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Wednesday, August 3, 2016
ArtsWestchester announces
Caramoor presents at the KMA, Ethos Percussion Group
Local Brews * Fresh Art * Live Music
6:30 p.m.
Katonah Museum of Art, 134 Jay Street, Route 22, Katonah, NY
Bring a blanket and a picnic dinner. Gates open at 5:30 p.m., concert starts at 6:30 p.m.
. Tickets: $15 members, $20 non-members
Advance ticket purchase recommended: Buy Now!Advance ticket purchase strongly encouraged.
The Arts & Crafts Beer Fest is not your typical beer fest. Organized by the county’s leader in the arts, ArtsWestchester, it’s a curated “exhibition” showcasing the art of the brewmaster. New York State Craft Beer breweries are paired with select events at Westchester’s renowned cultural institutions. Now through November, take in the best our county has to offer in visual art and music while Half Time Beverage pours our state’s most innovative hop and barley artisans.
Ethos Percussion Group is America’s premier percussion quartet presenting an energetic potpourri of musical genres from around the globe. Highly regarded for their Western chamber music expertise, individual members are also virtuosos on exotic instruments from Indonesia, West Africa, India, and the Middle East. Audiences of all ages are thrilled as they perform landmark works by John Cage, Steve Reich, and Philip Glass, then can hardly sit still in their seats as they are treated to highly intoxicating rhythms from Guinea and Calcutta. Craft beers from New York State brewers will add to the festivities.

Caffè Lena presents
Poetry Open Mic Featuring Ken Hada
7:00 p.m.
Northshire Bookstore, 424 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Free
Taking place on the first Wednesday of every month, Caffe Lena’s poetry open mic, hosted by Carol Graser, is a relaxed, supportive performance opportunity for poets of all styles and levels of experience. Sign-up starts at 6:30 p.m. Readings start at 7:00 p.m. Each poet reads two short poems (less than one page) or one longer poem, with a limit of 5 minutes altogether. This month’s featured poet is Ken Hada. Raised in the rural Ozarks, with close ties to his Hungarian ancestors in the gypsum hills of northwest Oklahoma, Hada finds the natural order a powerful presence for writing. In addition to multiple journal publications, his work has been featured four times on The Writers Almanac. Ken has received national awards from the Western Heritage Museum and Western Writers of America. His six published books include Persimmon Sunday, Spare Parts, Margaritas & Redfish, The Way of the Wind and The River White: A Confluence of Brush & Quill. Ken Hada is a professor at East Central University in Ada, Oklahoma where he directs the annual Scissortail Creative Writing Festival.

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

...and beyond
Dewey Hall announces
Jesse Lége & Bayou Brew
8 p.m.
Dewey Hall, 91 Main Street, Sheffield, MA 01257
$20
One dance hall at a time...That is the life work of Jesse Lége: to bring traditional, foot-stompin’ Cajun dance hall music from the dusty back roads of southwest Louisiana, coast to coast and around the world. Jesse Lége defines traditional Louisiana dance hall music. His unmistakeable hard driving style of accordion play and his powerful voice will get even the most staid listener up on the dance floor. Whether he is performing with Bayou Brew or his many friends, Jesse can crank up any old tune to something new and very different than you have ever heard before.

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Thursday, August 4, 2016
ArtsWestchester announces
Sunset Jazz at Lyndhurst: Ray Blue
4-8 p.m.
Lyndhurst, 635 South Broadway, Tarrytown, NY 10591
General admission: $5
Relax on our great lawn and enjoy cool music by hot jazz artists, co-produced by Jazz Forum Arts. Grounds open at 4 p.m., music starts at 6:30.Picnic supper can be purchased on-site.
This Thursday, relax on the sweeping lawns of Lyndhurst while listening to the sounds of award-winning New York saxophonist Ray Blue. The Blues Hall of Fame artist will perform African-infused jazz as part of Jazz Forum Arts’ “Sunset Jazz at Lyndhurst” series. Guests can make the most of their visit by exploring the mansion’s historic grounds and enjoying a picnic before the performance.

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

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

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
HONEY DEW DROPS
7:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $20 advance/ $25 at the door
Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish share more than most couples. As the Honey Dewdrops, they share stages from venues to festivals across North America, stretches of rolling, infinite roadway and a lot of songs. They share one mic and a hunger to pay attention to what endures. This hunger to explore and document is evident in their 2012 release Silver Lining, a top ten record on national Folk and Americana stations. With tight harmonies and a musical ensemble that includes clawhammer banjo, mandolin and guitars, the effect is to leave listeners with only what matters: the heart of the song and clarity over ornamentation. After a year and a half of living on the road, Laura and Kagey now call Baltimore, MD home and it's where they wrote and recorded their fourth full-length album, Tangled Country, expected for release April 2015. The set of songs is raw and engaging, with characters and images from kindred people and places; and, like their stage performance, these new songs rock and reel, and then they console you when you come back down.

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Friday, August 5, 2016
Caffè Lena presents
Slaid Cleaves
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena at The Grove at Neumann, 233 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Tickets: $22, $20 members, $11 student & child
Maine-born, Austin-based singer-songwriter Slaid Cleaves spins earthy ballads with a novelist’s eye and a poet's heart. More than two decades into his career, the celebrated songwriter delivers vivid, cinematic lyrics on themes ranging from life's toughest moments, to Texas pride, to tongue in cheek numbers. His bittersweet melodies deliver equal measures of hope and resignation, effortlessly shading dark with light and wringing the most out of a melody.

World Music Institute (WMI) announces
Raghu Dixit
8 p.m. (doors open 6:00 p.m.)
Highline Ballroom, 431 W 16th St, NYC
Tickets: $20-$35
Often hailed as India’s biggest cultural & musical export, Raghu Dixit’s unique brand of infectious, happy music transcends age, genre, and even language.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
JOHN GORKA with special guest Amy Fairchild
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $25 advance/ $30 at 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.

August 5–7, 2016
Falcon Ridge Folk Festival
A three-day community of folk music and dance at the foot of the Berkshires
Pre-Fest Thursday TASTINGS DAY and Farm Market August 4
Dodds Farm, 44 County Road 7D, Hillsdale, NY
Main Stage: Friday noon-midnight, Saturday noon-midnight, Sunday 11 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
Dance Stage: Friday 2 p.m.-2 a.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-2 a.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Workshop Stage: Friday 5-6:30 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
F a.m.ily Stage: Friday 1:30 p.m.-5:30 p.m., Saturday 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Sunday 11:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
Activities 4 Kids: open Friday-Sunday for kids of all ages.
The festival ends Sunday at 6:30 p.m.Dodds Farm - 44 CR 7D, Hillsdale, NY
Tickets available online.
2016 Performers: Annika Bennett Sat/Sun Annie Wenz Fri/Sat/Sun, Beth Molaro Fri/Sat/Sun, Brother Sun Fri/Sat/Sun, Buddy System Fri/Sat/Sun, Eric Schwartz & Freebo Sat/Sun, The Falcon Ridge House Band Fri/Sat/Sun, The Felice Brothers Sun, The Gaslight Tinkers Fri/Sat/Sun, Gina Forsyth Sat/Sun, George Marshall Fri/Sat/Sun, Grayak Fri, Great Bear Fri/Sat, The Green Mountain Playboys Fri/Sat, Heather Maloney Fri/Sat/Sun, Hoopoe Fri/Sat, The Ivy Vine Players Fri/Sat/Sun, Jim & Madeline Christensen Fri/Sat/Sun, Kathryn Wedderburn Fri/Sat/Sun, Matt Nakoa Sun, Metropolitan Klezmer Sun, The Mike + Ruthy Band Fri/Sat/Sun, Nerissa & Katryna Nields Sat/Sun, Patti O’Brien Melita Fri/Sat/Sun, Patty Larkin Fri/Sat, Paul Rosenberg Fri/Sat/Sun, Peter Mulvey Fri/Sat/Sun, Pete’s Posse Fri/Sat/Sun, Professor Louie & the Crowmatix Fri/Sat/Sun, Sarah Potenza Sat/Sun, Scott Wolfson and Other Heroes Sat/Sun, The Slambovian Circus of Dreams Fri/Sat/Sun, SONiA disappear fear Fri/Sat/Sun, The Storycrafters Fri/Sat/Sun, Tom Rush Sun, Vance Gilbert Fri/Sat/Sun

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Saturday, August 6, 2016
International Celtic Festival
Opens 9:30 a.m.
Highland Games at 10 a.m.
Entertainment begins at 12:30 p.m.
Ends at 9 p.m.
Hunter Mountain, 64 Klein Ave., Hunter, NY
$16 for Adults // 12 and under are FREE
Contact Hunter Mountain at 518-263-4223 or Toll free: 800-486-8376 (800-HunterMtn).
Featuring fantastic entertainment from the Emerald Isles including Bagpip Competitions and Mass March, plus world-class Irish-American bands and dancers featuring Off Kilter (from EPCOT Center), The Narrowbacks, Barleyjuice, Andy Cooney, Little Creek Band, and the Donny Golden Dancers. Plus, dozens of authentic Irish vendors, traditional foods, plenty of beverages and new this year—the Highland Games! New to International Celtic Festival this year, Hunter Mountain will host its 1st Annual Highland Games Competition. The NASGA Sanctioned (North American Scottish Games Athletics) Competition will consist of eight traditional heavy events including the stone put, hammer throw and the caber toss (a crowd favorite). Watch the incredible Bagpipe Competition, followed by the spectacular Mass March as hundreds of pipers and drummers march down the mountain in unison.

