10:00 PM22:00

CD Release Party at National Sawdust

It's finally here! The CD release of Up to the Sky. So many years have gone into making this record, so many hands have also helped in making it. I'm so excited to have the party at my favorite venue National Sawdust. It's been on my wish list since it opened to do my CD release there! I hope you will make it out to celebrate with us! 

National Sawdust @ 10pm

80 N. 6th Street Brooklyn, NY 

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8:30 PM20:30

Rockwood 2

We are going to have a great band for this show! Biggest ever! 

Rima Fand-violin and vocals, Ilusha Tsinadze-guitar and vocals, Kyle Sanna-Guitar, synths and vocals and Mathias Kunzli Drums all the way from LA!!!

It's the big time in the city! 

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7:00 PM19:00

Baby Dee @ National Sawdust

One of my hero's Baby Dee!! She is a beautiful songwriter that has inspired me so much. I actually wrote a paper about her in my Women and Music class at Brooklyn College! And on February 23rd I'll be doing one of her songs at National Sawdust with Ilusha Tsinadze. She'll be doing a whole set. Come and catch her she's not here often! 

Baby Dee is an enchanting song writer, classically trained harpist, circus sideshow veteran, and west side street legend Her infectious cackle and extraordinary talent on piano, harp and accordion has caught her many musical admirers including Will Oldham, Matt Sweeney, Maxim Moston, and Andrew WK, all of whom have produced unique and magnificent albums for her.

With special guests, including London composer Sarah Angliss and her robotic carillon, Theo Bleckman with Rima Fand, Sarah Alden with Ilusha Tsinadsze, baroque singer Lacy Rose, Blake Norris and your host Erin K. Orr.


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to Sep 16

The YARD residency - Limassol, Cyprus

  • The Old Vinegar Factory (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

When the Night Fell Away from the Sea [Music] | Sarah Alden and Kyle Sanna

Moments are periods of attunement to the now as it moves through time. A moment is the hourglass of shared experience between one’s awareness and one’s environment, often set against an emotional landscape.

Interacting with nature is to be continually reminded of the many systems operating beyond our control. There is no way to pause or replay nature’s processes. When the clouds open, when the fish jumps, when thunder wakes us, we have the choice to pay attention. These moments do not demand our attention, but in giving our attention they dissolve the boundaries between our selves and our environment.

September 15th & 16th 8pm

Old Vinegar Factory Address: Genethliou Mitella 34, Lemesos, Cyprus


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to Jun 13

Video release party June 12th!!!

Video release party june 12 2016

I am overjoyed to share with you that we will be releasing the music video on June 12th. I hope that you all can come, i want to have a big ol' celebration in the old fashion way, eat together, drink together, play some music and watch a music video together! 

Please come, bring something to grill, or a dish to share, we'll being on the roof at the G&S loft. It's a perfect place to watch the sunset. Later we'll head in and watch the video on the big screen. The band will pay a few songs that we've been working on. The album is so nearly done! Come share in this evening with us! 

7pm rooftop BBQ

8:30pm viewing and music to follow

The address is available only through RSVP. The loft is in Gowanus, Brooklyn, NY on Douglass St.

Please RSVP

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8:00 PM20:00

Fire Sloth Music Series

Sarah Alden, 8pm, Myk Freedman and the Myk Freedman's 9pm

Sarah Alden Ensemble:
Sarah Alden-violin/vocal, Kyle Sanna-guitar Ben Galina-bass Mathias Kunzli Drums

Myk Freedman and the Myk Freedman's:
Myk Freedman-lap steel, Angela Morris-tenor, Kenny Warren-trumpet, Jason Vance-banjo, Carlo Costa-drums, Adam Hopkins-bass

$10 (neighborhood kids free)

Fire Sloths are medium-sized mammals belonging to the family Musiconychidae. They are part of the order creativia and are therefore related to anteaters, which sport a similar set of specialized claws, saxophones and teeth. Fire sloths are Brooklyn dwellers known for burning with passion while moving extremely slowly, hence named "fire sloths". They create beautiful and mysterious music while hunting for ants.

The Fire Sloth Music Series is a weekly celebration of their existence in the form of two sets of creative music performed by local sloths and humans.

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7:30 PM19:30

Great Small Works year-end Spaghetti Dinner

Great Small Works year-end Spaghetti Dinner

Sliding scale donation $5-$25, no one turned away.

