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Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Arts Westchester announces
Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead): Mexican Dance Performance
6:30-7:15 p.m.
New Rochelle Public Library, 1 Library Plaza, New Rochelle, NY 10801
Cost: Free event
Mexican Dance Performance by Calpulli Dance Company and students of the Library’s Mexican Dance Classes, in the New Rochelle Public Library’s Ossie Davis Theater. Guests can join New Rochelle Public Library for El DÍa de los Muertos (Day of the Dead), a Mexican holiday that celebrates the spirit of deceased loved ones. This Tuesday, guests are invited to celebrate with an array of activities: create traditional symbols and crafts and enjoy a dance performance by Calpulli Mexican Dance Company, which will perform a program of regional dances in full costume.

Dialogue & Studio Series: Day of the Dead
6:30-8:00 p.m.
American Folk Art Museum, 2 Lincoln Square, New York, NY 10023
For information, call 212-595-9533
Teaching artist Tamara Geisler will lead a Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos) workshop focused on the symbolism of flowers in the Mexican tradition. Participants will learn how to make papel picados and paper marigolds, as well as collaboratively create a Day of the Dead altar. All materials will be provided. Limited to 20 participants. Tamara Geisler is an actor, teaching artist, and producer. Born in Mexico City, Tamara moved to the United States at the age of three. She received her education from the Professional Performing Arts School in New York, the British American Dramatic Academy in London, and received her Bachelors Degree in English and theater from Barnard College. Since 1994, she has assisted at workshops on Mexican folklore and cultural traditions, including Dia de los Muertos programs. Her commitment to teaching about Mexican identity includes work at the Children’s Museum, the Newark Museum, and the American Crafts Museum.

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: Sandy Schuman: Stories about Songs and Songwriters An open mic for storytelling, music, and spoken word.

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016
Caffè Lena presents
Poetry Open Mic Featuring Sue Oringel and Georgia Poppoff
7:00 p.m.
TBA, Saratoga Springs, NY
Cost: $5
Taking place on the first Wednesday of every month, Caffè Lena’s poetry open mic, hosted by Carol Graser, is a relaxed, supportive performance opportunity for poets of all styles and levels of experience. Sign-up starts at 6:30 p.m. Readings start at 7:00 p.m. Each poet reads two short poems (less than one page) or one longer poem, with a limit of 5 minutes altogether. Georgia A. Popoff is an educator and arts-in-education specialist. She has published three poetry collections, most recently Psalter: The Agnostics Book of Common Curiosities (Tiger Bark Press, 2015), and is coauthor of a book for teachers on poetry in K–12 classrooms. She serves as a senior editor of Comstock Review and a workshops coordinator and faculty member at the Downtown Writers Center. Popoff lives in Syracuse, New York.

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

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Thursday, November 3, 2016
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Museum Association of New York announces the
UNCOMMON APPROACHES TO CULTURAL EDUCATION
8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site, 641 Delaware Ave., Buffalo, NY 14202
Teachers, librarians, historians; museum, archive, and historic site staff; arts groups, and others will share resources to support learning in and out of school. Free, lunch included. Registration required: Museum Association of NY or 518-273-3400.

Teaching the Hudson Valley announces the
Refugee & Immigrant Community Awareness
4-7 p.m.
Shaker Road ES Library, South Colonie CSD, 512 Albany-Shaker Road, Albany, 12211
Join Jill Peckenpaugh, U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, to learn more about newcomers to our communities and schools and the impact their experiences have on them and us. Explore ways to provide support and build community. Free to educators and the public. Registration required for in-service credit and recommended for others.

Albany Institute of History & Art announces
Work of Art: Silent Art Auction and Cocktail Party
Celebrating 225 Years of History & Art
5:30-8:30 p.m.
Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12210
For more information, contact Briana Thomas at 518/463-4478 x 412, thomasb@albanyinstitute.org
Tickets: From $75
Join us for the 5th annual Work of Art fundraiser! Preview our upcoming exhibition, Rock & Roll Icons: Photographs by Patrick Harbron, savor delicious hors d’oeuvres and cocktails, and enjoy lively music. This event features a contemporary art auction with a wide selection of pieces by local artists. Bid in this silent auction to spruce up your own home or find the perfect gift, all while supporting local artists and the Albany Institute. Proceeds from the art auction are split 50/50 between the artist and the Albany Institute.

The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall presents
Big Bad Voodoo Daddy
7:30 p.m.
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, 30 2nd St, Troy, NY 12180
Tickets: $37, $29
Tickets are available now via phone, (518) 273-0038, in person, or online at www.troymusichall.org. Tickets are available at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Box Office, 30 Second Street, Troy, Monday through Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Together for over 23 years, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy — famously named after an autograph by blues legend Albert Collins — has appeared in concert venues across the world, sold millions of records, and had their music appear in hundreds of movies and television shows. With sold out concerts from the Hollywood Bowl to Lincoln Center, appearances with many of the country’s finest symphony orchestras, and television appearances ranging from Dancing with the Stars to Super Bowl XXXIII, Big Bad Voodoo Daddy continues its decades long mission to celebrate and revitalize jazz and swing music — America’s original musical art form — and bring joy to audiences around the world. 2016 marks the 23rd anniversary of Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s remarkable arrival onto the music scene. Since its formation in the early nineties in Ventura, California, the band has toured virtually nonstop, performing on average over 150 shows a year, and has produced a sizable catalog of recorded music, with sales of over 2 million albums to date. Early on, during their legendary residency at the Derby nightclub in Los Angeles, they reminded the world, in the midst of the grunge era no less, that it was still cool to swing. The band, cofounded by singer Scotty Morris and drummer Kurt Sodergren, was at the forefront of the swing revival of that time, blending a vibrant fusion of the classic American sounds of jazz, swing, and dixieland, with the energy and spirit of contemporary culture. Big Bad Voodoo Daddy’s all original core line-up includes Scotty Morris (lead vocals and guitar), Kurt Sodergren (drums), Dirk Shumaker (double bass and vocals), Andy Rowley (baritone saxophone and vocals), Glen “The Kid” Marhevka (trumpet), Karl Hunter (saxophones and clarinet) and Joshua Levy (piano and arranger). Joining them on the road are Anthony Bonsera Jr. (trumpet) and Alex Henderson (trombone.)

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

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Friday, November 4 2016
The Arts Center of the Capital Region announces
2nd Annual Brava!
5:30-7:30 p.m.
The Arts of the Capital Region, 265 River Street, Troy, NY 12180
$45 admission + a bra to donate (new with tags). Purchase tickets to help benefit the YWCA-GCR!
Join us for a night of memoirs about the place of bras in our lives. The writings will touch on the subject of bras from many viewpoints and range from the poignant to the hilarious!

Albany Institute of History & Art announces
LECTURE Hamilton’'s Grange: Rebirth of an American Landmark
Douglas G. Bucher, Principal, John G. Waite Associates Architects
6:00-7:00 p.m.
Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12210
Free admission
Learn about the restoration of Alexander Hamilton’s home from the Albany firm that supervised the project. Bucher will discuss how the house was moved and how his firm was intimately involved with the furnishings from the selection of paint colors for the walls to the carpet patterns. Co-sponsored by the Turpin Bannister Chapter, Society of Architectural Historians, Covering Upstate New York and Western New England.

The Folkus Project presents
Robin and Linda Williams
Come spend an evening of “new, old-time country”

May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 East Genesee St, Syracuse, NY
Admission is $20. More info is available at www.folkus.org. Advance sale tickets are available via PayPal and other methods; advance ticket holders receive preferential seating.
For more than four decades, Robin and Linda Williams have made it their mission to perform the music that they love, “a robust blend of bluegrass, folk, old-time and acoustic country that combines wryly observant lyrics with wide-ranging melodicism.” Today some might call it Americana, but these two revered music masters were living and breathing this elixir 20 years before that label was turned into a radio format.

Caffè Lena presents
Garnet Rogers — Book Release Tour & Concert
(RESCHEDULED FROM JULY 30)
8:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena at Saratoga Location TBA, Saratoga Springs, NY

Tickets: $22, $20 members, $10 student & child
Barely out of high school, Garnet Rogers was on the road as a full-time working musician with his older brother, Canadian folk music legend Stan Rogers. Together they formed what has come to be accepted as one of the most influential acts in North American folk music. Since then, Garnet Rogers has established himself as One of the major talents of our time. Hailed by the Boston Globe as a charismatic performer and singer, Garnet is a man with a powerful physical presence close to six and a half feet tall with a voice to match. With his smooth, dark baritone (Washington Post) his incredible range, and thoughtful, dramatic phrasing, Garnet is widely considered by fans and critics alike to be one of the finest singers anywhere. His music, like the man himself, is literate, passionate, highly sensitive, and deeply purposeful. As memorable as his songs, his over-the-top humor and lightning-quick wit moves his audience from tears to laughter and back again. He has been featured on numerous television and radio programs, including The Country Beat, Morningside, and All Things Considered. For the past couple years Garnet has regaled audiences with short previews of his memoir chronicling travels with Stan. The long-awaited book is now bound and printed and ready for sale. Pick up your copy tonight, and enjoy readings and songs by the author.

Friday, November 4, 2016–Saturday, November 5, 2016
Pregones Theater/Puerto Rican Traveling Theater presents:
MUNDO CRUEL
8 p.m.
Pregones Theater, 575 Walton Ave, The Bronx
Tickets start at $15
Directly from Puerto Rico! MUNDO CRUEL is collaboratively adapted from Luis Negrón’s eponymous short story collection, winner of a 2014 Lambda Literary Award. MUNDO CRUEL jolts the audience with the verve, sass, and authentic voice of working class characters getting by and getting on in Santurce, the most densely populated barrio in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Satirizing local gay male culture in particular, the stories dramatized in MUNDO CRUEL are consistently gritty, funny, and heartful. Performed in Spanish with English titles.

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Saturday, November 5, 2016
conf-nov0516 The Cornell Southeast Asia Program in collaboration with the Syracuse University South Asia Center, Mohawk Valley Community College, and Onondaga Community College (OCC) will hold a conference called
“Internationalization and Inclusion: Refugees in Community Colleges”

Saturday, November 5, 2016
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
OCC, Academic Recital Hall (P100), Syracuse, NY


Register online. There is a $25 fee to cover meals for the conference.

NYFS Director, Ellen McHale, will be speaking and will moderate the panel on the Arts and Refugees at this conference.

This conference seeks to address refugee education at community colleges and explore the tapped and untapped potential for internationalizing and enriching the community college experience for all students. Conference participants will learn from community colleges that have successfully engaged past generations of refugee students and integrated their culture, history, and communities into the educational landscape of their campus.
Neighborhood Preservation Center presents
Peg-Leg Pete’s Scavenger Hunt
11 a.m.
Starting Location: TBA
Free, registration encouraged. Call 212.228.2781 or email npc@neighborhoodpreservationcenter.org.
Test your knowledge about the history of the area which was once Peter Stuyvesant’s Bouwerie with this friendly competition! The Hunt will include interesting facts about the buildings, people, and culture throughout the East Village neighborhood. This year’s Hunt and corresponding Tour will focus on the Progressive Era of the 1900s and 1910s. Awards will be given in several categories.

Arts Westchester presents
Make Your Own Mandala Workshop with Ann Ladd
1:00-3:00 p.m.
ArtsWestchester, 31 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains, NY 10601
Cost: Free event
Clear your mind as you embrace the meditative qualities of creating your own mandala. Mandalas are sacred circles which are used to evoke healing, personal development, and calm. In this workshop, you’ll create your own sacred circle using cut paper. Open to all ages.



City Lore announces
Alligators in the Sewers and LES Tours
2:00-3:30 p.m.
Meet at City Lore, 56 East 1st Street, New York, NY 10003
Tickets: $15
Learn about “Sawing Manhattan Island in Half” and other urban legends in a unique and hilarious half hour talk. Then, enjoy an hour-long walking experience through the heart of the Lower East Side as professional tour guide Marc Wallace regales you with stories. As he leads you through the area’s iconic streets and history, Marc shares the stories of folks who helped forge this multi-ethnic neighborhood and its legendary New York “attitude.” Marc calls it “the 7 MMMMMMMs: moguls, movie stars, mobsters, mamalukes, mamacitas, mensches, meshuganahs...and more.”
Saturdays: October 1st and October 22nd; November 5th and November 19th

Hudson Valley Community Dance presents
English Dance
7:30-10:30 p.m.
Lesson at 7 p.m. required for new dancers.
Hurley Reformed Church, 11 Main Street, Hurley, NY 12466
For more information, call 845-452-2483
Cost: $10/$5 students with full-time ID.
Tom Amesse calling with Tiddely Pom.

Café Veritas presents
Pesky J. Nixon
7:30 p.m.
Café Veritas, First Unitarian Church, 220 Winton Road South, Rochester, New York 14610
Tickets may be purchased in advanced or at the door with cash or credit card. Regular Café pricing is $18 general admission, $10 students with ID, and children under 12 are free. For tickets and more information, visit www.cafeveritas.org.
Bombastic yet brilliant...these boys from New England exude a genuine musical authenticity and mirth on stages up and down the East Coast. Drawing influences from contemporary urban balladeers, rowdy southern bluegrass, and the sardonic yet wry wit of New England’s localized folk scenes, Pesky J. Nixon (PJN) creates an atmosphere both inviting and challenging for audiences. Compelling harmonies and narratives rein in disparate instrumentation including- zydeco style accordion, virtuosic mandolin, a variety of tribal percussion, and a myriad of string instrumentation. With rich harmonies and musical versatility, PJN brings a unique brand of infectious energy and stage banter to every stage they grace. At times putting on a show that borders on brotherly bickering, these boys specialize on bringing the audience into their world, songs, and stories. The band's new album Red Ducks serves as a serenade to their roots in the Folk scene with unique approaches to covering songs from the bands’ local friends and some of their musical icons. The record is currently in the top 10 Roots Music Chart earning praise both domestically and internationally. Released in 2010, the band’s first studio album, Monkey Business & Mislaid Hopes, was consistently listed among the top records in the industry.
Opening for PJN is Rochester’s own Fred Vine. Fred is primarily a folk blues player and his musical tastes are eclectic. He is able to make sure everyone in the audience is having a good time. Using a traditional finger style he expands his repertoire to include dazzling arrangements of jazz, ragtime, original, and contemporary songs.

ArtsWestchester announces
Studio Café
Local Brews * Fresh Art * Live Music
8 p.m.
Pelham Art Center, 155 Fifth Avenue, Pelham, NY
Tickets: $95. Advance ticket purchase online.
The Arts & Crafts Beer Fest is not your typical beer fest. Organized by the county’s leader in the arts, ArtsWestchester, it’s a curated “exhibition” showcasing the art of the brewmaster. New York State Craft Beer breweries are paired with select events at Westchester’s renowned cultural institutions. Now through November, take in the best our county has to offer in visual art and music while Half Time Beverage pours our state’s most innovative hop and barley artisans.
Pelham Art Center’s 19th annual Studio Café features area restaurants, live music, open studios and galleries, affordable art and luxury auction items. Enjoy loads of fun, lots of food and New York State craft beers in the tented courtyard at the hottest party in Pelham.

The Folk Music Society of N.Y., Inc/ N.Y. Pinewoods Folk Music Club presents
Hawaiian Music & Dance Night
8 p.m.
The Peoples’ Voice Cafe, Community Church of NY, 40 E. 35th St. (between Park and Madison Avenues) Manhattan.
Suggested donation $20.00, FMSNY and PVC members $12.00.
Information: 212-787-3903
Come beat the winter chill with an evening of traditional Hawaiian music and dance produced by Evy Mayer, and co-sponsored by the Folk Music Society of New York, Inc. You will hear ukuleles, slack key guitar, steel guitar and more, from some of the finest local practitioners of Hawaiian music around, including Jason Poole (The Accidental Hawaiian Crooner,) who will be joined by Tommy Cheng, Kristabelle and dancers Dara Faust & Lisa Herlinger-Thompson from N Lehua Melemele. Triboro (Evy Mayer, Don Friedman, and Phyllis Elkind) will be performing. We will also have hula dancing by dancers belonging to Pua Ali’i ’Ilima o Nuioka, under the direction of kumu hula Vicky Holt Takamine of Hawai’i, and their musicians (Claudia Goddard, Chris Davis and Andy Wang.) And if you feel like dancing, you might even learn a hula yourself, taught by Ping Chun. Wear a Hawaiian shirt or other festive attire. Co-sponsored with The Peoples’ Voice Cafe.

