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Thursday, October 1, 2015
Sponsored by the New York Cultural Heritage Tourism Network
In conjunction with its Women’s Rights & Suffrage Committee
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Holiday Inn — Waterloo/Seneca Falls, 2468 NYS Route 414, Waterloo, NY 13165
Contact: Info@NYCHTN.com or 315.521.3985 with questions
Sponsorships available as well as special exhibit tables
A conference to provide awareness, stimulate interest and nurture partnerships in preparation for the Centennial Celebration of women’s right to vote in New York State and to explore cultural heritage tourism opportunities for 2017.

World Music Institute (WMI) announces
Kassé Mady Diabaté featuring Ballaké Sissoko 7:30 p.m.
The Metropolitan Museum of Art (in The Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium), 1000 5th Avenue at East 82nd St., New York, NY
Tickets: $35
Kassé Mady Diabaté, one of Mali’s most celebrated vocalists, makes his first ever solo tour in the United States, with only one performance in New York. Backed by a quartet of some of Africa’s finest musicians, including the world-renowned Ballaké Sissoko on kora, these performances highlight songs from his recent release of his Kirike, which was hailed by The Financial Times as “the perfect setting for Diabaté’s voice.” Over the past ten years Kassé Mady has been a star singer alongside fellow Malian kora player Toumani Diabaté, first with the Symmetric Orchestra, and subsequently with the Afrocubism recording project on World Circuit and in live performance.
This concert is a part of World Music Institute’s Masters of African Music Series. Presented in collaboration with The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

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Friday, October 2, 2015
Caffè Lena presents
The Howard Fishman Quintet: THE “BASEMENT TAPES” PROJECT: The Music of Bob Dylan & The Band, and “The Old, Weird America”
8:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: General $30
Seating assigned in advance by Caffe Lena. Call 518-583-0022 if you have a seating request.
Buy tickets online
Using Greil Marcus’ book THE OLD, WEIRD AMERICA as a touchstone, THE BASEMENT TAPES PROJECT explores the mysterious underground recordings made by Bob Dylan and The Band in 1967. The project has been programmed to wide acclaim at a major national venues, including Lincoln Center’s “American Songbook” series, the Steppenwolf Theatre’s “Traffic Jam”; and at The Flynn Center in Burlington, VT.
Critically-acclaimed NYC singer, guitarist, composer and bandleader Howard Fishman’s exuberant, spontaneous, and unvarnished music has made him a critically-acclaimed favorite of audiences worldwide. Fishman filters a deep passion for New Orleans jazz, Brooklyn soul, open-hearted country, blues and gospel music through a completely original, experimental aesthetic.
The New York Times has written that his music “transcends time and idiom.” A testament to his wide-ranging appeal, Fishman has appeared on bills with such diverse artists as: Andrew Bird, Odetta, Yo Yo Ma, Maceo Parker, Califone, Robyn Hitchcock, Madeleine Peyroux, Allen Holdsworth and Nellie McKay. Fishman is a frequent NPR guest, and has made feature-length appearances on “Fresh Air” with Terry Gross, “World Cafe” with David Dye, and “Soundcheck” with John Schaefer, among many others. In the spirit of collaboration and solidarity for downtown Saratoga arts and entertainment, Universal Preservation Hall (UPH) will partner with long established musical institution Caffè Lena for 2 of the performances in the UPH’s second annual LIVE! Music Series: the series opener in July with David Amram joined by the Dylan Perrillo Orchestra held at UPH, and the series close with The Howard Fishman Quintet performing the Basement Tapes Project, a two-night event held at Caffè Lena on October 2nd and 3rd, 2015.
Proceeds from the event will go towards the ongoing restoration and remodeling efforts for Universal Preservation Hall and Caffè Lena. Promotional support and production assistance for this series is being provided by PROCTORS. The LIVE! Music Series is a 2440 DESIGN STUDIO production.

Earlville Opera House presents
John Sebastian and David Grisman
8:00 p.m.
Earlville Opera House, East Main Street, Earlville, NY, 315/691-3550
Tickets: $50-$65 Order tickets online.
It all started in the West Village, circa 1963. John Sebastian and David Grisman crossed paths on the campus of New York University, and joined with other would-be luminaries (including Maria Muldaur) to form the Even Dozen Jug Band. They were only together for a short time before Grisman started making music with Peter Rowan, and Sebastian went off to form The Lovin’ Spoonful, but the seed was planted. In 2007, Sebastian and Grisman came together to release Satisfied, a stripped-down, one-take affair that sounds very much like two long-time collaborators and old pros sitting on a front porch trading licks. Don’t miss these masters bringing their craft to the EOH!