Shaker Heritage Society of Albany announces
Heaven on Earth: Behind-the-Scenes Architecture Tour
1 p.m.
Shaker Heritage Society, 25 Meeting House Road, Albany, NY 12211, 518-456-7890
$10 per person
The past meets the future in this behind-the-scenes tour into historic Shaker buildings. Discover how Shaker architecture and design evolved throughout history and learn what the Society is doing to preserve these structures. This tour grants access to buildings not normally open to the public. There will be walking over uneven grassy lawns and we will be going up and down stairs into buildings that are not handicap accessible. Please wear appropriate footwear. Pre-registration is required.

Caffè Lena presents
Honey Dewdrops and The Sea, The Sea
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena at The Grove at Neumann, 233 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Tickets: $18, $16 members, $9 student & child
Extraordinary harmony singing defines the two duos that share our stage tonight. The Honey Dewdrops are the Virginia-based roots duo Laura Wortman and Kagey Parrish. Their sound is transcendent; embedded with a sparse Appalachian clarity that speaks to listeners everywhere. Their songs shine with energy and emotion, covering the ground between hand crafted folk songs, Appalachian fiddle tunes, and a cappella spirituals. This husband and wife duo fills up a room with sound and feeling that linger long after the show is over. Chuck Costa and Mira Stanley are The Sea, The Sea. They accompany each other with electric/acoustic guitars, the occasional banjo, piano, and percussion, but it is Chuck and Miras perfectly matched voices that create the heart of their emotive, sonic landscape. The Sea, The Sea implores us, through beautiful song and their own connectedness, to experience the truth that we all stand shoulder to shoulder looking ahead into the unknowable future. You will be captivated by their intimate harmonies and delicate wash of sound.

Earlville Opera House presents
Chris Smith
Acoustic Blues Master
8:00 p.m.
Earlville Opera House, East Main Street, Earlville, NY, 315/691-3550
Tickets: $16-$42 Order tickets online.
With a career dating back to the 1960’s blues revival, Chris Smither has long been considered an unheralded master of modern acoustic blues. Like John Hammond and a handful of other musicians whose careers began in the 1960s blues revival, guitarist, singer, and songwriter Chris Smither can take pride in the fact that he’s been there since the beginning. Except for a few years when he was away from performing in the ’70s, Smither has been a mainstay of the festival, coffeehouse, and club circuits around the US, Canada, and Europe. Smither is best known for his great songs, items like “Love You Like a Man” and “I Feel the Same,” both of which have been recorded by guitarist and occasional collaborator Bonnie Raitt.

The Folk Music Society of N.Y., Inc/ N.Y. Pinewoods Folk Music Club announces
Passing Through Concerts Presents Legendary Folk Singer Rod MacDonald

8 p.m.
Concert will be held in a private home in East Setauket. Long Island, New York. Drinks/snacks provided.
Reserve your seat at 516-492-5116 or passingthroughconcerts@gmail.com. $20 contribution.
Rod MacDonald rose to prominence in Greenwich Village in the 1980s, where he was a frequent headlining artist in clubs like Folk City and Speakeasy, and co-founded the Greenwich Village Folk Festival. With 11 CDs and 100 performances annually throughout North America and in Europe, he continues to dazzle audiences with his passionate singing and thought-provoking writing. His songs have been recorded by Shawn Colvin, Jonathan Edwards, the late Dave Van Ronk, Happy Traum, as well as Bok-Trickett-Muir, Four Bitchin Babes (featuring Christine Lavin), Garnet Rogers, and numerous others. His most recent CD, Later That Night, reached #3 on the Roots Music National Folk chart in February 2015, and the song Raven reached #1. In addition to performing his own literate self-penned songs, Rod performs the music of popular 1960s and 1970s artists with his band The Humdingers and the songs of Bob Dylan project, Big Brass Bed.
Co-sponsored by the Folk Music Society of New York, Inc.and LITMA (Long Island Traditional Music Association).


The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
DALLAHAN from Scotland
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $20 advance/ $25 at the door
Dallahan is one of the fastest rising forces on the international folk circuit, heavily rooted in traditional Irish music, but with hugely diverse backgrounds and influences. They call on their mixed Irish, Scottish and Hungarian heritage to create a unique and seamless musical montage, drawing in influences from jazz, funk, pop and classical music. Dallahan will push and pull you along on a musical journey, artistically transcending from tender and delicate songs from Transylvania, to relentlessly punchy Irish dance tunes littered with funk grooves and everything in between. Following the release of their acclaimed debut album, When The Day Is on the Turn in 2014, the band toured extensively in North America and Europe, establishing themselves internationally as one of the most enthralling live shows, captivating audiences at such prestigious international events as Milwaukee Irish Fest, Celtic Connections and countless others. Highlights included a collaboration with Dougie MacLean at Perthshire Amber Fest and also a commissioned composition and collaboration with the Royal Scottish National Orchestra. Dallahan’s new release, Matter Of Time showcases the sound that they have developed since their debut album’s release. Having found their feet musically when conceiving the first album's material, they have expanded and developed their ideas, exploring more ambitious and artful musical avenues whilst maintaining the same open minded approach to traditional music.

August 6 & 7, 2016
Iroquois Indian Museum presents
A Legacy of Excellence: The Living Traditions of Haudenosaunee Basket, Bead, and Antler Work
Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun 1-5 p.m.
Iroquois Indian Museum, 324 Caverns Road, Howes Cave, NY 12092
Cost: $8 adults/$6.50 elders and students/$5 youth 5–12 years/under 5 years free
Contact: 518-296-8949
Legacy will bring basketmakers Ann Mitchell (Mohawk) and Ronni-Leigh Goeman (Onondaga) to the IIM to engage visitors with their art, its foundations, and its ever-evolving expression. Mitchell was introduced at an early age to fancy basket techniques by her mother. Fearless and original in the use of color and curl, many of Mitchell’s award winning creations feature her signature lotus flowers. Goeman’s equally distinctive work is inspired by tradition but goes beyond the standard to feature moosehair tufting, quillwork, and antler finials.

August 8–12, 2016
Center for Traditional Music and Dance (CTMD) announces
Brooklyn Fiddle: Summer Klezmer String Workshop with Jake Shulman-Ment
A 5-day intensive program for string students introducing the rich and varied tradition of klezmer for bowed strings taught by Jake Shulman-Ment. All classes will be taught by ear, without use of sheet music. Open to students aged 8 and up of varying levels, basic command of instrument (Suzuki book 3 and up) and some experience with shifting positions. Students will be asked to learn at least one klezmer tune by memory before the start of the workshop. Cost: $600 per student. *partial attendance is also possible at reduced tuition rate. For more details: jshulmanment@gmail.com or 347-909-2779, www.jakeshulmanment.com

The Ashokan Center presents
Ashokan Family Camp
An all-ages, hands-on experience in music, dance, storytelling, puppetry, nature, crafts and pure play! Something for the whole family
Ashokan Center, 477 Beaverkill Rd., Olivebridge, NY 12461, 845-657-8333
Registration: Early bird discounts available until February 1! Adult Early Bird: $479.00
Join us at Ashokan Family Camp this summer. Bring your parents, your kids, and your friends, and share music, dancing, singing, storytelling, puppet-making, nature trails, traditional crafts, and quality time in the great outdoors… age-old activities that enhance well-being and bring people together. This is not a simply a kid’s camp, but truly an experience for all members of the community, with or without children. Librarians, teachers, and anyone who works with children will find ideas and materials to enrich their curriculum. From babies to teens and parents to grandparents, Ashokan Family Camp will leave you with hearts full of music and family memories that will last a lifetime.

