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Posts from April 2020

National Comedy Center AnywhereExclusive Museum Content Now Available for Viewing at Home

Jamestown,  NY – April 16, 2020 -- The National Comedy Center, the nation’s official cultural institution and non-profit museum dedicated to comedy as an art form, announced today that it has launched a new online content platform featuring exclusive content directly from its interactive comedy exhibits, as an extension of the museum during its temporary closure.

National Comedy Center Anywhere tells the story of comedy via commentary from the artists themselves, and rare archival material never-before-seen outside of the Comedy Center  -- just named the “Best New Museum in the Country” six weeks ago by USA Today, and named to TIME magazine’s “World’s Greatest Places” in 2019. …

Historic Huguenot StreetNew Paltz, NY (April 15, 2020) – Joining other institutions across the country and abroad, Historic Huguenot Street has launched a new online programming initiative that includes engaging videos, hands-on activities, special deals from the museum shop available for delivery, and new ways to participate and explore its exhibitions, archives, and collection. These virtual experiences will be available on the museum’s website and shared through its social-media channels using the hashtag #MuseumsFromHome. …

Museum of the Moving ImageLatest iteration of ongoing documentary series captures international filmmakers responding to the current moment
Participants include Steve James, Elizabeth Lo, Bill and Turner Ross, John Skoog, Ra'anan Alexandrowicz, Courtney Stephens, Hubert Sauper, and others

Online premiere: Sunday, April 19, 12:00 p.m. and live discussion event at 8:00 p.m. ET

New York, New York, April 14, 2020—In response to the cancellation of film festivals around the world and disruption in the lives and work of filmmakers, the documentary ROOM H.264: Quarantine, April 2020—filmed and edited over the course of the last two weeks—makes its debut online on Sunday, April 19, 12:00 P.M. EDT on Vimeo and will remain online until May 3. A live discussion with filmmakers Eric Hynes, Jeff Reichert, and Damon Smith will take place on Sunday evening at 8:00 P.M. Shot via Skype, ROOM H.264: Quarantine, April 2020 features those whose work was slated to screen at festivals like SXSW, CPH:DOX, Tribeca, First Look and more.

Center for Digital HistoryConnecting the Globe with Online Resources, Programs, and at Home Educational Activities

Ticonderoga, N.Y. – Fort Ticonderoga recently launched its Center for Digital History, an exciting new online platform allowing Fort Ticonderoga to bring award-winning educational programs and resources into homes and classrooms around the globe.

The Center for Digital History provides a platform for educational resources featuring: interactive live programs, museum artifacts through Ticonderoga’s Online Collections, and access to over 100 videos on Fort Ticonderoga’s YouTube channel, including the popular Collections Speed Dating series where Curator Matthew Keagle explores highlights from the museum’s collection.

Basilica HudsonDigital programs, green initiatives and public art are at the heart of new announcements for Basilica’s Ten-Year Anniversary Season

Hudson, N.Y. - Having postponed its planned 2020 spring season of programming due to Covid-19, Basilica Hudson - the 501(c)(3) non-profit multidisciplinary arts center founded by musician Melissa Auf der Maur and filmmaker Tony Stone - has announced a revised plan centered on continuing to support art and artists through digital programming, the creation of new work, climate action films, and the presentation of a new piece of public art.

Woodstock Concert StageHelp the historic site become “half-a-million strong” once again

Bethel, NY (April 9, 2020) – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, located in Bethel, NY at the historic site of the greatest festival of all time, is asking those who attended Woodstock over 50 years ago to join the Alumni Registry.

The Alumni Registry keeps the spirit of Woodstock alive through the stories and memories of the people who were there.  The information provided from participants near and far is added to the permanent Museum archive, where it will serve as a useful research tool for visitors and scholars as they seek to learn more about the festival and its participants. The testimonies allow visitors to enrich their understanding of the event and its continued impact.  Registry alumni will have the opportunity to receive information about special events and programs designed especially for them.

Six Flags Donates PonchosPonchos Provide a Protective Barrier for Health Care Workers and Patients

Darien Center, N.Y. (April 8, 2020) — Six Flags Darien Lake announced today that it donated 500 rain ponchos to NY State Veterans’ Home in Batavia. The facility’s skilled nursing staff will use the ponchos to protect themselves and patients as they continue to provide care to local veterans during the COVID-19 pandemic.

George Eastman Museum logoThe film festival will be held on June 3–6, 2021

Rochester, N.Y., April 8, 2020—The George Eastman Museum is postponing the 6th Nitrate Picture Show, originally scheduled for June 4–7, 2020, until June 3–6, 2021. Given the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the museum has decided not to present the film festival in this calendar year. More than 80 percent of current festival passholders would need to travel to Rochester from across the country or overseas, making their attendance inadvisable and nearly impossible in the current environment.

Orange County TourismResidents can still enjoy their favorite meals through to-go menu options and services.

Orange County, N.Y. (April 7, 2020) – Across the globe, citizens are grappling with a new normal as individuals and businesses exercise precautions to fight the spread of COVID-19. Orange County, N.Y. is no exception. Many small businesses, including restaurants, are suffering as they close temporarily to help protect their employees’, their families, and their communities. However, many remain open to prepare delivery and takeout meals for local residents who may be looking for a familiar meal or convenient option when grocery stores remain sparse. Orange County has nearly 200 restaurants offering carry-out and delivery services.

oneida-county-tourismUtica, NY (April 7, 2020) – Oneida County Tourism (OCT) is excited to share an uplifting video they created showcasing local tourism partners. Last week, OCT asked local attractions and hotels to submit pictures for a video project. They requested images that showed them working from home, their kids and pets, or just doing a hobby they love. The final product was a video released yesterday in hopes of shining a positive light on what’s happening in local communities. The video can be found here: https://youtu.be/GK1dMPIO0Zw.