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Wednesday, October 1, 2014
The Folk Music Society of N.Y., Inc/ N.Y. Pinewoods Folk Music Club presents
Folk Open Sing
7-10 p.m.
Info: Frank, 212-533-2139
Ethical Culture Society, 53 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn (near 2nd St.)
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.

JOHN MCEUEN
Doors open 7:00 p.m., Show 8:00 p.m.
SubCulture Arts Underground, 45 Bleecker St., Downstairs, New York, NY
Tickets: $25 IN ADVANCE, $30 DAY OF PERFORMANCE
John McEuen brings with him 45+ years of worldwide performing with his banjo, fiddle, guitar, and mandolin. Often referred to as “the String Wizard,” he weaves stories of his travels and family life (he has raised 7 kids), taking us through where his musical path has taken him. A founding member of the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band in 1966, John instigated the 1972 classic Will the Circle Be Unbroken album, (inducted in to the Library of Congress as “one of America’s most important recordings”). He has earned Emmy nominations, Grammy Awards, CMA acclaim, McEuen’s XM radio show, Acoustic Traveller, is in its 6th year, and you can find his new Americana Music Show on Syndicatednews.net (of which he is CEO). As winner of the 2010 Best of the West Performer award from the Folk Alliance organization, John’s show is sure to be one enjoyed by all. With music from 1860s to now, original songs laced with known hits, and a special tribute to the Circle album music (and the stories behind it), it all comes to life in an evening of acoustic music in overdrive.

City Lore announces
The City Lore Film Series — If These Knishes Could Talk: The Story of the New York Accent: A film by Heather Quinlan
7:00 p.m.
City Lore, 56 East First Street, New York, NY 10003
Tickets: $10. Purchase tickets online.
From Atlantic Ave. to Zerega Ave., word on the street is the New York accent is disappearing — a casualty of a city that’s evolved into a vast expanse of banks, H&Ms and glass-blown high-rises. But even though you may not hear “toity-toid and toid” in Manhattan, you can still hear strains in Bensonhurst, Whitestone, or Tottenville. The filmmaker, Heather Quinlan, has gathered some accent experts, official and non, to weigh in on what it means to tawk the talk in a city that may be slowly trying to quiet the noise. Joining Heather will be Dominick Ferraro, a retired painter featured in the film who grew up with Martin Scorsese on Elizabeth Street in Little Italy. Ticket holders are invited to join us for a post-screening knish reception at City Lore.

...and beyond
Philadelphia Folklore Project announces
FALL FOCUS ON FOLK ARTS IN EDUCATION: Fall Open House
5:30-7:30 p.m.
Philadelphia Folklore Project, 735 S 50th St., Philadelphia, PA 19143
Cost: Free, RSVP here
Everyone is invited to our open house. View photographs of inspiring folk arts teaching and learning, browse a collection of art in education resources, and connect with people working across the city in this field. Raise a glass to toast folk artists and teacher collaborations. Our galleries showcase local folk and traditional arts — vernacular and alternative expression.

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Thursday, October 2, 2014
Albany Institute of History & Art announces
America’s Eden: Thomas Cole and the Voyage of Life
Making it American Lecture
Author Paul Schweizer
2:00 p.m.
Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12210
Free with museum admission
Paul Schweizer, art historian, will discuss how Cole took the old master idiom of history painting and put it in the form of American landscape to create his most iconic series, the Voyage of Life. Schweizer will be available to sign copies of his new book Thomas Cole’s Voyage of Life. Lecture sponsored by the New York Council for the Humanities.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
BOSCO & THE STORM Bon Voyage Dance Party
7:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $10
From Beacon, NY, the Hudson Valley’s number one dance party band—Bosco & The Storm&returns to the Towne Crier Cafe stage before they leave for the Caribbean for 6 months to entertain cruises. Come in time for dinner, dressed in your best ’70s dancing shoes!

Friday, October 3, 2014
Caffè Lena presents
Tall Heights
8 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $15, Member $11, Child and Student $7.50
Buy tickets online
In the summer of 2010, Tim Harrington and Paul Wright were playing for spare change in Boston’s Faneuil Hall Marketplace. In a few short years since, momentum continues to build for this unusual folk-inspired cello-guitar-vocal duo. Tim Harrington and Paul Wright’s “delicate melodies and gentle harmonies” create “a space where people can slow down” and enjoy songs delivered with “a high level of craft and a lyrical depth ... music that is pretty, passion-laden and catchy as hell.” (Performer Magazine)

Alwan for the Arts presents
Musical Performance: Anna and Anaïs
8-11 p.m.
Alwan for the Arts, 16 Beaver Street, 4th Floor (between Broad St. and Broadway) New York, NY 10004
For more information, contact: Sophie Couche at (646) 732-3261
Cost: Tickets: $20 General | $15 for Students, Seniors, Members
Anna Garano, classical and Flamenco guitarist from Trieste, Italy, has arranged a repertoire of Armenian songs for voice and guitar. Here in New York at Alwan she is joined by Anaïs Alexandra Tekerian, one third of the acclaimed Armenian a cappella trio Zulal, in this lyrical, poignant fusion of Flamenco and vocals of the Old World. In light of the upcoming 100th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, Anna and Anaïs will present a selection of Armenian songs of love and idealization, of loss and despair, of questioning and hope.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
ELIZA GILKYSON; also special guest Paul Stafford
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $20 advance/ $25 at door
To help us celebrate our one year anniversary in Beacon, we are thrilled to have Eliza Gilkyson back by popular demand after her recent appearance here with Lucy Kaplansky. Grammy-nominated Gilkyson is a politically minded, poetically gifted singer-songwriter, who has become one of the most respected musicians in roots, folk and Americana circles. In 2003, Eliza was inducted into the Austin Music Hall of Fame, placing her alongside Willie Nelson, Townes Van Zandt, Nanci Griffith and others.

October 2-October 17, 2014
THE 10th ANNUAL NY GYPSY FESTIVAL
Featuring 10 Performers from India, Serbia, Russia, Slovakia, Mexico and the US
Doors 9:00 p.m. / Show 9:30 p.m.
DROM, 85 Avenue A, (between 5th St. and 6th St.), New York, NY, 10009Tickets: $30 Festival Pass
The NY Gypsy Festival celebrates its tenth year with another outstanding performance schedule and a total of six shows from October 2-17, 2014. Highlights include the Desert gypsies from India, RAJASTHANI GYPSY CARAVAN, the eclectic Latin ensemble LAS CAFETERAS, the heavy Serbain brass orchestra BOBAN i MARKO MARKOVIC ORCHESTRA and bluesy gypsy folk sounds of HAZMAT MODINE. The festival will also feature Russia’s happiest band PAKAVA IT ORCHESTRA, local heroes ZLATNE USTE, RAYA BRASS BAND and FRANK LONDON'S KLEZMER BRASS ALL-STARS, Slovakia’s (via Baltimore) ORCHESTER PRAZEVICA, and Indian bhangra specialists BLACK MASALA.

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Saturday, October 4, 2014
Taller Boricua presents
Artist Talk: Ed Morales will moderate a discussion with Esperanza Cortés, Michael Pribich, and Curator Marcos Dimas discussing the themes of “A Feather In Each Hand”
3-5 p.m.
Taller Boricua, 1680 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10029
Come explore and share your views. See Exhibitions below for a description of “A Feather in Each Hand” and the artists.

Flushing Town Hall presents
Drum Workshop with M.A.K.U.
4:00 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: $15/Free for members with tickets to 8 PM concert (Drums provided). Order online or Phone: (718) 463-7700 x222
A basic history of folk music with instruction on the three main traditional Colombian drums: Llamador, Alegre & Tambora. No prior drumming experience necessary to participate. Space is limited to 20 participants. Call to reserve your drum.

Staten Island Arts announces
Brass and Bratwurst in New Brighton
Viva Voce and Unitarian Church to Celebrate Oktoberfest
6 p.m.
Unitarian Church of Staten Island; 312 Fillmore Street, Staten Island, NY 10301
Admission for the concert and the dinner is $15. Separate admission for just the concert is $5. Dinner will be accompanied by traditional Oktoberfest beverages from the new Flagship Brewery
Get ready to polka! Viva Voce Brass will present a performance of lively German music (and more), Saturday October 4, 2014, 7:30 p.m. in the Unitarian Church sanctuary. The Arts Committee of the church will serve a pre-concert Oktoberfest dinner in the parish hall at 6 p.m.

Eighth Step Underground at Proctor’s Theater presents
JOE CROOKSTON & the BlueBird Jubilee with Peter Glanville
Stomping Loud in Minor Keys and Story Songs and Jubilee
7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 7:00)
The Eighth Step Underground at Proctors Theater, 432 State St. Schenectady NY 12305
Tickets: $30 Gold Circle, $22 Advance, $24 Day of Performance
Concert info available: www.8thstep.org
Call: 518-434-1703
From Ithaca, NY, Joe Crookston and his longtime DUO partner Peter Glanville will pick and twist their way through a high energy and sonically lush set of Joe Crookston originals...This is exciting...Joe with the BlueBird Jubilee...They have played to full houses at Festivals and Performing Arts Centers across the US. Every time the BlueBird Jubilee plays, it’s an awesome time of story songs, fingerpicking, collaboration, stomping rhythms and a deep well of musical magic. Bluebird Jubilee: Joe Crookston (guitar, banjo, vocals); Peter Glanville (6-string guitar); Nate Richardson (Rhodes, piano, vocal harmonies)
Peter is a guitar picker, tenor guitar player, and harmony singer. Hilarious and deep, they will tune up their Martins and vintage Gibsons and weave their way through a set of music that will leave you inspired and renewed and wanting more. This is the Albany-area CD release concert for Joe’s new recording
Georgia I’m Here.

Café Veritas presents
Patty Larkin
7:30 p.m.
Café Veritas, First Unitarian Church, 220 Winton Road South, Rochester, New York 14610
Ticket prices: $18 general admission, $10 students with ID, and children under 12 are free.
For tickets and more information, visit www.cafeveritas.org
Patty Larkin redefines the boundaries of folk-urban pop music with her inventive guitar wizardry and uncompromising vocals and lyrics. Acoustic Guitar hails her “soundscape experiments” while Rolling Stone praises her “evocative and sonic shading.” Still Green, Patty Larkin’s 13th album, plays out in Technicolor sound images, a kaleidoscope of sun and sea that travels from the fluorescent-lit hallways of grief to the warm pull of love, family and nature. This collection of new songs chronicles Patty’s search for relief, respite and solace during a time when she lost both of her parents, and witnessed a sister suffer a serious health issue. Patty Larkin grew up in a musical and artistic family in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She comes from a long line of Irish American singers and taletellers. Patty is the recipient of an Honorary Doctorate of Music from Berklee College of Music, where she is now an Artist in Residence. Patty has earned eleven Boston Music Awards and has been honored by Boston’s Mayor Thomas Menino with “Patty Larkin Appreciation Day” in recognition of her philanthropic contributions to non-profit organizations.
Opening for Patty is local artist Mary Monroe. Mary has been a songwriter since she was a child of 9 years. Her parents made their living teaching and performing music which included their children. As a family, The Monroes performed, produced, arranged, and wrote music. Mary performed with guitar, recorders, and voice. She taught herself to play the harp and has added the harp to her live performances. Mary is currently focused on bringing to life the music that tells the story of her journey of loss, sorrow, despair, hope, truth, love, and authenticity. She wants to open people’s hearts to the endless possibilities love has to offer with her music.

HarmoNYom in association with Robert Browning Associates presents
Women’s Voices Festival: A Celebration of Women in Indian Classical Music: ROOPA PANESAR
7:30 p.m.
+7 p.m. talk w/ Indian music specialists moderated by author Kavita Sha about the evolution of female artists in Indian music
St. Peter’s Church, 619 Lexington Ave at 54th St, NYC
Tickets: $40 VIP; $30 general admission; $20 students with ID & seniors
The soulful Roopa Panesar is a rising young sitar star in the UK’s Indian music scene. Noted for her distinctive style, she began her training at the age of seven with sitar maestro Ustd Sharambir Singh. She later learned from such great maestros as Pandit Arvind Parikh, Ustad Shahid Parvez, Ustad Bahauddin Dagar, Ustad Siraj Khan and Pt. Ajoy Chakroborty. She has toured Europe and the US to critical acclaim, recorded music for the soundtrack of the film, West is West, appeared with the City of Birmingham Symphony Orchestra (CBSO), and released her acclaimed debut album Khoj. She will be accompanied on tabla by Gurdain Rayatt, a prominent disciple of Pt. Shankar Ghosh.

Flushing Town Hall presents
M.A.K.U. SoundSystem — Dance Party Concert
8:00 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: $15/$12 Members/$10 Students
This immigrant band truly puts on an explosive party, embodying an active quest for identity through sound. With hints of Colombian Folklore, Psychedelic-rock, jazz and Caribbean grooves, M.A.K.U. SoundSystems lyrics talk about love, hardships, culture, and the immigrant experience. They’ve taken their fiery grooves on tour across the US and internationally, including Colombia, Canada and Africa. Bring your dancing shoes! Post-concert Artist Talk Back — Immigrant Beat Members of M.A.K.U. will share their experiences as Latino immigrants in NYC, the quest to understand their culture, and the realities that have shaped their music. Spanish language translation provided.

Earlville Opera House presents
Dave Gunning & James Keeleghan
8:00 p.m.
Earlville Opera House, East Main Street, Earlville, NY, 315/691-3550
Tickets: $14-$29 Order tickets online.
Two of Canada’s finest singer-songwriters pair up for an evening of swapping songs! Called Canada’s finest singer-songwriter by one of the most respected and lauded music journalists of the last 50 years, James Keelaghan is an artist who has proven to be a man for all seasons. As the calendar pages have turned, for almost a quarter of a century now, this poet laureate of the folk and roots music world has gone about his work with a combination of passion, intent and intensity, and curiosity. Dave has been awarded six East Coast Music Awards out of fifteen nominations since 2003 and took home two 2011 ECMA awards for his recording, ... a tribute to John Allan Cameron. Gunning has also been a finalist in the Great American Song Contest, the USA Songwriting Competition, the John Lennon Songwriting Contest and the International Songwriting Contest. All of the hardware and certificates aside, however, it is the personal connection that Gunning’s music engenders that is the greatest testament to his craft.

Caffè Lena presents
Roy Book Binder with opener Jeremy Lyons
8 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: No advanced ticket sales. Tickets may be purchased at the door.
Roy Book Binder has traveled the world as a “keeper of the flame” and ambassador of the blues since the late ‘60s. One of the finest fingerpickers working today, Roy has an eclectic repertoire that includes blues, country tunes, bluegrass and folk. Roy learned his craft directly from the great Reverend Gary Davis and has performed with bluesmen and women such as Homesick James, Pink Anderson, and Bonnie Raitt. He is also a gifted storyteller and has been a featured performer at the National Storytelling Festival in Jonesborough, TN. Opener Jeremy Lyons blends the rhythms of rockabilly and New Orleans R&B with Delta-infused slide, Piedmont-style fast fingerpicking, surf guitar, and Western instrumentals into something he calls Deltabilly.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
ED GERHARD
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $25 advance/$30 at the door
From Tokyo to Rome and venues across the US, Ed Gerhard’s music has touched audiences all over the world. Performing on 6-string, slide guitar or Acoustic Hawaiian Lap Slide (Weissenborn), Gerhard’s virtuosity, generosity and humor shine through. Gerhard’s releases have all received high praise from critics and guitar fans worldwide, including the Boston Globe critic’s poll, Top Ten Albums Of The Year and Acoustic Guitar Magazine’s 20th Anniversary List of 240 Essential Albums. Ed’s Luna was chosen for Acoustic Guitar Magazine’s 20th Anniversary List of 240 Essential Albums, and they went on to say “This soulful album of original compositions—rich in melody, chordal complexity and stylistic variety—proves why Gerhard is considered to have the most exquisite acoustic guitar tone on the planet.” Gerhard was awarded a Grammy for his contribution to the Henry Mancini: Pink Guitar compilation. His guitar work can also be heard on CDs by Arlo Guthrie and Jorma Kaukonen, and is featured in the Ken Burns films Mark Twain and The National Parks: America’s Best Idea.

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Sunday, October 5, 2014
Staten Island Arts announces
Staten Island Seisiún
2-5 p.m.
Flagship Brewery, 40 Minthorne St., Staten Island, NY 10301
Questions: 718-447-3329
This Sunday, October 5, 2014 we are back at the Flagship Brewing Company for the Staten Island Seisiún, a monthly traditional Irish music session at Staten Island’s very own 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. This program is made possible by the generous support of the Flagship Brewery Company and New York State Council on the Arts. Sessions are scheduled for the first Sunday of every month at the Flagship Brewery (40 Minthorne Street). Sessions are free and open to the public. Beer is sold separately through the bar and a traditional Irish Brunch buffet will be available for $19.99 a head.

Staten Island Arts announces
Walking Tours of Moravian Cemetery: A Who’s Who in Staten Island
Presented by Richard L. Simpson
2 p.m.
2205 Richmond Road Staten Island, NY 10306
Entrance fee $10. All tours are about 90-minutes long.
Dress is casual, please wear flat shoes. Cameras are permitted.
Reservations are suggested: cemeteryguy@earthlink.net
Atlantic Avenue Tour — Stroll around this beautiful Victorian section of the cemetery and visit the resting places of photographer Alice Austen, George Wm. Curtis (Curtis High School), Historian/Author Dorothy Valentine Smith, Elmer Dundy (owner of Coney Island’s Luna Park), cigar manufacturer Alvaro Garcia (Garcia and Vega), pencil manufacturer Eberhard Faber, Dr. Nathaniel Lord Britton (Founder, New York Botanical Gardens). We’ll also visit the cenotaph of Civil War Hero Col. Robert Gould Shaw (1989 movie Glory). Our tours feature biographical information for those interred in the cemetery.

Albany Institute of History & Art announces
LECTURE AND BOOK SIGNING—The Great Abraham Lincoln Pocket Watch Conspiracy
Author Jacopo della Quercia
2:00 p.m.
Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12210
Free with museum admission
Join Albany historian and writer Giacomo Calabria (pen name, Jacopo della Quercia) for a lively talk about his recently published historical novel that is part sci-fi, part action adventure, and part comedy embedded in a narrative based on meticulous research. The result is an outlandish secret history that aligns perfectly with national as well as the city of Albany historical record. Calabria is an educator and history writer whose work has been featured on the comedy website Cracked.com, BBC America, CNN Money, and the Huffington Post.

The Folk Music Society of N.Y., Inc/ N.Y. Pinewoods Folk Music Club presents
Community Sing and Maritime Showcase
2 p.m.
Co-sponsored with and at the John Street Church, 44 John St. (east of Broadway and one block south of and parallel to Fulton).
Info: 212-957-8386
Suggested donation, $5 or more (child, $2), pay at the door
An open Community Sing with a lot of singalongs. Some snacks are provided and please bring something to share. (no alcohol please).

Museum at Eldridge Street presents
Incredible Edible Sukkah!
2-3 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002
Reservations: $15 per family - space is limited and reservations are required
Build a sukkah under our golden stars – an edible sukkah that is! Celebrate Sukkot, the Feast of the Booths, by making your own mini booth to feast on. We’ll bring candy, pretzels, and graham crackers, you’ll bring imagination, innovation and flair! Enjoy our new visitor center and a family friendly tour as well. Book soon, sweet supplies are limited!

Staten Island Arts presents
Staten Island Seisiún
2 p.m.
Flagship Brewery; 40 Minthorne St, Staten Island, New York 10301
Staten Island Arts Folklife presents, in partnership with Flagship Brewery Company, Staten Island Seisiún: an open session and monthly afternoon of Irish Traditional Music at the Flagship Brewery in St. George. 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.

