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September 30–October 2, 2016
Adirondack Dance Weekend
Presented by Dance Flurry
Silver Bay,Lake George, a gorgeous Adirondack setting for a fun-filled dance weekend!
Contact: Adirondack@danceflurry.org 518-813-0530 (8 a.m. to 10 p.m.), or write: D. Knutson, Registrar, 5 Colonial Drive, Schenectady, NY 12306
Contras, English, Waltzing, Jamming, Kayaking, Hiking
Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten-free buffet options
Performers
Party of Three: Neil Pearlman, Lilly Pearlman, Joe De Paolo plus Katie McNally
Maivish: Adam Broome, Jaige Trudel plus Cedar Stanistreet
A Joyful Noise: Barbara Greenberg, Daniel Beerbohm, Kathy Talvitie
Spare Parts: Bill Mathiesen, Liz Stell, Eric Buddington
Callers: Tom Amesse(NYC), Pat Petersen (NC), Brian Hamshar (VA), Adina Gordon

Saturday, October 1, 2016
ArtsWestchester announces
Remedy Opening Reception at ArtsWestchester
Local Brews * Fresh Art * Live Music
2 p.m.
ArtsWestchester, 31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY
Admission: Free
The Arts & Crafts Beer Fest is not your typical beer fest. Organized by the county’s leader in the arts, ArtsWestchester, it’s a curated “exhibition” showcasing the art of the brewmaster. New York State Craft Beer breweries are paired with select events at Westchester’s renowned cultural institutions. Now through November, take in the best our county has to offer in visual art and music while Half Time Beverage pours our state’s most innovative hop and barley artisans.
Experience the opening of ArtsWestchester’s Fall Exhibition, Remedy. As Westchester is at the center of the ever burgeoning health industry, local artists explore the complex, multifaceted relationship between the human body and the health care sector.

World Music Institute (WMI) presents
Vieux Farka Touré
8 p.m.
(Le) Poisson Rouge, 158 Bleecker St., NYC
Tickets: $30 in advance /$35 at door
Often referred to as “The Hendrix of the Sahara,” Vieux Farka Touré is the son of legendary Malian guitar player Ali Farka Touré, the artist mainly responsible for introducing Africa’s desert blues tradition to audiences around the world. Despite his father’s initial discouragement, Vieux secretly took up the guitar. His first album featured tracks recorded with his late father as well as African kora legend Toumani Diabaté. Vieux subsequently branched out and developed his own sound while remaining true to the roots of his father’s music. He has gone on to receive critical acclaim from across the globe, moving out of his father’s shadow and garnering a loyal, worldwide fanbase.
This concert is presented as part of World Music Institute’s Desert Blues series.

Earlville Opera House presents
Calan
Celtic Music from Wales
8:00 p.m.
Earlville Opera House, East Main Street, Earlville, NY, 315/691-3550
Tickets: $10-$30 Order tickets online.
Fiddles, guitar, accordion, bagpipes, and step dancing explode into life with Calan! Infectious guitar rhythms and high voltage routines give way to beautiful and haunting songs, mixing traditional Welsh melodies and brand new original material. The quintet of young musicians gives a fresh and vibrant sound to traditional Welsh music, playing to big audiences and rave reviews at concerts and festivals around Britain and Europe. The group, who’ve raised some eyebrows with a deliberate policy of eye-catching clothes and presentation, despite the ancient roots of their music, see themselves as a new generation of ambassadors, striving to take their new sound to new audiences, while raising the profile of Welsh traditional music on an international level. With their unique instrumental blend of accordion, fiddle, guitar, Welsh pipes, Welsh harp and the percussive sound of the Welsh clogs, Calan have certainly found their musical niche and their plan is to continue to delight audiences far and wide!

Robert Browning Associates presents
R. KUMARESH & JAYANTHI KUMARESH
Carnatic Masters: Violin &Veena Duet

8:30 p.m.
Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Peter Norton Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, NYC
Tickets: $28; seniors, students $24; day of show $32
The husband-wife duo of violin maestro R. Kumaresh and veena (lute) virtuoso Jayanthi Kumaresh, two of the foremost instrumentalists in their respective fields, performs a soulful evening of solos and duets accompanied by R. Sankaranarayanan (mrdangam –double-headed barrel drum) and S. Krishnaswamy (ghatam – clay pot). R. Kumaresh has 40 years of concert experience and has been internationally acclaimed both as a soloist and for his duets with his brother, Ganesh Rajagopalan. Jayanthi Kumaresh, who traces her musical heritage back six generations, has captivated audiences around the world for 30 years and collaborated with many of India’s major artists.

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Sunday, October 2, 2016
Folk Music Society of New York/New York Pinewoods Folk Music Club presents
Maritime & Folk Song Session
2-4 p.m.
John Street Church, 44 John St. (east of Broadway, 1 block south of & parallel to Fulton), New York, NY
Info: 212-957-8386.
Free will donation requested. Please note venue is an historic landmark and NOT handicapped accessible – approx. 13 stairs to reach the downstairs venue (facilities are also located on the same downstairs level).
A Community Sing and singalong. Bring voices, instruments, and friends; raise the rafters in this historic downtown venue! Hosted by The New York Packet and co-sponsored by the Folk Music Society of New York, Inc.

Folk Music Society of New York/New York Pinewoods Folk Music Club presents
Sharon Katz and the Peace Train
4-6 p.m.
Good Coffeehouse at the Old Stone House, 336 Third Street, in J.J. Byrne Park, between 4th and 5th Avenues, Brooklyn, 718-768-3195
$10 contribution. Info: fbanjo(at)aol.com
Sharon Katz is a spirited, energetic performer who uses the power of music and dance to bring people together to fight bigotry and intolerance. Sharon was raised in South Africa under apartheid, where she defied the law to meet and make music with Black South Africans. She has continued to make and share the music of Africa with her multi-cultural, multiethnic group, The Peace Train. Wearing colorful native garb and playing native instruments, the group performs South African songs and dances in several South African languages. The energy of the group is infectious, and audience participation is highly encouraged. Come prepared to be uplifted by this powerful music. Co-sponsored with and at the Good Coffeehouse.

