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STABLE VIEWS: Voices and Stories
from the Thoroughbred Racetrack

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


Come Join Us for the Exhibition Opening!
Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
The Folklife Center of Crandall Public Library

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. It opens at The Folklife Center of Crandall Public Library, Glens Falls on August 5, 2014, and runs through December 2014. Read more...



Friday, August 1, 2014
Caffè Lena presents
Frank Vignola & Vinny Raniolo
8 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $25, Member $22.50, Child and Student $12.50
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Jazz guitarist Frank Vignola is one of the most extraordinary guitarists performing today. His stunning virtuosity has made him the guitarist of choice for many of the world’s top musicians, including Ringo Starr, Madonna, Donald Fagen, Wynton Marsalis, Tommy Emmanuel, the Boston Pops, the New York Pops, and guitar legend Les Paul, who named Vignola to his “Five Most Admired Guitar List” for the Wall Street Journal. Vinny Raniolo has performed and recorded with Bucky Pizzarelli, Tommy Emmanuel and David Grisman just to name a few. Since Frank and Vinny teamed up in 2008 they have performed over 1000 shows at some of the most prestigious concert halls and festivals in the world including the Sydney Opera House, Lincoln Center, and Italy’s Teatro Olimpico.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
LEON RUSSELL
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $65 advance/$70 at the door
Leon Russell is a music legend and perhaps the most accomplished and versatile musician in the history of rock ‘n roll. In his distinguished and unique 50-year career, he has played on, arranged, written and/or produced some of the best records in popular music.

August 1-3, 2014
Falcon Ridge Folk Festival
Visit the website for the festival schedule.
Tickets: Tickets are available online or download an order form: http://falconridgefolk.com/tickets/ or phone 866-325-2744
Performers booked for the 26th Falcon Ridge Folk Festival are as follows: The Andrew & Noah Band, Ann Armstrong & Steve Hughes, Annie & the Hedonists, Annie Wenz, Aoife O’Donovan, Beth Molaro, The Boxcar Lilies, Brother Sun, The Clayfoot Strutters, Cheryl Wheeler, Christine Lavin & Don White, Connor Garvey, Darlingside, The Duhks, The Falcon Ridge House Band, The Grand Slambovians, The Great Bear Trio, Hoopoe, The Horse Flies, The Ivy Vine Players, John Gorka, Jim & Madeline Christensen, Kim & Reggie Harris, Krewe de la Rue, Kathryn Wedderburn, Louise Mosrie, Magpie, Nerissa & Katryna Nields, Patti O’Brien Melita , Paul Rosenberg, Pete’s Posse, Perpetual e-Motion, Ralph Sweet, Ronny Cox, Roosevelt Dime, The Russet Trio, Seth Glier, Still, the Homegrown Band, Spuyten Duyvil, The Storycrafters, Tom Paxton, Tracy Grammer, and Will Mentor.

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Saturday, August 2, 2014
New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation announces the:
Johnson Hall State Historic Site Anniversary Lecture Series
“Sir William Johnson’s Death Diplomacy”
11:00 a.m.
Johnson Hall State Historic Site, 139 Hall Avenue, Johnstown, NY, 518/762-8712
Professor of History and Director of the Humanities Institute at SUNY Buffalo and author of Death in the New World: Cross Cultural Encounters, 1492–1800, Erik R. Seeman will discuss how Sir William Johnson used Iroquois condolence rituals and mortuary practices to showcase his understanding of his allies’ culture, cement alliances, and communicate across cultural boundaries during the Seven Years War. NOTE: This lecture will be held at Johnstown High School Lecture Hall. Public tours of Johnson Hall available after 1 p.m.

Caffè Lena presents
Everest Rising
8 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $15, Member $12, Child and Student $7.50
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Hailing from New York’s Capital Region, Everest Rising is a tight-knit quartet influenced by folk, jazz, rock, and more. Together they create a progressive acoustic sound that is unique yet comfortably familiar. Their pretty melodies, thoughtful lyrics, and expansive, fresh instrumental arrangements take the listener up less-traveled routes. The line-up features Bill Flanagan on banjo, Pete Gernert-Dott on bass and vocals, Dale Wade-Keszey on harmonica and vocals, and Trevor Wood on guitar and vocals.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
The DEBBIE DAVIES Band/ The CHRIS CAIN Band — in a “Blues Blowout”
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $25 advance/$30 at the door
Chris Cain’s jazz-tinged, blues-soaked guitar and his deep, warm vocals have the maturity and authenticity of bluesmen many years his senior. Cain’s debut recording garnered four W.C. Handy Blues Award nominations, including Guitarist Of The Year, which he followed up with two more releases that collected a long list of awards and accolades. Debbie Davies is an award-winning singer, songwriter, guitar player of extraordinary talent who ranks among the top blues artists in the country. She has received ten nominations for Blues Music Awards, and in 1997 and 2010 won the award for Best Contemporary Female Blues Artist.

Saturday, August 2 - Friday, August 8, 2014
The Ashokan Center announces
Summer Songs — A Songwriter’s Summer Camp
Plan to arrive by 3 p.m. on Saturday and leave at 12 noon the following Tuesday or Friday.
Ashokan Center, 477 Beaverkill Rd., Olivebridge, NY 12461
Register online: $849 for the full week, $529 for the weekend (Sat-Tues.), $50 discount if signup before 6/1/14 with a $100 deposit.
You must be at least 18 years of age to attend a SummerSongs camp unless accompanied by a supervising adult.
Come to the 14th annual SummerSongs songwriting camp and explore the many aspects of songwriting, music, singing and the music business. Listen and learn from nationally known artists, attend workshops & concerts, network, perform, collaborate, swim, jam, and relax in magical natural setting. Classes will include songwriting, arranging, performance/stagecraft, harmony singing, co-writing, guitar, keyboard, creative process and more, and you’ll have many opportunities to share your music in song circles, coffeehouses, concerts, and feedback sessions. ALL levels are welcome!

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Sunday, August 3, 2014
New York Folklore Society partners with the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor and the Greater Brockport Development Corporation for
Sundays on the Canal: Caramelo Trio (Latin Contemporary Music)
1:00 p.m.
Welcome Center, 11 Water Street, Brockport, NY
Cost: Free
NYFS Director Ellen McHale said: “The New York Folklore Society is thrilled to have the opportunity to work on this project with the Village of Brockport and the Erie Canal Museum, as it strengthens our mission to support the traditional arts of the entire state of New York.” Caramelo Trio is cellist Beth Robinson, guitarist Oscar Sarmiento, and percussionist Stephen Farina.

Center for Traditional Music and Dance (CTMD) announces
ECHOES OF THE DIVINE: ARTS OF THE TURKO-PERSIAN DIASPORA
1-5 p.m.
1:10 p.m. QURAISHI
1:55 p.m. SHASMAQAM
2:55 p.m. AHMET ERDOGDULAR
3:55 p.m. NARIMAN ASINOV AND THE CRIMEAN TATARS
Heritage Sunday Lincoln Center Out of Doors
Hearst Plaza (near 63rd Street and Amsterdam Avenue), New York, NY
The rich historical interaction between Persian and Turkic cultures stretches back well over a thousand years, and defines the languages and arts of a huge territory from the Black Sea to Western China. In Echoes of the Divine, CTMD is pleased to feature four New York-based ensembles that are leading exponents of performing arts from the Turkic and Persian worlds. The fiery violinist Nariman Asanov leads the New York Qirim (Crimean) Ensemble performing the traditional music and dance of the Crimean Tatars, one of the Western-most Turkic groups whose Black Sea homeland has sadly again become the center of a geopolitical firestorm. Rubab (lute) virtuoso Quraishi represents the Pashto (a Persian language) tradition of Afghanistan. Ensemble Shashmaqam is a group of Central Asian Jewish and Muslim musicians and dancers who are masters of the courtly arts of Uzbekistan and Tajikistan, including epic poems set to music that alternate between Persian (Tajik) and Turkic (Uzbek) lyrics. Ahmet Erdogdular has been hailed as his generation's leading exponent of the Ottoman Turkish vocal tradition.

