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Sunday, March 1, 2015
Flushing Town Hall presents
Calligraphy Workshops: Chinese
1 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: $10/$8 Members & Children (per workshop; materials included)
Welcome in the Year of the Ram with calligraphy workshops led by Chinese calligraphers, Mr. Chao-Lin Ting and Mr. James Shan (1 p.m.) and Korean calligrapher Dr. Yoo Sung Lee (3 p.m.). Learn basic calligraphy to write your New Year’s wishes in Chinese and Korean.

The Folk Arts Program of the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University
An event of the 2015 Spring Folk Art Series
Folk Art Workshop: TRADITIONAL UKRAINIAN PYSANKI (DECORATED EGGS)
2-5 p.m.
Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University, 5795 Lewiston Road, Niagara University, New York 14109
Ages 13 to adult.
For more information, call the Castellani Art Museum at (716) 286-8200 or contact Valerie Walawender, M.A., Interim Curator of Folk Arts at vwalawender@niagara.edu.
Ukrainian Irene Grassman will teach traditional pysanki (egg decorated using a wax-resist technique) highlighting different traditional Ukranian designs, symbols and techniques.

Flushing Town Hall presents
Calligraphy Workshops: Korean
3 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: $10/$8 Members & Children (per workshop; materials included)
Welcome in the Year of the Ram with calligraphy workshops led by Chinese calligraphers, Mr. Chao-Lin Ting and Mr. James Shan (1 p.m.) and Korean calligrapher Dr. Yoo Sung Lee (3 p.m.). Learn basic calligraphy to write your New Year’s wishes in Chinese and Korean.

Caffè Lena presents
Shanty Town Serenaders
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $15, Member $12, Child and Student $7.50
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Kick off the St Patrick’s Day season with the Shanty Town Serenaders playing songs popularized by the Clancy Brothers and the Dubliners and the jigs, reels and hornpipes of a traditional “session.” Three stellar Saratoga musicians, Jeff Walton, Tim Wechgelaer and Dan Hubbs, will be here sharing their love for the songs and fiddle tunes of the “old country.” Jeff is on guitar and whistle, Tim on fiddle, and Dan on banjo and mandolin. Shake off the winter with an evening of foot tapping tunes and rousing sing alongs!

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Tuesday, March 3, 2015
Center for Traditional Music and Dance announces
The NY Klezmer Series: Siach Hasadeh – From Montreal!
Concert at 7:30 p.m., workshop from 5:30 p.m-7:00 p.m.
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W. 68th St., between Columbus and Central Park West on Manhattan’s Upper West Side
Admission to the concert is $15, instrumentalists may attend a pre-concert workshop for $25, or purchase a combined ticket concert/workshop for $35 and you can sit in at the post-concert jam session
For more information, visit aaronalexander.com/wp/concert-schedule
Klezmer music is the instrumental party music of the Jewish People from Eastern Europe — (Ashkenazim). It’s origins are in the 16th century, and it has evolved and assimilated local influences (Russian, Romanian, Ottoman, Hungarian etc.) wherever Ashkenazim have lived since. It is essentially Yiddish music – the instrumental music of people who spoke (and speak) Yiddish. It came to America with the immigration of Jews from Eastern Europe beginning in late 19th century, and has had a wonderful history in America, where it also assimilated American music traditions.

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Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Flushing Town Hall presents
Monthly Jazz Clinic: Dizzy Gillespie — The Birth of Bebop
6:00 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Free
For high school students and up. If you’re interested in learning more about jazz and playing alongside other musicians, join the Queens Jazz OverGround for their monthly Jazz Clinic. Stick around for the Monthly Jazz Jam immediately after the clinic.

Flushing Town Hall presents
Monthly Jazz Jam
7:00 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: $10/FREE for Performers, Members & Students
Whether you’re a student, jazz musician, or music educator, come join the Queens Jazz OverGround as they lead the house band in this monthly jam session. Held on the first Wednesday of every month, Jazz Jams are a fun way to hone your skills, and jam each month with your peers. Don’t play? Come listen!

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Friday, March 6, 2015
Robert Browning Associates presents
BASSAM SABA
Classical Arab Music
8 p.m.
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave (at 3rd Ave), Downtown Brooklyn. Tel. (917) 267-0363
Tickets: $30, $25 students and seniors
One of the nation’s leading figures of Arab music, Bassam Saba is a world-renowned nay virtuoso and multi-instrumentalist performing on oud, violin, buzuq, saz and Western classical flute. His extensive credits include working with Fairouz, Marcel Khalife, Ziad Rahbabi, Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Project, Simon Shaheen, and Christian Jarvi’s Absolute Ensemble; he currently directs the New York Arabic Orchestra. Ensemble members and repertoire to be announced.

Caffè Lena presents
Tall Heights with The Ghost of Paul Revere
8:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $18, Member $16, Child and Student $9
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Tonight we showcase two bands that are hitting the sweet spot of the growing ranks of millennial folk fans. Tall Heights is a Boston-based cello and guitar duo celebrated for pristine, nimble harmony singing and an enchanting vibe reminiscent of Bon Iver or Arcade Fire. From their early days busking in the Faneuil Hall Marketplace they have become headliners at the best east coast clubs and have released two well-received records. Portland, Maine’s Ghost of Paul Revere builds songs around powerful three-part male harmonies, energetic performances, and a non-traditional amalgam of influences from Elmore James and the Beatles, to Tom Waits and more. With robust folk to foot-stomping bluegrass, their live show has kicked up a storm of excitement.

Flushing Town Hall presents
Fred Hersch Trio
7:30 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
FREE with RSVP ONLINE
Six-time Grammy-nominated pianist Fred Hersch is a graceful soloist and sought-after accompanist, as well as the anchor of one of the greatest trios on the jazz scene today. With his impeccable technique, Hersch makes ballads sing sweetly and up-tempo tunes jump with pulse-quickening verve.