Caffè Lena presents
James Keelaghan & Dave Gunning
7 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $20, Member $18, Child and Student $10
Buy tickets online
Tonight’s concert pairs two of Canada’s leading singer-songwriters. Hailing from Winnepeg, Keelaghan is often called the Poet Laureate of the folk world and has been honored with a JUNO Award. He has been performing internationally for more than 25 years. He’s a masterful storyteller, always searching for a forgotten moment in human history to preserve with beautiful poetry, palpable details, and a rich baritone singing voice. His early training as an actor makes him a delightful entertainer and audiences cherish his song introductions as much as the songs themselves. Dave Gunning of Nova Scotia arrived in the Northeast folk scene just a few years ago. He has utterly charmed audiences whereever he goes with his bashful rural humor, stellar guitar playing, and songs of everyday people that you could swear are your relatives. With melodies that hint at the British Isles, Dave’s songs will leave you with a smile on your face, a tear in your eye, and feeling like it’s pretty cool to be a human being.

Flushing Town Hall presents
Full Moon Drum Workshop
7:00 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: $25/$20 Members (Drums provided) Order online or Phone: (718) 463-7700 x222
Celebrate the Harvest Moon with a drum circle in Flushing Town Hall's beautiful garden with master drummers from Brazil. Begin with workshops led by Afro-Brazilian master drummer, Dende, then jam with the entire group under the Harvest moon. All are welcome from beginner to professional. Space is limited to 20 participants. Call to reserve your drum.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
TANNAHILL WEAVERS from Scotland
7:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $30 advance/$35 at the door
One of Scotland’s premier traditional bands, the legendary Tannahill Weavers consistently garner worldwide accolades for their exuberant performances and outstanding recordings that seemingly can’t get better ...yet continue to do just that. “An especially eloquent mixture of the old and the new.” —New York Times; “Scotland’s Tannahill Weavers play acoustic instruments, but the atmosphere at their shows is electric! They can summon rock ’n𔃏 roll intensity or haunting introspection.” —The Boston Globe.

...and beyond
59th Annual Northern Berkshire Fall Foliage Parade!
Presented by the Berkshire Chamber of Commerce
1 p.m.
Downtown North Adams, Massachusetts
Cost: Free
This year’s theme celebrates the adventure and culture that people have experienced on the Mohawk Trail over the last century, allowing everyone to pay homage to the communities that have made it possible with the theme “100th Anniversary of the Mohawk Trail.”

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Tuesday, October 7, 2014
First Tuesday Tales & Stuff
Featuring Jeannine Laverty

An open mic for storytelling, music, and spoken word
7-9 p.m. (sign-up: 6:45)
Arthur’s Market and Historic Coffeehouse, 35 North Ferry Street, Schenectady, NY
Cost: Free

Center for Traditional Music and Dance announces
The Tarras Band
Concert at 7:30 p.m., workshop from 5:30 p.m-7:00 p.m.
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W. 68th St., between Columbus and Central Park West on Manhattan’s Upper West Side
Admission to the concert is $15, instrumentalists may attend a pre-concert workshop for $25, or purchase a combined ticket concert/workshop for $35 and you can sit in at the post-concert jam session
For more information, visit aaronalexander.com/wp/concert-schedule
A wonderful ensemble presenting the repertoire of pioneering klezmer clarinetist Dave Tarras (1897–1989) kicks off this year’s NY Klezmer Series, curated by Aaron Alexander. The Tarras Band features longtime Tarras sideman and klezmer legend, Pete Sokolow (piano), as well as a host of leading contemporary klezmorim – Michael Winograd (clarinet, Yiddish Art Trio), Ben Holmes (trumpet, Klez Dispensers), Dave Licht (drums, The Klezmatics), Jim Guttman (bass, Klezmer Conservatory Band) and Dan Blacksberg (trombone, The Other Europeans). The ensemble was a hit at the recent Krakow Jewish Music Festival.

Museum at Eldridge Street presents
Screening: All This Has Come Upon Us with filmmaker Mark Podwal
7 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002
Free Admission. RSVP here.
Czech Television’s second documentary film on artist Mark Podwal offers a portrait of the creative process behind his recent Terezin Ghetto Museum exhibition. Each artwork resembles a book’s pages on which the tragedies pictured are paired with biblical verses from Psalms. Filmed in Prague, Terezin, Auschwitz, Krakow and New York, the documentary includes interviews with leading personalities on Podwal’s art.

Gotham Center for NYC History presents a Fall 2014 Forum:
New York’s Colored Orphan Asylum: A History
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Martin E. Segal Theater, CUNY, 365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street, New York, NY
FREE and open to the public, reservations not required! First come, first served!
William Seraile discusses the history of the Colored Orphan Asylum, founded in 1836 as the nation’s first orphanage for African-American children. The agency weathered three wars, two major financial panics, a devastating fire during the 1863 Draft Riots, several epidemics, waves of racial prejudice, and severe financial difficulties to care for 15,000 orphaned, neglected, and delinquent children. Weaving together African-American history with a unique history of New York, this painstaking work spotlights an unsung institution and casts light onto its complex racial dynamics.

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Wednesday, October 8, 2014
The Neighborhood Preservation Center (NPC) announces
We’re putting our party hats on!
NPC’s 15TH BIRTHDAY

Dance to live Latin music from Wilson y Su GroupoTambor
followed by Cousin Cole spinning his DJ magic.
Food provided by The Grey Dog.
This year test your luck with our raffle.
7-10 p.m.
Webster Hall,125 East 11th Street, NYC 10003 (between 3rd & 4th Avenues)
Tickets to attend the event begin at $50; discounts for students. Sponsorship opportunities available.
Tickets available online
All tickets include two complimentary drink tickets
For more information contact Felicia Mayro at 212.228.2781 or email fmayro@neighborhoodpreservationcenter.org.
Come celebrate the Neighborhood Preservation Center’s 15th Birthday by joining us for an evening of dancing, drinks, and mingling with colleagues and friends. The first part of the evening, the Latin band Wilson y Su Groupo Tambor will be taking the stage while the night will end with ever-entertaining DJ Cousin Cole. We recommend bringing your dancing shoes — you won’t regret it! The Birthday Party benefits NPC as an incubator for neighborhood preservation: a resource center that offers space and shares information to facilitate exchange among those working to improve and protect neighborhoods throughout the five boroughs.

Alwan for the Arts announces
Film Screening & Discussion: Alwan and 3rd i NY Present: My Love Awaits Me By The Sea
7-9 p.m.
Alwan for the Arts, 16 Beaver Street, 4th Floor (between Broad St. and Broadway) New York, NY 10004
For more information, contact: Sophie Couche at (646) 732-3261, sophie.couche@gmail.com
Suggested Contribution General Admission $10 | Students and Seniors $5
DIRECTOR IN ATTENDANCE
My Love Awaits Me By The Sea
Mais Darwazah, Jordan/Germany/Palestine/Qatar, 2013, 80 mins
(Arabic with English subtitles)

My Love Awaits Me By The Sea is a poetic documentary narrating the story of the director who takes a first time journey back to her homeland, Palestine. She leaves a secluded reality and follows a lover whom she has never met, Hasan, a Palestinian artist who discovers a beautiful and utopian world. Fairytale and reality are woven together to ask the question about the elusive place, and the need to believe in dreams.

Saratoga Storytelling Open Mic
Second Wednesday September-June
7 p.m. Doors open for sign up at 6:45 p.m. There is a 10-minute limit on story length
Woodlawn Commons, Harkness Building, Wesley Community, Clement Street, Saratoga Springs, NY
Cost: Free
Once a month from 7:00-9:00 p.m., 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. The MC will weave the evening together and there will be no feedback. No reading of stories, just telling, please.

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Thursday, October 9, 2014
The Folklife Center of Crandall Public Library presents
Boxcar Lilies
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 Boxcar Lilies have quickly made a name for themselves with their signature mix of folk, country, and bluegrass-tinged Americana music featuring innovative harmonies and top-notch songwriting. Jenny Goodspeed, Katie Clarke, and Stephanie Marshall accompany themselves on guitar, clawhammer banjo, ukulele, bass, and washboard, they have brought their uniquely warm sound and energetic stage presence to venues up and down the Eastern seaboard.

Paramount Hudson Valley Theater presents
The Celtic Tenors
7-9 p.m.
1008 Brown St. Peekskill, NY 10566
Cost: $39, $44, $54 (incl tax/fee)
Contact: For tickets call 914-739-0039 (ext 2 for the box office) or visit website
The Celtic Tenors (Matthew Gilsenan, James Nelson and Daryl Simpson) have captivated audiences throughout the UK, Europe and the US since their arrival on the music scene in 2000. What began just a few years ago as three very talented friends gathering on the operatic stage has since exploded into an international recording and touring phenomenon that transcends the trio’s classical roots and embraces folk, pop and various other dimensions of the musical spectrum.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
MISTER ROPER; with special guest The Jason Gisser Band
7:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $10 advance/$15 at the door
Deep in the Catskill Mountains, where the echo of Crazy Chester and Tiny Montgomery still whisper through the pines... Eric Squindo and Rick Schneider met and combined their love of music, and years of experience to create Mister Roper. Eric’s debut was voted one of the top ten albums of 2003 by the Asbury Park Press. Rick Schneider is currently WKZE’s Music Director (formerly of WDST) and on-air host of 2 shows. His songs are contemporary but steeped in tradition with respect for the masters. Eric and Rick are joined by Amit Shimir (drums) and Andrew Shober—bass player with Levon Helm who helped get Levon’s Midnight Rambles off the ground.

...and beyond
Philadelphia Folklore Project announces
Community Artists and Organizations Workshop
4:30-6:30 p.m.
Philadelphia Folklore Project, 735 S 50th St., Philadelphia, PA 19143
Contact PFP: pfp@folkloreproject.org for more information
Community artists and organizations involved (or those who wish to be involved) in folk arts in education programs are encouraged to attend this evening workshop. We will explore some of the issues and challenges involved in bringing community-based folk and traditional arts into school settings. We will also share resources to help foster more community artists in schools.

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Caffè Lena presents
Carlene Carter
7 p.m. and 9 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $40, Member $35, Child and Student $20
Buy tickets online
Daughter of June Carter and Carl Smith, stepdaughter of Johnny Cash, and granddaughter of “Mother” Maybelle Carter. Last time Carlene Carter came to Saratoga (2013) she was on the mainstage at SPAC singing with Willie Nelson. She returns with a tribute album to the timeless music of her historic family that is being called a triumph, a masterpiece, and the album of her life. Carter Girl was USA Today Album of the Week, #1 Top Folk DJ Album, and debuted in Billboard’s Top 40 Country Albums.

YWCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts presents
Howie Day with special guest: Toby Lightman
8:00 p.m.
Boulton Center, 37 West Main Street, Bay Shore, NY, 631/969-1101
Cost: Tickets available, $30
Howie Day’s emotionally resonant lyrics and inventive melodies have earned him both critical praise and a legion of devoted fans. He is known for his energetic, heartfelt shows, where he connects with audiences through the strength of his songwriting and his quirky sense of humor. Day’s warm tenor voice “soars into fluttering, high registers, but also grates with real, pleading grit,” as one critic put it. After sales of over a million albums and two Top 10 hits, Day is back on the road showcasing old favorites, as well as new material from his upcoming studio release. From releasing her first two records, Little Things (2004) and Bird on a Wire (2006) on Atlantic Records, to releasing two independent records, Let Go (2008) and Know Where I’m From (2010), which featured a limited edition, sold out fan participation book, on her own T Killa Records, Toby Lightman has been very busy.
Tickets for this performance are available at www.boultoncenter.org or by calling toll free 866-811-4111 or at the YMCA Boulton Center box office: 37 West Main Street, Bay Shore, NY (631) 969-1101. Box office hours: Weds, Fri., Sat., from 12-4, Thurs. 12-6 and extended hours on performance days.

October 9-10, 2014
The African American Studies Program at The City University of New York, College of Staten Island, presents the
1st Annual African and African Diaspora Studies Conference
On the CUNY/College of Staten Island Campus
This inaugural conference aims to explore the current state of African and African Diaspora Studies. We invite papers presenting emerging research related to African and African Diaspora Studies from all disciplines of the humanities and social sciences. Proposals for individual papers and pre-formed panels will be accepted from academic and independent scholars, advanced graduate students and community leaders. Deadline for abstracts/proposals: June 30, 2014. Complete papers will be requested for review on or before September 08, 2014. For more details, see Call for Papers..

October 9-12, 2014
Celebrating our 8th Anniversary, Anabella Lenzu Dance Drama (AL/DD) presents four FREE dance-theater performances:
The Grass is Always Greener....
Immigration. Roots. Discrimination. Memory
Thursday through Sunday from 12:30-1:30 p.m.
Part of Arts in Odd Places Festival (AIOP) at 14th Street /Union Square Park, in front of Whole Foods, New York City
FREE Admission
Choreography: Anabella Lenzu
Poetry: Gabriela Mistral
Acting/Vocal Coach: Daniel Pettrow
Costumes: Jennifer Johanos
Dancers: Lauren Ohmer & Anabella Lenzu

Conceived and directed by Argentinean choreographer Anabella Lenzu, “The Grass is Always Greener...” is a gripping, polemical piece of dance-theater that hashes the personal, practical, and political struggles of immigrants to the United States. The piece moves in between the turn of the twentieth century, during the great waves of immigration at Ellis Island, and modern day. In a non-linear approach, the work weaves in scenes from our current conflict on US immigration policy, bringing the contemporary debate into sharp relief against historical, forgotten experiences.

Two women travel through time, across borders, and along the roads of memory and anticipation. Each carrying her own suitcase filled with memorabilia, images of home, and hopes for a new life, these voyagers are archetypal immigrants caught between cultures. The women arrive in a new land, carrying old traditions to which they no longer relate, finding fault with the home to which they do not yet belong. Past and present are superimposed, the lines of individual narratives blur. As the women unpack their suitcases to share their stories with the audience, Lenzu unpacks the question of what it means to be an immigrant, whether in 1900 or 2014.

Deported before becoming a legal resident in 2005, Lenzu offers the audience insight into the minds of immigration’s advocates and adversaries through words and motion. Lenzu reconstructs physical drama using contemporary movement and character development; her movement vocabulary originates from rustic primal gestures with accents of sweeping lyrical action, which transports the audience to a vibrant physical and emotional space. While movement and poetry work on the audience’s subconscious in the piece, Lenzu exposes the spectrum and radicalism of the debate in text taken not only from immigrants but also from anti-immigration organizations. Connecting the personal and political sides of immigration, Lenzu strives to redefine the relationship between audience and performer, encouraging emotional engagement with the work.

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Friday, October 10, 2014
HarmoNYom in association with Robert Browning Associates presents
Women’s Voices Festival: A Celebration of Women in Indian Classical Music: MEETA PANDIT
7:30 p.m.
+7 p.m. talk w/ Indian music specialists moderated by author Kavita Sha about the evolution of female artists in Indian music
St. Peter’s Church, 619 Lexington Ave at 54th St, NYC
Tickets: $40 VIP; $30 general admission; $20 students with ID & seniors
Meeta Pandit has emerged as a prominent star in the world of classical music. An exponent of the Gwalior gharana (tradition), she is the granddaughter and disciple of Pt. Krishna Rao Shankar Pandit, an important figure in North Indian classical music in the 20th century, and the daughter and disciple of the legendary Pt. L. K. Pandit. Her melodious and robust voice with a wide range of over three octaves has won her a broad following of music lovers. The rendering of traditional, but increasingly rare, tappa is one of the special offerings in her concerts. In 2008, she was awarded the highly prestigious “Ustad Bismillah Khan Yuva Puraskar” of the Sangeet Natak Akademi given to promising artists under 35. Accompaniment will be provided by Vinod Lele on tabla and Subhash Dasakkar on harmonium.

Earlville Opera House presents
Tannahill Weavers from Scotland
8:00 p.m.
Earlville Opera House, East Main Street, Earlville, NY, 315/691-3550
Tickets: $14-$29 Order tickets online.
The Tannahill Weavers, one of Scotland’s premier traditional bands, will bring their dynamic brand of Celtic music to the historic Earlville Opera House this October. The Tannahill Weavers’ diverse repertoire spans the centuries with fire-driven instrumentals, topical songs, and original ballads and lullabies. Their music demonstrates to old and young alike the rich and varied musical heritage of the Celtic people. These versatile musicians have received worldwide accolades consistently over the years for their exuberant performances and outstanding recording efforts that seemingly can’t get better...yet continue to do just that. The Tannahills have turned their acoustic excitement loose on audiences with an electrifying effect. They have that unique combination of traditional melodies, driving rhythmic accompaniment, and rich vocals that make their performances unforgettable.

The Folkus Project presents
Bob Franke
A songwriter’s songwriter. One of the very best craftsmen of original song, and one with very deep Folkus roots.
8 p.m.
May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 East Genesee St, Syracuse, NY
Cost: $15 (members $12)
Advance sale tickets are available online at www.folkus.org
Bob Franke’s songs are considered classics, fueled by his deep faith and the real-life lessons taught him by his 30-odd years of playing everywhere from concert halls to street corners. Bob has appeared in concert at coffeehouses, colleges, festivals, bars, streets, homes and churches in 33 states, four Canadian provinces and England — including many times with the Folkus Project. His sometimes gentle-seeming compositions burst with poetry and deep, worldly, sometimes spiritual insight. They’ve earned him more than a few fans. Tom Paxton, for example, who said, “I always think of Bob Franke as if Emerson and Thoreau had picked up acoustic guitars and gotten into songwriting.”

Songwriting Workshop. While he’s in town, Franke will also present his famous two-day songwriting workshop. Brainstorm on Saturday, and present a finished song on Sunday. There’s no more profound way to learn the craft. For info, e-mail workshops@folkus.org.

Caffè Lena presents
Lou & Peter Berryman
8 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $20, Member $18, Child and Student $10
Buy tickets online
Do you like clever wordplay? Are you a fan of subversive humor? Do catchy tunes and hilarious punch lines give you a lift? If so, you need to know all about Lou and Peter Berryman, the warm and witty folk duo from the heart of cheese country. If you’ve never seen them live or heard them on A Prairie Home Companion or NPR’s Morning Edition, you’re in for a treat. In the words of the Boston Globe, they “do to Midwestern sensibilities what Christine Lavin does to stressful New York, and what Tom Lehrer so long ago did to the intellectual pomposities of Cambridge: hoist the norms of everyday culture hilariously on their own petards. Their satires are at once bitingly funny and endearingly, wildly absurdist and vividly human. They have the rare ability to make us simultaneously laugh at and care about the people they lampoon.”

YWCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts presents
Chris Hillman & Herb Pedersen
8:00 p.m.
Boulton Center, 37 West Main Street, Bay Shore, NY, 631/969-1101
Cost: Tickets available, $45
From The Flying Burrito Brothers to Manassas and then on to Souther–Hillman–Furay, Chris Hillman continued to develop as a singer and songwriter. In the early 1980s, Hillman reunited with Herb Pedersen and, along with John Jorgenson, formed the critically acclaimed Desert Rose Band. The Desert Rose Band enjoyed numerous Number One country singles throughout the decade, including One Step Forward, Summer Wind, and He’s Back and I’m Blue. By the mid-nineties, Hillman and Pedersen began performing as an acoustic duo and have recorded several successful albums together. Their latest record, At Edward’s Barn, continues their long-running love for the music they embraced so passionately years ago. In 1991 Chris Hillman was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of The Byrds, and has received numerous accolades for his songwriting. Herb Pedersen was the number one session singer and instrumentalist in the Los Angeles area for decades, performing on many notable artists’ albums. The Desert Rose Band, fronted by Chris, Herb and John Jorgenson, was honored by both the Academy of Country Music and the Country Music Association as Best Vocal Band.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
ENTER THE HAGGIS
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $25 advance/$30 at the door
Toronto roots rock band Enter The Haggis has a sound that lies somewhere between the fiercely creative and contemporary soundscapes of Radiohead and the heartfelt story telling and infectious grooves of The Band. They’ve garnered top ten charting positions on Billboard, Amazon, and iTunes; major television appearances such as A&E’s Breakfast with the Arts and Live with Regis and Kelly; and their very own PBS special.

