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