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Posts from February 2020

MoMI First LookIncluding Works-In-Progress, Artist Dialogues, Master Classes
March 11–15, 2020

New York, N.Y. (February 18, 2020) —Museum of the Moving Image's First Look Festival has long focused on discovery, but this year, the program will expand to foreground the creative process. In addition to appearing in person at screenings, filmmakers will participate in master classes, conversations, live performances, and works in progress throughout the Museum. This series of programs, titled "Working on It," runs concurrent with the Festival, March 11 through 15. The Museum will function as a laboratory for film development and dialogue, exploring aspects of production, criticism, and distribution, bringing together festival guests, filmmakers and the general public.

George Eastman Museum logoThe festival breaks with tradition and announces its first title to the public; the fan favorite film from the 1st Nitrate Picture Show will kick off the weekend of screenings, lectures, and special events

Rochester, N.Y. (February 19, 2020) —The George Eastman Museum recently announced that Portrait of Jennie (William Dieterle, 1948) will screen on Thursday, June 4 at 7:30 p.m. to kick off the 6th Nitrate Picture Show. Traditionally, the Nitrate Picture Show has kept all of the film titles a secret until the first day of the festival. Due to the overwhelmingly rave reviews to the initial screening of Portrait of Jennie during the 1st Nitrate Picture Show in 2015, festival organizers have decided to give festival-goers another chance to experience it on the big screen.

Hidden New York Tours4th Edition of the Irish Mob Tour of Hell’s Kitchen Returns in March

New York, NY – Just in time for St. Patrick’s Day weekend, Hidden New York Tours—a company specializing in the off-beat, unusual, and little-known sights of New York City—returns for the 4th year with its signature tour, From the Gophers to the Westies: The Irish Mob of Hell’s Kitchen. The tour has been featured in Time Out, The Daily News, Newsday, The New York Post, AM New York and on FOX-5 News.

Westchester PhilharmonicApril 19, 2020 at the Purchase Performing Arts Center

Conductor Jayce Ogren, & pianist Ran Dank; works of Mendelssohn, Copland, & Beethoven  

White Plains, N.Y. — The Westchester Philharmonic celebrates the 50th anniversary of Earth Day and Beethoven’s 250th birth year on Sunday, April 19th, 3:00 pm, at the Purchase Performing Arts Center. The concert will open with two works composed as love letters to our planet, Mendelssohn’s Hebrides Overture and Copland’s Appalachian Spring, and concludes with Beethoven’s intimate Piano Concerto No. 4.

Clinton County Historical AssociationWith Special Guest:  Author/Performer Sandra Weber portraying Inez Milholland

Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 6:30 p.m., Lake Forest Senior Living Community Center, 8 Lake Forest Drive, Plattsburgh, NY

Plattsburgh, N.Y. – Please join the Clinton County Historical Association (CCHA) on Tuesday, Feb. 18, at 6:30 p.m. for “The Story of Suffragist Inez Milholland”. Special guest Author/Performer Sandra Weber will portray Inez Milholland.  The presentation will be hosted by CCHA Director Helen Nerska and will take place at the Lake Forest Senior Living Center in Plattsburgh. …

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts2019 Year in Review
Nonprofit cultural center celebrates three million visitors and 50th anniversary of historic festival

Bethel, NY (February 14, 2020) – Bethel Woods’ Season of Song & Celebration – highlighting the impact of the greatest festival of all time during its 50th anniversary year – delivered unique and memorable experiences for those who journeyed to the historic site throughout 2019.  This year, the 501(c)3 nonprofit cultural arts center exceeded the three million visitor milestone since its opening in 2006.

DreamOn1980Dinner and Show Tickets on Sale Now

Lake Placid, N.Y. – There have been few, if any other Olympic Winter Games that have rivaled the enduring legacy of Lake Placid and 1980. So many moments are forever etched into our memories and on Tuesday, Feb. 18, many of those memories and perhaps new ones will be celebrated during the Dream On, The 1980 Lake Placid Olympic Figure Skating Reunion Gala. Presented by the United States Olympic and Paralympic Committee (USOPC) the unforgettable evening begins at 7 p.m., with a special dinner, followed by the show at 8 p.m., in the Olympic Center.

Fort Ticonderoga Chocolate History GrantTiconderoga, N.Y. – Fort Ticonderoga was awarded a $10,000 Forrest E. Mars Jr. Chocolate History grant that will help develop and enhance immersive experiences for visitors by fully engaging the senses of taste and smell through new culinary programs. These programs will introduce the flavors of Ticonderoga’s layered history spanning centuries, highlighting chocolate. The grant was awarded at the Annual Heritage Chocolate Society meeting held in Philadelphia January 27-28, 2020.

Birge Harrison (b. United States, 1854–1929), St. Lawrence River SunsetFebruary 15 – June 14

Albany, N.Y. – The New York State Museum will open Tonalism: Pathway from the Hudson River School to Modern Art, an exhibition exploring a late 19th century movement in painting with deep connections to New York State, on February 15.  On display through June 14, 2020, the exhibition features over 60 artworks – including paintings, prints, and photographs – from institutions across the state as well as private collections.