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Wednesday, October 1, 2014
The Folk Music Society of N.Y., Inc/ N.Y. Pinewoods Folk Music Club presents
Folk Open Sing
7-10 p.m.
Info: Frank, 212-533-2139
Ethical Culture Society, 53 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn (near 2nd St.)
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.

JOHN MCEUEN
Doors open 7:00 p.m., Show 8:00 p.m.
SubCulture Arts Underground, 45 Bleecker St., Downstairs, New York, NY
Tickets: $25 IN ADVANCE, $30 DAY OF PERFORMANCE
John McEuen brings with him 45+ years of worldwide performing with his banjo, fiddle, guitar, and mandolin. Often referred to as “the String Wizard,” he weaves stories of his travels and family life (he has raised 7 kids), taking us through where his musical path has taken him. A founding member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band in 1966, John instigated the 1972 classic Will the Circle Be Unbroken album, (inducted in to the Library of Congress as “one of America’s most important recordings”). He has earned Emmy nominations, Grammy Awards, CMA acclaim, McEuen’s XM radio show, Acoustic Traveller, is in its 6th year, and you can find his new Americana Music Show on Syndicatednews.net (of which he is CEO). As winner of the 2010 Best of the West Performer award from the Folk Alliance organization, John’s show is sure to be one enjoyed by all. With music from 1860s to now, original songs laced with known hits, and a special tribute to the Circle album music (and the stories behind it), it all comes to life in an evening of acoustic music in overdrive.

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Thursday, October 2, 2014
Albany Institute of History & Art announces
America’s Eden: Thomas Cole and the Voyage of Life
Making it American Lecture
Author Paul Schweizer
2:00 p.m.
Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12210
Free with museum admission
Paul Schweizer, art historian, will discuss how Cole took the old master idiom of history painting and put it in the form of American landscape to create his most iconic series, the Voyage of Life. Schweizer will be available to sign copies of his new book Thomas Cole’s Voyage of Life. Lecture sponsored by the New York Council for the Humanities.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
BOSCO & THE STORM Bon Voyage Dance Party
7:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $10
From Beacon, NY, the Hudson Valley’s number one dance party band—Bosco & The Storm&returns to the Towne Crier Cafe stage before they leave for the Caribbean for 6 months to entertain cruises. Come in time for dinner, dressed in your best ’70s dancing shoes!

Friday, October 3, 2014
Caffè Lena presents
Tall Heights
8 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $15, Member $11, Child and Student $7.50
Buy tickets online
In the summer of 2010, Tim Harrington and Paul Wright were playing for spare change in Boston’s Faneuil Hall Marketplace. In a few short years since, momentum continues to build for this unusual folk-inspired cello-guitar-vocal duo. Tim Harrington and Paul Wright’s “delicate melodies and gentle harmonies” create “a space where people can slow down” and enjoy songs delivered with “a high level of craft and a lyrical depth ... music that is pretty, passion-laden and catchy as hell.” (Performer Magazine)

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Saturday, October 4, 2014
Flushing Town Hall presents
Drum Workshop with M.A.K.U.
4:00 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: $15/Free for members with tickets to 8 PM concert (Drums provided). Order online or Phone: (718) 463-7700 x222
A basic history of folk music with instruction on the three main traditional Colombian drums: Llamador, Alegre & Tambora. No prior drumming experience necessary to participate. Space is limited to 20 participants. Call to reserve your drum.

Eighth Step Underground at Proctor’s Theater presents
JOE CROOKSTON & THE BLUEBIRD JUBILEE with Peter Glanville
7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 7:00)
The Eighth Step Underground at Proctors Theater, 432 State St. Schenectady NY 12305
Tickets: $20 (Advance)/ $24 (At the Door)
Concert info available: www.8thstep.org
Call: 518-434-1703
From Ithaca, NY, Joe Crookston and his longtime DUO partner Peter Glanville will pick and twist their way through a high energy and sonically lush set of Joe Crookston originals...This is exciting...Joe with the BlueBird Jubilee...They have played to full houses at Festivals and Performing Arts Centers across the US. Every time the BlueBird Jubilee plays, it’s an awesome time of story songs, fingerpicking, collaboration, stomping rhythms and a deep well of musical magic.
Peter is a guitar picker, tenor guitar player, and harmony singer. Hilarious and deep, they will tune up their Martins and vintage Gibsons and weave their way through a set of music that will leave you inspired and renewed and wanting more. This is the Albany-area CD release concert for Joe’s new recording
Georgia I’m Here.

Café Veritas presents
Patty Larkin
7:30 p.m.
Café Veritas, First Unitarian Church, 220 Winton Road South, Rochester, New York 14610
Ticket prices: $18 general admission, $10 students with ID, and children under 12 are free.
For tickets and more information, visit www.cafeveritas.org
Patty Larkin redefines the boundaries of folk-urban pop music with her inventive guitar wizardry and uncompromising vocals and lyrics. Acoustic Guitar hails her “soundscape experiments” while Rolling Stone praises her “evocative and sonic shading.” Still Green, Patty Larkin’s 13th album, plays out in Technicolor sound images, a kaleidoscope of sun and sea that travels from the fluorescent-lit hallways of grief to the warm pull of love, family and nature. This collection of new songs chronicles Patty’s search for relief, respite and solace during a time when she lost both of her parents, and witnessed a sister suffer a serious health issue. Patty Larkin grew up in a musical and artistic family in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She comes from a long line of Irish American singers and taletellers. Patty is the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Music from Berklee College of Music, where she is now an Artist in Residence. Patty has earned eleven Boston Music Awards and has been honored by Boston’s Mayor Thomas Menino with “Patty Larkin Appreciation Day” in recognition of her philanthropic contributions to non-profit organizations.
Opening for Patty is local artist Mary Monroe. Mary has been a songwriter since she was a child of 9 years. Her parents made their living teaching and performing music which included their children. As a family, The Monroes performed, produced, arranged, and wrote music. Mary performed with guitar, recorders, and voice. She taught herself to play the harp and has added the harp to her live performances. Mary is currently focused on bringing to life the music that tells the story of her journey of loss, sorrow, despair, hope, truth, love, and authenticity. She wants to open people’s hearts to the endless possibilities love has to offer with her music.

HarmoNYom in association with Robert Browning Associates presents
Women’s Voices Festival: A Celebration of Women in Indian Classical Music: ROOPA PANESAR
7:30 p.m.
+7 p.m. talk w/ Indian music specialists moderated by author Kavita Sha about the evolution of female artists in Indian music
St. Peter’s Church, 619 Lexington Ave at 54th St, NYC
Tickets: $40 VIP; $30 general admission; $20 students with ID & seniors
The soulful Roopa Panesar is a rising young sitar star in the UK’s Indian music scene. Noted for her distinctive style, she began her training at the age of seven with sitar maestro Ustd Sharambir Singh. She later learned from such great maestros as Pandit Arvind Parikh, Ustad Shahid Parvez, Ustad Bahauddin Dagar, Ustad Siraj Khan and Pt. Ajoy Chakroborty. She has toured Europe and the US to critical acclaim, recorded music for the soundtrack of the film, West is West, appeared with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO), and released her acclaimed debut album Khoj. She will be accompanied on tabla by Gurdain Rayatt, a prominent disciple of Pt. Shankar Ghosh.

Flushing Town Hall presents
M.A.K.U. SoundSystem — Dance Party Concert
8:00 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: $15/$12 Members/$10 Students
This immigrant band truly puts on an explosive party, embodying an active quest for identity through sound. With hints of Colombian Folklore, Psychedelic-rock, jazz and Caribbean grooves, M.A.K.U. SoundSystems lyrics talk about love, hardships, culture, and the immigrant experience. They’ve taken their fiery grooves on tour across the US and internationally, including Colombia, Canada and Africa. Bring your dancing shoes! Post-concert Artist Talk Back — Immigrant Beat Members of M.A.K.U. will share their experiences as Latino immigrants in NYC, the quest to understand their culture, and the realities that have shaped their music. Spanish language translation provided.

Earlville Opera House presents
Dave Gunning & James Keeleghan
8:00 p.m.
Earlville Opera House, East Main Street, Earlville, NY, 315/691-3550
Tickets: $14-$29 Order tickets online.
Two of Canada’s finest singer-songwriters pair up for an evening of swapping songs! Called Canada’s finest singer-songwriter by one of the most respected and lauded music journalists of the last 50 years, James Keelaghan is an artist who has proven to be a man for all seasons. As the calendar pages have turned, for almost a quarter of a century now, this poet laureate of the folk and roots music world has gone about his work with a combination of passion, intent and intensity, and curiosity. Dave has been awarded six East Coast Music Awards out of fifteen nominations since 2003 and took home two 2011 ECMA awards for his recording, ... a tribute to John Allan Cameron. Gunning has also been a finalist in the Great American Song Contest, the USA Songwriting Competition, the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and the International Songwriting Contest. All of the hardware and certificates aside, however, it is the personal connection that Gunning’s music engenders that is the greatest testament to his craft.

Caffè Lena presents
Roy Book Binder with opener Jeremy Lyons
8 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: No advanced ticket sales. Tickets may be purchased at the door.
Roy Book Binder has traveled the world as a “keeper of the flame” and ambassador of the blues since the late ‘60s. One of the finest fingerpickers working today, Roy has an eclectic repertoire that includes blues, country tunes, bluegrass and folk. Roy learned his craft directly from the great Reverend Gary Davis and has performed with bluesmen and women such as Homesick James, Pink Anderson, and Bonnie Raitt. He is also a gifted storyteller and has been a featured performer at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, TN. Opener Jeremy Lyons blends the rhythms of rockabilly and New Orleans R&B with Delta-infused slide, Piedmont-style fast fingerpicking, surf guitar, and Western instrumentals into something he calls Deltabilly.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
ED GERHARD
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $25 advance/$30 at the door
From Tokyo to Rome and venues across the US, Ed Gerhard’s music has touched audiences all over the world. Performing on 6-string, slide guitar or Acoustic Hawaiian Lap Slide (Weissenborn), Gerhard’s virtuosity, generosity and humor shine through. Gerhard’s releases have all received high praise from critics and guitar fans worldwide, including the Boston Globe critic’s poll, Top Ten Albums Of The Year and Acoustic Guitar Magazine’s 20th Anniversary List of 240 Essential Albums. Ed’s Luna was chosen for Acoustic Guitar Magazine’s 20th Anniversary List of 240 Essential Albums, and they went on to say “This soulful album of original compositions—rich in melody, chordal complexity and stylistic variety—proves why Gerhard is considered to have the most exquisite acoustic guitar tone on the planet.” Gerhard was awarded a Grammy for his contribution to the Henry Mancini: Pink Guitar compilation. His guitar work can also be heard on CDs by Arlo Guthrie and Jorma Kaukonen, and is featured in the Ken Burns films Mark Twain and The National Parks: America’s Best Idea.

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Sunday, October 5, 2014
Albany Institute of History & Art announces
LECTURE AND BOOK SIGNING—The Great Abraham Lincoln Pocket Watch Conspiracy
Author Jacopo della Quercia
2:00 p.m.
Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12210
Free with museum admission
Join Albany historian and writer Giacomo Calabria (pen name, Jacopo della Quercia) for a lively talk about his recently published historical novel that is part sci-fi, part action adventure, and part comedy embedded in a narrative based on meticulous research. The result is an outlandish secret history that aligns perfectly with national as well as the city of Albany historical record. Calabria is an educator and history writer whose work has been featured on the comedy website Cracked.com, BBC America, CNN Money, and the Huffington Post.

