The Beat http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/ Category - festivals and events Sun, 26 Apr 2015 22:32:42 GMT War of 1812 Symposium Draws Top International Historians http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/15/War-of-1812-Symposium-Draws-Top-International-Historians/8098/ Oswego, N.Y. - Register today for the Oswego International War of 1812 Symposium to learn more about the war that earned our young nation respect from around the world. The fifth annual event opens on Friday, April 17 with registration and check-in from 6 to 9 p.m. along with a meet-and-greet social and cash bar. Evening programming also includes an academic competition for students from across the U.S. who will compete for cash and prizes as well as the respect of established historians. Wed, 15 Apr 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/15/War-of-1812-Symposium-Draws-Top-International-Historians/8098/ The Catskills to Host Pro-Am Cycling Competitions This Summer http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/9/The-Catskills-to-Host-Pro-Am-Cycling-Competitions-This-Summer/8092/ Cycling Events Take Catskills By Storm in 2015 with Challenging Endurance Racing Routes   Greene County, N.Y. - Home to challenging hill climbs boasting names like the "Devil's Kitchen," the Catskills lay claim to some of the toughest cycling routes in New York, providing the ideal location for several highly anticipated annual cycling competitions. Greene County Classic at Windham Mountain June 13 is an annual stop on the Anthem Sports Great American Cycling Series. Over 400 racers will ride through the town of Windham, and followed by the Tour of the Catskills Devil's Kitchen Preview Ride in nearby Tannersville. Thu, 09 Apr 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/9/The-Catskills-to-Host-Pro-Am-Cycling-Competitions-This-Summer/8092/ Hudson Highlands Nature Museum hosts Storm King Mountain Hike http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/27/Hudson-Highlands-Nature-Museum-hosts-Storm-King-Mountain-Hike/8088/ Cornwall-on-Hudson, N.Y. - On Saturday, April 11 from 12 p.m. - 4 p.m. join the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum at Storm King Mountain for a rigorous hike up the mountain. This hike, led by environmental educator Lisa Mechaley, is geared for adults and children 12 and older who would like to learn about the history of Storm King Mountain and want to enjoy the extraordinary views of the Hudson. Fri, 27 Mar 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/27/Hudson-Highlands-Nature-Museum-hosts-Storm-King-Mountain-Hike/8088/ USS Slater scheduled to open to the public on Wednesday, April 1 http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/19/USS-Slater-scheduled-to-open-to-the-public-on-Wednesday-April-1/8085/ Albany, N.Y. - This year will mark the ship's 18th season in Albany. A lot has changed since she first arrived in Albany. If you haven't toured the ship in a while, you should come back for a visit. A National Historic Landmark, USS SLATER is the only remaining World War II Destroyer Escort afloat in America. Destroyer Escorts originally were conceived to battle Nazi U-Boats while escorting convoys across the Atlantic. However, their versatility proved useful in the Pacific defending task forces from Kamikaze attacks. Many Destroyer Escorts continued to serve during the Korean and Viet Nam Wars. The current US Navy Fleet's frigates are descendants of these small ships. Thu, 19 Mar 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/19/USS-Slater-scheduled-to-open-to-the-public-on-Wednesday-April-1/8085/ 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/ Destiny USA hosts The Salvation Army’s 2nd annual Shoot Out in the Canyon event http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/18/Destiny-USA-hosts-The-Salvation-Army-s-2nd-annual-Shoot-Out-in-the-Canyon-event/8082/ Preview event for the Turn-Around Jumpers Basketball Tournament to be held at Destiny USA   Syracuse, N.Y. - Destiny USA is co-sponsoring a Turn-Around Jumpers free-throw shooting contest with Dick's Sporting Goods and Microsoft to benefit The Syracuse Area Salvation Army. The shoot out will be held in the Canyon Area of Destiny USA on Friday, March 27 from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. and on Saturday, March 28 from noon to 8 p.m. The event will feature a free-throw shooting contest, fun prizes for participants and registration opportunities for the upcoming Basketball Tournament in June. All proceeds from the Shoot Out in the Canyon event will benefit The Salvation Army. Wed, 18 Mar 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/18/Destiny-USA-hosts-The-Salvation-Army-s-2nd-annual-Shoot-Out-in-the-Canyon-event/8082/ Plan an Unforgettable Destination Wedding in the Lake George Area of New York’s Adirondacks http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/18/Plan-an-Unforgettable-Destination-Wedding-in-the-Lake-George-Area-of-New-York-s-Adirondacks/8081/ Lake George, N.Y. - The Lake George Area offers wedding destination and venue choices outside the realm of the traditional banquet hall for a beautiful wedding in any season. Choose from an array of unique venues such as a rustic barn, world-class art museum, the top deck of a magnificent cruise ship or the sweeping lawn of a luxury resort overlooking an Adirondack lake. Wed, 18 Mar 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/18/Plan-an-Unforgettable-Destination-Wedding-in-the-Lake-George-Area-of-New-York-s-Adirondacks/8081/ 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/ Hudson Highlands Nature Museum announces a Fishy Fun Weekend at the Wildlife Education Center http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/5/Hudson-Highlands-Nature-Museum-announces-a-Fishy-Fun-Weekend-at-the-Wildlife-Education-Center/8070/ Cornwall-on-Hudson, N.Y. - Saturday, March 28 and Sunday, March 29, from 12 p.m.-4p.m., the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum will be hosting: Trout Weekend at the Museum's Wildlife Education Center, 25 Boulevard, Cornwall-on-Hudson. "The Brook Trout is New York's official State fish. A native of New York, it is a small, attractive and feisty game fish," Thu, 05 Mar 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/5/Hudson-Highlands-Nature-Museum-announces-a-Fishy-Fun-Weekend-at-the-Wildlife-Education-Center/8070/