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ArtsWestchester will host a

FOLK ARTIST MENTORING GRANT
INFORMATION SESSION


with Eileen Condon
New York Folklore Society Representative

When:Monday, November 16th, 2015
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Where:ArtsWestchester, Main Gallery
31 Mamaroneck Avenue
White Plains, NY 10601

Call 914-428-4220 x 329 for more information,
or visit artswestchester.org/events/folk-artist-mentorship-grant-information-session/

Calling all folk artists and folk arts professionals: New York Folklore Society Mentoring and Professional Development monetary awards are there for you—all year round on a rolling deadline.

The New York Folklore Society offers many forms of service to traditional artists in New York State, but one of the most immediately gratifying opportunities is its longstanding Mentoring and Professional Development awards program. M&PD awards are the fast track for folk artists to get the funding to take their own artistic practices to the next level by working with a mentor. Whatever genre of folk art you practice—textiles, dance, instrumental music, drumming, singing, farming—New York Folklore Society can support your passing this art form on to a serious student, or learning more yourself from an esteemed elder/mentor in your tradition. And since half of what runs the vehicle we call folk arts is administrative skill—artists practicing the best self-management strategies, and nonprofit arts workers building better business know-how—that part of our work is covered as well.

Decide what you need to learn in folk arts or folk arts management—who will teach you, what conference would benefit you the most—contact Eileen to talk it through, fill out a concise grant application, and NYFS will do its best to make your mentorship or professional development experience happen within a very short turnaround (typically 1 or 2 months from application date).


econdonEILEEN CONDON, NYFS New York City Regional Representative holds a PhD in Folklore from the University of Newfoundland and is a resident of Queens, NY. Prior to her appointment as New York City Regional Representative, Eileen served as the Acquisitions Editor for Voices: The Journal of New York Folklore, (2008–2012). Eileen Condon is the primary contact person for New York metropolitan area requests for Mentoring and Professional Development exchanges. She is available to speak to your group regarding Mentoring and Professional Development guidelines and the application process. For further information, contact her at econdon@ctmd.org or (347) 205-0053. For program specifics, visit the Mentoring and Professional Development Program pages.

Saturday, October 31, 2015–November 2, 2015
Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders presents
Day of the Dead
In remembrance of Journalists killed in Mexico
October 31st, 12 to 6 p.m.
November 1st and 2nd, 1 to 6 p.m.
East Yard at St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery 131 E 10th St (at Second Ave.), New York, NY 10003
Schedule and information available online
Admission FREE and OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
Call us at (212) 587-3070 or email us at info@manoamano.us
Celebrate our beloved Day of the Dead tradition in New York City with art-marking, live music, and more. Join us and dedicate our Ofrenda to your departed loved ones and bring copies of photographs.You may also send images to be projected during the event.Our tradition is rooted in the native Mexican belief that life on earth is a preparation for the next world and of the importance of maintaining a strong relationship to the dead.

Sunday, November 1, 2015
Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester announces
Dr. Jorge L. Diaz-Herrera, President of Keuka College, demonstrates and performs on the Arpa Llanera Venezolana or South American Harp
2 p.m.
At historic Chapel Hill (formerly the chapel at Sacred Heart Academy), 8 Prince Street, Rochester NY.
Tickets are $20 for Arts & Cultural Council members and $25 for nonmembers. Consider also becoming a benefit patron at $50.
Plan now to enjoy the rich melodies of Latin American music performed on a unique variation of one of the world’s oldest instruments at a special benefit recital for the Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester! It’s a story over 500 years in the making since the Spaniards brought the first harp to the New World and the indigenous peoples of South America reinvented it using tropical woods and developing different playing techniques as you’ll discover from harpist/maestro, Dr. Jorge L. Diaz-Herrera. Dr. Diaz-Herrera started playing the arpa (harp) as a young teenager in his native Venezuela and has performed at a variety of venues including, most recently, a recital at the Eastman School of Music’s Summer Music Camp. When he’s not playing the South American harp, Dr. Diaz-Herrera is the 19th president of Keuka College, having come to Keuka from Rochester Institute of Technology where he was dean of the B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences, and professor.

City Lore announces
Brevitas Festival of the Short Poem
2-5 p.m.
Bowery Poetry Club: 308 Bowery, NYC, NY 10003
Guest Poet Ed Hirsch, President of the Guggenheim Foundation, and acclaimed author will read with more than 40 Brevitarian poets.

Haiti Cultural Exchange (HCX) presents
Bann Konte featuring Allenby Augustin
2-6 p.m.
Haiti Cultural Exchange, 558 St. John’s Place, Brooklyn, NY 11238
ADMISSION: $10 Suggested Donation
Allenby Augustin, director of Haiti-based Akousik Productions, an organization that works to promote the traditional arts of Haiti, will join us for a one-week residency. Programming will incorporate conversations, workshops and performances and culminate on Sunday, November 1st with Bann Konte, a procession of rara musicians, traditional games, and folktales.

ArtsWestchester announces
Day of the Dead Crafts and Calpulli Dance Company Performance
2:00-6:15 p.m.
New Rochelle Public Library, 1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle, NY
Cost: Free
In conjunction with their Día de los Muertos exhibit:

2:00 – 4:00 p.m.: All ages are invited to create an array of traditional symbols and crafts

5:30 – 6:15 p.m.: Mexican Dance Performance by Calpulli Dance Company students, Ossie Davis Theater.

Museum at Eldridge Street presents
Wonder of Wonders: A Cultural History of Fiddler on the Roof with Prof. Alisa Solomon
3 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002, 212.219.088
Tickets:$12 adults; $10 students and seniors.
The New York Times called Wonder of Wonders “as rich and dense as chocolate babka.” Join author Alisa Solomon for an inside look at the talented team who clashed, collaborated, and created a show about shtetl life that became a cultural touchstone for audiences around the world. Babka will be served.

Ukrainian Village Voices announces
BILIY HOLOS: Deconstructing Ukrainian Traditional Singing Techniques to Unlock and Expand our Own Self-Expression with Eva Salina
3:30-6:00 p.m.
144 Second Avenue at E. 9th St., southeast corner, above Veselka Third Floor Hall, New York, NY
Please RSVP now to UkrainianVillageVoices@gmail.com to reserve your seat.
$15 adults/$10 students & seniors/children free
Eva Salina has spent 24 years immersed in a variety of Slavic musical traditions and cultures. With particular expertise in Balkan vocal musics, she has studied Ukrainian vocal traditions over the last 15 years. Traveling in Ukraine with Mariana Sadovska in 2005 on a musical research trip, Eva visited and studied with the legendary singers of Kriachkivka, Stari Konj, Svarycevychi, Havronshchyna, and others. In 2011, as one of the singers in Ensemble Hilka, Eva studied intensively with Yevhen Yefremov, with whom she had already studied in 2005. Eva has also learned a great deal about Ukrainian song traditions from Maria Sonevytsky, her collaborator in Zozulka Trio.

World Music Institute (WMI) announces
Compañia Flamenca José Porcel
A dazzling company of flamenco dancers and musicians
Presented by Lehman Center for the Performing Arts
4 p.m.
Concert Hall at Lehman College, 250 Bedford Park Blvd., West Bronx, NY 10468
TICKETS: $40, $35, $25
The dances are evocative and exciting, blending traditional flamenco with some decidedly more contemporty music, moves and looks. The dancers are lithe and accomplished.

Story Sundays at the Glen Sanders Mansion
Vibrato — Stories and Songs that Resonate With Your Heart
Sandy Schuman and Tim Van Egmond
5-8 p.m.
Glen Sanders Mansion, 1 Glen Avenue, Scotia, NY
$36 per person (includes entertainment, 3 course dinner, coffee/tea, tax and tip)
Bring someone new and you each save $3 (only one discount/person during non-benefit dinners).
Pay at the door using cash or checks made out to “Story Circle”
Reservations Required: (518) 384-1700 or Kate@KateDudding.com. Please indicate how many of each entree is desired.
Storyteller musicians Tim Van Egmond (hammered dulcimer) and Sandy Schuman (Jew’s harp and guitar) will enthrall you with songs and stories for an evening of warmth and inspiration.
Entrees: Mediterranean Chicken; Garlic and Hot Pepper Steak; or Rigatoni, Butternut Squash, Soft Cinnamon Mascarpone, Sage-Butter Broth, Shaved Manchego.

Caffè Lena presents
Cindy Cashdollar
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $25 general admission, $22 members, $12.50 students and children
Buy tickets online
Woodstock, NY has reclaimed its native daughter from her adopted home of Texas, and we couldn’t be happier to have her back in the neighborhood! An internationally renowned player of dobro, steel guitar, and lap steel, Cashdollar has performed and recorded with Ryan Adams, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, The Dixie Chicks, Asleep At The Wheel, Leon Redbone, BeauSoleil and many others. Her playing is tasteful, imaginative and exciting, making her one of the most in-demand players in the Americana scene. She has been inducted into the Texas Steel Guitar Hall Of Fame (the first female!) and The Texas Music Hall Of Fame and has earned five GRAMMY Awards. She’s a gracious and warm presence on stage, offering blazing licks, mellow heart-stoppers, swinging instrumentals, and loads of stories to tie it all together.

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Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Museum at Eldridge Street and Center for Traditional Music and Dance present
Fidl: 21st Century Masters of the Klezmer Violin and Jam
7 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002
Tickets:$20 adults; $15 students and seniors.
Three leading contemporary klezmer violinists —Jake Shulman-Ment, Deborah Strauss, and Alicia Svigals — perform traditional and original violin pieces and also speak about their personal journeys in uncovering this lost Jewish art. Ethnomusicologist Amanda Scherbenske will provide historical context. Bring your fiddle and help raise the roof in a jam after the concert!

StoryCircle at Proctors Theater announces
First Tuesday Tales & Stuff
Sign-up: 6:45 p.m.
7-9 p.m.
Arthur’s Market and Historic Coffeehouse, 35 North Ferry Street, Schenectady, NY
Admission: Free
Featured Performer: Mary Murphy and Barbara Palumbo—We Two and You An open mic for storytelling, music, and spoken word.

World Music Institute (WMI) announces
Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club 8:00 p.m.
Beacon Theatre, 2124 Broadway at West 75th Street, New York, NY
Tickets: $49.50–$95
One of the most endearing success stories in recent memory, Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club says “adios” to world stages with their 2015 Farewell Tour. These two back-to-back concerts at New York’s (also November 4), Beacon Theatre are the final two shows of the tour. When Ry Cooder recruited a group of aging, forgotten musicians for a 1997 recording session in Havana, what happened next was a welcome interruption in the politically-challenged relationship between Cuba and the United States. The resulting album won a Grammy Award, the group shot to international fame, and those senior citizens began their storied journey as ambassadors for the music of Cuba.
This concert is a part of World Music Institute’s Masters of Cuban Music Series.

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Wednesday, November 4, 2015
Museum at Eldridge Street announces
Open House for Artists and Photographers
1-4 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002
This event is free. Registration required.
Budding and professional photographers and artists: come armed with your camera or sketchbook and let our beautiful sanctuary inspire you. Sketch, draw, paint, or take photos. Admission for you is free. In exchange, we ask that you share a digital file of a selection of your photographs and drawings with us.

Center for Traditional Music and Dance (CTMD) annnounces
New York Klezmer Series
Curated by Aaron Alexander

Klezmer Instrumental Music Workshop 6-7:30 p.m. $25 per class
Concerts/dance party begins at 8 p.m. — $10 + 1 drink minimum
Jam session follows the concert from 9:30-10:15 p.m.
Purchase a full night pass for $30 (includes Workshop, Concert and Jam Session).
Mehanata (aka the Bulgarian Bar), 113 Ludlow, North of Delancy Street on the Lower East Side of Manhattan
Features clarinetist/composer Michael Winograd with an all-star band of leading NY klezmorim.

Caffè Lena presents
Poetry Open Mic with Featured Readers Nancy White and George Drew
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $5 at the door
Nancy White’s Sun, Moon, Salt won the Washington Prize; her second book, Detour, came out on Tamarack Editions in 2010. She publishes in a range of literary journals, from Ploughshares and FIELD to Rattle and Nimrod. She is editor-in-chief and president at The Word Works based in Washington, DC.
George Drew was born in Mississippi and raised there and in New York State, where he currently lives. He is the author of five collections of poetry:
Toads in a Poisoned Tank, from Tamarack Editions; The Horse’s Name Was Physics, from Turning Point; American Cool, from Tamarack; The Hand that Rounded Peter’s Dome, from Turning Point; and The View from Jackass Hill, the 2010 winner of the X.J. Kennedy Poetry Prize, from Texas Review Press. Drew’s sixth collection, Fancy’s Orphan, will be published in 2017 by Tiger Bark Press, and his New & Selected, Pastoral Habits, by Texas Review Press in 2016. Down & Dirty, a chapbook, was released by Texas Review Press in June, 2015. Drew is the winner of the 2014 St. Petersburg Review Poetry Prize.
Open Mic readers should plan about 5 minutes of readings. All ages and styles are welcome.

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, and Frank Woerner.
Info: Frank, 212-533-2139.
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.

World Music Institute (WMI) announces
Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club 8:00 p.m.
Beacon Theatre, 2124 Broadway at West 75th Street, New York, NY
Tickets: $49.50–$95
One of the most endearing success stories in recent memory, Orquesta Buena Vista Social Club says “adios” to world stages with their 2015 Farewell Tour. These two back-to-back concerts at New York’s (also November 4), Beacon Theatre are the final two shows of the tour. When Ry Cooder recruited a group of aging, forgotten musicians for a 1997 recording session in Havana, what happened next was a welcome interruption in the politically-challenged relationship between Cuba and the United States. The resulting album won a Grammy Award, the group shot to international fame, and those senior citizens began their storied journey as ambassadors for the music of Cuba.
This concert is a part of World Music Institute’s Masters of Cuban Music Series.

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Thursday, November 5, 2015
The Hostos Center for the Arts & Culture presents
Remembering Jorge Soto Sánchez: A Panel Discussion with Collaborators and Friends
This public program is presented in conjunction with the exhibition “HOMENAJE: Jorge Soto Sánchez”
6:00-7:30 p.m.
Longwood Gallery @ Hostos on the campus of Hostos Community College, 450 Grand Concourse at 149th Street, in the Bronx
See Exhibition description in “Exhibitions” section below.

Ganondagan State Historic Site and Friends of Ganondagan announce
Completion of a Dream: The Seneca Art & Culture Center
6:30 p.m.
Rochester Museum & Science Center, 657 East Avenue, Rochester NY, 14607 Information: 585.271.4320
RMSC Member: $13, General Public: $15; Student RMSC Member: $7, General Public $8
Hear the story of the Seneca Art & Culture Center at Ganondagan. Combining the right amount of determination, hard work, creativity, focus and stewardship, this internationally significant cultural attraction has come to life under the leadership of Peter Jemison, site manager of Ganondagan State Historic Site and renowned Seneca artist. Peter shares his personal experiences with the building as an intersection of technology, architecture, culture and public interest. Explore the process involved in the development of the Ganondagan town exhibit with Michael Galban, the new interpretive programs assistant at Ganondagan. Working with collaborators at Cornell University, Dr. Jane Mt. Pleasant and Dr. Kurt Jordan, and with the Rochester Museum and Science Center, the town of Ganondagan and its surrounding landscape has come into sharper focus. Learn how cutting-edge archaeology, ground penetrating radar, soil analysis, oral history and documentary research helped shape our understanding of this prominent Seneca community from the 17th century.

City Lore announces
Boardwalk Renaissance: How the Arts Saved Coney Island Opening Reception
7-9 p.m.
City Lore Gallery 56 E. 1st St, NYC, NY 10003
Free
Join us for the opening of Boardwalk Renaissance: How the Arts Saved Coney Island. After the closing of Steeplechase Park in 1964, Coney Island went into a steep decline. Like the Bronx, Coney began burning in 1965 and a series of fires continued for the following decade. In the early 1980s, at its lowest point, an odd assortment of passionate young artists were drawn to Coney Island with the dream that their art might return this legendary honky tonk neighborhood to its glory days.
The artists had a wide variety of backgrounds, creating a vital art scene on the boardwalk: playwright Dick Zigun, with a Yale drama degree; artist Richard Eagan, who had a series of dreams about reopening Steeplechase Park; Philomena Marano, who visited Coney as a child, worked with artist, Robert Indiana (of the LOVE sculpture) and founded the Coney Island Hysterical Society with Eagan. Along with renowned artists Harvey Fierstein (Kinky Boots, Hairspray) Charles Ludlum (Theater of the Ridiculous) and Peter Schuman (Bread and Puppet Theater), and photographers Hazel Hankin, Elaine Norman and Charles Denson, who documented the era, they sparked new life and a new love for Coney.
Drawing inspiration from Coney Island’s past, the artists’ conceptual marriage of honky tonk with the avant garde produced installations such as the tableaus in Madam Lily’s aging World in Wax Museum and the Spookhouse, an “arthouse” amusement park ride. As the ‘80s progressed, Zigun began to recognize that the future of Coney was in honky tonk—Sideshows by the Seashore, the Mermaid Parade, and his pioneering Burlesque shows helped establish that Coney Island was here to stay, and the city along with investors listened. The vision of these artists lit a creative spark that saw Coney through desperate times and ignited its future as the centerpiece of New York City and America’s love affair with honky tonk.
Boardwalk Renaissance takes visitors on a trip to the Coney boardwalk of the ‘80s and ‘90s with installations and artifacts from the era—including a life-size recreation of Spookhouse, an “arthouse” ride, with a hand-painted car and recreation of the Skull entryway, costumes and footage from the first Mermaid Parade, and art inspired by the house under the roller coaster (the same one immortalized by Woody Allen). The Boardwalk Renaissance exhibit brings the Coney spirit back to the heart of the city that started it all.
Sponsored by the Coney Island History Project, Coney Island Hysterical Society and City Lore.

