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Thursday, September 1, 2016
Friends of Ganondagan announce
GANONDA-JAM
7-9 p.m.
Seneca Art & Culture Center at Ganondagan, 7000 County Road 41, Victor, NY
Call 585-742-1690 for more information
Doors open at 6:30 p.m., and food will be available for purchase.
Ganondagan Youth-sponsored series made possible through Foundation for the Future. This new open mic and coffee house is open to all ages, and is free and open to the public. Musicians should be prepared to play two to three songs; PA system and mic provided.

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Friday, September 2, 2016
Earlville Opera House presents
Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin with the Guilty Ones
Roots Rock
8:00 p.m.
Earlville Opera House, East Main Street, Earlville, NY, 315/691-3550
Tickets: $18-$47 Order tickets online.
As the founders of ’80s roots band the Blasters, Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin spearheaded the new embrace of American music traditions ranging from blues to rockabilly to country. Reuniting after nearly 30 of solo and side-projects, the GRAMMY-nominated duo’s electric chemistry sizzles on stage as they perform everything from original troubadour ballads to classic soul covers, backed by their powerhouse band the Guilty Ones. Raised by music fans, the brothers immersed themselves in blues, rockabilly, and vintage country sounds, collecting rare records and attending nightclub performances. Like many fans, Dave and Phil wanted to play music influenced by sounds they loved, they formed the Blasters; combining the revved-up energy of punk rock with an enthusiastic embrace of classic American sounds, the Blasters became a sensation in Los Angeles and won an enthusiastic cult following across the US and Europe. Dave Alvin and Phil Alvin garnered a 2016 Blues Music Award nomination for Traditional Blues Male Artist, which is their second blues award nomination.

Lucinda Williams
8:00 p.m.
Westhampton Beach Performing Arts Center, 76 Main St., Westhampton, New York, 631-288-1500
Tickets: Available online.
That voice, those words…American rock, folk, blues and country music singer-songwriter Lucinda Williams is one of a kind. With her distinctive delta-infused country soul sound, Lucinda owns the genre. She is touring in support of her forthcoming album, The Ghosts of Highway 20, stories from the road. Backed by her band, Buick 6, be prepared for a concert of epic proportion.

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Saturday, September 3, 2016
Staten Island Arts announces
FILM SERIES: Boom & Bust In conjunction with the Exhibition WORKING WATERFRONT—MEMORIES HOLD
2-4 p.m.
SI Arts Culture Lounge @ St. George Staten Island Ferry Terminal, 10 Ferry Terminal Drive, 10301
Reserve your seat here
Memories Hold is an interactive and multimedia exhibit that explores and documents the rich cultural traditions of Staten Island’s historic maritime districts as well as those of new immigrant communities hailing from water-based environments worldwide. See more in “Exhibitions” section below on this page. Additional programming includes a film series exploring NY state water-based occupations and travel, as well as the lifecycles of waterfront economies.
See also August 13 and September 10.

September 3 and 4, 2016
Flying Cat Music presents
Tom Pacheco in Concert
Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 p.m.
Empire State Railway Museum, 70 Lower High Street, Phoenicia, NY 12464
Admission is $18 or $15 with RSVP to flyingcatmusic@gmail.com
For information, call 845-688-9453 or email flyingcatmusic@gmail.com
In what’s become a local end of summer tradition, renowned songsmith Tom Pacheco returns to Phoenicia this Labor Day weekend for two concerts. It’s a testimony to both Tom’s talent and his popularity that seats for this engagement tend to disappear quickly, so advance reservations are strongly urged. The descriptive term “legendary” sometimes gets used loosely when describing a musician, but it fits perfectly with Tom Pacheco, even though the legends linked to his long career are not as widely known as they deservedly should be. His has been a clarion voice since the sixties. While a mass fan base in America has stubbornly eluded him, Tom's work is highly regarded internationally and critics, both at home and abroad, have long sung his praises in terms usually reserved for the greats to whom he has often been compared. Tom Pacheco’s recordings date back to the mid-sixties. The Ragamuffins, a “psychedelic folk/rock” band he formed, released two obscure singles in 1965 on the Seville label. In 1969, Tom’s next group, Euphoria (with Pacheco as main songwriter), recorded an album on Heritage Records which was an affiliate of MGM. That album went on to achieve underground cult status. In 1971, Clive Davis signed Tom Pacheco and his partner Sharon Alexander to Columbia after a live audition, and the duo released one album. During 1976, RCA Records recorded two Pacheco solo albums in Los Angeles. RCA refused to release some of Tom’s more controversial songs and insisted on a more “commercial sound,” with an emphasis on traditional love songs, before they would record a third album with him. Pacheco broke ties with the label to preserve his independence, setting a precedent for his career that persists to this day. Tom spent time in Austin during the early eighties where he participated in the underground alternative country movement. In late 1983, Tom was lured back to New York City with the offer of a recording deal by a new subsidiary of CBS. Eventually Pacheco moved on to Nashville seeking a secure paycheck by working as a songwriter for Mel Tillis Music before the commercial straight jacket again became too stifling for him. A subsequent excursion to Ireland soon morphed into a ten-year residency in Dublin. There Tom’s music finally was fully embraced and, to this day, he is highly popular throughout the British Isles, Scandinavia, and Italy, touring those countries frequently. Despite Pacheco’s continuing commercial obscurity here in America, Pete Seeger made sure Tom joined him onstage at Pete's ninetieth birthday celebration at Madison Square Garden, and Barack Obama asked Tom to perform for him at campaign stops during his 2008 presidential campaign. Here in the Woodstock region though, Pacheco’s fan base is as fervent as any Tom has elsewhere in the larger world, where his music is more likely to be played in Japan or Australia than it is in Nashville or Los Angeles. Brian Hollander, talented guitarist from the superb Saturday Night Bluegrass Band, will be joining Tom on stage for half of each show.

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Sunday, September 4, 2016
Flushing Town Hall announces
Taiwan Campus Folk Songs
1:30 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: $35 Orchestra/$25 Balcony
Originating in Taiwan during the 1970s, the Campus Folk Song was considered a modern wave and immediately spread far and wide across Chinese-speaking areas. Presented in partnership with New York Institute of Culture and the Arts, New York Chinese Chorus, Wu Shan Culture Foundation, and Chinese American Arts Council, featuring artists including Ms. May Tai, Dr. Hsing-Lih Chou, Mr. Yu-Wei Hsieh, Mr. Yumin Liu, Sanguang Silk Bamboo Orchestra and many more will surely give you a dazzling concert! This concert will be performed in Chinese with English and Chinese subtitles.

...and beyond
32nd Annual Scandinavian Fest, ScanFest 16
10 a.m.-6 p.m.
The NJ Vasa Park, 1 Wolfe Road, Budd Lake, NJ, 07828
Cost: $14 at gate, $11 advanced-sale, free to kids 12 and those in authentic regional folkdress
For information, 610 417 1483
Heritage festival celebrating the cultures of the Nordic countries:
ethnic foods and the regular festival fare
vendors with hand-crafted and imported gifts
6 stages and venues of varied entertainment throughout the day
special kids’ program and activities
viking reenactment and encampment (sorry, only limited ravaging and pillage)
talks
presentations
demonstrating artisans
annual wife-carry contest (whazzat? carry a wife —any wife—through the obstacle course to win her weight in beer)
much more

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Tuesday, September 6, 2016
92Y announces
Judy Collins in Conversation with Anthony DeCurtis with special guest Ari Hest
8:00 p.m.
Buttenwieser Hall, 92nd St. Y, 1395 Lexington Ave. at 92nd Street, New York, NY
Tickets from $32
Music legend Judy Collins, known for her critically acclaimed covers of Stephen Sondheim’s “Send in the Clowns” and Pete Seeger’s “Turn! Turn! Turn!” talks with Rolling Stone’s Anthony DeCurtis about her extraordinary life and career. As one of the reigning icons of folk music, her relentlessly creative spirit and music helped to define a decade and a generation’s soundtrack. Now in her seventies, she’s just released a new record, Silver Skies Blue. Join her and special guest collaborator singer/songwriter Ari Hest for a deeply insightful conversation about music and life. Together they will perform a few songs.

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Wednesday, September 7, 2016
The Folk Music Society of N.Y., Inc/ N.Y. Pinewoods Folk Music Club presents
Folk Open Sing
7-10 p.m.
Ethical Culture Society, 53 Prospect Park West, Brooklyn (near 2nd St.)
Hosted by Ethical Culture Society, Folk Music Society of NY/NYPFMC, Alison Kelley, Frank Woerner, and Tom Weir.
Info: 212-695-5924.
Join us on the first Wednesday of each month for an open sing. Bring your voice, instruments, friends, neighbors, and children. Drop by for a couple of songs or the whole evening.

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Thursday, September 8, 2016
The Folklife Center of Crandall Public Library presents
Live! Folklife Concert: Magpie
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
Magpie, the duo of Terry Leonino and Greg Artzner, performs vintage blues, swing, country, folk classics, and contemporary. Since 1973 they have brought their unique sound and remarkable versatility to audiences everywhere. With two strong voices in harmony and superb instrumental arrangements, their sound is powerful and moving. Award-winning recording artists, singers, songwriters, musical historians, playwrights, actors and social activists, Terry and Greg are proud to be, as Pete Seeger said of them, “… more links in the chain,” dedicating their lives and music to leaving this world a better place.

