Collective of Artists to Present Interactive “A Piece of the Dream” at The Barn

Tuesday, November 17, 2015, By: Casey Polomaine

A new immersive multi-media experience bringing audience members into the lives of American low-wage workers living on the margins. A Piece of the Dream weaves film, photography, dance,
installation art, spoken word and live performance together in order to create space for the voices and stories that all too often go unheard as part of our American narrative. Audience members will journey
in groups of ten through several rooms on different floors while being exposed to a multitude art forms from various perspectives directly inspired by stories of people from the Capital Region who are considered working poor. A Piece of the Dream is meant to engage and provoke audiences to bear witness to the impacts of earning a low-wage, and to confront the way that this economic marginalization systematically oppresses millions of people in this country, and in turn affects us all. Inspired by a vision of a more just and equitable society, this multi-media experience seeks to connect audiences to the struggle of all workers and to imagine that another world is possible.

Audience members will go through the experience in groups of 10. Tickets LIMITED Reserve tickets at Brown paper tickets:

December 11th : 7pm, 7:30 pm, 8pm, 8:30pm and 9 pm
December 12th : 7pm, 7:30 pm, 8pm, 8:30 pm and 9 pm
December 13th : 2pm, 2:30pm, 3:00pm, 3:30pm, 4:00
The piece is created and conceived by a collective of artists (featuring Youth FX Filmmakers).
Director and Artistic Producer: Noelle Gentile
Technical Director: Bhawin Suchak
Producer: Victoria Kereszi of Workforce Development Institute
Installation Artist: Alisa Sikelianos-Carter
Documentary Filmmker: Darian Henry
Documentary Filmmaker: Aden Suchak
Experimental Documentary Filmmaker: Maya Suchak
Narrative Filmmaker: Michael Mejiia
Photographer: William Dych
Choreographer: Tammy Robison
Technical Design: Nick Nealon
Featuring performances by: Paul Rivers Bailey, Ejaniia Clayton,
Amani Wilson, Nick Wilson, Dalisa Soto- Peruzzi, Mikayla
Appleberry, Aden Suchak, Majestic Tillman, Joseph Phillips, Emmett
Ferris, Simone Allegra Lavine, Tammy Robinson, and Tony Pallone

Sponsored by Workforce Development Institute

Artist were connected to workers through the support of Citizen Action of New York  

This performance is an interactive experience that requires changing locations and may present difficulties for a person with a movement disability. We welcome all participants, so please contact Noelle Gentile at 518-229-4820 or at to discuss accommodations needed to participate fully in this event.

Contact A Piece of The Dream production at

Suggested donation of $10 at the door.

Reserve tickets at Brown paper tickets:

Help us “craft a better world” TODAY!

Tuesday, November 17, 2015, By: kristen
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Albany Barn has teamed up with A.C. Moore in Latham‘s “Craft a Better World” program!

TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 17th from 9am – 9pm  15% of all purchases made at the Latham A.C. Moore location will be donated to Albany Barn in the form of gift cards that we can use for supplies for future Drinks & DIY nights, kids’ art classes, and so much more!

Get ready to do your fall and holiday crafting by stocking up TODAY, and your newest painting, homemade wreath or holiday cards can benefit the community through our fun and free classes and meet ups!

Here’s how it works:

Download this flyer, then shop at the Latham A.C. Moore any time between 9am and 9pm on Tuesday, November 17th!

THAT’S IT! How easy is that!?

Thank you for your support, and happy creating!

Kid’s Art Class moved to Tuesday 11/17

Saturday, November 14, 2015, By: Casey Polomaine
Weekly kids art class

Next week’s 6pm Kid’s Art Class will be held on Tuesday, 11/17 instead of Monday 11/16.  Classes will resume the regular Monday schedule on 11/23.  Hope to see you there!

African Drum & Dance Class on break until December

Saturday, November 14, 2015, By: Casey Polomaine

Our African drum & dance classes will be on break 11/14, 11/21, and 11/28. We look forward to seeing you back in December!

