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Posts from February 2022

We Are NYDedicated To 19th Century African American Hudson Valley Native, Abolitionist and Suffragist 

$13.5 Million Acquisition of Former Cement Production Plant Along More than Mile of Hudson River Shoreline in Kingston and Town of Ulster 

State Parks, PIPC Will Partner with Scenic Hudson to Operate New Park 

Photos Available Here 

In recognition of Black History Month and Women's History Month, Governor Kathy Hochul announced today a new State Park planned for more than 500 acres of former industrial property along the Hudson River shoreline in Ulster County will be named for 19th century African American abolitionist and suffragist Sojourner Truth. This will be the first State Park in the City of Kingston and the first new State Park to open since July 2019. …

Family Field TripsFree to all New York State Youth   

Now Through April 16, 2022 

Photos and logos here:   Media Assets and Photos - NCC Family Field Trips  

Jamestown, New York – February 23, 2022 – The National Comedy Center has announced “Family Field Trips” in which all New York State youth are admitted for free for a period of eight weeks inclusive of the current school winter break running through spring break.

Who:            PBS Stations in the Greater Cap. Dist., Eastern New York, Hudson Valley, and New York City

What:         The Travels with Darley series includes a full episode on New York’s 750-mile Empire State Trail

When:        WMHT(Greater Cap. Dist., Eastern NY, Hudson Valley) on Sat., Feb. 26 at 9:30am; WNYE (NYC) on Wed., March 2 at 1:30pm

Where:       https://www.wmht.org/findwmht/#ota

About the Episode: Travel along New York’s Empire State Trail, which stretches from New York City to the Canadian Border with host Darley Newman in this new episode of the "Travels with Darley" series on PBS and Ovation TV's JOURNY. Hike and bike the trail, stopping in small towns and big cities for craft beer, local arts and culture.

We Are NYSix New York-based Artists Selected to Showcase Permanent Artwork at Delta Air Lines' New Terminal C at LaGuardia Airport, Set to Open This Spring 

Inspirational Art Installations Support Port Authority's Vision to Transform the Customer Experience at LaGuardia 

New Art Installations Celebrate Cultural Heritage and Rich Diversity of New York City, Honoring its Immigrant History 

Governor Kathy Hochul, Port Authority Executive Director Rick Cotton, Delta Air Lines and Queens Museum Executive Director Sally Tallant today announced the selection of six world-renowned, New York-based artists to create permanent large-scale art installations at Delta's $4 billion new Terminal C at LaGuardia Airport. The project supports the Port Authority's overall vision and plan to transform the customer experience across all its facilities, including at LaGuardia airport through inspirational public art, operational excellence, 21st century technology and world-class functionality. Terminal C's modern, world-class arrivals and departures hall is anticipated to open later this spring.

Black Health and Wellness Poster NACCP 2022 ThemeThe Black Family: Representation, Identity, and Diversity

Scheduled for Saturday, February 26, 2022 from 1-2:30 PM

Utica, N.Y. (Feb. 16, 2022) – Join the Utica/Oneida County Branch NAACP to celebrate Black History Month 2022 with its annual program hosted by History Center. This virtual event will follow the 2022 national theme, Black Health and Wellness, which acknowledges the legacy of not only Black scholars and medical practitioners, but also other ways of knowing throughout the African Diaspora. The program features presentations by Major Melissa Jones, MD, MPH, and Dr. Cassandra Carter, and performances by Maliik “Leeky XIV” Johnson, Nomadic Voices, St. Matthew’s Temple Praisers, and Black History Moments with students from the Utica College Young Scholars.

Artpark logoModest Mouse on May 27, 2022 & Elvis Costello & The Imposters on August 9, 2022

Tickets on sale Friday, February 18 at 10AM

Lewiston, NY – Artpark announces two additions to its summer schedule. GRAMMY® Award-nominated rock band Modest Mouse with special guests The Cribs will perform in the Artpark Amphitheater on Friday, May 27, 2022 at 7:00PM as part of their forthcoming tour. Presented by DSP Shows. Additionally, Elvis Costello & The Imposters will perform in the Artpark Amphitheater on Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at 6:30PM with special guest Nicole Atkins. Tickets for both shows will be on sale this Friday at 10AM.

Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz FestivalSat, June 25 & Sun, June 26, 2022

Freihofer’s celebrates 25 years as a festival partner, confirming a multi-year commitment as the title sponsor

Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis; Booker T. Presents: A Stax Revue; Ledisi; Robert Glasper; and Galactic featuring Anjelika Jelly Joseph Headline the Two-Day Event Presenting 24 Groups, including 15 Festival Debuts

Saratoga Springs, NY (February 13, 2022) – The 45th Annual Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival will return for a full two-day and two-stage exhilarating festival experience on Saturday, June 25 and Sunday, June 26 at the Saratoga Performing Arts Center. In addition to celebrating 45 years as one of the largest jazz music events in North America, the 2022 Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival will also mark the 25th anniversary of its partnership with Freihofer’s. The beloved bakery and its parent company Bimbo Bakeries USA have reaffirmed their commitment to the festival and the region with a multi-year title sponsorship that will increase the festival’s prestige on the national stage.

Battle on Snowshoes Reenactment February 26, 2022. Photo credit Naj WikoffSaturday, February 26, 2022

Ticonderoga, NY - Robert Rogers and his Rangers return to Fort Ticonderoga Saturday, February 26, 2022 through the dramatic 1759 Battle on Snowshoes reenactment from 10am-4pm!

The Battle on Snowshoes event vividly recreates the final winter battle between a scout of Mohawk warriors, British Regulars, and Rogers’ Rangers, versus the French garrison of soldiers, Canadians and Native American warriors at Fort Ticonderoga on March 7, 1759. This event is designed to be a rich experience for guests of all ages as they explore the final Battle on Snowshoes within the year 1759.

Catherine RussellThe Grammy Award-winning Vocalist Will Perform March 15

Tickets on Sale Now

Rochester, NY (February 15, 2022) – Tickets are now on sale now for "An Evening with Catherine Russell." Russell, a Grammy Award-winning vocalist, and seven-time Rochester International Jazz Festival favorite, will perform in Rochester at 7:30 p.m on March 15, 2022, at The Theater at Innovation Square in downtown Rochester.

The performance is presented by RIJF, LLC, the company owned by John Nugent and Marc Iacona that produces the annual CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival.

We Are NYNew Yorkers Can Fish Without a License February 19-20
DEC Urges New Yorkers to Practice Ice Safety While Outdoors  

Governor Kathy Hochul today encouraged New Yorkers to take advantage of the State's first Free Fishing Weekend of 2022, on February 19 and 20, when freshwater anglers are permitted to fish for free without a license.

"New York State is home to many great fishing spots, and I encourage both new and experienced anglers alike to take advantage of the annual February Free Fishing Day, which gives everyone the chance to appreciate the great outdoors at no cost and introduce family and friends to a new hobby," Governor Hochul said. "Getting outside to experience New York's natural beauty is a perfect way to have fun and recharge at one of New York's many world-class fishing destinations. Visiting your local fisheries provides both recreational enjoyment and serves as a vital economic generator, supporting local economies statewide."…

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