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Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Museum at Eldridge Street announces
THEATER PARTY! HOLIDAY INN, The New Irving Berlin Musical on Broadway
8 p.m.
Studio 54, 254 West 54th Street, New York, NY
Tickets are $150 each, and include a tax-deductible donation to the Museum
Join us for a first-look preview and support the Museum at Eldridge Street’s educational and cultural programs. This joyous musical features thrilling dance numbers, laugh-out-loud comedy and a parade of hit Irving Berlin songs, including “Blue Skies,” “Easter Parade,” and “Cheek to Cheek.” Limited seating is available, so order your tickets today. Call Eva Brune at 212.219.0888 x 202, or email her at ebrune@eldridgestreet.org.

October 4–6, 2016
World Music Institute (WMI) presents
Bebel Gilberto
10 p.m.
Pre-show lecture on Oct. 4, 9 p.m. with folklorist Naomi Sturm of Staten Island Arts
National Sawdust, 80 N. 6th St., Brooklyn, NY
Tickets are $45/ VIP tickets with table service $65
As one of Brazil’s top-selling artists and with multiple Grammy nominations, world-renowned singer-songwriter Bebel Gilberto has captivated fans and earned critical acclaim worldwide as the torchbearer of Brazil’s Bossa Nova tradition. She is the daughter of Brazilian music icon João Gilberto, one of the artists to first establish the genre of Bossa Nova in the country. Her mother is acclaimed vocalist Miúcha, and her uncle the legendary Chico Buarque. Coming from this rich family tradition of Brazilian masters, Bebel’s influences are vast and eclectic. Her penchant for sonically transporting listeners to Brazil, with bright, incandescent Bossa Nova-infused melodies, lyrics about love, and her lilting performance style have earned her rave reviews of her live performances and a strong following among music enthusiasts.
The intimate performances will hold only 240 audience members per night, for a three-night engagement. This is a rare opportunity to see Bebel Gilberto up close and personal. Co-presented with National Sawdust. This concert is presented as part of World Music Institute’s Masters of Brazilian Music series.

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Wednesday, October 5, 2016
Neighborhood Preservation Center invites you to
Neighborhood Preservation Center’s Birthday Party
Fool for the City: This year’s theme: 1970s
7-10 p.m.
Webster Hall,125 East 11th Street, NYC 10003 (between 3rd & 4th Avenues) Groovy Guest Tickets (All tickets include two complimentary drink vouchers): $50 for individuals; $90 for two people; and $30 for students and recent graduates.
Sponsorship Opportunities are also available, from our Disco Donor ($250) to the Psychedelic Supporter ($500) to our Flower Power Patron ($1,000).
To purchase tickets or for more details, visit our website or contact Felicia Mayro by email or phone (212) 228-2781.
The Birthday Party benefits NPC as an incubator for neighborhood preservatio Join us at the landmark Webster Hall and get down for a night of music, dancing, food, and fun! We will have our photo booth ready and the raffle is back with chances to win great prizes. Music will be provided by Angel Rey and DJ Cousin Cole.

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Thursday, October 6, 2016
Museum at Eldridge Street presents
Jane Jacobs Centennial Lecture: Peter Laurence and Robert Kanigel
6:30 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002, 212.219.088
RSVP: Pay what you wish
Peter Laurence is the author of Becoming Jane Jacobs, and Robert Kanigel has written the upcoming book Eyes on the Street: The Life of Jane Jacobs.

The Folklife Center of Crandall Public Library presents
Live! Folklife Concert: Calan
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
Calan bring together the remarkable talents of 5 musicians, giving a fresh and vibrant sound to traditional Welsh music. With their unique instrumental blend of accordion, fiddle, guitar, Welsh pipes, Welsh harp and percussive sound of the Welsh clogs, Calan blast their way through some of the favorite reels, jigs and hornpipes with fast paced and uplifting arrangements before melting into some of the most beautiful and haunting songs. They see themselves as a new generation of ambassadors, striving to take their new sound to new audiences, while raising the profile of Welsh traditional music on an international level.

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

The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall presents
Black Violin
7:30 p.m.
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, 30 2nd St, Troy, NY 12180
Tickets: All tickets $39, $34, $29, $20
Tickets are available now via phone, (518) 273-0038, in person, or online at www.troymusichall.org. Tickets are available at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Box Office, 30 Second Street, Troy, Monday through Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Black Violin is the blend of classical, hip-hop, rock, R&B, and bluegrass music. Live, they are accompanied by their incredible band, featuring ace turntable whiz DJ SPS and a drummer. Named one of the hottest bands at SXSW in 2013, Black Violin was invited to perform at Bonnaroo and returned to SXSW this year to standing room only crowds. Since starting Black Violin a decade ago, Wil Baptiste and Kevin “Kev Marcus” Sylvester have performed an average of 200 shows a year in 49 states and 36 countries as far away as Dubai, Prague, and South Africa, while appearing at official NFL celebrations for three Super Bowls and last year’s US Open in Forest Hills with Jordin Sparks. Their groundbreaking collaboration has seen them play their music for everybody from the troops in Iraq to both the official President’s Inaugural Ball and the Kids Inaugural in Washington, DC, where Barack Obama himself gave each a hearty handshake.

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Friday, October 7, 2016
Save the Date!
NEW YORK’S WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE CENTENNIAL CONFERENCE— 1917–2017
Sponsored by the New York Cultural Heritage Tourism Network
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Holiday Inn Seneca Falls/Waterloo
Contact info@nychtn.com or 315.521.3985
Sponsorships available as well as special exhibit tables
CONTINUE THE CONVERSATION WE STARTED LAST YEAR AS WE ALL PREPARE FOR 2017 & THE CENTENNIAL OF WOMEN’S RIGHT TO VOTE IN NEW YORK STATE
2017 marks the 100th anniversary of women voting legally in New York. This milestone in history will be celebrated widely in our state, where the movement for women’s suffrage began. We will continue organizing the rich potential for developing cultural and heritage tourism that was begun at the 2015 conference leading to the national women’s suffrage Centennial in 2020.
The Lt. Gov. and Chair of the New York State Women’s Suffrage 100th Anniversary Commemoration Commission Kathy Hochul has been invited to make the Keynote presentation

Several special breakout sessions including:
- Promoting opportunities and locating funding sources
- How your local TPA can help drive business to your site
- How to advocate for women’s suffrage events and programs
Panel discussions about the suffrage movement from 1848 to present

Save October 6 for a day of visits and tours of Auburn and Seneca Falls Historic sites including the Tubman Home, Seward House Museum, Seneca Falls Historical Society Museum, National Women’s Hall of Fame and Women’s Rights National Historical Park.

