The Beat http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/ Category - arts and culture Sun, 29 Mar 2015 06:09:44 GMT Staatsburgh State Historic Site Opening for Tour Season http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/20/Staatsburgh-State-Historic-Site-Opening-for-Tour-Season/8086/ Site Features an Intact Mansion of the Gilded Age Staatsburg, N.Y. - Staatsburgh State Historic Site, also known as Mills Mansion, will open for the season on Thursday, April 16.  Tours will be offered Thursdays through Sundays from 11am to 5pm (last tour begins at 4pm), along with a full roster of special programs including the very popular Downton Abbey-themed tour and the Gilded Age Tea & Talk series.  The 79-room mansion overlooking the Hudson River is in the hamlet of Staatsburg, between Hyde Park and Rhinebeck.  A time capsule of the Gilded Age, Staatsburgh retains its original furnishings and opulent décor. Fri, 20 Mar 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/20/Staatsburgh-State-Historic-Site-Opening-for-Tour-Season/8086/ Cooperstown Summer Music Festival presents Three Faces of Romanticism on April 26 http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/18/Cooperstown-Summer-Music-Festival-presents-Three-Faces-of-Romanticism-on-April-26/8084/ Cooperstown, N.Y. - The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival, under the artistic direction of flutist Linda Chesis, presents Three Faces of Romanticism on Sunday, April 26 at 4 pm at the Otesaga Hotel in Cooperstown. The concert features Ms. Chesis, Nicholas Canellakis, cello; and Roman Rabinovich, piano, performing works by Beethoven, Reinecke and Rachmaninoff. "We're jumpstarting our 17th season with a spring concert. Nick and Roman are both superb artists, and I'm delighted to be performing with them in Cooperstown," says Linda Chesis. "We'll take the audience on an artistic voyage of Romanticism, from the groundbreaking imagination of Beethoven to Reinecke's poetic depiction of the water sprite Undine to its 20th century culmination in the lush music of Rachmaninoff." Wed, 18 Mar 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/18/Cooperstown-Summer-Music-Festival-presents-Three-Faces-of-Romanticism-on-April-26/8084/ Fighting for Freedom Movie Series at Philipse Manor Hall http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/18/Fighting-for-Freedom-Movie-Series-at-Philipse-Manor-Hall/8083/ "Glory" and "Amazing Grace" Will Be First Two Films in Four-Part Series Yonkers, N.Y. - 2015 marks the 150th anniversary of the end of America's bloodiest conflict, the Civil War. In commemoration of the historic events that took place, Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site has announced the dates for the first two installments of a four-part movie series titled, "Fighting for Freedom." Each film in the series will focus on the topics of slavery and the Civil War. The first two films shown will be "Glory" on Saturday, April 11 at 4 p.m. and "Amazing Grace" on Saturday, May 9 at 4 p.m. All films will be shown at Philipse Manor Hall, located at 29 Warburton Ave. in Yonkers, just blocks from the Yonkers train station. Wed, 18 Mar 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/18/Fighting-for-Freedom-Movie-Series-at-Philipse-Manor-Hall/8083/ New Food & Drink Spots to Check Out This Spring in the Adirondacks http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/16/New-Food-Drink-Spots-to-Check-Out-This-Spring-in-the-Adirondacks/8079/ Culinary Arts Microadventures in New York's Adirondack Region Adirondack Region, N.Y. - In the Adirondacks, there's a new crop of hip, community-minded Adirondack farmers, cheese makers, butchers, brewers and distillers who are breathing life into the agritourism industry in the Adirondacks by working together to build a sustainable market offering deliciously unique, farm-fresh goods. Check out these new and upcoming agritourism stops during a spring trip to the Adirondacks: Mon, 16 Mar 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/16/New-Food-Drink-Spots-to-Check-Out-This-Spring-in-the-Adirondacks/8079/ One-Of-A-Kind Theatrical Performance Coming To the Dock of the Antique Boat Museum This August http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/13/One-Of-A-Kind-Theatrical-Performance-Coming-To-the-Dock-of-the-Antique-Boat-Museum-This-August/8078/ Clayton, N.Y. - The Antique Boat Museum (ABM), North America's premier freshwater nautical museum based in Clayton, New York, announced today that the Caravan Stage Company will dock and perform at the Museum this coming August. The Caravan Stage Company (www.caravanstage.org) will float into the dock at the ABM this coming August 14 & 15 for two nights of high-flying, mesmerizing aerial acrobatics and a world-renowned theatrical performance that is sure to be the talk of the 1000 Islands this summer season. Fri, 13 Mar 