Chinese Theatre Works presents
DREAM LIFE LOVE THEATRE
2015 Annual Cross-Culture Fundraiser
7-10:00 p.m.
The Cultural Center, 410 Columbus Avenue (between W. 80th & W. 79th), New York, NY 10024
Tickets: $50 (General), $100 (VIP)
Please RSVP to chinesetheatreworks@gmail.com or call 718/392-3440
Come celebrate CTW’s 20 years with a special evening of art, opera, puppetry, music, food, drink, and cheer! Unique performances by CTW and guest artists and raffles, and our annual awards honoring extraordinary contributors to the vibrant cultural and artistic life of our community. A night to share CTW’s past achievements and to build towards our future.

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Friday, November 6, 2015
Museum of the City of New York presents
Eric Andersen in Concert with The Chapin Sisters
7:00 p.m.
Museum of the City of New York, 1220 5th Avenue, New York, NY 10029
Admission: $25 for Museum members; $30 for students/seniors; $35 for general public. Tickets available online.
Eric Andersen, the finest singer/songwriter of romantic songs to come out of the 1960s Greenwich Village folk scene, distinguished himself with chestnuts such as “Violets of Dawn” and “Come to My Bedside” and the civil rights song “Thirsty Boots.” Rolling Stone called Eric, “the most elegant of singers,” while Bob Dylan observed, “Eric is a great ballad singer and writer.” An award-winning and prolific songwriter, Andersen has released 30 albums. Artists from all over the world have recorded his songs, including Judy Collins, Peter, Paul & Mary, and Johnny Cash. At this performance, Eric will be accompanied by Michele Gazich on violin and viola, and Inge Andersen on harmonies. Special guests with Eric are The Chapin Sisters. Carrying on the legacy of their famous father and uncle, the sisters have released five albums of songs with gorgeous harmonies, including the nationally acclaimed A Date with the Everly Brothers.
This event is co-sponsored by City Lore, the Folk Music Society of New York, the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, the Irish Arts Center, the New York Guitar Academy, the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance (NERFA), and Up & Up Bar NYC.

Flying Cat Music presents
An Evening with Antje Duvekot
7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7)
Empire State Railway Museum, 70 Lower High Street, Phoenicia, NY 12464
Admission $16 or $14 with RSVP to flyingcatmusic@gmail.com
For information, call 845-688-9453 or email flyingcatmusic@gmail.com
On Friday, November 6, Flying Cat Music brings acclaimed singer/songwriter Antje Duvekot to Phoenicia.,Antje Duvekot is a winner of the Kerrville New Folk Competition’s Best New Folk Award, the Boston Music Award for Outstanding Folk Act, and a Grand Prize in the John Lennon Songwriting Contest. She’s been invited to play the Philadelphia Folk Festival, the Newport Folk Festival, and on Mountain Stage. She’s headlined the Celtic Connections Festival in Scotland and the Tonder Festival in Denmark, among others internationally. In 2008, Duvekot’s song “Merry Go Round” was featured nationally in a commercial that aired in a high profile spot during that year’s Super Bowl. Big Dream Boulevard, Duvekot’s debut studio release, was produced by Seamus Egan, founder of the quintessential Irish-American band SOLAS. The project was released on songwriter Ellis Paul’s label and quickly attracted international attention for Antje. It was voted “#1 Folk Release of 2006” by the Boston Globe and was named to the “Top 10 Releases of the Year” by National Public Radio’s Folk Alley. 2012’s New Siberia is her third and most recent studio album, although Antje is about to release her fourth any day now. NoiseTrade Music calls New Siberia “a masterpiece of the modern folk genre” going on to say that it “...showcases Duvekot’s bold, sure-footed path through emotional terrain most artists dare not even enter.”

Caffè Lena presents
Ellis Delaney
8:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $16 general admission, $14 members, $8 students and children
Buy tickets online
In her own words: “My deepest wish is to open people’s hearts... I want to make songs that people love and become friends with and want to carry around with them every single day. I want to inspire laughter and acceptance and appreciation of all the beautiful things right here without pushing against the troubles that can feel so heavy and break our hearts.” Funny and wise, thoughtful and uninhibited, with a captivating, crystalline voice and uplifting lyrics—that’s Ellis Delaney, a world-traveling Texas-born singer-songwriter now based in Minneapolis. Whether playing a festival stage, a concert hall or an intimate club, her indie-pop performances are transformational; she leaves her audiences better than she finds them, with softened edges and opened hearts. Her songs are crisp, intensely intimate and at once beautiful and haunting—and you’ll have no trouble understanding every single word she sings. Ellis has won pretty much all the top national songwriting awards, released eight full length CDs, been featured on A Prairie Home Companion, and has been seen in our region at both Old Songs Festival and Falcon Ridge Folk Festival.

Flushing Town Hall presents
NEA Jazz Masters—The Music of Miles Davis & Cannonball Adderley
PRE-SHOW MEMBERS LOUNGE at 7 p.m.: Become a Member today and enjoy complimentary refreshments and drinks in our Members Lounge.
8:00 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: $42/$32 Members/$20 Students; Table Packages: $125/$100 Members (Reserved Table for 2, Wine & Snacks)
Featuring NEA Jazz Masters Jimmy Heath and Barry Harris joined by Tootie Heath (Drums), Michael Mossman (Trumpet), Steve Davis (Trombone) and Bob Cranshaw (Bass), this concert will present music from the catalogues of jazz icons Miles Davis and Cannonball Adderley as well as other jazz standards.

The Folkus Project presents
The Young Novelists
Through their rich but rustic sound, this Toronto roots-rock duo delivers a dose of honesty in audible form
8:00 p.m.
May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 East Genesee St, Syracuse, NY
Cost: $15; Member price: $12
Advance sale tickets are available via PayPal or by mail (personal check); advance ticket holders receive preferential seating. For details, see the Folkus Project website at www.folkus.org
Simon & Garfunkel meets Johnny and June; this Canadian duo is the driving force behind the critically acclaimed Toronto folk-rock band The Young Novelists. Known for their deft songwriting and gorgeous harmonies, they have toured across Canada and the United States as a duo and with their band in support of their latest album “made us strangers.” Relying on their shared passion for storytelling, the husband and wife duo sing songs about small towns, redemption, love, and loss.

November 6-7, 2015
Golden Link Folk Singing Society announces
Rochester International Folk Dances Workshops with Murray and Randi
November 6:
7:30-10:30 p.m., Teaching Requests
November 7:
10 a.m.-12 noon Teaching Session
2-4 p.m. Teaching Session
5:30-7 p.m. Potluck Dinner
7:30-10:30 PM Dance Party
At Friends Meeting House, 80 Scio Street, Rochester, NY
$10.00 For One Session, $25.00 For Three Sessions, $35.00 For All Four Sessions
Dances from Russia, Bulgaria, Israel and More

November 6-8, 2015
The Folk Music Society of N.Y., Inc/ N.Y. Pinewoods Folk Music Club presents
FALL FOLK MUSIC WEEKEND
A Weekend of Folk/Roots/Americana Music at Hudson Valley Resort and Spa
Play, sing, listen, learn, share music
5:00 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6th to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8th.
Hudson Valley Resort & Spa, 400 Granite Road, Kerhonkson, Ulster County, NY 12446
For more information: registrar@folkmusicny.org or 212-957-8386
Register online: http://fallweekend.eventbrite.com
The Folk Music Society of NY hosts a friend-filled, music saturated weekend. Featured performers are:
Spider John Koerner, a legendary performer of traditional American folk and country blues
Jeff Davis, talented performer, collector and interpreter of traditional NY songs and tunes
Donie Carroll, a traditional folk singer and entertainer with musical roots in Ireland & America
Erica Weiss, musician, singer and dance caller with music from many origins
Dave Ruch, historian, entertainer, educator, comedian and folklorist
Located near New Paltz, Hudson Valley Resort and Spa is nestled amid the beautiful Shawangunk Mountains. Enjoy good food, newly renovated rooms, tennis, golf, table tennis, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and more. Participants are encouraged to come for three days and stay at the hotel; day admission is also available.

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Saturday, November 7, 2015
Children at the Well announces
Nritya Mala 2015
Presented by Narthanalya School of the Arts
2:30 p.m.
Hindu Cultural Center, 450 Albany Shaker Rd., Loudenville, NY 12211
Free admission
Enjoy an enchanting afternoon with dancers of Narthanalaya performing a variety of classical Bharatanatyam dances, folk and dance ballets.

Caffè Lena presents
Bob Warren Band – CD Release Concert
4:30 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $18 general admission, $16 members, $9 students and children
Buy tickets online
Singer-songwriter Bob Warren has a special genius for assembling crowd-pleasing bands and keeping them busy with a steady supply of immediately appealing, '60s-influenced original songs. His melodic, uplifting music has made him a perennial favorite in the Capital District. With Don Warren guitar; Mitch Throop on bass; Danny Whelchel, hand percussion; Matt Donnelly, keyboards; and Joy MacKenzie, vocals. His brand new album is ALL THE DAYS OF THE WORLD, packed with new songs that reflect the perspective and wisdom of a mature artist. It’s thoughtful and introspective, and sprinkled with fun, light moments.

Café Veritas presents
Ellis
7:30 p.m. (doors open 7:00 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
There’s just something about Ellis. She is at once funny and wise, thoughtful and uninhibited, and her captivating voice is matched by her uplifting lyrics. If you looked up the definition of open-hearted in the dictionary, you just might find her photo there. Ellis’ performances are transformational; she leaves her audiences better than she finds them, with softened edges and opened hearts. A winner of several awards and honors, including the Grassy Hill New Folk Contest in 2013, Ellis has been recognized both for her songwriting skills as well as her engaging performances. She has claimed audience favorite honors at Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, Moab Folk Festival, and Sisters Folk Festival. Ellis has also been a repeat guest on A Prairie Home Companion.
Opening is Eric Lee. At the age of 18, Eric Lee emerged on the folk scene as the virtuosic fiddle player of Pete and Maura Kennedy’s fiery super-group, The Strangelings, after being plucked from the audience at the Falcon Ridge Folk Festival. He has since performed with such artists as, Peter Rowan, John Gorka, and Dan Navarro, who, among other influences (Dave Carter, Harry Nilsson, Fairport Convention) inspire his uniquely poetic and expressive songwriting.

Eighth Step at Proctors presents
Mulebone
CD Release: Keep On Moving’
7:30 p.m.
Underground Theatre, Proctors, 432 State St. Schenectady NY 12305
Tickets: $24 advance; $26 day of show; $35 Gold Circle
Order Tickets through the 8th Step Ticket Line: 518-434-1703
Multi-instrumentalist JOHN RAGUSA and roots music specialist HUGH POOL launch their exciting music from traditional blues. “Jump-out-of-your-seats! Mulebone is a self-contained showcase of American roots music.”—The Bottom Line, NYC. Ragusa (who in our Albany days appeared regularly at The Step with Not Necessarily the Blues) plays conch shell, Jews harp, comet, all manner of flutes, tin whistle, and chimes. Hugh has played his brand of blues on harmonica and guitar in clubs and at festivals worldwide.

Robert Browning Associates presents
WORLD DANCE FESTIVAL: Dancing Across Cultural Borders
2 p.m. Saung Budaya Indonesian Dance, Gorana Dance Collective, Japanese Folk Dance Institute of New York
7 p.m. Kotchegna Dance Company, Kathak Ensemble and Friends, Danza España
Faison Firehouse Theater, 6 Hancock Place, Harlem, NY
Tickets: Early Bird: $15 / General admission $25/ students, seniors and Lotus members $20 Experience masked dances from the Ivory Coast, mesmerizing rhythms of Aceh (Sumatra), delicate court dances of Lucknow, North India, lively traditional dances of Bulgaria, soulful flamenco, dramatic Japanese dances, and more!
2 p.m.: Indonesian, Bulgarian and Japanese Dances
Portraying sensual movements with martial arts and electrifying rhythms, the Saung Budaya Indonesian Dance Group led by Amalia Suryani performs the traditional dances of West Sumatra, Sunda, Borneo, Aceh and Jakarta.
Inspired by the ancient culture, rituals and myths of Bulgaria, Elissaveta Iordanova and her Gorana Dance Collective revive the complex beauty of uneven rhythms through a masterfully woven tapestry of dance.
Japanese Folk Dance Institute of New York’s Minbuza, under the direction of Momo Suzuki, introduces audiences to the culture and history of Japan and the spirit of the Japanese people with authentic folk dances, music, colorful costumes, and props.
7 p.m.: West African, North Indian and Flamenco Dances
The Kotchegna Dance Company, under the artistic direction of Vado Diomande, brings to life the ancient stories and legends of Africa’s Ivory Coast, performing a repertoire with masked dances, intricate footwork and explosive energy.
Janaki Patrik’s Kathak Ensemble & Friends communicates the richness of Indian culture, performing the classical Lucknow style of kathak with its rich poetry and storytelling techniques.
Danza España, led by Yloy Ybarra, performs a diversity of flamenco dance traditions, highlighting the essence of Spanish dance, music and song with choreography that adds fresh insight and inspiration.

November 7-8, 2015
Haudenosaunee Days
11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Rochester Museum of Science, 657 East Avenue, Rochester NY, 14607, Information: 585.271.4320
Celebrate Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) culture – past and present – with artisans from the community. Learn first-hand about the tradition of making cornhusk dolls, jewelry, bead work, and baskets from local Haudenosaunee artists as they bring the traditions of their culture to life through their art. Hear storytellers and join RMSC educators to learn more through the Museum’s world-renowned collection. With staff and volunteers, get an up-close view of artifacts rarely on display for the public, including art from the Works Progress Administration (WPA) Indian Arts Project. Immerse yourself in the vibrant art and culture of today’s Haudenosaunee nations. This program is funded by the New York State Council of the Arts (NYSCA).

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Sunday, November 8, 2015
StoryCircle at Proctors Theater announces
Tellabration at the Cabaret
Unexpected Kindness

2 p.m.
Fort Salem Theater, 11 East Broadway, Salem, NY 12865
Admission: $10 at the door, cash or check

Each year in November, in 200 locations around the world, people gather together to share stories at programs called Tellabration. If we’re lucky, we’ve experienced unexpected kindness. Come hear some fabulous stories about unexpected kindnesses, both large and small, which draw all kinds of people together.

Golden Link Folk Singing Society presents
Sacred Harp Singing
2-5 p.m.
Mennonite Meeting House, 111 Hillside Ave., Rochester, NY
Info: Thom Metzger at 585-467-5192, or ringer@rochester.rr.com
All levels are welcome including visitors/listeners, no experience necessary, second Sunday of each month. Loaner books and instructions are available.

Museum at Eldridge Street presents
Eyal Vilner Big Band
Sponsored by Helene and Steven Walsey
3 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002
Tickets: $20 adults; $15 students and seniors.
The Eyal Vilner Big Band is true to its name — it is BIG. Seventeen musicians big! Led by Tel Aviv-born, New York-educated composer and conductor Eyal Vilner, the band has collaborated with big time jazz legends such as Jimmy Heath and Jimmy Owens. Enjoy a spirited afternoon in our magnificent sanctuary as they perform Vilner’s new arrangements of jazz classics as well as his original compositions.

Anabella Lenzu’s DanceDrama announces
Unveiling Motion and Emotion
Reading, Dance Performance & Photographic Projections by Todd Carroll
6:30 p.m.
The Cornelia Street Cafe, 29 Cornelia Street, Greenwich Village, NY
Admission $9 and includes a drink! / Limited seating
RSVP required: info@anabellalenzu.com
Exploring the importance of dance, community, choreography, and dance pedagogy, Argentinean choreographer Anabella Lenzu celebrates 23 years of teaching dance in a book of her writings in Spanish and English. Having opened her own dance school at 18, Lenzu recounts her experiences teaching in South America, Europe, and the US, as well as publishing an arts magazine and creating repertory for her dance company. Lenzu’s eloquent prose reveals reflections of a life devoted to dance performance and education. Photography by Todd Carroll fully documents the performances and provides a glimpse into the creative process. This book is an inspiration to dancers and teachers alike, and the first of its kind as a bilingual text on dance pedagogy.