Museum at Eldridge Street presents
Incredible Edible Sukkah!
2-3 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002
Reservations: $15 per family - space is limited and reservations are required
Build a sukkah under our golden stars – an edible sukkah that is! Celebrate Sukkot, the Feast of the Booths, by making your own mini booth to feast on. We’ll bring candy, pretzels, and graham crackers, you’ll bring imagination, innovation and flair! Enjoy our new visitor center and a family friendly tour as well. Book soon, sweet supplies are limited!

Staten Island Arts presents
Staten Island Seisiún
2 p.m.
Flagship Brewery; 40 Minthorne St, Staten Island, New York 10301
Staten Island Arts Folklife presents, in partnership with Flagship Brewery Company, Staten Island Seisiún: an open session and monthly afternoon of Irish Traditional Music at the Flagship Brewery in St. George. The Irish word Seisiún, refers to those informal gatherings, often is public houses or pubs, dedicated to the practice and performance of Irish Traditional Music.

Caffè Lena presents
James Keelaghan & Dave Gunning
7 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $20, Member $18, Child and Student $10
Buy tickets online
Tonight’s concert pairs two of Canada’s leading singer-songwriters. Hailing from Winnepeg, Keelaghan is often called the Poet Laureate of the folk world and has been honored with a JUNO Award. He has been performing internationally for more than 25 years. He’s a masterful storyteller, always searching for a forgotten moment in human history to preserve with beautiful poetry, palpable details, and a rich baritone singing voice. His early training as an actor makes him a delightful entertainer and audiences cherish his song introductions as much as the songs themselves. Dave Gunning of Nova Scotia arrived in the Northeast folk scene just a few years ago. He has utterly charmed audiences whereever he goes with his bashful rural humor, stellar guitar playing, and songs of everyday people that you could swear are your relatives. With melodies that hint at the British Isles, Dave’s songs will leave you with a smile on your face, a tear in your eye, and feeling like it’s pretty cool to be a human being.

Flushing Town Hall presents
Full Moon Drum Workshop
7:00 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: $25/$20 Members (Drums provided) Order online or Phone: (718) 463-7700 x222
Celebrate the Harvest Moon with a drum circle in Flushing Town Hall's beautiful garden with master drummers from Brazil. Begin with workshops led by Afro-Brazilian master drummer, Dende, then jam with the entire group under the Harvest moon. All are welcome from beginner to professional. Space is limited to 20 participants. Call to reserve your drum.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
TANNAHILL WEAVERS from Scotland
7:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $30 advance/$35 at the door
One of Scotland’s premier traditional bands, the legendary Tannahill Weavers consistently garner worldwide accolades for their exuberant performances and outstanding recordings that seemingly can’t get better ...yet continue to do just that. “An especially eloquent mixture of the old and the new.” —New York Times; “Scotland’s Tannahill Weavers play acoustic instruments, but the atmosphere at their shows is electric! They can summon rock ’n𔃏 roll intensity or haunting introspection.” —The Boston Globe.

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014
Museum at Eldridge Street presents
Screening: All This Has Come Upon Us with filmmaker Mark Podwal
7 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002
Free Admission. RSVP here.
Czech Television’s second documentary film on artist Mark Podwal offers a portrait of the creative process behind his recent Terezin Ghetto Museum exhibition. Each artwork resembles a book’s pages on which the tragedies pictured are paired with biblical verses from Psalms. Filmed in Prague, Terezin, Auschwitz, Krakow and New York, the documentary includes interviews with leading personalities on Podwal’s art.

Gotham Center for NYC History presents a Fall 2014 Forum:
New York’s Colored Orphan Asylum: A History
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Martin E. Segal Theater, CUNY, 365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street, New York, NY
FREE and open to the public, reservations not required! First come, first served!
William Seraile discusses the history of the Colored Orphan Asylum, founded in 1836 as the nation’s first orphanage for African-American children. The agency weathered three wars, two major financial panics, a devastating fire during the 1863 Draft Riots, several epidemics, waves of racial prejudice, and severe financial difficulties to care for 15,000 orphaned, neglected, and delinquent children. Weaving together African-American history with a unique history of New York, this painstaking work spotlights an unsung institution and casts light onto its complex racial dynamics.

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014
The Neighborhood Preservation Center (NPC) announces
We’re putting our party hats on!
NPC’s 15TH BIRTHDAY

7-10 p.m.
Webster Hall,125 East 11th Street, NYC 10003 (between 3rd & 4th Avenues)
Tickets available online
All tickets include two complimentary drink tickets
For more information contact Felicia Mayro at 212.228.2781 or email fmayro@neighborhoodpreservationcenter.org.
Come celebrate the Neighborhood Preservation Center’s 15th Birthday by joining us for an evening of dancing, drinks, and mingling with colleagues and friends. The first part of the evening, the Latin band Wilson y Su Groupo Tambor will be taking the stage while the night will end with ever-entertaining DJ Cousin Cole. We recommend bringing your dancing shoes — you won’t regret it! The Birthday Party benefits NPC as an incubator for neighborhood preservation: a resource center that offers space and shares information to facilitate exchange among those working to improve and protect neighborhoods throughout the five boroughs.

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Thursday, October 9, 2014
The Folklife Center of Crandall Public Library presents
Boxcar Lilies
7-9 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen Street, Glens Falls, NY (downstairs off the Library’s Glen Street entrance in the Community Room)
For more information, call 518/792-6508 or email degarmo@crandalllibrary.org
Cost: Free
The Boxcar Lilies have quickly made a name for themselves with their signature mix of folk, country, and bluegrass-tinged Americana music featuring innovative harmonies and top-notch songwriting. Jenny Goodspeed, Katie Clarke, and Stephanie Marshall accompany themselves on guitar, clawhammer banjo, ukulele, bass, and washboard, they have brought their uniquely warm sound and energetic stage presence to venues up and down the Eastern seaboard.

Paramount Hudson Valley Theater presents
The Celtic Tenors
7-9 p.m.
1008 Brown St. Peekskill, NY 10566
Cost: $39, $44, $54 (incl tax/fee)
Contact: For tickets call 914-739-0039 (ext 2 for the box office) or visit website
The Celtic Tenors (Matthew Gilsenan, James Nelson and Daryl Simpson) have captivated audiences throughout the UK, Europe and the US since their arrival on the music scene in 2000. What began just a few years ago as three very talented friends gathering on the operatic stage has since exploded into an international recording and touring phenomenon that transcends the trio’s classical roots and embraces folk, pop and various other dimensions of the musical spectrum.

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Caffè Lena presents
Carlene Carter
7 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $40, Member $35, Child and Student $20
Buy tickets online
Daughter of June Carter and Carl Smith, stepdaughter of Johnny Cash, and granddaughter of “Mother” Maybelle Carter. Last time Carlene Carter came to Saratoga (2013) she was on the mainstage at SPAC singing with Willie Nelson. She returns with a tribute album to the timeless music of her historic family that is being called a triumph, a masterpiece, and the album of her life. Carter Girl was USA Today Album of the Week, #1 Top Folk DJ Album, and debuted in Billboard’s Top 40 Country Albums.

YWCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts presents
Howie Day with special guest: Toby Lightman
8:00 p.m.
Boulton Center, 37 West Main Street, Bay Shore, NY, 631/969-1101
Cost: Tickets available, $30
Howie Day’s emotionally resonant lyrics and inventive melodies have earned him both critical praise and a legion of devoted fans. He is known for his energetic, heartfelt shows, where he connects with audiences through the strength of his songwriting and his quirky sense of humor. Day’s warm tenor voice “soars into fluttering, high registers, but also grates with real, pleading grit,” as one critic put it. After sales of over a million albums and two Top 10 hits, Day is back on the road showcasing old favorites, as well as new material from his upcoming studio release. From releasing her first two records, Little Things (2004) and Bird on a Wire (2006) on Atlantic Records, to releasing two independent records, Let Go (2008) and Know Where I’m From (2010), which featured a limited edition, sold out fan participation book, on her own T Killa Records, Toby Lightman has been very busy.
Tickets for this performance are available at www.boultoncenter.org or by calling toll free 866-811-4111 or at the YMCA Boulton Center box office: 37 West Main Street, Bay Shore, NY (631) 969-1101. Box office hours: Weds, Fri., Sat., from 12-4, Thurs. 12-6 and extended hours on performance days.

October 9-10, 2014
The African American Studies Program at The City University of New York, College of Staten Island, presents the
1st Annual African and African Diaspora Studies Conference
On the CUNY/College of Staten Island Campus
This inaugural conference aims to explore the current state of African and African Diaspora Studies. We invite papers presenting emerging research related to African and African Diaspora Studies from all disciplines of the humanities and social sciences. Proposals for individual papers and pre-formed panels will be accepted from academic and independent scholars, advanced graduate students and community leaders. Deadline for abstracts/proposals: June 30, 2014. Complete papers will be requested for review on or before September 08, 2014. For more details, see Call for Papers..

October 9-12, 2014
Celebrating our 8th Anniversary, Anabella Lenzu Dance Drama (AL/DD) presents four FREE dance-theater performances:
The Grass is Always Greener....
Immigration. Roots. Discrimination. Memory
Thursday through Sunday from 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Part of Arts in Odd Places Festival (AIOP) at 14th Street /Union Square Park, in front of Whole Foods, New York City
FREE Admission
Choreography: Anabella Lenzu
Poetry: Gabriela Mistral
Acting/Vocal Coach: Daniel Pettrow
Costumes: Jennifer Johanos
Dancers: Lauren Ohmer & Anabella Lenzu

Conceived and directed by Argentinean choreographer Anabella Lenzu, “The Grass is Always Greener...” is a gripping, polemical piece of dance-theater that hashes the personal, practical, and political struggles of immigrants to the United States. The piece moves in between the turn of the twentieth century, during the great waves of immigration at Ellis Island, and modern day. In a non-linear approach, the work weaves in scenes from our current conflict on US immigration policy, bringing the contemporary debate into sharp relief against historical, forgotten experiences.

Two women travel through time, across borders, and along the roads of memory and anticipation. Each carrying her own suitcase filled with memorabilia, images of home, and hopes for a new life, these voyagers are archetypal immigrants caught between cultures. The women arrive in a new land, carrying old traditions to which they no longer relate, finding fault with the home to which they do not yet belong. Past and present are superimposed, the lines of individual narratives blur. As the women unpack their suitcases to share their stories with the audience, Lenzu unpacks the question of what it means to be an immigrant, whether in 1900 or 2014.

Deported before becoming a legal resident in 2005, Lenzu offers the audience insight into the minds of immigration’s advocates and adversaries through words and motion. Lenzu reconstructs physical drama using contemporary movement and character development; her movement vocabulary originates from rustic primal gestures with accents of sweeping lyrical action, which transports the audience to a vibrant physical and emotional space. While movement and poetry work on the audience’s subconscious in the piece, Lenzu exposes the spectrum and radicalism of the debate in text taken not only from immigrants but also from anti-immigration organizations. Connecting the personal and political sides of immigration, Lenzu strives to redefine the relationship between audience and performer, encouraging emotional engagement with the work.

