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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:
An Arts & Crafts Beer Fest
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.

City Lore announces
Alligators in the Sewers and LES Tours
2-3:30 p.m.
Meet at City Lore, 56 East 1st Street, New York, NY 10003
Tickets: $15
Learn about “Sawing Manhattan Island in Half” and other urban legends in a unique and hilarious half hour talk. Then, enjoy an hour-long walking experience through the heart of the Lower East Side as professional tour guide Marc Wallace regales you with stories. As he leads you through the area’s iconic streets and history, Marc shares the stories of folks who helped forge this multi-ethnic neighborhood and its legendary New York “attitude.” Marc calls it “the 7 MMMMMMMs: moguls, movie stars, mobsters, mamalukes, mamacitas, mensches, meshuganahs...and more.”
Saturdays: October 1st and October 22nd; November 5th and November 19th

Taller Boricua presents
Panel Discussion: In conjunction with the exhibition, JORGE LUIS RODRIGUEZ: Sculptures, Drawings, and Prints
Curated by Marcos Dimas
1 p.m.
Taller Boricua Gallery, At the Julia de Burgos Latino Arts Center, 1680 Lexington Avenue at E 106th Street, in the heart of East Harlem, NYC
Admission is always free
Jorge Luis Rodriguez, “the Puerto Rican Da Vinci” works include “a range of sculptures, paintings, drawings, etchings, carvings, and more; that also represent diverse interests in religious iconography, architecture, and colonialism, among others.” Guest panelist: Susana Torruella Leval, Luis R. Cancel and Néstor David Pastor Exhibition Tours every Saturday at 3 p.m.; Tour includes a walk-thru of Rodríguezés outdoor sculptures.
See more about the Exhibition in the “Exhibitions” section of this page below.

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.

Saturday and Sunday, October 1 and 2, 2016
Long Island Traditions announces its
4th annual “Working the Waters: Maritime Culture of Long Island”
In collaboration with the NY Marine Trades Association “Tobay Boat Show”
Saturday – Sunday, October 1–2
Tobay Beach on the Ocean Parkway, east of Jones Beach in Massapequa, New York
Boat Show and Festival admission is $10 (seniors $8, children 12 and under are free)
For more information, call Long Island Traditions at (516) 767-8803 or the NY Marine Trades Association at (631) 691-7050 or visit www.nyboatshows.com/Tobay
“Working the Waters: Maritime Culture of Long Island” will present to the public first-hand accounts about the contemporary and historic traditions of commercial and recreational fishermen, the factors affecting these traditions and their future on Long Island in the wake of Superstorm Sandy and the decline of the bays. Highlights of the event include decoy carver Jack Combs of Southold, fishermen Tony Sougstad, Michael Combs, Fred Menges, Bill Fetzer, Chuck Tekula, boat model builder Chris Hale and maritime driftwood painter Herb Jurist, among many others. There will also be family and children fishing lessons taught by master recreational fisherman Reed Riemer.
The event hours are Friday, September 30 at 12 p.m.–6 p.m., Saturday & Sunday, October 1 & 2 at 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

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Sunday, October 2, 2016
Flushing Town Hall presents
The Songs of Music — Voices from Taiwan
1:30 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: $10/$300 box seating for 6
Curated by Dr. Hsing-Lih Chou and Chinese American Arts Council, this concert will immerse the audience in the most beautiful harmonies from across the continents. The Hai Tien Chorus joins forces with the seasoned Taipei Harmonic Chorus to demonstrate compelling vocal techniques and collaborative efforts.

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.

October 6–October 7, 2016
Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor announces
New York State Canal Conference
Thursday, October 6: Opening Reception and Dinner 5:00 p.m. at Springside Inn, West Lake Road, Auburn
Friday, October 7, full-day Conference begins at 8:00 a.m.
Host Hotel: Holiday Inn, 75 North Street, Auburn, NY 13021
Register online
The Bi-annual New York State Canal Conference hosted by the Canal Society of New York State brings together national, state and local government officials, community leaders, developers, project coordinators, canal enthusiasts and providers of goods and services needed by those who use and enjoy the canal. This year’s conference will focus on Cayuga County and the newly constructed visitor and interpretive center at Erie Canal Heritage Park at Port Byron. We look forward to seeing you at the Conference.

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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
REGISTER ONLINE: $55 Network members; $65 Non-members
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. See the list of conference speakers and bios.

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
Homegrown Bluegrass star on the rise

May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 East Genesee St, Syracuse, NY
Tickets $15. 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.

World Music Institute (WMI) announces
Merasi: Master Musicians of Rajasthan
8 p.m.
Baryshnikov Arts Center, Jerome Robbins Theater, 450 West 37th St., New York, NY 10018
Tickets: $25
From the Great Thar Desert of India, the Merasi ensemble brings an ancient, world-class artistic legacy charged with passion, mastery, and social significance. Infectious rhythms spring from thirty-eight generations of Muslim musicians performing for Rajput maharajas and at temple festivals, where Hindu devotion and rich desert culture blend to create an invigorating celebration of diversity.

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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
Friends of Ganondagan announce
LEARN ABOUT TATTOO TRADITIONS OF TURTLE ISLAND
1-4 p.m.
Seneca Art & Culture Center at Ganondagan, 7000 County Road 41, Victor, NY
Doors open at noon at the Seneca Art & Culture Center.
Admission is $8/ general; $5/Friends of Ganondagan members.
Plan on attending a fascinating afternoon with Lars Krutak, tattoo anthropologist and author of Tattoo Traditions of Native North America and Ganondagan Curator Michael Galban to share what we currently know about this rediscovered custom among the Northeastern Woodland people, and what its future might be. Plus, don’t miss the special opportunity for purchase and book signing of Lars’ book.

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!

Eighth Step at Proctors presents
HOLLY NEAR
Singer-Songwriter, Activist and Women’s Music Legend

Location and time TBA
Call Eighth Step TicketLine: 518-434-1703
“Melts her extraordinary soprano over candlelight miniatures of very private passion and protests”—Rolling Stone

...and beyond
The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, Salisbury University announces the
19th Annual Chesapeake Wildfowl Expo
8-4 p.m.
Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, 909 South Schumaker Drive, Salisbury, Maryland
Admission to the museum and event are free. Rain or Shine.
For more information visit the Ward Museum Web site, or call 410-742-4988, ext. 106.
The crisp, clear fall air and beautiful grounds of the museum will once again set the stage for a day of excitement, anticipation, and socialization among decoy collectors and carvers from across the country. Chesapeake Wildfowl Expo pays tribute to decoys from the past while encouraging the carving of new ones. With an exciting marketplace, fun competitions, and activities for the whole family, the Chesapeake Wildfowl Expo is sure to be a hit. Arriving before dawn, vendors will convert the museum parking lot into a festive marketplace for the Buy, Sell and Trade, which offers shoppers an eclectic mix of fine antique decoys, collectible hunting items, folk art and outdoor memorabilia. With activities for every age, the Chesapeake Wildfowl Expo provides visitors a day of friendly competition and family fun.

