Etheric Studies Course
Nov
4
9:00am 9:00am

Etheric Studies Course

PART ONE OF FOUR PART SERIES

GIVEN BY JANE WRIGHT RPT ON:

Long neglected in therapeutics, the etheric body is an essential ally in the battle of sovereignty with infection.

The etheric is the primary boundary between self and other.

Unfortunately the etheric can be damaged in many ways.

In this series, applicable to self-help and practitioners, we explore, and learn to treat some kinds of this wounding. Plant studies are included.

Cost: $150.00

To register: 518-672-5624 or jane@janewrightrpt.com

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Brendan Taaffe & Kelsey Wells - crankies, ballads, and fiddle tunes
Nov
5
6:00pm 6:00pm

Brendan Taaffe & Kelsey Wells - crankies, ballads, and fiddle tunes

Brendan Taaffe and Kelsey Wells play and sing traditional music of the southern mountains: the fiddle tunes, ballads, and heartsongs of yesteryear. A versatile duo on twin fiddles, fiddle and banjo, and banjo and guitar, Brendan and Kelsey also delight audiences with their ‘crankies’, scrolling illustrations that accompany the songs and evoke the magical hush of shadow puppetry.

$10-$20 suggested

Watch ‘Fire on the Mountain’ on twin fiddles here. Or watch a crankie here

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Gathering Our Hearts at Standing Rock
Nov
11
7:00pm 7:00pm

Gathering Our Hearts at Standing Rock

Documentary Film Screening followed by a Traditional Water Ceremony

"Gathering Our Hearts at Standing Rock" is an ongoing documentary project, chronicling the story of the Water Protectors at Standing Rock and their connection to the history of the
American Indian Movement on their treaty-given lands of the American West. Directed by Fidel Moreno. 

Q and A after the screening and ceremony with Fidel.

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Heal Yourself and Others
Nov
18
to Nov 19

Heal Yourself and Others

A Life-Altering Two-Day Workshop

with Dr. Teshna Beaulieu

We are living in a time when the amount of everyday stress is escalating; keeping ourselves well, balanced, and happy is becoming ever more challenging. We all need to have at our fingertips the ability to heal ourselves, quickly shift our emotional states, and regain our power in the face of anything. For over 31 years, Dr. Teshna has supported her patients with technologies that enable them to quickly clear emotional stress and regain their health from otherwise debilitating circumstances. 

Join us for two days of fun, enlightening, and extremely powerful techniques that will give you the tools to heal yourself and others.

What you will learn in this two-day workshop:

·      How to quickly and easily identify and eliminate unconscious programs, patterns, and beliefs that run your life in every area such as career, money, relationships and health using “Thought Field Therapy”/ TFT

·      How to quickly and easily muscle test yourself and others as a way of determining whether or not you are in agreement with a belief

·      Learn the concept of  ‘Love Blueprint’ discover what your blueprint is, how it is created and why we are attracted to only certain people - discover how to redesign your blueprint to finally manifest your ideal mate

·      How to improve all your relationships using these simple principles

·      Find out if you’ve had a ‘Vanishing Twin’ - a common phenomena, (1 out of 8 people have this), which if left untreated can cause self-defeating patterns that will negatively affect your entire life and relationships 

·      Discover what the ‘Law of Attraction’ really is and how to powerfully apply it to create the life you want!

Time:  9 AM – 5 PM Saturday and Sunday - Each day of the workshop will be a mix of lectures , exercises, sharing, and hands on techniques taught and practiced. You will be proficient with these techniques by the end of the second day!

Cost:   $195 for one person - $350 for a couple or 2 family members or 2 friends- We recommend that you invite a friend or family member to attend with you so you have a partner to work with in the future.

You can bring your lunch or go to the farm store during our lunch hour.

To register: email: teshnab@taconic.net   or call 518-392-7797 or 518-672-4019

Space is limited – Registration is required to reserve your space!

 

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The Oshima Brothers
Nov
18
7:30pm 7:30pm

The Oshima Brothers

The Oshima Brothers magnetic sibling sound and contagious joy derives from a lifetime of making music together. Raised in a musical family in rural Maine, these extraordinary young musicians have honed a harmony-drenched blend of contemporary folk, acoustic pop, and Americana. On stage they deliver songs rich with dynamic vocals, dreamy electric and acoustic guitars, octave bass, loop pedal and percussion to create a full musical experience evoking the intimacy of a coffeehouse with the exuberance of the big stage. Their debut album, The Oshima Brothers, released in autumn 2016, is a collection of 11 original songs that are soulful yet upbeat, touching on themes of love, loss, and the romance of travel. Sean and Jamie wander the country dancing, making videos, playing music and causing a ruckus.