* Shadow Plays by Chinese Theatre Works with members of People's Puppets

* Enchanted Grove installation by Gregory Corbino with Great Small Works

* Performance by Betty's Daughter Arts Collaborative

* Music by Sarah Alden band:

Melissa Tong - violin, vocals
Rick Snell - guitar
Ben Gallina - bass
Richie Barshay - drums
Sarah Alden - violin, vocals

* Poetry by Lady Dane Figueroa Edidi

* Music for year-end dancing with Michael Winograd's Brooklyn Waltz Factory! BRING YOUR DANCING SHOES! With: 
Binyomin Ginzberg
Joanna Sternberg
Adam Moss
Michael Bates
Matt Moran
Ben Syversen
Lauren Brody
Ari Folman-Cohen
Patrick Farrell
Sarah Alden
Brian Drye
Stefan Zeniuk
Jessica Lurie
Richie Barshay
Hadar Noiberg
Keryn Kleiman
Hannah Temple
Rebecca Steinberg
Jeff Warschauer
Lily Paulina
Alec Spiegelman
Taylor Ashton
Kristin Slipp
Dan Kahn
Marandi Hostetter

+ Other great surprises that GROW and MOVE

* And of course, spaghetti!


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11:30 AM11:30

Secret City

This Sunday we gather in New York City, the theme is DIRT, perfect for this mulchy, muddy moment of the year. Here's our roster of artists and performers:

  • Multi-disciplined artist, Dove Drury Hornbuckle will share ceramics, sculpture and drawings
  • John Brodeur, who plays in The Secret City Band, will present a number of his own as our featured musical guest
  • The lovely Marianne Cohen will present her famous apple butter
  • Our dear Stephanie Summerville will read the Cultural Calendar
  • One of our favorites, Sarah Alden will play the fiddle and there will be some flatfooting!
  • The wonderful poet Lee Ann Brown will read a poem called DIRT
  • And I think we're going to play a game about GOSSIP.

There will be a bunch of songs about DIRT and a story about a trip to the southwest--a dirt colored wonderland.  


Come get dirty with us! 

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6:00 PM18:00

Garden Concert series at PS 217

Come out to Ditmas park and bring picnic and a blanket. We will be playing at PS217 as part of the Garden concert series on June 11th from 6-7pm. And perhaps we can hope for the mosquitos to still be sleeping! It will be the full band with Kyle Sanna on guitar, Melissa Tong on violin, Chris Tordini Bass, and Richie Barshay on drums. Hope you'll come down for the evenings show!

PS 217 6-7pm.

1100 Newkirk Ave (corner of Westminster road) Brooklyn, NY


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9:00 PM21:00

Roots and Ruckus at Jalopy

Kyle Sanna and I will be playing a duo set maybe with a couple of special guests on June 10th at Jalopy as part of their Wednesday series called Roots and Ruckus.  We will be on at 9pm sharp, don't miss us we play a 30 minute set. come out and catch the sunset in Red hook then come for a drink at jalopy!!! :)

Jalopy Theatre and Music School 

315 Columbia St, Brooklyn, NY 11231
(718) 395-3214

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5:00 PM17:00

Pete's Candy Store- Secret Saturdays


Howard Fishman has been curating Secret Saturdays at Pete's Candy Store and they are such a lovely event. Hope you will join Rima Fand, Kyle Sanna and I this Saturday May 16th at 5pm. A sweet trio playing my original music. We may have some special guests! 

Pete's Candy Store

709 Lorimer Street in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, between Frost and Richardson Streets. 

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8:30 PM20:30

The Waltz Ball

January 18th 8:30pm 

The Golden Angel Waltz Orchestra presents the Waltz ball. 

Bring yer honey or come find a new honey and come dance in three. We encourage your fancy frocks and sharpest duds. We supply the victorian dance cards, the music, the very simple dance instruction complete with visual aids and a general encouragement and support in your dancing and socializing with nice strangers throughout the night!



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8:30 PM20:30

The Waltz Ball- Jalopy Theatre

Jalopy Theatre- The Golden Angel Waltz Orchestra presents the Waltz Ball

The next installment of the waltz ball will be June 27th!! Mark your calendars, polish your shoes, fix up your prettiest frock and start counting in three. As usual we will have Victorian style dance cards that means you get ask total strangers to dance and they sign your card in a fancy script writing, we'll have visual aids for learning the intricacies of the waltz, and of course an amazing band playing classics from the early 1900's with violins accordions and tenor banjos! I do hope you will come and share in the joys of waltzing with us!

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