Schenectady: The Music Haven Concert Series celebrates 25 years in Central Park!
Jeffery Broussard & The Creole Cowboys
Special Guest: Ramblin’ Jug Stompers
7 p.m.
The Agnes Macdonald Music Haven Stage, Central Park, Schenectady, NY
(Rain site for all performances is Proctors)
Free to the public
As a founding member of Opelousas, Louisiana’s legendary Zydeco Force, Jeffery Broussard’s accordion and fiddle drove the influential nouveau Zydeco movement. With his Creole Cowboys, Broussard returns to his roots, making R&B-inflected dance music that honors the past while charting Zydeco’s bright future.

Caffè Lena presents
Rusty Belle with opener Pandafan
7 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $16, Member $14, Child and Student $8
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This delightful, fun Pioneer Valley trio is comprised of Zac Trojano along with brother and sister Matt and Kate Lorenz. They have aggressively eclectic tastes in music—everything from The Beatles to Miles Davis, Led Zeppelin to Tom Waits—which cooks up into something they call Roots-Rock/Junk-Folk. In the words of Dan Bolles of Seven Days, “They’re a little bit country, a little bit rock'n'roll, a little bit old-timey and a whole lotta weird. But in a good way. Rusty Belle mashes genres as if they were tasty little sonic potatoes.” Over the course of six albums and 150 shows a year they’ve won a legion of fans and impressed critics up and down the east coast.
Harmonizing teen trio Pandafan opens with original indie-folk songs that are uplifting and pretty.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
RICHARD SHINDELL
7:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $30 advance/$35 at the door
Widely acclaimed as one of today’s finest narrative songwriters, Richard Shindell has a rare gift for using detail to illuminate his characters’ motivations and actions without ever getting mired in minutiae. “...the voice of a master.” —Los Angeles Daily News

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Wednesday, August 6, 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.

ArtsWestchester announces
Dancing Under the Stars: McLean Ave Band
7-9 p.m.
Renaissance Plaza, Mamaroneck Ave & Main St., White Plains, NY
Cost: Free
If you think authentic Celtic bands are hard to come by in Northern Westchester, you’re probably right. But look no further – McLean Avenue Band has got you covered. Pioneered by Irishman Patriaig Allen, the band captures that invigorating super-band sound many groups can only strive to achieve, all while capturing the heartfelt storytelling that defines Celtic sounds. Infusing old Irish Celtic folklore with the pop-rock sounds of the genre today, McLean Avenue Band effortlessly puts a modern spin on a traditional sound, making it a unique concert experience you’ll want to see!

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Friday, August 8, 2014
Caffè Lena presents
Jamcrackers
8 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $16, Member $14, Child and Student $8
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For fans of British Isles and American traditional music, three-part harmony and wholesome fun, the Jamcrackers will be just what you’re looking for. Named for the river-drivers who broke up log jams and “got things rolling again,” the band features the extraordinary voice and soulful ballads of Peggy Lynn, the rich baritone and original songs of Dan Berggren, and national champion hammered dulcimer player Dan Duggan. This will be a night of sweet, old-fashioned sounding new folk songs that celebrate the people and culture of the Adirondacks.

The Smith Center for the Arts presents
The Stray Birds
7:30 p.m.
Doors open at 6 p.m. with Chef Sam Buytskes (formerly of Simply Red) preparing a delicious light supper fare for separate purchase.
The Smith Center for the Arts, 82 Seneca Street, Geneva, NY 14456, 315-781-5483
TICKETS: $15 General Admission, $20 at the door When The Stray Birds take the stage, the spotlight falls on three voices raised in harmony above the raw resonance of wood and strings. It is a sound drawn from the richness of American folk music traditions, spun with a stirring subtlety and grace. From bustling street corners to silent halls, their performances speak to an uncompromising reverence for songs.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
JOHN GORKA
7:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $25 advance/$30 at the door
John Gorka’s soulful, rich, baritone voice mirrors his unique songwriting that has been championed by many, including Mary Chapin Carpenter, Nanci Griffith and Mary Black. His lyrics can be whimsically funny or deliver a powerful image with understated clarity and acute perceptiveness. His albums have been praised by the New York Times, Rolling Stone, and many others.

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August 8-9, 2014
Federation of German American Societies announces
110th Annual ROCHESTER GERMAN FEST
A Canal Splash Event
Friday, August 8, 4:00-11:00 p.m.
Saturday, Aug 9, 11:00 a.m.-11:00 p.m.
Spencerport Firemen’s Field, 75 South Union Street, Spencerport, NY 14559
Cost: $5
German food, live music, folk dancing, and traditions. The Federation of German-American Societies fosters outreach to its members and to local community through cultural and social events, and a shared interest in German culture, history, and language.
August 8-10, 2014
Erie Canal National Heritage Corridor announces
Canal Splash! Choose from nearly 100 events, Aug. 8–10
You’ll find a great line up of guided walks, bike tours, cruises, museum and gallery exhibits, canoe and kayak paddles, and canal-side festivals and performances during this year’s Canal Splash! Whether you choose an event close to home or farther afield, Canal Splash! is a fun way to celebrate the history, culture, and recreational appeal of the NYS Canal System and Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor. Join the fun!

Saturday, August 9, 2014
Montezuma Historical Society
presents
Canal Splash Walking Historic Walking Tour in Montezuma Heritage Park
A Canal Splash Event
9:00 a.m.
High Street, Montezuma, NY
Cost: $5
For More Information: Phone: 315-776-4656
Erie and Cayuga-Seneca Canal historic sites walking tour in Montezuma Heritage Park. Sites along walking trails includes remains of Richmond Aqueduct, second largest aqueduct built on Enlarged Erie Canal, historic lock remains on original Erie and Cayuga-Seneca Canals, remains of drydock and paper mill. Tour led by Mike Riley, Canal Historian.
Paint Out – Glens Falls
A Canal Splash Event
9:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Glen Street, Warren Street and throughout Glens Falls, NY
Cost: Free
For More Information: Phone: 518-792-1761
Artists are bringing their palettes, easels, chairs, brushes and TALENT to Glens Falls for the 1st city-wide Paint Out. Scattered all around the city you will find artists painting in an al fresco painting frenzy! The City of Glens Falls offers historic architecture, restaurants, shops and parks all within four square miles.
The following organizations are encouraging participation at their location: Chapman Historic Museum, Crandall Public Library, The Feeder Canal, The Hyde Collection, Lower Adirondack Regional Arts Council, The Shirt Factory and The World Awareness Children’s Museum.
Towpath Day, The Erie Canal and Civil War
A Canal Splash Event
10:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
5750 DeVoe Road, Camillus, NY
Cost: Free
For More Information: Phone: 315-391-7020
Abraham Lincoln will address the crowd from the back of a fabricated railroad car. The New York 12 Civil War Regiment will hold an encampment. There will be local crafters and traditional artisans of the canal era, kids’ stuff, boat and wagon rides. Enjoy great food and Blue Grass and Dixieland music.
Caffè Lena presents
Banjo Workshops with the Masters
10 a.m.-5:15 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $24 for each workshop; $100 for all five
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10:00 a.m. to 11:15 a.m. Dave Kiphuth—The Golden Ladder
Learn the 3 repeating patterns in G-tuning which open a complete understanding of the neck. This is a bluegrass tutorial, but old time players will benefit greatly.
11:30 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. Susan Trump—Double C and Double Thumbs (Clawhammer Basics then Spiff it Up). We’ll learn a few tunes in Double C tuning then add some licks and double thumbs.
1:00 to 2:15 p.m. Bob Altschuler—Music Theory Fundamentals For Banjo Using hands-on techniques, Bob will show theory basics for bluegrass banjo and demystify the framework of your music. Practical tools for expanding solos, backup, and improvisation.
2:30 to 3:45 p.m. Jane Rothfield—Take it to the next level Clawhammer Banjo There is more than just one way to play a tune! Improve your playing by ear (we will not use TAB) and play more than the basics by adding in chords, rhythmic and melodic variations to your playing!
4:00 to 5:15 p.m. Gordon Stone—Composing and Improvising on the 5-string Banjo, 3 Finger. Gordon will demonstrate how to: 1. Play over bluegrass and blues progressions, 2. Combine Scruggs and melodic styles, 3. Improve articulation, and 4. Increase speed.

