The Beat http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/ Category - Museums Sun, 26 Apr 2015 02:47:59 GMT Hudson Highlands Nature Museum hosts Storm King Mountain Hike http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/27/Hudson-Highlands-Nature-Museum-hosts-Storm-King-Mountain-Hike/8088/ Cornwall-on-Hudson, N.Y. - On Saturday, April 11 from 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. join the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum at Storm King Mountain for a rigorous hike up the mountain. This hike, led by environmental educator Lisa Mechaley, is geared for adults and children 12 and older who would like to learn about the history of Storm King Mountain and want to enjoy the extraordinary views of the Hudson. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/27/Hudson-Highlands-Nature-Museum-hosts-Storm-King-Mountain-Hike/8088/ Staatsburgh State Historic Site Opening for Tour Season http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/20/Staatsburgh-State-Historic-Site-Opening-for-Tour-Season/8086/ Site Features an Intact Mansion of the Gilded Age Staatsburg, N.Y. - Staatsburgh State Historic Site, also known as Mills Mansion, will open for the season on Thursday, April 16.  Tours will be offered Thursdays through Sundays from 11am to 5pm (last tour begins at 4pm), along with a full roster of special programs including the very popular Downton Abbey-themed tour and the Gilded Age Tea & Talk series.  The 79-room mansion overlooking the Hudson River is in the hamlet of Staatsburg, between Hyde Park and Rhinebeck.  A time capsule of the Gilded Age, Staatsburgh retains its original furnishings and opulent décor. Fri, 20 Mar 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/20/Staatsburgh-State-Historic-Site-Opening-for-Tour-Season/8086/ One-Of-A-Kind Theatrical Performance Coming To the Dock of the Antique Boat Museum This August http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/13/One-Of-A-Kind-Theatrical-Performance-Coming-To-the-Dock-of-the-Antique-Boat-Museum-This-August/8078/ Clayton, N.Y. - The Antique Boat Museum (ABM), North America's premier freshwater nautical museum based in Clayton, New York, announced today that the Caravan Stage Company will dock and perform at the Museum this coming August. The Caravan Stage Company (www.caravanstage.org) will float into the dock at the ABM this coming August 14 & 15 for two nights of high-flying, mesmerizing aerial acrobatics and a world-renowned theatrical performance that is sure to be the talk of the 1000 Islands this summer season. Fri, 13 Mar 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/13/One-Of-A-Kind-Theatrical-Performance-Coming-To-the-Dock-of-the-Antique-Boat-Museum-This-August/8078/ FDR Presidential Library and Museum to present a live performance of "Pete Seeger: The Storm King" http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/12/FDR-Presidential-Library-and-Museum-to-present-a-live-performance-of-Pete-Seeger-The-Storm-King-/8076/ with Jeff Haynes, Richie Stearns, Sara Milonovich, Sean Harkness, and Timothy Hill Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. in the Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home Hyde Park, N.Y. - The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum will present a live performance of "Pete Seeger: The Storm King" with Jeff Haynes (Richie Stearns, Sara Milonovich, Sean Harkness, and Timothy Hill), an audiovisual presentation of Pete Seeger's spoken words -- in his own recorded voice -- set to live music and video. This performance is based on the audio book of the same name -- nominated for a Grammy® and named "An especially interesting and lovely experiment, [deserving] to be heard" in a starred review by Library Journal. Thu, 12 Mar 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/12/FDR-Presidential-Library-and-Museum-to-present-a-live-performance-of-Pete-Seeger-The-Storm-King-/8076/ Daniel H. Weiss Named Next President of the Metropolitan Museum of Art http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/11/Daniel-H-Weiss-Named-Next-President-of-the-Metropolitan-Museum-of-Art/8074/ New York, N.Y. -The Metropolitan Museum of Art has announced that Daniel H. Weiss, an innovative executive and accomplished art historian serving currently as president of Haverford College, will be the next President of the Museum. He will succeed Emily Kernan Rafferty, who will retire from the Met on March 31 after 10 years in the post, and nearly 40 at the institution. Dr. Weiss' appointment was announced by Daniel Brodsky, Chairman of the Board, and Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO. Wed, 11 Mar 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/11/Daniel-H-Weiss-Named-Next-President-of-the-Metropolitan-Museum-of-Art/8074/ Hudson Highlands Nature Museum announces a Fishy Fun Weekend at the Wildlife Education Center http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/5/Hudson-Highlands-Nature-Museum-announces-a-Fishy-Fun-Weekend-at-the-Wildlife-Education-Center/8070/ Cornwall-on-Hudson, N.Y. - Saturday, March 28 and Sunday, March 29, from 12 p.m.