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Top Three Student Historians Compete at War of 1812 Symposium

Apr 10, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Oswego, N.Y. - The top three student historians have been chosen to compete in ‘Student Night,' during the Oswego International War of 1812 Symposium at the Lake Ontario Event and Conference Center in Oswego.

Come out to support the candidates and hear presentations from Oswego, N.Y. native Shannon Cilento; Anastasia Garceau, from Latham, N.Y;. and Nicole Bronsted Wagner of Greeneville, TN. The contest begins at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 17 to kick off the fifth annual event which continues through Sunday, April 19. Admission for the student competition is free and light refreshments will be served.

Explore the Stockade Historic District's fascinating history and architecture with new walking tours

Apr 10, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Home in Schenectady's Stockade DistrictSchenectady, N.Y. - Schenectady's Stockade is a national jewel, boasting the highest concentration of historic period homes in the nation. For over 300 years Schenectadians have called the Stockade home, and the streets are alive today with the stories and legends of Schenectady's past. Join the Schenectady County Historical Society on a walking tour and discover the beauty and history of America's oldest residential neighborhood!

Exhibition Opening at FDR Library - "The Spirit of the Gift: Gifts of State and Affection"

Apr 9, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Hyde Park, N.Y. - The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum will open a special exhibition, "The Spirit of the Gift: Gifts of State and Affection," with a public reception and exhibit preview on Friday, April 24, 2015. The reception will begin at 7:00 p.m. in the Henry A. Wallace Center, followed by an exhibit preview in the William J. vanden Heuvel Gallery in the Library and Museum. This event is free and open to the general public.

Call to Artists for 2015 Members’ Juried Art Exhibit

Apr 2, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

"Sky Peeking"April 16th Deadline Approaches

Ogdensburg, N.Y. - The Frederic Remington Art Museum invites artists to submit artwork for the 2015 Members' Juried Art Exhibit which will be on display May 23 - September 27, 2015.

In the 2015 Members' Juried Art Exhibit, the museum's member artists are invited to submit up to three digital photos of their art. Open to artists everywhere, one work from each artist is guaranteed acceptance. This exhibit is the museum's most inclusive juried art exhibit; every artist gets at least one work in the show. It's during the museum's peak tourist season, so gets maximum exposure.

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.

Cooperstown Summer Music Festival presents Three Faces of Romanticism on April 26

Mar 18, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Nicholas CanellakisCooperstown, N.Y. - The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival, under the artistic direction of flutist Linda Chesis, presents Three Faces of Romanticism on Sunday, April 26 at 4 pm at the Otesaga Hotel in Cooperstown. The concert features Ms. Chesis, Nicholas Canellakis, cello; and Roman Rabinovich, piano, performing works by Beethoven, Reinecke and Rachmaninoff. "We're jumpstarting our 17th season with a spring concert. Nick and Roman are both superb artists, and I'm delighted to be performing with them in Cooperstown," says Linda Chesis. "We'll take the audience on an artistic voyage of Romanticism, from the groundbreaking imagination of Beethoven to Reinecke's poetic depiction of the water sprite Undine to its 20th century culmination in the lush music of Rachmaninoff."

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.

New Food & Drink Spots to Check Out This Spring in the Adirondacks

Mar 16, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Culinary Arts Microadventures in New York's Adirondack Region

Adirondack Region, N.Y. - In the Adirondacks, there's a new crop of hip, community-minded Adirondack farmers, cheese makers, butchers, brewers and distillers who are breathing life into the agritourism industry in the Adirondacks by working together to build a sustainable market offering deliciously unique, farm-fresh goods.

Check out these new and upcoming agritourism stops during a spring trip to the Adirondacks:

One-Of-A-Kind Theatrical Performance Coming To the Dock of the Antique Boat Museum This August

Mar 13, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Caravan Stage CompanyClayton, N.Y. - The Antique Boat Museum (ABM), North America's premier freshwater nautical museum based in Clayton, New York, announced today that the Caravan Stage Company will dock and perform at the Museum this coming August.

The Caravan Stage Company (www.caravanstage.org) will float into the dock at the ABM this coming August 14 & 15 for two nights of high-flying, mesmerizing aerial acrobatics and a world-renowned theatrical performance that is sure to be the talk of the 1000 Islands this summer season.

PTP/NYC (Potomac Theatre Project) to present inaugural Living Room Reading Series in NYC

Mar 13, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

featuring a Snoo Wilson Tribute, and play readings by Howard Barker, Dan O'Brien and John Kolvenbach

New York, N.Y. - PTP/NYC (Potomac Theatre Project) will present their inaugural Living Room reading series on Sunday, March 22 and Monday, March 23, 2015 at 416 West 42nd Street between 9th Avenue and Dyer Avenue in New York City.

PTP/NYC's Living Room reading series ushers in a new era in the company's commitment to expanding the theatrical conversation. With its focus on new voices and texts that speak to the current moment, the series allows PTP/NYC to present this exciting work in a judgment-free setting without the responsibilities of a full production.

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