River Link Concerts
presents
Searson
A Canal Splash Event
7:00 a.m.
High Street, Montezuma, NY
Cost: Free
For More Information: Phone: 518-866-4999
Sisters Erin and Colleen Searson have developed their own original style of high energy fiddling, passionate vocals and step dancing. Their live show includes Colleen on fiddle and vocals, Erin on piano, vocals, and tenor guitar, Danno O’Shea on drums and percussion and Oriana Barbato on bass and guitar.
Caffè Lena presents
Five Strings, Five Pickers: Banjo Masters In-the-Round
8 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $20, Member $18, Child and Student $10
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Hear the amazing versatility of banjo on old time, bluegrass and contemporary originals. This team has a few lifetimes worth of collective picking expertise! Host Bob Altschuler performs and records with Thirteen Feet of Bluegrass and Dyer Switch. He’s been heard on NPR and radio and TV commercials and is a favorite regional banjo instructor. David Kiphuth’s specialty is Round Peak-inspired claw hammer and bluegrass. He founded the seminal band Apple Country, and has played with Chestnut Grove, and Stacy Phillips and Phil Rosenthal. Jane Rothfield is a clawhammer player, tune composer, dance musician and band leader. She’s been featured on NPR and on the mainstage at all the major eastern US folk fests. Emmy Award winner Gordon Stone is a Vermont-based, world-traveling musician whose uplifting originals combine bluegrass and jazz with African, world beat, and funk. His mesmerizing banjo exotica has made him a leading light in the jamband scene. Caffé regular Susan Trump plays fretted & fretless banjos on gentle songs that touch the heart, recall the past, and inspire the times ahead. Her relaxed teaching style and warm stage presence has inspired many new banjoists.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
MARCIA BALL Band
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $45 advance/$50 at the door
Marcia Ball is known for igniting a full-scale roadhouse Rhythm & Blues party every time she hits the stage. Her New Orleans boogie and Gulf Coast blues have made her one-of-a-kind favorite with fans all over the world. Marcia keeps collecting awards and accolades too numerous to list, but which include multiple Blues Music Awards for Blues Album Of The Year and Contemporary Blues Female Artist Of The Year and five Grammy nominations.

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Sunday, August 10, 2014
New York Folklore Society partners with the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor and the Greater Brockport Development Corporation for
Sundays on the Canal: Broadway on the Canal (favorite songs)
1:00 p.m.
Welcome Center, 11 Water Street, Brockport, NY
Cost: Free
NYFS Director Ellen McHale said: “The New York Folklore Society is thrilled to have the opportunity to work on this project with the Village of Brockport and the Erie Canal Museum, as it strengthens our mission to support the traditional arts of the entire state of New York.”

18th Century Day
A Canal Splash Event
Noon-5:00 p.m.
1070 Rte. 4 South, Schuylerville, NY
Cost: 518-698-3211
For More Information: Phone: 518-792-1761
The 1777 Schuyler House will be the setting for dozens of artisans demonstrating their crafts much as they were plied over 200 years ago when household items were handcrafted. Visitors to the 36th annual Eighteenth Century Day will be able to enjoy free tours of the Schuyler House, listen to music of the period, see Punch and Judy puppet shows, plus see artisans demonstrations from blacksmith, broommaker, beekeeping, sheepshearer, oxen teamster, rope-maker, beer brewer, spinners, wool.
Museum at Eldridge Street presents
Restoration Exploration
11 a.m.-Noon
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002, 212.219.088
$15 per family — space is limited and reservations are required
RSVP
What do wavy floors, crumbling walls, and glistening stained glass windows have in common? Grab a flashlight, follow the clues, and find out! Preservation Detectives discover how the magnificent Eldridge Street Synagogue was saved and what was left behind. Explore hidden spaces, interactive exhibits, and create colorful window designs.

Flushing Town Hall announces
Free Summer Concert: BRIAN CLAYTON & THE GREEN RIVER BAND
Dance lesson at 1 p.m. Concert begins at 2 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall’s Garden, Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
(Rain location: Theatre)
Cost: Free
Influenced by Tim McGraw, Keith Urban, John Mellencamp, and Creedence Clearwater Revival, Brian Clayton & The Green River Band blend modern contemporary country music with today’s commercial pop rock sound.

Museum at Eldridge Street presents
Love and Courtship Walking Tour
2:00-3:30 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002, 212.219.088
$25 per person — Space is limited, and RSVP is required
RSVP
Explore romance 19th-century style. Visit former dance halls, cafés, synagogues and other sites where sparks once flew on the Lower East Side. Enjoy a glass of beer in our glorious space before the walk.

Schenectady: The Music Haven Concert Series celebrates 25 years in Central Park!
Ghost Train Orchestra
Special Special Guest: Colleen Pratt & Friends
7 p.m.
The Agnes Macdonald Music Haven Stage, Central Park, Schenectady, NY
(Rain site for all performances is Proctors)
Free to the public
Brian Carpenter’s GTO echoes the “Hothouse Stomp” of 1920s Harlem and Chicago as well as the exquisite, romping “chamber jazz” of the 1930s. They’ve been called “a joyous vaudevillian ride,” and “a delightful trip through a retro aural funhouse,” conjuring up what NPR refers to as “old music, which somehow sounds new.”

Flushing Town Hall announces
FULL MOON DRUMMING WORKSHOP
7 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall’s Garden, Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
(Rain location: Theatre)
$25/$20 Members (limited space available)
Join us for a drum circle under the August moon in Flushing Town Hall’s beautiful garden with master drummers Babloe Shankar. Begin with workshops on Indian tabla drums and other percussive instruments, then jam with the entire group. Drums provided

Caffè Lena presents
Mop & Bucket Company
7 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $18, Member $16, Child and Student $9
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Your wish is their command. Mopco’s riotous scenes, stories and songs are all based on your impromptu suggestions. In residence at Proctors Theater in Schenectady since 2007, MopCo blends short and long-form improv. They use both tried-and-true formats, such as Theatresports and Spontaneous Broadway, along with original formats, such as Tapestry (free-form theatrical Jazz) and Our Town Today (community-based improv that explores current events and issues). MopCo’s dozen+ cast members are professional actors and improvisers, celebrated teachers, consultants, directors, and playwrights.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
HOT CLUB OF COWTOWN; with special guest The Edukated Fleas
7:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $20 advance/$25 at the door
The Austin-based Hot Club Of Cowtown has grown to be the most globe-trotting, hardest-swinging western swing trio on the planet. The first American band to tour Azerbaijan, they have opened stadiums for such artists as Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson. Hot Club Of Cowtown has created an international cult following for its sonic personification of joy and unique sound inspired by its namesakes: “Hot Club,” from jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt and violinist Stephane Grappelli’s Hot Club of France; and “Cowtown,” from the western swing influence of Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys.

