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Posts from May 2018

I LOVE NY Logo - stackedFormer 1860s Factory Transformed Into 55-Room Hotel, Adding 12 Jobs

Hotel Photos Available Here

May 21, 2018 – Empire State Development and the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation today announced the grand opening of The Wick, a new hotel in Hudson, Columbia County. The $10 million project transformed a former manufacturing plant into a boutique hotel with 48 rooms and seven suites, a restaurant and bar, and enclosed rooftop patio overlooking the Catskill Mountains.

Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz FestivalNew Strategy to Engage the Local Business Community Increases the Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival’s Role as an Economic Driver for the Region

Saratoga Springs, N.Y. – As part of Saratoga Performing Arts Center’s mission to increase collaboration among the local business community and position Saratoga Springs as a worldwide cultural destination, SPAC in partnership with the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce introduced Freihofer’s Jazz Fest Friday 2018.  Presented at a press conference at Caffe Lena on May 22, the new community event is slated for June 22 as the kick-off to Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival weekend.

Taste NYThruway Authority and New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets Continue 20-Year Tradition of Offering Travelers Access to Some of the Finest Locally Grown Produce

Interested Vendors Should Email TravelersServices@thruway.ny.gov

The Thruway Authority and the New York State Department of Agriculture and Markets today encouraged farmers across New York State to sign up to showcase their products at Thruway Service Areas this season. For nearly 20 years, New York State has been committed to featuring some of its finest vendors and their products at these locations. From locally grown fruits and vegetables to some of the most superb cheese and herbs in the northeast, promoting these products to travelers continues to be a priority.

Jared CaseRochester, N.Y., May 21, 2018—The George Eastman Museum has announced the appointment of Jared Case to curator of film exhibitions. Case will be responsible for curating the screenings in the museum’s Dryden Theatre, assisting with moving image-related exhibitions, and facilitating film program collaborations with community partners. Jurij Meden, who held the position for the past four years, has accepted a position as the Head of Film Programming at the Austrian Film Museum in Vienna.

Mabee Farm Dangerous Frontier Living History WeekendJune 2-3 at Mabee Farm 

Rotterdam Junction, N.Y. – On Saturday, June 2 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Sunday, June 3 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. travel back to the tumultuous year of 1759 as the Mabee Farm Historic Site is transformed into an outpost on the Mohawk frontier during the French and Indian War. Danger lurks at every corner as skilled artisans practice their crafts, boats drift up and down the Mohawk, and militiamen prepare for a climactic battle.

New York Sea GrantOswego, N.Y. – Interested in getting out on the water this summer, but not ready to buy a boat of your own?
 
New York Sea Grant and the Boating Industries Association of Upstate New York offer safety tips and suggest the right questions to ask before renting a boat. You can begin your search for rental opportunities through the Boating Industries Association of Upstate New York: http://cnybia.com, Chambers of Commerce, and local tourism agencies.

FDR portrait - colorHyde Park, N.Y. -- The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum has added new custom, energy efficient, visitor-activated LED lighting to help illuminate FDR's collection of over 400 ship models on display in the Museum's Behind the Scenes area. Since the Library's major renovation in 2013, one of the chief comments from visitors has been that the low level lighting in the Behind the Scenes area made it difficult to see this popular collection of FDR artifacts.

Washington's Headquarters - Selections from CollectionNewburgh, N.Y. – Memorial Day is a time to reflect upon all those who are serving, or have served, our country; living and deceased. Appropriately, Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site, in Newburgh, will feature the presentation, “From Badge of Military Merit to Purple Heart,” on Saturday, May 26th, at 2:00 PM.

The Badge of Military Merit, created by General Washington at Headquarters Newburgh, was the first award to honor enlisted personnel in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War.

Ganondagan logoJune 2-3 Weekend Features Fascinating Women: Historian and author Sally Roesch Wagner, Mohawk Clanmother Louise McDonald, and Botanist/Author Robin Wall Kimmerer 

Victor, N.Y.— June programming at Ganondagan jumpstarts with a full weekend June 2 and 3. An “around the table” conversation compares traditional and cultural roles of Hodinöhsö:ni’ and Euro-American women, followed by a day to realize peace through the natural world.

Hanford Mills Museum Water WheelMay 26 program offers free admission and special activities for families  

East Meredith, N.Y. – On May 26, Hanford Mills Museum will hold the first in a series of Free Family Saturdays, which offer special programming for families as well as admission discounts. Visitors can take a kid-friendly guided tour of the historic water-powered sawmill, gristmill and woodworking shop. Tours highlight how the Mill owners and workers adapted to changes in technology.  …

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