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Saturday, October 3, 2015
Caffè Lena presents
The Howard Fishman Quintet: THE “BASEMENT TAPES” PROJECT: The Music of Bob Dylan & The Band, and “The Old, Weird America”
8:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: General $30; Show + After Party $45 adv/$50 at the door
Seating assigned in advance by Caffe Lena. Call 518-583-0022 if you have a seating request.
Buy tickets online
A two-night event held at Caffè Lena on October 2nd and 3rd, 2015. See description above for October 2.

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Friday, October 9, 2015
The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
8:00 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $65 advance/ $70 at door; Additional VIP Experience $125 (does NOT include show tickets)
Take a journey back to the greatest days of rock with Dave Mason’s sight and sound experience, Traffic Jam. Join Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and co-founder of the legendary band Traffic, Dave Mason for an evening of music history as he retraces the earliest days of his career with Traffic and the works that launched his successful solo career. Mason founded Traffic with Steve Winwood while both were still teenagers, and created music that would find its way into the hearts of generations of music lovers. He would go on to establish himself as a successful songwriter, guitarist and solo artist. Mason has penned dozens of hits, and his legendary guitar work has been linked with numerous other members of rock and roll elite, including Eric Clapton, Stevie Wonder, Michael Jackson, Fleetwood Mac, The Rolling Stones, Graham Nash, Stephen Stills, Rita Coolidge, Leon Russell, Ron Wood and Mama Cass Elliot. Two of his best known hits are Feelin’ Alright (with Traffic) and We Just Disagree. A limited number of VIP Experience tickets will be sold separately. The VIP Experience does not include tickets for the show, but does includes a meet & greet with Dave, photographs, admission to sound check, plus memorabilia. This will be an unforgettable, once-in-a-lifetime experience!

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Saturday, October 10, 2015
Café Veritas presents
Mouths of Babes
7:30 p.m. (doors open 7:00 p.m.)
Café Veritas, First Unitarian Church, 220 Winton Road South, Rochester, New York 14610
Ticket prices: $18 general admission, $10 students with ID, and children under 12 are free.
For tickets and more information, visit www.cafeveritas.org
This tender tomboy and rough-and-tumble lady come together to melt hearts and shake souls with undeniable chemistry and a truly unexpected heralding of wisdom. Mouths of Babes’ sound is equal parts celebration and blues, folk and soul, salve and anthem—an invitation to love this life, to sing your sob story and end it with a smile.

Tuesday, October 13
Save the Date! Museum at Eldridge Street announces its
Museum at Eldridge Street Gala
12-4 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002
To learn more about the Museum at Eldridge Street Gala, visit www.eldridgestreet.org/gala-2015/ or contact Eva Brune at ebrune@eldridgestreet.org or 212.219.0888 x 202
Our 2015 gala with a theme of L’Dor V’Dor, From Generation to Generation, will honor Dr. Ester Fuchs and the Fuchs-Victor Family, Letty, Robin and Abigail Pogrebin, The Russ Family of Russ & Daughters, Nancy and Kenneth L. Stein and the Stein Family, and The Streit Family-Streit’s Matzos. The theme of L'Dor V'Dor, from generation to generation, is particularly meaningful at the Museum at Eldridge Street, a center of Jewish life and legacy. Our honorees exemplify this concept. In their professional lives, through volunteer work, and within their families they have dedicated themselves to the preservation and sharing of Jewish culture and history.

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October 16–17, 2015
Ganondagan State Historic Site and Friends of Ganondagan invite you to attend the
International Symposium on Eastern Woodland Native Material Culture and Art Friday, October 16, 5–9 p.m., and Saturday, October 17, 8 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Seneca Art & Culture Center, 7100 County Road 41, Victor, NY
Symposium prices are $100/person; $90/early registration (by July 26), and $85/Friends of Ganondagan members
Full details and registration information are available online or by calling 585-742-1690
This international symposium is the first event to be held at our new Center, and features eight prominent guest speakers from the US, Canada, and Germany. Scholars, as well as those interested in Native art, ethnohistory, anthropology, archeology, and more will find the symposium appealing. With the majority of guest speakers Native American, the conference will synthesize classical study of material culture with the unique Native American perspectives on cultural meaning and value. The study of material culture—the clothing, housing, tools, art, and any objects a culture produces—helps bring humanity to life. Each piece tells a particular story in the challenging search to more fully to understand a culture and its people.
The opening reception and keynote address begin at 6 p.m. on Friday evening, October 16, with Rick Hill (Tuscarora) speaking on “A Sense of Beauty: Seneca Aesthetics.” Saturday, October 17 will be filled from 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. with seven speakers discussing topics ranging from “Quill-decorated Trapezoidal Pouches” and “Anishinaabe Cosmology Woven into Art” to “Baby Carriers and Traditional Knowledge” and much more.

