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Thursday, October 1, 2015
Sponsored by the New York Cultural Heritage Tourism Network
In conjunction with its Women’s Rights & Suffrage Committee
9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
See Program Outline
Holiday Inn — Waterloo/Seneca Falls, 2468 NYS Route 414, Waterloo, NY 13165
Contact: Info@NYCHTN.com or 315.521.3985 with questions
RSVP online
Cost per person: $50.00 for Network members; $60.00 for non-members Rate includes continental breakfast during registration, morning coffee break, luncheon, afternoon break, program as listed, and excellent take-home material from the program
Exhibitor tables are also available in and surrounding the main ballroom. Tables are eight feet in length, 2-1/2 feet wide and each exhibitor has 1/2 the table for their own use. Exhibitor tables are $40 for members and $50 for non-members. There are no electric hookups available at this time.

The Conference Goal is to provide awareness, stimulate interest and nurture partnerships in preparation for the Centennial Celebration of women’s right to vote in New York State and to explore cultural heritage tourism potential for 2017

Who should attend: Educators, historians, students, tourism leaders and businesses, politicians, community organizations, cultural heritage sites, and the general public.

Special Wednesday Program: The village of Seneca Falls with its myriad women’s suffrage attractions is inviting all those who arrive on Wednesday to an outstanding tour the evening preceding the conference. Included are special tours of the Women’s Rights National Historical Park, Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s home, National Women’s Hall of Fame, Seneca Falls Historical Society Museum plus r/t transportation from the Holiday Inn. Reservations are important and can be made at the same time your conference reservation is made.

None of this would be possible without the extensive support of conference partners – New York Council for the Humanities and Generations Bank of Seneca Falls.

Albany Institute of History & Art presents
LECTURE: Victory Turned into Mourning: Farewell to Lincoln at the New York State Capitol
Stuart Lehman, Assistant Curator, New York State Capitol
6:00-7:00 p.m.
Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12210
Cost: Free admission
Abraham Lincoln’s funeral train journeyed from Washington, DC, to Springfield, Illinois. On April 26, 1865, the train stopped in Albany and his body lay in state; 50,000 people filed past to pay their respects. Lehman will explore these solemn events and their connection to the New York State Capitol.

The Graduate Center at CUNY and Gotham Center for NYC History present a Fall 2015 Forum:
Mourning Lincoln in New York City
6:30-8 p.m.
Martin E. Segal Theater, The Graduate Center, CUNY, 365 Fifth Avenue, btw. 34th & 35th St., New York, NY
Cost: FREE and open to the public, first come, first served.
Books will be available for purchase and signing by the authors.
For more information, call (212) 817 8471, or visit gothamcenter.org
New Yorkers both grieved and rejoiced when word of Lincoln’s assassination reached the city, pondering black freedom, the fate of the Confederates, and the very future of the nation. Public responses to Lincoln’s assassination have been well chronicled, but Martha Hodes is the first to delve into personal responses across the country, both despairing and gleeful, investigating this transformative event on a human scale. The prize-winning historian will be speaking about local reactions, based on her new book on the subject.

The Folklife Center at Crandall Public Library presents
Meet the Author: Marika McCoola
7 p.m.
Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen Street, Glens Falls, New York 12801
Join the Folklife Center for free conversation and a book signing with Marika McCoola and her new book, Baba Yaga’s Assistant (Candlewick Press, 2015) where Russian folklore icon Baba Yaga mentors a lonely teen in wry graphic novel that balances gleefully between the modern and the timeless.

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts and the National Women’s Hall of Fame announce
Exclusive Advance Screening: Suffragette
7:30 p.m.
The Smith Opera House, 82 Seneca Street, Geneva, NY 14456
This screening is free and open to the public (tickets are required).
A discussion with screenwriter Abi Morgan will be held after the movie.

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

World Music Institute (WMI) announces
Irka Mateo “Music Video Vamo’a Goza” General Admission (Doors @ 7 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.)
Subrosa, 63 Gansevoort Street, New York, NY 10014
Tickets: $15 advance, $20 at the door for each set
Irka Mateo is a force of nature. A Caribbean whirlwind who has become a Latin cultural treasure, Irka’s pathbreaking work includes an exuberant output as a singer, performer, and songwriter. Her extensive research of folk music in the Dominican countryside was recognized by the Grammy Foundation and brought to life in her critically-acclaimed record, Anacaona. Her current single “Vamo a Goza,” showcases accordion music along with the contagious rhythms from the Dominican Republic and Latin America. With an amazing voice and outstanding performance, Irka Mateo fills the dance floors with her uplifting music where people connect bodies and souls in an experience full of joy and healing. At Subrosa the artist will be performing this awaited repertory and launching her music video “Vamo a Goza,” shot in stunning locations of her native country, the Dominican Republic.

World Music Institute (WMI) announces
Lila Downs @ The Apollo with Mariachi Flor de Toloache 8:00 p.m. (doors open 7:00 p.m.)
The Apollo Theater : 253 W 125th St, New York, NY 10027
Tickets: $38.50-$68.50
Lila Downs has a powerful and unique stage presence with vocals that, in a moment, can sweep from a quivering whisper to a dramatic and achingly beautiful sustain, pulling your heart along with it. In her first appearance at the legendary Apollo Theater, Lila Downs will perform songs from her new release, Balas y Chocolate. In what is perhaps her most personal release, the songs of Balas y Chocolate are danceable fusions of mostly cumbias, klezmer-like norteña, hip hop, and pop, but also powerfully anchored in socially conscious lyrics. Downs has shared that the album was inspired by both “the Day of the Dead offering and celebration, and also from my personal dance with my partner’s possible death.” Lila Downs performances are always emotionally driven and deeply felt. They are lively, dramatic, amusing, and passionate, easily garnering a tear or laugh, sometimes simultaneously, as only Downs knows how to do.

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

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

Flushing Town Hall presents
Alain Bédard – Auguste Quintet
8:00 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: Tickets: $16/$10 Members and Students
Alain Bédard Auguste Quintet has performed modern jazz, original compositions and catalytic improvisations since 1997 as the brainchild of bassist and composer Alain Bédard, founder of the renowned Jazz label, Effendi Records. Having played over 300 concerts throughout Quebec, Canada, Europe, USA, Mexico and Japan, the Quintet includes a special guest from the USA, Donny McCaslin – tenor sax; Samuel Blais - alto/soprano, sax; François Bourassa – piano; Alain Bédard – acoustic bass and Michel Lambert – drums.

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Saturday, October 3, 2015
A Celebration of the Fall Harvest Season on the Erie Canal
Bellamy Harbor Park, Rome, NY
The City of Rome, where construction on the Erie Canal began in 1817, will host this season’s second event with entertainment, food vendors, regional craft beer tasting, free kayak rentals, and fireworks.

Heritage Harvest and Horse Festival 2015
9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Fort Ticonderoga, 100 Fort Ti Road, Ticonderoga, NY
Cost/Cover: Admission : Adults $17.50 Seniors $16.00, Children (5-12) $8.00, Children (4 and under) Free
Contact Info: 518-585-2821
Join Fort Ticonderoga and the King’s Garden to celebrate the sights, sounds, and tastes of fall. Bring the whole family for a full day of autumn fun. The King’s Garden, a beautiful Colonial Revival garden built on the site of the 18th century soldiers' gardens of old, will be alive with fall fun and food. Set in the garden’s floral scenery will be the lively and colorful harvest market, plus games and activities for all. Get ready for your fall culinary and decorating desires with an array of fruits, vegetables, pumpkins, gourds, jams & jellies, and other fall favorites. Around the heirloom apple orchard of the King’s Garden, enjoy farm stands from local Adirondack and Vermont farms. In this Festival, we celebrate the equine part of Fort Ticonderoga’s history. Experience the power and thunder of hooves through demonstrations of equestrian sports and working horses alike. From farm horses to cavalry mounts, get a chance to meet some of these beautiful four-legged animals as you tour around the Fort’s garrison grounds and gardens.

The Falcon presents
An Evening with Legendary Folk-Rock Duo Aztec Two-Step Doors: 5:30 p.m. for dinner/ Show: 7:00 p.m.
The Falcon, 1348 Route 9W, Marlboro, NY 12542
For more information, call 845-236-7970
Cost: Donations encouraged
Renowned folk-rock duo Aztec Two-Step will be performing a concert of their original classics from their 44-year canon. Aztec Two-Step’s 1972 self-titled debut on Elektra Records and three subsequent albums for RCA Records were staples of progressive FM and college radio, helping to bring the music of the 60s into the 1970s and beyond. Since then, they have accumulated over 40 years of awards, accolades, and TV and radio appearances, and are still defined by their intelligent songwriting, dazzling acoustic lead guitar, and inspiring harmonies. ATS continues to be one of acoustic music’s most respected and enduring acts.

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

Robert Browning Associates presents
ANTON JIMENEZ: Gypsy Flamenco Guitar
8 p.m.
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave (at 3rd Ave), Downtown Brooklyn
Tickets: $30; students and seniors $26
One of Spain’s leading flamenco guitarists, Antón Jiménez will be making a rare New York solo appearance. Born into a Gypsy family, he is related to the great guitar figures Ramon Montoya and Mario Escudero. His extensive credits include accompanying singer Diego El Cigala and dancer Joaquín Cortés, performing in Carlos Saura’s Flamenco, and composing music for Rafael Amargo. Lola Greco and Rocío Molina. In recent years, he co-directed, composed original music and performed with the Guitarra de Palo film and concert project that united renowned musicians of flamenco and jazz.

Flushing Town Hall presents
Yves Léveillé Quartet
8:00 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: Tickets: $16/$10 Members and Students
Inspired by jazz as well as classical and world music, composer/pianist Yves Léveillé is a vital force in the Canadian Jazz scene with music distinguished by refined, melodious harmonies with a wide appeal. The Yves Léveillé Quartet has performed throughout Canada, at Lincoln Center, Brussels, Paris, Lyon and recently won the 2015 Opus award for best jazz concert in Quebec. Featuring Yves Léveillé - piano and compositions; Roberto Murray – saxophones; Marcin Garbulinski - accoustic bass; Alain Bastien – drums; and special guest GRAMMY nominated saxophonist Adam Kolker who performed and recorded with latin-jazz artist Ray Barretto and appears in New York City with groups including the Village Vanguard Orchestra, Fred Hersch’s “My Coma Dreams,” and Lucia Pulido. Reception follows the concert.

October 3-4, 2015
Arts & Cultural Council for Greater Rochester invites to see where the magic happens on the
Naples Open Studio Trail
10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Follow the autumn-filled byways around Honeoye and Canandaigua Lakes and visit 17 studios with the work of 23 artists. We use oils, glass, ceramics, metal, wood, textiles, and leather to create paintings, sculpture, wearables, furniture, jewelry, housewares and much more. Many of our artists conduct demos too, and during the Trail, purchases and commissions can be made directly with us. During the Trail, you’ll find clearly-marked signs; you can follow the map on your smartphone or click here for a printable map: www.naplesopenstudiotrail.com/#!map/cjg9. If you would like a brochure mailed to you, fill out a form online. Our exciting fund-raising raffle includes wine, gift certificates, dinner coupons, and a $200 Wegmans gift card.

NY Marine Trades Association and Long Island Traditions announce
“Working the Waters of Long Island
Saturday and Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
TTobay Beach, Ocean Parkway, Massapequa, NY
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
Long Island Traditions will present its 3rd annual Working the Waters: Maritime Culture of Long Island program in collaboration with the NY Marine Trades Association’s Tobay Boat Show on Saturday and Sunday, October 3—4 at Tobay Beach on the Ocean Parkway, east of Jones Beach in Massapequa, New York. 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 carvers Tom Stewart and George Rigby, fishermen Tony Sougstad, Michael Combs, Fred Menges, Bill Fetzer, Chuck Tekula, Tom Kuhner, 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.
Win a Bay House Print by Daniel PolleraArtist Daniel Pollera has been painting scenic landscapes of the South Shore for many years, including this one of the Grodski-Elkin Bay House. Long Island Traditions is raffling off one framed print to the public, in order to support our work in preserving the maritime traditions of Long Island. The winner will be picked at 4 p.m. on Sunday, October 4 at the Tobay Boat Show down by the water docks. Pollera will be on hand to select the winner. Buy your chance today to win this beautiful framed print: Each chance is $10, 3 chances for $25, and 5 chances for $40. If you can’t join us we will make arrangements to deliver it to you, but only if you live on Long Island. You must be 18 years or older to purchase raffle tickets.

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Sunday, October 4, 2015
The Albany Institute of History & Art presents
LECTURE AND BOOK SIGNING: A Not Too Greatly Changed Eden: The Story of the Philosopher’s Camp in the Adirondacks
James Schlett, Journalist, Author, Poet
2:00-3:00 p.m.
Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12210
Free with museum admission!
Join award-winning journalist, James Schlett for a powerpoint presentation about his recently published book, A Not Too Greatly Changed Eden: The Story of the Philosopher’s Camp in the Adirondacks, published by Cornell University Press.The book recounts the story of a group of artists, poets, and philosophers who ventured into the heart of the Adirondacks in 1858 to camp, hike, hunt, and converse. This “philosopher’s camp” helped spark the transcendentalist and preservationist movements in America. The book includes a color insert featuring 12 paintings by Hudson River School artists, including Thomas Cole, Frederic E. Church, Asher B. Durand, and Sanford Gifford.

Caffè Lena presents
Little Folks Concert: Alash
2:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $18 general admission, $16 members, $8 students and children
SEATING IS ASSIGNED IN ADVANCE BY THE VENUE. Call 518-583-0022 if you have a seating request. Doors open a 1/2 hour before showtime.
These young master throat singers travel the world to share the ancient cowboy music of their homeland of Tuva, a tiny portion of the Russian Federation in the heart of Central Asia. What does their throat singing sound like? “Imagine a subsonic growl, a bullfrog’s croak, some electric barber’s clippers and a high-frequency whistle — all reverberating out of a single larynx at once.” (Washington Post) Combine that unlikely palate of sounds with traditional stringed instruments, compelling drums, serene and happy melodies, the unmistakable rolling cantor of horses crossing the prairies, beautiful silk garments, and you have an afternoon of sonic and visual magic that listeners of all ages will enjoy in the moment, and remember forever.

Staten Island Arts announces
Staten Island Seisiún
2-5 p.m.
Flagship Brewery, 40 Minthorne St., Staten Island, NY 10301
Questions: 718-447-3329
Sessions are free and open to the public.
The Staten Island Seisiún is back with fresh tunes, great vibes, and new materials! Staten Island Arts Folklife presents, in partnership with Flagship Brewery Company, Linda Hickman, and Douglas Barr, Staten Island Seisiún: an open session and monthly afternoon of Irish Traditional Music at the Flagship Brewery. The Irish word Seisiún, refers to those informal gatherings, often is public houses or pubs, dedicated to the practice and performance of Irish Traditional Music. The Staten Island Seisiún will be led by Linda Hickman, Douglass Barr, and Bob Wright and is open to musicians and listeners of all levels and ages. Specializing is the musical traditions of East Galway and Claire, sessions will include the educationally focused ‘tunes of the week’ for those players looking to refine and expand their repertoire and technique. Join us to listen, dance or play while enjoying a signature Flagship ‘Dark Mild’ in support of traditional ethnic arts on Staten Island.

Story Sundays at the Glen Sanders Mansion
For the Love of Animals — A Benefit for Animal Protective Foundation
Christie Keegan
5-8 p.m.
Glen Sanders Mansion, 1 Glen Avenue, Scotia, NY
$36 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.
Christie Keegan’s love of animals began shortly after birth and grew as she did, whether a volunteer, rescuer, docent or storyteller in Massachusetts and New Mexico. Influenced by her mother’s mantra “there is no us and them, there’s only us – if you forget that we are all in trouble,” Christie works hard to share her knowledge about and her love of animals with everyone she meets.
Entrees: Chicken Parmesan; Saratoga Chip Encrusted Scrod; or Eggplant Parmesan.

Eighth Step at Proctors presents
Rise Again: Songbook Release Concert
Sequel to Rise Up Singing!
John McCutcheon, Emma’s Revolution, Kim & Reggie Harris, Peter Blood, Annie Patterson, and more
7:00 p.m.
GE Theater at Proctors, 432 State St. Schenectady NY 12305
Order Tickets through the 8th Step Ticket Line: 518-434-1703: $30; $27 advance; $40 Gold Circle or online
Peter Blood & Anne Patterson’s long-awaited sequel to Rise Up Singing—the singer’s bible! An amazing compilation of songs, and an amazing gathering of artists whose work is included; books will be available on concert night. Come listen or sing along with some of our very finest singer-songwriters-community organizers! Bring your best voice! This stellar group of singer-songwriters with songs in the new book will lead a celebration of community singing, the lifeblood of The Step and our regional acoustic music scene. Joining them onstage will be the creators of the songbooks, Peter Blood & Annie Patterson.
A portion of the proceeds from almost all of the Rise Again concerts will benefit the new Carry It On Fund, supporting organizations such as Sing Out! and Clearwater that are carrying on the work of Pete & Toshi Seeger.

Flying Cat Music presents
An Evening with Archie Fisher and Garnet Rogers
7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7)
Empire State Railway Museum, 70 Lower High Street, Phoenicia, NY 12464
$25 admission or $22 with RSVP to flyingcatmusic@gmail.com
For information, call 845-688-9453 or email flyingcatmusic@gmail.com
This will be a special evening reuniting two old friends, Scottish songwriter, folksinger, and guitarist Archie Fisher and Canadian songwriter, folksinger, and instrumentalist Garnet Rogers—sharing the stage and featured billing. Both of these men are venerated folk legends at home, but their appeal knows no borders as evidenced by the strong following each has here in the United States also. At the age of 18, Garnet Rogers was already on the road as a full-time working musician with his brother Stan. Together they formed what has come to be accepted as one of the most influential duos in the history of North American folk music. Garnet acted as producer and arranger for his older brother from 1973 to 1983, when Stan died tragically in a plane crash. Since then, Garnet has established himself as a formidable solo artist.
Archie Fisher is an original inductee into the Scottish Traditional Music Hall of Fame, the former host of a weekly Scottish BBC music show for 27 years, and a recipient of the MBE—a prestigious honor nominated by his peers and bestowed by Queen Elizabeth. As a guitarist, Archie—along with Martin Carthy and Davey Graham--was among the earliest steel-string players in British folk music, devising a mix of new tunings and inventive picking that has influenced generations of successors. Fisher wanted to make the guitar more compatible with the sound of Scottish music, and is widely regarded as the first to use open tunings to simulate the droning notes of bagpipes.

