Wednesday nights, May 8-June 19
5 pm Potluck
Hosted by by Emily Kress and Richard and Cecil Harrison
Donations welcome and childcare provided
For more information contact email@example.com
Wednesday nights, May 8-June 19
5 pm Potluck
Hosted by by Emily Kress and Richard and Cecil Harrison
Donations welcome and childcare provided
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org
A ‘Rest & Digest’ Workshop
Sunday, May 26 1pm - 3pm
Let an expert Chiropractor and Yoga facilitator teach you: -Techniques & posture for more restful sleep -Quick ways to calm your mind and settle your nerves -How to aid the digestive process -The benefits of a healthy spine and nervous system.
Light snacks will be served , wear loose comfortable clothing
$25.00 per person / $45 per couple
Call 518-267-9670 to register
Visit: www.drmikepyfrom.com for more information.
Dr. Pyfrom, a Chiropractor with 30 years experience, teaches mind/body healing internationally. His office is in Hudson NY.
May 30, 7 pm
The Village Harmony Alumni Ensemble, will be led by Larry Gordon, founder of Village Harmony and Gideon Crevoshay, This unique world music vocal ensemble includes college-aged and young adult Village Harmony veterans, many of whom have sung and traveled with Village Harmony for many years. The program features songs and dances from South Africa, contemporary American shape-note songs, quartet gospel, traditional songs from Corsica, Georgia and the Balkans, and German renaissance songs from the late fifteenth century Glogaauer Liederbuch. Village Harmony is an umbrella organization based in Vermont dedicated to the study and performance of ethnic singing traditions from around the world. Each summer they sponsor ten ensembles like this one, both in New England and in numerous foreign countries, involving both teen and adult singers. Each group develops its own unique sound with a different international team of leaders, but all share common traits: a powerful, natural, unrestrained, vocal sound; a remarkable variety of vocal styles and timbres, as appropriate to the many varieties of ethnic and traditional music; and the visible, vibrant community among the singers and audience as they share in a joyous celebration of music.
Join Carrie Grossman, devotional singer, and Tam Willey, Forest Therapy Guide, for a daylong journey into the wild landscape of the heart. During this retreat, we will explore the magic that’s possible when we slow down and open the door to reciprocity with the more-than-human world. What songs does the wind offer—or the trees, the creeks, and the clouds? What is your song? Through a guided forest therapy walk, meditation, sound healing, and sacred rest, we will sit with these questions and find our place of belonging in nature—and in ourselves.
This retreat will take place at beautiful Mettabee Farm in Upstate New York. Tea, snacks, and a wholesome vegetarian lunch will be provided.
chanting and sacred sound practices
forest therapy walk
restorative time in nature
a nourishing, vegetarian lunch
$25 Deposit holds your spot
Learn more and reserve your place at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/songs-of-the-wild-forest-bathing-sacred-sound-immersion-tickets-46048328791
Carrie Grossman is a devotional singer, composer, and lifelong student of the mystical traditions. For over 20 years, she has studied the art of sacred sound, guiding people into the sublime realms of the heart through her concerts, workshops, and retreats. Her acclaimed albums include Soma-Bandhu: Friend of the Moon, The Ram Sessions, Pranam, and Dayā (forthcoming). CarrieGMusic.com
Tam Willey is a Forest Therapy Guide and Mentor, certified with the Association of Nature and Forest Therapy Guides and Programs. Tam believes the practice of Forest Therapy can deepen and broaden our relationships by supporting our re-membering that we are not simply in relationship with nature but rather that we are nature. Tam has extensive mentoring experience serving LGBTQ Folks through BAGLY, The Theater Offensive’s True Colors, and The Venture Out Project.
SHAKESPEARE VERSE and TEXT WORKSHOP
Taught by Melania Levitsky
Shakespeare's text is full of clues!
During this 5 day workshop we will explore how those clues can illuminate Shakespeare's seemingly arcane language, and reveal meaning, sense, rhythm, pace and character.
We will work with the text of As You Like It.
Warms ups will include Chekhov technique, Spacial Dynamic exercises and improvisation games.
Please come familiar with the text of As You Like it.
The class is open to everyone.
$125 Sliding Scale
To register, please contact email@example.com
Melania Levitsky teaches at the Michael Chekhov Studio in New York City. She is the Artistic Director of Nikita Productions and the Associate Artistic Director of Walking the dog theater, who jointly produce Hawthorne Valley’s yearly Shakespeare in the Valley, which she directs: Richard II, Shakespeare’s Supernaturals, Winter's Tale. Other recent productions as director include: Self-Made Man, the Life of Frederick Douglass, and Chekhovek, both produced Off-Broadway in NYC. She is a graduate of The Spacial Dynamics Institute’s Level I and Bothmer Gymnastics.
June 21, 7pm
Adults Suggested $15-20
Kids Suggested $10-15
The harp-weaver is Maeve Gilchrist’s first venture into solo performance since the release of her acclaimed album ‘the Ostinato Project in 2013 (a beguiling suite of solo harp compositions exploring the use of the two hands as separate instruments). The evening length solo concert is inspired by and shaped around the Edna St Vincent Millay poem The Ballad of the Harp Weaver manifesting in rich, textural harp-compositions, playful renditions of traditional tunes and reimaginings of the text in both verse and song and . Some subtle electronics augment the soundscape and create an atmosphere that is both welcoming as other-worldly as instrument itself. _____________________________________________________________
Edna St. Vincent Millay’s poem, The Ballad of the Harp Weaver became a charmed tapestry through which Gilchrist was to weave such music, such poetry, and such song as would demonstrate with quite stunning creative understanding and technical virtuosity, the extraordinary qualities of one of the world’s oldest instruments……. .….What made the evening unique, was that it was all about the music, not the performer. Gilchrist became the passionate medium, to the ultimate benefit of the music. Perhaps it is no accident that Maeve, translated from the Gaelic, comes out as one who generates great joy, or even She who intoxicates… - Sam Edwards, Arts Critic, Waikato Times
Week 1: June 24-28 * Week 2: July 1-5,
10am-3pm, Ages 7-14
$300 per week, $550 for both
In Week 1 campers learn the basic skills of balance board, rolling globe, unicycle, tight wire, stilts, acrobatics, juggling and clowning. Each day begins with a group game and a fun, full-body circus warm-up, followed by introductions to each skill. Campers then rotate in groups through a series of circus learning “stations” to practice skills. Our lunch hour is outdoors and often involves water play. Juggling and “circus skills choice time” round out each afternoon.
Week 2 is a performance week spent turning our skills into acts for a performance open to the community.
Fully insured. Limited space. Registration required.
For more info contact Laura Geilen @ 518-929-5392 or firstname.lastname@example.org
2 Performances! $15 Suggested
June 25, 7pm
June 26, 7pm
June 25- Intro to Circus 1-3pm
June 26- Clowning 11-1pm, Juggling 1-3pm
Have you ever stopped to think about the threads which make up the fabric of everyday life? How sometimes they feel so perfectly knit together, while at other times they feel more like a tangled web of knots? Every fiber has a source, but what keeps them from completely unraveling? Woven together, these loose ends create a new story.