The Folkus Project presents
The Pinehill Project featuring Richard Shindell and Lucy Kaplansky
8:00 p.m.
May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 East Genesee Street, Syracuse, NY
Advance sale tickets are available online at www.folkus.org
Kaplansky and Shindell are songwriters who have been singing together for 25 years and they’ve talked about making a record together for just as long. Tomorrow You’re Going, an Americana masterwork of great songs, gorgeous harmonies, and stunning production will be released in 2015. The album is at turns meditative, joyful, rollicking, and deeply moving, and a one of a kind musical event. The simple pleasure of blending these two voices has been an instant for each of them through all the twists and turns or their respective careers. An appearance by either of them would be a highlight of any Folkus season; their appearance as a duo is one of the most anticipated shows in Folkus history.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
HOT CLUB OF COWTOWN
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $20 advance/$25 at the door
The Austin-based Hot Club Of Cowtown has grown to be the most globe-trotting, hardest-swinging western swing trio on the planet. The first American band to tour Azerbaijan, they have opened stadiums for such artists as Bob Dylan and Willie Nelson. Hot Club Of Cowtown has created an international cult following for its sonic personification of joy and unique sound inspired by its namesakes: “Hot Club,” from jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt and violinist Stephane Grappelli’s Hot Club of France; and “Cowtown,” from the western swing influence of Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys.

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Saturday, March 7, 2015
Ashokan Center presents
Maple Fest
Save the Date!
The Ashokan Center, 477 Beaverkill Rd., Olivebridge, NY 12461, 845-657-8333
A Day of Family Fun, Hands-on Activities and Pancakes with Ashokan Maple Syrup!
• Pancakes served all day hot off the griddle and topped with maple syrup made at Ashokan
• Hikes to the Ashokan Sugar Shack where you can tap a tree and try some sweet Jack Wax
• Hands-on crafts for everyone, including blacksmithing
• Guided hikes to Ashokan’s Cathedral Gorge and and to our historic 1885 Covered Bridge
• And more!

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Flushing Town Hall presents
Asian Fan Dance Workshop
2:00 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: $10/$8 Members & Children
Song Hee Lee, Korean dancer and Ling Tang, Chinese dancer will teach simple fan dance routines from both Korean and Chinese traditions. No dance experience necessary and all levels welcome. Bring your own folding fan or borrow one of ours.

Café Veritas presents
Michael Johnson
7:30 p.m.
Café Veritas, First Unitarian Church, 220 Winton Road South, Rochester, New York 14610
Ticket prices: $18 general admission, $10 students with ID, and children under 12 are free.
For tickets and more information, visit www.cafeveritas.org
Michael Johnson’s voice immediately identifies him as the man who sings “Bluer Than Blue, ” “This Night Won’t Last Forever” and other landmark songs. His music shows a diversity, depth and heart that only come from years of dedication to a labor of love.

Caffè Lena presents
Ukulele Fest!
Ron Gordon and Jim & Jan Beloff

Workshops: 1 p.m. Start at the Beginning with Ron Gordon — Learn the basic strums and chords, and how to put them together to sing a few of the classics. Bring Your Uke!

2 p.m. Advanced Beginners Workshop with Jim Beloff — Learn more strums, chord movement, and expand your repertoire under the guidance of the recording artist and author who has done more to revive uke playing than anyone else.

3 p.m. Ukulele Open Mic — Ukers of all ages are welcome to perform a favorite song. If you're a jammer, lead us in a song and we'll strum and sing along!

8 p.m. Evening Concert —Ron Gordon will perform a mix of blues, popular uke classics from the 1920s to 1960s, and unique instrumentals with accompaniment by members of the Electric City Uke Club. Jim and Liz Beloff sing and play selections from their recordings, with accompaniment by Ron for a few numbers.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: Workshops only: $20; Workshop and Concert: $35; Concert only: $18, $15 members, $9, student & child
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Why mope around the house with cabin fever when you could be playing a ukulele?! Jumpin’ Jim and Liz Beloff, the couple responsible for creating the current passion for ukulele, lead this day of workshops and performance. More than 500,000 of Beloff’s uke instructional books are currently in print via the Hal Leonard Company. Believing that “Uke Can Change the World” the Beloffs have traveled the globe since the mid-90s promoting the ukulele with delightful concerts of original songs full of breezy, close harmony singing and nostalgic blues, classical and jazz from decades past. With each performance they open their Uke Emporium to shoppers looking for instruments, instructional materials, and books about the history of this versatile and beginner-friendly instrument. Partnering with the Beloffs is the Capital District’s leading Uke Champion, Ron Gordon. Known for his years as the mando player for St. Regis String Band and Stillhouse Rounders, Ron took to the uke around 2000. He founded the Electric City Uke Club. Jim and Liz Beloff sing and play selections from their recordings, with accompaniment by Ron for a few numbers.

World Music Institute (WMI) presents
CHERISH THE LADIES: AN IRISH HOMECOMING!
8 p.m.
Peter Norton Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York, NY
Tickets: $35, $45 / WMI Friends $30, $40 / Bring a Kid! $5
The all-women’s Irish-American music sensation celebrates its 30th anniversary! What began as a concert series organized by folklorist/musician Mick Moloney in 1985 has come to be one of the most successful touring ensembles in Celtic music, renowned for its virtuoso instrumental talents, beautiful vocals, captivating arrangements and stunning step-dancing. Over the past three decades, the band has toured the world, performed at the White House and the Olympics, and recorded 15 outstanding albums, the last of which was made into a Public TV special, An Irish Homecoming. Special guests include former members and longtime collaborators Maura O’Connell, Cathie Ryan, Liz Carroll, and Liz Knowles.

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Sunday, March 8, 2015
Flushing Town Hall presents
Momenta Quartet TAN DUN GHOST OPERA
2:00 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: $15/$10 Members & Students
Tan Dun’s Ghost Opera (1994) is a five-movement work for string quartet and pipa, with water, metal, stone and paper. Inspired by childhood memories of the shamanistic “ghost operas” of Chinese peasant culture, it calls on the spirits of Bach, Shakespeare, ancient folk tradition, and earth/nature.