Caffè Lena presents
Bob Warren Band
8:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena at Saratoga Location TBA, Saratoga Springs, NY

Tickets: $18, $16 members, $9 student & child
Bob Warren is a Capital District native and very possibly our region's most versatile and prolific songwriter and band leader. From roadhouses to concert halls, intimate cabarets to school auditoriums, singer-songwriter Bob Warren entertains packed houses with crowd-pleasing bands and immediately appealing, ‘60s-influenced original songs. Ranging from poignant to passionate, topical to personal, foot-tapping to funny, his uplifting style and knack for entertaining have made him a perennial favorite. Bob will be accompanied by his brother Don Warren on blazing lead guitar, Tony Markellis on bass, Danny Whelchel on drums, Matt Donnelly keyboards, and Joy MacKenzie vocals.

Mile Twelve Bluegrass
7:30 p.m.
Walton Theatre, 30 Gardiner Place, Walton , NY 13856. (607) 865-6688
Tickets: $15
A fresh hard-driving young band of four skilled singers and instrumentalists walk the line between original and traditional bluegrass. ”Mile Twelve Mile is carrying the bluegrass tradition forward with creativity and integrity” — banjo luminary, Tony Trischka. Wonderful sound…don’t miss them!

...and beyond
MCLA’s Berkshire Cultural Resource Center announces
The Chronicles of Rose
7:30 p.m. Congressional Beth Israel | 53 Lois Street, North Adams, MA (413) 663-5830
Cost: Free
Local theatre artist David Lane will bring an evening of puppetry and discussion to Congregation Beth Israel with The Chronicles of Rose, a puppet play which tells the story of Nazi plundering of art and artifacts during World War II. The Chronicles of Rose is the real-life story of Rose Valland, the curator of the Jeu de Paume Museum in Paris, which was commandeered by the Nazis during the occupation of France in World War II. .

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Sunday, November 6, 2016
The Arts Center of the Capital Region announces
Making Troy
FREE EVENTS AT THE ARTS CENTER 12-5 p.m.
The Arts of the Capital Region, 265 River Street, Troy, NY 12180
The Arts Center of the Capital Region, the Rennselaer County Historical Society, and the Tech Valley Center of Gravity are celebrating Troy’s Bicentennial. Join us for a fun filled day of creating, making, and celebrating Troy’s past, present and future!

PAST: The Arts Center will pay homage to the man, the myth, the legend, Uncle Sam. Participants will learn how to make their own natural sausage links in our kitchen. Then visit our printmaking studio to create their own personalized printed historical documents, and go home with one of Troy’s famous ceramic bricks as a memento!
PRESENT: At The Tech Valley Center of Gravity, families will learn about Troy’s iron-working past and make castings using 3D printed molds. Watch an operating forge melt metal and pour it into forms, and learn about this part of Troy’s industrial history!
FUTURE: RCHS will creatively build their own collaborative model of Troy as they imagine it will be in 2116.

StoryCircle at Proctors Theater announces
Word Plays: Waterloo
2 p.m.
Fenimore Gallery, Proctors Theatre, 432 State Street, Schenectady, NY
Cost: $12. Call box office at (518) 346-6204.
$2 of each ticket is donated to the Schenectady Inner City Ministry Summer Lunch program where they feed 850 children each day
Bonaparte was defeated at Waterloo. Come listen to stories of others who suffered (and perhaps recovered from) a great defeat. Storytellers: Claire Beetlestone, Alden (Joe) Doolittle, Bonnie Mion, Eliud Nieves, Merideth Nieves, Barbara Palumbo, Nancy Marie Payne, Joe Peck.

The Folk Music Society of N.Y., Inc/ N.Y. Pinewoods Folk Music Club presents
Maritime & Folk Song Session
2-4 p.m.
John Street Church, 44 John St., New York, NY (east of Broadway, 1 block south of an parallel to Fulton), near Fulton St. subway stop.
Hosted by The New York Packet and co-sponsored by the Folk Music Society of New York, Inc.
Info: 212-957-8386.
Free will donation requested.
Please note venue is an historic landmark and NOT handicapped accessible – approx. 13 stairs to reach the downstairs venue (facilities are also located on the same downstairs level).
A Community Sing & singalong. Bring voices, instruments, and friends; raise the rafters in this historic downtown venue!

Albany Institute of History & Art announces
LECTURE Hamilton’s Grange: Replicating Alexander Hamilton’s Furniture
2:00-3:00 p.m.
Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12210
Free with museum admission
In 2010, Fallon & Wilkinson, LLC of Baltic, Connecticut, was awarded two contracts: one to replicate twenty-eight pieces of Federal furniture in museum collections, and the second to conserve five of the original Louis XVI chairs for Hamilton Grange. Hear about this exciting commission that included making 1,472 bellflowers that were inlaid into the sixteen chairs used in Alexander Hamilton's dining room. Co-sponsored by the Turpin Bannister Chapter, Society of Architectural Historians, Covering Upstate New York and Western New England

Staten Island Arts presents
Staten Island Seisiún
4:30-6:30 p.m.
Afternoones Restaurant & Bar, 415 Forest Ave., Staten Island, NY 10301
Free.
Staten Island Arts invites you to raise your fiddles and tap your feet to the rousing rhythms of traditional Irish music. The seisiúns, led by founders and local favorites Linda Hickman, Douglas Barr, and Bob Wright, offer musicians and music lovers an afternoon of music and shared camaraderie onstage and off. Seisiúns take place on the first Sunday of each month and specialize in the genres and traditions of Ireland’s west coast, most specifically east Galway and Clare. The Staten Island Seisiún brings together Staten Island’s own with great practitioners of traditional Irish music from the other boroughs and New Jersey in a celebration and sharing of musical traditions and talents. Unlike an ordinary concert of live music at a bar, the seisiún is dedicated to both playing and practice. The seisiún is open to musicians of all levels and ages and all are invited to bring their own instruments and join in to expand repertoire and technique. Music lovers are welcome to come and listen, dance, and enjoy this long-standing tradition.

Caffè Lena presents
Pat Donohue
8:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena at Universal Preservation Hall, Saratoga Springs, NY

Tickets: $22, $20 members, $11 student & child
Chet Atkins called Pat one of the greatest fingerpickers in the world today; Leo Kottke called his playing haunting. Heard by millions the world over during his two decades as the guitarist for A Prairie Home Companion’s “Guy’s All-Star Shoe Band,” GRAMMY-winning acoustic fingerpicker Pat Donohue is an American standard. His bedrock folk style is infused with savvy jazz and blues licks inspired by Blind Blake, Robert Johnson, Charlie Parker, Duke Ellington, Muddy Waters and Miles Davis. He delights audiences with original compositions, dazzling instrumentals, and humorous song parodies, including popular favorites “Sushi-Yucki” and “Would You Like to Play the Guitar?”

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Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Caribbean Cultural Center| African Diaspora Institute announces
Crossing the Avenues: Harlem’s Artistic and Social History Professional Learning Workshop
8:30 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Apollo Theater | 253 West 125th Street, New York, NY
ADMISSION: $65 per person (includes light breakfast, lunch, and all programs). Register online.
Caribbean Cultural Center African Diaspora Institute’s Education Program and the Apollo Theater Education Program are pleased to present a professional learning day for educators that will provide an array of information and tools for incorporating the study of East and West Harlem's artistic and social history into classroom curricula.
Our focus will be on using music and theatre as vehicles for understanding the rich cultural history of Harlem as a community of varied neighborhoods developed over the course of the 20th century. This will be an opportunity for educators to understand Harlem’s international artistic impact, based in its cross-community historical connection. The day will also introduce educators to how both the Apollo and CCCADI can be used as resources for teaching and learning about Harlem. Specifically as HOME to people of the African Diaspora, who have helped define their community through pivotal cultural contributions, as well as social and political movements, all of which were emboldened through the arts. Dress comfortably as the day will include hands-on workshops that bring history to life through theater and music.

Caffè Lena presents
Anna & Elizabeth
8:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena at TBA, Saratoga Springs, NY

Tickets: $18, $16 members, $9 student & child
Tonight, as people across the country cast votes in what is perhaps the most factious election of our lifetimes, we bring you traditional mountain tunes, tales and ballads as a reminder that our human story is a long one—we’ve endured countless upheavals and kept on singing. Still in their 20s, Anna Roberts-Gevalt and Elizabeth Laprelle are historians, storytellers, visual artists, and gifted, intuitive musicians. They are leading a revival of the lost art of “crankies,” handcrafted scrolling picture shows made of sewn fabric or cut paper. Bringing traditional songs to life with sparse, atmospheric arrangements using guitar, banjo, fiddle, and voices in close harmony, they invite audiences to get close to their intimate and breathtaking multi-media shows. Their second album, which features legendary folk singer Alice Gerrard, was released in 2015. Tonight they’ll share their newest work, inspired by ballad singers of the 1930s and 1940s in Vermont and Virginia, the states where they grew up.

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Museum at Eldridge Street presents
Jane Jacobs Centennial Lecture: Darren Walker, Janette Sadik-Khan, and Gary Hattem
6:30 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002, 212.219.088
RSVP: Pay what you wish
Darren Walker is President of the Ford Foundation and has been a leader in the nonprofit and philanthropic sectors working on a variety of social justice issues including urban development, human rights, and free expression. Janette Sadik-Khan is former NYC Transportation Commissioner, and Gary Hattem is President of Deutsche Bank Americas Fdn. Presented with the Ford Foundation.

Caffè Lena presents
Saratoga Storytelling Open Mic
with featured storyteller Tom Weakley

7:00 p.m.
Doors open for sign up at 6:45 p.m.
Caffè Lena at Spring Street Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY
Admission: $5 at the door
An open mic just for storytellers! A featured performer opens the night with a 1/2 hour story, followed by open mic performances. Open Mic storytellers are asked to stay within a 10-minute limit and please no notes or written script. Tonight’s feature, Vermont storyteller Tom Weakley, entertains adult and family audiences with funny and poignant stories of family, small town characters, childhood and adventures. His easy-going, natural style has won him national acclaim and the opportunity to perform for audiences throughout the U.S. and Australia. Career highlights include twice performing at the prestigious National Storytelling Festival in Jonesboro, Tennessee, and an appearance in 2003 at the National Book Fair at the invitation of First Lady Barbara Bush. In addition to his six audio CDs, three of which have been honored with national awards, Weakley released a book of stories in 2012 entitled Tom Weakley: The Story.

Interfaith Story Circle announces
Stories of Immigration: A Journey of Hope
Guest Teller: Linda Feldmann, Project Coordinator for the Literacy Volunteers of Rensselaer County
7-9 p.m.
Blessed Sacrament School, 605 Central Avenue, Albany, NY 12206
Free and open to the public
For further information, contact Claire Nolan, 518-209-6477

November 9–12
Irish Arts Center presents Masters in Collaboration XI: Liam Ó Maonlaí and Cassandra Wilson in Conversation CONVERSATION: NOVEMBER 9: Audiences will be welcomed behind the scenes during an exclusive midweek conversation, moderated by Mick Moloney. Free admission.
Performances: November 11 — 12 | 8 PM
Donaghy Theatre, Irish Arts Center, 553 West 51st., New York, NY 100
Tickets: $55 premium ($44 members) and $44 general ($35 members)
“The Irish Arts Center creates unexpected marriages” proclaimed Bill Whelan in introducing Ireland Rising, our Centenary concert celebration this past spring. Indeed one of the most magical elements of that night was the palpable chemistry between Irish folk singer Liam Ó Maonlaí and American jazz vocalist Cassandra Wilson as they performed a moving duet of Van Morrison’s “Tupelo Honey.” From that heart-stopping moment on April 22nd, the first meeting of these two iconic artists, it was clear there was destined to be more to the story. And so we are thrilled to bring Liam and Cassandra together for a week of more musical magic in the eleventh installment of our Masters in Collaboration Series. Launched in 2008 with Paul Brady and Sarah Siskind, Masters in Collaboration brings artists together to stimulate creativity, reward risk, and awaken a dynamic musical conversation between Ireland and the United States.

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Thursday, November 10, 2016
Albany Institute of History & Art presents
LECTURE Beyond Criticism: Rereading America’s First Literature
Elisa New, Powell M. Cabot Professor of American Literature, Harvard University
6:00-7:00 p.m.
Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12210
Free admission
New will trace the impact of literature on the development of spirituality, community, and culture in America and examine the place and impression of literature in our nation’s intellectual history and the lives of its readers. Professor New’s participation in this series is supported by the Harvard Club of Eastern New York.

Irish Arts Center presents ModErin Choreography Workshop with Darrah Carr 6:30-9 p.m.
Irish Arts Center, 553 West 51st., New York, NY 100
Tickets: $55 general / $45 members
Artistic director of Darrah Carr Dance, Darrah Carr, will take get an in-depth look combining Irish dance footwork and spatial patterns with Modern dance arm and torso movements. Darrah Carr describes her style as ModERIN: a playful combination of contemporary Modern dance and traditional Irish step. During this special master class, get an in-depth look at the development of ModERIN and learn how Carr combines Irish dance footwork and spatial patterns with Modern dance arm and torso movements. Participants will have the opportunity to learn a phrase from the Darrah Carr Dance’s repertory will experiment with creating and combining their own dance steps in new and innovative ways. Open to beginning, intermediate, and advanced dancers. Participation exercises will be adjusted based upon the dancers’ levels of experience.

The New York Klezmer series and the Center for Traditional Music and Dance present
Avi Fox-Rosen & The Electric Klezmer Trio with Zoe Guigueno & David Licht!
Klezmer Instrumental Music Workshop 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m., $25 per class,BR> Concerts & Dance Parties begin at 8:30-9:45 p.m., $15
Jam Session follows Concert
Jalopy Theater & School of Music, 315 Columbia Street Brooklyn, New York 11231, 718.395.3214
Full night pass – $35 (includes Workshop, Concert and Jam Session)
The New York Klezmer Series (NYKS) has been presenting Klezmer Music and Yiddish Dance in New York City since 2010. We present music concerts, music and dance workshops, and open klezmer jam sessions in an intimate setting. Founded by Rabbi Greg Wall and Aaron Alexander, and inspired by the week-long Yiddish Culture events, Klez Kamp, and Klez Kanada, the NYKS aspires to present the music in a respectful setting and allow the artists freedom to present their vision. The series consistently presents world class artists in an intimate setting, in addition to providing education and a place for all to come and participate in this wonderful and often neglected part of Jewish and American Culture.

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

The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall presents
A.J. Croce
7:30 p.m.
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, 30 2nd St, Troy, NY 12180
Tickets: All tickets $27
Tickets are available now via phone, (518) 273-0038, in person, or online at www.troymusichall.org. Tickets are available at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Box Office, 30 Second Street, Troy, Monday through Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
From his debut as a jazz influenced blues artist to his evolution into a pop music iconoclast, A.J. Croce has traveled a circuitous musical road leading to his new album Twelve Tales. Son of legend Jim Croce, A.J.’s career began with opening for B.B. King at age 18. In the span of a 20+ year career, A.J. has headlined festivals, concerts and major listening venues worldwide. Twelve Tales includes collaborations with Leon Russell, Allen Toussaint, and “Cowboy” Jack Clement.

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Friday, November 11, 2016
Ganondagan State Historic Site and Friends of Ganondagan announce
Historic Canandaigua Treaty Celebrates 222nd Anniversary
Public is invited to join and learn about this seminal federal treaty still in effect
10:30 a.m.-8:00 p.m.
Canandaigua, NY
All activities are free and open to the public. Friends of Ganondagan and the 1794 Canandaigua Treaty Committee host this event organized by the Friends in collaboration with the City of Canandaigua. It is made possible by the Haudenosaunee Peace & Trade Committee, Mohawk Nation Council, Tonawanda Seneca Nation, Tuscarora Nation of Indians, the Seneca Nation of Indians, and the Rochester Area Community Foundation. Visit the website or call 585-742-1690.
In 1794, a historic federal treaty signed in Canandaigua brought about peace between the Haudenosaunee (Six Nations Confederacy) and the United States, each recognizing the sovereignty of the other to govern and set laws as distinct nations. On Friday, November 11, 222 years later, the Canandaigua Treaty will be commemorated. It is a time to rededicate ourselves and “polish the chain of peace and friendship.” Treaties are the supreme “Law of the Land“ between nations. They are binding, current, and vibrant agreements. George Washington realized that the friendship of the Six Nations was vital to the young United States. Signing this treaty bringing peace were Colonel Timothy Pickering—Washington’s official agent—on behalf of the United States, and sachems from the Grand Council of the Six Nations (Seneca, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida, Mohawk, and Tuscarora).
“We consider the Canandaigua Treaty between the United States and the Six Nations to be valid and in effect,” said Peter Jemison, Ganondagan State Historic Site manager. “This country is about to have an election, and we need to ensure that whoever becomes the next president will understand the importance of this treaty. This is how we protect our sovereignty. Commemorating the event not only keeps it top of mind, but reminds the United States that the treaty agreement continues to represent peace, friendship, and sovereignty, and provides an accepted protocol when conflicts arise.”
At 1:30 p.m., the public is invited to gather outside the Canandaigua Primary School (96 W. Gibson St.) for a march to the lawn of the Ontario County Courthouse. Haudenosaunee Chiefs lead the march followed by representatives from the Six Nations and the United States. The traditional commemoration ceremony takes place at 2:00 pm on the lawn, introduced by Jemison, and includes Quaker representatives whose ancestors—as people of peace—bore witness to the original signing to ensure fair negotiations.
From 12-4 p.m., attendees are invited to the Ontario County Historical Society (55 N. Main St.) to view one of only two original copies of the treaty and pertinent letters. From 10:30–5 pm, a Native American art and craft sale will take place at the Canandaigua Primary School gym.
At 6:00 p.m. in the Primary School auditorium, photographer Alex Hamer (Oneida) will be featured to narrate his “Photos from Standing Rock: Documenting the Dakota Access Pipeline Water Protectors.” Hamer has made two trips to the Standing Rock Reservation in North Dakota to support the water protectors protesting the building of the Dakota Access Pipeline through their lands and their only source of clean water. Hamer’s photos bring a perspective from the campsite during his visits in August and September. Doug George (Mohawk) also will be speaking about the White Pine Tree of Peace planted at Cohoes Falls to mark the return of the Mohawk people to one of their sacred sites.