Join our RagTag group of thread-barren, yarn-spinning characters around the fire as they explore a new patchwork world. You'll be entwined with our group of mismatched artists as they stitch together a tapestry of talents: from high-flying, knot-tying, gravity defying aerialists, to loopy jugglers, to musicians that pull your heart strings, and comedy that leaves you in stitches. Join us as we gather stories that never got to be told. Can we find a common thread? Come witness how six separate threads are inevitably intertwined.
Intro to Circus: Run away with the circus, at least for a couple of hours! This Workshop from 1-3 pm is for ages 8 and up. Youll get specialized instruction from the Cirque Us experts, and amaze your friends! Participants will learn a wide variety of circus disciplines including, acrobatics, human pyramids, juggling, clowning and more! No previous experience is required.
Juggling: 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! This two hour juggling workshop is for people with some basic juggling skills through advanced skills. Students will learn the basics of juggling and practice progressions so they can continue to develop their skills after the workshops. More advanced students will be able to work on advanced tricks as well as group juggling. Please feel free to bring your own juggling props!
Clowning: Run away with the circus, at least for a couple of hours! This Workshop from 11am-1 pm is for ages 8 and up. Youll get specialized instruction from the Cirque Us experts, and amaze your friends! This two hour workshop will be all about clowning and performance! Participants will learn the art of clowning through a variety of games and exercises.
Lessons: The cast of RagTag is offering private lessons for our more serious circus students. Students can request coaches and disciplines they would like to work on. Lessons can be 30 minutes - 1 hour and prices will vary. Limited availability, to book please email email@example.com
How can we find wisdom and build greater resilience to meet these challenging times? Learn how to experiment with the healing power of stories to support yourself, your family, your community, and the world. Awaken new awareness as you commune with storytelling structures, movement and creative expression that correspond with universal energy patterns and organic processes in the human body. During this intensive mini-course, we will deepen trust in imaginative vision, intuition and the capacity to meet challenges with creative courage. Whatever your walk of life, you will benefit from learning organic story wisdom that strengthens well-being.
Register now at Pay Pal: firstname.lastname@example.org
$100 deposit required to hold your place
For further information and local accomodations, contact email@example.com
Nancy Mellon is a counselor, mentor, and former Waldorf teacher whose courses and workshops brim with creativity! Nancy has taught therapeutic storytelling and writing world-wide for many years. Her newest book encourages practical wisdom amidst rushing screens and robotics.To read about her inspirational books and workshops and to listen to her podcasts, go to www.healingstory.com
During this 5-day retreat we will explore identity, sexuality, gender and social understanding through conversations, presentations, artistic experience, social time and quiet time. We will share our questions and experiences and learn from one another. We will explore the limits and liberties of gender, the complexity of attraction, and working with the masculine and feminine forces in each of us towards greater inner freedom.
When: 19th-23rd July 2019
Where: Mettabee Farm & Arts in Hillsdale, New York
Accommodation: Participants bring and pitch their own camping tents; there are a few indoor spaces available on a needs basis. Three simple vegetarian meals will be provided each day
Finances: Sliding Scale $150-250. You can send us post-dated checks leading up to the event or pay in full at registration. We have some scholarships available if needed.
Participants: Ages 18-35. If you are younger than 18 years old but feel connected to being at this event, please contact us:
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or
This retreat is sponsored by the Y Project with Meaghan Witri, Sarah Hearn, Séamus Maynard, Anthony Mecca, Ella Lapointe, Jen Zimberg and others to be announced.
Chapter House weaves together stories and music to create unique concert experiences. In this program, Peter and Sarah Walker explore the rich lore of the medieval Norse world, including the saga of the legendary viking Ragnar Loðbrok, tales from the Eddas featuring mythical gods and giants, and the Vinland sagas, which describe Leif Eriksson’s discovery of the New World centuries before Columbus. Music is drawn from medieval and traditional sources, and performed on a variety of instruments including Swedish bagpipe, Norwegian medieval lyre, overtone flute, tagelharpa, and kantele.
Chapter House was formed in 2018 by Peter and Sarah Walker, in order to bring old tales to new audiences. Firmly grounded in scholarship and tradition, the duo is dedicated to rediscovering and reinvigorating the connection between song and story. Chapter House has been featured on concert series presented by Gotham Early Music, the Society for Historically Informed Performance, and the GRAMMY-nominated Skylark Vocal Ensemble. Peter Walker is a critically acclaimed singer and award winning piper who performs with ensembles in the US and abroad, and has lectured on early music at Vassar College and the University of Virginia. Sarah grew up in the Appalachian storytelling tradition, and has performed extensively in her home state of West Virginia and throughout New England. She holds degrees in Medieval Studies, Art History, and Library Science, and is a children’s librarian in Connecticut.
Sunday Oct 27, 2019, 3pm
$15-25 Suggested Adults
$10-15 Suggested Kids
Multi-instrumentalist and singer Dave Curley has collaborated with everyone from Grammy award winners Moya Brennan of Clannad to Ross Holmes of Mumford and Sons. Andrew Finn Magill, an Asheville native, is an All-Ireland finalist fiddler and Ropeadope Recording artist. Come hear two of the most exciting young musicians in the U.S. for a night of Irish tune & song!
Dave Curley is one of Ireland's leading multi-instrumentalists, vocalists and a champion step dancer. Hailing from Co. Galway on the west coast of Ireland, Curley has brought his wealth of talents to the largest of stages in North America and Western Europe. He has performed at the prestigious Ryman auditorium in Nashville, Tennessee, recorded with Grammy award winners Ron Block, Jeff Taylor and Buddy Greene, and toured with Grammy award winners Moya Brennan of Clannad and Ross Holmes of Mumford and Sons. For 10 years, Curley has worked with the award winning traditional super group, SLIDE, headlining North America's largest Irish festivals.
Multi-instrumentalist, All-Ireland fiddle finalist and Ropeadope Recording artist Andrew “Finn the fiddler” Magill has watched his career surge ever since the 2016 release of his 2- disc concept album Roots (which debuted at #46 on the Folk DJ charts) & Branches. Raised at The Swannanoa Gathering, Magill has learned and carved out a name for himself in Irish, American and Brazilian music, collaborating with everyone from Rising Appalachia to John Doyle. He has toured five continents and self-released four albums in everything from traditional Irish music to African fusion. Curley & Magill bring together a wealth of genres and instruments into this exciting new musical collaboration of Irish tunes and songs.
Saturday May 25th
Kids $10 Suggested
Adults $20 Suggested
Mamalama Y Andes Manta come together to create an otherworldly and uplifting live sound experience.
Mamalama is a kind of ethereal, modern day sacred music performed with harp, voice, shruti box, and piano. Seamlessly blending the modern with the ancient—elements of world music with early/sacred music and classical minimalism—the originally composed pieces are as much contemplative practice as performance.
