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Cooperstown Summer Music Festival Presents Top Classical and Jazz Artists August 6-24

Jul 11, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Enso String QuartetCooperstown, N.Y. - The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival, under the artistic direction of flutist Linda Chesis, opens its 16th season on Wednesday, August 6 with the concert Inspired by Italy. The Enso String Quartet, Chesis, violist Richard Young, and cellist Raman Ramakrishnan will perform works by Puccini, Verdi, Boccherini, and Tchaikovsky. The concert also features the premiere of a new arrangement of Canzoniere by David Ludwig, created for Linda Chesis and the Enso String Quartet to perform at the Festival.  The Enso regularly performs the classics of the string quartet literature, but also champions lesser-known works that deserve to be heard, along with contemporary music. The Quartet received a 2010 Grammy nomination for "Best Chamber Music Performance."

Summer Fun at The Strong Museum Weekdays July 14 – Aug. 22

Jul 11, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Rochester, N.Y. - Summer at The Strong museum has never been more playful! Enjoy themed arts and crafts, music and dance, computer games and books, and imaginative play each weekday, Monday through Friday, from July 14 to August 22. Be on the lookout for special guests, interactive storytelling, and celebratory surprises. The summer schedule follows:

July 14-18: Pirate Week. Discover an ocean of adventures as you learn to talk like a pirate, walk the plank, collect treasure, create a sea captain's hat, and more. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., meet a pirate and collect a coin from the treasure chest.

Enjoy the Best of Madison County's Farms on Open Farm Day

Jul 11, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Madison County Open Farm DayMadison County, N.Y. - With the long-awaited summer now in full swing, Open Farm Day is your chance to enjoy the bounty of some of Madison County's best farms. July 26th between 10 am and 4 pm Cornell Cooperative Extension of Madison County invites you to take a behind-the-scenes look at your local farms at its 7th annual Open Farm Day as 35 farms and 3 farmers' markets open their gates to the public. Visitors will be treated to farm tours, rides, product samples, farm animals, and an all-around good time at Madison County's diverse farms. Home to naturally-raised beef and bison, pasture-raised pork and chickens, horses and ponies, sweet corn and veggies, pasture butter, mushrooms, jams and sauces, honey, salsa, wine, hops, hard and sweet cider, maple products and much more, Madison County's farms have something to satisfy everyone!

Performances Begin July 10th for The Powerhouse Theater Apprentice Company

Jul 11, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Powerhouse TheatrePoughkeepsie, N.Y. - The Vassar & New York Stage and Film Powerhouse Theater Apprentice Company performance season kicks off on Thursday, July 10 and will run through Monday, July 21. The ambitious season will include productions of Figures, a devised performance created for and performed in the Vassar campus's Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center through the use of the live composing sign language called "soundpainting." A workshop performance of resident Ugandan playwright Margaret Namulyanga's Privileged Life of Cats will also perform at the Art Center, followed by panel discussions on LGBTQ community both locally in Hudson Valley, and in central Uganda.

Top Expert to Speak on the Battle of Oswego July 16

Jul 11, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

1814 Attack on Fort OswegoOswego, N.Y. - Colonel Harold Youmans, U.S.A. Retired, will present an illustrated lecture entitled "Eight Days in May, the British Raid at Oswego, New York," Wednesday, July 16 at 7 p.m. in the Enlisted Men's Barracks at old Fort Ontario.

Colonel Youmans will bring new information and insights into the May 5-6, 1814 British amphibious attack on Oswego intended to delay American ship construction at Sackets Harbor. The attack resulted in the destruction of Fort Ontario, military warehouses, and the capture of cannon, munitions, naval stores, and supplies.

Fort Ticonderoga Presents “Defiance & Independence” Battle Re-enactment, July 19 & 20

Jul 11, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Fort Ticonderoga's Defiance & Independence Battle Re-enactment will be presented July 19 & 20. Photo credit Drifting FocusTiconderoga, N.Y. - Join Fort Ticonderoga for a two-day battle re-enactment highlighting the climactic summer of 1777 as the Fort's American garrison was outflanked by a British invasion force descending from Canada. The event takes place Saturday and Sunday, July 19 and 20, 9:30 am to 5 pm. Admission to this reenactment event is included in a Fort Ticonderoga's general admission ticket. To learn more about the event visit http://www.fortticonderoga.org/learn/re-enactors/defiance-independence or call 518-585-2821.

It’s Christmas in July at Genesee Country Village & Museum!

Jul 11, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

GCV&MMumford, N.Y. - Visit Genesee Country Village & Museum on Saturday, July 26, for Christmas in July, an idea-inspiring day as our villagers begin to "secretly" hand-craft dolls, toys and games for the children; make warm and practical gifts for the poor and less fortunate; candy fruits for fruitcakes and sugarplums; stir up jellies and preserves for holiday meals; practice their Christmas music; and create holiday decorations for both home and church.

2014 Great New York State Fair Women’s Day Keynote: ‘7 Habits of Supremely Happy Women’

Jul 10, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Yvonne ConteSyracuse, N.Y. - A recent Gallup Poll found that 40 percent of women feel stressed out every day. To help women find happiness amidst the hectic schedules of work, family, soccer practice, swim lessons, the phone, diapers, and dinner on the table by six, the 2014 Great New York State Fair has invited motivational humorist Yvonne Conte to provide the keynote presentation at the Women's Day Luncheon on Wednesday, August 27.

Directory of Canal Sites and Museums Now Available

Jul 10, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Erie Canal Site DirectoryWaterford, N.Y. - Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor has produced a new directory of canal sites and museums to introduce New York State residents and visitors to more than 45 sites all along the NYS Canal System. The directory is available at numerous canal sites and visitor centers along the Erie, Oswego, Cayuga-Seneca, and Champlain Canals.

"Summer is the perfect time for families and visitors to explore New York State's historic canals," said Bob Radliff, Director of Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor. "Whether traveling by boat, bike, or car, the directory will help people find their way to interesting places."

Get Ready for the Hester Street Fair Ice Cream Social!

Jul 10, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Hester Street Fair Ice Cream Social 2014New York, N.Y. - In 1984, President Ronald Reagan designated July as National Ice Cream Month and the third Sunday of the month as National Ice Cream Day.

Hester Street Fair is celebrating this delicious holiday with an Ice Cream Social weekend, featuring a special lineup of your favorite local ice cream and a batch of brand new ice cream and frozen treat vendors that are ...

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