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Spring Break Mini-Camps at John Jay Homestead

Mar 9, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

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.

John Jay Homestead to Hold Historic Walking Tour in New York City

Mar 9, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

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.

Calling All Student Historians: Enter to Win Competition at War of 1812 Event

Mar 5, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Mary Katherine Clerkin 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.

Save the Date: Oswego War of 1812 Symposium is April 17-19

Feb 23, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

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.

Aliens Come to Schenectady

Feb 19, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

It Came From SchenectadyMabee 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.

Museum of the Moving Image Presents “Matthew Weiner’s Mad Men”

Feb 18, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Mad MenExhibition 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.

Civil War Lecture at Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site

Feb 12, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Robert Spiegelman wlll Focus on New York's Role in Conflict 

Yonkers, N.Y. - Robert Spiegelman, President of Real-View Media LLC and a Doctor of Sociology at several campuses of the City University of New York, will present his lecture, New York's Civil and Uncivil War: From the Slave Trade and Monuments to the "Gangs of New York" at Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site in downtown Yonkers. The lecture will take place on Thursday, March 12th at 7:00 PM.

Museum Evening Speaker Series to focus on the Ice Harvesting Industry

Feb 5, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

Ice HarvestingCornwall-on-Hudson, N.Y. - The Hudson Highlands Nature Museum in partnership with the Cornwall Presbyterian Church presents their Winter Evening Speakers Series: The Ice Harvesting Industry. This lecture will take place on Tuesday, February 24, 7:30 p.m. at the Cornwall Presbyterian Fellowship Hall, 222 Hudson Street, Cornwall-on-Hudson.

The Hudson Valley was once the world's epicenter of the natural ice industry. Spring fed lakes supplied ice to the finest NYC hotels and luxurious ocean liners and it was prized across Europe, Asia and Australia.

Celebrate the 375th Anniversaries of Southampton & Southold

Feb 5, 2015 by I Love New York Staff

375th Anniversary ConvocationSaturday, March 7, 2015 Southampton, N.Y. - On Saturday, March 7th beginning at 3:00 p.m. The Towns of Southampton and Southold will gather for a Convocation, a combined assembly to celebrate their shared 375th anniversaries at Southampton's First Presbyterian Church, located at 2 South Main Street. Following the Convocation at 4:00 p.m. a 375th Reception and Exhibit Opening will be held at the Rogers Mansion, a property of the Southampton Historical Museum, located across the street at 17 Meeting House Lane.

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