Composer/harpist/vocalist Elizabeth Clark composes pieces informed by her travels, both worldly and otherwise, recounting visionary experiences, dreams, and explorations of sacred world mythologies through music. Accompanied by the ethereal artistic sensibilities of soprano Annie Roland (Barely Lace, Vanaver Caravan), new music composer/programmer Henry Lowengard (Pauline Oliveros 'Droniphonia', Catskill Gamelan), and currently in collaboration with the hauntingly beautiful, uplifting virtuosic 4-brother Andean ensemble “Andes Manta”, an uncommon, transporting musical journey is to be had.
“ A stunningly beautiful, intoxicating sound that may lull you to a place of peace, if only you allow it….” (Chronogram Magazine).
Andes Manta is an ensemble of 4 brothers from South America who have been performing the uplifting, traditional music of the Andes for over 30 years throughout the United States.They play over 35 traditional instruments including a wide variety of traditional Andean flutes (some that are 6 feet long), quena, charango, ocarinas, percussion, bandolin, frame drums, and many others.
Andes Manta has collaborated with artists like Paul Winter (St. John the Divine), performed at hundreds of universities and schools, Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center, The Discovery Channel, The National Cathedral, among others.They are well known all over America for their virtuosity and extraordinary performances. The music of Andes Manta is an experience that never fails to bring audiences to their feet.
Mamalama Y Andes Manta will be recording their first album together, called "Turtle Island", later this year.
A link to a Mamalama Y Andes Manta performance which took place INSIDE the earth, in "The Widow Jane Mine” in the summer of 2018:
A brilliant visual meditation. Yantra construction & coloring shifts the internal landscape and can bring about profound healing. Yantras are geometric symbols that contain the specific energy of a planet or deity. In this class, we will invoke Tara, Goddess of Guidance. (Sanskrit translation “to take across”) move us past our patterings.
Please contact Melissa for pre-registration. email@example.com
art supply list to bring
Compass (good one), eraser, clear ruler, pencil, piece of watercolor paper 140lb. 10” x 14”, favorite colors ~ colored pencils or watercolor, gouache paints. If painting bring, # 1, 2 brushes and palate.
May 18, 7pm
$15-20 Suggested Adults
$10-15 Suggested Kids
Fiddler Gus La Casse is a riveting young performer with exhilarating verve. You’ll find it hard to sit still, as he takes the stage creating a one man kitchen party playing Acadian standards and his own tunes.
Described as a “passionate and masterful player who values tradition” Gus La Casse is exploring the future of fiddle music. His repertoire reflects his innovative spirit and dedication to the Cape Breton and Acadian fiddle traditions, playing both standards of the genre and original material.
Based in Downeast Maine, Gus maintains an active performance schedule as a solo artist.
Gus’ music has also taken him beyond Maine. He was the 2014 student in residence at The Acadia School of Traditional Music, appearing on the Canadian international television broadcast from the Congrès Mondial Acadien 2014. He traveled to Ireland as part of the Young Tradition Vermont touring group in 2016, and has enjoyed playing the legendary Club Passim in Cambridge, MA. In 2018 Gus was a featured performer at the American Folk Festival in Bangor, Maine.
For mamas of humans and mamas of creation- join Rosy Mulligan and Rachel Haley for a day of yoga, food, and connection. Morning Yoga Flow with Rachel, Circle Work, delicious organic vegetarian lunch, and afternoon Restorative Yoga Workshop with Rosy.
More information and registration HERE
May 9, 7pm
Adults Suggested $15-20
Kids Suggested $10-15
Before the age of 12, both Haley and Quinn were winning awards and recognition nationally and internationally. Their immersion in Celtic and American roots music is palpable through their instrumental mastery and together, they bring a passionate, youthful energy to this fiddle tradition.
Shearing Day at Mettabee
COMMUNITY VOLUNTEERS NEEDED!
Please call if you can volunteer!
Sunday, May 5
All are welcome to be a part of this Spring event through helping or just watching!
Bring food to share and musical instruments!
Rain Date will be announced on the web site!
Adults Suggested $15-20
Kids Suggested $10-15
The Gawlers Sisters are a fun-loving, folk-singing, fiddle-playing trio based in their native Maine.
On banjo, fiddle and cello, Molly, Edith, and Elsie bring beautiful songs, tunes, and stories from their roots in the heart of Maine. They are accompanied by guitarist and worksong scholar, "brother" Bennett Konesni.
Their music is cut directly from the fields and forests of their home state, having spent years absorbing the native style at the knees of their parents, legendary musicians John and Ellen Gawler. Though their style it is rooted in traditional "downeast" music, years of curiosity and travel into the world beyond have influenced their sense of musicianship. Their extensive collection of rollicking tunes in the Scots-Irish, Franco-American and Scandinavian traditions is complemented by angelic three-part-harmony, gutsy worksongs, and amusing odes to everyday life.
With their infectious spirit and sparkling musicianship, the Gawler Sisters have earned a beloved place in the delighted hearts of varied audiences across the Northeast. The folk music itself brings a sense of community and grassroots connection that is welcoming and from the heart.
Celtic Music & More
with Pam & Phillip Boulding
April 11, 7pm
Suggested donation: $15 - $25
Reserve Tickets HERE
Experience the vibrant ringing sounds of Magical Strings! Their unique compositions and stories will take you to Ireland and beyond. Philip and Pam, who have been touring internationally for 40 years and have recorded over 21 albums, perform on their own hand-crafted instruments.
With dancing hammers and pulsating strings, Philip and Pam Boulding create the distinctive music of Magical Strings, described by The Washington Post as "warm, graceful and sonically gorgeous." Celtic harps and hammered dulcimers are colorfully augmented by pennywhistles, concertina, valiha (Malagasy harp) and storytelling. Since 1978 they have drawn a loyal following worldwide, captivated by their energetic arrangements of Celtic music and their own engaging compositions, intertwining Celtic roots with classical and world music influences.
Join us in this intro to Ayurveda and Kitchari Cleanse. Ayurveda is an ancient system of healing that incorporates herbs, oils, foods and lifestyle choices to bring your life into balance. In this workshop we will focus on releasing some of the wet and cold build up of toxins in our body from the winter months. This cleanse will bring you renewed energy and give you a sense of lightness and clarity. Learn new ways to use food and herbs to balance and heal yourself. Ayurveda systematizes food and herbs into 6 tastes. These tastes can give answers to what we may need to heal ourselves.
Includes a 30 minute yoga practice, a cooking demonstration with information and details on the cleanse and Ayurveda
‣ $35 for the workshop
‣ Add an Ayurvedic Consultation and oil
therapy for an additional $80 (call to schedule)
Where: Mettabee Farms
551 Harlemville Rd, Hillsdale NY 12529
Other: For more information www.Maryflinn.com or call:
Mary Flinn MFA, RYA 500E, Ayurvedic Consultant
April 5 Friday (intro 5-7pm) and 6 Saturday (breathwork 8am – 9pm)
Come discover the POWER OF FEELING at METTABEE FARM with Grof certified facilitators Yulia Meshoyrer and Keith Harmon Snow.
Holotropic breathwork is a way to discover your unconscious hidden feelings, bring them into light, thus coming closer to being more of a whole person (holotropic – moving towards wholeness). It was crystalized out of ancient traditions by one of the founders of transpersonal psychology, psychiatrist Stan Grof.