August 10-16, 2014
The Ashokan Center presents
Music and Dance Camp: Southern Week
The Revelers | Old Buck | Mike & Ruthy Jay & Molly | Sharon Leahy & Rick Good Ginny Hawker & Tracy Schwarz | More...
Ashokan Center, 477 Beaverkill Rd., Olivebridge, NY 12461, 845-657-8333
Registration: Tuition for the week is $775 (only $745 if you register on or before March 15th!) and includes all meals, classes, and activities. There are discounts for children and teens.
Square dancing, flatfooting and clogging, Cajun & Zydeco dance, Cajun accordion, fiddle, guitar, vocals and bass and percussion, caller’s workshops, traditional clogging team workshop, old-time fiddle, banjo and guitar, old-time songs, harmony singing and band workshops... plus jam sessions, song swaps, dance parties, slow jams and more!

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Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Caffè Lena presents
String of Pearls
7 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $18, Member $16, Child and Student $9
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With an entertaining repertoire of vintage “girl group” music and a modern vocal jazz style, String of Pearls has sass and musicality in abundance. From the 1930s sounds of the Boswell Sisters and Andrews Sisters to Brazilian, bebop, and pop music, this 3-woman trio has performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, DC, Avery Fisher Hall, Town Hall, the JVC Jazz Festival, the Cape Cod Jazz Festival, the Provincetown Jazz Festival, and in clubs and concert halls in France, Germany, and Japan. In the New York area, the Pearls have recently been on the bill at The Metropolitan Room, Sweet Rhythm, The Blue Note, and many other clubs and festivals. We welcome them to the Caffé Lena stage for the first time this evening!

August 12-13, 2014
The Office of Cultural Education announces
Uncommon Approaches to the Common Core Conference
Preliminary Schedule
Office of Cultural Education, 222 Madison Ave., Albany, NY
Registration is $50 (includes meals). Travel and lodging reimbursement at the state rate, double occupancy, is available for attendees who live more than 60 miles from Albany.
Register online,
More information about the conference: http://uncommoncc.blogspot.com/
Join fellow teachers, librarians, archivists, public historians, and educators from museums, libraries, archives, historic sites and other cultural institutions this August at the Uncommon Approaches to the Common Core Conference in Albany, NY! Learn how to create compelling lessons using cultural resources from your institution that meet the Common Core Learning Standards and how to partner with schools to make those lessons accessible to New York State’s students. Keynote speaker is Barbara Stripling, President of the American Library Association. Plenary speaker is James B. Short, Director of the Gottesman Center for Science Teaching and Learning at the American Museum of Natural History. Registration is $50 (includes meals). Travel and lodging reimbursement at the state rate, double occupancy, is available for attendees who live more than 60 miles from Albany.

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014
Caffè Lena presents
Liz Longley with Opener Barnaby Bright
7 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $22, Member $20, Child and Student $11
Buy tickets online
This Berklee College of Music grad with the stop-you-in-your-tracks voice has performed at Newport Folk Festival and taken home top prizes in the nation’s most prestigious songwriting competitions, including the BMI John Lennon Competition, Mtn Stage New Song Contest, the International Acoustic Music Awards, and the Rocky Mountain Folk Fest Songwriting Competition. Liz’s blend of gentle ballads and uptempo acoustic pop, along with a genuine, smart stage presence engages her audience on all levels. She has broken merchandise sales records at venues coast to coast both when she’s opening for artists such as Shawn Colvin, Amos Lee, and Colin Hay, and through her 100+ solo shows a year. Nathan and Rebecca Bliss, the voices and the brains behind Barnaby Bright, tote their instruments across the globe—guitars, harmonium, banjo, ukulele, floorboard bass, thumb pianos and keyboards. With powerful harmonies and thought-provoking, connecting lyrics Barnaby Bright plays indie folk rock in all its glory.

Museum at Eldridge Street presents
Concert – Rebetica Greek Music
7-9 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002, 212.219.088
$20 adults; $15 students and seniors
RSVP
While Rebetica music was customarily heard in intimate cafés and coffee houses, on August 13 our Moorish-style sanctuary is the striking setting for this highly emotional, raw and earthy Greek music. Featuring Yaron Hanoka (vocals and darbuka), Avram Pengas (bouzouki and vocals), Nich Mandoukas (guitar and vocals), Steve Schwab (bass) and David Malka (drums).

The Scarlet K
Doors open 7:00 p.m., Show 8:00 p.m.
SubCulture Arts Underground, 45 Bleecker St., Downstairs, New York, NY
Tickets: $12
The Scarlet K is a Brooklyn-based indie folk band founded by singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist, Sarah Knight. The band’s first project melds acoustic songwriting with elements of bluegrass, Southern gospel hymnody, and the occasional touch of marching band, all gleaned from an upbringing in Virginia. SubCulture presents The Scarlet K’s debut performance, featuring Sarah Knight (ukulele, piano, lead vocals), Hugh Ash (trumpet), Hope Bagley (woodwinds), Matthew Gelfer (fiddle/guitar/banjo), Brian Herrick (mandolin/trombone), Casey Howard (guitars), Victoria Langford (trombone), Britton Matthews (drums), Annie Shaver (cello), and P.J. Shaver (tuba), along with Gretchen Poole and Emilie Williams (back-up vocals). Words and music by Sarah Knight; instrumental arrangements by Gregory C. Brown and Matthew Gelfer.

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Thursday, August 14, 2014
Jonatha Brooke
Doors open 7:00 p.m., Show 8:00 p.m.
SubCulture Arts Underground, 45 Bleecker St., Downstairs, New York, NY
Tickets: $25 in advance; $30 on day of performance
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, August 15, 2014
Caffè Lena presents
Dom Flemons
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
Dom Flemons is the “American Songster,” pulling from old-time folk music to create new sounds. During the past three years he has played live for over one million people as part of his GRAMMY-winning trio, the Carolina Chocolate Drops. He plays banjo, guitar, harmonica, fife, bones, bass drum, snare drum and quills, in addition to singing. With a background in slam poetry and a wealth of concert experience, Dom is a confident, friendly entertainer who has enticed countless listeners to explore traditional American music. He is currently touring in support of his brand new album, Prospect Hill, which takes a contemporary approach to music rooted in history.

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Saturday, August 16, 2014
Center for Traditional Music and Dance (CTMD) announces
Gran Bwa Culture and Neg Gran Bwa Drummers present
BWA KAY IMAN 2014

An all-day Haitian arts and culture celebration commemorating the uprising against slavery in 1791 that began the Haitian Revolution
3-9 p.m.
Prospect Park, Lakeside Area, Brooklyn, NY (Take the Q train to the Parkside stop and enter via Parkside entrance)
Free admission
CHILDREN AND FAMILIES ARE WELCOME! Seating is picnic-style; attendees are invited to bring blankets, cushions, and lawn chairs as needed.
Suggested dress code for this cultural gathering is djan-djan (multicolored attire).
Center for Traditional Music and Dance (CTMD) and its Haitian Community Cultural Initiative, Verite sou Tanbou, are pleased to serve as media sponsors for Bwa Kay Iman, an all-day Haitian arts and culture celebration at lakeside in southeastern Prospect Park (near the Parkside entrance), presented by Gran Bwa Culture and Neg Gran Bwa Drummers, led by Oungan Asogwe (High Priest) Deenps “Gran Bwa” Bazile. Bwa Kay Iman is a longstanding annual Haitian celebration in Prospect Park that commemorates the important slave social gathering on August 14th of 1791 that began the Haitian revolution. The event celebrates and demonstrates Haitian culture with drumming, traditional Haitian folkloric dance, artwork, and storytelling followed by traditional Haitian Vodou drumming and singing. To volunteer at this event (assist with set up, clean up, or picking up supplies) or for further information, contact Gran Bwa at: Granbwaculture@yahoo.com or 347-785-6419. Set up begins at 11 a.m. Assistance is welcome! OTHER ITEMS ARE WELCOME, INCLUDING: Cases of water, fruit (oranges, bananas, grapes, mangos), cases of candles, lawn chairs, and tarps, art supplies (markers, crayons, white paper, construction paper, paint, and paint brushes).