Holly Near
7:00-8:30 p.m.
Rubin Museum of Art, 150 West 17th St., New York, NY 10011, (212) 620-5000
Tickets: Advance Tickets: $37.50, Day Of: $40.00; Member Advance: $33.75, Member Day Of: $36.00
Holly Near grew up on a ranch in Northern California, where her initial vocal training was singing from mountain tops. This was followed by work in musical theater, folk, jazz and popular music styles. For more than forty years she has been a musical ambassador for peace and understanding all over the world.

Caffè Lena presents
Roy Book Binder
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena at The Grove at Neumann, 233 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Tickets: $20, $18 members, $10 student & child
Who can say they were friends with the Rev. Gary Davis and Pink Anderson? And toured with Arthur Big Boy Crudup, Hot Tuna & Bonnie Raitt? Roy can. He has the stories, the licks, and the mystery of timeless music in his fingers. Hes been featured on a PBS special and interviewed by Terry Gross on Fresh Air. Roy Book Binder has traveled the world as a “keeper of the flame” and ambassador of the blues since the late 1960s, and has been a Caffè Lena favorite since 1968. One of the finest fingerpickers working today, Roy has an eclectic repertoire that includes blues, country tunes, bluegrass and folk.

The Folkus Project presents
Molly Tuttle

May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 East Genesee St, Syracuse, NY
Tickets range from $15 to $30 for Folkus Project shows. More info is available at www.folkus.org. Advance sale tickets are available via PayPal and other methods; advance ticket holders receive preferential seating.
A virtuoso multi-instrumentalist and award winning songwriter with a distinctive voice, Molly Tuttle has turned the heads of even the most seasoned industry professionals. “Tuttle sings with the gentle authority of Gillian Welch, yet plays astoundingly fleet flat-picking guitar like Chet Atkins on superdrive.” —Paul Zollo, American Songwriter Magazine.

Robert Browning Associates presents
GANESH RAJAGOPALAN
Carnatic Masters: Swara Yoga – Meditation Concert

8:00 p.m.
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Avenue (at 3rd Ave), Downtown Brooklyn
Tickets: $30; seniors, students $26
South Indian classical violin maestro Ganesh Rajagopalan (of Ganesh-Kumaresh duo fame) has been acclaimed for his performances and compositions over the past four decades. As a child prodigy he began performing at the age of seven, and made 100 stage appearances by the time he was 10. He has toured the world, appearing with a wide array of classical, jazz and world music artists, including Zakir Hussain, and composed numerous ragas, varnams and thillanas, as well as music for dance ballets, theatre, and films. In this concert, where he will explore the divine and healing through music, he will perform on violin and sing and also lead an interactive meditation of chanting with the audience. He will be accompanied by Akshay Ganesh on violin, Abhinav Seetharaman on mrdangam (double-headed barrel drum) and Sriram Ramesh on kanjira (frame drum).

Earlville Opera House presents
Matt Nakoa
Folk Singer-Songwriter
8:00 p.m.
Earlville Opera House, East Main Street, Earlville, NY, 315/691-3550
Tickets: $10-$35 Order tickets online.
MATT NAKOA is an internationally touring singer/songwriter, recently appearing at The White House, throughout India, and regularly with folk icon Tom Rush. Growing up on a small goat farm in rural NY State, Matt discovered music as a means of teenage escape and trained to be a concert pianist. Matt was ultimately accepted as a vocalist to Berklee College of Music where he studied alongside soon-to-be Grammy winners St. Vincent and Esperanza Spalding among others. After school, Matt landed in NYC’s vibrant piano bar scene. There he quickly became a star performer at Manhattan’s famous Brandy’s Piano Bar, with lines waiting outside the door each Saturday night. As if illustrating two sides of himself, Matt’s first album, Light In The Dark (2012), is a sweeping pop opus, while A Dozen Other Loves (2014) explores an intimate acoustic palette. Across the board his song craft has garnered awards, including a win at Kerrville Folk Festival’s prestigious New Folk Competition and as “Most Requested” at The Falcon Ridge Folk Festival.

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Saturday, October 8, 2016
Caffè Lena presents
Professor Louie & The Crowmatix
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena at The Grove at Neumann, 233 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Tickets: $25, $22 members, $12.50 student & child
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 on drums, Frank Campbell on bass, and Josh Colow 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 most recent record, Music from Hurley Mountain, spins tales of their home of Woodstock, NY, painting a picture of the rich history and lovely scenery of the Catskills and Hudson Valley.

The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall presents
The Gibson Brothers
7:30 p.m.
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, 30 2nd St, Troy, NY 12180
Tickets: All tickets $30, $25
Tickets are available now via phone, (518) 273-0038, in person, or online at www.troymusichall.org. Tickets are available at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Box Office, 30 Second Street, Troy, Monday through Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Gibson Brothers, Eric and Leigh, grew up with on the family dairy farm in Ellenburg Depot, a tiny town in upstate New York that was closer to the Canadian border than it was to a record store. Since childhood, their guiding stars have been songs recorded by bluegrass legends like the Monroes, the Louvins, and the Everlys, whose close harmonies have captivated listeners for decades. They were named the International Bluegrass Music Association’s 2012 and 2013 Entertainers of the Year. They are one of the hottest touring acts in contemporary bluegrass and combine their wide ranging influences into a unique style that honors tradition while still sounding refreshingly new. The Hall is thrilled to welcome them back to our stage!

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Sunday, October 9, 2016
Caffè Lena presents
Pierce Pettis
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena at The Grove at Neumann, 233 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Tickets: $20, $18 members, $10 student & child
Long-established as one of the most insightful songwriters on today’s contemporary folk circuit, Pierce Pettis continues to build his craft with each passing year. His music is distinguished by his uncanny ability to capture universals in human experience by drawing on the humor and trials in daily life. Pettis’ music can simultaneously pull on our hearts and keep us laughing. Strong guitar and Pierce’s rich vocals are a constant throughout his body of work. In addition to his national touring schedule Pierce has been a songwriter for Muscle Shoals, Polygram and Universal in Nashville and wrote a #1 hit for Garth Brooks called “You Move Me.”

