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Posts from May 2018

Covered: Celebrating Muslim WomenYonkers, N.Y.  – The hijab, burqa and other coverings are some of the most recognizable symbols of Islam, and are often depicted as forms of female oppression. Yusef Abdul Jaleel uses illustrations to combat negative stereotypes associated with Islamic clothing and modesty in his new show “Covered: Celebrating Muslim Women” opening June 7 at the Riverfront Art Gallery at the Yonkers Public Library.

Oneida County History CenterGallery “Walk & Talk” scheduled for Monday, June 4, 6:00-7:30 pm

Utica, N.Y. – Utica is unique among upstate cities for its heritage of numerous intact garden residential neighborhoods designed by Olmsted Brothers Landscape Architects.  These century old garden neighborhoods today retain their aesthetic character, distinguished architecture, landscape design and vitality, significantly contributing to Utica’s urban fabric. The rich architectural and landscape tapestry of the neighborhoods are an enduring testament to the collaboration between the Olmsted firm, the neighborhood developers, and local architects.

Fireside CollectiveFood trucks, stage relocation among exciting changes this year

Rochester, N.Y., May 7, 2018—The Garden Vibes summer concert series will return to the George Eastman Museum this summer. The outdoor concerts will take place on the following Wednesday evenings: June 20, July 18, and August 15.

In an effort to preserve the gardens at the National Historic Landmark estate, the museum will host the concert series on the Vista, located on the east side of the mansion next to the Terrace Garden.

Animal HouseThe film’s director and costume designer will introduce the film at the Dryden Theatre on July 7; Tickets on sale now

Rochester, N.Y.—The George Eastman Museum will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Animal House (Landis, US 1978) with a screening of a 35mm print of the film on Saturday, July 7 at 7:30 p.m. The film’s director, John Landis, and its costume designer, Deborah Nadoolman Landis, will introduce the film and, after the screening, will share stories and insights about the making of this classic.

Farm to Fork FondoThe Hudson Valley offers outdoor competitions for athletes of all calibers

Orange County, N.Y. – Whether you’re looking to hike it, bike it, or run it, Orange County, N.Y. has a race for you! With its winding roads and rugged terrain, the Hudson Valley offers challenging courses with a stunning scenic backdrop. Warm weather beckons athletes and offers a variety of picturesque trails and country roads to conquer throughout the spring, summer, and fall.

Putin's RussiaJune 15–July 15, 2018 at Museum of the Moving Image

Astoria, N.Y.—Museum of the Moving Image will present Putin’s Russia, a major screening series including 30 feature films and several mid-length and short films made since Vladimir Putin came to power at midnight on New Year’s Eve in 1999. Nineteen years, four American presidents, multiple wars, various economic booms and busts—and countless protests, crackdowns, and incursions later—Putin is still in charge. During this time, filmmakers within and without the country have gone beyond the headlines to capture, narrate, riff on, and comment upon life in contemporary Russia. The film series, which runs June 15 through July 15, 2018, strives to offer an appropriately broad, prismatic view of Russia in the 21st century.

Museum at Bethel Woods Interior BusFamily Activities, Site Tours, Outdoor Art Installation and a Silent Disco Planned on June 2nd 

Bethel, NY (May 17, 2018) – To celebrate the tenth birthday of The Museum at Bethel Woods, the cultural center is hosting a FREE day of family fun on Saturday, June 2 – a decade to the day since the award-winning museum opened its doors. The Museum’s 10th Anniversary Celebration & Open House kicks off at 11 a.m. and concludes at 4 p.m.

Festivities are free, family-friendly and will include guided museum tours, interpretive walks on the Woodstock festival historic site, a variety of activities and games, collaborative art projects, and live music by Little Sparrow, Clear Horizons and John Reddan.

Hanford Mills MuseumEast Meredith, N.Y. – Hanford Mills Museum is now open for its 45th anniversary season. Guided tours are offered Wednesdays through Sundays and feature demonstrations in the water-powered sawmill, gristmill, and woodworking shop. In addition to the operating the 1926 Fitz overshot waterwheel and water turbines, on select days, the Museum operates its wood-fired steam boiler and steam engines.

USS SlaterAlbany, N.Y. – The Destroyer Escort Historical Museum has received a $200,000 grant from the Department of Interior, National Park Service (NPS) through the National Maritime Heritage (NMH) grant program, for the repair of USS SLATER’s mast and hull. Thirty-four of these grants totaling $2.6 million were awarded in collaboration with the Maritime Administration (MARAD) and State Historic Preservation Offices (SHPOs). With these funds, organizations and agencies conduct education and preservation projects designed to preserve historic maritime resources and to increase public awareness and appreciation for the maritime heritage of the United States.

holiday-valleyEllicottville, N.Y. – Sky High Aerial Adventure Park at Holiday Valley Resort will be celebrating the premiere of their new feature, the Tarzan Swing, at 10AM on Friday, May 18. “Tarzan and Jane” will demonstrate the element at 10AM as they zip line across on a Tarzan rope and catch on to a cargo net which they must climb to reach the next platform. The Tarzan Swing is part of the intermediate level “blue” course, Rip Tide.

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