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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.”

World Music Institute (WMI) announces
Taksim Trio
7 p.m.
Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway, NYC
Tickets: $100/$40
Turkish improvisational masters Taksim Trio featuring gypsy clarinet virtuoso Husnu Senlendirici make their NY debut, headlining the seventh Istanbulive festival. Dancing between different musical styles such as traditional, oriental, jazz and classical, the musicians emerge with a sound that is the sum of their experiences. Their music sounds familiar yet different, as the musicians update melodies they have picked up on their journeys to reflect their own musical identities.

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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Wednesday, October 12, 2016
Flushing Town Hall announces
In Arts We Trust – Chinese Opera in New York City
7:00 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: $5 Suggested Donation/FREE for Members & Students
Presented in partnership with Chinese Theatre Works, an animated discussion features leading performers and producers of New York’s Chinese Opera community. Discussion will include the preservation of the old traditional art form and how they create and present original works that lead to the evolution of this opera’s aesthetics and techniques.

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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.

Albany Institute of History & Art presents
SPECIAL EVENT In the Hot Seat
6:30-7:45 p.m.
Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12210
Free admission
A pecha kucha (whirlwind tour) revealing some of the stories behind highlighted chairs in the collections of Partners for Albany Stories (PASt) members. Sometimes a chair is not just a chair. Light refreshments will be served.

City Lore presents
Manteo Marionettes — A Documentary Film and Lecture Demo
7-9 p.m.
City Lore, 56 East 1st Street, New York, NY 10003
Tickets: $10
Tony De Nonno takes people of all ages on an enlightening journey into the life and legacy of puppeteers Mike and Aida Manteo, their children and grandchildren, a family bound together by a Sicilian folk tradition that spans a century in New York. Experience this enchanting vision of New York's acclaimed Papa Manteo Sicilian Marionette Theater, first established on Catherine Street in Manhattan's Little Italy in 1918, and featured in The Godfather. From the beginning to the end of his presentation, with Papa Miguel Manteo’s authentic Orlando Furioso metal marionettes in hand, De Nonno engages “children of all ages” in attendance to be active participants. A highlight will be the screening of his award-winning, nationally broadcast PBS Network documentary about the Manteo Family — It’s One Family: Knock on Wood.

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.

Golden Link Folk Singing Society announces its Fall 2016 Concert Opener: John McCutcheon
7:30 p.m.
Rochester Christian Reformed Church, 2750 Atlantic Ave., Penfield, NY 14526
Admission $25 ($27 at the door), Golden Link Members $20 ($22 at the door), Students $10,Children 12 and under Free.
An engaging storyteller, powerful singer-songwriter, and master instrumentalist (hammer dulcimer, banjo, guitar, piano, autoharp) who excels at getting people singing together and thinking about what’s important in life. McCutcheon’s eclectic catalog of ballads, historical songs, children’s songs, love songs, topical satire, instrumentals, and even symphonic works is among the broadest in American folk music. He is also an author and an activist, and his commitment to grassroots political organizations has put him on the front lines of many of the issues important to communities and workers. His 36 albums have earned six Grammy nominations. His songwriting has been hailed by critics around the world; his song “Christmas in the Trenches” is considered a classic, and was recently named one of the 100 Essential Folk Songs.

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.

City Lore announces
City Lore 30th Anniversary Party, Hall of Fame Exhibit Opening, Book Signing for The Poetry of Everyday Life
6-10 p.m.
City Lore, 56 East 1st Street, New York, NY 10003
Free
Join us for this milestone event, featuring refreshments and images from our 30-year history. We will also be opening a small exhibit from City Lore’s signature 23-year old grassroots awards initiative, The People’s Hall of Fame. Steve Zeitlin, City Lore's founding director, will talk about and sign his new book, The Poetry of Everyday Life: Storytelling and the Art of Awareness, published by Cornell University Press. Dance the night away to the best dance songs ever written, specially selected by Steve and the City Lore staff.

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.

Café Veritas presents
Patty Larkin
7:30 p.m.
Café Veritas, First Unitarian Church, 220 Winton Road South, Rochester, New York 14610
Ticket prices: $18 general admission, $10 students with ID, and children under 12 are free. (Advance Purchase $16)
For tickets and more information, visit www.cafeveritas.org
Café Veritas will host Patty Larkin in concert at the First Unitarian Church, 220 Winton Road South, Rochester, New York 14610. Patty Larkin redefines the boundaries of folk-urban pop music with her inventive guitar wizardry and uncompromising vocals and lyrics. Acoustic Guitar hails her “soundscape experiments” while Rolling Stone praises her “evocative and sonic shading.” Still Green, Patty Larkin’s 13th album, plays out in Technicolor sound images, a kaleidoscope of sun and sea that travels from the fluorescent-lit hallways of grief to the warm pull of love, family and nature. This collection of new songs chronicles Patty’s search for relief, respite and solace during a time when she lost both of her parents, and witnessed a sister suffer a serious health issue. Still Green is a fresh approach to sound and life by a legendary singer/songwriter who is continually turning the stone over.
Opening for Patty is local artist Connie Deming. She is a celebrated singer songwriter. Noted for her versatility, warmth and charm, she has delighted national and local audiences for over 25 years. A featured artist on WXXI television’s OnStage concert series, Connie has completed her 7th recording of original material,
Into the Blue, recorded in Ireland with acclaimed guitarist, Gerry O’Beirne.

Jay Ungar and Molly Mason
7:30 p.m.
Walton Theatre, 30 Gardiner Place, Walton , NY 13856. (607) 865-6688
Tickets: $15
Returning to our stage! One of America’s most celebrated duos on the american acoustic music scene perform terrific hard driving Appalachian, Cajun, and celtic fiddle tunes, songs of swing and country, sweet waltzes, and moving originals.