Albany Institute of History & Art presents 1791 Club*: The Sweetest Hour
5:00-6:00 p.m.
Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12210
Free admission, food and drink on your own
Join the 1791 Club at Crisan Café and treat yourself to some delicious desserts before tonight’s lecture and film presentation The Albany Aid Campaign Nijmegen 1947 (see below). It’s a perfect mixer for those interested in learning more about the 1791 Club.
*What is the 1791 Club? The Albany Institute of History & Art wants to work closer with 21–40-somethings who are looking to engage with local art + history. Activities will take place on the second Wednesday of each month.

Albany Institute of History & Art presents LECTURE The Albany Aid Campaign for Nijmegen 1947
6-7:30 p.m.
Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12210
Free admission
Anja Adriaans, founder and chair Albany-Nijmegen Friendship
In April 1947 insitutions, schools, churches, service clubs, and individuals in Albany helped war-stricken Nijmegen in the Netherlands with hundreds of tons of relief goods. Adriaans will discuss this important, forgotten episode from our local, national, and international history, to enhance historical awareness and commemorate the 70th anniversary of the relief effort for Nijmegen.

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Friday, September 9, 2016
Arts & Business Council of NY announces a
Crain’s New York Arts & Culture Breakfast
8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
Con Edison Conference Center, 4 Irving Place at E. 14th St., New York, NY 10003

Register here.
Join Crain’s and New York’s arts and culture leaders for a discussion of how their organizations are expanding their reach through community partnerships and education programs. Most arts and cultural institutions depend on the generous support of government agencies, philanthropists, and foundations. Crain’s helps connect these organizations and their backers, helping them to better serve their constituents and operate more effectively in New York’s highly competitive economic environment. Opening armchair discussion: Adrienne Arsht, Business Leader and Philanthropist

Panel discussion: Carl Goodman, Executive Director, Museum of the Moving Image
Lynn Kelly, President and CEO, Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden
Susan Marenoff-Zausner, President, Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum
Barbara Hunt McLanahan, Executive Director, Children’s Museum of the Arts

World Music Institute (WMI) presents
Mulatu Astatke
7 p.m.
Temple of Dendur in The Sackler Wing, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, 1000 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY
Tickets: Starting at $65
Known as the father of Ethio-Jazz, composer and multi-instrumentalist Mulatu Astatke rose to international fame in the ‘70s and ‘80s with his unique mix of traditional Ethiopian and Western music, gaining admirers such as Duke Ellington and John Coltrane. His music became even more well known amongst Western audiences in the past decade when it was prominently featured as the main score to the Jim Jarmusch film Broken Flowers. The roots of Ethiopia’s jazz tradition can be traced back to the 1950s with Nerses Nalbandian, who when tasked to compose music for Ethiopia’s National Opera Theatre, had to figure out how to harmonize local sounds in big band arrangements without destroying the music’s authenticity. Ingeniously, Nalbandian set about solving this complex task – given Ethiopian music’s unique scales – by borrowing from Western instrumentation. Mulatu Astatke later expanded upon these developments by combining the unusual pentatonic scale-based melodies of traditional Ethiopian music with the 12-note harmonies and instrumentation of Western music, giving birth to Ethio-Jazz. Mulatu Astatke, a truly legendary artist in African music, has since gone on to inspire generations of musicians.
Presented in collaboration with The Metropolitan Museum of Art. This concert is presented as part of World Music Institute’s Masters of African Music series.

Mary Gauthier
7:00-8:30 p.m.
Rubin Museum of Art, 150 West 17th St., New York, NY 10011, (212) 620-5000
Tickets: Advance Tickets: $30.00, Day Of: $35.00; Member Advance: $27.00, Member Day Of: $31.50
Critically-acclaimed singer songwriter Mary Gauthier will perform at Rubin Museum on Friday, September 9. Mary’s album Trouble & Love was the feature subject of NPR’s Fresh Air, The Wall Street Journal and NPR’s First Listen. A powerful and very personal album, the eight carefully crafted songs on Trouble & Love cut to the core as she deals with the roller coaster ride of pain, loss, but also hope, transformation, and healing. NPR Music said, “To be affected by these songs, you don’t have to know anything of Gauthier’s backstory (Louisiana orphan, addict, chef turned sober troubadour), the respect she commands across gender lines in the Americana scene, or the heavyweight catalog she’s built out of unflinching introspection and Southern Gothic-shaded storytelling.”

September 9–10, 2016
Irish Arts Center presents Declan O’Rourke
8:00 p.m.
Donaghy Theatre, Irish Arts Center, 553 West 51st Street (between 10th and 11th Avenues), New York, NY 10019
Tickets
The acclaimed balladeer from Dublin, Declan O’Rourke, returns to Irish Arts Center to kick off our fall season with two evenings of musical treasures from his extensive catalogue, including hits like “Galileo,” “Time Machine,” and “Gold Bars In The Sun” — the title track of his latest studio record. If that’s not enough he will also treat us to some sneak previews from his soon-to-be-released next record Declan O’Rourke — In Full Colour, which is comprised of 16 songs accompanied by a 50-piece Orchestra.

September 9, 10 & 11, 2016
Golden Link Folk Singing Society presents
45th Annual Turtle Hill Folk Festival
A great weekend of music featuring concerts, workshops, singing, jamming, food, and fun!
Rotary Sunshine Campus, 809 Five Points Rd., Rush NY (30 minutes south of Downtown Rochester)
Tickets on Sale April 15!
Buy your weekend tickets early and save over gate ticket prices!
DAVID WILCOX GATHERING TIME * JIM GAUDET & THE RAILROAD BOYS * APRIL VERCH BAND * ROBERT JONES & MATT WATROBA * MARA LEVINE * and the return of the NEW VOICES EMERGING ARTISTS SHOWCASE (sponsored by Bernunzio Uptown Music)

Rain or Shine! All events under cover
* Concerts Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 7 p.m.
* Daytime workshops and mini-concerts
* Post-concert fireplace singalongs
* Food and craft vendors
* Heated bunkhouses and rough camping on site
* All facilities are wheelchair accessible


The “New Voices” Emerging Artists Showcase, sponsored by Bernunzio Uptown Music, returns to the Turtle Hill Folk Festival this year. This juried competition is designed to introduce festival audiences to emerging local and regional acoustic folk musicians. Winners will be invited to perform a 20-minute set on the main stage at festival, during the day on Saturday, September 10, 2016 from 4–5:30 p.m.. Applicants may be solo artists or groups. Interested musicians are asked to submit professional quality audio recordings (MP3 format) of three songs representing the scope of their music, along with their bio and photo, no later than Sunday, June 12. There is a $10 non-refundable showcase application fee. To apply visit: www.goldenlink.org/event_new_voices_2016. For any questions you can email the festival director at: folklink.org/contact-festival.

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Saturday, September 10, 2016
Staten Island Arts announces
FILM SERIES: Ferry Tales In conjunction with the Exhibition WORKING WATERFRONT—MEMORIES HOLD
2-4 p.m.
SI Arts Culture Lounge @ St. George Staten Island Ferry Terminal, 10 Ferry Terminal Drive, 10301
Reserve your seat here
Memories Hold is an interactive and multimedia exhibit that explores and documents the rich cultural traditions of Staten Island’s historic maritime districts as well as those of new immigrant communities hailing from water-based environments worldwide. See more in “Exhibitions” section below on this page. Additional programming includes a film series exploring NY state water-based occupations and travel, as well as the lifecycles of waterfront economies.
See also August 13 and September 3.

Mid-Autumn Festival & Open House
11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
China Institute, 100 Washington Street, New York, NY 10006
Free
For information, call 212-744-8181
Come celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival at this event for families and children of all ages. Discover the stories and traditions of one of China’s biggest holidays while sampling tasty mooncakes, making arts and crafts, listening to live music, learning about China Institute’s fall classes, and getting a sneak peek at the programs for our fall exhibition Art in a Time of Chaos: Masterworks from Six Dynasties China. Activities: Interactive Workshop: The Story of the Mid-Autumn Festival, Lantern-Making Workshop, Mooncake Tasting, Live Music, Fall Class Info Sessions (Children and Adult), Games, Crafts, Movies, And More!

Caffè Lena presents
The Steel Wheels
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena at The Grove at Neumann, 233 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Tickets: $28, $25 members, $14 student & child
The Steel Wheels are renowned for their raw energy and chemistry on stage, where they join around a single microphone to deliver a heady brew of original mountain music. With bell-clear harmonies inspired by their shared Mennonite heritage, this dynamic four-piece string band from the Blue Ridge Mountains of Virginia address the joys and sorrows of home, family and community through the voice of old-time musical traditions. With passionate hearts, fiddle, bass, mandolin and guitar The Steel Wheels have generated a truly magnetic revival.