Canandaigua Treaty Day Commemoration Schedule (free and open to the public)
10:30 – 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.)
2:00 p.m.: Commemoration Ceremony; front lawn of Ontario County Courthouse
6:00 p.m.: Keynote Speaker/Photographer Alex Hamer (Oneida) and Doug George (Mohawk); Primary School Auditorium

StoryCircle at Proctors Theater announces
Seanachie Evenings — Second Friday of Every Month, January–May:
Irish Blessings & Blarney: Thanksgiving Stories from Ireland

with Alden (Joe) Doolittle and Nancy Marie Payne
7 p.m.
Irish American Heritage Museum, 370 Broadway, Albany, NY, 518/427-1916
$5 Museum members, $10 Others, $25 Family of Four pack

Ashokan Music & Dance announces
Hudson Valley Community Dance: Zydeco Dance
8-11 p.m.; 7:00 p.m. Dance Lesson
White Eagle Benevolent Society, Inc., Delaware Avenue, Kingston, NY
Admission: $15, $10 with full-time student ID
With Li’l Anne & Hot Cayenne

Flushing Town Hall announces
Coreyah: Seoul Folks
8:00 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: $16/$10 Members and Students
Breaking the barrier between traditional and contemporary popular Korean music, Coreyah is a Korean world music band comprised of four Korean traditional instrument players, a guitarist and a world music percussionist. This group’s unique composition allows them to blend a wide range of genres including Korean traditional narrative song — pansori with western rock, and the sounds of South America, Africa and the Balkan Peninsula.

Center for Traditional Music and Art announces
Sounds to Summon the Japanese Gods: Ko Ishikawa
Salon Series No. 57: Flower Petals Fall, Not the Flower

8:30 p.m.
Japan Society, 333 East 47th Street, NYC
Tickets: $25 general, $20 Japan Society members
Step into a space where otherworldly sounds abound. Led by Ko Ishikawa, master player of the sho (ancient Japanese mouth organ) and internationally active contemporary musician, this program offers selections spanning from medieval gagaku (Imperial Court music) to works by acclaimed music composer Mamoru Fujieda. Ishikawa will be joined by Kayoko Nakagawa on koto and Ami Yamasaki on voice for this musical soiree, which also incorporates the sounds of fermenting shochu (Japan’s distilled alcohol), a highly sacred beverage in Japanese mythology.

...and beyond
Oldtone Roots Music Festival andDewey Hall present
MOLKSY’S MOUNTAIN DRIFTERS (featuring Bruce Molsky)
7:30 p.m.
Dewey Hall, 91 Main Street, Sheffield, MA 01257
Tickets: $20
Old time legend Bruce Molsky loved the sweet acoustics of our little Hall so much, he asked if he could come back. And this time he's bringing the band for a CD release party of their brand new CD. Local awesomeness Moonshine Holler opens.

World Music Institute (WMI) presents
Seu Jorge: The Life Aquatic – A Tribute to David Bowie
8 p.m.
The Town Hall | 123 W. 43rd Street, NYC
SECOND SHOW ADDED NOVEMBER 12!
Tickets start at $45
Seu Jorge, one of Brazil’s most talented contemporary singers, rose to international fame in the Wes Anderson film The Life Aquatic. In his acclaimed role as Pele dos Santos, a singing sailor, Seu Jorge performed several of of David Bowie’s songs in the film. But in a twist, he did it in Portuguese, accompanying himself simply on acoustic guitar. Seu Jorge’s adaptations in Portuguese of David Bowie’s music underscore the breadth and depth of his compositions and have gone on to have a significant cultural impact. In commemoration of David Bowie’s recent passing, Seu Jorge performs a special tribute to him while recreating the set to the film The Life Aquatic on stage alongside screens crafted as boat sails that will be displaying images from the film.
Co-presented with (le) Poisson Rouge. This concert is presented as part of World Music Institute’s Masters of Brazilian music series.

Caffè Lena presents
Heather Maloney
8:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena at TBA, Saratoga Springs, NY

Tickets: $20, $18 members, $10 student & child
Merging folk roots with indie rock, Heather Maloney's music has a definite edge, but it also has her exquisite, nimble voice and lyrical style derived from a formal study of opera, jazz and Indian Classical vocals. After a stint as a NYC jazz singer, Heather moved to a silent meditation retreat center in Central Massachusetts for nearly 3 years, taking vows of silence from seven to ten days at a time. The silence helped her find her true voice. Armed with her guitar and a fresh sense of purpose, Maloney gigged around the Northeast for a couple years before signing with Signature Sounds (Lake Street Dive, Josh Ritter), sharing stages with Shakey Graves, Mary Chapin Carpenter and Anais Mitchell, and creating a celebrated collaboration with Darlingside. Her distinctive voice has soared a long way from the silent confines of hushed meditation, and into a natural equilibrium of progressive Indie-Folk.

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Saturday, November 12, 2016
The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall presents
Laurie Berkner, Solo
11 a.m.
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, 30 2nd St, Troy, NY 12180
Tickets: $35, $25, VIP Package $65
Tickets are available now via phone, (518) 273-0038, in person, or online at www.troymusichall.org. Tickets are available at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Box Office, 30 Second Street, Troy, Monday through Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Bestselling, award-winning children”s recording artist Laurie Berkner brings her “Greatest Hits Tour” to the Capital District in this family show at the Music Hall. Kids should plan to bring their dancing shoes and a stuffed animal (for their heads)! At her solo shows, in addition to familiar hits, Laurie performs fan favorites along with songs that don’t always fit with a full-band performance: tunes with simpler arrangements, hand motions, and a cappella singing. Her show encourages kids and grown-ups alike to get up and dance. To give everyone a chance to catch their breath between high-energy moments, the concert also includes quieter interludes. A former preschool music teacher by day and indie rocker by night, Laurie Berkner started selling her music more than fifteen years ago out of her living room on her own label, Two Tomatoes Records. Laurie has received tremendous critical acclaim. The Wall Street Journal called Laurie “one of the most popular children’s performers in America ... her music is distinctive because it speaks to kids without talking down to them, charming youngsters without boring grown-ups.”

Flushing Town Hall announces
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 folk dances from historic India. Master dancers from India, Bangladesh and Pakistan join forces to celebrate Diwali with traditional regional dances from all three countries.

Calpulli Mexican Dance Company presents
CALPULLI MEXICAN DANCE COMPANY
7 p.m. Wadsworth Auditorium, MacVittie College Union, 1 College Circle, Geneseo, NY 14454.
Tickets: $8 Geneseo Students, $18 General Public
Under the direction of Alberto Lopez, Calpulli Mexican Dance Company celebrates the rich diversity of Mexican and Mexican-American cultural heritage through dance-based programming with live music.

Sara Thomsen with special guest Omnia Hegazy
7:30 p.m.
Walkabout Clearwater Coffeehouse, Memorial United Methodist Church, 250 Bryant Avenue, White Plains, NY 10605
Tickets $18 in advance / Brown Paper Tickets $23 at door
Sara Thomsen lights up the stage in the folk tradition of such luminaries as Joan Baez, Pete Seeger, Holly Near, Ronnie Gilbert and Peter, Paul, and Mary. Her performance style is easygoing and full of humor and depth. She has four solo albums to her credit. Sing Out magazine declared her latest release Everything Changes, “a powerful collection from a grounded talent.” In addition to her solo work Sara is a weaver of song and community singing. At concerts, conferences, classrooms, jails, and lines of protest, to be with Sara is to want to sing.
If Omnia Hegazy was not a musician, she might have been a journalist. The daughter of an Egyptian-Muslim father and an Italian-Catholic mother, she grew up in New York City a citizen of the world, with an intense passion for music and storytelling. Her sound is informed by guitar-driven American pop/rock, maqam-based Arabic folk, and the politically-charged singer-songwriters of the past and present. She is also a belly dancer and choreographer, seeking to create a fusion between East and West in both her music and her dancing.

World Music Institute (WMI) presents
Seu Jorge: The Life Aquatic – A Tribute to David Bowie
8 p.m.
The Town Hall | 123 W. 43rd Street, NYC
SECOND SHOW ADDED NOVEMBER 12! (see also November 11)
Tickets start at $45
Seu Jorge, one of Brazil’s most talented contemporary singers, rose to international fame in the Wes Anderson film The Life Aquatic. In his acclaimed role as Pele dos Santos, a singing sailor, Seu Jorge performed several of of David Bowie’s songs in the film. But in a twist, he did it in Portuguese, accompanying himself simply on acoustic guitar. Seu Jorge’s adaptations in Portuguese of David Bowie’s music underscore the breadth and depth of his compositions and have gone on to have a significant cultural impact. In commemoration of David Bowie’s recent passing, Seu Jorge performs a special tribute to him while recreating the set to the film The Life Aquatic on stage alongside screens crafted as boat sails that will be displaying images from the film.
Co-presented with (le) Poisson Rouge. This concert is presented as part of World Music Institute’s Masters of Brazilian music series.

Caffè Lena presents
Roy Hurd Trio
8:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena at TBA, Saratoga Springs, NY

Tickets: $18, $16 members, $9 student & child
Roy Hurd grew up where northern farmland meets the foothills of the Adirondacks. After establishing himself as a beloved regional singer-songwriter, he headed south for the '90s to ply his trade in Nashville, landing songs with major commercial country acts Paul Brant, The Oak Ridge Boys, Duane Steele and Jo Dee Messina. His latest album, 2015’s Broken Heart Tatoo, has “a tender, bittersweet feel.” (No Depression) It reflects Roy's love of nature, family, good times and romance. His crowd-pleasing melodies range from roadhouse rock to sweet folk ballads, creating a brand of country music that can be enjoyed by all. He’ll be accompanied tonight by mandolinist Skip Smithson and bassist Tim Hartnett.

Robert Browning Associates presents
DEREK GRIPPER/ TRIO DA KALI
Malian Voices

8:30 p.m.
Zankel Hall, Carnegie Hall, 57th Street and Seventh Avenue, New York, NY
Tickets: $39, $46 Tickets go on sale August 29 at 8 a.m. This concert is part of Carnegie Hall’s World Views
This exciting 2-part program features South African guitarist Derek Gripper, who has transcribed the kora (harp-lute) music of Malian masters Toumani Diabaté, Ballaké Sissoko and others for classical guitar, and Trio da Kali a group of musicians from the Mandé culture of southern Mali who come from a long line of distinguished griots (oral historians /praise singers). Derek Gripper, acknowledged for his virtuosity throughout the world, recently searched for new directions in African music and has magically conjured anew a centuries-old ancient African musical heritage. Trio da Kali is comprised of Hawa Kassé Mady Diabaté, daughter of the legendary Kasse Mady Diabaté and one of the finest griot voices in Mali; master balafon (xylophone) player Lassana Diabaté, formerly of Afrocubism and Toumani Diabaté’s Symmetric Orchestra; and bass ngoni (lute) player Mamadou Kouyaté, the eldest son of the instrument’s leading exponent, Bassekou Kouyaté, and one of Mali’s most creative musicians of the new generation.

...and beyond
Berkshire Strings and Dewey Hall present
BERKSHIRE STRINGS FIDDLE JAM
3-5 p.m.
Dewey Hall, 91 Main Street, Sheffield, MA 01257
$10 suggested donation
Come join the monthly Berkshire Strings Fiddle Jam, a new addition to the Dewey Hall offerings, for traditional fiddle tunes by request. RSVP to erika@berkshirestrings.com

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Sunday, November 13, 2016
Museum at Eldridge Street presents
Generation to Generation Festival
#PartyLikeIts1886
12-4 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002, 212.219.088
RSVP now.This event is Pay What You Wish.
Travel back in time to 1886 when the cornerstone for the Eldridge Street Synagogue was laid. Music, art, food demos, and fun historical activities celebrate the building's 130th anniversary and bring to life the transformative Jewish immigrant experience.

*Take a 19th-century citizenship test
*Learn to make old-fashioned American pie
*Take photos at our “vintage” photo booth
*Hear performances of cantorial music and early 20th century tunes
*Enjoy enactments of dramatic moments from the synagogue's early history with the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene
*Take a genealogy workshop & hear about a unique family history project from quiltmaker Pamela Phillips Olson
*Design your own time capsule with Reboot
*Do some old-fashioned “homework”
*Explore our historic sanctuary and permanent exhibition
*Dressing in period garb is encouraged!

Long Island Traditions announces
Decoy Carving at LI Museum
Storytelling Session led by Nancy Solomon

1-5 p.m.
LI Museum of Art, History and Carriages, 1200 Route 25A in Stony Brook, NY
Free with museum admission
For more information, call (631) 751-0066
We join traditional shore bird and decoy carvers at the LI Museum of Art, History and Carriages. New to the program this year will be carvers Jack Combs, George Rigby, Don Michne and Fred Reaver, all veteran carvers and hunters. Come and learn how baymen made decoys for both hunting and decorative use, providing income to baymen for generations. There will be hands on activities for young and old alike, and a moderated storytelling session led by folklorist Nancy Solomon.

StoryCircle at Proctors Theater announces
Word Plays at the Cabaret: It Ain’t Necessarily So
2 p.m.
Fort Salem Theater, 11 East Broadway, Salem, NY
Cost: $10 at the door.
At each Word Play, performers tell rarely heard contemporary and traditional stories about being human: Siri Allison, Christy Keegan, Kelvin Keraga, Jeannine Laverty, Joe Peck, Margaret Waterson, Tom Weakley.

The Folk Music Society of N.Y., Inc/ N.Y. Pinewoods Folk Music Club presents
Jean Farnworth
4-6 p.m.
Old Stone House, 336 Third Street, in J.J. Byrne Park, between 4th and 5th Avenues, Brooklyn, 718-768-3195
$10 contribution
Jean found her first guitar in her Grandma’s attic (literally!) when she was 11 years old and so began a lifetime of collecting and sharing songs with friends and audiences in the NY and NJ area. Her performance will feature Irish Harp, 12-String Guitar, instrumentals to enjoy, and songs to sing along with. She will share her favorites: some Traditional, some Original, from obscure to familiar. Requests are always welcome! Co-sponsored with and at the Good Coffeehouse.

Ukrainian Village Voices presents
Yiddish Songs from Ukraine with Zhenya Lopatnik
5-7 p.m.
440 Studios, Room 3A, 440 Lafayette St., NYC (between Astor Pl. and East 4th St.)
RSVP NOW to UkrainianVillageVoices@gmail.com. Admission: $15 adults, $10 students and seniors, free for children
In “Yiddish Songs from Ukraine,” we will learn several beautiful Jewish songs that are rooted in Ukrainian culture. These songs feature Ukrainian melodies and words that also hold a distinctly Jewish meaning. One of the songs we will learn is in the Ukrainian language about the relationship between masters and their servants, which in the Jewish context, turns into a song about the relationship between God and mankind. We will learn typical Jewish musical ornamentation to imbue these songs with both liveliness and authenticity. We invite you to learn and enjoy “Ukrainian-Yiddish” songs to celebrate the intersection of Ukrainian and Jewish culture with us and the master Ukrainian-Jewish singer, composer, and educator Zhenya Lopatnik. Zhenya Lopatnik, a recent immigrant to New York City from Kharkiv, Ukraine is a dominant voice in a new generation of Yiddish singer-songwriters emerging from the former Soviet Union. Zhenya has released three albums of original songs, and has served for over a decade as the vocalist of Kharkiv Klezmer Band. She is also a leading organizer of the International Klezmer Festival in Kharkiv and has participated in numerous festivals, workshops and seminars all over the world as a teacher and a singer. Her original songs have been translated into English, Russian, Ukrainian and Portuguese, and are heard in many Klezmer concerts. Zhenya is currently involved in two Ukrainian and Roma-Jewish traditional song projects, “Ternovka Ensemble” and “Zapekanka Project,” both based out of New York City.

