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Category - Capital-Saratoga

USS Slater scheduled to open to the public on Wednesday, April 1

Mar 19, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

USS SlaterAlbany, N.Y. - This year will mark the ship's 18th season in Albany. A lot has changed since she first arrived in Albany. If you haven't toured the ship in a while, you should come back for a visit.

A National Historic Landmark, USS SLATER is the only remaining World War II Destroyer Escort afloat in America. Destroyer Escorts originally were conceived to battle Nazi U-Boats while escorting convoys across the Atlantic. However, their versatility proved useful in the Pacific defending task forces from Kamikaze attacks. Many Destroyer Escorts continued to serve during the Korean and Viet Nam Wars. The current US Navy Fleet's frigates are descendants of these small ships.

Aliens Come to Schenectady: Mabee Farm Historic Site Kicks Off Science Fiction Exhibit

Mar 11, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

With a Reading from Celebrated Writer, Barry B. Longyear

Rotterdam Junction, N.Y. - The Mabee Farm Historic Site, part of the Schenectady County Historical Society, will open its new exhibit, "It Came From Schenectady: Science Fiction in the Capital Region" on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. with a reception and book talk and signing featuring award-winning science-fiction author Barry B. Longyear.

Spotlight to be on Superstar Violinist Joshua Bell During Performance of The Philadelphia Orchestra

Feb 19, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Aug. 21, 2014 at SPAC

Saratoga Springs, N.Y. - Violinist Joshua Bell, renowned as one of today's singular musical talents, will be a featured soloist during the upcoming summer 2015 season of The Philadelphia Orchestra at Saratoga Performing Arts Center. Lauded by the Boston Herald as "the greatest American violinist active today" and the Houston Chronicle as the "most perfect interpreter of this generation," Mr. Bell's performance will highlight the August 21 program of the Orchestra's annual SPAC residency.

Aliens Come to Schenectady

Feb 19, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

It Came From SchenectadyMabee Farm Historic Site Kicks Off Science Fiction Exhibit with Reading from Celebrated Writer, Barry B. Longyear

Rotterdam Junction, N.Y. - The Mabee Farm Historic Site, part of the Schenectady County Historical Society, will open its new exhibit, "It Came From Schenectady: Science Fiction in the Capital Region" on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. with a reception and book talk and signing featuring award-winning science-fiction author Barry B. Longyear.

National Ballet of China to Bring Original Masterpiece 'The Peony Pavilion' to SPAC Stage in 2015

Feb 19, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

National Ballet of ChinaSaratoga Springs, N.Y. - The National Ballet of China, a beloved national symbol in its homeland and an iconic cultural emissary to the global community, will perform at Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) July 21 and 22, announced President and Executive Director Marcia J. White. Accompanied by The National Ballet of China Symphony Orchestra, the company's SPAC engagement will feature the Saratoga premiere of The Peony Pavilion, the internationally-acclaimed adaptation of a classic Chinese romantic tale.

SPAC to Feature the Talents of TV and Broadway Star Megan Hilty and Popular Conductor Steven Reineke

Feb 5, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

At Pops Night with The Philadelphia Orchestra

 

Saratoga Springs, N.Y. - In a few short years, Megan Hilty has gone from understudy on Broadway to a star of stage, screen, and music whose impressive accomplishments mark her as one of the fastest rising talents in the entertainment world. Steven Reineke's boundless enthusiasm and exceptional artistry have made him one of the nation's most sought-after pops conductors, composers and arrangers. Ms. Hilty and Mr. Reineke come together to headline Pops Night with The Philadelphia Orchestra on August 13, during the Orchestra's 2015 summer residency at Saratoga Performing Arts Center.

Opalka Gallery presents Dr. Steven Leibo

Jan 21, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Opalka GalleryThe Climate Crisis and the American Northeast

Albany, N.Y. - In conjunction with the closing of "Meander, because you can't see much while marching / Mike Glier, A 35 Year Survey," the Opalka Gallery is pleased to welcome Dr. Steven Leibo as he discusses the climate crisis and its likely impact on America's Northeastern states. The warming of the globe, a phenomenon largely caused by humanity's prolific burning of fossil fuels, has impacted the entire planet, but it is playing out differently in various regions. Leibo will discuss how local communities are already starting to face the challenge.

Historical Society Announces 2015 Howlin' at the Moon Concert Series at Mabee Farm Historic Site

Jan 16, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Howlin' at the Moon Concert SeriesSchenectady, N.Y. - The Schenectady County Historical Society proudly presents its seventh season of the Howlin' at the Moon concert series at Mabee Farm Historic Site. The 2015 season will be the most exciting and ambitious Howlin' year yet, with 12 scheduled events. Each month on the full moon, Mabee Farm will host an evening of live music, featuring regional folk and bluegrass artists.

Summer concerts take place in Mabee Farm's historic 1760s Dutch barn.

New Video Showcases Albany as an Exciting Destination

Oct 29, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

With Capital Center project underway, Albany's convention businesses prepare viewers for more

Albany, N.Y. - The Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACCVB) and the Albany County Convention Authority (ACCA) recently released a high quality video highlighting Albany County as an exciting and multifaceted destination. This video serves as an introduction to Albany encouraging viewers to discover Albany through the destination tourism website, Albany.org, and additional collateral materials.

The 90 second video provides a glimpse of Albany showcasing its sights, cuisine, and events and will entice viewers to discover more by visiting Albany.org.

Disney to Launch North American Tour of NEWSIES at Proctors in Schenectady

Sep 11, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Artistic and Anticipated Economic Boon for Upstate New York Schenectady, N.Y. - Disney's NEWSIES will launch its North American tour at Proctors in Schenectady this fall, creating an artistic and anticipated economic boon for upstate New York.

The NEWSIES North American tour will tech at Proctors from September 15-October 10, in preparation for performances October 11-17, 2014. A show's tech period, generally requiring between two and four weeks, is the phase in its development when the production is readied for launch-a large venue is rented to facilitate the assembly of sets; costumes are fitted; performance cues are choreographed; and microphone frequencies are coordinated.

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