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Posts from January 2016

Films for January through March, 2016, Titli (Butterfly), Dhanak (Rainbow), and Kirumi (Virus)

Astoria, Queens, New York (January 27, 2015)- Museum of the Moving Image continues India's New Wave, a monthly showcase for contemporary Indian films, with three exciting new films in January, February, and March 2016. This season kicks off on January 31, with the crime thriller Titli (Butterfly), which features the breakout debut performance by Shashank Arora, who is currently starring in the much-talked-about Indian sex comedy Brahman Naman at the Sundance Film Festival. The directorial debut of Kanu Behl, Titli captures the Delhi underground with gritty Super 16mm film, and was a selection of Un Certain Regard at the 2014 Cannes Film Festival. The film is produced by filmmaker Dibakar Banerjee and Yash Raj Films.

300 Years of Fashion

Jan 28, 2016

300 Years of FashionPresented by Marilyn Sassi as part of the A Night on the Town in Schenectady: 1850-1950 exhibit series

Schenectady, N.Y. - Join Marilyn Sassi, the celebrated local historical fashion expert, as she explores fashion from the 1600s - 1900s. During the early years of local settlement, there were major discrepancies in people's clothing choices. The wealthiest families imported stylish ready-made clothing, or purchased expensive fabrics of lavish materials and trim. In contrast, the majority of Americans bought inferior, imported textiles or depended on their own spinning and weaving for clothes. Using illustrations, Sassi will guide participants through centuries of men's and women's fashion, discussing style choices of different classes and time frames, with an emphasis on the Mohawk and Hudson Valleys.

Illustrated Presentation and Book Signing with Sue Reich, author of QUILTS PRESIDENTIAL AND PATRIOTIC
followed by Documents On Display: Presidential Autographs, Saturday, February 13, 2016, beginning at 2:00 p.m.
in the Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home

Hyde Park, N.Y. -- The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum will host an afternoon of Presidents Day Weekend events on Saturday, February 13, 2016. The program will begin at 2:00 p.m. in the Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home with an illustrated presentation and book signing with Sue Reich author of QUILTS PRESIDENTIAL AND PATRIOTIC. Reich will sign copies of her book after the talk. From 3:00 to 5:00 p.m. in the Research Room of the FDR Presidential Library, visitors can view a selection of presidential autographs from the Roosevelt Library archives -- many of which are from FDR's personal collection -- on display only once a year. These events are free and open to the general public.

Staatsburg, N.Y. (1/27/15) - Are you looking for a unique Valentine's Day gift? Consider treating your beloved to gourmet tea, scones and tea sandwiches in the former dining room of a Gilded Age tycoon overlooking the Hudson River, while learning about love and marriage as they transpired in the Gilded Age. Staatsburgh State Historic Site still has openings in its Valentine's Day weekend tea programs, a highly-acclaimed program.

Ecstatic LightMay 13 to November 14, 2016

Garrison, N.Y. - The Russel Wright Design Center is pleased to announce Ecstatic Light- the illuminated paintings of 2016 resident artist Peter Bynum. A site-specific installation of Bynum's works will be on display in Russel Wright's House and Studio, marking Manitoga's first presentation of a contemporary artist within the interiors.

The installation will be on view during seasonal public tours and special programs, including artist-led tours. A Member Opening Celebration will be held Saturday, May 21, 2016, 5-7pm.

Ginormous TV's, football-themed specials and giveaways await fans looking for an unforgettable Super Bowl viewing experience

Syracuse, NY- National Football League fans looking to catch the Carolina Panthers battle the Denver Broncos in Super Bowl 50 on February 7th at 6:30 p.m. will find no shortage of ways to soak in the football, freebies and fun at Destiny USA. Multiple dining and entertainment venues will be offering football-themed food and drink specials, freebies and prizes alongside the Super Bowl itself, including:

Rochester International Jazz FestivalChick Corea plus Joey Alexander, Chris Botti, Grace Potter and Erykah Badu
Tickets On Sale Friday January 29 at 10AM

Rochester, N.Y. (January 26, 2016) - Producers John Nugent and Marc Iacona announced four headliner shows today for the nine-day 15th edition Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival (XRIJF) June 24 to July 2.

Singer songwriter Grace Potter will perform on opening night, Friday, June 24. Grammy winner and "First Lady of Neo Soul" Erykah Badu will perform on Saturday, June 25. Twenty-two-time Grammy-winning jazz legend, pianist and composer Chick Corea "Trilogy" Trio plus special guest Joey Alexander Trio, the 12-year-old young pianist who mesmerized XRIJF audiences last year, will perform on Tuesday, June 28. Trumpeter and four-time XRIJF headliner, Chris Botti returns to XRIJF to perform on Thursday, June 30. All performances will take place at Kodak Hall at Eastman Theatre at 8PM.

The Hyde Collection to Present The Other Rockwell: Douglass Crockwell

Glens Falls, NY - The Hyde Collection is asking the community to assist with an upcoming exhibition of paintings by Glens Falls artist Douglass Crockwell (1904-1968). The Other Rockwell: Douglass Crockwell will be located in the Rotunda Gallery to coincide with Norman Rockwell in the 1960s in the Hoopes Gallery. On view from February 20 to May 8, 2016, The Other Rockwell: Douglass Crockwell will celebrate the work of this renowned artist and illustrator.