Cost is $185 including organic food on Saturday
MUST register by Monday March 22
To register call Vera at 518 672 4680 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
March 15, 7pm
Adults $15-20 Suggested, Kids $10-15 Suggested
Reserve Tickets HERE
J.R.R. Tolkien’s literary works, most notably the epic Lord of the Rings trilogy, have inspired countless readers, filmmakers, and artists. Composer Donald Swann set a series of Tolkien’s poems in his song cycle The Road Goes Ever On. Tolkien heard all but the final song during a visit with Swann, and in fact suggested the tune used in Namárië (Farewell), as an improvement on the setting Swann originally composed. Bass-baritone Peter Walker and pianist David Alpher present a recital of English art song built around The Road Goes Ever On and Ralph Vaughan Williams’ Songs of Travel. Both song cycles explore the actual and metaphorical experience of the traveler, in both the bucolic world of the English pastoral school, and J.R.R. Tolkien’s Middle Earth. Described as a “rich-voiced” and “vivid” singer by the New York Times, Peter Walker enjoys a varied career as a singer of early and classical music. He recently appeared in Moscow, St. Petersburg, and London with Clarion Society Choir, was a guest artist with Kuhmo Kamarimusiikki in Kuhmo, Finland, and was a soloist with the Handel + Haydn Society in Boston’s Symphony Hall, conducted by Sir Harry Christophers. Peter performs with Three Notch’d Road, Early Music New York, Blue Heron, Pomerium, Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum Concert Series, Texas Early Music Project, Staunton Music Festival, Gotham Early Music, Academy of Sacred Drama, and Skylark Ensemble. Peter is a member of the choir of St. Luke in the Fields in New York City, has lectured on early music at Vassar College and the University of Virginia, and won the Overseas Class in the Lowland and Border Pipers’ Society Competition in 2016. He holds degrees from Vassar College and McGill University, where he studied with Drew Minter and Sanford Sylvan. http://www.peterdwalkermusic.com/ Internationally acclaimed composer, pianist, and recording artist David Alpher has enjoyed an active musical career. He co-founded, and for its first 10 years co-directed, the Rockport Chamber Music Festival in Massachusetts, now well into its fourth decade. At Rockport's 20th-anniversary celebration, David received a special citation for "enriching the cultural life of New England." David has had a highly successful career as a pianist, collaborating with such distinguished artists as Marilyn Horne, Dawn Upshaw, Harolyn Blackwell, Christopheren Nomura, Robert Osborne, and Drew Minter. An extended collaboration with Thomas Hampson, Jay Ungar, and Molly Mason produced the perennially popular 1992 CD, American Dreamer: Songs of Stephen Foster (Angel), as well as concerts at venues such as Lincoln Center, Tanglewood, and Town Hall. David and his wife, singer/lyricist Jennie Litt enjoy a lively career as a cabaret duo. A graduate with High Distinction from the Indiana University School of Music, David works at Vassar College as a collaborative pianist and vocal coach.
Come be inspired and wowed by this group of young talented musicians while supporting their educational trip to Cape Breton this Spring! This show and dance will delight all ages!
Concert 6:30pm (doors open 6:30pm for 6:45pm concert)
Dance 7:30pm with the Walker Family Band
Kathy and Jeff Walker have played for traditional dances all over New York and New England for almost 40 years. Jeff has been calling dances for the past 30 years. With their children adding a variety of musical instruments, they play a mixture of music from the dance traditions of England, Scotland, Ireland, Scandinavia, Quebec, Cape Breton, New England, and Appalachia. Some of the dances are hundreds of years old, some are recently composed, but Jeff ’s hallmark clear instructions and infectious enthusiasm combine with the band’s high-energy music to create an unforgettable evening of dancing just right for the level of experience of the crowd.
Sliding Scale Ticket Prices:
Adults $10 - $20 Concert Adults $10 - $20 Dance Adults $15 - $25 for the Dance and Concert
Kids $5 - $10 Concert Kids $5 - $10 dance Kids $10 - $20 dance and Concert
Family Discounts Available
February 15, 7pm
Suggested $15-25 Adults, $10-15 Kids
BJ and Tamara will present an evening of original music; BJ plays 6 and 12-string guitar with harmonica, Tamara plays the violin. Their lyrics center on family, friends, struggle and awakening. They've been writing and performing their music since the early 2000's.
For more information contact BJ Sarkissian at email@example.com
Bruce Molsky Old Time Fiddle Workshop $25
Old Time Fiddle
We’ll take a fun and intense hands-on approach in Bruce’s old time fiddle workshop. Tunes are taught a phrase at a time, first melody, then bowing, and then piecing things together. We'll dig into old-time music's unique phrasing, rhythm and syncopation, intonation, etc. The tune is the vehicle, so mostly we'll be playing! If enough folks are interested, we can also spend some time working on singing with the fiddle.
Bring a recorder or smartphone. Since developing ear training skills is one of the workshop goals, written music will not be provided.
Suggested experience level: If you have at least a small repertoire of tunes and feel reasonably comfortable on the fiddle, then you'll be fine.
Tony Trischka Blue Grass Banjo Workshop $25
Bluegrass Banjo Workshop
This will be a hands-on workshop, geared for all levels from beginning to advanced. It would be best if you can at least play a few tunes and know some of the rolls.
We'll be covering: ways to improve your timing (and generally achieve a professional sound), playing the syllables (a very important Earl Scruggs concept), back-up ideas, developing solos, and improvisational strategies. We'll also be touching upon melodic and single string styles as well. More advanced topics can covered if people are interested.
In addition to prepared tabs and materials that I want to go through, I strongly encourage student participation. Feel free to ask any questions you may have and I encourage you to bring a video or aural recording device.
Most importantly, we’ll have fun while doing this!
Adults $20-25 Suggested
Kids $15-20 Suggested
Two master musicians at the top of their craft offer a night of banjo & fiddle duets that will take your breath away.
Tony Trischka is one of the most influential banjo players in the roots music world. In his 45 years as a professional musician, his avant-guard stylings have inspired generations of bluegrass and acoustic players including banjo master Bela Fleck. Hes been nominated twice for a Grammy award and won three awards at the 2007 International Bluegrass Music Association gathering, including Recorded Event of the Year and Banjo Player of the Year.
Fiddle master Bruce Molsky is one of the most revered ambassadors for Americas old-time mountain music. For decades, hes been a globetrotting performer and educator, a recording artist with an expansive discography including seven solo albums, well over a dozen collaborations and two Grammy-nominations. Hes also the classic musicians musician a man whos received high praise from diverse fans and collaborators alike. His foils are not only his well-regarded fiddle work, but banjo, guitar and his distinctly resonant vocals.
January 31, 7pm
Adults $25 at Door, Advance $20
Kids $15 at Door, Advance $10
RESERVE Advanced Tickets HERE
Brishen, Romany for ‘bringer of the storm’, is what Quinn Bachand, one of Canada’s most outstanding young musicians, and his band serve up with their original western and euro-gypsy swing homage. They introduce a space where virtuosity meets vibe, leaving you with a sense of jubilance and nostalgia. With understated mastery and intuition, the group dedicates itself to musicality and the root of trad jazz and swing with the goal of bridging the gap between early Western and Euro Swing. Quinn Bachand’s fascination, respect and commitment to tradition is clearly audible, setting him apart from the rest with an effect that is awe-inspiring.