...and beyond
Dewey Hall announces
Music in Common Presents: 10th Annual FODfest 3-11 p.m.
Dewey Hall, 91 Main Street, Sheffield, MA
Cost: FREE (donations accepted)
Music in Common celebrates in style the 10th anniversary of their flagship FREE community concert FODfest. The 10th Annual FODfest will feature nearly 50 musicians on four stages at the Hall, the Marketplace Cafe, and the Sheffield Farmer’s Market.

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Saturday, October 11, 2014
Caffè Lena presents
Prof. Louie & the Crowmatix
8 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $20, Member $18, Child and Student $10
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.

World Music Institute (WMI) presents
Africa Now! at the Apollo: South Africa! — The Soil / Tumi Molekane/ Simphiewe Dana
8:00 p.m.
Apollo Theater, 253 West 125th Street, New York, NY 10027
Tickets $25, $35, $45, $55 / WMI Friends $20, $30, $40, $50
Tickets available online.
Africa Now! at the Apollo, now in its 3rd edition, turns its focus on South Africa as the country and commemorates the 20th Anniversary of Mandela’s inauguration. While venues around NYC mark the occasion with some familiar names from the South African music circuit, the Apollo in partnership with WMI takes a slice from the cutting edge instead—showcasing a new generation of socially-conscious, roots-based and progressive artists. Through different genres and with distinct voices, they represent and challenge the new South Africa. Presented in partnership with the Apollo Theater.
Featuring: THE SOIL, a 3-member a capella group determined to uplift souls around the world with their divine voices and infectious swing. Their Kasi Soul-style of music combines rhythmic vocal bass lines, beatboxing and the type of sublime harmonies made famous by groups like Ladysmith Black Mambazo and the Soweto Gospel Choir.
TUMI MOLEKANE, a hip hop artist who delivers potent social commentary on topics as identity, insurgency, materialism, love and fidelity. The Tanzanian-born South African rapper, who rose to fame with his groundbreaking band, Tumi and the Volume, will debut work from his new solo album, Rob the Church, which was inspired by his travels throughout Africa.
SIMPHIWE DANA, a sultry Xhosa singer who blends traditional music with jazz, R&B and Afro-Soul for a sound that is at once rootsy and futuristic: think Miriam Makeba-meets- Erykah Badu. Dana’s songs reflect her staunch advocacy for new political discourse, education reform, AIDS awareness and the betterment of the African people.

The Folkus Project presents
Double-Bill! Alison & Zoë, and the Syracuse Old-Time Session Group at the Westcott Community Center
8 p.m.
Westcott Community Center, 826 Euclid Avenue, Syracuse, NY
Tickets are $10.
Advance sale tickets are available online at www.folkus.org
This concert presented by the Westcott Community Center in cooperation with the Folkus Project
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. These talented and engaging performers are currently working on their first all original album entitled Emerge.
The Syracuse Old-Time Session began when group leader, hammer dulcimer master Deb Justice, moved to Syracuse last year. Deb has played old-time music for many years and sought out other players in the Syracuse area. Veteran Central New York multi-instrumentalist and vocalist David Deacon rallied the forces, and fiddlers David Karam and David Roberts now join in the Sessions’ weekly jams at the Beer Belly Deli on Westcott Street, Monday nights from 8 to 11 p.m.

YWCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts presents
Gary Wright
8:00 p.m.
Boulton Center, 37 West Main Street, Bay Shore, NY, 631/969-1101
Cost: Tickets available, $50
Gary Wright, best known as ‘70s rock icon and “Dream Weaver,” Wright has completed his autobiography entitled Dream Weaver, which will be published by Penguin Random House in September of 2014. In the book Wright covers his rise to prominence as a singer and songwriter during the Golden Age of Rock and his journey alongside his close friend and initial spiritual mentor George Harrison. To coincide with the publication of his book, Wright is readying for a new tour. Accompanied by a pianist, Gary’s set will include “Dream Weaver,” “Love is Alive,” “Really Wanna Know You,” material from his Best of the Dream Weaver album and his most recent release “Connected,” as well as a never performed song written by Wright and George Harrison entitled “To Discover Yourself.” In between songs Wright will weave passages from his autobiography over a slide show of never before seen photos and videos of him and George together along with images spanning Gary’s magnificent career.

Tickets for this performance are available at www.boultoncenter.org or by calling toll free 866-811-4111 or at the YMCA Boulton Center box office: 37 West Main Street, Bay Shore, NY (631) 969-1101. Box office hours: Weds, Fri., Sat., from 12-4, Thurs. 12-6 and extended hours on performance days.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
JAMES MADDOCK Band
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $20 advance/$25 at the door
British born James Maddock was first recognized in the US as leader of the band Wood. Songs From Stamford Hill, which remains a fan favorite 10 years later, produced a Top 5 Triple A hit (Stay You) and was included in the first Dawson’s Creek compilation. Since then, Maddock has won the 2010–11 NY Music Award for Best Americana Album; WFUV's 2011 Listener’s Poll named James’ Wake Up And Dream as one of the top albums of 2011; and the Mike Scott (Waterboys) co-written Beautiful Now was named the #9 Song of the Year in the same poll.

DOM FLEMONS, GRACE & TONY
Doors open 10:30 p.m., Show 11:00 p.m.
SubCulture Arts Underground, 45 Bleecker St., Downstairs, New York, NY
Tickets: $20 IN ADVANCE, $23 DAY OF PERFORMANCE
Dom Flemons is the “American Songster,” pulling from traditions of old-time folk music to create new sounds. As part of the Carolina Chocolate Drops, which he co-founded with Rhiannon Giddens and Justin Robinson, he has played at a variety of festivals spanning from the Newport Folk Festival to Bonnaroo, in addition to renowned venues such as the Grand Ole Opry. A multi-instrumentalist, Dom plays banjo, guitar, harmonica, fife, bones, bass drum, snare drum and quills, in addition to singing. He says that he incorporates his background in percussion to his banjo playing. Dom’s banjo repertoire includes not only clawhammer but also tenor and three-finger styles of playing. Dom says he would like to use the traditional forms of music he has heard and immersed himself in over the years to create new soundscapes that generate interest in old-time folk music. In July 2014, Dom released his third solo record with Music Maker Relief Foundation, and his first since leaving the Carolina Chocolate Drops. Prospect Hill finds Flemons digging deeply into ragtime, Piedmont blues, spirituals, southern folk music, string band music, jug band music, fife and drum music, and ballads idioms with showmanship and humor, reinterpreting the music to suit 21st century audiences.
Grace & Tony experimented with an unlikely blend of genres by mixing punk, folk, bluegrass, and Texas swing, to create something new. What resulted was a blend of music for those searching for what’s beyond the norm: “Punkgrass” was born. Crafting and singing lyrical tales of murder, addiction, and lost love that are wrapped in a happy twist, Grace & Tony honed their newfound brand of music on the sidewalks of downtown Nashville with no idea where their music might lead them. Working with Lloyd Aur Norman and Stephen D. Jones of Villain Place in Nashville, Grace & Tony released the acoustic EP,
Inside A 7-Track Mind, in 2011. The duo has inked a deal with Rock Ridge Music, who will be releasing November on November 11, 2013. To further the excitement, they got married in July 2013. Matrimony will no doubt provide more stories and be an influence as they solidify their union and create more music together.

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Sunday, October 12, 2014
Museum at Eldridge Street participates in
Open House New York
10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002
RVSP. Free event.
Take a tour of the Eldridge Street Synagogue’s authentically restored main sanctuary and learn about its architecture and history as part of openhousenewyork, America’s largest architecture and design event. Family-friendly activities offered all day.

StoryCircle presents Word Plays at the Cabaret
After 7 successful seasons at Proctors in Schenectady, Word Plays continues there AND comes to Salem!
2:00 p.m.
Fort Salem Theater, 11 East Broadway, Salem, NY 12865
Cost: $10 (at the door only, cash/check)
Oct. 12 Risky Business Sometimes by choice, and sometimes by fate, people have to deal with some risky business. Enjoy these stories told by: Alden (Joe) Doolittle, Betty Cassidy, Claire Nolan, Janet Carter, Kate Dudding, Margaret French, Marni Gillard, Mary Murphy.

Caffè Lena presents
David Mallett
7 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $22, Member $20, Child and Student $11
Buy tickets online
The cool breezes of Maine’s northlands have flowed through the songs of David Mallett for four decades. He has released fourteen albums of his own, and written songs for an eclectic list of artists that includes Pete Seeger, Alison Kraus, Emmylou Harris, Kathy Mattea, John Denver and the Muppets. His tune, “The Garden Song” (“inch by inch, row by row ...”), is one of America’s most popular folk songs, having been recorded more than 150 times and sung around the world. Mallett’s songs are filled with passion, evocative imagery, and a sense of the inevitable passage of time. The struggle of the common man and the loss of small towns and landscapes is the subject of many of his songs. Though rooted in a particular place, Mallett’s music speaks to the essential things that move us all.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
LARRY MOSES & The Latin Jazz Explosion
7:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $10 advance/$15 at the door
A seven piece band dedicated to keeping the sounds and spirit of this music alive, Larry Moses’ “Latin Jazz Explosion” is what happens when the sophisticated sounds of jazz mix it up with red hot latin rhythms from Cuba, Puerto Rico and the streets of NYC. Larry Moses, (trumpet, arranger) performed with Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Orchestra, the Eddie Palmieri Orchestra, Machito Orchestra and the Buddy Rich Orchestra. Moses is joined by Rob Scheps (tenor sax and flute; Gil Evans, the Vanguard Jazz Orchestra); Mike Migliore (tenor and soprano sax; Lincoln Center Latin Jazz Orchestra, Maynard Ferguson Orchestra); Roland Vazquez (drums/percussion; Pancho Sanchez, Clare Fischer’s Grammy award winning Salsa Picante); Pito Castillo (congas; leader of the Copacabana House Band); James Ratner (piano; Los Tainos); and Lew Scott (bass; Dave Leibman, Clark Terry). Get ready to groove and dance!

...and beyond
Dewey Hall announces
4th Annual Anything Goes People’s Pie Contest 3 p.m.
Dewey Hall, 91 Main Street, Sheffield, MA
An annual tradition here at the Hall! New this year, 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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Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Center for Traditional Music and Dance announces
The NY Klezmer Series: The Ben Holmes-Patrick Farrell Duo
Concert at 7:30 p.m., workshop from 5:30 p.m-7:00 p.m.
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W. 68th St., between Columbus and Central Park West on Manhattan’s Upper West Side
Admission to the concert is $15, instrumentalists may attend a pre-concert workshop for $25, or purchase a combined ticket concert/workshop for $35 and you can sit in at the post-concert jam session
For more information, visit aaronalexander.com/wp/concert-schedule
Klezmer music is the instrumental party music of the Jewish People from Eastern Europe — (Ashkenazim). It’s origins are in the 16th century, and it has evolved and assimilated local influences (Russian, Romanian, Ottoman, Hungarian etc.) wherever Ashkenazim have lived since. It is essentially Yiddish music – the instrumental music of people who spoke (and speak) Yiddish. It came to America with the immigration of Jews from Eastern Europe beginning in late 19th century, and has had a wonderful history in America, where it also assimilated American music traditions.

The Arts Center of the Capital Region presents
NUTS AND BOLTS Workshop: ARTISTS GETTING READY FOR TAX SEASON
> 7:00-8:30 p.m.
The Arts of the Capital Region, 265 River Street, Troy, NY 12180, (518) 273-0552
Cost: Free
Enrollment Max: 20. Call to register ahead.
Virginia Gokhale holds a Master’s Degree in Accounting with a concentration in taxes. She has provided workshops and counseling to small businesses and arts businesses for many years on tax and accounting issues.

Museum at Eldridge Street presents
CD Release Party
Azafea – A Spanish Odyssey with Remy Yulzari and Nadav Lev
7 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002
Tickets: $20 General Admission, $15 members, seniors, students
Travel to places far and wide, old and new, with the borders-crossing Lev-Yulzari duo. They explore some of the most loved Sephardic music, using a personal approach that derives from diverse musical genres, including folk, classical, jazz and klezmer music. Along with their special musical guest Frank London, they create a fascinating, surprising and compelling musical experience.

Folk Music Society of New York/New York Pinewoods Folk Music Club announces
Old-Time Instrumental Jam
7:30-9:30 p.m.
Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain, 513 Henry Street (at Sackett St.), in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn
For more information, email alanfriend_music@mindspring.com
Wanna jam? Alan Friend will lead an old-time jam. Bring your fiddle, banjo, guitar, etc. Acoustic instruments only. Buy some delicious desserts and socialize.

October 14 and 15, 2014
New York State Cultural Data Project (CDP) presents
“Data + Stories = Impact” Workshop
Tuesday, October 14, 2014, 2-3:30 p.m.
SUNY Oswego Metro Center, 2 S. Clinton St., Syracuse, NY
Register online
Wednesday, October 15, 2014, 9:30-11 a.m. (Coffee and updates from the CDP Staff at 8:30 a.m.)
Buffalo & Erie County Botanical Gardens, 2655 S. Park Ave., Buffalo, NY
Register online
How many times in the past month have you told a story about your organization to report out to a board member, appeal to prospective patrons, apply for a grant? How many data points did you need to gather and analyze in order for your stories to have impact? In our interactive, hands-on workshop, learn how the CDP’s reporting features can help you combine your organization’s story and data to:
      *effectively communicate with stakeholders
      *highlight accomplishments for funders
      *raise important issues with policymakers
From recruiting new board members to embarking on capital campaigns, this session will demonstrate how to use data to support your talking points and effectively make your case.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Alwan for the Arts announces
Film Screening & Discussion: Alwan and 3rd i NY Present: Double Bill: Take Me Home and Aisha’s Journey
7-10 p.m.
Alwan for the Arts, 16 Beaver Street, 4th Floor (between Broad St. and Broadway) New York, NY 10004
For more information, contact: Sophie Couche at (646) 732-3261
Suggested Contribution General Admission $10 | Students and Seniors $5
DIRECTOR IN ATTENDANCE
Take Me Home
Mais Darwazah, Jordan/U.K/Palestine, 2008, 54 mins, Arabic with English subtitles
Take Me Home is an observational account of the lives of a dispersed Palestinian family. The film follows the director as she questions her personal fears and clings on to the resonance of intimate moments shared with her grandmother and great aunt, who are settled in Damascus.

Aisha’s Journey
Mais Darwazah, Jordan, 2009, 8 mins, Arabic with English subtitles
The prevailing spirit of the terrain in the northern part of Jordan challenges a current political reality which imposes endless borders and disconnects from a rich progressive history. Aisha, a woman from this region, whose words echo from 2275 BC, reminds us how human emotion is timeless and how a cry that’s thousands of years old still resonates in today’s contemporary world.

Staten Island Arts announces
Beer and the Boat: Beer Tasting, Talk and Ferry Book Signing
7 p.m.
Flagship Brewery; 40 Minthorne Street, Staten Island, NY 10301
Cost: $20 per person; 21 and over.
Join the Staten Island Museum for a casual night of tasting and learning about your favorite local beer, and Staten Island’s rich brewing history along with a signing of Images of Americas: STATEN ISLAND FERRY, Arcadia Publishing with special guest, Captain James DeSimone.

...and beyond
Houston Arts Alliance announces a special event:
Future of the Arts: National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Chu Shares Her Vision
11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
Asia Society Texas Center, 1370 Southmore Blvd., Houston, TX
Cost: Free. Space is limited. Kindly register to guarantee your seat!
Houston Arts Alliance invites you to hear National Endowment for the Arts Chairman Jane Chu share her vision for the arts in America. After Chairman Chu’s remarks, Houston Arts Alliance President + CEO Jonathon Glus will lead a Q&A session with community attendees and Chairman Chu.
The US Senate confirmed Jane Chu in June 2014 as the 11th chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts. Since 2006, Chu served as the president and CEO of the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, Missouri.She was a fund executive at the Kauffman Fund for Kansas City from 2004 to 2006, and vice president of external relations for Union Station Kansas City from 2002 to 2004. Chu was born in Shawnee, Oklahoma, but was raised in Arkadelphia, Arkansas, the daughter of Chinese immigrants. She studied music growing up, eventually receiving bachelor’s degrees in piano performance and music education from Ouachita Baptist University and master’s degrees in music and piano pedagogy from Southern Methodist University. Additionally, Chu holds a master’s degree in business administration from Rockhurst University and a PhD in philanthropic studies from Indiana University, as well as an honorary doctorate in music from the University of Missouri-Kansas City Conservatory of Music and Dance.

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Thursday, October 16, 2014
The Arts Center of the Capital Region presents
Pumpkin Ravioli & Fall Vegetables
> 6:00-8:30 p.m.
The Arts of the Capital Region, 265 River Street, Troy, NY 12180, (518) 273-0552
Cost: Member: $40 | Non-Member: $45 | Materials: $15
Enrollment Max: 8. Register in advance
Learn the art of ravioli for a seasonally inspired pumpkin and Parmesan cheese stuffing. illian Naveh, Chef of 9 Miles East Farm in Schuylerville, NY, will be teaching various shapes and sizes to produce different textures. Along with ravioli, she will be preparing a farm fresh roasted sweet potato, kale salad and brussels sprouts with bacon. Let your taste buds explode with the flavors of fall, and enjoy the colors on your plate.

City Lore presents
The Legendary Walter “Clyde” Frazier on
The Poetry of Basketball

7:00 p.m.
City Lore Gallery, 56 E 1st St. New York, NY 10003
Tickets: $40 to benefit City Lore
Walter “Clyde” Frazier will speak on The Poetry of Basketball at City Lore on October 16th. Mr. Frazier is an American former basketball player in the National Basketball Association. As their captain, he led the New York Knicks to the franchise’s only two NBA Championships (1970 and 1973), and was inducted into the Basketball Hall of Fame in 1987. In 1974 he collaborated on the book, Rockin’ Steady: A Guide to Basketball & Cool. Upon his retirement, Frazier went into broadcasting. With a remarkable skill for rhyming that rivals Muhammad Ali, Walt “Clyde“ Frazier calls the Knicks basketball games with the players “swishin’ and dishin’,” “shakin’ and bakin’,” “movin’ and groovin’,” “wheelin’ and dealin’,” “dancin’ and prancing’,” “ or “stumblin’ and bumblin’,” and when they foul, “hackin’ and wackin’.” His phrases have even been mapped according to how many particular “Clydeisms” he uses in any give quarter. He uses slightly more when the Knicks are “winnin’ and grinnin’.” There is even a drinking game played during Knicks games in which players have to take a shot when he utters one of a set number of his classic phrases like “feline quickness” or “wiss cheese defense.” He preaches the poetry of basketball on the microphone—every action on the court must be done with “fire and desire.”

The Folklife Center of Crandall Public Library presents
Long Time Courting
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
Long Time Courting is Shannon Heaton (flute, accordion, vocals), Liz Simmons (guitar, vocals), Valerie Thompson (cello, vocals), and Katie McNally (fiddle, vocals). These four talented woman offer an extraordinary blend of neo-traditional Irish, Scottish, and American music that showcases each musician's versatility, creativity, and mastery. Exquisite vocal harmonies combine with formidable instrumental prowess to create music that is both playful and richly satisfying.

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October 16-18, 2014
...and beyond
The American Banjo Fraternity presents its
ABF Fall Rally
Allenberry Resort, 1559 Boiling Springs Road, Boiling Springs, PA, 800-430-5468
The Fall Rally of the American Banjo Fraternity features post-minstrel tunes on 5-string banjos with nylon strings, popular in the late 19th and early 20th centuries.

Free concert on October 18 at 7:45 p.m. Location: Ground level of the Meadow Lodge, Allenberry Resort, 1559 Boiling Springs Rd., Boiling Springs, PA, 800-430-5468.