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Friday, October 10, 2014
HarmoNYom in association with Robert Browning Associates presents
Women’s Voices Festival: A Celebration of Women in Indian Classical Music: MEETA PANDIT
7:30 p.m.
+7 p.m. talk w/ Indian music specialists moderated by author Kavita Sha about the evolution of female artists in Indian music
St. Peter’s Church, 619 Lexington Ave at 54th St, NYC
Tickets: $40 VIP; $30 general admission; $20 students with ID & seniors
Meeta Pandit has emerged as a prominent star in the world of classical music. An exponent of the Gwalior gharana (tradition), she is the granddaughter and disciple of Pt. Krishna Rao Shankar Pandit, an important figure in North Indian classical music in the 20th century, and the daughter and disciple of the legendary Pt. L. K. Pandit. Her melodious and robust voice with a wide range of over three octaves has won her a broad following of music lovers. The rendering of traditional, but increasingly rare, tappa is one of the special offerings in her concerts. In 2008, she was awarded the highly prestigious “Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar” of the Sangeet Natak Akademi given to promising artists under 35. Accompaniment will be provided by Vinod Lele on tabla and Subhash Dasakkar on harmonium.

Earlville Opera House presents
Tannahill Weavers from Scotland
8:00 p.m.
Earlville Opera House, East Main Street, Earlville, NY, 315/691-3550
Tickets: $14-$29 Order tickets online.
The Tannahill Weavers, one of Scotland’s premier traditional bands, will bring their dynamic brand of Celtic music to the historic Earlville Opera House this October. The Tannahill Weavers’ diverse repertoire spans the centuries with fire-driven instrumentals, topical songs, and original ballads and lullabies. Their music demonstrates to old and young alike the rich and varied musical heritage of the Celtic people. These versatile musicians have received worldwide accolades consistently over the years for their exuberant performances and outstanding recording efforts that seemingly can’t get better...yet continue to do just that. The Tannahills have turned their acoustic excitement loose on audiences with an electrifying effect. They have that unique combination of traditional melodies, driving rhythmic accompaniment, and rich vocals that make their performances unforgettable.

The Folkus Project presents
Bob Franke
A songwriter’s songwriter. One of the very best craftsmen of original song, and one with very deep Folkus roots.
8 p.m.
May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 East Genesee St, Syracuse, NY
Cost: $15 (members $12)
Advance sale tickets are available online at www.folkus.org
Bob Franke’s songs are considered classics, fueled by his deep faith and the real-life lessons taught him by his 30-odd years of playing everywhere from concert halls to street corners. Bob has appeared in concert at coffeehouses, colleges, festivals, bars, streets, homes and churches in 33 states, four Canadian provinces and England — including many times with the Folkus Project. His sometimes gentle-seeming compositions burst with poetry and deep, worldly, sometimes spiritual insight. They’ve earned him more than a few fans. Tom Paxton, for example, who said, “I always think of Bob Franke as if Emerson and Thoreau had picked up acoustic guitars and gotten into songwriting.”

Songwriting Workshop. While he’s in town, Franke will also present his famous two-day songwriting workshop. Brainstorm on Saturday, and present a finished song on Sunday. There’s no more profound way to learn the craft. For info, e-mail workshops@folkus.org.

Caffè Lena presents
Lou & Peter Berryman
8 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $20, Member $18, Child and Student $10
Buy tickets online
Do you like clever wordplay? Are you a fan of subversive humor? Do catchy tunes and hilarious punch lines give you a lift? If so, you need to know all about Lou and Peter Berryman, the warm and witty folk duo from the heart of cheese country. If you’ve never seen them live or heard them on A Prairie Home Companion or NPR’s Morning Edition, you’re in for a treat. In the words of the Boston Globe, they “do to Midwestern sensibilities what Christine Lavin does to stressful New York, and what Tom Lehrer so long ago did to the intellectual pomposities of Cambridge: hoist the norms of everyday culture hilariously on their own petards. Their satires are at once bitingly funny and endearingly, wildly absurdist and vividly human. They have the rare ability to make us simultaneously laugh at and care about the people they lampoon.”

YWCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts presents
Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen
8:00 p.m.
Boulton Center, 37 West Main Street, Bay Shore, NY, 631/969-1101
Cost: Tickets available, $45
From The Flying Burrito Brothers to Manassas and then on to Souther–Hillman–Furay, Chris Hillman continued to develop as a singer and songwriter. In the early 1980s, Hillman reunited with Herb Pedersen and, along with John Jorgenson, formed the critically acclaimed Desert Rose Band. The Desert Rose Band enjoyed numerous Number One country singles throughout the decade, including One Step Forward, Summer Wind, and He’s Back and I’m Blue. By the mid-nineties, Hillman and Pedersen began performing as an acoustic duo and have recorded several successful albums together. Their latest record, At Edward’s Barn, continues their long-running love for the music they embraced so passionately years ago. In 1991 Chris Hillman was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of The Byrds, and has received numerous accolades for his songwriting. Herb Pedersen was the number one session singer and instrumentalist in the Los Angeles area for decades, performing on many notable artists’ albums. The Desert Rose Band, fronted by Chris, Herb and John Jorgenson, was honored by both the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association as Best Vocal Band.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
ENTER THE HAGGIS
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $25 advance/$30 at the door
Toronto roots rock band Enter The Haggis has a sound that lies somewhere between the fiercely creative and contemporary soundscapes of Radiohead and the heartfelt story telling and infectious grooves of The Band. They’ve garnered top ten charting positions on Billboard, Amazon, and iTunes; major television appearances such as A&E’s Breakfast with the Arts and Live with Regis and Kelly; and their very own PBS special.

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Saturday, October 11, 2014
Caffè Lena presents
Prof. Louie & the Crowmatix
8 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $20, Member $18, Child and Student $10
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Enjoy a night of rompin’, stompin’ roots rock, sweet ballads, and roadhouse blues led by Professor Louie on keyboards and accordion, joined by Miss Marie on vocals and percussion, Gary Burke (Bob Dylan, Joe Jackson, Graham Parker) on drums, Frank Campbell (Levon Helm, Asleep At The Wheel) on bass, and Josh Colow (Jesse Winchester, Livingston Taylor) on guitar. This is the Woodstock quintet that originally served as the studio backing band for recording projects by Rick Danko, Garth Hudson, Levon Helm and The Band. These are the musicians you hear on those CDs. They offer the most impressive credentials, the deepest hearts, and a genuine love of performing live. Their 2010 release, Whispering Pines, received no fewer than five Grammy nominations! Inducted into the South Canadian Blues Society Hall of Fame as well as The International Blues Hall of Fame New York Chapter, their infectious, lively music is a hands-down winner.

World Music Institute (WMI) presents
Africa Now! at the Apollo: South Africa! — The Soil / Tumi Molekane/ Simphiewe Dana
8:00 p.m.
Apollo Theater, 253 West 125th Street, New York, NY 10027
Tickets $25, $35, $45, $55 / WMI Friends $20, $30, $40, $50
Tickets available online.
Africa Now! at the Apollo, now in its 3rd edition, turns its focus on South Africa as the country and commemorates the 20th Anniversary of Mandela’s inauguration. While venues around NYC mark the occasion with some familiar names from the South African music circuit, the Apollo in partnership with WMI takes a slice from the cutting edge instead—showcasing a new generation of socially-conscious, roots-based and progressive artists. Through different genres and with distinct voices, they represent and challenge the new South Africa. Presented in partnership with the Apollo Theater.
Featuring: THE SOIL, a 3-member a capella group determined to uplift souls around the world with their divine voices and infectious swing. Their Kasi Soul-style of music combines rhythmic vocal bass lines, beatboxing and the type of sublime harmonies made famous by groups like Ladysmith Black Mambazo and the Soweto Gospel Choir.
TUMI MOLEKANE, a hip hop artist who delivers potent social commentary on topics as identity, insurgency, materialism, love and fidelity. The Tanzanian-born South African rapper, who rose to fame with his groundbreaking band, Tumi and the Volume, will debut work from his new solo album, Rob the Church, which was inspired by his travels throughout Africa.
SIMPHIWE DANA, a sultry Xhosa singer who blends traditional music with jazz, R&B and Afro-Soul for a sound that is at once rootsy and futuristic: think Miriam Makeba-meets- Erykah Badu. Dana’s songs reflect her staunch advocacy for new political discourse, education reform, AIDS awareness and the betterment of the African people.

YWCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts presents
Gary Wright
8:00 p.m.
Boulton Center, 37 West Main Street, Bay Shore, NY, 631/969-1101
Cost: Tickets available, $50
Gary Wright, best known as ‘70s rock icon and “Dream Weaver,” Wright has completed his autobiography entitled Dream Weaver, which will be published by Penguin Random House in September of 2014. In the book Wright covers his rise to prominence as a singer and songwriter during the Golden Age of Rock and his journey alongside his close friend and initial spiritual mentor George Harrison. To coincide with the publication of his book, Wright is readying for a new tour. Accompanied by a pianist, Gary’s set will include “Dream Weaver,” “Love is Alive,” “Really Wanna Know You,” material from his Best of the Dream Weaver album and his most recent release “Connected,” as well as a never performed song written by Wright and George Harrison entitled “To Discover Yourself.” In between songs Wright will weave passages from his autobiography over a slide show of never before seen photos and videos of him and George together along with images spanning Gary’s magnificent career.

Tickets for this performance are available at www.boultoncenter.org or by calling toll free 866-811-4111 or at the YMCA Boulton Center box office: 37 West Main Street, Bay Shore, NY (631) 969-1101. Box office hours: Weds, Fri., Sat., from 12-4, Thurs. 12-6 and extended hours on performance days.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
JAMES MADDOCK Band
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $20 advance/$25 at the door
British born James Maddock was first recognized in the US as leader of the band Wood. Songs From Stamford Hill, which remains a fan favorite 10 years later, produced a Top 5 Triple A hit (Stay You) and was included in the first Dawson’s Creek compilation. Since then, Maddock has won the 2010–11 NY Music Award for Best Americana Album; WFUV's 2011 Listener’s Poll named James’ Wake Up And Dream as one of the top albums of 2011; and the Mike Scott (Waterboys) co-written Beautiful Now was named the #9 Song of the Year in the same poll.

DOM FLEMONS, GRACE & TONY
Doors open 10:30 p.m., Show 11:00 p.m.
SubCulture Arts Underground, 45 Bleecker St., Downstairs, New York, NY
Tickets: $20 IN ADVANCE, $23 DAY OF PERFORMANCE
Dom Flemons is the “American Songster,” pulling from traditions of old-time folk music to create new sounds. As part of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, which he co-founded with Rhiannon Giddens and Justin Robinson, he has played at a variety of festivals spanning from the Newport Folk Festival to Bonnaroo, in addition to renowned venues such as the Grand Ole Opry. A multi-instrumentalist, Dom plays banjo, guitar, harmonica, fife, bones, bass drum, snare drum and quills, in addition to singing. He says that he incorporates his background in percussion to his banjo playing. Dom’s banjo repertoire includes not only clawhammer but also tenor and three-finger styles of playing. Dom says he would like to use the traditional forms of music he has heard and immersed himself in over the years to create new soundscapes that generate interest in old-time folk music. In July 2014, Dom released his third solo record with Music Maker Relief Foundation, and his first since leaving the Carolina Chocolate Drops. Prospect Hill finds Flemons digging deeply into ragtime, Piedmont blues, spirituals, southern folk music, string band music, jug band music, fife and drum music, and ballads idioms with showmanship and humor, reinterpreting the music to suit 21st century audiences.
Grace & Tony experimented with an unlikely blend of genres by mixing punk, folk, bluegrass, and Texas swing, to create something new. What resulted was a blend of music for those searching for what’s beyond the norm: “Punkgrass” was born. Crafting and singing lyrical tales of murder, addiction, and lost love that are wrapped in a happy twist, Grace & Tony honed their newfound brand of music on the sidewalks of downtown Nashville with no idea where their music might lead them. Working with Lloyd Aur Norman and Stephen D. Jones of Villain Place in Nashville, Grace & Tony released the acoustic EP,
Inside A 7-Track Mind, in 2011. The duo has inked a deal with Rock Ridge Music, who will be releasing November on November 11, 2013. To further the excitement, they got married in July 2013. Matrimony will no doubt provide more stories and be an influence as they solidify their union and create more music together.