Led by Quinn Bachand on lead guitar, violin, banjo and vocals, Brishen takes the form of a trio, a quartet or a quintet and features a rotating cast of extraordinary players on rhythm guitar, upright bass, saxophone, clarinet and drums.
Listen to “Blue Verdun” on Bandcamp: https://quinnbachandsbrishen.bandcamp.com/releases
“He has the depth and maturity to match his unending virtuosity on the guitar” – John Jorgenson
“Thrilling virtuosity, while displaying great freshness and originality” - Mojo Magazine
With a tight grasp on the music that embraces the swing tradition, Quinn Bachand’s Brishen takes audiences on an inventive quest, which through its technical virtuosity, brings together a spellbinding range of musical history to reinvent the categories of swing jazz, pop and country, celebrating the music of the ‘30s, up to and including the ‘60s. Quinn Bachand’s Brishen creates a space where virtuosity meets vibe, leaving you with a sense of jubilance and nostalgia.
Winner 2018 Independent Music Awards (Jazz Song with Vocals)
Nominated for 5 Canadian Folk Music Awards | Nominated for 2 Western Canadian Music Awards (Jazz Artist of the Year) | Emerging Artist Finalist – Canada’s Walk of Fame | Saga Djangofest Award Winner
Fading Light (original) Official: https://vimeo.com/212923392
Cheyenne (original): https://vimeo.com/232134904
Taxi Driver / Coragheasca: https://youtu.be/o-PSLCs55qo
Performance highlights include Djangofolllies Festival, Celtic Connections Festival, Montreal Jazz Festival, Rochester Jazz Festival, Ottawa Jazz Festival, Toronto Jazz Festival, Halifax Jazz Festival, Victoria Jazz Festival, TD Sunfest, Edmonton Folk Festival, Vancouver Island Music Fest, Islands Folk Festival, Winnipeg Folk Festival, Mariposa Folk Festival, Cavendish Beach Music Festival.... plus many other jazz and folk festivals in Canada, the United States, Europe and Australia.
Ganesha is the one who sees the Obstacle is the Opportunity. Let us escort the Impossible to the Possible.
Art supplies to bring: Plastic ruler, compass, favorite colors ( watercolors or gouache), pencil, eraser, palate, sheet of watercolor paper, brushes # 1,0, & 2.
No artistic experience required.
Preregistration required. Limited to 8 Participants.
Contact Melissa at firstname.lastname@example.org for information and registration.
Workshop 6pm, $10-25 Suggested
Concert 7:30, $10-25 Suggested
Thrilling harmony singing from Georgia, Corsica, the Balkans, and South Africa, American folk traditions, baroque polyphony and original compositions. Culomba, an omnivorous vocal ensemble based in Boston, brings together modern audiences to experience the beauty of vocal music from diverse traditions. These traditions are unlikely companions in many ways, and grew out of very different historical and geographic contexts, yet they tell universal stories: love and loss, the joys of youth and the wisdom of old age, and celebrating the earth and transcending its boundaries. By presenting these songs side by side, they will highlight their universal appeal and celebrate the diversity of human cultural expression. Their New-England tour brings them to the Mettabee Farm and Arts, where they are thrilled to be joined by the Linich Trio, a family trio with highly respected performer, scholar, and teacher of traditional Georgian polyphonic singing Carl Linich and his two sons Sean and Luka Linich, both born in Georgia. The family trio has performed together in Georgia, Europe, and the U.S. since 2009. Carl Linich received two prestigious merit awards from the Georgian government in recognition of his work to promote and preserve Georgian folk music. He currently directs the Supruli Ensemble in New York City and a Georgian choir at Bard College. They are based in Poughkeepsie, NY.
The concert will be preceded by a singing workshop led by the singers of Culomba to which all who would like to experience the joy of singing these different styles are welcome, regardless of singing experience or music reading skills. All selections of the evening will be taught by ear, and will be chosen from the South-African, Georgian, Balkan or American repertoire.
Sophie Michaux was born in London and raised in the French Alps. Although she focuses on classical music, her versatility and musical curiosity have brought her to be an active performer in many repertoires including French Cabaret songs, English Sea Shanties, as well as various world polyphonies: in 2014 and 2017, she toured the U.S and Europe with Northern Harmony, an ensemble that is renowned for its command of varied world ethnic singing styles from the Balkans, the Republic of Georgia, South-Africa, and the United States. She is the founding member of Sophie et Adam, a folk music duet with guitarist and singer Adam Jacob Simon, and of Culomba, a world music ensemble with Adam Simon (Voice, Guitar, Double Bass), and Lysander Jaffe (Voice, Violin), Sora Harris-Vincent (voice and Shruti box), and Avery Sherman (voice) . She has also explored the Yiddish song repertoire, with performances at the Goethe Institute for the Anniversary of the Warsaw Ghetto Uprise and the celebration of musical wealth in the Vilna and Łódź Ghettos during WWII. More at www.sophiemichaux.com.
Lysander Jaffe is a versatile musician based in Boston. Raised by two jazz musicians in western Massachusetts, he studied classical violin and viola from a young age and discovered a love of folk singing as a teenager. A devoted student of traditional music, Lysander has studied with master musicians in Bulgaria, Kosovo, Greece, Corsica, and the Republic of Georgia. He lived abroad in Russia and the U.K. before earning his B.A. in Russian at Williams College. Since graduation, his omnivorous tastes and talents have led him to venues such as the Kennedy Center, the Museum of Jurassic Technology, and national television in Kosovo and Georgia. He has toured internationally with Northern Harmony and appeared as a soloist with The Christmas Revels. His current projects include Palaver Strings, a musician-led string ensemble and nonprofit, and Culomba, a vocal ensemble with eclectic repertoire from around the world. As an educator, Lysander is passionate about creating meaningful musical experiences for musicians and singers of all levels. He offers group and private instruction on violin, viola, and voice, as well as choir and ensemble coaching.
Adam Jacob Simon is a composer, baritone and guitarist active in the Boston area. Recent commissions from Conspirare, Lorelei Ensemble, The Rivers Conservatory, WordSong Boston, The Oriana Consort, and The Mak'haylah Choir in Lexington. He is an avid folk music singer as well, performing frequently with VT based vocal ensemble Northern Harmony, traveling throughout Europe, South Africa and the U.S. As a baritone soloist, he has been praised as singing with “wonderful romantic lyricism” and “reassuring warmth” - Rutland (VT) Herald. As co-founder of the folk music duo “Sophie et Adam” alongside French mezzo-soprano Sophie Michaux, he frequently performs a varied repertoire of French, American, and Yiddish folk music. In 2010 he won the St. Botolph Club Emerging Artist Award to record his String Quartet #1 with the Mt. Auburn String Quartet, founded by popular Boston cellist, Rafael Popper Keizer. His compositions have been performed throughout the US, UK, Germany, France, Switzerland and Macedonia. He studied composition with Howard Frazin, and music theory with Judy Ross at the Longy School of Music. Adam was born and raised in Cambridge MA, where he still resides.