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Monday, October 5, 2015
Noel Paul Stookey (of Peter, Paul & Mary):
A Special Performance at the City Museum
7 p.m.
Museum of the City of New York, 1220 Fifth Avenue at 103rd St., New York, NY
Tickets are $35 for Museum members; $40 for students/seniors; $45 for general public
Join the Museum of the City of New York for renowned singer/songwriter Noel Paul Stookey’s first solo concert in New York City in over 40 years. Stookey, a major figure in the Museum’s Folk City exhibition (see Exhibitions section below), is best known as “Paul” of the legendary trio Peter, Paul, and Mary. With his group, he propelled the 1960s folk music revival to the top of the pop charts while giving voice to the conscience and ideals of a generation of social activists. Peter, Paul & Mary’s performances of “If I Had a Hammer” and “Blowing in the Wind” at the 1963 March on Washington served as a clarion call for the youth generation to join the civil rights movement and protest the war in Vietnam. During the trio’s “sabbatical” from 1970 to 1978, Stookey wrote and recorded the most performed wedding song of the past 45 years, “Wedding Song (There is Love).” Stookey has recorded over 45 albums with his famed group and as a soloist, and will release At Home, a new 18-song CD and video on September 18th.

City Lore presents Judith Sloan on Crossing the BLVD
7 p.m.
City Lore Gallery 56 E. 1st St, NYC, NY 10003
Tickets: $10
Judith Sloan presents a cross-media oral history project documenting the stories of recent immigrants of the most ethnically diverse locality in the country-Queens, NY. Part of “What We Bring” City Lore’s programming on the 50th anniversary of Immigration Reform Act of 1965.

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Tuesday, October 6, 2015
StoryCircle at Proctors Theater announces
First Tuesday Tales & Stuff
Sign-up: 6:45 p.m.
7-9 p.m.
Arthur’s Market and Historic Coffeehouse, 35 North Ferry Street, Schenectady, NY
Admission: Free
Featured Performer: Kay Olan (Ionataiewas)—Stories from the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) An open mic for storytelling, music, and spoken word.

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Wednesday, October 7, 2015
Caffè Lena presents
Poetry Open Mic with Featured Readers Susan Fantl Spivack and James Schlett
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $5 at the door
Susan Fantl Spivack’s poetry has appeared in many small press publications, including Earth’s Daughters, Calyx, and the First and Second Word Thursdays Anthologies. Her chapbook In the GardenPoems (2013) is available from Bright Hill Press. Her Singing Frog Press has published Times River 2: A Calendar of Poems (a 12 chapbook series) and nine other handsewn chapbooks.
James Schlett is an award-winning journalist and the author of
A Not Too Greatly Changed Eden: The Story of the Philosophers’ Camp in the Adirondacks (Ithaca and London: Cornell University Press, 2015). His prose has been published in Songs of Innocence, New York Archives and the Mid-Atlantic Almanack, and his poetry has been published in Nomad’s Choir, The Literary Gazette, The Heron’s Nest, Acorn, and Bottle Rockets.
Doors open and sign-up begins at 7. Readings begin at 7:30. Please plan to share one long poem or two short poems, altogether lasting no more than three to five minutes. All ages and styles welcome.

The Folk Music Society of N.Y., Inc/ N.Y. Pinewoods Folk Music Club presents
Folk Open Sing
7-10 p.m.
Ethical Culture Society, 53 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn (near 2nd St.)
Hosted by Ethical Culture Society, Folk Music Society of NY/NYPFMC, Alison Kelley, and Frank Woerner.
Info: Frank, 212-533-2139.
Join us on the first Wednesday of each month for an open sing. Bring your voice, instruments, friends, neighbors, and children. Drop by for a couple of songs or the whole evening.

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Thursday, October 8, 2015
Long Island Traditions announces
“A Lecture Programs by Nancy Solomon, Director, Long Island Traditions
6:30 p.m.
Suffolk County Historical Society, 300 W. Main Street, Riverhead, NY
$5 admission
Bay houses lecture program.

The Folklife Center of Crandall Public Library presents
Live! Folklife Concert: The North & South Dakotas
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 Dakotas were created in 2011 when founding members Zack Hay, Mark Retajczyk, and Colin Hunt set out to craft a sound that paid homage to the spirit of old-time American music, mountain folk and singer-songwriter traditions. With the addition of drummer Mike Graves and utility man Nayt Patenaude, the band continued honing in on a sound containing elements of bluegrass, country, folk, honky-tonk, and rock & roll. The mixture of each members’ different musical background has culminated in a unique, harmony-rich, genre sweeping style determined to break up the monotony of the modern airwaves.

CHEREMOSH Ukrainian Dance Company — KALEIDOSCOPE of Ukrainian Dance Tour
7 p.m.
Hochstein Performance Hall, 50 Plymouth Ave N, Rochester, New York 14614
Tickets: $35
Internationally acclaimed Cheremosh Ukrainian Dance Company from Edmonton, Alberta, Canada brings their tour to Rochester this fall. Cheremosh will feature some of the city's local performers, uniting communities of Ukrainians from opposite sides of the continent. The Cheremosh Ukrainian Dance Company is a leader in Ukrainian Dance in Canada. Through discipline, determination and pride, Cheremosh has earned phenomenal success as a semi-professional Ukrainian dance company. Rich in intensity, energy and spirit, Cheremosh has a reputation of bringing an amazing entertainment spectacle to the stage. Their outstanding skill and discipline has brought them many adventures and successes throughout their 45 year history, including numerous national and international tours. Cheremosh takes its audience on a colorful and exciting journey, thrilling them with intricate choreography, spectacular costumes and dynamic music. Men leap to amazing heights with their breathtaking acrobatics while women spin across the stage with incredible beauty and grace. Leaving behind a cultural legacy, Cheremosh is without a doubt a sight to behold.

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Friday, October 9, 2015
StoryCircle at Proctors Theater announces
Seanachie Evenings — Second Friday of Every Month
Harvest Stories from the Midlands and the Coast

with Janet Carter and Jim Hawkins
7 p.m.
Irish American Heritage Museum, 370 Broadway, Albany, NY, 518/427-1916
$5 Museum members, $10 Others, $25 Family of Four pack
Janet Carter has been an actress, social advocate, and academic. Her acting past shows in her love of character and dialogue. She makes her home in Saugerties and brings together stories from life and love as she’s lived it. She appreciates storytelling as it provides the delight of looking at her audience while she shares life’s wonders. Jim Hawkins’s storytelling journey began as a child in the Midlands of Ireland (County Westmeath). He was fascinated by the storytelling skills of his Uncle Jack Fallon who creatively wove stories about the local peoples and the everyday events of the community. Jim appreciates the power of story to bring joy to people’s lives, to chronicle the important events of the day, and to teach and guide us through the challenges and obstacles of our daily life.

Center for Traditional Music and Art presents
Playing ’Til Your Soul Comes Out! — Music of Macedonia
Field Recordings from 1968–1971 by Martin Koenig
Released on Smithsonian Folkways

7-9 p.m.
Macedonian Consulate — Gallery MC, 549 West 52nd Street in Manhattan
Admission free, but please RSVP to events@umdiaspora.org or call 202-350-9798
CTMD co-founder Martin Koenig will be in NYC to celebrate the release of an album of his field recordings on Smithsonian Folkways. Playing ’Til Your Soul Comes Out! Music of Macedonia is a sonic time capsule of this region of Southeastern Europe; the recordings are from a significant period (1968-1971) in Macedonian traditional music made just prior to the popularization of modernized and newly composed folk music. The only known recordings of these skilled traditional musicians, the seventeen tracks and detailed fieldwork travelogue included on Playing ’Til Your Soul Comes Out! document popular and historically significant urban and rural traditions ignored by state radio and folkloric productions. The event will feature live music will be provided by Odglasi, which features Vedran Boskovski on Gajda (bagpipe), Kaval (end-blown flute) and tambura (lute), formerly with the Macedonian Orchestra of Pece Atanasovski, as well as Jeff Fine (Kaval) Adam Good (Tambura, Oud) Corinna Skema Snyder (Voice, Tambura) Bridget Robbins (Kaval) Jerry Kisslinger (Tapan, Percussions)

Jay Ungar and Molly Mason
7:30 p.m. (doors open 7:00 p.m.)
Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady, 1221 Wendell Avenue, Schenectady, NY 12308
Tickets at the door are cash or check only. Advance reservations through Paypal
: Individual concert price is $20; Students: $10; $5 per child 6+ years old sitting with the family
To make reservations and pay at the door, email: aplaceforfolkmusic@gmail.com or call 518-377-0002
This popular couple is returning to the APFF stage with their beloved classic brand of folk music with Molly on piano and guitar and Jay on guitar and violin. Their songs are timeless yet original. The most famous is Jay’s original tune, “Ashokan Farewell”, which became the signature song for Ken Burn’s The Civil War. The audience is welcome to waltz along with their favorite songs in the circle under the dome. Based on attendance at earlier Jay and Molly shows, pre-paid reservations are suggested.

City Lore announces
Live from the POEMobile: A Greek Myth Comes to Life in Astoria
8 p.m.
Hellenic Federation’s Stathakion Center, 22-51 29th Street, Astoria, Queens
Take the N or Q to Ditmars Boulevard
An evening of poetry, music, projections and song about Narcissus and other Greek poems and myths. Hosted by award-winning poet Dean Kostos with readings by actress and singer Martha Tompoulidou, Obie Award-winning actor Dennis Boutsikaris, music by The Mighty Third Rail and projections from the POEMobile and a reception at the Stathakion Cultural Center in Astoria.
Part of the Narcissus Festival staged to honor of the reopening of the Onassis Cultural Center.

The Folk Music Society of N.Y., Inc/ N.Y. Pinewoods Folk Music Club presents
Geoff Kaufman
8 p.m.
OSA Hall, 220 E. 23rd Street, Suite 707, (2nd and 3rd Ave), New York, NY
Contribution: $15 general public; $12 members.
Songs of the sea, songs of the earth, songs of the heart and the spirit—all of these are in Geoff Kaufman’s ditty bag. Ancient ballads, work songs, and songs of love; poignant songs of people in struggle, humorous glimpses of human foibles, and insights into history—all of these are likely to be woven into one of Geoff’s concerts. Above all, at the core of Geoff’s performance is his rich tenor voice and an exuberant love of singing. And part of that love is to entice audiences to sing along, to share in the exhilaration of full-throated vocalization if they wish. In this age of electronic overload and passive media pabulum, Geoff likes to stress the “live” in live performance, promoting participation, be it by voice or heart or mind.

The Folkus Project presents
Mouths of Babes
This tender tomboy and rough-and-tumble lady come together to melt hearts and shake souls
8:00 p.m.
May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 East Genesee St, Syracuse, NY
Cost: $15; Member price: $12
Advance sale tickets are available via PayPal or by mail (personal check); advance ticket holders receive preferential seating. For details, see the Folkus Project website at www.folkus.org
Mouths of Babes’ sound is equal parts celebration and blues, folk and soul — an invitation to love this life, to sing your sob story and end it with a smile. These two songwriters light up the stage — juggling harmonies, guitar, bass, foot percussion, cajon, banjo, harmonica, and ukulele from song to song, inviting the audience to join the choir, and engaging listeners with sentiments that range from heartfelt to hilarious.
The new collaboration between Ty Greenstein and Ingrid Elizabeth draws much of its creative impetus from the Real Women, Real Songs project, for which they each committed to writing a new song every week in 2014. At the end of this transformational year, they now have over one hundred new songs between them. In her twelve years with popular folk-pop quartet Girlyman, Greenstein established herself as a prolific songwriter and gifted lyricist, a talented multi-instrumentalist, and a magnetic presence onstage. Meanwhile, over the course of seven years as co-founder/singer/upright bass player in the sultry roots trio Coyote Grace, Elizabeth commanded audiences with her larger-than-life sassiness and professional dancer's grace.

Caffè Lena presents
David Francey
8:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $18 general admission, $16 members, $9 students and children
Buy tickets online
Since leaving his trade as a carpenter in 1999, Scottish-born Canadian David Francey has become recognized as one of Canada’s finest singer-songwriters. His wry humor, astute observations, and openhearted singing have earned him a loyal following throughout North America. He has been honored with three JUNO Awards in fewer than five years, and won the Grand Prize International Acoustic Music Award and the John Lennon Songwriting Contest (folk category). “David’s straightforward songs tell honest stories of real people and real places. Poetic perception and a keen eye for the heart of the matter are trademarks of the man and his music. His songs and stories are a direct connection for audiences seeking depth and meaning in the day-to-day.” (Shelter Valley Folk Festival)

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

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Saturday, October 10, 2015
Ganondagan State Historic Site and Friends of Ganondagan announce
Lend a Hand for our October Husking Bees 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
The husking bees take place in the barn next to the Farmhouse, 7191 County Road 41, Victor.
Registration is required four days before each event so we can provide a hearty lunch for our helpers! Please email: whitecornproject@gmail.com or call 585-742-1361 with your availability and date.
We’re offering you three opportunities (October 18 and October 18, also) to help us out while learning how to husk and braid our lovely Iroquois White Corn to hang and dry over the winter. Dress for the weather and bring pruners if you have them. This is a great opportunity for friends, families (kids 9 and older), neighbors or service communities.

Friends of Ganondagan announces
Native American Healing through the Arts: Visual Arts, Music, Dance

10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Nazareth College, Otto Shults Center Forum Room, 4245 East Ave, Rochester, NY
10 a.m.-4 p.m.: Roots & Resiliency Workshop: Presenters, Lauren Jimerson and Dr. Marie Watkins invite you to explore and engage your voice, choice, roots, and resiliency. Art activities within the workshop will aid in the exploration. Fee: $10, Lunch included
To register call: Native American Cultural Center at 585-442-1100

5 p.m.: Corn Soup “Cook Off”Potluck Community Dinner
7 p.m.: Social
Free and Open to the Public
Co-sponsored by: Native American Cultural Center of Rochester and Syracuse, Nazareth College and Friends of Ganondagan

Hudson Valley Hops & Crops Festival
11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Orange County Farmers Museum, 850 State Route 17K, (enter on Berea Road), Montgomery, NY
Cost: $20 w/tastings | $10 General Admission | Under 12 Free
For more information: Riki Lent, 845-926-2727
Enjoy the day browsing through the barns of antique equipment, participating in a frying pan toss, listening to the live Jazz and Country bands, Learn line dancing with Pam at 1 p.m., the tasting barn will feature several local wineries and breweries, where goods can be purchased as well as taste tested, enjoy local restaurants and farm stands who will be on hand with their goods, as well as vendor booths to shop at. Enjoy a game of tractor bingo and just relax and have some good old-fashioned country fun.

World Music Institute (WMI) announces
3rd Annual ¡Pueblo Harlem! Hispanic Heritage Celebration presented by Harlem School of the Arts in association with The Afro Latin Jazz Alliance 11 a.m. - 7 p.m.
645 S. Nicholas Avenue at 141st Street, Harlem, New York, NY
Free. RSVP online.
Join the Afro Latin Jazz Alliance and Harlem School of the Arts as we celebrate our 3rd Annual Pueblo Harlem Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration, Familia, Comunidad y Artes / Family, Community and the Arts. This FREE event, made possible with support from Bronx Lebanon Hospital Center and NYC Council Member Mark Levine. This FREE event is designed for children and their families, jazz aficionados, and community members. Pueblo Harlem celebrates the history and diversity of Harlem through a day of music, folkloric and popular dance, and art. Pueblo Harlem features performances by the Afro Latin Jazz Alliance’s Youth Orchestra, the Fat Afro Latin Jazz Cats, a workshop exploring Brazilian Rhythms by the GRIOT Youth Ensemble, Afro-Cuban folkloric dance classes led by the renowned dancer La Mora, visual arts demonstrations, workshops, and more. The closing finale will present GRAMMY winners Arturo O’Farrill and the Afro Latin Jazz Orchestra featuring guest vocalist Sammy Gonzalez, Jr. and spoken word artist Christopher “Chilo” Cajias performing classic dance tunes in addition to songs from their 2015 GRAMMY award winning album, The Offense of the Drum (Motema).

Taller Boricua presents
Artist Conversations
3-6 p.m. Taller Boricua Gallery at the Julia de Burgos Latino Cultural Center, 1680 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10029, 212.831.4333
Admission Free
Dialogue—Contemporary Noir Photography, an Interview with Paulo Fabre. An event in conjunction with the exhibition, Paulo Fabre—Pé Direito (Off on the Right Foot), curated by Luis R. Cancel. See exhibition details below in “Exhibitions” section below.

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

Pregones Theater announces a special dance presentation:
Agua Dulce Dance Theater Presents Deep Listening
12 Noon-7 p.m.
575 Walton Avenue, Bronx, NY 10451
Tickets: $15
Deep Listening is an investigation of culture, memory, and identity through movement, music, and text. Choreographers Alicia Díaz and Matthew Thornton present 3 works featuring Puerto Rican vocalist Josí Joaquín García and Puerto Rican percussionist Héctor “Coco” Barez with lighting design by Michael Jarett and costume design by Isabela Tavares.

The Folkus Project of Central New York announces the Second Saturday concert series:
Alison and Zoë
with opening act Larry Hoyt & Joanne Basta

8 p.m.
Westcott Community Center, 826 Euclid Avenue, Syracuse, NY
Admission: $10
Alison and Zoë, two Irish-born sisters, are acoustic singer/songwriters who create enchanting harmonies and weave stories with their poetic original songs. Now residing in Central New York, they have shared their songs on trains and buses, in living rooms, around fires, by the water’s edge, in the rain, in nooks and snugs, on stages, at song circles, and mostly anywhere else that you might meet them. In recent years, they have performed live on radio and TV, have released their first CD, Home Is and have entertained audiences at many of the best music venues in Central New York. The opening act will be Larry Hoyt & Joanne Basta – an acoustic duo with an entertaining, eclectic setlist of crowd-pleasing songs. Larry and Joanne perform a mix of traditional and contemporary folk music, classic country songs, and oldies, plus a few Larry Hoyt originals.
Ashokan Music & Dance announce
Woodstock ContraDance
8-11 p.m.
Woodstock Community Center, Rock City Rd., Woodstock, NY
Admission: $10, $5 teens and kids.
Info (845)246-2121
STEAM! with caller DONNA HUNT
Caffè Lena presents
Professor Louie and The Crowmatix
8:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $25 general admission, $22 members, $12.50 students and children
Buy tickets online
Enjoy a night of rompin’, stompin’ roots rock, sweet ballads, and roadhouse blues led by Professor Louie on keyboards and accordion, joined by Miss Marie on vocals and percussion, Gary Burke (Bob Dylan, Joe Jackson, Graham Parker) on drums, Frank Campbell (Levon Helm, Asleep At The Wheel) on bass, and Josh Colow (Jesse Winchester, Livingston Taylor) on guitar. This is the Woodstock quintet that originally served as the studio backing band for recording projects by Rick Danko, Garth Hudson, Levon Helm and The Band. These are the musicians you hear on those CDs. They offer the most impressive credentials, the deepest hearts, and a genuine love of performing live. Their 2010 release, Whispering Pines, received no fewer than five Grammy nominations! Inducted into the South Canadian Blues Society Hall of Fame as well as The International Blues Hall of Fame New York Chapter, their infectious, lively music is a hands-down winner.