Caffè Lena presents
HOOTenanny!
4-7 p.m.
Oliva Vineyards, 2074 Route 4, Fort Edward, NY
Admission: $40
Buy tickets online
Join us for HOOTenanny!, a joint fundraiser for Caffè Lena and Friends of the Washington County Grasslands Important Bird Area (IBA). Included with your ticket purchase are locally produced foods created by Spoonful Catering, terrific live music by Thirteen Feet of Bluegrass, and a complimentary glass of wine or beer. Additional drinks will be available for purchase. You will also have the chance to bid on items from local businesses through a silent auction.

City Lore announces
Bronx Rising! Bronx Salsa Month and 50th Anniversary of Fania
6-9 p.m.
Bronx Music Heritage Center (BMHC), 1303 Louis Niné Blvd., Bronx, NY
Free, $5 suggested donations
The Bronx Music Heritage Center will celebrate Fania’s legacy with Salsa Fest! with a screening of El Cantante (the story of Fania legend Hector Lavoe produced by Jennifer Lopez and starring her and Marc Anthony). The film will be followed by a Q&A with Gilberto “Pulpo” Colón and José Mangual, who were members of Hector Lavoe’s band. The evening will end with a performance by Mr. Colón’s band, Ensalada de Pulpo.

6:00 p.m. | Screening of El Cantante followed by a Q&A with Gilberto “Pulpo” Colón and José Mangual
8:00 p.m. | Music by Bronx Living Legend Gilberto “Pulpo” Colón and his band, Ensalada de Pulpo

Earlville Opera House presents
Chris Eldridge (Punch Brothers) & Julian Lage — wild guitars and bluegrass with Howlin’ Brothers opening
8:00 p.m.
Earlville Opera House, East Main Street, Earlville, NY, 315/691-3550
Tickets: $15-$30 Order tickets online.
Child prodigy and “a giant in the making” (All About Jazz), Julian Lage joins guitars with Chris Eldridge of the Punch Brothers and The Infamous Stringdusters for this special performance. Chris “Critter” Eldridge and Julian Lage are, quite simply, two of the most important young guitarists performing today. While Eldridge is raising the bar in bluegrass with the Punch Brothers, Lage has been pushing the jazz guitar envelope, both with the New Gary Burton Quartet and on numerous solo and group projects.

Caffè Lena presents
The Bluebillies’ Gospel Music Revue
8 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $16, Member $14, Child and Student $8
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Styled after the old-time “brother acts” (Everly Brothers, Louvin Brothers and Blue Sky Boys), the husband and wife duo of Mark and Mel Guarino have spent nearly 30 years preserving the tradition of close harmony country music. Their old hillbilly and bluegrass mixed with American folk and gospel produces a repertoire ranging from Buck Owens honky-tonk howlers to Lilly Brothers bluegrass gospel to sweet Stephen Foster melodies, all bound together with haunting close harmonies. Back in the day Mel contributed her splendid, sultry, crooning vocals to rock and folk bands in New York City, but soon returned to the working man’s country music she first heard and loved in her dirt-road-one-horse-hometown of Black Oak Indiana. Mark Guarino cut his teeth on rockabilly and country and moved on to a punk-rock-country fusion before collaborating with Mel in the Bluebillies. Celebrated multi-instrumentalist John Kribs, well known throughout the region from his years with The McKrells, Johnny & the Triumphs, and The Racquette River Rounders, joins on banjo and guitar.

August 16-17, 2014
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation presents
The Mid Atlantic Folklorist Retreat
Check here for a full schedule to be released soon: www.midatlanticarts.org/funding/knowledge_building/folk_retreat.html
Country Inn, 110 S Washington St., Berkeley Springs, WV 25411
Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation sponsors a biennial retreat for folklorists based in the mid-Atlantic region. This gathering gives academic, independent, and public sector folklorists as well as students pursuing advance degrees in Folklore and those in related fields the opportunity to meet in an informal setting for peer exchange and to explore potential collaborations and partnerships. It is also an opportunity to share best practices, learn new skills, and gain exposure to new ideas and approaches.
The theme for this retreat will be “Folklore Infiltration: Folklore at Work Beyond the Field.” There will be a panel discussion on the retreat theme; a pie-making workshop with a focus on connecting to online communities; a workshop on digital media file organization; concerts and more. A full schedule will be released in the coming weeks.
Travel assistance grants of up to $125 are available on a limited basis for those attending the retreat from greater than 200 miles away. Travel assistance is available on a first-come-first-serve reimbursement basis. To apply for assistance, please send an email to MAAF Program Officer, Josh Kohn josh@midatlanticarts.org with your full contact information, work title and affiliation (if applicable) To receive assistance, you must register for the retreat.
Rooms on August 15–16th are reserved at The Country Inn, located at the heart of Berkeley Springs at 110 S. Washington Street, within walking distance to the springs, spas, restaurants, and retreat meeting spaces Rooms should be reserved directly using the code “Mid Atlantic Folklorists Retreat” by calling (304) 258-1200. Block rate expires July 25, 2014. After the cutoff, rooms and rates are available based on demand.
REGISTRATION: Register immediately online.
To avoid registration surcharges, you can also download a registration form at the Mid Atlantic Arts website.

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Sunday, August 17, 2014
Museum at Eldridge Street presents
Lower East Side Walking Tour
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002, 212.219.088
$25 per person, includes a light nosh — Space is limited and RSVP is required
RSVP
Once home to the largest Jewish population in the world, the Lower East Side still bears traces of Jewish life from the turn of the last century. Visit synagogues, Yiddish newspaper buildings, socialist hot spots and more while sampling treats from local vendors, including the best pickle shop in New York City.

New York Folklore Society partners with the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor and the Greater Brockport Development Corporation for
Sundays on the Canal: Grupo Cultural Latinos en Rochester (music and dance)
1:00 p.m.
Welcome Center, 11 Water Street, Brockport, NY
Cost: Free
NYFS Director Ellen McHale said: “The New York Folklore Society is thrilled to have the opportunity to work on this project with the Village of Brockport and the Erie Canal Museum, as it strengthens our mission to support the traditional arts of the entire state of New York.”>Grupo Cultural Latinos en Rochester promotes Latin American cultural heritage in Western NY, through educational/informative events and entertaining life performances.

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

Caffè Lena presents
Flipsydz
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
It wouldn’t be August at Caffè Lena without a night with The Flipsydz! Spanning three generations, The Flipsydz sing “the golden oldies” of the doo-wop era. Along with their fun-loving and beautifully performed songs, they lead the audience down memory lane with recollections of the ‘50s and ‘60s street corner doo-wop ensembles of Philly and Brooklyn. Caffè Lena has seen a lot of sing-alongs down through the years, but nothing matches a full-throated chorus of “Duke, Duke, Duke, Duke of Earl!” at a Flypsydz show!

August 17-21, 2014
The Ashokan Center presents
Ashokan Family Camp
Ashokan Center, 477 Beaverkill Rd., Olivebridge, NY 12461, 845-657-8333
Registration: Tuition and meals for first two in your family or group: 12 and older $465, 4-11 $385; Under 4 $50; Tuition and meals for additional family or group members: 12 and older $372, 4-11 $308, Under 4 $40
Ashokan Family Camp will activate your fun button with music, dance, storytelling, puppetry, nature activities and crafts. In the beautiful natural setting of the Ashokan Center in Olivebridge, NY, families can enjoy a wide variety of age-specific and skill-specific classes along with full family activities.Our superb musical and creative staff is ready to teach all levels from beginner to virtuoso. Through community dance, group sings, jam sessions, puppet making, storytelling and the spontaneous creative moments, we remind ourselves of how important the arts are to our well being and the power of it’s message to bring us together in groups large and small. Begin or improve on the guitar, fiddle, mandolin, ukulele, banjo, or percussion
Join community sings (rounds, chorus songs, call and response & more)
Enjoy accessible community dancing
Learn to call dances
Make puppets and join a puppet show
Take part in jam sessions and slow jams
Join a teen band or mixed age band
Make musical instruments from junk
Write songs and learn to lead songs
Try blacksmithing, tinsmithing or broom-making
Enjoy guided nature walks and other outdoor activities

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Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Caffè Lena presents
Drew Vanderhorn Trio
7 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
No advanced ticket sales. Tickets may be purchased at the door.