Sora Harris-Vincent is a singer currrently based in LA. Growing up in Vermont, she attended her first Village Harmony concert at the influential age of 12 and knew she had to join the locally based world music group. Sora has sung with Village Harmony ever since, traveling around the US as well as internationally in Macedonia, Bulgaria, Greece, and Corsica to learn and perform traditional music. She recently toured around Europe with Northern Harmony where she thoroughly enjoyed performing nightly concerts and teaching workshops to singers of all ages and musical abilities. After studying the french horn in middle and high school, Sora branched out and joined an a cappella group at Smith College where she arranged music and directed her group for four years. As an elementary school teacher, Sora has worked hard to incorporate music into the classroom to engage and excite young learners with music from around the world. Sora is currently involved in musical projects on both coasts, traveling between Boston and Los Angeles to perform traditional folk music and original pieces for captivated audiences.
Avery Sherman began singing with the world renowned Chicago Children's Choir at 9 years old, studying under the tutelage of Josephine Lee, Judy Hanson, and Mollie Stone. Avery accompanied the CCC on tours to Italy, The Baltics, and Alaska. The CCC introduced Avery to a variety of musical styles including classical works like Faure's Requiem, Vivaldi Gloria, contemporary arrangements, and world music. It was an interest in world music, specifically choral music from South Africa that led Avery to join Village Harmony in 2011. With Village Harmony, Avery has traveled and studyed traditional music in South Africa, Republic of Georgia, Corsica, and Northumberland. Additionally, Avery studied voice at Depaul University under Marc Embree and Jane Bunnell. Avery is excited to continue pursuing a passion for world music with Culomba, and hopes to spread the teachings of all the world musicians that shared their own music and stories with him.
CARL LINICH has been a scholar, teacher,and performer of traditional Georgian polyphonic singing since 1990, and is a member of TrioKavkasia. A fluent Georgian speaker, Carl lived in Georgia for 10 years, and received two prestigious merit awards from the Georgian government in recognition of his work to promote and preserve Georgian folk music. He has worked on numerous publications related to Georgian folk music for the Tbilisi State Conservatory, the State Folklore Center of Georgia, and the International Centre for Georgian Folk Song. Carl has been leading Village Harmony camps since 2000, and toured with Northern Harmonyin 2001 and 2002. He currently directs the Supruli Ensemble in New York City and a Georgian choir at Bard College, and sings in a family trio with his two young sons, Luka and Sean Linich.www.kavkasia.com
Weekend intensive workshop where you experience the power and magic of Holotropic Breathwork in a full group setting.
Join Grof-certified facilitators Ellen Wolfe and Keith Harmon Snow in a powerful immersion in self transformation.
For information and registration, please contact Vera at email@example.com or 518-672-4680.
Transform your Love and Life Blueprints with Meridian Tapping Technique (MTT)
Saturday, November 17 / Sunday, November 18th
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.
Join us for two days of fun, enlightening, and extremely powerful techniques that will give you tools to work on 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 Meridian Tapping Techniques
· 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 manifest your ideal mate or improve your current relationship
· 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
· How to work with and in most cases eliminate Phobias, Addictions, and Stress effectively
· 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 9 AM – 4 PM 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!
Location: Mettabee Farm, 551 Harlemville Rd, Hillsdale, NY. You can bring your lunch or go to the Hawthorne Valley Farm Store during our lunch hour.
Cost: $225 for one person - $390 for 2 people Refresher Price: $95
Early Bird discount through October 31, 2018: $195 for one person - $350 for 2 people
Invite a friend or family member to attend with you so you have a partner to work with in the future.
To register: email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 518-672-4019
Space is limited – Registration is required to reserve your space!
Suggested Adult $15-25
Suggested Kids $10-20
Reserve Tickets HERE
Mike Block is a cello player, singer and composer who is a Grammy Award-winning member of the Silk Road Ensemble. Block's solo show features a mixture of original compositions and songs, arrangements of traditional folk music, and classical selections that draw inspiration from his diverse collaborations with artists such as cellist Yo-Yo Ma, fiddler Mark O’Connor, Indian tabla player Sandeep Das, and pop stars such as will.i.am, Stevie Wonder, and Bon Iver. www.MikeBlockMusic.com
MIKE BLOCK is a pioneering multi-style cellist, singer, composer, and educator, hailed by Yo-Yo Ma as the "ideal musician of the 21st-Century", and acclaimed by the NY Times for his "vital rich-hued solo playing". While still studying at the Juilliard School, Mike joined Yo-Yo Ma’s Silk Road Ensemble, with which he has toured extensively throughout the world, and won a 2017 Grammy Award for Best World Music Album. Mike is also an active recording artist of original material, folk music, cross-cultural collaborations, and he has an ongoing project to record all of the Bach cello suites in acoustically glorious bathrooms of famous concert halls, via BachInTheBathroom.com. As one of the first wave of cellists to adopt a strap in order to stand and move while playing, Mike was the first standing cellist to perform at Carnegie Hall, using a cello strap of his own design, called the Block Strap, a performance which the NY Times called "Breathless ... Half dance, half dare."
As a music educator, Mike is passionate about emphasizing creativity and collaboration, leading to the founding of the Mike Block String Camp in 2010. MBSC provides players of all backgrounds the opportunity to learn from a world-class faculty in a variety of styles, and supports the exploration and development of the artistic voice of each student. Mike is also the founding Director of the Silkroad Global Musician Workshop, bringing together musicians from around the globe, and he created the online Multi-Style Cello School at ArtistWorks.com, with an extensive library of instructional videos. In 2012, Mike was appointed Associate Professor at the Berklee College of Music. Mike lives in Boston with his wife, fiddler Hanneke Cassel.
Mike has collaborated with a variety of diverse musicians and groups, such as Mark OConnor, Bobby McFerrin, The New York Philharmonic, Will.i.am, Edgar Meyer, Stevie Wonder, Darol Anger, Allison Krauss, Mike Marshall, Zakir Hussain, The National, Bon Iver, My Brightest Diamond, The Illinois Symphony, Rachel Barton Pine, Marcel Khaliffe, Goran Bregovic, Simone Dinnerstein, Dawn Upshaw, Julian Lage, Aoife ODonovan, Lake Street Dive, Sarah Jarosz, Anthony McGill, Tony Trishcka, Lenny Kravitz, Shakira, Joe Zawinul, Alasdair Fraser, Shujaat Khan, and many others.
Mike’s television and radio credits include "Late Night with Conan O’Brian", "Regis and Kelly", NBC’s 30 Rock, NPR’s "St. Paul Sunday Morning", WNYC’s "Soundcheck", APM’s "Performance Today", WNBC 4’s Chuck Scarborough Show, VH1, The Disney Channel, and the CBS "Early Show". When still living in New York City, Mike regularly subbed on Broadway as on-stage cellist for the Pulitzer Prize winning musical, "Next to Normal", and he also worked as Music Consultant on the 2012 film, "A Late Quartet". Mike was the subject of a 2011 feature article in the Wall Street Journal for his Artistic Directorship of the GALA BROOKLYN Music Festival, featuring cross-cultural collaborations among locally-based musicians.
