Wilmington, N.Y. --- Although work is underway to repair the Whiteface Mountain Veterans' Memorial Highway, organizers of the 37th annual Whiteface Mountain Uphill Foot Race, say that the race will go on as scheduled, Saturday, Sept. 13. "The current construction will cause minimal effect to the event," said race organizer and director of the Whiteface Mountain Regional Visitors Bureau Michelle Burns. "I'm confident that racers will enjoy their experience this year, just like they have over the past 36 years of this race."
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.
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.
Wayne 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, 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."
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.
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