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Thursday, September 1, 2016
Friends of Ganondagan announce
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)
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
Museum at Eldridge Street presents
BOOK LAUNCH: Mamaleh Knows Best with author Marjorie Ingall
6:30 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002, 212.219.088
RSVP: Pay what you wish
Celebrate the publication of Tablet Magazine columnist Marjorie Ingall’s Mamaleh Knows Best. Blending personal anecdotes, humor, historical texts, and scientific research, Ingall shares secrets for raising self-sufficient, ethical and accomplished children. With good sense, compassion and humor, she smashes the stereotype of the Jewish mother as hectoring, guilt-inducing, and clingy. Brief remarks by the author.

StoryCircle at Proctors Theater announces
First Tuesday Tales & Stuff
Sign-up: 6:45 p.m.
7-9 p.m.
Arthur’s Market and Historic Coffeehouse, 35 North Ferry Street, Schenectady, NY
Admission: Free
Featured Performers: Mary Murphy and Nancy Marie Payne: Stories with a Twist An open mic for storytelling, music, and spoken word.

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.

Museum at Eldridge Street presents
CONCERT: Cantorial Jam with Jack and Daniel Mendelson and pianist Anthony Coleman
7 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002, 212.219.088
Tickets: $25 adults; $15 students and seniors
Renowned father and son duo, Cantors Jack and Daniel Mendelson, and jazz pianist Anthony Coleman join forces to celebrate the unique fusion of two celebrated and complementary art forms: jazz and cantorial music, presenting a “cantorial jam” in our magnificent space.

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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
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!

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
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.

...and beyond
Connecticut Historical Society announces
WORKSHOP: Speak Up at CHS: All-Day Beginning Storytelling Workshop with Matt Dicks
9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth St., Hartford CT 06105
$85 CHS members, $95 non-members
Register online here.
27-time Moth StorySLAM and GrandSLAM Storytelling Champion Matt Dicks shares his secrets for telling a great story on stage or around your dinner table. This is a workshop designed for people with little or no any previous storytelling experience and seeks to meet the goals of a wide range of participants.

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.

Albany Institute of History & Art presents
LECTURE & BOOK SIGNING Frederic Church: The Art and Science of Detail
Jennifer Raab, Assistant Professor, Department of the History of Art, Yale University
2:00-3:00 p.m.
Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12210
Free with museum admission
The most celebrated painter in the United States during the mid-nineteenth century, Frederic Church created monumental and celebrated landscapes unsurpassed in their attention to detail. Raab will examine the cultural, scientific, and aesthetic significance of this pictorial approach as well as Church’s later turn from the painted to the physical landscape of Olana, a move that allowed the artist to rethink scale and process while engaging with pressing ecological questions.

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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Tuesday, September 13, 2016
Ukrainian Village Voices announces
6:30-8:30 p.m.
440 Studios - Room 3a, 440 Lafayette St. (between Astor Pl. and E. 4th St.), New York, NY
WEEKLY REHEARSALS: The Ukrainian Village Voices’ fall 2016 singing season is starting this upcoming week. We will gather every Tuesday from 6:30-8:30 p.m. to sing joyous, tragic, seasonal, and lyrical songs from all over Ukraine in the “village style.” No Ukrainian-language ability is necessary, and all voices and all levels of experience are welcome to join us! Our first rehearsal is Tuesday 9/13. We are proactively seeking a more permanent weekly rehearsal space in Manhattan for about 15 people. If anyone can recommend a location, we’d be truly grateful!

NEW POLICIES: We are putting a few new policies into place to ensure that we are ever tending onwards and upwards: After a month, we will hold a short audition for each singer to see if they can “hold down” their part in a song we have been singing. If you sign on for this season, you will miss no more than 3 rehearsals. For those that cannot make this sort of commitment, we will also be finding ways to engage the larger community through monthly workshops and “open sing” events.

BENEFITS OF SINGING WITH UVV: You will learn new songs in community, have free direction in Ukrainian village singing, and likewise freely attend master classes with experts in this type of singing. We have a solid group of singers, a great repertoire, and many opportunities for performance, training, and also singing in the woods.

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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. He will speak on the legacy of writer and preservationist Jane Jacobs (1916–2006), whose work changed the way the world views and understands cities. Award-winning author and preservationist Roberta Brandes Gratz will introduce Goldberger. Presented with the Center for the Living City.

StoryCircle at Proctors Theater announces
Saratoga Storytelling Open Mic—Second Wednesday, September—June
Featured Teller: Claire Beetlestone
Sign-up: 6:45 p.m.
7-9 p.m.
$5 where $1 goes to the featured teller
Spring Street Gallery, 110 Spring Street, Saratoga Springs, NY
There is a 10-minute limit on story length. The MC will weave the evening together and there will be no feedback. No reading of stories, just telling, please.
Once a month, storytellers have their own open mic, to try their voices for the first time, to hone their skills in front of a live responsive audience, to work on their presentation, or to try new ideas in a supportive atmosphere. For others, it’s a cheap night of entertainment. No reservations are necessary or taken. The organizers and MCs for this storytelling open mic are storytellers Margaret French, Christie Keegan, and Jeannine Laverty.