Caffè Lena presents
Bumper Jacksons
7 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $18 general admission, $16 members, $9 students and children
Buy tickets online
One of our favorite yearly activities is to go the Folk Alliance conference and scout out new talent. The Bumper Jacksons were our big “find” of 2014 and this was the soonest we could get them up to Saratoga. Hailing from DC, this 6-piece band is hot and sweet, painting America’s story from New Orleans’ brothels to Appalachian hollers, boldly and elegantly balancing homage to traditions with their own unique, DIY style. Recognized as the region’s “Best Traditional Folk Band” at the 2013 and 2014 Washington Area Music Awards, the Bumper Jacksons bring you into the center of a party where everyone’s invited and the dance floor never sleeps. How can you not have a blast with fabulous singing, washboard, suitcase percussion, trombone, pedal steel (the BEST pedal steel!!), bass, guitar and clarinet!

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Monday, November 9, 2015
Caffè Lena presents
Melissa Ferrick
7 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $25 general admission, $22 members, $12.50 students and children
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One fact cannot be disputed: Melissa Ferrick puts on one hell of a live show. She’s fierce and funny, outspoken and vulnerable, passionate and real. The emotional honesty of her first-person lyrics, the force of her vocal delivery, and the disciplined fury of her musicianship connects her to her audience with confidence and grace. Signed to Atlantic Records in the mid-’90s, she was part of a new wave of alt-rock females that included artists such as Liz Phair and PJ Harvey, who sang about womanhood with sharp, unchecked honesty. She left Atlantic and signed with MPress in 2011, and her debut album hit Billboard’s Heatseekers Album Charts, won an International Acoustic Music Award (IAMA) and garnered two Independent Music Award (IMA) nominations. Her songs tackle everything from the intensely personal to the political, remaining open about her personal life and issues important to her as a lesbian.

Red House Records announces
CHARLIE PARR
8:00 p.m.
Abilene Bar and Lounge, 153 Liberty Pole Way, Rochester, NY 14604
Tickets: $10
Charlie is part of the Duluth, MN, music scene, but he made the album in the South this time, traveling to rural North Carolina to record with fellow musician Phil Cook. He joined Cook and a cast of local players, setting up in an old outbuilding on the “Down Yonder Farm” outside HIllsborough, NC. As well as being the first album Charlie has recorded outside of his native Minnesota, Stumpjumper is his first to feature a full band. Parr’s songs exude a Midwestern sensibility and humility. He grew up in the Hormel meatpacking city of Austin, MN (population 25,000) where most of the world’s favorite tinned meat, Spam, is still manufactured. (He doesn’t eat meat.) The combination of growing up with both of his parents working proud union jobs in an industrial meat factory and his largely rural environment had a broad impact on Parr and comes through in his songs, as well as being surrounded by music — his father’s record collection (Charley Patton and Lightnin’ Hopkins, Woody Guthrie and Leadbelly) and his older sister’s (Captain Beefheart, rock ’n’ roll).

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Tuesday, November 10, 2015
Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester announces
Workshop on GOOD GOVERNANCE: The Duties of Trustees and Directors in Today’s World
Presented by: Justin P. Runke, partner, HARRIS BEACH PLLC, Attorneys at Law
9:30 a.m.-Noon
East Avenue Inn & Suites Conference Room, 384 East Avenue, Rochester NY 14607
Register online: $20 for Arts & Cultural Council members; $25 for nonmembers
Just what are the obligations of a trustee or director of a not-for-profit organization? Still confused by what the recently enacted Nonprofit Revitalization Act means for you? What constitutes a conflict of interest and with whom can a trustee or director “vent” about the last board meeting? Join Justin P. Runke, a partner at the law firm HARRIS BEACH PLLC, to learn about the roles and responsibilities of directors and trustees and some of the new laws and regulations that not-for-profit organizations –large or small – must comply with in today’s world.

The Graduate Center at CUNY and Gotham Center for NYC History present a Fall 2015 Forum:
Changing Face of Harlem: A Film Screening
6:30-8 p.m.
Martin E. Segal Theater, The Graduate Center, CUNY, 365 Fifth Avenue, btw. 34th & 35th St., New York, NY
Cost: FREE and open to the public, first come, first served. Theater holds 60 people.
Books will be available for purchase and signing by the authors.
For more information, call (212) 817 8471, or visit gothamcenter.org
Twenty years ago, the press described Harlem as a crime-ridden ghetto, full of hoodlums and drugs. Tourist maps ended at 96th St. Locals weathered the storm, despite a lack of services, common building abandonment, and bank rules preventing most from purchasing their own homes into the 1980s. In recent years, however, developers have begun marketing Harlem as the ideal investment, and with this new influx of money has come a younger, more professional class of residents. Award-winning filmmaker Shawn Batey examines these changes in a one-hour documentary, shot over a period of ten years, and told through the deeply personal stories of long-time residents, small business-owners, politicians, real estate developers, and clergy.

Golden Link Folk Singing Society announces
Second Tuesday Workshop: Autoharp!
7-9 p.m.
Room 10, 12 Corners Presbyterian Church, 1200 South Winton Road, next to Brighton High School, Rochester, NY
Leṯs bring autoharps back to the instrumental family of Golden Link. Dust off that old Autoharp, tune it up as best you can and come join Dave Russell in learning how to play it. If you don’t have an Autoharp, Dave has a few extras. Please sign up with Dean Santos at education.folk@goldenlink.org.

World Music Institute (WMI) announces
Chucho Valdés: Irakere 40 8:00 p.m.
Beacon Theatre, 2124 Broadway at West 75th Street, New York, NY
Tickets
Winner of five Grammy and three Latin Grammy Awards, the Cuban pianist, composer and arranger Chucho Valdés is one of the most influential figures in modern Afro-Cuban jazz. For this unique performance at Town Hall, Valdés celebrates the 40th anniversary of his original groundbreaking ensemble Irakere. One of the most important bands in the history of Latin jazz, Irakere’s members included artists such as Arturo Sandoval and Paquito D’Rivera, who eventually became solo stars in their own right. For the first time in decades, Valdés and a band of young musicians will revisit and reinterpret the music of his trailblazing group Irakere, keeping this dynamic music alive.
This concert is a part of World Music Institute’s Masters of Cuban Music Series.

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Wednesday, November 11, 2015
Ganondagan State Historic Site and Friends of Ganondagan announce
Canandaigua Treaty Day
10:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Canandaigua, NY
Much has changed in the 221 years since the signing of the Canandaigua Treaty of 1794, but its commemoration of peace and friendship between the Six Nations Confederacy (Haudenosaunee) and the United States still is recognized today. On November 11, 2015, as has been the annual tradition, members of the Six Nations and the United States government gather on the front lawn of the courthouse in Canandaigua, New York to commemorate this seminal federal treaty.

Events run from 10:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m. at the Canandaigua Primary School (96 W. Gibson St); Native American Arts Market. At 1:30 p.m., walk with us to the Ontario County Courthouse (27 N. Main St) for the 2 p.m. commemoration. For more information, visit website.

10:30 a.m. - 5 p.m. Native American art and craft sale at the Primary School gym

1:30 p.m. Walk from Canandaigua Primary School (96 W. Gibson St.) to Ontario County Courthouse (27 N. Main St.)gym

2:00 p.m. Commemoration Ceremony; front lawn of Ontario County Courthouse gym

6:00 p.m. Keynote Speaker: Michael Oberg, SUNY Geneseo Distinguished Professor and author of
Peacemakers: The Iroquois, the United States, and the Treaty of Canandaigua, 1794.— Canandaigua Primary School Auditorium

Center for Traditional Music and Dance (CTMD) annnounces
New York Klezmer Series
Curated by Aaron Alexander

Klezmer Instrumental Music Workshop 6-7:30 p.m. $25 per class
Concerts/dance party begins at 8 p.m. — $10 + 1 drink minimum
Jam session follows the concert from 9:30-10:15 p.m.
Purchase a full night pass for $30 (includes Workshop, Concert and Jam Session).
Mehanata (aka the Bulgarian Bar), 113 Ludlow, North of Delancy Street on the Lower East Side of Manhattan
Lace up your dancing shoes because tonight’s event is a Tantshoyz Yiddish Dance Party with internationally acclaimed dance leader Steve Weintraub and a live band led by clarinetist Zisl Slepovitch of Litvakus.

In partnership with El Museo del Barrio, Center for Traditional Music and Dance and Verite Sou Tanbou present
Resisting AntiHaitianismo: Injustice Anywhere is a Threat to Justice Everywhere
SOLIDARITY THROUGH MUSIC AND DANCE
A MULTI-ARTIST CONCERT IN SOLIDARITY WITH PEOPLE OF HAITIAN DESCENT IN THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC
With EMELINE MICHEL, LOS PLENEROS DE LA 21, PENIEL GUERRIER, LEGACY WOMEN, BLACK ANGEL THE POET, KONGO Haitian Roots Music and MORE!!
7 p.m.
El Teatro, El Museo del Barrio, 1230 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10029
Admission: Free
In partnership with El Museo del Barrio, the Center for Traditional Music and Dance and its Haitian Community Cultural Initiative, Verite Sou Tanbou (VST), invite you to “Resisting AntiHaitianismo: Injustice Anywhere is a Threat to Justice Everywhere,” an evening concert by Haitian, Dominican, and Puerto Rican artists supporting activism and unity around the conditions of statelessness for people of Haitian descent in the Dominican Republic. The concert will take place in “El Teatro” on the first floor of New York City’s El Museo del Barrio,1230 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan, beginning at 7 p.m.
The evening features performances by Haitian songstress Emeline Michel, New York-based Haitian dancer/choreographer Peniel Guerrier, Los Pleneros de la 21 (Puerto Rico), Legacy Women (Dominican/Latina), Cindy Peralta a/k/a “Black Angel the Poet” (Dominican), and KONGO Haitian Roots Music, plus an informative conversation with New York City activists about the conditions of life and work for Haitians and Dominicans of Haitian descent living in the Dominican Republic, under the threat of denationalization and forced deportation.

Caffè Lena presents
Saratoga Storytelling Open Mic

Second Wednesday, September–June
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
To reimburse the Caffè for the lights, coffee, etc., admission is $3, and $1 each for the coffee and goodies. Hope to see AND hear you there! Questions? (518) 587-4536
Once a month from 7:00-9:00 p.m., storytellers have their own open mic, to try their voices for the first time, to hone their skills in front of a live responsive audience, to work on their presentation, or to try new ideas in a supportive atmosphere. For others, it's a cheap night of entertainment. No reservations are necessary or taken. The organizers and MCs for this storytelling open mic are storytellers Margaret French, Christie Keegan and Jeannine Laverty. Doors open for sign up at 6:45 p.m. There is a 10-minute limit on story length. The MC will weave the evening together and there will be no feedback. No reading of stories, just telling, please.

City Lore announces
Roslyn Bresnick Perry Memorial
7:30 p.m.
Manhattan Plaza: The Duke Ellington Room 400 West 43rd Street, NYC, NY 10036
Free
A memorial for one of America’s greatest storytellers, Roslyn Bresnick Perry. She was born on August 8, 1922, in the shtetl Wysokie-Litewsk in the former Soviet Union. She died August 7, 2015, the day before her 93rd birthday.

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Thursday, November 12, 2015
Caffè Lena presents
Eric Andersen
7 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $28 general admission, $25 members, $14 students and children
Buy tickets online
Over the decades, Eric Andersen has fine-tuned a unique songwriting style that combines the poetic and the plainspoken, the throb of an open heart, and the perpetual motion of a soul on fire. A fixture in the folk world since the 1960s, Andersen has penned songs recorded by Judy Collins, Linda Ronstadt, John Denver and The Grateful Dead. He enjoyed an early association with poets Alan Ginsberg, Jack Kerouac and Lawrence Ferlinghetti. His musical tribute to that era, Beat Avenue, has led to international appearances with poets commemorating the Beat era. In concert Andersen delivers his songs in a whispery rasp that draws the audience close for a night of intimate music and stories.

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Friday, November 13, 2015
Interfaith Story Circle announces
Stories of Racism in the Education System
6:30-8:30 p.m. (lite dinner served at 6:00)
This is a free event. Free will donations towards the food costs are welcome but not required.
Friends Meeting House, 727 Madison Avenue, Albany, NY
Join the Friends for Racial Justice as we continue to deepen our understanding of the complexities of racism in our society, through the medium of storytelling. Our goal is to promote racial healing through storytelling. Our last session focused on institutional racism. This time we will examine the impact of racism in educational systems. Sharing stories is cathartic and as well as informative. All of us have had experiences in, or with education systems. We may have experienced or observed racism in schools or educational settings. Some of us were surprised at the experience while others were at a loss on how to respond. This is a “no judgment zone” event. Come and share your stories and help us continue to advance understanding on this complex issue. Let us know if you have a story to share. To facilitate participation “tellers” are asked to limit their stories to 5 minutes. RSVP to: stories4racialhealing@gmail.com.

City Lore announces
Our Laundry, Our Town
7 p.m.
City Lore Gallery 56 E. 1st St, NYC, NY 10003
Tickets: $10
Part of “What We Bring” City Lore’s programming on the 50th anniversary of Immigration Reform Act of 1965. A dramatic reading from playwright/performer Alvin Eng’s memoir that chronicles growing up in the shadows of the Cold War in a 1970s Chinese Hand Laundry in Flushing, Queens, to performing his one-man show, “The Last Emperor of Flushing,” in English in a former People’s Hall of the Cultural Revolution in his family’s ancestral Guangdong province.
Part of “What We Bring” City Lore’s programming on the 50th anniversary of Immigration Reform Act of 1965. Cosponsored by CATCH and the Center for Traditional Music and Dance.

StoryCircle at Proctors Theater announces
Seanachie Evenings — Second Friday of Every Month
Stories with a View of the Heart

with The Storycrafters
7 p.m.
Irish American Heritage Museum, 370 Broadway, Albany, NY, 518/427-1916
$5 Museum members, $10 Others, $25 Family of Four pack
The Storycrafters, Barry Marshall and Jeri Burns, PhD, have been working together since 1991, and have been storytellers for even longer than that. In addition to being internationally renowned storytellers, they are award-winning radio show hosts, recording artists, and writers. They perform and teach their art form in schools, libraries, and other venues all over the US and the British Isles. They have been featured performers at storytelling and folk festivals nationally and internationally.

Caffè Lena presents
The Suitcase Junket
7 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $18 general admission, $16 members, $9 students and children
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The Suitcase Junket, aka Matt Lorenz, is a one-man-band. But, here’s the thing—at the end of the night you’re not going to go home feeling like you saw some cool schtick—you’re going to feel like you heard a dream band fronted by the love child of Bob Dylan and Janis Joplin. In the words of the Boston Globe, “The songs are what you remember.” Playing up to four instruments at once, and alternating conventional singing with throat singing (!), Lorenz utterly transcends the mechanical minutiae. Close your eyes and you’ll hear a garage rock band playing a resurrected dumpster guitar, an old suitcase, a gas-can-baby-shoe foot drum, a cookpot-soupcan tambourine, a circular-saw-blade bell, and a box of bones. Lorenz employs his rig in the service of songs that are rootsy, melodic, full of meaning—confronting with playfulness and handcraft a world that could so easily buckle under its burden of technology and ambition.

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts presents
Indigo Girls
8 p.m.
The Smith Opera House, 82 Seneca Street, Geneva, NY 14456
Tickets: $47 orchestra/$37 balcony
The Indigo Girls (Emily Saliers and Amy Ray) release their sixteenth studio album, One Lost Day, on June 2nd. Vast in its reach, but unified by the traveler’s sense of wonder, gratitude, and empathy, One Lost Day moves like a centrifuge, pulling the listener close to linger in the small moment, then casting out onto sonic currents. This is music of the past, present, and future a boundlessness earned and not bestowed. One Lost Day has a feeling of music composed across time, not just in time. These songs are rooted in tradition and inventive, too: nourished in dark soils, leafing and luminous. The Indigo Girls have spent 35 years performing together, produced fifteen albums (seven gold, four platinum, and one double platinum), earned a Grammy and seven Grammy nominations, and have toured arenas, festivals, and clubs the world over. It is rare to find musicians together so long, rarer still with such profound successes. Their music lives in the hearts of generations of dedicated fans and continues to inspire young musicians. This loyalty is not accidental. Perhaps their relevance over three decades can be credited to the mighty collisions of distinct aesthetics forging new paths over time. The Girls’ refinement—not only of style and skill, but of their own creative processes—allows access to ever new and liminal spaces.

The Smith Club Series presents
An Evening with Peter Mulvey
7:30-10:00 p.m.
The Left Bank, Linden Street, Geneva, NY
TICKETS:$20 Advance/$22 at Door
The Smith Club Series first repeat artist — Back by popular demand! Peter Mulvey is an American folk singer-songwriter based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Since the early 1990s, he has developed a strong national following in the indie folk/rock scene through his relentless touring and critically acclaimed albums. Seating is limited!