Mike attended college at the Cleveland Institute of Music, where he studied cello with Richard Aaron, and received the Jim Hall Prize for Undergraduate Achievement. Mike also earned a Master’s Degree from the Juilliard School, where he studied with Darrett Adkins and Joel Krosnick. These days, Mike plays on a modern cello made in 2014 by Fabienne Gauchet, a Yamaha electric cello, D’Addario strings, a David Gage Realist pickup, and the patented cello strap of his own design, The Block Strap.
Workshop 1-4pm & Concert 7pm
Suggested $15-25 Adults
Suggested $10-15 Kids
Reserved Tickets HERE
The Bright Wings Chorus Farewell Tour
Over the span of four albums in seven years, The Bright Wings Chorus has brought to life the music of celebrated composer Brendan Taaffe. Rooted in the American Shape Note music, an early hymn tradition, the singers of Bright Wings are soulful, rhythmic and soaring. Their performances and recordings have set a standard for choirs throughout North America and the UK and many of their songs have become standard repertoire.
This will be the group’s final tour. Please join them to celebrate their years of making top level harmony together.
The Bright Wings Chorus is Meg Chittenden, Kimberly Moore, Mia Bertelli, Addie Rose Holland, Sarah Allard, Wheaton Squier, Brendan Taafe, Stephen Higa, Avery Book, and Casey Steinberg.
Kathy and Jeff Walker have played for traditional dances all over New York and New England for almost 40 years. Jeff has been calling dances for the past 30 years. With their children adding a variety of musical instruments, they play a mixture of music from the dance traditions of England, Scotland, Ireland, Scandinavia, Quebec, Cape Breton, New England, and Appalachia. Some of the dances are hundreds of years old, some are recently composed, but Jeff's hallmark clear instructions and infectious enthusiasm combine with the band's high-energy music to create an unforgettable evening of dancing just right for the level of experience of the crowd.
October 25, 7pm
Suggested $15-25 Adults
Suggested $10-15 Kids
Reserve Tickets HERE
Internationally acclaimed vocal band, Windborne will be making an appearance at Mettabee! They are touring in support of their new project: Song on the Times: A Songbook and Album for Social Struggle.
Windborne was catapulted to wider recognition after a video of them singing a protest song from the 1840s outside Trump Tower went viral, gaining over a million views between YouTube and Facebook. Windborne had set out to raise $5,000 for the project, but ended up raising over $80,000 from 2,600 people, from every state, and 22 countries around the world! Picking up the torch of folk protest music...old songs for new struggles
The album has been getting rave reviews;
SingOut! Magazine named it "One of the Best Albums of 2017” and praises Windborne as "Some of the finest singers of protest and folk music that I have ever heard.” No Depression writes: "Completely enthralled with them from the first notes...their harmonies are gorgeous," and Blues and Roots Radio calls Song on the Times “Spectacularly good...utterly brilliant, a hugely impressive album.”
While all four singers had other careers, ranging from trapeze artist to dance anthropologist, the outpouring of requests for performances led them to make spreading this music and message their full time work, and they are now touring across the US and UK, with performances in 20 states this year.
Trump Tower Video: tinyurl.com/WBTrumptower
Class limited to 15 participants
With Melissa Forbes, you will learn the role of colors and planets, how to use the Vedic square to create Mandalas, how to make Mandala based on your personal numerology, your birthday, determining the Psychic and Destiny numbers, to receive maximum benefit and harmony with the planet.
The energy of the planets affects our lives and can be directed to improve our physical, mental and spiritual well-being.
Mandalas, sacred spherical energy patterns reflect our inner nature. By working with specific colors and mantras, this meditative drawing and painting practice will connect us to the deeper energies of the planets. An overview of Indian numerology will offer an appreciation of the qualities of the planets and how the numbers and planets have an influence on us.
Art supplies to bring:
Ruler, compass, hard & soft lead pencils, & your favorite colors. ~ (Colored pencils, watercolor, or gouache if you want to paint.) Paper needs will be provided.
Contact to register email@example.com
$10-$20 for adults
$5-$10 for kids
and $30 for a family. And no one turned away for lack of funds.
Tante Friedl is a duo folk music project based out of Bavaria Germany.
Magdalena Kriss and Dan Wall play music from all over the world. They picked up tunes and songs from other musicians and friends from different countries, so it happens that they sing and play music from the balkans, Eastern and Central Europe, Scandinavia, the Isles and North America. From the yodel to scat, ballads to protest songs, murder to love songs, Tante Friedl hopes to paint images and landscapes of far away lands, struggles and joys from different perspectives with care, grit and sweet harmony.
What they play.
Magdalena grew up playing the classical flute and as her interest in the folk sound grew, she picked up the accordion to support her vocal work. Dan mainly sings and plays the 5 string open back banjo in a strange kind of clawhammer style. From time to time he’ll also pull out the fiddle, a blues harp or a Tambourine.
We Believe that our folk music is not only a dinosaur from the past, but a living and breathing reflection of modern times with a healthy dose of a historical cultural context that informs the present and future. Our music excepts the wonder and the burden of how cultures influenced each other in melody, meter and rhyme over hundreds of years, often through cultural appropriation and oppression. But this music has shown us that through celebrating each others cultures we can empower each other and at the same time strengthen our sense of identity in a heathy way.
Where did the name Tante Friedl come from?
Tante Friedl could be a larger than life MC or DJ rocking a gold chain, or a Bavarian cooking show on TV. Fate would have it that reaching off of the matriarchal branches of their family tree, are two lovely Tante (aunt) Friedls’. Their mother’s aunts. Fate would also have it that they grew up not too far from each other straddling the German Bavarian and Austrian Salzburgerland border. One, a stern yet warmhearted kindergarten teacher who refused to wear dark and dreary clothing, loved to tell a good story and swore that water was to blame for her weight. The other, an amazing artist who is still painting her brilliant works on glass, carries an eternal curiosity and can bring lightness and joy into any room. Both strong female figures in our lives whose playful, creative and nurturing energy greatly influences our style.
We hope that people enjoy listening to the music of international folk as much as we do playing it!
Dan Wall is from the Hudson Valley in New York State. A graduate from Goddard College in Vermont and occasional carpenter. He found his passion for music back in 2008 when he stumbled upon a street band in New Orleans. Riveted by the positive vibe, the social interaction, and a rootsy Americana sound, he quickly picked up the Banjo and found travel, street performance, songwriting and musical collaboration to be his new direction.
He's now is based out of Bavaria Germany and focuses his time on building a musical career with a few different projects including the band “Old Salt.”
Magdalena Kriss is working as a musician, composer and elementary music and dance educator in Germany and Austria. After studying at the Orff-Institute of the University Mozarteum in Salzburg, Austria she’s writing music for theater and audio books for the Bavarian Public Radio and teaching elementary music theatre for kids, teenagers and educators. Her main instruments are her voice, the flute and the accordion.