Caffè Lena presents
Bluegrass Jam
9:30 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
$5 at the door
Attention bluegrass pickers! Mandolinist Alan Epstein is launching the second season of his popular monthly Bluegrass Jam at Caffe Lena. Now based in Washington County, Alan Epstein has played mandolin and sung in bluegrass bands in Colorado, Pennsylvania, and Michigan and has taught group classes at numerous festivals. Alan is a friendly leader and confidence-builder. All are welcome! Let’s pick!

...and beyond
The Ward Museum of Wildfowl Art, Salisbury University invites you to the
18th Annual Chesapeake Wildfowl Expo
View the Event Schedule online
Free Museum admission
For more information visit the Ward Museum Web site, www.wardmuseum.org, or call 410-742-4988, ext. 106.
The Chesapeake Wildfowl Expo pays tribute to old decoys while encouraging the carving of new ones. The museum, located next to Schumaker Pond, provides an ideal setting for this annual celebration of waterfowling events, which are an important part of the Delmarva Peninsula’s culture and history.

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. Traditionally, vendors and collectors are excited to see what “new” treasures will be found in the marketplace. The public is encouraged to bring their antique decoys for free identification and appraisals. If you are interested in becoming a vendor, print out the application and send to the address provided with payment. Limited space available.

With activities for every age, the Chesapeake Wildfowl Expo provides visitors a day of friendly competition and family fun. Decoy shows and competitions have been taking place for more than 100 years and have become a tradition within the American culture. Honoring these traditions, the museum holds its annual Chesapeake Challenge from 11 a.m.-4 p.m., in the museum parking lot. During the challenge, working waterfowl decoys are judged in the water so their qualities and usefulness for hunting may be evaluated. In addition to the waterfowl decoy competition, there are separate competitions for shorebirds, woodpeckers and contemporary antique decoys.

Another popular event is the “Old Birds” Antique Decoy Competition. Collectors from across the region enter their antique decoys (carved prior to 1950) for evaluation. This contest differs from the Chesapeake Challenge’s Shootin’ Stool Competition in that the decoy is no longer judged for its usefulness as a hunting tool but is instead, judged for its collectability as a decoy with historical value. This year there are 10 categories of carvings which include specific species or carvings from a specific region or carver. This competition offers the public a unique opportunity to compare various collectible styles from around the country.

A variety of activities and crafts are available, free of charge, and include using power tools while receiving instruction from a champion carver and decoy painters. Additional activities include a duck head-carving contest and numerous carving demonstrations. Concessions, including a bake sale, are available to Expo attendees during show hours.

The exhibit “The Waterfowling Heritage of Assateague Island” will be in the museum’s LaMay Gallery starting October 2, 2015, through February 28, 2016. For centuries hunters, trappers, and waterfowl enthusiasts have been drawn to the natural beauty and abundance of Assateague Island, a barrier island off the coasts of Maryland and Virginia, along the Atlantic Flyway. In the early 20th century the island hosted several gunning clubs, hunting lodges, and visiting sportsmen making the most of the locale. This fall—during the 50th anniversary year of the Assateague Island National Seashore—the Ward Museum’s LaMay gallery will feature a look at Assateague’s gunning clubs, decoy makers, trappers, and hunters—as well as the beautiful natural environment that makes this island’s place in the world of waterfowling unique. A Hunter’s Breakfast reception for the new exhibit will be on October 10, 2015, 9–11a.m. during the Chesapeake Wildfowl Expo as a way to pay homage to the hunter. In addition, we will have the dedication of the Henry Fleckenstein Decoy Study Gallery from 2–4 p.m.. Henry Fleckenstein passed away on December 12, 2014 at age 74. Fleckenstein was one of the great characters of the Eastern Shore of Maryland, and he loved the Chesapeake region dearly. His work as an author helped to promote appreciation of decoy carving as an art form, and he served as mentor and friend to countless individuals and organizations in the wildfowl carving community. In honor of Henry, The Ward Museum presents the “The Henry Fleckenstein Decoy Study Gallery.” Admission to the museum and event are free, but there is a small fee to participate in the Hunters Breakfast.

October 10–October 11, 2015
Taste of the Catskills Festival
Open both days at 10 a.m.
Maple Shade Farm, 2066 County Highway 18, Delhi, NY
Cost: Free
For more information: info@tasteofthecatskills.com
The Taste of the Catskills Festival is a family-friendly event that showcases the food, beer, crafts, and wine of our region. With a variety of vendors including farmers, value-added food producers, and restaurants, attendees learn how food travels from farm to fork during a fun-filled autumn weekend on the grounds of Maple Shade Farm, a family-run farm in Delhi. Saturday will culminate with a dinner prepared entirely from local ingredients, paired with local beer and wine. Following dinner, a bonfire, and barn dance will keep your feet tapping. Following up on its introduction last year is once again the incredibly successful — and fun! — Farm Olympics. This is a friendly team [three-member] competition to see who is FARM STRONG! There are lots of kid’s activities each day. The activities will highlight life on the farm. The Catskill Puppets are on the grounds both days with their larger than life creations. This year the Catskill Watershed Corporation is helping us bring a wonderful puppet show from Arm of the Sea about the creation of the New York City water supply system. Workshops each day teach attendees tricks for farming, cooking, brewing, and vintning. The main activities are held under tents and in the barn, so the show will go on RAIN OR SHINE!!!

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Sunday, October 11, 2015
Ganondagan State Historic Site and Friends of Ganondagan announce
Lend a Hand for our October Husking Bees 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
The husking bees take place in the barn next to the Farmhouse, 7191 County Road 41, Victor.
Registration is required four days before each event so we can provide a hearty lunch for our helpers! Please email: whitecornproject@gmail.com or call 585-742-1361 with your availability and date.
We’re offering you three opportunities (October 10 and October 18, also) to help us out while learning how to husk and braid our lovely Iroquois White Corn to hang and dry over the winter. Dress for the weather and bring pruners if you have them. This is a great opportunity for friends, families (kids 9 and older), neighbors or service communities.

Austerlitz Historical Society presents
19th Annual Autumn in Austerlitz Festival
11:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Old Austerlitz, 11550 State Route 22, Austerlitz, NY 12017
For more information, call 518-392-0062
Cost: Adults $6; under 12 FREE
Don’t miss the 19th Annual Autumn in Austerlitz Festival featuring volunteers dressed in early 1830s costumes; quilt raffle; silent auction; early 19th century crafters and wares; sheep-shearing; border collies; heirloom poultry breeds; live music; singing; cider press; demonstrations; plus entertainment, activities and historic crafts for children; an assortment of vendors; and a variety of hot and cold food, including homemade soup, bread and baked goods. RAIN OR SHINE. No pets, please.

StoryCircle at Proctors Theater announces
Word Plays at the Cabaret: Coming Home
2 p.m.
Fort Salem Theater, 11 East Broadway, Salem, NY 12865
Admission: $10 at the door, cash or check
For more information, please call (518) 854-3998.
Thomas Wolfe wrote, “You can’t go home again.” Find out if he was right by listening to stories told by: Siri Allison, Fran Berger, Kelvin Keraga, Mary Murphy, Barbara Palumbo, Margaret Waterson.

Golden Link Folk Singing Society presents
Sacred Harp Singing
2-5 p.m.
Mennonite Meeting House, 111 Hillside Ave., Rochester, NY
Info: Thom Metzger at 585-467-5192, or ringer@rochester.rr.com
All levels are welcome including visitors/listeners, no experience necessary, second Sunday of each month. Loaner books and instructions are available.

City Lore presents Away/Home: The Immigrant Stories Behind the Music
7 p.m.
City Lore Gallery 56 E. 1st St, NYC, NY 10003
Tickets: $10 in advance $15 at the door
In light of the recent delay of the immigration overhaul in the United States, violin duo Miolina chooses to highlight recently-written music by composers who either immigrated to the US from other countries, or who assimilated influences from around the world. The former composers could be considered examples of the "salad bowl analogy." In his book Out of Our Past: The Forces that Shaped Modern America, noted historian Carl Degler wrote "Some habits from the old country were not discarded; in those instances the children of immigrants...retained their differences. A more accurate analogy would be a salad bowl, for although the salad is an entity, the lettuce can still be distinguished from the chicory, the tomatoes from the cabbage." The latter composers would be considered more of the "melting pot analogy." The term is credited to various sources, from J. Hector St. John de Crèvecœur, a French immigrant to New York in the 18th century, to Ralph Waldo Emerson, to playwright Israel Zangwill, who wrote a play in 1908 titled "The Melting Pot." Ban Ki-moon, secretary general of the UN recently said, ”Like the United Nations, there is something inspirational about New York as a great melting pot of different cultures and traditions.”

...and beyond
Dewey Hall announces
5th Annual Anything Goes People’s Pie Contest
3-5 p.m.
Dewey Hall, 91 Main Street, Sheffield, MA 01257
An annual tradition here at the Hall! Each contestant will be baking 2 pies — one for judging and one for sale. Two categories: sweet or savory. Youth and adult categories, too. Prizes sponsored by King Arthur Flour.

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Monday, October 12, 2015
Museum at Eldridge Street presents
WALKING TOUR: Shuls of Grandeur
10:45 a.m.-1:45 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002
Tickets: $22 per person. RSVP is required.
On Columbus Day, go on an exploration of the Lower East Side’s most historic and architecturally significant synagogues. Visit the Bialystoker Synagogue, Beth Hamedrash Hagadol, and our own National Historic Landmark,the Eldridge Street Synagogue. Enjoy a nosh in our sanctuary at the end of the tour. Presented with the Lower East Side Jewish Conservancy.

Museum at Eldridge Street presents
All of A Kind Family Walking Tour

2:00-3:30 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002
Tickets: $15 per family. RSVP is required.
Enchanting young readers for generations, All of a Kind Family tells the story of five sisters growing up on the Lower East Side a century ago. Stroll through the story and onto the streets as we bring this beloved story to life. Along the way, taste pickles from a barrel and visit an old fashioned candy store!

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

City Lore presents
Who’s Sari Now? Priya’s Shakti Closing Event
6 p.m.-8 p.m.
City Lore Gallery 56 E. 1st St, NYC, NY 10003
Suggested donation at the door: $10
All sales will help Apne Aap support survivors of sexual violence in India.
A presentation of jewelry and accessories designed by Rosena Sammi from upcycled saris and made with the help of Apne Aap survivors. Discover the groundbreaking interactive exhibition of the comic book Priya’s Shakti about a survivor of sexual violence who becomes a super hero! Enjoy light refreshments and live music by Dr. Madhu Sandhu and singing by Shubhra Prakash & Shivali Bhammer. Jewelry and accessories from Who’s Sari Now? will be on sale and all artwork will be up for auction.

The Graduate Center at CUNY and Gotham Center for NYC History present a Fall 2015 Forum:
A Dangerous Woman: The Life, Loves, and Scandals of Adah Isaacs Menken, 1835–1868, America’s Original Superstar
6:30-8 p.m.
Skylight Room, The Graduate Center, CUNY, 365 Fifth Avenue, btw. 34th & 35th St., New York, NY
Cost: FREE and open to the public, first come, first served.
Books will be available for purchase and signing by the authors.
For more information, call (212) 817 8471, or visit gothamcenter.org
Marilyn Monroe might never have become the legend she did without America’s original tragic starlet: actress and poet Adah Isaacs Menken. In a century remembered for Victorian restraint, her modern flair for action, scandal, and unpopular causes revolutionized show business. Born in New Orleans to a “kept woman of color,” Menken eventually moved to the Midwest, where she became an outspoken protege of the rabbi who founded Reform Judaism. In New York, she became Walt Whitman’s disciple. During the Civil War, she was arrested as a Confederate agent — and became America’s first pin-up superstar. On stage, she was the first actress to bare all. Off-stage, she originated the front-page scandal and became the world’s most highly paid actress — celebrated on Broadway, as well as in San Francisco, London, and Paris. At 33, she died mysteriously. Barbara Foster will speak about this new biography, co-authored with her husband Michael, the first to tell Menken’s fascinating story.

World Music Institute (WMI) announces
The Ganawa: Abdellah El Gourd and Randy Weston Present the Traditional Music of Morocco 7-10 p.m.
John L. Tishman Auditorium, University Center, 63 Fifth Avenue, Room U100, New York, NY 10003
Cost: Free, First Come First Seated
The Ganawa in Morocco, like African-Americans in the United States, were taken as slaves from sub-Saharan Africa and developed a unique and very spiritual music and culture. On October 13, Abdellah El Gourd will talk about and demonstrate aspects of traditional Ganawan music, and New School Jazz Artist-In-Residence Randy Weston will consider how this traditional music influences his own music. They will also perform together, along with Dar Gnawa of Tanger, a group of traditional Moroccan musicians led by El Gourd. Ganawa music is one of the major musical currents in Morocco. Moroccans overwhelmingly love Gnawa music and Gnawas ‘Maalems’ are highly respected, and enjoy an aura of musical stardom. The music is characterized by instrumentation. The large heavy iron castanets known as qraqab (or krakebs, large iron castanets; Ar. قراقب) and a three-string lute known commonly as a gimbri are central to Gnawa music. The rhythms of the Ganawa, like their instrumentations, are distinctive. The melodic language of the stringed instrument is closely related to their vocal music and to their speech patterns, as is the case in much African music. It is a language that emphasizes on the tonic and fifth, with quavering pitch-play, especially pitch-flattening, around the third, the fifth, and sometimes the seventh. This is the language of the blues. “The term Ganawa has three important meanings. First, it refers to black people who were enslaved in West Africa. It is commonly believed that Gnawa of Morocco were originally black slaves [and who also served as soliders] and who over time had become free under various historical circumstances. These enslaved groups were called ‘Gnawa’...there is also some historical evidence that a large enslaved population came from the great market of Djenne in Mali, and that Gnawi is a slight deformation of Jennawi. The term Gnawa is thus a color designation. It historically means ‘the black people.‚ Second, it defines both a religious/spiritual order of a traditionally Black Muslim group. The Gnawa are traditionally a mystic order which marks their exclusiveness within Islam and the religious and spiritual components of Gnawa practice incorporates references to their origin and their enslavement. Third, it denotes the style of music associated with this order. The ancestral memory (turath) of the displaced and enslaved people that were brought to Morocco is preserved mainly in their songs and dances.” —Dr. Chouki El Hamel

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Wednesday, October 14, 2015
Albany Institute of History & Art presents 1791 Club: See and Taste the History of the Capital Region
5:30-8:00 p.m.
Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12210
COST: $10 per person (food + drink on your own)
RSVP by 10/13 to Nicole at (518) 463-4478 ext 414 or petersonn@albanyinstitute.org
After-hours exploration of The Capital Region in 50 Objects (see Exhibitions below) leads to exploration of cocktails at local restaurant. What is the 1791 Club? The Albany Institute of History & Art wants to work closer with 21–40-somethings who are looking to engage with local art + history. Activities will take place on the second Wednesday of each month.

Caffè Lena presents
Maria Muldaur and Her Red Hot Bluesiana Band: Way Past Midnight
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $25 general admission, $22 members, $12.50 students and children
Buy tickets online
Fifty years as a performing musician is a mighty impressive milestone, and forty albums is almost unheard of. Maria Muldaur celebrates both accomplishments with a retrospective show that features her radio hits, fan favorites, and recent explorations of American roots music, along with stories of her collaborations with the biggest names in music. So much more than the seductive singer of the ’70s pop classic “Midnight at the Oasis,” Maria Muldaur is an acclaimed interpreter of blues, early jazz, gospel, folk, country and R&B. She first applied her magnificent voice and alluring persona to the Even Dozen and Kweskin Jug Bands, but her passion for singing took her in many directions: pop stardom, children’s albums, and her 2001 GRAMMY-nominated Richland Woman Blues. Accompanied by her unforgettably great Red Hot Bluesiana Band, Maria will be revisiting old favorites and rarely heard gems from her vast catalog of songs.

StoryCircle at Proctors Theater announces
Saratoga Storytelling Open Mic—Second Wednesday, September—June
Sign-up: 6:45 p.m.
7-9 p.m.
Woodlawn Commons, Harkness Building, Wesley Community, Clement Street, Saratoga, NY
There is a 10-minute limit on story length. The MC will weave the evening together and there will be no feedback. No reading of stories, just telling, please.
Once a month, storytellers have their own open mic, to try their voices for the first time, to hone their skills in front of a live responsive audience, to work on their presentation, or to try new ideas in a supportive atmosphere. For others, it’s a cheap night of entertainment. No reservations are necessary or taken. The organizers and MCs for this storytelling open mic are storytellers Margaret French, Christie Keegan, and Jeannine Laverty.

Pregones Theater Puerto Rico Traveling Theater announces
I Like It Like That: A concert reading
7:00 p.m.
Puerto Rican Travelling Theater, 304 West 47th Street, New York, NY 10036
Tickets starting at $55
For more informatino, call 718-585-1202
Salsa music icon TITO NIEVES stars in the 1st musical theater role of his career! I Like It Like That is the story of the Rodríguez family living in New York City’s East Harlem in the early 1970s, when music was the lifeline and proudest expression of El Barrio. I Like It Like That! A Musical, the latest production from David Maldonado, David Rodríguez, and Juan Toro, is set to premiere in the summer of 2016. This concert reading is a featured event of PregonesPRTT’s PLATAFORMA — The Bronx-Broadway Showcase for Latino Theater. May the force of NYC SALSA be with us!