Eighth Step at Proctors presents
JOHN McCUTCHEON
Singer-songwriter-storyteller, Grammy nominee & multi-instrumentalist

7:30 p.m.
GE Theater @ Proctors, 432 State Street, Schenectady, NY
Call Eighth Step TicketLine: 518-434-1703
Tickets: $40 Gold Circle; $26 advance purchase, general admission
An extraordinary performer, he weaves original songs and stories with guitar, piano, banjo dulcimer, and more for a simply spellbinding evening. Onstage, in print or on record, few people communicate with the versatility, charm, wit or pure talent of John McCutcheon. With roots deep in American traditional music, John McCutcheon writes songs at once simple and with layers of complexity, that are always more than they seem. Whether it’s a musical snapshot of a day in the life of an Alaskan salmon fisherman, a child’s pondering the loss of her first tooth, remembering a moment that was omitted from our history books, lampooning the latest foibles on the national political scene, or celebrating the joy of old love McCutcheon’s songs are always about something small and, at the same time, something much bigger.

World Music Institute (WMI) announces
Sergio Mendes
A Celebration of 50 Years of BRASIL 66 8 p.m. (doors open at 6:00 p.m.)
BB Kings Blues Club & Grill, 237 W 42nd St, NYC
Tickets: $47.50
See one of the most internationally successful Brazilian artists of all time. Mendes has recorded more than 35 albums, many of which went gold or platinum, and he’s a three-time Grammy Award winner.

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!

See the schedule of events.

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Sunday, October 16, 2016
Albany Institute of History & Art presents
LECTURE & BOOK SIGNING The American School: Artists and Status in the Late Colonial and Early National Era
Susan Rather, Associate Chair, Professor of Art History, University of Texas at Austin
2:00-3:00 p.m.
Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12210
Free with museum admission
Rather will examine the status of artists from different geographical, professional, and material perspectives and will delve into such topics as portrait painting in Boston and London; the trade of art in Philadelphia and New York; and the shifting representation of artists in and from the former British colonies after the Revolutionary War. She will also highlight artists working in the Hudson Valley at the end of the eighteenth century.

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.

Free concert in Beacon celebrates opening of American Center for Folk Music
Featuring John McCutheon, Tom Chapin, and Joe Louis Walker
4:00 p.m.
Long Dock Park, Beacon, NY
In case of inclement weather, the concert will be held at the Towne Crier Cafe, 379 Main St., Beacon
Admission: Free, but donations are suggested to benefit the ACFM
Visit www.centerforfolkmusic.org for more information about ACFM.
The Hudson Valley music community will celebrate the opening of the American Center for Folk Music (ACFM) with a concert at Long Dock Park on Beacon’s waterfront. The performance will feature folk legends John McCutcheon and Tom Chapin and WC Handy Award winner Joe Louis Walker. Pete Seeger declared, “John McCutcheon is not only one of the best musicians in the US, but also a great singer, songwriter and song leader.” McCutcheon’s 30-plus recordings have garnered every imaginable honor, including five Grammy nominations. He is considered the most influential hammered dulcimer player in the country. Multi-talented singer/songwriter/guitarist Tom Chapin, a Hudson Valley resident, in a career that spans five decades, 24 albums and three Grammy awards, has covered an incredible amount of creative ground. In addition to his work as a recording artist and concert performer, Chapin has acted on Broadway and worked extensively in films, television and radio. Multiple Grammy and WC Handy Award winner Joe Louis Walker is one of the most heralded blues artists of our time. Walker has recorded with BB King, James Cotton, Bonnie Raitt, Taj Mahal, Branford Marsalis, and Ike Turner, and has become an international ambassador for the blues overseas, having played at countless festivals throughout Europe, South America, Australia, the Middle East and Asia.

The riverfront City of Beacon has long been a cornerstone of American folk music. Now that relationship is being formally cemented with the ACFM, established one year ago to honor folk legends and to sustain the folk music process as a vibrant part of American culture. ACFM headquarters are located in Scenic Hudson’s River House, the restored red “barn” building in Long Dock Park.

The ACFM benefit concert has been coordinated with the Beacon Sloop Club’s annual Pumpkin Festival, which will be held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at nearby Pete & Toshi Seeger Riverfront Park. Both events are within walking distance of the Metro-North railroad station.

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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
John 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.

City Lore announces
Barrio Roots Opening Reception with performances by poet Yosimar Reyes and Radio Jarocho and Mexican Dance Party
7-9:30 p.m.
City Lore, 56 East 1st Street, New York, NY 10003
Free
Barrio Roots NYC is a 3-day festival that is set on exploring the other identities of Mexican migration through the lens of street art, music, and public space in New York City. Join Habitajes, participating artists, and local partners in kicking off this NYC edition. Performances by nationally acclaimed artists, including poet Yosimar Reyes and band Radio Jarocho.

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
Staten Island Arts announces
FALL SI ARTS CONFERENCE
9 a.m.-3 p.m.
SI Makerspace 450 Front Street, Entrance on Thompson, Staten Island, NY
A networking event, hosted just down the block by URBY, will immediately follow the afternoon conference program, which is scheduled to run until 3 p,m.
The conference is generously being hosted by SI Makerspace. Admission is FREE and open to the public and includes lunch and refreshments.
“Our 2016 Conference focuses on how community members can inform a few very important community planning processes currently underway,” says Monica Valenzuela, Deputy Director at Staten Island Arts. “The cultural communities, their needs and their contributions, are a vital part of planning the future of Staten Island’s public realm.” Of particular note will be information about the New York City Cultural Plan (createnyc.org), a citywide initiative taking place this year that will address several topics including: the availability and distribution of cultural activities in all boroughs, the relationship between cultural activities and social and economic health and welfare, artists’ needs for housing and studio space, and how to increase arts education and activities in public schools. Speakers are slated to address the NYC Cultural Plan in the morning. Afternoon workshop sessions will, through interactive exercises and the sharing of best practices, will specifically address grantwriting, fundraising, and what elements contribute to a successful grant application. Artists are encouraged to bring their project ideas to these workshops.

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.

City Lore announces
Alligators in the Sewers and LES Tours
2:00-3:30 p.m.
Meet at City Lore, 56 East 1st Street, New York, NY 10003
Tickets: $15
Learn about “Sawing Manhattan Island in Half” and other urban legends in a unique and hilarious half hour talk. Then, enjoy an hour-long walking experience through the heart of the Lower East Side as professional tour guide Marc Wallace regales you with stories. As he leads you through the area’s iconic streets and history, Marc shares the stories of folks who helped forge this multi-ethnic neighborhood and its legendary New York “attitude.” Marc calls it “the 7 MMMMMMMs: moguls, movie stars, mobsters, mamalukes, mamacitas, mensches, meshuganahs...and more.”
Saturdays: October 1st and October 22nd; November 5th and November 19th

City Lore announces
Bronx Rising! Edgar Allan Poe to a Salsa Beat: El Cuervo
6 p.m.
Bronx Music Heritage Center (BMHC), 1303 Louis Niné Blvd., Bronx, NY
Free
Celebrate Halloween early with Edgar Allan Poe’s poetry set to Latin rhythms performed by Bobby Sanabria & Project X, with guest vocalist Jenn Jade Ledesna. Opening poems read by Bronx Council of the Arts’ Charlie Vazquez. Performance begins at 7:00 pm, but come early (6:00 p.m.) dressed in costume, and get your portrait taken by Seis del Sur photographer, Edwin Pagán. Prizes for Best Costumes! Produced in partnership with the Bronx Council on the Arts.
The Bronx Rising! Music, Film & Spoken Word of the Borough series is curated by City Lore’s award-winning folklorist Elena Martínez and Grammy-nominated Bronx musician Bobby Sanabria.

