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3RD FRIDAYS SWING DANCE with The Fabulous Versatones

September 20 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for a night of swing dance lessons led by Emily Vanston & a swing dance party with live music by The Fabulous Versatones. Intermediate/Advanced swing lessons from 6:30PM – 7:30PM (Fee $10) *Must be comfortable with the 8-count swing out Free Intro/beginner lesson for new dancers from 7:30PM – 8PM Swing Dance Party 8PM-10PM $15 Non-Member $12 Students & Members Pay at the door

JOHN GORKA: Iconic New-Folk Singer-Songwriter

September 28 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

“John Gorka is perhaps the quintessential iconic singer-songwriter of the 80’s folk scene. Hailing from New Jersey, but forged in the Greenwich Village Fast Folk scene, he honed his craft and persona into an unmistakable image. The shy, wry, insightful, and yes, sensitive singer-songwriter has been copied and parodied. But the old coat he wove still fits, and still suits him well. The old songs ring as true as they ever did, and the new ones are just as good.”…

ACTORS & WRITERS PLAY READING: Hannah Senesh

October 5 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Drama Desk nominee Lori Wilner revisits her one woman show Hannah Sanesh, which she co-created with writer/director David Schechter in 1984. It is an intimate account of a young Hungarian Jewish girl growing up in 1930's Budapest. Not particularly religious, she is drawn to investigate her Judaism as she experiences increasing persecution and anti-semitism. She moves to Palestine and volunteers for a secret mission in which she will parachute into Nazi territory to help save Jews from the Gestapo. Known…

3RD FRIDAYS SWING DANCE

October 18 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for a night of swing dance lessons led by Emily Vanston & a swing dance party with live music TBA. Intermediate/Advanced swing lessons from 6:30PM – 7:30PM (Fee $10) *Must be comfortable with the 8-count swing out Free Intro/beginner lesson for new dancers from 7:30PM – 8PM Swing Dance Party 8PM-10PM $15 Non-Member $12 Students & Members Pay at the door

NATIVE AMERICA: OLD AND NEW

October 19 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Come witness an incredible evening of traditional and contemporary Native American music and dance dedicated to the continued recovery and healing of American Veterans. The featured piece “Silent Echoes of Time” depicts a Lenape Vietnam veteran dancing his journey of healing.

MAGICIAN: SEAN THE PRANKSTER–PTA SHOW

October 20 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Come join us for a family magic & comedy show! Our first event will feature  Sean “The Prankster” Magician; both a performer and producer of magic shows in the Capital Region and beyond.  He is a regular performer at Windham Mountain Ski Resort and Chicken Run Restaurant.  Maybe you have seen him perform at the Windham Civic Center, Hudson River Cruise Line “Spirit of the Hudson”, The Bridge Street Theater, Riedlebauers Resort, The Bavarian Manor, Higher Grounds Café, Baumann’s Resort,…

ILLUSION GENIUS & MAGICIAN: BEN ROBINSON

October 25 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Since 2017, Ben Robinson’s charming magical performance has appeared in 50 cities in North America.  Ben Robinson’s show involves intimate illusions unseen elsewhere: sight obtained w/o eyes, 10-foot poles appear, champagne bottles disappear and a fortune in real diamonds instantly appear in his hands. Cold reading, extreme memorization and lightening mathematics will take your mind places it has never been before!

MARC BLACK: “Life…One Song at a Time”

October 26 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Having composed over 500 songs in his lifetime, Marc has put together a show in which he pretty much sings his life’s story.  This multi-media show reveals the heart and mind of a five year old who felt the lightening bolt that was Elvis, a high schooler suspended for his irreverent songs, a top forty band leader, psychedelicized folkster, family man, corporate tunesmith and environmental activist.  From love to love to love, its all there… singable, touching and ultimately… joyful.…

SETH DAVIS & SHABBAT SYMPHONIA

November 2 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for a wonderful evening of 2 super talented local singer-songwriters! Seth Davis produced 4 wonderful CD's with an array of the Hudson Valley's most highly regarded musicians. His compositions always leave the listener in a better place as he tackles tough themes: family, friends, the environment, politics. Shabbat's lyrics & lush musical compositions consistently beckon for love and peace in a poet's voice tinged with the right amount of  angst and hope.

