The Beat http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/ Category - arts and culture Wed, 22 Oct 2014 23:07:23 GMT George Eastman House to Host First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival Acts http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/18/George-Eastman-House-to-Host-First-Niagara-Rochester-Fringe-Festival-Acts/7979/ Vintage 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. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/18/George-Eastman-House-to-Host-First-Niagara-Rochester-Fringe-Festival-Acts/7979/ “Planting Wildness: Finding Roots in Delaware County” http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/11/-Planting-Wildness-Finding-Roots-in-Delaware-County-/7973/ 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. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/11/-Planting-Wildness-Finding-Roots-in-Delaware-County-/7973/ Open House and Gallery Talk for "Women in Movement" Exhibit http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/11/Open-House-and-Gallery-Talk-for-Women-in-Movement-Exhibit/7972/ 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. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/11/Open-House-and-Gallery-Talk-for-Women-in-Movement-Exhibit/7972/ Disney to Launch North American Tour of NEWSIES at Proctors in Schenectady http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/11/Disney-to-Launch-North-American-Tour-of-NEWSIES-at-Proctors-in-Schenectady/7971/ 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. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/11/Disney-to-Launch-North-American-Tour-of-NEWSIES-at-Proctors-in-Schenectady/7971/ Celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month at Women's Rights NHP! http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/3/Celebrate-National-Hispanic-Heritage-Month-at-Women-s-Rights-NHP-/7964/ 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. Wed, 03 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/3/Celebrate-National-Hispanic-Heritage-Month-at-Women-s-Rights-NHP-/7964/ NYC & Company Features the Meatpacking District as the Next Spotlight in Neighborhood X Neighborhood http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/3/NYC-Company-Features-the-Meatpacking-District-as-the-Next-Spotlight-in-Neighborhood-X-Neighborhood/7963/ 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. Wed, 03 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/3/NYC-Company-Features-the-Meatpacking-District-as-the-Next-Spotlight-in-Neighborhood-X-Neighborhood/7963/ Metropolitan Museum Launches Flagship App for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/2/Metropolitan-Museum-Launches-Flagship-App-for-iPhone-iPad-and-iPod-touch/7962/ New York, N.Y. - Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced that the Museum will launch today its flagship smartphone app-titled simply The Met-developed exclusively for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This free digital resource is the easiest way to see what's happening at the Met every day, wherever you are. The Met app is available on iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch, and can be downloaded free from the App Store. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/2/Metropolitan-Museum-Launches-Flagship-App-for-iPhone-iPad-and-iPod-touch/7962/ Sinterklaas Celebration Returns to Kingston for the 4th Year! http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/2/Sinterklaas-Celebration-Returns-to-Kingston-for-the-4th-Year-/7961/ Save 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. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/2/Sinterklaas-Celebration-Returns-to-Kingston-for-the-4th-Year-/7961/ A Couple of Blaguards brings Irish comedy to GE Theatre at Proctors, Sept. 26–Oct. 5 http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/2/A-Couple-of-Blaguards-brings-Irish-comedy-to-GE-Theatre-at-Proctors-Sept-26-Oct-5/7959/ 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. Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/2/A-Couple-of-Blaguards-brings-Irish-comedy-to-GE-Theatre-at-Proctors-Sept-26-Oct-5/7959/ "King of Rock" New York State Yo-Yo Contest at The Strong Museum Saturday, Sept.20 http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/2/-King-of-Rock-New-York-State-Yo-Yo-Contest-at-The-Strong-Museum-Saturday-Sept-20/7958/ 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." Tue, 02 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/2/-King-of-Rock-New-York-State-Yo-Yo-Contest-at-The-Strong-Museum-Saturday-Sept-20/7958/