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Posts from March 2015

Caravan Stage CompanyClayton, N.Y. - The Antique Boat Museum (ABM), North America's premier freshwater nautical museum based in Clayton, New York, announced today that the Caravan Stage
Company will dock and perform at the Museum this coming August.

The Caravan Stage Company (www.caravanstage.org) will float into the dock at the ABM this coming August 14 & 15 for two nights of high-flying, mesmerizing aerial acrobatics and a world-renowned theatrical performance that is sure to be the talk of the 1000 Islands this summer season.

featuring a Snoo Wilson Tribute, and play readings by Howard Barker, Dan O'Brien and John Kolvenbach

New York, N.Y. - PTP/NYC (Potomac Theatre Project) will present their inaugural Living Room reading series on Sunday, March 22 and Monday, March 23, 2015 at 416 West 42nd Street between 9th Avenue and Dyer Avenue in New York City.

PTP/NYC's Living Room reading series ushers in a new era in the company's commitment to expanding the theatrical conversation. With its focus on new voices and texts that speak to the current moment, the series allows PTP/NYC to present this exciting work in a judgment-free setting without the responsibilities of a full production.

Pete Seegerwith Jeff Haynes, Richie Stearns, Sara Milonovich, Sean Harkness, and Timothy Hill

Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 4:00 p.m. in the Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home

Hyde Park, N.Y. - The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum will present a live performance of "Pete Seeger: The Storm King" with Jeff Haynes (Richie Stearns, Sara Milonovich, Sean Harkness, and Timothy Hill), an audiovisual presentation of Pete Seeger's spoken words -- in his own recorded voice -- set to live music and video. This performance is based on the audio book of the same name -- nominated for a Grammy® and named "An especially interesting and lovely experiment, [deserving] to be heard" in a starred review by Library Journal.

With a Reading from Celebrated Writer, Barry B. Longyear

Rotterdam Junction, N.Y. - The Mabee Farm Historic Site, part of the Schenectady County Historical Society, will open its new exhibit, "It Came From Schenectady: Science Fiction in the Capital Region" on Saturday, March 21, 2015 at 2:00 p.m. with a reception and book talk and signing featuring award-winning science-fiction author Barry B. Longyear.

Daniel H WeissNew York, N.Y. -The Metropolitan Museum of Art has announced that Daniel H. Weiss, an innovative executive and accomplished art historian serving currently as president of Haverford College, will be the next President of the Museum. He will succeed Emily Kernan Rafferty, who will retire from the Met on March 31 after 10 years in the post, and nearly 40 at the institution. Dr. Weiss' appointment was announced by Daniel Brodsky, Chairman of the Board, and Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO.

Winner to Perform National Anthem during Subway Series, Friday, September 18;
First 100 to Arrive at Hodges VIP Guaranteed an Audition;More Information at Mets.com/AnthemSearch

Flushing, N.Y. - The New York Mets have announced they will host the Mets Anthem Search Tuesday, March 24 at Citi Field with the winner performing the National Anthem Friday, September 18 during the Subway Series at Citi Field. Auditions for the general public start at 10:00 a.m. The first 100 performers to arrive at Hodges VIP (first base side of Citi Field) are guaranteed an audition to sing a song of their choice - excluding the National Anthem - a cappella. Season Ticket Holders will have the opportunity to audition at 9:00 a.m.

Katonah, N.Y. - Calling all curious kids! From Monday, March 30 through Friday, April 3, John Jay Homestead State Historic Site will hold two-hour mini-camps for children age five to ten. This is a drop-off program exploring a different topic each session.

On Monday, March 30, from 10 a.m. to 12 p.m., the theme will be Heat & Light. How did people work or read without electricity? How did they keep warm during the cold winter without heaters? Children will answer these questions as they explore John Jay's bedroom, office and dining room; then make hand-dipped candles to take home.

Katonah, N.Y. - John Jay's Not-So-Big City: A Walk Through the History of Old New York, a walking tour sponsored by John Jay Homestead State Historic Site, will take place Saturday, April 11, 2015. Participants will meet in lower Manhattan, and step off promptly at 10:00 a.m., rain or shine. The cost of participation is $20.00 per person; members of the Friends of John Jay Homestead can participate for $15.00.

Mary Katherine Clerkin Oswego, N.Y. - ‘Student Night' returns to kick off the Oswego International War of 1812 Symposium at 6 p.m. on Friday, April 17. The Lake Ontario Event and Conference Center in Oswego hosts the fifth annual event which continues through Sunday, April 19. Learn more about this chapter in history and hear behind-the-scenes stories about the campaign from an esteemed panel of multinational historians throughout the weekend.

Owego Strawberry FestivalYou're invited to come!

Owego, N.Y. - The Historic Owego Marketplace in downtown Owego is pleased to announce plans for the upcoming 35th Annual Strawberry Festival to be held Friday night (block Party), June 19th 5:30-10:30 pm and Saturday (Craft Fair), June 20th 9:00 am-5:00 pm. Committee co-chairs, Fran and Sandy Dunbar, are excited to be back again this year to help plan some new and exciting activities at the festival and promise to make this year's event another great success.

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