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Monday, November 14, 2016
Irish Arts Center presents Muldoon’s Picnic 7:30 p.m.
Donaghy Theatre, Irish Arts Center, 553 West 51st, New York, NY 10019
Tickets: $40 premium ($32 members); $35 general ($28 members)
Pulitzer Prize-winning Irish poet, New Yorker Poetry Editor, and pop music lyricist Paul Muldoon returns for his fifth season of monthly words-and-music jamborees, joined by his house band Rogue Oliphant and a stunning lineup of world-class special guests from the across the spectrum of music and literature. Some of the most special and surprising moments in our season happen at the Picnic so book your tickets early for this “only in New York” experience. Featuring Nicholson Baker, The Lost Brothers, Mick Moloney, Eileen Myles, and David Remnick.

Tuesday, November 15, 2016
Teaching the Hudson Valley announces the
UNCOMMON APPROACHES TO CULTURAL EDUCATION
8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
New York State Museum, 222 Madison Ave, Albany, NY 12230
Teachers, librarians, historians; museum, archive, and historic site staff; arts groups, and others will share resources to support learning in and out of school. Free, lunch included. Registration required: Museum Association of NY or 518-273-3400.

Arts & Business Council of New York presents
The Convergence of Arts + Technology
Panel and Networking Event
5:30 p.m. Registration
6:00 p.m. Panel Presentation
7:30 p.m. Networking Reception
Sidney Austin LLP, 787 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019
Register here. Tickets: $10
Questions? Emma Osore, info@artsandbusiness-ny.org
Creativity is the driving force of innovative technology. Join the Arts & Business Council to explore the intersection of arts and technology and to learn about companies that have developed and utilized new technologies to tap into the creative economy – transforming how the arts are accessed, produced, and funded. Moderator Bahia Ramos, Arts Program Director, Knight Foundation; and Panelists: Matt Wade, Interactive Design Creative Director, Google Creative Lab; Zachary Kaplan, Executive Director, Rhizome; and Stephanie Pereira, Director of Learning and Engagement, Kickstart

Neighborhood Preservation Center presents
The Character & Social Impact of Places and Neighborhoods
Doors open at 5:30 p.m., Program 6-7 p.m.
Free and open to the public
Space is limited. Please RSVP by email or call us at 212.228.2781. Please provide your name, contact information, and number of guests.
The J.M. Kaplan Fund, 71 West 23rd Street, 9th Floor, NYC 10010
Join us for a panel discussion about the character of places and neighborhoods that explores the interweaving of history and historic fabric, the arts, and social issues. Moderated by Nick Fish, City Commissioner, Portland, Oregon, and President Emeritus of the St. Mark’s Historic Landmark Fund, the panel includes Rosanne Haggerty, Community Solutions; Justin Garrett Moore, NYC Public Design Commission; Sean Sawyer, The Olana Partnership; and F. Javier Torres, ArtPlace America.

The Arts Center of the Capital Region announces
Social Media—November
Letterpress & Martinis!

5:30-7:30 p.m.
The Arts of the Capital Region, 265 River Street, Troy, NY 12180
Sign up online
Drink ink (not really). Enjoy colorful martinis and venture into the print studio to explore this centuries-old art. You’ll print a short phrase to take home and hang on your wall!

StoryCircle at Proctors Theater announces
Story Circle Meeting: Story Circle of the Capital District
6:15-8:30 p.m.
Colonie Town Library, 629 Albany Shaker Road, Albany, NY 12211
Story Circle meets to share works in progress. Stories told, not read, please. Listeners welcomed :-)

City Lore announces
Introducing City Lore’s New York City Book Group: GODS OF GOTHAM
Author Lyndsay Faye Skypes into the first meeting of City Reads

7-9 p.m.
Cost: $5

What could be more New York than a book group about New York’s own favorite subject — New York? The City Lore Book Club will be an adult book group that meets once a month at City Lore to discuss a range of books including old and new novels, non-fiction, biography, and graphic novels. Ariel Zeitlin, a librarian, who is herself a born-and-bred New Yorker and published author, will facilitate the group. Reservations are required, as we are strictly limited to a maximum of 20 people. Each meeting will be accompanied by an extra activity to go along with the book, be it a film clip, a staged reading, music, food, an expert, or a game. The first book is Gods of Gotham, a harrowing mystery set in 19th century New York by Lyndsay Faye. Come ready to discuss!
Next Meeting: December 6
Caffè Lena presents
The Stray Birds
8:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena at TBA, Saratoga Springs, NY

Tickets: $22, $20 members, $11 student & child
Without doubt, The Stray Birds is one of the most exciting bands in folkdom right now. Their blend of foot-stomping bluegrass, heartbreaking country, timeless gospel, and tender poetic ballads is extraordinary. Known for sweeping and massive harmonies, their signature power lies in outstanding songwriting, the unique and moving vocal style of Maya DeVitry, who also plays fiddle and banjo, and the superb vocal and instrumental contributions of Charlie Muensch on bass and Oliver Craven on guitar and mandolin. Since releasing their recent album, Magic Fire, produced in Woodstock by multi-GRAMMY-winner Larry Campbell (Bob Dylan, Paul Simon, Willie Nelson) they’ve added a new band member, Shane Leonard, on drums. In the studio and on stage, the band radiates a chemistry that can’t be faked: “From the moment the opening notes hit your ear, you know this band hit the golden thing the un-defineable quality/timing/vibe that artists can never accurately describe you only know that they offered a piece of themselves that will now be part of you onward.” (Popdose)

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts presents
ARLO GUTHRIE – RUNNING DOWN THE ROAD TOUR
8 p.m.
The Smith Opera House, 82 Seneca Street, Geneva, NY 14456
Tickets: $49.50 Orchestra, $39.50 Balcony
Folk music icon Arlo Guthrie is a legendary artist who shares timeless stories and unforgettable classic songs as he carries on the Guthrie family legacy. With his singular voice as both a singer-songwriter and social commentator, he has maintained a dedicated fan base that spans the globe. On the heels of the sold-out Alice’s Restaurant 50th Anniversary Tour, Arlo Guthrie plunges into another musical trip certain to be a flashback inducing, mind-expanding show. For the Running Down The Road Tour, Arlo will again hit the road with his band to fully embody the best of Guthrie’s catalogue from the late sixties and early seventies. Featuring the most outstanding cuts from Arlo (1968), Running Down The Road (1969), Washington County (1970) along with many others, this tour exemplifies the sound that shaped a generation. Guthrie’s upcoming tour promises to take the audience back to the most remarkable, far-out era.

...and beyond
Connecticut Historical Society announces
DECORATIVE ARTS COUNCIL ANNUAL LECTURE
Artistry and Innovation in American Glass
5:30-7:00 p.m.
Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth St., Hartford CT 06105
$15 for CHS members, $20 non-members
Tickets available online
Drawing from the rich collection of The Corning Museum of Glass, Alexandra Ruggiero will explore the history of glass in America. As America's first industry, glassmaking was deeply influenced by immigrants from varying traditions. The many styles and techniques adapted from other cultures converged, creating a uniquely American approach to glassmaking. From bottles to lighting, railroad lanterns to tableware, glass was a central part of daily life, praised for its diverse application in both art and industry.

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016
Museum at Eldridge Street presents
Jane Jacobs Centennial Lecture: Janette Sadik-Khan
6:30 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002, 212.219.088
RSVP: Pay what you wish
As New York City Department of Transportation Commissioner from 2007–13. Janette Sadik-Khan introduced pedestrian plazas, bike lanes, and bike sharing. She is Chair of the Strategic Advisory Board of the National Association of City Transportation Officials.

The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall presents
Big Head Todd and the Monsters
with special guests Mud Morganfield, Billy Branch, and Ronnie Baker Brooks present:
The Songs of Willie Dixon
7:30 p.m.
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, 30 2nd St, Troy, NY 12180
Tickets: $45, $36
Tickets are available now via phone, (518) 273-0038, in person, or online at www.troymusichall.org. Tickets are available at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Box Office, 30 Second Street, Troy, Monday through Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
If you’re a fan of Muddy Waters and Bo Diddley, or Jimi Hendrix, and the Rolling Stones, then you’ve heard the songs of Willie Dixon. Big Head Todd and the Monsters will join forces with three second-generation blues stars, Mud Morganfield, Billy Branch and Ronnie Baker Brooks, to pay tribute to one of the pillars of modern blues, and one of the most influential songwriters of early rock and roll. A Rock and Roll Hall of Fame legend, Dixon has been called the “poet laureate of the blues,” having written over 500 songs, including such immortal hits as “You Shook Me,” “Wang Dang Doodle,” “Spoonful,” “Little Red Rooster,” “I Just Wanna Make Love to You,” “Hoochie Coochie Man,” and “Bring It On Home.” Big Head Todd and the Monsters are best known for their platinum-selling record Sister Sweetly, but have also been fans of blues music since their first days together playing music in high school. In 1997 they recorded a song with John Lee Hooker for their album Beautiful World, but it was in 2011 that the band really delved into the blues with their first Big Head Blues Club project, 100 years of Robert Johnson, which featured guest appearances by BB King, Hubert Sumlin, Charlie Musselwhite, Honeyboy Edwards, and more.
Joining the band for this tour will be three great blues singers with royal blood. Mud Morganfield is the eldest son of Muddy Waters and has been taking the world’s blues festivals by storm of late and recently released a Blues Music Award-winning album with Fabulous Thunderbirds front man Kim Wilson. Billy Branch is a three-time Grammy Award nominee and played harmonica in Willie Dixon’s Chicago Blues All-Stars band. Ronnie Baker Brooks, son of Chicago blues master Lonnie Brooks, is an accomplished blues guitarist who headlined at the 2013 Chicago Blues Festival and performed internationally at the Notodden Blues Festival in Norway.

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Thursday, November 17, 2016
Museum at Eldridge Street presents
After Hours Tour
PRESENTED WITH ATLAS OBSCURA
6:30 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002, 212.219.088
RSVP now. $35 per person, includes wine and refreshments.
The 1887 Eldridge Street Synagogue’s immigrant founders were anything but wizened old men. Most of the congregation's leaders were in their 30s and 40s, savvy businessmen, and active in neighborhood affairs. Hear the stories of a banker, a butcher, a budding boxer and other characters who filled the pews. Discover the story of this magnificent National Historic Landmark.

City Lore & Terreform present
Marshall Berman — All That Is Solid Melts in the Bronx
7-9 p.m.
City Lore Gallery, 56 E 1st St., New York, NY 10003
Tickets: $5
A screening and panel discussion celebrating the life and legacy of political theorist, urbanist, and public intellectual, Marshall Berman. Featuring rare archival footage of Berman in his native Bronx, taken by Henry Chalfant and a conversation with contributors to the newly released Adventures in Modernism: Thinking with Marshall Berman. Panelists: Jennifer Corby (editor), Jamie Aroosi, Marta Gutman, and Joan Ockman

The New York Klezmer series and the Center for Traditional Music and Dance present
Eleonore Biezunski (from France!) The Klezmographers (duo with Pete Rushefsky) and then the Shtetl Stompers (trio with Ilan Moss and Joanna Sternberg)
Klezmer Instrumental Music Workshop 6:30 p.m.-8:00 p.m., $25 per class,BR> Concerts & Dance Parties begin at 8:30-9:45 p.m., $15
Jam Session follows Concert
Jalopy Theater & School of Music, 315 Columbia Street Brooklyn, New York 11231, 718.395.3214
Full night pass – $35 (includes Workshop, Concert and Jam Session)
The New York Klezmer Series (NYKS) has been presenting Klezmer Music and Yiddish Dance in New York City since 2010. We present music concerts, music and dance workshops, and open klezmer jam sessions in an intimate setting. Founded by Rabbi Greg Wall and Aaron Alexander, and inspired by the week-long Yiddish Culture events, Klez Kamp, and Klez Kanada, the NYKS aspires to present the music in a respectful setting and allow the artists freedom to present their vision. The series consistently presents world class artists in an intimate setting, in addition to providing education and a place for all to come and participate in this wonderful and often neglected part of Jewish and American Culture.

World Music Institute (WMI) presents
Meredith Monk & Ani Choying Drolma
7 and 9 p.m.
National Sawdust, 80 N. 6th St., Brooklyn, NY
Tickets are $45/ VIP tickets with table service $65
The world premiere of Meredith Monk and Nepalese singer Ani Choying Drolma performing an evening of works, each offering an engagement with art as spiritual practice. Meredith Monk is a composer, singer, director, choreographer, filmmaker, and creator of new opera, music-theater works, films and installations. Considered one of the most significant creative forces in the performing arts of the past 50 years, she is a pioneer of what is now called “extended vocal technique” and “interdisciplinary performance.” Celebrated internationally, her work has been presented at major venues throughout the world. In September 2015, Ms. Monk received the National Medal of Arts from President Obama.
Ani Choying Drolma, is a Nepalese Buddhist nun who performs worldwide singing traditional and modernized Buddhist chants as well as Nepali and Tibetan songs to support her numerous humanitarian efforts including the education of young girls, care of the elderly, and providing medical services for the underprivileged and dispossessed through her Nuns Welfare Foundation. Her autobiography,
Singing for Freedom, is an international bestseller and she is Nepal’s first ever appointed UNICEF ambassador. Meredith Monk and Ani Choying Drolma first met in 2005 while performing at the opening of the McGuire Theater at the Walker Arts Center in Minneapolis, MN.

Staten Island Arts presents
Time and Place
7:00 p.m.
SI Arts’ Culture Lounge (located inside the St. George Ferry Terminal), 10 Ferry Terminal Drive, Staten Island, NY 10301
Free. RSVP here
Artists have engaged the changing landscape at Freshkills for decades. The Department of Sanitation Artist-in-Residence, Mierle Laderman Ukeles, will discuss her pioneering 30+ year residency with the city agency and the evolving landfill-to-landscape at Freshkills with Mariel Villere (Freshkills Park Manager for Programs, Arts and Grants). Ukeles’ projects have ranged from socially-engaged and performance-based works with Sanitation workers, to choreographed machine performances, to monumental environmental art at this landscape, all made possible by time and behind-the-scenes access. Today, while the site is being built incrementally over time, Mariel Villere organizes monthly photography tours in a series called “Capturing Change,” which has become a durational record of the site’s transformation, likewise emphasizing the importance of time for artists making work at and about the landscape as it evolves.

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

...and beyond
Connecticut Historical Society announces
FILM SCREENING AND PANEL DISCUSSION
Harvesting Stones: The Jewish Farmers of Eastern Connecticut

2-5 p.m.
Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth St., Hartford CT 06105
$7 admission at the door
In partnership with the Jewish Historical Society of Greater Hartford (JHSGH), CHS presents a screening of Harvesting Stones: The Jewish Farmers of Eastern Connecticut. This groundbreaking documentary presents the fascinating but unknown story of the American Jewish Pioneers who established farms and mini-agricultural resorts in eastern Connecticut.

November 17–19, 2016
Researching New York Conference Looking Back—Looking Forward: Exploring Intersections of Society, Culture, Policy, & Law
Register online at www.nystatehistory.org
University at Albany on Thursday and Friday
New York State Museum on Saturday.
For further information: if you have questions or comments, please contact us at resrchny@albany.edu.
Exhibit tables are $140, which includes one table and conference registration for one representative. Additional tables or conference registrations are available for $50 each.
The annual Researching New York Conference brings together historians, archivists, museum curators, graduate students, teachers, multimedia producers, and documentarians to share their work on New York State history.

This year we are pleased to partner with the New York State Historical Association/Conference on New York State History, as well as our longtime partner, The Archives Partnership Trust, to present a single expanded 2016 conference exploring all aspects of New York State History. Joining us are the Nelson A. Rockefeller Institute of Government and the Albany Law School, as we explore the implications of the 2017 vote on whether to hold a Constitutional Convention in New York State. The expanded program, in development, will also include additional workshops and opportunities for secondary school teachers. Preliminary information is available at www.nystatehistory.org.

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Friday, November 18, 2016
City Lore presents
Light & Shadow: The City as Muse: Louise Nevelsohn’s New York
7-9 p.m.
City Lore, 56 East 1st Street, New York, NY 10003
Tickets: $5
City Lore, in collaboration with playwright/performer Alvin Eng and director/dramaturg Wendy Wasdahl, proudly introduces “City As Muse,” a new quarterly reading, performance, discussion series on the influence of New York City on the artists' work and subject matter. The series will debut with art historian and psychoanalyst Laurie Wilson reading and presenting slide images from her new book, Louise Nevelson: Light And Shadow, the first biography of this major artist to be published in 25 years. Nevelson struggled in poverty on the fringes of the NYC art world for thirty years before she was finally “discovered” at age 59. By 1980, she had been celebrated with two retrospectives at the Whitney Museum of American Art. Her massive steel sculptures appeared in public spaces in seventeen states. The story of Nevelson’s artistic, spiritual, even physical transformation (she developed a taste for outrageous outfits and false eyelashes made of mink) is dramatic, complex, and inseparable from major historical and cultural shifts of the twentieth century, particularly in the art world. Wilson, Eng, and Wasdahl, along with the audience will explore this uniquely New York story by focusing on the impact of NYC as a physical and cultural presence in both Louise Nevelson’s work and Wilson’s own writing. The event culminates in a book signing.