The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall presents
An Evening with Graham Nash
7:30 p.m.
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, 30 2nd St, Troy, NY 12180
Tickets: $66, $56, $46, $36
Tickets are available now via phone, (518) 273-0038, in person, or online at www.troymusichall.org. Tickets are available at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Box Office, 30 Second Street, Troy, Monday through Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Legendary singer-songwriter GRAHAM NASH is a two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee-with Crosby, Stills, and Nash and with the Hollies. He was also inducted into the Songwriter’s Hall of Fame twice, as a solo artist and with CSN, and he is a GRAMMY Award winner. Nash’s passionate voice continues to be heard in support of peace, and social and environmental justice. The No Nukes/Musicians United for Safe Energy (MUSE) concerts he organized with Jackson Browne and Bonnie Raitt in 1979 remain seminal benefit events. In 2011, Nash was instrumental in bringing MUSE back to the forefront with a concert to benefit Japan disaster relief and groups promoting non-nuclear energy worldwide. In September 2013, Nash released his long-awaited autobiography Wild Tales, which delivers an engrossing, no-holds-barred look back at his remarkable career and the music that defined a generation. The book landed him on the New York Times Best Sellers list, and will be released in paperback format this fall. His new studio album This Path Tonight was released April 15, 2016. The Boston Globe says of it “Nash’s first album of originals in 14 years is marked by hope and possibility shadowed by loss...but the songs are grounded by the acknowledgment of time’s merciless march.

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Monday, October 10, 2016
Irish Arts Center presents Muldoon’s Picnic 7:30 p.m.
Donaghy Theatre, Irish Arts Center, 553 West 51st, New York, NY 10019
Tickets: $40 premium ($32 members); $35 general ($28 members)
Pulitzer Prize-winning Irish poet, New Yorker Poetry Editor, and pop music lyricist Paul Muldoon returns for his fifth season of monthly words-and-music jamborees, joined by his house band Rogue Oliphant and a stunning lineup of world-class special guests from the across the spectrum of music and literature. Some of the most special and surprising moments in our season happen at the Picnic so book your tickets early for this “only in New York” experience. With Len Graham, Alice McDermott, Michael Robbins, Sean Willentz, and Warren Zanes.

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Thursday, October 13, 2016
The Folklife Center of Crandall Public Library presents
Live! Folklife Concert: Cricket Blue
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 music of Vermont-based folk duo Cricket Blue is inspired by diverse aspects of the American folk tradition: old and current, popular and obscure. Laura Heaberlin and Taylor Smith write songs marked by close-knit harmonies and world about myth, confusion, love, and the ends of things. “Their songs on indecision, love and perseverance seem timeless” – Paste Magazine, “10 Vermont Bands You Should Listen To Now.” “Dovetailing harmonies and heart-melting melodies… this is indie folk with soul and intellect” –Dan Bolles, Seven Days.

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

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October 13 and 14, 2016
Lifetime Arts Training Institute presents
Creative Aging Professional Development Workshop for Cultural/Arts Organizations
9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Huntington Public Library, 338 Main Street, Huntington, NY 11743
Registration: Registration for this two-day training is $59.00 per person or $89.00 for two people from an organization
Join us for Lifetime Arts’ Training Institute | 2016. Through this two-day training, your organization will be armed with the knowledge and tools that you will need to meet and surpass the artistic and educational dreams of your patrons, provide social and community engagement opportunities, and develop sustainable programming.

Friday, October 14, 2016
Caffè Lena presents
Jim Gaudet and The Railroad Boys
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena at The Grove at Neumann, 233 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Tickets: $20, $18 members, $10 student & child
Albany’s own Railroad Boys deliver a dynamic blend of hard-driving, traditional mountain music fused with Gaudet’s diverse contemporary songwriting. Gaudet’s percussive rhythms are the perfect springboard for his high-lonesome voice, and the melodies and authentic three-part harmony singing is downright infectious, inspiring sing-alongs, whoops, and standing ovations. During the past four years they've been making mainstage appearances at the country's best bluegrass festivals coast to coast, including Gray Fox, Joe Val, IBMA, and Wintergrass. The Railroad Boys are Jim Gaudet on guitar and vocals, Bobby Ristau on bass and vocals, Sten Isachsen on mandolin and Scott Hopkins on banjo with special guest Tucker Callander on fiddle.
The evening begins with the premiere of a one-act play,
Lucky Day, written by Anthony R. Pezzula based on Jim’s original song of the same name. The play tells the story of a man who experiences a life changing moment as a result of a routine visit to a local diner where he encounters a very perceptive waitress. Lyrics from Jims songs are cleverly interspersed throughout the dialogue of the play, which will be followed by The Railroad Boys in concert.

RUTHIE FOSTER
7:00-8:30 p.m.
Rubin Museum of Art, 150 West 17th St., New York, NY 10011, (212) 620-5000
Tickets: Advance Tickets: $30.00, Day Of: $35.00; Member Advance: $27.00, Member Day Of: $31.50
From houses of worship to houses of blues, Foster has always been a rafter-rattler. With a soul-filled voice honed in Texas churches, she can move audiences to tears or ecstasy—sometimes in a single song. Each of her two albums, The Truth According to Ruthie Foster (2009) and Let It Burn (2012), moved the Recording Academy to deliver Grammy nominations for “Best Blues Album.” She is now touring in support of her her most recent release, Promise of a Brand New Day.

Folk Music Society of New York/New York Pinewoods Folk Music Club presents
John Doyle in concert
8 p.m.
St. John’s Lutheran Church, 81 Christopher Street, New York, NY
Contribution: general public $25; FMSNY members $20.
From a musical family in Dublin, John’s influences include well-known English folk singers Nic Jones, Martin Carthy, Richard Thompson, and The Watersons; Scottish singers Dick Gaughan and John Martin; and fellow Irishmen Paul Brady and Al O’Donnell, as well as his father, Sean Doyle — probably the biggest influence of all. John went on to form the highly acclaimed super group, Solas, with Seamus Egan, John Williams, Karan Casey, and Winifred Horan which took the folk and Celtic music worlds by storm, in no small part due to John’s powerhouse rhythmic guitar style and innovative arrangements. As a member of Solas, John has appeared on many national TV and radio programs. There are few artists more respected in the genre or more in demand in the studio, as songwriter, and as performer.

