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February 2020

Love Songs

Friday, February 21, 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Nellie Rustick

Local favorites Nellie Rustick and Steve Hassmer return to the area with a concert of LOVE SONGS, accompanied by Catherine Schane-Lydon. Presenting a mix of gorgeous classical pieces and fun musical theater favorites. This concert is sure to have something for everyone. For more information or to reserve a seat, please call (518) 755-7185. Tickets available at the door.

$15
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Tracy Grammer

Saturday, February 22, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Tracy Grammer is renowned for her pure voice, deft guitar and violin work, and incantatory storytelling. She has recorded and performed with Joan Baez and Mary Chapin Carpenter, headlined several of the nation’s top folk festivals, including Philadelphia Folk Festival and Falcon Ridge, and enjoyed 12 consecutive years as one of folk radio’s 50 top-played artists, both solo and with the late Dave Carter. Her eleventh release, Low Tide, showcases her original songs and was Folk Alley's #2 album of…

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March 2020

The Impact of Digital Media in Our Region

Saturday, March 7, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Conversations with Neighbors: The Impact of Digital Media in Our Region

Come and meet your favorite local media personalities! With digital press taking over, news about our community is delivered in an instant. How has that changed how we communicate and interact? This is an opportunity to find out from the folks on the front lines.

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Embe Esti with special guest Rob Fisch

Saturday, March 21, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Embe Esti concert canceled

TO BE RESCHEDULED. Embe Esti is the New York Capital Region’s premier intercontinental fusion band that mixes Afrobeat, North African, and other global traditions with rock, funk, and blues. Their songs combine message-based lyrics with the raw improvisation of jazz and polished writing and performances to create original soulful dance music that will get your hands clapping and feet moving. Group members include vocalist Taunya Hannibal-Williams, guitarist Scott Collins, bassist Mike Dimin, and drummer Aaron Shields, with special guest jazz…

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April 2020

Jim Kweskin

Saturday, April 4, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Jim Kweskin canceled

TO BE RESCHEDULED. Jim Kweskin is the founder of the legendary 1960s Jim Kweskin Jug Band with Fritz Richmond, Geoff Muldaur, Maria Muldaur, Mel Lyman, Bill Keith, and Bruno Wolfe. Their imitators were legion, including a San Francisco jug band that became the Grateful Dead, a Los Angeles jug band that became the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band, and a New York jug band that became The Lovin’ Spoonful. Kweskin, now in his 70s, makes history again by playing as well…

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Opening Reception: Fifth Annual Members’ Show

Saturday, April 25, 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Art Show Postponed

TO BE RESCHEDULED. We are pleased to announce our 5th Annual Members’ Art Show. This popular show is open to all Academy members. To submit work for the exhibition you must be a current member of the Academy as of March 1, 2020. Submission guidelines and details.

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May 2020

CANCELED: Rachelle Garniez and Erik Della Penna

Saturday, May 2, 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Rachelle Garniez and Erik Della Penna canceled

TO BE RESCHEDULED. An evening of original and vintage songs about NYC. Singers, songwriters, and instrumentalists, Rachelle Garniez and Erik Della Penna bring a wealth of inspirations and influences to their crafts, from Tin Pan Alley to folk and Americana. Fresh from their German tour of "Ein Abend in New York," they harmonize and wax poetic, creating a sound that charms and delights audiences of all stripes. Multi-instrumentalist and performer Rachelle Garniez is a native New Yorker who has earned…

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Fifth Annual Members’ Show

Sunday, May 17, 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00 pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until Sunday, May 17, 2020

Art Show Postponed

Saturdays and Sundays, April 25-May 17

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SOLD OUT! The Writer’s Toolbox*: Writing from the Right Side of the Brain with Jamie Cat Callan

Wednesday, May 20, 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
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One event on Sunday, May 17, 2020 at 4:00 pm

One event on Wednesday, May 20, 2020 at 4:00 pm

Jamie Cat Callan

Three part Virtual Series on Zoom. Wednesday May 13, Sunday May 17, Wednesday May 20, all at 4:00-5:30pm. Please consider a $30 donation for this 3 part series, or pay what you can (either more or less). Zoom in for a creative writing workshop with internationally published author, Jamie Cat Callan. Whether you’re interested in fiction, memoir, poetry or monologues, this workshop will wake up your senses and shake you out of the Pandemic blues! You'll have fun participating in…

$30
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June 2020

SOLD OUT: The Writer’s Toolbox*: Writing from the Right Side of the Brain with Jamie Cat Callan

Wednesday, June 24, 3:00 pm - 4:30 pm
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One event on Saturday, June 20, 2020 at 3:00 pm

One event on Wednesday, June 24, 2020 at 3:00 pm

Jamie Cat Callan

This three part Virtual Series on Zoom. Wednesday June 17, Saturday June 20, Wednesday June 24, all at 3:00-4:30pm is sold out. Zoom in for a creative writing workshop with internationally published author, Jamie Cat Callan. Whether you’re interested in fiction, memoir, poetry or monologues, this workshop will wake up your senses and shake you out of the Pandemic blues! You'll have fun participating in writing games and exercises from The Writer's Toolbox*. Jamie is a nurturing mentor and coach,…

$30
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