$10-$20 suggested

Watch the Oshima Brothers here

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Allan Henderson - Scottish Music
Oct
21
7:30pm 7:30pm

Allan Henderson - Scottish Music

Join us for an evening Scottish music played by one of Scotland's well known fiddlers.

Born and bred in the West Highlands of Scotland, Allan Henderson is very much in the vanguard of the resurgence of interest in the native Gaelic culture of that area. A multi-instrumentalist, he was a founding member of Blazin’ Fiddles, and toured extensively with them for fifteen years. He is also a former Musician in Residence at Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Scotland’s Gaelic college, and is constantly in demand as a performer, teacher, composer and producer.

$10-$20 (suggested)

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Harmonizing Mind and Body - Qi-Gong Class
Oct
21
10:00am10:00am

Harmonizing Mind and Body - Qi-Gong Class

Reverend Daesun, resident minister at the Won Dharma Center (State Route 23, Claverack NY), will guide participants in the 16 Yang Form of Tai Chi 361 The central purpose of this class is to explore the Dharma & the Tao through moving meditation practice. The format of the class constitutes exploring the mindfulness foundations of Body, Sensations, Mind and Dharma as expounded in the Mahasatipatthana Sutta. We will use the 16 yang Tai Chi form as a vehicle for the exploration of these contemplations with energy practice. As Buddhism came to China, Buddhists and Taoists collaborated to make fruitful conversations which symbiotically elevated both practices towards higher expressions of themselves.

$10 - suggested

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Caring for the Senses from Birth to 7
Oct
14
9:00am 9:00am

Caring for the Senses from Birth to 7

In this hands-on workshop we will explore each of the twelve senses and their development and care for children from birth to 7 years old. By working with the insights of anthroposophy alongside our individual inquiry we can come to perceive how to nourish and support the senses and with them children’s healthy development. How do we restore balance and maintain a state of well-being in those we care for? What truly nourishes children given the times we live in?

Sliding Scale: $35 - $65

REGISTER HERE: www.caringforthesenses.eventbrite.com


Sarah Hearn is a complementary health practitioner working out of anthroposophy. In her clinical practice, Sarah sees children, adults, and family groups in upstate NY and other communities in the Northeast. Sarah co-facilitates the Hudson Valley Group of EduCareDo, an international anthroposophic initiative offering a distance education course in the foundations of anthroposophy and supports Inner Work Path administration, workshops and study groups.
 
Meaghan Witri has worked with parents and families in a variety of capacities for over fifteen years, including as an early childhood and parent-child educator at the New Amsterdam Waldorf School in New York City. More recently, Meaghan works directly with parents in the home-setting offering practical support and understanding of child development in the light of anthroposophy. She currently works as a postpartum doula. 

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Cold Chocolate in Concert
Oct
1
3:30pm 3:30pm

Cold Chocolate in Concert

Join us for an afternoon concert with bluegrass and roots music band Cold Chocolate!

All ages welcome!!

$10-$20 (suggested)

Cold Chocolate is creating an exciting and unique new sound in the world of Americana: fusing bluegrass and roots with a dash of funk. With original tunes and technical prowess, this trio from Boston is rocking audiences with guitar upright bass, percussion, and three-part harmony. Guitarist/songwriter Ethan Robbins began his bluegrass career at Oberlin College where he met upright bassist Kirsten Lamb and began to explore how this hard-driving fast-paced genre could be stretched. Now joined by the loose-wristed Ariel Bernstein on percussion, Cold Chocolate has established itself as a force in the Americana genre

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DIRT: The Secret Life of Soil
Aug
25
to Aug 26

DIRT: The Secret Life of Soil

Arm-of-the-Sea Theater presents DIRT: THE SECRET LIFE OF SOIL - 

$12 adults / $5 kids

Where does food "come from" and from what is it made? Here's a lively primer for urban bumpkins and upcountry gardeners alike. Fusing cutting-edge science and age-old puppetry, DIRT takes audiences on an extravagant journey of discovery into the Great Underneath---opening the curtain on the epic alchemy of plants, the fungi's dance of mutual delight, and the microbes' herculean labors. Featuring great live music and a myriad of puppet figures ranging from 12" to 12' tall, the show will entertain and delight earthly residents of all ages.  View video clip here

 

