Colorful Stripes

The Past is Present. The Future is Now.

YWCA of the Greater Capital Region 21 1st St, Troy, NY

This opening will feature pieces generated from Black people contributing to history through their community centered work, art and activism. This project centers community storytelling with an eye to speaking the past to life, questioning the present, and reimagining the future. Stories of Black community members will be presented in various forms including visual arts, storytelling, zines, and other media.

Free

Mohawk Hudson Folklife Festival

Washington Park at the Lake House Amphitheater Madison Avenue &, New Scotland Ave, Albany, NY

October 2nd join us in Albany’s Washington Park at the Lake House Amphitheater for the Mohawk Hudson Folklife Festival. The festival will feature the artists, tradition bearers and musicians identified by our Community Fieldworkers. Artists will display and demonstrate their work throughout the day for visitors to engage and participate. Demonstrations will include; African Hair Braiding, Iconography, Wood Carving and foodways demonstrations. Adults and children will have the chance to try their hand at crafts inspired by these traditions in workshops and activities.

Free
Recurring

Lincoln on the Civil War, a Reading & Discussion program at JCAL

Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning 161-04 Jamaica Avenue, Queens, NY

In recent times, the press has speculated that due to the growing polarization of US politics, perhaps a American civil war is in the offing. This fall, JCAL Reads, supported by a grant from Humanities New York, isn't looking to stoke such speculation so much as gain a historical perspective on what this means. By examining some of the Abraham Lincoln's addresses on freedom, civic duty, slavery and the Constitution both before and during his Presidency -- from his 1838 “Address to the Young Men’s Lyceum of Springfield, Illinois” to his famous “House Divided” speech -- we will reflect on […]

Local Learning: The National Network For Folk Arts In Education

The Rockwell Museum 111 Cedar Street, Corning, NY

This community conversation, the first in a series, introduces the broader community of the Southern Finger Lakes to three local cultural groups and their traditions through self-representative media projects created by members of those communities. These media presentations are followed by a public conversation around cultural stewardship and will demonstrate practical ways for other local communities to document and investigate their own traditions. Resources will be provided to the public to assist others in becoming cultural stewards of their own community.

Indigenous Women’s Voices Summit: Artist Panel Discussion

Hurleyville Performing Arts Centre 219 Main St, Hurleyville, NY

A free public discussion and Q+A with the filmmakers, musicians, and visual artists of the 2022 Indigenous Women’s Voices Summit. Event will be moderated by Designer Kaweniiosta Jock and features a performance by the Akwesasne Women’s Singers. Speakers include: * American Indian Movement leader Madonna Thunder Hawk, featured in the film Warrior Women * Food Sovereignty & Cultural Revitalization activist Marcella Gilbert * Filmmaker Ivey Camille, Director of Powerlands * Visual Artist Althena LaTocha * Akwesasne Women Singers performers Bear Fox, Elizabeth Nanticoke, Iawentas Nanticoke, and Tekonwakwenni Nanticoke Speaker Bios: Oohenumpa Lakota matriarch Dr. Madonna Thunder Hawk is one of […]

Free
Recurring

Lincoln on the Civil War, a Reading & Discussion program at JCAL

Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning 161-04 Jamaica Avenue, Queens, NY

In recent times, the press has speculated that due to the growing polarization of US politics, perhaps a American civil war is in the offing. This fall, JCAL Reads, supported by a grant from Humanities New York, isn't looking to stoke such speculation so much as gain a historical perspective on what this means. By examining some of the Abraham Lincoln's addresses on freedom, civic duty, slavery and the Constitution both before and during his Presidency -- from his 1838 “Address to the Young Men’s Lyceum of Springfield, Illinois” to his famous “House Divided” speech -- we will reflect on […]

The Islandmagee Witches

Online NY

Professor Andrew Sneddon of Ulster University will discuss the last witch hunt in Ireland. He will place the story of the Islandmagee witches within the larger context of Irish witchcraft trials and crime, 1550–1950.

Free
Recurring

Lincoln on the Civil War, a Reading & Discussion program at JCAL

Jamaica Center for Arts and Learning 161-04 Jamaica Avenue, Queens, NY

In recent times, the press has speculated that due to the growing polarization of US politics, perhaps a American civil war is in the offing. This fall, JCAL Reads, supported by a grant from Humanities New York, isn't looking to stoke such speculation so much as gain a historical perspective on what this means. By examining some of the Abraham Lincoln's addresses on freedom, civic duty, slavery and the Constitution both before and during his Presidency -- from his 1838 “Address to the Young Men’s Lyceum of Springfield, Illinois” to his famous “House Divided” speech -- we will reflect on […]