Salutations: An event welcoming the Autumnal Equinox
> 5:30-7:15 p.m.
The Arts of the Capital Region, 265 River Street, Troy, NY 12180, (518) 273-0552
Cost: Member: $20 | Non-Member: $22
Enrollment Max: 20. Register in advance
On September 23, as the sun crosses the celestial equator and the days begin to get shorter as Fall begins, we will welcome the autumnal equinox. Come celebrate the autumnal equinox with the 108 sun salutations! The 108 Sun Salutations is an ancient practice that is symbolic to embracing courage and clarifying intention. 108 Sun Salutations is challenging, but the class is well-paced.

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Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Alwan for the Arts announces
Film Screening & Discussion: Alwan and 3rd i NY Present: Double Bill “Days in The Heart of the Revolution” & “Socotra”
7:00 p.m.
Alwan for the Arts, 16 Beaver Street, 4th Floor (between Broad St. and Broadway) New York, NY 10004
For more information, contact: Sophie Couche, (646) 732-3261
Cost: Suggested Contribution General Admission $10 | Students and Seniors $5
Join 3rd i NY and Alwan for the Arts in celebrating and appreciating the unique and diverse arts and culture of Yemen in a special series that will span over two weeks and will include film screenings with discussions, a book launch on The Silver Treasures from the Land of Sheba, and a concert by the astounding Yemeni-musician Abdulrahman al-Akhfash. Films for Tuesday: Days in The Heart of the Revolution , Ammar Basha, Yemen, 2012, 46 minutes. This series of short documentaries examines the plight of citizens displaced by the conflicts in Abyan and Saʻdah, and other pressing contemporary issues.
Socotra (H er wa Imshin), Felisa Jimenez, Yemen and Colombia, 2013, 36 minutes. This hauntingly beautiful documentary explores the social changes that have come to the remote Yemeni island of Socotra in recent years.

Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Caffè Lena presents
Acoustic Blues Jam with host Sonny Speed
7 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Admission is $5 No advanced ticket sales. Tickets may be purchased at the door.
If you have the Blues, play the blues, or love the Blues we got you covered! Caffè Lena, The Saratoga Acoustic Blues Society and the Capital Region Blues Network have teamed up to present a monthly acoustic blues open mic. We’re looking for acoustic Blues players of all ages, styles, and playing levels to present Blues originals and covers on the famed Caffè Lena stage. Get connected with members of SABS and the CRBN as well as other Blues fans and become a part of what’s happening in the Blues scene. Bring your acoustic guitar, harps, slides, mandolin, bass or whatever (Lena’s has the piano) and sign up for a slot to play solo, as a duo, ensemble or even have players in the room join you on stage. The event will be held on the 4th Wednesday of the month and hosted by SABS & CRBN member Sonny Speed. Sign up is 7 p.m. Names are pulled out of a lottery at 7:30 p.m. A monthly featured act opens up with a short set. The open mic follows.

BAM presents
Rokia Traoré, Toumani Diabaté, and Sidiki Diabaté
Peter Jay Sharp Building, BAM Howard Gilman Opera House, 30 Lafayette Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11217
Rokia Traoré has been named “one of Mali’s most revered voices” by NPR. Traoré recently released her second, critically acclaimed Nonesuch recording, Beautiful Africa, produced by John Parish (PJ Harvey, Eels, Sparklehorse), a follow-up to 2009’s Tchamantché. Traoré’s music draws on her homeland’s traditions as well as the European and American rock and pop she has listened to throughout her life. She collaborated with Nobel Prize-winning novelist Toni Morrison and acclaimed director Peter Sellars on the theater piece Desdemona, which was staged at Lincoln Center and the Barbican. In 2012, Traoré joined Damon Albarn’s UK tour, “Africa Express,” featuring John Paul Jones, Amadou Bagayoko, Baaba Maal, and Paul McCartney.
One of Africa’s leading musicians, Toumani Diabaté is responsible for introducing audiences worldwide to the
kora, a 21-string harp unique to West Africa and an instrument he plays with exceptional virtuosity. Born into a family of griots—custodians of the ancient oral traditions of West Africa’s Mandé people—Diabaté counts 71 generations in his family line. His musical development in the 60s and 70s was influenced by American soul music and British rock bands. While recording Kaira, his first album in the UK in the mid-80s, he was introduced to Indian classical music, from which he incorporated the jugalbandi method of musical dialogue between two instruments. Diabaté formed the Symmetric Orchestra to explore the balance between tradition and modernity among musicians from numerous African countries; he views musical experimentation as part of the griot’s role in enabling communication between peoples. He has released four albums for Nonesuch—including Ali & Toumani, a Grammy Award-winning recording with guitar virtuoso Ali Farka Touré—as part of the label’s longstanding relationship with the UK-based World Circuit Records.
Sidiki Diabaté, Toumani’s 23-year-old son, is deeply versed in Mandé culture and
kora technique. He runs his own recording and programming studio and, with rapper Iba One, is Mali’s premier hip-hop duo—which sells out the 20,000-seat Modibo Keita stadium. Toumani and Sidiki Diabatéhave recorded an album of kora duets, featuring almost-forgotten kora pieces and a new look at some Mandé classics from Mali.

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Thursday, September 25, 2014
The Arts Center of the Capital Region presents
Squash Gnocchi & Seared Pork Chop
> 6:00-8:30 p.m.
The Arts of the Capital Region, 265 River Street, Troy, NY 12180, (518) 273-0552
Cost: Member: $40 | Non-Member: $45 | Materials: $20
Enrollment Max: 8. Register in advance
Learn skills and techniques to prepare perfectly pillowy Hubbard squash gnocchi comparable to anyone’s Italian grandmother. Utilizing vegetables and fruits from local farms that are in season, Jillian Naveh, Chef of 9 Miles East Farm in Schuylerville, NY, will also teach you how to cook apple cider braised collard greens with pecans, as well as show you ways to sear pork to receive a flavorful brown crust and juicy interior. An ideal meal for a brisk fall evening.

