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Posts from February 2020

Pair of girandoles, tooled and cut lead glass; Credit: Collection of the Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, NY.Opening May 9, 2020

Corning, N.Y. – The Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG) spring exhibition, In Sparkling Company: Glass and Social Life in Britain During the 1700s, will open May 9, 2020. With exhibition design by Selldorf ArchitectsIn Sparkling Company will present the glittering costume and jewelry, elaborate tableware, polished mirrors, and dazzling lighting devices that delighted the British elite, and helped define social rituals and cultural values of the period. Through a lens of glass, this exhibition will show visitors what it meant to be ‘modern’ in the 1700s, and what it cost. …

National Comedy Center Family Fun DaysKids Under 12 Free, Teens 1/2 Price

Jamestown, N.Y. – With I LOVE NY recently naming the National Comedy Center as one of the best family-friendly indoor activities in New York State, the National Comedy Center has announced Family Fun Weeks,” now through March 15, with a special family admission offer just in time for school winter break in many local communities. Children age 12 and under will be free and teens age 13-17 will be half-price with an accompanied adult purchasing an admission ticket.

Making Brooklyn BloomSaturday, March 14, 2020 | 10 a.m.–4 p.m.
Full Day of Free Gardening Talks and Workshops

Brooklyn, NY—Brooklyn Botanic Garden is pleased to announce the 39th annual Making Brooklyn Bloom, Brooklyn’s kickoff of the spring gardening season, taking place on Saturday, March 14, 2020. Gardening enthusiasts from throughout the New York metro area gather for this spring event, which features a full day of conversations, presentations, and workshops to inspire and engage gardeners of every type and level. The day includes workshops by community gardeners, BBG staff, and other experts.

The Met 150Héctor Zamora has been commissioned to create a site-specific work for the Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden

Carol Bove will create new sculptures for The Met Fifth Avenue Facade

New York, N.Y. (February 20, 2020) — The Metropolitan Museum of Art announced two upcoming commissions at The Met Fifth Avenue. Mexican artist Héctor Zamora has been selected to create a site-specific intervention for The Met's Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden. The Roof Garden Commission: Héctor Zamora, Lattice Detour will open on April 21 and be on view through October 25, 2020. In September 2020, American artist Carol Bove will unveil new sculptures for The Met Fifth Avenue's facade niches, the second in a new series of site-specific commissions for the exterior of the Museum. The Facade Commission: Carol Bove will be on view September 9, 2020 through March 30, 2021.

Mrs. SewardScheduled for Saturday, March 7, 2020 at 1:00 PM

Utica, N.Y. – Although often overlooked because of the national shadow cast by Secretary of State William Henry Seward, the women of the Seward family contributed greatly to the spirit of reform that swept through mid-19th century New York State. Through the efforts of Mrs. Frances Seward in particular, women in New York gained property rights and took several important steps towards suffrage. Join Seward House Museum Director of Education Jeffrey Ludwig to learn about this largely unknown legacy and story. This program takes place in the Oneida History Center's main gallery on Saturday, March 7, 2020 starting at 1:00 PM.

Chwazik_SmallbanyMarch 7 – April 10, 2020. Opening reception: Sat March 7, 4 - 6pm

Free and open to the public

Lake George, N.Y. – Through combined processes of printmaking, drawing, and sculpture, Katherine Chwazik creates layered architectural imagery from familiar surroundings of her hometown area in the Capital Region of Albany, NY. This recent work explores the meaning of home and place for herself, as well as current and former residents of Albany County.

Chwazik interviewed a number of regional residents, gathering memories and emotional impressions, visiting the homes themselves to make observational drawings. While the drawings become the structure of a piece, the residents’ recollections guide her goal to capture the mood and experience of their homes.

Laurent RetjoPoughkeepsie, NY – A presentation by Hudson Valley Film Commission (HVFC) Founder & Director Laurent Retjo will kick-off Dutchess Tourism’s annual Lunch & Learn seminar series. “The Ins & Outs of Working with Film & Television Productions” will be held Wednesday, March 4 from 12:00-1:30 p.m. at The CineHub in Beacon. All seminars in the series are geared toward tourism-related businesses but are open to all. Participants are encouraged to bring their lunches to eat while they listen to the presentations. There will also be time to network with other participants and speakers. Attendees must RSVP at http://bit.ly/2020LunchLearn.

NYCGO logoAir New Zealand Prepares to Launch Nonstop Service from Auckland to NYC this October

With New Alliance in Oceania’s Auckland, NYC & Company Now Has City-to-City Collaborations Across Six Continents

Auckland, New Zealand (February 17, 2020) – NYC & Company, New York City’s official destination marketing organization, and Auckland Tourism, Events & Economic Development (ATEED) today signed a first-ever official tourism agreement between the two cities.

The agreement was formalized at an industry ceremony at Ōrākei Marae in Auckland, New Zealand, with NYC & Company President and CEO Fred Dixon, Associate Minister Hon. Peeni Henare, Auckland’s Hon. Mayor Phil Goff, ATEED Chief Executive Nick Hill.The new two-year partnership will enable ATEED and NYC & Company to promote their respective destinations and focus on attracting visitation through an economical and collaborative exchange and includes reciprocal marketing and promotion over two years.

Visit Buffalo Niagara logoBuffalo, NY (Feb. 19, 2020) – Nearly two dozen collegiate and amateur athletic events will bring thousands of attendees to Buffalo in February and March and generate millions of dollars for the local economy.

The 20 events, which range from state swimming and diving championships and national bowling finals to hockey tournaments and dance competitions, will collectively attract more than 12,000 attendees and bring in more than $10.6 million in revenue for the local economy.

01-gerhard-richter-german-b-1932-ice-1981Exhibition Dates:         March 4–July 5, 2020

Exhibition Location:    The Met Breuer, Floors 3 & 4

New York, N.Y. – The Met will present a major loan exhibition devoted to the work of one of the greatest artists of our time: Gerhard Richter (German, born Dresden 1932). On view at The Met Breuer from March 4 through July 5, 2020, Gerhard Richter: Painting After All will span the artist’s six decade-long preoccupation with the twin modes of painterly naturalism and chromatic abstraction, in relation to photographic and other representational iconographies.

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