September 10–11, 2016
22nd Annual Colorscape Chenango Arts Festival
Downtown Norwich, NY
Admission and all activities are always entirely FREE of charge, thanks to our many generous sponsors and members
The 21st Annual Colorscape’s line-up of acoustic music arranged by the Night Eagle Productions is a feature for which Colorscape has become known. This year’s performers included John Gorka, Salsa Libre, Answer the Muse, Tumbleweed Highway, Runa, The Slambovian Circle of Dreams, The Kennedys, Garnet Rogers, Prof. Louie & The Crowmatix with The Rock of Ages Horns, The Christine Spero Group, and The McKrells.
Activities at Colorscape include Student Art Exhibit, Colorscape Cares Exhibit, Competitive Poetry Slam, Artist Demonstrations, Interactive Dance Demos & Instruction, Make-and-Take Arts Projects for all ages in two Art Zones, a childrens’ stage, and a variety of other creative opportunities throughout the parks. Visitors also get to choose from a selection of creative and mouth-watering treats in the Chobani Culinary Court.
Over 120 juried artists from throughout the eastern US will exhibited, sold and demonstrated their work throughout East & West Parks of downtown Norwich. Many artists return year after year, but there is always something new and different. Colorscape is a perfect time to do some early Christmas shopping for a truly unique gift for that hard-to-please person on your list... or to buy something special for yourself!

Sunday, September 11, 2016
World Music Institute (WMI) presents
Ikhlaq Hussain
2 p.m.
Storm King Art Center, 1 Museum Road, New Windsor, NY
Free with museum admission
Ustad Ikhlaq Hussain Khan is a sitar virtuoso from a centuries-long line of influential musicians of the Delhi Gharana, dating back to the creator of the sitar and tabla in the early 13th century. Ikhlaq Hussain was taught by his father Ustad Imdad Hussain and by Ravi Shankar. Ikhlaq plays in the Gayaki Ang style, reproducing the precise nuance of the human voice on the instrument, which is perhaps the most difficult form of playing the sitar. He has been captivating audiences worldwide with his highly artistic sensibilities and skillful playing since he was 14 years old.
Presented in collaboration with Storm King Art Center. This concert is presented as part of World Music Institute’s Masters of Indian Music series.

September 10 and 11, 2016
Golden Harvest Festival
Saturday 10:00 a.m.-6:00 p.m.
Sunday 10:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Beaver Lake Nature Center, 8477 East Mud Lake Road, Baldwinsville, NY
Cost/Cover: $5; $1 ages 6–17; 5 and under free
Contact Info: 315-638-2519
This event is an old time country fair and traditional harvest festival wrapped up in one. Non-stop music, live entertainment, arts and crafts vendors, a super-natural midway for kids, wildlife programs, canoeing and kayaking, hayrides, a variety of food and more.

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September 11–12, 2016
Shaker Heritage Society of Albany announces
Shaker Craft Fair and Harvest Festival
10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Shaker Heritage Society, 25 Meeting House Road, Albany, NY 12211, 518-456-7890
$4 per person or $3 with this ad; SHS members, military, and under 18 admitted free
Celebrate the arrival of autumn at the Shaker Heritage Society! Browse the booths of dozens of local and regional artisans offering unique, handmade pieces, perfect for your home or as a gift for a friend – get a head start on holiday shopping! A Family Activity Tent will offer games and activities for kids of all ages. Enjoy the sounds of live music, explore the bountifully blooming heritage herb garden, and learn about the history of the site with guided tours at 11:30 and 1:30. Fair food and pie will be available for purchase. This event helps to support local businesses and a small non-for-profit. All proceeds from admission go toward to Society’s education and preservation programs.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Museum at Eldridge Street presents
Jane Jacobs Centennial Lecture: Paul Goldberger
6:30 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002, 212.219.088
RSVP: Pay what you wish
Paul Goldberger is a Pulitzer Prize winning architecture critic and author of Why Architecture Matters, Building Up and Tearing Down: Reflections on the Age of Architecture, and other books.

The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall presents
DONOVAN
Sunshine Superman 50th Anniversary Tour

7:30 p.m.
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, 30 2nd St, Troy, NY 12180
Tickets: $42, $36
Tickets are available now via phone, (518) 273-0038, in person, or online at www.troymusichall.org. Tickets are available at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Box Office, 30 Second Street, Troy, Monday through Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Corporation is excited to be a part of Donovaṉs Sunshine Superman 50th Anniversary Tour. Donovan is the 1960s legend, icon, poet, and one of the world’s most enduring singer songwriters. This tour honors an artist whose fingerprints can be seen throughout the last half-century of popular music. This year celebrates the 50th anniversary of Donovan’s hit single “Sunshine Superman” when it reached #1 on The Billboard Charts. The album of the same name is considered a classic masterpiece, described during Donovan’s induction into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame in 2012: “Donovan single-handedly initiated the Psychedelic Revolution with Sunshine Superman.” Audiences will be treated to Donovan’s history of hits, including “Sunshine Superman,” “Mellow Yellow,” “The Hurdy Gurdy Man,” and “Jenifer Juniper,” as well as his legendary storytelling and other cult classic songs.

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Thursday, September 15, 2016
The Folklife Center of Crandall Public Library presents
Live! Folklife Concert: Bombadils
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
Canadian maritimer Luke Fraser (guitar, mandolin, vocals) and prairie-girl Sarah Frank (fiddle, vocals) share a love of folk songs and fiddle tunes, and the stories and people behind that music. Drawing from the Canadian, American, and Celtic traditions, the two pour the spirit of storytellings, sing-alongs and kitchen parties into their own writing. As the Bombadils they’ve released their first 2 albums, Fill Your Boots (2012) and Grassy Roads Wandering Feet (2015), and perform in a variety of formations, tonight as a trio with cello vixen Kaitlyn Raitz.

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Friday, September 16, 2016
John Gorka
7:00-8:30 p.m.
Rubin Museum of Art, 150 West 17th St., New York, NY 10011, (212) 620-5000
Tickets: Advance Tickets: $30.00, Day Of: $35.00; Member Advance: $27.00, Member Day Of: $31.50
John Gorka is an honored icon of the folk tradition and has been described as “the preeminent male singer-songwriter of the New Folk Movement” by Rolling Stone. A New Jersey native, Gorka utilizes a rich baritone voice and unique songcraft to weave a magical spell that is immediately recognized as his personal style. Many well known artists have recorded and/or performed John Gorka songs, including Mary Chapin Carpenter, Nanci Griffith, Mary Black, and Maura O’Connell.

Earlville Opera House presents
Buckwheat Zydeco
American Zydeco Legend
8:00 p.m.
Earlville Opera House, East Main Street, Earlville, NY, 315/691-3550
Tickets: $18-$47 Order tickets online.
Contemporary zydeco’s most popular performer, accordionist Stanley “Buckwheat” Dural infuses his propulsive music with strains of rock and R&B. Over the course of his career, the GRAMMY-winner has performed with everyone from Eric Clapton and Lyle Lovett to the Boston Pops, including performances at both of President Clinton’s Inaugurals, bringing international attention to Louisiana-style zydeco. American musical legend Stanley “Buckwheat” Dural Jr. (a.k.a. Buckwheat Zydeco) is the preeminent ambassador of Louisiana’s zydeco music. If you’ve gotten into zydeco music, or felt its influence, or watched the world celebrate this great aspect of Louisiana culture over the past 30+ years, it’s likely been because of Buckwheat Zydeco. Joined by Jimmy Fallon and backed by the Roots, they kicked off a rousing rendition of “On a Night Like This,” for the final episode of Late Night with Jimmy Fallon before taking over the Tonight Show. That song was the title track of Buckwheat’s groundbreaking Island Records album and was responsible for bringing the unique sound of zydeco into the musical mainstream in 1987. It was also the first major label zydeco record and a Grammy nominee. No other zydeco artist has come close to selling as many records or exposing the music to more people around the world. The band claims the three largest selling zydeco albums of all time.

The Smith Center presents
Aoife O’Donovan with Brooke Annibale
8 p.m.
Ravines Winery, 400 Baracks Road, Geneva, NY
Tickets: $20
Aoife O’Donovan’s sophomore album, In the Magic Hour, which consists of 10-songs full of the singer’s honeyed vocals is her most introspective effort yet, an exploration of memory and mortality. In 2013 O’Donovan released her debut solo album, Fossils to critical acclaim. Previously, she spent a decade as the lead singer of Crooked Still, has become A Prairie Home Companion regular, has sung with Chris Thile and Yo-Yo Ma’s Goat Rodeo project and has collaborated with many eminent performers such as Alison Krauss and Union Station. Most recently O’Donovan has lent her voice to the folk trio I’m With Her, alongside Sara Watkins and Sarah Jarosz.

...and beyond
September 16–18, 2016
Fresh Grass Bluegrass Festival
Gates open Friday 5:00 p.m. See Schedule for details
MASSMoca, 1040 MASS MoCA Way, North Adams, Massachusetts, (413) 662-2111
Tickets: FreshGrass 3-Day Festival Pass: $99 Adults / $89 Students / $46 Children 7 to 16, Free for Children 6 and under
FreshGrass is a wonderland of traditional and cutting-edge Bluegrass music tucked appropriately into a 19th-century factory turned 21st-century museum in the Berkshire mountains of northwestern Massachusetts: outdoor concerts, late-night hoedowns, urban camping, film + live music presentations, jam sessions, luthier demos, free museum admission to MASS MoCA’s galleries, local Berkshire food and drink, the FreshGrass Award — our festival signature that salutes emerging artists — and as always, a rollicking good time.