The Folklife Center of Crandall Public Library presents
Live! Folklife Concert: No Fuss & Feathers Roadshow
7-9 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen Street, Glens Falls, NY (downstairs off the Library’s Glen Street entrance in the Community Room)
For more information, call 518/792-6508 or email degarmo@crandalllibrary.org
Cost: Free
No Fuss and Feathers Roadshow is a collaboration of award winning songwriters Carolann Solebello, Karyn Oliver, and The YaYas (Catherine Miles and Jay Mafale). Individually, the four are national touring performers that have charted at the top of Folk and Americana radio. Collectively, they give their audience an unforgettable show, a dynamic, cohesive cocktail of delicious harmonies, infectious rhythm, and spontaneous hilarity.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
7:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $15 advance/$20 at the door
Woodstock singer-songwriter Simi Stone can’t be contained in a single word or sentence. She plays violin and guitar, and boasts a huge, versatile voice which Natalie Merchant used to back her up on Natalie’s new album. Simi writes catchy pop tunes, dance numbers and, compelling, introspective folk songs—all in her signature, upbeat “Mountain Motown” style. Her band is a veritable funk-rock supergroup, including bandmates of David Bowie, Bruce Springsteen, the B-52s and Gang Of Four.

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Friday, September 26, 2014
City Lore announces
La Décima: Latin American Verse in New York with the POEMobile
7-8:30 p.m.
Terraza Cafe, 40-19 Gleane St., Elmhurst, NY 11373
Cost: Free
For more information, contact: 212-529-1955 x16, emartinez@citylore.org
This POEMobile event will feature the poetic tradition of la décima which comes from 16th century Spain, but is now common throughout Latin America. It will feature la décima from Puerto Rico, Columbia, and the Dominican Republic, organized by poet, musician, and scholar, Raquel Z. Rivera. The poetry will be followed by music from Raquel Rivera’s group, Ojos de Sofia.
Read the profile of Raquel in the upcoming issue of Voices, the membership magazine of the New York Folklore Society.

Caffè Lena presents
Zoe Lewis With opener Connor Garvey
8 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $18, Member $16, Child and Student $9
Buy tickets online
Zoe Lewis is a one-woman, worldbeat, vaudeville extravaganza. She plays jazz, jump jive, latin grooves, swing, international folk, and funk originals on anything from the piano to spoons. She’s a native of England, with countless miles of world travel to her credit, who now makes her home in Provincetown, MA (in fact, she was named “Provincetown Woman of the Year” in 2013!). She has toured with Pat Benetar, The Indigo Girls, Judy Collins and others. She has played with an elephant orchestra in Thailand, taught songwriting to school children, entertained on cruises and jumped boxcars! Her songs have been heard in commercials, in musical theater, and in concert for kids and adults alike. She believes there’s music in every human being and while she pokes fun at the modern world she praises the rambling delights of childhood, secret worlds, and wandering love. In short, there’s nobody quite like her, and we’re so pleased to have her come light up our stage at Caffè Lena! Opener Connor Garvey is a folk star on the rise. He’s the reigning “Most Wanted” new artist from Falcon Ridge Folk Festival’s new artists showcase and current winner of the coveted Kerrville New Folk Award.

The Folkus Project presents
The Acoustic Guitar Project Concert
A unique celebration of original music in Central New York — and around the globe
8 p.m.
May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 East Genesee St, Syracuse, NY
Cost: $10 (members $8)
Advance sale tickets are available online at www.folkus.org
Ten Syracuse-area songwriters each wrote a new song on the same guitar. Now they (and the guitar) perform their new songs on one night, on one stage.
“One guitar. One week. One song” is the tagline of the Acoustic Guitar Project, an international songwriting project that originated in New York City and has spread around the world. Projects were launched earlier this year in 35 cities, and this summer…Syracuse. Now the ten Syracuse-area songwriters who participated will appear together in a unique concert, where they will perform their new song (as well as other originals). The project was created to help musicians reconnect to the original moment that inspired them to be singer-songwriters. Each songwriter was challenged to create a brand new, original song in just one week, then hand the guitar to the next participant. (The donated guitar was handmade in Maryland by Minor Bird Instruments and signed by all of the artists.) For the second part of the concert, each artist will choose a second original song to be played on the project guitar. Then as a finale, all ten songwriters will perform together. Songwriters taking part in the Syracuse edition of the Acoustic Guitar Project include:
Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers hosts the show. “There are musicians...and then there is Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers. With an already impressive résumé that includes a John Lennon Songwriting award, being a founding editor of
Acoustic Guitar magazine and a regular contributor to NPR’s All Things Considered, Rodgers still passionately works to move his chosen art forward.”—Amy Robbins, WCNY Connected.
— is a bluesman based in Syracuse, and frontman for the genre-defying roots rockers Los Blancos. Aberdeen has traveled extensively throughout the US in his two decades of live performance and has earned a variety of awards in his career including repeat honors of favorite guitarist and vocalist in
Blues Connection and Syracuse New Times.
Tim Burns is the lead singer and acoustic guitarist for the Syracuse band Two Hour Delay. “Our sound is unique to Syracuse and continues to evolve,” Burns says of the fine stew of rock, blues, folk, country and bluegrass they perform.
John Cadley, along with Cathy Cadley, are one of the area’s most entertaining and popular duos. Their repertoire draws on the traditional bluegrass of Bill Monroe and the Stanley Brothers, the tight harmonies of the Louvin Brothers, the “new acoustic” sounds of Alison Krauss and Claire Lynch, as well as John’s own originals.
Dana “Short Order” Cooke offers up quirky, often wry and occasionally unusual songs in a relaxed and unassuming manner. Cooke is a songwriter in the mold of Roger Miller, the Roches, and especially Loudon Wainwright III. For him, nothing is more important than the absurd and ironic. His songs are noted for combining soft-chuckle humor with sentimental, sometimes heart-tugging observations on everyday life.
Ashley Cox was born and raised in Syracuse. She is a diminutive powder keg who lives life like she’s about to explode with positive energy. A singer, songwriter and ultra talented musician, Cox delivers passionate music that, at times, flows like a raindrop, other times like a tidal wave, but always immerses her listeners in absolute honesty and intensity. Cox, along with Shawn Sullivan, make up Professional Victims, an Alternative Indie Rock duo.
Gary Frenay is a gifted and versatile musician inspired by the songwriting of Lennon & McCartney, James Taylor, Brian Wilson and Jimmy Webb. He is a five-time SAMMY Award winner, and was inducted into the Syracuse Music Hall of Fame in 2006 along with his partner, Arty Lenin.
Of Colleen Kattau, Pete Seeger once said “Joe Hill would be proud. Great singer and organizer at the same time.” She performs original alternative acoustic music in a mix of poetry and rhythm.
Arty Lenin is the other half of the award-winning duo Frenay and Lenin. They have been entertaining Central New York fans for over 30 years in various bands and as a duo.
Wendy Ramsay started playing guitar when she was 24, wrote her first song at 26 and after a long hiatus from music has returned to the singer/songwriter scene over the past few years. Her quirky originals and covers are an eclectic mix, influenced by artists such as They Might Be Giants, the B-52s, the Carpenters, the Beatles, Simon & Garfunkel and Elvis Costello.
Like any good song — in the process of being written — there’s no way of knowing where this project will go. That’s for the music to decide. We can only sit back, listen and enjoy. Come and enjoy the results.