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Thursday, August 21, 2014
The Smith Center for the Arts presents
Rosanne Cash
8 p.m.
The Smith Center for the Arts, 82 Seneca Street, Geneva, NY 14456, 315-781-5483
Tickets: $40 General Admission
“A captivating and sometimes haunting album that’s among the finest of her career.” — USA TODAY Cash has added the next chapter to a remarkable period of creativity. Cash,who has charted 21 Top 40 country singles, including 11 Number Ones, wrote all of the new album’s songs with her longtime collaborator (and husband) John Leventhal, who also served as producer, arranger, and guitarist. Featuring a long list of guests—from young guns like John Paul White (The Civil Wars) and Derek Trucks to such legends as John Prine and Tony Joe White—The River and the Thread is a kaleidoscopic examination of the geographic, emotional, and historic landscape of the American South. The album’s unique sound, which draws from country, blues, gospel, and rock, reflects the soulful mix of music that traces its history to the region.

August 21, 22, 23, and 24, 2014
17th Annual Pickin’ in the Pasture
World-Class Bluegrass
Thursday, Noon-10 p.m.
Friday, Noon-10 p.m.
Saturday, Noon-10 p.m.
Sunday, Noon-12 p.m.
Pickin’ In The Pasture. 2515 Covert Rd., Lodi, NY 14860
Located 1 mile East and 2 miles South of Lodi, NY. When you get close, just follow the signs!
For more information or to receive a festival flyer, contact us at alex11@empacc.net.
Tickets available online. CHILDREN UNDER 16 FREE with paying adult! FREE CAMPING INCLUDED WITH WEEKEND TICKET!
Pickin’ In The Pasture is held on a working sheep farm. The gentle rolling pastures become the festival grounds. The creature comforts are well provided at Pickin’ In The Pasture. Pickin’ In The Pasture’s reputation as a great place to jam continues to spread. Take advantage of the free masters workshops where you can interact with some of the top bluegrass musicians in the country. Come experience a powerful lineup of legendary bluegrass artists including Michael Cleveland and Flamekeeper, Smokey Greene, Junior Sisk and Ramblers Choice, The Feinberg Brothers, The Jesse Alexander Band, The Lonesome River Band, Goldwing Express, Wally and Danny and The Ryders, Danny Paisley and the Southern Grass, Lorraine Jordan and Carolina Road, The Gentlemen Of Bluegrass, Dale Ann Bradley, Larry Efaw and the Bluegrass Mountaineers, The Spinney Brothers, and Higher Mountain.

Friday, August 22, 2014
Caffè Lena presents
Bill Staines
8 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $20, Member $18, Child and Student $10
Buy tickets online
Now in his fifth decade of delighting audiences on the North American folk circuit, New England troubadour Bill Staines is a folk music legend. His songs, including “River,” “Roseville Fair,” and dozens more, have become standards, recorded by artists ranging from Nanci Griffith and Jerry Jeff Walker to Grandpa Jones. Weaving a gentle blend of wit and humor into his performances, along with a sense of timing that would give the best stand-up comedians a run for their money, Bill intersperses his own songs with traditional tunes, contemporary country ballads, and audience participation numbers. If you’re lucky, you may even hear a yodel or two. Bill is a past winner of the Kerrville Folk Festival National Yodeling Championship. Bill’s aptly titled memoir, The Tour: A Life Between the Lines, chronicles the life of a man who continues to drive over 65,000 miles a year, bringing music to people.

Friday, August 22-Sunday, August 24, 2014
The Ashokan Center announces
The Summer Hoot
A Three Day Festival of Music with Local Food, Beer, Crafts, Nature Activities and More!
All to benefit the Ashokan Center!
View schedule online
Ashokan Center, 477 Beaverkill Rd., Olivebridge, NY 12461, 845-657-8333
Single Day Passes will be available at the Gate only. Fri: $30 Sat: $40 Sun: $35; Earlybird Weekend Passes are only $50! After July 16th $60 At the Gate $70; Kids 12 and under come for free
Camping passes and indoor, on-site lodging options are available for purchase.
With a stellar lineup of musicians, delicious local food and drink, handmade crafts (to buy or to make!), camping, hiking, a beautiful location, and much, much more (all in support of The Ashokan Center’s environmental and outdoor school programs), you will not want to miss this second annual Summer Hoot!
Mike + Ruthy host a family-friendly celebration of beautiful tunes, local food and beer, handmade crafts, nature activities and fun for all ages in the abundant natural beauty of The Ashokan Center in Olivebridge, NY. All weekend we’ll honor the memory of Pete and Toshi Seeger, with a special musical tribute Sunday morning at 11:30, Pete’s set time from last year.
You can support The Hoot from wherever you are by entering to win a handmade Crane Banjo or a week at Ashokan Music & Dance Camp! The raffle will happen on Sunday at The Hoot. If the winning ticket-holder is absent we’ll call you from the stage!
Here’s a sampling of this year’s musicians:
David Bromberg
Simi Stone
Breathe Owl Breathe
Kristin Andreassen
Jay Collins and the Kings County Band
Milton
John Cohen
Jay and Molly Ungar
Kristin Andreassen

... and many more! View the full line up.

The Hoot helps support The Ashokan Center and its outdoor environmental learning programs that connect children with nature, and each other. Please help Ashokan to continue nurturing future stewards of our earth, water and sky.

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Saturday, August 23, 2014
Caffè Lena presents
Spuyten Duyvil
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
WE ARE PROUD AND GRATEFUL TO ANNOUNCE THAT TONIGHT’S CONCERT IS A BENEFIT FOR CAFFÈ LENA! Spuyten Duyvil’s (“SPITE-en DIE-vil”) soaring vocals, traditional jug band energy, slide guitar, and Chicago-style blues harp propel the listener on a barn-burning romp through the last 100 years of American Roots music. Recent tour stops include the Philadelphia Folk Festival, Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival, The Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks, Bethel Woods Center for the Performing Arts and Musikfest.

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Sunday, August 24, 2014
New York Folklore Society partners with the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor and the Greater Brockport Development Corporation for
Sundays on the Canal: George Hogan (country music)
1:00 p.m.
Welcome Center, 11 Water Street, Brockport, NY
Cost: Free
NYFS Director Ellen McHale said: “The New York Folklore Society is thrilled to have the opportunity to work on this project with the Village of Brockport and the Erie Canal Museum, as it strengthens our mission to support the traditional arts of the entire state of New York.”

Flushing Town Hall announces
Free Summer Concert: THE AFRI-GARIFUNA JAZZ ENSEMBLE
Dance lesson at 1 p.m. Concert begins at 2 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall’s Garden, Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
(Rain location: Theatre)
Cost: Free
Known for exciting and exhilarating performances, The Afri-Garifuna Jazz Ensemble infuses the indigenous rhythms and music from Saint Vincent and The Grenadines with African, Latin and Jazz Rhythms, creating a high-energy music-and-dance spectacular.

