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SPAC Hosts MOMIX Improv Master Class at The National Museum of Dance on Monday, July 21@ 6 P.M.

Jul 17, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Photo: A scene from MOMIX ReMix, which the company brings to SPAC on July 22Open to All with a Creative Spirit; No Dance Background Required

Saratoga Springs, N.Y. -- In conjunction with its July 22nd performance at Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC), the MOMIX dance company will present an Improvisation Master Class at The National Museum of Dance on Monday, July 21 from 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. The class, an exploration in physical improvisation, will be taught by Brian Simerson, dancer and choreographer with MOMIX for 20 years. The class is open to all with a creative spirit - no dance background is required. Tickets are just $15 and available at www.spac.org.

The Hyde Presents Special Screening of Award-Winning Film Shorts

Jul 16, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Nighthawks by Edward HopperEdward Hopper's Paintings Come to Life

Glens Falls, N.Y. - On Thursday, July 31, 2014 at 7pm The Hyde Collection invites the public to enjoy a unique series of 8 short fiction films. Directed by commissioned European directors, such as Cannes Film Festival award-winning director and actor Mathieu Amalric, each vignette is directly inspired by the works of American legendary painter Edward Hopper. Shot in Berlin, Paris, London, New York and Mexico, each film imagines a story line behind a specific Hopper work, bringing the people in that painting to life. This ingenious concept is sure to enthrall art and film lovers alike and is a rare opportunity to see these award-winning films. Viewer discretion is advised. The films contain nudity so viewer discretion is advised.

Music is in the air in Wayne County this Summer!

Jul 15, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Wayne County TourismWayne County, N.Y. - Summer is in full swing and yet it seems as if it just began. Wayne County has a host of events to help entertain you this season. As busy as our lives are, we should all take time out to relax and enjoy and what better way than with music. Wayne County has a huge choice of music for all tastes and the whole family. Most of the concerts are free to the public and will make your summer just a little bit "sweeter".

Cooperstown Summer Music Festival Presents Top Classical and Jazz Artists August 6-24

Jul 11, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Enso String QuartetCooperstown, N.Y. - The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival, under the artistic direction of flutist Linda Chesis, opens its 16th season on Wednesday, August 6 with the concert Inspired by Italy. The Enso String Quartet, Chesis, violist Richard Young, and cellist Raman Ramakrishnan will perform works by Puccini, Verdi, Boccherini, and Tchaikovsky. The concert also features the premiere of a new arrangement of Canzoniere by David Ludwig, created for Linda Chesis and the Enso String Quartet to perform at the Festival.  The Enso regularly performs the classics of the string quartet literature, but also champions lesser-known works that deserve to be heard, along with contemporary music. The Quartet received a 2010 Grammy nomination for "Best Chamber Music Performance."

Summer Fun at The Strong Museum Weekdays July 14 – Aug. 22

Jul 11, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Rochester, N.Y. - Summer at The Strong museum has never been more playful! Enjoy themed arts and crafts, music and dance, computer games and books, and imaginative play each weekday, Monday through Friday, from July 14 to August 22. Be on the lookout for special guests, interactive storytelling, and celebratory surprises. The summer schedule follows:

July 14-18: Pirate Week. Discover an ocean of adventures as you learn to talk like a pirate, walk the plank, collect treasure, create a sea captain's hat, and more. From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., meet a pirate and collect a coin from the treasure chest.

Enjoy the Best of Madison County's Farms on Open Farm Day

Jul 11, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Madison County Open Farm DayMadison County, N.Y. - With the long-awaited summer now in full swing, Open Farm Day is your chance to enjoy the bounty of some of Madison County's best farms. July 26th between 10 am and 4 pm Cornell Cooperative Extension of Madison County invites you to take a behind-the-scenes look at your local farms at its 7th annual Open Farm Day as 35 farms and 3 farmers' markets open their gates to the public. Visitors will be treated to farm tours, rides, product samples, farm animals, and an all-around good time at Madison County's diverse farms. Home to naturally-raised beef and bison, pasture-raised pork and chickens, horses and ponies, sweet corn and veggies, pasture butter, mushrooms, jams and sauces, honey, salsa, wine, hops, hard and sweet cider, maple products and much more, Madison County's farms have something to satisfy everyone!

Performances Begin July 10th for The Powerhouse Theater Apprentice Company

Jul 11, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Powerhouse TheatrePoughkeepsie, N.Y. - The Vassar & New York Stage and Film Powerhouse Theater Apprentice Company performance season kicks off on Thursday, July 10 and will run through Monday, July 21. The ambitious season will include productions of Figures, a devised performance created for and performed in the Vassar campus's Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center through the use of the live composing sign language called "soundpainting." A workshop performance of resident Ugandan playwright Margaret Namulyanga's Privileged Life of Cats will also perform at the Art Center, followed by panel discussions on LGBTQ community both locally in Hudson Valley, and in central Uganda.

2014 Great New York State Fair Women’s Day Keynote: ‘7 Habits of Supremely Happy Women’

Jul 10, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Yvonne ConteSyracuse, N.Y. - A recent Gallup Poll found that 40 percent of women feel stressed out every day. To help women find happiness amidst the hectic schedules of work, family, soccer practice, swim lessons, the phone, diapers, and dinner on the table by six, the 2014 Great New York State Fair has invited motivational humorist Yvonne Conte to provide the keynote presentation at the Women's Day Luncheon on Wednesday, August 27.

Cirque Éloize returns to Proctors with Internationally-renowned Extravaganza iD

Jul 10, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Cirque Éloize Schenectady debut of iD-Aug. 1-3 & 8-10-features 15 performers in a unique combination of urban dances and circus arts Schenectady, N.Y. - Capital Region residents are in for a thrilling summer of circus arts and urban dance as Cirque Éloize returns to Proctors with the international hit iD.

Directed by Jeannot Painchaud, iD (pronounced eye-dee) is a high-energy production, blending circus, street dance and hip-hop. The show will be presented, in its Schenectady debut, at Proctors, 432 State Street, Schenectady, Aug 1-3 & 8-10. Tickets are on sale now at the Box Office at Proctors, by phone at 518.346.6204 and on the web at www.proctors.org.

Reconstruction of Thomas Cole’s New Studio Begins with Ground-breaking on July 3

Jul 9, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Thomas Cole National Historic Site GroundbreakingCatskill, N.Y. - The earth moved at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site on Thursday, July 3rd, as New York State Parks Commissioner Rose Harvey joined Thomas Cole Executive Director Elizabeth Jacks and 100 other friends and dignitaries, to break ground on the reconstruction site for Cole's "New Studio."

"This is a day that many people have been thinking about and dreaming about for a long time," said Ms. Jacks.

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