StoryCircle at Proctors Theater announces
Storytelling with Janet Carter
Inquiring Minds Bookstore, Saugerties

Now on the THIRD Friday of the month
7 p.m.
Inquiring Minds Bookstore, Corner of Main and Partition, Saugerties, NY
Woodlawn Commons, Harkness Building, Wesley Community, Clement Street, Saratoga, NY
For those who want to meet before, we have dinner at 5:45 at the Dutch Tavern on Main Street.

Bulgarian Dance Party: Bulgarika
7-11 p.m.
Hungarian House NYC, 213 E 82nd St., New York, NY
Contact Info: (646) 831-8720
$18 advance purchase [no fee] / $20 admission at door
Join us at our next Balkan Cafe for an exuberant evening of dancing, singing, eating and drinking with the amazing Bulgarika band on tour from Bulgaria! Enjoy the fine dance floor and excellent traditional Bulgarian folk music! Cash bar and truly delicious Bulgarian food will be for sale by Mam Mam Ila
7 p.m. - Food available and cash bar
8 p.m. - Dance party begins with Bulgarika
intermission will feature a preformance by Bosilek Bulgarian Folkdance Ensemble
Bulgarika 2016 is: Donka Koleva - vocals ; Nikolay Kolev - gadulka; Temelko Ivanov - kaval; and Nikolay Kodzhabashev - tambura.

Flying Cat Music presents
Garnet Rogers in Concert
7:30 p.m. (doors open 7:00 p.m.)
Empire State Railway Museum, 70 Lower High Street, Phoenicia, NY 12464
Admission is $20 admission or $18 with RSVP to flyingcatmusic@gmail.com
For information, call 845-688-9453 or email flyingcatmusic@gmail.com
On Friday, November 18, acclaimed Canadian folk singer and now author Garnet Rogers performs at the Empire State Railway Museum. It’s impossible to write about this upcoming evening with Garnet Rogers without commenting also about his brother, but that’s exactly how Garnet wants it. His extended concert tour is timed to coincide with the August publication of Garnet’s critically acclaimed, 735-page memoir Night Drive: Travels with My Brother, a darkly funny account of life on the road with his older brother—the legendary late folksinger Stan Rogers. Garnet hit that road as a full-time working musician at age 18, touring with Stan. Together, they formed what has come to be accepted as one of the most influential duos in the history of North American folk music. In addition to accompanying Stan in their band, Garnet also acted as producer and arranger for his brother from 1973 to 1983, when Stan died tragically in a plane fire on his way home from the Kerrville Folk Festival in Texas. The Canadian Encyclopedia, in defining Stan Roger's legacy, says: “Analogies to Dylan and Guthrie persist, but Rogers defies all comparison. He was a unique artist, whose art and presence personified an entire country and lifted the abstract notion of ‘Canadian culture’ to the highest levels of art.” In April 1982 Stan Rogers himself wrote, “no other person can claim to be so much of an influence on my music, or so indispensable to what I do as Garnet.”
Even when he doesn't arrive with a book in hand to read from, a Garnet Rogers concert is always multi-faceted. Beautiful lyrics, exquisite guitar work, and rollicking tales of his travels are all hallmarks of his style. The thoughts that his lyrics convey are often deeply introspective, but his themes are wide reaching and relevant to all. Garnet's songs engulf listeners gently, washing over the audience in resonant waves launched by his rich, baritone vocals and exquisite multi-instrumental musicianship. The effect can be hypnotic. Then, before you slip too deeply under, Garnet pulls you back with a wickedly wry observation or some seemingly straight forward story that morphs into a hysterical riff. This concert with Garnet Rogers will be a special and intimate experience.
Caffè Lena presents
Greg Klyma
8:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena at TBA, Saratoga Springs, NY

Tickets: $15, $12 members, $5 student & child
If you’ve been around folk clubs and festivals during the past dozen years, you've probably heard the name Greg Klyma. We've been card-carrying members of the Klyma fan club since the early days. He's among the most authentic of today’s folk troubadours, living out of his van until recently, cooking up stories and songs. Accenting his tumult of words with guitar, mandolin and piano, Greg regales with songs and tales of an America where people work hard, love their families, take care of each other, suffer poverty and unfairness, and come out the other side with their dignity intact and ready to sing another song. Going beyond his Woody Guthrie/Mark Twain sass of recent years, Klyma’s lastest album welcomes the listener to Klyma's universe: long drives alone full of solitary contemplation, landing somewhere in America to shake the rafters and remind everyone of the love and dedication that keeps us going. Greg will be accompanied tonight by Kevin Maul (Burns Sisters, Robin & Linda Williams, Lustre Kings) on dobro.

Flushing Town Hall announces
NEA Jazz Masters Summit Concert
8 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 Package: $125/$100 Members (Reserved Table for 2, Wine and Snacks)
This historic jazz concert features FIVE NEA Jazz Masters, recipients of the nation’s highest honor in jazz: Jimmy Heath (saxophones), Barry Harris (piano), Jimmy Owens (trumpet), George Coleman (saxophones), and Jimmy Cobb (drum), joined by bassist David Wong. This is truly a once-in-a-life-time event!

The Folkus Project presents
Acoustic Guitar Project
“One guitar. One week. One song”
8:00 p.m.
May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 East Genesee St, Syracuse, NY
Admission is $15. More info is available at www.folkus.org. Advance sale tickets are available via PayPal and other methods; advance ticket holders receive preferential seating.
“One guitar. One week. One song” is the tagline of the Acoustic Guitar Project, an international songwriting project that originated in New York City and has spread throughout the world; and now to Syracuse! Now, five Syracuse-area songwriters who participated in the project will appear together in a unique concert, where they will perform their new song (as well as two other originals) on one night, on one stage. The project was created to help musicians reconnect to the original moment that inspired them to be singer/songwriters. Each songwriter was challenged to create a brand new, original song in just one week, then hand the guitar to the next participant. Like any good song — in the process of being written — there’s no way of knowing where this project will go. That’s for the music to decide. We can only sit back, listen, and enjoy. Come and enjoy the results.

Childs Play
Featuring guest vocalist Karan Casey, all-Ireland fiddle champion Sheila Falls and National Scottish Fiddle champion Hanneke Cassel
8:00 p.m.
Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, New York, NY 10025, 212-864-5000
Tickets: $40/30; Members, Seniors, Students, Children $35/$25
Childs Play will be celebrating 30 years of touring by bringing their band of 14 fiddlers and 9 all-star instrumentalists, dancers and singers back to Symphony Space on Friday, November 18th. Their music traditions range from Irish, French-Canadian, Cape Breton, Bluegrass, Appalachian, and Scandinavian fiddle music, to jazz, swing, and classical music. Childsplay, a who's who of more than two dozen virtuoso fiddlers, will present an all-new production with special guest vocalist Karan Casey. Childsplay is the creation of Cambridge, MA luthier Bob Childs, a fiddler who has been making violins for nearly 35 years. The band name of “Childsplay” derives from the fact that all the members play violins and violas crafted by Childs himself. Led by Childs, the group includes the best of the best from all over the United States and Celtic World including all-Ireland fiddle champion Sheila Falls, National Scottish Fiddle champion Hanneke Cassel, Boston Symphony Violinist Bonnie Bewick, fiddler and singer Lissa Schneckenburger, New England Scottish Fiddle Champion Katie McNally, and more.The 2016 concert dates will also feature renowned dancers Kieran Jordan and Kevin Doyle.

...and beyond
Oldtone Roots Music Festival andDewey Hall present
MIKE & RUTH BAND
7:30 p.m.
Dewey Hall, 91 Main Street, Sheffield, MA 01257
Tickets: $20
Mike & Ruthy are coming to the Hall for the first time ever and they’re bringing the band. Woot! Woot!

November 18–20, 2016
Irish Arts Center presents Darrah Carr Dance: Celtic Jazz Tryst with Tara O’Grady and her Black Velvet Band Friday and Saturday | 8 p.m. Sunday | 3 p.m.
Family Shows: Saturday and Sunday | 11 a.m.
Donaghy Theatre, Irish Arts Center, 553 West 51st, New York, NY 10019
Tickets: $35 premium ($28 members) and $25 general ($20 members); Family shows: All tickets $15
On the heels of last season’s delightful collaboration, the Bessie award-nominated Darrah Carr Dance reunites with jazz vocalist Tara O’Grady and her Black Velvet Band for Celtic Jazz Tryst – a playful fusion of swing dance, tap rhythms, and Irish dance steps. Inspired by O’Grady, the “Irish-American Jazz Powerhouse” (Irish Central), Artistic Director Darrah Carr premieres exuberant new works for the cast of championship Irish dancers set to O’Grady’s jaunty sound spanning Celtic, folk, funk, blues, jazz, and swing. As a special highlight of the program, guest choreographer Seán Curran evokes the romance and charm of the Big Band Era with his whimsical piece On the Six

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Saturday, November 19, 2016
Spirit of the Harvest Cultural Celebration
10:00 a.m.-5 p.m.
SRC ARENA, 4585 West Seneca Turnpike, Syracuse, NY
Contact Info: 315-498-2622
Embrace the culture of the Haudenosaunee. This wonderful event features Haudenosaunee artists, a craft show, great food and entertainment. With entertainment from Noon-5 p.m.
Golden Link Folk Singing Society presents: Writing Songs with Guitar Workshop—Jeffrey Pepper Rogers
1-3 p.m.
Bernunzio Uptown Music, 122 East Ave, Rochester NY 14604
Workshop cost is $20.00. For reservations, call (585) 473-6140 or email .counter@bernunzio.com
Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers is the grand-prize winner of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and the founding editor of Acoustic Guitar magazine. He teams up with Wendy Ramsay, harmonizer extraordinaire, who adds flute, clarinet, guitar, accordion, and her quirky originals to the mix.

City Lore announces
Alligators in the Sewers and LES Tours
2:00-3:30 p.m.
Meet at City Lore, 56 East 1st Street, New York, NY 10003
Tickets: $15
Learn about “Sawing Manhattan Island in Half” and other urban legends in a unique and hilarious half hour talk. Then, enjoy an hour-long walking experience through the heart of the Lower East Side as professional tour guide Marc Wallace regales you with stories. As he leads you through the area’s iconic streets and history, Marc shares the stories of folks who helped forge this multi-ethnic neighborhood and its legendary New York “attitude.” Marc calls it “the 7 MMMMMMMs: moguls, movie stars, mobsters, mamalukes, mamacitas, mensches, meshuganahs...and more.”
Saturdays: October 1st and October 22nd; November 5th and November 19th

ArtsWestchester announces its
2016 GALA: Celebrating Women
The Ritz Carleton, Westchester, NY
Celebrating our Wonder Women:
Senator Andrea Stewart-Cousins, New York State Senator, Democratic Conference Leader
Barbaralee Diamonstein-Spielvogel, Chair, New York State Council on the Arts
Mary Calvi, Co-anchor for CBS 2 News
Maria Ferreira, Area President, Wells Fargo
Emily Grant, Arts Patron Extraordinaire
Now is the time to reserve your tickets, tables and journal ads for ArtsWestchester’s not-to-be missed Gala party. Whether as a corporate sponsor or individual arts patron, you’ll be in good company at ArtsWestchester’s extraordinary event. ArtsWestchester is once again “puttin on the Ritz” for its annual gala on Saturday, November 19, 2016 at the Ritz-Carlton, Westchester. Get ready for a rockin’ good time because we keep the FUN in fundraising! Proceeds from the gala support the programs and services of ArtsWestchester, working in schools, community sites, human services agencies, and after-school programs to insure the availability, accessibility, and diversity of the arts in Westchester County.

City Lore announces
Bronx Rising! Percussive Routes: Indo-Guyanese and Puerto Rican Dance and Drumming
Puerto Rican Heritage Month
In partnership with the BORIMIX Festival
7:00 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m.
6:30 p.m. Indo-Caribbean Food Tasting
7:00 p.m. Romanee Kalicharran & Co. present Bomba from Puerto Rico, and Kathak, a North Indian classical dance. Featuring percussionists Angel Reyes and Narenda Budhakar. Bronx Music Heritage Center (BMHC), 1303 Louis Niné Blvd., Bronx, NY
Free and open to the public
Artist-scholar Romanee Kalicharran will lead her group through her heritage with the two styles of music and dance: bomba from Puerto Rico and kathak, a North Indian classical dance. Using an intercultural performance technique that blends discourse and performance, Romanee will present the two dance and percussion forms. Featuring guest percussionist Angel Reyes on bomba barriles and Narenda Budhakar on tablas.
In partnership with the BORIMIX Festival.

The Bronx Rising! Music, Film & Spoken Word of the Borough series is curated by City Lore’s award-winning folklorist Elena Martínez and Grammy-nominated Bronx musician Bobby Sanabria.

Ashokan Music & Dance announces
Hudson Valley Community Dance: Annual Third Saturday Double Contra Dance Party and Potluck
3- 5 p.m., Challenging contras $8 5 - 7 p.m., Potluck, schmooze, jam, etc! (please bring servings for 6 so we have enough) 7 - 10:30 p.m., Evening Dance—$15
St John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 55 Wilbur Blvd., Poughkeepsie, NY 12603-3424
Admission: $15, $10 with full-time student ID
Children must be supervised by an adult
Dugan Murphy calling with The Russet Trio: Aldo Lavaggi: fiddle; Peter Madsen: guitar; and Seth Travins: bass

Golden Link Folk Singing Society presents: Pepper & Sassafras
7:30 p.m.
Rochester Christian Reformed Church, 2750 Atlantic Ave., Penfield, NY 14526
Advance $20 ($15 for Golden Link members); at the door $22 ($17 for Golden Link members); $10 for students; free to children 12 and under.
Jeffrey Pepper Rodgers is the grand-prize winner of the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and the founding editor of Acoustic Guitar magazine. He teams up with Wendy Ramsay, harmonizer extraordinaire, who adds flute, clarinet, guitar, accordion, and her quirky originals to the mix.

Caffè Lena presents
Mollie O’Brien and Rich Moore
8:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena at TBA, Saratoga Springs, NY

Tickets: $18, $16 members, $9 student & child
Singer Mollie O’Brien and guitarist Rich Moore have spent thirty years unlocking the secrets of the diverse array of styles that comprise the canon of American Roots Music. Geniuses at making songs their own while retaining the essence of the writer's vision, they are unafraid of risk taking, authoritative in their performance, and at the very top of their game. And to top it all off, theyre fun. Memorably, delightfully fun. Mollie is a GRAMMY-winning vocalist who flows effortlessly between blues, jazz, traditional folk, and rock styles. (Her little brother and sometimes musical collaborator, bluegrass crackerjack Tim O'Brien, has played our stage for years.) Mollie’s accompanist and husband, Rich Moore, is a powerhouse guitarist. Together they dance through a sweeping range of music with the grace and precision of Fred and Ginger, while between songs Rich unleashes some of the most side-splitting onstage commentary we’ve ever heard.

Caravan of Thieves
8:00 p.m.
The Nelson Odeon4035 Nelson Road, Cazenovia, NY
Contact Info: 315-655-9193
Gypsy folk troubadours Caravan of Thieves will return to stages across North America this fall after an electrifying year of lineup changes, personal and artistic growth, album releases and the unpredictable life of a touring musician.Fuzz and Carrie Sangiovanni, the musical couple, founding members, front people and creative team behind the band have forged their Caravan of Thieves forward this year by introducing a variety of new stringed instrument players, other musical guests and an ever-expanding artistic vision that continues to develop. Originally inspired by the big band swing era, the Quintette du Hot Club de France, and early American folk music, the acoustic guitar playing and singing duo took local musicians Brian Anderson (upright bass) and Ben Dean (violin) out on the road with them to test drive their new concept. By the end of their first year, the Caravan began to gain recognition for their distinctive style, released their debut full-length album Bouquet (2009) and shared stages with a wide variety of artists such as Emmylou Harris, Dan Hicks, The Decemberists, Keb Mo, Tom Tom Club, Punch Brothers, and many others. After the release of the most recent Caravan of Thieves album Kiss Kiss in spring of 2015, Fuzz, Carrie and the band toured throughout the US and UK in support of the album, made a few music videos and continued to recruit new fans (affectionately known as “Freaks” on the Caravan scene). Since the beginning of 2016 they’ve toured nationally with a new violinist or two, new bassists, a trumpet player and whoever else they could work into the mix, as well as releasing a new album this summer as just “Fuzz and Carrie” called Maple Hill Sessions, Vol 1 (2016), an especially intimate recording inspired by the recent duo moments in the Caravan of Thieves shows. The recharged Caravan now head back out on the road for a Fall tour with a few select Northeast and Midwest dates, stopping in Cazenovia, NY for a return performance at The Nelson Odeon.