The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall presents
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.

Albany Institute of History & Art presents
LECTURE & DISCUSSION Albany’s Rapp Road Community
6:00-7:00 p.m.
Albany Institute of History & Art, 125 Washington Avenue, Albany, NY 12210
Free admission
Join Mary DeWitt, Sara DeWitt, and Stephanie Woodard, third and fourth generation descendants of the original Rapp Road community founders for a discussion of the important role that these families played in the history of Albany. Produced in conjunction with Rapp Road Historical Association.

The Arts Center of the Capital Regionannounces
PAINT AND PINT NITE with Kevin Clark
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Brown's Revolution Hall, 425 River Street, Troy, NY 12180
$40 includes all materials, instruction by professional artist Kevin Clark, and one pint of Brown’s beer or a glass of wine. $5 of each ticket will be donated to the Arts Center of the Capital Region. Sign up in the Troy Taproom in advance to secure your seat for this artful and entertaining evening.
“Toast of the Hudson” mural artist Kevin Clark will lead Paint and Pint Night at Brown’s Revolution Hall. Kevin Clark has been a full time muralist and decorative painter since graduating from Syracuse University in 1990. His paintings, murals, and faux finishes are seen in breweries, shopping malls, schools, sporting arenas, and countless homes and businesses in New York, Vermont, and Massachusetts. Capital Region residents may be familiar with Kevin’s “Toast of the Hudson” mural on the outside of Brown’s Troy Taproom.

City Lore announces
Bronx Rising! From the Bronx Pa’l Mundo
8-10 p.m.
Bronx Music Heritage Center (BMHC), 1303 Louis Niné Blvd., Bronx, NY
Celebrate hip hop’s international influence! Start at the Tools of War’s Crotona Park DJ Jam. Then head over to the BMHC for a full set of jammin' hip hop with talent representin’ the globe: MCs Sadat X, Bocafloja, and Flo Kennedy, accompanied by DJs Perly and Illanoiz. The event is curated and MC’d by RodStarz de Rebel Diaz, who uses his music to spread awareness and denounce injustice.
The Bronx Rising! Music, Film & Spoken Word of the Borough series is curated by City Lore’s award-winning folklorist Elena Martínez and Grammy-nominated Bronx musician Bobby Sanabria.

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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.

StoryCircle at Proctors Theater announces
Storytelling with Janet Carter
7 p.m.
Inquiring Minds Bookstore, Corner of Main and Partition, Saugerties, NY, 845-246-5775
Now on the THIRD Friday of the month. For those who want to meet before, we have dinner at 5:45 at the Dutch Tavern on Main Street.

A Night at the Senate House with JAY UNGAR and MOLLY MASON
6:00-10:00 p.m.
Senate House, 296 Fair St., Kingston, NY
Tickets for the event are $30 and are available through the Friends of the Senate House. Along with the music, there will be hors d’oeuvres and drinks with Ungar and Mason. Seating is limited.
Grammy Award-winning folk artists Jay Unger and Molly Mason will return to the Senate House once again to perform on the lawn of the Senate House State Historic Site. This will be a benefit concert for the Friends of the Senate House. Along with a successful recording career, Jay and Molly’s music has appeared in various movies, most notably in Ken Burns’ landmark PBS documentary The Civil War. The result: an Emmy nomination for Jay and a Grammy for the soundtrack album. On radio and television, Ungar and Mason have appeared on “CBS Good Morning,” “The Rosie O’Donnell Show,” “All Things Considered,” “A Prairie Home Companion” and the BBC’s “ransatlantic Sessions.” They continue to broadcast their own live-performance radio show, “Dancing on the Air.”

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.

Carnaval de la Cultura Latina 2016
All day event, contact festival for schedule of events
Free admission
Contact Info: info@carnavalculturalatina.com, 917 776 5951
In 2015, we had over 80,000 men, women, and children of all ages attending the event and we expect that number to grow. The vendors will provide the attendees with all kinds of Latin American arts and crafts, music, food and many other items. Children’s entertainment will include inflatables rides, face painting, games, and lots of giveaways. As in the past Carnaval, we will include a Health and Wellness component that will include more free health screening than last years.

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.

StoryCircle at Proctors Theater announces
Word Plays: How Are Things in Glocca Mora?
2 p.m.
Fenimore Gallery, Proctors Theatre, 432 State Street, Schenectady, NY
Cost: $12. Call box office at (518) 346-6204.
$2 of each ticket is donated to the Schenectady Inner City Ministry Summer Lunch program where they feed 850 children each day
One of the Special Events associated with the Capital Rep production of Outside Mullingar. Come enjoy tales from Ireland and other Celtic lands even if it isn’t March. Storytellers: Claire Beetlestone, Fran Berger, Betty Cassidy, Kate Dudding, Margaret French.

