Youth Saber Ensemble After School Program at High Meadow School in Stone Ridge, NY

STONE RIDGE – Youth Sabar Ensemble After School Program (Gr 2+) @ High Meadow School

West African Music & Dance



9 Tuesdays: September 24 – December 3, 2019


3:15 – 4:15 pm

No class on October 1 and November 19

December 10 reserved for a makeup class


For Grades 2+





If you like to drum, sing or dance — Sabar is for you! Sabar is a style of music and ancient culture brought to us from Senegal, West Africa which is rooted in positivity, respect and the power of togetherness. This amazing musical tradition has been passed down for many generations by Griot (master artists) and their students. In this club, Krista will teach you groovy rhythms on the Sabar (drums provided), songs in Wolof (one of Senegal’s native languages) and a few Senegalese dance moves (for the brave!)



Instructor: Krista Speroni


In 2012 Krista earned her BS in Brain and Cognitive Science from MIT which precipitated her passion for applying psychological and neurological pedagogy for community development and social change through music and play. She has taught in the downtown districts of Hawaii’s public schools, directed the Mosaic after school and summer programs (Mount Anthony Union Middle School), teaches annually at the Appalachian Institute for Creative Learning (Mars Hill, NC) and continues to devote herself to musical education independently and within alternative communities. Ms. Speroni has performed in a multitude of venues from Lincoln Center with Gamelan Galak Tika, the ICA in Boston, to the bush in Kaolak, Senegal. She currently plays bass with Billy Wylder, a 4-piece folk-rock band based out of Boston with sensibilities from the Sahara Desert. Her love of West African rhythm has deeply influenced her musical tastes and style, blending traditional rhythms with soulful, ethereal melodies.



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KINGSTON – AfterSchool Program @ Seed Song Farm & Center

A Farm and Nature After School Program


M – F, starting September 16 – November 6, 2019


3 – 6 pm


For ages 5 & up


FREE for low-income and immigrant families;

$30 per day per student unassisted cost.



All programs are by donation throughout the month of September (suggested donation $5/hour), and FREE to those who could otherwise not attend, in keeping with the mission of Seed Song Farm & Center to “re-kindle a cultural reverence for the land and its bounty by making healthy food and farm experiences available to all.” Spanish speaking staff will be present on select days, and children of immigrant families are encouraged to attend.


The Fall activity themes are food and farm, including caring for plants and animals; nature and environment club; Native American skills and cultural history; pumpkins, Fall crops, and Halloween; the elements; music and the arts and crafts; and fun and games.


The programs are conducted in collaboration and exchange with Seed Song Center’s many community partners such as Kingston’s African Roots Center, Association of Native Americans and Neetopk Keetopk, My Kingston Kids, and others.


There are escorted half-mile walks from Chambers Elementary School to the programs, and carpools have formed from other local schools.


Open Houses

Parents and children unfamiliar with the farm & center staff are invited to free informal Open Houses every Wednesday in September from 4:30-6:30pm.


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For more information, please leave a message at or (845) 383-1528

ORANGEBURG – Halfway to St. Patrick’s Day Festival @ Rockland Gaelic Athletic Association


Come celebrate the halfway mark to St. Patrick’s Day!



Sunday, September 15, 2019

12 – 6 pm


Doors open at 11:45 am, music starts at noon!


General Admission

$15 in advance; $20 at the door

Kids 12 & under free



Live music from Jameson’s Revenge, The Knights (all the way from Ireland), and more!


Vendors, food and drink concessions, and themed food!


Kids activities such as bounce house and face painting!



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KINGSTON – 2019 Hooley on the Hudson™ @ T R Gallo Memorial Park


Sunday, September 1, 2019


11:30 am – 9 pm


Admission is FREE!



The City of Kingston and the Ancient Order of Hibernians Division 1, Ulster County are proud to announce the 18th annual Hooley on the Hudson™ Kingston Irish Festival. Three stages will feature live music, step dancing, and traditional music for all ages.


Focused on family, this event is free to all. Indeed, many families and school groups have made “The Hooley” their meeting venue each year. Come gather and celebrate Irish culture, walk along the beautiful Rondout Waterfront, and enjoy three stages of music and dance, along with numerous food and craft vendors.



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Voices of the Earth Festival at Seed Song Farm in Kingston, NY

KINGSTON – Voices of the Earth Festival @ Seed Song Farm


Voices of Earth Festival is Woodstock Ecology’s first major event, bringing together dynamic musical and artistic groups with environmental organizations.

Woodstock Ecology is now well on its way to fulfilling its primary mission of developing theme songs and artistic works to propel much needed environmental action through community, unity and coordinated ecological initiatives.


Saturday August 31: 11 am – 6 pm

Sunday September 1, 2019 from 11 am – 9 pm

Tickets Available at the Gate:

Saturday sliding scale $5 to $25
Sunday Sliding Scale $10 to $25
Children under 15 Free
Seniors $8


Green Corn Celebration: Saturday August 31, 11 am – 6 pm

Native American music and dance as well as workshops, celebrating and dedicating indigenous agricultural methods and acreage.

  • Celebrate the great gift to the world of CORN, and other indigenous crops and agricultural wisdom.
  • NAMMY Award winning Native American singer/songwriter Bear Fox is from the Akwesasne Mohawk Territory and sings with the renowned Akwesasni Singers. Her latest solo  CD is “Rich Girl” (NAMMY 2019) described as “calming songs,” featuring a unique mix of music/spoken word.
  • Other Native American music, dance, and presentations.
  • Sweet Corn and other food from farm and forest.
  • Indigenous voices leading the healing of our relationship with the land, and needed environmental action.
  • Dedication of historically Lenape acreage for renewed growing of traditional crops, ceremony, celebration, and education.


Voices of Ecology Festival: Sunday September 1, 2019, 11 am – 9 pm

Voices of Ecology music, dance and artistic performances dedicated to carrying out the mission of Woodstock Ecology.

Performances featuring original songs devoted to ecology and social change

  • Sing along w/Elly Wininger / Creek Iverson, 11 – 11:30 am
  • EC Lorick, 11:30 am – 12 pm
  • Kate Boyer’s Kid Stuff, 12:15 – 1 pm
  • Ulster County Executive Pat Ryan Keynote Address, 1 – 1:15 pm
  • Linda Diamond Dance Company, 1:30 – 2:15 pm
  • Voices of Ecology Singers, 2:30 – 2:45 pm
  • The Cupcakes, 3 – 3:45 pm
  • Arm-of-the-Sea Theater, 4 – 4:45 pm
  • Open Book, 5 – 5:45 pm
  • Mead Mt. Resonators, 6 – 6:45 pm
  • Andes Manta, 7 – 7:45 pm
  • Jennifer Maidman Band, 8 – 9 pm
  • Workshops to educate and share resources and ideas for environmental action
  • Kids and Family Fun


Please join us for this wonderful celebration of community, unity and commitment.


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