Eighth Step at Proctors presents
Christine Lavin & Don White
7:30 p.m.
Proctors, GE Theatre, 432 State Street, Schenectady, NY
Call Eighth Step TicketLine: 518-434-1703
Tickets: $26–$50 (Gold Circle includes pre-show Meet & Greet)
Leave your worries at the theatre door, and join Christine Lavin and Don White for a night of comedy and music – unlike any other! “It doesn't sound like a folk concert, it sounds like a comedy concert,” says White of his laughter-inducing co-bills with Lavin. Since 2008 these two veteran performers have brought their unique brand of hilarious musical comedy to audiences across the US, proving night after night that comedy can be smart, friendly, and breathtakingly funny without being vulgar or pejorative. This is a show for anyone who wants to laugh with abandon, then feel good all the way home. Lord knows, in the shadow of this presidential season, we can use the magnificent duo of Lavin and White, with their original brand of boisterous music and comedy: smart, fresh, fun, smart and intriguing.

Robert Browning Associates presents
LA BANDA MORISCA
From Andalusia to North Africa and the Near East

8:00 p.m.
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue (at 3rd Ave), Downtown Brooklyn
Tickets: $25; seniors, students $21
La Banda Morisca, from Jerez de la Frontera in the heart of Andalusia, performs an intoxicating blend of traditional flamenco with Arab-Andalusian melodies and rock. Composed of musicians from different backgrounds who have collaborated with many remarkable world music bands, including Radio Tarifa, La Banda Morisca evokes the cultural heritage of ancient al-Andalus and its reflection in the sounds of the current Andalusia, the Maghreb, and the Near East. The group features a singer and four musicians on traditional and contemporary instruments, including oud (lute), guitarra Morisca (Moorish guitar), tarota (oboe), banjo, bass, percussion, saxophones, and drums.

...and beyond
Connecticut Historical Society announces
BEHIND-THE-SCENES TOURS
November Mustache Tour

2-5 p.m.
Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth St., Hartford CT 06105
$10 CHS members, $15 non-members
Pre-registration required; Register online here
Men in Connecticut have been manscaping for centuries-come see the evidence of facial hair fashion captured in paint, photography, and even wood in our collections. Learn more about what your beard said about you in days past and how ideas about masculinity were written on men's faces.

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Sunday, November 20, 2016
StoryCircle at Proctors Theater announces
Tellabration 2016: It Ain'’t Necessarily So
2 p.m.
GE Theatre, Proctors, 432 State St., Schenectady, NY 12305
Tickets are $12, $10 for groups of 8 or more, and $6 for students. For more information, contact the Proctors Box Office at (518) 346-6204, 432 State Street, Schenectady. For more information about Story Circle at Proctors, visit www.storycircleatproctors.org or call 383-4620.

This live spoken word performance of contemporary and traditional stories for adults and teens features 10 storytellers: Claire Beetlestone of Cooperstown, Fran Berger of Castleton, Kent Busman of Scotia, Betty Cassidy of Saratoga, Kate Dudding of Clifton Park, Adam Hoffman of Watervliet, Christy Keegan of Saratoga, Eliud Nieves of Ithaca, Joe Peck of Saratoga and Sandy Schuman of Albany, as well as emcee Karen Pillsworth, Storyteller Laureate of Kingston.

Producer Kate Dudding explains, “This year’s theme allows us to share humorous, heart-warming and/or dramatic tales of unexpected and extraordinary happenings. All of our tellers can be viewed on Story Circle's YouTube channel http://StoryCircleAtProctors.org/youtube

“One of the goals of Story Circle at Proctors is to bring the one of oldest performing art forms, storytelling, to the attention of the public,” adds producer Alden (Joe) Doolittle. “Tellabration is also a fund raiser: the profits from the previous twenty Tellabrations have underwritten 100 storytelling events in the greater Capital Region. This year, four events were underwritten at: Berne Public Library, Nassau Free Library, Rensselaerville Library and a house concert in Castleton.” Also $2 of each ticket is donated to the Schenectady Inner City Ministry Summer Lunch program where they feed nearly 2,000 children each day. Tellabration!TM is a project of the National Storytelling Network www.storynet.org.

NorthWest Family YMCA presents
Acoustic Music Jam
2-4 p.m.
NorthWest Family YMCA, 8040 River Road, Baldwinsville NY 13027
Contact: The Art Director, at 303-5966 ext. 225
Cost: Free
Traditional, Folk, Country, Bluegrass and Rock music is welcome. Open to all ages and skill levels, members and non-members alike. No registration is required. Bring your musical instruments (guitar, voice, banjo, mandolin, flute, etc.) and music stand. Come join the fun or just come to listen. The Jam is hosted by Steve Pfanenstiel.

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

Museum at Eldridge Street presents
IN CONVERSATION Edward Hirsch and Alec Wilkinson
3:00 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002, 212.219.088
RSVP now. $14 adults; $10 students and seniors, includes Museum admission.
The 1887 Eldridge Street Synagogue’s immigrant founders were anything but wizened old men. Most of the congregation's leaders were in their 30s and 40s, savvy businessmen, and active in neighborhood affairs. Hear the stories of a banker, a butcher, a budding boxer and other characters who filled the pews. Discover the story of this magnificent National Historic Landmark.When poet Edward Hirsch’s son died tragically, his friend, writer Alec Wilkinson, encouraged him to write through his grief. The result was Hirsch’s heartbreakingly beautiful book-length poem, Gabriel. Hirsch and Wilkinson will discuss the creation of this modern day elegy, written in the grip of the poet's suffering.

Caffè Lena presents
Caravan of Thieves
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena at TBA, Saratoga Springs, NY

Tickets: $22, $20 members, $11 student & child
Inspired by the big band swing era, the Quintette du Hot Club de France, and American folk and Vaudeville, Caravan of Thieves brings a storm of gypsy jazz to the stage. Fronted by Fuzz and Carrie Sangiovanni, this high-spirited, endlessly creative string and junk band has released five albums and played hundreds of stages coast to coast. Their live performances are nothing short of electrifying, flowing from intimate acoustic duets to rousing percussion jams and big audience stomp and clap sing-alongs.

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Tuesday, November 22, 2016
Center for Traditional Music and Art announces
Mariachi Real de Mexico 25th Anniversary Gala
8 p.m.
Carnegie Hall: Weill Recital Hall, 57th Street and Seventh Ave., NYC
Tickets: $40–$80
Mariachi Real de Mexico celebrates its 25th Anniversary with a gala concert at Carnegie Hall, featuring the Mariachi Academy of New York, the Azlo Chamber Orchestra, guitarist Nilko Andreas Guarin and baritone Jose Adan Perez.

Additionally, you can join the Mariachi Academy of New York and Mariachi Association of St. Cecilia in New York on Monday, November 21 at 7 p.m. for a Mass in honor of the feast day of the patron saint of music, St. Cecilia at St. Patrick’s Cathedral, 5th Avenue and 50th Street. Free and open to the public.

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016
Caffè Lena presents
Acoustic Blues Open Mic & Jam at Spring Street Gallery
Sign up is 7 pm. Names are pulled out of a lottery at 7:30. A monthly featured act opens up with a short set and the open mic follows 8 p.m.
Spring St. Gallery, Saratoga Springs, NY
Admission is $5
If you have the blues, play the blues, or love the blues—we got you covered! Caffè Lena and The Saratoga Acoustic Blues Society team up to present a monthly acoustic blues open mic. Bring your acoustic guitar, harps, slides, mandolin, bass or whatever (Lena’s has the piano) and sign up for a slot to play solo, as a duo, ensemble or even have players in the room join you on stage. The event is held on the 4th Wednesday of the month and is hosted by Sonny Speed.

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Friday, November 25
Center for Traditional Music and Dance (CTMD) announces
HaitiArtizana: A Folk Art Sale Benefit Haitian Women for Haitian Refugees
4 p.m.-8 p.m.
208 Parkside Ave, 2nd Floor, Brooklyn
Free!
Join Verite Sou Tanbou’s partner organization Haitian Women for Haitian Refugees for a celebration of survivors on the International Day for the Elimination of Violence Against Women. Silent auction of rare and original Haitian folk art and affordable hand crafted jewelry made by women artisans in Haiti. All proceeds will benefit Haitian Women for Haitian Refugees programs, Adult Literacy, and Assisting Haitian refugees and women applicants for political asylum and VAWA.

Friday, November 25–Sunday, November 27, 2016
Albany Institute of History & Art presents Home for the Holidays: Free Thanksgiving Weekend
Friday, November 25, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Saturday, November 26, 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Sunday, November 27, 12:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12210
Free admission
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 Wine

Take your photograph with Santa

Discover decorated trees and mantlepieces

Admire a special exhibition of miniature dioramas by Joan Steiner (1943–2010), an award-winning illustrator and creator of the Look-Alikes® books

Make handmade ornaments in the Art Studio

Shop for fun, old-fashioned toys, handmade ornaments, crafts and gifts made by area artisans in our Museum Holiday Shop

Savor exquisite treats from Crisan Bakery

Explore our current exhibitions, including The Art of Seating: 200 Years of American Design, Spotlight: Alexander Hamilton, and Rock & Roll Icons: Photographs by Patrick Harbron

Saturday, November 26, 2016
Ganondagan State Historic Site and Friends of Ganondagan announce
FREE DOCUMENTARY FILM SCREENING OF OHERO:KON-UNDER THE HUSK
Mohawk filmmaker Katsitsionni Fox will be in attendance for discussion about resurgence of Rites of Passage Ceremony for young women
2-4 p.m.
Seneca Art & Culture Center at Ganondagan, 7000 County Rd. 41, Victor, NY
Free
Ohero:kon-Under the Husk, a documentary about the resurgence of the Rites of Passage Ceremony for youth in the Mohawk community of Akwesasne, will be featured at Ganondagan State Historic Site on Saturday, November 26 at 2:00 p.m. followed by a talk by producer/director Katsitsionni Fox (Mohawk). This event is free and open to the public, and takes place at the Seneca Art & Culture Center. Ms. Fox’s film offers an inside view through the eyes of two young Mohawk women as they embark on a road less traveled, journeying through their traditional passage rites and on to womanhood. This Rites of Passage ceremony was revived by Mohawk Bear Clan Mother Louise McDonald Herne in a desperate attempt to remedy social ills faced by the such as drug abuse, domestic violence, self harm, suicide, and loss of culture and language. Throughout the four-year process, the young women’s sacrifices test them in every way: mentally, physically, emotionally and spiritually. Their struggles unfold as they navigate two worlds, the fast-paced western world and the spiritual path of their ancestors on their journey to become women. The film documents this phenomenon and its growth over the past 10 years, from seven youth participants to now more than 90 each year. This “movement” has an energy of its own, and has brought together a factioned community. It has had a far-reaching effect, with sister communities following suit in these teachings.
Katsitsionni Fox has been making films since 2003 in the Mohawk Territory of Akwesasne, where she resides. Her credits include: Sacredly Stoked, a short drama related to the traditional uses of tobacco. This film was distributed across Ontario and partially funded by Cancer Care Ontario. She has also produced several short films that relate to domestic violence and environmental awareness. Katsitsionni has a personal connection to this film; when the Passage Rites Ceremony was revived in her community, she knew it was going to change the community forever. She was compelled to document and share this story.

POLKA vs. COUNTRY
Polish Food * Polish Beer * Polish Spirits
Doors open at 5 p.m.; Line Dance Lessons with Bev at 6:00 p.m.
Music at 7 p.m.
Nashville’s II, 8166 Main Street, Williamsville, NY 14221
For more information or advance tickets: Email DyngusNY@aol.com or call 716-276-9225
On the Polka side featuring: The U.S.P.A. Award winning, POLKA COUNTRY MUSICIANS. and on the Country side: WEST OF THE MARK.
The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall presents
Jackie Evancho
7:30 p.m.
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, 30 2nd St, Troy, NY 12180
Tickets: $79, $59, $49, $29
Tickets are available now via phone, (518) 273-0038, in person, or online at www.troymusichall.org. Tickets are available at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Box Office, 30 Second Street, Troy, Monday through Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Jackie’s first performance on America’s Got Talent left audiences and judges astonished that such a perfect, beautiful, soprano voice could come from a 10-year-old girl. The young soprano from Pittsburgh with the stunning voice won runner-up and launched her music career, signing with Columbia Records, shortly thereafter. Since her appearance on the show that made her famous Jackie has been able to break through being typecast as “reality show singer” and has established herself as a legitimate force within the classical crossover genre. In the short time since gaining fame, Jackie’s unique, gorgeous, soprano voice has won her millions of fans and her recordings have dominated the music and DVD charts. Now 16 years old, she released three covers: “Writings On the Wall,” “Safe and Sound,” “Coming Home,” and one new original song written especially for her, “Apocalypse.” These new releases are part of Jackie’s plan to evolve musically.

Caffè Lena presents
Annie & The Hedonists
8:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena at TBA, Saratoga Springs, NY

Tickets: $20, $18 members, $10 student & child
This breezy, fun-loving band led by Annie and Jonny Rosen has taken ownership of Thanksgiving weekend at Lena’s. They’re the perfect ensemble to entertain all your out of town visitors, even those who think they only like rock, or classical, or video games. 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. And, for some reason we won’t examine too closely, that seems to hit the sweet spot of pretty much everyone!

Earlville Opera House presents
Bandits on the Run
Mischievous Indie Americana
8:00 p.m.
Earlville Opera House, East Main Street, Earlville, NY, 315/691-3550
Order tickets online.
Bandits on the Run are your friendly neighborhood criminals, whose sole purpose is to reinvigorate the element of surprise by making musical mischief in unexpected places. At the center of this dangerous crime ring are Roy Dodger, guitar and vocals (a.k.a. Adrian Enscoe); Bonanza Jellyfish, cello and vocals (a.k.a. Sydney Shepherd); and “Clarissa,” percussion and vocals (a.k.a. Regina Strayhorn). Bandits on the Run is a Brooklyn-based trio, notorious for stealing hearts and serenading strangers. They first gained infamy conducting “musical sticks-ups” in the subways of New York City with their three part-harmony and nostalgic sensibilities. All three bring their unique voices and songwriting abilities to the table, creating a variety of sounds and styles that create a musical web of sound hard to pin down, and even harder to resist. To your ears, these whimsical criminals will sound like a nostalgic medley of old and new. Their tools are various and sundry, a motley mix of off-beat pop music covers, reworked jazz and rock standards, and originals that’ll make you feel like deja vu all over again. They’ve amassed a collection of songs, stolen and original alike, that some say would charm the pants off of even the most callous New Yorker.

...and beyond
Dewey Hall announces
HOLIDAY CRAFT FAIR & CHILI LUNCH
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Dewey Hall, 91 Main Street, Sheffield, MA 01257
ADMISSION - FREE
CHILI LUNCH - $5 / BOWL
VENDING FEE - $35. Email bassett06@verizon.net for vendors sign-u
Join us for what we are sure will become a new holiday tradition at the Hall. Featuring up to a dozen plus crafters and a chili bar with three types of chili options and all the fixings.

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Sunday, November 27, 2016
Borderline Folk Music Club presents
John Guth, Tim O’Donohue, and Susan Kane
1:00 p.m.
The Nanuet Public Library, 149 Church Street, Nanuet, NY
Admission: $10
For reservations and questions please contact Greta at Intrend@yahoo.com
Parking available at the library and at the school next door
Water, soda, and simple snacks will be available for purchase.
JOHN GUTH. Multi-talented, John is a guitarist, composer, producer and audio engineer. He has toured and/or recorded with such artists as Tom Paxton, Judy Collins, Suzanne Vega, Tom Chapin and many others. His music opens and closes the Grammy Award winning Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire audio book.
TIM O’DONOHUE. Tim is a local music legend. With a powerhouse voice he delivers a passionate performance in his own unique style that energizes his audience and makes them smile. He tosses juke joint, bluegrass, country and honky tonk into a blender and turns it on high.
SUSAN KANE. Susan Kane’s sweet and sharp Americana is an alchemy of stuff dug from the dirt, born from books, gleaned from the air, yesterday’s news and tomorrow’s daydreams. She weaves words and melodies to create songs she hopes you will remember.