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.

Robert Browning Associates announces
DIEGO EL CIGALA
8:00 p.m. (doors open at 7:30)
THE TOWN HALL, 123 West 43rd Street (between 6th Ave and Broadway), New York, NY 10036
Tickets: $45 / $55 / $65 / $75
Diego El Cigala is, quite simply, the most exciting and innovative flamenco singer in the world today. Passionate, profound, and immensely proud of his Spanish Gypsy heritage, El Cigala has been called “the Sinatra of flamenco.” His earthy, exultant and richly emotive voice marks him as one of the great singers of the last century. He is also one of those rare crossover artists who has stayed true to his musical heritage yet achieved name recognition with mainstream audiences around the world.

Eighth Step at Proctors presents
DAVE ROWE
Maine Singer-Songwriter (formerly of Schooner Faire)

7:30 p.m.
Underground @ Proctors, 432 State Street, Schenectady, NY
Call Eighth Step TicketLine: 518-434-1703
“Youthful Zest, Pulsating Melodicism”—BOSTON GLOBE

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Sunday, October 23, 2016
Albany Institute of History & Art presents
LECTURE & BOOK SIGNING Liberty’s Daughters: The Revolutionary Experience of American Women, 1750-1800
Mary Beth Norton, Mary Donlon Alger Professor of American History & Stephen H. Weiss Presidential Fellow, Cornell University
2:00-3:00 p.m.
Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12210
Free with museum admission
Norton will discuss her most recent research and how it relates to Liberty’s Daughters, her award-winning examination of the interplay of gender, society, and politics in America from the beginnings of settlement to 1800.

Story Sundays at the Glen Sanders Mansion
Stories and Songs From the Irish Tradition
One of the Special Events associated with the Capital Rep production of Outside Mullingar.
5-8 p.m.
Glen Sanders Mansion, 1 Glen Avenue, Scotia, NY
$37 per person (includes entertainment, 3 course dinner, coffee/tea, tax and tip)
Bring someone new and you each save $3 (only one discount/person during non-benefit dinners).
Pay at the door using cash or checks made out to “Story Circle”
Reservations Required: (518) 384-1700 or Kate@KateDudding.com. Please indicate how many of each entree is desired.
Jim Hawkins tells and sings stories and songs from a rich Irish cultural tradition. He was raised in Castletown Geoghegan, Co Westmeath just “outside Mullingar” and heard his first stories and songs from his mother, his Uncle Jack and other local tellers. He was fascinated by the stories and the people telling them. As a teller, Jim carries the traditions of Irish story, myth, legend and song, particularly the stories of Eamon Kelly, arguably Ireland’s greatest storyteller of the 20th century. Jim accompanies himself on the bodhran (bow-ron), the Irish drum.
Entrees: Chicken Parmesan; Saratoga Chip Encrusted Scrod; or Eggplant Parmesan.

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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Monday, October 24, 2016
Flushing Town Hall announces
The Moth StorySLAM
8:00 p.m. (doors open at 7:30 p.m.)
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Open to anyone with a true story to share on the night’s posted theme: HAUNTED! Prepare a five-minute story about a spooky fixation. When the doors open, storyteller hopefuls put their names in The Moth Hat. A half hour later, names are picked, and storytellers take the stage. Ten featured stories are scored by teams of judges selected from the audience who pick the StorySLAM winner. Your story may be heard on NPR. Sign up or just enjoy the show!

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Thursday, October 27, 2016
Albany Institute of History & Art presents
LECTURE Peculiar Grace: The Shakers and Their Chairs
6:00-7:00 p.m.
Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12210
Free admission
For decades, Shaker furniture has been sought by collectors worldwide. Join us for a special program on the history and design of Shaker chairs.
This program is part of the “Pull Up a Chair” series organized by the Partners for Albany Stories.

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 Dee Sarno Theater, Saratoga Arts Center, 320 Broadway, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866-4149
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.

City Lore presents
There Goes the Neighborhood with Michele Carlo & Gentrification Discussion
7-9 p.m.
City Lore, 56 East 1st Street, New York, NY 10003
Tickets: $10
When Michele learns she must move from the street where she’s lived over 20 years, her frantic apartment search parallels the possible tipping point for her Brooklyn neighborhood’s gentrification...which also may have been her doing, as well... Followed by a panel discussion on gentrification all over New York.

Eighth Step at Proctors presents
JOE CROOKSTON

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

Saturday, October 29, 2016
City Lore presents
The Lyrical Debate: Presidential Politics Debated in Rap
7-9 p.m.
City Lore, 56 East 1st Street, New York, NY 10003
Tickets: $10
Following the Trump/Clinton presidential debates on TV, the Lyrical Debate is an art rap battle, part freestyle Cypher, part spoken word — and it's unlike any debate you have ever experienced before! Curated by social innovator Toni Blackman, who has dedicated her entire artistic career to the elevation of Hip Hop music and culture. The MC's (rap lyricists) will spar on topics of social concern, political issues, and current events. Be prepared to be both entertained and enlightened.

Jay and Molly
at the Gala Halloween Ball
7:00-10:30 p.m.
St John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church, 55 Wilbur Blvd, Poughkeepsie, NY
Gala Halloween Ball with Steve Zakon-Anderson calling. Remember the Halloween dances at Ashokan, with costumes and a parade with prizes? Well! That’s what we are doing! Come as you aren’t!
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.

