A City of Immigrants

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A month-long series of local events, exhibits, talks, and screenings focused on the experience of immigrants starts this week. "A City of Immigrants" is organized by Albany Pro Musica, which will cap the month with a special concert at Troy Music Hall in April. Blurbage:

Throughout our history, many immigrant groups have chosen to make this place their home, each group bringing with them the values and special talents which define the vibrancy and uniqueness of our region. The concert, A City of Immigrants, has been conceived and developed by Albany Pro Musica's Artistic Director, Dr. Jose Daniel Flores-Caraballo, as an homage to this rich cultural heritage and to the many immigrant groups which have made our region strong and enduring, and whose very differences have enriched us all. This concert will be preceded by a three- week, capital region-wide celebration of our unique cultural heritage , through exhibits, lectures and other events.

The Albany Pro Music concert is April 3 at the Troy Music Hall. Tickets are $25 and $35 / $15 for students.

A compressed events schedule for the month is listed after the jump.

March 10: The Irish Catskills: Dancing at the Crossroads | on WHMT

March 17: Facing the Global Immigration and Refugee Crisis | forum at Rockefeller Institute of Government

March 24 "A City of Immigrants: A WAMC Conversation with Alan Chartock and featuring Paul Grondahl of the Times Union | at The Linda

March 24: Len Tantillo, Past and Present, An Artist's Inspiration | at the Albany Institute

March 25: The Italian Americans of New York and New Jersey | on WMHT

March 26: Schooling the Children of Schenectady's Italian & Polish Immigrants, 1900-1930 | at the Schenectady County Historical Society

March 28-April 1 Southern Life, Northern City: The History of Albany's Rapp Road Community | exhibit at Albany City Hall rotunda

March 29: Immigration in New York State and the Greater Capital Region | at Rockefeller Institute of Government

March 29: Uprooted | on WMHT

March 30: AHA! | on WHMT

March 31: The Honorable Jack McEneny, E Pluribus Unum / Out of Many, One | at Albany Institute

March 31 A City of Immigrants... It's all about the Music! | at UAlbany

April 1: In Between Days screening | NYS Writers Institute at UAlbany

April 2: Crailo Fest / A Dishonorable Trade: Human Trafficking in the Dutch Atlantic World exhibit | at Crailo State Historic Site

April 3: A City of Immigrants | at Troy Music Hall

April 29: Brooklyn screening | NYS Writers Institute at UAlbany

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