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Saturday, October 17, 2015
Golden Link Folk Singing Society presents
Cheryl Wheeler
7:30-10:30 p.m.
Rochester Christian Reformed Church, 2750 Atlantic Ave., Penfield, NY 14526
Tickets: $25.00; Golden Link Members $20.00, Students $10.00; Children 12 and under FREE
A gifted songwriter with a beautiful voice, Cheryl Wheeler is known for her brilliant, hysterically funny performances and well-crafted songs. Her songs have been covered by a wide range of artists, from Peter, Paul & Mary, Melanie, and Kenny Loggins to Bette Midler, Garth Brooks, and Holly Near. It sometimes seems as if there are in fact two Cheryl Wheelers. There is poet-Cheryl, writer of some of the prettiest, most alluring, and intelligent ballads on the modern folk scene. And there is her evil twin, comic-Cheryl, a militant trend defier and savagely funny social critic. The result is a delightful contrast between poet and comic, and an entertaining evening of music and stories.

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Sunday, October 18, 2015
Borderline Folk Music Club presents
Phil Ochs Song Afternoon
1-4 p.m.
Nanuet Library 149 Church Street, Nanuet NY 10954
Cost: $15 members, $20 non members, bring a potluck dish to share
Phil Ochs Song Afternoon, Hosted by Sonny Ochs, with Betty and the Baby Boomers, Fred Gillen Jr, Colleen Kattau, Magpie, and Mara Levine.

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Thursday, October 22, 2015
Irish Arts Center presents Rónán Ó Snodaigh 8:00 p.m.
The Donaghy Theater, Irish Arts Center, 553 West 51st Street, New York, NY 10019
Tickets available online
A founding member of the iconic band Kíla, Rónán Ó Snodaigh is a singer-songwriter, poet, vocalist, gaeilgeoir, and recognized by many as the best and most innovative bodhrán player in Ireland. As a solo artist, Rónán mixes a stunning collection of both Irish and English language folk songs, with bluesy grooves and wild percussion to create his unique sound. Don’t miss this rare chance to see this legendary Dublin-born musician’s first visit to Irish Arts Center for an evening of some of his finest traditional, folk-rock, and world music.

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October 23–25, 2015
Anabella Lenzu’s DanceDrama announces
In Pursuit of Happiness
The Alchemical Theatre Laboratory, 104 W 14th St., New York, NY 10011
We will premiere In Pursuit of Happiness, a special new dance theater piece in honor of my father Antonio that passed away last year.

Choreography: Anabella Lenzu
Dancer: Lauren Ohmer
Acting/Vocal Coach: Daniel Pettrow
Music Landscape: Todd Carroll

What does it mean to disappear? In Pursuit is a work which explores the themes of death, memory, disappearance and hope.

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Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) announces
The Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) invites abstracts (sessions, papers and posters) for the
Program of the 76th Annual Meeting
Vancouver, BC, March 29–April 2, 2016

The theme of the Program is “Intersections.”
One of the great strengths of anthropology and related applied social sciences is our commitment to strategic engagement with other domains of knowledge creation and applications. It is through such commitments that we appreciate the complexity of human problem solving. It is through the collaborations that inevitably result from the intersections of our work that we seek both insight and social justice. Intersecting is the quintessential process of applied and engaged social inquiry. As a theme for the 2016 annual meeting, the organizers envision an opportunity to acknowledge the intersections that arise from our interactions with people, places, issues, policies, and concepts. See more here about the theme here.

The Society is a multi-disciplinary association that focuses on problem definition and resolution. We welcome papers from all disciplines. We welcome papers from all disciplines.

Abstract Submission Deadline October 15, 2015

Please contact us with any questions:
Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA)
P.O. Box 2436
Oklahoma City, OK 73101-2436
Phone: (405) 843-5113
Fax: (405) 843-8553
Email: info@sfaa.net

Staten Island Arts announces
Staten Island Arts Pop-up Markets

Staten Island Arts will be holding regular pop-up markets that will take place on Thursdays and Fridays, coinciding with exhibits and special holidays, beginning Summer 2015. JULY IS ALMOST FULL!

Artists and vendors interested in showcasing their work at these events can sign up here.