• Begin or improve on the guitar, fiddle, mandolin, ukulele, or banjo.
• Join community sings (rounds, chorus songs, call & response, and more).
• Enjoy square and contra dancing and Appalachian clogging.
• Hike nature trails, swim, and enjoy other outdoor games and activities.
• Make puppets and join a puppet show.
• Try blacksmithing, broom-making, and tinsmithing. Bring home a family heirloom.
• Take part in jam sessions.
• Join the band. Join a parade.
• Make musical instruments from junk.
• Write songs and learn to lead songs.

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Wednesday, August 10, 2016
Albany Institute of History & Art presents 1791 Club*: Alexander Hamilton and Albany
5:30-7:00 p.m.
Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12210
Tickets: $10 per person (food + drink on your own)
RSVP by 7/12 to Briana at (518) 463-4478 ext 412 or thomasb@albanyinstitute.org
Come for a tour of Spotlight: Alexander Hamilton and learn about Hamilton’s connections to Albany. Afterwards, we’ll head over to a local venue for happy hour specials.
*What is the 1791 Club? The Albany Institute of History & Art wants to work closer with 21–40-somethings who are looking to engage with local art + history. Activities will take place on the second Wednesday of each month.

Shaker Heritage Society of Albany announces
Shaker Cemetery Tour
6:30 p.m.
Shaker Heritage Society, 25 Meeting House Road, Albany, NY 12211, 518-456-7890
$10 per person
From 1776 to when the site closed in 1938, hundreds of people came through this site. There are 445 people buried in the historic Shaker cemetery. Explore the stories of some of these fascinating people on this walking tour and learn about Shaker beliefs about death. Please note that this is not a paranormal program. Pre-registration is required.

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Thursday, August 11, 2016
Museum at Eldridge Street presents
Tisha B’Av & Jewish Martyrdom with Dr. Regina Stein
11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002, 212.219.088
$14 adults; $10 students and seniors
RSVP now.
The 9th of Av commemorates the destruction of both the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem. In preparation for this day of mourning, we will explore the topic of Jewish martyrdom, its origins and significance in various times and places.

Museum at Eldridge Street presents
Forensic Architecture
6:30 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002, 212.219.088
$30 per person; includes wine and nosh
RSVP now.
If these walls could talk. On this intimate evening tour we discover that our 1887 building has an incredible story to tell! Investigate messages hidden in hand-painted walls; learn why a Torah ark includes an image of the Vulcan salute; sniff out a hidden compartment on the reader’s platform; and discover other design secrets of the synagogue.

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

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Friday, August 12, 2016
Flushing Town Hall announces
Yuhan Su Jazz Quintet: Mythology
8:00 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: $16/$10 Members & Students (BUY BEFORE 7/1 & GET 20% OFF: CODE EB20)
“Intelligence, sensitivity and a haunting sense of tenderness.” (DownBeat) After the release of her second album A Room of One’s Own, a native of Taiwan, NY based-vibraphonist Yuhan Su has written a new series of compositions inspired by Chinese Mythology Kua Fu, a giant who decided to chase and catch the Sun.

Caffè Lena presents
Jamcrackers
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena at The Grove at Neumann, 233 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Tickets: $18, $16 members, $9 student & child
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 lovely voice and soulful ballads of Peggy Lynn, the rich baritone and inspiring songs of Dan Berggren, and national champion hammered dulcimer player Dan Duggan. The trio's blend of folk and blues, ballads, gospel, dance tunes and activist anthems sparks a rare chemistry and a guaranteed good time for all ages.

August 12–21, 2016
Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor announces
11th Annual Canal Splash!
Multiple sites along the Erie Canal
Check the website for upcoming events, listed by county.
Celebrate the history, culture, recreational appeal, and beauty of the New York State Canal System and Erie Canalway Trail during the 10 days of Canal Splash! Guided walks, bikes and cruises, special exhibits, paddling events, canalside festivals, performances and more. Find out about the Brockport Arts Festival, Palmyra Pirate Weekend, Montezuma’s Canal Splash Historic Canal Walking Tour, Canal Splash! Dinosaur BBQ Dinner Cruise, Little Falls Canal Celebration, 5th Annual Champlain Canalway Trail Bicycle Tour, 12th Annual Cardboard Boat Races in Schuylerville, Canal Crawl: Paddling Poverty in Waterloo, and more.

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Saturday, August 13, 2016
Caffè Lena presents
Banjo Workshops
Four workshops, starting at 10:00 a.m.
Spring Street Gallery, 110 Spring Street, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Tickets: $100 for all 4; $30 for each workshop
10 AM — BOB ALTSCHULER — Fill-in and Tag Lick Essentials These licks are fundamental for bluegrass banjo breaks and backup, and your choices can energize your playing. Bob will guide you hands-on through an array of licks, their functions, ways to apply them, lick substitution, and their use as improvisation building blocks. A detailed handout contains class content plus lots more to work on at home. (Beg-Intermediate)

11:30 AM — HILARY HAWKE — Clawhammer Banjo Workshop Get the Claw Hand moving! In this workshop you will learn how to use your right hand to play the bum-ditty, pick out melodies, and play good clawhammer! Learn two tunes that you can jam with others and add to your repertoire. You will walk away with a packet of materials that we cover in the workshop along with recommendations of bands and music to listen to!

1:30 PM — LORRAINE HAMMOND — Old Time Banjo for Singers Before that pesky Appalachian dulcimer came on the scene, the banjo was a ballad accompaniment instrument of choice in the Southern Mountains. For many of us it still is! Lorraine will teach song accompaniment techniques and at least one traditional ballad and one mountain song—more if time allows. Adv. Beg/Int

3 PM — GLENN NELSON — Applying Music Theory to well known licks and ideas. We will focus on ways to give a new voice to old licks and phrases, give an old song new life and put freshness and excitement into your playing! We’ll look at some fiddle and vocal tunes and how to morph them into a different mode or genre. Single string, Scruggs and Melodic styles will be used. We will also cover making your practice time more productive.

Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor announces
TOWPATH DAY 2016!
THEME: STEPPING BACK IN TIME ON THE ERIE CANAL
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Camillus Erie Canal Park, 5750 Devoe Rd., Camillus, NY
Free admission and parking
Activities and demonstrations include “village green” area, time period reenactors, Morris Dancers, kid’s make and take sponsored by The Home Depot, mules, wagon rides, boat rides, crafts, raffles, steam engine “steam-up.” Musical entertainment by Diamond Someday and Soda Ash 6. Event support by CNY Arts Council and the National Heritage Corridor.

Flushing Town Hall announces
Salon Saturday
2:00 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Free (no tickets required)
Artists in any discipline are invited to share examples of their work in this fun and informal networking session. Come and meet our local artists! Facilitated by FCCA Teaching Artist Steve Palermo.

The Ashokan Center presents
Cajun & Square Dance Party & BBQ
6 p.m.
Ashokan Center, 477 Beaverkill Rd., Olivebridge, NY 12461, 845-657-8333
Dance and/or BBQ tickets are available online at or at the door (prices are higher on the day of the event). Overnight accommodations are available.
Everyone is invited to eat, dance, and enjoy an evening of music in Ashokan’s outdoor pavilion. This dance party and BBQ is the perfect way for people interested in Ashokan Music & Dance Camps to get a “taste” of the experience... and a fun way for campers to kick off Ashokan’s Southern Week. Includes a sumptuous BBQ dinner, music by Jay & Molly and friends... and contra and Catskill squares dances. A free group lesson takes place before the dance starts.

MIPSO
6:30 p.m. Doors open
New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Boulevard, New York, NY
Tickets: Non-Member: $35 Member: $25
Call 718.817.8700 for more info
The renegade traditionalists of Mipso play with the conventions of old-style Americana. On their three albums—most recently 2015’s Old Time Reverie——the North Carolina four-piece pulls from bluegrass, folk, country, pop, old-time, jazz, and other influences to concoct a sound that’s all their own.

