The Beat http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/ Category - history Fri, 27 Mar 2015 19:08:54 GMT Staatsburgh State Historic Site Opening for Tour Season http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/20/Staatsburgh-State-Historic-Site-Opening-for-Tour-Season/8086/ Site Features an Intact Mansion of the Gilded Age Staatsburg, N.Y. - Staatsburgh State Historic Site, also known as Mills Mansion, will open for the season on Thursday, April 16.  Tours will be offered Thursdays through Sundays from 11am to 5pm (last tour begins at 4pm), along with a full roster of special programs including the very popular Downton Abbey-themed tour and the Gilded Age Tea & Talk series.  The 79-room mansion overlooking the Hudson River is in the hamlet of Staatsburg, between Hyde Park and Rhinebeck.  A time capsule of the Gilded Age, Staatsburgh retains its original furnishings and opulent décor. Fri, 20 Mar 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/20/Staatsburgh-State-Historic-Site-Opening-for-Tour-Season/8086/ 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/ 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/ 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/ Spring Break Mini-Camps at John Jay Homestead http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/9/Spring-Break-Mini-Camps-at-John-Jay-Homestead/8072/ Katonah, N.Y. - Calling all curious kids! From Monday, March 30 through Friday, April 3, John Jay Homestead State Historic Site will hold two-hour mini-camps for children age five to ten. This is a drop-off program exploring a different topic each session. On Monday, March 30, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., the theme will be Heat & Light. How did people work or read without electricity? How did they keep warm during the cold winter without heaters? Children will answer these questions as they explore John Jay's bedroom, office and dining room; then make hand-dipped candles to take home. Mon, 09 Mar 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/9/Spring-Break-Mini-Camps-at-John-Jay-Homestead/8072/ John Jay Homestead to Hold Historic Walking Tour in New York City http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/9/John-Jay-Homestead-to-Hold-Historic-Walking-Tour-in-New-York-City/8071/ Katonah, N.Y. - John Jay's Not-So-Big City: A Walk Through the History of Old New York, a walking tour sponsored by John Jay Homestead State Historic Site, will take place Saturday, April 11, 2015. Participants will meet in lower Manhattan, and step off promptly at 10:00 a.m., rain or shine. The cost of participation is $20.00 per person; members of the Friends of John Jay Homestead can participate for $15.00. Mon, 09 Mar 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/9/John-Jay-Homestead-to-Hold-Historic-Walking-Tour-in-New-York-City/8071/ Calling All Student Historians: Enter to Win Competition at War of 1812 Event http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/5/Calling-All-Student-Historians-Enter-to-Win-Competition-at-War-of-1812-Event/8069/ Oswego, N.Y. - ‘Student Night' returns to kick off the Oswego International War of 1812 Symposium at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 17. The Lake Ontario Event and Conference Center in Oswego hosts the fifth annual event which continues through Sunday, April 19. Learn more about this chapter in history and hear behind-the-scenes stories about the campaign from an esteemed panel of multinational historians throughout the weekend. Thu, 05 Mar 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/5/Calling-All-Student-Historians-Enter-to-Win-Competition-at-War-of-1812-Event/8069/ Save the Date: Oswego War of 1812 Symposium is April 17-19 http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/23/Save-the-Date-Oswego-War-of-1812-Symposium-is-April-17-19/8057/ Oswego, N.Y. - Come to the Oswego International War of 1812 Symposium to learn more about the war that helped secure America's independence and shape our young nation. The bicentennial commemoration continues with the fifth installment of the seminar which explores the events that earned respect for the U.S. from around the world. The symposium opens on Friday, April 17 and runs through Sunday, April 19 at the Lake Ontario Event and Conference Center, 26 E. First St., Oswego. Mon, 23 Feb 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/23/Save-the-Date-Oswego-War-of-1812-Symposium-is-April-17-19/8057/ Aliens Come to Schenectady http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/19/Aliens-Come-to-Schenectady/8050/ Mabee Farm Historic Site Kicks Off Science Fiction Exhibit with Reading from Celebrated Writer, Barry B. Longyear Rotterdam Junction, N.Y. - The Mabee Farm Historic Site, part of the Schenectady County Historical Society, will open its new exhibit, "It Came From Schenectady: Science Fiction in the Capital Region" on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. with a reception and book talk and signing featuring award-winning science-fiction author Barry B. Longyear. Thu, 19 Feb 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/19/Aliens-Come-to-Schenectady/8050/ Museum of the Moving Image Presents “Matthew Weiner’s Mad Men” http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/18/Museum-of-the-Moving-Image-Presents-Matthew-Weiner-s-Mad-Men-/8048/ Exhibition Reveals The Creative Process Behind One Of Television's Most Celebrated Dramas March 14-June 14, 2015 Astoria, N.Y. - Mad Men, one of the most acclaimed television series of all time, will be the subject of a major new exhibition opening at Museum of the Moving Image on March 14, 2015. Just days after the exhibition opens, Matthew Weiner, the show's creator, writer, and executive producer will appear at the Museum on March 20 for a conversation about the creation and production of the series. This appearance kicks off Required Viewing: Mad Men's Movie Influences, a ten-film series featuring movies curated by Weiner-including The Apartment, Les Bonnes Femmes, and The Americanization of Emily-that inspired the series, from March 14 to April 26. Wed, 18 Feb 2015 07:00:00 GMT http://www.iloveny.com/thebeat/post/2015/18/Museum-of-the-Moving-Image-Presents-Matthew-Weiner-s-Mad-Men-/8048/