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Karen Hopkins - Photo Credit Bob KleinThursday, September 29, 2022 @ 6 PM

Saratoga Springs, NY (September 13, 2022) – Saratoga Performing Arts Center announces that its WAMC@SPAC series will continue with “BAM! And Then It Hit Me with Karen Brooks Hopkins” on Thursday, September 29 at 6 p.m. in the Nancy DiCresce Room at The Pines@SPAC facility. WAMC’s Joe Donahue will lead the conversation with author and President Emerita of the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) Karen Brooks Hopkins about her new memoir, “BAM! And Then It Hit Me,” a behind-the-scenes look at Hopkins’ 36 years at the iconic cultural institution, America’s oldest performing arts center. The discussion will explore leadership, innovation, urban revitalization and stories about artists and icons who inspired Hopkins throughout her career. A book signing will follow the conversation.

Sugar Loaf Film FestOrange County, N.Y. (Sept. 14, 2022) – Movie fans and filmmakers, get ready for the first-ever Sugar Loaf Film Festival! The three-day event, Thursday, Sept. 22 through Saturday, Sept. 24, will showcase the best of emerging filmmakers, with a focus on the Hudson Valley.

Taking place at the Sugar Loaf Performing Arts Center in Chester, N.Y., the festival will offer screenings of more than 40 films – mostly shorts – plus panel discussions and workshops on screenwriting, acting, cinematography, costume design and hair and make-up.

ORDA logoLake Placid, NY – The New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) announces details for a trio of exciting fall festivals coming to the Olympic Region this fall.    


The USA Nordic National Championships, U.S. Ski Jumping competition, and U.S. Nordic Combined National Championships all converge at Lake Placid’s Olympic Jumping Complex Friday evening, September 30, and Saturday, October 1.

Tang Teaching Museum Family SaturdaysPopular multigenerational art-making events to be in person each month starting September 24

Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (September 15, 2022) — The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College announces the return of its popular, fun, educational Family Saturdays, programs that foster multigenerational creative cooperation through looking at artwork, discussing it, and engaging in a hands-on art-making activity.

NYS Parks Recreation Historic PreservationKatonah, N.Y. (September 15, 2022) – John Jay Homestead’s most popular Discovery Center is available for private experiences! Learn about what produce was grown here seasonally, try your hand at daily farm chores, look at historic photos of the farm, milk our mechanical cow, and ride our tractor. The barn also has a fascinating exhibit describing the history of farming on the property.

Walktoberfest LogoSaturday, October 1 and Sunday, October 2

Area farms and specially curated local products will showcase alongside food and drink tastings at Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park and Hudson Valley Rail Trail

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. (September 7, 2022) The Walktoberfest Farmers and Makers Market brings a curated selection of the Hudson Valley’s finest producers, including farms, distilleries, wineries, restaurants, artists, artisans, and more to the Hudson Valley Rail Trail and west approach to Walkway Over the Hudson State Historic Park on Saturday, October 1 and Sunday, October 2 from 12-5 p.m.  Vendors will exhibit their wares for tasting or purchase, allowing participants to support many local agribusinesses all in one beautiful location.

I LOVE NY Fall Foliage PR Map - Week 1Notable Color Changes Reported in Several Regions

Albany, NY – This is the first 2022 I LOVE NY Fall Foliage Report for New York State. Reports are obtained from volunteer field observers and reflect expected color conditions for the coming weekend. Reports are issued every Wednesday afternoon.  

New York State’s 2022 fall foliage season is underway, with the first signs of the spectacular seasonal colors to come appearing in several regions, including the Adirondacks, Thousand Islands-Seaway, Catskills, Central New York, Finger Lakes, Chautauqua-Allegheny, Greater Niagara, and Hudson Valley. This is according to the field reports from volunteer observers for the Empire State Development Division of Tourism’s I LOVE NY program.

Martin House logoFree community event takes place on Saturday, September 24

Buffalo, NY – Frank Lloyd Wright’s Martin House is excited to present Familia Fun Day, a free, family-friendly event celebrating Latino art, culture, food, and heritage. Familia Fun Day is scheduled for Saturday, September 24 from 12 – 3pm and takes place on the grounds of the Martin House estate.

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