Arm-of-the-Sea is an award-winning arts ensemble based in NY's Hudson River Valley. The company is currently celebrating 35 years of hand-made hope-filled theater.   https://www.armofthesea.org/

 

 

 

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Wolfox Academy - Warrior Training for Kids Ages 9-13
Aug
15
to Aug 17

Wolfox Academy - Warrior Training for Kids Ages 9-13

WOLFOX ACADEMY is a warrior training Academy for kids and teens of the Hudson Valley.  Along with Samuel Kent Combs of "Good.Clean.Fun." we will be working with the kids to hone in on their Warrior selves.
We will be offering a three day workshop that involves Arts and Crafts, Magic, Fitness, Re-Wilding, Outdoor skills, Cooking, Nutrition, and what we like to call "Honor Training."

Cost: $50/day

 

Stella Fay Metzner is a Certified Reiki Master direct lineage from Usui. As well as a Certified Eating Psychology Coach graduated from The Institute for the Psychology of Eating. She has studied with mentors and healers and friends to learn several other healing modalities and ways to bring light into the world. Her goal is to help to bring you to your highest good and to help to save the world. www.stellafay.com

 

Samuel Kent Combs has spent much of his life cultivating his guide energy both in the wilderness and the city.  He believes in the power of people to make great changes in themselves, their communities and in the universe... Ever inspired by our magical world, Sam has faith that by utilizing kindness, creative critical thinking, honest dialogue, and open mindedness we can be the changes we want to see in our lives... he invites you to come and get your Carpe On!!

Sam works as an outdoor guide for DISCOVER OUTDOORS www.discoveroutdoors.com/about, and is the co-founder of GOOD.CLEAN.FUN. www.letshavegoodcleanfun.com

 

WOLFOX ACADEMY aims to be a lighthouse on the land. A Beacon out in the darkness. A soft place to land. A home for those who are lost and found.

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Circus Arts Camp
Aug
7
to Aug 11

Circus Arts Camp

Campers learn the basics of balance board, rolling globe, unicycle, tight wire, stilts, tumbling, juggling and theatrical clowning. Returning campers will be assisted in gaining new skills at advanced levels. Each day begins with a group game and a fun circus warm-up followed by an intro to a new skill. Campers then rotate in groups through a series of circus learning “stations” to discover and practice skills in a fun, individualized and supportive environment. Our lunch hour is outside in the sunshine and often involves water play. Towards the end of the week, campers may focus on skills of their choosing. Families are invited to a creatively themed showcase on the last day. For ages 8–13, all levels. Cost: $300. Trained instructors. Fully insured. Registration required. Space is limited. 

Contact Laura Geilen @ laura@nosetonose.info or 518-929-5392

Laura Geilen is a movement educator/therapist, circus arts instructor and clown. She is drawn to teaching circus arts as they naturally and playfully provide a variety of challenges necessary for healthy child development. Seeing children grow in skill, self-confidence and social and spatial awareness is what has motivated her to offer camps and classes continually over the last 15 years. Contact Laura @ laura@nosetonose.info

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Village Harmony Singing Workshop
Aug
5
10:00am10:00am

Village Harmony Singing Workshop

Come Sing with Village Harmony!
$15 - $50 Suggested
All Ages Welcome!
Children under 12must come with an adult and must
be able to focus on the singing and not interrupt the group.

Join the Village Harmony kids and teachers for a morning of beautiful four part harmony singing. All songs will be taught and there will be no reading music. Anyone who likes to sing is welcome and no experience is needed!

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Village Harmony Concert
Aug
4
7:00pm 7:00pm

Village Harmony Concert

A Concert of Talented & Inspired Youth

$10 - $20 Suggested

Join us for a truly inspired evening of music! Village Harmony will be emphasizingsongs that are “socially alive” and performed for a particular purpose: work songs, political resistance songs, traditional lullabies and healing songs, and celebratory songs from across the centuries and the globe. Come feel enlivened by the harmonies as you travel through time and emotion listening to this performance!!

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Mettabee Farm Explorers Week 2 Ages 8-10
Jul
24
to Jul 28

Mettabee Farm Explorers Week 2 Ages 8-10

Week 2 Monday July 24 - Friday July 28 

9:00am – 3:00pm

Age 8-10

Cost: $200 - $350 (Sliding Scale) Each Week 

Join us for a week or two of exploring aspects of Mettabee Farm! The weeks will include daily experiences with the sheep, planting and harvesting veggies, baking bread, gathering herbs for tea, crafting, singing, dancing, playing games and wandering in the stream and woods. This camp is designed to be a relaxed, fun, educational and community building experience. On Friday afternoon, family is invited for snack and a sharing from the weeks adventures. Please pack a lunch. More info on what to bring when registered.

