TURN, TURN, TURN!: REMEMBERING PETE SEEGER
The Eighth Step at Proctors, Schenectady
8pm Friday (April 4), $15
The Eighth Step welcomes several long-time musician friends and others whose performing lives were intertwined with Pete Seeger’s. Several of the performers appeared frequently with Pete Seeger including singer-songwriter Dan Einbender (Grammy Award winner for the CD Pete Seeger & the Rivertown Kids), the honey-voiced Hudson Valley quintet Betty & the Baby Boomers (who will be joined by Celtic harpist Lynn Saoirse) and Albany’s own Ruth Pelham (the Queen of the Music Mobile). The evening will also feature short video clips of Pete Seeger and an exhibit of Seeger images by photographer Robert Corwin. Wanda Fischer (host and producer of WAMC-FM’s “Hudson River Sampler”) and Eighth Step director Margie Rosenkranz (former artistic director for Seeger’s Clearwater Great Hudson River Revival festival) will co-host the festivities.
FREE PETE SEEGER BIRTHDAY PARTY SING-ALONG
A Place for Folk at Unitarian Universalist Society of Schenectady’s Whisperdome, Schenectady
7pm Saturday, May 3, FREE; donation appreciated
Pete is no longer with us, but his music and legacy live on. Come for a lively evening of great fun for the whole family and pass this heritage along. The celebration will be emceed by Wanda Fisher (host of WAMC-FM’s “Hudson River Sampler”), and performers include George Ward, Addie & Olin—Unleashed, Sybil Allyson & Roots of Change, Jeffrey Hedquist and many other friends and surprise guests. A free-will donation is appreciated to promote and protect the Mohawk River through a Pete Seeger memorial gift to ECOS: the Environmental Clearinghouse.
COMMUNITY CELEBRATION OF PETE SEEGER
Caffe Lena, Saratoga Springs
2pm Sunday, May 18, FREE
Bring a dish and a song for a Saratoga celebration of Pete Seeger, who passed in January at the age of 94. Since the ’40s, Pete connected the people of the world with simple folksongs and dreams of peace, health and freedom for all. Saratoga Peace Alliance, Temple Sinai & Caffe Lena host a potluck meal and sing-along in the spirit of neighborliness at the heart of Pete’s message of peace. Potluck begins at 2pm; singing begins at 3pm. All ages are welcome!