Announcing the first annual ROOTSTOCK!
A celebration of music and local agriculture dedicated to “rooting the next generation of farmers!”
6:00 p.m.
TOWNE CRIER CAFE, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY 12508 / 845-855-1300
Suggested donation: $20
The festival will feature three acclaimed indie bands, Floodwood, Daisycutter, and Steamboats, with ties to the New York farming and conservation communities, with all proceeds benefiting American Farmland Trust (AFT) and National Young Farmers Coalition (NYFC). American Farmland Trust’s mission is to protect farmland, promote sound farming practices, and keep farmers on the land. Today, AFT is dedicated to preserving the nation’s farm and ranch land, and critical natural resources like soil and water. AFT makes sure to never forget that it is people—our family farmers and ranchers—who feed us and sustain America.
National Young Farmers Coalition represents, mobilizes, and engages young farmers to ensure their success. NYFC envisions a country where young people who are willing to work, get trained, and take a little risk, can support themselves and their families in farming.
As the average age of the American farmer nears 60, without young farmers able and willing to step into their shoes, we jeopardize our nation’s food access and security, and risk losing our valuable farmland to development. These are the challenges to the next generation of farming that AFT and NYFC are dedicated to addressing. Join us for an evening of music and fun as we celebrate and support our local farmers—and help grow the next generation!

Caffè Lena presents
Dan Berggren & Alex Smith
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena at The Studio, Greenfield Center, Saratoga Springs, NY

Tickets: $18, $16 members, $9 student & child
United in their passion for the people and way of life in the North Country, veteran folksinger Dan Berggren and emerging singer-songwriter Alex Smith have discovered similarities that far out-number their 40-year age gap: both were raised in small Adirondack towns, keep an ear out for local stories, and write songs that reach beyond the Blue Line. Both have beautiful, resonant voices and a fine touch on the 6-string guitar. Berggren is a tradition-based songsmith who writes with honesty, humor and a strong sense of place. His songs are of home, hard working people, and taking care of our planet and each other. The award-winning musician and educator has entertained throughout NYS and in Eastern Europe and Central Africa. Smith is the son of a Long Lake boatbuilder/historian/banjo player. As such he was immersed in folk tradition from birth. Influenced by Canadian folksinger Stan Rogers, Alex's songs speak of proud cultural traditions intersecting with the challenges of modern times. In the couple years he has been on a virtually non-stop tour, playing well over 200 dates a year in the US and Europe.

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Monday and Tuesday, November 28–29, 2016
The Eighth Step and Help Fight AIDS Through Books and Music will again be holding a joint fund raiser:
MEDIA SALE
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Empire State Plaza, Concourse, Albany, NY
This time in addition to CDs, vinyl records, and songbooks, the sale will also include movie DVDs and Audio Books on CD, the sale will also include movies and Audio Books on CDs. Donations are needed including music CDs, jazz and rock vinyl records, songbooks, movie DVDs and Audio Books on CDs. To donate, contact Steve by email or at (518- 482-5602) or Ed by phone at (518)-281-1414.

Tuesday, November 29, 2016
City Lore announces
Steve Zeitlin: The Poetry of Everyday Life: Storytelling and the Art of Awareness
7:00 p.m.
Poets House 10 River Terrace, New York, NY 10282
Tickets available at the door: $10 for adults, $7 for students and seniors. Free to Poets House members.
City Lore’s executive director, Steve Zeitlin, will take the stage at Poets House on November 29th at 7 p.m. to talk about his new book The Poetry of Everyday Life: Storytelling and the Art of Awareness. In his talk, Zeitlin urges us to break down the barriers between our everyday selves and our creative selves, and choose the creative life. Joining Zeitlin will be some of his “teachers”—people who he met who exemplify living poetically, such as Haitian poet Denize Lauture and Annie Lanzillotto, Queen of the Spaldeen, who has used the classic New York City rubber ball a potent metaphor for her life and art. This celebration of the central role of artful words, spoken and written, will make you want to pick up your pen-or computer-and write. A brief writing exercise concludes the talk. Books will be available for signing, and are available on Amazon.com and Cornell University Press.

Golden Link Folk Singing Society presents: Golden Link Potpourri Jam Concert
7:30 p.m.
Twelve Corners Presbyterian Church, 1200 Winton Rd S., Rochester, NY 14618
Tickets $5 at the door.
The Potpourri Jam features Golden Link club members. The names of performers are drawn at random several weeks in advance and musicians are placed into several groups who each then plan, rehearse, and perform at this special member showcase concert.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Museum at Eldridge Street presents
Jane Jacobs Centennial Lecture: Gary Hattern
6:30 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002, 212.219.088
RSVP: Pay what you wish
Gary Hattem is president of the Deutsche Bank Americas Foundation, Managing Director of their Community Development Finance Group, and a former community-based low-income housing developer.

Irish Arts Center presents Roger Rosenblatt: Reading & Conversation
7:30 p.m.
Donaghy Theatre, Irish Arts Center, 553 West 51st, New York, NY 10019
Tickets: $12 general / $10 members
The New York Times bestselling author reads from his novel Thomas Murphy, about the title character’s childhood on an island off the coast of Ireland, and his later life as a dreamer and poet in New York. Alice McDermott will join Rosenblatt in conversation after the reading.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

Humanities New York announces
Apply now for Spring 2017 Reading & Discussion programs!

Applications are due Friday, December 15 for a Spring 2017 program!

Open to any tax-exempt organization in New York State, Humanities New York’s Reading & Discussion Programs for Adults bring together community members for a series of thematically-linked, text-based conversations about important ideas. Thirteen themes are available:

American Politics and Citizenship Today: NEW! What does it mean to be an American in the 21st century? What does a model American do, and what responsibilities do Americans have to their communities and each other?This theme engages with these questions and others regarding politics and the current state of civic thought, feeling, and participation.

Votes for Women! NEW! 2017 marks the centennial of women’s suffrage in New York State. As part of the Council’s slate of programming marking the centennial, we are proud to offer this Reading & Discussion series focused on the decades-long fight for women’s suffrage in New York and beyond.

Pulitzer “Campfire” Readings: Reaching for the American Dream: NEW! Celebrate the centennial of the Pulitzer Prizes with this reading and discussion theme! Featuring five Pulitzer winning novels with contemporary resonance, this series looks at how authors have depicted the striving to better oneself and achieve the American dream – and how, despite our efforts, we often end of up unfulfilled or clashing with other elements of society.

James Baldwin's America: More than any other American author, James Baldwin speaks to both the promise and failures of American democracy. This R&D series provides citizens throughout New York State the opportunity to engage in substantive conversations about race and American society through Baldwin’s writings. NOTE: Facilitators for this theme must attend a day-long training at HNY’s Manhattan office. Travel expenses will be paid for those coming from outside New York City.

In Cold Blood: True Crime, An American Genre: Celebrate the 50th anniversary of Truman Capote’s
In Cold Blood by looking at some of the most terrible crimes in American history – and reading the words of those writers who thoughtfully illuminated such acts.

The Serious Side of Food: With books selected by noted restaurant critic and former HNY board member Mimi Sheraton, this series explores the complex, often overlooked personal, social, and cultural relationships we have with food, from the politics of food production to diet fads.

Our World Remade: World War I: Delve into the tragic and transformative events of “war to end all wars” through literature, poetry, and historical documents.

Serving: Standing Down: A special program for veterans, providing space for them to reflect on their service as well as the challenges and opportunities of transitioning from active duty to civilian life.

Growing & Aging: How does our perception of ourselves transform as we grow older? In what ways does aging change how we view others? How has the concept of “age” changed over time?

Lincoln on the Civil War: This series uses Selected Speeches, a volume of nine addresses delivered over the course of Lincoln’s political career, to explore issues of freedom, civic duty, slavery, and the Constitution.

Making Sense of the Civil War: This series explores different facets of the Civil War experience, informed by reading the words written or spoken by powerful voices from the past and present.

Muslim Journeys: Explore the diverse experiences and perspectives of Muslims around the world through literature and memoir.

Serving: Why and how do we choose to serve others? What is the relationship between those who serve and those who are served? If we serve, what sustains and renews us?

How to Apply
You choose a theme, decide how many sessions to hold, and find a local scholar to facilitate the discussions. After you’re awarded the program, you then select readings from our themed book lists that work best for your community. Sample syllabi can be found on HNY’s website.

Applications to host a Spring series are due Friday, December 15. Humanities New York trains your scholar-facilitator and pays him or her an honorarium of $150 per session. Host sites agree to pay a session fee of $25 per session; a limited number of waivers are available. Sites have the option of borrowing texts from HNY. Spring series must be scheduled between February and June 2017.

You can apply here. Humanities New York now requires registration and application through our online system.

Please note, HNY does not formally pair host organizations with scholar-facilitators. If you are interested in facilitating one of these programs, you are encouraged to reach out to potential host organizations in your community, telling them about the program and how it works. Interested scholar-facilitators are welcome to sign up for one of the informational webinars. Humanities New York only accepts applications from host organizations.

Learn More
Join us for one of these upcoming webinars to learn more about how R&D programs are structured, available themes, and how to apply. Click here to register for an informational webinar on:
Friday, November 18 at 3 p.m.
Take a look at our Adult R&D Programs webpage. If you have questions, call or email Program Officer Adam Capitanio (acapitanio@humanitiesny.org, 212-233-1131).


Long Island Traditions presents
Rangoli Workshops

Saturdays November 12 and 19, and December 10 and 17, from 10 a.m.–12 p.m.
East Meadow Library, 1886 Front Street, East Meadow, NY

In LI Traditions’ continuing ethnic folk arts class series, we’re delighted to present a class series of the traditional Indian art rangoli, floor, and entrance decorations that are made using traditional designs during Diwali. The colorful patterns are based on designs that are passed down from generation to generation. The classes will be taught by Sonia Arora, a master Indian teaching artist.

Admission is free, but registration is suggested. To register, call (516) 794-2570.

These classes are designed for families and adults.


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

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


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

8-11 p.m.
Co-sponsored with and held at the Aubergine Cafe, 49-22 Skillman Avenue at the corner of 50th Street in Woodside, Queens
Information: 718-899-1735
A voluntary contribution is requested on guest nights.
Come join us every Wednesday for a 3-hour pub style sing-around. All songs are welcome, as are acoustic instruments. Occasionally there is a featured guest performer for part of the evening. Sandwiches, salads, coffee, tea, wine, and beer are available.
Featured performers: Nov. 2: Brenda Castles, Nov. 16: Mary Courtney


City Lore announces its
URBAN CLASSROOM: New Classes & Workshops Sharing the Traditions of the City


City Lore will be celebrating 30 years this fall! To celebrate, we want to share some of our knowledge, as well as that of artists and scholars that we’ve learned from ourselves. With that we introduce the Urban Classroom—a series of classes and workshops designed to help you engage more deeply with your city, your neighbors, your history and yourself. In the Urban Classroom series you can learn about documenting your family and community, using the arts to engage with the city, personal myths, and the musical traditions that ring out from the rooftops.

Register today and harvest the rewards all season long. Call 212-529-1955 x 13 or follow the links below.

Classes take place in the City Lore Gallery/Community Center at 56 E. First Street, New York, NY (Second Avenue F train station) unless otherwise noted.

The Sounds of the City
Three sessions on Tuesdays, 7:00-9:00 p.m.: November 29th, and December 6th and 13th
$150

Bookmaking with a New York Twist
Six sessions on Wednesday, 6:30-9:00 p.m.: November 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th, and December 7th and 14th
$350

Taller de Son Jarocho — Son Jarocho Music Workshop
Classes are conducted primarily in Spanish, with some bilingual accommodation.
Every Monday, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
$10 donation. Son Jarocho classes are subject to cancellation. Please check City Lore’s calendar each week to confirm scheduling.


Middle Atlantic Folklife Association (MAFA), in partnership with the Eastern American Studies Association and the incipient Society of Americanists , announces
CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Biannual Conference of the Middle Atlantic Folklife Association (MAFA)
Theme: “Milestones, Markers, and Moments: Turning Points in American Experience and Tradition”
March 31–April 1, 2017, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

In the upcoming year, Americans might reflect on several critical moments of the nation’s past and anticipate markers of the future that will define its experience and tradition. One hundred years ago in April 1917, the United States entered World War I to make the world “safe for democracy,” according to President Woodrow Wilson. Fifty years ago in January 1967, the Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs competed in the first Super Bowl in Los Angeles. That spring, urban racial violence erupted, and by June and July it would reach significant magnitude in Boston, Tampa, and Newark. By summer’s end, over 150 cities had exploded. The year wound to its end with over 100,000 people marching on Washington to protest their country’s prosecution of the Vietnam War. The year 1967 also saw turning points in the academic world. Responding to the racial unrest of the late sixties, the American Studies Association executive committee had elected the distinguished African-American scholar John Hope Franklin as its president. He would preside at the association’s first national convention in October. At Penn State Harrisburg, for the first time the graduating class included American Studies majors. Twenty years before that, Franklin & Marshall College had created the first folklore department in the state, and a public state folklorist position with an Americanist focus was created. At both the national and local level, these events rank as milestones for the country and its study.

This year, MAFA, in partnership with the Eastern American Studies Association and the incipient Society of Americanists, a coalition of persons and organizations devoted to the study of American culture, invites proposals for papers, panels, forums, and workshops related to the broad theme of turning points in American history, folklife, education, cultural conservation, heritage, and society. The program committee is particularly interested in examples of public memory and memorialization that have played notable roles in American culture and its global reach. Closer to the present, we also invite analyses of the presidential election of 2016 as a milestone event, already distinguished historically by the first woman to run for president as candidate of a major party.

MAFA hopes for presentations suggested by the conference theme and its discussion. As well, we welcome panels on topics of significance to scholars engaged in folklore and folklife studies that the conference theme otherwise might exclude. We are, in other words, open to proposals that fall outside the conference theme.


Submission Guidelines:

For Individual Presenters: Send a short abstract (no more than 200 words) and a brief CV or resume (no more than two pages). Place your name and email address on both documents.

For Pre-formed Panels: Send a cover sheet with the title of the panel, the names of each participant, and the titles of their presentations. Include a short abstract of each paper (no more than 200 words each) as well as a brief CV or resume for each panel participant (no longer than two pages).

All materials should be sent to Jennifer Drissel (jzd5551@psu.edu) before Monday, January 16, 2017. Those affiliated with either MAFA, EASA, or SOA should send proposals/CVs to Jennifer Drissel and should indicate their organizational affiliation in their submission. In some cases, a submitter may indicate more than one affiliation.

Graduate students whose proposals are accepted will be encouraged to submit their final papers electronically several weeks prior to the conference to be considered for the Simon J. Bronner Award for the outstanding graduate paper in American Studies. The conference will also host an Undergraduate Roundtable. Faculty members interested in having their undergraduate students present research at the conference should contact Dr. Francis Ryan of La Salle University (ryan@lasalle.edu). Roundtable participants will compete for the Francis Ryan Award, awarded annually to the outstanding undergraduate paper.

Any general questions can be directed to Mira Johnson (MAFA) (ryan@lasalle.edu), David Puglia (MAFA) (david.puglia@bcc.cuny.edu), or John Haddad (EASA) (david.puglia@bcc.cuny.edu).


The Society for Applied Anthropology announces
The Peter K. New Student Research Competition/Award
The Society for Applied Anthropology sponsors an annual research competition for students (graduate and undergraduate) in the social and behavioral sciences.


Three cash prizes will be awarded:
First prize: $3,000
Second prize: $1,500
Third prize: $500

In addition, each of the three winners will receive travel funds ($350) to attend the annual meeting of SfAA (in Santa Fe, NM, in March 2017). A Baccarat crystal trophy will be presented to the first place winner.

The competition and award honors the late Peter Kong-ming New, a distinguished medical sociologist-anthropologist.

The deadline for receipt of submissions is December 31, 2016.

Please visit the SfAA web site for additional information on the New Competition and Award.


Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor announces
World Canals Conference 2017: Call for Presentations
Syracuse, September 24 to 28, 2017


Do you have experience to share, lessons learned, or innovative ideas on the topic of Canals as Agents of Transformation? Share it with the world at the 2017 World Canals Conference in Syracuse, September 24 to 28, 2017. The Call for Presentations is now open. We're looking for engaging sessions on innovative development and successes in leveraging historic, cultural and natural assets to drive transformation. Consider these potential topics:
*Innovation in attracting new users to inland waterways and retaining the ones we have
*Transformative development/reinvestment projects
*Recognizing and celebrating waterways through art and public events
*Inspiring and energizing future generations of canallers
*Design, construction, repair and operation of canal structures
*Water quality, environmental remediation and control of invasive species

Visit www.wcc2017syracuse.com for details and to submit a proposal. Proposals must be submitted by March 1, 2017.