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Sunday, October 12, 2014
Museum at Eldridge Street participates in
Open House New York
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002
RVSP. Free event.
Take a tour of the Eldridge Street Synagogue’s authentically restored main sanctuary and learn about its architecture and history as part of openhousenewyork, America’s largest architecture and design event. Family-friendly activities offered all day.

Caffè Lena presents
David Mallett
7 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $22, Member $20, Child and Student $11
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The cool breezes of Maine’s northlands have flowed through the songs of David Mallett for four decades. He has released fourteen albums of his own, and written songs for an eclectic list of artists that includes Pete Seeger, Alison Kraus, Emmylou Harris, Kathy Mattea, John Denver and the Muppets. His tune, “The Garden Song” (“inch by inch, row by row ...”), is one of America’s most popular folk songs, having been recorded more than 150 times and sung around the world. Mallett’s songs are filled with passion, evocative imagery, and a sense of the inevitable passage of time. The struggle of the common man and the loss of small towns and landscapes is the subject of many of his songs. Though rooted in a particular place, Mallett’s music speaks to the essential things that move us all.

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Tuesday, October 14, 2014
The Arts Center of the Capital Region presents
NUTS AND BOLTS Workshop: ARTISTS GETTING READY FOR TAX SEASON
> 7:00-8:30 p.m.
The Arts of the Capital Region, 265 River Street, Troy, NY 12180, (518) 273-0552
Cost: Free
Enrollment Max: 20. Call to register ahead.
Virginia Gokhale holds a Master’s Degree in Accounting with a concentration in taxes. She has provided workshops and counseling to small businesses and arts businesses for many years on tax and accounting issues.

Museum at Eldridge Street presents
Azafea – A Spanish Odyssey
7 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002
Tickets: $20 General Admission, $15 members, seniors, students
Travel to places far and wide, old and new, with the borders-crossing Lev-Yulzari duo. They explore some of the most loved Sephardic music, using a personal approach that derives from diverse musical genres, including folk, classical, jazz and klezmer music. Along with their special musical guest Frank London, they create a fascinating, surprising and compelling musical experience.

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Thursday, October 16, 2014
The Arts Center of the Capital Region presents
Pumpkin Ravioli & Fall Vegetables
> 6:00-8:30 p.m.
The Arts of the Capital Region, 265 River Street, Troy, NY 12180, (518) 273-0552
Cost: Member: $40 | Non-Member: $45 | Materials: $15
Enrollment Max: 8. Register in advance
Learn the art of ravioli for a seasonally inspired pumpkin and Parmesan cheese stuffing. illian Naveh, Chef of 9 Miles East Farm in Schuylerville, NY, will be teaching various shapes and sizes to produce different textures. Along with ravioli, she will be preparing a farm fresh roasted sweet potato, kale salad and brussels sprouts with bacon. Let your taste buds explode with the flavors of fall, and enjoy the colors on your plate.

The Folklife Center of Crandall Public Library presents
Long Time Courting
7-9 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen Street, Glens Falls, NY (downstairs off the Library’s Glen Street entrance in the Community Room)
For more information, call 518/792-6508 or email degarmo@crandalllibrary.org
Cost: Free
Long Time Courting is Shannon Heaton (flute, accordion, vocals), Liz Simmons (guitar, vocals), Valerie Thompson (cello, vocals), and Katie McNally (fiddle, vocals). These four talented woman offer an extraordinary blend of neo-traditional Irish, Scottish, and American music that showcases each musician's versatility, creativity, and mastery. Exquisite vocal harmonies combine with formidable instrumental prowess to create music that is both playful and richly satisfying.

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October 16-18, 2014
...and beyond
The American Banjo Fraternity presents its
ABF Fall Rally
Allenberry Resort, 1559 Boiling Springs Road, Boiling Springs, PA, 800-430-5468
The Fall Rally of the American Banjo Fraternity features post-minstrel tunes on 5-string banjos with nylon strings, popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Free concert on October 18 at 7:45 p.m. Location: Ground level of the Meadow Lodge, Allenberry Resort, 1559 Boiling Springs Rd., Boiling Springs, PA, 800-430-5468.

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Friday, October 17, 2014
HarmoNYom in association with Robert Browning Associates presents
Women’s Voices Festival: A Celebration of Women in Indian Classical Music: ANUPAMA BHAGWAT
7:30 p.m.
+7 p.m. talk w/ Indian music specialists moderated by author Kavita Sha about the evolution of female artists in Indian music
St. Peter’s Church, 619 Lexington Ave at 54th St, NYC
Tickets: $40 VIP; $30 general admission; $20 students with ID & seniors
The commanding sitarist Anupama Bhagwat is one of the leading disciples of the world-renowned Pt. Bimalendu Mukherjee, exponent of the famous Imdadkhani gharana, which is admired for its fluency and grace. She has imbibed the vigor that is a hallmark of her tradition: scintillating fast taans, soulfulness of the meditative alap and brilliant fluency of melody (raag bhava). Under her Guruji’s inspiring guidance, she has mastered the gayaki (vocal) style, while bringing out its lyrical beauty with the emotive cadences of the sitar. Accompaniment by Nitin Mitta on tabla.

Caffè Lena presents
North Sea Gas
8 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $18, Member $16, Child and Student $9
Buy tickets online
They’ve passed their 30th anniversary as a band and they’re stronger than ever! North Sea Gas is one of Scotland’s most enduringly popular folk bands, boasting high spirits, manly three-part harmonies, and a repertoire of traditional, contemporary and self-penned material. Guitars, mandolin, fiddle, bouzouki, whistles, bodhrans, banjo and jolly good humour are all part of the delightful entertainment that has won them fans galore throughout Europe and North America. North Sea Gas albums have received Gold and Silver disc awards from the Scottish Music Industry Association, and received many favorable reviews in the folk press. They have recorded 14 albums and are constantly adding new material to their show.

Flushing Town Hall presents
A Piano Fantasy in Jazz with Barry Harris and Valerie Capers
8:00 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: $25/$20 Members/$10 Students; Package: $90/$72 Members (Reserved Table for 2, Wine and Snacks)
Two of the legendary names of jazz: NEA Jazz Master pianist Barry Harris and jazz pianist, composer, and the first blind graduate of Juilliard School Valerie Capers play together on stage for the first time, joined by Ray Drummond on bass and Leroy Williams on drums. NEW! Pre-show Members Lounge at 7 p.m.

YWCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts presents
The Best of Rufus Wainwright
8 p.m.
Boulton Center, 37 West Main Street, Bay Shore, NY, 631/969-1101
Cost: Tickets available, $110
Affectionately referred to by Elton John as “the greatest songwriter on the planet,” Grammy nominee Rufus Wainwright has established himself as one of the great male vocalists and songwriters of his generation. He is the son of folk singers Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle and the brother of Martha Wainwright, but Rufus has achieved his success by carving out his own singular sound in the worlds of rock, opera, theater, dance and film. Rufus has releases seven studio albums and two live albums to date, including his acclaimed Grammy-nominated Rufus Does Judy At Carnegie Hall! which captured his celebrated Judy Garland tribute performance at the London Palladium in 2007. Rufus has received Juno Awards for Best Alternative Album in 1999 and 2002 for Rufus Wainwright and Poses, respectively, and nominations for his albums Want Two (2005) and Release the Stars (2008). He was nominated for Songwriter of the Year in 2008 for his Release the Stars album. Vibrate: The Best of Rufus Wainwright features 18 standout songs that define one of modern music’s most innovative talents.
Tickets for this performance are available at www.boultoncenter.org or by calling toll free 866-811-4111 or at the YMCA Boulton Center box office: 37 West Main Street, Bay Shore, NY (631) 969-1101. Box office hours: Weds, Fri., Sat., from 12-4, Thurs. 12-6 and extended hours on performance days.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
PAULA COLE
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $35 advance/$40 at the door
Grammy winner and 7 time Grammy nominee Paula Cole has released six solo albums spanning an eighteen year career. “…a feisty poet with a soaring voice and a funky groove.” —Entertainment Weekly.

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Saturday, October 18, 2014
YWCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts presents
Richard Marx
8 p.m.
Boulton Center, 37 West Main Street, Bay Shore, NY, 631/969-1101
Cost: Tickets available, $60
Singer, songwriter, musician, and producer Richard Marx has made history with a string of indelible hits that span both radio-ready rock tunes like “Don’t Mean Nothing” and “Should’ve Known Better,” and stirring romantic ballads like “Hold Onto The Nights” and “Right Here Waiting.” The Chicago native has sold more than 30 million albums and scored a total of 14 No. 1 singles. He is the only male solo artist to have his first seven singles reach the Top 5 on the Billboard charts. On his new album, Beautiful Goodbye, Marx ventures into different territory both sonically and lyrically. With influences that range from Sade to Bebel Gilberto to various EDM artists, Marx offers up a set of sensual, electronic-driven soundscapes that explore a more fleeting, carnal side of romance. Marx signals that change is in the air with the album’s lush, cinematic opener “Whatever We Started.” It was very liberating to describe how you’re feeling in a particular moment. I had never really experienced it before. I know that it’s a direct result of my personal life and having been very blessed to have been married to an amazing woman for 25 years and then to be single for the first time in my adult life. That’s going to inform a lot of what I write.”
Tickets for this performance are available at www.boultoncenter.org or by calling toll free 866-811-4111 or at the YMCA Boulton Center box office: 37 West Main Street, Bay Shore, NY (631) 969-1101. Box office hours: Weds, Fri., Sat., from 12-4, Thurs. 12-6 and extended hours on performance days.

Caffè Lena presents
Thirteen Feet of Bluegrass with opener Heather Pierson
8 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $15, Member $12, Child and Student $7.50
Buy tickets online
Four lanky guys play high-energy, acoustic ’70s and ’80s country rock, blues, bluegrass and originals—Thirteen Feet style! These seasoned musicians offer powerful vocals, dynamic instrumentation and a great repertoire. Pat Liddy, a 40 year music veteran whose powerful voice and fine guitar work are band hallmarks; Bob Altschuler, “a distinctive banjo stylist whose playing is notable for expressiveness and imagination,” (Banjo Newsletter) on banjo, Dobro and electric banjo; Randy Jennings, a 30-year bluegrass, jazz, Dixieland, rock and folk veteran on bass and vocals; and Nick Viscio whose high energy fiddling and vocals, with hot solos and fine improvisation, are inspired by swing, French Canadian and bluegrass.
Opener Heather Pierson is a winner of the New England songwriting contest who is as comfortable and adept with bluegrass as she is with jazz. She uses piano, guitar, and even melodica to accompany her rich, soulful vocals.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
CALIFORNIA GUITAR TRIO; also MONTREAL GUITAR TRIO
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $30 advance/$35 at the door
With a whirlwind of instrumental style and repertoire fusing classical, rock, blues, jazz, bluegrass and surf music, the California Guitar Trio’s stunning virtuosity and sly sense of humor have earned them the title ”the world’s greatest acoustic band” (Guitar Shop Magazine). The Montreal Guitar Trio, described by CBC as “the hottest guitar ensemble in Canada,” is noted for its wit and warmth. They won the 2011 Opus Prize for concert of the year in the Jazz/World Music category.Together, CGT+MG3 represent four countries (Japan, Canada, Belgium, US), fusing 22+14 years of performing experience into one unique six-by-6-string ‘phenomensemble.’ In a pleasantly surprising way, CGT’s steel stringed-guitars blend naturally with MG3’s nylon-stringed guitars as each trio’s fret boards chase the others’ original compositions and new arrangements of progressive rock, world, jazz and classical music.