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.

Interfaith Story Circle announces
Jubilee Year of Mercy Tales from the Heart
3:00-4:30 p.m.
St. Madeleine Sophie Church, 3500 Carman Road, Schenectady, NY 12303
Free and open to the public.
For information, please contact Marni Gillard 518.381.9474, marnigillard@earthlink.net
Stories of Compassion and Forgiveness from the Hindu, Jewish, Christian, and Muslim traditions for interfaith friendship and healing.

Museum at Eldridge Street presents
Mark Podwal Book Launch & Exhibition Opening
3 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002, 212.219.088
RSVP now: Pay what you wish.
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.

Flying Cat Music presents
An Evening with Calan
7:30 p.m.
Empire State Railway Museum, 70 Lower High Street, Phoenicia, NY 12464
Admission is $19 or $17 with RSVP to flyingcatmusic@gmail.com
For information, call 845-688-9453 or email flyingcatmusic@gmail.com
The dynamic Celtic Welsh band Calan returns to Phoenicia at the Empire State Railway Museum. Five weeks after Calan first played Phoenicia at the Empire State Railway in September 2015, they were onstage at the Royal Albert Hall in London. There they joined Sting and an assemblage of other talented musicians for a televised concert celebrating the 50th birthday of Bryn Terfel, one of Britain's top opera stars. Terfel is a long-time patron of Welsh culture and of Welsh itself, his first language. It's little surprise then that Calan was included at this prestigious event. Calan combines the remarkable talents of five young musicians, three women and two men, who bring a fresh and vibrant sound to traditional Welsh music. Though Calan has performed for audiences as large as 26,000 fans gathered at Fairport Convention’s Cropredy Festival, they bring the exact same fire to shows when playing in a much more intimate setting, as anyone who saw their concert last year at the Empire State Railway Museum can affirm. Calan performed with only four of its five members last September, but for this return engagement they will play at full strength, adding Welsh harpist Alice French to the roster. Alice performs on a Clarsach (a smaller folk harp) while touring with Calan. Calan finds no conflict between tradition and innovation. Vocalist and accordion player Bethan Rhiannon notes, “Welsh music has always been inclusive and ready to develop...There is a huge canon of traditional Welsh music but there’s no reason not to add to it, to develop it, to refresh it.” But even in so doing, Calan never steps far from traditional roots. Bethan, in fact, is a Wales national clog dance competition winner. Multi-instrumentalist Patrick Rimes, in addition to being a three-time junior Celtic Welsh Fiddle Champion, also plays the Welsh bagpipes and a traditional reed instrument from Wales called a pibgorn, made from a wooden pipe and the horns of a bull. The already-mentioned Alice French is developing and examining traditional harp methods used by the Romani Gypsies of Wales. Angharad Jenkins, who plays fiddle and sings, is the daughter of famous Welsh poet Nigel Jenkins and harpist Delyth Jenkins, so tradition runs deep in her blood. Guitarist Sam Humphreys who comes from Llyn Peninsula, an isolated part of Wales, perhaps injects a wild card. His music comes from an altogether different back ground, originally playing electronic pop and rock music before discovering a magic mix of folk and modern styles.

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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
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
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.

ArtsWestchester announces
2016 JAZZFEST September 20-25, 2016
Opener: Brazilian jazz
12 p.m.
Gaucho Grill, 1 North Broadway, White Plains, NY
Press kick-off and opening reception.
Mark Morganelli helps open the festival with a taste of Brazilian jazz, with Vic Juris, guitar; Nilson Matta, bass.
September sizzles with a six-day celebration of jazz in downtown White Plains beginning Tuesday, September 20th culminating in an outdoor Jazz & Food Festival on Mamaroneck Avenue with delicious food from area restaurants on Sunday, September 25th.

StoryCircle at Proctors Theater announces
Story Circle Meeting: Story Circle of the Capital District
6:30-8:30 p.m.
Colonie Town Library, 629 Albany Shaker Rd, Loudonville, NY 12211
Story Circle meets to share works in progress. Stories told, not read, please. Listeners welcomed :-)

StoryCircle at Proctors Theater announces
Seanachie Evenings — USUALLY Second Friday of Every Month
Spellbound with Helena Byrne

7 p.m.
Irish American Heritage Museum, 370 Broadway, Albany, NY, 518/427-1916
$5 Museum members, $10 Others, $25 Family of Four pack
Spend time at the IAHM with an original Seanachie, traveling the States from Ireland. Helena Byrne is renowned for her songs and stories, which bring your imagination into the fascinating world of the Banshee, the Pooka and the supernatural. She is a charming, young Irish woman, looking every bit the fairy herself, all petite and delicate. Helena lures into a world of fairies and an Ireland of long ago, with her marvelously narrated stories and song.

