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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.

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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.

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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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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Friday, September 16, 2016
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
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.

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Sunday, September 18, 2016
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
The Borderline Folk Music Club is the home of folk and roots music in Rockland County, NY, presenting high quality music in an intimate and relaxed atmosphere.

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

Friday, September 23, 2016
The Troy Savings Bank Music Hall presents
Vaud and the Villains
8:00 p.m.
Troy Savings Bank Music Hall, 30 2nd St, Troy, NY 12180
Tickets: All tickets $27
Tickets are available now via phone, (518) 273-0038, in person, or online at www.troymusichall.org. Tickets are available at the Troy Savings Bank Music Hall Box Office, 30 Second Street, Troy, Monday through Friday 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
Vaud and the Villains has been captivating Los Angeles and beyond since 2008. Widely acclaimed for their powerhouse home run performances and diverse ensemble, their local club shows have remained a coveted ticket for music lovers, hipsters, and dreamers alike since their inception. Their over the top style, part Sunday service, part rock and roll, part circus, is a constantly evolving show that remains buoyed to their motto: “every saint has a past, every sinner has a future…” 2014 was a banner year for them. Selling out halls in San Francisco and San Diego early in the year led to a headlining slot at the Sacramento Music Fest in May, where they were voted crowd favorite second only to Trombone Shorty. In between they squeezed in a couple shows in France during the Cannes film festival at an event honoring Andrea Bocelli. They have recorded at the legendary House of Rock in Santa Monica. They were included in the Hollywood Bowl season finale 2014 Simpsons Spectacular, in which they played two of their own arrangements of famous Simpsons songs for three nights of sold out shows. They began as an act that played wild renditions of American traditions as well as reimagined well-known modern songs. They are currently recording their first album of original tunes and it will be complete by early summer.

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

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

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

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

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

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Thursday, September 29, 2016
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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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.

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.


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

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