Caffè Lena presents
5th Annual Banjo Revelry
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena at The Grove at Neumann, 233 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Tickets: $20, $18 members, $10 student & child
Enjoy the amazing versatility of banjo as four master level players give us a dynamic night of Old-Time, Jazz, Folk, World Music and Bluegrass of every variety. Host Bob Altschuler performs and records with Thirteen Feet of Bluegrass and Three Quarter North. His bluegrass stylings have been heard on NPR, radio and TV commercials and he is a favorite regional banjo instructor. Inspired by Pete Seeger, Earl Scruggs and Bela Fleck, Hilary Kostanoski-Hawke picks her banjo in the thriving folk scene of Brooklyn, NY. She plays and writes with M Shanghai Stringband, Dubl Handi, the Me Oh My Ohs, and Hilary Hawke & the Flipsides. She was trained at Crane School of Music and Columbia University, and she currently teaches banjo at Jalopy Theatre and The New School.
Lorraine Lee Hammond is a tradition-bearer specializing in ballads. Tonight she'll be accompanied by her husband, ace guitarist Bennett Hammond. They are regarded as “folk music missionaries,” introducing the folk music of America to audiences across the U.S. and British Isles. “Dazzling, witty, eclectic, delightful duo. These two are gentle masters of folk melody.” —
Boston Globe. In addition to building banjos and teaching people how to play them, Massachusetts musician Glenn Nelson performs with the bands Wide Open Spaces and Acoustic Planet. His brand of bluegrass without borders will take you to Caribbean islands, California gold country, Celtic ceilidhs and the Kentucky hills.

Earlville Opera House presents
Goitse
Live Ireland’s “Trad Group of the Year”
8:00 p.m.
Earlville Opera House, East Main Street, Earlville, NY, 315/691-3550
Tickets: $11-$32 Order tickets online.
Forged in the white-hot creative crucible of Limerick University’s Irish World Academy of Music and Dance, the quintet have graduated with a musical maturity worthy of the greatest. They have made a name for themselves as one of the most sought after bands amongst connoisseurs of Irish Traditional music cross the globe, with their performances gaining notoriety across four continents. Having won feverish critical plaudits for their Dónal Lunny-produced second album Transformed, the band has skyrocketed to the forefront of the traditional Irish music scene. Their distinctive sound lies in the quality of their own compositions interspersed with traditional tunes from Ireland and abroad, which make each set entertaining and unique. Laying the foundations for the music are World and All-Ireland bodhrán champion Colm Phelan and Conal O’Kane, who is fast making a name for himself as one of the finest guitarists of this generation. The gripping rhythm section sets a breaktaking pace for the music while the sweet, charismatic voice of Áine Mc Geeney draws audiences into the music in a way very few performers can achieve. When not singing, Áine’s energetic style of fiddle playing is complimented hugely by multi-award-winning banjo and mandolin virtuoso James Harvey. His ability to transcend genres, combined with his unparalleled technical ability is a joy to behold. Bridging the gap between melody and accompaniment is the piano and piano accordionist, Tadhg Ó Meachair. The Dublin native is renowned for his unique approach to bass work and accompaniment, while also having picked up national awards for his melody playing. Lace up your dancing shoes and get ready for a night of wonderful music and fast paced fun with Goitse.

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

COMMON FOLK ARTS & MUSIC FESTIVAL
2 p.m.-10 p.m.
Heritage State Park, North Adams, MA
Western Gateway Heritage State Park, 115 State St, North Adams, Massachusetts 01247
Tickets available online starting at $25
Come out for a day of music and art! We are raising money for the up and coming ROOTS Teen Center and we need your help. So much fun! We will have food, beer, art (lots of art!) and music. Come hang out with us in the beautiful courtyard of Western Gateway Heritage State Park.
Lineup:

Tim Martin, Massachusetts
Dylan Girouard, Westminster, MA
The Tobin Brothers, North Adams & Northborough MA
Sophie Lane, North Adams, MA
Francesca Shanks (Sounds and Tones Records) North Adams, MA
Izzy Heltai and Secret Creature (Sounds and Tones Records) North Adams, MA
Anonymous Animal, Massachusetts
The Jays
the le duo, Vermont

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Sunday, August 14, 2016
Flushing Town Hall announces
Make Your Own Wind Chime
2-3:30 p.m. (for families and kids over 7)
4-5:30 p.m. (for adults and artists)
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: $10/$5 Members & Children (per session)
Create musical Wind Chimes from found objects with EtM Con Edison/FCCA Composer-in-Residence and Wind Chime artist, Skip LaPlante. Some of Skip’s imaginative wind chimes will be on display. Bring something special from home to attach to your wind chime. (Optional) Maximum of 25 participants. Materials provided.

Afro Brazilian Dance & Orixas Workshop with Cleonice Fonseca
5-6:30 p.m.
Gibney Dance Chambers St., 53A Chambers St., New York, NY
Contact Info: (718) 935-9700
Dance the Orixas of Brazil to the rhythms of Candomble (Ilexa, Ilu, Aluja, Barravento) with Cleonice who brings a style of folkloric dance learned from her mentors in Bahia, Brazil: Nildinha Fonseca, Jose Ricardo and Raimundo King.

Sunday, August 14–Saturday August 20, 2016
The Ashokan Center presents
Southern Week
Appalachian, Old Time, Cajun and Zydeco music and dance
Ashokan Center, 477 Beaverkill Rd., Olivebridge, NY 12461, 845-657-8333
Tuition and Meals:
Adults $775
Youth ages 13–25 $575
Children ages 5–12 $475
Children under 5 Free
Tuition for the 2016 camp includes all meals, classes and activities. Work exchange positions and youth scholarships are available.Lodging is additional.
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!
Southern Dance Party & BBQ – Saturday, August 13 Open to campers who need an extra night of music, dancing and great Ashokan food and to folks who can’t join us for the whole camp this year. Dance-only, BBQ-only or Dance+BBQ tickets on sale now. Also available as an add-on during online registration for camp.

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Monday, August 15, 2016
Eighth Step at Proctors presents
DOUGIE MacLEAN
7 p.m.
Proctors, 432 State St. Schenectady NY 12305
Order through the 8th Step Ticket Line: 518-434-1703
Internationally loved folk superstar, who built an artistic life as a songwriter, composer and extraordinary performer on his own terms. Internationally renowned songwriter, composer and extraordinary performer, Dougie MacLean has has long helped define contemporary Celtic music. From his home in Butterstone, Perthshire he has toured and performed in concerts and festivals all over the world, from New York’s Carnegie Hall to London’s Festival to the Sydney Opera House. He has shared stages with Lou Reed and Eddie Reader on the grounds of Culzean Castle; he was featured with James Taylor on the BBC Hogmanay programme from Edinburgh Castle; and he shared a bill with the legendary Mavis Staples at Glasgow’s Royal Concert Hall. The Eighth Step proudly welcomes him back in August!

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Tuesday, August 16, 2016
Center for Traditional Music and Dance (CTMD) announces
The Yiddish Art Trio
7:30 p.m.
Museum of Jewish Heritage, 36 Battery Place, New York, NY
Cost: $18
The Yiddish Art Trio, three of the most brilliant young luminaries of the international Klezmer revival have unearthed a treasure trove of art songs in Yiddish that they interpret and lovingly perform all over the world. Starring Michael Winograd, Benji Fox-Rosen, and Patrick Farrell. Part of Kulturfest nyc and co-sponsored by CTMD. Kulturfest nyc is a summer-long festival of international Jewish performing arts presented by the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene. See all the events of the fest.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
StoryCircle at Proctors Theater announces
Story Circle Meeting: Story Circle of the Capital District
6:15-9:00 p.m.
Pine Hill Branch, Albany Public Library, 517 Western Ave, Albany, NY 12203
Story Circle meets to share works in progress. Stories told, not read, please. Listeners welcomed :-)

Friends of Ganondagan announce
AN EVENING OF SOUTHWEST MUSIC WITH SHELLY MORNINGSONG & FABIAN FONTANELLE
7-9 p.m.
Seneca Art & Culture Center at Ganondagan, 7000 County Road 41, Victor, NY
Call 585-742-1690 for more information
Cost: $10/general public; $7/Friends of Ganondagan members.
The evening highlights contemporary and traditional music, dancing, and Native flute playing by Shelly Morningsong (N. Cheyenne/Dutch), one of New Mexico’s finest Native performers. Fabian Fontanelle (Zuni/Omaha) joins Morningsong with storytelling, hand drum songs and the Zuni Eagle Dance.