Gregorio Uribe Big Band
Cumbia Universal Album Release Party
7:30 and 9:30 p.m.
Jazz at Lincoln Center, Dizzy’'s Club Coca-Cola, Broadway and 60th Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY, 212-258-9595
Cover: $35; Student: $20
With lead vocalist and accordionist Gregorio Uribe; trumpeters Sam Hoyt, Jonathan Powell, and Hugo Moreno; trombonists Mike Fahie, Matt McDonald, and George Saenz; saxophonists Sharel Cassity, Linus Wyrsch, Justin Flynn, and Carl Maraghi; guitarist Ignacio Hernández; bassist Andrés Rotmistrovsky; percussionists Jonathan Gómez and Marcelo Woloski; and drummer Karina Colis.
Singer-accordianist Gregorio Uribe leads a big band of top New York Latin jazz musicians to celebrate cumbia and other tropical and danceable rhythms from Colombia. This big band is irresistibly upbeat and danceable with rhythmic acrobatics performed by a world-class percussion section. Uribe, a spirited and charismatic front-man, sings, dances, plays percussion, and makes some delightful contributions on accordion that might be new territory for many jazz audiences. Tonight’s performance is the album release party for
Cumbia Universal, an album featuring mostly originals in addition to The Beatles’ “Come Together,” a selection that highlights the group’s unpredictability and open-mindedness. Keep in mind, when Uribe calls it an album release “party,” he means it.

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Thursday, October 15, 2015
The Folklife Center of Crandall Public Library presents
Live! Folklife Concert: Twangtown Paramours
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 the Twangtown Paramours has been called “Sophisticated Americana” and is a hybrid of the Nashville and Austin music scenes. This acoustic duo (MaryBeth Zamer and Mike T. Lewis) is known for their well-crafted and award-winning songs, top-notch lead singing, and fine harmonies. “The Twangtown Paramours bring a blend of thought provoking lyrics with angelic vocals combined ith well accomplished musicians. What more could you ask for?”—WDVX-FM, Knoxville, TN.

Eighth Step at Proctors presents its
Tonight’s Theme: “Talkin’ Politics”

7-9:30 p.m. (third Thursday of every month)
Proctor’s Robb Alley, across from Proctors Cafe, 432 State St. Schenectady NY 12305
Each month we post such a suggested theme. The idea is to plant a seed: maybe we’ll each find something new or unusual, either to sing onstage or for the jam. Feel free to stretch the topic in any direction – or bring something entirely unrelated. At 7 p.m., we begin Open Mic: performers do individual sets of 2–3 songs onstage, with Howard Mittleman on the sound board. Then at 8:30 p.m., we gather for a Jam/Song Circle in front of the stage and play music. You choose in turn whether or not to lead a song; it’s a fine time to sing or play along! It's a low-key opportunity to make great music. If you want to try out something in a more casual way than onstage, here’s your chance. Bonus! Each month, all performers throw their names in a hat, and we draw for FREE 8th Step concert tickets.

Thursday, October 15–Saturday, October 17, 2015
City Lore presents
Distant Attachments: Unsettling Contemporary Afghan Diasporic Art
6-9 p.m.
City Lore Gallery 56 East 1st Street, NYC 10003
Free and open to the public
Distant Attachments: Unsettling Contemporary Afghan Diasporic Art is a three-day series of literary, visual, and performance art responding to the different relationships, connections, detachments, and dispositions one can have to “the homeland” in one’s creative work. The program is designed to critically engage with the question of what kinds of expectations and creative freedom does being called upon as a member of a diaspora place on artists, writers, and intellectuals. Distant Attachments will offer the public a glimpse of artistic productions from within the Afghan diaspora in North America that unsettle the meaning of homeland, and how the condition of diaspora both opens and forecloses the political potential of art. Works include poetry and prose readings, musical performance, video art, painting, graphics, and fashion by several artists, including Fazila Amiri, Hangama Amiri, Seelai Karzai, Yusuf Misdaq, Leila Christine Nadir, Laimah Osman, Mahnaz Rezaie, Gazelle Samizay, Madina Tabesh, Aisha Wahab, and Morwari Zafar.

October 15–November 19, 2015
Albany Institute of History & Art presents LECTURE/DISCUSSION SERIES Lincoln on the Civil War: Selected Speeches
Thursday, October 15, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 22, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Thursday, October 29, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 5, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 12, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.
Thursday, November 19, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12210
To register for the series and borrow a copy of the book contact: Barbara Collins, Education Coordinator, 518-463-4478 x405, collinsb@albanyinstitute.org
Join us for unique program series that will explore the rhetoric, political skill, and moral transformation of our 16th president. The class will read and discuss nine of Lincoln’s speeches as well as other writings. In conjunction with this series, a new exhibition of selected works from our collections will be on display in our library cases. The discussion leader will be Giacomo Calabria, author of 2014 thriller The Great Abraham Lincoln Pocket Watch Conspiracy. Calabria has been praised by Times Union as “a confident and masterful storyteller.” The Albany Institute will make available on loan, a limited number of copies of Lincoln on the Civil War: Selected Speeches. Readings are also available online.

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Friday, October 16, 2015
Flushing Town Hall presents
Cowboys & Coasts: The Music of Colombia
PRE-SHOW MEMBERS LOUNGE at 7 p.m.: Become a Member today and enjoy complimentary refreshments and drinks in our Members Lounge.
8:00 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: Tickets: $16/$10 Members and Students
A double headliner evening featuring Grupo Rebolu, with traditional Afro-Colombian folk music that is rich in energy, history and danceability: Cumbia, Gaita, Tambora, Bullerengue, and more, and Cimarrón performing the festive joropo, in a breathtaking program combining Andalusian, Indigenous Indian and African roots, with harp, bandola, cuatro, bass, cajon, maracas and high-pitched voices.

Caffè Lena presents
Sara Milonovich — Celebrating Twenty Years
8:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $18 general admission, $16 members, $9 students and children
Buy tickets online
When she first played at Caffè Lena 20 years ago, Sara Milonovich, a farm kid from upstate New York, was an eleven-year-old fiddle prodigy who had already been wowing the crowds at regional bluegrass festivals. First tutored by some of the most esteemed traditional fiddlers in the Adirondacks, today Sara is an in-demand session player, accompanist, award-winning alt-country songwriter, and leader of her own amped up five-piece, Daisycutter. Tonight, with songs, fiddle tunes, and very special guests spanning her two decade musical journey, Sara will celebrate her twenty-year career milestone. Thanks to Olde Saratoga Brewing Company, we’ll be serving beer at tonight’s show! Stop by OSBC’s tap room at 131 Excelsior Ave in Saratoga to enjoy samples and pints of their 20 different beers brewed on site.

Robert Browning Associates presents
8 p.m.
Zankel Hall at Carnegie Hall, Seventh Avenue between 57th and 56th Street, NYC
Tickets: $38, $45
Kaushiki Chakraborty, daughter and disciple of Ajoy Chakraborty, has shot to the forefront of India’s classical vocalists with her exquisite voice and formidable embrace of the tradition. Her group, Sakhi, brings together five young Indian artists representing various instrumental traditions, as well as dance. Together they explore the ancient role that women played in Indian music before it became almost exclusively male. The program is dedicated to the female aspect in Indian culture, deriving from mythology and religion. Kaushiki Chakraborty (vocals) is joined by Nandini Shankar (violin), Debopriya Chatterjee (bansuri flute), Savani Talkwalkar (tabla drums), Mahima Upadhyay (pakhawaj – barrel drum) and Bhakti Deshpande (kathak dance).

October 16–17, 2015
Ganondagan State Historic Site and Friends of Ganondagan invite you to attend the
International Symposium on Eastern Woodland Native Material Culture and Art Friday, October 16, 5–9 p.m., and Saturday, October 17, 8 a.m.–5:30 p.m.
Seneca Art & Culture Center, 7100 County Road 41, Victor, NY
Symposium prices are $100/person; $90/early registration (by July 26), and $85/Friends of Ganondagan members
Full details and registration information are available online or by calling 585-742-1690
This international symposium is the first event to be held at our new Center, and features eight prominent guest speakersfrom the US, Canada, and Germany. Scholars, as well as those interested in Native art, ethnohistory, anthropology, archeology, and more will find the symposium appealing. With the majority of guest speakers Native American, the conference will synthesize classical study of material culture with the unique Native American perspectives on cultural meaning and value. The study of material culture—the clothing, housing, tools, art, and any objects a culture produces—helps bring humanity to life. Each piece tells a particular story in the challenging search to more fully to understand a culture and its people.

The opening reception and keynote address begin at 6 p.m. on Friday evening, October 16, with:
Rick Hill (Tuscarora, Beaver Clan, Six Nations Polytechnic, Senior Project Coordinator for Deyohahage — Indigenous Knowledge Centre) “A Sense of Beauty: Seneca Aesthetics”

Saturday, October 17 will be filled from 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. with seven speakers:
Ruth B. Phillips (Canada Research Chair in Modern Culture and Professor of Art History at Carleton University, Ottawa), " The Organic World and the Abstraction of Power: Geometric and Floral Design on Birchbark"

Dr. Sylvia S. Kasprycki (University of Vienna), “Quill-decorated Trapezoidal Pouches”

Moira McCaffrey (Executive Director, Canadian Art Museum Directors Organization), “Painted dreams and Entangled Realities: Caribou Hide Garments from the Eastern Subarctic”

Crystal Migwans (Wikwemikong Unceded First Nation in Ontario, Canada and PhD student at Columbia University), “Anishinaabe Cosmology Woven into Art”

Alexandra Nahwegahbow (Anishinaabe and Kanien’keha:ka), “Baby Carriers as a Model for Traditional Social Frameworks”

Jamie Jacobs (Tonawanda Band of Seneca/Turtle Clan), “A Seneca Perspective on the Rock Foundation Materials and Artifacts”

George Hamell (Rock Foundation Collection Manager, RMSC), “A Brief History of the Rock Foundation Collection”

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Saturday, October 17, 2015
Kids Fest: Stages in the Square
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Madison Square Park, Between Fifth & Madison Avenues, 23rd & 26th Streets, New York, NY
Kids Fest: Stages in the Square is a Madison Square Park Conservancy’s first-ever performing arts festival for children and their families, revolving around a diverse lineup of performing arts programming including music, dance, theatre, puppetry, and circus performances appropriate for children ages 0–12 and their families. There will be three stages teeming with a variety of performances including music performances where children can learn simple skills and the appreciation of music while dancing along and having fun. The Stages will also feature creative storytelling and theatrical performances. interactive workshops where attendees will learn a variety of performance skills. Calpulli Mexican Dance Company will lead a workshop at 11:00 a.m., where children will learn Aztec movements with traditional Mexika performers. Later, Calpulli will take the stage and, through their interactive dance and music performance, guide the audience through a tour of Mexican dance, music, movement, and costumes at noon.

Calpulli Youth Dance!
1-2 p.m.
Central Library, Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza, Brooklyn, NY 11238
Join youth members of the Calpulli Mexican Dance group. Outfitted in traditional costumes, the talented dancers will perform selections from different regions of Mexico-Jalisco, set to the world famous music of the Mariachi.

SUPER SÁBADO: Día de los Muertos
12:00-5:00 p.m.
El Museo del Barrio, 1230 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10029
For more information: info@elmuseo.org
Celebrate Mexico’s beloved 3,000 year-old tradition that commemorates friends and relatives who have passed away, with face painting, artmaking, a dance performance, and more. From 11:00 a.m. –12:00 p.m., join us on a musical procession from Central Park’s Dana Discovery Center at 110th Street to El Museo led by dancers from Mazarte and musicians from Jarana Beat! Create your own ofrenda (offering) dedicated to someone special for our community altar at our art-making workshop (12:00-3:00 p.m.). Enjoy facepainting, storytelling and a special concert by the Calpulli Mexican Dance Company, in celebration of the Mexico’s rich dance traditions. Explore the artistic world of Rodriguez Calero (RoCA), influenced by classical and contemporary elements, including Catholic iconography, and hip-hop street culture (RODRIGUEZ CALERO: Urban Martyrs and Latter Day Santos) and ss part of a multi-venue exhibition, explore the legacy of the Young Lords, and the relationship between art and activism, in collaboration with the Bronx Museum of Art and the Loisaida Center (PRESENTE! The Young Lords in New York). [Read about current exhibitions in Exhibitions section at bottom of this page].

Flushing Town Hall presents
Riyaaz Qawwali
7:00 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: Tickets: $16/$10 Members and Students
With lively rhythmic cycles, gripping melodies and inspirational poetry, Riyaaz Qawwali, an American-based ensemble from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Afghanistan, returns to the roots of the ecstatic form of the 700 year old music tradition of Qawwali. They represent the diversity and plurality of South Asia, while conveying a universal message of oneness and joy that transcends religious and political boundaries.

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

Jamcrackers at Bluseed Studios
7:30 p.m.
Bluseed Studios, 24 Cedar Street, Saranac Lake, NY 12983
Call for reservations: (518) 891-3799
Admission is $18 or $15 for BluMembers!
Peggy and the Dans return to the stage at Bluseed with new songs and a few surprises. JAMCRACKERS is a well-known trio, including Dan Berggren, Dan Duggan and Peggy Lynn. They are often appreciated for their down home, uplifting songs about the Adirondacks and ballads of strong mountain people, but you won’t find that at the upcoming “Out of Context” concert at Bluseed Studios. Carol Vossler, BluSeed Studios’ Artistic Director, first hatched the idea of giving the Jammers a chance to play some of their funny, seldom played, and back alley songs.
Seasoned solo performers Dan Berggren, Peggy Lynn and Dan Duggan have combined talents to create a dynamic trio named in honor of the river drivers who broke up log jams. They worked hard to find solutions, to get things rolling again, and it was a job that couldn’t be done alone. Dan, Peggy and Dan feel the same way about their music. These good friends and accomplished musicians bring a rare blend of humor, history, and musical spirit to their performances.

Eighth Step at Proctors presents
Jack Williams
CD Release: Four Good Days
7:30 p.m.
Underground at Proctors, 432 State St. Schenectady NY 12305
Order Tickets through the 8th Step Ticket Line: 518-434-1703: $26 general; $24 advance; $30 Gold Circle
Jack Williams is a dynamic performer, legendary guitarist, drawing from folk, jazz, R&B, classical and popular music of the 1930s, ’40s and ’50s. “A musical style that’s equal part folk telling and tin pan alley song-craft, delivered with the passionate soul of an old blues singer”—No Depression. From his home base in South Carolina near the Ozarks, he has toured an endless round of coffeehouses, festivals, house concerts, music halls, city arts stages—staying mostly with the intimate audiences he prefers. He’s also self-produced nine CDs, so it’s deliberate: he travels under the radar of mainstream music, largely avoiding the compromises of the commercial music industry. But his incredible musicianship, songs and stories long ago established him anyway as an uncommonly inspiring and influential performer.

Valley Folk Music presents
Sophisticated Satire with Mikhail Horowitz & Gilles Malkine
7-10:30 p.m.
144 Cedar St. Corning, NY 14830 (corner with First St. in red brick Methodist Church)
Contact: (607) 962-4461, info@valleyfolk.org
Cost: $20 cash or check only, with various subscription options to save. Only $5 Disabled or Full Time Student, 14 and under free w/adult
Highly entertaining singers, one a witty stand-up satirist and the other a deft musician perform a wide variety of styles portraying literary classics, blues version of Shakespeare, Hasidic hillbilly songs, Kabuki interpretation of Jabberwocky, and updates of American folk standards. Funny and even irreverent.
Valley Folk holds an optional, free accoustic jam session for 90 minutes before each concert.

Caffè Lena presents
Frank Vignola & Vinny Raniolo
8:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $22 general admission, $22 members, $12.50 students and children
Buy tickets online
Frank Vignola is one of the most extraordinary jazz guitarists performing today. His stunning virtuosity has made him the guitarist of choice for many of the world’s top musicians, including Ringo Starr, Madonna, Donald Fagen, Wynton Marsalis, Tommy Emmanuel, the Boston Pops, the New York Pops, and guitar legend Les Paul, who named Vignola to his “Five Most Admired Guitar List” for the Wall Street Journal.
Vinny Raniolo has performed and recorded with Bucky Pizzarelli, Tommy Emmanuel, and David Grisman just to name a few. Since Frank and Vinny teamed up in 2008, they have performed over 1000 shows at some of the most prestigious concert halls and festivals in the world including the Sydney Opera House, Lincoln Center, and Italy’s Teatro Olimpico. Their jaw-dropping technique and incredible showmanship explains why the
New York Times deemed them, “stars of the guitar”!

October 17–18, 2015
4th Annual People En Español Festival
View Saturday actvities starting 10:00 a.m.
View Sunday activities starting 11:30 a.m.
Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, 655 W. 34th St., New York, NY 10001, (212) 216-2000
Cost: Free
Located in New York for the first time, the 2015 Festival theme is “Your Voice, Your Power, Your Festival.” The two-day event is a celebration of Hispanic culture that features celebrities, opinion-makers, and leaders, and mixes panels and performances with family activities. On Saturday, opening the event is The Mariachi Academy of New York at 10:15 and Calpulli Mexican Dance Company at 10:30 a.m. (Students with Calpulli Community also perform on at 4:00 p.m. on October 18).

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Sunday, October 18, 2015
Ganondagan State Historic Site and Friends of Ganondagan announce
Lend a Hand for our October Husking Bees 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
The husking bees take place in the barn next to the Farmhouse, 7191 County Road 41, Victor.
Registration is required four days before each event so we can provide a hearty lunch for our helpers! Please email: whitecornproject@gmail.com or call 585-742-1361 with your availability and date.
We’re offering you three opportunities (October 10 and October 11, also) to help us out while learning how to husk and braid our lovely Iroquois White Corn to hang and dry over the winter. Dress for the weather and bring pruners if you have them. This is a great opportunity for friends, families (kids 9 and older), neighbors or service communities.

Museum at Eldridge Street presents
Open House New York: Museum Tour
10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002
This event is free. RSVP requested.
Take a tour of the Eldridge Street Synagogue’s authentically restored main sanctuary as part of Open House New York, America’s largest architecture and design event. Tours are offered on the half hour from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Two special talks provide a focused look at our landmark: at 12 p.m. on the synagogue’s art, architecture and restoration; at 3 p.m. on Jewish rituals and practice. Families: Enjoy an art activity and self-guided scavenger hunt between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Borderline Folk Music Club presents
Phil Ochs Song Afternoon
1-4 p.m.
Nanuet Library 149 Church Street, Nanuet NY 10954
Cost: $15 members, $20 non members, bring a snack Reservations recommended. For reservations contact Greta at Intrend@yahoo.com to share
Emceed by his sister Sonny Ochs, commemorating Phil’s life and music while also highlighting new talents making music in the spirit that Phil made his music. Since October 1983, a long list of musicians have performed at Phil Ochs Song events. Performing both Phil’s songs and their own music at this special Borderline Folk Music Club event will be Magpie, Nancy Tucker, Betty and the Baby Boomers, Colleen Kattau, and Mara Levine

Albany Institute of History & Art presents 50 OBJECTS PROGRAM About Creativity
2:00-3:30 p.m.
Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12210
Free with museum admission
Featuring William Kennedy, Pulitzer Prize-winning author; and Michael Oatman, artist, curator, and professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Join us for this very special informal discussion between two of our region’s most noted creative people.