The Folk Arts Program of the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University
An event of the 2015 Spring Folk Art Series
A CELEBRATION OF CRAEK: IRISH DANCE, MUSIC, & MERRIMENT
2-4 p.m.
Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University, 5795 Lewiston Road, Niagara University, New York 14109
Light snacks, cash bar. Free to CAM Members/ $5 all others
Admission for the event is free for Castellani Art Museum members/$10 for non-members. All ages, open to the public.
Membership sign-up is available at the event.
For more information, call the Castellani Art Museum at (716) 286-8200 or contact Valerie Walawender, M.A., Interim Curator of Folk Arts at vwalawender@niagara.edu.
At this spirited gathering, audience members will be invited to learn and join in traditional dances such as céilí, set, step and sean nos.Event high points include a talk on the history and practice of traditional Irish music and dance by Bridget English, event organizer and branch chairperson of Comhaltas (an international organization dedicated to the preservation and proliferation of Irish Culture); a musical performance on the “button accordion” by Ted McGraw, chair of the Archive Committee of Comhaltas Ceoltoiri Eireann and creator, host, and producer of “Irish Party House” and “Ol’ Fiddler” weekly radio programs; and performances by Stephanie Benson, Irish fiddler and her husband, Tim Benson, maker and player of Irish Uilleann pipes, a traditional instrument.

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Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Center for Traditional Music and Dance announces
The NY Klezmer Series: Ezekiel’s Wheels – From Boston!
Concert at 7:30 p.m., workshop from 5:30 p.m-7:00 p.m.
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W. 68th St., between Columbus and Central Park West on Manhattan’s Upper West Side
Admission to the concert is $15, instrumentalists may attend a pre-concert workshop for $25, or purchase a combined ticket concert/workshop for $35 and you can sit in at the post-concert jam session
For more information, visit aaronalexander.com/wp/concert-schedule
Klezmer music is the instrumental party music of the Jewish People from Eastern Europe — (Ashkenazim). It’s origins are in the 16th century, and it has evolved and assimilated local influences (Russian, Romanian, Ottoman, Hungarian etc.) wherever Ashkenazim have lived since. It is essentially Yiddish music – the instrumental music of people who spoke (and speak) Yiddish. It came to America with the immigration of Jews from Eastern Europe beginning in late 19th century, and has had a wonderful history in America, where it also assimilated American music traditions.

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Friday, March 13, 2015
Caffè Lena presents
Snowapple with Fish & Bird
8:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $16, Member $14, Child and Student $8
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We’ve reached around the globe to bring you one amazing night of music! The Dutch women of Snowapple have done a lot of living. Laurien is an international opera singer, moonlights with gypsy-punk groups, models Dutch fashions, and studies physics at the Univ Amsterdam. Una is an international jazz singer, and Laura is a singer, composer and conductor from Latvia who was awarded the Best Composition Prize in the 2012 Dutch Jazz Competition. They are beautiful and beguiling, full of catchy, spare pop-folk numbers punctuated by the most glorious, crystalline harmonies and excursions into the darker and more romantic side of the human condition.

Raised on equal parts roots music and Radiohead on a remote island off the coast of British Columbia, Fish & Bird has received praise on both sides of the Atlantic for their refreshingly unclichéd way of reimagining folk for a new generation. With driving rhythms and a huge vocal range their lyrics explore the forces that drive human behavior. Starting with a shared devotion to traditional old-time music, they’ve fused folk influences and experimental leanings into a coherent, modern-day roots opus.

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Saturday, March 14, 2015
Flushing Town Hall presents
Taylor 2 Dance Workshop
1:00 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: $7/$4 Children/Free for members with tickets to 2:15 p.m. show
Join members of the renowned Taylor 2 for an interactive dance workshop representing the wide range of athleticism, humor and emotion found in Paul Taylor’s work. For ages 10 and up.

Flushing Town Hall presents
Taylor 2 Dance Performance
2:15 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: $13/$10 Members/$8 Children/$6 Member Children
JEstablished in 1993 by Paul Taylor to ensure his works could be seen by audiences all over the world, Taylor 2 is modern dance unhindered by technical limitations. In selecting repertoire for Taylor 2, Mr. Taylor chooses dances that span the broad spectrum of his original work. Pre-show Members Lounge at 1:45 PM

Caffè Lena presents
The Whippersnappers
8:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $18, Member $16, Child and Student $9
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Originally formed in 1976 to serenade the racetrack crowd, this trio of regional folk superstars offers upbeat string band music with fiddles, 5-string banjo and acoustic guitar, featuring fun songs new and old, and fiddle instrumentals both lively and stately. The Whippersnappers are multi-instrumentalists Peter Davis, George Wilson, and Frank Orsini. Davis is in Annie & the Hedonists, playing guitar, piano, and clarinet; Wilson is a traditional fiddler and banjoist who has played with Fennig’s All-Stars and is a frequent performer at regional contra dances and folk festivals; and fiddler-mandolinist-guitarist Frank Orsini has played with bluegrass greats Bill Keith and Frank Wakefield.

World Music Institute (WMI) presents
COLOMBIA TO BROOKLYN! GREGORIO URIBE BIG BAND
8 p.m.
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, NY
Tickets: $25 / WMI Friends $20 / Bring a Kid! $5
Open cocktail hour 7-8 p.m.; Dance lessons 7:30 p.m.; Show 8:00 p.m.; party until midnight.
Dance floor / standing room on main level; limited seating available in balcony with reservations.
Led by the charismatic singer and accordionist Gregorio Uribe, this 16-piece orchestra blends cumbia and other Colombian rhythms with powerful big-band arrangements. The group has wowed crowds from The Kennedy Center to the Celebrate Brooklyn Festival; the spirited Uribe was even named one of the “100 Most Successful Colombians Abroad” by the country’s government. This concert marks the CD release party for the group’s first album, Cumbia Universal.