July 9 and 10, 2015 (Summer Market)
Oct. 8 and 9, 2015 (Fall Holiday Market)
Dec .10 and 11, 2015 (Holiday Market)
Feb. 11 and 12, 2016 (Winter Market)
Apr. 21 and 22, 2016 (Spring Market)

Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor announces
Canal Stories, Artifacts, and Images Wanted

The New York State Museum is preparing for a new exhibit on the Erie Canal to open in 2017. New York’s Erie Canal: Gateway to the Nation will highlight those visionaries, engineers, financiers, and laborers who built the canal and people from every walk of life who came in its wake. The exhibition will culminate in an exploration of the people who live near, work by, and enjoy the canal as a unique heritage corridor today.

To submit a story, object, or photograph for consideration, please contact Brad Utter, Senior Historian and Curator by July 1, 2016 at (518) 474-0028 or brad.utter@nysed.gov.

The New York State Museum, in collaboration with the Shaker Museum in Mount Lebanon, Hancock Shaker Village, and the Shaker Heritage Society (Albany), as well as the State Library and State Archives, present the exhibition
The Shakers: America’ Quiet Revolutionaries
Museum Open Tuesday-Sunday: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
New York State Museum, Cultural Education Center, 260 Madison Avenue, Albany, NY 12230
Admission: The NYS Museum is free. Donations are accepted at the door
The exhibition details one of the most significant and influential communal religious groups in American History. Artifacts from these preeminent Shaker collections will be exhibited together for the first time at the New York State Museum in November 2014. The Shakers launched a revolution parallel to the American Colonies’ struggle against British rule. As they sought religious freedom in America, their spiritual practices and community focus set them apart from greater society. Their devotional routines as well as their product innovations, marketing acumen and views towards gender equality seemed “revolutionary” to the outside world. Thematically divided into six areas, the exhibit will show how the Shakers’ unique model of an equal society challenged the norms of the new nation.

November 15, 2014 — March 6, 2016

City Lore presents
EXHIBITION: Priya’s Shakti

OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, May 7, 7:30-9:30 p.m.
City Lore Gallery 56 East First Street, New York, NY 10003
Gallery Hours: Wed-Fri 2-6 p.m. and Sat-Sun 12-6 p.m.
Admission is free
RSVP online
n our newest exhibit, Priya’s Shakti, ancient mythologies and the newest technologies are brought together in an augmented reality comic book designed to change attitudes about gender-based violence in India and around the world. Priya’s Shakti arose in the aftermath of a highly-publicized gang rape on a bus in New Delhi in December 2012 that outraged India and the world. Drawing on Hindu mythological figures, the comic book storyline focuses on Priya, a woman and ardent devotee of the Goddess Parvati, who has experienced a brutal rape along with the resulting social stigma and isolation. The entire gallery is turned into an interactive comic book with video installations and stories from Indian folklore to tell her story. Each part of the exhibit offers an augmented reality experience. Visitors are invited to scan the artwork throughout the gallery with the popular augmented reality app, Blippar, to see the comic book come to life.

May 7, 2015 — November 30, 2015

The Museum of the City of New York presents
Folk City: New York and the Folk Music Revival at the Museum of the City of New York
Open daily 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10029, 212.534.1672
Discover New York as the Center of the Folk Music Renaissance
Honorary co-chairs: Oscar Brand, Judy Collins, Steve Earle, Nora Guthrie, Noel Stookey and Peter Yarrow
The Museum of the City of New York presents Folk City: New York and the Folk Music Revival, a celebration of the City’s role as the center of the folk music revival from its beginnings in the 1930s and 1940s to its heyday in the 1950s and 1960s, as well as its continuing legacy. With a wide array of memorabilia, including photos, video and sound recordings, the exhibition documents the music and movement that helped transform Greenwich Village and spread as a major cultural phenomenon.
“New York, which has been the source of so much creativity throughout its history, was central to the folk music revival that swept the country and became one of the remarkable phenemona of the 20th Century,” said Susan Henshaw Jones, Ronay Menschel Director of the Museum of the City of New York. “Folk music spawned a whole culture, and the legacy continues today in New York and far beyond. This exhibition and our related public programs explore the revival and will let visitors experience it in a fascinating and joyous way.”
Folk City will feature listening stations where visitors can hear a range of folk songs along with videos showcasing historic footage that capture the bohemian spirit of Greenwich Village in the 1950s and the national hootenanny craze of the 1960s. The exhibition also includes showcases rare archival photographs, concert posters and original instruments, including:
*Lead Belly’s 12-string guitar Odetta’s iconic guitar “Baby” along with one of her colorful kaftan dresses
The original handwritten manuscript of Bob Dylan’s “Blowin’ in the Wind”
The napkin on which Eric Andersen wrote his “Thirsty Boots” lyrics
A trademark felt cap worn by Phil Ochs
Handwritten letters by Woody Guthrie and Peter Seeger, and more

