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The Wilderness Within: A Social Media Workshop

Aug 20, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

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.

Museum Association Announces All New Museum Institute at Great Camp Sagamore

Aug 19, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

New Rates and An Insider's Guide to Advocacy Theme Highlight Immersive Retreat for Museum Professionals

Troy, N.Y. - The Museum Association of New York (MANY), the only statewide organization that works as both a hub for the state's museum community and a powerful voice for the advancement of art, history, science and children's museums, as well as zoos, botanical gardens and other cultural organizations, announced today an all-new Museum Institute at Great Camp Sagamore.

Taking place September 21-24 at the Historic Great Camp, this year's Museum Institute features new reduced rates and a theme that focuses on advocacy from both sides of the issue.

9th Annual Festival in Clinton Begins August 23!

Aug 19, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Art & Music FestivalOpening Time is 10 a.m. Clinton, N.Y. - Celebrate the end of summer with us in a central New York village pretty enough to be on your calendar. Plan to make the trip to Clinton, New York on Saturday, August 23rd for a full day of exceptional live music, impressive artist wares and demonstrations, kids' activities, and a wide variety of interesting and healthy food selections. The Clinton Art and Music Festival, now in its ninth year, offers one of the most impressive and varied musical line-ups of any Upstate music festival, featuring over 20 musical acts -- from solo acoustic to 10-piece swing, Gypsy to Gospel, Irish to Oompah, jazz to Americana.

Hats Off To Summer! At Washington’s Headquarters August 23rd And 24th

Aug 14, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Washington's Headquarters - Hats off to SummerNewburgh, N.Y. - Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site invites you to tip your hat in tribute to the last glorious days of summer during Hats Off To Summer! on Saturday, August 23rd , 11 AM - 5 PM, and Sunday, August 24th, 1-5 PM.

Children and those young at heart are invited to make tricorns and mobcaps and wear their creations throughout the day. The historic Hasbrouck farmhouse, no stranger to such headgear since General and Mrs. Washington headquartered there during the last days of the Revolutionary War, will be open for guided tours.

GCVM Celebrates Victorian Day Aug. 23

Aug 8, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Players engage in a lively game of croquet at Genesee Country Museum.  Photo by Kristie Braun.Mumford, N.Y. - The Victorian era (1837 until Queen Victoria's death in 1901) wasn't just bustles and mutton chop sideburns. It was a time of scientific progress, great literary works, a surge of inventions, whopping urban growth and more time for leisure activity.

On Saturday, Aug. 23, Genesee Country Village & Museum will celebrate that time with Victorian Day.

Primary casting announced for Capital Repertory Theatre’s Other Desert Cities

Aug 6, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Broadway veteran Kevin McGuire and Emmy Award-winner Ellen Parker star under director Michael Bush Schenectady, N.Y. - Primary casting has been announced for the Capital Repertory Theatre production of Jon Robin Baitz's Other Desert Cities, directed by Michael Bush, opening in previews Sept. 26 and playing Sept. 30-Oct. 19. Broadway veteran Kevin McGuire and Emmy Award-winner Ellen Parker will lead the cast as Lyman and Polly Wyeth.

Pirate of the Caribbean Will Attack on Skaneateles Lake

Aug 6, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Capt. Jack (aka Rick Martinez, of Auburn)Skaneateles, N.Y. - Hop aboard, matey! Mid-Lakes Navigation has set its annual Pirate Day for Aug. 13. Joining the marauding this year is Rusty Rice, a captain for the Barbara S. Wiles. Although new to Pirate Day, he is no stranger to pirate play. Rice was a second mate on the Continental Sloop Providence, a replica of America's first war ship, when Disney chartered the tall ship and hired its crew as extras. He appeared in "Pirates of the Caribbean: Deadman's Chest" and "Pirates of the Caribbean: At World's End."

Call for Entries: 2014 Erie Canalway Photo Contest

Aug 6, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

2013 Photo Contest winner, Fairport by Kathy EichornWinning entries to be featured in 2015 calendar

Waterford, N.Y. - Entries are being accepted through August 30, 2014 for the 9th annual Erie Canalway Photo Contest. Winning photos will be featured in the 2015 Erie Canalway calendar, which will be available free of charge in December.

"We love seeing the great places and moments along the canal that people capture in images. ...

The Philadelphia Orchestra Returns to its SPAC Summer Stage Aug. 6 – 23

Aug 5, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Opening Night: Wednesday, Aug 6 @ 8 PM

Saratoga Springs, N.Y. - The Philadelphia Orchestra, one of the preeminent orchestras in the world, returns to its summer stage at Saratoga Performing Arts Center on Wednesday, August 6 at 8 P.M. to commence a spectacular three-week residency highlighted by several premieres and appearances by a star-studded roster of conductors and soloists.  Opening Night, "The American Songbook," will feature Tony Award-winning Broadway star Brian Stokes Mitchell in a program of classics by Gershwin, Copland and Bernstein. Other notable highlights of the season include the much-anticipated return of The Philadelphia Orchestra's Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin, the New York premiere of Tan Dun's Nu Shu: The Secret Songs of Women and an evening with iconic violinist Itzhak Perlman. The Orchestra season runs from August 6 - 23.

Fiddlers’ Fair, Fiber Fest at GCVM Aug. 16-17

Aug 1, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Fiddler Phil BanaszakMumford, N.Y. - Music at its most traditional will envelope Genesee Country Village & Museum on Aug. 16-17, as the museum hosts its Old-Time Fiddlers' Fair, the largest showcase of traditional music in Western New York.

Musicians, ranging from the polished professional to the fledging beginner will fill a variety of venues with fiddlers and dulcimers.

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