The Beat Category - Finger Lakes Sun, 07 Feb 2016 10:26:26 GMT Spring comes early to the George Eastman Museum with annual Dutch Connection floral display Live flowers on display February 12-28-also on view, artifacts from George Eastman's life 100 years ago Rochester, N.Y. -The George Eastman Museum presents virtual springtime, with the annual Dutch Connectionfloral display, on view Friday, February 12, through Sunday, February 28. This colorful two-week display will feature thousands of flowering bulbs, displayed throughout the historic mansion. The two-week display is a welcome treat for the eyes and nose in the midst of winter. The museum's historic Conservatory will be filled with thousands of tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, amaryllis, and freesias, in various vibrant shades-the same colors Eastman featured 100 years ago. Thu, 04 Feb 2016 07:00:00 GMT Safety Certification Training for Young Boaters in NY Now One Day at 2016 CNY Boat Show February 20 Syracuse, N.Y. -- The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and New York Sea Grant have announced a change in the Young Boater Safety Certification training course offered annually at the Central New York Boat Show. For 2016, the free program that certifies youth ages 10 to 17 to legally operate a motorized boat or watercraft alone on New York waters will be offered entirely on one day, Saturday, February 20, from 9am to 5pm, at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, NY. Thu, 04 Feb 2016 07:00:00 GMT The Underground Railroad in the Seneca Falls and Waterloo Area Seneca Falls, N.Y.- Seneca Museum of Waterways and Industry and Women's Rights National Historical Park are partnering to bring Walter Gable, Seneca County Historian, to Seneca Falls to present his program titled, The Underground Railroad in the Seneca Falls-Waterloo Area. The presentation will be held on Saturday, February 13, 2016, at 1:00 pm in Women's Rights National Historical Park's Guntzel Theater. Thu, 04 Feb 2016 07:00:00 GMT Taryn Simon: Birds of the West Indies to open at the George Eastman Museum on February 13 Photography exhibition unites ornithologist James Bond with James Bond 007 Rochester, N.Y., February 2, 2016 - The George Eastman Museum will present a fascinating two-part body of work from photographer Taryn Simon in Birds of the West Indies, on view in the museum's main galleries from February 13 through May 15. Thu, 04 Feb 2016 07:00:00 GMT Four Headliners Announced for Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival's 15th Edition Chick Corea plus Joey Alexander, Chris Botti, Grace Potter and Erykah Badu Tickets On Sale Friday January 29 at 10AM Rochester, N.Y. (January 26, 2016) - Producers John Nugent and Marc Iacona announced four headliner shows today for the nine-day 15th edition Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival (XRIJF) June 24 to July 2. Singer songwriter Grace Potter will perform on opening night, Friday, June 24. Grammy winner and "First Lady of Neo Soul" Erykah Badu will perform on Saturday, June 25. Twenty-two-time Grammy-winning jazz legend, pianist and composer Chick Corea "Trilogy" Trio plus special guest Joey Alexander Trio, the 12-year-old young pianist who mesmerized XRIJF audiences last year, will perform on Tuesday, June 28. Trumpeter and four-time XRIJF headliner, Chris Botti returns to XRIJF to perform on Thursday, June 30. All performances will take place at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre at 8PM. Thu, 28 Jan 2016 07:00:00 GMT Football, Freebies and Fun On Tap for Super Bowl 50 at Destiny USA Ginormous TV's, football-themed specials and giveaways await fans looking for an unforgettable Super Bowl viewing experience Syracuse, NY- National Football League fans looking to catch the Carolina Panthers battle the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50 on February 7th at 6:30 p.m. will find no shortage of ways to soak in the football, freebies and fun at Destiny USA. Multiple dining and entertainment venues will be offering football-themed food and drink specials, freebies and prizes alongside the Super Bowl itself, including: Thu, 28 Jan 2016 07:00:00 GMT Finger Lakes Region ON THE WATER Guide Now Available Things to see & do in, on and around our waterways FINGER LAKES, New York. (Jan 19, 2016) - It may seem like spring is a long way off, but it's never too early to start planning your water-based activities once the snow has cleared. Whether you enjoy fishing, scuba diving or just hiking around the waterways, the new Finger Lakes region ‘On the Water!' guide will help you find your way to the many recreational water activities in the region. Wed, 20 Jan 2016 07:00:00 GMT Ski and Save with Ski Cortland’s Travel Itinerary for Families Find the Best of the Mountain and the City at Ski CORTLAND, NY (January 19, 2016) - Escape this winter to the Ski Cortland Experience, a vacation designed with families in mind. Greek Peak Mountain Resort, one of New York's best kept alpine secrets, offers an ideal mix of beginner, intermediate and expert terrain on the slopes, as well as snowtubing and snow biking, while nearby Historic Downtown Cortland boasts great restaurants and shopping - creating a Ski Cortland experience that offers the best of winter adventure and the energy of the city. Tue, 19 Jan 2016 07:00:00 GMT Seneca Lake Wine Trail Presents 2016 Events Schedule Thu, 07 Jan 2016 07:00:00 GMT National Endowment for the Arts Awards $20,000 to the George Eastman Museum Rochester, N.Y., December 8, 2015 - The George Eastman Museum has received a grant award of $20,000 from the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for the museum's preservation of Highlights and Shadows (US 1937), afilm by James Sibley Watson Jr. Today, the NEA announced awards totaling more than $27.6 million in its first funding round of fiscal year 2016, including this Art Works award to the Eastman Museum. Wed, 09 Dec 2015 07:00:00 GMT