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Sunday, March 15, 2015
The Folk Arts Program of the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University
An event of the 2015 Spring Folk Art Series
Folk Art Workshop: POLISH PALM-WEAVING
2-5 p.m.
Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University, 5795 Lewiston Road, Niagara University, New York 14109
Ages 13 to adult.
For more information, call the Castellani Art Museum at (716) 286-8200 or contact Valerie Walawender, M.A., Interim Curator of Folk Arts at vwalawender@niagara.edu.
Awarded the Polish Ministry of Culture Heritage award, Fr. Czeslaw Krysa will lead a workshop on the traditional art of Polish Palm weaving, beliefs, and culture.

StoryCircle at Proctors Theater presents
Story Sunday at the The Glen Sanders Mansion: Stories at the End of the Rainbow with Lorraine Hartin-Gelardi and Karen Pillsworth
5 p.m.
The Glen Sanders Mansion, 1 Glen Avenue, Scotia, NY 12302
$35 per person (includes entertainment, 3 course dinner, coffee/tea, tax and tip)
Bring someone new and you each save $3 (only one discount/person).
Pay at the door using cash or checks made out to “Story Circle”
Reservations: (518) 384-1700, or Kate@KateDudding.com. Please indicate how many of each entrée is desired.
Lorraine Hartin-Gelardi and Karen Pillsworth know that a good story is worth its weight in gold. Their treasury of traditional Celtic tales and original stories flavored with a drop of Irish magic will keep you laughing and bring a tear to your eye.
Entrees:
Corned Beef and Cabbage; Crisp Potato and Herb Crusted Salmon; or Vegetarian Stuffed Cabbage Rolls.

Caffè Lena presents
John Gorka
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $22, Member $20, Child and Student $11
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At festivals and concert halls around the world, on TV and radio, singer, songwriter, guitarist, and pianist John Gorka raises goosebumps with his soulful baritone and sharp observations in rich, multi-faceted songs full of depth, beauty, and emotion. Whether he’s performing a song brimming with love and loss, a keenly felt vignette about daily life, biting social commentary, or just plain old down-home humor, John displays an unerring grasp of words, melody, and the details that trigger universal understanding. John’s latest release, 2014’s The Bright Side of Down (Red House Records) bears his signature witty, bluesy, energetic style and features guest vocal appearances by long-time collaborators Lucy Kaplansky, Eliza Gilkyson, and Claudia Schmidt.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Caffè Lena presents
Anna Roberts-Gevalt & Elizabeth LaPrelle
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $10, Child and Student $5
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Anna Roberts-Gevalt (fiddle, banjo, guitar and harmonies) and Elizabeth LaPrelle (ballads, banjo) inspire audiences with the beautiful soul of Appalachian roots music. Steeped in knowledge of mountain tunes, ballads and stories, the pair are gifted storytellers and visual artists reviving the lost art of “crankies,” scrolling storyboards made of sewn fabric or cut paper. Elizabeth was the first recipient of the Henry Reed Award from the Library of Congress at age 16; won the 2012 Mike Seeger Award at Folk Alliance International; has released 3 solo ballad albums; and was called “quite simply the best young appalachian ballad singer to emerge in recent memory” by Roots Magazine. Anna is a blue-ribbon fiddler and banjo player; the artistic director of East Kentucky’s traditional music institute, the Cowan Creek Mountain Music School; and an in-demand music video artist.

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Friday, March 20, 2015
The Town Hall presents in association with Robert Browning Associates and Festival Flamenco Gitano USA present
GENERATIONS OF GYPSY FLAMENCO: Manolete, Concha Vargas, Pepe Torres, & Gema Moneo
8 p.m.
The Town Hall, 123 W. 43rd Street, NYC
Tickets: $45, $50, $65
Taking one back to the heart of flamenco puro, this mesmerizing program features four extraordinary dancers representing several generations and styles from four different towns in Andalusia (Lebrija, Moron de la Frontera, Jerez de la Frontera, and Granada): Concha Vargas, an icon of Gypsy flamenco dance, who is a living legend representing the Golden Age of Flamenco in Andalusia; Pepe Torres, a polyrhythmic powerhouse whose superb footwork provided the main percussive support for the award-winning ensemble Son de la Frontera; rising star Gema Moneo, a member of the legendary Moneo clan of Gypsy flamenco singers and guitarists in Jerez de la Frontera who has performed with Farruquito’s company and Diego del Morao, among others; and the veteran Manolete, a true maestro of the baile who has trained a generation of dancers including Joaquin Cortes, Canales, Eva la Yerbabuena, and Sara Baras.

Caffè Lena presents
Scott Ainslie — CD Release: The Last Shot Got Him
8:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $18, $16 Members, $9 Child and student
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Inspired by the voice of a 1934 Gibson archtop and named for a ragtime Blues from Mississippi John Hurt, Ainslie’s latest album features blues, songs, and standards popular when the guitar was young - and one original song. Armed with a lion-hearted voice, acoustic guitar, National slide guitar, fretless gourd banjo, diddley bow (one-string slide instrument), Scott shares songs and carefully chosen historical anecdotes.

The Folkus Project presents
Cricket Tell the Weather
8:00 p.m.
May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 East Genesee Street, Syracuse, NY
Advance sale tickets are available online at www.folkus.org
The Brooklyn-based indie string band features bluegrass-inspired original music. Winners of the 2013 FreshGrass Award, Cricket is rooted in the bluegrass tradition, and expands to include rock, pop, and jazz elements. The group includes award-winning songwriters Andrea Asprelli (fiddle) and Jason Borisoff (guitar) as well as Doug Goldstein on banjo, and Jeff Picker on bass. Asprelli previously lived in Syracuse and was a member of the notable local bluegrass band, Boots ’n’ Shorts.

