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Beyond the Tent at the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival

Jul 28, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Cold Spring, N.Y.  - There is plenty happening under the Tent at the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival this summer, and starting August 8, there will be even more HVSF to enjoy when HVSF2 (formerly known as In Process) gets under way at The Depot Theater in Garrison.  Now in its fifth season, this exciting series explores new plays in a lab setting with HVSF company members in readings of contemporary work. All tickets for HVSF2 are $25 and may be purchased at http://philipstowndepottheatre.org. The Philipstown Depot Theatre is located at the Garrison Train Station, 4 miles from the Bear Mountain Bridge off Route 9D, Garrison's Landing.

Mets to Host Irish Heritage Night at Citi Field on Friday, Aug. 1 vs. The San Francisco Giants

Jul 28, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

NY MetsFlushing, N.Y. - The New York Mets announced Irish Heritage Night will take place this Friday, August 1 at Citi Field when the Mets host the San Francisco Giants at 7:10 p.m.

Dubbed by Jimmy Fallon as "New York City's house band for the last 30 years," Black 47 will perform on the Mets Plaza, located outside the Jackie Robinson Rotunda, beginning at 6:00 p.m. as part of their farewell tour. Fans will be entertained by on field pre-game performances beginning around 6:30 p.m. by Irish Step Dancers as well as in-game programming that celebrates Irish culture.

Russia’s Legendary Bolshoi Ballet & Orchestra Debuts at SPAC, Tuesday July 29

Jul 28, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Bolshoi Ballet Master Class- TONIGHT @ 6 P.M. Saratoga Springs, N.Y. - Russia's legendary Bolshoi Ballet, the largest ballet company in the world and one of the most prestigious, debuts at Saratoga Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, July 29 - Friday, August 1. The Bolshoi Ballet, accompanied by the Bolshoi Orchestra, will present four performances of its signature production of Don Quixote. The SPAC engagement is one of just three US locations on the Bolshoi's 2014 tour; the company performed to sold-out audiences in May at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. and most recently, at the Lincoln Center Festival in New York City. Performances kick off on Tuesday, July 29 with Bolshoi principal dancers Maria Alexandrova and Vladislav Lantratov dancing in the lead roles of "Kitri," and "Basilio." Opening Night will also feature an audience-wide sparkling toast, Russian vodka tastings, and a fireworks finale.

Wassaic Project Announces 2014 Summer Festival Film Selections, Inaugural Screenwriting Fellow

Jul 25, 2014 by I Love New York Staff

Wassaic Project 2014 Summer Film FestivalNarrative Feature Section includes: APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR, FORT TILDEN, ZERO MOTIVATION & surprise Midnight Movie; Short Film Program features new partnership with SHORT OF THE WEEK.  Inaugural Screening Residency Fellow Desiree Akhavan to be honored at the 7th Annual Festival, August 1-3

Wassaic, N.Y. - The Wassaic Project, an artist-run multidisciplinary arts organization in its seventh year, is proud to announce its 2014 film festival selections, which highlights the best contemporary emerging filmmakers in international and American independent cinema.  New to the festival this year is a first of its kind partnership with Short of the Week as well as a surprise Midnight Movie. Located in the Maxon Mills, Luther Barn and sprawling fields of the hamlet of Wassaic, New York, The Wassaic Project Summer Festival - a FREE multi-disciplinary celebration of art, music, film, dance, food, and community will take place from August 1-3, 2014.

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!

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