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Sunday, October 19, 2014
Albany Institute of History & Art announces
40th Annual Antiquarian Book & Ephemera Fair
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Washington Avenue Armory, Albany, NY 12210
Cost: $6
More than fifty dealers of books, photographs, manuscripts, and ephemera. Includes silent auction. Proceeds benefit the Albany Institute Library. For more information, visit www.albanybookfair.com

Museum at Eldridge Street presents
All of a Kind Family Walking Tour
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002
RVSP. $15 per family – space is limited and reservations are required
Back by popular demand! Enchanting young readers for generations, All of a Kind Family tells the story of five sisters growing up on the Lower East Side a century ago. Preservation Detectives will stroll through the story and onto the streets as we follow the adventures of Ella, Henny, Sarah, Charlotte, and Gertie … and bring this beloved novel to life!

Flushing Town Hall presents
Workshop: Introduction to Arabic Calligraphy
1:00 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: $10/$8 Members & Children (materials included). Order online or Phone: (718) 463-7700 x222
Calligrapher Majed Seif will introduce you to the different styles of Arabic calligraphy and its rules. Gain an introduction to the history and development of Arabic calligraphy. Participants can have their names rendered in calligraphic script and then decorate their paper with Arabesque designs.

YWCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts presents
The Magic Garden with Carole & Paula celebration 60 years of friendship!
1:00 and 4:30 p.m.
Boulton Center, 37 West Main Street, Bay Shore, NY, 631/969-1101
Cost: Tickets available, $20 adult, $15 child
Carole and Paula, the beloved stars of TV’s iconic “The Magic Garden,” celebrate their 60 YEARS of friendship with a fun-filled family concert for all ages! Join us for laughs, happy memories, Magic Garden video clips, songs and stories we all love. Additional antics provided by the original Sherlock! With Musical Director Ian Herman at the piano. A Family show for all ages! Carole & Paula will meet with guests after each performance! One of the most successful, locally produced children’s television shows in the country, was broadcast on WPIX New York, from the early 1970s to the mid 1980s. Fifty-two half-hour episodes and a one hour holiday special were created to meet FCC requirements as set forth in the Children’s Television Act of that time. Stars Carole Demas and Paula Janis helped create the show. In a colorful garden setting they brought stories, songs, games, lessons, and laughter to their devoted fans.
Tickets for this performance are available at www.boultoncenter.org or by calling toll free 866-811-4111 or at the YMCA Boulton Center box office: 37 West Main Street, Bay Shore, NY (631) 969-1101. Box office hours: Weds, Fri., Sat., from 12-4, Thurs. 12-6 and extended hours on performance days.

Caffè Lena presents
Erin McKeown
7 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $18, Member $16, Child and Student $9
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After 11 albums and 12 years of touring practically nonstop, Erin McKeown is a great guitarist, gifted songwriter, and dynamic performer with an emphatically activist streak. The website popmatters.com declared of her latest album, 2013’s Manifestra, it “gives you faith in how pop music can be both high art and great fun at the same time.” Erin grew up in Virginia, studied ornithology and ethnomusicology at Brown University, and now lives in the wilds of western Massachusetts. She regularly collaborates and performs with artists such as Anais Mitchell, Carrie Rodriguez, Amos Lee, and Josh Ritter, and she co-wrote one of the songs on her new album with her friend Rachel Maddow. A couple years ago she was a fellow at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society, and she has been an active lobbyist on capitol hill. Her music is clever, catchy, substantial, and subversive, and her performances are big fun.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
RYAN MONTBLEAU; with special guest Tall Heights
7:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $20 advance/$25 at the door
“Time hangs heavy on the vine/Let’s make wine,” Ryan Montbleau sings in the lulling, sensual verse that gives his new album its title. Ryan Montbleau has been tending his own musical vineyard for a few years, on the patient cusp of a breakthrough. His distinctive, long-fermenting blend of neo-folk, classic soul, and kick-out-the-jams Americana finally comes to full fruition in Heavy On The Vine. It’s an album that represents the product of—and further promise of—a very good year.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Museum at Eldridge Street presents
Book Launch: A Question of Tradition: Women Poets in Yiddish, 1586–1987
6:30-8 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002
RVSP. This event is free. Co-sponsored by The Anne Frank Center USA
Dr. Kathryn Hellerstein’s (University of Pennsylvania) new book explores an aspect of Yiddish literature that has long been overlooked: the roles that women poets played in forming a modern Yiddish literature. She will be joined by Professor David Roskies (Jewish Theological Seminary) for a discussion, readings of poetry in Yiddish and English, and a festive reception.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Museum at Eldridge Street presents
Lifelong Learning Classes: Immigrant Communities on the Lower East Side with Barry Feldman, 5 Wednesdays
11-12:30 a.m., for 5 Wednesdays, beginning October 22
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002
Tickets: $15 for one class; $65 for all five
Waves of Irish, German, Eastern European Jews, Slavs, Italians, Hispanics and Asians transformed sparse farmlands into thriving ethnic enclaves on the Lower East Side in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Explore the social, cultural and religious patterns that enriched these communities and their relationships with each other. Three classroom discussion sessions will be enhanced by two walking tours exploring the diverse immigrant history of the Lower East Side.

Caffè Lena presents
Acoustic Blues Jam with host Sonny Speed
7 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Admission is $5 No advanced ticket sales. Tickets may be purchased at the door.
If you have the Blues, play the blues, or love the Blues we got you covered! Caffè Lena, The Saratoga Acoustic Blues Society and the Capital Region Blues Network have teamed up to present a monthly acoustic blues open mic. We’re looking for acoustic Blues players of all ages, styles, and playing levels to present Blues originals and covers on the famed Caffè Lena stage. Get connected with members of SABS and the CRBN as well as other Blues fans and become a part of what’s happening in the Blues scene. 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 will be held on the 4th Wednesday of the month and hosted by SABS & CRBN member Sonny Speed. Sign up is 7 p.m. Names are pulled out of a lottery at 7:30 p.m. A monthly featured act opens up with a short set. The open mic follows.

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Thursday, October 23, 2014
The Folklife Center of Crandall Public Library presents
Rabbit in the Rye
7-9 p.m. (doors open at 6:30 p.m.)
Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen Street, Glens Falls, NY (downstairs off the Library’s Glen Street entrance in the Community Room)
For more information, call 518/792-6508 or email degarmo@crandalllibrary.org
Cost: Free
Rabbit in the Rye is a progressive folk rock trio from Hamilton NY, Joseph Mettler (guitar, harmonica), Alexander Lavon (bass), and Brendan O’Connor (percussion, mandolin). “...The band straddles the line between quintessential American folk and contemporary blues with a superb mix of proverbial lyrics, pounding bass lines and creative drum beats that will keep you tapping your feet. Switching between acoustic and electric sets, the band has a sound that feels original, yet familiar at the same time. It is hard to ignore the unique presence the band has on stage as they sway and dance to the energy of their own creation...” — Colgate Maroon News

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Friday, October 24, 2014
Flushing Town Hall presents
From Spain to New York – Cantos de Ida y Vuelta
7:00 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: $15/$12 Members/$10 Students Order online or Phone: (718) 463-7700 x222
“Cantos de Ida y Vuelta” are songs of wandering, shaped by journeys across foreign lands. This double-bill concert features some of the powerful voices in the NYC Latin jazz scene: Javier Ruibal, one of Spain’s most distinctive singer/songwriters and Victor Prieto, a virtuoso and innovator, both as an accordionist and a composer. Sponsored in part by Council Member Daniel Dromm. Presented in collaboration with Terraza 7.

HarmoNYom in association with Robert Browning Associates presents
Women’s Voices Festival: A Celebration of Women in Indian Classical Music: ANANDI BHATTACHARYA
7:30 p.m.
+7 p.m. talk w/ Indian music specialists moderated by author Kavita Sha about the evolution of female artists in Indian music
St. Peter’s Church, 619 Lexington Ave at 54th St, NYC
Tickets: $40 VIP; $30 general admission; $20 students with ID & seniors
The mesmerizing vocalist Anandi Bhattacharya, born in 1996, became a child prodigy in a family of renowned musicians and singers, including her father, slide guitar master Debashish Bhattacharya, who has been her constant guide, and her grandmother, whose vocal music was nurtured within the family. Anandi started training under her aunt Sutapa Bhattacharya at the age of three, and gave her first radio performance at four. When she was 12, she studied under Vidushi Shubhra Guha. She has toured internationally and recorded (Madeira, Beyond the Ragashere) with her father, including an experimental program on Tagore’s songs, and performed extensively with him in the US, including an appearance on an NPR Tiny Desk Concert. Accompaniment by Subasish Bhattacharya on tabla and Pt. Ramesh Misra on sarangi (bowed lute).

The Folkus Project presents
Natalia Zukerman
After she opened for Garnet Rogers last winter, this roots-oriented singer songwriter was an obvious choice for a headline appearance.
8 p.m.
May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 East Genesee St, Syracuse, NY
Cost: $15 (members $12)
Advance sale tickets are available online at www.folkus.org
With diverse influences that include folk, jazz, blues, rock, bluegrass, country, and even classical, Zuckerman has been described by public radio as “an example of the finest Americana.” She combines her unique slide guitar playing style with seductive vocals, a painter’s observing eye, unapologetic writing, and sharp wit. She’ll be supporting her new album — her seventh — called Come Thief, Come Fire.

Caffè Lena presents
Andy Cohen & Paul Asbell
8 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $20, Member $18, Child and Student $10
Buy tickets online
This show will be a true feast for fingerstyle guitar enthusiasts. Blues picker Andy Cohen is a connector between the legendary bluesmen of the last century (Big Bill Broonzy, Rev. Gary Davis, Honeyboy Edwards) and today’s generation of blues revivalists. As a youngster coming up in the 1960s folk revival, Andy began the explorations with “source” musicians that built into his current status as a virtuoso fingerstyle guitarist and “walking, talking folk-blues-roots music encyclopedia.” An Andy Cohen performance encompasses the well-known, the obscure, and the weirdly wonderful, and often involves autoharp and dolceola along with acoustic 6- and 12-string guitars.
Paul Asbell is another veteran guitarist and it all started at age 12 with a family 6-string his father broke in playing with Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, and Leadbelly at union rallies. From that auspicious starting point, Asbell has developed a dizzingly diverse repertoire that waltzes brilliantly through the styles of Robert Johnson, Doc Watson, Dr. John and Bill Frisell with romantic swing tunes and Otis Rush slow-burners thrown in.

YWCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts presents
Maria Muldaur
8:00 p.m.
Boulton Center, 37 West Main Street, Bay Shore, NY, 631/969-1101
Cost: Tickets available, $40
Maria Muldaur is best known world-wide for her 1974 mega-hit “Midnight at the Oasis,” which received several Grammy nominations, and enshrined her forever in the hearts of Baby Boomers everywhere; but despite her considerable pop music success, her 50-year career could best be described a long and adventurous odyssey through the various forms of American Roots Music. During the folk revival of the early ’60s, she began exploring and singing early Blues, Bluegrass and Appalachian “Old Timey” Music, beginning her recording career in 1963 with the Even Dozen Jug Band and shortly thereafter, joining the very popular Jim Kweskin Jug Band, touring and recording with them throughout the ’60s. In the 40 years since “Midnight at the Oasis,” Maria has toured extensively worldwide and has recorded 40 solo albums covering all kinds of American Roots Music, including Gospel, R&B, Jazz, and Big Band (not to mention several award-winning children’s albums), before settling comfortably into her favorite idiom, the Blues, in recent years. Often joining forces with some of the top names in the business, Maria has recorded and produced on-average an album per year, several of which have been nominated for Grammy and other awards.
Tickets for this performance are available at www.boultoncenter.org or by calling toll free 866-811-4111 or at the YMCA Boulton Center box office: 37 West Main Street, Bay Shore, NY (631) 969-1101. Box office hours: Weds, Fri., Sat., from 12-4, Thurs. 12-6 and extended hours on performance days.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
CHIP TAYLOR
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $20 advance/$25 at the door
The New York Times says it best about Chip Taylor: “If you only know him as the as the guy who wrote ‘Wild Thing’ and ‘Angel Of The Morning’ — you don’t know him! Chip Taylor is making some of the most distinctive acoustic music around today.”

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Saturday, October 25, 2014
Valley Folk presents
Andy Cohen
7:30 p.m.
Drake House Studio Theater, 171 Cedar Arts Center, 155 Cedar Street, Corning, NY
$17.50 at-the-door
Half price for disabled folks and full time students (high school, college) with valid ID.
Children 14 and under free with adult.
This Memphis, Tennessee resident (transplanted from Massachusetts) is the real deal, a Piedmont picker who in many ways embodies the history of the blues as carried on by the baby-boomer generation. If you want to understand the acoustic blues experience, the transition from pre-war blues (WWII, that is) to the 1960s blues revival on to modern day acoustic blues, Cohen is a perfect testimonial.

Caffè Lena presents
A Night of Murder Ballads
8 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $20, Member $18, Child and Student $10
Buy tickets online
A sinful, silly and sinister tradition continues with our fourth annual Halloween fundraiser, “A Night of Murder Ballads,” featuring MC Michael Eck and host of musical guests (to be announced shortly!). Sounds scary, but it’s actually just good, gory fun, with local leading lights singing about dead lovers, departed drifters, and defunct sailors. Our breathtaking balladeers give the great folksong murder tradition a workout with guitar, ukulele, harmony vocals, and more. All tricks aside, the proceeds will benefit Caffè Lena so we can keep bringing you the finest folk year round.

Robert Browning Associates presents
SHAKIR KHAN with ENAYET HOSSAIN
Classical Indian Music
8 p.m.
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave (at 3rd Ave), Downtown Brooklyn
Tickets: $30/ students & seniors $25
One of the most sensitive and dynamic young classical sitar players internationally, the brilliant Shakir Khan follows in the footsteps of his illustrious father and guru Shahid Parvez. He represents the 8th generational link in an unbroken chain of musical talent and tradition and is an exponent of the Etawah gharana (school) that was founded by maestro Imdad Khan, grandfather of the late Vilayat Khan. From his first public performance at the age of 11, to tours with his famed father and appearances at India’s most prestigious music festivals, he has proved himself a worthy heir to one of the world’s oldest and greatest classical traditions. In Shakir Khan’s first NY public appearance, he will be accompanied by the young tabla virtuoso Enayet Hossain.

YWCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts presents
Lucky Kaplansky & Cheryl Wheeler
8:00 p.m.
Boulton Center, 37 West Main Street, Bay Shore, NY, 631/969-1101
Cost: Tickets available, $45
Lucy Kaplansky is a rare vocal talent, “a truly gifted performer...full of enchanting songs” (New York Times). Blending country, folk and pop styles, she has the unique ability to make every song sound fresh, whether singing her own sweet originals, covering country classics by June Carter Cash and Gram Parsons or singing pop favorites by Lennon/McCartney and Nick Lowe. Lucy’s iconic voice has been featured in film and on television, including commercials like Chevrolet’s iconic “Heartbeat of America” jingle. It has always seemed as if there were two Cheryl Wheelers, with fans of the New England songwriter relishing watching the two tussle for control of the mic. There is poet-Cheryl, writer of some of the prettiest, most alluring and intelligent ballads on the modern folk scene. And there is her evil twin, comic-Cheryl, a militant trend defier and savagely funny social critic. The result is a delightful contrast between poet and comic.
Tickets for this performance are available at www.boultoncenter.org or by calling toll free 866-811-4111 or at the YMCA Boulton Center box office: 37 West Main Street, Bay Shore, NY (631) 969-1101. Box office hours: Weds, Fri., Sat., from 12-4, Thurs. 12-6 and extended hours on performance days.

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Sunday, October 26, 2014
Museum at Eldridge Street presents
The Singing Table: Hasidic Songs, Stories and Nosh
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002
Tickets: $25 General Admission, includes bagels, herring, coffee and other light nosh
Food, song and story are the ingredients for this one-of-a-kind concert that recreates the warm atmosphere of a Jewish Sabbath table. Musicians Lisa Mayer, Sruli Dresdner, Zachary Mayer, and Aaron Mayer perform nigunim, wordless spiritual tunes traditionally sung at the holiday table, as well as play Hasidic music and recount family stories and history.
This concert is a culminating event of the Festival of Jewish Food and Literature. Sponsored by Hanna Griff-Sleven and Paul Sleven in memory of Harris and Bessie Griff and Deborah Lavender.

Albany Institute of History & Art announces
To Elevate & Adorn the Mind: Betsey Colt Foot and the Story Behind the Founding of Albany Academy for Girls
Author Louise Copeland Marks
2:00 p.m.
Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12210
Free with museum admission
Set in Albany in the early nineteenth century, To Elevate & Adorn the Mind, is a thoroughly researched historical novel about Betsey Colt Foot and her radical quest to establish the Albany Academy for Girls, one of the country’s oldest independent schools for the education of young women. Louise Copeland Marks is an academy alumna and Associate Professor Emerita of Sociology, Psychology, and Mental Health at SUNY’s North Country Community College.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
“Goodbye BLACK 47 — Celtic Rock Festival” with special guests The Mighty Ploughboys; The Narrowbacks
4:00 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $30 advance/$35 at the door
Returning to our stage for their farewell performance, Black 47 played more gigs at Shea Stadium than The Beatles, shut down the city of Hoboken, appeared multiple times on Leno, Letterman, O’Brien and most recently on Jimmy Fallon, starred in a movie with their fans Matt Dillon and Danny Glover and helped spring the Guilford Four and the Birmingham Six from British prisons. Having left a lasting legacy, this legendary Irish rock band intend disbanding on 11/8/14, exactly 25 years after their first gig, but not before going out with a bang!

Caffè Lena presents
Marty Wendell 50 Year Retrospective
7 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $15, Member $12, Child and Student $7.50
Buy tickets online
He was weaned on a Philco radio and his first gig, 50 years ago, was a church talent show. From that modest beginning, Capital District musician Marty Wendell went on to tour as Johnny Cash’s opening act, recorded at Sun Studios, gained national radio play, and curated the North Country’s premiere country music festival. A famously engaging and enthusiastic live performer, Wendell has played countless stages coast to coast. His son, Sean Wendell, is now a regular bandmate, joining his father on stage and in the studio to play early pop standards and originals rooted in gospel and blues. With 50 productive years to celebrate, Marty remains as eager as ever to make his audience happy with a night of great tunes.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Gotham Center for NYC History presents a Fall 2014 Forum:
Film Screening: “Radio Unnameable: Bob Fass and the Rise of Free Expression on the Airwaves”
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Elebash Recital Hall, CUNY, 365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street, New York, NY
FREE and open to the public, reservations not required! First come, first served!
Legendary personality Bob Fass revolutionized late-night FM radio by serving as a cultural hub for music, politics, and audience participation for nearly 50 years. Long before today’s innovations in social media, Fass utilized the airwaves for mobilization, encouraging luminaries and ordinary listeners to talk openly and take the program in surprising directions. “Radio Unnameable” is a visual and aural collage that pulls from Bob Fass’s immense program archive, film, photographs, and video that has been sitting dormant until now.

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Thursday, October 30, 2014
Albany Institute of History & Art announces
Albany History in an Alternate Universe
Author Frankie Y. Bailey
2:00 p.m.
Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12210
Free admission
Booth, Lincoln, Houdini, and more . . . join SUNY Albany criminal justice professor and award winning mystery writer Frankie Bailey as she reveals how she draws on Albany’s vibrant history in crafting her police procedural series set in a near-future version of the city. Bailey is a Macavity Award winning mystery writer who has been nominated for numerous Edgar, Anthony, and Agatha awards. She is also the author of Wicked Albany and numerous non-fiction books that explore the intersections of crime, history, and popular culture.

World Music Institute (WMI) presents
Bassekou Kouyate
7:00 p.m.
The Grace Rainey Rodgers, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Avenue, New York, NY
Tickets start at $35
For more information, call (212) 545-7536

Mali’s Bassekou Kouyate is a master of the ngoni, an ancient West African lute and the key instrument of griot culture. Armed with a dynamite dexterity and a remarkable lineage—he’s descended from generations of griots on both sides—Kouyate is the full embodiment of his tradition. Yet it’s his daring reworking of it—placing it in an ensemble format with four sizes of ngoni worn strapped like electric guitars; adding strings and introducing new plucking methods—that has garnered Kouyate the reputation of visionary as well as guardian. As The New York Times notes, “Through technique, technology, and open ears, Kouyate hurls the ngoni into the 21st century.” Presented in collaboration with The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Friday, October 31, 2014
Flushing Town Hall presents
Family Festival: Halloween Re-Mixed
4-7 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: Free (No tickets or RSVP required)
Celebrate Dia de los Muertos, Halloween and All Saints Day with hands-on festive fun for all ages! Be sure to wear your costume and join us for mask-making, All Saints Day Medallions, Mexican Sugar Skulls and ghost stories. Halloween treats for all participants. Fun for the whole family!

Caffè Lena presents
Alan Chartock & The Berkshire Ramblers
8 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $35, Member $35, Child and Student $10
Buy tickets online
Championing folk songs of the “old style,” this charming and gregarious band donates their performances to help causes and places dear to their hearts—and tonight Caffè Lena is the lucky beneficiary. Founding Ramblers are Joe Browdy and WAMC’s Alan Chartock. They’ve been playing together, in one form or another, for well over forty years. Alan sings and plays banjo; his wife, Roselle Chartock, a Skidmore alum who once worked at the Caffé, sings and plays guitar and percussion. They’re joined by Browdy on guitar, son Jonas Chartock, guitar, daughter Sarah Chartock, vocal and hand percussion, Michael Eck, multiple instruments, Don McGrory, steel guitar, Alice Oldfather, fiddle, Dwight O’Neil guitar, and Dona Frank-Federico and Selma Kaplan, vocals and piano. Capturing the essence of folk music with familiar songs that celebrate togetherness rather than celebrity, you are warmly invited to lend your voice on the chorus. We’ll have delicious food, mingling, and loads of songs you know and love. Your ticket includes hearty snacks, desserts and beverages of the soft variety. Folk-inspired costumes Encouraged! The Ramblers are donating their performance and all proceeds benefit Caffè Lena!