-4p.m., the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum will be hosting: Trout Weekend at the Museum's Wildlife Education Center, 25 Boulevard, Cornwall-on-Hudson. "The Brook Trout is New York's official State fish. A native of New York, it is a small, attractive and feisty game fish," Thu, 05 Mar 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/5/Hudson-Highlands-Nature-Museum-announces-a-Fishy-Fun-Weekend-at-the-Wildlife-Education-Center/8070/ Major Retrospective for Tsai Ming-Liang, One Of Contemporary Cinema‚Äôs Most Celebrated Directors http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/27/Major-Retrospective-for-Tsai-Ming-Liang-One-Of-Contemporary-Cinema-s-Most-Celebrated-Directors/8066/ April 10-26, 2015 Astoria, N.Y. - Tsai Ming-liang, the defining artist of Taiwan's Second Wave of filmmakers, will be the subject of a major retrospective at Museum of the Moving Image, from April 10 through 26, 2015-the most comprehensive presentation of Tsai's work ever presented in New York. Distinguished by a unique austerity of style and a minutely controlled mise-en-scene in which the smallest gestures give off enormous reverberations, Tsai's films comprise one of the most monumental bodies of work of the past 25 years. And, with actor Lee Kang-sheng, who has appeared in every film, Tsai's stories express an intimate acquaintance with despair and isolation, punctuated by deadpan humor. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/27/Major-Retrospective-for-Tsai-Ming-Liang-One-Of-Contemporary-Cinema-s-Most-Celebrated-Directors/8066/ Landmark Exhibition Exploring Beauty, Power, and Spiritual Resonance of Native Indian Art at Met http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/25/Landmark-Exhibition-Exploring-Beauty-Power-and-Spiritual-Resonance-of-Native-Indian-Art-at-Met/8061/ March 9-May 10, 2015 Exhibition to Offer In-Depth View of Plains Indian Artistic Masterworks Exhibition location: Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Exhibition Hall, Second Floor, Gallery 999 Press preview: March 2, 10 a.m.-noon New York, N.Y. - A major exhibition featuring extraordinary works created by Native American people of the Plains region will go on view at The ... Wed, 25 Feb 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/25/Landmark-Exhibition-Exploring-Beauty-Power-and-Spiritual-Resonance-of-Native-Indian-Art-at-Met/8061/ March Maple Madness at The Wild Center http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/23/March-Maple-Madness-at-The-Wild-Center/8056/ Tupper Lake, N.Y. - Each weekend in March, join The Wild Center in celebrating all things maple! Tour the sugar shack, try the maple quest, taste some maple treats at the cafe, and special programming celebrate the maple sugaring season. The month begins on Sunday, March 1st with special presentations at 10:30 am featuring an overview of The Wild Center's maple program and of maple sugaring in the Adirondacks. Don't forget to stop by and visit with an Adirondack Museum historian and check out some old school maple artifacts. The day also includes discounts in store, maple foods to try, a Maple Porter beer tasting, sugar shack tours, a Maple Quest for kids, animal encounters and a snowshoe hike. Mon, 23 Feb 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/23/March-Maple-Madness-at-The-Wild-Center/8056/ The Chocolate Expo Returns to Long Island's Cradle of Aviation Museum http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/23/The-Chocolate-Expo-Returns-to-Long-Island-s-Cradle-of-Aviation-Museum/8055/ New York's largest chocolate event to feature 75+ vendors, plus chocolate demonstrations by celebrity chefs Garden City, N.Y. - The Chocolate Expo, New York's largest chocolate event, will return for the fourth consecutive year to Long Island's Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City, NY, on Sunday, March 1, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. At The Chocolate Expo, attendees will get to taste, purchase, celebrate and otherwise indulge in delicious gourmet chocolates, baked goods, specialty foods, gelato, cheeses, wines and much more from over 75 local and regional vendors, while touring one of the largest air and space museums in the world. Mon, 23 Feb 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/23/The-Chocolate-Expo-Returns-to-Long-Island-s-Cradle-of-Aviation-Museum/8055/