Summertime and music festivals go together like arroz y frijoles or diri kole ak pwa, a.k.a. rice and beans. The number of festivals out there is hard to keep up with but here is one worth looking into. The Clearwater Festival in Hudson Valley, NY. Clearwater’s Great Hudson River Revival, also simply and affectionately known as the Clearwater Festival (June 15-16, 2013; clearwaterfestival.org), unites major musical figures and green activism, building a creative community in one of the most scenic spots on the Hudson River.
New York, NY – Now celebrating its 35th year, the annual Museum Mile Festival (http://www.museummilefestival.org/) takes place rain or shine on Tuesday, June 11, 2013, from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Over 1.5 million people have taken part in this annual celebration since its inception. Festival attendees can walk the Mile between 82nd Street and 105th Street while visiting nine of New York City’s finest cultural institutions…
NOVEMBER 29 THROUGH DECEMBER 2
FEATURED FILMS AND EVENTS INCLUDE:
THE WORLD PREMIERE OF THE OTHER HALF OF TOMORROW,
THE U.S. PREMIERE OF THE HUMAN TOWER,
AND A SPECIAL PROGRAM ON AMNH EXPEDITION FILMS FROM THE 1920S AND 30S
Celebrate México Now! Festival Fetes the Diverse Contemporary Mexican Cultural Scene, from Edgy to Rootsy, November 2012
Celebrate México Now! (November 13-27, 2012), New York’s multi-site, multi-media festival of arts and culture, unites the diverse strands of Mexico’s multifaceted cultural and intellectual landscape, from the cosmopolitan discourse of big cities to the innovative exploration of rural roots. The festival brings together Mexico’s underground musicians (dark electro pin-up Selma Oxor’s NYC debut; November 17), classically inflected roots music (harp virtuoso Celso Duarte; November 19), visually striking avant-garde explorations (flautist/multimedia artist Alejandro Escuer; November 20), and internationally loved jazz mavens (singer-songwriter Magos Herrera; November 18).
Founded by some of the United States’ most informed and engaged global music presenters, gF is co-led by a trio of dedicated volunteer producers/curators: Bill Bragin of Acidophilus: Live & Active Cultures, Isabel Soffer of Live Sounds, and Shanta Thake of Joe’s Pub at the Public. globalFEST celebrates its 10th year on January 13, 2013 at NYC’s Webster Hall (125 East 11th Street), with a dozen vibrant acts from across the world and the sonic spectrum.
The Chinese view 2012 as having started on January 22nd,