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Posts from April 2023

ESD LogoFormer Cigar Factory to be Transformed into Photography Museum, Gallery and Community Educational Center in Kingston

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Empire State Development today announced the groundbreaking for the future home of the $2 million Center for Photography at Woodstock (CPW) at the former Van Slyke & Horton cigar factory located in the Midtown Arts District in Kingston, Ulster County. CPW has acquired the four story, 40,000 square foot commercial building and will adapt and transform it into a photography museum, gallery and community educational center, retaining 60 jobs and creating an additional seven jobs.  This project will help grow the thriving arts and cultural movement in downtown Kingston, which is attracting residents and visitors to this historic city. …

Finger Lakes Country Music FestivalPalmyra, NY (April 24, 2023) - NWE Events LLC & Back II Back Entertainment proudly present the 2nd Annual Finger Lakes Country Music Festival Presented by Vision Auto Group on Saturday September 23rd, 2023. Conveniently located at the Wayne County Fairgrounds in Palmyra, NY, 10 minutes from Exit 43 on I-90. Country Superstar Riley Green will be headlining the 2nd Annual Finger Lakes Country Music Festival with special guests to be announced.

Artpark logoJuly 27, 2023

Tickets on sale Friday, April 28 at 10AM

Lewiston, NY – Artpark announces Larkin Poe with The Allman Betts Band will perform in the Artpark Amphitheater on July 27, 2023 at 6:30PM. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 28 at 10AM. This concert is presented by Artpark.

Wild Center logoA new business membership program for the North Country kicks off with a May 11 launch party

Tupper Lake, N.Y. – The Wild Center is pleased to announce the launch of The Forest, a new business membership program that offers opportunities for collaboration, professional development, co-promotion, information sharing, and camaraderie. The program celebrates its launch with an event on May 11 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. at The Wild Center. The event, which is presented by Brooks Reynolds, a Wild Center Trustee and owner of The Reynolds Group, will feature local food from Lakeview Deli, craft beer from Raquette River Brewing and live music from On3.

Cooperstown Summer Music Festival 25thCooperstown, N.Y. - The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival will open its 25th anniversary season with a performance by the highly acclaimed Ying Quartet on Sunday, May 7 at 4pm at Christ Episcopal Church.

The quartet will present a program entitled ‘American Made’, opening with Barber’s Quartet in B minor -- from which his famously moving Adagio movement is drawn -- and continuing with works by Jennifer Higdon and Billy Childs that draw on American roots and bebop music traditions. The program concludes with Quartet No. 13 in G major by Dvorak, a European composer who helped define the American musical voice.

City Winery Hudson Valley ConcertMusic Lovers Rejoice as City Winery Hudson Valley Brings Eclectic Mix of Genres to the Vineyard this Summer

Montgomery, NY (April 18, 2023) - City Winery Hudson Valley is pleased to announce the highly anticipated lineup for their 'Concerts in the Vineyard' Summer Series. The series will kick off on July 1st with an eclectic mix of acclaimed musicians and unique performances including: 

July 1 - Marc Broussard

July 2 - Judy Collins…

Great Adirondack Garage SaleAdirondacks, USA (April 20, 2023) – Residents are encouraged to plan for the 2023 Great Adirondack Garage Sale, scheduled for Memorial Day weekend. The annual event takes place throughout communities along a 200-mile route, along NYS 28, 30 and 3. The annual event has become a popular kick-off to the summer season, with residents and visitors embracing the opportunity to buy and sell unique household items, gently used home furnishings and quirky treasures.

Anthony CzarneckiYonkers, N.Y.  — On Sunday, April 30, 2023, at 2:00 p.m. the Westchester County Historical Society and Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site are pleased to present “Nothing to Fear: FDR in Westchester” with author and historian Anthony Czarnecki.

Over his long career in public service, Franklin D. Roosevelt made 24 official visits to various communities in Westchester County. As Undersecretary of the Navy; candidate for the U.S. Senate, vice president, and president; Governor of New York; and President of the United States, he covered a great deal of territory here.

2018 pinkster image AlbanyYonkers, N.Y.  — Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site is pleased to present a Pinkster Festival for the general public on Saturday, May 20, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. This free, family-friendly event celebrates the historic Afro-Dutch festival of Pinkster.

Pinkster comes from the Dutch word for Pentecost and was a Dutch religious holiday and a celebration of spring. In the Dutch colony of New Netherland, enslaved Africans combined the Christian traditions of Pentecost with elements of African celebrations to create the unique festival known as Pinkster, one of the few times in the year when enslaved people could travel to visit family and keep cultural traditions alive.

Katie HoltenKatie Holten collaborates with Western New York cultural organizations Artpark, Talking Leaves…Books, Western New York Book Arts Center, and Hallwalls to present a free Tree Workshop and launch the publication of The Language of Trees

Buffalo, NY and Lewiston, NY, Friday, April 21, 2023 —Irish born, Brooklyn-based artist and activist Katie Holten will visit Western New York in May for two engagements: a book launch at Hallwalls in Buffalo on Friday, May 19, 2023 at 7pm, and a special Tree Workshop and book signing on Sunday, May 21, 2023 from 11am-2pm at Artpark in Lewiston. These two events are organized on occasion of the U.S. launch of her stunning new publication The Language of Trees (Tin House). Both events are free to the public.

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