Ukrainian Village Voices announces
Ukrainian Harvest Songs Workshop with Andriy Milavsky
2-4 p.m. Workshop
4-5:30 Garden Parade
Children’s Magical Garden, Lower East Side, Manhattan
Suggested donation: $10 General/$5 Seniors/Children are Free! To be followed by a garden PARADE (4-5:30ish)
BRING your instrument, costume, traditional dress, etc. We will have cardboard cutouts of vegetables and banners for people to carry. In Ukraine, at harvest time, the fields are reaped, grain is gathered, hay is stacked, and all gather for a village hoe down before winter. We invite you to learn and enjoy “Obzhynky” songs together in community, celebrating the season’s bounty. We will be learning Harvest songs from 2-4 p.m. at the Children’s Magical Garden and then from 4-5:30ish, we will sing songs, play instruments, dance, and bring harvest cheer to several East Village community gardens. Anyone else interested in making puppets, craft, and facepaint to make this event even more colorful and kid-friendly, please contact us; we will be meeting at 1 p.m. at the same location to assemble puppets and such. Please wear clothing warm enough for the crisp autumn weather!

NorthWest Family YMCA presents
Acoustic Music Jam
2-4 p.m.
NorthWest Family YMCA, 8040 River Road, Baldwinsville NY 13027
Contact: (315) 303-5966 ext. 225
Cost: Free
Traditional, Folk, Country and Rock music welcome. Event is open to all ages and skill levels. All musical instruments welcome (guitar, voice, banjo, flute, etc.). Come out and play or just listen. Free to Members and Non-Members. To be held at the outdoor pavilion. In case of inclement weather, call the Y to see if program is still running.

Folk Music Society of New York/New York Pinewoods Folk Music Club presents
Shanty Sing
2-5 p.m.
Noble Gallery, Building D, Snug Harbor Cultural Center, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY
For further info, contact Bob Conroy at RConroy421@aol.com or 347-267-9394
Refreshments will be available, including beer and wine for sale.
We are co-sponsoring the Shanty Sing on the 3rd Sunday of every month, or the William Main Doerflinger Memorial Sea Shanty Sessions at the Noble Maritime Collection.

Caffè Lena presents
Gathering Time and The Boxcar Lilies
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $18 general admission, $16 members, $9 students and children
Buy tickets online
If you like harmony singing, circle October 18 on your calendar right now, because this show is going to be a jaw-dropper! Gathering Time is a folk-rock harmony trio known for their seamless vocal blend, memorable melodies, meaningful lyrics and easy-going stage chemistry. The trio has strong roots in traditional folk as well as 1960s and ’70s folk-rock, and audiences love the way they sprinkle in some classics among their originals. Fans of Red Molly, the Dixie Chicks, and the Wailin’ Jennys love The Boxcar Lilies’ spine-tingling harmonies! The trio’s new album, Knockout Rose, is a collection of 12 songs spanning folk, country, blues, bluegrass, and Celtic influences, showcasing their trademark lush and innovative harmonies accompanied by raw and rootsy guitar, banjo, ukulele, bass, and washboard.

Flying Cat Music presents
An Evening with Jim Gaudet and the Railroad Boys
7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7:00 p.m.)
Empire State Railway Museum, 70 Lower High Street, Phoenicia, NY 12464
Admission $17 or $15 with RSVP to flyingcatmusic@gmail.com
For information, call 845-688-9453 or email flyingcatmusic@gmail.com
A longtime favorite in the Albany area where it is based, this band is fast moving past being thought of as a regional act. In 2013, Jim Gaudet and the Railroad Boys were invited to perform at the International Bluegrass Music Association’s annual Bluegrass Ramble in Raleigh, NC. The band has now been featured twice on Music City Roots, Live From The Factory, a weekly, two-hour radio show that revives the legacy of live musical radio production in Nashville, TN. Like the whistle of a steam locomotive, the music that Jim Gaudet and the Railroad Boys make seems vibrant and classic, deeply familiar yet elusive to find live. Songwriter Jim Gaudet formed the band in 2006, but individually their roots go much further back. Gaudet’s journey began as a flat picker, not a singer, playing mandolin and guitar. He has a lifetime of songwriting and stage work behind him now with a long resumé of bands. With the help of the Railroad Boys, he is anchoring his deft wordplay and savvy song-craft in the classic roots music that thrilled him as a young man. Performing with the Railroad Boys for this show will be original members Jim Gaudet on lead vocal and guitar, Bobby Ristau on harmony vocals and bass, and Sten Isachsen on harmony vocals and mandolin. They will be joined by special guest Sara Milonovich on harmony vocals and fiddle.

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Tuesday, October 20, 2015
The An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture of the Center for Traditional Music and Dance (CTMD) presents
FIDDLER ON THE PARK: A Klezmer Concert and Demonstration
2:00 p.m.
Poe Park Visitor Center, 2640 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY
Featuring internationally-acclaimed violinist Jake Shulman-Ment accompanied by CTMD’s Pete Rushefsky on tsimbl (hammered dulcimer). Programmed in partnership with the Sholem Aleichem Cultural Center.

Interfaith Story Circle announces
Tent of Abraham: Stories of Love for all God has Created
6-9:00 p.m.
(Vegetarian pot luck 6-7 p.m. (please list ingredients), storytelling 7-9:00 p.m.)
B’nai Sholom Reform Congregation, 420 Whitehall Rd., Albany, NY
For more information call or e-mail Anne Snyder at (518) 869-5247 or AnneVeronica50@hotmail.com
Our Tellers:
Dr. Mussarat Chaudhry of the Islamic Faith Tradition
Micki Groper of the Jewish Faith Tradition
Anne Snyder of the Christian Faith Tradition

After the three tellers finish their stories, we will open the circle for any else who would like to tell a story. Some story suggestions: Stories may tell of relationships with people, animals, and/or the natural world around us. At our last Tent of Abraham program, we told stories about God creating the earth and all who inhabit it. This year we will seek stories that tell about our relationship with God’s Creation, and creatures. Come and tell a story, or come and listen.

Museum at Eldridge Street announces
BOOK LAUNCH: Here and There by Chaya Deitsch
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002
This event is free. RSVP requested.
Join us for a reading, Q&A and reception celebrating the publication of Chaya Deitsch’s debut book Here and There: Leaving Hasidism, Keeping My Family (Schocken Books/Random House). In this heartfelt and inspiring personal account, Deitsch relates her experience growing up as a Lubavitcher Hasid and leaving that world without leaving the family that remains within it.

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Wednesday, October 21, 2015
StoryCircle at Proctors Theater announces
Story Circle Meeting: Story Circle of the Capital District
6:15-9:00 p.m.
Pine Hills Branch, Albany Public Library, 517 Western Avenue, Albany, NY
Story Circle meets to share works in progress. Stories told, not read, please. Listeners welcomed :-) This month, we’ll share snacks and optionally wear costumes and tell Halloween stories — only if you want to.

Center for Traditional Music and Dance (CTMD) annnounces
Opening Night: New York Klezmer Series
Curated by Aaron Alexander

Klezmer Instrumental Music Workshop 6-7:30 p.m. $25 per class
Concerts/dance party begins at 8 p.m. — $10 + 1 drink minimum
Jam session follows the concert from 9:30-10:15 p.m.
Purchase a full night pass for $30 (includes Workshop, Concert and Jam Session).
Mehanata (aka the Bulgarian Bar), 113 Ludlow, North of Delancy Street on the Lower East Side of Manhattan
Featuring Alex Kontorovich & The German Goldenshteyn Memorial Band, with Jake Shulman-Ment, Matt Darriau, Mike Cohen, Patrick Farrell, Brian Glassman, Aaron Alexander, and Yiddish Dance leading by Avia Moore.

Caffè Lena presents
Songwriter’s Workshop
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
$5 at the door
This monthly workshop hosted by Sonny Speed takes place on the 3rd Wednesday of every month. Each participant gets 10 minutes to play one original song and received constructive group feedback from fellow songwriters.Please bring 20 lyric sheets, which will be returned to you with notes after the critique. Piano and CD/MP3 player available, or bring your guitar.

Neighborhood Preservation Center announces
Save the Date! NPC Birthday Party!
7-10 p.m.
Webster Hall,125 E 11th St, New York, NY 10003
For tickets and sponsorship opportunities, visit the website.
All tickets include two complimentary beverage tickets
$50 for individuals, in advance
Note: Tickets at the door will be $60 each
It’s our Sweet 16! Join us at historic Webster Hall for food, music, and much more to celebrate and support our work. Musical Guest: Fulaso, with its blend of Funky Latin Soul. Raffles ($5) will be available again for purchase at the event for your chance to win a variety of prizes
MUSIC: This year our party’s Latin playlist, provided by the band Fulaso, will feature Boogaloo music. A genre, born in New York City in the 1960s, that blends Latin rhythms with R&B to create just the type of dancing music we think everyone will enjoy at the party. For more information about Boogaloo and the documentary,We Like it Like That: The Story of Latin Boogaloo, visit Latin Boogaloo.
DANCE: While you don’t have to know how to Salsa to dance to Boogaloo, there is nothing wrong with knowing a few steps. Peridance Capezio Center and the Baila Society will be offering their Beginner Salsa class 7:00-8:30 p.m. on Tuesdays October 6th, 13th, and 20th at a reduced rate of $17/class for our birthday party attendees to prepare their dance moves! Please visit the webpage for the class to learn more. Note: New students should arrive 20 minutes before class with a Photo ID to register at the Front Desk. Students must inform the Front Desk that they are from the Neighborhood Preservation Center in order to receive the discount. Offer valid for Baila Society Beginner Salsa Classes on Tuesdays October 6th, 13th, and 20th at 7:00-8:30pm ONLY and can not be combined with other offers or coupons. Attendance to just one class is necessary to complete this level of dance. The Peridance Capezio Center is located at 126 East 13th Street, New York, NY 10003. Please call 212-505-0886 with any questions.
WHERE: Designated a NYC individual landmark by the NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission in 2008, Webster Hall is noted in the NYC Designation Report as “one of New York City’s most historically and culturally significant large 19th century assembly halls.” Designed by Charles Rentz Jr., Webster Hall as we know it today is composed of the main hall, constructed in 1886 in the Queen Anne style and an annex added to the eastern side of the building in 1892, also by Rentz, but this time in the Rennaissance Revival style. Known as the “Devil’s Playhouse” in the 1920s & 30s for its masquerade balls, Webster Hall was also a popular space for union meetings like the Amalgamated Workers of America. In addition to its historic role as a gathering hall, Webster Hall has served as a recording studio and, of course, music venue. Among the many people who have come through its doors are Marcel Duchamp, Dorothy Day, Louis Armstrong, Eric Clapton, and Madonna.

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Thursday, October 22, 2015
The Folklife Center of Crandall Public Library presents
Live! Folklife Concert: Low Lily
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 string and vocal trio Low Lily (formerly Annalivia) explores the roots and branches of American folk music with traditional influences and modern inspiration that weaves together a unique brand of acoustic music. Liz Simmons (vocals/guitar), Flynn Cohen (vocals/guitar/mandolin), and Lissa Schneckenburger (vocals/fiddle) are masterful players with deep relationships to traditional music styles ranging from bluegrass, to Irish, Scottish, New England, and Old Time Appalachian sounds. “A band definitely on the up. Sweet harmonies… tight arrangements… divine”Fatea (UK).

Museum at Eldridge Street presents
7 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002
Tickets: $30 in advance; $45 at the door.
Our fall concert series kicks off with Andy Statman, one of the premier clarinetists and mandolinists playing today. Join him and longtime partners Larry Eagle (percussion) and Jim Whitney (bass) for their trademark blend of American roots music, personal prayerful Hasidic music, klezmer and avant-garde jazz. Presented with the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation.

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

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Friday, October 23, 2015
Staten Island Arts announces
FROM THE NEIGHBORHOOD UP: Arts and Culture for a Just & Equitable City
Presented by NOCD-NY (Naturally Occurring Cultural Districts New York)
10 a.m.-5:30 p.m.
The POINT CDC, 940 Garrison Ave, Bronx, NY 10474
Register online
. Registration is required so that we can monitor capacity. A $10 event fee will help cover expenses, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Contact us for more information.
Join artists, activists, educators and other community leaders to develop a vision for the city that cares about our neighborhoods, insists on equity, and embraces our civic energy. We invite you to explore ideas, get connected, and propose bold new ideas for our city.
10:00 a.m. Morning Sessions: Tours, visits or conversations in the Bronx
12:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00-5:30 p.m. Panel and Dialogue, Performances & Art Installations, Small Group Break-Out Sessions
6:00 p.m. Post Forum Party including THE POINT’s 21st Birthday!

The growing list of presenters and workshops include: Devon Akmon, Arab American National Museum; artist and activist Sharon De La Cruz; Mychal Johnson of South Bronx Unite; artist-driven markets withARTs East New York and Napela/Park Hill Community Market of Staten Island; Immigrant Movement International/Caracol Interpreters Cooperative language justice workshop; My Baryo, My Borough: Community-Centered Oral History Workshop with Claro de los Reyes and The Laundromat Project; Patrick Rowe representing multi-generational printmaking collective Mobile Print Power; Poetry is not a Luxury with Voices UnBroken; Pregones Theater; Raul Ayala, People’s Climate Arts and Laundry Workers Center; Reclaiming Our City: Unleashing our Vision for Housing Justice through Arts and Culture with United States Department of Art and Culture (USDAC); Undesigning the Redline with April de Simon; and more!

Caribbean Cultural Center/African Diasporan Institute announces
T.L.C.’s Educators Open House: Dear Diaspora II
3-6:30 p.m.
Harlem School of the Arts, 645 Saint Nicholas Ave, New York, NY 10030
Cost: Free
Please RSVP for the workshops you plan on attending. Limited seating.
The Dear Diaspora Open House is especially designed for New York City educators. We will be providing free professional development opportunities rooted in the unique offerings of CCCADI’s Touching Living Culture (T.L.C.) Arts Education Programs. For teachers attending from schools located within select City Council Districts 6, 8, & 17, financial sponsorship of $300 will be allocated towards the contract of any CCCADI’s T.L.C. Arts Programs. Hosted by the Harlem School of the Arts, and following T.L.C. Open House Event, teachers are also invited to attend their theater performance of renowned Afro-Cuban Dance Ensemble, Oyu Oro, founded by Danys “La Mora” Pérez!
Workshops include: Grades PreK-2: Storytelling and Music from the African Diaspora
Grades 3-5: Afro-Puerto Rican Bomba and Plena Dance and Music
Grades 6-8: 19th Century Black America through Improv Theater
Grades 9-12: Visual Arts—Teaching history, geography, and culture through artist profiles.

The Folkus Project presents
Jay Ungar and Molly Mason
The heart and soul of American roots music with a well-loved repertoire of original tunes
8:00 p.m.
May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 East Genesee St, Syracuse, NY
Cost: $20; Member price: $17
Advance sale tickets are available via PayPal or by mail (personal check); advance ticket holders receive preferential seating. For details, see the Folkus Project website at www.folkus.org
A Jay Ungar and Molly Mason concert appeals to everyone. Their versatility and stylistic depth lets them move from bluegrass to blues, folk, and acoustic jazz with equal ease. There are timeless renditions of hard-driving Appalachian melodies, Cajun and Celtic fiddle tunes, stirring Civil War classics, sassy songs from the golden age of swing and country, stunning waltzes, and moving original works. With their comfortable sense of fun and their love of music, they make each concert a musical journey – sometimes spanning two continents and two centuries.

Caffè Lena presents
Aztec Two-Step with Opener Monty Delaney
8:00 p.m. (doors open 7:30 p.m.)
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $27 general admission, $25 members, $13.50 students and children
Buy tickets online
Aztect Two-Step will celebrate the 40th Anniversary of their ever-popular 1975 RCA album release Second Step. The duo will perform the album straight through, in its entirety, along with other ATS favorites.Taking their name from a Lawrence Ferlinghetti poem, Rex Fowler and Neal Shulman have spent more than four decades writing and performing songs that helped make their generation’s musical memories, all the while inspiring the next generation of young singer songwriters. Their first four albums, full of sweet singing and timely lyrics, were staples of progressive FM and college radio and helped to bring the music of the 1960s into the 1970s. Today they continue to impress audiences with intelligent songwriting, dazzling acoustic lead guitar, and inspiring “James Taylor meets Simon & Garfunkel” harmonies. Their latest work reflects their musical growth with touches of blues and country added to their familiar pop sound. Thanks to Olde Saratoga Brewing Company, we’;ll be serving beer at tonight’s show! Stop by OSBC’s tap room at 131 Excelsior Ave in Saratoga to enjoy samples and pints of their 20 different beers brewed on site.

The Folk Music Society of N.Y., Inc/ N.Y. Pinewoods Folk Music Club presents
Sharp’s Appalachian Harvest
Traditional Music via 21st Century Musicians

8-10 p.m.
St. John’s Church, 81 Christopher Street, Manhattan
Contribution: $20; members: $18 (discount extended to NYFS members); fulltime students and children under 15: $10.
Tickets are available at the door or online at: http://sharp.bpt.me (service charge applies)
Sharp’s Appalachian Harvest is a special multi-media music performance by English folk musician Brian Peters and American old-time musician Jeff Davis. Their show is built around the astounding songs and music collected by Englishmen Cecil Sharp and Maud Karpeles. Traversing the Southern Appalachians over the summers of 1916 to 1918, the pair created one of the most extensive folk song collections ever made. Brian Peters, a leading performer of English traditional songs and music, frequently tours the US as a teacher and performer at such venues as the Swannanoa Gathering and Augusta Heritage Center, as well as festivals and concerts. He’s also gaining a reputation as a researcher of song history. Jeff Davis, a protégé of Mike Seeger and Frank Warner, both collectors as well as musicians, plays banjo and fiddle and sings with a rare authenticity gained from personal contact with old time musicians. Their multi-media show features the brightest gems from Cecil Sharp’s harvest of old ballads, dance tunes, children’s songs and gospel. They give readings from Sharp’s diaries describing vividly the hardships and triumphs of song collecting, and show his evocative photographs of the singers and of mountain life.
This event is part of Daniel Pearl World Music Days

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October 23, 24, and 25, 2015
The Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase
11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Bearsville Theater & Utopia Soundstage, 291 & 293 Tinker Street (Route 212), Woodstock, New York 12498
General Admission $20 per day; Three-day pass $50; advance tickets through Bearsville Theater Box Office, www.bearsvilletheater.com, 845-679-4406
The Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase is an annual event for the community of acoustic stringed-instrument builders, players, collectors and aficionados, presenting a gathering of the finest handmade acoustic guitars and stringed musical instruments from around the world!A luthier (from the word lute) is a stringed-instrument maker. Fine handmade instruments such as these are not usually available in music stores or other retail environments. The Luthiers Showcase is a rare opportunity for the public to see, play and experience the instruments, meet with their makers, discuss custom options and one of a kind creations, and buy or order a dream guitar from dozens of master builders, all gathered together in one place.
There will be continuous live acoustic music in the Bar/Lounge area of the Bearsville Theater on all three days, included in the price of admission. There will also be Scheduled Guitar Instructional Clinics and Workshops on Friday, Saturday and Sunday, by separate admission. Limited space. View the weekend’s music and event schedule.

