The Beat

Category - history

Great Shipwrecks of NY’s ‘Great’ Lakes Exhibit to Visit Albany May 4-27

Apr 18, 2016 by I Love NY Staff

Albany, N.Y. --  The Great Shipwrecks of NY's ‘Great' Lakes Traveling Exhibit developed by New York Sea Grant will be installed at The State University of New York at Albany Gallery, 353 Broadway, Albany, NY, from May 4 to May 27, 2016. Admission to the exhibit from 10 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday is free.

The Great Shipwrecks exhibit features shipwrecks spanning more than 200 years across New York State. Ten interpretive panels highlight fascinating details about the historic underwater wrecks and landscapes in Lake Erie, Ontario, Lake Champlain, the Finger Lakes, Lake George and the St. Lawrence River. A miniature replica of the ‘turtle ship' Radeau, North America's oldest warship purposely sunk by the British in Lake Champlain in 1758, was made specifically for this exhibit.

Southampton Historical Museum Presents 7th Annual House Tour

Apr 15, 2016 by I Love New York Staff

Dutch Colonial by John David Rose"Insider's View"

Southampton, N.Y. - On Saturday, June 4, 2016, guests of the "7th Annual Southampton House Tour" will have the opportunity to experience extraordinary houses that illustrate Southampton's unique architectural history - from Colonial days right up to the present. A Champagne Reception hosted by Sant Ambroeus Restaurant follows the tour.

Staatsburgh State Historic Site Season Opens

Mar 25, 2016 by I Love New York Staff

Highlighting Gilded Age Opulence, Tales of the Titanic, Tea Talks and More

Staaatsburg, N.Y. (3/25/16) - Staatsburgh State Historic Site, also known as the Mills Mansion, will open for the season on Friday, April 15. Drop-in tours will be offered Thursdays through Sundays from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., last tour at 4 p.m. Often called a time capsule of the Gilded Age, the 79-room mansion retains its original furnishings and opulent décor. Admission for the standard tour is $8; $6 for seniors and students; children age 12 and younger are free.

Jim Henson’s Family Donates Collection to The Strong Museum

Mar 11, 2016 by I Love New York Staff

Muppets, Fraggles, and Beyond: The Jim Henson Collection Display Opens April 8

Rochester, N.Y. - The family of legendary puppeteer and television icon Jim Henson have donated to The Strong in Rochester, New York, more than 540 licensed products and 60 books that chronicle Henson's more than 30-year career. The donation-coordinated by Bonnie Erickson, executive director of The Jim Henson Legacy, and Karen Falk, archives director for The Jim Henson Company-includes playthings and other items related to Henson's numerous television and movie productions such as Sesame Street, Dinosaurs, Fraggle Rock, The Dark Crystal, Labyrinth, and The Muppet Show. Many of the artifacts will be available for view in the Muppets, Fraggles, and Beyond: The Jim Henson Collection display opening at The Strong on April 8.

Artifacts of Wilder Farm the Topic of March 20th Round Table at SLCHA

Mar 10, 2016 by I Love New York Staff

Canton, N.Y. - While the Civil War was taking place on far-away battlefields, life in North Country homes and farms went on. One such farm was that of the Wilders, boyhood home of Laura Ingalls Wilder's husband, Almanzo, and the setting for the biographical novel Farmer Boy. Carlton Stickney, Stockholm town historian and member of the St. Lawrence County Historical Association board, will speak on the topic of household items in the Wilder Farm's collection at the next North Country Civil War Round Table on Sunday, March 20th, 2 p.m. at the SLCHA at the Silas Wright House, 3 East Main St., Canton. Mr. Stickney will share a number of objects made and used during the time of the Civil War, such as kitchen implements, lighting devices, and a pendulum spinning wheel.

Women's Rights NHP Partnering with WCNY to Host 4th Annual Women Who Make America Awards

Feb 26, 2016 by I Love New York Staff

Seneca Falls, NY- Women's Rights National Historical Park is excited to partner with WCNY to hold its 4th Annual Central New York Women Who Make America Awards Ceremony. The ceremony will take place Friday, March 4th at 11:00 am in the Wesleyan Chapel. In this ceremony, women from across the local area will be honored for their extraordinary contributions in a variety of fields. Elizabeth Cady Stanton will be an honored guest - one of the local women, a Maker herself, who changed America in 1848.

Cinema Tropical Festival Highlights Some of the Past Year’s Best Latin American Films

Feb 18, 2016 by I Love New York Staff

The 2016 festival celebrates Cinema Tropical's 15th anniversary with an opening night reception; festival films include one U.S. and two New York premieres February 26-28, 2016 at Museum of the Moving Image

Astoria, Queens, New York (Feb 11, 2016) - Museum of the Moving Image and Cinema Tropical, the acclaimed New York-based organization dedicated to promoting Latin American cinema in the United States, co-present the 2016 edition of the Cinema Tropical Festival. This year's festival, which is also a celebration of Cinema Tropical's 15th anniversary, showcases six feature films-from Argentina, Guatemala, Panama, Peru, and Puerto Rico-including winners and nominees from the 6th Annual Cinema Tropical Awards, which were announced in January. The festival runs February 26 through 28, 2016 at Museum of the Moving Image.

Darwin D. Martin House Joins Prestigious Iconic Houses Network

Feb 18, 2016 by I Love New York Staff

Darwin D. Martin House ComplexBuffalo, N.Y. - Frank Lloyd Wright's Darwin D. Martin House is now an invited member of the prestigious organization known as Iconic Houses-an international network connecting the most architecturally significant houses from the 20th century that are open to the public as house museums.

Iconic Houses brings together professionals and sites from all corners of the world in order to focus attention on the importance of modern residential architecture. It also provides a platform for the discussion of best practices in the areas of conservation, management, and policy, in addition to encouraging new partnerships.

Historic Tallman Pool Site Gets New Lease on Life

Feb 18, 2016 by I Love New York Staff

Tallman PoolJoint Efforts of Local Development Firm Procida Funding, Palisades Park Commission, and NYS Assemblymember Ellen Jaffee and Orangetown Supervisor Andy Stewart Result in Reopening of Tallman Beach & Pool Club in May 2016 Palisades, NY (January 26, 2016) - The much-loved Tallman Pool, which has been shuttered due to state budget cuts since 2008, has gotten a new lease on life. Piermont resident Billy Procida, principal of Procida Funding & Advisors, was just awarded a 20-year lease to re-open the historic site. Re-envisioned as the Tallman Beach & Pool Club, the site's renewal will culminate in a reopening this coming Memorial Day weekend.

The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes welcomes you to a performance by Vicie A. Rolling

Feb 18, 2016 by I Love New York Staff

Vicie A. Rolling79 West Market Street, Corning during the inaugural Urban Arts Crawl on February 26, 2016

Corning, N.Y. - The ARTS Council of the Southern Finger Lakes (The ARTS Council) welcomes you to a performance by Vicie Rolling at 79 West Market Street, Corning during the inaugural Urban Arts Crawl on February 26, 2016!

Vicie A. Rolling is a Teaching Artist, Writer, Poet and Performer who researches, writes and performs her own work. Her storytelling has extended into the public school arena where she has run workshops for children on the historical significance of slavery in the United States, which culminated in public performances by the children.

Share

On deadline? Email The Beat at thebeat@esd.ny.gov.

Subscribe

Show some love for New York State

Come get social with your favorite state!