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Wednesday, September 21, 2016
Staten Island Arts announces
SPECIAL PREVIEW: Landscape in Motion Opening Reception
7 p.m.
Culture Lounge, St. George Ferry Terminal, One Ferry Terminal Drive, Staten Island, NY 10301
Free, RSVP online
Join us for the opening reception of “Landscape in Motion,” where you’ll be able to meet and network with community members, colleagues, and participating artists. Light refreshments will be provided. Freshkills Park: Landscape in Motion is the capstone to a landscape photography competition organized by Freshkills Park with SI Advance, which builds upon the existing Capturing Change photography program at Freshkills Park. Capturing Change is a series of photo essays documenting Freshkills Park’s transformation from the world’s largest landfill into the largest New York City park developed in over 100 years. Photographers have been documenting the site since (and before) it was an active landfill, and now over the past few years as part of the Freshkills Park Art Program.
See more information about the exhibition below in the "Exhibitions" section of this page.
ArtsWestchester announces
2016 JAZZFEST September 20-25, 2016
A Tribute to Michael Brecker
12 p.m.
Grace Church, 33 Church St, White Plains, NY
Free admission
September sizzles with a six-day celebration of jazz in downtown White Plains beginning Tuesday, September 20th culminating in an outdoor Jazz & Food Festival on Mamaroneck Avenue with delicious food from area restaurants on Sunday, September 25th.
Downtown Music at Grace Church presents Music Conservatory of Westchester Jazz Faculty Ensemble in A Tribute to Michael Brecker. Enjoy The Westchester Conservatory of Music Jazz Faculty Quartet playing music composed by jazz saxophone legend and innovator Michael Brecker, a long-time resident of Hastings-on-Hudson, NY. Featuring: Rale Micic, guitar; Nicholas Biello, saxophone; John Lang, bass and Jake Robinson, drums.

Downtown White Plains Jazz Stroll Music in four venues throughout the evening beginning at 6:00 p.m. Admission is Free at all venues, but tips to musicians and patronage at all venues is encouraged.

6:00 p.m., Jazz at Gaucho Grill with Jazmyn, 1 N Broadway, White Plains, NY | 914.437.9966

7:30 p.m., The Kenny Lee All Stars, Copper Face Jacks, 166B Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains, NY | 914.422.389

9:00 p.m., Blues Jam at Ron Blacks Beer Hall, hosted by acclaimed guitarist, Gil Parris 181 Mamaroneck Ave, White Plains, NY | 914.358.5811

September 21—24, 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
Museum at Eldridge Street presents
AFTER HOURS: From Cradle to the Grave Tour
6:30 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002, 212.219.088
TICKETS: $30 per person; includes wine & nosh. Space is limited and RSVP is required.
Ever wonder what it would be like to stand under a chuppah in one of the world’s most beautiful synagogues? Or deliver a 100-year old bar mitzvah speech? Well, here’s your chance! Join us for an intimate evening tour, along with wine and refreshments, as we explore different traditions celebrated at Jewish life cycle events.

ArtsWestchester announces
2016 JAZZFEST September 20-25, 2016
Jazz Workshop and Jam
6:30-8:00 p.m.
Westchester Conservatory of Music, 216 Central Ave, White Plains, NY
Free admission
September sizzles with a six-day celebration of jazz in downtown White Plains beginning Tuesday, September 20th culminating in an outdoor Jazz & Food Festival on Mamaroneck Avenue with delicious food from area restaurants on Sunday, September 25th.
The Westchester Conservatory of Music Jazz Faculty Quartet will be hosting a Jazz Workshop and Jam at the Music Conservatory of Westchester, Stadther Recital Hall, bringing jazz education to the Jazz Fest lineup. A workshop in jazz and improvisation will be presented, followed by a jam session for any interested players. 914.761.3900.

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.

City Lore presents
Every Hat Tells a Story
7-9 p.m.
City Lore, 56 East 1st Street, New York, NY 10003
Tickets: $10
Don your most colorful hat to celebrate the reopening of our exhibition Mad Hatters. Master milliner, Ellen Christine, who holds a doctorate in costume history, and whose credo is “no more naked heads” will speak on Hats around Town; the Mysterious History of the Rise and Fall of Hats. Take selfies of yourself with other Mad Hatters. Come prepared to share a story about the hat you’re wearing or any other hatter-tale.
See Exhibition notice below in “Exhibitions” section for “Mad Hatters”.

...and beyond
Connecticut Historical Society announces
PANEL DISCUSSION: Generations of Struggle: Connecticut and Civil Rights
5:30-7 p.m.
Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth St., Hartford CT 06105
This event is free, but please RSVP at (860) 236-5621 x238 or rsvp@chs.org.
Register online here.
Join us for a cross-generational conversation about growing up during the Civil Rights era and today. Panelists who grew up during the 1960s and in the early twenty-first century will share their memories of challenges and opportunities of activism and their vision of what the future holds for the next generation.

