The Beat http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/ Category - festivals and events Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:17:25 GMT Melissa Sue Anderson headlines Laura Ingalls Wilder Days at GCVM http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/22/Melissa-Sue-Anderson-headlines-Laura-Ingalls-Wilder-Days-at-GCVM/7918/ Mumford, N.Y.  - Visit Genesee Country Village & Museum on Saturday and Sunday, Aug. 2-3 as Genesee Country Village & Museum celebrates the writings of Laura Ingalls Wilder with a first-time visit from celebrity guest Melissa Sue Anderson ("Mary" on the Little House on the Prairie television series) and two days packed with fun activities drawn from the life of the Ingalls family. The Little House books, written in the late 1800s, chronicled Laura Ingalls' life with her family in the Midwest. The themed day at Genesee Country Village & Museum will celebrate rural life in the 19th century as seen through Laura's eyes. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/22/Melissa-Sue-Anderson-headlines-Laura-Ingalls-Wilder-Days-at-GCVM/7918/ Lake Placid Readies for 2014 Holiday Festival, December 12 - 14 http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/22/Lake-Placid-Readies-for-2014-Holiday-Festival-December-12---14/7917/ Holiday Village Stroll Announces Dates, New Lodging Deals and Events LAKE PLACID, N.Y. - As summer begins in New York's Adirondacks, committee members of one of the Northeast's top holiday festivals are already getting into the spirit - yes, in July. The Lake Placid Holiday Village Stroll slated for the weekend of December 12 - 14, celebrates its 7th year in 2014 - and this small-town festival will return with several new additions and special events. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/22/Lake-Placid-Readies-for-2014-Holiday-Festival-December-12---14/7917/ Sixth Annual Walleye Challenge Ice Fishing Tournament Gives Back to the Great Sacandaga Lake http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/17/Sixth-Annual-Walleye-Challenge-Ice-Fishing-Tournament-Gives-Back-to-the-Great-Sacandaga-Lake/7912/ Gloversville, N.Y. - Representatives of the Sixth Annual Walleye Ice Fishing Tournament presented a $1,500 check, as well as $770 from a special raffle raised by Lou Stutzke, to the Great Sacandaga Lake Fisheries Federation for fish stocking this fall. The Walleye Challenge this year was held on held on January 25 on the Great Sacandaga Lake. Event Coordinators Lou Stutzke (Owner of Fuel-N-Food of Mayfield), Hank "Beaver" Ross and Fulton County Director of Tourism, Gina DaBiere-Gibbs, presented the check to Randy Gardinier of the Great Sacandaga Lake Fisheries Federation at a recent ceremony at the Fulton County Visitors Center in Vail Mills. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/17/Sixth-Annual-Walleye-Challenge-Ice-Fishing-Tournament-Gives-Back-to-the-Great-Sacandaga-Lake/7912/ Hudson Valley Summer Fun at Famous Places http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/17/Hudson-Valley-Summer-Fun-at-Famous-Places/7911/ Top attractions and events in Orange County, NY Hudson Valley, N.Y. - Get away to internationally known destinations when you visit Orange County's 816-square miles of scenic Hudson Valley landscape, just one hour from Manhattan. Bordered by two of the country's most beautiful rivers, this historic area has major tourism sites that deliver maximum fun with great summer events. On a hot summer day, refresh yourself in the coolness of the underground cellars of Brotherhood, America's Oldest Winery as you tour this landmark before enjoying a tasting at the wine bar. Brotherhood celebrates its 175th anniversary this year with its Shawangunk Wine Trail partners at "Bounty of the Hudson" on July 26th and 27th. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/17/Hudson-Valley-Summer-Fun-at-Famous-Places/7911/ Room to Run… 37th Annual Whiteface Mountain Uphill Run Set for Sept. 13 http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/17/Room-to-Run-37th-Annual-Whiteface-Mountain-Uphill-Run-Set-for-Sept-13/7910/ Uphill run presented by Santa's Workshop, North Pole, New York 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." Thu, 17 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/17/Room-to-Run-37th-Annual-Whiteface-Mountain-Uphill-Run-Set-for-Sept-13/7910/ SPAC Hosts MOMIX Improv Master Class at The National Museum of Dance on Monday, July 21@ 6 P.M. http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/17/SPAC-Hosts-MOMIX-Improv-Master-Class-at-The-National-Museum-of-Dance-on-Monday-July-21-6-P-M-/7909/ Open to All with a Creative Spirit; No Dance Background Required 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. Thu, 17 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/17/SPAC-Hosts-MOMIX-Improv-Master-Class-at-The-National-Museum-of-Dance-on-Monday-July-21-6-P-M-/7909/ The Hyde Presents Special Screening of Award-Winning Film Shorts http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/16/The-Hyde-Presents-Special-Screening-of-Award-Winning-Film-Shorts/7908/ Edward Hopper's Paintings Come to Life 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. Wed, 16 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/16/The-Hyde-Presents-Special-Screening-of-Award-Winning-Film-Shorts/7908/ Music is in the air in Wayne County this Summer! http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/15/Music-is-in-the-air-in-Wayne-County-this-Summer-/7907/ 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". Tue, 15 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/15/Music-is-in-the-air-in-Wayne-County-this-Summer-/7907/ Celebrate America with Patriotic Music at Fort Ticonderoga’s Fife & Drum Corps Muster July 26th http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/14/Celebrate-America-with-Patriotic-Music-at-Fort-Ticonderoga-s-Fife-Drum-Corps-Muster-July-26th/7904/ Ticonderoga, N.Y. - Experience martial music at its best at Fort Ticonderoga - America's FortTM July 26 during the Fife and Drum Corps Muster! From the American Revolution, to the Civil War, to modern commemoration, learn about the practical purpose of fifes and drums. Enjoy the stirring rhythms and tunes of these classic marches and camp songs. Admission to the Fife & Drum Corps muster is included in a Fort Ticonderoga's general admission ticket. Mon, 14 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/14/Celebrate-America-with-Patriotic-Music-at-Fort-Ticonderoga-s-Fife-Drum-Corps-Muster-July-26th/7904/ Cooperstown Summer Music Festival Presents Top Classical and Jazz Artists August 6-24 http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/11/Cooperstown-Summer-Music-Festival-Presents-Top-Classical-and-Jazz-Artists-August-6-24/7901/ 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." Fri, 11 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/11/Cooperstown-Summer-Music-Festival-Presents-Top-Classical-and-Jazz-Artists-August-6-24/7901/