LORI MCKENNA Album Release
Doors open 7:00 p.m., Show 8:00 p.m.
SubCulture Arts Underground, 45 Bleecker St., Downstairs, New York, NY
Lori McKenna says: “A song can be a tricky thing – no matter how simple it is. And most songs have a tendency to haunt me. But I believe that blessings come in disguise and that demons do too. And that, if we work it out right, our demons can be our blessings....It was time to make a record in the community of musicians that gave me the opportunity to learn who I am as a songwriter. There is the darkness and there is the light: I am drawn to sad songs. I want to make you feel something...Everybody has a story and every story should have a song. When we made MASSACHUSETTS we picked 13 songs that reflect the darkness and light of an average life. If Massachusetts were a book and the songs were chapters, then together they would tell the story of a life. It’s not all my life. But some of it may be yours. Or someone you know. Or someone you bought coffee from, or sat next to on the bus one day.”
MARK ERELLI, Support: Erelli has tackled everything from western swing and protest songs to lullabies and murder ballads, all in a richly expressive voice that Twangville.com heralds as “the male counterpart to Neko Case.” It is a journey that has taken Erelli from church basement coffeehouses to the main stage of the Newport Folk Festival, stopping briefly along the way to sing the national anthem at Fenway Park.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $25 advance/$30 at the 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!

September 26-27, 2014
Folk Music Society of New York/New York Pinewoods Folk Music Club announces
Park Slope Bluegrass & O-T Jamboree
Friday Concert, 8 p.m. (doors open 7:30 p.m.)
Saturday, 12:30-10:30 p.m.
Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture Meeting House, 53 Prospect Park West (at 2nd Street) in Park Slope, Brooklyn
Friday’s Concert: Admission is $10 for adults and $6 for children
Saturday: Admission $5
For further info. call the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture at 718-768-2972 or the Jamboree staff at 718-374-1086
For more than a decade, Park Slope has become the focal point of American traditional music, when the Park Slope Bluegrass & Old-Time Jamboree, now in its 13th year, takes place. The sounds of banjos, fiddles, mandolins, guitars and big upright basses echo through the “hills and hollers” of Brooklyn in this celebration, conference, and music festival. The Jamboree, held at the historic meeting house and surrounding gardens of the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture starts off with a bluegrass concert on Friday night, September 26th, by James Reams & The Barnstormers.
The next day’s schedule, Saturday, September 27th, includes a full day of activities, with workshops in banjo, fiddle, harmony singing, autoharp, and more, plus all day jamming and an evening concert featuring many fine performers. Delicious food will be offered on site at Saturday’s festivities. Saturday’s activities feature workshops, all-day jamming (with acoustic instruments only: acoustic guitars, fiddles, mandolins, banjos, Dobros, upright basses, dulcimers, autoharps, harmonicas, etc.,) and an evening concert. Some of the participating performers are: Jeff Scroggins & Colorado, Gold Heart Sisters, New Cut Road, Hell’s Kitchen Country, Vincent Cross, Triple Play All-Stars. This year’s event also includes the NY premier of the documentary film Herschel Sizemore: Mandolin in B with Q&A from the filmmaker, Rick Bowman. Detailed schedule for the Jamboree is on www.jamesreams.com.

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Saturday, September 27, 2014
Friends of Ganondagan presents
Living History Event: A Seneca Encounter with LaSalle
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Ganondagan State Historic Site, 1488 State Route 444, Victor, NY
Admission prices are: $5/adults; $3/seniors (62+), students (ages 6-18), and Friends of Ganondagan members; free/children 5 and younger.
For further information, call 585-742-1690 or visit the website: www.ganondagan.org
Nearly 350 years ago when Ganondagan was a bustling town inhabited by 4,500 Seneca people, a 10-man exploration entourage accompanying French explorer LaSalle stopped at Ganondagan and shared food, traditions, and trade goods. On Saturday, September 27 from 10 a.m.-4 p.m., “A Seneca Encounter with LaSalle” is authentically re-enacted down to the language, clothing, weaponry, and types of trade items of 1669 as part of the annual Living History Event at Ganondagan State Historic Site (1488 State Rte 444, Victor). This is the most historically accurate re-enactment of the event ever attempted. “People travel from great distances to experience an event like this,” says Friends of Ganondagan Executive Director Meg Joseph, who likens it to visiting Colonial Williamsburg and Plimoth Plantation. “This is an extraordinary opportunity to witness history where it originally took place—right in Rochester’s back yard.”

The re-enactment is just one part of a full day that brings the time period to life from the Seneca and Colonial European perspectives. Their shared history becomes real through re-enactors representing the French explorers, Dutch traders, Jesuit priests, and Seneca people. In addition, visitors can view traditional Colonial and Native American demonstrations up close, including horn and leather work, silver- and blacksmithing, finger weaving, cornhusk doll making, basketry, and pottery. Colonial and Native games are available to try, such as hoop and javelin, lacrosse, longball, and archery. Ganondagan’s full-size bark longhouse replica will be open as will the Site’s trails. Food—including Ganondagan’s Iroquois White Corn—and rare period items will be available for purchase.