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Friday, September 23, 2016
Flushing Town Hall announces
Spanglish Fly — New York Boogaloo
Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration
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.

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!

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.

ArtsWestchester announces
2016 JAZZFEST September 20-25, 2016
Gary Smulyan Organ Quartet
8:00 p.m.
ArtsWestchester, 31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY
Tickets: General Admission: $25; ArtsWestchester Members: $20; Shop White Plains Card holder and WPPAC LOUIS-and-ELLA ticket holders: $20
September sizzles with a six-day celebration of jazz in downtown White Plains beginning Tuesday, September 20th culminating in an outdoor Jazz & Food Festival on Mamaroneck Avenue with delicious food from area restaurants on Sunday, September 25th.
The Gary Smulyan Organ Quartet pulls out all the stops at ArtsWestchester. Multi-award winning baritone saxophone master delivers a soulful jazz sound with Mike Ledonne, Hammond B3 Organ, Peter Bernstein, guitar and Joe Farnsworth, drums.

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
Friends of Ganondagan announce
9:45 a.m., Thanksgiving Address at Seneca Art & Culture Center (SACC) front plaza
10 a.m.-4 p.m. p.m.
Seneca Art & Culture Center at Ganondagan, 7000 County Road 41, Victor, NY
Call 585-742-1690 for more information
Cost, which includes admission to the SACC, is $5/adults; $3/members, seniors, and students (6-18). Children 5 and under are free. Food is available for purchase.
Immerse yourself in the rich Haudenosaunee culture, heritage and traditions through story telling, Iroquois Social Dancing, and traditional and contemporary arts. Get transported back in time by Haudenosaunee re-enactors. Watch the creative process and craftsmanship of our skilled demonstrators in basket making, beadwork, pottery, moccasin-making, and cornhusk doll-making. Then you’ll have the opportunity to purchase these items! Enjoy participatory performances by our Iroquois Social Dancers, and experience the creation of environmental installations by artists including Tom Huff, (Seneca/ Cayuga) and our special, interactive water art project. And don't forget our traditional games of lacrosse, hoop and javelin, and longball.

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.

The Arts Center of the Capital Region announces
LEGENDS OF TROY: Celebrate Troy's Bicentennial
Free Events at the Arts Center!
12:00-5 p.m.
The Arts Center of the Capital Region, 265 River Street, Troy, NY 12180
Free and open to the public
The Arts Center of the Capital Region is pleased to announce Walter Shapiro, author of Hustling Hitler: The Jewish Vaudevillian Who Fooled the Fuhrer, will tell the story of his great-uncle and Troy native, Freeman Bernstein, as a part of Legends of Troy, an event that celebrates Troy’s Bicentennial. Shapiro will share Bernstein’s life in Troy .Join Uncle Sam and his fascinating cast of characters to learn about Troy’s unique history! The day will begin in the Arts Center’s Black Box Theatre, where people of all ages will begin their monologues into the past. Families will then follow Uncle Sam on a walk-about through history and participate in interactive monologues with historical figures who made our city what it is today! Legends of Troy has been generously funded by The McCarthy Charities.

St. Liberata Italian Festival
12-6 p.m.
Main Street, Patchogue, NY
For more details, call (631) 207-1000
Come down for great Italian food and festivities, including traditional Italian Parade of the Saint. Includes Bocce Ball Tourament, music and gfamily entertainment.

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.

City Lore presents
Hatterday! Make Your Own Hat with the Experts
2-5 p.m.
City Lore, 56 East 1st Street, New York, NY 10003
Tickets: $10; children free
Bring your families in for a participatory workshop on hats and hatmaking. Make Viva Hats created from folded Viva paper towels with milliner Debra Rapoport. Debra will teach you how you can start with a simple piece of paper, create the pieces of a hat, and then put it all together. Great varieties are possible. Style it up! If you don’t wear a hat coming in, you will wear one going out!
See Exhibition notice below in “Exhibitions” section for “Mad Hatters”.

Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art presents the
CAMPSITE: Hudson Valley Artists 2016
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.

ArtsWestchester announces
2016 JAZZFEST September 20-25, 2016
White Plains Performing Arts Center presents LOUIS-and-ELLA!
7:00 p.m.
White Plains Performing Arts Center, White Plains, NY
Tickets: Admission: $29 ($25 for ArtsWestchester and WPBID members) at the WPPAC box office.
September sizzles with a six-day celebration of jazz in downtown White Plains beginning Tuesday, September 20th culminating in an outdoor Jazz & Food Festival on Mamaroneck Avenue with delicious food from area restaurants on Sunday, September 25th.
White Plains Performing Arts Center presents LOUIS-and-ELLA! by Trent Armand Kendall. A musical tribute in concert to the great icons of Jazz, Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald. Featuring Trent Armand Kendall and Natasha Yvette Williams in the title roles.

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.