This will be an interactive workshop where participants will learn "take home" tools and techniques to reduce eye strain, relieve back pain, restore the breathing pattern, relieve anxiety, increase energy and focus, improve sleep and feel youthful and joyful.
Dress in loose comfortable clothing. Bring lots of water. Light refreshments will be served following workshop.
Cost is $25 per person $40 per couple. Kids are welcome from age 11 and up.
Michael Pyfrom, D.C. is a licensed doctor of chiropractic, a certified practitioner in Hatha Yoga and certified in EFT Tapping. Dr Pyfrom is the founding member of the Bahamas Chiropractic Association, a member of the International Chiropractors Association and Chairman of the ICA's committee on Mental Health, Addictions and Behavioral Health. Dr Pyfrom has lectured extensively on the integration of ancient wisdom and modern science as a wholistic approach to health, healing and living in harmony. Dr Pyfrom maintains an active wellness clinic in Hudson and Ghent, NY.
To Register Contact Mike at www.drmikepyfrom.com 518-267-9670
Friday, September 28, 7pm
Suggested $15-$20 Adults
Suggested $10-$15 Kids
Purchase Reserved Tickets HERE
Formed in the Hudson Valley in 2003, The Russet Trio is more than a traditional string-band. Known for vibrant arrangements and dynamic syncopation the trio blends Appalachian, Celtic, Folk, Blues and Pop influences with an effortless and original voice. They perform vocal concerts, dances, festivals and weddings across the Northeastern US and beyond, moving audiences both on and off the dance floor. Their debut album, “Pine Board Ballroom” was recorded in Woodstock NY in 2016. Recent appearances include Falcon Ridge Folk Festival, Adirondack Dance Weekend and Jacobs Pillow, amongst others.
3-5pm Guided 5Rhythms Dance led by Stephanie Diamond
$15 in advance: https://autumnequinox5rhythms.eventbrite.com
$20 at the door
5:30 - 7pm Free Community Potluck
What is "5Rhythms" Dance?
5Rhythms is a dynamic movement practice that ignites creativity, connection, and community. When we dance the 5Rhythms, we move beyond self-imposed limitations and isolation into new depths of creativity and connection. Thousands of 5Rhythms teachers lead classes and workshops all over the world, exploring different ways in which we move, express, and understand ourselves. The 5 Rhythms are: flowing, staccato, chaos, lyrical, and stillness.
This is a drug and alcohol free practice
Stephanie Diamond's bio:
Stephanie Diamond began dancing 5 Rhythms in the Hudson Valley in 2006 and completed her 5 Rhythms training in 2018. She teaches with humility and vulnerability. As an artist, she has exhibited in galleries and museums across the globe. Her Listings Project helps thousands of people find homes in 70 countries and across the US.
The Autumn Equinox is a rich time for reflection and renewal—a time to store summer’s sweetness in our body and soul, and nurture intentions for the season to come. During this day-long retreat, we will relax into our feminine rhythms through ritual and deep rest practices, receive nourishment from the earth and each other, and honor all we have birthed, learned, and let go of in preparation for winter. With the guidance and support of three diverse facilitators, —Carrie Grossman, Julie Kunz, and Pooja Prema—we’ll invoke the healing wisdom of the elements, imbibe in the medicine of herbs and flowers, and experience the alchemy of our voices and breath to support, nourish, and sustain us in the dark months to come.
For Tickets, Please visit https://www.eventbrite.com/e/womens-fall-equinox-healing-retreat-tickets-48778552965
Carrie Grossman (Dayashila), MA, is a devotional singer, writer, and lifelong student of the mystical traditions. After years of study in comparative religion, yoga, and the healing arts, she began to compose music and has since produced several albums, including Soma-Bandhu: Friend of the Moon, The Ram Sessions, and Pranam. She shares her love of bhakti (the yoga of love) through her heartfelt kirtans and workshops. CarrieGMusic.com
Julie Kunz is a wilderness mentor, fire keeper, early childhood teacher and mother. teacher and mother. She believes nature can be our greatest teacher if we learn to speak her language, and the freedom to explore and play in the woods can be deeply transformative. Julie has been reconnecting to her own wild-self through breathwork, somatic explorations, Q'ero shamanic practices, fire making and earth based awareness and crafting. For the past decade, she has taught children of all ages and is currently year-round staff at the Flying Deer Nature Center. Julzkunz.com
Pooja Prema is an artist and facilitator who plays wildly with many mediums including theatre, dance, writing, music, visual art and flowers. She offers workshops and rituals with the desire to re-orient consciousness to a sacred relationship with the Feminine, the earth, and natural and seasonal cycles. She also guides women in healing, trusting and reclaiming the innate wisdom found in our bodies, rites of passages, and the menstrual cycle. In addition, Pooja runs her own site-specific theatre company, Rogue Angel. PoojaPrema.com
Meditation Weekend with Agnes Hardorp and Thomas Mayer
Friday 7 p.m. - 10 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Sunday 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
How do I come into a meditative deepening that connects me to my own spiritual source?
In this course we will become familiar with Rudolf Steiner`s approach to meditation which meets the western mind quite differenty from many forms of meditation originating in the east. The work always involves a heightening of consciousness, becoming more awake through the focus on an object, an inner picture, or a text before releasing this and seeing what "wants to happen". This has a very rejuvenating and empowering effect. The aim of this introductory course is connecting to your higher self. For this we will do many different exercises, always followed by a sharing of our experiences. On Saturday afternoon we will go out into nature and practice perceiving the elemental beings at work there.
Many people would like to make meditation a solid part of their daily life. Meditation is a fundamental souce of nourishment for body, soul and spirit. But this is not easy if you are on your own with it. Agnes Hardorp and Thomas Mayer have been offering courses in meditation for over 14 years in order to help people overcome their obstacles.
In the course we aim to find the „eye of the hurricane“. In meditation you find a place of inner quiet. You become centered and enlivened. Meditating regularly helps you with the challenges of everyday life. The constant inner dialogue and the worries that circle around in your head stop. Essential things come into focus. In meditating you arrive deeply in the home of your own soul and wake up to subtle, supersensible spheres. In the course we explore many facets of meditation and do many types of exercises so that each person can find their point of access.
Agnes Hardorp was born in Hamburg, Germany and grew up in the United States. She has worked as a professional singer, voice teacher, pianist and eurythmist. For the past 14 years she has been teaching courses in Anthroposophical Meditation all around Germany, Switzerland, Holland and Austria
Thomas Mayer was born in Kempten, Germany. He was co-founder and director of „More Democracy“ and has organized many local referendums in Germany. He organized a referendum in Switzerland called „sovereign money“ that was voted on in 2018 regarding the question of who should have the right to create money, private banks or public institutions? He has published three books on elemental beings/nature spirits. For the past 14 years he has been teaching meditation together with Agnes.
Friday 7 p.m. - 10 p.m., Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., Sunday 9:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Location: Mettabee Farm, 551 Harlemville Road, Hillsdale, NY, www.mettabeefarm.com
Course leaders: Agnes Hardorp, Thomas Mayer
For more information: www.anthroposophical-meditation.info
Course fee: $150, for Friday night only $30
To register send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org