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/13/One-Of-A-Kind-Theatrical-Performance-Coming-To-the-Dock-of-the-Antique-Boat-Museum-This-August/8078/ PTP/NYC (Potomac Theatre Project) to present inaugural Living Room Reading Series in NYC http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/13/PTP-NYC-Potomac-Theatre-Project-to-present-inaugural-Living-Room-Reading-Series-in-NYC/8077/ featuring a Snoo Wilson Tribute, and play readings by Howard Barker, Dan O'Brien and John Kolvenbach New York, N.Y. - PTP/NYC (Potomac Theatre Project) will present their inaugural Living Room reading series on Sunday, March 22 and Monday, March 23, 2015 at 416 West 42nd Street between 9th Avenue and Dyer Avenue in New York City. PTP/NYC's Living Room reading series ushers in a new era in the company's commitment to expanding the theatrical conversation. With its focus on new voices and texts that speak to the current moment, the series allows PTP/NYC to present this exciting work in a judgment-free setting without the responsibilities of a full production. Fri, 13 Mar 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/13/PTP-NYC-Potomac-Theatre-Project-to-present-inaugural-Living-Room-Reading-Series-in-NYC/8077/ FDR Presidential Library and Museum to present a live performance of "Pete Seeger: The Storm King" http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/12/FDR-Presidential-Library-and-Museum-to-present-a-live-performance-of-Pete-Seeger-The-Storm-King-/8076/ with Jeff Haynes, Richie Stearns, Sara Milonovich, Sean Harkness, and Timothy Hill Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. in the Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home Hyde Park, N.Y. - The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum will present a live performance of "Pete Seeger: The Storm King" with Jeff Haynes (Richie Stearns, Sara Milonovich, Sean Harkness, and Timothy Hill), an audiovisual presentation of Pete Seeger's spoken words -- in his own recorded voice -- set to live music and video. This performance is based on the audio book of the same name -- nominated for a Grammy® and named "An especially interesting and lovely experiment, [deserving] to be heard" in a starred review by Library Journal. Thu, 12 Mar 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/12/FDR-Presidential-Library-and-Museum-to-present-a-live-performance-of-Pete-Seeger-The-Storm-King-/8076/ Aliens Come to Schenectady: Mabee Farm Historic Site Kicks Off Science Fiction Exhibit http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/11/Aliens-Come-to-Schenectady-Mabee-Farm-Historic-Site-Kicks-Off-Science-Fiction-Exhibit/8075/ With a Reading from Celebrated Writer, Barry B. Longyear Rotterdam Junction, N.Y. - The Mabee Farm Historic Site, part of the Schenectady County Historical Society, will open its new exhibit, "It Came From Schenectady: Science Fiction in the Capital Region" on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. with a reception and book talk and signing featuring award-winning science-fiction author Barry B. Longyear. Wed, 11 Mar 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/11/Aliens-Come-to-Schenectady-Mabee-Farm-Historic-Site-Kicks-Off-Science-Fiction-Exhibit/8075/ Daniel H. Weiss Named Next President of the Metropolitan Museum of Art http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/11/Daniel-H-Weiss-Named-Next-President-of-the-Metropolitan-Museum-of-Art/8074/ New York, N.Y. -The Metropolitan Museum of Art has announced that Daniel H. Weiss, an innovative executive and accomplished art historian serving currently as president of Haverford College, will be the next President of the Museum. He will succeed Emily Kernan Rafferty, who will retire from the Met on March 31 after 10 years in the post, and nearly 40 at the institution. Dr. Weiss' appointment was announced by Daniel Brodsky, Chairman of the Board, and Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO. Wed, 11 Mar 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/11/Daniel-H-Weiss-Named-Next-President-of-the-Metropolitan-Museum-of-Art/8074/ Spring Break Mini-Camps at John Jay Homestead http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/9/Spring-Break-Mini-Camps-at-John-Jay-Homestead/8072/ Katonah, N.Y. - Calling all curious kids! From Monday, March 30 through Friday, April 3, John Jay Homestead State Historic Site will hold two-hour mini-camps for children age five to ten. This is a drop-off program exploring a different topic each session. On Monday, March 30, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., the theme will be Heat & Light. How did people work or read without electricity? How did they keep warm during the cold winter without heaters? Children will answer these questions as they explore John Jay's bedroom, office and dining room; then make hand-dipped candles to take home. Mon, 09 Mar 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/9/Spring-Break-Mini-Camps-at-John-Jay-Homestead/8072/