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Saturday, October 15, 2016
Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art presents the
CAMPSITE: Hudson Valley Artists 2016
Presentation: Marisa Scheinfeld
2 p.m.
Student Union Building 62/63, State University of New York, 1 Hawk Drive, New Paltz, NY 12561, 845.257.3844
Suggested Donation: $5
The photographer presents a slide talk detailing a brief history of the rise and fall of the Borscht Belt, and her photographs of old hotels. Book launch event. See “Exhibitions” below for a description of this exhibit.

Caffè Lena presents
Rory Block
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena at The Grove at Neumann, 233 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Tickets: $25, $22 members, $12.50 student & child
Heralded as “a living landmark– (Berkeley Express), “a national treasure” (Guitar Extra), and “one of the greatest living acoustic blues artists” (Blues Revue), Rory Block has committed her life and her career to preserving the Delta blues tradition and bringing it to life for 21st century audiences around the world. A traditionalist and innovator at the same time, she wields a fiery and haunting guitar and vocal style that redefines the boundaries of acoustic blues and folk.

October 15 & 16, 2016
Iroquois Indian Museum presents
A Legacy of Excellence: The Living Traditions of Haudenosaunee Basket, Bead, and Antler Work
Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun 1-5 p.m.
Iroquois Indian Museum, 324 Caverns Road, Howes Cave, NY 12092
Cost: $8 adults/$6.50 elders and students/$5 youth 5–12 years/under 5 years free
Contact: 518-296-8949
Legacy will bring antler carvers Trevor Brant (Mohawk) and Hayden Haynes (Seneca) to the IIM to engage visitors with their uncommon art, its foundations, and its ever-evolving expression. Haynes's sculptures have been acquired for the Seneca-Iroquois National Museum collection where he is a featured artist. Brant is from Tyendinaga Territory near Bay of Quinte on Lake Ontario where,in addition to antler work, he crafts walking sticks, cradleboards, snowsnakes, drums and horn rattles.

Caribbean Cultural Center| African Diaspora Institute announces
Grand Opening Weekend Celebration
New Firehouse Headquarters
October 15: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.
October 16: 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
120 East 125th Street
between Lexington and Park Avenues, New York, NY
Admission: Free
The weekend will be packed with FREE activities such as the opening of our inaugural 3-part exhibition titled Home, Memory, and Future, street concerts, and a collaborative event with the Apollo Theatre and Postive Work Force.Opening #OurFirehouse in East Harlem’s 125th Street this Fall is a milestone that marks the beginning of a new chapter in our 40-year history, and we can’t wait to celebrate it with you!

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Sunday, October 16, 2016
NorthWest Family YMCA presents
Acoustic Music Jam
2-4 p.m.
NorthWest Family YMCA, 8040 River Road, Baldwinsville NY 13027
Contact: The Art Director, at 303-5966 ext. 225
Cost: Free
Traditional, Folk, Country, Bluegrass and Rock music is welcome. Open to all ages and skill levels, members and non-members alike. No registration is required. Bring your musical instruments (guitar, voice, banjo, mandolin, flute, etc.) and music stand. Come join the fun or just come to listen. The Jam is hosted by Steve Pfanenstiel.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2016
The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall and the Ravi Shankar Foundation present
Bickram Ghosh’s DRUMS OF INDIA
7:30 p.m.
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, 30 2nd St, Troy, NY 12180
Tickets: $30
Tickets are available now via phone, (518) 273-0038, in person, or online at www.troymusichall.org. Tickets are available at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Box Office, 30 Second Street, Troy, Monday through Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
From ancient India comes its heartbeat, Drums of India, featuring the internationally renowned table player, Bickram Ghosh. This six-person ensemble explores the world of Indian percussion in an electrifying evening of drumming and vocalizing. The musicians performing are: Bickram Ghosh, one of India’s greatest Tabla maestros; Anoor R. Ananthakrishna Sharma, an eminent percussionist with a vast knowledge of Laya, Thala, Raaga and Bhava. Gopal Barman, instrumental in giving Srikhol an independent identity as a classical percussion instrument; Suresh Vaidyanathan, who has revolutionized the art of playing ghatam and is known for his outstanding technique, profound laya and elegant spontaneity, and Abhisek Mallick, one of the leading sitarists of his generation.

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Thursday, October 20, 2016
Anabella Lenzu’s DanceDrama announces
Unique Dance Performance: Celebrating 10 Years
45-minute performance followed by Q&A and refreshments
6:00 p.m.
Argentinean Consulate, 12 W 56th St, New York, NY 10019
Limited seating. RSVP required: info@anabellalenzu.com
Choreography: Anabella Lenzu
Direction: Daniel Pettrow
Dancers: Lauren Ohmer, Dina Denis, Sydney Ruff-Wong, Graham Cole, and Anabella Lenzu

Celebrating its 10th Anniversary, New York-based Anabella Lenzu/DanceDrama presents a retrospective from her 10-year repertory of thought-provoking and historically conscious dance-theater company, breaking down the wall separating artist from audience. This event will show the transformation and evolution of Anabella&s choreography through the development of her craft, innovations in multimedia, and collaborations with composers, lighting designers, photographers, actors, and costume designers. The company will perform excerpts of the followings full-length shows: Che, Tango(2001), Amen (2006), Ilusiones de Percantas/ Women’s Dreams (2007), Disguise (2007), The Garden (2008), Entroterra (2008), The Corral (2009), The Grass is Always Greener... (2010–11), Sangre y Arena (2012), Pachamama: Mother World (2013), and In Pursuit of Happiness (2014).

