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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.

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!

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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.

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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 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.

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
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
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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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.

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.

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.

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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.

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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.



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

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