Pregones Theater Puerto Rico Traveling Theater announces
CHOPPING: Elise Santora in a solo show by Magdalena Gómez!
Friday and Saturday, 8 p.m.
Matinees Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m.
Puerto Rican Travelling Theater, 304 West 47th Street, New York, NY 10036
Tickets: $18
For more informatino, call 718-585-1202
Featuring Broadway actress Elise Santora in a solo show written by poet/playwright Magdalena Gómez, co-produced by BeBop Theatre Collective and directed by SC2. Chopping is a One Woman/One Act dark comedy about a woman’s compulsive shopping and hoarding chip away her ability to discern fantasy from reality. A feature event of PregonesPRTT’s PLATAFORMA – The Bronx-Broadway Showcase for Latino Theater.

Anabella Lenzu’s DanceDrama announces
In Pursuit of Happiness
8 p.m.
The Alchemical Theatre Laboratory, 104 W 14th St., New York, NY 10011
Tickets, General admission: $20
Limited seating. RSVP recommended: info@AnabellaLenzu.com Choreography: Anabella Lenzu
Direction: Daniel Pettrow
Dancers: Lauren Ohmer & Anabella Lenzu
Music Landscape: Todd Carroll
Photo Projections: Anabella Lenzu

What does it mean to disappear? In Pursuit is a work which explores the themes of death, memory, disappearance and hope. In Pursuit of Happiness is an ongoing daily memory trip to remember and honor Mrs. Lenzu’s father, Antonio, who served as her guide and scaffolding. From a vibrating silence emerges unexpected meaning, so profoundly personal that is anonymous and universally accessible.

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Saturday, October 24, 2015
Ganondagan State Historic Site and Friends of Ganondagan announce
A Public Gathering of Haudenosaunee Basket Makers
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Seneca Art & Culture Center at Ganondagan 7100 County Road 41, Victor NY 14564
Cost: Free with Seneca Art & Culture Center admission
For more information call: 585-742-1690
Basket Market, Artist Forum, Basket Making Demo, Black Ash Log, Pounding Demo, Handles and Rims Carving Demo, Historic Basket Exhibit, Haudenosaunee Basket History Lecture, Kids Basket Activities, Informational Booths

Ganondagan State Historic Site and Friends of Ganondagan announce
Grand Opening of Seneca Art & Culture Center
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Seneca Art & Culture Center at Ganondagan 7000 County Road 41, Victor NY 14564
Free and open to the public
For more information call: 585-742-1690
Opening Ceremony starts promptly at 10 a.m., with special programming throughout the day. The Seneca Art & Culture Center fulfills a 30-year vision of a permanent, year-round interpretive facility at Ganondagan to tell the story of the Seneca and Haundenosaunee (Iroquois) contributions to art, culture and society from more than 2,000 years ago to the present day. Come and experience Seneca and Haudenosaunee history, culture and contemporary life through engaging exhibits, spectacular artifacts, authentic, hands-on experiences, realistic 3-D models, powerful films, and breathtaking contemporary art. The 17,300 sq.-ft. Center features an entry hall, gallery space with approximately 300 pieces representing five centuries of Seneca life, an auditorium, orientation theater, classrooms, and gift shop.

City Lore announces
Khonsay: Poem of Many Tongues at the Margaret Mead Film Festival
11 a.m.
American Museum of Natural History Central Park West at 79th Street, New York, NY 10024
Tickets: $12 ($10 students and seniors)
Both a celebration of the world’s languages and a call to action to preserve global linguistic diversity, Khonsay is a unique document: a motion poem written in 50 endangered languages. It is a tour de force of poetic styles and cinematic techniques, and its effect is at once delightful, melancholic, and mesmerizing.

V.A.D.O. Productions presents
African Fall Bazaar
11 a.m.-3 p.m.
The Main Chance, 120 East 32nd Street, New York, NY
$10 adults; children free at the door
Join us for Workshops (Dance, Drum), Crafts (Mask-making, Fabric-making, Drum-making), African Market & Foods, and a Kotchegna Dance Performance.

City Lore announces
Bronx Rising! The Dead Rise: Halloween in the Bronix
6:00 p.m.
Bronx Music Heritage Center (BMHC), 1303 Louis Niné Blvd., Bronx, NY
Celebrate Halloween with a screening of Night of the Living Dead (1986) by esteemed movie legend and Bronx native George Romero. Featuring a LIVE musical soundtrack by maestro Bobby Sanabria and featuring musicians Patrick Bartley, Andy Eulau, Ben Lapidus and Yeissonn Villamar. Parental discretion advised.

FOR FAMILIES!!! 6 p.m.
Seis del Sur photographer Edwin Pagan will shoot FREE family portraits before the screening, with face-painting and prizes for best costumes for children and adults!
Snacks for sale by Rebellious Treats—“Made with love and flavor in the Bronx.”

Edwards Opera House presents
Jay Ungar and Molly Mason
7:00 p.m.
Edwards Opera House, Edwards Town Hall at 161 Main Street, Edwards, New York.
For general information, e-mail George Dodds or call him at 919-360-4462.
Tickets $26, $22 advance (keep checking the website for availability of advance tickets).
Jay and Molly Ungar again have agreed to grace our Opera House stage with their renowned and unmistakable original American music.

Robert Browning Associates presents
FODAY MUSA SUSO: Griot Music of West Africa
8 p.m.
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave (at 3rd Ave), Downtown Brooklyn
Tickets: $30; students & seniors $26
Known for his hypnotic performances of traditional Mandingo music, as well as for his cutting-edge musical encounters, kora (harp-lute) virtuoso Foday Musa Suso is a Mandingo griot (oral historian/praise singer) from Gambia who became the first kora player to establish himself in the US. He has written many original compositions and collaborated, toured and recorded with Herbie Hancock, Jack De Johnette, Ginger Baker, the Kronos Quartet, and the Mandingo Griot Society. Since the early 1990s, he has worked with Philip Glass, performing together at major venues throughout the world. In this program, Suso will perform both traditional and original works.

The Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase C. F. Martin & Co. present
Featuring: Jorma Kaukonen * David Broza * Doug Wamble

8 p.m. (doors open at 7:00 p.m.)
The Woodstock Playhouse, 103 Mill Hill Road, Woodstock, NY, 1249
Reserved Seating, tickets $75, $60 & $50, through Woodstock Playhouse Box Office: 845-679-6900, woodstockplayhouse.org

Red House Records announces
Award-winning songwriter DAVID FRANCEY
8:00 p.m.
Huntington Hill Concert Series, 148 Huntington Hills, South Rochester, NY 14621
Info: ricmon31@aol.com
David Francey will be in Rochester at the Huntington Hill Concert Series. The former carpenter turned much-lauded songwriter is supporting his most recent Red House release, So Say We All. Born in Scotland and raised in Canada, the three-time Juno Award winner has been called “Canada’s best contemporary songwriter” (Sing Out). So Say We All received four Canadian Folk Music Award nominations, including Contemporary Album of the Year, English Songwriter of the Year, Solo Artist of the Year, and Producer of the Year. At the age of 45, Francey began an astonishing journey from life-long manual laborer to award-winning folk troubadour, renowned for writing with heart-wrenching honesty about the struggles of the poor and working class. His latest album reflects his own journey through a period of personal struggle, from dealing with depression to losing important people in his life. “The lesson learned,” he says, “was to celebrate every day spent on this side of the soil and to keep marching no matter what comes our way.” Now 10 albums into his recording career, Francey has demonstrated the kind of consistency as a songwriter that makes even other songwriters shake their head in disbelief. Francey’s remarkable songs are brought to life by his first-rate touring band – guitarist Mark Westberg, guitarist/banjo-picker Chris Coole and celebrated Maritime multi-instrumentalist Darren McMullen.

Caffè Lena presents
Creep Show! 5th Annual Halloween Fundraiser
8:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Fundraiser: $20 admission
Yes, boys and ghouls, it’s that time again when Caffè Lena turns to the dark side. Itès a sinful, silly, and sinister tradition to raise funds for Caffè Lena’s year-round programming. Enjoy a diverse night of deadly grooves and devilish tunes with Celtic vocalist Kyle Carey, fiddle and banjo man Kaatskillachia, multi-instrumental duo Moonshine Holler, Albany rockers Grainbelt, Americana quintet Lazy Suns, and The Wrecking Board featuring Caffè Lena’s shockingly talented Board and Staff!

An Evening with Legendary Folk-Rock Duo Aztec Two-Step
8:00 p.m.-10:3 p.m. (Doors open at 7:00 p.m.)
The Dock, 415 Taughannock Blvd., Ithaca NY 14850
For information, call 607-319-4214
Cost: $25 advance/ $30 at the door
Aztec Two-Step’s 1972 self-titled debut on Elektra Records and three subsequent albums for RCA Records were staples of progressive FM and college radio, helping to bring the music of the 60s into the ’70s and beyond. Since then, they have accumulated over 40 years of awards, accolades and TV and radio appearances, and are still defined by their intelligent songwriting, dazzling acoustic lead guitar, and inspiring harmonies. ATS continues to be one of acoustic music’s most respected & enduring acts.

October 24–25, 2015
Calpulli Mexican Dance Company invites you to:
Performances at The New York Botanical Garden
In Conjunction with ”Frida Kahlo: Art∗Garden∗Life” May 16”November 1, 2015

Sat, Oct 24: 1:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.
Sun, Oct 25: 1:00 p.m., 2:30 p.m., 3:30 p.m.
The New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Blvd., Bronx, NY 10458
For more information, call 718.817.8716
Performances by New York City’s premier traditional Mexican dance company are always colorful, passionate, and inviting, featuring glorious costumes, contagious rhythms, and talented performers. Calpulli expands its audience’s knowledge and appreciation of Mexican dance and culture.

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Sunday, October 25, 2015
StoryCircle at Proctors Theater announces
Word Plays: Coming Home
2 p.m.
Fenimore Gallery, Proctors Theatre, 432 State Street, Schenectady, NY
Cost: $12. Call box office at (518) 346-6204.
$2 of each ticket is donated to the Schenectady Inner City Ministry Summer Lunch program where they feed 850 children each day
Thomas Wolfe wrote, “You can’t go home again.” Find out if he was right by listening to stories told by: Fran Berger, Janet Carter, Eileen Egan Mack, Mary Murphy, Claire Nolan, Nancy Marie Payne..

Museum at Eldridge Street presents
BOMBA, PLENA AND BOLERO! Eugene Marlow and The Heritage Ensemble
3 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002
Tickets: $20 adults; $15 students and seniors.
Join The Heritage Ensemble for Puerto Rican-originated and Afro-Caribbean-influenced rhythms that celebrate the immigrant heritage of our Lower East Side neighborhood. Featuring Grammy nominated drummer Bobby Sanabria, percussionist Matthew Gonzalez, saxophonist Michael Hashim, bassist Frank Wagner, and ensemble founder Eugene Marlow on piano.

New York University presents
Haints, Haunts, and Whazzits: A Halloween Confabulation
3-4 p.m.
The Provincetown Playhouse, 133 MacDougal St, New York City
For more information: http://steinhardt.nyu.edu/music/edtheatre/programs/storytelling or contact storytellerRRess@aol.com
Cost: free
Storytellers Joy Kelly Smith and Therese Folkes Plair reach into their Southern/African roots to bring us face to face with the terrifying, the sad and the merely curious from the natural and supernatural worlds in that mysterious interface where a good story... true, mebbe true, and down-right “lie”...is born.

The An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture of the Center for Traditional Music and Dance (CTMD) presents
A Special Concert and Tantshoyz Yiddish Dance Party celebrating the new CD by the Brother Nazaroff entitled The Happy Prince
Concert starts at 7:00 p.m., doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Ukrainian East Village Restaurant, 140 Second Avenue, Manhattan’s East Village (between St. Mark’s and 9th Streets)
Admission $15.
Programmed in partnership with the Sholem Aleichem Cultural Center and GoldenLand Productions.
In 1954, the mysterious outsider Yiddish troubadour Nathan “Prince” Nazaroff recorded a now-legendary album, Jewish Freilach Songs for Moe Asch and Folkways. The album has become a cult favorite for Yiddish music fans with all its discordant, obscure, jubilant, and ecstatic glory. The Brothers Nazaroff is a supergroup paying tribute to the Prince and featuring Daniel “Danik” Kahn, Psoy “Pasha̵ Korolenko, Michael “Meyshke” Alpert and Jake “Yankl” Shulman-Ment — converging from Berlin, Moscow, Scotland and Westchester. The group’s members regularly perform with ensembles such as the Painted Bird, Brave Old World and Di Naye Kapelye.

Caffè Lena presents
Dan Berggren 30th Anniversary Concert
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $18 general admission, $16 members, $9 students and children
Buy tickets online
First invited to Caffè Lena by Lena herself in 1985, folksinger Dan Berggren returns with more than a dozen albums and hundreds of songs celebrating his Adirondack heritage with old favorites and brand new sing-alongs. Inspired by the stories and songs of rural neighbors, Dan has developed a ballad style that explores the many dimensions of home, hard-working people, and taking care of our planet and each other. He has played his music for audiences far and wide, including in Zimbabwe, Bulgaria, and on a three-week tour of Romania with the group Common Thread. Vermont Public Radio calls Dan, “A genuine treasure. Fresh and timeless, full of courage and down to earth richness.”

The Woodstock Invitational Luthiers Showcase presents
FREE Concert & Demonstration: The Extended Family of Mexican Guitars: A Showcase of Mexican Folk Stringed Instruments
7:00 p.m.
Kleinert/James Center for the Arts, 34 Tinker Street, Woodstock, NY 12498, (845) 679-2079
This presentation is funded by a grant from the Bluestein Family Foundation, administered by the Woodstock Byrdcliffe Guild.

V.A.D.O. Productions and Center for Traditional Music and Dance are proud to announce
Kotchegna Dance Company: The Hunter (Le Chasseur)
The Hunter Becomes the Hunted
7:00 p.m.
Ailey Citigroup Theater, 405 West 55th St. @ 9th Avenue, New York, NY
Tickets: $25 at the door or online
A stunning theatrical event featuring Kotchegna Dance Company and master Ivory Coast performers in a dance-drama at the Ailey Citigroup Theater. A vibrant evening of Ivory Coast dance and drum traditions, with masks, song, mime, chant, and more.

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Monday, October 26, 2015
The Graduate Center at CUNY and Gotham Center for NYC History present a Fall 2015 Forum:
New York City and Water: An Historical Perspective
6:30-8 p.m.
Elebash Recital Hall, The Graduate Center, CUNY, 365 Fifth Avenue, btw. 34th & 35th St., New York, NY
Cost: FREE and open to the public, first come, first served.
Books will be available for purchase and signing by the authors.
For more information, call (212) 817 8471, or visit gothamcenter.org
Please join us for a special panel discussion, with historian Russell Shorto (author, The Island at the Center of the World), on the Dutch as pioneers of water management; noted historical painter Len Tantillo, on the importance of New Netherland’s river systems; and Henk Ovink, The Netherlands’ Special Envoy for International Water Affairs, on water management issues, present and future. Co-sponsored by the New Amsterdam History Center

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October 27–29, 2015
New York Multi-Arts Centers Consortium (NY-MACC) announces its
Fall Arts Conference & Performing Arts Showcase
See schedule online
The Egg Performing Arts Center, Albany, NY
Register online Arts leaders from across New York State gather for this annual symposium, which provides a perfect mix of expert speakers, practical workshops, networking with colleagues, and time to recharge and get inspired! The conference will be valuable to staff, board members and volunteers, and organizations new and experienced as well as a fabulous opportunity to network with your peers across the state and learn from their collective experience!
Keynote speaker: Ted Pietrzak, former Director of the Burchfield Penney Art Center
Representatives from a variety of funding sources in attendance including the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation, many staff members from NYSCA.
Panels on Literature, Education, Funding, Community Engagement, Marketing, Festivals, membership and more.
Network with peers
Performing Arts Showcases—see artists that will be eligible for matching funds!

Wednesday, October 28, 2015
Albany Institute of History & Art presents New York History Trivia Night
6:00-8:00 p.m.
Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12210
Registration: $25 non-members; $20 members (per person) Includes refreshments
Think you and your friends know something about New York State history? Join us for an exciting trivia challenge contest that includes great refreshments and fun prizes! The evening’s MC will be former Albany County Historian John “Jack” McEneny. Teams: Teams may include up to four people. Interested in playing but not yet part of a team? Sign up as a single (or double), and we’ll add you to a team for that night. Please note that space is limited and pre-registration is suggested.

Center for Traditional Music and Dance (CTMD) annnounces
New York Klezmer Series
Curated by Aaron Alexander

Klezmer Instrumental Music Workshop 6-7:30 p.m. $25 per class
Concerts/dance party begins at 8 p.m. — $10 + 1 drink minimum
Jam session follows the concert from 9:30-10:15 p.m.
Purchase a full night pass for $30 (includes Workshop, Concert and Jam Session).
Mehanata (aka the Bulgarian Bar), 113 Ludlow, North of Delancy Street on the Lower East Side of Manhattan
Featuring the Alicia Svigals and Lauren Brody Ensemble (violin and accordion) with Brian Glassman (bass) and Aaron Alexander (percussion).

Pregones Theater announces:
Bronx Music Heritage Center Special Event
The Chantel’s Arlene Smith

7 p.m.
575 Walton Avenue, Bronx, NY 10451
Cost: Free. RSVP online
Honoring Bronx Living Legend Arlene Smith! A Bronx Living Legend concert and award ceremony hosted by Bronx Music Heritage Center (BMHC) honoring Arlene Smith founding member of The Chantels. The evening’s event features live performances of songs Arlene sang and wrote, celebrating her pioneering work in one of the earliest all-female a cappella harmony groups, which ushered in the “girl group” era and helped to make Morrisania in the Bronx, one of the most important centers of the doo wop music scene. Arlene Smith was a singer and songwriter for the group who topped the charts with such hits as, “Maybe.”