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Friday, October 17, 2014
Smith Center for the Arts presents
Paradise, Italian style: An Evening of Culture, Entertainment, Food and Wine
6:00 p.m.
Smith Opera House, 82 Seneca Street, Geneva, NY 14456, 315-781-5483
TICKETS:$20 General Admission
Come join the Sons of Italy as they, in conjunction with Hobart and William Smith, present an evening of Italian Culture, Entertainment, food and wine!

HarmoNYom in association with Robert Browning Associates presents
Women’s Voices Festival: A Celebration of Women in Indian Classical Music: ANUPAMA BHAGWAT
7:30 p.m.
+7 p.m. talk w/ Indian music specialists moderated by author Kavita Sha about the evolution of female artists in Indian music
St. Peter’s Church, 619 Lexington Ave at 54th St, NYC
Tickets: $40 VIP; $30 general admission; $20 students with ID & seniors
The commanding sitarist Anupama Bhagwat is one of the leading disciples of the world-renowned Pt. Bimalendu Mukherjee, exponent of the famous Imdadkhani gharana, which is admired for its fluency and grace. She has imbibed the vigor that is a hallmark of her tradition: scintillating fast taans, soulfulness of the meditative alap and brilliant fluency of melody (raag bhava). Under her Guruji’s inspiring guidance, she has mastered the gayaki (vocal) style, while bringing out its lyrical beauty with the emotive cadences of the sitar. Accompaniment by Nitin Mitta on tabla.

Caffè Lena presents
North Sea Gas
8 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $18, Member $16, Child and Student $9
Buy tickets online
They’ve passed their 30th anniversary as a band and they’re stronger than ever! North Sea Gas is one of Scotland’s most enduringly popular folk bands, boasting high spirits, manly three-part harmonies, and a repertoire of traditional, contemporary and self-penned material. Guitars, mandolin, fiddle, bouzouki, whistles, bodhrans, banjo and jolly good humour are all part of the delightful entertainment that has won them fans galore throughout Europe and North America. North Sea Gas albums have received Gold and Silver disc awards from the Scottish Music Industry Association, and received many favorable reviews in the folk press. They have recorded 14 albums and are constantly adding new material to their show.

Folk Music Society of New York/New York Pinewoods Folk Music Club announces
Magpie in concert
8:00 p.m.
OSA Hall, 220 E 23rd St., Suite 707 (between 2nd and 3rd Aves.), Manhattan
Admission: General public $22; Members of FMSNY and PMN, $18; full-time students and those under 17, $10.
Terry Leonino and Greg Artzner have played together for many years, traveled and toured extensively, and performed in concerts at folk clubs and festivals around the world, and recorded many times. Terry’s voice is a truly impressive instrument and she is also an excellent player of the harmonica, mandolin, fretted dulcimer, and rhythm guitar. Greg is an outstanding guitarist whose fingerstyle approach owes a lot to his heroes, guitar legends such as Reverend Gary Davis, Big Bill Broonzy, Nick Lucas, Phil Ochs, and Rolly Brown. His playing is the solid basis of Magpie’s sound, providing whatever is called for, whether it be a hard-driving rhythm, or a ringing lyrical beauty. From a slow Scots air or a plaintive ballad to a rollicking ragtime blues or infectious swing, Greg covers it all. His high baritone voice has equal range and his captivating interpretation gives power and beauty to the full spectrum, from growling blues, to a Chilean lament, to a sweet croon. This is a Daniel Pearl World Music Days event.

Flushing Town Hall presents
A Piano Fantasy in Jazz with Barry Harris and Valerie Capers
8:00 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: $25/$20 Members/$10 Students; Package: $90/$72 Members (Reserved Table for 2, Wine and Snacks)
Two of the legendary names of jazz: NEA Jazz Master pianist Barry Harris and jazz pianist, composer, and the first blind graduate of Juilliard School Valerie Capers play together on stage for the first time, joined by Ray Drummond on bass and Leroy Williams on drums. NEW! Pre-show Members Lounge at 7 p.m.

YWCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts presents
The Best of Rufus Wainwright
8 p.m.
Boulton Center, 37 West Main Street, Bay Shore, NY, 631/969-1101
Cost: Tickets available, $110
Affectionately referred to by Elton John as “the greatest songwriter on the planet,” Grammy nominee Rufus Wainwright has established himself as one of the great male vocalists and songwriters of his generation. He is the son of folk singers Loudon Wainwright III and Kate McGarrigle and the brother of Martha Wainwright, but Rufus has achieved his success by carving out his own singular sound in the worlds of rock, opera, theater, dance and film. Rufus has releases seven studio albums and two live albums to date, including his acclaimed Grammy-nominated Rufus Does Judy At Carnegie Hall! which captured his celebrated Judy Garland tribute performance at the London Palladium in 2007. Rufus has received Juno Awards for Best Alternative Album in 1999 and 2002 for Rufus Wainwright and Poses, respectively, and nominations for his albums Want Two (2005) and Release the Stars (2008). He was nominated for Songwriter of the Year in 2008 for his Release the Stars album. Vibrate: The Best of Rufus Wainwright features 18 standout songs that define one of modern music’s most innovative talents.
Tickets for this performance are available at www.boultoncenter.org or by calling toll free 866-811-4111 or at the YMCA Boulton Center box office: 37 West Main Street, Bay Shore, NY (631) 969-1101. Box office hours: Weds, Fri., Sat., from 12-4, Thurs. 12-6 and extended hours on performance days.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
PAULA COLE
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $35 advance/$40 at the door
Grammy winner and 7 time Grammy nominee Paula Cole has released six solo albums spanning an eighteen year career. “…a feisty poet with a soaring voice and a funky groove.” —Entertainment Weekly.

...and beyond
Dewey Hall announces
Sheffield Historical Society Lecture series: “Witches in Sheffield” 3 p.m.
Dewey Hall, 91 Main Street, Sheffield, MA
Cost: Free

October 17-18, 2014
City Lore announces
The POEMobile is coming to South Bronx Cultural Trail: Cinemusica City!
6:00 p.m.-10 p.m.
Friday: All projections and programs are in Mott Haven at Betances Community Center, 547 E. 146th Street, Bronx, NY 10455
Saturday: In Hunts Point / Casita Maria Theater, 928 Simpson St. Bronx, NY 10459
FREE and open to the public
The South Bronx Culture Trail Festival is coming to Hunts Point and Mott Haven on Friday and Saturday, October 17 and 18 with CINEMUSICA CITY! This is a celebration of historic concert halls and movie theaters as well as a look into our future generation of talented youth. Along with reanimating long-forgotten South Bronx cinemas and concert halls with larger-than-life projections of music greats such as Tito Puente, La Lupe, Grandmaster Flash and GrandWizzard Theodore, CINEMUSICA CITY culminates in night at the movies with Latin Music and Hip Hop films and performances!

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Saturday, October 18, 2014
Staten Island Arts announces
Staten Island Jazz Festival 27
Workshops run 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., Concert: at 2-7 p.m.
The Music Hall at Snug Harbor Cultural Center, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301
Adults $25, Children up to 17 $15, Seniors and Students $15 Save $5
For more info call UTA 718-273-5610
On Saturday October 18, 2014, Universal Temple of the Arts (UTA) will present Staten Island JAZZ Festival 27 from 2:00-7 p.m. Artists – Javon Jackson, Winard Harper, Hamiet Bluiett, Karlus Trapp, Jeannine Otis, Betty Shirley, Vinnie Ruggieri, Danny Mixon, Leopoldo Fleming and more. From 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m., the event will kick off with FREE jazz-themed arts and cultural workshops in improvisational music (vocal and instrumental), dance and collage art, based on the work of renowned African-American artist, Romare Bearden. All workshops are geared for the entire family. Pre-festival activities will culminate with a panel discussion titled “The History and Future of Jazz.”

The Ashokan Center announces
FAMILY FALL FUN FESTIVAL
11 a.m.-4 p.m.
The Ashokan Center, 477 Beaverkill Rd., Olivebridge, NY
Cost: $5
Autumnal Fun for All Ages: Cidering, Hayrides, Pumpkin Painting, Gorge Hikes, Blacksmithing, Broommaking, Food and More!
Earth Science with Bob and Johanna Titus:
11 a.m. Geological Gorge Hike
1:00 p.m. Ice Age Slideshow and Talk
Music & Stories
12:00 p.m. Story Laurie and Debbie Lan
1:00 p.m. Uncle Rock 2:00 p.m. Emily Schaad and Debra Clifford

Staten Island Arts announces
NAPELA Cultural Festival
Noon
Park Hill Community Market; Between 140 and 160 Park Hill Avenue Staten Island, NY 10304
Free and open to the public
Staten Island Arts Folklife and NAPELA proudly present the NAPELA Cultural Festival marking the official launch of NAPELA, Inc. This Liberian community talent show, which pays homage to the diversity of folksongs, folk tales, and dances from Liberia, is the first of a three-part performance series related to SIA Folklife’s Cultural Feedback Project. Curated performances will be videotaped and contributed to the a community archive which will be on display in the Culture Lounge in late January. Traditional Liberian food items will be available for a small cost. There will be a customary moment of silence to commemorate those recently lost to Ebola in the homeland.

Folk Music Society of New York/New York Pinewoods Folk Music Club announces
Songs of Abolitionists, the Underground Railroad, John Brown, & the Civil War with Magpie
2:00 p.m.
Pearl Studios,12th Floor, Studio H, 519 8th Avenue, between W.35th & W.36th Streets, Manhattan.
General admission: $12. FMSNY or PMN members, children, full-time students: $10.
Seating limited, reservations strongly recommended. For reservations e-mail Steve Suffet at steve(at)stevesuffet.com or call him at 718-786-1533
Terry Leonino and Greg Artzner have played together for many years, traveled and toured extensively, and performed in concerts at folk clubs and festivals around the world, and recorded many times. Terry’s voice is a truly impressive instrument and she is also an excellent player of the harmonica, mandolin, fretted dulcimer, and rhythm guitar. Greg is an outstanding guitarist whose fingerstyle approach owes a lot to his heroes, guitar legends such as Reverend Gary Davis, Big Bill Broonzy, Nick Lucas, Phil Ochs, and Rolly Brown. His playing is the solid basis of Magpie’s sound, providing whatever is called for, whether it be a hard-driving rhythm, or a ringing lyrical beauty. From a slow Scots air or a plaintive ballad to a rollicking ragtime blues or infectious swing, Greg covers it all. His high baritone voice has equal range and his captivating interpretation gives power and beauty to the full spectrum, from growling blues, to a Chilean lament, to a sweet croon. This is a Daniel Pearl World Music Days event.

City Lore announces
Bronx Rising!: Before Hip Hop, There Was Doo Wop
A Tribute to the Musical Legacy of Morris High School
6:00 p.m.-8:30 p.m.
BMHC Lab, 1303 Louis Niné Blvd, Bronx, NY 10459
FREE ($5 suggested donation) and open to the public.
Many doo wop groups came from the Morrisania neighborhood, including the Crickets, the Wrens, the Mellows, and the Chantels. The Chords, who recorded the song, “Sh-Boom,” went to Morris High School. We’ll have an introduction to doo wop presented by author and filmmaker Amy Krakaw, followed by the poetry of Nuyorican poetry legend, Jesús “Papoleto” Meléndez, who also attended the school culminating with doo wop performance by Spank.

YWCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts presents
Richard Marx
8 p.m.
Boulton Center, 37 West Main Street, Bay Shore, NY, 631/969-1101
Cost: Tickets available, $60
Singer, songwriter, musician, and producer Richard Marx has made history with a string of indelible hits that span both radio-ready rock tunes like “Don’t Mean Nothing” and “Should’ve Known Better,” and stirring romantic ballads like “Hold Onto The Nights” and “Right Here Waiting.” The Chicago native has sold more than 30 million albums and scored a total of 14 No. 1 singles. He is the only male solo artist to have his first seven singles reach the Top 5 on the Billboard charts. On his new album, Beautiful Goodbye, Marx ventures into different territory both sonically and lyrically. With influences that range from Sade to Bebel Gilberto to various EDM artists, Marx offers up a set of sensual, electronic-driven soundscapes that explore a more fleeting, carnal side of romance. Marx signals that change is in the air with the album’s lush, cinematic opener “Whatever We Started.” It was very liberating to describe how you’re feeling in a particular moment. I had never really experienced it before. I know that it’s a direct result of my personal life and having been very blessed to have been married to an amazing woman for 25 years and then to be single for the first time in my adult life. That’s going to inform a lot of what I write.”
Tickets for this performance are available at www.boultoncenter.org or by calling toll free 866-811-4111 or at the YMCA Boulton Center box office: 37 West Main Street, Bay Shore, NY (631) 969-1101. Box office hours: Weds, Fri., Sat., from 12-4, Thurs. 12-6 and extended hours on performance days.

Caffè Lena presents
Thirteen Feet of Bluegrass with opener Heather Pierson
8 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $15, Member $12, Child and Student $7.50
Buy tickets online
Four lanky guys play high-energy, acoustic ’70s and ’80s country rock, blues, bluegrass and originals—Thirteen Feet style! These seasoned musicians offer powerful vocals, dynamic instrumentation and a great repertoire. Pat Liddy, a 40 year music veteran whose powerful voice and fine guitar work are band hallmarks; Bob Altschuler, “a distinctive banjo stylist whose playing is notable for expressiveness and imagination,” (Banjo Newsletter) on banjo, Dobro and electric banjo; Randy Jennings, a 30-year bluegrass, jazz, Dixieland, rock and folk veteran on bass and vocals; and Nick Viscio whose high energy fiddling and vocals, with hot solos and fine improvisation, are inspired by swing, French Canadian and bluegrass.
Opener Heather Pierson is a winner of the New England songwriting contest who is as comfortable and adept with bluegrass as she is with jazz. She uses piano, guitar, and even melodica to accompany her rich, soulful vocals.

Staten Island Arts announces
Art Lab After Dark Presents: An Inspirational Evening for Artful Spirits
8-11 p.m.
Art Lab; Building H, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Staten Island, NY 10301
Free to all
Join us for this uplifting collaboration of music, performance and video. Help create a sand mandala, enjoy psychic readings or just take it all in! LIVE MUSIC
8 p.m. – SING YOGA KIRTAN BAND with Shakti yoga instructor Nancy & friends
9 p.m. – OUTSIDE THE TEMPLE with Saint Maurice Phillips: Brian Williams & Andrea Phillips
DRUMMING with Babaloo
DANCE: “MANDALA” — A human sand painting, choreographed by Laura Neese
9:40 p.m. Performance with Abbey Hurlbert, Suiso Maho Ogawa, Ashley Peters, and Rosita Rhodan
INTERACTIVE OFFERINGS
“TOTEM ANIMALS”with Larry Schwabacher and Viv de Dada
HENNA BODY ART by Teresa Corrente
THE WANDERING HEALER — Milenka Berengolc
PSYCHIC READINGS with Annette Martin
APOTHECARY and GAMES OF TELLING with Keith Jacobsen
RENDERINGS by Michael Young
CHECK OUT YOUR CHAKRAS with Margaret Chase
VIDEO: “MANDALA” by David Givens

Staten Island Arts announces
Staten Island Invades Brooklyn!
8 p.m.
The Way Station; 683 Washington Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11238
$5 suggested donation
For more information about Staten Island Invades Brooklyn, please email bookingtws@gmail.com.
The lineup features the fingerstyle guitar of Vinny Bunnicelli, the seven-piece apocalyptic Americana band Carl Gallagher and the Off-Track Bettors, the dream-punk sounds of Yeti, and rounding out the evening is fusion jam band Tom Cintulla and the Buffalo 24. Staten Island has brought us a range of music from folk singer and activist Joan Baez to hip hop legends the Wu-Tang Clan. Come enjoy Staten Island’s newest sonic wave October 18 as these four bands cross the Verrazano, and bring their brand of truth to Brooklyn’s Way Station. 8 p.m. — Vinny Bunnicelli 9 p.m. — Carl Gallagher & the Off-Track Bettors 10 p.m. — Yeti 11 p.m. — Tom Cintulla & the Buffalo 24

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
CALIFORNIA GUITAR TRIO; also MONTREAL GUITAR TRIO
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $30 advance/$35 at the door
With a whirlwind of instrumental style and repertoire fusing classical, rock, blues, jazz, bluegrass and surf music, the California Guitar Trio’s stunning virtuosity and sly sense of humor have earned them the title ”the world’s greatest acoustic band” (Guitar Shop Magazine). The Montreal Guitar Trio, described by CBC as “the hottest guitar ensemble in Canada,” is noted for its wit and warmth. They won the 2011 Opus Prize for concert of the year in the Jazz/World Music category.Together, CGT+MG3 represent four countries (Japan, Canada, Belgium, US), fusing 22+14 years of performing experience into one unique six-by-6-string ‘phenomensemble.’ In a pleasantly surprising way, CGT’s steel stringed-guitars blend naturally with MG3’s nylon-stringed guitars as each trio’s fret boards chase the others’ original compositions and new arrangements of progressive rock, world, jazz and classical music.

...and beyond
Philadelphia Folklore Project invites you to a pubic forum:
Liberian Women as Community Resources
6:00-7:30 p.m.
The Cedar Works, 4919 Pentridge Street (between 49th and 50th, one block south of Baltimore), Philadelphia 19143
RSVP online.
This event features two honored guests with great expertise in Liberian studies: Dr. Mary Moran, professor of anthropology at Colgate University, a specialist in gender and post-conflict reconstruction, and Dr. Ruth Stone, ethnomusicologist at Indiana University. We’ll also have a short presentation by The Liberian Women’’s Chorus for Change. The Philadelphia-based Liberian Women’s Chorus for Change, made up of acclaimed performers and recording stars from Liberia, inspires awareness and dialogue about domestic violence and other concerns of the local Liberian community through song, stories and drama. Please join us as we engage in a discussion of ways in which Liberian women in their homeland and here organize to effect change, and how traditional expressive culture plays a part in such actions or movements. We’ll also discuss the Ebola crisis and artists’ responses to it.

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Sunday, October 19, 2014
Albany Institute of History & Art announces
40th Annual Antiquarian Book & Ephemera Fair
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12210
Cost: $6
More than fifty dealers of books, photographs, manuscripts, and ephemera. Includes silent auction. Proceeds benefit the Albany Institute Library. For more information, visit www.albanybookfair.com

Museum at Eldridge Street presents
All of a Kind Family Walking Tour
11 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002
RVSP. $15 per family – space is limited and reservations are required
Back by popular demand! 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. Preservation Detectives will stroll through the story and onto the streets as we follow the adventures of Ella, Henny, Sarah, Charlotte, and Gertie … and bring this beloved novel to life!

Flushing Town Hall presents
Workshop: Introduction to Arabic Calligraphy
1:00 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: $10/$8 Members & Children (materials included). Order online or Phone: (718) 463-7700 x222
Calligrapher Majed Seif will introduce you to the different styles of Arabic calligraphy and its rules. Gain an introduction to the history and development of Arabic calligraphy. Participants can have their names rendered in calligraphic script and then decorate their paper with Arabesque designs.

YWCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts presents
The Magic Garden with Carole & Paula celebration 60 years of friendship!
1:00 and 4:30 p.m.
Boulton Center, 37 West Main Street, Bay Shore, NY, 631/969-1101
Cost: Tickets available, $20 adult, $15 child
Carole and Paula, the beloved stars of TV’s iconic “The Magic Garden,” celebrate their 60 YEARS of friendship with a fun-filled family concert for all ages! Join us for laughs, happy memories, Magic Garden video clips, songs and stories we all love. Additional antics provided by the original Sherlock! With Musical Director Ian Herman at the piano. A Family show for all ages! Carole & Paula will meet with guests after each performance! One of the most successful, locally produced children’s television shows in the country, was broadcast on WPIX New York, from the early 1970s to the mid 1980s. Fifty-two half-hour episodes and a one hour holiday special were created to meet FCC requirements as set forth in the Children’s Television Act of that time. Stars Carole Demas and Paula Janis helped create the show. In a colorful garden setting they brought stories, songs, games, lessons, and laughter to their devoted fans.
Tickets for this performance are available at www.boultoncenter.org or by calling toll free 866-811-4111 or at the YMCA Boulton Center box office: 37 West Main Street, Bay Shore, NY (631) 969-1101. Box office hours: Weds, Fri., Sat., from 12-4, Thurs. 12-6 and extended hours on performance days.

