The Beat http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/ Category - festivals and events Tue, 29 Jul 2014 22:55:47 GMT Beyond the Tent at the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/28/Beyond-the-Tent-at-the-Hudson-Valley-Shakespeare-Festival/7926/ Cold Spring, N.Y.  - There is plenty happening under the Tent at the Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival this summer, and starting August 8, there will be even more HVSF to enjoy when HVSF2 (formerly known as In Process) gets under way at The Depot Theater in Garrison.  Now in its fifth season, this exciting series explores new plays in a lab setting with HVSF company members in readings of contemporary work. All tickets for HVSF2 are $25 and may be purchased at http://philipstowndepottheatre.org. The Philipstown Depot Theatre is located at the Garrison Train Station, 4 miles from the Bear Mountain Bridge off Route 9D, Garrison's Landing. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/28/Beyond-the-Tent-at-the-Hudson-Valley-Shakespeare-Festival/7926/ Mets to Host Irish Heritage Night at Citi Field on Friday, Aug. 1 vs. The San Francisco Giants http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/28/Mets-to-Host-Irish-Heritage-Night-at-Citi-Field-on-Friday-Aug-1-vs-The-San-Francisco-Giants/7925/ Flushing, N.Y. - The New York Mets announced Irish Heritage Night will take place this Friday, August 1 at Citi Field when the Mets host the San Francisco Giants at 7:10 p.m. Dubbed by Jimmy Fallon as "New York City's house band for the last 30 years," Black 47 will perform on the Mets Plaza, located outside the Jackie Robinson Rotunda, beginning at 6:00 p.m. as part of their farewell tour. Fans will be entertained by on field pre-game performances beginning around 6:30 p.m. by Irish Step Dancers as well as in-game programming that celebrates Irish culture. Mon, 28 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/28/Mets-to-Host-Irish-Heritage-Night-at-Citi-Field-on-Friday-Aug-1-vs-The-San-Francisco-Giants/7925/ Destiny USA venues participate in Dine-Out for two-year anniversary http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/25/Destiny-USA-venues-participate-in-Dine-Out-for-two-year-anniversary/7922/ Ten restaurants will offer three-course meals for $25 per person for week-long event The Summer Fun Day Pass also provides family and couple options throughout the month   Syracuse, N.Y. - Ten of Destiny USA's restaurants are holding a Dine-Out from Friday, August 1 to Saturday, August 9, as part of Destiny USA's two-year anniversary celebration. Each venue will offer a three-course meal for $25 per person. Check with the individual establishments for their menus and offers provided during the meal. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/25/Destiny-USA-venues-participate-in-Dine-Out-for-two-year-anniversary/7922/ Wassaic Project Announces 2014 Summer Festival Film Selections, Inaugural Screenwriting Fellow http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/25/Wassaic-Project-Announces-2014-Summer-Festival-Film-Selections-Inaugural-Screenwriting-Fellow/7921/ Narrative Feature Section includes: APPROPRIATE BEHAVIOR, FORT TILDEN, ZERO MOTIVATION & surprise Midnight Movie; Short Film Program features new partnership with SHORT OF THE WEEK.  Inaugural Screening Residency Fellow Desiree Akhavan to be honored at the 7th Annual Festival, August 1-3 Wassaic, N.Y. - The Wassaic Project, an artist-run multidisciplinary arts organization in its seventh year, is proud to announce its 2014 film festival selections, which highlights the best contemporary emerging filmmakers in international and American independent cinema.  New to the festival this year is a first of its kind partnership with Short of the Week as well as a surprise Midnight Movie. Located in the Maxon Mills, Luther Barn and sprawling fields of the hamlet of Wassaic, New York, The Wassaic Project Summer Festival - a FREE multi-disciplinary celebration of art, music, film, dance, food, and community will take place from August 1-3, 2014. Fri, 25 Jul 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/25/Wassaic-Project-Announces-2014-Summer-Festival-Film-Selections-Inaugural-Screenwriting-Fellow/7921/ 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. 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