10:00 a.m.: Opening Address & Orientation with Site Manager Peter Jemison
10:30 a.m.: Cornhusk Arts demonstration; archery and hoop and javelin games
11:00 a.m.: Flintlock & Matchlock demonstrations
11:30 a.m.: Traditional Haudenosaunee Stories
12:00 p.m.: Meet-and-greet with the cast of the LaSalle Encounter; Seneca Lacrosse games
1:00 p.m.: Flintlock & Matchlock demonstration at Bark Longhouse
1:30 p.m.: Mohawk basketry demonstration; traditional longball game
1:30 p.m.: Discussion: The Denonville Invasion of 1687
2:00 p.m.: Discussion: The French Experience in 17th century North America
3:00 p.m.: Reenactment of the LaSalle Encounter with the Seneca
4:00 p.m.: Closing Address with Peter Jemison

New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announces the:
Johnson Hall State Historic Site Anniversary Lecture Series
“The End of an Atlantic Life: The Death of Sir William Johnson in Imperial Context, 1774"
11 a.m.
Johnson Hall State Historic Site, 139 Hall Avenue, Johnstown, NY, 518/762-8712
Associate Professor of History at Cornell University and author of The Edge of the Woods: Iroquoia 1543–1701, Jon Parmenter will discuss the passing of Sir William Johnson in the context of the late pre-Revolutionary Anglo-American Atlantic World. He will focus on the changes Sir William wrought in the management of relations with American Indian nations, and how his death inaugurated a substantial transition from imperial, to early national approaches to “Indian affairs.” NOTE: This lecture will be held at Johnstown High School Lecture Hall. Public tours of Johnson Hall available after 1 p.m.

Valley Folk presents
Archie Fisher
7:30 p.m.
Drake House Studio Theater, 171 Cedar Arts Center, 155 Cedar Street, Corning, NY
$17.50 at-the-door
Half price for disabled folks and full time students (high school, college) with valid ID.
Children 14 and under free with adult.
Legendary folksinger on the Scottish scene playing songs from his native Scotland and his travels as well as some originals. Archie was born in Glasgow, Scotland and recorded his first album in 1968. Fisher has been active both as a live performer at festivals and concerts around the world—as well as directing the Edinburgh Folk Festival from 1988 to 1992—and as a producer for other artists, including several albums by the duo of Tommy Makem and Liam Clancy. In addition he has performed as a backing musician and arranger for the Makem and Clancy duo among others. During the 1980s, he originated several radio documentaries and toured North America with Garnet Rogers. Archie's long-awaited CD, Windward Away, is a collection of introspective ballads that evoke the wild and rough beauty of the Scottish Border country.

Caffè Lena presents
Anais Mitchell – XOA CD Release – with opener Dietrich Strause
8 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $22, Member $20, Child and Student $11
Buy tickets online
Inventive, restless, and passionately artistic. Influenced by the ex-pat writers of the early 20th century, obscure political songs of the 1960s, 1980s alt-pop. Vermont singer-songwriter Anais Mitchell has gifted the music world with a folk opera (Hadestown, 2010), and several themed albums, including 2012’s Young Man in America and 2013’s Child Ballads, which won a BBC Folk Award for Best Traditional Song. This summer and fall Anais hits the road for a solo tour with a new album, XOA, produced by Gary Paczosa (producer of Child Ballads) that includes some new songs, some from Hadestown that were originally sung by other cast members, and some from her back catalog. Tour highlights include Newport Folk Festival, the UK and Holland, and—of course—Caffè Lena!

Alwan for the Arts presents
Musical Performance: Huda Asfour’s Quartet Presents “Mosiac”
8:00 p.m.
Alwan for the Arts, 16 Beaver Street, 4th Floor (between Broad St. and Broadway) New York, NY 10004
For more information, contact: (646) 732-3261
Tickets: $20 General | $15 for Students, Seniors, Members
Join Alwan for the Arts in an evening with the exceptionally talented group Huda Asfour’s Quartet as they present their new project entitled “Mosiac.”
Huda Asfour, Composition, Oud, and Vocals
Asha Santee, Drums and Cajon
Derek B. Bond, Electric Bass
Joseph Brotherton, Trumpet

Earlville Opera House presents
David Bromberg Band
8:00 p.m.
Earlville Opera House, East Main Street, Earlville, NY, 315/691-3550
Tickets: $30-$45 Order tickets online.
EOH is pleased to present folk-blues legend David Bromberg as part of our 2014 season. David Bromberg is a strikingly gifted multi-instrumentalist with an intuitive understanding of American roots music styles and a sly sense of humor, for example, “You best get your tongue out of my mouth/Because I’m kissing you goodbye!” from his song Tongue. In 2013, content with the balance of both his violin business and performing career, David was ready to record again with his live band. Enlisting old friend Larry Campbell (three-time Grammy-winning producer for Levon Helm and multi-instrumentalist with Bob Dylan) and engineer Justin Guip, David and his group entered Levon Helm Studios in Woodstock, NY, in March 2013... [and] emerged twelve days later with Only Slightly Mad, a return to his genre-bending albums of the Seventies and Eighties. Bromberg fans will find blues, bluegrass, gospel, folk, Irish fiddle tunes, pop and English drinking songs happily coexisting as they can only on a Bromberg album. For newcomers, Only Slightly Mad will be an introduction to an astonishing performer whose range and musical depth have delighted devoted audiences for over forty years and will for many years hence.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $35 advance/$40 at the door
Formed in 1969, Wishbone Ash has more than 20 original studio recordings and several live albums to their credit. Wishbone Ash cut their teeth on the US stadium circuit first opening for The Who. Once they began headlining in the States, Wishbone’s opening acts included Springsteen, Kiss and Aerosmith. Citing Wishbone Ash as an influence on their style, Thin Lizzy, Iron Maiden, Southern Rock outfits like Lynyrd Skynyrd and, more recently, heavyweights like Opeth and some of the guitar-based indie/alternative bands, have all taken a little something from the legendary twin-guitar approach of Wishbone Ash. Truly, there is no other rock band on the planet that has done more with the twin guitar concept than “the Ash.”

...and beyond
Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art 909 S. Schumaker Drive, Salisbury, MD, 21804
On September 27, 2014, the Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, Salisbury University will open its doors free of charge part of Smithsonian magazine’s tenth annual Museum Day Live! A nationwide event, Museum Day Live! offers free admission to visitors presenting a Museum Day Live! ticket at a participating museum or cultural institution. Inclusive by design, the event represents Smithsonian’s commitment to make learning and the spread of knowledge accessible to everyone, giving museums across all 50 states the opportunity to emulate the admission policy of the Smithsonian museums in Washington, DC.
The Museum Day Live! ticket will be available to download at www.Smithsonian.com/museumdaylive. Visitors who present the Museum Day Live! ticket will gain free entrance for two at participating venues for one day only. One ticket is permitted per household, per email address. For more information about Museum Day Live! 2014 and a list of participating museums and cultural institutions, please visit: www.Smithsonian.com/museumday/venues.