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Saturday, March 21, 2015
Caffè Lena presents
FREE Little Folks Concert with Ellis Paul
3:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Inspired by his young daughters, Ellis Paul has released two albums of music for children, including the Parenṯs Choice Gold Award winner The Hero in You (2012), an album of songs about people whose words, actions, inventions and art have made a profound difference in our lives. Built on a foundation of social consciousness and inspiration, Ellis’s children’s songs are also whimsical, simple, and fun.

Caffè Lena presents
Ellis Paul
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $24, $22 Members, $12 Child and student
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Ellis Paul’s engaging conversational style turns a roomful of fans into a roomful of friends. He sings touching and tender stories that meld soaring pop melodies with lyrics that carry the storytelling tradition of Woody Guthrie and Pete Seeger into today's world. Every song has a moment that leaves you craving repeated listens. Ellis has been honored with an unprecedented fourteen Boston Music Awards and just release his nineteenth album. His shows are inspiring and intimate, full of wonder and whimsy, and two straight hours of beautiful songs delivered in a high, clear voice that gets you right the heart. His latest album, Chasing Beauty, was released in 2014—the same year he published a book (The Hero In You) and received an Honorary Doctorate from the University of Maine in his hometown of Presque Isle.

Eighth Step 8th Step at Proctors (GE Theatre) presents
MUSTARD’s RETREAT
7:30 p.m.
The Eighth Step at Proctors, 432 State St. Schenectady NY 12305
Tickets on sale now at 518-434-1703
$26 General; $24 in advance; $28 Gold Circle
For four decades, David Tamulevich and Michael Hough have entertained audiences with their special brand of folk music. Acclaimed as not only songwriters but as interpreters of traditional and contemporary songs and stories, they bring enthusiasm, good humor, and fine musicianship. Multi-instrumentalists (guitar, electric bass, dulcimer, mandolin, harmonica, pennywhistle), they draw on a large repertoire influenced by the folk revival of the ’60s and the explosive singer-songwriter movement.

Robert Browning Associates presents
KALA RAMNATH with ABHIJIT BANERJEE
North Indian Music for Violin
8 p.m.
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave (at 3rd Ave), Downtown Brooklyn. Tel. (917) 267-0363
Tickets: $30/ students & seniors $25
Master violinist Kala Ramnath hails from a musical family that has produced some of the greatest Indian violinists, including T. N. Krishnan, and N. Rajam. While her musical roots are in the south, she chose to follow the North Indian tradition and has become the leading violinist of that genre. A pre-eminent disciple of the legendary vocalist Pandit Jasraj, under his mentorship she revolutionized violin technique and produced a distinctive and evocative new sound; today her violin is called “the Singing Violin.” Her extensive credits include working with Zakir Hussain, Edgar Meyer, Bela Fleck, Giovanni Hidalgo, and the London Philharmonic. Abhijit Banerjee is one of India’s leading tabla players. He has crafted a unique style and creative approach which has brought him accolades and awards throughout the world. He is one of the main disciples of the late Pt. Gyan Prakash Ghosh. He has accompanied most India’s major artists and has also made his mark in world music through collaborations with artists such as Ry Cooder, Larry Coryell, and Kenny Endo and has performed in major arts centers and festivals throughout the world.

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Sunday, March 22, 2015
The Folk Arts Program of the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University
An event of the 2015 Spring Folk Art Series
Folk Art Workshop: TRADITIONAL POLISH WYCINANKI (DECORATIVE CUT-PAPER)
2-4 p.m.
Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University, 5795 Lewiston Road, Niagara University, New York 14109
Ages 13 to adult.
For more information, call the Castellani Art Museum at (716) 286-8200 or contact Valerie Walawender, M.A., Interim Curator of Folk Arts at vwalawender@niagara.edu.
Polish-American folk artist Barbara Frackiewicz will show workshop participants how to make wycinanki, Polish cut-paper in the creation of a traditional floral garden design.

Caffè Lena presents
Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $18, $16 Members, $9 Child and student
Buy tickets online
Lindsay Lou & the Flatbellys weave together the throwback sound of bluegrass instruments and the striking delivery of blues vocals. Three-time IBMA winner David Grier says, “Phrasing, tone, emotion, it’s all there... Simply mesmerizing. Riveting!” With a homebase in the Great Lakes State of Michigan, Lindsay Lou Rilko (guitar, clawhammer banjo), Joshua Rilko (mandolin, lyrics), Mark Lavengood (dobro), and PJ George (bass) deliver powerful harmony singing, mighty picking, and a tight knit family-style conglomeration of contemporary roots music that has a signature complex groove that stands out from the crowd. Their brand new album is titled Ionia.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Caffè Lena presents
Acoustic Blues Open Mic & Jam
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
No advanced ticket sales. Tickets may be purchased at the door.
Members of the Saratoga Acoustic Blues Society welcome players of all ages to perform original or traditional blues songs on the Caffè Lena stage. Play solo, or invite others to sit in. A featured performer opens with a 20-minute set, followed by the open mic, and wrapping up with a big group jam. A great night of entertainment whether you perform or just sit and enjoy! Hosted by Sonny Speed.

Friday, March 27, 2015
Caffè Lena presents
Chuck Pyle
8:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $18, $16 Members, $9 Child and student
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When reviewers first gave Chuck Pyle the “Zen Cowboy” moniker, he decided to, as he says, “Always ride the horse in the direction it’s going,” and took the nickname to heart, shaving his head and blending his upbeat perspective with old-fashioned horse sense. For 40 years, he has mixed infectiously hummable melodies with straight-from-the-saddle poetry, quoting bumper stickers, proverbs, world leaders and old cowboys. Chuck’s songs have been recorded by John Denver, The Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Suzy Bogguss. And while fans love his recordings, they adore Chuck’s live performance.

Robert Browning Associates presents
LUCILLA GALEAZZI
Festa Italiana
8:30 p.m.
Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, Seventh Avenue between 57th and 56th Street, New York, NY
Tickets: $36, $42
Lucilla Galeazzi, noted for her exquisite voice, brings to life the old folk music of Italy — from Umbria, Lombardy, and Rome to Calabria, Puglia and Sicily with Festa Italiana. Her arrangements of old Italian songs and dance melodies celebrate the beauty and vitality of the Mediterranean’s multi-cultural heritage with an ensemble that features accordion, nickelharp, fiddle, guitars, bass and percussion.

