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Category - Hudson Valley

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.

Reconstruction of Thomas Cole’s New Studio Begins with Ground-breaking on July 3

Jul 9, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Thomas Cole National Historic Site GroundbreakingCatskill, N.Y. - The earth moved at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site on Thursday, July 3rd, as New York State Parks Commissioner Rose Harvey joined Thomas Cole Executive Director Elizabeth Jacks and 100 other friends and dignitaries, to break ground on the reconstruction site for Cole's "New Studio."

"This is a day that many people have been thinking about and dreaming about for a long time," said Ms. Jacks.

Meet Live Snakes!

Jul 9, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Meet live snakes at the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum on Saturday, July 26 at 10 a.m. Photo by Pam Golben. Hudson Highlands Nature Museum's Wildlife Education Center Presents "Snakes Alive!" on July 26

Cornwall-on-Hudson, N.Y. - On Saturday, July 26 at 10 a.m. the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum presents Snakes Alive! This special snake program will confirm that snakes are indeed awesome animals, helpful to the environment and very misunderstood.

Hudson Valley Jazz Festival Bringing Music to the Valley, Aug. 14-17

Jul 3, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

HV Jazz FestHudson Valley, N.Y. - The Hudson Valley Jazz Festival is taking place August 14-17. The jazz festival, founded in 2009, is designed to highlight local talent alongside name artists. Now in its fifth season and covered last year by The New York Times, and this summer, DownBeat Magazine, it's fast becoming a prime feature for the region.

MANITOGA’S Mid-Summer Music to feature premiere of composer Ben Neil’s MANITOGA

Jun 27, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Garrison, N.Y. - MANITOGA'S Mid-Summer Music to feature premiere of composer Ben Neil's MANITOGA Ben Neill is a noted composer and performer and the inventor of the mutantrumpet, a hybrid electro-acoustic instrument. As a recipient of a 2014 New York State Council on the Arts Individual Artists grant, Neill will premiere Manitoga, for brass quintet and electronics on Saturday, July 26, 2014 5 - 7pm on the grounds of the composition's namesake. This event is free to Manitoga Members, $25 to the general public and $10 for children 15 and under. Reservations can be made on www.brownpapertickets.com.

Kyra Sedgwick to Lead the Cast of John Patrick Shanley’s “The Danish Widow”

Jun 27, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Powerhouse TheatreTickets Now On Sale

Poughkeepsie, N.Y. - New York Stage and Film and Vassar College, this summer celebrating the 30th year of their Powerhouse Theater collaboration, announced that Emmy® Award winner Kyra Sedgwick will lead the cast of Academy Award® and Tony® Award winner John Patrick Shanley's new play The Danish Widow, which will premiere July 16-27, 2014 at Hallie Flanagan-Davis Powerhouse Theater at Vassar College. Shanley also directs the cast which also includes multitalented Broadway vets Craig Bierko and Matt McGrath, as well as stage and screen actress Annika Boras. Visit http://powerhouse.vassar.edu for more info and to purchase tickets.

Come Celebrate Washington's Headquarters 164th Birthday!

Jun 26, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Washington's 164th BirthdayNewburgh, N.Y. - It's a double birthday celebration at Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site on July 4th. Our nation is 238 years old and Washington's Headquarters is 164, having become the first publicly owned historic site in this nation on July 4th, 1850.

Come to our birthday celebrations and take a tour of the historic farmhouse used by General and Mrs. Washington as military headquarters during the last 16 ½ months of the Revolutionary War.

Meet the Artist: Spencer Tunick opens studio to visitors at GARNER Arts Center this Sunday

Jun 24, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Featuring Nudes from Hawaii

Garnerville, N.Y. - Artist-photographer Spencer Tunick, artist in residence at GARNER Arts Center (formerly GAGA), is opening his studio to visitors this Sunday, June 29th from 1:00-4:00PM. Best known for organizing large-scale nude installations, since 1994 he has created over 75 temporary site-specific installations in the United States and abroad. Tunick's installations encompass dozens, hundreds or thousands of live, nude volunteers in public spaces.

Still Time to Sign up to Participate in Dragon Boat Race on July 5tth

Jun 18, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Dragon Boat RacePoughkeepsie, N.Y. - Don't miss this wonderful opportunity to be a part of a new, exciting leisure activity, as a participant in the only Dragon Boat Race in the Mid-Hudson Valley this summer! On Saturday, July 5th, join a team in friendly competition on a short, 200-meter course. Men and women of all ages and skill levels can enjoy paddling with families and friends for stress-free exercise and recreation.

Orange County Presents the New 2014 Travel Guide

Jun 10, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

2014 Orange County Travel GuideHudson Valley, N.Y. - The 2014 Orange County Travel Guide has been flying out of the tourism office with thousands of requests from across the United States and Canada. People are reaching for the guide with the beautiful cover photograph of the view of the Hudson River from Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site in Newburgh. Colorful photos of some of New York State's most famous attractions can be seen next to vivid descriptions of all there is to experience in this hefty 44-page guide.

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