Borderline Folk Music Club and Folk Music Society of New York/New York Pinewoods Folk Music Club present
Rockland Folk Festival
Noon-6 p.m.
Germonds Park, 165 Germonds Road in Bardonia, NY 10954
Driving directions: Palisades Parkway to Exit 10. Make a right on to Germonds Road (County Route 27) and follow it east for 3 miles. Park will be on your right.
For further information e-mail solz1@ optonline.net or call (845) 354-4586
FREE admission
Bring your own food, drink, and lawn chairs. Those who don’t can purchase it from the park concessionaire. Alcohol and pets are not permitted on premises.
The annual Borderline Picnic now called the Rockland Folk Festival will be a tribute to Pete Seeger this year, and at a new venue, Germonds Park. The main stage performers are: James Durst with Madhumita Chakrabartti, Mara Levine, Loretta Hagen with Gary Hagen, Josh Joffen, Anne Price, Dan Einbender, Pat Lamanna, Marybeth D’Amico, Jeff Scroggins, Larry Kolker, Chris Brown, Michael Scolnick, Jim Colbert, Maggie Seligman, and Stout (Bob Conroy, Frank Woerner, and Frank Hendricks). In addition, Roger Sprung will be running a non-stop bluegrass jam at the jam stage. There will be a workshop about Pete as part of the program. Co sponsoring this year's festival are the Town of Clarkstown, Folk Music Society of NY (aka Pinewoods), AcousticMusicScene.com, and Folk Music Society of Huntington.

Caffè Lena presents
Blair Crimmins & the Hookers
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
A great choice for fans of The Wiyos, Frank Vignola and Caravan of Thieves. Band leader Blair Crimmins is a time traveler—a music preservationist and playful showman from Atlanta determined to bring Ragtime and 1920s Dixieland Jazz to today’s audience. Inspired by role models such as Count Basie, Etta James, Little Richard and Professor Longhair, Blair has opened for Mumford & Sons and Preservation Hall Jazz Band and played a multitude of venues large and small (500 in the past four years!). A multi-instrumentalist and charming entertainer, Crimmins writes songs and arrangements for his classic New Orleans style horn section of trumpet, clarinet, and trombone. His new album, Sing-a-longs has received rave reviews and a Best Song Writer of 2013 pick in Atlanta’s arts weekly.

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Tuesday, August 26, 2014

...and beyond
Mid-Atlantic Regional Center for the Humanities at Rutgers-Camden announces
Public History Boot Camp: OMEKA 101
Creating Digital Exhibitions

9:00 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Rutgers University-Camden Library, 300 North 4th Street, Camden, NJ 08102
Lunch is included, thanks to the Digital Studies Center at Rutgers University-Camden
Cost: $20 + small service charge
For more information and to register visit the website
Has your GLAM (gallery, library, archive, museum) wanted to create an online exhibition but didn’t know how to get started? Have you been stuck trying to manage digital collections easily and inexpensively? A free-to-inexpensive open-source content management system, Omeka was designed with GLAMs in mind. Omeka gives users flexibility in creating visually appealing digital exhibitions using your digital collections. To get you up and running as quickly as possible, this workshop will give you a thorough introduction to Omeka. We’ll cover topics including:
*What is Omeka and why should I use it?
*Differences between Omeka.net and Omeka.org
*How to create digital collections
*Proper use of metadata
*Turning digital collections into digital exhibitions
*Plug-ins

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Wednesday, August 27, 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.

Wednesday, August 27-Friday, August 29, 2014
Flushing Town Hall announces
KOREAN CULTURE SUMMER CAMP
7 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Registration information online
$60 per student (limited space available)
We invite children to join us this summer to explore a magical side of Korean traditional culture through folk songs, dance, traditional games, theater, and art. Come join us this summer to learn about the magic of Korean culture through arts and games! For grades K-5 as of September 2014

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Friday, August 29, 2014
Arts Westchester presents
KJ Denhert
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Yonkers Downtown Waterfront Amphitheater, 71 Water Grant Street, Yonkers, New York 10701
Cost: Free event
KJ Denhert performances will move you to laugh, to dance, and even to cry. Her special blend of urban folk and jazz has earned her four Independent Music Award nominations, and she was named as one of Jazz.com’s top female vocalists. She’s appeared at scores of festivals and has residencies at the ’55 Bar,’ Smoke in NYC, at the Baz Bar in St. Barth’s, and the prestigious Umbria Jazz Festival in Italy. Consistently praised for her pathos, originality, and impeccable musicianship, KJ is a one of a kind songwriter, guitarist and performer, not to be missed.

Caffè Lena presents
Jo Henley
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
Boston-based, Schenectady-born trio Jo Henley is a crowd-pleasing ensemble, as evidenced by their winning (by a mile!) the Audience Choice Award at a Caffè Lena street music festival. Formed by longtime musical collaborators Andy Campolieto and Ben Lee, Jo Henley’s latest work echoes Robbie Robertson and the Band, and all who followed in their footsteps. The range is beautiful, with universal themes of life, death, relationships, and time, set to a soundtrack of jangly midtempo rock, train-beat folk, ‘60s Nashville country, and heel-thumpin’ bluegrass.

Earlville Opera House presents
Carlene Carter — of Carter Family Legacy!
8:00 p.m.
Earlville Opera House, East Main Street, Earlville, NY, 315/691-3550
Tickets: $25-$40 Order tickets online.
Carlene Carter has just released a new CD: Carter Girl embracing the Carter legacy and the press is glowing! Carlene Carter (born Rebecca Carlene Smith; September 26, 1955) is an American country singer and songwriter. She is the daughter of June Carter and her first husband, Carl Smith. Between 1978 and the present, Carter has recorded twelve albums, primarily on major labels. In the same timespan, she has released more than twenty singles, including three No. 3-peaking hits on the Billboard Hot Country Songs charts.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
MYLES MANCUSO Band; also special guest Bobby Paltauf Band
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $15 advance/$20 at the door
Myles Mancuso is a nationally recognized prodigy, singing and playing guitar and keyboards. Noted by True Fire as one of the Top 10 Guitar Prodigies in the World, Myles has been performing professionally since the age of 10 ... BB King’s, The Cutting Room, The Iridium Jazz Club, The Bitter End, etc. He has opened for major acts such as Buddy Guy and Derek Trucks. While promoting a show that featured Myles, Sid Bernstein (promoter who brought The Beatles to America) said, “Myles is a bona fide prodigy that will thrill and captivate an audience.”

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Saturday, August 30, 2014
Caffè Lena presents
MaryLeigh Roohan
8:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
With a style that shifts seamlessly from sunny indie pop to heartfelt Americana, and a stage presence that’s full of dynamic soul, MaryLeigh is an entrancing live performer. Nurtured as a writer and musician right here at Caffé Lena before shipping off to play pubs in Scotland for a year, she was named the Capital Region’s “Best Female Singer-Songwriter” by Metroland Magazine in 2012 at the age of twenty. Her 2014 album, Skin & Bones, prompted prominent music critic David Malachowski to call her, “a strong, smart singer songwriter with a lovely voice . . . a heartbreaker with a song.”

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
CHRIS HILLMAN & HERB PEDERSEN; also CARLENE CARTER
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $40 advance/$45 at the door
Arguably the pioneer of the “Country Rock” genre, Chris Hillman has carved a permanent niche in the history of contemporary American music through his work with such notable bands as The Byrds, The Flying Burrito Brothers, Manassas and the Desert Rose Band. He is a member of the Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame, Americana Music Association Lifetime Achievement Award winner, four-time Grammy nominee and the recipient of numerous CMA and ACM awards. Herb Pedersen is a legendary vocalist and multi-instrumentalist who, over the past forty years, fronted The Laurel Canyon Ramblers and has been a collaborator with Emmylou Harris, Earl Scruggs, The Dillards, Old And In The Way, Dan Fogelberg, Stephen Stills, Linda Ronstadt, Kris Kristofferson, John Prine, Jackson Browne John Denver, and the Desert Rose Band. Carlene Carter—daughter of country music legends June Carter and Carl Smith, stepdaughter of Johnny Cash, and granddaughter of “Mother” Maybelle Carter of the original Carter Family—started her own career in the late 1970s, recording acclaimed country rock albums with the best of the new-wave rock musicians in England, then hit the US country charts in the early 1990s with her Grammy nominated I Fell In Love album, and the international hit single “Every Little Thing.” Her most recent project has been called a triumph, a masterpiece and the album of her life.

