The Beat Latest Posts Fri, 24 Feb 2017 19:33:20 GMT Cane that chair! Canton, N.Y. - Having a hole in your seat is a terrible thing!  Wondering what can be done with that heirloom caned chair in the attic? Interested in learning about a traditional handicraft that is both beautiful and functional? Come to the St. Lawrence County Historical Association at the Silas Wright House, 3 East Main St., Canton for a few evenings and learn how to cane chairs! Wed, 22 Feb 2017 07:00:00 GMT Celebrate All Things Irish in Orange County, New York St. Patrick's Day events make March the perfect time for a Hudson Valley getaway. Orange County, N.Y. (February 22, 2017) - Visitors of every nationality will find themselves lucky to be in Orange County this March. St. Patrick's Day celebrations are planned throughout the month that are sure to have all eyes, whether Irish or not, smiling! Wed, 22 Feb 2017 07:00:00 GMT Saratoga Performing Arts Center Presents The Winter Ball: Passport to Morocco Saturday, March 4 @ 7 p.m. Saratoga Springs, NY (Feb. 21, 2017) - Saratoga Performing Arts Center's Junior Committee is pleased to present its popular Winter Ball on Saturday, March 4 at 7 p.m. at the Hall of Springs. The theme for this year's fundraiser, "Passport to Morocco," is inspired by the rich culture and mystique of Morocco, sometimes referred to as "the land of the setting sun." Tickets to the event are available online at Proceeds raised at the event support classical and educational programming at SPAC. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 07:00:00 GMT Lake Placid IRONMAN Ranked Among the Best Lake Placid, N.Y. - The 2016 edition of IRONMAN Lake Placid received high marks as a race host town, based on a survey of IRONMAN competitors from around the world. IRONMAN officials recently announced Lake Placid took the top honor of best overall bike in the IRONMAN Athletes Choice Awards. Other accolades include 5th in overall satisfaction, 6th in best overall run, 3rd in best race venue experience, 8th in best host city experience, and 4th in will recommend to a friend. Wed, 22 Feb 2017 07:00:00 GMT Cinema Tropical Festival Highlights Some of the Past Year’s Best Latin American Films February 24-26, 2017 at Museum of the Moving Image Astoria, Queens, New York, February 16, 2017 - 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 2017 edition of the Cinema Tropical Festival, from February 24 through 26. This year's festival showcases six feature films-from Brazil, Dominican Republic, Mexico, and the United States-including winners and nominees from the 7th Annual Cinema Tropical Awards, which were announced in January. Thu, 16 Feb 2017 07:00:00 GMT Incubus Headlining North American Tour with Special Guest Jimmy Eat World Public On Sale Friday, February 24th - Coming July 16th to Bethel Woods  Each Pair of Mobile/Internet Concert Tickets Sold Will Include a Copy of the 8 Album Bethel, N.Y. (February 16, 2017) -  Multi-platinum alt-rock icons Incubus, celebrating in 2017 the 20th anniversary of their major label album debut, are releasing the brand new single "Nimble Bastard" just in time for their first headlining North American tour since 2015,  the 8 Tour, announced today.  Produced by Live Nation, the 30-city run includes support by Arizona-based band Jimmy Eat World and is heads to Bethel Woods Center for the Arts on Sunday, July 16th, also joined by special guest Atlas Genius. Thu, 16 Feb 2017 07:00:00 GMT Finger Lakes Region Encourages Locals to Take a "Staycation" Regional Tourism Council releases list of family-focused activities to enjoy during school break week Pittsford, N.Y. - As families prepare for the upcoming school break, the Finger Lakes Region is encouraging locals to take a vacation - in their own backyard. The Finger Lakes Regional Tourism Council (FLRTC), the official promotion organization for the 14-county Finger Lakes Region, has released a list of activities, specials, and events taking place during February Break. Their goal is to remind those living locally that they don't have to travel to enjoy a vast range of family-friendly activities, and to encourage families to use the time off to get out and explore more of the region they call home. Wed, 15 Feb 2017 07:00:00 GMT Maple Sugaring Tours and Opening Celebration at Cornwall Nature Museum are a Sweet Deal Cornwall, N.Y. - Maple Sugaring Season is once again upon us and the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum is ready! Join the Museum to celebrate the opening of Maple Sugaring Season with A Sugaring Off Celebration on Saturday, March 4, from 11:00 a.m. to 3 p.m. and help kick off a month of Maple Sugar Tours. Tours will be led by Environmental Educators and take place at the Outdoor Discovery Center, on Muser Drive, across from 174 Angola Road, Cornwall. On opening day, visitors can experience expanded maple festivities along with their tour and taste test, including a tree tapping demonstration, special crafts and games, Native American story telling around a camp fire, birch syrup tasting, and Journey Cakes sampling. In addition, be the first to see our brand new Sugar Shack! Wed, 15 Feb 2017 07:00:00 GMT Stay warm at Orange County’s indoor attractions Winter is the perfect season to visit museums and more in the Hudson Valley.  Orange County, N.Y. (February 15, 2017) - Bad weather doesn't have to mean a day at home on the couch. In fact, it's the perfect time of year to take in all of the great indoor attractions Orange County has to offer! Wed, 15 Feb 2017 07:00:00 GMT Bethel Woods’ Arts and Humanities Programming to Begin March 1 Organization Aims To Engage More Individuals Than Ever Before With 2017 Program Offerings   Bethel, N.Y. (February 14, 2017) - Arts and humanities-based educational offerings are a crucial component of programming at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. This spring will see the return of a variety of programs that have been designed to offer greater engagement, and inspiration to give audiences of all ages and backgrounds opportunities to explore history and the arts. Tue, 14 Feb 2017 07:00:00 GMT