ArtsWestchester announces
2016 JAZZFEST September 20-25, 2016
Source International African Jazz Band
8:00 and 9:30 p.m.
ArtsWestchester, 31 Mamaroneck Avenue, White Plains, NY
Tickets: General Admission: $25; ArtsWestchester Members: $20; Shop White Plains Card holder and WPPAC LOUIS-and-ELLA ticket holders: $20
September sizzles with a six-day celebration of jazz in downtown White Plains beginning Tuesday, September 20th culminating in an outdoor Jazz & Food Festival on Mamaroneck Avenue with delicious food from area restaurants on Sunday, September 25th.
ArtsWestchester presents Source International African Jazz Band: a Global Sound in Jazz. Jazz returns to its roots with a vibrant and danceable mix of music of Guinea and Mali with a jazz inflection. Featuring Sylvain Leroux, tambin (fula flute) and sax and Abdoulaye Diabate, guitar and vocal.

...and beyond
Connecticut Historical Society announces
SPECIAL EVENT: Speak Up at CHS: Coming Home
8-10 p.m.
Connecticut Historical Society, 1 Elizabeth St., Hartford CT 06105
Tickets: $12 CHS Members, $15 non-members
JCHS is excited to partner with Speak Up to bring their unique brand of engaging storytelling to our members and visitors for another performance. The theme of the evening is “Coming Home” to accompany our exhibit Growing Up in Connecticut.

September 24, 2016–September 25, 2016
Washington Square Park Folk Festival
Starts at 1 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday
Washington Square Park, Manhattan, New York, NY
Contact: (212) 408-0297
The Washington Square Park Folk Festival was founded in 2011 by music producer and Greenwich Village native Eli Smith together with then parks administrator Rebecca Ferguson. The festival takes place annually in mid September and is funded by local businesses and organizations. It is free and open to the public. The Washington Square Park Folk Festival features the best of local New York and sometimes national talent in the field of folk music — including old time string bands, Blues, jug bands, traditional Mexican and Balkan music, songwriters, New Orleans Jazz, Klezmer music, and more!

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Sunday, September 25, 2016
Museum at Eldridge Street presents
FOR FAMILIES: All of a Kind Family Walking Tour
11 a.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002, 212.219.088
TICKETS: $20 per family; for ages 4-12 Space is limited and RSVP is required.
Prepare for Rosh Hashanah like it's 1916! Due to overwhelming demand, we are adding a special All of a Kind Family Walking Tour for the Jewish New Year. Join us as we stroll through the stories and onto the streets where Ella, Henny, Sarah, Gertie, and Charlotte shopped, played and went to the library. We’ll make a holiday stop on Shtiebel Row and pick up some timeless treats for the New Year.

ArtsWestchester announces
2016 JAZZFEST September 20-25, 2016
White Plains Jazz & Food Festival
12:00-5:30 p.m.
Mamaroneck Ave., between Martine Ave. and Mitchell Place, White Plains, NY
Admission: Free
The culminating day of Jazz Fest brings five sets of music spanning the range of the evolution of jazz from traditional Dixieland and swing to blues, Latin, smooth and African Jazz to the largest audience of the festival in an open air celebration of music and international foods in downtown White Plains.

Sunday Artist Line-up:
Baby Soda – Baby Soda is an adaptable and ever changing group with an eclectic set of influences ranging from 1930s era swing and New Orleans jazz to early gospel and blues. The band has performed at some of New York’s finest venues, breathing the spirit and joy of the music into the present.
Joe Boykin & Friends – Greenburgh’s own vocal favorite, Joe Boykin interprets classic vocal blues and jazz in his own unique deep baritone style, with James Farley, keyboard; Curtis Smithson, guitar; Butch Holland, bass; Art Bennett, Alto Sax and Flute; and Curt Jackson, drums.
Mayra Casales – LP Artist, Cuban born percussionist has worked with top performers in both the Latin and jazz fields. Casales has founded both an all women’s salsa orchestra and performs with a Latin jazz ensemble.
Bob Baldwin & Friends – Smooth Jazz Jazz Fest favorite and Mount Vernon native son presents his own blend of smooth jazz blend with Brazilian percussion and funk overtones.
Awa Sangho – The “Golden Voice of Mali” brings the sound of the Sahara to Jazz Fest. Raised near Timbuktu, Awa is a veteran of the acclaimed Ensemble Koteba in the Ivory Coast who now lends her powerful voice from the heart of the musical traditions of Mali to a blend of African, Brazilian and jazz influences.

17th Annual Syracuse Jewish Music & Cultural Festival
12:00-5:30 p.m.
Sam Pomeranz Jewish Community Center, 5655 Thompson Road, Dewitt, NY
Admission: Free
The Syracuse Jewish Music & Cultural Festival is the largest of its kind outside of New York City. Jewish and Klezmer music, kosher foods that reflect both Middle Eastern and Eastern European favorites (and a few surprises!), beer and wine to keep you cool, and a variety of artisans. There’s plenty for kids, too – and free parking at and near the JCC. Food includes corned beef, knishes, brisket, kugel, hot dogs, beer and wine.