Sheffield Contra Dance & and Dewey Hall present: Autumn Equinox Dance 5 p.m.
Dewey Hall, 91 Main Street, Sheffield, MA
Suggested Donation: $10 / adults, $8 students / $25 Family
With music by Mountain Laurel Band and calling by Jon Greene
5:00-6:30 p.m. Animal Menagerie Sing In
6:30-7:30 p.m. Community Potluck
7:30-8 p.m. Easy Contras for Beginners and Kids
8:00-11:00 p.m. Contra dance

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Sunday, September 28, 2014
Folk Music Society of New York/New York Pinewoods Folk Music Club announces
Double Trouble at the Medieval Festival in Fort Tryon Park
Noon and 3 p.m.
Margaret Corbin Circle/190th Street and Fort Washington Avenue.
There is no admission charge but a donation of $1 or more per person at the Wishing Well would be appreciated.
We will not have a booth this year, but Double Trouble (Evy Mayer & Jean Farnworth) will be performing at the Riverside Music Niche in Fort Tryon Park at noon and 3 p.m. to represent the Club. The Festival starts at Margaret Corbin Circle/190th Street and Fort Washington Avenue. It will extend all the way around the world famous Cloisters, a magnificent Museum of Medieval art. Visitors are encouraged to come by public transportation: "A" train to 190th Street. Go up in the elevator, walk up the stairs, turn right and walk through the park, or take the M4 bus.

Ukrainian Village Voices announces
Harvest Songs Workshop
2-5 p.m.
Children’s Garden, Southwest corner of East 12th Street and Avenue B, New York, NY
Suggested Donation $10 General/$5 Seniors; Children Free
RSVP Now to save your seat!
Come join us in singing Ukrainian folk songs for a Fall harvest celebration! Andriy Milavsky and Halyna Shepko invite you to learn and enjoy “Obzhynky” songs and village dances together in community, celebrating the season’s bounty. In Ukraine, this time of year is when all the fields are reaped, grain is gathered, hay is stacked, and all gather for a village hoe down before winter. We will be learning Harvest songs from 2-4 p.m. at the Children’s Garden and then from 4-5 p.m., we will sing songs, play instruments, dance, and bring harvest cheer to several other local East Village community gardens. Anyone else interested in making puppets, crafts, and facepaint to make this event even more colorful and kid-friendly, please contact us. www.facebook.com/UkrainianVillageVoices.

StoryCircle at Proctors Theater presents
Story Sunday at the The Glen Sanders Mansion: Julia Child and Other Remarkable People with Betty Cassidy and Kate Dudding
5 p.m.
The Glen Sanders Mansion, 1 Glen Avenue, Scotia, NY 12302
$35 per person (includes entertainment, 3 course dinner, coffee/tea, tax and tip)
Bring someone new and you each save $3 (only one discount/person).
Pay at the door using cash or checks made out to “Story Circle”
Reservations: (518) 384-1700, or Kate@KateDudding.com. Please indicate how many of each entrée is desired.
Two captivating storytellers share tales of bold, loving women, like Julia Child, and other people who you’ll wish you had met.
Appetizer: Baby Greens Salad with Poached Pears, Grapes, Goats Cheese & Champagne Vinaigrette.
Entrée: Classic Roasted Chicken with lemon and rosemary butter, sautéed vegetables, duchess potatoes.
Dessert: Chocolate almond cake, vanilla whipped cream, fresh raspberries.

Note: a vegetarian option is also available.

Caffè Lena presents
Ariana Gillis
7 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $18, Member $16, Child and Student $9
Buy tickets online
Canadian singer-songwriter Ariana Gillis writes whimsical, addictive songs that tell stories that just don’t occur to most people: creatures in a lake with healing powers, people in adjacent graves chatting with each other. Audiences instantly respond to her powerful voice, to the raw emotion, brilliant lyrics and irresistible hooks that are the hallmarks of her music. Still in her teens she already has had a major label offer. Between her CDs and her playful, bright-eyed live performances, Ariana is making even the most jaded critics fall in love: Dave Marsh, the “dean of American rock writers” admits to being her biggest fan. Bernie Taupin, Elton John’s lyricist says: “Her stage presence is the most visually grabbing I’ve ever seen.” She’ll be performing with her full band, including her father, Canadian songwriter Dave Gillis.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
7:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $25 advance/$30 at the door
Karan Casey has long been one of the most innovative, provocative and imitated voices in Irish traditional and folk music, with over half a million albums sold. Her career has spanned twenty five years from the early days as a jazz performer in Dublin to her heady days in New York with Solas, which quickly became the most celebrated Irish band in the US. Since embarking on her solo career, Karan has released 6 solo albums, an album with John Doyle and numerous contributions to other artists' projects – appearing on more than 50 albums in total. Recent years have seen Karan appearing with folk legends James Taylor, Liam Clancy, Peggy Seeger and Bela Fleck. Casey has won awards from Irish Music Magazine for Best Folk Album and Best Folk Female, and has been nominated for the BBC Folk Awards and the Danish Grammys. Karan was also a key member of Paul Winter’s Grammy award-winning Celtic Solstice. She has appeared at many prestigious venues including the Kennedy Centre, New York’s Symphony Space, Grand Ole Opry, Hollywood Bowl and the Cathedral Of St John The Divine. She has also made many appearances on the TV an radio on both sides of the Atlantic, including A Prairie Home Companion and Mountain Stage. Garnet Rogers has established himself as “One of the major talents of our time.” Hailed by the Boston Globe as a “charismatic performer and singer,” Garnet is a man with a powerful physical presence — close to six and a half feet tall — with a voice that resonates nearly that deep. With his “smooth, dark baritone” (Washington Post) his incredible range and thoughtful, dramatic phrasing, Garnet is widely considered by fans and critics alike to be one of the finest singers anywhere. His music, like the man himself, is literate, passionate, highly sensitive, and deeply purposeful.