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Saturday, September 17, 2016
Mid-Autumn Moon Family Festival
11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Museum of Chinese in America, 215 Centre Street, New York, NY 10006
$10 per person. $8 for all MOCA Dual and Individual Level Members. Free for MOCA Family Level Members and above, children under 2, and Cool Culture families.
For information, info@mocanyc.org, (855) 955-MOCA
Fly to the moon with MOCA! Explore the customs and traditions behind this harvest festival with a mooncake tasting, moon-themed arts and crafts, stellar story time, and more family fun! Explore the meaning of mooncakes and learn how these sweet and savory treats are made! Explore the foods families share during the moon ceremony, as they admire the moon and give thanks for the year’s harvest. Feel the mood of the harvest moon with a musical performance by the Mencius EastRiver Ensemble, appearing as a trio with Cao Bao’an on erhu (fiddle) and flutes, Julie Tay on Chinese percussion, and Xiao Xiannian on yangqin (hammered dulcimer). Join special guest Leslie Swartz, co-author of Moonbeams, Dumplings & Dragon Boats: A Treasury of Chinese Holiday Tales, Activities and Recipes, for an interactive reading of the tale of moon goddess Chang ‘E and her husband, legendary archer Hou Yi. Drop in arts and crafts.

The Springwater Music Fair and American Crafts Show
10 a.m.-6 p.m.
8277 Pardee Hollow Rd., Wayland, NY
Cost: $10
For information, 585 943 6616
This year, unlike in past years, the Fair will be held for two days with a full spectrum of music including the traditional fiddling music, mixed in with Folk Americana, Bluegrass, Zydeco, R&B, Cajun and more. Craft Artisans and food vendors from across the region make this a family friendly event.

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Sunday, September 18, 2016
24th Annual Italian Festival Experience
11 a.m.-5 p.m.
1000 Fulton Avenue, Hempstead, NY 11549
Cost/Cover: $5 seniors/$6 adults, children under 12 free
Contact Info: 516 463 6582
The Italian Experience has grown to be a popular Long Island tradition, celebrating Italy’s gifts of culture, education and commerce to America. Each year Hofstra presents an Italian festival, drawing thousands of people from the tristate area.

Irish Arts Center presents CMA Irish Cultural Festival 12-4 p.m.
Children’s Museum of the Arts, 103 Charlton Street, New York, NY 10014
$12 Museum admission
Join Children’s Museum of the Arts and Irish Arts Center for the Irish Cultural Festival. Explore the creative world of Irish arts and culture through live music, dance, and art-making workshops. The festival is part of CMA’s annual series, which showcase the artistic and cultural traditions of different communities that make up New York City.

Borderline Folk Music Club presents
No Fuss and Feathers Roadshow
1-4 p.m.
Nanuet Public Library, 149 Church Street, Nanuet, NY 10954
Admission is $20 per person, Members $15. For reservations and questions, please contact Greta at intrend@yahoo.com
Please bring a cold snack to share with others.
Parking available at the library and at the school next door
NO FUSS AND FEATHERS is the “heck-of-a-good-time” collaboration hatched by THE YAYAS (Catherine Miles and Jay Mafale), KARYN OLIVER, and CAROLANN SOLEBELLO. Onstage, NFF is a dynamic, cohesive cocktail of delicious harmonies, infectious rhythm, and spontaneous hilarity — with award-winning songwriting always at center stage. Individually, the four are nationally-touring performers who have charted at the top of Folk and Americana radio and appeared on stage at some of the nation's most respected festivals. Collectively, they are an incorrigible bunch of musical co-conspirators bent on giving their audience an unforgettable show. Carolann, Karyn, Catherine, and Jay are four long-time friends (based in New York) who tour independently of each other but decided it would be fun to play together sometimes. What started out as an occasional songwriters-in-the-round side project quickly evolved into a full-fledged band. Sometimes referred to as a modern folk quartet, NFF is truly a mix of the styles of the three songwriting entities: pop-infused-literate folk, bluesy-country-tinged acoustic, and Brooklyn-edged-Americana.

NorthWest Family YMCA presents
Acoustic Music Jam
2-4 p.m.
NorthWest Family YMCA, 8040 River Road, Baldwinsville NY 13027
Contact: The Art Director, at 303-5966 ext. 225
Cost: Free
Traditional, Folk, Country, Bluegrass and Rock music is welcome. Open to all ages and skill levels, members and non-members alike. No registration is required. Bring your musical instruments (guitar, voice, banjo, mandolin, flute, etc.) and music stand. Come join the fun or just come to listen. The Jam is hosted by Steve Pfanenstiel.

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.

Mark Podwal Book Launch & Exhibition Opening
3 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002, 212.219.088
Pay what you wish
RSVP now.
Celebrate the publication of artist Mark Podwal’s book Reimagined: 45 Years of Jewish Art and the opening of A Kaddish for Dabrowa Bialostocka, a new series of works inspired by Podwal’s recent visit to the shtetl in Poland where his mother was born. At one time 78 percent Jewish, Dabrowa is no longer home to a Jewish community. Don’t miss this exhibition, which inaugurates our new exhibition series in our Visitors Center. Podwal’s work focuses on Jewish legend, history, and tradition. His work is in the collections of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Victoria and Albert Museum, Yad Vashem, the Israel Museum, and the Bodleian Library.

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Monday, September 19, 2016
World Music Institute (WMI) announces
Manu Dibango & The Soul Makossa Gang Doors open 6 p.m., showtime 8 p.m.
B.B. King Blues Club & Grill, 237 W 42nd St., NYC
Tickets: $35
Legendary Afro-Pop Multi-Instrumentalist, Songwriter and Bandleader.

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016
Staten Island Arts announces
ARTS EDUCATION SHOWCASE
11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Greenbelt Nature Center, 700 Rockland Avenue, SI, NY 10314
Free. RSVP here.
For more information please contact Flynn Ferguson at fferguson@statenislandarts.org or 718-447-3329 x1005
Staten Island Arts is pleased to announce its 2016 Fall Arts in Education Showcase, a bi-annual professional development and network building event for:
Teaching Artists
Public & Private School Administrators
Educators
Principals
Arts Providers (both nonprofit and for-profit)
School Teachers
Anyone looking to learn more about the field of arts education
Participants will have the opportunity to network, participate in a model art lesson, and learn more about different resources for arts education on Staten Island, including the Staten Island Arts ABC Grant, an upcoming funding opportunity to support ongoing or new arts education initiatives and projects in Public & Private Schools on Staten Island.

September 21—23, 2016
Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor announces
Global Mural Conference
View schedule online
Woodcliff Hotel, Fairport, NY
Register online
Preserving heritage through community art is the theme of this year’s conference, which explores the role of mural arts in heritage preservation and community revitalization. Field trips will showcase many of the heritage murals created along the Erie Canal. The event also features a Mural Expo of mural artists painting simultaneously under one tent. The 2016 conference theme, “Preserving Heritage Through Community Art,” will shine a spotlight on the magnificent historical murals commissioned through Mural Mania depicting the everyday slices of life and signature events that shaped the rich cultural history along the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor. The Corridor, with 234 cities, towns, and villages, stretches 524 miles across New York and includes the Erie, Cayuga-Seneca, Oswego, and Champlain Canals.

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Thursday, September 22, 2016
The Folklife Center of Crandall Public Library presents
Live! Folklife Concert: Barrule
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
Barrule is bringing the unique sound of traditional Manx music from the Isle of Man across the Atlantic. While sharing common ground with its Celtic cousins, Manx music has retained its own particular sound evoking the natural beauty of the island and the lives of its inhabitants. The award-winning trio perform a diverse collection of material: from rousing marches, jigs and reels to sorrowful slow airs and beautiful songs of unrequited love and the toils of island life sung in English and the Manx Gaelic language, not often heard in the States. Jamie Smith (accordion), Tomas Callister (fiddle), and Adam Rhodes (bouzouki) are called “Players of conviction and passion” –The Scotsman.

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Friday, September 23, 2016
Caffè Lena presents
The Kennedys
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena at The Grove at Neumann, 233 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Tickets: $18, $16 members, $9 student & child
Where some artists might wax nostalgic after two decades of steady cross-continental touring, Pete and Maura Kennedy have taken to heart Bob Dylan’s dictum “Don’t look back.” Celebrating two decades of musical and life partnership, The Kennedys are bursting with positive energy, big ideas, and new songs. They traverse a broad musical landscape, surveying power pop, acoustic songwriting, organic rock rooted in their early days in Austin, and a Byrds-inspired jangle that has drawn the attention of Roger McGuinn, Steve Earle, and most notably Nanci Griffith, with whom they collaborate regularly. Be sure to review your Kennedys record collection before the show because they're always happy to take requests!

