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Posts from February 2018

Sarah PellSarah Pell and her Struggle for History & Human Rights

Ticonderoga, NY – Fort Ticonderoga’s “Fort Fever Series” continues on Sunday, March 11, at 2:00 p.m. with a program on “A ‘Charmingly Aggressive Woman’ Sarah Pell’s Struggle for History & Human Rights” presented by Miranda Peters, Fort Ticonderoga’s Director of Collections. During this program, explore images, archival materials, and collections never before seen by the public, and recently cataloged by museum staff that reveal glimpses of Sarah Pell’s impactful work. This program is part of the National Women’s History Month celebration.

Eastman House - South Asian CinemaNew gifts from the British Film Institute and a film professor in Houston add more than 500 titles to the museum’s collection, the largest in the world

Rochester, N.Y., February 22, 2018—The George Eastman Museum, home to the world’s largest collection of South Asian films held by a museum or archive, has just announced the addition of more than 500 titles to its collection. Two major donations—419 film titles from the British Film Institute (BFI) National Archive and 68 titles from Dr. Tish Stringer of Houston—brings the total number of South Asian titles in the museum’s collection to 1,084.

Nicole EisenmanAcclaimed artist to speak about life and work for new endowed event

Saratoga Springs, NY (February 22, 2018) — American artist Nicole Eisenman will give the inaugural Winter/Miller Lecture at a new date and time, 5:30 p.m. on Monday, March 5, at the Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College; the event is free and open to the public. The event has been rescheduled due to the February 7 snowstorm.

Eisenman is known for her critically acclaimed figurative paintings of imagined and allegorical subjects that explore the human condition and speak to queer culture.

National Racing Museum and Hall of FameSaratoga Springs, N.Y. — Four racehorses, three jockeys and three trainers account for the 10 finalists selected to the National Museum of Racing’s 2018 Hall of Fame ballot, as chosen by the Museum’s Hall of Fame Nominating Committee. The finalists are: racehorses Blind Luck, Gio Ponti, Havre de Grace and Heavenly Prize; jockeys Robby Albarado, Corey Nakataki and Craig Perret; and trainers Mark Casse, John Shirreffs and David Whiteley.

Hidden New York ToursIrish Mob Tour of Hell’s Kitchen Returns St. Patrick’s Day Weekend

New York, NY, February 20, 2018– Hidden New York Tours, a company specializing in off-beat, unusual, and little-known sights of New York City, returns with its signature tour, The Irish Mob of Hell’s Kitchen: From the Gophers to the Westies, just in time for St. Patrick’s Day weekend. 

Waterloo Library logoGeneva, N.Y. – On March 10, 2018 the Waterloo Library is hosting “A Night at the Cantina” which is a Star Wars inspired event at Club 86 in Geneva. The fundraising event will be from 7:00 to 11:00 PM, tickets are $35 per person. Attendees are encouraged to come in costume and will enjoy an evening of music, heavy grazing stations, cash bar with themed drinks and other exciting Star Wars inspired activities.

Greek Peak  - Spartan logoSecond Winter Race Integrated with Ski Operation at Greek Peak

Cortland NY – Greek Peak Mountain Resort is pleased to partner with Spartan for a second year in a row. Spartan is the world’s largest obstacle race and endurance brand that is also fully integrated with an operating ski resort, adding snow and icy terrain to Spartan’s challenging obstacles.

Excelsior PR logoMaple Production Continues to Grow to Record Numbers

Lieutenant Governor Celebrates Producers in the Program and Kicks Off Upcoming Maple Weekends with First Ceremonial Tree-Tapping of the Season

New Yorkers Encouraged to Participate in Maple Weekends Taking Place at Nearly 180 Locations Across the State March 17-18 and March 24-25  

February 21, 2018 - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the New York State Grown & Certified program is expanding to include the New York maple industry. The program will increase exposure for New York's maple producers, who rank second in the nation in syrup production and generate an estimated economic impact of $141 million each year. Annual Maple Weekends scheduled for March 17-18 and March 24-25 will help spotlight the growing maple industry and boost awareness of producers in the Grown & Certified program.

NYSTIA logoRegistration for attendees and exhibitors now open for the April 2018 event

Schenectady, NY – The New York State Tourism Industry Association (NYSTIA), in partnership with I LOVE NEW YORK, invites attendees and exhibitors to the annual “I Love New York” Empire State Tourism Conference at the Rivers Casino & Resort in Schenectady, New York, April 23-25, 2018. 

I LOVE NY Logo - stacked950,000 More Visitors Than Previous Year, Estimated Attendance Marks Seven Years of Steady Growth

More than 700 Improvement Projects Since Inception of NY Parks 2020 Initiative 

February 20, 2018 – Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced New York's system of state parks, historic sites, campgrounds, and trails welcomed 71.5 million estimated visitors in 2017. This milestone marks seven years of steady visitor growth and represents an overall increase of 23 percent, or 13.6 million visitors since the Governor took office in 2011.