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Posts from April 2021

North Elba, NY - The Town of North Elba will enter a long-term lease agreement with the New York Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) for their use of the former Lake Placid Memorial Hospital property. The Town took over ownership of this property in 2019; this ownership will be retained and ORDA will lease the site for 50 years with a 50-year renewal for the purpose of expanding the Training Center. ORDA will be responsible for the removal of the current structure, relieving the town of the financial burden of this undertaking, while upgrading the property to enhance the sports industry in the region.

Colleen DorneyPoughkeepsie, NY– Dutchess Tourism, Inc. (DTI) is thrilled to announce that Colleen Dorney has been named one of Destinations International’s 2021 30 Under 30 recipients.

Dorney is the Director of Outreach & Operations at Dutchess Tourism and is responsible for strengthening tourism partnerships and supporting the over 1,000 tourism-related businesses in Dutchess County. She also oversees film services, program development, and operations. A native of Dutchess County, Dorney joined the organization in 2016 and brought with her two years of nonprofit experience with AmeriCorps VISTA. She completed her Master of Public Administration in May 2019 from Marist College and holds her B.A. in History from Loyola University Maryland.

Eastman Museum LogoTo Survive on This Shore: Photographs and Interviews with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Older Adults” will open on June 19

Rochester, N.Y., April 23, 2021—The George Eastman Museum will present To Survive on This Shore: Photographs and Interviews with Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Older Adults, a photographic exhibition on view from June 19, 2021 through January 2, 2022. This interdisciplinary project is a collaboration between photographer Jess T. Dugan and social worker Vanessa Fabbre, an associate professor at Washington University in St. Louis whose research focuses on the intersection of LGBTQ issues and aging.

VertigoOpening weekend features 2001: A Space Odyssey, Dr. Strangelove, The Muppet Movie, and the silent masterpiece Sunrise;
The spacious Sumner M. Redstone Theater has been prepared with a thorough deep-cleaning, with new systems in place to ensure the safety of visitors and staff;
Opening April 30, 2021 with screenings on Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays. Tickets on sale starting Friday, April 23, 1:00 p.m.

Astoria, New York, April 22, 2021 — Museum of the Moving Image’s stunning Sumner M. Redstone Theater reopens on Friday, April 30, with a 70mm presentation of Stanley Kubrick’s sci-fi masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey. Following this grand return, the Museum will present a program of classic big-screen films as part of the signature series See It Big, appropriately subtitled “The Return!,” co-presented with the Museum’s magazine of film and media criticism Reverse Shot, and the retrospective Complete Kubrick. The schedule also includes family-friendly matinees and programs presented as part of the ongoing series Jim Henson’s World, which accompanies the Museum’s popular Jim Henson Exhibition.

Oneida County History CenterUtica, N.Y. – History is happening now in our community and across the world. History Makers salutes just a few of Utica’s African American citizens who belong in our history books. This exhibit features memorabilia from Oneida County’s first female African-American legislator Evon Ervin, Utica’s youngest council person Delvin Moody, and actor and internationally recognized prostate cancer awareness advocate Kevin Byrd.

Riverfront Art GalleryYonkers, N.Y. – Yonkers Riverfront Art Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of A Higher Power, a new art gallery exhibit featuring Elvira Clayton. The gallery exhibit will be on view now through Saturday, June 19. We will host an in-person opening reception at the Yonkers Riverfront Art Gallery, 1 Larkin Plaza, Yonkers, NY, on Saturday, April 24, 1:00-4:30 P.M. Elvira's Live Artist Talk, hosted by art gallery Curator Haifa Bint-Kadi will take place at the Yonkers Riverfront Art Gallery on Friday, May 14, 1:00 P.M. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will be limited seating. Closing reception will be on Saturday, June 19, 1:00-4:30 P.M.

Opus 40The Hudson Valley’s world-famous, historical sculpture park and museum continues its legacy of offering outdoor escape to locals and visitors alike

Saugerties, N.Y. -- Opus 40, Inc., and its executive director Caroline Crumpacker have announced the launch of a new season, marked by all-new events and the return of the National Historic Register site’s most popular engagements. Located in the Ulster County Town of Saugerties, NY, in the heart of the Hudson Valley, Opus 40 is a world-famous sculpture park and museum created by pioneering artist, quarryman and Bard College professor Harvey Fite in 1978, now regarded as an international tourist destination known for its 6.5-acre sculpture, quarryman’s museum and educational, cultural, arts, nature and historical programming.

The Opus WestchesterSpirited Sophistication Meets City Seduction at Westchester, New York’s Newest Urban Retreat 

White Plains, NY (April 15, 2021)  – The Opus, Westchester, an Autograph Collection hotel, managed by Crescent Hotels & Resorts, is set to open its doors April 2021 in White Plains, New York, just 35 minutes from the heart of New York City.  Hand-selected for their inherent craft and distinct perspectives on design and hospitality, hotels in the Autograph Collection offer rich immersive moments that leave a lasting imprint. At The Opus, inspired interiors by New York-based Celano Design Studio will bring a luxe residential flair, capturing the calm of an inviting sanctuary retreat with a city soul and rich urban experience infused throughout the property.

NYS Parks, Recreation, Historic Preservation Open May 1 to October 30. Saturdays from 9:30 am to 2pm.

Member hours 9 am to 2 pm. 

Market is open, rain or shine!

Katonah, N.Y. – The farm market is open every Saturday, May - October, on the beautiful and historic John Jay Homestead; hosting local farms, bakers, artisans and food vendors. Products include seasonal fruits and vegetables, meat, cheese, eggs, prepared foods & sauces, baked breads, treats, and so much more for you to enjoy! We offer a convenient and safe locale in our beautiful barnyard for shopping.

Canal Clean SweepMore than 100 Canal Clean Sweep Events Scheduled across New York State

Volunteer groups across New York State are making final preparations for the annual Canal Clean Sweep, the spring cleaning of the NYS Canal System and Canalway Trail, with most events scheduled for the upcoming weekend, April 23-25, 2021. More than 100 Clean Sweep events have been scheduled across the 524-mile-long Canal System, providing opportunities for residents to give back to their local communities and to show pride in a unique cultural and recreational resource.

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