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
BATTLEFIELD BAND from Scotland
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $30 advance/$35 at the door
Known for their “uncanny chemistry” (Washington Post), the Battlefield Band has over four decades led the revival of Scottish music. Combining old and new music, their performances are joyful, raucous and accessible. Winners of the inaugural Scots Trad Music Award.

October 31-November 2, 2014
The Folk Music Society of N.Y., Inc/ N.Y. Pinewoods Folk Music Club presents
FALL FOLK MUSIC WEEKEND
A Weekend of Folk/Roots/Americana Music at Hudson Valley Resort and Spa
400 Granite Road, Kerhonkson, Ulster County, NY 12446
For more information: www.folkmusicny.org/weekends.html
Register online: http://fallweekend.eventbrite.com
Enjoy a friend-filled music saturated weekend at the Hudson Valley Resort and Spa. Sing, jam, relax, swap songs, learn new songs and listen to and/or play with other musicians. The weekend features some of the finest Folk/Roots musicians who will perform and present workshops. There is also plenty of opportunity for socializing, hiking, and kicking back with interesting folks in a luxurious setting, comfortable rooms, good food, and resort facilities close at hand. Featured performers are:
emma’s revolution (Pat Humphries & Sandy O) offer gorgeous close harmonies and unsinkable tunefulness. This classic, globetrotting folk duo’s music is progressive, socially-conscious, confrontational and shot-through with intelligence and cutting humor. They counted Pete Seeger among their admirers.
Andy Cohen, blues guitarist and historian, grew up to the sound of Dixieland jazz. As a teen, he was bitten by the Folk Music bug, and soon found his way to Big Bill Broonzy and the Jim Kweskin Jug Band. Upon hearing the Rev. Gary Davis, he was thoroughly infected. He’s been masterfully playing their fine old tunes ever since.
Larry Hanks & Deborah Robins—Hanks bring warmth, charm and depth to cowboy and work songs, topical and political songs, and traditional American ballads. Deborah’s lovely alto and rhythm guitar complement Larry’s resonant bass voice, his spare tasteful guitar playing, and his amazing Jew’s harp.
Ryan & Brennish Thomson, father and son duo: Ryan, music and dance professional, is an award winning multi-instrumentalist. He performs and teaches fiddle, banjo, flute, piano, pennywhistle, accordion, and more. Son, Brennish, also fiddles. Their peripatetic music is drawn from Old Time, Eastern Europe, Tex/Mex, Blues, Cajun and Bluegrass traditions.
We will also welcome Ben Bath, singer and guitarist, as well as singer, Brian Harris.
Located near New Paltz, the Hudson Valley Resort and Spa is nestled amid the beautiful Shawangunk Mountains. Enjoy good food, newly renovated rooms, tennis, golf, table tennis, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and more. A transportation coordinator helps to arrange rides to the weekend. Participants are encouraged to come for two or three days and stay at the hotel; day admission is also available.



ANNOUNCEMENTS

OLD SONGS announces Fall Instrument Classes

6-week group classes at 37 South Main St., Voorheesville.
Complete descriptions at: www.oldsongs.org/classes

To Register:
Print out registration form online at: oldsongs.org/register or call Old Songs at 518-765-2815.

Send $115 per class for 6-week classes and registration form to: Old Songs, PO Box 466, Voorheesville, NY 12186.

Registration Deadlines:
September-October class: Sept. 2, 2014
October-November classes: Oct. 8, 2014


SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER CLASSES: TUESDAYS, Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and Oct. 7
Mountain Dulcimer with Susan Trump
Beyond Beginning Mountain Dulcimer: 6-7:15 p.m.
Intermediate Mountain Dulcimer: 7:30-8:45 p.m.

OCTOBER-NOVEMBER CLASSES: TUESDAYS, Oct. 14, 21, 28, Nov. 4, 11 and 18
Fiddle with George Wilson, 6-7:15 p.m.
Clawhammer Banjo with Paul Draper, 7:30-8:45 p.m.
Piano Accordion-Lessons and Band Class with Peggy Hart , 6-7:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAYS, Oct. 15, 22, 29, Nov. 5, 12 and 19
Beginning Penny Whistle with George Ward, 6-7:15 p.m.
Jam Class with Terri Lukacko, 6-7:15 p.m.


THURSDAYS, Oct. 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13 and 20
Ukulele with Ron Gordon Beginning Ukulele: 6-7:15 p.m.
Intermediate Ukulele: 7:30-8:45 p.m.
Mandolin with Mike Otis, 6-7:15 p.m
Recorder with Donna Sobel, 7:30-8:45 p.m.

5-WEEK CLASS, OCTOBER-NOVEMBER MONDAYS, Oct. 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10 and 17
Bluegrass Jam Class Taught by Bob Altschuler using the Wernick Method, 6-9 p.m.
5 sessions, tuition $160. Register online



Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) announces
CALL FOR PAPERS
7th Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA
March 24̵;28, 2015


The Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) invites abstracts (sessions, papers and posters) for the Program of the 75th Annual Meeting The theme of the Program is “Continuity and Change.”

The Society is a multi-disciplinary association that focuses on problem definition and resolution. We welcome papers from all disciplines. The deadline for abstract submission is October 15, 2014. For additional information on the theme, abstract size/format, and the meeting, please visit http://www.sfaa.net/annual-meeting/.


Museum at Eldridge Street presents
Lifelong Learning Classes beginning in October

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

This fall our lifelong learning classes offer fascinating opportunities for Bible study, learning about immigrant history on the Lower East Side and starting a family memoir.

Modernity and the Bible with Dr. Regina Stein
8 sessions: Tuesdays, 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., beginning October 21
Who wrote the Bible? Did the events it presents happen as the Bible describes them? Is the text of the Torah scroll accurate? Medieval rabbinic commentators had clear answers to these questions. But modern scientific discoveries, archaeology and literary theories radically challenged many traditional notions. How should we read the Bible in the 21st century? To answer this complex question, we will explore some of the personalities, ideas and debates from the classical rabbinic period to the Middle Ages, and from the Enlightenment to today. $15 per class; $110 for all eight classes.

The Many Faces of the Torah with Dr. Regina Stein
8 sessions: Thursdays, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., beginning October 23
The Five Books of the Torah have always been interpreted in many different ways. Using the weekly Torah portion as our jumping off point, we will delve into Biblical texts, commentaries, and the questions they raise. From the 1st century allegory of Philo in Alexandria to the critical commentaries of contemporary American and Israeli scholars, we will discuss and debate insights from a variety of disciplines as we continue the Jewish tradition of Torah study. $15 per class; $110 for all eight classes.

Immigrant Communities on the Lower East Side with Barry Feldman
5 Wednesdays, starting October 22 from 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Waves of Irish, German, Eastern European Jews, Slavs, Italians, Hispanics and Asians transformed sparse farmlands into thriving ethnic enclaves on the Lower East Side in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Explore the social, cultural and religious patterns that enriched these communities and their relationships with each other. Three classroom discussion sessions will be enhanced by two walking tours exploring the diverse immigrant history of the Lower East Side. $15 per class; $65 for all five classes.

Memoir Writing Workshop with with folklorist Dr. Hanna Griff-Sleven
4 Mondays, starting November 17 from 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Have you been meaning to get your family story down on paper? Are there photographs and ephemera whose stories you want to record and pass down to the next generation? In this supportive classroom environment, share your family objects and anecdotes and be prompted to write about them in class. Each week you’ll focus on a different family object or event, and the end result will be the beginning of a valuable family document. $15 per class; $50 for all four classes.


Staten Island arts announces
“My Staten Island” Quilt Project


When: Thursdays August 20 – November 20; 12-1 p.m.
Where: 2nd floor CLLD Rotunda, JCC, 1466 Manor Rd, SI, NY


The Center for Life Long Development (CLLD) Quilt Class invites you to participate in the “My Staten Island”; Quilt Project. Make your mark on a map of Staten Island that will become part of a CLLD class sewing project.

What area of Staten Island has special meaning to you? The restaurant where you were proposed to, a marsh where you watch green herons, the school where you play sports or the ferry on which you commute or commuted before you retired? Work together on a group project and mark a representational symbol into a map of Staten Island. Take the opportunity to share your experiences, journey through past and present, log in and leave comments.

If you are not able to make your mark in person, you can email mysiquilt@yahoo.com. One of the class participants will place your mark and your story will be added to the quilt log.

The sale proceeds of the “My Staten Island” quilt will be donated to the CLLD Program.


Middle Atlantic Folklife Association (MAFA) announces a
CALL FOR PAPERS for its Biennial Conference of the Middle Atlantic Folklife Association

Theme: Land and Sea – Geography, Economy, and Culture in the American Experience

Date: March 27–28, 2015
Location: Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ
Partner Organization: Eastern American Studies Association (EASA)

This year, MAFA will be partnering with the Eastern American Studies Association to hold a joint conference. The location of this year’s meeting – Rowan University in New Jersey – provides a vantage from which to view diverse features of the Eastern United States. Looking to the east is the Atlantic Ocean and the famous “Jersey Shore.” Although many people know the “Shore” for its popular entertainments, beauty contests, and gambling, it also has a longstanding maritime folk culture, including the craft of the renowned Jersey Skiff, in addition to the east of the “Pine Barrens” that attracted studies of its residents known as “Pineys” by the American Folklife Center. To the west is the Delaware River and the Philadelphia metropolitan area. Glassboro, the home of Rowan University, is historically connected to early American manufacturing – the renowned “Glass Works in the Woods” that has led some scholars to view the Delaware Valley as the cradle of American industrialism. Yet southern New Jersey is also known for being a leading producer of fresh fruits and vegetables, including cranberries, blueberries, tomatoes, and escarole/endive. The varied landscape facilitates identities often by occupational and recreational communities. Evidence of its crossroads reputation is the Glassboro Summit in 1967 between President Lyndon Johnson and Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin, with the Glassboro site chosen because it is equidistant between New York and Washington, DC

Against the backdrop of this geographic crossroads, the program committee invites papers, forums, and sessions that explore the connections of geography, economy, and culture in the American experience. The committee is interested not only in historical and cultural analyses of social adaptation to the landscape but also in organizational efforts to interpret, conserve, and enhance community identities, public heritage, and folk traditions. These studies need not be limited to New Jersey – they can include the Atlantic World. In sum, this conference will explore the local, regional, and global patterns and exchanges that contribute to the distinctive eastern American mix of land and sea. As always, MAFA is open to papers and panels on any topic of American folklore and folklife, including those which do not fit under the conference theme. Both university and public folklorists are strongly encouraged to attend.


Submission Guidelines: Individual Papers: Send a short abstract (no more than 500 words) and a brief CV or resume of no more than two pages.

Full 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 500 words) as well as a CV or resume of no longer than two pages for each panel participant.

All materials should be sent to Christie Briley at czb5178@psu.edu before January 9, 2015.

Graduate students whose proposals are accepted will be encouraged to submit their final papers electronically several weeks prior to the conference if they wish to be considered for the Simon J. Bronner Award for the outstanding graduate paper in American Studies.


