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Posts from April 2023

Jodie FosterA celebration of Foster’s contributions to the art of cinema will be held at
George Eastman Museum on May 25.  Tickets go on sale to members on April 25.

Rochester, N.Y. (April 11, 2023) —The George Eastman Museum will honor actor and filmmaker Jodie Foster with the George Eastman Award for distinguished contribution to the art of cinema on Thursday, May 25. Tickets for the benefit gala will go on sale to Eastman Museum members on April 25, and any remaining tickets will go on sale to the public on May 2. Tickets and other information for the gala and a related series of seven films at the Dryden Theatre will be available at eastman.org/eastmanaward2023.

Fort Ticonderoga - Carl Heilmann II photographer, Photo credit Fort TiconderogaOffering 2000-acres of Historic Adventure, Boat Tours, Breathtaking Gardens,

New Exhibits, and Many New Exciting Programs

Ticonderoga, N.Y. -- Experience the blend of history and natural beauty like nowhere else when you visit Fort Ticonderoga! Explore 2000-acres of America’s most historic landscape, located on the shores of Lake Champlain, nestled between New York’s Adirondack & Vermont’s Green Mountains. Create lasting memories as you embark on an unforgettable adventure that spans centuries, defined a continent, and helped forge a nation.

Ledge Hill Brewing Co.Ticonderoga, NY (April 6, 2023) – Ledge Hill Brewing Co., one of the newest businesses in Ticonderoga will host a Grand Opening and Ribbon Cutting Celebration in coordination with the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce on Friday, April 28th, 2023 beginning at 4:30 PM. The ribbon cutting with speakers from Ledge Hill Brewing Co., TACC, the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership, and the Town of Ticonderoga will take place promptly at 5:00 PM.

Potato Stamp WorkshopApril 11-15, 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.

Utica, N.Y. - In celebration of spring and Easter the History Center is hosting a drop-in potato stamp workshop April 11-15, 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m. In this fun event, kids ages 6–12 will use potatoes to make easy and appealing stamp designs that they can use to make festive cards. Stop in to view Maria Proctor's Easter card collection, which will be on exhibit to inspire your artistic creation.

2022 Telethon Phone Bank_Photo by Mark DiOrioUtica, N.Y. - Oneida County History Center is excited to announce its 18th Annual Telethon presented by Bank of Utica! This signature fundraising event will be held on Wednesday, May 17, 2023, from 5 - 8 p.m. Tune in to the live broadcast on WUTR-TV or watch the live stream on CNYHomepage.com. The evening celebrates local history and the community partnerships that make implementing the History Center mission possible.

Albany Pine Bush Discovery CommissionAlbany, NY – The Albany Pine Bush Preserve will host its annual Earth Day celebration on Saturday, April 22, 2023 from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. The public is invited to volunteer on a variety of conservation projects in the Pine Bush. Projects will take place in different parts of the preserve and all equipment will be provided. All registered participants will meet at their worksite location and receive a commemorative sticker. Please dress appropriately for the weather and outside working conditions and bring snacks and water. Space is limited. Reservations can be made at www.AlbanyPineBush.org/events or by calling 518-456-0655. The Albany Pine Bush Earth Day celebration is a free event.

Eclipse WebsiteLake Placid, NY (April 6, 2023) – The Adirondack region of upstate New York is preparing for increased visitation leading up to and during the total solar eclipse taking place on April 8, 2024. As part of the preparation, the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) has developed a website that shares specific information leading up to and during the celestial event.

2024-eclipse.com features a countdown clock, background information about the eclipse, a map showcasing the path of totality, frequently asked questions, and information about events in the region. The website will be updated frequently with additional information, business materials, news, and plans for local events and activities.

Titanic at seaStaatsburg, N.Y. (3/27/23) — Staatsburgh’s owners, Ruth and Ogden Mills, had tickets to sail on the R.M.S. Titanic’s scheduled second trip. This April, to make the 111th anniversary of the Titanic’s infamous maiden voyage, Staatsburgh State Historic Site will offer two special Titanic-themed programs: their popular “Tales of the Titanic” theme tour of the mansion, and “Staatsburgh & The Titanic: Objects & Stories” presentation.

AAM C-47B boarding the airplaneWith American Airpower Museum’s Douglas C-47B D-Day Living History Flight Experience

Farmingdale, NY, April 3, 2023 -- In honor of D-Day’s 79th anniversary, the American Airpower Museum’s Douglas C-47B “Skytrain” troop transport will conduct four Living History Flight Experiences on Saturday, April 29, 2023.  Dozens of Long Islanders will get a rare chance to fly in AAM’s iconic World War II C-47B, one of the few still in original military condition.  This is a one-of-a-kind immersive educational program, where Living Historians show passengers what 101st and 82nd Airborne Division Paratroopers experienced on their incredible 1,200-plane D-Day assault.  Noted WWII Living Historian Robert Scarabino, with help from his 101st Airborne Reenactors, will transport passengers back in time. …

ROOST Spring SocialLake Placid, NY (April 3, 2023) – The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) is hosting its annual social event at Lake Placid Center for the Arts on April 29 from 5:00-6:30 p.m. 

Tickets can be purchased through the ROOST website for $10 in advance; or for $15 at the door. The purchase of a ROOST Social ticket entitles each attendee to 50% off Lake Placid Center for the Arts’ presentation of ANIMAL by Cirque Alfonse, beginning at 7:00 p.m. that evening.

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