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Sinterklaas Celebration Returns to Kingston for the 4th Year!

Sep 2, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

SinterklaasSave The Dates! November 21th Through the 29th! Kingston, N.Y. - On Saturday, November 29, 2014, the famed Sinterklaas Celebration that has drawn thousands to Rhinebeck once again goes bi-coastal. For the fourth year, Kingston will celebrate a little bit of its Dutch heritage and reprise its starring role as Spain in the story of Sinterklaas' arrival in the Hudson Valley. A festive procession of giant puppets, stars, fish, flags, this year's honored animal (the Hummingbird) and the great Hudson River itself will travel down Broadway to bring the beloved holiday story to life. Come to the historic Rondout District in Kingston to discover this enchanting blend of tradition and modern day merriment.

A Couple of Blaguards brings Irish comedy to GE Theatre at Proctors, Sept. 26–Oct. 5

Sep 2, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Frank and Malachy McCourt's two-character play predates classic books Angela's Ashes, ‘Tis and A Monk Swimming Schenectady, N.Y.- Limerick, Ireland in the 1930s. There was little to laugh at for Brooklyn-born Frank and Malachy McCourt, hardscrabble sons of a shiftless alcoholic who dragged his Depression-era family across the Atlantic from bad to worse.

But laugh, they did.

A Couple of Blaguards, which comes to the GE Theatre at Proctors Sept. 26-Oct. 5, is the boisterous barroom autobiography of the renowned sibling authors. First produced in New York in 1985, Blaguards was the comedic springboard for Frank's instant classics Angela's Ashes and 'Tis, and Malachy's A Monk Swimming.

"King of Rock" New York State Yo-Yo Contest at The Strong Museum Saturday, Sept.20

Sep 2, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Rochester, N.Y. - See which talented yo-yo competitors have the winning moves during the New York State Yo-Yo Contest at The Strong® museum on Saturday, September 20 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. (Registration for participants starts at 9 a.m.) Nearly 75 competitors from around the world will descend on Rochester to dazzle museum guests with their slick tricks and flashy, freestyle routines all in the hopes of being crowned the "King of Rock."

New “BBQ, Brews & Blues” Competition Spices Up Saratoga Wine & Food Festival

Aug 29, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Celebrated bassist Ben Williams and his band Sound EffectFeaturing Food Network's Marc Murphy

Friday, Sept 5 @ 7 p.m.

Celebrated jazz artist Ben Williams & Sound Effect to Perform

Saratoga Springs, N.Y. - The brand new, "BBQ, Brews & Blues" event featuring Food Network star Marc Murphy will usher in a weekend of gourmet events for the Saratoga Wine and Food Festival, September 5 - 7. Murphy, host of the Food Network's hit series Chopped, will host a competition style grill-off in which four of the Capital Region's best chefs face off against four Manhattan grill masters. The event will also feature chef-prepared food, BBQ and a variety of craft beers, wines and spirits as well as music by celebrated jazz bassist Ben Williams. Presented by Certified Angus Beef and Stella Artois, BBQ, Brews & Blues will be held on Friday, September 5 from 7 - 10pm.

Manitoga Announces Palmas Performance By 2014 Resident Artist Melissa McGill

Aug 27, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Garrison, N.Y. - "Manitoga / The Russel Wright Design Center is thrilled to present Melissa McGill's Palmas - a site-specific sound installation and live music and dance performance. Her work masterfully continues Russel Wright's legacy of creative experimentation and celebration of place at Manitoga," states Executive Director, Allison Cross.

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.

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