Flushing Town Hall announces
Spanglish Fly — New York Boogaloo
8:00 p.m.
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: $16/$10 Members and Students
Spanglish Fly is dedicated to reviving and renewing the music known as Latin bugalú or boogaloo, the sound that sprang from the street corners, the transistor radios, the pool halls, and the clubs of 1960s Spanish Harlem. Fans, whether they’ve been listening to boogaloo since back in the day or just since yesterday, shake their thing to Spanglish Fly’s original tunes, doing salsa steps or simply freestyling it.

World Music Institute (WMI) presents
Brooklyn Raga Massive: John Coltrane Birthday Celebration
8 p.m.
Littlefield, 622 Degraw Street, Brooklyn, NY
Tickets: $20 in advance /$25 at door
In celebration of John Coltrane’s 90th birthday, the dynamic and hugely popular Brooklyn Raga Massive, a collective of forward thinking musicians rooted in and inspired by the classical music of India, pay tribute to his legacy through their interpretation of his music. John Coltrane remains a pivotal force in the styles of modal jazz, avant-garde jazz, hard-bop and world music. Through his truly unique music, Coltrane bridged seemingly disparate cultures the way only few figures in modern music ever did. With records like Om and songs like India, Coltrane and his legacy have led a movement towards bringing Indian music influences closer to the world of Jazz music. For this performance Brooklyn Raga Massive will be joined by special guest, the highly revered post-bop jazz pianist Marc Cary.
This concert is presented as part of World Music Institute’s Global/Local Series.

The Folkus Project presents
Happy Traum
Coming of age in the Folk revival
8 p.m.
May Memorial Unitarian Universalist Society, 3800 East Genesee St, Syracuse, NY
Admission is $15. More info is available at www.folkus.org. Advance sale tickets are available via PayPal and other methods; advance ticket holders receive preferential seating.
Harry Traum’s “Coming of Age” show at May Memorial will be a very different experience, with tales of activism, civil disobedience, and friendship punctuating the evening. The audience will be entertained with a combination of song and narrative, aided by vintage photos and music clips related to Traum’s participation in the New York Folk revival. Traum’s eloquent memories of the history he helped to make will be part of the performance. He will punctuate his remembrances with powerful renditions of songs and guitar solos from the “folk era” and beyond.

The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall presents
Vaud and the Villains
8:00 p.m.
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, 30 2nd St, Troy, NY 12180
Tickets: All tickets $27
Tickets are available now via phone, (518) 273-0038, in person, or online at www.troymusichall.org. Tickets are available at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Box Office, 30 Second Street, Troy, Monday through Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Vaud and the Villains has been captivating Los Angeles and beyond since 2008. Widely acclaimed for their powerhouse home run performances and diverse ensemble, their local club shows have remained a coveted ticket for music lovers, hipsters, and dreamers alike since their inception. Their over the top style, part Sunday service, part rock and roll, part circus, is a constantly evolving show that remains buoyed to their motto: “every saint has a past, every sinner has a future…” 2014 was a banner year for them. Selling out halls in San Francisco and San Diego early in the year led to a headlining slot at the Sacramento Music Fest in May, where they were voted crowd favorite second only to Trombone Shorty. In between they squeezed in a couple shows in France during the Cannes film festival at an event honoring Andrea Bocelli. They have recorded at the legendary House of Rock in Santa Monica. They were included in the Hollywood Bowl season finale 2014 Simpsons Spectacular, in which they played two of their own arrangements of famous Simpsons songs for three nights of sold out shows. They began as an act that played wild renditions of American traditions as well as reimagined well-known modern songs. They are currently recording their first album of original tunes and it will be complete by early summer.

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Saturday, September 24, 2016
Shaker Heritage Society of Albany announces
Utensil Basket Workshop with Sandy Salada
10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Shaker Heritage Society, 25 Meeting House Road, Albany, NY 12211, 518-456-7890
$40 per person (this cost includes a $15 materials fee)
Weave a beautiful utensil basket in this workshop with local basket maker and instructor Sandy Salada. No prior experience is necessary. This workshop is suitable for ages 14 and up. This is a 5-hour workshop. If you do not complete your basket, you may schedule additional class time with Sandy for a fee. Registration with payment is required by September 17th.

Long Island Traditions announces
Freeport Waters Exhibit Dedication
11:00 a.m.
Seabreeze Park, Woodcleft Avenue, Freeport, NY 11510
Join LI Traditions for the dedication of the Freeport Waters exhibit, which explores the maritime heritage and traditions of Freeport’s history. This permanent exhibit features historic and contemporary photographs, web links and an artistic design along the famed “Nautical Mile.”Topics examined include Bay Houses, Rum Runners, Boat Building, and Lore and Legends of the Mile.

ArtsWestchester announces
Harbor Island International Beer Festival
Local Brews * Fresh Art * Live Music
1-5 p.m.
Harbor Island Park, Mamaroneck Ave and Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck, NY
General Admission Tickets, $65
Advance ticket purchase recommended: Buy Now!Advance ticket purchase strongly encouraged.
The Arts & Crafts Beer Fest is not your typical beer fest. Organized by the county’s leader in the arts, ArtsWestchester, it’s a curated “exhibition” showcasing the art of the brewmaster. New York State Craft Beer breweries are paired with select events at Westchester’s renowned cultural institutions. Now through November, take in the best our county has to offer in visual art and music while Half Time Beverage pours our state’s most innovative hop and barley artisans.
Experience an interactive art installation while enjoying this renowned festival in its third year. The festival features nearly two hundred domestic and internationally renowned breweries from around the world, creative food servers and top chefs from both local and NYC, great music and wonderful views of the harbor and the magnificent Long Island Sound.

Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art presents the
CAMPSITE: Hudson Valley Artists 2016
GALLERY TALK
2 p.m.
Alice and Horace Chandler Gallery and North Gallery, Samuel Dorsksy Museum of Art, State University of New York, 1 Hawk Drive, New Paltz, NY 12561, 845.257.3844
Suggested Donation: $5
With curator Corinna Ripps Schaming, and participating artists Thomas Lail, Ruby Palmer, and Amy Talluto. See “Exhibitions” below for a description of this exhibit.

Earlville Opera House presents
Sonny Landreth & Cindy Cashdollar
Dynamic Blues Duo
8:00 p.m.
Earlville Opera House, East Main Street, Earlville, NY, 315/691-3550
Tickets: $15-$40 Order tickets online.
Both sporting illustrious solo careers, the combination of southwest Louisiana-based guitarist and singer-songwriter Sonny Landreth and dobro and steel guitar player Cindy Cashdollar creates an electric duo of blazing guitars and classic roots vocals. Having played with the likes of Willie Nelson, Eric Clapton, and Merle Haggard, among others, Landreth and Cashdollar are often described as “musician’s musicians,” both at the top of their game. Sonny Landreth’s unorthodox guitar style comes from the manner in which he simultaneously plays slide and makes fingering movements on the fretboard. Landreth, who has an easygoing personality, can play it all, like any good session musician. His distinctive guitar playing can be heard on recordings by John Hiatt, Leslie West and Mountain, and other rock & rollers. Landreth began playing guitar after a long tenure with the trumpet. His earliest inspiration came from Scotty Moore, the guitarist from Elvis Presley’s band, but as time went on, he learned from the recordings of musicians and groups like Chet Atkins and the Ventures. Cindy Cashdollar’s unerring ability to perfectly complement a song or step out with a tasteful, imaginative, and exciting solo – and to do it in so many musical genres – has made her one of the most in-demand musicians in the American roots music scene. She has worked with numerous artists ranging from Dave Alvin and BeauSoleil to Marcia Ball and Peter Rowan. Cindy first heard the unique sliding sound of the Dobro in her hometown of Woodstock, New York where she honed her skills playing with bluegrass legend John Herald, blues great Paul Butterfield, Levon Helm, and Rick Danko of The Band.

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016
Museum at Eldridge Street presents
Jane Jacobs Centennial Lecture: Adam Gopnik
6:30 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002, 212.219.088
RSVP: Pay what you wish
Adam Gopnik is a staff writer for The New Yorker, to which he has contributed non-fiction, fiction, memoir and criticism since 1996, and author of the essay collection Paris to the Moon, an account of five years spent in the French capital.

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

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Thursday, September 29, 2016
Long Island Traditions announces
Working the Waters – Long Island’s Baymen and Fishermen
Long Island Traditions Executive Director Nancy Solomon
7 p.m.
Smithtown Library, One North Country Road, Smithtown, NY 11787
For centuries Long Island’s baymen and fishermen have made a living by working the waters of the local area. Depending upon the season, they could harvest a bounty of oysters, clams, eels, fish, and wildfowl, which they could then, in turn, sell for a profit. Learn more about the history and lives of these industrious Long Islanders, as folklorist and Executive Director of Long Island Traditions, Inc., Nancy Solomon discusses the skills and gear they employ, as well as the ways in which their trade has changed over time.

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The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall presents
Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen
7:30 p.m.
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, 30 2nd St, Troy, NY 12180
Tickets: $79, $69, $59, $29
Tickets are available now via phone, (518) 273-0038, in person, or online at www.troymusichall.org. Tickets are available at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Box Office, 30 Second Street, Troy, Monday through Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Lyle Lovett and Robert Earl Keen first meet in college, both going to Texas A&M, Lyle was teaching himself guitar and setting his poetic musings to song. They had front-porch picking parties at Keen’s rental house—salad days captured in spirit on the Keen/Lovett co-write, “The Front Porch Song,” which both artists would eventually record on their respective debut albums. A singer, composer and actor, Lyle Lovett has broadened the definition of American music in a career that spans 14 albums. Coupled with his gift for storytelling, the Texas-based musician fuses elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers. Lovett has appeared in 13 feature films, and on stage and television. Among his many accolades, besides the four Grammy Awards, he was given the Americana Music Association’s inaugural Trailblazer Award, and was recently named the Texas State Musician. “The road goes on forever...” It’s not always easy to sum up a career—let alone a life’s ambition— so succinctly, but those five words from Robert Earl Keen’s calling-card anthem just about do it. You can complete the lyric with the next five words—the ones routinely shouted back at Keen by thousands of fans a night (“and the party never ends!”)—just to punctuate the point with a flourish, but it’s the part about the journey that gets right to the heart of what makes Keen tick. Some people take up a life of playing music with the goal of someday reaching a destination of fame and fortune; but from the get-go, Keen just wanted to write and sing his own songs, and to keep writing and singing them for as long as possible. Now three decades on from the release of his debut album, with well over a dozen other records to his name, thousands of shows under his belt and still no end in sight to the road ahead, Keen remains as committed to and inspired by his muse as ever. And as for accruing recognition, well, he's done alright on that front, too; from his humble beginnings on the Texas folk scene, he’s blazed a peer, critic, and fan-lauded trail that’s earned him living-legend (not to mention pioneer) status in the Americana music world.

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Friday, September 30, 2016
Caffè Lena presents
Peter Mulvey with David Greenberger
7:00 p.m.
Caffè Lena at The Grove at Neumann, 233 Lake Avenue, Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
Tickets: $18, $16 members, $9 student & child
Peter Mulvey has pursued a restless, eclectic path as a writer and musician, immersing himself in Tin Pan Alley, modern acoustic music, poetry, literature, and Americana stylings. Whatever music he’s making, his total engagement in the moment is intoxicating for live audiences. He has shared the stage with Emmylou Harris, Richard Thompson, Ani DiFranco, Indigo Girls, and Greg Brown, and has attracted an audience that stretches from Anchorage to Amsterdam. Mulvey holds his audience’s attention with wit, humor, melody and provocative concepts. Night after night, he makes a fresh, unique experience from everything he and the audience have brought to the room that night.
For decades, David Greenberger has collected stories from elderly people. Rather than portraying them as repositories of wisdom and memory, Greenberger illuminates their full and present humanity. David’s monologues are entwined with live music in a show that is emotionally rich, charming, funny and evocative. Greenberger is a regular commentator on NPR. David will be accompanied by this evening by multi-instrumentalist Dinty Child, known to Caffè audiences as a member of Session Americana.

Flushing Town Hall announces
Orlando Marin — The Last Mambo King
8:00 p.m. (Mambo Dance workshop at 7 p.m.)
Flushing Town Hall, 137-35 Northern Boulevard (at the corner of Linden Place), Flushing, NY 11354
Tickets: $16/$10 Members and Students
Orlando Marin, a contemporary of such greats as Tito Puente, Machito, and Tito Rodriguez, is the only orchestra leader from New York’s golden era of mambo who still performs regularly. Orlando formed his first band, Eddie Palmieri and his Orchestra and since then has played with several different bands

September 30–October 2, 2016
Adirondack Dance Weekend
Presented by Dance Flurry
Silver Bay,Lake George, a gorgeous Adirondack setting for a fun-filled dance weekend!
Contact: Adirondack@danceflurry.org 518-813-0530 (8 a.m. to 10 p.m.), or write: D. Knutson, Registrar, 5 Colonial Drive, Schenectady, NY 12306
Contras, English, Waltzing, Jamming, Kayaking, Hiking
Vegetarian, Vegan and Gluten-free buffet options
Performers
Party of Three: Neil Pearlman, Lilly Pearlman, Joe De Paolo plus Katie McNally
Maivish: Adam Broome, Jaige Trudel plus Cedar Stanistreet
A Joyful Noise: Barbara Greenberg, Daniel Beerbohm, Kathy Talvitie
Spare Parts: Bill Mathiesen, Liz Stell, Eric Buddington
Callers: Tom Amesse(NYC), Pat Petersen (NC), Brian Hamshar (VA), Adina Gordon

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ANNOUNCEMENTS

pomeroy-450William G. Pomeroy Foundation
LEGENDS AND LORE MARKER GRANTS

We are in our 2nd Year!

The William G. Pomeroy Foundation partnered with the New York Folklore Society in 2015 to launch a grant program to celebrate legends and folklore as part of New York’s history. In just one year, we funded 14 markers.

Legends are sometimes referred to as “folk history.” They are reports and stories that explain an unusual event, a unique person, or warn others as in a cautionary tale. Passed from person to person over time, there is often historical truth at the heart of every legend. The details, however, are often altered through oral communication.
ELIGIBILITY Grants available to 501(c)3 organizations and municipalities within New York State.

GRANT DEADLINES – Apply online at www.wgpfoundation.org
June 30, 2016 and October 31, 2016


FOR MORE INFORMATION: The William Pomeroy Foundation at info@wgpfoundation.org or 315-476-3000 x2576.


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

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


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

8-11 p.m.
Co-sponsored with and held at the Aubergine Cafe, 49-22 Skillman Avenue at the corner of 50th Street in Woodside, Queens
Information: 718-899-1735
A voluntary contribution is requested on guest nights.
Come join us every Wednesday for a 3-hour pub style sing-around. All songs are welcome, as are acoustic instruments. Occasionally there is a featured guest performer for part of the evening. Sandwiches, salads, coffee, tea, wine, and beer are available.
Featured performers: September 14, Dan & Bonnie Miller; September 21, London folksinger Terry Silver


Anabella Lenzu Dance/Drama announces
August and September Workshops!
“I want people to work with joy, to explore and learn how to use their bodies and energies efficiently and healthily as instruments of expression.”


BARRE A TERRE with Anabella Lenzu
August 3–31, 2016, 5:45-7 p.m.
Peridance Capezio Center, 126 East 13th Street, between 3rd and 4th Ave, New York

Find your inner-strength; develop and improve alignment and technique; explore and learn how to efficiently use your body and your energy in a healthy way as instruments of your expression. Through this class, you can increase flexibility and strength, overcome physical difficulties and incorrect posture, and acquire physical awareness to help prevent injuries. Open to all levels of experience. Actors, dancers, singers, musicians, painters—everybody can take my class. Although their reasons for taking my class may differ, they all have one reason in common: self- discovery.
Workshop Fees: Pre-Register by July 1st: $90 / Register on/after July 2nd: $100

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DanceDrama Labs Workshop Series Presents:
The Whole Self in Performance: Voice, Story and Movement Workshop
September 9-11, 2016: Fri from 6:30-9:30 p.m. and Sat and Sun from 1-4 p.m.
Culture Hub (47 Great Jones St, New York, NY 10012

FACULTY: ANABELLA LENZU and ANNA HAYMAN.
Class size is limited to 12 students for the workshop.
TO APPLY: Send resume to info@AnabellaLenzu.com

Expand your craft, technique and creativity in an exclusive, personalized, tailored program. This is an opportunity for dancers, actors and performers to develop their potential on both movement and theater performance skills and connect both to become more authentic, expressive performers. Explores the principle: Motion Creates Emotion /Emotion Creates Motion, and emphasizes the use of imagination, interpretation and body coordination and control.Our emphasis is on the journey rather than the destination, on understanding the impulses generated by movements and gestures. This workshop develops alignment technique and an understanding and consciousness about time, space, and use of energy/dynamics/effort elements. Proper technique is the foundation for learning to perform and control the body, showing how to use one's muscles, achieve balance, and become aware of posture and placement.

The workshop will incorporate vocal production to understand how the voice and body are integrated into a healthy, expressive whole. Exercises in text, partnering, and theatre games will free uninhibited theatrical expression. Whether a seasoned or early-career performer, this workshop will leave actors and dancers with new confidence and inspiration in their performance practice.

The cost of the workshop is $150 per person.



Old Songs presents
Make Your Own Music Nights

Old Songs, 37 South Main Street, Voorheesville, NY 12186-0466, (518) 765-2815

These are monthly gatherings intended to foster community participation in music making. Come and join in the fun!

Open Mic 7:30-10:30 p.m., 1st Wednesday of the Month
Strut your stuff and share your talent! Walk in and sign up to play (15 minutes). Local performer Kate Blain will host. $3 cover charge.

Pickin’ & Singin’ Gatherin’ 1:00-4:00 p.m., 2nd Sunday of the Month (October–May)
A sing-around for the whole family.

Contra Dance Tunes 7:00-9:00 p.m., 2nd Wednesday of the Month (September–May)
Playing for dancing with rhythm and style. Build your skills and dance tune repertoire. All instruments and skill levels welcome. Leader: Terri Lukačko. $3 donation.