Caffè Lena presents
Acoustic Blues Open Mic & Jam
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
$5 at the door
If you have the blues, play the blues, or love the blues we got you covered! Caffè Lena and The Saratoga Acoustic Blues Society team up to present a monthly acoustic blues open mic. Bring your acoustic guitar, harps, slides, mandolin, bass or whatever (Lena’s has the piano) and sign up for a slot to play solo, as a duo, ensemble or even have players in the room join you on stage. Acoustic Blues Open Mic is held on the 4th Wednesday of the month and is hosted by Sonny Speed. Sign up is 7 p.m. Names are pulled out of a lottery at 7:30. A monthly featured act opens up and the open mic follows 8 p.m.

Museum at Eldridge Street presents
IN CONVERSATION 1000 Foods to Eat Before You Die: Mimi Sheraton talks with Gabrielle Hamilton
3 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002
Tickets: $18 adults; $15 students and seniors.
Join us for a wonderful evening as chef and author Gabrielle Hamilton talks with food maven Mimi Sheraton about her book 1,000 Foods to Eat Before You Die, a mouthwatering compendium of transcendent tastes. Their conversation will take them on a tasty trip around the world, with a special focus on the Jewish, Chinese, and Latin foods of our Lower East Side neighborhood. Books by both will be for sale. Enjoy halvah from Economy Candy, knishes from Yonah Schimmel, rugelach, and babka at a reception following the talk.

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Thursday, October 29, 2015
13th Annual Building Block Party

You’re invited to join the Downtown Schenectady Improvement Corporation (DSIC) and hundreds of guests to enjoy one of downtown’s biggest annual parties, featuring fantastic food from dozens of restaurants, a super silent auction, wine pull and presentation of the 2015 Building Block Awards. Honorees for 2015 are: Centre Street Pub, New York Folklore Society, Schenectady County Public Library – Central Branch, Schenectady Rotary Club, and YMCA Schenectady.

The Folklife Center of Crandall Public Library presents
Live! Folklife Concert: Ramblin Jug Stompers with Jill Hughes
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
Ramblin Jug Stompers’ ramblin style nods to the great tradition of American string band music while winking directly at the classic jug bands of the 60s folk scene. The band is Bowtie (banjo/vocals), Cousin Clyde (guitar/kazoo/vocals), Mr. Eck (mandolin/dobro/jug/vocals), and Wild Bill (washboard/harmonica/kazoo/vocals). The band will be joined by special guest, upstate NY jazz/blues vocalist, Jill Hughes. “Jill Hughes sings with earth shaking power and authority”—Andrzej Pilarczyk.

Center for Traditional Music and Dance and Verite Sou Tanbou, in collaboration with Eugene Lang College | The New School for Liberal Arts present
with KONGO Haitian Roots Music, Peniel Guerrier, and other special guests

7:00 p.m.
Johnson / Kaplan Auditorium, 66 West 12th Street, New York, NY 10011
Admission is Free
Please join us for RASANBLE (COME TOGETHER!). A group of New York’s finest Haitian dancers, singers, and drummers come together to share a sampling of the rich heritage of Vodou ceremonial dances, rhythms, and songs honoring the spirits of nature and the ancestors, with choreographer/dancer/dance educator Peniel Guerrier (director of Tamboula d’Haiti and the annual Kriye Bode NYC Haitian Dance Symposium), KONGO Haitian Roots Music directed by Oneza Lafontant, and other special guests. Open to the general public, this concert also serves as a special preview for New School students who may wish to register for the Spring 2016 “Global Voices: Haitian Rara in NY” course which explores Haitian traditional music and dance in New York City and which will be co-presented by these artists in partnership with New School faculty.

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Friday, October 30, 2015
Pregones Theater announces:
Vashti Dance Theater’s Third Annual Fall Concert
Living Light In Dark Places

7 p.m.
575 Walton Avenue, Bronx, NY 10451
Tickets: $25
Living Light In Dark Places is an evening of contemporary dance and live music responding to the inquiry of how do we press past the darkness in lives, our challenges, disappointments, and difficult relationships to live in the light of our true selves with peace, love, and harmony.

Golden Link Folk Singing Society presents
7:30 p.m.
Rochester Christian Reformed Church, 2750 Atlantic Ave., Penfield, NY 14526
Purchase Tickets online at reduced price through the Rise Again Tour website.
Admission $22.00; Golden Link Members $18.00; Students $10.00; Children 12 and under FREE
Ticket Prices at the door: Admission $25.00; Golden Link Members $20.00; Students $10.00; Children 12 and under FREE
Join us for a singalong concert with Annie Patterson and Peter Blood, the creators of Rise Up Singing, celebrating the release of their long-awaited second songbook Rise Again! – joined by Charlie King and Joe Crookston (both of whom have songs in the new book). This is a part of a national tour, with proceeds to benefit for the Carry It On Fund — a new fund to support organizations and causes which Pete and Toshi Seeger were deeply committed to. When you purchase concert tickets, you can buy copies of Rise Again to be picked up at the concert (at a discounted rate and shipping free.) Songbooks will also be available to borrow or buy the evening of the concert.

Golden Link Folk Singing Society presents
Crankies & Balllads Appalachia & Africa
7:30 p.m.
At the home of Peggy & Rich Dempsey, Rochester, NY
Concert info: dempsey.peggy@gmail.com
Suggested donation: $12-$15
Brendan Taaffe in a solo house concert bringing together tradition with innovation. Sublime music with compelling visual imagery: hand-cranked, illuminated, scrolling illustrations.

Caffè Lena presents
Spuyten Duyvil
8:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $20 general admission, $18 members, $10 students and children
Buy tickets online
Their hugely fun music and folkloric name, meaning “in spite of the Devil,” made this downstate “raucous roots band” (New York Times) a shoe-in for our Halloween Eve show! Their soaring vocals, traditional jug band energy, slide guitar, and Chicago-style blues harp propel the listener on a barn-burning romp through the last 100 years of American Roots music. To put it succinctly, “All the playing is hot!” (Huffington Post) Recent tour stops include the Philadelphia Folk Festival, Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival, The Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, Levitt Pavilion SteelStacks, Bethel Woods Center for the Performing Arts, and Musikfest.

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Saturday, October 31, 2015
Pregones Theater announces:
8 p.m.
304 West 47th Street, New York, NY 10036
Tickets starting at $15
Remojo is what you do to the beans to get them ready for the stew! A one-night sneak-peek at new works in progress by artists from our acting and music ensemble, and their friends. Showcase excerpts include:100% Pura’s Lágrimas – Caribbean Electro Pop music project by Yaraní del Valle and Gabriel Lugo; More To Life written and directed by Omar Pérez; and ¿Quieres boogaloo? ¡Coge boogaloo! written and performed by Flaco Navaja. A feature event of PregonesPRTT’s PLATAFORMA – The Bronx-Broadway Showcase for Latino Theater.

Saturday, October 31, 2015–November 2, 2015
Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders presents
Day of the Dead
In remembrance of Journalists killed in Mexico
October 31st, 12 to 6 p.m.
November 1st and 2nd, 1 to 6 p.m.
East Yard at St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery 131 E 10th St (at Second Ave.), New York, NY 10003
Schedule and information available online
Call us at (212) 587-3070 or email us at info@manoamano.us
Celebrate our beloved Day of the Dead tradition in New York City with art-marking, live music, and more. Join us and dedicate our Ofrenda to your departed loved ones and bring copies of photographs.You may also send images to be projected during the event.Our tradition is rooted in the native Mexican belief that life on earth is a preparation for the next world and of the importance of maintaining a strong relationship to the dead.

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The Folklife Center at Crandall Public Library presents
Do Tell: Learning to Perform Personal Stories
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen Street, Glens Falls, New York 12801
Adult workshop series led by storytellers Margaret French and Betty Cassidy, produced by the Folklife Center at Crandall Public Library. It’s free but pre-registration is required. Participants agree to attend all 4 sessions (Mondays: Oct 26, Nov 2, 9, 16), perform their own story at the final session, and received a recording of the performed stories.

The Folk Music Society of N.Y., Inc/ N.Y. Pinewoods Folk Music Club presents
Irish Traditional Music Session every Monday

Mondays, 8-11 p.m.
Landmark Tavern, 626 11th Avenue (on 46th St), Manhattan
Free admission; food and drink are available. For more info 212-247-2562
Tenor banjo, harmonica and fiddle player Don Meade and friends get together every Monday night for an Irish traditional music session in the back room of this historic Hell’s Kitchen bar/restaurant. Musicians and singers welcome. Co-sponsored with and led by Don Meade.

The Folk Music Society of N.Y., Inc/ N.Y. Pinewoods Folk Music Club presents
Sunnyside Singers Club: Every Wednesday

8-11 p.m.
Co-sponsored with and held at the Aubergine Cafe, 49-22 Skillman Avenue at the corner of 50th Street in Woodside, Queens
Information: 718-899-1735
A voluntary contribution is requested on guest nights.
Come join us every Wednesday for a 3-hour pub style sing-around. All songs are welcome, as are acoustic instruments. Occasionally there is a featured guest performer for part of the evening. Sandwiches, salads, coffee, tea, wine, and beer are available.
Featured Performer: October 28, Mick Moloney & Athena Tergis

Caribbean Cultural Center| African Diaspora Institute announces
Way of the Orisha: Sacred Songs with Frank Bell

6:00-7:30 p.m.
Thursdays, October 29th, November 5th, 12th, and 19th, 2015
RAW Space @ ImageNation, 2031 Adam Clayton Powell Blvd. (121st and 122nd Sts.) New York, NY
Register before October 27th and SAVE!
$75 for the series or $65 if registered by October 27
Those interested in attending only one session will pay a registration fee of $25 at the door. Limited seating capacity. Priority will be given to people that registered in advance.
Scholar, and world-renowned Akpon, Frank Bell will lead participants through a participatory series of Orisha song and introductory information workshops. Each workshop is categorized by specific Orisha groupings, based on their pantheon location, as well as their assigned universal force. Sessions will be as follows:
1. Warriors – Elegba, Ogun, Ochosi – Oct. 29th
2. Powerful Female Orisha – Yemaya, Oya, and Oshun – Nov. 5th
3. Creators, Earth & Gate Keepers- Obatala, Aganyu, and Orula –Nov. 12th
4. Communal Session for all Orisha –Nov. 19th

Golden Link Folk Singing Society announces
Tuesday Sing-a-Rounds

7:30-10:00 p.m.
Twelve Corners Presbyterian Church, 1200 S Winton Rd., Rochester, NY 14618
Sing-arounds are FREE and open to the public. Lead a song, request a song, or pass. Contact Deborah Edwards, vp@goldenlink.org to volunteer to lead.
October 06: Open Sing, Dan & Maureen Kuchta leading
October 13: Sing-Along and Chorus, Donna Kearney leading
October 20: “Happy Songs, Sad Songs,” Gordon Simmons leading
October 27: Open Sing, John Kastner leading
November 03: Potpourri Jam

New York Council for the Humanities is
Introducing Public Scholars!

The Council is pleased to announce its first group of Public Scholars. Over the next two years, the Public Scholars, a select group of 31 leading public humanities practitioners, will travel across New York to give presentations that encourage collaborative, informal learning. The cohort includes academics, musicians, journalists, artists, and independent scholars from all the regions of New York State. Would you like to invite a Public Scholar to speak at your organization? Applications may be completed online for events occurring on or after Nov 1.

The Arts Center of the Capital Region announces
Submit Your Work ♦ Apply for Grants

The Arts Center has expanded its support and outreach to artists in the Capital Region. Below is a list of opportunities available for artists in all disciplines. Submit to one or all of the programs that interest you. For more details on each opportunity, visit the website.
NUTS, BOLTS & BEYOND—An artist-focused entrepreneurial training program. Submission deadline: 9/18

PLAYMAKERS SPACE—A monthly script writing group. Submission deadline: 9/26

BRAVA!—A unique event benefiting women featuring memoir readings. Writing submission deadline: 10/1

GRANTS—Funding opportunities available for artists & arts organizations. Intent to apply: 10/23

ARTIST IN RESIDENCE—Three-month residency for artists in all disciplines. Application deadline: 10/26

Review guidelines and submit online.

New York Council for the Humanities presents
James Baldwin’s America

“As is the inevitable result of things unsaid, we find ourselves until today oppressed with a dangerous and reverberating silence,” James Baldwin wrote in Notes of A Native Son, his collection of powerful essays first published 60 years ago. To commemorate this anniversary, which falls at an acute moment of racial and social tension, the Council is announcing a special Reading & Discussion program in order to give New Yorkers the opportunity to engage in substantive, facilitated conversations about race and American society through Baldwin’s writings. Any tax-exempt entity may apply to host this unique program. Applications, available online, are due on Oct 26. A special training for facilitators is mandatory, and will be held in NYC on Nov 13.

Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor announces
Erie Canalway Grants Available

Apply by October 24, 2015, at 4 p.m.

Do you have a project or great idea aimed at inspiring people to learn more about New York’s legendary canals 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.

Grants range from $2,000 to $7,000 and a 50/50 match is required. Award announcements will be made after the first of the year.

Find an application and program materials on our website: www.eriecanalway.org. For more information and to discuss your proposal (strongly encouraged), contact Andy Kitzmann, Assistant Director: 518-237-7000, ext. 201 or andy_kitzmann@partner.nps.gov.

Museum at Eldridge Street announces
Fiddler on the Roof Benefit Theater Party!
Thursday, December 10, 2015

8 p.m.
The Broadway Theatre, 1681 Broadway at 53rd Street, New York, NY
Tickets, which include a tax-deductible donation, are $175 each. Proceeds benefit the Museum’s many educational and cultural programs. To reserve your seats, please contact Eva Brune at ebrune@eldridgestreet.org
or call 212.219.0888, x202
The Museum at Eldridge Street has reserved a limited number of great front mezzanine seats for this fall’s blockbuster theater event — the return of Fiddler on the Roof to Broadway. Support the Museum and see this musical masterpiece. Savor the story of Jewish milkman Tevye, who strives to maintain “Tradition” as he sees his three daughters fall in love. Tony award winner Bartlett Sher (The King and I) will direct a production produced by Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel and Jam Theatricals. Five-time Tony nominee Danny Burstein will play Tevye. Invite your family, friends and colleagues to this preview performance just a week before the show opens. Many performances are already sold out! Have a wonderful night at the theater and support the Museum at Eldridge Street. The perfect holiday gift!

Museum at Eldridge Street announces
Lifelong Learning at Eldridge Street

Classes offered Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

$15 per session; attend one or all sessions. Discounts offered for each full series.

For more than a century, Eldridge Street has been a place of learning and community. Four great fall classes offer the opportunity to join this tradition. Attend some sessions or all. Learn something new, meet great people!

MONDAYS: Stitch by Stitch: New York’s Garment Industry with urban historian Barry Feldman. October 26; November 2, 19, 16. $15 per class; $50 for all 4 classes

TUESDAYS: Jews and Christians: The Early Years with Dr. Regina Stein. October 20, 27; November 3, 10, 17, 27; December 1. $15 per class; $90 for all 7 classes

WEDNESDAYS: Food, Culture and Tradition with Dr. Hanna Griff-Sleven. October 28, November 4, 11, 18. $15 per class; $50 for all 4 classes

THURSDAYS: Not Just the Weekly Torah Portion with Dr. Regina Stein. October 22, 29; November 5, 12, 19; December 10, 17. $15 per class; $90 for all 7 classes

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: $125/student
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

Mandolin with Tom Wadsworth
MONDAYS: Oct. 5, 12, (skip 19), 26, Nov. 2, 9, and 16, Register by Oct. 2
Beginning, 6-7:15 p.m.: Will focus on the basics of mandolin technique with the goal of being able to play simple tunes and basic chords for accompaniment.
Continuing, 7:30-8:45 p.m.: For those who’ve taken “Beginning Mandolin,” we’ll continue on the path. You know what to expect, so now we take it to the next level!
Tom: 518-234-2373, ancientz@gmail.com

Bluegrass Jam Class with Bob Altschuler
MONDAYS: Nov. 9, 16, 23, 30 and Dec. 7 (5-week intensive)
6-9 p.m.
$160, Info and registration at: drbanjo.com

Mountain Dulcimer with Susan Trump
TUESDAYS: Sept. 29, Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27 and Nov. 3, Register by Sept. 25
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
TUESDAYS: Oct. 6, 13, 20, 27, Nov. 3 and 10, Register by Oct. 2
6-7:30 p.m.: Beginning technique, theory and note reading.
Peggy: 518-439-1060, peggyminore@yahoo.com

Clawhammer Banjo with Paul Draper
WEDNESDAYS: Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28, Nov. 4 and 11, Register by Oct. 2
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

Ukulele with Ron Gordon WEDNESDAYS: Oct. 7, 14, 21, 28, Nov. 4 and 11, Register by Oct. 2
Beginning, 6-7:15 p.m., Learn chords, right hand strumming techniques, chord melody playing and more. Bring a recording device.
Intermediate, 7:30-8:45 p.m., Ideal for those who know some songs, play basic chords, and know a few strums. We’ll progress to chord melody and finger picking technique and learn some classics.
Ron: 518-372-4172, rgukeboy@gmail.com

Hands-on Music Theory with George Ward
THURSDAYS: Oct. 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov. 5 and 12, Register by Oct. 2
6-7:15 p.m.
George: 518-399-0315, mulesong@aol.com
Bone up on scales, intervals, chords, key signatures, etc. for any instrument.

Fingerpicking Guitar with Ron Gordon
THURSDAYS: Oct. 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov. 5 and 12, Register by Oct. 2
7:30-8:45 p.m.
Ron: 518-372-4172, rgukeboy@gmail.com Learn one arpeggio type song, one alternate bass-travis style, on steady bass all at a beginning fingerpicking level. Player needs to be fluent with chords down the neck and be able to keep a basic rhythm.

How to Jam with Terri Lukaëko
THURSDAYS: Oct. 8, 15, 22, 29, Nov. 5 and 12, Register by Oct. 2
7:30-8:45 p.m.
Terri: fiddlejammer@mac.com
Bring your acoustic instrument(s) and learn some simple techniques in group playing using traditional American string band repertoire and technique.

Fiddle with George Wilson
THURSDAYS: Oct. 15, 22, 29, Nov 5, 12, and 19, Register by Oct. 9
6-7:15 p.m.
George: 518-461-8394, geofiddle@gmail.com
Beginner-Intermediate level. Assumes some knowledge of the instrument

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

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

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

Abstract Submission Deadline October 15, 2015

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

Staten Island Arts announces
Staten Island Arts Pop-up Markets

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

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

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

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

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

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

Arts Services Initiative of Western New York announces
2015 Give for Greatness General Operating Grants

To download the application go to www.asiwny.org
Deadline: Friday, October 23, 2015 at 12 p.m. (noon)

Up to 30 grants providing general operating support in the amount of $1,000 each will be distributed thanks to several fundraising initiatives throughout the year.

