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FDR Presidential Library and Museum to present a live performance of "Pete Seeger: The Storm King"

Mar 12, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Pete Seegerwith 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.

Daniel H. Weiss Named Next President of the Metropolitan Museum of Art

Mar 11, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Daniel H WeissNew 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.

Hudson Highlands Nature Museum announces a Fishy Fun Weekend at the Wildlife Education Center

Mar 5, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Brook Trout fingerlingsCornwall-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,"

Major Retrospective for Tsai Ming-Liang, One Of Contemporary Cinema’s Most Celebrated Directors

Feb 27, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Vive L’AmourApril 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.

Landmark Exhibition Exploring Beauty, Power, and Spiritual Resonance of Native Indian Art at Met

Feb 25, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Robe, ca. 1700–1740. Eastern Plains artist, probably Illinois, Mid-Mississippi River basin. Native tanned leather, pigment. Paris (France), Musée du quai Branly, 71.1878.32.134March 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 ...

March Maple Madness at The Wild Center

Feb 23, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

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.

The Chocolate Expo Returns to Long Island's Cradle of Aviation Museum

Feb 23, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Chocolate Fountain at Chocolate World Expo (c) by photographer Chuck Fishman 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.

Indian Composer A.R. Rahman to Attend World Premiere of ‘Jai Ho,’ New Documentary About His Career

Feb 19, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

A.R. RahmanScreening followed by conversation with Rahman and Scott Foundas

Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 7:00 p.m. Astoria, N.Y. - Indian super-star musician and composer A. R. Rahman, best known in the United States for his Academy Award-, Golden Globe-, and Grammy-winning score for Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire, will appear in person for the world premiere of Jai Ho, a new documentary ...

Aliens Come to Schenectady

Feb 19, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

It Came From SchenectadyMabee Farm Historic Site Kicks Off Science Fiction Exhibit with Reading from Celebrated Writer, Barry B. Longyear

Rotterdam Junction, N.Y. - The Mabee Farm Historic Site, part of the Schenectady County Historical Society, will open its new exhibit, "It Came From Schenectady: Science Fiction in the Capital Region" on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. with a reception and book talk and signing featuring award-winning science-fiction author Barry B. Longyear.

Museum of the Moving Image Presents “Matthew Weiner’s Mad Men”

Feb 18, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Mad MenExhibition Reveals The Creative Process Behind One Of Television's Most Celebrated Dramas

March 14-June 14, 2015

Astoria, N.Y. - Mad Men, one of the most acclaimed television series of all time, will be the subject of a major new exhibition opening at Museum of the Moving Image on March 14, 2015. Just days after the exhibition opens, Matthew Weiner, the show's creator, writer, and executive producer will appear at the Museum on March 20 for a conversation about the creation and production of the series. This appearance kicks off Required Viewing: Mad Men's Movie Influences, a ten-film series featuring movies curated by Weiner-including The Apartment, Les Bonnes Femmes, and The Americanization of Emily-that inspired the series, from March 14 to April 26.

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