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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+
On Sunday, September 3, the Heartland Passage Tour is coming to Brooklyn’s Waterfront Barge Museum to mark the cultural and historic heritage of the Erie Canal at its southern terminal – Red Hook.
The event will be the only New York area showing of Boom and Bust: America’s Journey on the Erie Canal,a short documentary by Academy Award-winning filmmaker Paul Wagner that meditates on the economic cycles along the canal that speak to the fate and promise of the American dream.

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
Tickets: $15+
Info, full schedule and tickets here:
http://citylore.org/event/heartland-passage-tour-barge-museum-in-brooklyn/

or just go to eventbrite:
Here’s a film teaser:  https://vimeo.com/175274228

Details

Date:
September 3
Time:
8:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cost:
$15+
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