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March 27-28, 2015
Middle Atlantic Folklife Association (MAFA) convenes its Biennial Conference of the Middle Atlantic Folklife Association
Theme: Land and Sea – Geography, Economy, and Culture in the American Experience

Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ
MAFA will partner with the Eastern American Studies Association for a research-oriented conference themed “Land and Sea—Geography, Economy, and Culture in the American Experience.” Both university and public folklorists are strongly encouraged to attend. The location of this year’s meeting – Rowan University in New Jersey – provides a vantage from which to view diverse features of the Eastern United States. Looking to the east is the Atlantic Ocean and the famous “Jersey Shore.” To the west is the Delaware River and the Philadelphia metropolitan area. Glassboro, the home of Rowan University, is historically connected to early American manufacturing – the renowned “Glass Works in the Woods” that has led some scholars to view the Delaware Valley as the cradle of American industrialism. Yet southern New Jersey is also known for being a leading producer of fresh fruits and vegetables, including cranberries, blueberries, tomatoes, and escarole/endive. Against the backdrop of this geographic crossroads, the program committee has invited papers, forums, and sessions that will explore the connections of geography, economy, and culture in the American experience.
Check back for more details.

Saturday, March 28, 2015
Caffè Lena presents
Coffeehouse of the Absurd with John Forster and Mike Agranoff
8:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $15, $12 Members, $7.50 Child and student
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These two masters of the comic song will invade the historic Caffè Lena venue for a night of brilliant buffoonery. John Forster obviously fell asleep one too many times as a child to the sound of his Tom Lehrer albums. This is evidenced by his twisted sense of humor, his delightfully skewed view of the human condition, and his prodigious skills as a pianist. His songs have a knack for taking the plausible but improbable, and leading that to its implausible but inevitable conclusion by way of unlikely rhymes, horrible puns, and ironic satire. John is a very funny man, and this will be a very funny show. Adept on concertina and piano, Mike Agranoff’s prime instrument is the guitar, upon which he shines with intricate fingerstyle arrangements. In addition to his instrument prowess he’ll add to this show his uproariously funny topical tunes and delightfully horrible parodies.

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Sunday, March 29, 2015
Caffè Lena presents
David Mayfield Parade
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $24, $22 Members, $12 Child and student
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If you’ve seen David Mayfield perform with The Avett Brothers, Mumford & Sons, Jessica Lea Mayfield, or at Bonnaroo, you’ve caught the charisma, the heart, and the comedy, and it’s likely you’ll come back for more. This singer-songwriter, band leader, and Grammy nominated producer stepped out of the sideman shadows with his 2011 album The David Mayfield Parade. Strangers, his new Compass Records release, is a tour de force, stretching from the avant-garde to Mayfield’s musical roots, which are buried deep in the bluegrass tradition from a childhood of touring with his family’s band. Mayfield posseses a deadly combination of infectious energy and songwriting chops that only come around once in a blue moon.

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Monday, March 30, 2015
Caffè Lena presents
The Steel Wheels
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $28, $25 Members, $14 Child and student
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The Steel Wheels are renowned for their raw energy and chemistry on stage, where they weave themselves around a single microphone to deliver a heady brew of original, soulful mountain music. With bell-clear harmonies inspired by their shared Mennonite heritage, this dynamic four-piece string band from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia marry old-time musical traditions with their own innovative sound and lifestyle, generating a truly magnetic revival. With their fiddle, bass, mandolin and guitar The Steel Wheels have enthralled the contemporary Americana scene.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Museum at Eldridge Street presents
Lifelong Learning Classes beginning January 8

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

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

Not Just the Weekly Torah Portion with Dr. Regina Stein
12 sessions: Thursdays, 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., beginning January 8
Bring your questions and opinions as we explore a variety of questions and issues raised by the weekly Torah portion (parashat hashavuah). Knowledge of Hebrew and previous Torah study are NOT required. $15 per class; $160 for all 12 sessions.

Memoir Workshop with Dr. Hanna Griff-Sleven
4 Mondays, February 2,9, 16, and 23, from 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Have you been meaning to get your family story down on paper? Are there photographs and ephemera whose stories you want to record and pass down to the next generation? In this supportive classroom environment, share your family objects and anecdotes and be prompted to write about them in class. Each week you’ll focus on a different family object or event, and the end result will be the beginning of a valuable family document. $15 per class; $50 for all four classes.

From Volhinya to Brooklyn: Contemporary Hasidic Communities with urban historian Barry Feldman
Mondays, March 2, 9, 16, 23, and 30, from 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Contemporary Hasidim are a modern people who have constructed social, cultural and religious communities to accommodate an old world frame of reference. Session one discusses the origin of Hasidism, its subsequent development throughout Eastern Europe and early courts. Following sessions will discuss the rich complexities surrounding leadership, social values, religious beliefs, rituals and customs regarding dress, modesty and diet in post-World War II reconstructed Hasidic communities. The final session will be a walking tour of a community in Brooklyn. $15 per class; $65 for all five classes.

From Murder to Genocide: Violence in the Bible with Dr. Regina Stein
8 sessions: Tuesdays, March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31; April 14, 21, 28, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., beginning October 23
The Bible begins its story of humanity’s adventure on earth with a tale of murder. It paints a picture of a God who is pleased when one Israelite zealously kills another. It recounts episodes of child sacrifice. It mandates the execution of a rebellious son and the total destruction of an idolatrous Israelite city. What roles do these violent stories and laws play in the Bible? How do they impact our understanding of the Biblical claim that “Its ways are pleasant and all its paths are peaceful?” We will explore Biblical texts along with rabbinic and modern interpretations to grapple with these questions. $15 per class; $110 for all eight classes.



Anabella Lenzu Dance/Drama announces
Dancing with Anabella
“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.”


CLASS SCHEDULE STARTING JANUARY 15, 2015

BARRE A TERRE (Open Level)
* THURSDAYS, from 7:30- 8:30 p.m. at Peridance Center
* FRIDAYS, from 10 a.m.- 11:30 a.m. at Peridance (126 East 13th Street, between 3rd and 4th Ave)

DANCEDRAMA LABORATORY WORKSHOP SERIES
(Pre-registration required) STARTING FEBRUARY 21, 2015
at CPR Center for Performance Research (361 Manhattan Ave, Williamsburg, Brooklyn)
* The February Lab will cover Choreography and Improvisation (Sat 2/21 and Sun 2/22 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.)
* The March Lab will cover Dance Technique and AL/DD Repertory (Fri 3/20 from 6-9pm, Sat 3/21 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and Sun 3/22 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.)
* The April Lab will cover Methodology of Teaching Dance (How to teach Dance)(Sat 4/18 and Sun 4/19 from 11 a.m.-2 p.m.)

TO APPLY: Send resume to info@AnabellaLenzu.com
Please designate which month you are interested in.
The cost of each workshop is $120 per person.
Once Accepted, please submit payment.
For more info, visit www.anabellalenzu.com/workshops.


Staten Island Arts announces
Drawing from Memory

Be a Part of the Art!


Like to Draw? Enjoy Talking to Strangers? Love a Good Story?
Make a drawing of a stranger’s childhood memory in your own unique style — your drawing will become part of the exhibition at the Culture Lounge, St. George Ferry Terminal, Staten Island

Modest honorarium offered!

Questions? DrawingFromMemory.wordpress.com or contact MelissaSarris2@gmail.com

This project, running from January 8, 2014 to March 22, 2015, invites intimate exchanges using the telephone as a mediator. One person tells a memory over the phone. At Culture Lounge, you receive the call and make a drawing of the memory. This drawing becomes part of the exhibition until the end of the project.

Sign up for a 3-hour time slot to receive a phone call from a stranger and draw their memory.
◊ You are encouraged to ask the teller for details as needed and to use ANY drawing style you wish.
◊ A link to your own website will be added on the thank you page of the Drawing from Memory blog.
◊ If you LOVE the experience, sign up for another time slot!


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

June 26, 2014 —May 31, 2015
The History Center in Tompkins County presents
EXHIBIT: “CAPTAINS, COMMERCE, AND COMMUNITY: THE IMPACT OF THE ERIE CANAL ON TOMPKINS COUNTY”
Opening reception: Friday, September 5th, 2014 5-8 p.m.
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The History Center, 401 East State Street, Ithaca, NY (one block east of the Ithaca Commons)
For more information, please contact Catherine Duffy, Curator, at 607.273.8284 ext. 0
The History Center in Tompkins County will open their new exhibit “Captains, Commerce, and Community: The Impact of the Erie Canal on Tompkins County” on Friday, September 5th at 5 p.m.. The artifact-based exhibit will explore the lasting effects of the Erie Canal on Tompkins County. In 1828 the Seneca-Cayuga Canal, an extension of the Erie Canal, was opened, connecting Cayuga Lake, and therefore Tompkins County to the economic watercourse that spanned across most of New York State. Combined with the increasing ubiquity of railroads, the Canal system changed Tompkins County from a collection of quiet lake-side towns into a mass of booming centers of commerce and industry. Captains, Commerce, and Community will illustrate the changes and effects the Canal had on this region through representational artifacts from The History Center’s object collection. A series of themes will be explored over the course of the 12-month exhibit, which includes commerce (September through December 2014), boats and their builders (January through April 2015), and travelers and community folk (May through August 2015). This exhibit has been made possible through a generous grant from the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor. In 2012 the ECNHC funded the development of a Canalway object collection, and provided The History Center the opportunity to gain greater intellectual control over its object collection. Additionally, the project supported the complete inventorying of The History Center's permanent Open Storage display. As a result, The History Center has ascertained a classifiable collection of historical objects that directly relate to the Erie Canal.

September 6, 2014 —August 29, 2015
Albany Institute of History & Art presents the exhibition
Undercover: Revealing Design in Quilts, Coverlets, and Bed Hangings
W 10-5 p.m.; Th 10-8 p.m.; F&S 10-5 p.m.; Sun. Noon-5 p.m.
Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12210, 518/463-4478
In the private space of the bedroom, the world takes center stage. There, on the elevated platform of the bed, matters of politics, international trade, social events, and cultural affairs come alive in the elaborate designs and patterns displayed on American quilts, coverlets, and bed hangings. Bed covers of all types are the perfect canvas for displaying ideas about the world beyond the bedroom door. They make connections to foreign lands, express patriotic fervor, and fabricate realms of fantasy and childhood whimsy. The exhibition investigates the designs and patterns that decorate American bed covers of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. More than 30 bed covers and complementary objects such as illustrated books, paintings, ceramics, and botanical specimens reveal a variety of design sources used by American women and men to decorate their beds.



October 11, 2014 — March 8, 2015

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

November 15, 2014 — March 6, 2016

City Lore announces
Mother Tongues: Endangered Languages in NYC and Beyond
Opening Reception: Thursday, January 29th, 6-9 p.m.
Gallery Hours: Wed-Fri 2-6 p.m., Sat-Sun 12-6 p.m.
City Lore Gallery. 56 E 1st St. (between 1st & 2nd Ave.), New York, NY 10003
Linguists estimate that half of the world’s languages will disappear this century. NYC is a living language lab where there are more spoken and endangered languages than anywhere else in the world. New York City is home to over 700 languages, and many of these are in danger of being lost. Mother Tongues is a call to action to preserve NYC’s linguistic diversity ranging from endangered languages to the NYC accent!

Please join us for the opening reception to hear, experience, and interact with these languages! Performances include: An opening blessing performed by José Juarez, an indigenous Totonac shaman from Puebla, Mexico. A recitation by Papa Susso, one of Africa’s great griots. A griot is the keeper of oral traditions in West African cultures, performing musical poems.