The Folklife Center of Crandall Public Library presents
Live! Folklife Concert: Sam Moss
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
Sam Moss is a Boston-based songwriter and string player. His work rambles through various offshoots of Americana, from original and interpreted folk songs, to pastoral and occasionally jagged instrumental guitar. In May 2016 he released Fable, his 9th solo album, and his work has been featured on NPR, Paste, and Daytrotter, among others. “The best kind of home-made music, intensely personal, deeply felt and well-played with being fussed over” – Jennifer Kelly, Dusted Magazine. “Eerie and beautiful songwriting, ghostly banjo and guitar, Appalachian roots, and deeply softly enchantingly beautiful vocals… If you’re not paying attention to Sam Moss, then you’re missing something great happening” – Devon Leger, No Depression.

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

Caffè Lena presents
ohn Doyle with Colin Farrell
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena at TBA, Saratoga Springs, NY
Tickets: $22, $20 members, $11 student & child
Impossibly in demand in the studio and on the road, immensely talented and blessed with an acute ear, a wicked sense of rhythm and seemingly endless stream of magic in his playing, composing, performing and producing, John Doyle has established himself as one of the most versatile, creative and prolific voices in folk and traditional Irish music. He will be joined by current Lunasa fiddler, Colin Farrell.

October 20 and 21, 2016
Lifetime Arts Training Institute presents
Creative Aging Professional Development Workshop for Cultural/Arts Organizations
9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Tompkins County Public Library, 101 E Green Street, Ithaca, NY 14850
Registration: Registration for this two-day training is $59.00 per person or $89.00 for two people from an organization
Join us for Lifetime Arts’ Training Institute | 2016. Through this two-day training, your organization will be armed with the knowledge and tools that you will need to meet and surpass the artistic and educational dreams of your patrons, provide social and community engagement opportunities, and develop sustainable programming.

October 20–29, 2016
Irish Arts Center presents Martin Hayes and Dennis Cahill in Residence with Special Guests 8 p.m.
Thursday, October 20 – Sunday, October 23
Wednesday, October 27 – Saturday, October 29
Donaghy Theatre at Irish Arts Center, 553 West 51st., New York, NY 100
Tickets: $75 for opening night reception, performance and post-show meet-and-greet
October 21—29: $55 premium ($44 members) and $44 general ($35 members)
Martin Hayes (fiddle) and Dennis Cahill (guitar) join IAC for eight one-of-a-kind performances featuring a different special guest each night. One of the world’s great musical duos, return to Irish Arts Center for two weeks in residence sure to inspire a bounty of musical memories. Each of these eight exciting evenings, curated by Martin, will feature special guests and collaborators, exploring the roots of traditional music while breaking cultural barriers and taking audiences on an unforgettable artistic journey. As with our last residency with this extraordinary duo, no two evenings will be the same, and each is sure to lay the groundwork for future collaborations.
FEATURED SPECIAL GUESTS INCLUDE:
Thomas Bartlett, piano
Brian Conway, fiddle
Brendan Dolan, piano
Kate Ellis, cello
Liz Knowles, fiddle
Paul , poet

Doug Wieselman, clarinet The Murphy Beds, Eamon O’Leary and Jefferson Hamer

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Friday, October 21, 2016
Caffè Lena presents
Don Armstrong
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena at The Grove at Neumann, 233 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Tickets: $18, $16 members, $9 student & child
Former Saratogian and long-time Caffè Lena favorite Don Armstrong returns home with 50 years of song-making behind him, and 6 and 12-string guitars and 5-string banjo in hand. Don sings songs of the Southwest and Old Mexico, tunes from the 1920s and 1930s and his beautiful original songs that have been hailed worldwide. His song “White Mountains Good Bye” was recorded by Bill Staines, while “Santuario” has been recorded by Woods Tea Company, and “Day After The Day Of The Dead” was covered by cowboy singer Jim Jones.

The Folkus Project presents
Rod Picott
8:00 p.m.
May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 East Genesee St, Syracuse, NY
Tickets range from $15 to $30 for Folkus Project shows. More info is available at www.folkus.org. Advance sale tickets are available via PayPal and other methods; advance ticket holders receive preferential seating.
It’s been 15 years since Rod Picott laid down his work belt, picked up an acoustic guitar and put a permanent end to his blue collar gig. He’d been writing music in private for years, but it was 2001’s Tiger Tom Dixon’s Blues—a debut album that bridged the gap between between folk and Americana—that officially introduced him as a singer/songwriter, kick starting one of the more acclaimed careers in modern-day roots music.

Robert Browning Associates presents
SAHBA MOTALEBBI
Persian Music

8:30 p.m.
Leonard Nimoy Thalia at Peter Norton Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, NYC
Tickets: $28; seniors, students $24; day of show $32
Sahba Motalebbi, born in Iran, is recognized internationally as a virtuoso of the tar and setar, lute-like stringed instruments central to one of the world’s great musical traditions. She graduated from the Tehran Conservatory of Music, and was named Best Tar Player at the Iranian Music Festival for four years running (1995–98). She went on to help found the groundbreaking women’s ensemble Chakaveh, and, in 1999, was invited to join the Iranian National Orchestra, thus beginning her career as an international performer. Her greatest honor has been performing and recording with Hossein Alizadeh and the Hamavayan Ensemble. For the past decade, she has lived in southern California, continuing to perform worldwide. In this concert, she performs a repertoire of traditional Persian music and original pieces accompanied by Naghmeh Farahmand on tonbak (goblet drum) and daf (frame drum).

October 21–October 23, 2016
The Folk Music Society of N.Y., Inc/ N.Y. Pinewoods Folk Music Club presents
FALL FOLK MUSIC WEEKEND
A Weekend of Folk/Roots/Americana Music at Hudson Valley Resort and Spa
Play, sing, listen, learn, share music
5:00 p.m. Friday, Nov. 6th to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 8th. See schedule.
Hudson Valley Resort & Spa, 400 Granite Road, Kerhonkson, Ulster County, NY 12446
For more information: registrar@folkmusicny.org or 212-957-8386
Register online: $0-$410
From dinner on Friday night to lunch on Sunday, expect a weekend full of music, camaraderie, and relaxation. After dinner on Friday, we will Meet the Staff, when each of our staff members does a brief show-and-tell about their weekend workshops. Then we’ll probably play Themes from a Hat, followed by late-night jamming and singing. Saturday will offer a variety of workshops, a dance, a Camper Concert where all attendees are invited to perform, and an evening concert, with late-night jamming and singing. Sunday morning there will be workshops until lunch, then it is all over until next time. The hotel and the area offer plenty of options for hiking, swimming in the heated indoor pool, indulging in the spa (extra charges), orjust lying about and relaxing.