Robert Browning Associates announces
TOMATITO
8:00 p.m. (doors open at 7:30)
THE TOWN HALL, 123 West 43rd Street (between 6th Ave and Broadway), New York, NY 10036
Tickets: $40 / $45 / $55 / $65
Tomatito is one of the most important and acclaimed Flamenco guitarists in the world. His unique approach both to the traditional, festive forms and genre experimentation highlight his unprecedented musical sensitivity and interpretative power. A charismatic personality and an unrelenting commitment to the continuity of flamenco’s development have brought him worldwide recognition not only in the musical field but also in film, theatre and art. He has collaborated with a multitude of performers from all over the globe and has encouraged and influenced a whole generation of young artists. He will be accompanied by the following artists: José del Tomate (second guitar); Israel Suarez “Piraña” (percussion); David Maldonado y Kiki Cortiñas (vocals and clapping); José Maya (Dancer)

Caffè Lena presents
Sean Rowe Is Going Rogue
CD Preview
8:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena at TBA
Kickstarter campaign
Sean Rowe says: I’m moving in a new direction, folks, and I hope you come with me. Caffè is proud to host Sean and the contributors to the campaign.

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.

October 29–October 30, 2016
Calpulli Mexican Dance Company presents
Dia de los Muertos
8 p.m. Queens Theatre is located at 14 United Nations Avenue South in Flushing Meadows Corona Park.
Tickets: $25
Calpulli Mexican Dance Company and Queens Theatre present a new production. Dia de los Muertos is a captivating work about the unending relationship between the living and the departed featuring passionate live music, larger-than-life characters, and breathtaking dance for all ages. Under the direction of Alberto Lopez, Calpulli Mexican Dance Company celebrates the rich diversity of Mexican and Mexican-American cultural heritage through dance-based programming with live music.

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.


Arts Services Initiative of Western New York, Inc. (ASI), on behalf of the New York State Council on the Arts in partnership with the Province of Québec Council of Arts and Letters, is seeking proposals from qualified individuals from New York State to become artists in residence in the Province of Québec during calendar year 2017.

NYS Artist-in-Residence Exchange Program
INVITATION TO SUBMIT PROPOSALS (2016–2017)


Application Deadline: October 19, 2016

Information and how to apply is available at: www.asiwny.org/service-programs/artist-residency-in-quebec

This is a grant opportunity for three New York State artists to go to Quebec for three-month residencies with partners in that region. All artistic disciplines and host sites (in the Province of Quebec) are welcome. Residencies outside of Montreal are encouraged.

ASI is seeking three professional and unique artists from throughout New York State to take residency for three months in the Province of Québec during the calendar year 2017. While there the artist will create work and engage the community in a meaningful way. ASI, on behalf of the New York State Council on the Arts, will provide each artist a stipend of $9,000 to cover their costs for travel, materials, and labor. The artist cannot be compensated in any way while in Québec, and all displays of work and/or performances must be free and open to the public.


OLD SONGS announces Fall Instrument Classes

Old Songs offers Group Classes in a variety of acoustic instruments in 6 weekly group sessions. All classes take place at the Old Songs building at 37 South Main St., Voorheesville, NY.

Cost: 4-weeks: $93; 6-weeks: $127; 8-weeks: $161
To Register:
Print out registration form online or call Old Songs at 518-765-2815 to register with a credit card.

Complete descriptions at: www.oldsongs.org/classes

TUESDAYS

Mountain Dulcimer with Susan Trump
Oct. 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1, Reg. by Oct. 7
Beginning and Beyond, 6-7:15 p.m.: DAD tuning, strum technique and left hand fingering. Fiddle tunes and other repertoire.
Intermediate, 7:30-8:45 p.m.: Repertoire building using fiddle tunes, songs, Celtic melodies, waltzes and more.
Susan: 518-357-4018, susantrump@aol.com

Piano Accordion & Band Class with Peggy Hart
Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1, 15, Reg. by Sep. 30
6-7:15 p.m.: Beginning technique, theory and note reading.
Peggy: 518-439-1060, peggyminore@yahoo.com

Fingerpicking & Flatpicking Guitar with Ron Gordon
Oct. 4, 11, 18, 25, Nov. 1, 8, 15, 21, Reg. by Sep. 30
7:30-8:45 p.m.
Ron: 518-372-4172, rgukeboy@gmail.com Learn and apply the fundamental concepts of counterpoint on the steel string guitar. This involves leading, alternate, and runs in the bass; while strumming a rhythm or finger picking an arpeggio, pattern pick, melody line, etc. Knowledge of chords “down the neck,” and how to play a basic rhythm is necessary..


WEDNESDAYS

Clawhammer Banjo with Paul Draper
Oct. 5, 12, 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9, Reg. by Sep. 30
6-7:15 p.m.: Learn to play old-time clawhammer banjo within the context of “Round Peak” banjo tunes. Basic “banjo knowledge” assumed.
Paul: 518-380-1103, clawhammer888@gmail.com

Fiddle with George Wilson
Oct. 12, 19, 26, Nov. 2, 9, 16, Reg. by Oct. 7
Beginner, 6-7:15 p.m.: Learn how to make a good sound with the bow, a simple tune or two, tuning, and basic fiddle care.
Intermediate, 7:30-8:45 p.m.: Assumes some knowledge of the instrument. Learn a few tunes & techniques.
George: 518-461-8394, geofiddle@gmail.com


THURSDAYS

Hands-on Music Theory with George Ward
Sep. 29, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3, Reg. by Sep. 23
6–7:15 p.m.: Bone up on scales, intervals, chords, key signatures, etc. for any instrument
George: 518-399-0315, mulesong@aol.com


Ukulele with Ron Gordon Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10, Reg. by Sep. 30
Beginner, 6-7:15 p.m.: Learn chords, right hand strumming techniques, chord melody playing and more. Bring a recording device.
Advanced Beginner, 7:30-8:45 p.m.: Broaden your repertoire of strums, picks, chords and classic songs from 1920s jazz to Hawaiian to rock. Introduces and broadens concepts of musical knowledge, such as keys, transposition, and circle of fifths; with applications to songs and your uke creativity! Ron: 518-372-4172, rgukeboy@gmail.com


MONDAYS

Bluegrass Jam Class with Bob Altschuler
Oct. 17, 24, 31, Nov. 7, 14, 5-week intensive
6-9 p.m.
$160, Info and registration at: jamclasses.drbanjo.com/en/jamclasses/ba-2016-10b/class_page


Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor announces
Apply Now for Erie Canalway Grants


Do you have a project or great idea aimed at inspiring people to learn more about New York’s legendary canals, celebrate the Erie Canal Bicentennial, or that encourages further exploration of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor? We are now accepting applications from not-for-profits, municipalities, and federally recognized Native American tribes for projects that advance our Preservation and Management Plan’s goals and objectives. This is a competitive grant program which makes awards ranging from $2,000 to $7,000. A 50/50 match is required.

Applications are due no later than 4 p.m., Friday, October 21, 2016, and grant award announcements will be made after the first of the year.