Join us for “Building Blocks” on Nov. 16th!

Sheridan Hollow Opportunities

Join Albany Barn, Siena College, and the Sheridan Hollow Neighborhood Association on Monday, November 16th at 6:00 p.m. for a discussion on opportunities and obstacles to creative entrepreneurship in the Sheridan Hollow Neighborhood.

We’ve identified neighborhood wants and needs, as well as opportunities for open space, commercial, and residential development within Sheridan Hollow- now we want to hear from YOU! (more…)

Albany Barn honored to be named among beneficiaries of 7th annual Wine & Dine for the Arts Festival

Wednesday, October 21, 2015, By: kristen , Tags: | | | | | |
Press Conference Photo 2016

On Thursday, October 15th Albany Chefs’ Food & Wine Festival announced the beneficiaries of the 2016 Wine & Dine for the Arts Festival. (more…)

Drinks & DIY: Fall/Holiday Edition!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015, By: kristen , Tags: | | | | |
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Looking for a low-key night out? Come to The Barn on Saturday, November 7th for Drinks & DIY! We’ll be serving up Pinspiration with a side of snacks, sangrias, and seasonal film favorites!

We’ll have plenty of supplies and instructions for suggested crafts, but feel free to bring along your own! Bringing your own hand tools- scissors, craft punches, glue guns, pliers- is recommended, but we’ll have some on hand, too!

Not crafty? That’s okay– come for the movies and snacks, and maybe you’ll catch a little Pinspiration!

RSVP on our Facebook event page today, and we’ll see you on the 7th!

GIFTED is coming up fast-submit your artwork today!

Wednesday, October 21, 2015, By: kristen , Tags: | | | | | | | |

On Friday, December 4th, Albany Barn will present an exhibition of “giftable” original artwork, locally produced food, beverages, music, and more as part of our 3rd annual Gifted artisan fair!

Exhibited artworks may be any medium (original works, prints and printed goods), and must be sized (approximately) 12×12″ or smaller and priced below $250.

Vendor booths may display original works or prints of original works, recordings of original music, artisan food and beverages, clothing, cosmetics, small furnishings, and functional art. In addition performers, and/or teaching artists may be considered to promote upcoming performances and classes, or offer a class during the event. The Barn will provide 6ft tables and black linens but encourage vendors to decorate their space and make it their own if they wish! Artisan vendors may request more than 1 table.

The opening reception will take place Friday, December 4th at 5pm at The Barn’s main stage, 56 Second Street as well an invite only preview shopping date on Tuesday, December 1st, 5:00-8:00pm.

*Preference will be given to vendors and artists able to continue to display goods past the date of the opening event.*

The Barn will be accepting submissions from artists and artisan vendors through Friday, November 20th. To submit please send photo(s) of work(s) with title, size, and price or a description of the proposed vendor booth (with photos if possible) to

In a band? Rehearse at The Barn!

Monday, October 19, 2015, By: Casey Polomaine , Tags: | | | | |
Book a Better RehearsalFor Your Band!

Looking for a space for your band to rehearse?  Look no further!  Albany Barn has several great rehearsal spaces available for rent on an hourly basis. Use our gear, or bring your own – it’s up to you! Book for multiple sessions at a time and receive an exclusive discount on your rental fee.  Rates start at just $15/hour, with great monthly specials and instructor discounts available! Email for more details, or click here to book a rehearsal for your band today!

Albany Barn a vendor at this year’s Harvest Festival presented by Honest Weight Food Co-Op

Tuesday, September 29, 2015, By: Casey Polomaine , Tags: | | |

Come visit The Barn as we set up shop at Honest Weight’s 7th Annual Harvest Festival on Sunday, October 4th.  The festival runs from 12-4pm at the Washington Park Lake House and will feature local food, music, vendors & crafters, and children’s activities.  Visit their website for directions, a full list of vendors, and more, and make sure you stop by The Barn’s booth and say hello!

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