African Drum Class 7:00-8:30 p.m., 3rd Monday of the Month (September–May)
Study African drumming. Participants will learn authentic drumming from many countries in West Africa. Emphasis will be on traditional rhythms and drumming techniques on djembes, dunduns and other hand drums. Please join us for this fun filled class. All levels are welcomed. Some drums may be available to borrow on a first come, first served basis. Instructor John Dickson. Email oldsongs@oldsongs.org or call 518-765-2815 for more info. Class fee: $15.
*November’s African Drum Class will meet on the 3rd Tuesday, Nov 17.

Traditional Irish Slow Session 7:30-9:00 p.m., 3rd Wednesday of the Month (October–May)
This is a friendly, repertoire-building opportunity to play your new tunes slowly and work on your old tunes at a reasonable tempo. We will focus specifically on traditional Irish music, and all Irish-appropriate instruments are welcome (i.e., wooden flute, tin whistle, concertina, button or piano accordion, guitar, bouzouki, mandolin, fiddle, harp). We encourage tape recorders, and focus on learning tunes by ear. Music stands and continuous use of sheet music discouraged. Bring snacks to share. Small donation requested to cover building expenses. Questions? Contact Hilary Schrauf at 518-424-8701. $4 donation.

Sunday Four Poetry 3:00 p.m., 4th Sunday of the Month (September–June)
Open Mic with featured poets. “Dedicated to the convivial understanding and practice of poesy’s gift to human joy” Hosted by Dennis Sullivan, Edie Abrams and Michael Burke. Contact: 518-469-0202. Donation.

Aussie Bush Band Jam 7:00-9:00 p.m., 4th Wednesday of the Month (September–May)
Come and learn some tunes from Tasmania, New South Wales, and Victoria. Join in with acoustic instruments. Squeezeboxes and lagerphones encouraged. We might even sing a song. Some sheet music will be provided, but the tunes are also very accessible for playing by ear. All skill levels are welcome and listeners, too. Leader: Terri Lukačko. $3 donation.


ONGOING EXHIBITIONS AND PRODUCTIONS


Albany Institute of History & Art presents
Masterworks: 225 Years of Collecting
Wednesday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Thursday: 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m., and Sunday: Noon–5 p.m.
Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12210
In 2016, the Albany Institute of History & Art will celebrate its 225th birthday. Few organization have such distinguished histories or can claim they were founded when George Washington was president. Coincidentally, the Albany Institute (known in 1791 as the Society for the Promotion of Arts, Agriculture, and Manufactures) established it first headquarters in New York City’s Federal Hall, the same building where President George Washington too the oath of office less than two years earlier. After moving to Albany with the State government in 1797, the Institute began a long process of collecting, originally natural history specimens and minerals, but eventually historical objects and works of fine and decorative arts, all created, owned, or used in the Upper Hudson Valley of New York. Today, the holdings of the Albany Institute stand out as the finest collection of art and historical materials from the region. To commemorate this significant anniversary, the Albany Institute is developing the exhibition Masterworks: 225 Years of Collecting, which will highlight works from its diverse collections, including paintings, furniture, silver, ceramics, sculpture, prints, and much more.

November 21, 2015 —September 4, 2016

Iroquois Indian Museum presents
35 Years of Iroquois Art: A Retrospective
Gallery open Tues-Sat 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sun 12-5 p.m.
Iroquois Indian Museum, 324 Caverns Road, Howes Cave, NY 12092
Cost: $8 adults/$6.50 elders and students/$5 youth 5–12 years/under 5 years free
Contact: 518-296-8949
Celebrating the Iroquois Museum’s 35th year of honoring and presenting contemporary Iroquois arts and creative expression. Highlights from our early years of collecting, Excellence in Iroquois Arts recipients, IndianInk, Native Americans in the Performing Arts, and other exhibits. Featured artists Stan Hill, Sr; Peter B. Jones; Mary Adams; Julius Cook, Peter Jemison, and others.

April 1, 2016—September 30, 2016

Fenimore Art Museum at Cooperstown announces
Traditions of Spirit and Ritual: The Thaw Collection of American Indian Art
April 1–May 9: Open Tuesday-Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
May 10–October 10 (Columbus Day): Open Daily 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
October 11–December 31 Open Tuesday-Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Fenimore Art Museum, 5798 State Route 80, Cooperstown, New York
For more information, call 607 547 1450
Since ancient times, Native American peoples have celebrated their beliefs and practices through daily, seasonal, and special occasion rituals, affirming their life and identity. Both art and ritual are powerful expressions that honor mythological beings, spirit beings, and ancestors – conveying the spiritual power of the natural world. In this exhibit, see over 50 art objects from the Thaw Collection created by Native American men and women for specific rituals and ceremonies. Discover the arts associated with fundamental aspects of Native American life – the hunt and harvest, feasting, warfare, adornment, and shamanism.

April 1, 2016 —December 31, 2016

Long Island Traditions announces
From Shore to Shore: Boat Builders & Boat Yards of Long Island
Opening reception: April 28, 6:00 p.m., with Nancy Solomon, Curator
Curator's talk with Nancy Solomon, May 15, 2:00 p.m.
Oyster Bay Historical Society, Angela Koenig Center, 20 Summit Street, Oyster Bay, NY, 516-922-5032
Hours: Tuesday-Friday 10 a.m-2 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m. - 3 p.m., Sunday 1 p.m.-4 p.m.
“From Shore to Shore: Boat Builders and Boatyards of Long Island” is an interpretive exhibit that examines the history and traditions of contemporary boat builders and boatyards, exploring their commitment to an endangered way of life in the wake of superstorms, decline in fishing and the expenses associated with traditional boat building and preserving boatyards. The exhibition also provides featured coverage of the Ida May Project’s replication of the 1925 oyster harvesting boat that worked Oyster Bay’s waters until 2009.

April 29, 2016 —September 4, 2016

Adirondack Museum presents
Weaving a Legacy: Mohawk Basketry Traditions
Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Adirondack Museum, 9097 NY-30, Blue Mountain Lake, NY 12812
Cost: Free
Contact: 518.352.7311
Created in the region over the past 150 years, the extraordinary baskets on display are works of art, whether made for practical, commercial, or decorative purposes — or to mark important moments in the life of an individual or a community. From sturdy yet elegant utility baskets to more fanciful creations, all reflect the creativity and skill of their makers as well as the baskets’ deep cultural roots. During July and August, the exhibition will also host a series of basketmakers-in-residence, including Carrie Hill, Robin Lazore, Ann Mitchell, Natasha Smoke Santiago, and Sheila Ransom. The exhibition and related programs will reveal the significance of baskets in the Mohawk community and beyond; the materials, tools, and techniques used in their creation; how traditions are passed among generations; and how the community is working to preserve both the craft and the natural resources on which basketmaking depends. This new exhibition will feature artifacts on loan from the Akwesasne Cultural Center in Hogansburg and objects from the museum's collection.

May 20, 2016—October 10, 2016

Little Syria, NY: An Immigrant Community’s Life and Legacy
Hours: Monday through Thursday 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Friday 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Visitor’s Center, Department of Records and Information Services, 31 Chambers Street, New York, NY
Before the construction of the Brooklyn Battery Tunnel and the World Trade Center, Manhattan’s lower west side was home to one of the largest and earliest communities of Arab Americans in the nation. Little Syria, NY: An Immigrant Community’s Life and Legacy tells the story of this neighborhood from its beginnings in the late 1800s to its legacy in Brooklyn and beyond. This exhibition was researched, developed and produced by the Arab American National Museum.

May 25, 2016—September, 2016

Ellis Island National Museum of Immigration presents
Via Antwerp: The Passengers of the Red Star Line, A European American Story.
Hours: 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
Ellis Island Museum of Immigration, Statue of Liberty National Monument, New York, NY 10004, (212) 363-3200
There is no entrance fee, but the only way to visit is via ferry. Contact Statue Cruises at 1-877-523-9849 or statuecruises.com for ticket information and pricing
What did immigrants processed at Ellis Island experience before they arrived in New York? What did people have to do to get out of Europe? Where did they buy their ticket? Who told them how to travel? What was the journey towards the sea in 19th century Europe like? The Red Star Line shipping company (1873-1934) transported nearly 2 million emigrants from Antwerp, Belgium to the US and Canada. An estimated 90 percent arrived in New York. Using the history of the Red Star Line and Antwerp as an emigration port as focal points, the exhibition explores the first leg of the journey of all those European emigrants who came to the United States at the end of the 19th century, and the beginning of the 20th. Via Antwerp is a comprehensive exhibition containing graphic panels with text and images, multimedia with immigrant stories and testimonies and original artifacts. The narrative will follow a typical journey to the US around 1900, starting in a travel office of the Red Star Line in Russia, covering the illegal escape out of Russia, the train journey to Antwerp, the short transit through the city, procedures before embarkation, the ocean voyage and the arrival on Ellis Island. Travel objects, company publicity, art works and ship artifacts will be on display.