The Schoharie River Center announces a
BEE SUMMIT
2-4 p.m.
Schoharie River Center, 2025 Burtonsville Road, Esperance, New York (in the Town of Charleston, Montgomery County)
For further information, Contact: John McKeeby (518) 320-4510
The Schoharie River Center, an environmental and cultural center, announces an upcoming event of interest to both a general audience and those who are interested in bees and beekeeping. The Schoharie River Center presents a cross-cultural bee summit featuring beekeepers from throughout the Northeast who will discuss the folklore and practice of beekeeping from Haitian and Ukrainian communities, as well as from communities in the Mohawk and Hudson Valleys of New York State. Participants include Yves and Kathy Boyer of Brooklyn, Halyna Shepko of New Paltz, Anne Frey of Delanson, and Dawn Aulita of Altamont. Supported by public funds from the New York State Council on the Arts, the Bee Summit is the culmination of a month-long presentation series exploring scientific and cultural aspects of bees and beekeeping. A presentation and discussion will take place from 2:00-4:00 p.m. at the Schoharie River Center’s David Remling Laboratory.

Borderline Folk Music Club presents
MARCI GELLER
Opener: Jim Colbert

2:00 p.m.
Steve Shapiro’s Living Room located at 7 - Trailside Court, New City, NY 10956.
Admission $20, Members $15
Since this is a house concert and seating is limited, advance reservations are strongly suggested. We also ask that you bring a cold appetizer or dessert dish for pot-luck. Please remember that we are an alcohol free venue.
For reservations and information e-mail solz1@optonline.net or telephone (845) 354-4586.
Hearing Marci Geller for the first time is akin to meeting your new best friend, who makes music. Her warmth is inviting, and her music is chock-full of surprises, yet her melodies linger on long after the show. Marci Geller has been pursuing her career as an independent artist since the mid-1990s and believes that life is even better, the musical message is even clearer, and the success is getting sweeter as she appeals to an audience that is intelligent and reflective about their lives and eager to live them fully and joyfully. What she brings to every performance is not only musical confidence and vocal excellence, she fills a stage with passion, enthusiasm, and a heartfelt truth that stir her audiences souls while inspiring them to reach deeper within themselves. Gratitude is her juice, music is her fuel, and continual wonder is the impetus that motivates her every day. Marci will be accompanied by Marshal Aaron Rosenberg on percussion.
Opening will be the famous singer-songwriter and DJ from Bellefonte, Pennsylvania, Jim Colbert, a rising star in the world of folk music.

Thomas Cole National Historic Site announces its
9th Annual Raymond Beecher Lecturez; Arcadia on the Hudson 2 p.m.
Temple Israel, 220 Spring St, Catskill, NY 12414
ickets are $9 or $8 for members, and is first-come-first-served at the Temple next door to the Thomas Cole Historic Site.
Arcadia: for centuries the word has been synonymous with beauty, tranquility and the “contented pastoral simplicity of its people,” according to one dictionary definition. Can Arcadia exist in the Hudson Valley today? In the early 19th century, the pastoral or Arcadian tradition flowered in this region, where it was cultivated by writers and thinkers like Washington Irving and Andrew Jackson Downing—and especially by Thomas Cole. Join Dr. Aaron Sachs, Associate Professor of History and American studies, and Director of Undergraduate Studies at Cornell University, as he holds up for comparison the 21st century’s—and his own—tendency toward denial of environmental limits. Dr. Sachs will also sign copies of his new book, Arcadian America: The Death and Life of an Environmental Tradition (2013) after the talk.
This event, the 2014 Raymond Beecher Memorial Lecture, is sponsored by the New York Council for the Humanities. Many thanks to Temple Israel for providing the venue and parking.

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.

Center for Traditional Music and Dance announces
A UKRAINIAN SINGING WORKSHOP with NADIA TARNAWSKY
Songs inspired by the Maidan
Presented by Ukrainian Village Voices
3-6 p.m.
All Saints Ukrainian Orthodox Church, 206 East 11th St (btw 2nd and 3rd Aves), New York, NY
Please RSVP NOW to UkrainianVillageVoices@gmail.com to reserve your seat
Cost: $10 adults/$5 students and seniors/children free
CTMD is proud to serve as media sponsor for a singing workshop presented by New York’s Ukrainian Village Voices with their very special guest, Seattle-based Ukrainian singer and bandurist Nadia Tarnawsky. The Sunday afternoon program features ballads and songs of war and protest, exploring the hope, the pain, and the deepest meanings of Ukraine’s historical conflicts, up to and including the present-day movement for democracy that began in Kyiv’s EuroMaidan one year ago. Ability to read Cyrillic or musical notation is not required and all are welcome!
An accomplished and internationally known singer and teacher of village-style Ukrainian folk singing, Nadia currently sings with longtime musical collaborator Brandon Vance (Scottish fiddle) in the Celtic and Eastern European folk music ensemble the two founded in Seattle, called Alchymeia. She has studied Eastern European singing for nearly two decades with teachers Mariana Sadowska, Lilia Pavlovska, Merita Halili, Maria Bebelekova, and Donka Koleva. Nadia taught multiple Ukrainian village-style singing workshops in New York between 2007 and 2012 as part of the Center for Traditional Music and Dance’s “Ukrainian Wave” Community Cultural Initiative, which culminated in thematic concerts of polyphonic song at The Ukrainian Museum in Manhattan’s East Village. In 2011 Nadia sang with Ensemble Hilka under the tutelage of ethnomusicologist Yevhen Yefremov, in a series of concerts marking the 25th anniversary of the Chernobyl nuclear disaster, reviving the folksong repertoire of the region.
Ukrainian Village Voices is a culturally diverse group of folk singers who perform, teach, and organize workshops and concerts in New York. The group evolved out of the Ukrainian Wave Community Cultural Initiative at the Center for Traditional Music and Dance. Their music celebrates traditional harmonies from the mountains to the steppes of Ukraine with intense ritual songs, tragic ballads, and celebratory seasonal songs.

Caffè Lena presents
Erin McKeown
7 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $18, Member $16, Child and Student $9
Buy tickets online
After 11 albums and 12 years of touring practically nonstop, Erin McKeown is a great guitarist, gifted songwriter, and dynamic performer with an emphatically activist streak. The website popmatters.com declared of her latest album, 2013’s Manifestra, it “gives you faith in how pop music can be both high art and great fun at the same time.” Erin grew up in Virginia, studied ornithology and ethnomusicology at Brown University, and now lives in the wilds of western Massachusetts. She regularly collaborates and performs with artists such as Anais Mitchell, Carrie Rodriguez, Amos Lee, and Josh Ritter, and she co-wrote one of the songs on her new album with her friend Rachel Maddow. A couple years ago she was a fellow at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society, and she has been an active lobbyist on capitol hill. Her music is clever, catchy, substantial, and subversive, and her performances are big fun.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
RYAN MONTBLEAU; with special guest Tall Heights
7:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $20 advance/$25 at the door
“Time hangs heavy on the vine/Let’s make wine,” Ryan Montbleau sings in the lulling, sensual verse that gives his new album its title. Ryan Montbleau has been tending his own musical vineyard for a few years, on the patient cusp of a breakthrough. His distinctive, long-fermenting blend of neo-folk, classic soul, and kick-out-the-jams Americana finally comes to full fruition in Heavy On The Vine. It’s an album that represents the product of—and further promise of—a very good year.

Eighth Step 8th Step at Proctors (GE Theatre) presents
Janis Ian
7:30 p.m. (Doors open at 7:00)
The Eighth Step at Proctors Theater, GE Theatre, 432 State St. Schenectady NY 12305
Tickets: Gold Circle: $50**; General: $30
**GOLD CIRCLE: center front section seats and 6 p.m. Reception with Ms. Ian
Grammy-winning songwriter, performer, author, guitarist. her landmark songs “At 17” and “Society’s Child” are included in the Grammy Hall of Fame. After almost five decades as a performer, Ian’s songs have been recorded by singers as diverse as Cher, John Mellencamp, Celine Dion, Hugh Masakela, Nana Mouskouri, Charlie Daniels, and Roberta Flack. She ranks as one of Chet Atkins’ favorite guitarists, and Ella Fitzgerald early on called her “one of the best young singers in America.” Her roller coaster life has taken her to Nashville, her home this past quarter-century, where she thrives with new creative projects on her own Rude Girl Records label, ongoing touring, and perpetual and prolific songwriting.

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Center for Traditional Music and Dance announces
The NY Klezmer Series: Sy Kushner Ensemble with Marty Confurius, Jeremy Brown, Aaron Kushner, and Aaron Alexander
Concert at 7:30 p.m., workshop from 5:30 p.m-7:00 p.m.
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W. 68th St., between Columbus and Central Park West on Manhattan’s Upper West Side
Admission to the concert is $15, instrumentalists may attend a pre-concert workshop for $25, or purchase a combined ticket concert/workshop for $35 and you can sit in at the post-concert jam session
For more information, visit aaronalexander.com/wp/concert-schedule
Klezmer music is the instrumental party music of the Jewish People from Eastern Europe — (Ashkenazim). It’s origins are in the 16th century, and it has evolved and assimilated local influences (Russian, Romanian, Ottoman, Hungarian etc.) wherever Ashkenazim have lived since. It is essentially Yiddish music – the instrumental music of people who spoke (and speak) Yiddish. It came to America with the immigration of Jews from Eastern Europe beginning in late 19th century, and has had a wonderful history in America, where it also assimilated American music traditions.

Museum at Eldridge Street presents
Book Launch: A Question of Tradition: Women Poets in Yiddish, 1586–1987
6:30-8 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002
RVSP. This event is free. Co-sponsored by The Anne Frank Center USA
Dr. Kathryn Hellerstein’s (University of Pennsylvania) new book explores an aspect of Yiddish literature that has long been overlooked: the roles that women poets played in forming a modern Yiddish literature. She will be joined by Professor David Roskies (Jewish Theological Seminary) for a discussion, readings of poetry in Yiddish and English, and a festive reception.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Museum at Eldridge Street presents
Lifelong Learning Classes: Immigrant Communities on the Lower East Side with Barry Feldman, 5 Wednesdays
11-12:30 a.m., for 5 Wednesdays, beginning October 22
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002
Tickets: $15 for one class; $65 for all five
Waves of Irish, German, Eastern European Jews, Slavs, Italians, Hispanics and Asians transformed sparse farmlands into thriving ethnic enclaves on the Lower East Side in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Explore the social, cultural and religious patterns that enriched these communities and their relationships with each other. Three classroom discussion sessions will be enhanced by two walking tours exploring the diverse immigrant history of the Lower East Side.

City Lore presents
NO MAPS ON MY TAPS
The Classic Tap Dancing Movie by George Nierenberg with a Tap Dancing Demo by Maurice Chestnut
7:00 p.m.
City Lore Gallery, 56 E 1st St. New York, NY 10003
Admission: $15. Please purchase tickets online.
This spirited and classic film offers unique insight into jazz tap dancing as an indigenous American art form. The spirit of tap in its heyday, shown in rare photographs and Hollywood film clips of the 1930s provides a backdrop for intimate portraits of three surviving "hoofers": the amazing Sandman Sims, Chuck Green and Bunny Briggs. Filmmaker George Nierenberg will offer a Q&A and Maurice Chestnut, one of taps brightest young stars, who performed with Savion Glover in productions such as “Bring In ‘Da Noise, Bring In ‘Da Funk,” will perform some tap madness of his own. A reception will follow.

Caffè Lena presents
Acoustic Blues Jam with host Sonny Speed
7 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Admission is $5 No advanced ticket sales. Tickets may be purchased at the door.
If you have the Blues, play the blues, or love the Blues we got you covered! Caffè Lena, The Saratoga Acoustic Blues Society and the Capital Region Blues Network have teamed up to present a monthly acoustic blues open mic. We’re looking for acoustic Blues players of all ages, styles, and playing levels to present Blues originals and covers on the famed Caffè Lena stage. Get connected with members of SABS and the CRBN as well as other Blues fans and become a part of what’s happening in the Blues scene. 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. The event will be held on the 4th Wednesday of the month and hosted by SABS & CRBN member Sonny Speed. Sign up is 7 p.m. Names are pulled out of a lottery at 7:30 p.m. A monthly featured act opens up with a short set. The open mic follows.

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Thursday, October 23, 2014
The Folklife Center of Crandall Public Library presents
Rabbit in the Rye
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
Rabbit in the Rye is a progressive folk rock trio from Hamilton NY, Joseph Mettler (guitar, harmonica), Alexander Lavon (bass), and Brendan O’Connor (percussion, mandolin). “...The band straddles the line between quintessential American folk and contemporary blues with a superb mix of proverbial lyrics, pounding bass lines and creative drum beats that will keep you tapping your feet. Switching between acoustic and electric sets, the band has a sound that feels original, yet familiar at the same time. It is hard to ignore the unique presence the band has on stage as they sway and dance to the energy of their own creation...” — Colgate Maroon News

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
FOLK CITY’s MIKE PORCO 100th Birthday Anniversary Concert
7:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: All seats $10 (free to TCC members)
Mike Porco owned Gerde’s Restaurant, an Italian eatery situated in Greenwich Village East of Washington Square on West 4th Street. On January 26, 1960, Gerde’s turned into a music venue in cooperation with Izzy Young, the director of the Folklore Center. During Mike Porco’s stewardship (1960-1980) Gerde’s Folk City hosted early performances by a constellation of Folk Music stars—notably Bob Dylan, Simon & Garfunkel, Phil Ochs, Judy Collins, and José Feliciano. In his autobiography, Bob Dylan called Gerde’s “the preeminent folk club in America.” Rolling Stone’s Book Of Lists called Folk City one of the three top music venues in the world, along with The Cavern and CBGB. Mike Porco is no longer with us, but this concert—a centennial celebration of his birth hosted by his grandson—will act as a reunion and celebration of the music that emanated from the Village’s golden era. Live music performances by David Amram, Tom Chapin, David Massengill, Rob Stoner, Vince Martin, Bev Grant, and others will make the 100th anniversary of Porco’s birth a special evening. A couple short segments from the film Positively Porco, chronicling the 1960s folk and blues revival, will be shown for good measure!

...and beyond
MCLA Presents! Allen Toussaint and Preservation Hall Jazz Band
8 p.m.
Hunter Center, 1040 MASS MoCA Way,North Adams , MA 01247
Tickets: Advance: $28 mezzanine / $34 orchestra / $70 preferred
Day of: $36 mezzanine / $42 orchestra
As both a brilliant pianist and as the city’s premier composer, arranger, and producer, Allen Toussaint is New Orleans’ musical foundation, having worked with a who’s who of Big Easy musicians including Dr. John and the Neville Brothers — as well as other luminaries such as Paul McCartney, the Band, and Albert King. The Preservation Hall Jazz Band has been a musical treasure chest of traditional New Orleans sounds for half a century.

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Friday, October 24, 2014
Flushing Town Hall presents
From Spain to New York – Cantos de Ida y Vuelta
7:00 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: $15/$12 Members/$10 Students Order online or Phone: (718) 463-7700 x222
“Cantos de Ida y Vuelta” are songs of wandering, shaped by journeys across foreign lands. This double-bill concert features some of the powerful voices in the NYC Latin jazz scene: Javier Ruibal, one of Spain’s most distinctive singer/songwriters and Victor Prieto, a virtuoso and innovator, both as an accordionist and a composer. Sponsored in part by Council Member Daniel Dromm. Presented in collaboration with Terraza 7.

HarmoNYom in association with Robert Browning Associates presents
Women’s Voices Festival: A Celebration of Women in Indian Classical Music: ANANDI BHATTACHARYA
7:30 p.m.
+7 p.m. talk w/ Indian music specialists moderated by author Kavita Sha about the evolution of female artists in Indian music
St. Peter’s Church, 619 Lexington Ave at 54th St, NYC
Tickets: $40 VIP; $30 general admission; $20 students with ID & seniors
The mesmerizing vocalist Anandi Bhattacharya, born in 1996, became a child prodigy in a family of renowned musicians and singers, including her father, slide guitar master Debashish Bhattacharya, who has been her constant guide, and her grandmother, whose vocal music was nurtured within the family. Anandi started training under her aunt Sutapa Bhattacharya at the age of three, and gave her first radio performance at four. When she was 12, she studied under Vidushi Shubhra Guha. She has toured internationally and recorded (Madeira, Beyond the Ragashere) with her father, including an experimental program on Tagore’s songs, and performed extensively with him in the US, including an appearance on an NPR Tiny Desk Concert. Accompaniment by Subasish Bhattacharya on tabla and Pt. Ramesh Misra on sarangi (bowed lute).

The Folkus Project presents
Natalia Zukerman
After she opened for Garnet Rogers last winter, this roots-oriented singer songwriter was an obvious choice for a headline appearance.
8 p.m.
May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 East Genesee St, Syracuse, NY
Cost: $15 (members $12)
Advance sale tickets are available online at www.folkus.org
With diverse influences that include folk, jazz, blues, rock, bluegrass, country, and even classical, Zuckerman has been described by public radio as “an example of the finest Americana.” She combines her unique slide guitar playing style with seductive vocals, a painter’s observing eye, unapologetic writing, and sharp wit. She’ll be supporting her new album — her seventh — called Come Thief, Come Fire.

Caffè Lena presents
Andy Cohen & Paul Asbell
8 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $20, Member $18, Child and Student $10
Buy tickets online
This show will be a true feast for fingerstyle guitar enthusiasts. Blues picker Andy Cohen is a connector between the legendary bluesmen of the last century (Big Bill Broonzy, Rev. Gary Davis, Honeyboy Edwards) and today’s generation of blues revivalists. As a youngster coming up in the 1960s folk revival, Andy began the explorations with “source” musicians that built into his current status as a virtuoso fingerstyle guitarist and “walking, talking folk-blues-roots music encyclopedia.” An Andy Cohen performance encompasses the well-known, the obscure, and the weirdly wonderful, and often involves autoharp and dolceola along with acoustic 6- and 12-string guitars.
Paul Asbell is another veteran guitarist and it all started at age 12 with a family 6-string his father broke in playing with Pete Seeger, Woody Guthrie, and Leadbelly at union rallies. From that auspicious starting point, Asbell has developed a dizzingly diverse repertoire that waltzes brilliantly through the styles of Robert Johnson, Doc Watson, Dr. John and Bill Frisell with romantic swing tunes and Otis Rush slow-burners thrown in.

YWCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts presents
Maria Muldaur
8:00 p.m.
Boulton Center, 37 West Main Street, Bay Shore, NY, 631/969-1101
Cost: Tickets available, $40
Maria Muldaur is best known world-wide for her 1974 mega-hit “Midnight at the Oasis,” which received several Grammy nominations, and enshrined her forever in the hearts of Baby Boomers everywhere; but despite her considerable pop music success, her 50-year career could best be described a long and adventurous odyssey through the various forms of American Roots Music. During the folk revival of the early ’60s, she began exploring and singing early Blues, Bluegrass and Appalachian “Old Timey” Music, beginning her recording career in 1963 with the Even Dozen Jug Band and shortly thereafter, joining the very popular Jim Kweskin Jug Band, touring and recording with them throughout the ’60s. In the 40 years since “Midnight at the Oasis,” Maria has toured extensively worldwide and has recorded 40 solo albums covering all kinds of American Roots Music, including Gospel, R&B, Jazz, and Big Band (not to mention several award-winning children’s albums), before settling comfortably into her favorite idiom, the Blues, in recent years. Often joining forces with some of the top names in the business, Maria has recorded and produced on-average an album per year, several of which have been nominated for Grammy and other awards.
Tickets for this performance are available at www.boultoncenter.org or by calling toll free 866-811-4111 or at the YMCA Boulton Center box office: 37 West Main Street, Bay Shore, NY (631) 969-1101. Box office hours: Weds, Fri., Sat., from 12-4, Thurs. 12-6 and extended hours on performance days.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
CHIP TAYLOR
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $20 advance/$25 at the door
The New York Times says it best about Chip Taylor: “If you only know him as the as the guy who wrote ‘Wild Thing’ and ‘Angel Of The Morning’ — you don’t know him! Chip Taylor is making some of the most distinctive acoustic music around today.”

