The Beat Latest Posts Wed, 22 Feb 2017 01:39:18 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 Fahnestock Winter Park Open for 2017 Season Carmel, N.Y. (Feb. 14, 2017) - With recent weather patterns bringing plenty of snow to the Mid-Hudson region,  Fahnestock Winter Park has opened for the season. The park offers over 11 miles of machine-groomed trails for snowshoeing and cross country skiing enthusiasts. The Winter Park will continue to operate as conditions allow. The public is encouraged to contact the park and check its website and social media pages to stay up to date with the operating schedule. Tue, 14 Feb 2017 07:00:00 GMT University and Destiny USA Offer FREE Round-Trip Shuttle for Orange Fans Attending Basketball Game Promotion for first 125 fans who register online in advance; registrants will receive a VIP "Shuttle ‘N Save" bus pass good for exclusive Destiny USA gameday deals Syracuse, NY - Syracuse University and Destiny USA have teamed up to offer a free round-trip shuttle service for fans attending the Syracuse Orange versus Duke Blue Devils men's basketball game on Wednesday, February 22, 2017. Service will be limited to the first 125 fans who register online in advance at The first 125 registered fans will receive an exclusive Destiny USA VIP "Shuttle ‘N Save" bus pass good for a round-trip shuttle from Destiny USA to the Carrier Dome and back, in addition to exclusive Destiny USA discounts and deals. Passes must be picked up by registered fans at Destiny USA's 3rd level Guest Services location during normal business hours with a valid photo ID beginning Saturday, February 18, 2017. Tue, 14 Feb 2017 07:00:00 GMT Celebrate Women’s History Month with “Music She Wrote” A Celebration of Female Composers throughout the Ages Yonkers, N.Y., (Feb. 13, 2017) - On Saturday, March 11 at 5 p.m., Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site and the Friends of Philipse Manor Hall are pleased to present sopranos Brooke Bryant and Yolanda F. Johnson, who will join forces to perform "Music She Wrote," a concert of music by female composers in honor of Women's History Month. Bryant and Johnson will be accompanied by Michael Eisenberg on harpsichord and piano. The concert will take place at Philipse Manor Hall, located at 29 Warburton Ave. in downtown Yonkers. Mon, 13 Feb 2017 07:00:00 GMT Learn the Story of St. Lawrence County's Towns on February 23rd Canton, N.Y. - Did you ever wonder why your town is shaped the way it is, or when it was founded? Learn more about why the county looks the way it does when John Austin speaks about the historical townships of St. Lawrence County - their historical divisions and consolidations - at noon on Thursday, February 23rd, 2017, at the St. Lawrence County Historical Association. Brown Bag Lunches are free and open to the public: bring your own lunch and enjoy a beverage and dessert provided by SLCHA. Mon, 13 Feb 2017 07:00:00 GMT