About WCC2017: Each year, the WCC brings hundreds of canal enthusiasts, professionals, and scholars from around the world together to discuss canals and inland waterways as a means to promote tourism, spur economic and community development, improve environmental quality, and exchange best practices on protection strategies for historic sites. This will be the first time WCC is to be held in North America since 2010. WCC2017 is co-hosted by the New York State Canal Corporation, Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor, and Visit Syracuse. It will be held at Marriott Downtown Syracuse and is sponsored by I Love NY and National Grid, along with many other businesses and foundations.


ONGOING EXHIBITIONS AND PRODUCTIONS


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

April 1, 2016 —December 31, 2016

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

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

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

June 12, 2016 — December 31, 2016


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

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

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


June 12, 2016 — December 31, 2016


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

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


June 18, 2016 —November 13, 2016

The Noble Maritime Collection presents
“Modern Ruins: Paintings by Anna Held Audette (1939–2013)” Opening Reception, Sunday, 17, 2016, 2-4 p.m.
Thursday-Sunday, 1-5 p.m.
Noble Maritime Collection, located in the Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Building D, Staten Island, NY 10301
For more information about the exhibition, call (718) 447-6490
The Noble Maritime Collection will present “Modern Ruins: Paintings by Anna Held Audette (1939–2013).” A distinguished teacher and artist, Audette’s paintings of industrial ruins and obsolete machinery chronicle the decline of industry in the United States. The exhibition will include a selection of her large paintings, some of which were done in ship’s boneyards on the Staten Island shoreline.

July 17, 2016 —December 11, 2016

Neuberger Museum of Art presents
Post No Bills: Public Walls as Studio and Source
Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase College SUNY, 735 Anderson Hill Road, Purchase, New York 10577, 914-251-6100
Museum Hours: Tuesday, Thursday to Sunday: Noon-5 p.m. and Wednesday: Noon-8 p.m.
Admission: $5.00 General Public; $3.00 Seniors. Free admission for Museum members, children 12 and under, and Purchase College students, faculty, and staff
Work by nine internationally renowned artists who use the urban landscape as inspiration is on view at the Neuberger Museum of Art in the multi-media group show Post No Bills: Public Walls as Studio and Source. Their subject matter revolves around the collective human experience, rooted in the people, culture, and physical environment of the cities in which they live. There are 20 works on view by Blu (Bologna), Mark Bradford (Los Angeles), Burhan Dogançay (Istanbul), José Carlos Martinat (Lima, Peru), José Parla (Brooklyn), JR (Paris), Robin Rhode (Berlin and Johannesburg), Vhils a.k.a. Alexandre Farto (Lisbon), Jacque Villeglé (Paris), each of whom contributes to and captures a unique and public narrative. This stunning, colorful exhibition explores a contemporary archaeological aesthetic, celebrating the marks made by anonymous hands and examining the evolving history of walls that have been layered over time with paint, posters, and narratives.
“Urban walls layered with graffiti, posters, messages, paintings, and drawings hold the history of a place,” explains Avis Larson, curator of the exhibition. “In our daily lives we often pass them by, barely noticing what appears on their surfaces. Yet these very walls contain a record of human existence that serves as an inspiration for this multi-generational group of artists.” The humble materials they employ–such as house paint, chalk, wheat paste, paper, and detritus replicate the elements they find on the walls that inspire them. Their tools are those of carpenters, house painters, and excavators, while their techniques, often borrowed from graffiti culture, are inextricably linked to their subject matter. Blu actively paints graffiti. His large figurative murals reinvigorate urban walls all over the world. Bradford transforms materials scavenged from the street into large collages that he believes map the “psychogeography” of Los Angeles. Dogançay documents urban walls; the more cluttered and layered, the better. They are “the testimonials of human beings expressing and communicating their history.” Martinat explores what it means to remove murals from public spaces without permission. In particular, he appropriates political banners and bills and recontextualizes them in the gallery. Rhode’s exuberant animations – created in the streets, studios, his parents’ yard in Johannesburg, and Berlin – transform the quotidian into the playful and fantastic. The street is his canvas. Vhils believes destruction is a form of construction. He drills into walls “to free the poetic images hidden beneath urban spaces.” Villegle removes large sections of layered and torn billboards from the street and presents the ready-made abstractions as a historic archive of our time. Parlá’s heavily layered paintings resemble distressed city walls and explore the accumulated history, both physical and allegorical, of the urban environment.


September 11, 2016 —December 23, 2016

City Lore announces
Mad Hatters: New York Hats and Hatmakers
City Lore Gallery, 56 E. 1st Street, New York, NY 10003
Hours: 2-6 p.m. Thursday & Friday; 12-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Free and open to the public
In New York City, every hat has something to say. New Yorkers wear many hats—literally. Many of us get dressed from the hat down. Whether we are going to Baptist church to the mosque or the orthodox synagogue, to the rumble or the dance, to the Easter Parade or the West Indian Carnival; whether we’re wearing a Hijab or a yarmulke, a Fedora or a Hamburg, a pork pie or a Leopard skin pillbox hat; whether you’re running for president or going to a Mets game, hats matter—and tell the rest of us who we are.

“Cock your hat, angles are attitude,” said Frank Sinatra, a New Yorker at heart. Hats were so important during his time, that Mr. Sinatra had his signature fedoras, specially designed with shorter brims than the average ones in order to appear taller to the untrained eye. Sinatra never left his hat at home and neither did the rest of the city during his time. Hats were a necessity, not only for fashion, but for blocking the sun as well. In the 1950s, however, the mass production of sunglasses and the prevalence of automobiles, not to mention James Dean’s coveted quaff, ushered in a new era where the everyday hat was no longer needed. But New Yorkers have never left behind their love of hats. In a city of astonishing diversity and traditions, there are still a lot of mad hatters running around the streets of New York.

Mad Hatters showcases the identities that New Yorkers carve out for themselves by donning a simple piece of headware in a crowded city. With special attention to the City’s defining grassroots folk cultures, the exhibit pays tribute to NYC’s master milliners while also documenting and celebrating the men and women who proudly wear hats to express their cultural traditions or simply for the hell of it. The show features a series of special hats made for the show by the New York Milliners Guild, illustrating “New York hat-itude.”

You can share your hat-related stories and learn about the history of headwear with historian and milliner, Ellen Christine, or bring along the family to create your own hat with milliner, Debra Rapoport. See events on September 22 and 24. Mad Hatters is produced in collaboration with the Center for Art, Tradition, and Cultural Heritage and the Westchester Arts Council, which staged the show “Hattitude” in 2015 at their White Plains Gallery.


September 15, 2016 —November 13, 2016

Staten Island Arts presents
FRESHKILLS PARK: LANDSCAPE IN MOTION
Organized by Mariel Villere, Freshkills Park
Opening Reception September 21, 2016, 7 p.m., RSVP here
Check for the Lounge Hours and Directions here
Staten Island Arts Culture Lounge, St. George Ferry Terminal, 10 Ferry Terminal Drive, Staten Island, NY

Freshkills Park: Landscape in Motion is the capstone to a landscape photography competition organized by Freshkills Park with SI Advance, which builds upon the existing Capturing Change photography program at Freshkills Park. Capturing Change is a series of photo essays documenting Freshkills Park’s transformation from the world’s largest landfill into the largest New York City park developed in over 100 years. Photographers have been documenting the site since (and before) it was an active landfill, and now over the past few years as part of the Freshkills Park Art Program. In addition to showing the work of competition winners from professional, amateur, and student categories, the exhibit will also juxtapose historic photographs from the Staten Island Museum and Staten Island Advance archives with the contemporary work, which speaks to the history and evolution of Staten Island. Associated programming is slated to include artist talks with participating photographers, journalists, and historians.

Featured artists include: Ryan Lavis, Jarred Sutton, Katsiaryna Sukhotskaya, David Stoler, Mike Gloria, Brittny Thiel, Boris Sobolev, Anthony Penza, Amber Rose Orlin, Dimitrios Papanikos, Radha Hettiarachchi, and Stephanie Sardelis, among others.


September 22, 2016 —November 26, 2016

Albany Institute of History & Art presents
The Art of Seating: Two Hundred Years of American Design

Friday, September 30, Opening Night:
5-6 p.m. Sponsor Level Member Event: Exhibition Preview & Champagne Reception. RSVP to Briana at (518) 463-4478 ext 403
6-8 p.m. Exhibition Opening: Join us for a special night of celebration and refreshments as we open this dynamic new exhibition. Live music by classical guitarist John Charles Cook. Cash bar. Free for AIHA members | $10 for non-members. R
SVP to (518) 463-4478 ext. 403 or online
Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12210
The Art of Seating, an exhibition organized by The Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, presents exceptional American chair designs from the early nineteenth century to the present day. The chair is experienced not only as a functional item, but as sculptural in view—the chair as art. Each of the more than forty chairs in the exhibition was chosen for its beauty and historical context with important social, economic, political, and cultural influences. Selections from the Jacobsen Collection of American Art are joined by contemporary designs offering a stylistic journey in furniture with showstoppers by John Henry Belter, George Hunzinger, Herter Brothers, Stickley Brothers, Frank Lloyd Wright, Charles and Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen, Isamu Noguchi, and Frank Gehry, and many others.

PULL UP A CHAIR: HIDDEN STORIES OF ALBANY”S FAMOUS SEATS OCTOBER 2016: Building on the must-see Art of Seating exhibition, Partners for Albany Stories (PASt) is sponsoring a special program, Pull Up a Chair: Hidden Stories in Albany’s Famous Seats. Grab a “PAStPORT”at one of the PASt sites to get a 20% discount on adult admission. Hunt for “seats” that tell the story of Dutch settlement or have witnessed the anti-slavery movement or that hold secrets or have held the seats of Founding Fathers! Special tours at some sites.
Pull Up a Chair special events: In the Hot Seat | Thursday, October 13 at 6:30 p.m. | Albany Institute of History & Art | Free

The Man in the Chair: Franklin Delano Roosevelt | Thursday, October 6 at 1 p.m.& 5:30PM | New York State Capitol | Free, but RSVPs required

Isamu Noguchi, Artist and Designer | Wednesday, November 2 at 12 p.m. | Empire State Plaza | Free, but RSVPs required

Peculiar Grace: The Shakers and Their Chairs | Thursday, October 27 at 6 p.m. | Albany Institute of History & Art | Free
20% off sale on all chairs | October 2016 | Historic Albany Foundation Architectural Parts Warehouse

During October, visit three sites and get your PAStport stamped to enter a free drawing for a beautifully crafted reproduction Shaker chair. Tours and events at many PASt sites will continue through the end of the year. PASt Partners: Albany City Historian; Albany County Historical Association at Ten Broeck Mansion; Albany Institute of History & Art;Crailo State Historic Site; Historic Albany Foundation; Historic Cherry Hill; New York State Capitol Tour Program; New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, & Historic Preservation; Shaker Heritage Society; Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site; and Underground Railroad History Project of the Capital Region.

October 1, 2016—December 31, 2016

ArtsWestchester presents
Exhibition: REMEDY
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 1, 2016, 4-6 p.m.
Artist Talk (4-5 p.m.)/Closing Reception (5-6 p.m.) (January 14)
Gallery hours: Tuesday-Friday (12-5 p.m.) and Saturdays (12-6 p.m.). ArtsWestchester, 31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY 10601
“Remedy” explores the many ways humankind attempts to ameliorate society’s modern ailments (mental, physical, and beyond) through art. Working across media, the contributing artists engage with the tools, institutions, and methods of healing, as well as the role artists and art can play in the process of healing.

October 4, 2016—January 14, 2017

Caribbean Cultural Center| African Diaspora Institute presents
HOME, MEMORY, AND FUTURE
Opening: October 15: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
October 16: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
120 East 125th Street, between Lexington and Park Avenues, New York, NY
Admission: Free
The 3-part exhibition explores HOME in the age of gentrification, dislocation, migration, exile, belonging, health and unaffordable housing. The exhibition will feature work from 20 artists of various mediums, including augmented reality. Renowned curator, Lowery Stokes Sims joins Yasmin Ramirez, Marta Moreno Vega and Regina Bultrón Bengoa in curating HOME, MEMORY, AND FUTURE.
PART I | HARLEM: EAST AND WEST
Will be installed on the street level of the new building, and will feature the work of pioneering photographers who have chronicled the people, places, and events in East and West Harlem from the 1970s to the present, demonstrating the rich interaction between these two distinctive sections within this historic neighborhood. It will feature the work of three renowned photographers, Hiram Maristany, Dawoud Bey, and Chester Higgins.
PART II | HARLEM AND HOME IN THE GLOBAL CONTEXT
Will be installed on the second floor, and will feature work by painters, sculptors and installation artist that demonstrates how the concept of “home” represents a universal and universally experienced concept for artists of color from diverse origins. The selected work will demonstrate how memory can be relied upon to recreate, imagine and reconstruct cultural traditions in varied efforts to establish “home” in distant environments. It will feature the work of artists, Antonio Martorell, Abigail DeVille, Pepon Osorio, Whitfield Lovell, Dr. Amalia Mesa-Bains, Adrian “Viajero” Roman, Scherazade Garcia, Nicole Awai.
PART III | MI QUERIDO BARRIO (MY BELOVED COMMUNITY) AUGMENTED REALITY EXHIBITION
The ‘virtual’ exhibition, Mi Querido Barrio (My Beloved Community), which will be mounted outdoors and in ‘cyberspace’ using augmented reality technology, will feature site-specific pieces by local artists focusing on physical locations of importance within the social history of El Barrio. It will feature the work of artists, Tamiko Thiel, Yasmin Hernandez, Adrian “Viajero” Roman, Edgardo Miranda Rodriguez, Alejandro Epifanio, Oliver Rios, Andrew Padilla, Edwin Pagan, Bianca DeJesus, Mariona Lloreta, Kearra Amaya Gopee, and Michael Cordero.


October 15, 2016 — March 2017

Taller Boricua presents
ARTE Y EL AMOR
Arte y El Amor is co-curated by Esperanza Cortés and Marcos Dimas
Opening Reception November 17, 2016, 6-9 p.m.
Gallery Hours: Wednesdays 12-6 p.m.; Thursdays 1-7 p.m.; Fridays & Saturdays 12-6 p.m.
Taller Boricua Gallery, At the Julia de Burgos Latino Arts Center, 1680 Lexington Avenue at E 106th Street, in the heart of East Harlem, NYC
Admission is always free
Arte y El Amor is an exhibition of artist couples, who are also lovers, confidants, friends and life-partners. Artist couples can be both volatile and short-lived partnerships, as well as enduring, inspirational life-long unions. Artists influence each other with ideas and materials, as well as philosophical, political and sociological views of the world. While it is still unusual for artist couples to exhibit together, this exhibition explores how these influences find their way into their work. The exhibition delves into the creative interplay of eight creative couples whose work encompasses sculpture, painting, installation, poetry, music and performance, usually independently—but sometimes collaboratively. This exhibition puts their art into the context of their lives, and shows that both complimentary and widely divergent styles are sustained by loving relationships.

Lina Puerta & Alexis Duque
lliana Garcia & Robert Dandarov
Leenda Bonilla & Luis Pagan
Michelle Marcuse & Henry Bermudez
Elena Calderon & Agustin Patiño
John Ahern & Juanita Lanzo
Maria Dominguez & JuanMa Morales
Shervone Neckles & José Ortiz

November 17, 2016 — January 7, 2016

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

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

August 11, 2016 —November 4, 2016

The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, Salisbury University announces the
Chincoteague Expressions: Artists in Their Environment
Free opening reception September 16, 5-7:00 p.m.
Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, 909 South Schumaker Drive, Salisbury, Maryland
For more information visit the Ward Museum Web site, or call 410-742-4988, ext. 106.
This fall and winter in the Ward Museum’s Welcome Gallery, artists living and working in modern-day Chincoteague will showcase their work as it reflects the natural environment they call home, and explores connections between the people and landscapes of Chincoteague. Experience innovative, multi-media art by some of the region’s best, and meet many of the artists at the opening reception. September 16, 2016 —February 12, 2017

The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, Salisbury University announces the
Chincoteague Decoys: Tides & Time
Free opening reception October 8, 10 a.m. during the Chesapeake Wildfowl Expo
Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, 909 South Schumaker Drive, Salisbury, Maryland
For more information visit the Ward Museum Web site, or call 410-742-4988, ext. 106.
For well over a century, hunting decoy carvers have had a special place in Chincoteague, VA’s unique landscape, creating “stools” for the hunter’s rig, and works of art that reflect their important waterfowling heritage. Modern carvers carry on this legacy by carving according to time-honored traditions, and producing innovations to thrive in a rapidly-changing cultural landscape. This fall the Ward Museum is excited to celebrate the place of Chincoteague decoys in the world of carving, and in the heritage of the Eastern Shore. Come experience the form and artistry of both antique and contemporary Chincoteague decoys. Learn about this unique island and the carvers born of this place. This exhibit is funded in part by a grant from the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. October 8, 2016 —January 22, 2017

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