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Party Like its 1817 in Red Hook and see a new documentary
September 3 @ 8:00 pm - 11:00 pm| $15+
The film showing caps an evening that includes folk music legends Jay Ungar and Molly Mason, famous for their fiddle classic “The Lover’s Waltz,” as well Kimball, Canning, Bolt & McClure, playing the music of traveling troupes along the canal in its heyday.The Heartland Passage Tour will move west the entire length of the Canal to ten cities in all- next stop, Albany!
Steve Zeitlin, a local folklorist (he founded City Lore) can give background on this unique event; he can tell you why the Erie Canal is still relevant…and how he got the idea while vacationing on a houseboat -and who also helped produce Boom and Bust. Or you can chat with Paul Wagner about the powerful message behind his film.
Or you can also talk to Jay Ungar or Molly Mason, folk musicians who know there’s more to Erie Canal-inspired music than “Low Bridge” or “Buffalo Gals.”
Here’s info for a listing about the event 9/3.
Sunday 9/3 8 p.m.
Waterfront Barge Museum
290 Conover St, Brooklyn
Info, full schedule and tickets here: