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Staatsburgh State Historic Site Opening for Tour Season

Mar 20, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Staatsburgh State Historic SiteSite 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.

USS Slater scheduled to open to the public on Wednesday, April 1

Mar 19, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

USS SlaterAlbany, N.Y. - This year will mark the ship's 18th season in Albany. A lot has changed since she first arrived in Albany. If you haven't toured the ship in a while, you should come back for a visit.

A National Historic Landmark, USS SLATER is the only remaining World War II Destroyer Escort afloat in America. Destroyer Escorts originally were conceived to battle Nazi U-Boats while escorting convoys across the Atlantic. However, their versatility proved useful in the Pacific defending task forces from Kamikaze attacks. Many Destroyer Escorts continued to serve during the Korean and Viet Nam Wars. The current US Navy Fleet's frigates are descendants of these small ships.

Fighting for Freedom Movie Series at Philipse Manor Hall

Mar 18, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

"Glory" and "Amazing Grace" Will Be First Two Films in Four-Part Series

Yonkers, N.Y. - 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the end of America's bloodiest conflict, the Civil War. In commemoration of the historic events that took place, Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site has announced the dates for the first two installments of a four-part movie series titled, "Fighting for Freedom." Each film in the series will focus on the topics of slavery and the Civil War. The first two films shown will be "Glory" on Saturday, April 11 at 4 p.m. and "Amazing Grace" on Saturday, May 9 at 4 p.m. All films will be shown at Philipse Manor Hall, located at 29 Warburton Ave. in Yonkers, just blocks from the Yonkers train station.

Destiny USA hosts The Salvation Army’s 2nd annual Shoot Out in the Canyon event

Mar 18, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Preview event for the Turn-Around Jumpers Basketball Tournament to be held at Destiny USA

 

Syracuse, N.Y. - Destiny USA is co-sponsoring a Turn-Around Jumpers free-throw shooting contest with Dick's Sporting Goods and Microsoft to benefit The Syracuse Area Salvation Army. The shoot out will be held in the Canyon Area of Destiny USA on Friday, March 27 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Saturday, March 28 from noon to 8 p.m.

The event will feature a free-throw shooting contest, fun prizes for participants and registration opportunities for the upcoming Basketball Tournament in June. All proceeds from the Shoot Out in the Canyon event will benefit The Salvation Army.

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.

Mets to Host Anthem Search Tuesday, March 24 at Citi Field

Mar 10, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Winner to Perform National Anthem during Subway Series, Friday, September 18; First 100 to Arrive at Hodges VIP Guaranteed an Audition;More Information at Mets.com/AnthemSearch

Flushing, N.Y. - The New York Mets have announced they will host the Mets Anthem Search Tuesday, March 24 at Citi Field with the winner performing the National Anthem Friday, September 18 during the Subway Series at Citi Field. Auditions for the general public start at 10:00 a.m. The first 100 performers to arrive at Hodges VIP (first base side of Citi Field) are guaranteed an audition to sing a song of their choice - excluding the National Anthem - a cappella. Season Ticket Holders will have the opportunity to audition at 9:00 a.m.

Spring Break Mini-Camps at John Jay Homestead

Mar 9, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Katonah, N.Y. - Calling all curious kids! From Monday, March 30 through Friday, April 3, John Jay Homestead State Historic Site will hold two-hour mini-camps for children age five to ten. This is a drop-off program exploring a different topic each session.

On Monday, March 30, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., the theme will be Heat & Light. How did people work or read without electricity? How did they keep warm during the cold winter without heaters? Children will answer these questions as they explore John Jay's bedroom, office and dining room; then make hand-dipped candles to take home.

John Jay Homestead to Hold Historic Walking Tour in New York City

Mar 9, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Katonah, N.Y. - John Jay's Not-So-Big City: A Walk Through the History of Old New York, a walking tour sponsored by John Jay Homestead State Historic Site, will take place Saturday, April 11, 2015. Participants will meet in lower Manhattan, and step off promptly at 10:00 a.m., rain or shine. The cost of participation is $20.00 per person; members of the Friends of John Jay Homestead can participate for $15.00.

Calling All Student Historians: Enter to Win Competition at War of 1812 Event

Mar 5, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Mary Katherine Clerkin Oswego, N.Y. - ‘Student Night' returns to kick off the Oswego International War of 1812 Symposium at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 17. The Lake Ontario Event and Conference Center in Oswego hosts the fifth annual event which continues through Sunday, April 19. Learn more about this chapter in history and hear behind-the-scenes stories about the campaign from an esteemed panel of multinational historians throughout the weekend.

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.

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