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Posts from February 2023

Wild Center logoThe Wild Center Recognized for “Excellence in Design” by Museum Association of New York and Voted by USA TODAY Readers as Second Best Science Museum in the U.S.

Tupper Lake, N.Y. – The Wild Center will be awarded “Excellence in Design” for its “Climate Solutions” exhibition by the Museum Association of New York (MANY) at the 2023 annual conference in April. The Wild Center is also extending a “thank you” to fans who voted in USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards for “Best Science Museum,” which The Wild Center came in second place. 

We Are NYI LOVE NY Will Promote Black Travel Destinations, Events and Cultural Attractions to Encourage Black Travelers to Explore New York State

Builds on I LOVE NY LGBTQ and Accessible NY Programs to Boost New York Tourism Among Diverse Populations

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced plans for an I LOVE NY Black travel initiative, designed to grow New York State tourism and encourage Black traveler visitation. The Governor made the announcement at the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater as part of the state's commemoration of Black History Month. The program will build on the success of the state's tourism programs like I LOVE NY LGBTQ and Accessible NY which highlight destinations of interest to and supportive of specific travel communities.

We Are NYProject Will Create More Than 4,000 Total Jobs Including 1,800 Union Construction Jobs

Terminal 6 to Offer World-Class Passenger Amenities, Expanded Taxiway and Gate Capacity, State-of-the-Art Security and Streamlined Roadway Access

Includes 30 Percent MWBE Goal for Contracts and Financing Interests; Extensive Opportunities for Local Businesses and Jobseekers Guided by Community Advisory Council

Renderings for New Terminal 6 Available Here  

Governor Kathy Hochul and the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey today celebrated a key milestone in the Port Authority's transformation of John F. Kennedy International Airport with the groundbreaking for the $4.2 billion project to develop a new Terminal 6.

The José Limón Dance Company - Week OneJune 2-19, 2023

Featuring performances by The José Limón Dance Company, American Ballet Theatre Studio Company, ETHEL, Curtis J Stewart and a new creation by Emily Coates and Emmanuèle Phuon

Tivoli, N.Y. (February 22, 2023) – Tivoli, NY - Kaatsbaan Cultural Park will present a Spring Festival over three consecutive weekends, beginning June 2 and running through June 19, 2023 taking place both outdoors across its 153-acres in the Hudson Valley as well as in its indoor Theater. The multi-disciplinary festival will feature dance, live music, film screenings, nature walks, culinary conversations, and an art installation curated by Hilary Greene. Member presale for tickets begins on March 21, 2023.

We Are NYNew York's Flagship Eat Local, Drink Local Program Has Delivered Over $100 Million in Economic Impacts

Open House at the Finger Lakes Welcome Center Highlights New York State Farmers and Agricultural Producers and Regional Tourism Offerings

Series of Celebrations Planned at Taste NY Markets Across the State in 2023

Governor Kathy Hochul today kicked off the State's 10-year anniversary celebrations for Taste NY, New York's official 'eat local, drink local' program, at a special open house at the Finger Lakes Welcome Center in Geneva. The event showcased the diversity and uniqueness of New York State's farmers and food and beverage producers, as well as regional tourism destinations. Today's celebration marked the first in a series of events that are planned across the state in recognition of the 2023 10-year milestone and the program's success, which has brought over $100 million in economic impact to New York State producers.

24-HOUR DRONE By Eric Harvey BrownFt. performances from 2022 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Music Raven Chacon, C. Lavender, Fuji|||||||||||ta, and Photay with Celia Hollander and special guests Laraaji + Arji OceAnanda, + more

Hudson, N.Y. (February 22, 2023) – Experiential music + sound festival 24-HOUR DRONE returns to Basilica Hudson Memorial Day Weekend 2023. Presented by Basilica Hudson and Le Guess Who? in collaboration with Sarah Van Buren,  24-HOUR DRONE: EXPERIMENTS IN SOUND AND MUSIC will take place Saturday May 27 – Sunday 28, 2023 from 12pm to 12pm as part of Drone Day.

Susan Stessin-CohnThe first lecture, "Slavery in the Hudson Valley and Columbia County," will be held online via Zoom on Sunday, February 26 at 3 p.m.

Kinderhook, N.Y. (February 21, 2023) -- The African American Archive of Columbia County, in association with the Columbia County Historical Society, announce the launch of In Perspective..., a free lecture series that aims to put into historical and sociological context the lived experiences of enslaved and freed people in the Hudson Valley.

Centerway SquareCorning, NY – Corning’s Centerway Square has been voted the #2 Best Public Square in the country, as part of USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice travel awards for 2023. Nominees are chosen by a panel of relevant experts which include a combination of editors from USA TODAY. After being nominated, the public votes over a four-week span to determine bragging rights. Centerway Square has been named to the Top 10 multiple times.

George Eastman Museum logoPasses for the seventh Festival of Film Conservation currently on sale

Rochester, N.Y., February 16, 2023—The George Eastman Museum will present the seventh edition of the Nitrate Picture Show in late spring. The world’s only festival entirely dedicated to nitrate film will be held June 1-4, 2023 at the Dryden Theatre, the George Eastman Museum’s historic venue for film exhibition in Rochester, N.Y. Festival passes are currently available for purchase through the museum’s website at eastman.org/nitrate-picture-show.

Slate Valley MuseumGranville, N.Y. — The Slate Valley Museum will again host its popular Ethnic Bread and Soup Night on Friday, March 3 from 6-8pm. This evening of warm soups and breads features the flavors of cultures connected to the immigrant groups that helped drive the region’s slate industry.

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