Mother Tongues offers audiences a unique opportunity to meet and learn about New York City’s remarkably diverse linguistic communities. Here visitors can engage with the Language Laboratory and Meet a Speaker-interactive mixed media booths that showcase individual speakers of endangered languages in the city. You will learn, for instance, that the word wanishi means thank you in the language of the Lenape, New York’s native people. Visitors can play games to learn the structure of certain endangered languages, visualize the language connections between New York City and the world, and add lines to the Khonsay, a multi-lingual poem.

Mother Tongues is sponsored by City Lore, Bowery Arts + Science, and the Endangered Language Alliance. Funded by the National Endowment for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, and the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs.


January 29, 2015 — April 16, 2015

Caribbean Cultural Center| African Diaspora Institute announces
AFTER AFROPOLITAN
OPENING Night: February 4, 2015, 6-9 p.m.
Weeksville Heritage Society | 158 Buffalo Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11213
Admission: Free
This exhibition tributes Africa’s vanguard legacy while peering at yet unchartered territories of experience and imagination in the African Diaspora. The exhibition asks How has “Afropolitan” crystallized aspects of our genius? What aspects of our experiences fall outside the Afropolitan gaze? And, of course what comes next, After Afropolitan? Artist Talks and Viewing Hours
Featured artists lead guided tour of the exhibition with special close readings of their own work.
WHEN: February 7, 2015 | 12-5 p.m. WHERE: Weeksvile Heritage Center | 158 Buffalo Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11213
ADMISSION: Suggested donation, $5

Redefining 2015: After Afropolitan
Through interactive workshops, panel discussions, and performances, this day long conference will probe global African experiences to create/define new rubrics of citizenship, respectability, responsibility while discovering/opening new territories of imagination, identity, and contribution. Panel and workshop topics will include Chibok to Chimamanda: Gazing at African Womanhoods; Tradition 3000: New Arts of New Africa; The Ethic of Success — The Aesthetics of Respect; Pan-Africanism in the Digital Age; Cosmopolitan Cosmologies; Afropolitan Rich: Coltan or Cellphones, Taxes or Tequila; Braid My Hair ...
WHEN: February 21, 2015 | 12 p.m.-8 p.m.
WHERE: Weeksville Heritage Center | 158 Buffalo Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11213
ADMISSION: $8 in advance, $10 at the door

Artist Talks and Viewing Hours
Featured artists lead guided tour of the exhibition with special close readings of their own work.
WHEN: February 24, 2015 | 6-9 p.m.
WHERE: Weeksville Heritage Center | 158 Buffalo Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11213
ADMISSION: Suggested donation, $5

Closing
Come celebrate the artists and get a last look at the work. Special closing performance will be a dramatized rendering of the frontiers beyond Afropolitan.
WHEN: March 6, 2015 | 6-9 p.m.
WHERE: Weeksville Heritage Center | 158 Buffalo Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11213
ADMISSION: FREE

February 4, 2015 — March 6, 2015

Flushing Town Hall presents
EXHIBITION: Dynamic Writing: A CENTURY OF CALLIGRAPHY
OPENING RECEPTION: Sunday, February 22, 3 p.m.
GALLERY HOURS: 12-5 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, Flushing, NY 11354, 718) 463-7700 x 222
Suggested Admission: $5/FREE for Members & Students
Two great masters of calligraphy from two traditions, Mr. ChaoLin Ting (102 years young) and Dr. Yoo Sung Lee, are both highly respected by the Chinese and Korean communities. This unique exhibition during the Lunar New Year will demonstrate the extraordinary essence of harmony between two great cultures in the Chinese Hsu-Fa and Korean Hangeul scripts.

February 22, 2015 — March 22, 2015

Flushing Town Hall presents
EXHIBITION OF CONTEMPORARY INDIAN ART OF THE DIASPORA
OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, March 28, 3 p.m.
GALLERY HOURS: 12-5 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, Flushing, NY 11354, 718) 463-7700 x 222
Suggested Admission: $5/FREE for Members & Students
Presented by Indo-American Arts Council, the Erasing Borders Exhibition features work by artists whose origins can be traced to the Indian subcontinent. This group of multinational artists reflects a broad range of life experiences and aesthetic values. The artists interpret diverse subject matter – figurative, abstract and conceptual – in a variety of media.

March 28, 2015 — April 19, 2015

ArtsWestchester presents the exhibition
Crossing Borders: Memory and Heritage in a New America
Gallery hours for all exhibitions: Tues-Sat, 12-5 p.m.
ArtsWestchester, 31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, New York 10601, 914-428-4220
Admission: Free
ArtsWestchester’s Spring 2015 exhibition Crossing Borders will highlight the work of new and first generation American artists who use their autobiographies and family history as an artistic tool to explore universal concerns of memory, heritage, and identity. The pieces are individual contemplations on experiences that transcend a singular ethnic or cultural group. With immigration policy reform a major political talking point, and the city of White Plains a growing home to immigrant populations, the experience of the New American has never felt so relevant. The exhibition includes site-specific installations, photography, and mixed-media works by Westchester and New York/Hudson Valley artists. Visit artsw.org/crossingborders for more info.

March 17, 2015 — May 2, 2015

Flushing Town Hall presents
EXHIBITION OF CONTEMPORARY INDIAN ART OF THE DIASPORA
OPENING RECEPTION: Saturday, March 28, 3 p.m.
GALLERY HOURS: 12-5 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, Flushing, NY 11354, 718) 463-7700 x 222
Suggested Admission: $5/FREE for Members & Students
Presented by Indo-American Arts Council, the Erasing Borders Exhibition features work by artists whose origins can be traced to the Indian subcontinent. This group of multinational artists reflects a broad range of life experiences and aesthetic values. The artists interpret diverse subject matter – figurative, abstract and conceptual – in a variety of media.

March 28, 2015 — April 19, 2015

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