The Beat http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/ Category - festivals and events Fri, 27 Feb 2015 22:43:22 GMT Major Retrospective for Tsai Ming-Liang, One Of Contemporary Cinema’s Most Celebrated Directors http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/27/Major-Retrospective-for-Tsai-Ming-Liang-One-Of-Contemporary-Cinema-s-Most-Celebrated-Directors/8066/ April 10-26, 2015 Astoria, N.Y. - Tsai Ming-liang, the defining artist of Taiwan's Second Wave of filmmakers, will be the subject of a major retrospective at Museum of the Moving Image, from April 10 through 26, 2015-the most comprehensive presentation of Tsai's work ever presented in New York. Distinguished by a unique austerity of style and a minutely controlled mise-en-scene in which the smallest gestures give off enormous reverberations, Tsai's films comprise one of the most monumental bodies of work of the past 25 years. And, with actor Lee Kang-sheng, who has appeared in every film, Tsai's stories express an intimate acquaintance with despair and isolation, punctuated by deadpan humor. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/27/Major-Retrospective-for-Tsai-Ming-Liang-One-Of-Contemporary-Cinema-s-Most-Celebrated-Directors/8066/ Irish Eyes Love Orange County, N.Y. http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/27/Irish-Eyes-Love-Orange-County-N-Y-/8065/ The Hudson Valley's Orange County is truly green in March with all of its great Irish events Hudson Valley/Orange County, N.Y. - The leprechauns have put together a great collection of Irish events in Orange County, a true pot of gold at the end of the rainbow! Great Irish entertainment starts at Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center on March 4 at 7:30pm when "Rhythm of the Dance" takes to the stage. The National Dance Company of Ireland, featuring The Young Irish Tenors, will amaze you with their dazzling steps, original and classic Irish songs, and magical and mystical dancing. Fri, 27 Feb 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/27/Irish-Eyes-Love-Orange-County-N-Y-/8065/ Three More Shows Join Headliner Lineup at Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/25/Three-More-Shows-Join-Headliner-Lineup-at-Xerox-Rochester-International-Jazz-Festival/8063/ 9-time GRAMMY® Winner Herb Alpert and Lani Hall, "WHEELS OF SOUL" Summer Tour 2015 featuring Tedeschi Trucks Band + Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings, and The Steep Canyon Rangers Tickets for all 3 shows on Sale Friday February 27 at 10AM Rochester N.Y. - Producers John Nugent and Marc Iacona today announced three more headliner shows for the nine-day 14th edition Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival (XRIJF) June 19-27. Trumpet legend Herb Alpert and Lani Hall; WHEELS OF SOUL - Summer Tour 2015 with Tedeschi Trucks Band and very special guests Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings plus Doyle Bramhall II, and the Steep Canyon Rangers join previously announced headliners Diana Krall, Jennifer Hudson and Gary Clark Jr. The Steep Canyon Rangers previously played at XRIJF with Steve Martin at four sold-out shows. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/25/Three-More-Shows-Join-Headliner-Lineup-at-Xerox-Rochester-International-Jazz-Festival/8063/ Not-for-Profits Wanted to Participate in the 5th Annual Newburgh Volunteer Fair on May 2 http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/25/Not-for-Profits-Wanted-to-Participate-in-the-5th-Annual-Newburgh-Volunteer-Fair-on-May-2/8062/ Newburgh, N.Y. - Not-for profits in the greater Newburgh area are encouraged to participate in the 5th Annual Newburgh Volunteer Fair. This event is to be held at Washington's Headquarters on Saturday, May 2nd, from 11:00 AM until 3:00 PM. Safe Harbors of the Hudson and the Newburgh Free Library are in partnership with the historic site coordinating this program. The day provides not-for-profit organizations an opportunity to raise awareness of the great and important services they provide, as well as network and provide support to each other. These organizations rely upon volunteers to assist in their endeavors. Representatives of these organizations will staff a table to provide information and be available to recruit new volunteers who wish to join their efforts. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/25/Not-for-Profits-Wanted-to-Participate-in-the-5th-Annual-Newburgh-Volunteer-Fair-on-May-2/8062/ Spring Events at Holiday Valley: Sunshine and Soft Snow Leads to Zany Fun! http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/25/Spring-Events-at-Holiday-Valley-Sunshine-and-Soft-Snow-Leads-to-Zany-Fun-/8060/ Ellicottville, N.Y. - Springtime at Holiday Valley is the season for crazy events and fun for all. More than 11 feet of snow has already fallen this winter and that has been supplemented by excellent conditions for snowmaking and good, consistent cold temperatures. The result is a thick base of snow which will last well into April. A daily snow and weather report may be found at www.holidayvalley.com/snow-report. Soon the weather will be milder with sunshine likely and Holiday Valley has several events planned to entertain skiers, riders and spectators through the spring ski season right through - and beyond - closing day of April 5th. Wed, 25 Feb 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/25/Spring-Events-at-Holiday-Valley-Sunshine-and-Soft-Snow-Leads-to-Zany-Fun-/8060/ Winona Forest 35th Anniversary Tourathon Set for this Saturday in Winona Forest http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/24/Winona-Forest-35th-Anniversary-Tourathon-Set-for-this-Saturday-in-Winona-Forest/8059/ Mannsville, N.Y. - It's been a long cold winter so far, but conditions are the best we have had in the last 10 years for this weekend's event! There's plenty happening in snow sports in Winona and a record number of people are taking part. Considered a premiere event in upstate NY, the 35th Winona Forest Tourathon, which takes place this Saturday, is an annual event but only one of many that are being held in Winona Forest this season. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/24/Winona-Forest-35th-Anniversary-Tourathon-Set-for-this-Saturday-in-Winona-Forest/8059/ Fifth Annual Food from the Farm Tasting Event in Plattsburgh March 7 http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/24/Fifth-Annual-Food-from-the-Farm-Tasting-Event-in-Plattsburgh-March-7/8058/ Plattsburgh, N.Y. - The public is invited to meet Northern New York farmers, food processors, wine and cider makers, and chefs with a diverse array of products at the 5th annual Food from the Farm event on Saturday, March 7 from 2:00pm to 5:00pm at the Plattsburgh Recreation Center gymnasium on the US Oval in Plattsburgh, NY. Visitors will have the opportunity to sample and buy locally-grown or produced foods, wine and cider; pick up recipes and gardening tips; meet local food producers, and support the local economy and food movement. Products for sale may include overwintered storage crops such as carrots, beets and potatoes; winter greens, frozen meat, maple, honey, wine, and hard cider. Tue, 24 Feb 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/24/Fifth-Annual-Food-from-the-Farm-Tasting-Event-in-Plattsburgh-March-7/8058/ March Maple Madness at The Wild Center http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/23/March-Maple-Madness-at-The-Wild-Center/8056/ Tupper Lake, N.Y. - Each weekend in March, join The Wild Center in celebrating all things maple! Tour the sugar shack, try the maple quest, taste some maple treats at the cafe, and special programming celebrate the maple sugaring season. The month begins on Sunday, March 1st with special presentations at 10:30 am featuring an overview of The Wild Center's maple program and of maple sugaring in the Adirondacks. Don't forget to stop by and visit with an Adirondack Museum historian and check out some old school maple artifacts. The day also includes discounts in store, maple foods to try, a Maple Porter beer tasting, sugar shack tours, a Maple Quest for kids, animal encounters and a snowshoe hike. Mon, 23 Feb 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/23/March-Maple-Madness-at-The-Wild-Center/8056/ The Chocolate Expo Returns to Long Island's Cradle of Aviation Museum http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/23/The-Chocolate-Expo-Returns-to-Long-Island-s-Cradle-of-Aviation-Museum/8055/ New York's largest chocolate event to feature 75+ vendors, plus chocolate demonstrations by celebrity chefs Garden City, N.Y. - The Chocolate Expo, New York's largest chocolate event, will return for the fourth consecutive year to Long Island's Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City, NY, on Sunday, March 1, 2015, from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. At The Chocolate Expo, attendees will get to taste, purchase, celebrate and otherwise indulge in delicious gourmet chocolates, baked goods, specialty foods, gelato, cheeses, wines and much more from over 75 local and regional vendors, while touring one of the largest air and space museums in the world. Mon, 23 Feb 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/23/The-Chocolate-Expo-Returns-to-Long-Island-s-Cradle-of-Aviation-Museum/8055/ Indian Composer A.R. Rahman to Attend World Premiere of ‘Jai Ho,’ New Documentary About His Career http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/19/Indian-Composer-A-R-Rahman-to-Attend-World-Premiere-of-Jai-Ho-New-Documentary-About-His-Career/8051/ Screening followed by conversation with Rahman and Scott Foundas Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 7:00 p.m. Astoria, N.Y. - Indian super-star musician and composer A. R. Rahman, best known in the United States for his Academy Award-, Golden Globe-, and Grammy-winning score for Danny Boyle's Slumdog Millionaire, will appear in person for the world premiere of Jai Ho, a new documentary ... Thu, 19 Feb 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/19/Indian-Composer-A-R-Rahman-to-Attend-World-Premiere-of-Jai-Ho-New-Documentary-About-His-Career/8051/