The Beat http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/ Category - arts and culture Wed, 28 Jan 2015 14:10:39 GMT Opalka Gallery presents Dr. Steven Leibo http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/21/Opalka-Gallery-presents-Dr-Steven-Leibo/8023/ The Climate Crisis and the American Northeast Albany, N.Y. - In conjunction with the closing of "Meander, because you can't see much while marching / Mike Glier, A 35 Year Survey," the Opalka Gallery is pleased to welcome Dr. Steven Leibo as he discusses the climate crisis and its likely impact on America's Northeastern states. The warming of the globe, a phenomenon largely caused by humanity's prolific burning of fossil fuels, has impacted the entire planet, but it is playing out differently in various regions. Leibo will discuss how local communities are already starting to face the challenge. Wed, 21 Jan 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/21/Opalka-Gallery-presents-Dr-Steven-Leibo/8023/ Historical Society Announces 2015 Howlin' at the Moon Concert Series at Mabee Farm Historic Site http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/16/Historical-Society-Announces-2015-Howlin-at-the-Moon-Concert-Series-at-Mabee-Farm-Historic-Site/8021/ Schenectady, N.Y. - The Schenectady County Historical Society proudly presents its seventh season of the Howlin' at the Moon concert series at Mabee Farm Historic Site. The 2015 season will be the most exciting and ambitious Howlin' year yet, with 12 scheduled events. Each month on the full moon, Mabee Farm will host an evening of live music, featuring regional folk and bluegrass artists. Summer concerts take place in Mabee Farm's historic 1760s Dutch barn. Fri, 16 Jan 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/16/Historical-Society-Announces-2015-Howlin-at-the-Moon-Concert-Series-at-Mabee-Farm-Historic-Site/8021/ Sledding Party at Historic Mansion http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/14/Sledding-Party-at-Historic-Mansion/8018/ Germantown, N.Y. - Clermont State Historic Site is hosting its annual sledding party from 12-3 pm on Sunday, January 25th, with a "No Snow Date" of Sunday, February 8th. This is the one day each year when the historic grounds are opened to sledding. Guests can warm up with hot chocolate and homemade treats by the fire. A great day for families! Free admission, safety sleds only (no metal runners). For more information about this program or to volunteer, please contact Clermont State Historic Site at (518) 537-4240. Wed, 14 Jan 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/14/Sledding-Party-at-Historic-Mansion/8018/ Wild Nature: Masterworks from the Adirondack Museum http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/13/Wild-Nature-Masterworks-from-the-Adirondack-Museum/8017/ At The Hyde Glens Falls, N.Y. - The Hyde Collection opens its 2015 exhibition schedule with an exhibition drawn from the permanent collection of the Adirondack Museum in Blue Mountain Lake, New York. From January 18, 2015 through April 12, 2015, Wild Nature: Masterworks from the Adirondack Museum will be on view in The Hyde's Wood Gallery. Tue, 13 Jan 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/13/Wild-Nature-Masterworks-from-the-Adirondack-Museum/8017/ Great Shipwrecks Traveling Exhibit at SUNY Oswego Through Jan. 22, 2015 http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/6/Great-Shipwrecks-Traveling-Exhibit-at-SUNY-Oswego-Through-Jan-22-2015/8016/ Oswego, N.Y. - The first stop for the Great Shipwrecks of NY's Great Lakes traveling exhibit is in Oswego, NY, at the Tyler Art Gallery in Penfield Hall Library at SUNY Oswego. The exhibit developed for the 2014 Great New York State Fair and updated for this installation will be on display through January 22, 2015. Exhibit hours are 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday-Friday, including Martin Luther Day. Admission and parking are free. The public is welcome. Tue, 06 Jan 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/6/Great-Shipwrecks-Traveling-Exhibit-at-SUNY-Oswego-Through-Jan-22-2015/8016/ Ring in the New Year with a First Day Hike at Fort Ontario http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/12/Ring-in-the-New-Year-with-a-First-Day-Hike-at-Fort-Ontario/8013/ Winter Walk through History at Fort Ontario Oswego, N.Y. - Fort Ontario State Historic Site's first annual "Winter Walk through History" is scheduled for Jan. 1, 2015. The event will feature a narrated historical stroll around the grounds and buildings of the old 75-acre military reservation. Led by AmeriCorps staffer and historian Mitchell Manniccia, the walk will begin at 10 a.m. in the Enlisted Men's Barracks inside the old stone fort. The event is free and open to the public. Free parking will be available in the main visitor lot. The Winter Walk Through History event is part of New York State Park's statewide First Day Hikes Program and is being conducted in cooperation with Oswego County AmeriCorps and Friends of Fort Ontario. First Day Hikes encourage participation in healthy outdoor winter physical activities and are a fun way for the whole family to ring in the New Year. Fri, 12 Dec 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/12/Ring-in-the-New-Year-with-a-First-Day-Hike-at-Fort-Ontario/8013/ NYC & Company Features Upper West Side This Holiday Season as December's Neighborhood X Neighborhood http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/11/NYC-Company-Features-Upper-West-Side-This-Holiday-Season-as-December-s-Neighborhood-X-Neighborhood/8011/ The Upper West Side's Cultural Institutions, Shops, Restaurants and Hotels Ready to Welcome Visitors This Holiday Season New York, N.Y. - NYC & Company, New York City's official marketing, tourism and partnership organization, has announced the Upper West Side as the next destination to be featured in the Neighborhood x Neighborhood promotional campaign. Located between Central Park ... Thu, 11 Dec 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/11/NYC-Company-Features-Upper-West-Side-This-Holiday-Season-as-December-s-Neighborhood-X-Neighborhood/8011/ A Gilded Age Christmas at Staatsburgh State Historic Site http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/18/A-Gilded-Age-Christmas-at-Staatsburgh-State-Historic-Site/7999/ 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. Tue, 18 Nov 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/18/A-Gilded-Age-Christmas-at-Staatsburgh-State-Historic-Site/7999/ Picturing America at The Hyde Collection http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/10/Picturing-America-at-The-Hyde-Collection/7998/ Glens 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. Mon, 10 Nov 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/10/Picturing-America-at-The-Hyde-Collection/7998/ 2014 National Toy Hall of Fame Inductees Announced: Bubbles, Little Green Army Men, and Rubik‚Äôs Cube http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/7/2014-National-Toy-Hall-of-Fame-Inductees-Announced-Bubbles-Little-Green-Army-Men-and-Rubik-s-Cube/7996/ Rochester, 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. Fri, 07 Nov 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/7/2014-National-Toy-Hall-of-Fame-Inductees-Announced-Bubbles-Little-Green-Army-Men-and-Rubik-s-Cube/7996/