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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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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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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!

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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Friday, September 23, 2016
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.

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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.

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.


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 Celebration 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

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