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Category - Museums

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.

Wild Nature: Masterworks from the Adirondack Museum

Jan 13, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Seneca Ray Stoddard, American (1843-1917), Ausable Chasm, ca. 1880At The Hyde

Glens Falls, N.Y. - The Hyde Collection opens its 2015 exhibition schedule with an exhibition drawn from the permanent collection of the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake, New York. From January 18, 2015 through April 12, 2015, Wild Nature: Masterworks from the Adirondack Museum will be on view in The Hyde's Wood Gallery.

White House Highlights Adirondack Youth Climate Summit

Jan 5, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Tupper Lake, N.Y. - Last month the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) launched a new Climate Education and Literacy Initiative to help connect American students and citizens with the best-available, science based information about climate change. The launch included a number of commitments by Federal agencies and outside groups to increase the nation's knowledge of climate change.

Community Bank Supports A New Perspective

Dec 23, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Tupper Lake, N.Y. - Community Bank has recognized the regional significance of Wild Walk by donating $25,000 to the iconic, outdoor experience that will change the way visitors to The Wild Center view the forest that surrounds them. "Aside from its innovative design, Wild Walk is a new platform for seeing the world with a different perspective," said Craig Stevens, VP of Commercial Banking at Community Bank. "Changing perspectives makes people grow and consider other points of view, encouraging lifelong learning. Community Bank is honored to support this new way to see the Adirondacks."

Ring in the New Year with a First Day Hike at Fort Ontario

Dec 12, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Ring in the New Year with a First Day Hike at Fort OntarioWinter Walk through History at Fort Ontario Oswego, N.Y. - Fort Ontario State Historic Site's first annual "Winter Walk through History" is scheduled for Jan. 1, 2015. The event will feature a narrated historical stroll around the grounds and buildings of the old 75-acre military reservation. Led by AmeriCorps staffer and historian Mitchell Manniccia, the walk will begin at 10 a.m. in the Enlisted Men's Barracks inside the old stone fort. The event is free and open to the public. Free parking will be available in the main visitor lot. The Winter Walk Through History event is part of New York State Park's statewide First Day Hikes Program and is being conducted in cooperation with Oswego County AmeriCorps and Friends of Fort Ontario. First Day Hikes encourage participation in healthy outdoor winter physical activities and are a fun way for the whole family to ring in the New Year.

Artisan Fair Nov. 29 at The Wild Center

Nov 20, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Tupper Lake, N.Y. - This year on Saturday, November 29th from 10am until 5pm, admission to The Wild Center is just $5. You get to shop local artisan offerings and get the fun of a full special day at the Center. Plus, you support the Small Business Saturday movement.

A Trunk Show of local Adirondack Artisans will fill the Center, showcasing local artists, jewelry makers, knitters, leather goods makers, all natural candles and toiletries and more. Unique items from The Wild Supply Co. will complete your holiday shopping, and there is free gift wrapping. Local musician, Steve Borst, will fill the Center with music throughout the day.

A Gilded Age Christmas at Staatsburgh State Historic Site

Nov 18, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

The halls are being decked!  Staatsburgh State Historic Site is preparing for its festive Gilded Age Christmas, featuring sumptuous decorations throughout the mansion and special children’s programs from late November through New Year’s Eve. Staatsburg, N.Y. - The halls are being decked! Staatsburgh State Historic Site is preparing for its festive Gilded Age Christmas, featuring sumptuous decorations throughout the mansion and special children's programs from late November through New Year's Eve. The site opens for the holiday season on Friday, November 28, and offers public hours Thursday through Sunday, from Noon to 4pm (closed Christmas Day) through December 31.  Special evening hours are from 6pm to 8pm on Friday December 12, and additional days for visiting the mansion include Noon to 4pm on Monday, December 29 through Wednesday, December 31.

Picturing America at The Hyde Collection

Nov 10, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Portrait of George Washington, ca. 1824Glens Falls, N.Y. - Picturing America: Signature Works from the Westmoreland Museum of American Art will be on view at The Hyde Collection, September 28, 2014 through January 4, 2015. From the 1758 Portrait of John Gardiner by John Singleton Copley to Milton Avery's Arrangement with Plants of 1948, the exhibition presents 57 paintings and sculptures that describe the American experience from the Colonial period to early Modernism. Other renowned artists from the two hundred year span represented in this selection include Mary Cassatt, William Merritt Chase, Susan MacDowell Eakins, Childe Hassam, Robert Henri, George Inness, Paul Manship, John Singer Sargent and Benjamin West as well as Charles Willson Peale and his children Rembrandt, Rubens and Mary Jane. The rich variety of expressive means represented by the works in the exhibition, including still-life, portraiture, narrative and abstraction, provides a visual embodiment of such national ideals as freedom, diversity and opportunity.

2014 National Toy Hall of Fame Inductees Announced: Bubbles, Little Green Army Men, and Rubik’s Cube

Nov 7, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Little Green Army MenRochester, N.Y. -They are relatively inexpensive, easy to come by, and have been delighting young and old alike for generations. Magical, iridescent bubbles; monotone, miniature little green army men; and the colorful, puzzling Rubik's Cube became the latest inductees to The Strong's National Toy Hall of Fame. The honorees were selected from a field of 12 finalists that also included: American Girl dolls, Fisher-Price Little People, Hess Toy Trucks, My Little Pony, Operation Skill Game, paper airplanes, pots and pans, Slip‘N Slide, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Ghost Tours Re-Visit Historic Fort Ontario

Oct 10, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Fort Ontario Ice CaveOswego, N.Y. - The Friends of Fort Ontario, Central New York Ghost Hunters, and other ghost-hunting groups return to the Fort Ontario State Historic Site, 1 E. Fourth St., Oswego to host Ghost Tours Friday and Saturday, October 17 and 18. Guided tours run in 15-minute increments from 7 to 10 p.m. both evenings. Tickets to the annual event are $13 and must be purchased in advance.

Evidence gathered in the fort's buildings and underground casemates during the tours will be presented in the rooms or areas where it was obtained. People are also invited to bring their own ghost-hunting equipment to find new data under the guidance of the experts.

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