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Thursday, November 3, 2016
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.)

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Friday, November 4 2016
The Folkus Project presents
Robin and Linda Williams

May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 East Genesee St, Syracuse, NY
Tickets range from $15 to $30 for Folkus Project shows. 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.

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
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
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.

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!

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Sunday, November 6, 2016
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.

StoryCircle at Proctors Theater announces
Word Plays: How Are Things in Glocca Mora?
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
One of the Special Events associated with the Capital Rep production of Outside Mullingar. Come enjoy tales from Ireland and other Celtic lands even if it isn’t March. Storytellers: Claire Beetlestone, Fran Berger, Betty Cassidy, Kate Dudding, Margaret French.

Wednesday, November 9, 2016
Museum at Eldridge Street presents
Jane Jacobs Centennial Lecture: Darren Walker
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. Presented with the Ford Foundation.

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 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
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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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
City Lore announces
Introducing City Lore’s New York City Book Group
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 Fay. Come ready to discuss!
Next Meeting: December 6
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.

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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
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.

City Lore presents
Marshall Berman — All That Is Solid Melts in the Bronx
7-9 p.m.
City Lore, 56 East 1st Street, New York, NY 10003
Tickets: $5
City Lore is pleased to host an evening with Urban Research, the imprint of Terreform, a book series devoted to cities and their futures. The program will include a panel discussion around their recently published book, Adventures in Modernism: Thinking with Marshall Berman, the first posthumous collection of essays on Berman’s life and legacy. A scholar, advocate, and public intellectual, Berman gave generations a new way of thinking about what it means to be modern. Panelists include: Jennifer Corby (editor), Jamie Aroosi, Joan Ockman, Ali Mirsepassi, and Marta Gutman. Includes a special screening of Henry Chalfant’s archival footage of Marshall Berman in his native Bronx. Copies of Adventures in Modernism will be available for purchase.

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Friday, November 18, 2016
City Lore presents
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.

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

May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 East Genesee St, Syracuse, NY
Tickets range from $15 to $30 for Folkus Project shows. 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! Join us for a special evening as we present five local singer/songwriters doing what they do best.

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
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
The Ritz Carleton, Westchester, NY
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
7:00 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Bronx Music Heritage Center (BMHC), 1303 Louis Niné Blvd., Bronx, NY
Free
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.

Eighth Step at Proctors presents
Christine Lavin & Don White

Proctors, 432 State Street, Schenectady, NY
Call Eighth Step TicketLine: 518-434-1703

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.

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Sunday, November 20, 2016
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.

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Saturday, November 26, 2016
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.

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.

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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.

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

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.


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

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

...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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