To be eligible, an organization must meet all of the following criteria:
*Have 501c3 or NYS CHAR 500 status (current or pending) or be fiscally sponsored by another organization that meets this criteria;
*Have cultural activity or programming as your primary purpose;
*Be located in Erie, Niagara, Allegany, Cattaraugus, or Chautauqua Counties;
*Have a current operating budget of under $350,000;
*Receive less than $20,000 in county funding (or no county funding) for programs or operations; and
*Be willing to recognize Give for Greatness and ASI as a funder if funds are received.

Late applications will not be accepted. Please email your completed application to asiwnyinfo@gmail.com. If you have any questions please email, or call 716-362-8389 x510.


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Stable Views: Life in the Backstretch of Thoroughbred Racetracks lorna-chavez-backstretch

Many North Country residents have enjoyed a day at the Saratoga racetrack, where the spectacle is the excitement of the race and the fancy dress of the spectators. Folklorist Ellen McHale has spent years behind the scenes at the Saratoga and Belmont racetracks, getting to know the workers who care for the horses, out of the public’s sight. What she found was a tight-knit community, whose love for the animals in their care is the basis for a rich occupational culture. That research is the subject of an exhibit now on display at The TAUNY Center. The exhibit consists of photos, quotes from the workers featured presented in English and Spanish, and artifacts from the backstretch.

The exhibit will remain on display July through early November. Curator and NYFS Director Ellen McHale will join TAUNY for a reception in early fall. Watch for details.

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

November 15, 2014 — March 6, 2016

City Lore presents
EXHIBITION: Priya’s Shakti

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

September 9, 2015 — October 11, 2015

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

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

June 17, 2015 — January 10, 2016

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

June 20, 2015 —November 8, 2015

Taller Boricua announces
¡Presente! The Young Lords in New York
Bronx Museum, 1040 Grand Concourse Bronx, New York 10456m T: 718-681-6000
Gallery Hours: Wed-Thu 11 a.m.-6 p.m., Fri 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Sat-Sun 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Admission: Free
The Bronx Museum of the Arts is organizing a multi-venue artistic and cultural survey of The Young Lords Organization—a radical social activist group founded by Puerto Rican youth in the 1960s that demanded reform in health care, education, housing, employment, and policing. Exhibitions of art and archival materials at three cultural institutions in New York City will explore how the Young Lords’ activities, community-focused initiatives, and their affirmation of Puerto Rican identity inspired artists from the 1960s to the present day, and had a major impact on the City and the social history of the United States.

¡Presente! The Young Lords in New York will be exhibited at The Bronx Museum of the Arts (July 2 – October 18, 2015), El Museo del Barrio (July 22 – October 17, 2015), and Loisaida Inc. (July 30 – October 10, 2015). The initiative will include public and educational programs across partnering venues to build awareness of the Young Lords’ innovative contributions to the struggle for civil rights and influence on contemporary artists, and to spark conversations about grassroots community activism today. The institutions partnering in ¡Presente! The Young Lords in New York are all located in neighborhoods where the Young Lords were most active, and each exhibition reflects on the Young Lords’ activities in that part of the City.

The Bronx Museum of the Arts: ¡Presente! The Young Lords in New York at The Bronx Museum is organized by guest curator, scholar and professor Johanna Fernández and adjunct curator Yasmin Ramírez. The exhibition will feature more than 50 works, including paintings, installations, photographs, films, and rare archival materials that highlight the presence of women in the Young Lords, the struggle for equal representation of Latinos in the media, and community actions in the South Bronx—from the takeover of Lincoln Hospital in The Bronx and the implementation of a holistic drug detox program, to the publication of a bilingual newspaper Pa’lante.

El Museo del Barrio (1230 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10029, 212.831.7272, OPEN Tue-Sat 11 a.m. TO 6 p.m.): The exhibition at El Museo del Barrio will display work related to the Young Lords’ work in East Harlem—including the organization’s series of theatrical garbage-dumping protests and their peaceful occupation of the First People’s Church.

Loisiada Inc. (710 E.9th Street, Lower East Side, NY 10009, (646) 757-0522, OPEN Tues-Sat 11 a.m.-8 p.m.): Loisiada Inc. will focus on the Young Lords’ founding in the Lower East Side—displaying rarely seen photographs and reportage of the announcement of founding of the Young Lords Party in Tomkins Square Park on June 26, 1969, and paraphernalia from the Young Lords Lower East Side offices. The exhibition will examine the impact of the Young Lords Gay and Lesbian Caucus. It will also focus on the cultural activism of Young Lord Eddie Figueroa, founder of The New Rican Village, an influential multidisciplinary art space on Avenue A that later became home to the legendary gay performance space The Pyramid Club.

July 2, 2015 —October 18, 2015

El Museo presents
RODRIGUEZ CALERO: Urban Martyrs and Latter Day Santos
Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
El Museo, Las Galerías, 1230 Fifth Avenue (at 104th Street), New York, NY 10029, 212.831.7272
El Museo del Barrio’s “Urban Martyrs and Latter-Day Santos” is the first museum survey of the Nuyorican artist Rodríguez Calero and the second in a series of five women-artist retrospectives in El Museo’s current five-year plan. Rodríguez Calero forges her powerful and unique style from the richly varied traditions of her own background. Born in Puerto Rico and raised mainly in New York City, she received her artistic education at San Juan’s prestigious Escuela de Artes Plásticas and the famed Art Students League of New York. After living and studying abroad, in both France and Spain, she returned to New York where she became a participating artist in the historic Taller Boricua. Availing herself of both classical and deeply contemporary elements including surrealist collage, Catholic iconography, medieval religious painting, and hip-hop street culture, Rodríguez Calero creates vibrant and multilayered canvases that defy easy categorization. Her work offers a masterful balance of the abstract and figurative, sacred and profane, the meditative and boldly graphic. Her unerring use of dazzling color might be the first thing that attracts us to a Rodríguez Calero work, but it’s her depth of thought, complex imagery, and humane, empathetic gaze on society that draw us ever deeper in, stopping us in our tracks.

July 22, 2015 —December 19, 2015

Artswestchester announces
the only home we have
Curated by Pelham residents Candace Taubner, Kathy Rutsch, and Nancy Warner
9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Pelham Art Center, 155 Fifth Ave., Pelham, NY, 914-738-2525
Admission: Free
the only home we have, a group exhibition that confronts the issue of climate change. Reflecting on the fragility and beauty of the world we know, eight artists expand on the complexity of this pressing international issue. Focusing on the current and potential damage around the globe, the artwork communicates urgency to address not only the environmental shock of climate change, but the political, social and economic impact.

September 11, 2015 —October 24, 2015

El Museo presents
#CarvingThroughBorders | CultureStrike
Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
El Museo, Las Galerías, 1230 Fifth Avenue (at 104th Street), New York, NY 10029, 212.831.7272
#CarvingThroughBorders emphasizes sharing skills and creating collaborative artistic work via oversize block prints that give life to migrants’ diverse experiences. The project draws inspiration from historic graphic campaigns that shed light on the humanity of everyday people whose stories are too-often unseen and unheard. The works are a part of a collection of 13 oversized woodblock prints with pro-migrant messaging commissioned by CultureStrike. Undocumented and documented artists from the San Francisco Bay Area, Los Angeles, New York, and Florida were asked to illustrate various aspects of migration with a local, national, or worldwide scope: detention, deportation, displacement, discrimination, exploitation, violence, youth, criminalization, legalization, and economic and ecological brutality, wherever and however it occurs. The first edition of prints was done with a steamroller on fabric by Master Printers from Syracuse University during the 42nd annual Southern Graphic Council Conference in San Francisco on March 29, 2014. The second edition of prints, shown here at El Museo Del Barrio, was printed on Sekishu paper at Favianna Rodriguez’s West Oakland studio by printmaster Nichol Markowitz.

September 15, 2015 —January 16, 2016

Taller Boricua presents
Paulo Fabre—Pé Direito (Off on the Right Foot)
Curated by Luis R. Cancel
Opening reception: Friday, September 18, from 6-9 p.m.
Taller Boricua Gallery at the Julia de Burgos Latino Cultural Center, 1680 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10029, 212.831.4333
Gallery Hours: Tues-Wed 12-6 p.m., Th 6-7 p.m., Fri-Sat 12-6 p.m.
Admission: Free
Taller Boricua Galleries of the Puerto Rican Workshop Inc. is proud to present this season’s inaugural exhibition titled Paulo Fabre — Pé Direito (Off On The Right Foot). It presents a selection of photographs by emerging artist Paulo Fabre who uses a contemporary “noir” aesthetic expressing dramatic views of naturalism. He creates an ethereal vision as if time stands still between viewer, subject, and geographical distances. Paulo Fabre is a constant resident of both New York City and of São Paulo.

September 18, 2015 —November 21, 2015

The Folklife Gallery of Crandall Library presents
A Transitional Interpretation: American Roots Music By Five Photographers
Opening Reception and Gallery Talk: September 19, 4 to 7 p.m.
Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen Street, Glens Falls, NY 12801 (downstairs off the Library’s Glen Street entrance)
The Folklife Center at Crandall Public Library has mounted a new exhibition in its Folklife Gallery called A Transitional Interpretation: American Roots Music By Five Photographers, With this new, original exhibition, guest curator and photographer Andrzej “Andre” Pilarczyk, along with four of his colleagues (Joseph Deuel, Enid Farber, Bryan Lasky, Lawrence White), invite the public to take a look at an insider’s view of the dramatic worlds of live music performance. These much-acclaimed photographers take us on a tour of a world they negotiate almost daily, many over long careers, to “get the shot” that goes on to be seen in reviews, album covers, websites, documentaries and exhibitions.

September 19, 2015 —December 31, 2015

Albany Institute of History & Art presents
The Capital Region in 50 Objects
Opening Reception: September 18, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
RSVP (518) 463-4478 ext 403. Enjoy regional flavors with tasty food and local drinks. Come cast your vote for your favorite object and tell us what else you think identifies the region!
Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12210
It’s not often that you see a video game and a chamber pot together in an exhibition. It’s even more unusual when both are highlighted as historic artifacts. But the Capital Region of New York has such a varied history that this pairing, along with 48 other items, will come together at the Albany Institute of History & Art to tell their stories in The Capital Region in 50 Objects. This collaborative exhibition was developed in partnership with area historic organizations and public input. Each region of the country has its own distinctive history that sets it apart from others. The Capital Region of New York—consisting of Albany, Rensselaer, Saratoga, and Schenectady counties—is no different. Numerous museums, historical societies, business entities, and private individuals worked with the Albany Institute of History & Art to assemble 50 objects that tell an amazing story of the Capital Region over the past four hundred years. Some of the objects in the exhibition are immediately recognizable as Capital Region icons, such as Albany’s beloved Nipper, the RCA dog that looks down from this rooftop perch on Broadway in downtown Albany. Other objects, such as the Witenagemot oak peace tree from the Knickerbocker Historical Society in Schaghticoke, may be little known to visitors, but the old oak tree represents a profoundly important event that took place in 1676 with the formalization of a peace treaty among English colonists, Mohawks, Mohicans, and Hoosacs, all of whom inhabited the area around the junction of the Hudson and Hoosick Rivers.
In addition, the Albany Institute will host a variety of related special events, family programs, guest lecturers, and more so that the public will be able to connect to the exhibition content in numerous ways.

September 19, 2015 —April 3, 2016

Flushing Town Hall presents
EXHIBITION: Exploring Harmony with Nature
OPENING RECEPTION: Thursday, September 24, 6 p.m.
Suggested Admission: $5/FREE for Members and Students
Gallery Hours: Sat and Sun, 12-5 p.m.; appointment only weekdays (please email your appointment request to Shawn Choi at schoi@flushingtowhall.org)
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Sponsored by New York Korean Cultural Heritage Foundation, this exhibition presents the artworks of six contemporary artists from Korea, China, and Taiwan: Wheiza Kim, Xin Song, Kate Oh, Young Kwon, Eric Chiang, and Hai-Hsin Huang. The exhibition will juxtapose six artists who have explored the possibility of man co-existing in harmony.

he messages to be delivered in this exhibition are as follows: There is an inseparable bond between man and nature. For man, there cannot be an existence removed from nature. Yet, the careless actions men undertake harm the balance of nature system. Besides the bond between man and nature, nature partakes of its own ecosystem. It has its own ways of recycling and reusing natural waste, in order for it to preserve life. The solution is not to put a price on nature. Loving the nature and harmonizing the relationship is the true way to recuperate the harms mankind has caused. Through the process, we will also be cured.
Wheiza Kim’s works play with mirror/mind in various ways. As the construction of a kaleidoscope reflects happenings in the mundane world, three mirrors are positioned in order to sharpen the third dimension. The reflection of real and false images intends to express the fantasy world, the product of deflecting images in one’s mind. Kim would like to say that it is a structure of our mind.
Kate Oh Trabulsi has recently pursued Minhwa art—traditional folk Korean painting—as a way of recognizing her origins in Asia. The spiritual implications of her work find their outlet in unspoken mediation between the artist’s belief system and that of her audience. Her work, consistent in its flower imagery, demonstrates a regard for symbolic implications that may be found in addition to the deliberate beauty of the picture itself.
Born in Beijing, Xin Song creates contemporary Chinese papercut inspired by the traditional form she learned from studying with farmers in the Chinese countryside in her youth. Using her own photography, magazines, Mylar, rice and other papers, her often large-scale site-specific installations use draping, hanging, glass lamination, and light depending on the project. Her highly diverse themes range from venerable flower motifs and landscape studies to urban scenes that reflect her longtime residence in New York.
Young Kwon wants to soothe peoples mind with his painting. Through his calm landscape he hopes that people can reminisce about their own country. A moonlit hill with a lone tree in the distance appears lonely much the same as a lone immigrant away from home. Consequently, rather than calming people’s minds this landscape is disquieting in that it expresses the immigrant’s longing (Han) for their homeland.
Born in Taipei, Taiwan, Hai-Hsin Huang’s works explore images indicative of contemporary life. Particularly banal everyday life scenes that reveal an ambiguous atmosphere between humor and horror, based on ordinary family photos and regular annual drill practices... She is interested in the ridiculousness and fear in society, the absurdity and the loneliness. She is showing audiences the beauty and every single uncanny moment, the humor and tragedy that is in us, life’s grandeur as well as frailty of humanity.
Eric C Chiang grew up in Taiwan. He studied classical music composition and visual art aspired to become an artist. Chiang creates artworks that manifest his quest into the meaning and significance of our existence against this infinite space-time, and express his profound empathy of panhuman desperation, love, connections, and hope. On whatever theme he chooses to explore, he looks to create a body of work that exposes multiple perspectives and dimensions of that theme, using the approach most suitable for expressing his thoughts.

September 24, 2015 — October 15, 2015

Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders and Andrea Arroyo invite you to
Tribute to the Disappeared
Opening Reception: Friday, September 25, 2015, 6 to 9 p.m.
RSVP to rsvp@manoamano.us by Thursday, September 24 at 11:59 p.m. or at Eventbrite anytime.
Gallery hours: Tues-Fri: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. and by appointment (large groups)
The Malcolm X & Dr. Betty Shabazz Memorial and Educational Center, 3940 Broadway (@165th Street) New York City, NY 10032
Free and open to the public.
This exhibition is an art project in honor of the thousands of men and women disappeared in Mexico, and other victims of violence and injustice around the world. With the participation of over 275 international artists.

September 25 —October 17, 2015

Arts Westchester announces
Form as Content: Handmade Artist’s Books
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 17, 2015, 2:00-5:00 p.m.
Gallery Hours: Thurs., Fri. 3-8 p.m. and Saturday 12-5:00 p.m.
Blue Door Gallery, 13 Riverdale Ave., Yonkers, New York 10701
Cost: Free
This exhibition, curated for Blue Door by Robin Hutchinson and Arlé Sklar-Weinstein, commemorates National Book Month with the historical art of the handmade book as created by contemporary artists. Artists’ books are made for a variety of reasons. They are often created to make art that is interactive, portable, movable and easily shared. Many artists books challenge the conventional book format and create books that become sculptural objects or a form of mixed media artwork that changes a book from its original form, altering its appearance and/or meaning. We invite art and book appreciators with their families to enjoy this book-making experience. Hands-on workshops will be programmed throughout the exhibit.

October 17, 2015 —November 17, 2015

Arts Westchester announces
Dancers Among Us: Photographs by Jordan Matter
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 17, 2015, 12:00-5:00 p.m.
Hours: Wednesday-Sunday, 12-5 p.m.
Hudson River Museum, 511 Warburton Avenue, Yonkers, NY 10701
The exhibition is grouped into three themes: Soaring, Stretching and Serendipity. In Soaring, from the Hudson River to city park fountains, Matter uses the visual and close proximate link of the leaping dancer and moving water. In Stretching, the dancers’ dramatic poses of strength and stillness evoke a more contemplative mood. It occurred to Matter early on that the heart of dance might best be captured outside of performance. Serendipity highlights his locations—from bustling city streets to more serene riverbanks and park fountains, where the dancers revel in the beauties of nature and which enable Matter to take advantage of the special qualities of light and motion.

October 17, 2015 —January 17, 2016

Arts Westchester announces
Art Fired Up
Opening Reception: Sunday, October 18, 2015, 3 to 4:30 p.m.
Gallery hours: Daily, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.

The Lazarus Gallery at United Hebrew of New Rochelle, 391 Pelham Road, New Rochelle, NY
Free and open to the public.
A portion of the sale of artwork will support the many programs and services of United Hebrew. For more information contact Linda Forman, Senior Advisor to the President, United Hebrew, 914.632.2804 x1224 or lforman@uhgc.org.
The Lazarus Gallery at United Hebrew of New Rochelle is showcasing a rich collection of work showing the creative possibilities of “fired up” art in fused glass, cast glass, painted and glazed stoneware, ceramics, lamp-worked glass, mixed media, resin, glass, brass, and encaustics. Art Fired Up features the work of 20 artists from across the New York metropolitan region, drawn from a collaboration between United Hebrew and ArtsWestchester, Blue Door Gallery, Bullseye Glass Company, Gallery 66 NY, GlassRoots, the Mamaroneck Artists Guild, RiverArts, Silvermine Art Center, Upstream Gallery, and The Clay Art Center. The exhibition consists of 40 works including sculptures and paintings in both figurative and abstract forms, wall art, and glass.

October 18, 2015 —March 7, 2016

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