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Thursday, August 18, 2016
Wine and White Linen
Concert with Orphan Jane

7 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002, 212.219.088
$25 adults; $15 students and seniors. $5 off if you wear your summer whites!
RSVP now.
Gypsy cabaret band Orphan Jane initiates our first-ever celebration of Tu B’Av, a traditional night of love and revelry marking the grape harvest. Enjoy the band’s signature blend of circus blues, gypsy cabaret and vaudeville hits from the Golden Age of Yiddish Theater to the Museum at Eldridge Street. This event marks the Jewish holiday of Tu B’Av, a minor Jewish holiday similar to Valentine’s Day in its theme of love. Tu ḆAv marks the beginning of the grape harvest in Israel and traditionally is a night of revelry. Join us for music and a wine reception in our magnificent 1887 landmark.

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

Flushing Town Hall announces
Full Moon Drumming Workshop: Korean Drumming
7:00 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: $25/$20 Members
Celebrate the Full Moon with a drum circle in Flushing Town Hall’s garden with master drummers from Korea and China. Begin with workshops led by (7/19) Song-Hee Lee, Senior Artist at the Korean Traditional Performing Arts Association and (8/18) Nan Bao, Director of the East Wind Percussion Music Academy, then jam with the entire group under the moon. Space is limited to 20 participants per workshop. Drums provided. All are welcome from beginner to professional, just bring your enthusiasm and participate!

Peter Eldridge, Disappearing Day Album Release Show
8:00 p.m.
Rockwood Music Hall, 196 Allen St, New York, NY 10002, 212.477.4155
21 and over venue.
Grammy-winning singer, pianist, songwriter and educator, Peter Eldridge is poised to release his fifth and most diverse studio album, Disappearing Day on July 22, 2016. Peter merges an eclectic mix of styles ranging from jazz to alternative to country, showcasing his inexhaustible musical fluency. The album is comprised of seven original tunes written or co-written by Eldridge and five song arrangements from some of his favorite artists, including Paul McCartney, Leonard Bernstein, Luciana Souza, The Magnetic Fields and Frank Sinatra. Disappearing Day draws listeners into Peter’s artistic sphere through a variety of musical settings and textures. For more than twenty years, Peter Eldridge has remained at the forefront of the jazz/singer-songwriter scene as a performer, composer, arranger, and educator. Eldridge is a founding member of internationally acclaimed jazz vocal group, New York Voices. Along with Peter Eldridge, the show will feature Jesse Lewis on guitar, Matt Aronoff on bass, Ben Wittman on drums, Jo Lawry on background vocals and percussion, along with Lauren Kinhan and Janis Siegel on background vocals.

...and beyond
Connecticut Historical Society announces
OPENING RECEPTION: MAS: COSTUMES FROM HARTFORD’S WEST INDIAN COMMUNITY
Hartford Steel Symphony

5:30-7:30 p.m.
Raindate: August 19
Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth St., Hartford CT 06105
Free
Please let us know if you are able to join us by August 15.
Call (860) 236-5621 x238 or email rsvp@chs.org.
You’re invited to the opening reception for members and special guests to: Mas: Costumes from Hartford’s West Indian Community.The exhibit will showcase Trinidad-style carnival costumes (Mas) made by Hartford teens during the summer 2016 Mas Camp, the sixth year of a collaboration of the Connecticut Cultural Heritage Arts Program (CCHAP) and the Connecticut International Cultural Carnival Association (CICCA) under the direction of Linford “Junior” Miller. The colorful and elaborate costumes on display are similar to those worn in West Indian Carnival celebrations around the world. At the opening reception, enjoy an outdoor concert by the Hartford Steel Symphony, Caribbean cuisine, and a performance by the Mas Camp participants. In the event of rain, the opening reception and concert will be postponed to Friday, August 19. Please check our website, chs.org, or call (860) 236-5621 for information concerning weather-related postponement.

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Friday, August 19, 2016
Flushing Town Hall announces
Toshi Reagon and BIGLovely
7:30 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: $16 General/$10 FTH Members, Students and Queens College Faculty and Staff Members
Described by Vibe magazine as “one helluva rock’n’roller-coaster ride,” a singer-songwriter-guitarist Toshi Reagon has moved audiences with her big-hearted, hold-nothing-back approach to rock, blues, R&B, country, folk, spirituals and funk. The New York Times acclaimed her “love of mixing things up…[her] vocal style ranges from a dirty blues moan to a gospel shout to an ethereal croon.” Leading her band BIGLovely, Reagon’s concert celebrates all that’s dynamic, progressive and uplifting in American music.

StoryCircle at Proctors Theater announces
Storytelling with Janet Carter
7 p.m.
Inquiring Minds Bookstore, Corner of Main and Partition, Saugerties, NY, 845-246-5775
Now on the THIRD Friday of the month. For those who want to meet before, we have dinner at 5:45 at the Dutch Tavern on Main Street.

Caffè Lena presents
Bill Staines
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena at The Grove at Neumann, 233 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Tickets: $22, $20 members, $11 student & child
New Hampshire troubadour Bill Staines has headlined the Caffe Lena stage twice a year since 1967. 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, Bill intersperses his own songs with traditional tunes, contemporary country ballads, and audience participation numbers.

World Music Institute (WMI) announces
King Sunny Adé 70th Birthday Celebration
with WUNMI & DJ TUNEZ
Doors 8 p.m., Showtime 9 p.m.
Brooklyn Mason Temple, 317 Clermont Avenue, Brooklyn, NY
Tickets: $40 general admission; $100 VIP ticket
Legendary Musician, KING SUNNY ADÉ, celebrates his 70th Birthday and his 50th Year as an entertainer with a special concert in Fort Greene, Brooklyn.

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Saturday, August 20, 2016
1st Annual Mi Gentel Latinx Music Festival Starting at 12 p.m.
The Point CDC, 1399 Lafayette Ave, Bronx, NY
For more information, email contact@migentelatinxmusicfestival.com
Mi Gente! is a community collaboration aimed at highlighting the traditional and contemporary music rhythms of Latin America, particularly in the borough of the Bronx home to the majority of New York City’s Latin American residents. The mission of Mi Gente! Latinx Music Festival is to celebrate and honor the music that has transcended borders and time to reflect the lived experiences of migrants living in the US. Latinx music is an element of identity and resistance that mirrors the complexity of the diaspora. Our music recounts the ancestral memories of struggles and moments of happiness which still hold true to many migrants today and for the ones left behind. The term Latinx is intentionally part of the title to acknowledge the contributions of queer, trans, and gender nonconforming people, in the creation of our musical heritage. Mi Gente! Will showcase musicians that, represent the diversity of rhythms that exist in Latin America: from the beautiful indigenous sounds honoring Pachamama (Mother Earth), to the drums of our African Ancestors, and the adoption of new instruments introduced through colonization. Mi Gente! serves as a link to connect the Latinx community across the Bronx and New York City.

Shaker Heritage Society of Albany announces
Shaker Chair Taping Workshop with Elizabeth Lee
1 p.m.
Shaker Heritage Society, 25 Meeting House Road, Albany, NY 12211, 518-456-7890
$15 per person, plus the cost of chair tape
Do you have an old wooden chair lying around the house that could use a new seat? Learn how to do it yourself in this workshop led by local artist Elizabeth Lee. Participants will need to bring their own chair with all old chair tape/seat removed. You will also need to bring your own chair tape in the colors of your choice; Shaker chair tape is sold in the museum gift shop and can be purchased any time prior to the workshop. Pre-registration with payment is required by August 15th. Space is limited.

Calpulli Mexican Dance Company announces
Calpulli @ New Rochelle Public Library
1 p.m.
New Rochelle Public Library, 1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle, NY 10801
Members of the acclaimed Calpulli Mexican Dance Company will be joined by students of the library’s Summer Mexican Dance Classes. In colorful costumes, the dancers will celebrate the rich, regional dance traditions of Mexico’s diverse cultural history. This special performance will take place on the platform overlooking Ruby Dee Park at Library Green or, if weather is uncooperative, in the Ossie Davis Theater.

Staten Island Arts announces
HISTORY HARVESTS: Family Tradition In conjunction with the Exhibition WORKING WATERFRONT—MEMORIES HOLD
2-4 p.m.
SI Arts Culture Lounge @ St. George Staten Island Ferry Terminal, 10 Ferry Terminal Drive, 10301
RSVP here
Have you worked on or lived by Staten Island’s waterfront? Do you have memorabilia, artifacts, or stories to share? Come to one of our History Harvests and share in an informal group setting. Memories Hold is an interactive and multimedia exhibit that explores and documents the rich cultural traditions of Staten Island’s historic maritime districts as well as those of new immigrant communities hailing from water-based environments worldwide. See more in “Exhibitions” section below on this page.
See also July 20 and July 23.