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Saturday, October 22, 2016
Irish Arts Center presents Master Class: Accompaniment on Irish Guitar with Dennis Cahill 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Irish Arts Center, 553 West 51st., New York, NY 100
Tickets: $55 general / $45 members
Master guitarist Dennis Cahill’s essential accompaniment to Martin Hayes’ fiddle is acknowledged as a major breakthrough for guitar in the Irish tradition. Cahill will conduct a master class demonstrating chord structure and the rhythmic aspect of tunes in the accompaniment of Irish music.

Caffè Lena presents
Aztec Two-Step
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena at The Grove at Neumann, 233 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Tickets: $27, $25 members, $13.50 student & child
Rex Fowler and Neal Shulman became staples of 1970s progressive FM and college radio with their first four albums on Elektra and RCA, garnering critical acclaim from major newspapers and music magazines, and playing stages worldwide. Making an indelible mark on the music genre, after 45 years of recording and non-stop touring, Rex and Neal are still known for their intelligent songwriting, dazzling acoustic lead guitar, and soaring two-part harmonies, and still endear themselves to their loyal fan base, as well as new audiences. This year Rex and Neal also celebrate the 30th Anniversary of their award-winning album Living in America.

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Sunday, October 23, 2016
Caffè Lena presents
The Lonely Heartstring Band
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena at TBA, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Tickets: $22, $20 members, $11 student & child
One of the hottest bluegrass bands in New England, The Lonely Heartstring Band, was born as a wedding band hired to play Beatles music on bluegrass instruments. After the gig they decided to stick together and create a sound all their own. That initial inspiration by the Beatles was indicative of the groups love of great songs, brilliant arrangements, and music that just plain feels good. Combining soulful instrumental virtuosity with soaring three-part harmonies, their sound combines a strong bluegrass feel with a pop-oriented songwriting and arranging sensibility. Since their beginnings in 2012, The Lonely Heartstring Band has been on the rise and shows no sign of slowing down. With their 2015 IBMA Momentum Award and the recent release of their debut full-length album, Deep Waters, on the legendary Rounder Records label, there is every reason to hope that they are at the front edge of a significant career.

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Thursday, October 27, 2016
Caffè Lena presents
Weekly Open Mic
7 p.m.
Beginning Thursday, June 9th while the Caffè is under renovation, open mic will be held across the street at Creative Sparks, 42 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs, NY
$3 at the door
This open mic is for all styles of music and spoken word performance, including poetry, comedy, and storytelling. Most of what you’ll hear is original songs on acoustic instruments, but we warmly welcome whatever you have to offer. Performer registration is from 7 to 7:25 p.m. Performances start at 7:30 p.m. No advance registration by phone is permitted. If you can’t come in time for registration, the host may be able to add you to the end of the roster. If you don’t get the timeslot you want, you may be able to swap with someone else. No special preference is given to kids, pros, or to those traveling long distances. Participants play two songs or speak for 10 minutes. Under all but the most extreme circumstances we do not limit the number of performers. The host draws names at 7:30. The first person drawn gets first choice of timeslot, second gets second choice, etc. There is no featured performer at Weekly Open Mic. Excessive profanity and vulgarity will not be tolerated. It is up to the discretion of the host to determine if a performance is inappropriate for Open Mic. Please bear in mind that Creative Sparks is a family-oriented business that caters to children.

Caffè Lena presents
Chris Smither
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena at TBA, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Tickets: $28, $25 members, $14 student & child
Chris Smither is a veteran of the music industry. Accompanying himself with masterful finger-picking and amplified foot-taps, his elegant lyrics are packed with little punches that land on your heart. A profound songwriter, Chris Smither draws deeply from the blues, American folk music, modern poets, and philosophers. Reviewers continue to praise his dazzling guitar work, gravelly voice and songwriting. Smither's most recent work, a 50-year retrospective double album, Still on the Levee, showcases his signature style: utterly confident and unafraid, filled with humility, humor, a knowledge of what inevitably lies ahead, yet refusing to succumb to darkness. Tonight, Chris will be joined by the celebrated guitarist and producer Goody Goodrich, and Morphine bassist Billy Conway.

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Friday, October 28, 2016
Caffè Lena presents
David Wilcox
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena at The Grove at Neumann, 233 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Tickets: $24, $22 members, $12 student & child
Cleveland-born David Wilcox is a father, a husband, a citizen and a songwriter. First inspired to play guitar after hearing a fellow college student playing in a stairwell, Wilcox is now 18 records into a career marked by personal revelation and wildly loyal fans. His lyrical insight is matched by a smooth baritone voice, virtuosic guitar chops, and creative open tunings, giving him an uncommon range and tenderness. In addition to his musical prowess, Wilcox’s fearless stagecraft and storytelling holds his audience rapt as he mines the depths of human emotion and reveals a quick and wry wit.

Saturday, October 29, 2016
ArtsWestchester announces
Sounds of Havana
Local Brews * Fresh Art * Live Music
8 p.m.
Copland House at Merestead, 455 Byram Lake Road, Mt. Kisco, NY
Tickets: $50. Advance ticket purchase strongly encouraged.
The Arts & Crafts Beer Fest is not your typical beer fest. Organized by the county’s leader in the arts, ArtsWestchester, it’s a curated “exhibition” showcasing the art of the brewmaster. New York State Craft Beer breweries are paired with select events at Westchester’s renowned cultural institutions. Now through November, take in the best our county has to offer in visual art and music while Half Time Beverage pours our state’s most innovative hop and barley artisans.
14-time Grammy Award-winning composer-clarinetist Paquito d’Rivera joins the Music from Copland House ensemble to launch Copland House’s 8th season of concerts at Merestead with a program featuring his works and that of one his great musical heroes, Johannes Brahms. Keep the beat going at a post-concert reception with hors d’ouevres and New York State craft beers.

