The Beat http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/ Category - Museums Sun, 26 Oct 2014 00:21:51 GMT Ghost Tours Re-Visit Historic Fort Ontario http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/10/Ghost-Tours-Re-Visit-Historic-Fort-Ontario/7986/ Oswego, 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. Fri, 10 Oct 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/10/Ghost-Tours-Re-Visit-Historic-Fort-Ontario/7986/ George Eastman House to Host First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival Acts http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/18/George-Eastman-House-to-Host-First-Niagara-Rochester-Fringe-Festival-Acts/7979/ Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play and Cello Fury will be performing on September 21 Rochester, N.Y. - George Eastman House will host Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play and Cello Fury on September 21 as part of the First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival. Screen Plays ~ Hollywood's Golden Age on Stage will perform Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play at 1 p.m. and Cello Fury will hit the stage at 3 p.m. Both performances will be held in the Dryden Theatre, 900 East Avenue. Admission to each event is $10, and tickets can be ordered in advance at www.rochesterfringe.com. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/18/George-Eastman-House-to-Host-First-Niagara-Rochester-Fringe-Festival-Acts/7979/ War of 1812 Speaker Comes to Fort Ontario http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/18/War-of-1812-Speaker-Comes-to-Fort-Ontario/7977/ Oswego, N.Y. - Noted local historian and newspaperman Richard Palmer presents a discussion about the War of 1812 journal of Major Robert Carr. The presentation begins at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 24 in the Enlisted Men's Barracks inside Fort Ontario State Historic Site, 1 E. Fourth St., Oswego. The program is free and open to the public. Major Carr, of the 16th U.S. Infantry Regiment commanded Fort Ontario during part of the summer of 1812. In his presentation, Palmer will read and interpret excerpts that he copied from Carr's journal during a research trip to Philadelphia. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/18/War-of-1812-Speaker-Comes-to-Fort-Ontario/7977/ Kites Will Fly at Washington’s Headquarters during the Hudson River Ramble September 20th http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/18/Kites-Will-Fly-at-Washington-s-Headquarters-during-the-Hudson-River-Ramble-September-20th/7975/ Newburgh, N.Y. - Soaring, swirling, kites of all kinds will bob and weave as they dance in the wind at Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site during Kites Over the Hudson, on Saturday, September 20th, 2 PM to 4 PM. Free kites will be given to the first 150 children 15 and under during this Hudson River Ramble event. Prizes will be awarded in various kite categories, and refreshments will be served to all who attend. And there will be a Kite Hospital, staffed by members of Chapter 1782 of the Military Order of the Purple Heart, to repair most kite catastrophes! Thu, 18 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/18/Kites-Will-Fly-at-Washington-s-Headquarters-during-the-Hudson-River-Ramble-September-20th/7975/ “Planting Wildness: Finding Roots in Delaware County” http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/11/-Planting-Wildness-Finding-Roots-in-Delaware-County-/7973/ An Interdisciplinary Exhibit by Bertha Rogers at Hanford Mills Museum East Meredith, N.Y. - The interdisciplinary exhibit, "Planting Wildness: Finding Roots in Delaware County," by Bertha Rogers is on view at Hanford Mills Museum through October 4th. The exhibit includes mixed media artworks, photographs, an accompanying video by Rogers and Jack Schluep, and logging artifacts from the Hanford Mills Museum collection. Rogers' exhibit explains, through words and images, New York's Reforestation Program, which was started in the early 20th century to ensure New York State continued to have timber and forested lands. New York's State Nursery, the first in the nation, started major planting programs as soon as it was established in 1902. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/11/-Planting-Wildness-Finding-Roots-in-Delaware-County-/7973/ Metropolitan Museum Launches Flagship App for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/2/Metropolitan-Museum-Launches-Flagship-App-for-iPhone-iPad-and-iPod-touch/7962/ New York, N.Y. - Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced that the Museum will launch today its flagship smartphone app-titled simply The Met-developed exclusively for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This free digital resource is the easiest way to see what's happening at the Met every day, wherever you are. The Met app is available on iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, and can be downloaded free from the App Store. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/2/Metropolitan-Museum-Launches-Flagship-App-for-iPhone-iPad-and-iPod-touch/7962/ "King of Rock" New York State Yo-Yo Contest at The Strong Museum Saturday, Sept.20 http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/2/-King-of-Rock-New-York-State-Yo-Yo-Contest-at-The-Strong-Museum-Saturday-Sept-20/7958/ Rochester, N.Y. - See which talented yo-yo competitors have the winning moves during the New York State Yo-Yo Contest at The Strong® museum on Saturday, September 20 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Registration for participants starts at 9 a.m.) Nearly 75 competitors from around the world will descend on Rochester to dazzle museum guests with their slick tricks and flashy, freestyle routines all in the hopes of being crowned the "King of Rock." Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/2/-King-of-Rock-New-York-State-Yo-Yo-Contest-at-The-Strong-Museum-Saturday-Sept-20/7958/ The Wild Center Announces Major Property Acquisition http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/2/The-Wild-Center-Announces-Major-Property-Acquisition/7957/ Tupper Lake, N.Y. - The Wild Center announced today the acquisition of 50 acres of Raquette River front property made possible by a group of supporters. The new acquisition adjoins the Center's current 31-acre site and includes significant river-frontage on the Raquette River, a seasonal building and wetland habitat. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/2/The-Wild-Center-Announces-Major-Property-Acquisition/7957/ Aug. 27 Program Will Explore History of Fort Ontario’s Storm Warning Tower http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/22/Aug-27-Program-Will-Explore-History-of-Fort-Ontario-s-Storm-Warning-Tower/7951/ Lecture Was Inspired by Research of Curator's Late Husband  Oswego, N.Y.  - Fort Ontario's Coastal Warning Display tower and its history will be the topic of a lecture by Fort Ontario curator Jenny Emmons Wednesday, Aug. 27, at 7 p.m. The lecture will take place in the Enlisted Men's Barracks at Fort Ontario. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/22/Aug-27-Program-Will-Explore-History-of-Fort-Ontario-s-Storm-Warning-Tower/7951/ The Wilderness Within: A Social Media Workshop http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/20/The-Wilderness-Within-A-Social-Media-Workshop/7950/ Tupper Lake, N.Y. - Join artist Holly Friesen on Monday, September 8th at 10:00 am at The Wild Center for The Wilderness Within. Poet and ecologist Gary Snyder said "It is in the deep mind that wilderness and the unconscious become one, and in some half-understood but very profound way, our relation to the outer ecologies seems conditioned by our inner ecologies. This is a metaphor, but it is also literal." Artist Holly Friesen will speak about this very phenomena in the making of her own contemporary landscape paintings. Holly is a working artist based out of Montreal, Canada and has painted the boreal forests and precambrian rock of Northern Quebec for decades. Wed, 20 Aug 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/20/The-Wilderness-Within-A-Social-Media-Workshop/7950/