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Posts from February 2016

Saratoga Springs, N.Y. - The Saratoga Performing Arts Center and The Philadelphia Orchestra present an "Audience Choice" online vote to select the opening piece of the Orchestra's Thursday, August 4 concert in the SPAC amphitheater. The winning piece will be performed by the "Fabulous Philadelphians" under the baton of the Orchestra's Principal Guest Conductor Stéphane Denève.

Antique Boat MuseumClayton. N.Y. - The Antique Boat Museum (ABM), North America's premier freshwater nautical museum based in Clayton, NY, announced today the dates of its well-known traditional events to be held this coming season.

A complete listing of Museum events, educational courses, and other special activities will be announced at a later date. Registration for select events will open on March 1, 2016.

Seneca Falls, N.Y.- Seneca Museum of Waterways and Industry and Women's Rights National Historical Park are partnering to bring Walter Gable, Seneca County Historian, to Seneca Falls to present his program titled, The Underground Railroad in the Seneca Falls-Waterloo Area. The presentation will be held on Saturday, February 13, 2016, at 1:00 pm in Women's Rights National Historical Park's Guntzel Theater.

Live flowers on display February 12-28-also on view, artifacts from George Eastman's life 100 years ago

Rochester, N.Y. -The George Eastman Museum presents virtual springtime, with the annual Dutch Connectionfloral display, on view Friday, February 12, through Sunday, February 28. This colorful two-week display will feature thousands of flowering bulbs, displayed throughout the historic mansion.

The two-week display is a welcome treat for the eyes and nose in the midst of winter. The museum's historic Conservatory will be filled with thousands of tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, amaryllis, and freesias, in various vibrant shades-the same colors Eastman featured 100 years ago.

Museum of the Moving ImageEarly-bird IndieCade East Festival passes are now on sale (through Feb. 29)

Astoria, Queens, New York (Feb 4, 2016) - IndieCadeTM, the nation's premier independent video game festival, and Museum of the Moving Image, the nation's only museum
devoted to film, television, and digital media, will partner for a fourth year to present IndieCade East from April 29 through May 1, 2016 at Museum of the Moving Image in New York City.

This lively weekend Festival - which fills the Museum with games, panels, and talks-celebrates the diversity and creativity of both video game creators and fans and showcases how their independent energy, inspiration, and innovation enrich the world of video games.

Rensselaer, N.Y. - On Thursday February 18, 2016 Crailo State Historic Site will be offering "Winter Delights: Colonial Chocolate and Games" for children, their parents and anyone interested in historic chocolate and entertainment. Between 10:00am and 1:00 pm everyone is welcome to drop in to learn about 18th century drinking chocolate and play indoor colonial games.

Syracuse, N.Y. -- The U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and New York Sea Grant have announced a change in the Young Boater Safety Certification training course offered annually at the Central New York Boat Show.

For 2016, the free program that certifies youth ages 10 to 17 to legally operate a motorized boat or watercraft alone on New York waters will be offered entirely on one day, Saturday, February 20, from 9am to 5pm, at the New York State Fairgrounds in Syracuse, NY.

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