Museum at Eldridge Street presents
LIVE TAPING Person Place Thing: Patricia Marx and Randy Cohen
3 p.m.
Museum at Eldridge Street, 12 Eldridge Street, New York, NY 10002, 212.219.088
TICKETS: $14 adults; $10 students and seniors, includes Museum admission.
Join Patricia Marx, humorist and writer, in conversation with Randy Cohen, author and original writer of “The Ethicist” for the New York Times Magazine, for a live-taping of Person Place Thing with Randy Cohen. This interview show is based on the idea that people are particularly engaging when they speak not directly about themselves but about something they care about. Marx will talk about one person and one place that are important to her, as well as one thing from the Museum at Eldridge Street’s collection.

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Tuesday, September 28, 2016
Live at Penn Plaza: Terra Sangue Mare
12:30-1:30 p.m.
Plaza33, 1 Penn Plz, New York, NY
Terra Sangue Mare explores Sicilian Folk and Roots Music and the sounds inherent in world music traditions. Michela Musolino, Michael Delia and Fabio Turchetti together experimented with the tones and textures produced by instruments, both those traditionally associated with Sicilian folk music such as the tamburo and accordion, and those identified with different world traditions such as the mbira from Zimbabwe, the ektara from India and the Argentine bandoneon. Just as Sicily is a unique culture born of an integration of cultures and peoples, Terra Sangue Mare’s unique sound evolved from the integration of these folk songs with the sounds unique to these instruments to create new arrangements, coupled with voice, which express all the intensity, reminiscences, and feelings inherent in this tradition.

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, author and staff writer for The New Yorker, will speak on the legacy of writer and preservationist Jane Jacobs (1916–2006), whose work changed the way the world views and understands cities. Award-winning author and preservationist Roberta Brandes Gratz will introduce Gopnik. Presented with the Center for the Living City.

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.

Caffè Lena presents
Weekly Open Mic
7 p.m.
Beginning Thursday, June 9th while the Caffè is under renovation, open mic will be held across the street at Creative Sparks, 42 Phila Street, Saratoga Springs, NY
$3 at the door
This open mic is for all styles of music and spoken word performance, including poetry, comedy, and storytelling. Most of what you’ll hear is original songs on acoustic instruments, but we warmly welcome whatever you have to offer. Performer registration is from 7 to 7:25 p.m. Performances start at 7:30 p.m. No advance registration by phone is permitted. If you can’t come in time for registration, the host may be able to add you to the end of the roster. If you don’t get the timeslot you want, you may be able to swap with someone else. No special preference is given to kids, pros, or to those traveling long distances. Participants play two songs or speak for 10 minutes. Under all but the most extreme circumstances we do not limit the number of performers. The host draws names at 7:30. The first person drawn gets first choice of timeslot, second gets second choice, etc. There is no featured performer at Weekly Open Mic. Excessive profanity and vulgarity will not be tolerated. It is up to the discretion of the host to determine if a performance is inappropriate for Open Mic. Please bear in mind that Creative Sparks is a family-oriented business that caters to children.

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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
Flushing Town Hall announces
Orlando Marin — The Last Mambo King
Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration
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

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.

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
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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pomeroy-450William G. Pomeroy Foundation

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.

Calpulli Mexican Dance Company announces
Calpulli Community Classes for Youth and Adults Return for the Fall 2016

Donation-based classes in dance and music return at sites in Staten Island, New Rochelle, Queens (Spaceworks and East Elmhurst Community School), and at the Count Basie Theatre in Red Bank, NJ. Classes in New York City will prepare for a special performance at Flushing Town Hall on December 18th.

Youth Dance Classes @ Snug Harbor Cultural Center begin Sept 10
Youth Dance Class @ East Elmhurst Community School begins Sept 10
Youth Dance Classes @ New Rochelle Public Library begin Sept 10, Performance on November 1st!
Youth Dance Classes @ Spaceworks begin Sept 11
Adult Beginner Dance Class @ Spaceworks begins Sept 11
Music Classes for Youth and Adults begin @ Spaceworks on Sept 11, New Time: Guitar @ 2:00 p.m. & Accordion @ 3:00pm
Youth and Adult Beginner Classes @ Count Basie begin on Sept 17, 2nd class added!

Community programs in dance and music are led by Calpulli’s teaching artists and focus on the regional dance and musical traditions of Mexico. The training incorporates lessons in history, fundamentals in dance and music, team work, and supports a healthy, active lifestyle. The programs are low cost or by voluntary donation.