Leaders: Safina Alssandra: has worked with children in many capacities for years. It is her great joy to share her love for growing veggies, music, crafts and cooking with kids!

Elizabeth Coe: Director of Mettabee, Elizabeth loves spending time with children on the farm and in the woods! 

Application: Please email info@mettabeefarm.com for more information! Space is limited.

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Cirque Us! Workshop
Jul
19
1:00pm 1:00pm

Cirque Us! Workshop

Run away with the circus, at least for a couple of hours!  This Workshop from 1-3 pm is for ages 8 and up.  You’ll get specialized instruction from the Cirque Us experts, and amaze your friends! 

Cost: $15/per person

Workshop capacity: 25 participants

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Cirque Us! DreamCycle Performance
Jul
18
to Jul 19

Cirque Us! DreamCycle Performance

reamCycle reimagines traditional circus, leading you on an adventure through a new, yet strangely familiar world. You'll find yourself immersed in a realm where shadow and light intertwine. Acrobats, jugglers and aerialists are woven into the fabric of a dream as fears tiptoe across the narrowest wire. Come join us this summer for DreamCycle, and let your imagination run free!

Two performances July 18th and July 19th at 6:00pm

Tickets available HERE

http://www.thecirqueus.com

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Mettabee Farm Explorers Week 1 Ages 8-10
Jul
10
to Jul 14

Mettabee Farm Explorers Week 1 Ages 8-10

Week 1 Monday July 10 - Friday July 14  

9:00am – 3:00pm

Age 8-10

Cost: $200 - $350 (Sliding Scale)

Join us for a week or two of exploring aspects of Mettabee Farm! The weeks will include daily experiences with the sheep, planting and harvesting veggies, baking bread, gathering herbs for tea, crafting, singing, dancing, playing games and wandering in the stream and woods. This camp is designed to be a relaxed, fun, educational and community building experience. On Friday afternoon, family is invited for snack and a sharing from the weeks adventures. Please pack a lunch. More info on what to bring when registered.

Leaders: Safina Alssandra: has worked with children in many capacities for years. It is her great joy to share her love for growing veggies, music, crafts and cooking with kids!

Elizabeth Coe: Director of Mettabee, Elizabeth loves spending time with children on the farm and in the woods! 

Application: Please email info@mettabeefarm.com for more information! Space is limited.

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Mettabee Wonder Days Days Ages 3-5
Jul
10
to Jul 14

Mettabee Wonder Days Days Ages 3-5

Monday July 17 – Thursday July 20 

9:00am – 1:00pm

$150 - $225 (Sliding Scale)

Ages 3-5

Join us for a week of wonder while we spend our mornings visiting with the sheep, singing, having tea parties, building fairy houses, harvest herbs & veggies and dabbling our toes in the stream. Please pack a lunch. More info on what to bring when registered.

Leaders: Lyla Coe: Known locally as the “little kids whisperer,” one of Lyla's greatest joys and gifts is creating a nurturing, safe and exciting environment for very young children to play and explore! 

Elizabeth Coe: Director of Mettabee, Elizabeth loves spending time with children on the farm and in the woods! 

Application: Please email info@mettabeefarm.com for more information! Space is very limited.

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Drama Explorations with Laurie Portocarraro
Jun
26
to Jun 30

Drama Explorations with Laurie Portocarraro

For high school students with a hunger for more and a desire to create some art that will speak to many kinds of people – A week of intensive work on a delightful short play adapted by Melania Levitsky from a folk tale from the Middle East, all about conflict, compassion, and the miracles that can can emerge when human beings truly meet one another.

We will meet from 9:00am to 1:00pm June 12-16th, perform our piece at Mettabee on Friday evening, and on Saturday also bring it to the folks at Pine Haven. Creative musicians needed!

Tuition $200

Contact: 518 567-6766 or laurieportostories@gmail.com

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Meet the Quaker Community of Chatham
Jun
24
6:30pm 6:30pm

Meet the Quaker Community of Chatham

Come learn what life is like on a working Intentional Community! Members of a Quaker Intentional Village in Canaan (QIVC) will talk about living on 135 acres of shared woods and farmland, where they practice green building, organic farming, and raising livestock. Members of QIVC strive to live spirit-focused lives that are simple, sustainable, and joyful, benefitting from and enjoying close connections with each other and the land.