For more information and to discuss your potential proposal (strongly encouraged), applicants should reach out to Andy Kitzmann, Assistant Director at 518-237-7000, ext. 201; or andy_kitzmann@partner.nps.gov.


City Lore announces its
URBAN CLASSROOM: New Classes & Workshops Sharing the Traditions of the City


City Lore will be celebrating 30 years this fall! To celebrate, we want to share some of our knowledge, as well as that of artists and scholars that we’ve learned from ourselves. With that we introduce the Urban Classroom—a series of classes and workshops designed to help you engage more deeply with your city, your neighbors, your history and yourself. In the Urban Classroom series you can learn about documenting your family and community, using the arts to engage with the city, personal myths, and the musical traditions that ring out from the rooftops.

Register today and harvest the rewards all season long. Call 212-529-1955 x 13 or follow the links below.

All classes take place in the City Lore Gallery/Community Center at 56 E. First Street, New York, NY (Second Avenue F train station) unless otherwise noted.

Documenting Family Stories in Print, Audio or Film
Six sessions on Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.: October 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, and November 1st and 8th
$350

Wisdom Workshops: Finding the Muses in Personal and Ancient Mythologies
Six sessions on Tuesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.: October 4th, 11th, 18th, 25th, and November 1st and 8th
$350

Underground Creativity: Drawing, Writing & Photography on the Subway
Three sessions on Wednesdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m.: October 26th, November 2nd and 9th
Meet at West 35th Street, between 5th and 6th Avenues (exact address provided upon registration). Class will board the subway together.
$150

From Mambo to Hip Hop: A Musical Bronx Immersion
Six sessions on Wednesdays, 5:30-7:30 p.m.: October 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th, and November 2nd and 9th
$350

From Multimedia Storytelling: Documenting Your Communities
Six sessions on Sundays, 1:00-3:00 p.m.: October 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th, and November 6th
$300

Aesthetics of the Street
Four sessions on Sundays, 3:30-5:30 p.m.: October 16th, 23rd and 30th, and November 6th
$200

The Sounds of the City
Three sessions on Tuesdays, 7:00-9:00 p.m.: November 29th, and December 6th and 13th
$150

Bookmaking with a New York Twist
Six sessions on Wednesday, 6:30-9:00 p.m.: November 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th, and December 7th and 14th
$350

Taller de Son Jarocho — Son Jarocho Music Workshop
Classes are conducted primarily in Spanish, with some bilingual accommodation.
Every Monday, 7:00-9:00 p.m.
$10 donation. Son Jarocho classes are subject to cancellation. Please check City Lore’s calendar each week to confirm scheduling.


Friends of Ganondagan announce
Iroquois White Corn Community Cooking Classes


10 a.m.-2 p.m. p.m.
September 17, October 1, and October 15
Seneca Art & Culture Center at Ganondagan, 7000 County Road 41, Victor, NY

Many people love our Iroquois White Corn, but aren’t sure how to cook with it. For the first time, we’re offering a series of community cooking classes so you can learn! The September 17 New Mexico-themed class features posole (a traditional, delicious stew-like soup), traditional Iroquois White Corn bread, and an Iroquois White Corn dessert. With a holistic approach, Lauren Jimerson (Seneca) will lead the class to create not only healthy indigenous cuisine, but also a healthy community. Cost is $30/general, $25/Friends of Ganondagan members. Limited to 15 participants, register now for the class September 13.


The Society for Applied Anthropology announces
The Peter K. New Student Research Competition/Award
The Society for Applied Anthropology sponsors an annual research competition for students (graduate and undergraduate) in the social and behavioral sciences.


Three cash prizes will be awarded:
First prize: $3,000
Second prize: $1,500
Third prize: $500

In addition, each of the three winners will receive travel funds ($350) to attend the annual meeting of SfAA (in Santa Fe, NM, in March 2017). A Baccarat crystal trophy will be presented to the first place winner.

The competition and award honors the late Peter Kong-ming New, a distinguished medical sociologist-anthropologist.

The deadline for receipt of submissions is December 31, 2016.

Please visit the SfAA web site for additional information on the New Competition and Award.


Middle Atlantic Folklife Association (MAFA), in partnership with the Eastern American Studies Association and the incipient Society of Americanists , announces
CALL FOR PROPOSALS: Biannual Conference of the Middle Atlantic Folklife Association (MAFA)
Theme: “Milestones, Markers, and Moments: Turning Points in American Experience and Tradition”
March 31–April 1, 2017, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania

In the upcoming year, Americans might reflect on several critical moments of the nation’s past and anticipate markers of the future that will define its experience and tradition. One hundred years ago in April 1917, the United States entered World War I to make the world “safe for democracy,” according to President Woodrow Wilson. Fifty years ago in January 1967, the Green Bay Packers and Kansas City Chiefs competed in the first Super Bowl in Los Angeles. That spring, urban racial violence erupted, and by June and July it would reach significant magnitude in Boston, Tampa, and Newark. By summer’s end, over 150 cities had exploded. The year wound to its end with over 100,000 people marching on Washington to protest their country’s prosecution of the Vietnam War. The year 1967 also saw turning points in the academic world. Responding to the racial unrest of the late sixties, the American Studies Association executive committee had elected the distinguished African-American scholar John Hope Franklin as its president. He would preside at the association’s first national convention in October. At Penn State Harrisburg, for the first time the graduating class included American Studies majors. Twenty years before that, Franklin & Marshall College had created the first folklore department in the state, and a public state folklorist position with an Americanist focus was created. At both the national and local level, these events rank as milestones for the country and its study.

This year, MAFA, in partnership with the Eastern American Studies Association and the incipient Society of Americanists, a coalition of persons and organizations devoted to the study of American culture, invites proposals for papers, panels, forums, and workshops related to the broad theme of turning points in American history, folklife, education, cultural conservation, heritage, and society. The program committee is particularly interested in examples of public memory and memorialization that have played notable roles in American culture and its global reach. Closer to the present, we also invite analyses of the presidential election of 2016 as a milestone event, already distinguished historically by the first woman to run for president as candidate of a major party.

MAFA hopes for presentations suggested by the conference theme and its discussion. As well, we welcome panels on topics of significance to scholars engaged in folklore and folklife studies that the conference theme otherwise might exclude. We are, in other words, open to proposals that fall outside the conference theme.


Submission Guidelines:

For Individual Presenters: Send a short abstract (no more than 200 words) and a brief CV or resume (no more than two pages). Place your name and email address on both documents.

For Pre-formed Panels: Send a cover sheet with the title of the panel, the names of each participant, and the titles of their presentations. Include a short abstract of each paper (no more than 200 words each) as well as a brief CV or resume for each panel participant (no longer than two pages).