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Saturday, November 14, 2015
Iroquois Studies Association presents
AMERICAN INDIAN ART MARKET
9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 183 Riverside Drive, Binghamton, NY (Next to Lourdes Hospital)
Admission to the Art Market is free.
The artists participating are:
Tom Huff - Sculptor - Seneca/Cayuga
Tammy Tarbell - Potter - Mohawk
KarenLyne Hill - Beadworker - Onondaga
Dave Farnham - Stone and Antler Carver - Onondaga
Sheila Escobar - Beadworker - Mohawk
Heather Scott - Pine Needle Basket Maker - Abenaki
Peter B. Jones - Potter - Onondaga
Wilma Cook - Beadworker - Mohawk
Thea Whirlwindhorse - Jewelry - Lakota
Mike Jones - Potter - Onondaga
Sharlene Birchhead - Beadworker - Onondaga
Albert White - Painter

Neighborhood Preservation Center presents
Peg-Leg Pete’s Scavenger Hunt
11 a.m.
Starting Location: All attendees will need to meet us at the intersection of Bowery and Bleeker Street (southwest corner) at 11 a.m! Please be certain to dress in weather-appropriate clothing and wear comfortable shoes.
Free, registration encouraged. Call 212.228.2781 or email npc@neighborhoodpreservationcenter.org.
Our annual scavenger hunt tests sends teams around the area of what was once Peter Stuyvesant’s Bouwerie to look for clues of the neighborhood’s rich history. This year’s scavenger hunt will mainly focus on the people, culture, and historic sites throughout the area of Peter Stuyvesant’s bouwerie related to the 1980s. Our ‘Punk Pete’ Bowerie Tour, also focusing on the same decade, will be made public at this time. Awards will be given in several categories, including highest score, fastest time, most accurate sketches, best 1980s-themed outfits, and most creative team name.

The Folkus Project of Central New York announces the Second Saturday concert series:
Ruddy Well Band
With robust harmonies and high energy driving rhythm, The Ruddy Well band has roots in the Americana, folk, and rock genres
8 p.m.
Westcott Community Center, 826 Euclid Avenue, Syracuse, NY
Admission: $10
A homegrown entity from Syracuse, New York, and two time Sammy Award winner for People’s Choice and Best Americana, the Ruddy Well Band has roots in Americana folk and rock with strong harmonies and high energy-driving rhythms. Although members of the band have played together in different forms since 2008, officially the Ruddy Well Band was created in 2011 with the release of their self-produced album, Little Blue Marble. Continuing to evolve, they produced their second album, Change of Course in 2013.
Caffè Lena presents
A Great Notion: The Alan Lomax Century
7 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: Benefit – one price for all: $20
Buy tickets online
2015 marks the centennial of influential songfinder and ethnomusicologist Alan Lomax. Songs from discoveries like Woody Guthrie, Lead Belly, Vera Ward Hall and so many others will come to life in a singalong celebration of classic American folk music. Hosted by The Lost Radio Rounders and featuring a variety of regional talent, this will be as Caffè Lena as it gets!

ArtsWestchester announces
The History of the 1950s and ’60s Through Popular Song
8 p.m.
The Schoolhouse Theater & Galleries, 3 Owens Road, Croton Falls, New York/Westchester 10519
Tickets: $20
Join us for Marc Black’s Magical Musical History Tour as we relive these historically defining decades with the songs that are still in our hearts. Sing along or just sit back as we travel back in time. The performance also includes a slide show that’s sure to slide us all back in time. Marc has dedicated his life to this music. While still in high school, his band, The Blades of Grass, had a top forty hit. He went on to tour and record with many great musicians like Art Garfunkel, John Sebastian, and Pete Seeger to name a few. He was also recently inducted into the New York Chapter of the Blues Hall of Fame. Marc’s Magical Musical History Tour will leave smiling and feeling good about where we are and where we’ve been.

Ashokan Music & Dance announces
Jay’s Birthday Dance
Jay & Molly with David Kaynor

8-11 p.m.
Woodstock Town Hall, 76 Tinker St, Woodstock, NY
Admission: $10, $5 teens and kids. Info (845)246-2121
Follow Rt. 212 westbound through the center of Woodstock NY. Pass the tiny village green and the Town Hall will be on your right in less than 1/4 mile, just past Twin Gables on the left and before Woodstock Hardware on the right.

Robert Browning Associates presents
FARAH SIRAJ: Traditional & Contemporary Arab and Spanish Song
8 p.m.
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue (at 3rd Ave), Downtown Brooklyn
Tickets: $25/ students & seniors $21 Named Jordan’s “Musical Ambassadress,” vocalist-composer Farah Siraj has captivated international audiences with her lush vocals in Arab song, ranging from traditional music to Arabian jazz. Recent albums include her distinctive works that combine influences from Middle Eastern music with flamenco, jazz, bossa nova and pop; recent appearances include sharing the stage with India’s renowned composer A. R. Rahman on MTV and performing at the UN Humanitarian Awards in New York. She has toured the Middle East, Europe, India, South America and the US, spreading the message of peace through her music.

Caffè Lena presents
Bluegrass Jam
9:30 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
$5 at the door
Attention bluegrass pickers! Mandolinist Alan Epstein is launching the second season of his popular monthly Bluegrass Jam at Caffe Lena. Now based in Washington County, Alan Epstein has played mandolin and sung in bluegrass bands in Colorado, Pennsylvania, and Michigan and has taught group classes at numerous festivals. Alan is a friendly leader and confidence-builder. All are welcome! Let’s pick!

November 14–15, 2015
Herkimer County Arts & Crafts Fair
Saturday, November 14, 2015: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday, November 15, 2015: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Robert McLaughlin College Center (RMCC) & Classroom Administration (CA) at Herkimer College, 100 Reservoir Rd., Herkimer, NY
Contact Info: 315-574-3998
This long-established, juried fine arts and crafts fair is one of the largest and well respected in New York State. The fair is known for featuring creative vendors who offer high-quality, fine art and unique products. The juried show features artisans showcasing works of pottery, gourmet foods, wood working, textiles, weaving, oil paintings, glass, photography, watercolors, jewelry, handcrafted soaps, candles and more. Held annually on the campus of Herkimer College, we are conveniently located off the NYS Thruway exit 30. The show is handicapped accessible with plenty of free parking directly adjacent to the show.

...and beyond
Traditional Arts Marketplace
Open Studios Weekend at the Connecticut Historical Society
11 a.m.-5 p.m.
Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth St., Hartford CT 06105
For information contact Lynne_Williamson@chs.org, 860-236-5621 x 235
The Traditional Arts Marketplace features carpet weavers, knitters, lace makers, embroiderers, woodcarvers, and decorative artists representing several ethnic groups living in Connecticut. Meet artists from countries such as Somalia, Burma, Iran, Palestine, Afghanistan, Romania, Cambodia, and Bosnia who will demonstrate their crafts and sell their artwork!
Many of the artists are members of the Sewing Circle Project, a successful initiative that encourages preservation, production, resource sharing, and marketing of traditional arts among immigrant and refugee communities. The Sewing Circle Project is coordinated by the Connecticut Cultural Heritage Arts Program at the Connecticut Historical Society.
This event is held in conjunction with Hartford Open Studios Weekend, an exciting city-wide self-guided tour of artists’ work spaces and galleries. The Connecticut Historical Society will host over two dozen artists in many genres throughout the weekend.

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Sunday, November 15, 2015
Taller Boricua announces
El Gran Tour: Experiencing Puerto Rican Visual Artists’ Artworks and Spaces
9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Avenue New York, NY 10028
Register online
Please arrive at the Met at 9:00 a.m. through the Fifth Avenue & Eighty-First Street entrance, where a representative will greet and direct guests to the Bonnie J. Sacerdote Hall in the Ruth and Harold D. Uris Center for Education. At 10:30 a.m., guests will leave the Met and board either the uptown OR downtown tour bus to visit centers exhibiting creative and influential Puerto Rican artists.
In honor of Puerto Rican Heritage Month, The New York Regional Office of the Puerto Rico Federal Affairs Administration in collaboration with The Puerto Rican Creative Network, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, BRIC Arts Media, and The Manhattan Borough President Gale Brewer invite you to accompany us on the first annual tour.
Begin the day at The Metropolitan Museum of Art for a light breakfast and become acquainted with the significance of Puerto Rican art within New York City. Afterwards, prepare to explore the various themed exhibitions throughout historic neighborhoods which foster and celebrate Puerto Rican art and heritage. Each attendee will learn more about Boricua artwork currently featured in a spectrum of cultural centers, galleries, and museums throughout Manhattan and the Bronx.

Albany Institute of History & Art presents 50 OBJECTS PROGRAM Special Insights
12:30-4:30 p.m.
Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12210
These programs are all free with museum admission.
12:30 p.m.: Creating Video Games: Interactive demonstration for kids and families with Kathy Ceceri, author of Video Games: Design and Code Your Own Adventure.Ever wonder how new video games are invented? Kids and families are invited to join Kathy Ceceri, author of Video Games: Design and Code Your Own Adventure, as we find ways to turn stories, puzzles, and characters into new games. Kathy has written several books of hands-on learning activities for kids, including Paper Inventions and Making Simple Robots, and presents workshops combining art, history, and technology at schools, museums, and libraries around the Northeast.
2 p.m.: Hands to Work and Hearts to God: Shaker Oval Boxes lecture and tour with Starlyn D’Angelo, Executive Director, Shaker Heritage Society
3 p.m.: Art that Hurts: A British Cannon Captured at Saratoga lecture and tour with Joe Craig, Park Ranger, Saratoga National Historical Park.

Center for Traditional Dance and Music (CTMD) announces
Pangea Jazz Fest 2015: New York Festival of World Jazz
2 Hours – 10 Bands – 1 BIG World Jazz Celebration!
2:00 p.m.-2:00 a.m.
DROM (85 Avenue A in Manhattan)
Tickets are $35 for Half-Day Pass/$60 for a Full Day Pass in Advance, and $45 for a Half-Day Pass at the Door
CTMD is pleased to be a media sponsor of the 2015 Pangea Jazz Fest, a festival of “World Jazz.” A number of our friends are being featured in a wide-ranging, 12-hour program that includes Gregorio Uribe’s Big Band, the New York Gypsy All-Stars, Edmar Castaneda, Slavic Soul Party, and many more. A few of the bands on the roster are ultimate party bands so standing still will be almost impossible. An exhilarating jam session and afterparty will follow the main event. Prepare for an unforgettable experience! For full lineup (subject to change), schedule, and more info visit: WWW.PANGEAJAZZFEST.COM.

StoryCircle at Proctors Theater announces
20th Annual Tellabration at Proctors
Unexpected Kindness

2 p.m.
Proctors, GE Theatre, 432 State St., Schenectady, NY 12305
Admission: $12 adults * Bring someone new and you each save $2 * Only one discount / person, given on entry to theatre. $2 of each ticket is donated to the Schenectady Inner City Ministry Summer Lunch program where they feed 850 children each day.
$10 groups of 8 or more ” No additional discounts may be applied
$6 students – No additional discounts may be applied
As always, there will be refreshments at intermission as well as door prizes.
Come hear extraordinary stories about unexpected kindness, large and small. Each year in November, in 200 locations around the world, people gather together to share stories at programs called Tellabration. The profits from the previous nineteen Tellabrations have underwritten 90 storytelling events in the greater Capital Region. This year, five events were underwritten at: the Capital Region Garden and Flower Show in Troy; the US China Peoples Friendship Association in Colonie; the Glen Eddy in Niskayuna; The Cabaret at the Fort Salem Theater in Salem; and the Arts Society of Kingston. *** DOOR PRIZES AND REFRESHMENTS ***

Talk: “Imagined Places and Fragile Landscapes: Italian-American Presepi in New York City”
by Joseph Sciorra

2-3 p.m.
Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, 310 Genesee St, Utica, New York 13502
Folklorist Joseph Sciorra discusses the aesthetics and uses of contemporary Italian-American presepi (Nativity scenes) in New York City based on ethnographic research from his book, Built with Faith: Italian American Imagination and Catholic Material Culture in New York City. The domestic presepio is not a mere manger scene but the Nativity situated in the Lilliputian landscape of an Italian hill town fashioned from cardboard buildings and grocery bag mountains. Bricolage and festive intensification define the aesthetics of New York presepi, with scores and sometimes hundreds of figures filling the diorama. The inexpensive plaster and plastic figurines are not museum quality collectibles but are part of an ephemeral artistic assemblage and theatric presentation constituting a holistic creative entity. For New York Italian Americans, the presepio is enlivened by narrative and performance in the service of Christian pedagogy, autobiography and family history, and the strengthening of community affiliation.

Staten Island Arts announces
Prohibition: Some Wild Staten Island Stories
2 p.m.
Historic Richmond Town; 441 Clarke Avenue, Staten Island, NY 10306
Staten Island OutLOUD teams up with the curators at Historic Richmond Town and local historian Patricia Salmon for an afternoon of wild tales of the Jazz Age & the Prohibition Era on Staten Island. Pat will regale you with stories of murderers and bootleggers. The HRT curators will bring Prohibition Era objects from the HRT collection, plus 1920s-inspired accessories that you can try on. It’s a fun way to get the feel of that racy era, but without getting arrested!

Flushing Town Hall presents
Songs Unsung FILMS BY XIE FEI & ZHENG DASHENG
2:00 p.m. and 5 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: $7/$5 for Members, Students & Members of Museum of Moving Image (per screening)
Presented by Shanghai Film Distribution & Exhibition Association. 2 p.m. – The Incorruptible Official Yu Cheng-Long (2009) by Zheng Dasheng; 5 p.m. – Woman Sesame Oil Maker (1993; Berlin Film Festival’s Golden Bear prize winner) by Xie Fei. Two featured directors were teacher and student at the legendary Beijing Film Academy. Their films, produced and released decades apart, share the same acute observation of Chinese society and remain cutting-edge in their own field. Films in Chinese with English subtitles.

ArtsWestchester announces
BLACK VIOLIN
3 p.m.
The Performing Arts Center, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, NY
Tickets: $25 Adult, $12.50 Children — Front Orchestra; $15 Adult, $7.50 Children — Rear Orchestra
Wil B and Kev Marcus, the two brilliant performers on violin and viola who made their debut at The Center last year, return for another high-energy celebration of music, with a broad-ranging repertoire encompassing classical, hip-hop, rock, R&B, and bluegrass. The guys started playing together in high school, received the best classical training, and for the past decade have been traveling the world, averaging 200 shows each year, sharing their signature sound: “something everyone can enjoy, whether you’re an 80-year-old grandmother or a kid in kindergarten.”

Caffè Lena presents
Cassie and Maggie MacDonald
7 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $18 general admission, $16 members, $9 students and children
Buy tickets online
Raised in a Nova Scotia musical family, the young MacDonald sisters had a leg up in creating their own brand of Celtic Roots music. On fiddle (Cassie) and piano and guitar (Maggie), with seamless vocal harmonies and a little percussive dancing, these sisters blend traditional Maritime tunes and their own head-turning musical experiments. Among their awards: 2015 Live Ireland Radio “NEW GROUP OF THE YEAR”; 2015 “WORLD SONG OF THE YEAR” nominees at the Independent Music Awards; Canadian Folk Music Award nominees for "Young Performers of the Year"; two time East Coast Music Award nominees for Traditional Album and Trad/Roots group album; and double Music Nova Scotia Award nominees for New Artist and Roots Album of the year.

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Monday, November 16, 2015
City Lore announces
Legal Tender: Women & Money
7 p.m.
City Lore Gallery 56 E. 1st St, NYC, NY 10003
Tickets: $10
Based on interviews with women and interspersed with commentary drawn from the media, Christian McEwen’s Legal Tender creates a documentary collage about women’s relationship to money. Intended as a creative catalyst, modeling courage and honesty for its audience, it raises awareness about women and money. It is designed to trigger public conversations on the subject, and create opportunities for inspiration and empowerment.

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Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Save the Date! ABC/NY Arts Volunteer Fair
6-8 p.m.
WIX Lounge, 235 West 23rd Street, 8th FloorNew York, NY 10011
Save the date and stay tuned for more details about the Arts & Business Council of New York&s third annual Arts Volunteer Fair! Join ABC/NY, along with arts organizations from across the city, for an evening of volunteer matching in the arts. If you are an arts organization interested in featuring your volunteer and employee engagement activities, please contact Caleb Way at cway@artsandbusiness-ny.org. Business volunteers: RSVP online.

StoryCircle at Proctors Theater announces
Story Circle of the Capital District Meeting
A group of people who love stories

6:30-8:00 p.m.
Colonie Town Library, 629 Albany-Shaker Road, Latham, NY
Story Circle meets to share works in progress. Stories told, not read, please. Listeners welcomed.

City Lore announces
November Bronx Rising! Puerto Rico & Cuba: Two Wings
Puerto Rican Heritage Month

7 p.m.
BMHC Lab 1303 Louis Nine Blvd, Bronx, NY 10459
Free
Carmen Bardeguez-Brown, Ricardo Muñiz and others perform the poetry of Puerto Rican and Cuban 19th century political exiles in NYC, followed by Ani Cordero performing music from those islands’ trova movement. In partnership with SEA’s BORIMIX Festival. Co-presented by BMHC and City Lore.