Curated by Stephen Petrus, an Andrew W. Mellon post-doctoral fellow at the Museum, Folk City will look at the folk movement in four sections:
♦ The revival’s roots in the 1930s and 1940s, when singers—such as Woody Guthrie, Josh White, and Burl Ives—moved to New York, drawn by performance opportunities and the progressive political climate.
♦ The expansion of folk music culture in the 1950s, when the genre changed from an art form associated with leftist politics during the Red Scare—ensnaring many performers including Seeger—to a popular craze with mass appeal.
♦ The boom years in the late 1950s to the mid-1960s, when Greenwich Village was the focal point of the revival and culture due to the concentration of performance venues, including the exhibition’s eponymous Folk City.
♦ The legacy of the revival from 1965 to the present day, showing how the revival has continued and retained its relevancy through five decades. This includes the rise of ‘folk-rock’ and other folk trends after the ‘British Invasion’ and Dylan’s stunning turn to electric guitar in 1965. Folk City highlights visionary entrepreneurs who were committed to promoting folk music, including Mike Porco of Gerde’s Folk City, Izzy Young of the Folklore Center, and John Hammond of Columbia Records. The Greenwich Village performance spaces are shown as exciting venues and as incubators of a burgeoning counterculture. Artists from different backgrounds performed in Village clubs as well as in one of the city’s great communal gathering places, Washington Square Park, where they tried out both new music and new ideas that often challenged social conventions of the time. The Museum will offer a broad array of public programs in conjunction with the exhibition, including folk concerts and panel discussions. The Museum’s Frederick A.O. Schwarz Children’s Center has designed special programs for students and teachers, which have been made possible by a grant from the D’Addario Foundation.
The exhibition’s accompanying book, Folk City: New York and the American Folk Music Revival, by Stephen Petrus and historian Ronald D. Cohen, with a foreword by Peter Yarrow. Published by Oxford University Press, the book shows that folk music flowered in New York as a result of initiatives of musicians, record company producers and executives, radio show hosts, club owners, concert promoters, folklorists, managers, journalists, and audiences. Princeton University historian Sean Wilentz calls Folk City “the best history yet of the city’s influential folk music culture, packed with astonishing photos that finally see the light of day.”

June 17, 2015 — January 10, 2016

Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art presents the
Curated by Mary-Kay Lombino
Opening reception: Saturday,June 20, 2015, 5-7 p.m.
Artist talk: Saturday, September 26, 2 p.m.
Hours: Wednesday-Sunday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Alice and Horace Chandler and North Galleries, Samuel Dorsksy Museum of Art, State University of New York, 1 Hawk Drive, New Paltz, NY 12561, 845.257.3844
Suggested Donation: $5
The Hudson Valley has become known not only for its rich visual art but also for its strength in the literary arts. The region is steeped in its own narrative tales such as Washington Irving’s “Rip Van Winkle” and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” T.C. Boyle’s novel World’s End, and factual accounts of Henry Hudson’s voyage. The Stories We Tell provides a rare opportunity to examine the ways in which art and literature are closely related—both reflecting artistic practices of today as well as the role of the narrative structure in contemporary art. For Hudson Valley Artists 2015, artists are invited to submit work that considers the following questions. What is the difference between illustration and art that is shaped by narrative structure? How much is narrative a conscious or unconscious factor in an artist’s practice? How do stories factor into abstract art in which the narrative might be known only by the artist? The Stories We Tell: Hudson Valley Artists 2015 focuses on the narrative form of contemporary art and examines how stories shape our experience and our understanding of the world. Instinctively, we are all storytellers merging fiction with non-fiction and conflating the real with the imagined. Included artists: Sean Bayliss, Allen Bryan, Dina Bursztyn, Maureen Cummins, Tasha Depp, Marcia Due, Richard Edelman, Ben Fishman, Kevin Frank, Derek James, Tana Kellner, Virginia Lavado, Deb Lucke, Kathleen MacKenzie, Nestor Madalengoitia, Norman Magnusson, Matthew Maley, Perry Meigs, Phyllis Gay Palmer, Michael Rose, Phil Sigunick, Ken Tannenbaum, Jean Tansey, Jerry Thompson, Karen Whitman, and Tona Wilson.

June 20, 2015 —November 8, 2015

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