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Tuesday, September 30, 2014
The Neighborhood Preservation Center (NPC) announces
Social Media Workshop: CIRCA School
Social Media for Neighborhood Preservation Nonprofits & Grassroots Groups

6:30-8:00 p.m.
232 E. 11th Street | New York | NY | 10003
Space limited to 25. The participation fee is $30. Enroll online
If you have any questions, please email info@neighborhoodpreservationcenter.org or call 212-228-2781.
For for-profits and non-profits integrating social media into marketing and communications is proving both invaluable and necessary. An increasing number of nonprofits not only note that social media plays an important role in their fundraising strategy, but funding applications frequently ask about an nonprofit’s social media strategy. The Neighborhood Preservation Center is partnering with the real estate website CIRCA to host three workshops targeted to assist real estate professionals; architects, engineers, planners and preservation consultants; and neighborhood preservation non-profits and grassroots groups on how to launch or enhance social media presence. (The first workshop on September 16 is for real estate professionals; the workshop on September 23 is for architects, engineers, and preservation professionals). Starting with a case study on how one website — www.circaoldhouses.com — is successfully leveraging the social web to build its audience, followed by a Q&A, participants will leave with practical strategies on how to better manage their online brand. Learn how to increase your customer/audience engagement, boost your number of page likes, and drive traffic to your social media profiles and to your website.
Speakers: Elizabeth Finkelstein and Cristiana Pena are the brains behind CIRCA, an online, curated historic house marketplace that showcases the most beautiful old houses for sale across the country. CIRCA continues to drive sales through its active, engaged social media presence, and Elizabeth and Cristiana look forward to sharing their tricks of the trade!

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

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OLD SONGS announces Fall Instrument Classes

6-week group classes at 37 South Main St., Voorheesville.
Complete descriptions at: www.oldsongs.org/classes

To Register:
Print out registration form online at: oldsongs.org/register or call Old Songs at 518-765-2815.

Send $115 per class for 6-week classes and registration form to: Old Songs, PO Box 466, Voorheesville, NY 12186.

Registration Deadlines:
September-October class: Sept. 2, 2014
October-November classes: Oct. 8, 2014

SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER CLASSES: TUESDAYS, Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and Oct. 7
Mountain Dulcimer with Susan Trump
Beyond Beginning Mountain Dulcimer: 6-7:15 p.m.
Intermediate Mountain Dulcimer: 7:30-8:45 p.m.

OCTOBER-NOVEMBER CLASSES: TUESDAYS, Oct. 14, 21, 28, Nov. 4, 11 and 18
Fiddle with George Wilson, 6-7:15 p.m.
Clawhammer Banjo with Paul Draper, 7:30-8:45 p.m.
Piano Accordion-Lessons and Band Class with Peggy Hart , 6-7:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAYS, Oct. 15, 22, 29, Nov. 5, 12 and 19
Beginning Penny Whistle with George Ward, 6-7:15 p.m.
Jam Class with Terri Lukacko, 6-7:15 p.m.

THURSDAYS, Oct. 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13 and 20
Ukulele with Ron Gordon Beginning Ukulele: 6-7:15 p.m.
Intermediate Ukulele: 7:30-8:45 p.m.
Mandolin with Mike Otis, 6-7:15 p.m
Recorder with Donna Sobel, 7:30-8:45 p.m.

5-WEEK CLASS, OCTOBER-NOVEMBER MONDAYS, Oct. 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10 and 17
Bluegrass Jam Class Taught by Bob Altschuler using the Wernick Method, 6-9 p.m.
5 sessions, tuition $160. Register online

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.

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

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

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

Staten Island Arts announces
“My Staten Island”; Quilt Project

When: Thursdays August 20 – November 20; 12-1 p.m.
Where: 2nd floor CLLD Rotunda, JCC, 1466 Manor Rd, SI, NY

The Center for Life Long Development (CLLD) Quilt Class invites you to participate in the “My Staten Island” Quilt Project. Make your mark on a map of Staten Island that will become part of a CLLD class sewing project.

What area of Staten Island has special meaning to you? The restaurant where you were proposed to, a marsh where you watch green herons, the school where you play sports or the ferry on which you commute or commuted before you retired? Work together on a group project and mark a representational symbol into a map of Staten Island. Take the opportunity to share your experiences, journey through past and present, log in and leave comments.

If you are not able to make your mark in person, you can email mysiquilt@yahoo.com. One of the class participants will place your mark and your story will be added to the quilt log.

The sale proceeds of the “My Staten Island” quilt will be donated to the CLLD Program.

Museum at Eldridge Street presents
Lifelong Learning Classes beginning in October

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

This fall our lifelong learning classes offer fascinating opportunities for Bible study, learning about immigrant history on the Lower East Side and starting a family memoir.

Modernity and the Bible with Dr. Regina Stein
8 sessions: Tuesdays, 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., beginning October 21
Who wrote the Bible? Did the events it presents happen as the Bible describes them? Is the text of the Torah scroll accurate? Medieval rabbinic commentators had clear answers to these questions. But modern scientific discoveries, archaeology and literary theories radically challenged many traditional notions. How should we read the Bible in the 21st century? To answer this complex question, we will explore some of the personalities, ideas and debates from the classical rabbinic period to the Middle Ages, and from the Enlightenment to today. $15 per class; $110 for all eight classes.

The Many Faces of the Torah with Dr. Regina Stein
8 sessions: Thursdays, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., beginning October 23
The Five Books of the Torah have always been interpreted in many different ways. Using the weekly Torah portion as our jumping off point, we will delve into Biblical texts, commentaries, and the questions they raise. From the 1st century allegory of Philo in Alexandria to the critical commentaries of contemporary American and Israeli scholars, we will discuss and debate insights from a variety of disciplines as we continue the Jewish tradition of Torah study. $15 per class; $110 for all eight classes.

Immigrant Communities on the Lower East Side with Barry Feldman
5 Wednesdays, starting October 22 from 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Waves of Irish, German, Eastern European Jews, Slavs, Italians, Hispanics and Asians transformed sparse farmlands into thriving ethnic enclaves on the Lower East Side in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Explore the social, cultural and religious patterns that enriched these communities and their relationships with each other. Three classroom discussion sessions will be enhanced by two walking tours exploring the diverse immigrant history of the Lower East Side. $15 per class; $65 for all five classes.

Memoir Writing Workshop with with folklorist Dr. Hanna Griff-Sleven
4 Mondays, starting November 17 from 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Have you been meaning to get your family story down on paper? Are there photographs and ephemera whose stories you want to record and pass down to the next generation? In this supportive classroom environment, share your family objects and anecdotes and be prompted to write about them in class. Each week you’ll focus on a different family object or event, and the end result will be the beginning of a valuable family document. $15 per class; $50 for all four classes.