City Winery & Alexa Burneikis/Ethnomuze Present: Sara Tavares & Carminho
8 p.m. (doors open 6:00 p.m.)
City Winery, 155 Varick Street, New York, NY 10013
Tickets: $30-$55
Two distinct female voices in a magical evening of new-generation Lusophone music. Star of 2007 globalFEST, the beloved Cape Verdean singer-songwriter Sara Tavares makes her triumphant return to the US after a six-year pause, while she battled and recovered from a serious illness. Tavares “trades in understatement. She strokes rather than strums guitar chords … and her soft close-to-the-mike voice specialises in gentle yearning.” (The Independent) Born in Lisbon to Cape Verdean parents, Tavares celebrates her heritage while incorporating global influences. She fills the first half of the show with funky rhythms, warm vocals and gorgeous, textured songwriting.
The evening then shifts to fado with Carminho, one of the most talented and innovative fado singers of her generation. Born Carmo Rebelo de Andrade to a mother who is also a revered fado singer, her distinctive sound draws inspiration from fado legends Lucília do Carmo, Fernando Maurício, and Amália Rodrigues. She is one of the most outstanding and heartfelt voices to come out of the recent fado resurgence, performing traditional and contemporary songs, as well as jazz, Brazilian pop, and Portuguese folk music.

...and beyond
Connecticut Cultural Heritage Arts Program Reception Honors Four Exceptional Folk Artists
5-7 p.m.
Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth St., Hartford CT 06105
For information contact Lynne_Williamson@chs.org, 860-236-5621 x 235
The event is free and open to the public, but please RSVP at rsvp@chs.org
Join us at the Connecticut Historical Society as we honor four extraordinary traditional artists and Connecticut residents who have recently received significant awards! Daniel Boucher (French Canadian fiddler), Paul Luniw (Ukrainian pysanky artist) and Jampa Tsondue (Tibetan thangka painter) have received the Connecticut Office of the Arts 2015-16 Artist Fellowship in Folk and Traditional Arts. Somaly Hay has been awarded a Special Citation from the Connecticut General Assembly and the Governor. This reception is presented by the Connecticut Cultural Heritage Arts Program at the Connecticut Historical Society, in conjunction with the Connecticut Office of the Arts/DECD.

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Wednesday, November 18, 2015
Albany Institute of History & Art presents WORK OF ART
5-8 p.m.
Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12210
Tickets start at $75. For more information and to purchase tickets, order them here, call Briana at 518/463-4478, ext. 412, or email her at membership@albanyinstitute.org. Tickets will not be mailed. Please check in at our registration desk on the night of the event.
Join us for the fourth annual Work of Art! Enjoy fine fare, support the museum and local artists at our Work of Art Auction, and get a behind-the-scenes peek at Masterworks: 225 Years of Collecting (opening November 21). The centerpiece of this year’s Work of Art fundraising event will be a silent art auction. This auction will celebrate and promote one of the Capital Region’s greatest assets: its vibrant community of working artists. The Albany Institute has worked with contemporary artists for generations, and this art auction will continue the museum’s support of local art. Proceeds raised will be shared between the Albany Institute and the presenting artists, encouraging generations of art creators and art appreciators to continue to thrive in the Capital Region.

Center for Traditional Music and Dance (CTMD) annnounces
New York Klezmer Series: Klezmerfest!
Curated by Aaron Alexander

Klezmer Instrumental Music Workshop 6-7:30 p.m. $25 per class
Concerts/dance party begins at 8 p.m. — $10 + 1 drink minimum
Jam session follows the concert from 9:30-10:15 p.m.
Purchase a full night pass for $30 (includes Workshop, Concert and Jam Session).
Mehanata (aka the Bulgarian Bar), 113 Ludlow, North of Delancy Street on the Lower East Side of Manhattan
Featuring Greg Wall, Jordan Hirsch, Zev Zions, Brian Glassman, and Aaron Alexander.

Caffè Lena presents
Songwriter’s Workshop
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
$5 at the door
This monthly workshop hosted by Sonny Speed takes place on the 3rd Wednesday of every month. Each participant gets 10 minutes to play one original song and received constructive group feedback from fellow songwriters.Please bring 20 lyric sheets, which will be returned to you with notes after the critique. Piano and CD/MP3 player available, or bring your guitar.

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Thursday, November 19, 2015
Museum at Eldridge Street presents
After Hours Architecture Tour & Wine Reception
6:30 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002
Tickets: $30 per person.
Experience our magical sanctuary after hours. We’ll take you on a fun, behind-the-scenes exploration of our 1887 landmark, revealing the hidden history of this off the beaten path New York City treasure. Enjoy a wine reception with fellow tour-goers following the tour.

The Museum of the City of New York presents
Rambling Around Woody Guthrie’s New York
6:30 p.m.
Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd St., New York, NY 10029, 212.534.1672

Free for Museum members; $12 for students/seniors; $16 for general
Join Woody Guthrie’s daughter, Nora Guthrie, as she provides an intimate glimpse into the many places Guthrie called home as only family can. She will share archival photographs, historic audio, and rare film footage in a multi-media presentation that recreates Guthrie’s life in New York from the 1940s to the 1960s. Although the legendary folksinger hailed from Okemah, Oklahoma, his travels took him across the country, “from California to the New York Island.” Come to The City Museum for an insider’s virtual tour of the various NYC locations where Guthrie lived and where he wrote some of his most well-loved songs; from streets and stoops to apartments, coffee houses, and park benches. This program is presented in conjunction with our current exhibition, Folk City: New York & the Folk Music Revival. (See “Exhibitions” below).
This program is co-sponsored by City Lore, the Folk Music Society of New York, the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, the Irish Arts Center, the New York Guitar Academy, the Northeast Regional Folk Alliance (NERFA), and Up & Up Bar NYC.

Interfaith Story Circle announces
Stories of Thanksgiving
7-9 p.m.
Turkish Community Center, 291 Broadway, Menands, NY
Host: Veysel Ucan. Come and tell a story, or come and listen. Our mission is promoting understanding, respect and friendship among people of diverse cultures, ethical traditions and religions by facilitating the sharing of stories. We open and close the circle with a prayer or reflection. The guest storyteller will share some thoughts on the circle’s theme and tell some related stories. You are then invited to tell a story if you wish.

Eighth Step at Proctors presents its
OPEN MIC/JAM & SONG CIRCLE
Tonight’s Theme: “Harvest—Reaping What You Sow”

7-9:30 p.m. (third Thursday of every month)
Proctor’s Robb Alley, across from Proctors Cafe, 432 State St. Schenectady NY 12305
Each month we post such a suggested theme. The idea is to plant a seed: maybe we’ll each find something new or unusual, either to sing onstage or for the jam. Feel free to stretch the topic in any direction – or bring something entirely unrelated. At 7 p.m., we begin Open Mic: performers do individual sets of 2–3 songs onstage, with Howard Mittleman on the sound board. Then at 8:30 p.m., we gather for a Jam/Song Circle in front of the stage and play music. You choose in turn whether or not to lead a song; it’s a fine time to sing or play along! It's a low-key opportunity to make great music. If you want to try out something in a more casual way than onstage, here’s your chance. Bonus! Each month, all performers throw their names in a hat, and we draw for FREE 8th Step concert tickets.

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Friday, November 20, 2015
StoryCircle at Proctors Theater announces
Storytelling with Janet Carter
Guest Teller: Jeannine Laverty

7 p.m.
Inquiring Minds Bookstore, Corner of Main and Partition, Saugerties, NY, 845-246-5775
For those who want to meet before, we have dinner at 5:45 at the Dutch Tavern on Main Street.

The Folk Music Society of N.Y., Inc/ N.Y. Pinewoods Folk Music Club presents
Jean Ritchie Memorial Concert
7:30 p.m.
St John’s Lutheran Church, 81 Christopher Street, Manhattan (just West of 7th Avenue)
Contribution: General public $25, Folk Society members $20. Tickets are available at the door or online at: http://jeanritchie.bpt.me
The Folk Music Society of NY celebrates Jean Ritchie, the “Mother of Folk,” her life and music with a gathering to sing the songs that have inspired and touched so many. Ritchie embodies the folk tradition and was born to a ballad singing family of eastern Kentucky.This celebration of Jean’s life and music brings together a number of performers whose lives were touched by Jean. This special evening organized by Dan Schatz includes Jean’s sons Jon and Peter Pickow; Cathy Fink and Marcy Marxer; Susie Glaze; Lorraine and Bennett Hammond; Mick Lane; Lisa Null; Tom Paxton; Sally Rogers and Howie Bursen; Dan Schatz; Ken Schatz; Happy Traum; and Heather Wood.

Sons of the Never Wrong
7:30 p.m. (doors open 7:00 p.m.)
Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady, 1221 Wendell Avenue, Schenectady, NY 12308
Tickets at the door are cash or check only. Advance reservations through Paypal
: Individual concert price is $20; Students: $10; $5 per child 6+ years old sitting with the family
To make reservations and pay at the door, email: aplaceforfolkmusic@gmail.com or call 518-377-0002
Chicago’s premiere contemporary trio, Sons of the Never Wrong, will perform on our stage on November 20th. Hip lyrics, complex harmonies and great voices combine with high energy and a strong stage presence to make this turbo-charged band the hottest ticket on the contemporary folk circuit. Don’t miss this show! It’s lots of fun. Sons' shows have their own unique style led by avant-garde artist and singer, Deb Lader. Bruce Roper is the lead writer/arranger in charge of the sound, though all three Sons contribute original songs. Sue Demel’s stunning vocals are jaw dropping.

The Folkus Project presents
Ann Armstrong & Steve Hughes
If you haven’t caught their act, you’re way behind the times in keeping up with the Texas blues scene
8:00-10:00 p.m.
May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 East Genesee St, Syracuse, NY
Cost: $15; Member price: $12
Advance sale tickets are available via PayPal or by mail (personal check); advance ticket holders receive preferential seating. For details, see the Folkus Project website at www.folkus.org
Armstrong’s powerful vocals accompanied by her stellar guitar work, including a shredding slide guitar, and Hughes’ masterful harmonica and flute provide a spicy picadillo. Armstrong is right up there with the great musical exports of Texas! She plays guitar sometimes sweetly, sometimes prickly as an Ocotillo cactus, sings like a steam-powered nightingale and writes songs from a depth of experience. Her constant companion and musical partner Steve Hughes spices up the proceedings with fine harmonica and flute work.

Caffè Lena presents
Lauren Sheehan and Frank Fotusky
8 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $18 general admission, $16 members, $9 students and children
Buy tickets online
The music you’re going to hear tonight is the kind of stuff that holds the bricks together at Caffé Lena. Oregon songster Lauren Sheehan has been called “A one-woman Americana jukebox.” (Huffington Post) Her entertaining sets have a downhome feel, with their mix of old folk and blues, Tin Pan Alley, bluegrass, and popular music. Recent features on BBC and NPR radio, along with headline spots at national festivals, attest to her growing reputation as an Americana artist of note. She studied her craft in the homes of the musical legends who inspired her path, including John Cephas, Ginny Hawker, Etta Baker, Carl Rutherford and Howard Armstrong.
New Jersey bluesman Frank Fotusky has a great repertoire of pre-WWII blues songs, a satisfying voice, and fantastic chops. “Like fine whiskey, he takes the blues, plays it smooth, and then has that bite that lets you know this is the real deal.” (James Reams) With tunes from Blind Boy Fuller, Skip James and a few of his own, Fotusky wrings and sings each note off the strings, and the resonance is rewardingly beautiful. Blues lovers will eat up every note of his intricate rags, tender ballads, hardy instrumentals and dirt-diggers.

PACO PEáA—Flamencura
8 p.m. (doors open 7:30 p.m.)
The Town Hall, 123 West 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036 (between 6th Ave and Broadway)
Tickets: $45-$55
Paco Peña’s newest show Flamencura explores the elusive state at the core of the art of flamenco. Art in all its forms has the potential of creating alchemy between an interpreter and the audience, transporting them into a mysterious level of emotion; a red-hot status capable of making them abandon any concern about who or where they are and just immerse themselves in the experience they cannot describe. Artists will use all the ingredients available to them from their musical discipline: modal zones, razor-sharp rhythmic patterns, and spontaneity, which is vital for the music to “live.” Flamenco performers never talk about it; nevertheless they are always in pursuit of the inspiration that will allow them to get there, reaching total involvement in the art and deep communion with the audience. Paco Peña embodies both authenticity and innovation in flamenco. A legendary guitarist and composer, he has transformed perceptions of this archetypal Spanish art form. Born in the Andalucían city of Córdoba, Paco Peña began learning guitar from his brother at the age of six and made his first professional appearance at the age of 12. In the late 1960s he left Spain for London, where his recitals of flamenco music captured the public imagination. Venues for his solo performances have included the intimate Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club and the monumental Royal Albert Hall in London, New York’s Carnegie Hall and the Concertgebouw, in Amsterdam. He has shared the stage with fellow guitarists, singers and instrumental groups, bridging diverse musical genres, including classical, jazz, blues, country and Latin American.

World Music Institute (WMI) announces
Awesome Tapes from Africa 9:00 p.m.
BAM Cafe, 30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY
Free event
After spending time in Africa on a Fulbright Scholarship for ethnomusicology, Brian Shimkovitz brought back huge collections of tapes. After sitting in his Brooklyn apartment trying to figure out what to do with them, he thought that he should share them. The resulting blog has become a phenomena unto itself. Brian Shimkovitz’s Awesome Tapes From Africa sheds light on obscure and wonderful sounds from across the continent. As a DJ, Shimkovitz brings the blog to life with 2-3 hour sets blending folkloric pop, left-field dancefloor gems, and hip-hop bangers he’s collected on African marketplace finds.
This concert is a part of World Music Institute’s Global Local Series. Presented in conjunction with BAM.

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Saturday, November 21, 2015
Flushing Town Hall presents
Diwali Festival
1-4 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: $20/$15 Members/$10 Students and Children
Celebrate Diwali, the festival of lights, with internationally renowned musicians and dancers from India: Abha Roy, Indian classical dance-Kathak; Naren Budhakkar, tabla drums; Indrajit Roy-Chowhury, sitar; Rohan Misra, sarangi, and Sanjukta Sen, Hindustani classical vocals. Join us for dance workshops, stellar, musical performances, Indian fashion show, henna painting and more. Traditional Indian foods and handmade Indian jewelry for sale.

City Lore announces
November Bronx Rising! Puerto Rico & Cuba: Two Wings
Puerto Rican Heritage Month

7-9 p.m.
BMHC Lab 1303 Louis Nine Blvd, Bronx, NY 10459
Free
The poetry of Puerto Rican and Cuban political exiles of the 19th century will be performed (as well as their secret Bronx connection explored) by Eric Aviles, Ricardo Muñiz and others. The reading will be followed by a performance by Ani Cordero (one of the founding members of Pistolera), who will perform music from those islands’ trova movement. In partnership with SEA’s BORIMIX Festival. Co-presented by BMHC and City Lore.

Anabella Lenzu’s DanceDrama announces a
Cocktail Benefit Party
Celebrate our 10th Anniversary and support the Company’s 2016 Season!
7:00-9:30 p.m.
Center for Performance Research (CPR), 361 Manhattan Ave, Williamsbug, Brooklyn, NY
Suggested donation is $20
RSVP by November 18th to info@anabellalenzu.com
Eat, drink and see excerpts of AL/DD repertory. Special Guest Performers, raffle with fabulous prizes, Silent Art Auction, including photographs by Todd Carroll, Collages by Lucio Lenzu-Carroll and others. Our 10th Anniversary Celebration highlights the most important works of the company since starting in USA.

Valley Folk Music presents
Dana & Susan Robinson
7-10:30 p.m.
144 Cedar St. Corning, NY 14830 (corner with First St. in red brick Methodist Church)
Contact: (607) 962-4461, info@valleyfolk.org
Cost: $20 cash or check only, with various subscription options to save. Only $5 Disabled or Full Time Student, 14 and under free w/adult
The sing the new songs of rural America and old time mountain music. You will hear two intimate voices, intricate and powerful guitar and banjo playing with a handful of fiddle and mandolin. Their songs tell stories about America, the land, and its people.

Eighth Step at Proctors presents
Brother Sun
7:30 p.m.
Underground, Proctors, 432 State St. Schenectady NY 12305
Tickets: $24 advance, $26 day of show; $35 Gold Circle
Order Tickets through the 8th Step Ticket Line: 518-434-1703
Fusing folk, Americana, blues, pop, rock, jazz, and a cappella singing, Brother Sun is an explosion of musical diversity and harmony in the finest male singing traditions. Joe Jencks, Pat Wictor, and Greg Greenway have taken the folk scene by storm, celebrating the amazing power of three-part male harmonies. From three major points on the map— Boston, New York City, and Chicago—the three enormously talented musicians have blended themselves into a unique spine-tinglign sound. Three rich voices blending on well-crafted foundation of guitar, slide guitar, piano, ukelele, and bouzouki. Their last CD, Some Part of the Truth (2013) debuted at #1 on the Folk DJ Chart.

