The Beat http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/ Category - history Sat, 25 Oct 2014 21:08:42 GMT Ghost Tours Re-Visit Historic Fort Ontario http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/10/Ghost-Tours-Re-Visit-Historic-Fort-Ontario/7986/ Oswego, N.Y. - The Friends of Fort Ontario, Central New York Ghost Hunters, and other ghost-hunting groups return to the Fort Ontario State Historic Site, 1 E. Fourth St., Oswego to host Ghost Tours Friday and Saturday, October 17 and 18. Guided tours run in 15-minute increments from 7 to 10 p.m. both evenings. Tickets to the annual event are $13 and must be purchased in advance. Evidence gathered in the fort's buildings and underground casemates during the tours will be presented in the rooms or areas where it was obtained. People are also invited to bring their own ghost-hunting equipment to find new data under the guidance of the experts. Fri, 10 Oct 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/10/Ghost-Tours-Re-Visit-Historic-Fort-Ontario/7986/ Frightening Tales come of life at Genesee Country Museum http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/3/Frightening-Tales-come-of-life-at-Genesee-Country-Museum/7981/ Oct. 17-18 & 22-25 Mumford, N.Y. - Even with a century and more of exposure to movies, television and other new terrors, the horror tales and frightening characters of 19th-century writings still have a hold on us today. Some of these characters come to life in Genesee Country Village & Museum's Spirits of the Past Theatrical Tour, Oct. 17-18 & 22-25, chilling visitors as they once did in the 19th century. Fri, 03 Oct 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/3/Frightening-Tales-come-of-life-at-Genesee-Country-Museum/7981/ George Eastman House to Host First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival Acts http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/18/George-Eastman-House-to-Host-First-Niagara-Rochester-Fringe-Festival-Acts/7979/ Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play and Cello Fury will be performing on September 21 Rochester, N.Y. - George Eastman House will host Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play and Cello Fury on September 21 as part of the First Niagara Rochester Fringe Festival. Screen Plays ~ Hollywood's Golden Age on Stage will perform Vintage Hitchcock: A Live Radio Play at 1 p.m. and Cello Fury will hit the stage at 3 p.m. Both performances will be held in the Dryden Theatre, 900 East Avenue. Admission to each event is $10, and tickets can be ordered in advance at www.rochesterfringe.com. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/18/George-Eastman-House-to-Host-First-Niagara-Rochester-Fringe-Festival-Acts/7979/ War of 1812 Speaker Comes to Fort Ontario http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/18/War-of-1812-Speaker-Comes-to-Fort-Ontario/7977/ Oswego, N.Y. - Noted local historian and newspaperman Richard Palmer presents a discussion about the War of 1812 journal of Major Robert Carr. The presentation begins at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, September 24 in the Enlisted Men's Barracks inside Fort Ontario State Historic Site, 1 E. Fourth St., Oswego. The program is free and open to the public. Major Carr, of the 16th U.S. Infantry Regiment commanded Fort Ontario during part of the summer of 1812. In his presentation, Palmer will read and interpret excerpts that he copied from Carr's journal during a research trip to Philadelphia. Thu, 18 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/18/War-of-1812-Speaker-Comes-to-Fort-Ontario/7977/ Open House and Gallery Talk for "Women in Movement" Exhibit http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/11/Open-House-and-Gallery-Talk-for-Women-in-Movement-Exhibit/7972/ Seneca Falls, N.Y. - To celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month, Women's Rights National Historical Park will host a Gallery Talk by artist Andrea Arroyo for her art exhibition "Women in Movement." The Gallery Talk will be offered on Saturday, September 27th at 1:00 pm, followed by a short tour of the gallery at 1:30 pm. A special ranger talk "Words", which examines Spanish words that have found common use in the English language, will be offered at 2:00 pm. A reception will follow from 2:30 to 4:00 pm. Thu, 11 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/11/Open-House-and-Gallery-Talk-for-Women-in-Movement-Exhibit/7972/ Fall Festivals & Foliage Tours in the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County, NY http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/8/Fall-Festivals-Foliage-Tours-in-the-Great-Northern-Catskills-of-Greene-County-NY/7967/ Explore the Mountains, River Towns and the Scenic Hudson Valley This Fall in the Catskills Greene County, N.Y. - Autumn in the Catskills offers an exciting variety of fall festivals and events ideal for a weekend getaway or day trip just two hours north of New York City and three hours west of Boston. Explore scenic, winding roadways in the mountains, and enjoy a variety of cultural festivals that celebrate the region's unique history and colorful landscape, offering something exciting for everyone to enjoy, including: Mon, 08 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/8/Fall-Festivals-Foliage-Tours-in-the-Great-Northern-Catskills-of-Greene-County-NY/7967/ NYC & Company Features the Meatpacking District as the Next Spotlight in Neighborhood X Neighborhood http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/3/NYC-Company-Features-the-Meatpacking-District-as-the-Next-Spotlight-in-Neighborhood-X-Neighborhood/7963/ Neighborhood Campaign Encourages Exploration of Attractions, Shops, Restaurants, Hotels, Restaurants and More  New York, N.Y. (Sept. 3) - NYC & Company, New York City's official marketing, tourism and partnership organization, today announced the Meatpacking District as the next Neighborhood x Neighborhood feature. Owing its name to the many New York City meatpacking plants that once called the neighborhood home, the Meatpacking District has retained its historical character and cobblestone streets. Now known for its fashionable shops, quality restaurants and trendy nightlife scene, the cutting-edge neighborhood is conveniently accessible by the 1, 2, 3, A, C, E and L subway lines. For more information on all there is to see and do in the Meatpacking District, visit nycgo.com/nxn. Wed, 03 Sep 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/3/NYC-Company-Features-the-Meatpacking-District-as-the-Next-Spotlight-in-Neighborhood-X-Neighborhood/7963/ Aug. 27 Program Will Explore History of Fort Ontario’s Storm Warning Tower http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/22/Aug-27-Program-Will-Explore-History-of-Fort-Ontario-s-Storm-Warning-Tower/7951/ Lecture Was Inspired by Research of Curator's Late Husband  Oswego, N.Y.  - Fort Ontario's Coastal Warning Display tower and its history will be the topic of a lecture by Fort Ontario curator Jenny Emmons Wednesday, Aug. 27, at 7 p.m. The lecture will take place in the Enlisted Men's Barracks at Fort Ontario. Fri, 22 Aug 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/22/Aug-27-Program-Will-Explore-History-of-Fort-Ontario-s-Storm-Warning-Tower/7951/ Hats Off To Summer! At Washington’s Headquarters August 23rd And 24th http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/14/Hats-Off-To-Summer-At-Washington-s-Headquarters-August-23rd-And-24th/7942/ Newburgh, N.Y. - Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site invites you to tip your hat in tribute to the last glorious days of summer during Hats Off To Summer! on Saturday, August 23rd , 11 AM - 5 PM, and Sunday, August 24th, 1-5 PM. Children and those young at heart are invited to make tricorns and mobcaps and wear their creations throughout the day. The historic Hasbrouck farmhouse, no stranger to such headgear since General and Mrs. Washington headquartered there during the last days of the Revolutionary War, will be open for guided tours. Thu, 14 Aug 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/14/Hats-Off-To-Summer-At-Washington-s-Headquarters-August-23rd-And-24th/7942/ GCVM Celebrates Victorian Day Aug. 23 http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/8/GCVM-Celebrates-Victorian-Day-Aug-23/7939/ Mumford, N.Y. - The Victorian era (1837 until Queen Victoria's death in 1901) wasn't just bustles and mutton chop sideburns. It was a time of scientific progress, great literary works, a surge of inventions, whopping urban growth and more time for leisure activity. On Saturday, Aug. 23, Genesee Country Village & Museum will celebrate that time with Victorian Day. Fri, 08 Aug 2014 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2014/8/GCVM-Celebrates-Victorian-Day-Aug-23/7939/