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Posts from April 2018

Basilica Farm & Flea Spring MarketBuy local, farm-fresh, handmade and vintage in the unique setting of Basilica Hudson’s reclaimed 1880s factory

Hudson, NY - Farmers, artisans, vintage collectors, chefs and makers of handmade goods will converge at the annual Basilica Farm & Flea Spring Market, little sister to the large-scale Holiday Market that takes place every Thanksgiving weekend. Alongside a range of new family-friendly activities, over 90 local and regional independendent makers, artists, farmers and chefs will take part in the marketplace, making Basilica Farm & Flea Spring Market the largest of its kind in the region.

Pine Ridge Dude RanchKerhonkson, N.Y. —One of the Catskills' last-standing, iconic resorts has just reopened after undergoing a $1 million renovation and adding 25 horses to its herd.

Hundreds of guests—many from the Tri-State area--returned on April 2 for their yearly pilgrimage to Pine Ridge Dude Ranch, formerly known as Pinegrove Ranch and Family Resort.

ROOST USA Ambassador ProgramLake Placid, Adirondacks, USA — The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) announces its new Adirondacks, USA Ambassador Program and is looking for individuals who want to share their Adirondack experiences on social media. The goal of the program is to promote and inspire travel in Essex, Franklin and Hamilton counties through social media. Ambassadors will be asked to post captivating and authentic content, encouraging travelers to visit the Adirondacks.

DIG IN at Olana

Apr 24, 2018

DIG IN at OlanaOLANA Announces Upcoming April through June Highlights

Hudson, N.Y. – Olana invites visitors to “DIG IN” to all that the site offers including participating in public programs, volunteering or becoming a member, shopping at Museum Store and continuing to learn about this cornerstone site to our region. 

The Olana Partnership/Olana State Historic Site announced a full schedule of upcoming programs, promotions and events on site beginning on April 28.  There are several new and exciting highlights happening this season, beginning with the first in a series of planned improvements in Olana’s artist-designed landscape, based on the award-winning Olana Strategic Landscape Design Plan.

Oneida County History CenterCelebrate women's history this May 18-20 and join us at Women in the Mohawk Valley: A History Conference; a 3-day event aimed to highlight the role of women in local history and promote women's issues in the greater Mohawk Valley.

Utica, N.Y. – Women in the Mohawk Valley: A History Conference is a three day event aimed to highlight the role of women in local history and promote women’s issues in the greater Mohawk Valley. This three-day event features an opening reception at the Fort Schuyler Club with a tour of the renovations of the New Century Club, a full day of presentations from local experts, and a bus tour showcasing sites relevant to women’s history around the greater Mohawk Valley. Attend all three days, or choose your favorite events.

Rushton Canoe FactoryCanton, N.Y. – Are you planning to attend the Canton Canoe Weekend and Rushton Memorial Races? On May 5th, the first day of the races, the St. Lawrence County Historical Association will be hosting its first-ever “white glove” event, featuring items from the Rushton collection! Participants will be able to don white cotton gloves and carefully handle Rushton-related objects and archival items under the watchful eyes of the SLCHA curator and archives manager. If you have ever wanted to peruse the pages of a Rushton catalogue or look through scrapbooks of photographs of the factory floor, now is your chance!…

Unknown artist, American School Beech Nut Factory on the Mohawk River, ca. 1920 Oil on canvas, 40" x 80" Arkell Museum at CanajoharieAlbany, N.Y. – The New York State Museum will open Art of the Erie Canal on April 28. On display through September 23, 2018, this companion exhibition to the State Museum’s current Enterprising Waters: New York’s Erie Canal looks at the art inspired by the canal and the opportunities it afforded artists, both trained and untrained, working in a variety of media, such as paintings, photographs, sketchbooks, ceramics, and beadwork.

Fort TiconderogaCampaign Season & Daily Visitation Begins May 5, 2018

Ticonderoga, NY – Experience history at Fort Ticonderoga on land and water beginning on Saturday, May 5! The world-renowned military landmark, museum, and family destination encourages visitors to build their perfect adventure in America’s most historic landscape. As a premier historic site, Fort Ticonderoga offers an unmatched glimpse into the past.

I Love My Park Day Volunteer Event on Saturday, May 5th, 10am – 3pm at Staatsburgh State Historic SiteShow Your Park and Historic Site Some Love

Staatsburg, N.Y. – On Saturday, May 5th, from 10am to 3pm, Staatsburgh State Historic Site is presenting an I Love My Park Day volunteer project to clean up and rehabilitate areas of the mansion’s historic landscape within the park.  The site is hoping to attract new and current volunteers, who enjoy working outdoors, to improve and enhance the landscape in this state park and historic site which offer New Yorkers, and visitors to the region, a spectacular view and access to the Hudson River as well as a mansion full of Hudson Valley history.

NYS Museum - Fort Orange ExhibitionAlbany, N.Y. – On May 5, the New York State Museum will open an ongoing exhibition highlighting never-before-displayed artifacts from Fort Orange, the 17th-century precursor of the state’s capital city. The exhibition, titled “a small fort, which our people call Fort Orange,” examines the momentous archaeological discovery of the fort in 1970, as well as the lasting impact of Dutch settlement of New York 400 years ago. The title is taken from The New World by Johannes De Laet, a director of the Dutch West India Company, recorded in 1625.