Flying Cat Music presents
Jeff Scroggins and Colorado in Concert
7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7)
Empire State Railway Museum, 70 Lower High Street, Phoenicia, NY 12464
Admission $18 admission or $15 with RSVP to to flyingcatmusic@gmail.com
For information, call 845-688-9453 or email flyingcatmusic@gmail.com
The World of Bluegrass Festival, a seminal event for bluegrass music produced by the International Bluegrass Music Association (IBMA), called Jeff Scroggins and Colorado “a high energy, high mountain bluegrass explosion.” No Depression Magazine featured Jeff Scroggins and Colorado in a story on “new discoveries” at the 2014 IBMA Festival in Raleigh writing: “Ace banjo player Jeff Scroggins is well known in bluegrass music circles, having dominated many banjo contests over the years and played with major artists like Peter Rowan, Sam Bush, Stuart Duncan, The Dixie Chicks and more, but the discoveries in the band were his young son, Tristan Scroggins, an amazing mandolin player, and W. Virginia singer Greg Blake, whose soaring tenor cut through the dirty brick walls of The Pour House in Raleigh.” Members of this band have won impressive accolades. Jeff Scroggins is a two-time National Bluegrass Banjo Champion. Jeff’s son Tristan Scroggins at age twenty already holds state mandolin championships in New Mexico and Arizona. The group’s lead vocalist and guitarist Greg Blake was twice nominated by the Society for the Preservation of Bluegrass Music of America (SPBGMA) for “Traditional Male Vocalist of the Year” and has won five SPBGMA awards for “Guitarist of the Year.” On top of that, Greg’s just-released first solo album Songs of Heart and Home ranked number two in September on the National Folk DJ list. Greg Blake was also their most played artist in September, with two songs placing in the Top Ten in that survey. Rounding out this stellar group are the talented Ellie Hakanson on fiddle (she’s also a superb vocalist) and Jimmy Largent on upright bass.

Golden Link Folk Singing Society presents
Jonathan Byrd
7:30-10:30 p.m.
Rochester Christian Reformed Church, 2750 Atlantic Ave., Penfield, NY 14526
Tickets: Admission $22.00; Golden Link Members $18.00, Students $10.00; Children 12 and under FREE
North Carolinian singer-songwriter Jonathan Byrd is a preacher’s son, a Gulf War veteran, and a Kerrville New Folk award winner. Following up on his performance at the 2014 Turtle Hill Folk Festival, Byrd will be accompanied by Johnny Waken (guitar, mandolin, saw) and Paul Ford (cello) for a concert full of complex songwriting, compelling vocals, and hot guitar picking in the line of North Carolina greats Doc Watson and Tony Rice. A stalwart of modern folk music, Byrd has released five solo albums with a surprising variety of musical directions.

Robert Browning Associates presents
GAMELAN KUSUMA LARAS with I.M. HARJITO & guest dancers ANANG TOTOK DWIANTORO & TRIWIK HARJITO: Javanese Music & Dance
8 p.m.
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue (at 3rd Ave), Downtown Brooklyn
Tickets: $25/ students and seniors $21
Since its formation 30 years ago, Gamelan Kusuma Laras has entranced American and Indonesian audiences with its mesmerizing renditions of traditional Javanese performances on instruments created for the Indonesian Pavilion at the 1964–5 World’s Fair. This NYC-based classical Javanese gamelan orchestra, comprised of American and Indonesians, is under the direction of I. M. Harjito, one of the finest Javanese musicians of his generation. In this program, they will be joined by Anang Totok Dwiantoro, a graduate of Indonesia’s STSI conservatory in Surakarta, who is known for his mastery of the strong male style of Central Javanese court dance.

Caffè Lena presents
Chandler Travis Three-O with David Greenberger – Album Release
8 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $20 general admission, $18 members, $10 students and children
Buy tickets online
“Chandler Travis cannot do anything with an entirely straight face; throughout his career, his excursions in bar band, new wave-influenced power pop, eclectic jazz-influenced big band music, and certainly his ten years of opening sets for George Carlin, have been delivered with a knowing wink and a sly sense of the absurd. Yet nothing he’s done has ever been merely funny.” what really ropes you in is the awesomely courageous and gentle way he explores human emotion. . . . honest in confronting the tragic aspects, as well as the delirious joys, of falling in, out of, and sideways in love.” — Joel Patterson, Nippertown
David Greenberger has generated a huge body of work based on his years of collecting stories from nursing home residents. He has created a periodical, monologues, and the poignant, quirky songs you'll hear tonight. The Chandler Travis Three-O features Chandler on vocals and guitar, accompanied by Berke McKelvey on keyboard and reeds, and John Clark on bass, along with valet services and harmony vocals from Fred Boak. It’s a tremendously likable, endearing small-club-friendly ensemble that focuses on the poignant, sweet lyrics of Chandler’s songs and elegant, skillful arrangements that draw the audience in close and sends us home with a new best friend.

World Music Institute (WMI) announces
Gato Loco 9:00 p.m.
BAM Cafe, 30 Lafayette Ave, Brooklyn, NY
Free show
Gato Loco was born from the streets of New York: exotic and foreign, urban and familiar all at once. Like the bombastic fusion of a Latin mambo ballroom and a 21st century rock show, Gato Loco sweeps audiences off their feet. Their live show transforms any space into an instant party, filled with celebration and joy. The group takes its cues from scratchy pre-war Cuban records and vintage betty boop cartoons, while freely incorporating an unbridled modern mentality. Finding the surprising connection between early mambo and salsa of the 50s and 60s, early punk of the 70s, and post-modern avant-garde jazz of the 80s, Gato Loco embraces an all-encompassing sound of irreverence, rebellion, and abandon that defies place or time.
This concert is a part of World Music Institute’s Global Local Series. Presented in conjunction with BAM.

...and beyond
Philadelphia Folklore Project invites you to the
Liberian Women’s Chorus for Change
Live in Concert! For the Sake of Our Sisters
7:30 p.m.
World Café Live Philadelphia, 3025 Walnut Street. Philadelphia, PA 19104
Tickets: $12
The award-winning singers of the Liberian Women’s Chorus for Change bring their unique take on traditional and contemporary Liberian songs to World Café Live, for one night only. From neighborhood pop-up concerts to the formal stage, the Liberian Women’s Chorus for Change has been inspiring dialogue and action regarding domestic violence and other Liberian immigrant community concerns for the past two years. Composed of a core group of renowned singers and dancers from Liberia: Fatu Gayflor, Marie Nyenabo, Zaye Tete, and Tokay Tomah, these women have joined together to create music intended to name and lament the injustice of domestic violence, to encourage women to make their voices heard, and to pave possible ways forward.

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Sunday, November 22, 2015
Museum at Eldridge Street and Center for Traditional Music and Dance present
Tevye’s First Thanksgiving
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002
Tickets:$15 per family.
A new tradition for fans of Fiddler on the Roof! Tevye is in America and celebrating his first Thanksgiving at Eldridge Street. Make fiddle-shaped challah, musical art, and follow a trail of—what else?—lyrical clues. A fun filled scavenger hunt reveals Eldridge’s own tale of giving thanks, not to mention a turkey (he’s hiding, wouldn’t you?). All this, plus prizes, surprises, and a rousing Fiddler sing-along with musicians Kathleen Fletcher and Julian Mesri.

The An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture of the Center for Traditional Music and Dance (CTMD) presents
Jankiel’s Legacy: Poland’s Klezmer Music Heritage.
2:00 p.m.
Center for Jewish History, 15 West 16th Street in Manhattan
Tickets: $10, members/seniors/students: $7
All Polish schoolchildren know the character of Jankiel, the wise, old Jewish tsimbl (dulcimer) player featured in Pan Tadeusz, the epic masterpiece by Polish poet Adam Mickiewicz. For hundreds of years, Jewish klezmer developed in shtetls throughout historic Polish territories as well as in cities like Warsaw, Krakow, Vilna, Lviv, and Lodz. In recent decades there has been a resurgence of interest among Poles in Jewish music, and today Poland is home to some of the world’s largest Yiddish music festivals. Join two internationally acclaimed tsimbl players, Pete Rushefsky, CTMD’s Executive Director and Walter Zev Feldman (NYU in Abu Dhabi), a pioneer of the klezmer revival and one of the music’s leading scholars, as well as special guests for a multi-media presentation and performance exploring Poland’s klezmer heritage. Presented in partnership with the Sholem Aleichem Cultural Center, the YIVO Institute for Jewish Research and the Center for Jewish History. Special support for this event was made possible by the Eli Kleinman Fund for Jewish Education of the Jewish Community Foundation of Greater Metrowest.

Albany Institute of History & Art presents Book Signing: The Catskills: Its History and How it Changed America
Stephen M. Silverman, veteran journalist, editor, and adjunct professor at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism in New York City

2-3 p.m.
Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12210
Free with museum admission.
Don’t miss this very special presentation by veteran writer and People magazine news editor, Stephen Silverman, as he shares the magic of the Catskills, fascinating stories of explorers, artists, writers, tycoons, gangsters, tourists, and entertainers abound in Silverman’s lively new book about the Catskill’s multifaceted history. “I love this book,” says Mel Brooks, and you will too. Stephen M. Silverman is a 20-year veteran of Time Inc. and has worked as an editor at People magazine since 1996. His work as a journalist, editor, and critic has appeared in Esquire, Harper’s Bazaar, The New York Times, and The Washington Post.

Museum at Eldridge Street presents
Litvakus With Dmitri Zisl Slepovitch
Co-sponsored with In Gevb: A Journal of Yiddish Studies
3 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002
Tickets: $20 adults; $15 students and seniors.
Led by acclaimed clarinetist, vocalist, and composer Dmitri Zisl Slepovitch, Litvakus is a unique klezmer collective — the first to focus exclusively on the music and culture of Belarus. Enjoy their inspired repertoire of traditional and Litvak (Belarusian Jewish) folk music as well as contemporary pieces written in the spirit of roots music.

Caffè Lena presents
Adrian Legg
7 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $25 general admission, $22 members, $12.50 students and children
Buy tickets online
For the past few decades, English guitarist Adrian Legg has been on a quest to find the holy guitar grail that melds tone, technique, and technology. Sounding like an orchestra, or a lilting folk instrument, or a grungy rocker, with narrative melodies and nakedly emotive tones, the essence of his creativity is in live performance. “Playing live is the whole point,” he stresses. “Everyone makes a journey, an effort; we all come together me, the audience, the people who run the venue to share this wonderful, universal, human emotional interaction. This is where music lives.” Described as a “kind of cross between Robert Fripp [legendary King Crimson guitarist] and Garrison Keillor,” Legg is a genuine entertainer who excels at telling stories with music and wittily regaling his audiences with true stories and thought provoking observations on a spectrum of topics.

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Monday, November 23, 2015
Neighborhood Preservation Center presents
Storefronts and Stories: A Talk with Photographers James and Karla Murray
5:30 p.m.
Rizzoli Bookstore, 1133 Broadway between 25th & 26th Streets, New York, NY
Free, RSVP encouraged. Call 212.228.2781 or email npc@neighborhoodpreservationcenter.org.
Join us and Rizzoli Bookstore for a evening with James and Karla Murray, interviewed by Karen Loew of the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, to celebrate the publication of STORE FRONT II. A History Preserved: The Disappearing Face of New York. James and Karla Murray have been capturing memorable images from the streets of New York City since the 1990s. STORE FRONT II chronicles their continued efforts to document a little-known but vitally important cross-section of New York’s “mom and pop” economy. In conversation with urbanist Karen Loew, whose efforts have focused on small business preservation,they will discuss their work, the role of small businesses in the fabric of New York City’s neighborhoods, the growing corporate culture of the city, and most of all — the fascinating stories of the people behind the store fronts.
Books will be available for purchase and signature by the authors.

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Tuesday, November 24, 2015
The Graduate Center at CUNY and Gotham Center for NYC History announce Fall 2015 Forum:
What We Bring: Talks and Performances Marking the 50th Anniversary of the Hart-Cellar Immigration Reform Act
6:00-8 p.m.
Elebash Recital Hall, The Graduate Center, CUNY, 365 Fifth Avenue, btw. 34th & 35th St., New York, NY
Cost: FREE and open to the public, first come, first served.
Books will be available for purchase and signing by the authors.
For more information, call (212) 817 8471, or visit gothamcenter.org
Hart-Cellar, signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson in 1965, fundamentally changed the demographics of our nation. Still the foundation of immigration law today, the legislation brought in tens of millions of people from Asia, Latin America, Africa, and the Caribbean, phasing out the 1920s quota system, which had seal the borders to everyone but northern Europeans. This program looks at the contributions of these “new” immigrants, and how they might illuminate the current discussion of immigration reform. The panel will include short talks by Madhulika Khandelwal (Queens College), Nancy Foner (The Graduate Center), and Jack Tchen (NYU), with performances by Hector Morales, Malini Srinivasan, Lu Yu, and Yahaya Kamate. Co-sponsored by City Lore and the Center for Traditional Dance and Music. Part of “What We Bring” City Lore’s programming on the 50th anniversary of Immigration Reform Act of 1965.

Taller Boricua in collaboration with MNN El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center celebrates
Puerto Rican Heritage Month: “The Conversation: Dr. Edward J. Sullivan and Dr. Richard Aste Present 19th Century Puerto Rican Artist Francisco Oiler
6:30-8:30 p..m.
El Barrio Firehouse Community Media Center 175 E 104th Street New York, NY 10029
Seated is limited: we recommend you RSVP online
Be part of a live studio audience during the taping of this informative discussion. This taped program will be broadcast on MNN and available for viewing online at MNN.org.

Pregones Theater presents
Film Screening: La doble vida de Ernesto Gómez Gómez
7 p.m.
575 Walton Avenue, Bronx, NY 10451
Cost: Free. RSVP online
For more information call 718-585-1202
A son, his mother and her revolutionary fight! This award-winning documentary film follows Ernesto Gómez Gómez, son of Puerto Rican political prisoner Dilcia Pagán, in his journey to connect with his mother and her revolutionary fight. Presented in collaboration with Borimix.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015
Center for Traditional Music and Dance (CTMD) annnounces
New York Klezmer Series
Curated by Aaron Alexander

Klezmer Instrumental Music Workshop 6-7:30 p.m. $25 per class
Concerts/dance party begins at 8 p.m. — $10 + 1 drink minimum
Jam session follows the concert from 9:30-10:15 p.m.
Purchase a full night pass for $30 (includes Workshop, Concert and Jam Session).
Mehanata (aka the Bulgarian Bar), 113 Ludlow, North of Delancy Street on the Lower East Side of Manhattan
Featuring Polina Shepherd from Kazan, Russia, via Brighton, England.

Caffè Lena presents
Acoustic Blues Open Mic & Jam
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
$5 at the door
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. Acoustic Blues Open Mic is held on the 4th Wednesday of the month and is hosted by Sonny Speed. Sign up is 7 p.m. Names are pulled out of a lottery at 7:30. A monthly featured act opens up and the open mic follows 8 p.m.

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Friday, November 27, 2015
Caffè Lena presents
Annie and the Hedonists CD Release Concert
8 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $20 general admission, $18 members, $10 students and children
Buy tickets online
This breezy, fun-loving band led by Annie and Jonny Rosen has taken ownership of Thanksgiving weekend at Lena’s—and the show sold out so early last year that we decided to make it a two-night affair, especially since this year they’re celebrating the release of a brand new CD. From the gospel-rock of Sister Rosetta Tharpe to the high-lonesome bluegrass of Claire Lynch and the irresistible swing of Fats Waller, the torchy, honey voice of Annie Rosen takes center stage, with super-tight, expert backing provided by husband Jonny Rosen on guitar, multi-instrumentalist Peter Davis on clarinet, tenor guitar, piano, and vocals, and Don Young on bass. They transport us back to an age when heartache, boozing, and all sorts of romantic mayhem amounted to one big stylish adventure.

November 27–28, 2015
32nd Thanksgiving Dance Weekend
Presented by Country Dancers of Rochester
Salem United Church of Christ, 60 Bittner Street, Rochester, NY 14604
For more information, email thanksgiving@cdrochester.org
Featuring The Groovemongers and Buddy System with calling by Susan Kevra and Katy Heine. The Groovemongers are REBECCA MCCALLUM on fiddle, JANE KNOECK on piano, and MARK HELLENBERG on percussion. They are joined this year with guest stringmeister TOM SANTARSIERO on mandolin, guitar, and banjo. Buddy System is NOAH VANNORSTRAND and JULIE VALLIMONT.
WEEKEND HIGHLIGHTS:
*Traditional and Techno Contra Dancing starts at 7:00 p.m., Friday evening.

*Wake-up Waltzes and English Country Dancing Saturday morning. The Meryton Assembly Dancers will perform Saturday morning.

*More Contra Dancing on Saturday during the day.

*Balfolk and Hambo workshops Saturday afternoon.

*The big Saturday evening Contra Dance at 7:30 p.m.

*Dance Music Jamming all day Saturday, open to all. Bring your instrument, take a load off your feet, and jam! Teach and learn dance tunes together.

*Fabulous buffet lunch included with Saturday admission.

*A fun way to organize for dining at nearby restaurants on Saturday.

November 27–29, 2015
Albany Institute of History & Art presents Home for the Holidays: Free Thanksgiving Weekend
Friday, November 27, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Saturday, November 28, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Sunday, November 29, 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12210
Come to the Albany Institute this Thanksgiving weekend for a variety of holiday themed programs and events. We’ll be decked out in winter wonder and ready to welcome you and your out-of-town guests! Visit with a live reindeer (Friday and Saturday) Sponsored by Capital Wines and Liquor. Take your photograph with Santa (times TBD). Make handmade cards in the Art Studio Shop for fun, old-fashioned toys, handmade ornaments, crafts and gifts made by area artisans in our Museum Holiday Shop Discover decorated trees and mantlepieces. Savor exquisite treats from Crisan Bakery. Admire a special exhibition of Pamela Dalton’s Scherenschnitte paper-cut designs/Hear great holiday lectures and presentations Explore our current exhibitions, including The Capital Region in 50 Objects and Masterworks: 225 Years of Collecting. See America’s first commercially produced Christmas card, on view in The Capital Region in 50 Objects exhibit! Special activity schedule online (please check often for updates).