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

NYS Artist-in-Residence Exchange Program

Application Deadline: October 19, 2016

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

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

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

StoryCircle at Proctors Theater announces
Schoharie Crossing
25th Annual Storytelling Series
One last performance — Sept. 11

Sundays @ 6 p.m. (Rain or Shine!)
129 Schoharie Street, Ft. Hunter, NY 12069, 518/829-7516
For more information, visit www.nysparks.com

July 31 — Elizabeth Ellis
August 7 — Joe Bruchac
August 14 — Regi Carpenter
August 21 — Lyn Ford
August 28 — Tim Lowry
September 11— Margaret French

Friends of Ganondagan announce
Iroquois White Corn Community Cooking Classes

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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: Oct. 26: Gabriel Donohue, Nov. 2: Brenda Castles

The Arts Center of the Capital Region announces its

Here’s a sample...VISIT the Arts Center online for more information about all the Center classes, including DANCE, FITNESS, CULINARY, ART, CRAFT, and PHOTOGRAPHY and more!

Social Media Digital Design
Saturdays, September 24 to October 15, 10:00 a.m.to 1:00 p.m.

Social media is a term used to describe a set of online community-based channels where real-time conversations and interactions take place. With websites and apps like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, and LinkedIn, individuals and business are finding ways of engaging new and existing audiences. Individuals looking to create on social media channels can learn about the types of content that gets great engagement. Free and subscription-based tools like Canva, the Adobe Creative Cloud, and more... make it easy to design for social media and gain attention.

Master Class with Martin Macica: Building a Hand Tooled Guitar
Mondays, September 26 to December 14, 5:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.
In this hands-on, 30 session, 120 hour course for making a guitar you will complete a Dreadnaught Martin-style guitar from start to finish entirely using hand tools. This will not be a “kit made” guitar, but an instrument you will build from the bottom up, with personalized, detailed instruction. You will leave not only with a better understanding of what goes into making a stringed instrument, but also with a beautiful hand-crafted guitar that you have made. Taught by master instrument maker Martin Macica, Maker of Fine Stringed Instruments with 35 years’ experience making fine violins, mandolins, cellos, and guitars. All work will be done in class and all materials provided. Although beginners are welcome, wood working hand tool experience is an asset.

Short Form: Writing Creatively Without Worrying What To Call
Thursdays, September 15 to October 20, 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
This course is designed to get the pen moving. Once we’ve got writing down, we can look at what form could help us move it along. Poems, blog posts, flash fiction, creative non-fiction, status updates – we–ll make it all. Don’t worry if you think you don’t write in a certain form (or much at all). These exercises are designed to get us to write first, then ask questions later. We’ll come away with a mini-portfolio of short pieces.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

OLD SONGS announces Fall Instrument Classes

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

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

Complete descriptions at: www.oldsongs.org/classes


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

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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


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

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.

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

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

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

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

Submission Guidelines:

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

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

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

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

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


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

Asian American Arts Centre presents
First Responders
Opening Reception September 10th between 6:00-9:00 p.m.
Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 12-7 p.m.
Chinatown Soup, 168 Orchard Street, New York, NY 10002
Please RSVP (at aaacinfo@artspiral.org) to attend a VIP Meet-and-Greet, especially for our firefighters, with the artist, Yang Yi, date TBA.
The Asian American Arts Centre presents “FIRST RESPONDERS,” a solo exhibition featuring the work of artist Yang Yi 杨" 亿. Presented in collaboration with Chinatown Soup and in partnership with Chinatown Partnership Local Development Corporation (CPLDC). This is a special exhibition to mark the anniversary of this moment in our nation’s history. AAAC is proud to present this body of work as both a commemoration and celebration of the American spirit embodied by all New Yorkers whose response to the events of that day will forever mark our national memory. It is fitting that as Americans we should find an immigrant whose remarkable skills and devotion gives to us the fruits of his heart and his labor. Yi’s pentaptych took five years to complete, gives tribute to the brave members of the FDNY and paramedics, featuring all 343 faces of the first responders who were killed at the World Trade Center 15 years ago. Yi’s work has struck a chord with the firefighters who have previewed it, and the Asian American Arts Centre welcomes the opportunity to share his work with all New Yorkers, visitors to the city, and to the Asian American community. Yang Yi, 59, came to the United States from China in 1995, and he soon made a living drawing caricatures in Central Park. Following the 9/11 terror attacks, many people would show Yang Yi photos of their loved ones who had lost their lives, asking him to create a portrait. In 2010, Yi saw a mural on the side of the Flushing firehouse that inspired him to paint a tribute of his own. Working out of his small apartment in Flushing, Queens, Yi took five years to create the five canvases presented. A portrait artist by trade, Yang had to take time off from his usual work to create a tableau of events and symbol’s from the city’s difficult days. Images of debris-covered survivors, the American flag flying above the wreckage, along with moving portraits of every individual face.

September 10, 2016 —September 30, 2016

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

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

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

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

September 15, 2016 —November 13, 2016

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

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

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

September 22, 2016 —November 26, 2016

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

September 23, 2016 —October 29, 2016

...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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