May 27, 2016—September 5, 2016

Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute presents
Portraits of Hope: Faces of Refugee Resettlement in Central New York
Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Museum of Art, 310 Genesee Street, Utica, NY 13502, 315/797-0000
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 1-5 p.m.
The exhibition Portraits of Hope: Faces of Refugee Resettlement in Central New York depicts survivors of war, genocide, and political strife who came to the US and settled in the Utica region after living in refugee camps in Asia, Africa, Eastern Europe, and the Middle East. This exhibition of more than 30 photographs celebrates diversity, and confronts stereotypes about resettlement while exploring the challenges and aspirations of local refugees starting over in a new land.

Since 1982, the Mohawk Valley Resource Center for Refugees has welcomed more than 15,000 people to Utica, which now enjoys one of the highest concentrations of refugees of any American city. Lynne Browne, working with Dr. Kathryn Stam’s and SUNY Polytechnic Institute’s project Refugees Starting Over, photographed the subjects of Portraits of Hope at cultural events in Utica and Rome from 2012 to 2016. While many of the subjects came to Utica over the past 15 years, some arrived only a few days before they were photographed. The portraits capture the pain of the past as well as the promise of a new future: memories of love and joy mingle with the distress of departure and novel experiences, both bright and bewildering, in a new land.

Presented in conjunction with The World through His Lens (see description below), the photographs in
Portraits of Hope illustrate the pride and happiness our local refugees share in their culture and traditions, and the joy they find in celebrations that honor and welcome their heritages in our community.

June 12, 2016 — December 31, 2016


Munson Williams Proctor Arts Institute presents
The World through His Lens: Steve McCurry Photographs
Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute, Museum of Art, 310 Genesee Street, Utica, NY 13502, 315/797-0000
Hours: Tuesday-Thursday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 1-5 p.m.
Guided Tours: Wednesdays and Saturdays, at 1 p.m., Fridays, 1 and 6 p.m.
Admission: $10, Students $5, Children 12 and under free, Members Free
The World through His Lens: Steve McCurry Photographs is an exhibition of more than 60 large-scale photographs by renowned National Geographic photographer Steve McCurry (famous for his cover image Afghan Girl). The MWPAI Museum of Art is the only venue for this exhibition.

McCurry looks at the world with an immediacy that appeals to the heart. In the tradition of Dorothea Lang and Jacob Riis, McCurry’s evocative images reveal collective human struggles and explore diverse societies across the boundaries of language and culture. Organized around universal themes of personal adornment, place, and ritual, exhibition will include unforgettable images from across six continents and spanning ancient traditions, international conflict, and vanishing cultures.

McCurry is known for capturing unexpected moments. He has been one of the most important figures in contemporary photography for more than thirty years. While international in scope, these photographs will resonate with Mohawk Valley audiences with stunning images of many of the countries—Thailand, Burma-Myanmar, Laos, Afghanistan, Cambodia, Russia, India and Pakistan—represented by the region’s immigrant and refugee communities. Through his lens, McCurry finds the sublime in the everyday.


June 12, 2016 — December 31, 2016


Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art presents the
CAMPSITE: Hudson Valley Artists 2016
Curated by Corinna Ripps Schaming
Opening reception: Saturday, June 25, 5-7 p.m.
Hours: Wednesday-Sunday: 11 a.m-5 p.m.
Alice and Horace Chandler Gallery and North Gallery, Samuel Dorsksy Museum of Art, State University of New York, 1 Hawk Drive, New Paltz, NY 12561, 845.257.3844
Suggested Donation: $5
CAMPSITE: Hudson Valley Artists 2016 draws inspiration from the traditions, rituals, and aesthetics associated with the region’s rich history of summer camps. From tent grounds to sleepaway camps to pleasure resorts, these sites conjure up the promise of new adventures, diversions, libidinal pursuits, and unfettered experimentation. Summer camp can be an escape, a state of mind, or a metaphor by which to confront emotional longings and dislocations of daily life. Moving freely across artistic disciplines and mediums, including performance, textiles, painting, drawing, installation, video, and photography, CAMPSITE promises to transform the museum space into a locus of visual pleasures and unexpected activities where playful exploration leads to more serious engagement with the larger world.

The 14 participating artists are: Jessica Baker, Black Lake (Susan Jennings and Slink Moss), Elizabeth Ennis, Tara Fracalossi, Chris Freeman, Laura Kaufman, Thomas Lail, Meg Lipke, Michael Covello Odalla, Ruby Palmer, Jeff Starr, Amy Taluto, Katharine Umsted, and Chris Victor.


June 18, 2016 —November 13, 2016

Staten Island Arts presents
Staten Island’s Working Waterfront Presents: Memories Hold
Organized by Naomi Sturm, Daniel Ward and Staten Island Arts Folklife
Opening reception: Thursday, July 14, 7 p.m.
Hours: Monday-Friday: 11 a.m-7 p.m., Saturday 12-5 p.m.
Staten Island Arts Culture Lounge, St. George Ferry Terminal, 10 Ferry Terminal Drive, Staten Island, NY
Memories Hold is an interactive and multimedia exhibit that weaves together historical and contemporary material culture with personal narratives surrounding the intergenerational traditions of Staten Island’s waterfront communities, new and old. It will incorporate traditional water-based knowledge and authentic maritime folk customs from maritime pilots, tug boat captains, engineers, fisherman, sailors, longshoremen, brewers, and waterfront business owners. As the title playfully suggests, the exhibit documents memory, collective and individual, in a contemporary context as it relates to maritime artifacts and experience. From the heart of NYC’s last working waterfront, the exhibit creatively pairs field documentation and selected artifacts on loan from individuals and partnering institutions with recorded interviews, archival footage, and live performance (narrative storytelling and music) to holistically present the traditional knowledge and rich memories embedded in working, reading, and traveling Staten Island’s waters. Memories Hold will utilize three “History Harvests” during which members of the general public who work or have worked on the Staten Island waterfront, can bring in memorabilia to be documented and to share their stories in an informal group setting. The exhibit will also host a film series exploring the history of NY state water-based occupations, the lifecycles of waterfront economies and shipbuilding. Documentaries, Boom and Bust: America’s Journey on the Erie Canal, Graves of Arthur Kill, and Snug Harbor Shanties—Singing the History that Can’t be Found in Textbooks will be screened at the Culture Lounge. Discussion will be led by filmmakers and tradition bearers, connecting Staten Island to the New York harbor, the Erie Canal and the Great Lakes.

July 14, 2016 —September 18, 2016

The Noble Maritime Collection presents
“Modern Ruins: Paintings by Anna Held Audette (1939–2013)” Opening Reception, Sunday, 17, 2016, 2-4 p.m.
Thursday-Sunday, 1-5 p.m.
Noble Maritime Collection, located in the Snug Harbor Cultural Center and Botanical Garden, 1000 Richmond Terrace, Building D, Staten Island, NY 10301
For more information about the exhibition, call (718) 447-6490
The Noble Maritime Collection will present “Modern Ruins: Paintings by Anna Held Audette (1939–2013).” A distinguished teacher and artist, Audette’s paintings of industrial ruins and obsolete machinery chronicle the decline of industry in the United States. The exhibition will include a selection of her large paintings, some of which were done in ship’s boneyards on the Staten Island shoreline.

July 17, 2016 —December 11, 2016

City Lore announces
13 Years of Tools of War Park Jams in The Bronx Opening Reception, Thursday, July 28, 7:30-9 p.m.
Viewing hours: Thursdays 3:00-6:00 p.m.; Fridays 1:00-6:00 p.m.; Saturdays 2:00-5:00 p.m.
Bronx Music Heritage Center, 1303 Louis Niné Blvd, Bronx, NY 10452, 718.839.1100

Free and Open to the Public Celebrate 13 years of Tools of War with an exhibit chronicling DJ Park Jams in the Bronx! Exhibit features photographs by Seis del Sur’s Joe Conzo, Jr. and Francisco Reyes, and includes striking images of hip-hop legends and their impact on Bronx culture. The opening reception will feature music by DJ Grandwizzard Theodore and Popmaster Fabel. The Bronx Music Heritage Center’s programming is curated by BMHC’s Co-Artistic Directors: City Lore Folklorist Elena Martínez and Grammy-nominated musician Bobby Sanabria.

July 28, 2016 —September 28, 2016

...and beyond
Connecticut Historical Society announces
Connecticut Traditional Artists and Their Communities Opening Reception, Thursday, August 11, 5-7 p.m.
Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Gallery at Constitution Plaza, One Constitution Plaza, Hartford, CT

Admission is free and validated parking is available for visitors using the Constitution Plaza South Garage only (entrances at State Street and Kinsley Streets). We invite you to join us for the opening reception of Connecticut Traditional Artists and Their Communities, on Thursday, August 11. The exhibit celebrates the 25th anniversary of the Connecticut Cultural Heritage Arts Program (CCHAP), a statewide initiative that documents diverse cultural traditions and shares the artistic creations and community cultural practices of folk artists living throughout Connecticut, and is hosted by the Connecticut Office of the Arts at The Gallery at Constitution Plaza, One Constitution Plaza in Hartford. The exhibit is hosted by the Connecticut Office of the Arts. The exhibit is supported by the National Endowment for the Arts, the Connecticut Office of the Arts, and the Connecticut Historical Society.

August 11, 2016 —November 4, 2016

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