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A Gilded Age Christmas at Staatsburgh State Historic Site

Nov 18, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

The halls are being decked!  Staatsburgh State Historic Site is preparing for its festive Gilded Age Christmas, featuring sumptuous decorations throughout the mansion and special children’s programs from late November through New Year’s Eve. Staatsburg, N.Y. - The halls are being decked! Staatsburgh State Historic Site is preparing for its festive Gilded Age Christmas, featuring sumptuous decorations throughout the mansion and special children's programs from late November through New Year's Eve. The site opens for the holiday season on Friday, November 28, and offers public hours Thursday through Sunday, from Noon to 4pm (closed Christmas Day) through December 31.  Special evening hours are from 6pm to 8pm on Friday December 12, and additional days for visiting the mansion include Noon to 4pm on Monday, December 29 through Wednesday, December 31.

Picturing America at The Hyde Collection

Nov 10, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Portrait of George Washington, ca. 1824Glens Falls, N.Y. - Picturing America: Signature Works from the Westmoreland Museum of American Art will be on view at The Hyde Collection, September 28, 2014 through January 4, 2015. From the 1758 Portrait of John Gardiner by John Singleton Copley to Milton Avery's Arrangement with Plants of 1948, the exhibition presents 57 paintings and sculptures that describe the American experience from the Colonial period to early Modernism. Other renowned artists from the two hundred year span represented in this selection include Mary Cassatt, William Merritt Chase, Susan MacDowell Eakins, Childe Hassam, Robert Henri, George Inness, Paul Manship, John Singer Sargent and Benjamin West as well as Charles Willson Peale and his children Rembrandt, Rubens and Mary Jane. The rich variety of expressive means represented by the works in the exhibition, including still-life, portraiture, narrative and abstraction, provides a visual embodiment of such national ideals as freedom, diversity and opportunity.

2014 National Toy Hall of Fame Inductees Announced: Bubbles, Little Green Army Men, and Rubik’s Cube

Nov 7, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Little Green Army MenRochester, N.Y. -They are relatively inexpensive, easy to come by, and have been delighting young and old alike for generations. Magical, iridescent bubbles; monotone, miniature little green army men; and the colorful, puzzling Rubik's Cube became the latest inductees to The Strong's National Toy Hall of Fame. The honorees were selected from a field of 12 finalists that also included: American Girl dolls, Fisher-Price Little People, Hess Toy Trucks, My Little Pony, Operation Skill Game, paper airplanes, pots and pans, Slip‘N Slide, and Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.

Oswego County Historical Society to Host Lecture on the Great Bear Springs

Nov 6, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Great Bear logoOswego, N.Y. - The Oswego County Historical Society will host the sixth lecture of the 2014 season on Sunday, November 9th at 1:30 p.m at the Richardson-Bates House Museum, 135 East Third Street in Oswego. The event is free and open to the public. Guest lecturer Dick Drosse will present a program entitled "Great Bear Springs - 110 Years of Spring Water." The presentation will focus on the history of the current Great Bear Recreation Area, which is comprised of nearly 500 acres of land on County Route 57 in the town of Volney. It is beautifully situated along the Oswego River. The majority is owned by the city of Fulton, along with the state canal corporation, town of Volney and private owners. There are eight miles of public trails that are maintained by volunteers of the Friends of Great Bear.

George Eastman House to Host First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival Acts

Sep 18, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Alfred HitchcockVintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play and Cello Fury will be performing on September 21

Rochester, N.Y. - George Eastman House will host Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play and Cello Fury on September 21 as part of the First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival. Screen Plays ~ Hollywood's Golden Age on Stage will perform Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play at 1 p.m. and Cello Fury will hit the stage at 3 p.m. Both performances will be held in the Dryden Theatre, 900 East Avenue. Admission to each event is $10, and tickets can be ordered in advance at www.rochesterfringe.com.

“Planting Wildness: Finding Roots in Delaware County”

Sep 11, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

An Interdisciplinary Exhibit by Bertha Rogers at Hanford Mills Museum An Interdisciplinary Exhibit by Bertha Rogers at Hanford Mills Museum East Meredith, N.Y. - The interdisciplinary exhibit, "Planting Wildness: Finding Roots in Delaware County," by Bertha Rogers is on view at Hanford Mills Museum through October 4th. The exhibit includes mixed media artworks, photographs, an accompanying video by Rogers and Jack Schluep, and logging artifacts from the Hanford Mills Museum collection. Rogers' exhibit explains, through words and images, New York's Reforestation Program, which was started in the early 20th century to ensure New York State continued to have timber and forested lands. New York's State Nursery, the first in the nation, started major planting programs as soon as it was established in 1902.

Open House and Gallery Talk for "Women in Movement" Exhibit

Sep 11, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Seneca Falls, N.Y. - To celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, Women's Rights National Historical Park will host a Gallery Talk by artist Andrea Arroyo for her art exhibition "Women in Movement." The Gallery Talk will be offered on Saturday, September 27th at 1:00 pm, followed by a short tour of the gallery at 1:30 pm. A special ranger talk "Words", which examines Spanish words that have found common use in the English language, will be offered at 2:00 pm. A reception will follow from 2:30 to 4:00 pm.

Disney to Launch North American Tour of NEWSIES at Proctors in Schenectady

Sep 11, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Artistic and Anticipated Economic Boon for Upstate New York Schenectady, N.Y. - Disney's NEWSIES will launch its North American tour at Proctors in Schenectady this fall, creating an artistic and anticipated economic boon for upstate New York.

The NEWSIES North American tour will tech at Proctors from September 15-October 10, in preparation for performances October 11-17, 2014. A show's tech period, generally requiring between two and four weeks, is the phase in its development when the production is readied for launch-a large venue is rented to facilitate the assembly of sets; costumes are fitted; performance cues are choreographed; and microphone frequencies are coordinated.

Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month at Women's Rights NHP!

Sep 3, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Seneca Falls, N.Y. - Women's Rights National Historical Park will celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15, 2014) with an artwork exhibition and gallery talk by the renowned artist Andrea Arroyo. This exhibition, entitled "Women in Movement," features a series of artworks which will be on public view from September 17th through October 15th, 2014, in the Women's Rights NHP Visitor Center, located at 136 Fall Street in Seneca Falls, New York. The park Visitor Center is open Wednesday-Sunday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Ms. Arroyo will present a gallery talk on September 27th from 1:30 - 3:00 PM. A reception with the artist will follow the gallery talk from 3:00 - 4:30 PM. The exhibition and the gallery talk are free and open to the public and are appropriate for all ages.

NYC & Company Features the Meatpacking District as the Next Spotlight in Neighborhood X Neighborhood

Sep 3, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Neighborhood Campaign Encourages Exploration of Attractions, Shops, Restaurants, Hotels, Restaurants and More 

New York, N.Y. (Sept. 3) - NYC & Company, New York City's official marketing, tourism and partnership organization, today announced the Meatpacking District as the next Neighborhood x Neighborhood feature. Owing its name to the many New York City meatpacking plants that once called the neighborhood home, the Meatpacking District has retained its historical character and cobblestone streets. Now known for its fashionable shops, quality restaurants and trendy nightlife scene, the cutting-edge neighborhood is conveniently accessible by the 1, 2, 3, A, C, E and L subway lines. For more information on all there is to see and do in the Meatpacking District, visit nycgo.com/nxn.

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