World Music Institute (WMI) presents
Laraaji Performs Day of Radiance
9 p.m.
Pre-show Q&A with Laraaji moderated by Matt Werth of RVNG Intl.: 3 p.m. at Commend, 172 Forsyth St., Manhattan
BAM Café, 30 Lafayette Ave., Brooklyn, NY
Free show
Ambient icon Laraaji began playing music on the streets of NYC in the late ‘70s, improvising trance-inducing music on a modified zither/ autoharp processed through various electronic effects. Brian Eno “discovered” him playing in Washington Square Park and the result was Laraaji’s most widely recognized release, Ambient 3: Day of Radiance, the third installment of Brian Eno’s Ambient series. Laraaji went on to release a series of albums, captivating audiences worldwide. Laraaji’s music is a prime example of “fourth world” music, a blend of traditional music from around the world with Western forms and modern electronics, resulting in a kind of contemporary folk music from “unknown and imaginary regions,” as described by composer Jon Hassell. Laraaji”s music is heavily influenced by Eastern mysticism which he began studying in the early ‘70s and his increased international exposure in the latter half of the decade led him to further studies with Swami Satchidananda and Shri Brahmannada Sarasvati. In recent years, he has been collaborating with a new generation of musicians, most notably on the 2011 recording for the acclaimed FRKWYS series with Blues Control, released by RVNG Intl. His career was celebrated with the retrospective Celestial Music and he performed live at the Deerhunter-curated All Tomorrow’s Parties festival.
Presented in conjunction with BAM Café. This concert is presented as part of World Music Institute’s Counterpoint Series.

Sunday, October 30, 2016
Caffè Lena presents
The Barefoot Movement
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena at The Grove at Neumann, 233 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Tickets: $18, $16 members, $9 student & child
Heartfelt, energetic, and down home. Heralded by CMT Edge as “one of the most promising bands on the bluegrass scene,” the music of the Nashville based group The Barefoot Movement is down to earth. All the worries and frustrations of the world melt away as this charming, acoustic band takes listeners back to a simpler place and time. Whether you're seeking emotional ballads or rip-roaring barn-burners, you can expect a collection of music that offers something for everyone. With two full length albums, an EP of traditional music and appearances at top bluegrass festivals in the United States, the possibilities for this act are endless. The group has enjoyed almost non-stop touring since releasing their first album in 2011, including a trip to Burkina Faso where they were guests of the American Embassy. They are recipients of a Momentum Award, naming them “Band of the Year” by the International Bluegrass Music Association.

World Music Institute (WMI) presents
Rokia Traoré
8 p.m.
Symphony Space | 2537 Broadway, NYC
Tickets start at $35
Rokia Traoré is quite possibly one of the most talented female singer/songwriters to ever come out of Mali, one of Africa’s most musically rich countries. Her incredible musicianship and persuasive vocal skills allow her to effortlessly blend the sounds of Mali with desert blues, folk, and other traditions. One of the most inventive artists in Africa today, Rokia is remarkable not just for the range of her powerful and emotional voice but also for her stunning live performances. On her 2016 release, Né So, Rokia turns to friends John Parish (PJ Harvey, Eels), John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin), and Devendra Banhart to help her express her deep sadness at the state of turmoil in her native Mali. Lamenting her homeland’s loss of life, culture, and traditions, Rokia draws audiences in with a striking translation from emotion to song, including transcriptions of some of Toni Morrison’s prolific writings.
Presented in association with SummerStage. This concert is presented as part of World Music Institute’s Desert Blues Series.



ANNOUNCEMENTS

pomeroy-450William G. Pomeroy Foundation
LEGENDS AND LORE MARKER GRANTS

We are in our 2nd Year!

The William G. Pomeroy Foundation partnered with the New York Folklore Society in 2015 to launch a grant program to celebrate legends and folklore as part of New York’s history. In just one year, we funded 14 markers.

Legends are sometimes referred to as “folk history.” They are reports and stories that explain an unusual event, a unique person, or warn others as in a cautionary tale. Passed from person to person over time, there is often historical truth at the heart of every legend. The details, however, are often altered through oral communication.
ELIGIBILITY Grants available to 501(c)3 organizations and municipalities within New York State.

GRANT DEADLINES – Apply online at www.wgpfoundation.org
June 30, 2016 and October 31, 2016


FOR MORE INFORMATION: The William Pomeroy Foundation at info@wgpfoundation.org or 315-476-3000 x2576.


ONGOING EXHIBITIONS AND PRODUCTIONS


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

April 1, 2016 —December 31, 2016

Adirondack Museum presents
Weaving a Legacy: Mohawk Basketry Traditions
Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Adirondack Museum, 9097 NY-30, Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812
Cost: Free
Contact: 518.352.7311
Created in the region over the past 150 years, the extraordinary baskets on display are works of art, whether made for practical, commercial, or decorative purposes — or to mark important moments in the life of an individual or a community. From sturdy yet elegant utility baskets to more fanciful creations, all reflect the creativity and skill of their makers as well as the baskets’ deep cultural roots. During July and August, the exhibition will also host a series of basketmakers-in-residence, including Carrie Hill, Robin Lazore, Ann Mitchell, Natasha Smoke Santiago, and Sheila Ransom. The exhibition and related programs will reveal the significance of baskets in the Mohawk community and beyond; the materials, tools, and techniques used in their creation; how traditions are passed among generations; and how the community is working to preserve both the craft and the natural resources on which basketmaking depends. This new exhibition will feature artifacts on loan from the Akwesasne Cultural Center in Hogansburg and objects from the museum's collection.

May 20, 2016—October 10, 2016

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

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

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

June 12, 2016 — December 31, 2016


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

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

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


June 12, 2016 — December 31, 2016


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

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


June 18, 2016 —November 13, 2016

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

July 17, 2016 —December 11, 2016

Flushing Town Hall announces
Erasing Borders: Contemporary Indian Art of the Diaspora Opening Reception: FRI, OCT 7, 5-7 p.m.
Gallery Hours: SAT and SUN, 12-5 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Suggested Admission: $5/FREE for Members and Students
In partnership with Indo American Arts Council, this exhibition features artists who have their heritage in one of the countries in the Indian subcontinent but who live and work in the United States. This group of multinational and intergenerational artists, curated by Vijay Kumar, reflects a broad range of life experiences and aesthetic values.

October 7, 2016 —October 30, 2016

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

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

August 11, 2016 —November 4, 2016

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