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Saturday, November 28, 2015
Caffè Lena presents
Annie and the Hedonists CD Release Concert
8 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $20 general admission, $18 members, $10 students and children
Buy tickets online
This breezy, fun-loving band led by Annie and Jonny Rosen has taken ownership of Thanksgiving weekend at Lena’s—and the show sold out so early last year that we decided to make it a two-night affair, especially since this year they’re celebrating the release of a brand new CD. From the gospel-rock of Sister Rosetta Tharpe to the high-lonesome bluegrass of Claire Lynch and the irresistible swing of Fats Waller, the torchy, honey voice of Annie Rosen takes center stage, with super-tight, expert backing provided by husband Jonny Rosen on guitar, multi-instrumentalist Peter Davis on clarinet, tenor guitar, piano, and vocals, and Don Young on bass. They transport us back to an age when heartache, boozing, and all sorts of romantic mayhem amounted to one big stylish adventure.

November 28–29, 2015
Alice Austen Holiday Arts & Crafts Fair
11:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Alice Austen Museum, 2 Hylan Blvd, Staten Island, NY 10305
Admission: Free
Find special holiday gifts made by local artists and artisans at this festive, annual, two-day event at Alice Austen House Museum.

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Sunday, November 29, 2015
Albany Institute of History and Art presents
LECTURE The World of Richard H. Pease of Albany and the Story of America’s First Christmas Card
Tom Nelson, Exhibitions Designer, Albany Institute of History & Art
2-3 p.m.
Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12210
Free Admission
Start the holidays off with an illustrated exposé of seasonal tidbits. Nelson will discuss Richard Pease’s mid-nineteenth century retail empire in Albany and its impact on the way we experience the holiday season today. Pease was the first to use Santa Claus in an advertisement in 1842, and the first in America to print and distribute Christmas cards (c.1850). Nelson will also trace the origins of some of our more popular holiday icons and traditions, and relate how some matured or were even created in New York’s Hudson Valley and Capital Region. Nelson has been with the Albany Institute for 33 years and has curated several exhibitions and published articles on 19th century and contemporary art for a variety of institutions. He has been researching the Pease family for the past three years and has written a monograph about the family’s various business enterprises.

Caffè Lena presents
Ballroom Thieves
7 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $18 general admission, $16 members, $9 students and children
Buy tickets online
With a slow, deliberate build, the Ballroom Thieves are riveting from the moment the first chord is struck, transforming any size room, whether at Newport Folk Festival 2015 or a small club anywhere in North America, into a remarkably intimate environment. They take the narrative blueprint of folk music and infuse it with the attitude of rock, the soul of blues, and the sweat and fervor of a revival tent. Martin Earley (guitar, vocals), Devin Mauch (percussion, vocals), and Calin Peters (cello, vocals) attack their instruments and harmonies with great energy. Building on the regional and national acclaim they received for their two EPs, the Thieves released their debut full-length CD earlier this year: A Wolf in the Doorway.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Caribbean Cultural Center| African Diaspora Institute announces
Way of the Orisha: Sacred Songs with Frank Bell

6:00-7:30 p.m.
Thursdays, October 29th, November 5th, 12th, and 19th, 2015
RAW Space @ ImageNation, 2031 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. (121st and 122nd Sts.) New York, NY
Register before October 27th and SAVE!
$75 for the series or $65 if registered by October 27
Those interested in attending only one session will pay a registration fee of $25 at the door. Limited seating capacity. Priority will be given to people that registered in advance.
Scholar, and world-renowned Akpon, Frank Bell will lead participants through a participatory series of Orisha song and introductory information workshops. Each workshop is categorized by specific Orisha groupings, based on their pantheon location, as well as their assigned universal force. Sessions will be as follows:
1. Warriors – Elegba, Ogun, Ochosi – Oct. 29th
2. Powerful Female Orisha – Yemaya, Oya, and Oshun – Nov. 5th
3. Creators, Earth & Gate Keepers- Obatala, Aganyu, and Orula –Nov. 12th
4. Communal Session for all Orisha –Nov. 19th


Museum at Eldridge Street announces
Fiddler on the Roof Benefit Theater Party!
Thursday, December 10, 2015

8 p.m.
The Broadway Theatre, 1681 Broadway at 53rd Street, New York, NY
Tickets, which include a tax-deductible donation, are $175 each. Proceeds benefit the Museum’s many educational and cultural programs. To reserve your seats, please contact Eva Brune at ebrune@eldridgestreet.org
or call 212.219.0888, x202
The Museum at Eldridge Street has reserved a limited number of great front mezzanine seats for this fall’s blockbuster theater event — the return of Fiddler on the Roof to Broadway. Support the Museum and see this musical masterpiece. Savor the story of Jewish milkman Tevye, who strives to maintain “Tradition” as he sees his three daughters fall in love. Tony award winner Bartlett Sher (The King and I) will direct a production produced by Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel and Jam Theatricals. Five-time Tony nominee Danny Burstein will play Tevye. Invite your family, friends and colleagues to this preview performance just a week before the show opens. Many performances are already sold out! Have a wonderful night at the theater and support the Museum at Eldridge Street. The perfect holiday gift!


Golden Link Folk Singing Society announces
Tuesday Sing-a-Rounds

7:30-10:00 p.m.
Twelve Corners Presbyterian Church, 1200 S Winton Rd., Rochester, NY 14618
Sing-arounds are FREE and open to the public. Lead a song, request a song, or pass. Contact Deborah Edwards, vp@goldenlink.org to volunteer to lead.
November 3: Potpouri Jam
November 10: Sing-Along and Chorus, Kathy Vandemortel & Stephen Bland leading
November 17: “Disasters & Delights” Vern Lindberg leading
November 24: Open Sing, Nic Hambas leading


Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation announces
Applications Opened for Second of Three USArtists International (USAI) Rounds in 2015–2016

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation has opened applications for the second of three USArtists International (USAI) rounds in 2015–2016. The program supports performances by American dance, music, and theater ensembles and solo artists invited to perform at important cultural festivals and arts marketplaces anywhere in the world outside the United States and its territories. Round II applications are due Friday, December 4, 2015 at 11:59 p.m. EST for projects taking place between March 15, 2016 and March 14, 2017.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR APPLICANTS: USArtists International Guidelines have been revised. Letters of Invitation must now be received by December 11. Some nominal application and registration fees may now be an eligible expense. Please read guidelines carefully to ensure your engagement is eligible before applying.

How to apply for USArtists International

Step 1: Read revised program guidelines carefully to ensure your festival or performing arts market engagement is eligible for funding
Step 2: Review the work sample guide and budget instructions
Step 3: Complete the online application

Questions about USArtists International? Contact Robyn Busch at robyn@midatlanticarts.org

USArtists International is made possible through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts and The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.


Museum at Eldridge Street announces
NEW CLASSES START IN OCTOBER
Lifelong Learning at Eldridge Street

Classes offered Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

$15 per session; attend one or all sessions. Discounts offered for each full series.

For more than a century, Eldridge Street has been a place of learning and community. Four great fall classes offer the opportunity to join this tradition. Attend some sessions or all. Learn something new, meet great people!

MONDAYS: Stitch by Stitch: New York’s Garment Industry with urban historian Barry Feldman. October 26; November 2, 19, 16. $15 per class; $50 for all 4 classes

TUESDAYS: Jews and Christians: The Early Years with Dr. Regina Stein. October 20, 27; November 3, 10, 17, 27; December 1. $15 per class; $90 for all 7 classes

WEDNESDAYS: Food, Culture and Tradition with Dr. Hanna Griff-Sleven. October 28, November 4, 11, 18. $15 per class; $50 for all 4 classes

THURSDAYS: Not Just the Weekly Torah Portion with Dr. Regina Stein. October 22, 29; November 5, 12, 19; December 10, 17. $15 per class; $90 for all 7 classes


Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation announces
BECOME A HOST SITE: Meet the Filmmakers, Present the Films, Engage your Community

Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation’s On Screen/In Person program tours independent American filmmakers to communities across the mid-Atlantic region to screen their recent work, increase accessibility, and deepen appreciation for film through direct audience engagement.

Want to Get Involved? Regional nonprofit venues and arts organizations can participate in the On Screen/In Person program by serving as host sites for the touring filmmakers through a partnership with Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation. By organizing and managing the call for film submissions and consolidating administrative and travel costs, On Screen/In Person seeks to deliver the best in independent filmmaking to mid-Atlantic arts organizations seeking high-quality, cost-effective programming options.


In exchange for a program participation fee, host sites receive:

*Six public film screenings and Q&A sessions with the filmmakers

*At least six opportunities for community engagement events with the filmmakers

*A $2,400 grant from Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation to pay filmmakers stipends

*Full tour management, administration of film review process, and travel arrangements coordinated by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation staff

*Branded marketing tools and promotional materials for each film


To learn more about the program, eligibility requirements, connect to the online application.

The deadline to apply is December 11, 2015.

Questions? Contact Kimberly Steinle-Super at Kimberly@midatlanticarts.org.

On Screen/In Person is a program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation made possible through the generous support of the National Endowment for the Arts.


Staten Island Arts announces
Staten Island Arts Pop-up Markets

Staten Island Arts will be holding regular pop-up markets that will take place on Thursdays and Fridays, coinciding with exhibits and special holidays, beginning Summer 2015. JULY IS ALMOST FULL!

Artists and vendors interested in showcasing their work at these events can sign up here.

July 9 and 10, 2015 (Summer Market)
Oct. 8 and 9, 2015 (Fall Holiday Market)
Dec .10 and 11, 2015 (Holiday Market)
Feb. 11 and 12, 2016 (Winter Market)
Apr. 21 and 22, 2016 (Spring Market)


Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor announces
Canal Stories, Artifacts, and Images Wanted

The New York State Museum is preparing for a new exhibit on the Erie Canal to open in 2017. New York’s Erie Canal: Gateway to the Nation will highlight those visionaries, engineers, financiers, and laborers who built the canal and people from every walk of life who came in its wake. The exhibition will culminate in an exploration of the people who live near, work by, and enjoy the canal as a unique heritage corridor today.

To submit a story, object, or photograph for consideration, please contact Brad Utter, Senior Historian and Curator by July 1, 2016 at (518) 474-0028 or brad.utter@nysed.gov.


ONGOING EXHIBITIONS AND PRODUCTIONS


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      Now at TAUNY
      Traditional Arts in Upstate New York
      53 Main Street, Canton, NY 13617 (315) 386-4289


Stable Views: Life in the Backstretch of Thoroughbred Racetracks lorna-chavez-backstretch

Many North Country residents have enjoyed a day at the Saratoga racetrack, where the spectacle is the excitement of the race and the fancy dress of the spectators. Folklorist Ellen McHale has spent years behind the scenes at the Saratoga and Belmont racetracks, getting to know the workers who care for the horses, out of the public’s sight. What she found was a tight-knit community, whose love for the animals in their care is the basis for a rich occupational culture. That research is the subject of an exhibit now on display at The TAUNY Center. The exhibit consists of photos, quotes from the workers featured presented in English and Spanish, and artifacts from the backstretch.

The exhibit will remain on display July through early November. Curator and NYFS Director Ellen McHale will join TAUNY for a reception in early fall. Watch for details.



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 presents
EXHIBITION: Priya’s Shakti

OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, May 7, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
City Lore Gallery 56 East First Street, New York, NY 10003
Gallery Hours: Wed-Fri 2-6 p.m. and Sat-Sun 12-6 p.m.
Admission is free
RSVP online
n our newest exhibit, Priya’s Shakti, ancient mythologies and the newest technologies are brought together in an augmented reality comic book designed to change attitudes about gender-based violence in India and around the world. Priya’s Shakti arose in the aftermath of a highly-publicized gang rape on a bus in New Delhi in December 2012 that outraged India and the world. Drawing on Hindu mythological figures, the comic book storyline focuses on Priya, a woman and ardent devotee of the Goddess Parvati, who has experienced a brutal rape along with the resulting social stigma and isolation. The entire gallery is turned into an interactive comic book with video installations and stories from Indian folklore to tell her story. Each part of the exhibit offers an augmented reality experience. Visitors are invited to scan the artwork throughout the gallery with the popular augmented reality app, Blippar, to see the comic book come to life.

September 9, 2015 — October 11, 2015

The Museum of the City of New York presents
Folk City: New York and the Folk Music Revival at the Museum of the City of New York
Open daily 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10029, 212.534.1672
Discover New York as the Center of the Folk Music Renaissance
Honorary co-chairs: Oscar Brand, Judy Collins, Steve Earle, Nora Guthrie, Noel Stookey and Peter Yarrow
The Museum of the City of New York presents Folk City: New York and the Folk Music Revival, a celebration of the City’s role as the center of the folk music revival from its beginnings in the 1930s and 1940s to its heyday in the 1950s and 1960s, as well as its continuing legacy. With a wide array of memorabilia, including photos, video and sound recordings, the exhibition documents the music and movement that helped transform Greenwich Village and spread as a major cultural phenomenon.
“New York, which has been the source of so much creativity throughout its history, was central to the folk music revival that swept the country and became one of the remarkable phenemona of the 20th Century,” said Susan Henshaw Jones, Ronay Menschel Director of the Museum of the City of New York. “Folk music spawned a whole culture, and the legacy continues today in New York and far beyond. This exhibition and our related public programs explore the revival and will let visitors experience it in a fascinating and joyous way.”
Folk City will feature listening stations where visitors can hear a range of folk songs along with videos showcasing historic footage that capture the bohemian spirit of Greenwich Village in the 1950s and the national hootenanny craze of the 1960s. The exhibition also includes showcases rare archival photographs, concert posters and original instruments, including:
*Lead Belly’s 12-string guitar Odetta’s iconic guitar “Baby” along with one of her colorful kaftan dresses
The original handwritten manuscript of Bob Dylan’s “Blowin’ in the Wind”
The napkin on which Eric Andersen wrote his “Thirsty Boots” lyrics
A trademark felt cap worn by Phil Ochs
Handwritten letters by Woody Guthrie and Peter Seeger, and more


Curated by Stephen Petrus, an Andrew W. Mellon post-doctoral fellow at the Museum, Folk City will look at the folk movement in four sections:
♦ The revival’s roots in the 1930s and 1940s, when singers—such as Woody Guthrie, Josh White, and Burl Ives—moved to New York, drawn by performance opportunities and the progressive political climate.
♦ The expansion of folk music culture in the 1950s, when the genre changed from an art form associated with leftist politics during the Red Scare—ensnaring many performers including Seeger—to a popular craze with mass appeal.
♦ The boom years in the late 1950s to the mid-1960s, when Greenwich Village was the focal point of the revival and culture due to the concentration of performance venues, including the exhibition’s eponymous Folk City.
♦ The legacy of the revival from 1965 to the present day, showing how the revival has continued and retained its relevancy through five decades. This includes the rise of ‘folk-rock’ and other folk trends after the ‘British Invasion’ and Dylan’s stunning turn to electric guitar in 1965. Folk City highlights visionary entrepreneurs who were committed to promoting folk music, including Mike Porco of Gerde’s Folk City, Izzy Young of the Folklore Center, and John Hammond of Columbia Records. The Greenwich Village performance spaces are shown as exciting venues and as incubators of a burgeoning counterculture. Artists from different backgrounds performed in Village clubs as well as in one of the city’s great communal gathering places, Washington Square Park, where they tried out both new music and new ideas that often challenged social conventions of the time. The Museum will offer a broad array of public programs in conjunction with the exhibition, including folk concerts and panel discussions. The Museum’s Frederick A.O. Schwarz Children’s Center has designed special programs for students and teachers, which have been made possible by a grant from the D’Addario Foundation.
The exhibition’s accompanying book, Folk City: New York and the American Folk Music Revival, by Stephen Petrus and historian Ronald D. Cohen, with a foreword by Peter Yarrow. Published by Oxford University Press, the book shows that folk music flowered in New York as a result of initiatives of musicians, record company producers and executives, radio show hosts, club owners, concert promoters, folklorists, managers, journalists, and audiences. Princeton University historian Sean Wilentz calls Folk City “the best history yet of the city’s influential folk music culture, packed with astonishing photos that finally see the light of day.”