Middle Atlantic Folklife Association (MAFA) announces a
CALL FOR PAPERS for its Biennial Conference of the Middle Atlantic Folklife Association

Theme: Land and Sea – Geography, Economy, and Culture in the American Experience

Date: March 27–28, 2015
Location: Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ
Partner Organization: Eastern American Studies Association (EASA)

This year, MAFA will be partnering with the Eastern American Studies Association to hold a joint conference. The location of this year’s meeting – Rowan University in New Jersey – provides a vantage from which to view diverse features of the Eastern United States. Looking to the east is the Atlantic Ocean and the famous “Jersey Shore.” Although many people know the “Shore” for its popular entertainments, beauty contests, and gambling, it also has a longstanding maritime folk culture, including the craft of the renowned Jersey Skiff, in addition to the east of the “Pine Barrens” that attracted studies of its residents known as “Pineys” by the American Folklife Center. To the west is the Delaware River and the Philadelphia metropolitan area. Glassboro, the home of Rowan University, is historically connected to early American manufacturing – the renowned “Glass Works in the Woods” that has led some scholars to view the Delaware Valley as the cradle of American industrialism. Yet southern New Jersey is also known for being a leading producer of fresh fruits and vegetables, including cranberries, blueberries, tomatoes, and escarole/endive. The varied landscape facilitates identities often by occupational and recreational communities. Evidence of its crossroads reputation is the Glassboro Summit in 1967 between President Lyndon Johnson and Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin, with the Glassboro site chosen because it is equidistant between New York and Washington, DC

Against the backdrop of this geographic crossroads, the program committee invites papers, forums, and sessions that explore the connections of geography, economy, and culture in the American experience. The committee is interested not only in historical and cultural analyses of social adaptation to the landscape but also in organizational efforts to interpret, conserve, and enhance community identities, public heritage, and folk traditions. These studies need not be limited to New Jersey – they can include the Atlantic World. In sum, this conference will explore the local, regional, and global patterns and exchanges that contribute to the distinctive eastern American mix of land and sea. As always, MAFA is open to papers and panels on any topic of American folklore and folklife, including those which do not fit under the conference theme. Both university and public folklorists are strongly encouraged to attend.

Submission Guidelines: Individual Papers: Send a short abstract (no more than 500 words) and a brief CV or resume of no more than two pages.

Full Panels: Send a cover sheet with the title of the panel, the names of each participant, and the titles of their presentations. Include a short abstract of each paper (no more than 500 words) as well as a CV or resume of no longer than two pages for each panel participant.

All materials should be sent to Christie Briley at czb5178@psu.edu before January 9, 2015.

Graduate students whose proposals are accepted will be encouraged to submit their final papers electronically several weeks prior to the conference if they wish to be considered for the Simon J. Bronner Award for the outstanding graduate paper in American Studies.

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

April 1, 2014 —November 30, 2014

The Strong National Museum of Play announces
Exhibition: Boardwalk Arcade

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

May 24, 2014 —September 7, 2014

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

June 13, 2014 —October 13, 2014

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

June 26, 2014 —May 31, 2015
The Japan Culture Center of Western New York, in partnership with The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University present
Between Two Worlds: Poured Paperworks by Sarah Brayer
Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University, 5795 Lewiston Road, Niagara University, New York 14109, 716-286-8200
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday: 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Sunday: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
For more information, please contact Carrie Hertz, PhD, Curator of Folk Arts at 716-286-8290
The Japan Culture Center of Western New York, in partnership with the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University (CAM), is proud to announce a new exhibition showcasing the work of Sarah Brayer, a Rochester-born artist living in Kyoto. Since the 1980s, Sarah has been making large-scale, handmade paperworks as the only Westerner working in the 800-year old papermaking village of Echizen. The wall panels, screens, and scrolls that she produces by strategically pouring paper pulp evoke themes common to traditional Japanese arts—abstracted visions of landscape, ocean, and celestial scenes. Lately, Sarah has incorporated photo-luminescent pigments that glow in fading light. By combining her training in both Eastern and Western artistic styles, Sarah says her “task is to find new ways of expression in an age old tradition” known in Japan as “washi.” With your support, Between Two Worlds: Poured Paperworks by Sarah Brayer, will be on view July 20 – December 21, 2014, at the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University. Split between two galleries—mirror images of each other, the exhibition will explore Sarah’s geographic and artistic journey between two cultural worlds. One gallery, the “daylight” gallery, will introduce visitors to Sarah’s personal style and its relationship to Japanese aesthetic and technical traditions, while the other—the “night” gallery—will invite visitors to enter a meditative space enhanced by music and lighting that transitions slowly from bright to dark. As the light fades and rises again, luminous pigments within the artworks will reveal new dimensions before visitors’ eyes. As part of a week-long celebration of cultural connections between Japan and Western New York in October, Sarah will make a special visit to Buffalo. A reception at the Castellani Art Museum will give visitors a chance to meet her in person and listen to her talk about her work.

July 20, 2014 —December 21, 2014

The Folklife Center at Crandall Public Library presents
Photo of Juan Bon Bom Galbez demonstrating the Chilean art of braiding manes
Photo of Juan Bon Bom Galbez demonstrating the Chilean art
of braiding manes

STABLE VIEWS: Voices and Stories from the Thoroughbred Racetrack
Opening: Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
The Folklife Center of Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen Street, Glens Falls, New York 12801, 518.792.6508
Cost: Free Admission
Based upon research by NYFS Executive Director, Ellen McHale, through an Archie Green Fellowship in Occupational Folklore from the Library of Congress, this exhibition portrays the workers in the “backstretch” of the thoroughbred racetracks. Through photographs and their reflections of work in their own words, it portrays the work and workers behind the scenes within thoroughbred racing.The exhibition features the paintings of Sarah Camele Arnold, handmade objects by riders and trainers, and video. Read more...
August 5, 2014 —December 2014

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Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art presents the
Race, Love, and Labor: New Work from The Center for Photography at Woodstock’s Artist-in-Residency Program
Curated by Sarah Lewis
Opening reception: Saturday, September 6, 2014, 5-7 p.m.
Hours: Wednesday-Sunday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sara Bedrick Gallery, Samuel Dorsksy Museum of Art, State University of New York, 1 Hawk Drive, New Paltz, NY 12561, 845.257.3844

Suggested Donation: $5
It is impossible to separate the history of photography from the history of labor, love, and race in America. This exhibition, culled from the collection of the Center for Photography at Woodstock’s Artist-in-Residency program, displays images by artists who understand the needs of labor in the fullest sense of the word: a means through which we birth ourselves anew. These artists are participants in a 15-year-old tradition at the Center for Photography at Woodstock (CPW), which offers artists of color one of the requirements for a sterling creative practice—embryonic time to probe deeply, unfettered by distractions. At the 20th anniversary of CPW’s partnership with the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, it is a moment to honor this residency and examine the themes that have emerged from the resulting, irreplaceable pictures. The 20 artists whose work is featured in the exhibition are: Endia Beal, William Cordova, Isaac Diggs, Caleb Ferguson, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Nikita Gale, Gerard H. Gaskin, Eyakem Gulilat, Tommy Kha, Kathya Maria Landeros, Deana Lawson, Alma Leiva, Yijun Pixy Liao, Gina Osterloh, Dawit L. Petros, Tim Portlock, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Xaviera Simmons, Joanna Tam, and Preston Wadley.