 

 

The evening begins with a potluck dinner at 6:30pm, followed by a presentation by QIVC members and a Q&A session. Participants are asked to bring a dish to contribute to the potluck dinner.

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ANDEAN FLUTE-MAKING WORKSHOP FOR CHILDREN
Jun
24
to Jun 28

ANDEAN FLUTE-MAKING WORKSHOP FOR CHILDREN

Inti Cachimuel, musician and songwriter, father of Katary, third grader at Hawthorne Valley Waldorf School, will offer a bamboo Andean flute-making workshop for children 8-12 years old at Mettabee.  Children will construct their own small panpipe, called "palla"  and will learn to play various songs from the Andes Mountains of Ecuador on it.

 

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Shakespeare Verse and Text Workshop: Form and Freedom
Jun
19
to Jun 23

Shakespeare Verse and Text Workshop: Form and Freedom

In this class we will examine fundamental verse structure in Shakespeare's writing. We will examine clues in the text -- structure, word choice, spelling, meter -- and experience, in practice, how they guide the actor to meaning, sense, pace, character, and to liberation. We will warm up with Spacial Dynamic exercises and improvisation games. Please come prepared with a memorized Sonnet and a monologue of no less than 12 lines. The class is open to everyone.

Melania Levitsky is a director, actor, singer, teacher, writer of one children's book.  She is the Artistic Director of Nikita Productions, and Associate Artistic Director of Walking the dog theater.  She is the director of the annual Shakespeare in the Village productions in Harlemville. Melania is certified in Level 1 Spacial Dynamics and Bothmer Gymnastics.  She teaches at the Michael Chekhov Acting Studio in NYC. 

Cost $200

For more information contact Melania at Melania Levitsky melan27@gmail.com

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Woodland Ways for Younger Kids 
Jun
19
to Jul 14

Woodland Ways for Younger Kids 

Woodland Ways will be offering four, one week day camps for ages 6-9 beginning June 19th and running for the following four weeks. Activities include arts and crafts, exploring, stream-walks, crayfishing, fire-making and generally having a good time in the woods.
Campers will meet at Mettabee Farm, 551 Harlemville Rd, Hillsdale, NY 12529, Monday through Friday at 9:00 with swimwear and appropriate clothing for the day’s weather as well as a bag lunch, snacks and water. Pick up is at 3:00 sharp.

The fee for this program is $250.

To sign up or for more information please go to woodlandways.com, and fill out an application or call Mike Pewtherer @518-542-9081.

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Movie for our Times “Land of Songs
Jun
2
6:00pm 6:00pm

Movie for our Times “Land of Songs

"Inspired by their grandmother’s vivid accounts of her WWII-era childhood, filmmakers Aldona (director) and Julian Watts (cinematographer) travel to Dainava, Lithuania, a region known as the “Land of Songs,” where they meet a sprightly group of women who have kept their village’s ancient folk-singing tradition vibrant and essential through decades of war, occupation, and youth flight. Land of Songs is a tender, poetic record of the lives of these remarkable women and an eloquent testament to heritage—and to the universal language of folk music."

Watch trailer here

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Acupuncture Sound Bath
Jun
1
7:30pm 7:30pm

Acupuncture Sound Bath

$35.00 Pre-register | $45.00 at the door

" Sound and acupuncture together is just the right combo. I recommend this offering to everyone and anyone, even pets!  I find that this treatment breaks up the stagnant, often negative energy that gets trapped in my body.  After a session, I walk out in a state of bliss and realignment.  Positive physical and emotional changes are evident."
Allan Hirsch, Science Teacher & College Adjust

Lev Natan utilizes sound healing to create a fertile environment for his clients to access their deeper intelligence and creative imagination to effectively navigate life, relationships, career, and health in this time of accelerated complexity. Lev is the author of the forthcoming book Return of the Medicine Trees: A Vision of Sound Leadership for Global Healing, and he is certified as an Integrative Sound and Music Practitioner through The New York Open Center's Sound & Music Institute and an Empowerment Life Coach through the Empowerment Institute.