June 17, 2015 — January 10, 2016

Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art presents the
THE STORIES WE TELL: HUDSON VALLEY ARTISTS 2015
Curated by Mary-Kay Lombino
Opening reception and Curator’s Talk: Saturday,June 20, 2015, 5-7 p.m.
Artist talk: Saturday, September 26, 2 p.m.
Hours: Wednesday-Sunday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Alice and Horace Chandler and North Galleries, Samuel Dorsksy Museum of Art, State University of New York, 1 Hawk Drive, New Paltz, NY 12561, 845.257.3844
Suggested Donation: $5
The Hudson Valley has become known not only for its rich visual art but also for its strength in the literary arts. The region is steeped in its own narrative tales such as Washington Irving’s “Rip Van Winkle” and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” T.C. Boyle’s novel World’s End, and factual accounts of Henry Hudson’s voyage. The Stories We Tell provides a rare opportunity to examine the ways in which art and literature are closely related—both reflecting artistic practices of today as well as the role of the narrative structure in contemporary art. For Hudson Valley Artists 2015, artists are invited to submit work that considers the following questions. What is the difference between illustration and art that is shaped by narrative structure? How much is narrative a conscious or unconscious factor in an artist’s practice? How do stories factor into abstract art in which the narrative might be known only by the artist? The Stories We Tell: Hudson Valley Artists 2015 focuses on the narrative form of contemporary art and examines how stories shape our experience and our understanding of the world. Instinctively, we are all storytellers merging fiction with non-fiction and conflating the real with the imagined. Included artists: Sean Bayliss, Allen Bryan, Dina Bursztyn, Maureen Cummins, Tasha Depp, Marcia Due, Richard Edelman, Ben Fishman, Kevin Frank, Derek James, Tana Kellner, Virginia Lavado, Deb Lucke, Kathleen MacKenzie, Nestor Madalengoitia, Norman Magnusson, Matthew Maley, Perry Meigs, Phyllis Gay Palmer, Michael Rose, Phil Sigunick, Ken Tannenbaum, Jean Tansey, Jerry Thompson, Karen Whitman, and Tona Wilson.

June 20, 2015 —November 8, 2015

El Museo presents
RODRIGUEZ CALERO: Urban Martyrs and Latter Day Santos
Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
El Museo, Las Galerías, 1230 Fifth Avenue (at 104th Street), New York, NY 10029, 212.831.7272
El Museo del Barrio’s “Urban Martyrs and Latter-Day Santos” is the first museum survey of the Nuyorican artist Rodríguez Calero and the second in a series of five women-artist retrospectives in El Museo’s current five-year plan. Rodríguez Calero forges her powerful and unique style from the richly varied traditions of her own background. Born in Puerto Rico and raised mainly in New York City, she received her artistic education at San Juan’s prestigious Escuela de Artes Plásticas and the famed Art Students League of New York. After living and studying abroad, in both France and Spain, she returned to New York where she became a participating artist in the historic Taller Boricua. Availing herself of both classical and deeply contemporary elements including surrealist collage, Catholic iconography, medieval religious painting, and hip-hop street culture, Rodríguez Calero creates vibrant and multilayered canvases that defy easy categorization. Her work offers a masterful balance of the abstract and figurative, sacred and profane, the meditative and boldly graphic. Her unerring use of dazzling color might be the first thing that attracts us to a Rodríguez Calero work, but it’s her depth of thought, complex imagery, and humane, empathetic gaze on society that draw us ever deeper in, stopping us in our tracks.

July 22, 2015 —December 19, 2015

El Museo presents
#CarvingThroughBorders | CultureStrike
Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
El Museo, Las Galerías, 1230 Fifth Avenue (at 104th Street), New York, NY 10029, 212.831.7272
#CarvingThroughBorders emphasizes sharing skills and creating collaborative artistic work via oversize block prints that give life to migrants’ diverse experiences. The project draws inspiration from historic graphic campaigns that shed light on the humanity of everyday people whose stories are too-often unseen and unheard. The works are a part of a collection of 13 oversized woodblock prints with pro-migrant messaging commissioned by CultureStrike. Undocumented and documented artists from the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, New York, and Florida were asked to illustrate various aspects of migration with a local, national, or worldwide scope: detention, deportation, displacement, discrimination, exploitation, violence, youth, criminalization, legalization, and economic and ecological brutality, wherever and however it occurs. The first edition of prints was done with a steamroller on fabric by Master Printers from Syracuse University during the 42nd annual Southern Graphic Council Conference in San Francisco on March 29, 2014. The second edition of prints, shown here at El Museo Del Barrio, was printed on Sekishu paper at Favianna Rodriguez’s West Oakland studio by printmaster Nichol Markowitz.

September 15, 2015 —January 16, 2016

Taller Boricua presents
Paulo Fabre—Pé Direito (Off on the Right Foot)
Curated by Luis R. Cancel
Opening reception: Friday, September 18, from 6-9 p.m.
Taller Boricua Gallery at the Julia de Burgos Latino Cultural Center, 1680 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10029, 212.831.4333
Gallery Hours: Tues-Wed 12-6 p.m., Th 6-7 p.m., Fri-Sat 12-6 p.m.
Admission: Free
Taller Boricua Galleries of the Puerto Rican Workshop Inc. is proud to present this season’s inaugural exhibition titled Paulo Fabre — Pé Direito (Off On The Right Foot). It presents a selection of photographs by emerging artist Paulo Fabre who uses a contemporary “noir” aesthetic expressing dramatic views of naturalism. He creates an ethereal vision as if time stands still between viewer, subject, and geographical distances. Paulo Fabre is a constant resident of both New York City and of São Paulo.

September 18, 2015 —November 21, 2015

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The Folklife Gallery of Crandall Library presents
A Transitional Interpretation: American Roots Music By Five Photographers
Opening Reception and Gallery Talk: September 19, 4 to 7 p.m.
Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801 (downstairs off the Library’s Glen Street entrance)
The Folklife Center at Crandall Public Library has mounted a new exhibition in its Folklife Gallery called A Transitional Interpretation: American Roots Music By Five Photographers, With this new, original exhibition, guest curator and photographer Andrzej “Andre” Pilarczyk, along with four of his colleagues (Joseph Deuel, Enid Farber, Bryan Lasky, Lawrence White), invite the public to take a look at an insider’s view of the dramatic worlds of live music performance. These much-acclaimed photographers take us on a tour of a world they negotiate almost daily, many over long careers, to “get the shot” that goes on to be seen in reviews, album covers, websites, documentaries and exhibitions.

September 19, 2015 —December 31, 2015


Albany Institute of History & Art presents
The Capital Region in 50 Objects
Opening Reception: September 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
RSVP (518) 463-4478 ext 403. Enjoy regional flavors with tasty food and local drinks. Come cast your vote for your favorite object and tell us what else you think identifies the region!
Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12210
It’s not often that you see a video game and a chamber pot together in an exhibition. It’s even more unusual when both are highlighted as historic artifacts. But the Capital Region of New York has such a varied history that this pairing, along with 48 other items, will come together at the Albany Institute of History & Art to tell their stories in The Capital Region in 50 Objects. This collaborative exhibition was developed in partnership with area historic organizations and public input. Each region of the country has its own distinctive history that sets it apart from others. The Capital Region of New York—consisting of Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, and Schenectady counties—is no different. Numerous museums, historical societies, business entities, and private individuals worked with the Albany Institute of History & Art to assemble 50 objects that tell an amazing story of the Capital Region over the past four hundred years. Some of the objects in the exhibition are immediately recognizable as Capital Region icons, such as Albany’s beloved Nipper, the RCA dog that looks down from this rooftop perch on Broadway in downtown Albany. Other objects, such as the Witenagemot oak peace tree from the Knickerbocker Historical Society in Schaghticoke, may be little known to visitors, but the old oak tree represents a profoundly important event that took place in 1676 with the formalization of a peace treaty among English colonists, Mohawks, Mohicans, and Hoosacs, all of whom inhabited the area around the junction of the Hudson and Hoosick Rivers.
In addition, the Albany Institute will host a variety of related special events, family programs, guest lecturers, and more so that the public will be able to connect to the exhibition content in numerous ways.


September 19, 2015 —April 3, 2016

Taller Boricua announces
HOMENAJE Jorge Soto Sánchez
Presented by HOSTOS Center for the Arts & Culture
Curator: Gladys Peña-Acosta
Gallery Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Hostos Community College, Main Gallery & Project Room Space, 450 Grand Concourse, Room C-190, (at 149th Street), Bronx, NY 10451
The late Nuyorican artist and Taller Boricua member — Jorge Soto Sánchez (1947–1987) is honored in an exhibit featuring selected paintings, ink drawings, and mixed media, including versions of his best known work El velorio de Oller en nueva york. His distinctive iconography which blends African and pre-Columbian motifs, among other traditions, expresses the multiracial and multicultural composition of Puerto Rican identity.

October 7, 2015 —December 2, 2015

Arts Westchester announces
Form as Content: Handmade Artist’s Books
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 17, 2015, 2:00-5:00 p.m.
Gallery Hours: Thurs., Fri. 3-8 p.m. and Saturday 12-5:00 p.m.
Blue Door Gallery, 13 Riverdale Ave., Yonkers, New York 10701
Cost: Free
This exhibition, curated for Blue Door by Robin Hutchinson and Arlé Sklar-Weinstein, commemorates National Book Month with the historical art of the handmade book as created by contemporary artists. Artists’ books are made for a variety of reasons. They are often created to make art that is interactive, portable, movable and easily shared. Many artists books challenge the conventional book format and create books that become sculptural objects or a form of mixed media artwork that changes a book from its original form, altering its appearance and/or meaning. We invite art and book appreciators with their families to enjoy this book-making experience. Hands-on workshops will be programmed throughout the exhibit.

October 17, 2015 —November 17, 2015

Arts Westchester announces
Dancers Among Us: Photographs by Jordan Matter
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 17, 2015, 12:00-5:00 p.m.
Hours: Wednesday-Sunday, 12-5 p.m.
Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10701
The exhibition is grouped into three themes: Soaring, Stretching and Serendipity. In Soaring, from the Hudson River to city park fountains, Matter uses the visual and close proximate link of the leaping dancer and moving water. In Stretching, the dancers’ dramatic poses of strength and stillness evoke a more contemplative mood. It occurred to Matter early on that the heart of dance might best be captured outside of performance. Serendipity highlights his locations—from bustling city streets to more serene riverbanks and park fountains, where the dancers revel in the beauties of nature and which enable Matter to take advantage of the special qualities of light and motion.

October 17, 2015 —January 17, 2016

Arts Westchester announces
Art Fired Up
Opening Reception: Sunday, October 18, 2015, 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Gallery hours: Daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Lazarus Gallery at United Hebrew of New Rochelle, 391 Pelham Road, New Rochelle, NY
Free and open to the public.
A portion of the sale of artwork will support the many programs and services of United Hebrew. For more information contact Linda Forman, Senior Advisor to the President, United Hebrew, 914.632.2804 x1224 or lforman@uhgc.org.
The Lazarus Gallery at United Hebrew of New Rochelle is showcasing a rich collection of work showing the creative possibilities of “fired up” art in fused glass, cast glass, painted and glazed stoneware, ceramics, lamp-worked glass, mixed media, resin, glass, brass, and encaustics. Art Fired Up features the work of 20 artists from across the New York metropolitan region, drawn from a collaboration between United Hebrew and ArtsWestchester, Blue Door Gallery, Bullseye Glass Company, Gallery 66 NY, GlassRoots, the Mamaroneck Artists Guild, RiverArts, Silvermine Art Center, Upstream Gallery, and The Clay Art Center. The exhibition consists of 40 works including sculptures and paintings in both figurative and abstract forms, wall art, and glass.

October 18, 2015 —March 7, 2016

City Lore presents
Boardwalk Renaissance: How the Arts Saved Coney Island
Opening Reception, November 5, 7-9 p.m., free and open to the public
Gallery Hours: Wed-Fri 2-6 p.m., Sat-Sun 12 p.m.-6 p.m.
City Lore Gallery 56 E. 1st St, NYC, NY 10003
Honky Tonk meets the avant garde in Boardwalk Renaissance. Take a trip down the Coney Island boardwalk of the ’80s when a group of passionate young artists descended on Coney with the dream that their art might return this legendary neighborhood to its glory days. The vision of these artists—brought to life in artifacts, footage from the first Mermaid parade, and art inspired by the House under the Roller Coaster—lit a creative spark that saw Coney through desperate times and set the stage for the honky tonk neighborhood’s rebirth. November 5, 2015 —March 13, 2016

Taller Boricua announces
Bori-Cuba 2x2
Curated by Alexis Mendoza of Bronx Arts Factory and Clemente Resident Artist Miguel Trelles
Opening Reception: Friday, November 6, 2015, 7-9 p.m.
Daily: 3:30-7:00 p.m. daily
The Clemente, 107 Suffolk Street, New York, NY 10002 (btw Rivington & Delancey), (212) 260-4080
The Clemente is pleased to announce boricuba 2x2, celebrating the work of over twenty artists of Puerto Rican and Cuban origin. The visual arts component of the annual BORIMIX Festival, which celebrates Puerto Rican Arts and Culture each November, boricuba 2x2 explores the relationship between the two island nations of Cuba and Puerto Rico and their respective diasporas. Cuba and Puerto Rico have often been referred to as “wings of the same bird,” sharing a strong Taino strand in their pre-Colombian history and common Spanish colonial heritage. The fraternal exhibition aims to strengthen the bonds of history, mutual respect and solidarity that bind both islands. As the United States re-establishes diplomatic and cultural relationships with Cuba, Curators Alexis Mendoza and Miguel Trelles advocate for re-invigorating the cultural dialogue among Caribbean island nations. boricuba 2x2 explores how contemporary Cuban and Puerto Rican art and artists reflect these current developments, and how these artists engage with or detach from the past of both nations.

November 6, 2015 —December 18, 2015

Coney Island USA’s Coney Island Museum presents
Sodom By The Sea Salon
Hours: Saturdays and Sundays, 1-4:30 p.m.
Coney Island USA Shooting Gallery/Arts Annex, 1214 Surf Avenue (between Stillwell Avenue and West 12th Street), Brooklyn, NY 11224
Free and open to the public
An exhibition of over 75 contemporary Coney inspired works of art — paintings, watercolors, photographs, and drawings — done between 2008 and 2015 by over 75 artists, hailing from Australia to the West End of Coney Island, presented on the home turf where their inspiration began. November 7, 2015 —February 7, 2016

Pregones Theater Puerto Rico Traveling Theater announces
THE MARCHERS
Friday, November 13, 8 p.m.
Saturday, November 14, 2 p.m.
Saturday, November 14, 8 p.m.
Sunday, November 15, 3 p.m.
Wednesday, November 18, 8 p.m.
Thursday, November 19, 8 p.m.
Friday, November 20, 8 p.m.
Saturday, November 21, 2 p.m.
Saturday, November 21, 8 p.m.
Sunday, November 22, 3 p.m.

Puerto Rican Travelling Theater, 304 West 47th Street, New York, NY 10036
Tickets starting at $15
The Marchers are upon us bringing to life mixed words and mashed-up stories; writings and compositions by poets, storytellers, and revolutionaries from around the world and across the centuries. This vibrant new spectacle shines light on timeless tales of love, war, and resistance. Don’t miss this fresh new remix of Pregones’ classic hits Peccatoribus, The Wedding March and ¡Ay Jesus! Oh Jesus! among other masterworks.Led by the expert hands of Director Jorge B. Merced and Musical Director Desmar Guevara, The Marchers actors and musicians deliver! They are: Ana Isabelle Acevedo-Avilés, Gabriel Hernández, Cedric Leiba Jr., Besanya Santiago, and Gabriel Lugo. Texts by Bertolt Brecht, Jesús Colón, Sandra María Esteves, Baruch (Baba) Israel, Yara Liceaga, Judith Ortiz Cofer, Salvatore Quasimodo, Jorge B. Merced, Rosalba Rolón, and Walt Whitman.
In English, Spanish and Italian with projected translations.
November 11, 2015 —November 22, 2015

ArtsWestchester presents
Craft-Tastic: An Exhibition and Sale of the Handmade
Opening reception on Friday, November 13, 2015 from 6:30-8:00 p.m. with a free hands-on workshop!
Pelham Art Center, 155 Fifth Ave., Pelham, NY 10803
Gallery Hours are: Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, 12 p.m.-4 p.m.
Free.
This year’s Craft-Tastic exhibition will include local and national artists with an extensive collection of contemporary craft material. Unique art objects born from new and traditional skilled techniques work as alternatives to mass production, generating social awareness while producing creative alternative for holiday shopping. Curated by Kate Amato and Gail Heidel.
November 13, 2015 —January 2, 2016

City Lore announces
Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861—2008
Hours: WEDNESDAY 11 a.m.-6 p.m., THURSDAY 11 a.m.-10 p.m., FRIDAY-SUNDAY 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing, 5th Floor, Brooklyn Museum, 200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn, New York 11238-6052, (718) 638-5000
For 150 years, Coney Island has lured artists as a microcosm and icon of American culture. Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland, 1861–2008 is the first major exhibition to explore the kaleidoscopic visual record they created, documenting the historic destination’s beginnings as a watering hole for the wealthy, its transformation into a popular beach resort and amusement mecca, its decades of urban decline culminating in the closing of Astroland, and its recent revival as a vibrant and growing community. This exhibition charts shifts in artistic styles and national moods through approximately 140 objects. Included are paintings of the Coney Island shore in the 1870s by William Merritt Chase and John Henry Twachtman; modernist depictions of the amusement park by Joseph Stella and Milton Avery; Depression-era scenes by Reginald Marsh; photographs by Walker Evans, Diane Arbus, Weegee, and Bruce Davidson; Coney Island carousel animals and sideshow ephemera; and contemporary works by Daze and Swoon. November 20, 2015 —March 13, 2016

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