City Lore announces
Bronx Rising! Women in Salsa
6-9 p.m.
Bronx Music Heritage Center (BMHC), 1303 Louis Niné Blvd., Bronx, NY
Free and open to the public
August is SalsaFest in the Bronx. This August our Bronx Rising! program celebrates the women of salsa with music by Jessica Valiente’s group, Los Mas Valientes. Opening for the band is La Madrina of Nuyorican Poetry, Sandra Maris Esteves, who will read selections from her work that emphasize rhythm, mambo and la clave. All SalsaFest events are free and open to the public. Be sure to also check out La Clave: A Rhythmic Journey from Africa to the New World. Food will be available for purchase by Yalisza Bakes.

7:00 p.m. | Poetry by “La Madrina,” Sandra Maria Esteves
7:30 p.m. | Salsa performance by Los Mas Valientes

Caffè Lena presents
Jonathan Edwards
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena at The Grove at Neumann, 233 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Tickets: $25, $22 members, $12.50 student & child
Warm as summer sunshine, real as the truth, intimate as a long overdue visit between old friends—such is a Jonathan Edwards concert. He may be best known for his million-selling 1971 song “Sunshine (go away today),” but this is one veteran performer who refuses to rest on his laurels. His fresh, buoyant energy never flags, on stage and in the studio. Now into his fifth decade of making music, Jonathan’s talents have graced sixteen albums. His recent work, as heard on 2015 album Tomorrow’s Child (Folk DJ Top 10) hearkens back to the early, backporch acoustic feel of Sunshine.

Flying Cat Music presents
An Evening with Cricket Blue
7:30 p.m. (doors open 7:00 p.m.)
Empire State Railway Museum, 70 Lower High Street, Phoenicia, NY 12464
Admission is $12 or $10 with RSVP to flyingcatmusic@gmail.com
For information, call 845-688-9453 or email flyingcatmusic@gmail.com
Cricket Blue is a duo offering intense, soft harmonies and intricate melodies. Laura Heaberlin and Taylor Smith come to Phoenicia by way of Vermont. Each is in their mid-twenties and together they form Cricket Blue – a talented acoustic duo performing gorgeous, original music. Cricket Blue fits the profile of the classic “emerging artist” — which is an act up and coming and starting to attract attention. This spring they released their second four-song EP Io. On the strength of that work, Cricket Blue was among the acts featured in the 2016 Falcon Ridge Folk Festival Emerging Artist Showcase. Vermont Public Radio interviewed Cricket Blue on “All Things Considered,”” and Paste Magazine included Cricket Blue in their piece “10 Vermont Bands You Should Listen To Now.”

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Sunday, August 21, 2016
India Day Parade
12-6 p.m.
39th Street at Madison Avenue
Free
India Day Parade begins at E 38th St. and goes down Madison Avenue to food booths and cultural programs at E. 27th Street, which close at 6 p.m.

New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation presents:
Lecture – “Symbols in the Wilderness: Early Masonic Survivals in Upstate New York”
1:00 p.m.
Johnson Hall State Historic Site, 139 Hall Avenue, Johnstown, NY, 518/762-8712
August 2016 is the 250th anniversary of the first meeting held by St Patrick’s Masonic Lodge at Johnson Hall. Please join Joscelyn Godwin and Christian Goodwillie as they discuss early New York Freemasonry and the surviving examples of masonic architecture and symbolic art work. An Open House, featuring an exhibit of the original jewels, minute book and charter of St Patrick’s Lodge, a book signing by the authors of their newly published book Symbols in the Wilderness: Early Masonic Survivals in Upstate New York, and light refreshments will follow the lecture.

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.

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Monday, August 22, 2016
World Music Institute (WMI) announces
Kedar Naphade: Solo Harmoninum Recital 7:15 p.m.
La Mama-Ellen Stuart Theater, 66 E 4th St., NYC
Tickets: Available online for the Anamika-Navatman Project, including this show
From August 22–28, join Navatman as they bring together artists from all over the globe for one of the most ambitious—and lauded—congregations of Indian classical music and dance. Kedar Naphade is one of today’s leading exponents of the art of Harmonium Solo and Accompaniment.

Flushing Town Hall announces
The Moth StorySLAM: BACK TO SCHOOL
8:00 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets $10
The Moth StorySLAM is open to anyone with a true story to share on the night’s posted theme: NEIGHBORHOOD (7/25) &BACK TO SCHOOL (8/22). When the doors open, storyteller hopefuls put their names in The Moth Hat. A half hour later, names are picked, and storytellers take the stage. Each person has just five minutes! Ten featured stories are scored by teams of judges selected from the audience who pick the StorySLAM winner. Sign up or just enjoy the show! Doors open at 7:30 p.m. and stories start at 8 p.m.

August 22–August 28, 2016
World Music Institute (WMI) announces
DRIVE EAST 20 Concerts, 7 days, 1 theater
The Ellen Stewart Theater @ La MaMa, 74 E. 4th Street, New York, NY
View program online and purchase tickets for individual events
From August 22–28, join Navatman as they bring together artists from all over the globe for one of the most ambitious and lauded congregations of Indian classical music and dance. Whether you are a seasoned patron or interested in learning more, there is an experience for everyone in this extraordinary festival.

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Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Caffè Lena presents
Acoustic Blues Open Mic & Jam at Spring Street Gallery
Sign up is 7 pm. Names are pulled out of a lottery at 7:30. A monthly featured act opens up with a short set and the open mic follows 8 p.m.
Spring St. Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY
Admission is $5
If you have the blues, play the blues, or love the blues—we got you covered! Caffè Lena and The Saratoga Acoustic Blues Society team up to present a monthly acoustic blues open mic. Bring your acoustic guitar, harps, slides, mandolin, bass or whatever (Lena’s has the piano) and sign up for a slot to play solo, as a duo, ensemble or even have players in the room join you on stage. The event is held on the 4th Wednesday of the month and is hosted by Sonny Speed.

...and beyond
Connecticut Historical Society announces
Carnival Traditions: A Presentation by Dr. Milla Riggio, Trinity College
5:00-7:00 p.m.
Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth St., Hartford CT 06105
Free
Call (860) 236-5621 x238 or email rsvp@chs.org.
Dr. Milla Riggio, James J. Goodwin Professor of English, Trinity College, will present an illustrated lecture and lead a discussion of Carnival traditions examining the roots, significance, and activities of Carnival in the Caribbean and its expressions in Hartford over the 53 years of community celebrations here.

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

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Friday, August 26, 2016
Ukrainian Village Voices announces
An Evening with Rozhanytsia
7:00 p.m.
Ukrainian Sports Club, 122 2nd Avenue, New York, NY
Free and open to the public. Please RSVP now to UkrainianVillageVoices@gmail.com
We will be enjoying food from Veselka, singing, and dancing. Rozhanytsia knows many folk dances and will be delighted to teach us. We will also be exchanging songs and shmoozing. Rozhanytsia folk group has enchanted audiences throughout the world. In the presence of their music, you’ll find yourself in ancient times, learning the tales, rituals, and traditions from the lives of the Ukrainian people. See more information about their Ritual Songs workshop on August 28, at 3:30 p.m. (below).

Caffè Lena presents
Quickstep with opener The Ladles
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena at The Grove at Neumann, 233 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Tickets: $16, $14 members, $8 student & child
Quickstep celebrates the release of a new album, Ducks on the Pond, a collection of old-time songs and tunes with great arrangements using fiddles, guitars, banjo, mandolin, bass and warm, clear vocals. This local trio likes to mix it up with Celtic, early country, originals and clogging. John Kirk and Trish Miller have toured all over the world, from Carnegie Hall to the Academy of Culture in St. Petersburg, Russia—with stops at town squares, barn dances, elementary schools and coffeehouses all along the way. John contributes a classically trained voice, delightful sense of humor and fiery fiddling. Trish is a celebrated percussive dancer and banjo player. The husband and wife duo will be joined by Ed Lowman on bass, fiddle and vocals. Opener The Ladles is a trio of recent graduates from Skidmore College's renowned music program, where Kirk and Miller teach. Featuring splendid three-part vocal harmony, fiddle, banjo, guitar and a contemporary folk sound, the Ladles are Katie Martucci, Caroline Kuhn, and Lucia Purple. We’re looking forward to both bands joining forces with fiddles, voices and repertoire for a hot time in the Grove!