...and beyond
Dewey Hall announces a
Summer HallRaiser With concert by The Easy Ridin’ Papas
7 p.m.
Dewey Hall, 91 Main Street, Sheffield, MA
Free and open to the public. Donations gratefully accepted
Dewey Hall announces their new quarterly house party series called HallRaisers. So, what is a HallRaiser you ask? FUN!!! That’s what! It is also an opportunity for us to come together as a community once a quarter, get to know one another, and enjoy each other’s company. Each HallRaiser is free and open to the public, features complimentary beer, wine, soft drinks, and food from local restaurants and businesses, and is a great way to learn more about the Hall and ways you can get involved. It is also an opportunity for us to raise money towards our heating and air conditioning campaign. Donations are gratefully accepted. Each HallRaiser will include a concert as well.

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Sunday, August 31, 2014
New York Folklore Society partners with the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor and the Greater Brockport Development Corporation for
Sundays on the Canal: Fever Pitch (a cappella barbershop quartet)
1:00 p.m.
Welcome Center, 11 Water Street, Brockport, NY
Cost: Free
NYFS Director Ellen McHale said: “The New York Folklore Society is thrilled to have the opportunity to work on this project with the Village of Brockport and the Erie Canal Museum, as it strengthens our mission to support the traditional arts of the entire state of New York.” Fever Pitch is an a cappella quartet specializing the the barbershop style. The quartet consists of four members of The Chorus of the Genesee, Rochester, New York’s oldest all-male barbershop chorus.

Caffè Lena presents
David Wax Museum
7 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $22, Member $20, Child and Student $11
Buy tickets online
With a Mexo-Americana combo of Latin rhythms, infectious melodies, and call-and-response hollering, this ensemble is fronted by a charismatic Missourian singing tight harmony with a Southern belle rattling the jawbone of a donkey. They’ve been hailed by TIME for their “virtuosic musical skill” and they’ve built a reputation all over the US, Canada, Europe, and China for “kicking up a cloud of excitement with their high-energy border-crossing sensibility” (The New Yorker). Following the release of Knock Knock Get Up (September 2012), the bonfire of success David Wax Museum has kindled with its innovative, grass-roots approach is roaring.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE: David Buskin; Hayley Reardon; Rob Daniels
7:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $10 (members free)
Our showcases feature the best of local and regional talents that deserve the attention of a wider audience; and a wider audience deserves the pleasure of their music too, so come check it out!

...and beyond
Marafanyi Drum, Dance, & Song FEST!
Djembe Drum Workshop, 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Doundoun Dance Workshop, 1:30-3:00 p.m.
Marafanyi: Drum, Dance & Song, 6 p.m.
Workshops will be held at the Historic Beaver Mill, 189 Beaver Street, North Adams, MA, (877) 904-2362
Performance at Bascom Lodge Lobby, 30 Rockwell Rd., Lanesborough, MA, (413) 743-1591
Cost: Fees for each workshop are $20 per person, $5 drum rental; Please note: drum rentals available with advance registration only.
Visit Facebook page to register, make reservations
Performance: FREE
Marafanyi are a world-class group who’ve performed from Guinea to North Adams, with a recent public performance at North Adams’ Downstreet Art. Learn techniques and traditional rhythms for the djembe drum in the first workshop. It is recommended for adults and mature teens; all levels welcome. The dance workshop teaches a unique and fun style of African dance from Guinea, integrating stick drums and is recommended for adults and mature teens; all levels welcome. Evening performance: Founded by international performing and teaching artists Lara Gonzalez and Yael Shacham, this pioneering group, presents an artistic expression that fuses original songs and spoken word with traditional West African rhythm and dance and showcases indigenous instruments. Enjoy sunset beverages from the summit of Mount Greylock during the performance, then join the artists for dinner at 7 p.m. (reservations required).



ANNOUNCEMENTS

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



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


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

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

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


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


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

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


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.


ONGOING EXHIBITIONS AND PRODUCTIONS
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

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

*See also (above) Collecting Lake George exhibition at the Crandall Public Library, May 7-July 14.


May 2, 2014 —August 31, 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

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

June 12, 2014 —August 30, 2014

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


June 13, 2014 —October 13, 2014

ArtsWestchester presents
Grace In Motion: Photographing Dance
Opening Reception: Friday, January 9, 2014, 6:00-8:30 p.m.
Viewing Times: Monday-Thursday: 10 a.m.-8:30 p.m.; Friday: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.; Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Mount Vernon Public Library, 28 S. 1st Ave., Mount Vernon, NY 10550, (914) 668-1840
Cost: Free
Grace in Motion: Photographing Dance melds two vibrant artistic mediums, performance art and visual art, through the captivating works of established local photographers, Stephanie Berger, Ira Block and Ellen Crane. Stephanie Berger has photographed the performing arts in some of the most prestigious cultural institutions in the world including Lincoln Center and Carnegie Hall. Ira Block as a photographer for National Geographic has witnessed and photographed traditional performances around the globe. Ellen Crane, a dancer turned photographer, has photographed for such publications as The New York Times, New York Magazine and Dance Magazine. The artists’ work is open for public viewing within the Mount Vernon Public Library’s Rotunda Gallery through August 2.

June 17, 2014 —August 2, 2014

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

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

June 26, 2014 —May 31, 2015
The 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

ArtsWestchester announces
Two Vigiles: Bruce Dehnert and Shawn O’Connor
Opening Reception: August 2, 6-8 p.m.
Both artists will be present at the reception and will give a Gallery Talk at 7 p.m.
Gallery hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. or by appointment.
Clay Art Center, 40 Beech Street, Port Chester, New York 10573
Cost: Free admission
In ancient Rome, teams of men called “vigiles” were mandated to enter burned buildings to determine the cause of the blaze. Clay Art Center has two “vigiles” of its own – artists who consider the effects of wood firing and flame to express their ceramic vision – in Two Vigiles. This duo exhibition of wood-fired functional pottery and vessels features the distinctly different styles of potters Bruce Dehnert and Shawn O’Connor.

August 2, 2014 —September 20, 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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Great Lakes Seaway Trail announces
A Major Exhibit at the New York State Fair: “Great Shipwrecks of Great Lakes”
Open 10:00 a.m.-10:00 p.m. except on Labor Day when exhibit closes at 9:00 p.m.
NY State Fair, 581 State Fair Blvd., Syracuse, New York 13209
Cost: Free admission with fair admission.
“Great Shipwrecks of Great Lakes” will take you to an extraordinary collection of shipwrecks — at the bottom of the Great Lakes and other New York State lakes and rivers. This exhibit at the NYS Fair will tell the stories of these vessels and the people who worked and lived on them. We’ll also tell you about the efforts to find and study these important pieces of history. You’ll see a replica of an 18th-century ship and you’ll find out how you can take a dive to see these fascinating relics up close. The exhibit is located in the State Park at the Fair. There, you’ll be able to see what the experts see when they search for wreckage, as we drive an unmanned vehicle and its camera around the bottom of the pool. In the reflecting pool, a remote sensing buoy will provide real-time weather conditions.
The exhibit is sponsored by the Great Lakes Seaway Trail and produced in cooperation with New York Sea Grant, the Great Lakes Research Consortium, Lake Champlain Sea Grant, the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, and the H. Lee White Marine Museum. Located between Chevy Court and the Horticulture Building the exhibit is free of charge with fair admission.


August 21, 2014 —September 1, 2014
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

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