All materials should be sent to Jennifer Drissel (jzd5551@psu.edu) before Monday, January 16, 2017. Those affiliated with either MAFA, EASA, or SOA should send proposals/CVs to Jennifer Drissel and should indicate their organizational affiliation in their submission. In some cases, a submitter may indicate more than one affiliation.

Graduate students whose proposals are accepted will be encouraged to submit their final papers electronically several weeks prior to the conference to be considered for the Simon J. Bronner Award for the outstanding graduate paper in American Studies. The conference will also host an Undergraduate Roundtable. Faculty members interested in having their undergraduate students present research at the conference should contact Dr. Francis Ryan of La Salle University (ryan@lasalle.edu). Roundtable participants will compete for the Francis Ryan Award, awarded annually to the outstanding undergraduate paper.

Any general questions can be directed to Mira Johnson (MAFA) (ryan@lasalle.edu), David Puglia (MAFA) (david.puglia@bcc.cuny.edu), or John Haddad (EASA) (david.puglia@bcc.cuny.edu).


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

City Lore announces
Mad Hatters: New York Hats and Hatmakers
City Lore Gallery, 56 E. 1st Street, New York, NY 10003
Hours: 2-6 p.m. Thursday & Friday; 12-6 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Free and open to the public
In New York City, every hat has something to say. New Yorkers wear many hats—literally. Many of us get dressed from the hat down. Whether we are going to Baptist church to the mosque or the orthodox synagogue, to the rumble or the dance, to the Easter Parade or the West Indian Carnival; whether we’re wearing a Hijab or a yarmulke, a Fedora or a Hamburg, a pork pie or a Leopard skin pillbox hat; whether you’re running for president or going to a Mets game, hats matter—and tell the rest of us who we are.

“Cock your hat, angles are attitude,” said Frank Sinatra, a New Yorker at heart. Hats were so important during his time, that Mr. Sinatra had his signature fedoras, specially designed with shorter brims than the average ones in order to appear taller to the untrained eye. Sinatra never left his hat at home and neither did the rest of the city during his time. Hats were a necessity, not only for fashion, but for blocking the sun as well. In the 1950s, however, the mass production of sunglasses and the prevalence of automobiles, not to mention James Dean’s coveted quaff, ushered in a new era where the everyday hat was no longer needed. But New Yorkers have never left behind their love of hats. In a city of astonishing diversity and traditions, there are still a lot of mad hatters running around the streets of New York.

Mad Hatters showcases the identities that New Yorkers carve out for themselves by donning a simple piece of headware in a crowded city. With special attention to the City’s defining grassroots folk cultures, the exhibit pays tribute to NYC’s master milliners while also documenting and celebrating the men and women who proudly wear hats to express their cultural traditions or simply for the hell of it. The show features a series of special hats made for the show by the New York Milliners Guild, illustrating “New York hat-itude.”

You can share your hat-related stories and learn about the history of headwear with historian and milliner, Ellen Christine, or bring along the family to create your own hat with milliner, Debra Rapoport. See events on September 22 and 24. Mad Hatters is produced in collaboration with the Center for Art, Tradition, and Cultural Heritage and the Westchester Arts Council, which staged the show “Hattitude” in 2015 at their White Plains Gallery.


September 15, 2016 —November 13, 2016

Staten Island Arts presents
FRESHKILLS PARK: LANDSCAPE IN MOTION
Organized by Mariel Villere, Freshkills Park
Opening Reception September 21, 2016, 7 p.m., RSVP here
Check for the Lounge Hours and Directions here
Staten Island Arts Culture Lounge, St. George Ferry Terminal, 10 Ferry Terminal Drive, Staten Island, NY

Freshkills Park: Landscape in Motion is the capstone to a landscape photography competition organized by Freshkills Park with SI Advance, which builds upon the existing Capturing Change photography program at Freshkills Park. Capturing Change is a series of photo essays documenting Freshkills Park’s transformation from the world’s largest landfill into the largest New York City park developed in over 100 years. Photographers have been documenting the site since (and before) it was an active landfill, and now over the past few years as part of the Freshkills Park Art Program. In addition to showing the work of competition winners from professional, amateur, and student categories, the exhibit will also juxtapose historic photographs from the Staten Island Museum and Staten Island Advance archives with the contemporary work, which speaks to the history and evolution of Staten Island. Associated programming is slated to include artist talks with participating photographers, journalists, and historians.

Featured artists include: Ryan Lavis, Jarred Sutton, Katsiaryna Sukhotskaya, David Stoler, Mike Gloria, Brittny Thiel, Boris Sobolev, Anthony Penza, Amber Rose Orlin, Dimitrios Papanikos, Radha Hettiarachchi, and Stephanie Sardelis, among others.


September 22, 2016 —November 26, 2016

Taller Boricua presents
JORGE LUIS RODRIGUEZ: Sculptures, Drawings, and Prints
Curated by Marcos Dimas
Opening Reception September 23, 2016, 6-9 p.m.
Gallery Hours: Wednesdays and Fridays 12-6 p.m.; Thursdays 1-7 p.m.; Saturdays 12-6 p.m.
Taller Boricua Gallery, At the Julia de Burgos Latino Arts Center, 1680 Lexington Avenue at E 106th Street, in the heart of East Harlem, NYC
Admission is always free
Jorge Luis Rodriguez, “the Puerto Rican Da Vinci” works include “a range of sculptures, paintings, drawings, etchings, carvings, and more; that also represent diverse interests in religious iconography, architecture, and colonialism, among others.”

September 23, 2016 —October 29, 2016

Albany Institute of History & Art presents
The Art of Seating: Two Hundred Years of American Design

Friday, September 30, Opening Night:
5-6 p.m. Sponsor Level Member Event: Exhibition Preview & Champagne Reception. RSVP to Briana at (518) 463-4478 ext 403
6-8 p.m. Exhibition Opening: Join us for a special night of celebration and refreshments as we open this dynamic new exhibition. Live music by classical guitarist John Charles Cook. Cash bar. Free for AIHA members | $10 for non-members. R
SVP to (518) 463-4478 ext. 403 or online
Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12210
The Art of Seating, an exhibition organized by The Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, presents exceptional American chair designs from the early nineteenth century to the present day. The chair is experienced not only as a functional item, but as sculptural in view—the chair as art. Each of the more than forty chairs in the exhibition was chosen for its beauty and historical context with important social, economic, political, and cultural influences. Selections from the Jacobsen Collection of American Art are joined by contemporary designs offering a stylistic journey in furniture with showstoppers by John Henry Belter, George Hunzinger, Herter Brothers, Stickley Brothers, Frank Lloyd Wright, Charles and Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen, Isamu Noguchi, and Frank Gehry, and many others.