October 24 and 25, 2014
Center for Traditional Music and Dance (CTMD) announces
Selebrasyon lang kreyòl ak kilti Ayisyen
A Symposium on Haitian Creole Language and Culture
Friday, October 24: 6-9 p.m.
Saturday, October 25: 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Brooklyn College, Woody Tanger Auditorium, 2900 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11210
Admission: Free
Kreyòl: Language of Transformation & Libration of Haiti. Panel presentations, films, documentaries, books, arts & crafts exhibit, cultural performances, and Kreyòl cuisine. Featuring speakers: Fabienne Doucet, New York University; Rozevel Jean-Baptiste, New York City Department of Education; Serge Madhère, Howard University; Jean-Yves Plaisir, Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY; Hugues Saint-Fort, Kingsborough Community College, CUNY; Jean-Yves Urfié, Congregation of the Holy Spirit, Miriam Neptune, Documentarist; and Patricia Benoit, Filmmaker.

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Saturday, October 25, 2014
Center for Traditional Music and Dance announces
Korean Performing Arts Center 20th Anniversary!
7:30 p.m.
Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, New York, NY
Tickets are $100/$35; with Child/Senior/Student at $25 (not available in $100 section)
CTMD: Our dear friends at the Korean Performing Arts Center (KPAC) are proud to celebrate their 20th Anniversary with a performance of a new program — New York P’an: Spiritual Exuberance. The event will feature some of the most celebrated traditional performing artists direct from Korea, including Master Shin Young-Hee, an extraordinary pansori singer, who has been designated the official holder (National Human Treasure) of the Important Intangible Cultural Asset, No. 5, Pansori, and Master Lee Kwang-Soo, a legendary percussionist and vocalist of shaman ritual and songs. The two masters will be joined by CTMD Touring Artists Sounds of Korea, New York’s foremost Korean performing ensemble presenting a range of folk songs, percussion ensemble music and folk dance, under the direction of Master Sue Yeon Park, designated in 2008 a National Heritage Fellow by the National Endowment for the Arts, the nation’s highest honor in the Traditional Arts. This year’s event recreates the tradition of P’an, an indoor or outdoor open stage performance where spectacular traditional arts have traditionally been available and accessible to all social and economic classes, breaking the boundaries between performers and audiences, a critical element of importance for the artistic aesthetic and spiritual bonds of shamanistic rituals.

Staten Island Arts announces
USSLA (United States Sierra Leone Association) CULTURAL Show
7:30 p.m.
USSLA Offices and Community Center, 141 Park Hill Avenue, Suite LA/B, Staten Island, NY 10304
Cost: Free and open to the public
Questions: 718-447-3329 X1006
Staten Island Arts Folklife and the United States Sierra Leone Association (USSLA) proudly present the USSLA Cultural Show. This Sierra Leonean community talent show, which features an array of live music and dance performances as well as the masked dance rituals of Sierra Leone, is the second of a three-part performance series related to SIA Folklife’s Cultural Feedback Project. Curated performances will be videotaped and contributed to the a community archive which will be on display in the Culture Lounge in April. Traditional Sierra Leonean food items will be available. There will be a customary moment of silence to commemorate those recently lost to Ebola in the homeland.

Valley Folk presents
Andy Cohen
7:30 p.m.
Drake House Studio Theater, 171 Cedar Arts Center, 155 Cedar Street, Corning, NY
$17.50 at-the-door
Half price for disabled folks and full time students (high school, college) with valid ID.
Children 14 and under free with adult.
This Memphis, Tennessee resident (transplanted from Massachusetts) is the real deal, a Piedmont picker who in many ways embodies the history of the blues as carried on by the baby-boomer generation. If you want to understand the acoustic blues experience, the transition from pre-war blues (WWII, that is) to the 1960s blues revival on to modern day acoustic blues, Cohen is a perfect testimonial.

Caffè Lena presents
A Night of Murder Ballads
8 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $20, Member $18, Child and Student $10
Buy tickets online
A sinful, silly and sinister tradition continues with our fourth annual Halloween fundraiser, “A Night of Murder Ballads,” featuring MC Michael Eck and host of musical guests (to be announced shortly!). Sounds scary, but it’s actually just good, gory fun, with local leading lights singing about dead lovers, departed drifters, and defunct sailors. Our breathtaking balladeers give the great folksong murder tradition a workout with guitar, ukulele, harmony vocals, and more. All tricks aside, the proceeds will benefit Caffè Lena so we can keep bringing you the finest folk year round.

Robert Browning Associates presents
SHAKIR KHAN with ENAYET HOSSAIN
Classical Indian Music
8 p.m.
Roulette, 509 Atlantic Ave (at 3rd Ave), Downtown Brooklyn
Tickets: $30/ students & seniors $25
One of the most sensitive and dynamic young classical sitar players internationally, the brilliant Shakir Khan follows in the footsteps of his illustrious father and guru Shahid Parvez. He represents the 8th generational link in an unbroken chain of musical talent and tradition and is an exponent of the Etawah gharana (school) that was founded by maestro Imdad Khan, grandfather of the late Vilayat Khan. From his first public performance at the age of 11, to tours with his famed father and appearances at India’s most prestigious music festivals, he has proved himself a worthy heir to one of the world’s oldest and greatest classical traditions. In Shakir Khan’s first NY public appearance, he will be accompanied by the young tabla virtuoso Enayet Hossain.

Alwan for the Arts presents
Musical Performance: Armen Donelian Trio—Songs Of My Ancestors
8-11 p.m.
Alwan for the Arts, 16 Beaver Street, 4th Floor (between Broad St. and Broadway) New York, NY 10004
For more information, contact: Sophie Couche at (646) 732-3261
Cost: Tickets: $20 General | $15 for Students, Seniors, Members
ARMEN DONELIAN TRIO
Armen Donelian, piano and composer
David Clark, bass
George Schuller, drums
Armen Donelian is a pianist of Armenian origins with an artistic breadth that incorporates American, European and Armenian compositional, improvisational and folk idioms. His music is a fusion of Classical and Jazz with strong Middle Eastern undertones and is characterized by clean articulation, a virtuosic harmonic vocabulary and a boundless source of creative ideas. Joining Donelian in this unique concert at Alwan will be Berklee College of Music Professor David Clark, on bass and New York City-based drummer and record producer George Schuller, on drums. The Trio have been playing together for the past 10 years and have an impressive repertoire that includes the recordings
Oasis (2005) and Sayat-Nova: Songs Of My Ancestors (2014).

YWCA Boulton Center for the Performing Arts presents
Lucky Kaplansky & Cheryl Wheeler
8:00 p.m.
Boulton Center, 37 West Main Street, Bay Shore, NY, 631/969-1101
Cost: Tickets available, $45
Lucy Kaplansky is a rare vocal talent, “a truly gifted performer...full of enchanting songs” (New York Times). Blending country, folk and pop styles, she has the unique ability to make every song sound fresh, whether singing her own sweet originals, covering country classics by June Carter Cash and Gram Parsons or singing pop favorites by Lennon/McCartney and Nick Lowe. Lucy’s iconic voice has been featured in film and on television, including commercials like Chevrolet’s iconic “Heartbeat of America” jingle. It has always seemed as if there were two Cheryl Wheelers, with fans of the New England songwriter relishing watching the two tussle for control of the mic. 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.
Tickets for this performance are available at www.boultoncenter.org or by calling toll free 866-811-4111 or at the YMCA Boulton Center box office: 37 West Main Street, Bay Shore, NY (631) 969-1101. Box office hours: Weds, Fri., Sat., from 12-4, Thurs. 12-6 and extended hours on performance days.

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Sunday, October 26, 2014
Museum at Eldridge Street presents
The Singing Table: Hasidic Songs, Stories and Nosh
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002
Tickets: $25 General Admission, includes bagels, herring, coffee and other light nosh
Food, song and story are the ingredients for this one-of-a-kind concert that recreates the warm atmosphere of a Jewish Sabbath table. Musicians Lisa Mayer, Sruli Dresdner, Zachary Mayer, and Aaron Mayer perform nigunim, wordless spiritual tunes traditionally sung at the holiday table, as well as play Hasidic music and recount family stories and history.
This concert is a culminating event of the Festival of Jewish Food and Literature. Sponsored by Hanna Griff-Sleven and Paul Sleven in memory of Harris and Bessie Griff and Deborah Lavender.

Steve Zeitlin of City Lore invites you to
The Life and Times of Miss Mary Mack World Premiere
at the Margaret Mead Film Festival
12:30 p.m.
American Natural History Museum, Kaufmann Theater, 79th Street at Central Park West, New York, New York 10024
Tickets: $12 adults; $10 students and seniors
Let’s Get the Rhythm: the Life and Times of Miss Mary Mack, a film which City Lore and Steve produced with Irene Chagall, invites you to explore the history of hand-clapping games around the world. Through wars and migrations, across language barriers and oceans, young girls connect with each other through thousands of variants—ancient as they are global. The film chronicles these rhythmic and recreational practices.Guided by three eight-year-olds from diverse cultural backgrounds in the New York area, it is a charming and beautiful survey with universal insight. Watch TRAILER at www.amnh.org/explore/margaret-mead-film-festival/films/let-s-get-the-rhythm.

Albany Institute of History & Art announces
To Elevate & Adorn the Mind: Betsey Colt Foot and the Story Behind the Founding of Albany Academy for Girls
Author Louise Copeland Marks
2:00 p.m.
Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12210
Free with museum admission
Set in Albany in the early nineteenth century, To Elevate & Adorn the Mind, is a thoroughly researched historical novel about Betsey Colt Foot and her radical quest to establish the Albany Academy for Girls, one of the country’s oldest independent schools for the education of young women. Louise Copeland Marks is an academy alumna and Associate Professor Emerita of Sociology, Psychology, and Mental Health at SUNY’s North Country Community College.

Folk Music Society of New York/New York Pinewoods Folk Music Club presents
Humorous Songs Concert
with Toby Fagenson, Evy Mayer, Anne Price, Heather Wood and John Ziv

2 p.m.
Join us for an evening of general merriment — you’ll laugh, you’ll snicker, you’ll groan. Toby Fagenson is noted for his brilliant parodies. Evy Mayer gathers her material from the best sources. Anne Price draws from traditional sources and is also a song writer (one of her songs was featured on NPR’s Car Talk). Heather Wood also sings traditional songs and has written some new ones. John Ziv is a prolific writer of quirky songs.

StoryCircle presents Word Plays at Proctors

2:00 p.m.
Fenimore Gallery, Proctors, 432 State St., Schenectady, NY 12305
Cost: $12/person; $8/per person for groups of 8 or more
$2 of each ticket is donated to the Schenectady Inner City Ministry Summer Lunch program where they feed 850 children each day.
Proctors Box Office (518) 346-6204
Risky Business Sometimes by choice, and sometimes by fate, people have to deal with some risky business. Enjoy these stories told by: Alden (Joe) Doolittle, Bonnie Mion, Claire Nolan, Eliud Nieves, Janet Carter, Mary Murphy, Merideth Nieves, Micki Groper, Nancy Marie Payne, Sandy Schuman.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
“Goodbye BLACK 47 — Celtic Rock Festival” with special guests The Mighty Ploughboys; The Narrowbacks
4:00 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $30 advance/$35 at the door
Returning to our stage for their farewell performance, Black 47 played more gigs at Shea Stadium than The Beatles, shut down the city of Hoboken, appeared multiple times on Leno, Letterman, O’Brien and most recently on Jimmy Fallon, starred in a movie with their fans Matt Dillon and Danny Glover and helped spring the Guilford Four and the Birmingham Six from British prisons. Having left a lasting legacy, this legendary Irish rock band intend disbanding on 11/8/14, exactly 25 years after their first gig, but not before going out with a bang!

City Lore announces
Bronx Living Legend: Bertha Hope
4-6 p.m., doors open at 3 p.m.
Please arrive early to go through school security.

Morris Campus Building Auditorium, 1110 Boston Road (at 166th St.), Bronx, NY
Admission: FREE ($5 suggested donation)
Parking is FREE at the school, entrance at Boston Rd at 167th St.
City Lore partners with the Bronx Music Heritage Center (BMHC) on its Bronx Rising! programs. The Living Legends series is another program sponsored by the BMHC. The Bronx Music Heritage Center honors jazz pianist Bertha Hope, who lived on Lyman Place with be-bop legends Elmo Hope and Thelonious Monk, and was the co-founder of the all-woman group Jazzberry Jam. Join Grammy-nominated host Bobby Sanabria in the landmarked Morris High School auditorium, in the heart of Morrisania which from the 1950s–1970s was a celebrated jazz mecca of the Bronx. Featuring a performance by the Bertha Hope Quintetwith special guest Antoinette Montague and interview by internationally-acclaimed pianist Valerie Capers.

Caffè Lena presents
Marty Wendell 50 Year Retrospective
7 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $15, Member $12, Child and Student $7.50
Buy tickets online
He was weaned on a Philco radio and his first gig, 50 years ago, was a church talent show. From that modest beginning, Capital District musician Marty Wendell went on to tour as Johnny Cash’s opening act, recorded at Sun Studios, gained national radio play, and curated the North Country’s premiere country music festival. A famously engaging and enthusiastic live performer, Wendell has played countless stages coast to coast. His son, Sean Wendell, is now a regular bandmate, joining his father on stage and in the studio to play early pop standards and originals rooted in gospel and blues. With 50 productive years to celebrate, Marty remains as eager as ever to make his audience happy with a night of great tunes.

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Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Center for Traditional Music and Dance presents
North German & Yiddish Fiddling Traditions
7:30 p.m.
Concert at 7:30 p.m. workshop from 5:30 p.m.-7:00 p.m.
Stephen Wise Free Synagogue, 30 W. 68th St., between Columbus and Central Park West on Manhattan’s Upper West Side, New York, NY
Admission to the concert is $15, instrumentalists may attend a pre-concert workshop for $25, or purchase a combined ticket concert/workshop for $35 and you can sit in at the post-concert jam session
For more information, visit aaronalexander.com/wp/concert-schedule
Three women, two cultures, one love...“ is the motto of Figelin – a collaboration of three of the most exciting fiddle players on today’s international folk music scene. Performing North German and Yiddish folk music, each on its own already a melting pot of exuberant dance tunes and gripping ballads, with wild fiddles, earthy grooves. Three fiddles, three voices, and the vibrant sound of centuries’ old dance music. Based in New York, Deborah Strauss has been a world star on the klezmer fiddle for over 20 years. The winner of multiple awards, she is a much loved and respected artist and teacher at festivals and workshops around the globe. Originally from Australia, Berlin-based Vanessa Vroomans has quickly fiddled her way into the hearts of klezmer fans and leading artists alike. An expert on the klezmer fiddle, she also loves unconventional musical experiments. Strauss and Vromans collaborate with a wonderful specialist who is working to revive North German fiddling — we’ll tell you more about her soon!
Presented by CTMD’s An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture in partnership with the NY Klezmer Series and the Sholem Aleichem Cultural Center.

Folk Music Society of New York/New York Pinewoods Folk Music Club announces
Old-Time Instrumental Jam
7:30-9:30 p.m.
Brooklyn Farmacy & Soda Fountain, 513 Henry Street (at Sackett St.), in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn
For more information, email alanfriend_music@mindspring.com
Wanna jam? Alan Friend will lead an old-time jam. Bring your fiddle, banjo, guitar, etc. Acoustic instruments only. Buy some delicious desserts and socialize.

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Gotham Center for NYC History presents a Fall 2014 Forum:
Film Screening: “Radio Unnameable: Bob Fass and the Rise of Free Expression on the Airwaves”
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Elebash Recital Hall, CUNY, 365 Fifth Avenue at 34th Street, New York, NY
FREE and open to the public, reservations not required! First come, first served!
Legendary personality Bob Fass revolutionized late-night FM radio by serving as a cultural hub for music, politics, and audience participation for nearly 50 years. Long before today’s innovations in social media, Fass utilized the airwaves for mobilization, encouraging luminaries and ordinary listeners to talk openly and take the program in surprising directions. “Radio Unnameable” is a visual and aural collage that pulls from Bob Fass’s immense program archive, film, photographs, and video that has been sitting dormant until now.

Center for Traditional Music and Dance announces
The Lost Jewish Music of Belarus
7:00 p.m.
Center for Jewish History, Forchheimer Auditorium, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY 10011 (Between 5th & 6th Aves)
Tickets are $15 general; $10 CJH/CTMD members, seniors, students, and can be purchased online.
Raysn: The Lost Jewish Music of Belarus, a concert and talk featuring Zisl Slepovitch and Litvakus in a special CD release program. Minsk-born ethnomusicologist/ clarinetist Dmitri “Zisl” Slepovitch spent a decade researching the hidden musical treasures of Jewish Belarus (White Russia, also known in Yiddish as “Raysn”) with the late, noted scholar Nina Stepanskaya. Join Slepovitch and his amazing Litvakus ensemble in a special CD release program of Belarussian klezmer, Yiddish folksong and poetry. CTMD’s Pete Rushefsky will interview Slepovitch during the program.
Presented by CTMD’s An-sky Institute for Jewish Culture in partnership with the Center for Jewish History, the National Yiddish Theater – Folksbiene, and the Sholem Aleichem Cultural Center.

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Thursday, October 30, 2014
Albany Institute of History & Art announces
Albany History in an Alternate Universe
Author Frankie Y. Bailey
2:00 p.m.
Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12210
Free admission
Booth, Lincoln, Houdini, and more . . . join SUNY Albany criminal justice professor and award winning mystery writer Frankie Bailey as she reveals how she draws on Albany’s vibrant history in crafting her police procedural series set in a near-future version of the city. Bailey is a Macavity Award winning mystery writer who has been nominated for numerous Edgar, Anthony, and Agatha awards. She is also the author of Wicked Albany and numerous non-fiction books that explore the intersections of crime, history, and popular culture.

World Music Institute (WMI) presents
Bassekou Kouyate
7:00 p.m.
The Grace Rainey Rodgers, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 5th Avenue, New York, NY
Tickets start at $35
For more information, call (212) 545-7536

Mali’s Bassekou Kouyate is a master of the ngoni, an ancient West African lute and the key instrument of griot culture. Armed with a dynamite dexterity and a remarkable lineage—he’s descended from generations of griots on both sides—Kouyate is the full embodiment of his tradition. Yet it’s his daring reworking of it—placing it in an ensemble format with four sizes of ngoni worn strapped like electric guitars; adding strings and introducing new plucking methods—that has garnered Kouyate the reputation of visionary as well as guardian. As The New York Times notes, “Through technique, technology, and open ears, Kouyate hurls the ngoni into the 21st century.” Presented in collaboration with The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Institute for Jewish Research presents
Creating History: Can We Tell the Past?
Panel Discussion
7:00 p.m.
YIVO Institute, 15 West 16th Street, New York, NY
Admission: General $12 | YIVO and MCNY Members $8
Box Office: smarttix.com | (212) 868-4444
In Letters to Afar, a new installation at the Museum of the City of New York, personal home videos once taken for family and friends are re-presented to us as windows to the past. What can art reveal about history? How does Letters, or any artistic work, mediate the past? How does scholarship? Artist Péter Forgács (filmmaker, Letters to Afar), author Boris Fishman, and scholars Marci Shore (Yale), Steven Zipperstein (Stanford), and Amelia Glaser, moderator (UC San Diego) present their work and discuss how art and scholarship shape our understanding of the past. How do artists’ and scholars’ views differ from our understanding of our own histories? How do we engage with what is no longer here? For those interested, there will be a discussion following this program in the Great Hall.

