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Posts from February 2020

Celebrating Suffrage“Celebrating Suffrage”— February 29 through April 29

Utica, NY – Munson-Williams-Proctor Arts Institute celebrates the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th amendment granting women the right to vote with the exhibition, “Celebrating Suffrage,” featuring more than 200 years of art made by women and honoring women’s innovative creative pursuits before and after they were officially recognized as full citizens of the United States. “Celebrating Suffrage,” on view February 29 through April 19, explores art as a vehicle for women, as individuals or in groups, to reflect, reform, or challenge social beliefs and political practices of their era.

National Comedy Center - Best New MuseumJamestown, NY – February 28, 2020 -- The National Comedy Center, the nation’s official cultural institution and state-of-the-art museum dedicated to comedy as an art form, was named the “Best New Museum” in the country by USA Today as part of the 2020 USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Travel Awards, it was announced today. https://www.10best.com/awards/travel/best-new-museum/

Lake George Regional Chamber of CommerceLake George, NY — A total of 17 restaurants around Lake George area are offering a special Mardi Gras gumbo and Common Roots brew for $5 as part of the second Stews ‘N’ Brews event, Saturday, February 29, 12-5 p.m. Also, new this year, for $5 two shuttles, Hoppy Trails and Spa City Tours will run routes to help patrons get from restaurant to restaurant.  The $5 ticket also allows patrons to enter into raffles at every establishment that are valued at a minimum of dinner for two or approximately $50.

GCVM - Maple Sugar FestivalMumford, NY (Feb. 25, 2020) – The tapping of maple trees is a sure sign that winter is winding down in Western New York and the sweetest time of the year – maple sugaring season – is at hand. At Genesee Country Village & Museum, visitors can join the celebration during the Maple Sugar Festival and Pancake Breakfast. Or, for a twist on happy hour, attend the Maple Sugar Soiree, an entertaining evening of maple-themed food and drinks, along with dancing, music, games and an up-close look at the Museum’s modern sugarhouse in action.

Santana - Earth, Wind & FirePart of the Miraculous Supernatural 2020 Tour  
Tickets on sale to General Public Friday, February 28th

Bethel, NY (February 25, 2020) – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts today announced that Grammy Award-winning legendary artists Carlos Santana alongside Earth, Wind & Fire will embark on a North American tour, expected to be the hottest ticket this summer.  The tour includes a performance at the historic site on August 23rd.  A continuation of 2019’s Supernatural Now tour for Santana, the Miraculous Supernatural 2020 Tour will mark the first time that these two powerhouses will share the stage in the U.S.

Staatsburgh Downton Abbey TourStaatsburg, N.Y. (2/24/20) — On March 7 at 2:00 p.m., fans of the popular PBS television series can attend a special tour at Staatsburgh State Historic Site, a real-life American version of Downton Abbey.  The tour, entitled “America’s Elite in the Downton Abbey Era,” compares the fictional Downton Abbey to Staatsburgh, a 79-room Gilded Age mansion on the Hudson River. …

NYS Parks, Recreation, Historic Preservation Katonah, NY (February 25, 2020) – John Jay Homestead State Historic Site will be offering special thematic tours in the month of March to celebrate Women’s History Month. Six generations of strong, educated women lived at John Jay’s Bedford House. Their stories shed light on the roles of women in upper class homes in the eighteenth, nineteenth, and early twentieth centuries. Join us as we explore Bedford House and learn about these fascinating women…

Through Our Eyes - Hudson River MuseumMuseum Honored for "Through Our Eyes: Collection Initiative and Exhibition"

Yonkers, New York (February 25) —The Hudson River is proud to announce that it will be awarded an Engaging Communities Award by the Museum Association of New York (MANY) for its collecting initiative and exhibition, Through Our Eyes: Milestones and Memories of African Americans in Yonkers, which showcased 100 years of photographs and objects documenting the celebrations and achievements of the African Americans who helped to make Yonkers the vibrant city it is today. The exhibition was on view at the Hudson River Museum from May 31–November 3, 2019.

Frost Valley YMCA Maple Sugaring Open HousesMarch 21st, 22nd, 28th, and 29th

Claryville, N.Y. — Have you ever wondered how maple syrup is made? Frost Valley YMCA announces Open Houses for individuals and families to tour its maple sugaring operation and learn all about how pure maple syrup is made. Maple Sugaring Open Houses will take place from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. on March 21st, 22nd, 28th, and 29th.

Hellenic Film Socity - PauseIn association with New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT), at the Museum of the Moving Image, March 8

Astoria, NY – Hellenic Film Society USA is proud to mark Women’s History Month with a screening of the award-winning Greek film, Pause. The film will be presented in association with New York Women in Film & Television (NYWIFT) on Sunday, March 8 at 4pm at the Museum of the Moving Image (MoMI) in Astoria. The screening is part of the Museum’s Always on Sunday monthly Greek film series.

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