August 26–August 28, 2016
The Ashokan Center announces
The Summer Hoot
Ashokan Center, 477 Beaverkill Rd., Olivebridge, NY 12461, 845-657-8333
Admission is Pay What You Want (Suggested Donation $75 or $30-40 per day). Tickets are on sale now. Onsite camping and lodging available.
3 days of world-class music on 2 volunteer-built outdoor stages at Ashokan! Plus workshops, jamming, blacksmithing, square dancing, food, beer, crafts, juggling, hiking, camping and more! Many generations all partying together. Excellent music and great production values. Featuring: DOM FLEMONS, THE MIKE + RUTHY BAND, SIMI STONE, FIDDLE FIVER, TRACY BONHAM, PAUL BROWN, LULA WILES, BURNELL PINES, ELIJAH WOLF, BABY STATES, CHRIS MERENDA & THE WHEEL and more! See the full Summer Lineup online.

Buffalo Irish Festival
Fri 5 p.m.-12 a.m., Sat 12 p.m.-12 a.m., Sun 12 p.m.
901 Fuhrmann Blvd., Buffalo, NY
Free
Contact Info: 716 563 1781 The Buffalo Irish Festival is an annual celebration of Irish culture featuring Irish music, dance, Irish food and beverages. The Festival will be held at Buffalo’s Outer Harbor on Buffalo's beautiful renovated waterfront and will include something for everyone.

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Saturday, August 27, 2016
Darlingside
Folk Alliance International’s 2015 Artist of the Year
8 p.m.
West Kortright Centre, 49 West Kortright Church Road, East Meredith, NY
Tickets: $11-$29
Contact Info: 607 278 5454
Darlingside uses inventive instrumentation, soaring harmonies, and a fusion of 1960s folk, bluegrass, classical, and modern indie-rock sensibilities to create cinematic soundscapes and surreal dream spaces. The group’s exceptional songwriting, exquisite arrangements, wry (often literary) wit, and skillful vocal interplay yield quietly passionate songs with a folk rock groove. Their sound is successfully both retro and contemporary, with layers of textural experimentation and sunny melancholy.

August 27–28, 2016
7th Annual Native American Festival
Sat 9 a.m.-6 p.m.
Sun 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Pine Park, 29 Pine St. EXT, Broadalbin, NY 12025
Adults $6 seniors $5 children under 12 free
Contact Info: 518 842 6672
Join the wolf clan in celebrating the spirit of the wolf, as they host their seventh Annual Native American Festival on August 27th and 28th in Broadalbin, NY. The event will include Native American Singing, Dancing, Artisans and Vendors offering various Native American Arts/Crafts for sale. The Artisan/Vendor Market will open to the general public at 9:00 a.m., with Native American performers following at 11:00 a.m. on both days for grand entry. Singing/Dancing will be on-going throughout the event. A Powwow is a planned social event and gathering of Native American people. Being open to the general public, it gives the Native American Community an opportunity to share their unique heritage with those in attendance. Each person attending a Pow Wow is invited to participate in social dances and other activities occurring throughout the day. With its unique blend of amenities and activities, Pine Park was chosen for the location of the event as it provides an immediate “family friendly” environment as well as easy accessibility to those traveling from abroad the nation to participate.

...and beyond
Saturday, August 27 – Friday, September 2, 2016
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Folk Music Society of New York/New York Pinewoods Folk Music Club presents
TradMaD Camp: Traditional Music and Dance Camp
Pinewoods Camp, 80 Cornish Field Road, Plymouth, MA 02360
Registration is now open: The cost of camp is $795 for non members; $745 for members of association organizations. An initial deposit of $150 is required to secure a reservation.
New York Folklore Society Members are offered the member discount for this event
Six days of workshops, dances, concerts, one-shots, camper concerts, jamming, singing, swimming in two lovely ponds, relaxing, learning, and generally having fun. More specifically (subject to staff availability, phases of the moon, etc.): We’ll start each day with warm-ups for singers and for dancers. Beginner to advanced classes in banjo, concertina, dulcimer, fiddle, guitar, mandolin, ukulele. Dancing: Advanced American contras and squares; Breton dances; clogging; plus evening dance parties for all. Singarounds. Ballads. Jams of various varieties — old time, bluegrass, Cajun, Celtic. Spoken not Sung (story-telling, poems, monologues, etc.). Blues.

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Sunday, August 28, 2016
Flushing Town Hall announces
Benefit Brunch: Flushing Art & Antiques Auction
11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: $45. All proceeds benefit Flushing Town Hall.
Patrons of the culinary and fine arts won’t want to miss this auction and brunch to benefit Flushing Town Hall. Enjoy an afternoon of exquisite food and drink while perusing exclusive offerings of art, jewelry, antiques, and memorabilia, as you mingle in this Early Romanesque Revival building that was a focus of town functions from 1862 to 1900. Presented by New York Epicurean Events, this benefit will host a grand buffet and Bloody Mary bar.

Center for Traditional Music and Dance (CTMD) announces
Joaquin Pozo at Harlem Meer Festival
2:00 p.m.
Harlem Meer Festival, Central Park, (entrance: 110th between 5th and Lenox Ave.), New York, NY
Admission is FREE
CTMD returns to the free and family-friendly Harlem Meer Festival with Cuban master percussionist Joaquin “El Pulpo” Pozo, who’ll unleash a mix of traditional and modern Cuban music. Come early for a seat or just wear your dancing shoes!

Ukrainian Village Voices announces
Ritual Folk Songs with Rozhanytsia
3:30-6:00 p.m.
440 Studios, Room 3G, 440 Lafayette St. between Astor Pl. and East 4th Street, New York, NY
Please RSVP now to UkrainianVillageVoices@gmail.com to reserve your seat.
$15 adults/$10 students & seniors/children free
We are delighted that Ukraine’s “Rozhanytsia” will make their debut in the United States by teaching us some of their ritual song repertoire in New York City! Their workshop will be a combination of a performance, an interactive experience, and a personal journey of music, history, culture and tradition, all expressed through ritual village song. We will be invited to participate, sing, dance, and revel. Rozhanytsia folk group has enchanted audiences throughout the world. In the presence of their music you’ll find yourself in ancient times, learning the tales, rituals, and traditions from the lives of the Ukrainian people. Rozhanytsia has performed at numerous festivals including BALTICA, The Trypillian Circle and Kraina Mrij, Capital Ukrainian Festival, Canada’s National Ukrainian Festival, the Vegreville Pysanka Festival, and the Folklore Festival in Estonia. They are residents of Mamaeva Sloboda kozak village, regular guests at the annual international pottery symposium in the city of Opishne and welcome guests at the Ivan Honchar Museum National Centre of Folk Culture. The group currently has three albums, all of which contain music and songs gathered by band members through research from visiting small towns and villages. Join us to welcome Rozhanytsia into our singing community!

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts presents
Medley on Linden: A Celebration of Food, Wine, and Music
4–7 p.m.
The Smith Opera House, 82 Seneca Street, Geneva, NY 14456
Tickets: All tickets $30
Please join The Smith and many local vendors for the rebirth of a Smith fundraising tradition: Medley on Linden. This year’s version will play out on Linden Street in Geneva. Vendors will be providing tastes of food and beverages to tantalize your tastebuds.

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Monday, August 29, 2016
Long Island Traditions announces
Bay Houses and Maritime Culture Lecture
Long Island Traditions Executive Director Nancy Solomon
7 p.m.
Bayport Bluepoint Library, 203 Blue Point Avenue, Blue Point, NY 11715
Beginning in the 1800s, when European settlers came to the shores of Great South Bay, they began a long history of harvesting shellfish and finfish, and building boats and ships to support the burgeoning region dependent on the bay. In this illustrated talk, folklorist Nancy Solomon will examine the traditions that continue to the present day, plus speak about the modest waterfront homes and businesses that were built along the shoreline. Come join us and share your memories and stories!

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Tuesday, August 30, 2016
World Music Institute (WMI) announces
Nathalie Pires Doors open 6 p.m., showtime 8 p.m.
City Winery, 155 Varick St., New York, NY
Tickets: $25 to $30
The critically acclaimed, stunning new face of Fado, Nathalie Pires, performs at City Winery in support of her sophomore album Fado Além.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

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LEGENDS AND LORE MARKER GRANTS

We are in our 2nd Year!

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

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

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


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


Caribbean Cultural Center| African Diaspora Institute announces
OPEN FOR SUBMISSION: Innovative Cultural Advocacy Fellowship Cycle III — Fall 2016!

CCCADI’s Innovative Cultural Advocacy Fellowship trains emerging arts-based professionals, transitioning into NYC cultural institutional public leadership and management, with a targeted focus to include and support persons from historically under-represented communities. A core emphasis of the Fellowship is the advancement of cultural equity. All art and cultural professionals between the age of 25 and 45 should apply!