PULL UP A CHAIR: HIDDEN STORIES OF ALBANY”S FAMOUS SEATS OCTOBER 2016: Building on the must-see Art of Seating exhibition, Partners for Albany Stories (PASt) is sponsoring a special program, Pull Up a Chair: Hidden Stories in Albany’s Famous Seats. Grab a “PAStPORT”at one of the PASt sites to get a 20% discount on adult admission. Hunt for “seats” that tell the story of Dutch settlement or have witnessed the anti-slavery movement or that hold secrets or have held the seats of Founding Fathers! Special tours at some sites.
Pull Up a Chair special events: In the Hot Seat | Thursday, October 13 at 6:30 p.m. | Albany Institute of History & Art | Free

The Man in the Chair: Franklin Delano Roosevelt | Thursday, October 6 at 1 p.m.& 5:30PM | New York State Capitol | Free, but RSVPs required

Isamu Noguchi, Artist and Designer | Wednesday, November 2 at 12 p.m. | Empire State Plaza | Free, but RSVPs required

Peculiar Grace: The Shakers and Their Chairs | Thursday, October 27 at 6 p.m. | Albany Institute of History & Art | Free
20% off sale on all chairs | October 2016 | Historic Albany Foundation Architectural Parts Warehouse

During October, visit three sites and get your PAStport stamped to enter a free drawing for a beautifully crafted reproduction Shaker chair. Tours and events at many PASt sites will continue through the end of the year. PASt Partners: Albany City Historian; Albany County Historical Association at Ten Broeck Mansion; Albany Institute of History & Art;Crailo State Historic Site; Historic Albany Foundation; Historic Cherry Hill; New York State Capitol Tour Program; New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, & Historic Preservation; Shaker Heritage Society; Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site; and Underground Railroad History Project of the Capital Region.

October 1, 2016—December 31, 2016

Albany Institute of History & Art presents
The Art of Seating: Two Hundred Years of American Design

Friday, September 30, Opening Night:
5-6 p.m. Sponsor Level Member Event: Exhibition Preview & Champagne Reception. RSVP to Briana at (518) 463-4478 ext 403
6-8 p.m. Exhibition Opening: Join us for a special night of celebration and refreshments as we open this dynamic new exhibition. Live music by classical guitarist John Charles Cook. Cash bar. Free for AIHA members | $10 for non-members. R
SVP to (518) 463-4478 ext. 403 or online
The Art of Seating, an exhibition organized by The Museum of Contemporary Art, Jacksonville, presents exceptional American chair designs from the early nineteenth century to the present day. The chair is experienced not only as a functional item, but as sculptural in view—the chair as art. Each of the more than forty chairs in the exhibition was chosen for its beauty and historical context with important social, economic, political, and cultural influences. Selections from the Jacobsen Collection of American Art are joined by contemporary designs offering a stylistic journey in furniture with showstoppers by John Henry Belter, George Hunzinger, Herter Brothers, Stickley Brothers, Frank Lloyd Wright, Charles and Ray Eames, Eero Saarinen, Isamu Noguchi, and Frank Gehry, and many others.

PULL UP A CHAIR: HIDDEN STORIES OF ALBANY”S FAMOUS SEATS OCTOBER 2016: Building on the must-see Art of Seating exhibition, Partners for Albany Stories (PASt) is sponsoring a special program, Pull Up a Chair: Hidden Stories in Albany’s Famous Seats. Grab a “PAStPORT”at one of the PASt sites to get a 20% discount on adult admission. Hunt for “seats” that tell the story of Dutch settlement or have witnessed the anti-slavery movement or that hold secrets or have held the seats of Founding Fathers! Special tours at some sites.
Pull Up a Chair special events: In the Hot Seat | Thursday, October 13 at 6:30 p.m. | Albany Institute of History & Art | Free

The Man in the Chair: Franklin Delano Roosevelt | Thursday, October 6 at 1 p.m.& 5:30PM | New York State Capitol | Free, but RSVPs required

Isamu Noguchi, Artist and Designer | Wednesday, November 2 at 12 p.m. | Empire State Plaza | Free, but RSVPs required

Peculiar Grace: The Shakers and Their Chairs | Thursday, October 27 at 6 p.m. | Albany Institute of History & Art | Free
20% off sale on all chairs | October 2016 | Historic Albany Foundation Architectural Parts Warehouse

During October, visit three sites and get your PAStport stamped to enter a free drawing for a beautifully crafted reproduction Shaker chair. Tours and events at many PASt sites will continue through the end of the year. PASt Partners: Albany City Historian; Albany County Historical Association at Ten Broeck Mansion; Albany Institute of History & Art;Crailo State Historic Site; Historic Albany Foundation; Historic Cherry Hill; New York State Capitol Tour Program; New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, & Historic Preservation; Shaker Heritage Society; Schuyler Mansion State Historic Site; and Underground Railroad History Project of the Capital Region.

October 1, 2016—December 31, 2016

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

The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, Salisbury University announces the
Chincoteague Expressions: Artists in Their Environment
Free opening reception September 16, 5-7:00 p.m.
Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, 909 South Schumaker Drive, Salisbury, Maryland
For more information visit the Ward Museum Web site, or call 410-742-4988, ext. 106.
This fall and winter in the Ward Museum’s Welcome Gallery, artists living and working in modern-day Chincoteague will showcase their work as it reflects the natural environment they call home, and explores connections between the people and landscapes of Chincoteague. Experience innovative, multi-media art by some of the region’s best, and meet many of the artists at the opening reception. September 16, 2016 —February 12, 2017

The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, Salisbury University announces the
Chincoteague Decoys: Tides & Time
Free opening reception October 8, 10 a.m. during the Chesapeake Wildfowl Expo
Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, 909 South Schumaker Drive, Salisbury, Maryland
For more information visit the Ward Museum Web site, or call 410-742-4988, ext. 106.
For well over a century, hunting decoy carvers have had a special place in Chincoteague, VA’s unique landscape, creating “stools” for the hunter’s rig, and works of art that reflect their important waterfowling heritage. Modern carvers carry on this legacy by carving according to time-honored traditions, and producing innovations to thrive in a rapidly-changing cultural landscape. This fall the Ward Museum is excited to celebrate the place of Chincoteague decoys in the world of carving, and in the heritage of the Eastern Shore. Come experience the form and artistry of both antique and contemporary Chincoteague decoys. Learn about this unique island and the carvers born of this place. This exhibit is funded in part by a grant from the Virginia Foundation for the Humanities. October 8, 2016 —January 22, 2017

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