Sarah Chase Natan (founder of the Brooklyn Acupuncture Project) has been working side-by-side with Lev since 2014 in their unique Acupuncture Sound Bath events for health and wellbeing. Acupuncture has been shown to shift the nervous system into a "rest and recover" state.  From here a range of imbalances can be righted: muscle pain, digestive difficulty, insomnia, mental and emotional stress, fatigue and more. Sarah began her exploration of Chinese Medicine at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine in 2002 and graduated with a masters degree in 2006 after spending over one year living and studying in southern China. She is a nationally certified herbalist and shiatsu practitioner as well as NY state licensed acupuncturist. Serving through community acupuncture in Brooklyn for over seven years and treating in South and Central America for the past four years, Sarah has assisted thousands of people with many different needs and confidently treats everything from body pain to babesiosis to a broken heart. She started the Brooklyn Acupuncture Project in 2007 and is grateful to the community for making it the amazing place it is!  She will be beginning a new private practice in Stockbridge, MA in August of 2017.

For more information and to REGISTER, please contact

Lev Natan

 

 

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N Indian Bansuri Flute Raga Concert
May
27
7:30pm 7:30pm

N Indian Bansuri Flute Raga Concert

Eric Fraser (Bansuri Flute) - Founder of SoundandNature and the Brooklyn Raga Massive. Eric Fraser is a Fulbright Senior Research scholar for Indian music and is one of the worlds leading exponents of the Gayaki (Vocal) style of Indian bansuri flute.

Ehren Hanson (Tabla) - A renowned tabla player and recipient of the prestigious American Institute for Indian Studies grant. Ehren Hanson is one of the most sought after tabla artists in the USA, and has performed with several of the great legends of Indian classical music. Founder of the Anindo Chaterjee School of Tabla and the Brooklyn Raga Massive.

$15-25 Suggested Donation

 

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International Folk Dancing
May
26
8:00pm 8:00pm

International Folk Dancing

Join us for an evening of dances from around the world! The unique qualities of international cultures come beautifully to expression through their dance forms. Come and explore the world through gesture, rhythm, and movement!

Its also a wonderful way to meet with friends, new and old.

Suggested Donation
$5 - $10 Individual
$10 - $15 Family

 

MAGGIE PAHOLAK has worked in the beautiful Triform Camphill Community since moving to Columbia County in 1996. Since graduating from the Level lll training at the Spacial Dynamics Institute, she has pursued her great interest in bringing movement to folks of all ages and abilities. International folk dancing brings a social, spatial, and harmonious offering to the practice of making human encounter meaningful and fun.

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Ari & Mia Concert
May
12
7:00pm 7:00pm

Ari & Mia Concert

Strikingly beautiful, distinctive and exhilarating, with lyrical wizardry and expressive vocals that will find a way into hearts and minds. Ari & Mia are not creating a new music; they are taking it to another level and exploring areas that have not been attempted in decades. Their all-acoustic, pure and honest approach has significance. Treading the edges of traditional folk in a more faithful manner, they share the lyrical wizardry of 70’s bands Steely-Eye Span, Tir-na-Nog, and the Incredible String Band, with searing harmony as good as The Beach Boys. The sisters sing in unison like two violins."

Adults $10-$20
Kids $5-$15


Plenty of Seats so no need to reserve tickets!
Come early and bring a picnic!


Ariel Friedman is a multi-genre cellist, composer, and educator. A winner of ASTA’s Alternative Styles Award, she is steeped both in the music of American roots traditions and a broad range of classical repertoire. She has performed with many folk-based groups including Scottish National Fiddle champion Hanneke Cassel, the Sail Away Ladies, Childsplay, and the BSO’s Classical Tangent. An advocate of new music and a composer herself, she is the founding cellist of Cardamom Quartet and performs with the Boston Modern Orchestra Project. Ariel graduated from Northwestern University in 2008 and received a Masters of Music from New England Conservatory in 2011. In high demand as an educator, Ariel teaches at Brookline Music School and has her own private studio. She has taught at music camps and workshops from New England to New Zealand. Visit

Mia Friedman is a virtuosic fiddler and singer as well as a composer, performer, and educator. Her song “Across the Water” won the 2010 John Lennon Songwriting Contest in the folk category, and she was the 2006 New Hampshire Highland Games Scottish Fiddle Champion. She is largely influenced by American roots music and old-time Appalachian traditions, and blends this with contemporary music in her compositions. Besides touring with Ari, she plays with Hollow Deck—a duo of tape collage, vocals, and woodwinds—and avant-garde chamber folk duo, Lichen. Mia graduated from New England Conservatory in 2012 where she studied with Anthony Coleman, Carla Kihlstedt, and Hankus Netsky. She teaches at the Community Music School of Springfield, and leads elementary and high school string programs in five Springfield public schools. She also has a private studio and teaches at traditional fiddle music camps during the summer. 

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