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
SONGWRITERS’ SHOWCASE
7:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $10 (free to members)
Our showcases feature the best of local and regional talents that deserve the attention of a wider audience; and a wider audience deserves the pleasure of their music too, so come check it out.

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Friday, October 31, 2014
Flushing Town Hall presents
Family Festival: Halloween Re-Mixed
4-7 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard, (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: Free (No tickets or RSVP required)
Celebrate Dia de los Muertos, Halloween and All Saints Day with hands-on festive fun for all ages! Be sure to wear your costume and join us for mask-making, All Saints Day Medallions, Mexican Sugar Skulls and ghost stories. Halloween treats for all participants. Fun for the whole family!

Caffè Lena presents
HALLOWEEN HOOO-tenanny: Alan Chartock & The Berkshire Ramblers
8 p.m.
Caffè Lena, 47 Phila St., Saratoga Springs, NY, 518-583-0022
Tickets: $35, Member $35, Child and Student $10
Buy tickets online
All Proceeds Support Caffè
Lena!
Sing-Alongs & Delicious Refreshments. Catering by Parkside Eatery
Championing folk songs of the “old style,” this charming and gregarious band donates their performances to help causes and places dear to their hearts—and tonight Caffè Lena is the lucky beneficiary. Founding Ramblers are Joe Browdy and WAMC’s Alan Chartock. They’ve been playing together, in one form or another, for well over forty years. Alan sings and plays banjo; his wife, Roselle Chartock, a Skidmore alum who once worked at the Caffé, sings and plays guitar and percussion. They’re joined by Browdy on guitar, son Jonas Chartock, guitar, daughter Sarah Chartock, vocal and hand percussion, Michael Eck, multiple instruments, Don McGrory, steel guitar, Alice Oldfather, fiddle, Dwight O’Neil guitar, and Dona Frank-Federico and Selma Kaplan, vocals and piano. Capturing the essence of folk music with familiar songs that celebrate togetherness rather than celebrity, you are warmly invited to lend your voice on the chorus. We’ll have delicious food, mingling, and loads of songs you know and love. Your ticket includes hearty snacks, desserts and beverages of the soft variety. Folk-inspired costumes Encouraged! The Ramblers are donating their performance and all proceeds benefit Caffè Lena!

The Towne Crier in Beacon presents
BATTLEFIELD BAND from Scotland
8:30 p.m.
Towne Crier, 379 Main Street, Beacon, NY, (845) 855-1300
Tickets: $30 advance/$35 at the door
Known for their “uncanny chemistry” (Washington Post), the Battlefield Band has over four decades led the revival of Scottish music. Combining old and new music, their performances are joyful, raucous and accessible. Winners of the inaugural Scots Trad Music Award.

October 31-November 2, 2014
The Folk Music Society of N.Y., Inc/ N.Y. Pinewoods Folk Music Club presents
FALL FOLK MUSIC WEEKEND
A Weekend of Folk/Roots/Americana Music at Hudson Valley Resort and Spa
400 Granite Road, Kerhonkson, Ulster County, NY 12446
For more information: www.folkmusicny.org/weekends.html
Register online: http://fallweekend.eventbrite.com
Enjoy a friend-filled music saturated weekend at the Hudson Valley Resort and Spa. Sing, jam, relax, swap songs, learn new songs and listen to and/or play with other musicians. The weekend features some of the finest Folk/Roots musicians who will perform and present workshops. There is also plenty of opportunity for socializing, hiking, and kicking back with interesting folks in a luxurious setting, comfortable rooms, good food, and resort facilities close at hand. Featured performers are:
emma’s revolution (Pat Humphries & Sandy O) offer gorgeous close harmonies and unsinkable tunefulness. This classic, globetrotting folk duo’s music is progressive, socially-conscious, confrontational and shot-through with intelligence and cutting humor. They counted Pete Seeger among their admirers.
Andy Cohen, blues guitarist and historian, grew up to the sound of Dixieland jazz. As a teen, he was bitten by the Folk Music bug, and soon found his way to Big Bill Broonzy and the Jim Kweskin Jug Band. Upon hearing the Rev. Gary Davis, he was thoroughly infected. He’s been masterfully playing their fine old tunes ever since.
Larry Hanks & Deborah Robins—Hanks bring warmth, charm and depth to cowboy and work songs, topical and political songs, and traditional American ballads. Deborah’s lovely alto and rhythm guitar complement Larry’s resonant bass voice, his spare tasteful guitar playing, and his amazing Jew’s harp.
Ryan & Brennish Thomson, father and son duo: Ryan, music and dance professional, is an award winning multi-instrumentalist. He performs and teaches fiddle, banjo, flute, piano, pennywhistle, accordion, and more. Son, Brennish, also fiddles. Their peripatetic music is drawn from Old Time, Eastern Europe, Tex/Mex, Blues, Cajun and Bluegrass traditions.
We will also welcome Ben Bath, singer and guitarist, as well as singer, Brian Harris.
Located near New Paltz, the Hudson Valley Resort and Spa is nestled amid the beautiful Shawangunk Mountains. Enjoy good food, newly renovated rooms, tennis, golf, table tennis, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, and more. A transportation coordinator helps to arrange rides to the weekend. Participants are encouraged to come for two or three days and stay at the hotel; day admission is also available.



ANNOUNCEMENTS

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.


Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders presents
Paper Flower Workshop

Paper flowers are used in Mexico for decoration during holidays such as the Day of the Dead, Cinco de Mayo, and Independence Day. Mexican paper flowers can decorate a tabletop, a Christmas tree, or an altar. Mano a Mano: Mexican Culture Without Borders is proud to return to St. Mark’s Church in-the-Bowery for our annual Day of the Dead (see November calendar), and preparations are underway. All flowers created at these workshops will be used at our celebration of Day of the Dead on November 1 and 2.

Learn Paper Flower Making.

Tue, Oct. 7, 2014 from 2 to 5 p.m.
Tue, Oct. 14, 2014 from 2 to 5 p.m.
Tue, Oct. 21, 2014 from 2 to 5 p.m.BR> There is no cost, just RSVP — space is limited. If for some reason you are unable to attend after your RSVP, please cancel so others can take advantage of your seat.


Chinese Theatre Works, Inc. (CTW) and Theater for the New City present
Two New Opera/Puppet Works-in-Progress
Conceived and directed by Kuang Yu-Fong and Stephen Kaplin

DAYJOBS: OPERA DREAMS October 22-23, 8 p.m.
Chinese opera performers recount personal stories of the joys and bitterness of immigrant life in New York City, using Peking opera, costumes, music, dance, and storytelling.

MULAN: HOLDING HALF THE SKY October 24-26, 8 p.m. AND special family matinees
2000 years of Chinese history, as filtered through the lives of four outstanding women warriors. An epic narrative told through Chinese opera, hand, rod, and shadow puppets.

TIGER TALES October 25-26, 3 p.m.
CTW’s award-winning overhead shadow show features four linked animal fables that impart useful lessons on survival of the smallest in today’s modern jungle.

All shows are performed in Mandarin and English.
Theater for the New City 155 First Ave., New York, NY 10003 (between E. 9th and E. 10th Streets).

Tickets: $15. For ticket reservations call 212/254-1109 or visit www.theaterforthenewcity.net


OLD SONGS announces Fall Instrument Classes

6-week group classes at 37 South Main St., Voorheesville.
Complete descriptions at: www.oldsongs.org/classes

To Register:
Print out registration form online at: oldsongs.org/register or call Old Songs at 518-765-2815.

Send $115 per class for 6-week classes and registration form to: Old Songs, PO Box 466, Voorheesville, NY 12186.

Registration Deadlines:
September-October class: Sept. 2, 2014
October-November classes: Oct. 8, 2014


SEPTEMBER-OCTOBER CLASSES: TUESDAYS, Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30 and Oct. 7
Mountain Dulcimer with Susan Trump
Beyond Beginning Mountain Dulcimer: 6-7:15 p.m.
Intermediate Mountain Dulcimer: 7:30-8:45 p.m.

OCTOBER-NOVEMBER CLASSES: TUESDAYS, Oct. 14, 21, 28, Nov. 4, 11 and 18
Fiddle with George Wilson, 6-7:15 p.m.
Clawhammer Banjo with Paul Draper, 7:30-8:45 p.m.
Piano Accordion-Lessons and Band Class with Peggy Hart , 6-7:30 p.m.

WEDNESDAYS, Oct. 15, 22, 29, Nov. 5, 12 and 19
Beginning Penny Whistle with George Ward, 6-7:15 p.m.
Jam Class with Terri Lukacko, 6-7:15 p.m.


THURSDAYS, Oct. 16, 23, 30, Nov. 6, 13 and 20
Ukulele with Ron Gordon Beginning Ukulele: 6-7:15 p.m.
Intermediate Ukulele: 7:30-8:45 p.m.
Mandolin with Mike Otis, 6-7:15 p.m
Recorder with Donna Sobel, 7:30-8:45 p.m.

5-WEEK CLASS, OCTOBER-NOVEMBER MONDAYS, Oct. 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10 and 17
Bluegrass Jam Class Taught by Bob Altschuler using the Wernick Method, 6-9 p.m.
5 sessions, tuition $160. Register online



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
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 guest, Oct. 22: Pat Kelleher: Pat, who hails from Dripsey, County Cork, Ireland is an accomplished musician and singer and has played and sung for over 30 years. He is renowned locally and abroad for his singing and in particular his five string banjo playing in many styles.

Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) announces
CALL FOR PAPERS
7th Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA
March 24̵;28, 2015


The Society for Applied Anthropology (SfAA) invites abstracts (sessions, papers and posters) for the Program of the 75th Annual Meeting The theme of the Program is “Continuity and Change.”

The Society is a multi-disciplinary association that focuses on problem definition and resolution. We welcome papers from all disciplines. The deadline for abstract submission is October 15, 2014. For additional information on the theme, abstract size/format, and the meeting, please visit http://www.sfaa.net/annual-meeting/.


Museum at Eldridge Street presents
Lifelong Learning Classes beginning in October

Museum at Eldridge Street
12 Eldridge Street
New York, NY 10002

This fall our lifelong learning classes offer fascinating opportunities for Bible study, learning about immigrant history on the Lower East Side and starting a family memoir.

Modernity and the Bible with Dr. Regina Stein
8 sessions: Tuesdays, 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., beginning October 21
Who wrote the Bible? Did the events it presents happen as the Bible describes them? Is the text of the Torah scroll accurate? Medieval rabbinic commentators had clear answers to these questions. But modern scientific discoveries, archaeology and literary theories radically challenged many traditional notions. How should we read the Bible in the 21st century? To answer this complex question, we will explore some of the personalities, ideas and debates from the classical rabbinic period to the Middle Ages, and from the Enlightenment to today. $15 per class; $110 for all eight classes.

The Many Faces of the Torah with Dr. Regina Stein
8 sessions: Thursdays, 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., beginning October 23
The Five Books of the Torah have always been interpreted in many different ways. Using the weekly Torah portion as our jumping off point, we will delve into Biblical texts, commentaries, and the questions they raise. From the 1st century allegory of Philo in Alexandria to the critical commentaries of contemporary American and Israeli scholars, we will discuss and debate insights from a variety of disciplines as we continue the Jewish tradition of Torah study. $15 per class; $110 for all eight classes.

Immigrant Communities on the Lower East Side with Barry Feldman
5 Wednesdays, starting October 22 from 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Waves of Irish, German, Eastern European Jews, Slavs, Italians, Hispanics and Asians transformed sparse farmlands into thriving ethnic enclaves on the Lower East Side in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Explore the social, cultural and religious patterns that enriched these communities and their relationships with each other. Three classroom discussion sessions will be enhanced by two walking tours exploring the diverse immigrant history of the Lower East Side. $15 per class; $65 for all five classes.

Memoir Writing Workshop with with folklorist Dr. Hanna Griff-Sleven
4 Mondays, starting November 17 from 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Have you been meaning to get your family story down on paper? Are there photographs and ephemera whose stories you want to record and pass down to the next generation? In this supportive classroom environment, share your family objects and anecdotes and be prompted to write about them in class. Each week you’ll focus on a different family object or event, and the end result will be the beginning of a valuable family document. $15 per class; $50 for all four classes.


Alice Austen House announces
Call for Artists: Holiday Arts and Craft Fair at Alice Austen House


Alice Austen House
2 Hyland Blvd., Staten Island, NY 10305 The Alice Austen House is looking for artists, artisans, and vendors of original and handcrafted merchandise to take part in the Holiday Arts and Crafts Fair held on Friday 11/28/14, Saturday 11/29/14 and Sunday 11/30/14 (11 a.m.-5 p.m.). We are currently soliciting artist and artisans who sell high quality crafts or fine art. All products sold must be made by the vendor.

For more information and application, visit: http://bit.ly/1n2Hnun

Deadline: Friday November 21, 2014


Albany Institute of History & Art announces a
CALL FOR ORNAMENTS


Help us get ready for our Home for the Holidays Free Thanksgiving Weekend!

The Albany Institute is decking its halls for the holidays by trimming trees brimming with ornaments made by our community. The more ornaments we have, the more trees we can trim and the more we can celebrate the holidays!

FROM NOVEMBER 1 to NOVEMBER 14
Drop off your ornaments at the front desk of the Albany Institute of History & Art at 125 Washington Avenue in Albany, New York, during our open hours.

All ornaments must be:
handmade or hand-embellished
no bigger than 5" wide, tall, or deep
no more than 4oz (no, we won’t weigh it, but we have to hang it on a tree)

You can pick them up from the museum after January 1, 2015. We will keep your packaging to keep it safe, too!

Need more information? Call the front desk at the museum...they have all the details! They can be reached at (518) 463-4478 or you can email information@albanyinstitute.org.


Staten Island arts announces
“My Staten Island” Quilt Project


When: Thursdays August 20 – November 20; 12-1 p.m.
Where: 2nd floor CLLD Rotunda, JCC, 1466 Manor Rd, SI, NY


The Center for Life Long Development (CLLD) Quilt Class invites you to participate in the “My Staten Island”; Quilt Project. Make your mark on a map of Staten Island that will become part of a CLLD class sewing project.

What area of Staten Island has special meaning to you? The restaurant where you were proposed to, a marsh where you watch green herons, the school where you play sports or the ferry on which you commute or commuted before you retired? Work together on a group project and mark a representational symbol into a map of Staten Island. Take the opportunity to share your experiences, journey through past and present, log in and leave comments.

If you are not able to make your mark in person, you can email mysiquilt@yahoo.com. One of the class participants will place your mark and your story will be added to the quilt log.

The sale proceeds of the “My Staten Island” quilt will be donated to the CLLD Program.


Middle Atlantic Folklife Association (MAFA) announces a
CALL FOR PAPERS for its Biennial Conference of the Middle Atlantic Folklife Association

Theme: Land and Sea – Geography, Economy, and Culture in the American Experience

Date: March 27–28, 2015
Location: Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ
Partner Organization: Eastern American Studies Association (EASA)

This year, MAFA will be partnering with the Eastern American Studies Association to hold a joint conference. The location of this year’s meeting – Rowan University in New Jersey – provides a vantage from which to view diverse features of the Eastern United States. Looking to the east is the Atlantic Ocean and the famous “Jersey Shore.” Although many people know the “Shore” for its popular entertainments, beauty contests, and gambling, it also has a longstanding maritime folk culture, including the craft of the renowned Jersey Skiff, in addition to the east of the “Pine Barrens” that attracted studies of its residents known as “Pineys” by the American Folklife Center. To the west is the Delaware River and the Philadelphia metropolitan area. Glassboro, the home of Rowan University, is historically connected to early American manufacturing – the renowned “Glass Works in the Woods” that has led some scholars to view the Delaware Valley as the cradle of American industrialism. Yet southern New Jersey is also known for being a leading producer of fresh fruits and vegetables, including cranberries, blueberries, tomatoes, and escarole/endive. The varied landscape facilitates identities often by occupational and recreational communities. Evidence of its crossroads reputation is the Glassboro Summit in 1967 between President Lyndon Johnson and Soviet Premier Alexei Kosygin, with the Glassboro site chosen because it is equidistant between New York and Washington, DC

Against the backdrop of this geographic crossroads, the program committee invites papers, forums, and sessions that explore the connections of geography, economy, and culture in the American experience. The committee is interested not only in historical and cultural analyses of social adaptation to the landscape but also in organizational efforts to interpret, conserve, and enhance community identities, public heritage, and folk traditions. These studies need not be limited to New Jersey – they can include the Atlantic World. In sum, this conference will explore the local, regional, and global patterns and exchanges that contribute to the distinctive eastern American mix of land and sea. As always, MAFA is open to papers and panels on any topic of American folklore and folklife, including those which do not fit under the conference theme. Both university and public folklorists are strongly encouraged to attend.


Submission Guidelines: Individual Papers: Send a short abstract (no more than 500 words) and a brief CV or resume of no more than two pages.

Full Panels: Send a cover sheet with the title of the panel, the names of each participant, and the titles of their presentations. Include a short abstract of each paper (no more than 500 words) as well as a CV or resume of no longer than two pages for each panel participant.

All materials should be sent to Christie Briley at czb5178@psu.edu before January 9, 2015.

Graduate students whose proposals are accepted will be encouraged to submit their final papers electronically several weeks prior to the conference if they wish to be considered for the Simon J. Bronner Award for the outstanding graduate paper in American Studies.


Albany Institute of History and Art invites you to
Connect with Artists in Upcoming Art for All Sessions

Get creative in our studio!

Art for All programs are offered each Saturday, October through May from 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Adults and children of all ages are welcome to join us in the Albany Institute’s art studio on Saturdays for drop-in art making.

This season, artists of the 2014 Exhibition by Artists of the Mohawk-Hudson Region exhibition will make guest appearances and lead Art for All activities on certain Saturdays. Activities include painting, felting, drawing exercises, multimedia work, and more!


Art for All participation is FREE with museum admission!
For more information, visit the Institute’s website

Artist Schedule
Sat., Oct. 18, 2014 Lutz Scherneck, Painting with Non Traditional Materials
Sat., Nov. 1, 2014 Lou Getty, Felting
Sat., Nov. 8, 2014 Marie-Louise McHugh, Painting
Sat., Nov. 15, 2014 David Ricci, Exploring Shape and Color with Paper Piecing
Sat., Dec. 6, 2014 Oliver Peters, Multi Media Landscapes
Sat., Dec. 20, 2014 Katie DeGroot, Painting
Sat. Jan. 10, 2015 Ginger Ertz, Pipe Cleaner and Bead Sculpture
Sat. Jan. 17, 2015 Alta Turner, Weaving
Schedule subject to change.


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ONGOING EXHIBITIONS AND PRODUCTIONS
Iroquois Indian Museum announces
Standing in Two Worlds: Iroquois in 2014
May 3: Opening Reception, 1 to 3 p.m.
Iroquois Indian Museum, 324 Caverns Road, Howes Cave, NY
For more information contact: info@iroquoismuseum.org, or 518-296-8949
Open April 1 through November 30* Tuesday-Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sundays 12 p.m.-5 p.m.
*closing each day at 4 p.m. during the months of April and November
Admission: Adults - $8.00; Group(7+) $6.40, Seniors - $6.50; Group $5.20, Students (12 to 17) - $6.50; Group $5.20, Children 5 to 12 - $5.00; Group $4.00, Children under 5 - free
What contemporary concerns warrant our attention and creative comment?Works exploring boundaries and borders, environment, hydro-fracking, economy, gaming, the digital/disposable age, sports mascots, the impact of national/international events and decisions, the role of tradition and community, and the state of the Arts will be featured.