SPIRIT BROTHERS – Sunday Enchantment

November 10 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until January 12, 2020

One event on September 15, 2019 at 11:00 am

The Spirit Brothers have returned to Unison to share their spirited singing, poetry, and music from many of the world’s sacred traditions … every second Sunday of the month! Please join Joseph Jastrab (guitar), Ned Leavitt (harmonium), Robert Bard (bass), and Ev Mann (percussion) for an uplifting morning of community chanting as they offer devotional grooves that are at times ecstatic, and at times entrancing and meditative. Chants are sourced from many traditions including Hindu Kirtan, Sufi, African, Native American, Hebraic, and…

3RD FRIDAYS SWING DANCE with Crazy Feet

November 15 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for a night of swing dance lessons led by Emily Vanston & a swing dance party with live music by Crazy Feet. Intermediate/Advanced swing lessons from 6:30PM – 7:30PM (Fee $10) *Must be comfortable with the 8-count swing out Free Intro/beginner lesson for new dancers from 7:30PM – 8PM Swing Dance Party 8PM-10PM $15 Non-Member $12 Students & Members Pay at the door

SPARKY & RHONDA–Toe-Tapping American Folk, History & Tall Tales

November 16 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=POevXhTwdzk Sparky and Rhonda Rucker deliver an uplifting presentation of toe-tapping songs spiced with humor, history, and tall tales. Their music includes a variety of old-time blues, Appalachian music, slave songs, and spirituals as well as originals, and they accompany themselves with finger-style picking and bottleneck blues guitar, old-time banjo, blues harmonica, piano, spoons, and bones. Rhonda is also a children’s author, and her picture book, Make a Change, tells the story of a boy’s surprise at his first civil rights demonstration. Over forty years of…

MIK & GILLES: Satire-Folk Duo

November 23 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm

For the 125th consecutive year, Unison will welcome (if that is indeed the proper verb) the abstract-depressionist duo of Mikhail Horowitz & Gilles Malkine, assuming they can get time off for good behavior from Karma Triyana Dharmachakra Correctional Facility. Expect the usual mix of literary lampoons, unseemly spoofs of American roots music, and (ineffectual these days, alas) political satire. And hey, it would be nice to see some people under 60 in the audience this time!

SPIRIT BROTHERS – Sunday Enchantment

December 8 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until January 12, 2020

One event on September 15, 2019 at 11:00 am

The Spirit Brothers have returned to Unison to share their spirited singing, poetry, and music from many of the world’s sacred traditions … every second Sunday of the month! Please join Joseph Jastrab (guitar), Ned Leavitt (harmonium), Robert Bard (bass), and Ev Mann (percussion) for an uplifting morning of community chanting as they offer devotional grooves that are at times ecstatic, and at times entrancing and meditative. Chants are sourced from many traditions including Hindu Kirtan, Sufi, African, Native American, Hebraic, and…

3RD FRIDAYS SWING DANCE with La Familia Swinging Blues Band

December 20 @ 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm

Join us for a night of swing dance lessons led by Emily Vanston & a swing dance party with live music by La Familia Swinging Blues Band. Intermediate/Advanced swing lessons from 6:30PM – 7:30PM (Fee $10) *Must be comfortable with the 8-count swing out Free Intro/beginner lesson for new dancers from 7:30PM – 8PM Swing Dance Party 8PM-10PM $15 Non-Member $12 Students & Members Pay at the door

SPIRIT BROTHERS – Sunday Enchantment

January 12, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every month that begins at 11:00 am on day Second of the month, repeating until January 12, 2020

One event on September 15, 2019 at 11:00 am

The Spirit Brothers have returned to Unison to share their spirited singing, poetry, and music from many of the world’s sacred traditions … every second Sunday of the month! Please join Joseph Jastrab (guitar), Ned Leavitt (harmonium), Robert Bard (bass), and Ev Mann (percussion) for an uplifting morning of community chanting as they offer devotional grooves that are at times ecstatic, and at times entrancing and meditative. Chants are sourced from many traditions including Hindu Kirtan, Sufi, African, Native American, Hebraic, and…

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