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ONGOING EXHIBITIONS AND PRODUCTIONS
Iroquois Indian Museum announces
Standing in Two Worlds: Iroquois in 2014
May 3: Opening Reception, 1 to 3 p.m.
Iroquois Indian Museum, 324 Caverns Road, Howes Cave, NY
For more information contact: info@iroquoismuseum.org, or 518-296-8949
Open April 1 through November 30* Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sundays 12 p.m.-5 p.m.
*closing each day at 4 p.m. during the months of April and November
Admission: Adults - $8.00; Group(7+) $6.40, Seniors - $6.50; Group $5.20, Students (12 to 17) - $6.50; Group $5.20, Children 5 to 12 - $5.00; Group $4.00, Children under 5 - free
What contemporary concerns warrant our attention and creative comment?Works exploring boundaries and borders, environment, hydro-fracking, economy, gaming, the digital/disposable age, sports mascots, the impact of national/international events and decisions, the role of tradition and community, and the state of the Arts will be featured.

April 1, 2014 —November 30, 2014

Shaker Museum presents
EXHIBIT: “The Great Stone Barn: Past, Present, Future”
Friday - Monday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Poultry House, Shaker Museum, 202 Shaker Road New, New Lebanon, NY 12136, 518-794-9100
Cost: Free admission
The Great Stone Barn, built in two years and completed in 1859, was the heart of the North Family’s agricultural operation and a symbol of a prosperous community for all of Mount Lebanon’s Shakers. Though the barn burned in 1972, the masonry walls remain. Go inside the conception and function of this remarkable building, and learn about the museum’s current efforts to restore and preserve it.
FREE guided tours at Mount Lebanon: Learn about the history and unique lifestyle of the Shakers at their central, the Mount Lebanon Shaker Village. The site was the leading Shaker community from its founding in 1787 to its final closing in 1947. Today, it is once again a leading site, this time as a National Historic Landmark. Tour the North Family buildings, and get a window into the past. Offered daily Friday - Monday 11 a.m.-4 p.m., leaving from the Granary Visitor’s Center & Store. Free admission, donations accepted and appreciated.


June 13, 2014 —October 13, 2014

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

June 26, 2014 —May 31, 2015
The Japan Culture Center of Western New York, in partnership with The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University present
Between Two Worlds: Poured Paperworks by Sarah Brayer
Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University, 5795 Lewiston Road, Niagara University, New York 14109, 716-286-8200
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday: 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Sunday: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
For more information, please contact Carrie Hertz, PhD, Curator of Folk Arts at 716-286-8290
The Japan Culture Center of Western New York, in partnership with the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University (CAM), is proud to announce a new exhibition showcasing the work of Sarah Brayer, a Rochester-born artist living in Kyoto. Since the 1980s, Sarah has been making large-scale, handmade paperworks as the only Westerner working in the 800-year old papermaking village of Echizen. The wall panels, screens, and scrolls that she produces by strategically pouring paper pulp evoke themes common to traditional Japanese arts—abstracted visions of landscape, ocean, and celestial scenes. Lately, Sarah has incorporated photo-luminescent pigments that glow in fading light. By combining her training in both Eastern and Western artistic styles, Sarah says her “task is to find new ways of expression in an age old tradition” known in Japan as “washi.” With your support, Between Two Worlds: Poured Paperworks by Sarah Brayer, will be on view July 20 – December 21, 2014, at the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University. Split between two galleries—mirror images of each other, the exhibition will explore Sarah’s geographic and artistic journey between two cultural worlds. One gallery, the “daylight” gallery, will introduce visitors to Sarah’s personal style and its relationship to Japanese aesthetic and technical traditions, while the other—the “night” gallery—will invite visitors to enter a meditative space enhanced by music and lighting that transitions slowly from bright to dark. As the light fades and rises again, luminous pigments within the artworks will reveal new dimensions before visitors’ eyes. As part of a week-long celebration of cultural connections between Japan and Western New York in October, Sarah will make a special visit to Buffalo. A reception at the Castellani Art Museum will give visitors a chance to meet her in person and listen to her talk about her work.

July 20, 2014 —December 21, 2014

The Folklife Center at Crandall Public Library presents
Photo of Juan Bon Bom Galbez demonstrating the Chilean art of braiding manes
Photo of Juan Bon Bom Galbez demonstrating the Chilean art
of braiding manes

STABLE VIEWS: Voices and Stories from the Thoroughbred Racetrack
Opening: Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
The Folklife Center of Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen Street, Glens Falls, New York 12801, 518.792.6508
Cost: Free Admission
Based upon research by NYFS Executive Director, Ellen McHale, through an Archie Green Fellowship in Occupational Folklore from the Library of Congress, this exhibition portrays the workers in the “backstretch” of the thoroughbred racetracks. Through photographs and their reflections of work in their own words, it portrays the work and workers behind the scenes within thoroughbred racing.The exhibition features the paintings of Sarah Camele Arnold, handmade objects by riders and trainers, and video. Read more...
August 5, 2014 —December 2014
Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art presents the
Race, Love, and Labor: New Work from The Center for Photography at Woodstock’s Artist-in-Residency Program
Curated by Sarah Lewis
Opening reception: Saturday, September 6, 2014, 5-7 p.m.
Hours: Wednesday-Sunday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sara Bedrick Gallery, Samuel Dorsksy Museum of Art, State University of New York, 1 Hawk Drive, New Paltz, NY 12561, 845.257.3844

Suggested Donation: $5
It is impossible to separate the history of photography from the history of labor, love, and race in America. This exhibition, culled from the collection of the Center for Photography at Woodstock’s Artist-in-Residency program, displays images by artists who understand the needs of labor in the fullest sense of the word: a means through which we birth ourselves anew. These artists are participants in a 15-year-old tradition at the Center for Photography at Woodstock (CPW), which offers artists of color one of the requirements for a sterling creative practice—embryonic time to probe deeply, unfettered by distractions. At the 20th anniversary of CPW’s partnership with the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, it is a moment to honor this residency and examine the themes that have emerged from the resulting, irreplaceable pictures. The 20 artists whose work is featured in the exhibition are: Endia Beal, William Cordova, Isaac Diggs, Caleb Ferguson, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Nikita Gale, Gerard H. Gaskin, Eyakem Gulilat, Tommy Kha, Kathya Maria Landeros, Deana Lawson, Alma Leiva, Yijun Pixy Liao, Gina Osterloh, Dawit L. Petros, Tim Portlock, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Xaviera Simmons, Joanna Tam, and Preston Wadley.

August 27, 2014 —December 14, 2014

ArtsWestchester announces
New NY Bridge Art Show
Rockland Art Opening
Friday, September 5th, 6-8 p.m.
142 Main Street, Nyack, NY

Westchester Art Opening
Friday, September 12th, 6-8 p.m.
2 North Broadway, Tarrytown, NY
Hours: Monday – Friday, 11 a.m.– 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m.– 4 p.m.
Free and open to the public
For more information, please contact Andrew O’Rourke (518.941.6945) or Dan Marcy (845.641.6293) For artists on both sides of the Hudson River, the Tappan Zee Bridge has been a familiar sight in the Hudson Valley landscape and an inspiration throughout the years. We ask you to join us in honoring the combined talent and vision of the local artists who submitted to the inaugural Bridge Art Show. With 87 submissions from over 60 artists, there is something for everyone. To celebrate the twin span bridge project, the New NY Bridge Art Show will have two opening nights in Rockland and Westchester counties. We will be unveiling the best of show and two runners up in both counties. The 2014 Bridge Art Show is presented in collaboration with ArtsWestchester, Rockland Center for the Arts, Rivertown Artists Workshop, and Nyack Art Collective.

September 5, 2014 — November 1, 2014

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

September 6, 2014 —August 29, 2015
Staten Island Arts announces
Pages presented by the Staten Island Creative Commmunity
O opening: September 6, 2014, 12 noon – 9 p.m
Wednesday – Friday, 2:30-7:30 p.m.; Saturday/Sunday, 12 p.m.-6 p.m.
Art @Bay Gallery, 139 Bay Street, Staten Island, NY
Art show and all events are FREE.
For more information about the exhibition, call (718) 447-6490
Join us for an art exhibit comprised of works of art from all medium inspired by the written word (title or contents of a book, a play, poem, song, quote, etc.).

September 6, 2014 —October 12, 2014
ArtsWestchester announces
Art on Paper: Interpretive Stories and Iconic Symbols — A Solo Exhibition by Diane Cherr
Gallery Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Lazarus Gallery United Hebrew of New Rochelle, 391 Pelham Road, New Rochelle, , NY 10805
Free and open to the public
For more information contact Linda Forman, Senior Advisor to the President, United Hebrew, 914.632.2804 x1224 or lforman@uhgc.org. The Lazarus Gallery of United Hebrew of New Rochelle is presenting Art on Paper, a solo show of paper works by renowned local artist Diane Cherr. Cherr works with rich colors, intricate designs and narrative stories. She primarily works on handmade paper, interpreting stories and concepts paying homage to women’s empowerment, eastern philosophy, mythology and Jewish heritage and traditions. She also uses iconic symbols, such as trees, moons, hearts, pomegranates and biblical references in her work. Each work is unique, whether painting in gouache, creating collages, mixed media, drawing or printmaking. “Art on Paper” will include interpretations of many biblical stories such as Jonah, Noah’s Ark and Ruth and Naomi. Cherr has widely shown in exhibits and galleries throughout Westchester County including the Katonah Museum, The Blue Door Gallery in Yonkers, Upstream Gallery in Hastings-on-Hudson, Madelyn Jordon Fine Art in Scarsdale and the Mamaroneck Artists Guild. She frequently is featured in the Bet Am Shalom Judaica Craft Show.

September 13, 2014 — October 17, 2014

Taller Boricua presents the exhibition
A FEATHER IN EACH HAND
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, September 19, 6-9 p.m.
Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 12-6 p.m., Thurs. 1-7 p.m. | Sun. and Mon. Closed
Taller Boricua Gallery at the Julia de Burgos Latino Cultural Center | The Puerto Rican Workshop, Inc.,1680 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10029 | 212.831.4333
Admission: Free
For additional information about Esperanza Cortés or Michael Pribich contact TALLER BORICUA:212.831.4333 / marcos_cuba@hotmail.com
Taller Boricua Galleries is pleased to present this year’s inaugural exhibition “Feather in Each Hand” featuring a selection of work including various installations, sculptures and assemblages by these New York City artists.
ESPERANZA CORTÉS: Esperanza Cortés is a Colombian born contemporary New York artist who has exhibited in the United States in galleries and museums: “My interest in the folk art traditions, art rituals, music and dance of Latin America, The Caribbean and Africa and their continuous and evolving changes are at the core of my sculpture, installations and interventions. I use a wide variety of materials and sculptural methods often in combinations with reworked found objects that are impregnated with cultural symbols that act as sites of memory.”
MICHAEL PRIBICH: Michael Pribich grew up in Northern California and has lived in New York City since 1990. His art work is informed by social justice issues: “The importance of dreams, and desire is emphasized in overcoming obstacles that make every day life seem insurmountable.”


September 19, 2014 — November 1, 2014

...and beyond
Houston Arts Alliance announces
Stories of a Workforce
Opening Reception: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 5-7:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. Remarks, RSVP
Exhibition Hours: Mon., Tues., and- Thurs., 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Wed., 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Houston Public Library, Julia Ideson Building, 500 McKinney St., Houston, TX 77002
Free and open to the public
In conjunction with Transported + Renewed, Houston Arts Alliance’s Folklife + Traditional Arts program in partnership with the Houston Public Library will present the major exhibition Stories of a Workforce: Celebrating the Centennial of the Houston Ship Channel. The exhibition explores the diverse culture, heritage, and lore of work associated with the Port of Houston and the Houston Ship Channel.

September 23, 2014 —January 31, 2015

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