April 1, 2014 —November 30, 2014

Shaker Museum presents
EXHIBIT: “The Great Stone Barn: Past, Present, Future”
Friday - Monday 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Poultry House, Shaker Museum, 202 Shaker Road New, New Lebanon, NY 12136, 518-794-9100
Cost: Free admission
The Great Stone Barn, built in two years and completed in 1859, was the heart of the North Family’s agricultural operation and a symbol of a prosperous community for all of Mount Lebanon’s Shakers. Though the barn burned in 1972, the masonry walls remain. Go inside the conception and function of this remarkable building, and learn about the museum’s current efforts to restore and preserve it.
FREE guided tours at Mount Lebanon: Learn about the history and unique lifestyle of the Shakers at their central, the Mount Lebanon Shaker Village. The site was the leading Shaker community from its founding in 1787 to its final closing in 1947. Today, it is once again a leading site, this time as a National Historic Landmark. Tour the North Family buildings, and get a window into the past. Offered daily Friday - Monday 11 a.m.-4 p.m., leaving from the Granary Visitor’s Center & Store. Free admission, donations accepted and appreciated.


June 13, 2014 —October 13, 2014

The Noble Maritime Collection presents
Daily Life at Sailors’ Snug Harbor Exhibition
Thursday-Sunday, 1-5 p.m.
Noble Maritime Collection; 1000 Richmond Terrace, Building D, Staten Island, NY 10301
For more information about the exhibition, call (718) 447-6490
The Noble Maritime Collection will present a new exhibition, Daily Life at Sailors’ Snug Harbor, that focuses on the life of an average mariner, or “Snug” as Sailors’ Snug Harbor residents were called, from the time of his admission to the retirement home until his death. Exploration of health care, dormitory life, work activities, and recreation at the home will illustrate how the site, which encompassed five dormitories, two hospitals, a cathedral and chapel, a dock house and bathhouse on the Kill van Kull, and a farm, as well as its own morgue and cemetery, provided exceptional, free, and democratic eleemosynary care for 150 years.

June 26, 2014 —May 31, 2015
The Japan Culture Center of Western New York, in partnership with The Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University present
Between Two Worlds: Poured Paperworks by Sarah Brayer
Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University, 5795 Lewiston Road, Niagara University, New York 14109, 716-286-8200
Hours: Tuesday-Saturday: 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.; Sunday: 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
For more information, please contact Carrie Hertz, PhD, Curator of Folk Arts at 716-286-8290
The Japan Culture Center of Western New York, in partnership with the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University (CAM), is proud to announce a new exhibition showcasing the work of Sarah Brayer, a Rochester-born artist living in Kyoto. Since the 1980s, Sarah has been making large-scale, handmade paperworks as the only Westerner working in the 800-year old papermaking village of Echizen. The wall panels, screens, and scrolls that she produces by strategically pouring paper pulp evoke themes common to traditional Japanese arts—abstracted visions of landscape, ocean, and celestial scenes. Lately, Sarah has incorporated photo-luminescent pigments that glow in fading light. By combining her training in both Eastern and Western artistic styles, Sarah says her “task is to find new ways of expression in an age old tradition” known in Japan as “washi.” With your support, Between Two Worlds: Poured Paperworks by Sarah Brayer, will be on view July 20 – December 21, 2014, at the Castellani Art Museum of Niagara University. Split between two galleries—mirror images of each other, the exhibition will explore Sarah’s geographic and artistic journey between two cultural worlds. One gallery, the “daylight” gallery, will introduce visitors to Sarah’s personal style and its relationship to Japanese aesthetic and technical traditions, while the other—the “night” gallery—will invite visitors to enter a meditative space enhanced by music and lighting that transitions slowly from bright to dark. As the light fades and rises again, luminous pigments within the artworks will reveal new dimensions before visitors’ eyes. As part of a week-long celebration of cultural connections between Japan and Western New York in October, Sarah will make a special visit to Buffalo. A reception at the Castellani Art Museum will give visitors a chance to meet her in person and listen to her talk about her work.

July 20, 2014 —December 21, 2014

The Folklife Center at Crandall Public Library presents
Photo of Juan Bon Bom Galbez demonstrating the Chilean art of braiding manes
Photo of Juan Bon Bom Galbez demonstrating the Chilean art
of braiding manes

STABLE VIEWS: Voices and Stories from the Thoroughbred Racetrack
Opening: Tuesday, Aug. 5, 2014, 5:00-7:00 p.m.
The Folklife Center of Crandall Public Library, 251 Glen Street, Glens Falls, New York 12801, 518.792.6508
Cost: Free Admission
Based upon research by NYFS Executive Director, Ellen McHale, through an Archie Green Fellowship in Occupational Folklore from the Library of Congress, this exhibition portrays the workers in the “backstretch” of the thoroughbred racetracks. Through photographs and their reflections of work in their own words, it portrays the work and workers behind the scenes within thoroughbred racing.The exhibition features the paintings of Sarah Camele Arnold, handmade objects by riders and trainers, and video. Read more...
August 5, 2014 —December 2014
Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art presents the
Race, Love, and Labor: New Work from The Center for Photography at Woodstock’s Artist-in-Residency Program
Curated by Sarah Lewis
Opening reception: Saturday, September 6, 2014, 5-7 p.m.
Hours: Wednesday-Sunday: 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Sara Bedrick Gallery, Samuel Dorsksy Museum of Art, State University of New York, 1 Hawk Drive, New Paltz, NY 12561, 845.257.3844

Suggested Donation: $5
It is impossible to separate the history of photography from the history of labor, love, and race in America. This exhibition, culled from the collection of the Center for Photography at Woodstock’s Artist-in-Residency program, displays images by artists who understand the needs of labor in the fullest sense of the word: a means through which we birth ourselves anew. These artists are participants in a 15-year-old tradition at the Center for Photography at Woodstock (CPW), which offers artists of color one of the requirements for a sterling creative practice—embryonic time to probe deeply, unfettered by distractions. At the 20th anniversary of CPW’s partnership with the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, it is a moment to honor this residency and examine the themes that have emerged from the resulting, irreplaceable pictures. The 20 artists whose work is featured in the exhibition are: Endia Beal, William Cordova, Isaac Diggs, Caleb Ferguson, LaToya Ruby Frazier, Nikita Gale, Gerard H. Gaskin, Eyakem Gulilat, Tommy Kha, Kathya Maria Landeros, Deana Lawson, Alma Leiva, Yijun Pixy Liao, Gina Osterloh, Dawit L. Petros, Tim Portlock, Paul Mpagi Sepuya, Xaviera Simmons, Joanna Tam, and Preston Wadley.

August 27, 2014 —December 14, 2014

ArtsWestchester announces
New NY Bridge Art Show
Rockland Art Opening
Friday, September 5th, 6-8 p.m.
142 Main Street, Nyack, NY

Westchester Art Opening
Friday, September 12th, 6-8 p.m.
2 North Broadway, Tarrytown, NY
Hours: Monday – Friday, 11 a.m.– 7 p.m., Saturday and Sunday 11 a.m.– 4 p.m.
Free and open to the public
For more information, please contact Andrew O’Rourke (518.941.6945) or Dan Marcy (845.641.6293) For artists on both sides of the Hudson River, the Tappan Zee Bridge has been a familiar sight in the Hudson Valley landscape and an inspiration throughout the years. We ask you to join us in honoring the combined talent and vision of the local artists who submitted to the inaugural Bridge Art Show. With 87 submissions from over 60 artists, there is something for everyone. To celebrate the twin span bridge project, the New NY Bridge Art Show will have two opening nights in Rockland and Westchester counties. We will be unveiling the best of show and two runners up in both counties. The 2014 Bridge Art Show is presented in collaboration with ArtsWestchester, Rockland Center for the Arts, Rivertown Artists Workshop, and Nyack Art Collective.

September 5, 2014 — November 1, 2014

The History Center in Tompkins County presents
EXHIBIT: “CAPTAINS, COMMERCE, AND COMMUNITY: THE IMPACT OF THE ERIE CANAL ON TOMPKINS COUNTY”
Opening reception: Friday, September 5th, 2014 5-8 p.m.
Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
The History Center, 401 East State Street, Ithaca, NY (one block east of the Ithaca Commons)
For more information, please contact Catherine Duffy, Curator, at 607.273.8284 ext. 0
The History Center in Tompkins County will open their new exhibit “Captains, Commerce, and Community: The Impact of the Erie Canal on Tompkins County” on Friday, September 5th at 5 p.m.. The artifact-based exhibit will explore the lasting effects of the Erie Canal on Tompkins County. In 1828 the Seneca-Cayuga Canal, an extension of the Erie Canal, was opened, connecting Cayuga Lake, and therefore Tompkins County to the economic watercourse that spanned across most of New York State. Combined with the increasing ubiquity of railroads, the Canal system changed Tompkins County from a collection of quiet lake-side towns into a mass of booming centers of commerce and industry. Captains, Commerce, and Community will illustrate the changes and effects the Canal had on this region through representational artifacts from The History Center’s object collection. A series of themes will be explored over the course of the 12-month exhibit, which includes commerce (September through December 2014), boats and their builders (January through April 2015), and travelers and community folk (May through August 2015). This exhibit has been made possible through a generous grant from the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor. In 2012 the ECNHC funded the development of a Canalway object collection, and provided The History Center the opportunity to gain greater intellectual control over its object collection. Additionally, the project supported the complete inventorying of The History Center's permanent Open Storage display. As a result, The History Center has ascertained a classifiable collection of historical objects that directly relate to the Erie Canal.

September 6, 2014 —August 29, 2015
Staten Island Arts announces
Pages presented by the Staten Island Creative Commmunity
O opening: September 6, 2014, 12 noon – 9 p.m
Wednesday – Friday, 2:30-7:30 p.m.; Saturday/Sunday, 12 p.m.-6 p.m.
Art @Bay Gallery, 139 Bay Street, Staten Island, NY
Art show and all events are FREE.
For more information about the exhibition, call (718) 447-6490
Join us for an art exhibit comprised of works of art from all medium inspired by the written word (title or contents of a book, a play, poem, song, quote, etc.).

September 6, 2014 —October 12, 2014
ArtsWestchester announces
Art on Paper: Interpretive Stories and Iconic Symbols — A Solo Exhibition by Diane Cherr
Gallery Hours: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Lazarus Gallery United Hebrew of New Rochelle, 391 Pelham Road, New Rochelle, , NY 10805
Free and open to the public
For more information contact Linda Forman, Senior Advisor to the President, United Hebrew, 914.632.2804 x1224 or lforman@uhgc.org. The Lazarus Gallery of United Hebrew of New Rochelle is presenting Art on Paper, a solo show of paper works by renowned local artist Diane Cherr. Cherr works with rich colors, intricate designs and narrative stories. She primarily works on handmade paper, interpreting stories and concepts paying homage to women’s empowerment, eastern philosophy, mythology and Jewish heritage and traditions. She also uses iconic symbols, such as trees, moons, hearts, pomegranates and biblical references in her work. Each work is unique, whether painting in gouache, creating collages, mixed media, drawing or printmaking. “Art on Paper” will include interpretations of many biblical stories such as Jonah, Noah’s Ark and Ruth and Naomi. Cherr has widely shown in exhibits and galleries throughout Westchester County including the Katonah Museum, The Blue Door Gallery in Yonkers, Upstream Gallery in Hastings-on-Hudson, Madelyn Jordon Fine Art in Scarsdale and the Mamaroneck Artists Guild. She frequently is featured in the Bet Am Shalom Judaica Craft Show.

September 13, 2014 — October 17, 2014

Taller Boricua presents the exhibition
A FEATHER IN EACH HAND
OPENING RECEPTION: Friday, September 19, 6-9 p.m.
Tues., Wed., Fri., Sat. 12-6 p.m., Thurs. 1-7 p.m. | Sun. and Mon. Closed
Taller Boricua Gallery at the Julia de Burgos Latino Cultural Center | The Puerto Rican Workshop, Inc.,1680 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10029 | 212.831.4333
Admission: Free
For additional information about Esperanza Cortés or Michael Pribich contact TALLER BORICUA:212.831.4333 / marcos_cuba@hotmail.com
Taller Boricua Galleries is pleased to present this year’s inaugural exhibition “Feather in Each Hand” featuring a selection of work including various installations, sculptures and assemblages by these New York City artists.
ESPERANZA CORTÉS: Esperanza Cortés is a Colombian born contemporary New York artist who has exhibited in the United States in galleries and museums: “My interest in the folk art traditions, art rituals, music and dance of Latin America, The Caribbean and Africa and their continuous and evolving changes are at the core of my sculpture, installations and interventions. I use a wide variety of materials and sculptural methods often in combinations with reworked found objects that are impregnated with cultural symbols that act as sites of memory.”
MICHAEL PRIBICH: Michael Pribich grew up in Northern California and has lived in New York City since 1990. His art work is informed by social justice issues: “The importance of dreams, and desire is emphasized in overcoming obstacles that make every day life seem insurmountable.”


September 19, 2014 — November 1, 2014

Erie Canal Museum announces
42 Miles of Wonder- The Oswego Canal
Monday through Saturday: 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.; Sunday: 10:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Erie Canal Museum, 318 Erie Boulevard East, Syracuse, NY 13202, 315.471.0593
Admission to the Museum is Free. A $5.00 suggested donation is greatly appreciated.
A new photographic exhibit by Nick D’Innocenzo tells the story of the Oswego Canal and those who built it. The display is a cooperative exhibit of the H. Lee White Maritime Museum in Oswego and the Erie Canal Museum; it will travel to locations along the Oswego Canal throughout 2015. Its final pieces and production were made possible by grants from the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor and the Richard S. Shineman Foundation.

October 1, 2014 —November 2, 2014

Center for Traditional Music and Dance announces Trilogy for Juan Rulfo
The program runs weekends from October 9 – November 8
Julia de Burgos Cultural Center, 1680 Lexington Avenue (Between 105th and 106th St), El Barrio, NY
Tickets (suggested donation): $12 for an adult, $7 for seniors and students and $20 for a family
For details on performances and to order tickets, visit www.brownpapertickets.com/event/889336
CTMD is proud to be a media sponsor of Trilogy for Juan Rulfo, a theater piece featuring original music by pianist/composer Pablo Mayor, a shining star of our FolkColombia Musica y Danza Community Cultural Initiative. Trilogy is presented by the Hispanic Federation and ID Studio Theater, and is inspired by three stories from El Llano en Llamas (The Burning Plains) by renowned Mexican author Juan Rulfo. Trilogy for Juan Rulfo has been created over the course of six years as a collaboration between members of the Mexican immigrant community in Staten Island with the help of Ramiro Sandoval and professional actors, dancers, and musicians of Hispanic origin in New York. The present partnership with the Hispanic Federation offers the company an opportunity to present the plays in El Barrio to mainstream and immigrant audiences throughout the city, and reinforces the company’s roots in the immigrant communities. Directed by Germán Jaramillo.

October 9, 2014—November 8, 2014

Albany Institute of History & Art presents the exhibition
Undercover: Revealing Design in Quilts, Coverlets, and Bed Hangings
W 10-5 p.m.; Th 10-8 p.m.; F&S 10-5 p.m.; Sun. Noon-5 p.m.
Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Ave., Albany, NY 12210, 518/463-4478
In the private space of the bedroom, the world takes center stage. There, on the elevated platform of the bed, matters of politics, international trade, social events, and cultural affairs come alive in the elaborate designs and patterns displayed on American quilts, coverlets, and bed hangings. Bed covers of all types are the perfect canvas for displaying ideas about the world beyond the bedroom door. They make connections to foreign lands, express patriotic fervor, and fabricate realms of fantasy and childhood whimsy. The exhibition investigates the designs and patterns that decorate American bed covers of the 18th, 19th, and 20th centuries. More than 30 bed covers and complementary objects such as illustrated books, paintings, ceramics, and botanical specimens reveal a variety of design sources used by American women and men to decorate their beds.

Participate in Our Quilt Wall Hanging Challenge
In conjunction with this exhibition, the Albany Institute invites you to participate in our Quilt Wall Hanging Challenge. The Challenge is open to anyone, any age. All wall hangings will be exhibited during our Home for the Holidays weekend (November 28, 29, and 30). Each challenge kit includes three different Exclusively Quilters fabrics, and kits are available for pick up at the Albany Institute while supplies last. Additional fabrics, trims, notions, etc., may be incorporated as desired. One entry per person. For full rules, please visit our website. Questions? Call Barbara at (518) 463-4478 ext. 405.


October 11, 2014 — March 8, 2015

The Arts Center of the Capital Region presents the exhibition
ABECEDARIUS | Colin Boyd + Michael Oatman
Opening Reception: Friday, October 31, 5-9 p.m.
The Arts Center of the Capital Region, 265 River Street, Troy, NY 12180, 518.273.0552
GALLERY HOURS: Mon-Thurs: 11a.m.-7 p.m.; Friday: 9 a.m.-4 p.m.; Saturday: 9 a.m.-5 p.m; Sunday: Noon- 4 p.m.;
Exhibitions are free and open to the public.
Abecedarius explores the natural world and the roles humans have played in its misshaping over the years. Opening on Halloween, a holiday that embraces monsters, Abecedarius ushers viewers into a visual history lesson on extinction, scientific mishap, and mythology. The show features encounters with ideas unknown, undercooked, and just plain stupid. Finally, Abecedarius will import/export the violence and majesty of worlds otherwise labeled, “out there,” “in here,” and “the future.” Using the literary format of an Abecedarian (“A is for Apple,” “B is for Bear,” “C is for Crops Patented by Monsanto”), the two artists will turn the gallery into a walkable cautionary tale – with a few nervous laughs – and the goal of the observer to walk away with a better understanding of how our actions impact the earth.

October 31, 2014 — December 23, 2014

...and beyond
John Michael Kohler Arts Center announces
This Must Be The Place
Opening Celebration: Friday, October 3, 6-9 p.m.
John Michael Kohler Arts Center, 608 New York Ave., Sheboygan, WI 53081-4507, 920.458.6144
Admission FREE to Arts Center members. (Join today!) General Public: $10 (Buy tickets) Tickets also available at the door.
Enjoy a musical performance by Painted Caves, hors d’oeuvres, and a cash bar. Get your tickets online. 7:30 p.m.—Tour the galleries with curator of the series, Karen Patterson, and six exhibiting artists.
Original installations, sculpture, photography, film, and work by vernacular environment builders reveal powerful places of influence in twelve artists’ lives. This series of five exhibitions invites consideration of “place” as far more than a particular point on a map. Rather, it brings to light the humanity, meaning, and identity that can be drawn from and invested in a place when the experience of it transcends materiality.
Kim Morgan: Range Light, Borden-Carleton, PEI, 2010
September 14, 2014–January 4, 2015
Martin Prekop: House
September 14, 2014–January 4, 2015
Kevin Blythe Sampson: Ironbound
September 14, 2014–February 1, 2015
Building Stories: Including works by Heather Benning, Beverly Buchanan, Scott Carter, Sanford Darling, Frank Albert Jones (1900–1969), Alexandre Larose, and Sebura & Gartelmann
October 3, 2014–February 15, 2015
Brent Green: Gravity Was Everywhere Back Then
October 3, 2014–February 1, 2015


Houston Arts Alliance announces
Stories of a Workforce
Opening Reception: Tuesday, September 23, 2014 5-7:30 p.m., 5:30 p.m. Remarks, RSVP
Exhibition Hours: Mon., Tues., and- Thurs., 10 a.m. - 6 p.m.; Wed., 10 a.m. - 8 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Houston Public Library, Julia Ideson Building, 500 McKinney St., Houston, TX 77002
Free and open to the public
In conjunction with Transported + Renewed, Houston Arts Alliance’s Folklife + Traditional Arts program in partnership with the Houston Public Library will present the major exhibition Stories of a Workforce: Celebrating the Centennial of the Houston Ship Channel. The exhibition explores the diverse culture, heritage, and lore of work associated with the Port of Houston and the Houston Ship Channel.

September 23, 2014 —January 31, 2015

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