Application Deadline (extended!): Friday, August 3, 2016

For more information: www.cccadi.org/icafellowship

To Apply: www.cccadi.org/ica2016application


Old Songs presents
Make Your Own Music Nights

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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


Anabella Lenzu Dance/Drama announces
August and September Workshops!
“I want people to work with joy, to explore and learn how to use their bodies and energies efficiently and healthily as instruments of expression.”


BARRE A TERRE with Anabella Lenzu
August 3–31, 2016, 5:45-7 p.m.
Peridance Capezio Center, 126 East 13th Street, between 3rd and 4th Ave, New York

Find your inner-strength; develop and improve alignment and technique; explore and learn how to efficiently use your body and your energy in a healthy way as instruments of your expression. Through this class, you can increase flexibility and strength, overcome physical difficulties and incorrect posture, and acquire physical awareness to help prevent injuries. Open to all levels of experience. Actors, dancers, singers, musicians, painters—everybody can take my class. Although their reasons for taking my class may differ, they all have one reason in common: self- discovery.
Workshop Fees: Pre-Register by July 1st: $90 / Register on/after July 2nd: $100

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DanceDrama Labs Workshop Series Presents:
The Whole Self in Performance: Voice, Story and Movement Workshop
September 9-11, 2016: Fri from 6:30-9:30 p.m. and Sat and Sun from 1-4 p.m.
Culture Hub (47 Great Jones St, New York, NY 10012

FACULTY: ANABELLA LENZU and ANNA HAYMAN.
Class size is limited to 12 students for the workshop.
TO APPLY: Send resume to info@AnabellaLenzu.com

Expand your craft, technique and creativity in an exclusive, personalized, tailored program. This is an opportunity for dancers, actors and performers to develop their potential on both movement and theater performance skills and connect both to become more authentic, expressive performers. Explores the principle: Motion Creates Emotion /Emotion Creates Motion, and emphasizes the use of imagination, interpretation and body coordination and control.Our emphasis is on the journey rather than the destination, on understanding the impulses generated by movements and gestures. This workshop develops alignment technique and an understanding and consciousness about time, space, and use of energy/dynamics/effort elements. Proper technique is the foundation for learning to perform and control the body, showing how to use one's muscles, achieve balance, and become aware of posture and placement.

The workshop will incorporate vocal production to understand how the voice and body are integrated into a healthy, expressive whole. Exercises in text, partnering, and theatre games will free uninhibited theatrical expression. Whether a seasoned or early-career performer, this workshop will leave actors and dancers with new confidence and inspiration in their performance practice.

The cost of the workshop is $150 per person.



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

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


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

8-11 p.m.
Co-sponsored with and held at the Aubergine Cafe, 49-22 Skillman Avenue at the corner of 50th Street in Woodside, Queens
Information: 718-899-1735
A voluntary contribution is requested on guest nights.
Come join us every Wednesday for a 3-hour pub style sing-around. All songs are welcome, as are acoustic instruments. Occasionally there is a featured guest performer for part of the evening. Sandwiches, salads, coffee, tea, wine, and beer are available.
Featured performers: July 20, Ron Duncan & Alan Short; Aug. 17, David Rovics


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


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


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




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

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


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


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


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

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

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

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

Consider new vantage points for familiar scenes.


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


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

November 21, 2015 —September 4, 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

January 23, 2016 —August 31, 2016

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

April 1, 2016—September 30, 2016

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

April 1, 2016 —December 31, 2016

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

April 29, 2016 —September 4, 2016

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

May 20, 2016—October 10, 2016

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

May 25, 2016—September, 2016

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

May 27, 2016—September 5, 2016

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

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

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

June 12, 2016 — December 31, 2016


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

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

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


June 12, 2016 — December 31, 2016


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

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


June 18, 2016 —November 13, 2016

Staten Island Arts presents
Staten Island’s Working Waterfront Presents: Memories Hold
Organized by Naomi Sturm, Daniel Ward and Staten Island Arts Folklife
Opening reception: Thursday, July 14, 7 p.m.
Hours: Monday-Friday: 11 a.m-7 p.m., Saturday 12-5 p.m.
Staten Island Arts Culture Lounge, St. George Ferry Terminal, 10 Ferry Terminal Drive, Staten Island, NY
Memories Hold is an interactive and multimedia exhibit that weaves together historical and contemporary material culture with personal narratives surrounding the intergenerational traditions of Staten Island’s waterfront communities, new and old. It will incorporate traditional water-based knowledge and authentic maritime folk customs from maritime pilots, tug boat captains, engineers, fisherman, sailors, longshoremen, brewers, and waterfront business owners. As the title playfully suggests, the exhibit documents memory, collective and individual, in a contemporary context as it relates to maritime artifacts and experience. From the heart of NYC’s last working waterfront, the exhibit creatively pairs field documentation and selected artifacts on loan from individuals and partnering institutions with recorded interviews, archival footage, and live performance (narrative storytelling and music) to holistically present the traditional knowledge and rich memories embedded in working, reading, and traveling Staten Island’s waters. Memories Hold will utilize three “History Harvests” during which members of the general public who work or have worked on the Staten Island waterfront, can bring in memorabilia to be documented and to share their stories in an informal group setting. The exhibit will also host a film series exploring the history of NY state water-based occupations, the lifecycles of waterfront economies and shipbuilding. Documentaries, Boom and Bust: America’s Journey on the Erie Canal, Graves of Arthur Kill, and Snug Harbor Shanties—Singing the History that Can’t be Found in Textbooks will be screened at the Culture Lounge. Discussion will be led by filmmakers and tradition bearers, connecting Staten Island to the New York harbor, the Erie Canal and the Great Lakes.

July 14, 2016 —September 18, 2016

The Noble Maritime Collection presents
“Modern Ruins: Paintings by Anna Held Audette (1939–2013)” Opening Reception, Sunday, 17, 2016, 2-4 p.m.
Thursday-Sunday, 1-5 p.m.
Noble Maritime Collection, located in the Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden, 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 “Modern Ruins: Paintings by Anna Held Audette (1939–2013).” A distinguished teacher and artist, Audette’s paintings of industrial ruins and obsolete machinery chronicle the decline of industry in the United States. The exhibition will include a selection of her large paintings, some of which were done in ship’s boneyards on the Staten Island shoreline.

July 17, 2016 —December 11, 2016

City Lore announces
13 Years of Tools of War Park Jams in The Bronx Opening Reception, Thursday, July 28, 7:30-9 p.m.
Viewing hours: Thursdays 3:00-6:00 p.m.; Fridays 1:00-6:00 p.m.; Saturdays 2:00-5:00 p.m.
Bronx Music Heritage Center, 1303 Louis Niné Blvd, Bronx, NY 10452, 718.839.1100

Free and Open to the Public Celebrate 13 years of Tools of War with an exhibit chronicling DJ Park Jams in the Bronx! Exhibit features photographs by Seis del Sur’s Joe Conzo, Jr. and Francisco Reyes, and includes striking images of hip-hop legends and their impact on Bronx culture. The opening reception will feature music by DJ Grandwizzard Theodore and Popmaster Fabel. The Bronx Music Heritage Center’s programming is curated by BMHC’s Co-Artistic Directors: City Lore Folklorist Elena Martínez and Grammy-nominated musician Bobby Sanabria.

July 28, 2016 —September 28, 2016

...and beyond
Connecticut Historical Society announces
Connecticut Traditional Artists and Their Communities Opening Reception, Thursday, August 11, 5-7 p.m.
Featuring food by Laotian chef Manola Sidara
Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Gallery at Constitution Plaza, One Constitution Plaza, Hartford, CT

Admission is free and validated parking is available for visitors using the Constitution Plaza South Garage only (entrances at State Street and Kinsley Streets). We invite you to join us for the opening reception of Connecticut Traditional Artists and Their Communities, on Thursday, August 11. The exhibit celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Connecticut Cultural Heritage Arts Program (CCHAP), a statewide initiative that documents diverse cultural traditions and shares the artistic creations and community cultural practices of folk artists living throughout Connecticut, and is hosted by the Connecticut Office of the Arts at The Gallery at Constitution Plaza, One Constitution Plaza in Hartford. The exhibit is hosted by the Connecticut Office of the Arts. The exhibit is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Connecticut Office of the Arts, and the Connecticut Historical Society.

August 11, 2016 —November 4, 2016

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