August 27, 2014 —December 14, 2014

Shaker Museum presents
EXHIBIT: “Rock My Religion”
Friday - Monday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Wash House, Shaker Museum, 202 Shaker Road New, New Lebanon, NY 12136, 518-794-9100
Cost: Free admission
In 1984, artist, curator and writer Dan Graham produced the documentary, Rock My Religion, to explore rock music as art. In it, he observes parallels between the development of the genre and that of Shaker religion in America. As the Shaker’s beliefs changed, so too did rock‘n’roll. The Shaker Museum | Mount Lebanon is excited to screen this stimulating film within the context of Shaker history.

August 29, 2014 —September 22, 2014
ArtsWestchester announces
New NY Bridge Art Show
Rockland Art Opening
Friday, September 5th, 6-8 p.m.
142 Main Street, Nyack, NY

Westchester Art Opening
Friday, September 12th, 6-8 p.m.
2 North Broadway, Tarrytown, NY
Hours: Monday – Friday, 11 a.m.– 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m.– 4 p.m.
Free and open to the public
For more information, please contact Andrew O’Rourke (518.941.6945) or Dan Marcy (845.641.6293) For artists on both sides of the Hudson River, the Tappan Zee Bridge has been a familiar sight in the Hudson Valley landscape and an inspiration throughout the years. We ask you to join us in honoring the combined talent and vision of the local artists who submitted to the inaugural Bridge Art Show. With 87 submissions from over 60 artists, there is something for everyone. To celebrate the twin span bridge project, the New NY Bridge Art Show will have two opening nights in Rockland and Westchester counties. We will be unveiling the best of show and two runners up in both counties. The 2014 Bridge Art Show is presented in collaboration with ArtsWestchester, Rockland Center for the Arts, Rivertown Artists Workshop, and Nyack Art Collective.

September 5, 2014 — November 1, 2014

Staten Island Arts announces
Pages presented by the Staten Island Creative Commmunity
O opening: September 6, 2014, 12 noon – 9 p.m
Wednesday – Friday, 2:30-7:30 p.m.; Saturday/Sunday, 12 p.m.-6 p.m.
Art @Bay Gallery, 139 Bay Street, Staten Island, NY
Art show and all events are FREE.
For more information about the exhibition, call (718) 447-6490
Join us for an art exhibit comprised of works of art from all medium inspired by the written word (title or contents of a book, a play, poem, song, quote, etc.).

September 6, 2014 —October 12, 2014
The History Center in Tompkins County presents
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
ArtsWestchester announces
Art on Paper: Interpretive Stories and Iconic Symbols — A Solo Exhibition by Diane Cherr
Gallery Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Lazarus Gallery United Hebrew of New Rochelle, 391 Pelham Road, New Rochelle, , NY 10805
Free and open to the public
For more information contact Linda Forman, Senior Advisor to the President, United Hebrew, 914.632.2804 x1224 or lforman@uhgc.org. The Lazarus Gallery of United Hebrew of New Rochelle is presenting Art on Paper, a solo show of paper works by renowned local artist Diane Cherr. Cherr works with rich colors, intricate designs and narrative stories. She primarily works on handmade paper, interpreting stories and concepts paying homage to women’s empowerment, eastern philosophy, mythology and Jewish heritage and traditions. She also uses iconic symbols, such as trees, moons, hearts, pomegranates and biblical references in her work. Each work is unique, whether painting in gouache, creating collages, mixed media, drawing or printmaking. “Art on Paper” will include interpretations of many biblical stories such as Jonah, Noah’s Ark and Ruth and Naomi. Cherr has widely shown in exhibits and galleries throughout Westchester County including the Katonah Museum, The Blue Door Gallery in Yonkers, Upstream Gallery in Hastings-on-Hudson, Madelyn Jordon Fine Art in Scarsdale and the Mamaroneck Artists Guild. She frequently is featured in the Bet Am Shalom Judaica Craft Show.

September 13, 2014 — October 17, 2014

Taller Boricua presents the exhibition
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, September 19, 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
For additional information about Esperanza Cortés or Michael Pribich contact TALLER BORICUA:212.831.4333 / marcos_cuba@hotmail.com
Taller Boricua Galleries is pleased to present this year’s inaugural exhibition “Feather in Each Hand” featuring a selection of work including various installations, sculptures and assemblages by these New York City artists.
ESPERANZA CORTÉS: Esperanza Cortés is a Colombian born contemporary New York artist who has exhibited in the United States in galleries and museums: “My interest in the folk art traditions, art rituals, music and dance of Latin America, The Caribbean and Africa and their continuous and evolving changes are at the core of my sculpture, installations and interventions. I use a wide variety of materials and sculptural methods often in combinations with reworked found objects that are impregnated with cultural symbols that act as sites of memory.”
MICHAEL PRIBICH: Michael Pribich grew up in Northern California and has lived in New York City since 1990. His art work is informed by social justice issues: “The importance of dreams, and desire is emphasized in overcoming obstacles that make every day life seem insurmountable.”

September 19, 2014 — November 1, 2014

...and beyond
Houston Arts Alliance announces
Stories of a Workforce
Opening Reception: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 5-7:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. Remarks, RSVP
Exhibition Hours: Mon., Tues., and- Thurs., 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Wed., 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Houston Public Library, Julia Ideson Building, 500 McKinney St., Houston, TX 77002
Free and open to the public
In conjunction with Transported + Renewed, Houston Arts Alliance’s Folklife + Traditional Arts program in partnership with the Houston Public Library will present the major exhibition Stories of a Workforce: Celebrating the Centennial of the Houston Ship Channel. The exhibition explores the diverse culture, heritage, and lore of work associated with the Port of Houston and the Houston Ship Channel.

September 23, 2014 —January 31, 2015

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