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Posts from May 2020

Franklin Williams, A Beautiful Dark Moment , 1973Exhibition inspires new ways of thinking about our relationship to the environment through art

Saratoga Springs, NY (May 28, 2020) — The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College announces the opening of Lover Earth: Art and Ecosexuality, a student-curated online exhibition that encourages viewers to think critically about their bodies and the planet. The exhibition opens Saturday, May 30, on the Tang website.

Organized by Caroline Coxe ’20, Lover Earth draws on the ideas of Elizabeth Stephens and Annie Sprinkle, collaborative performance artists who coined the term “ecosexuality” to describe an erotic connection to nature. Instead of “Mother Earth,” they opt to use the phrase “Lover Earth” to denote a reciprocal relationship between humans and Earth.

National Comedy CenterJamestown, N.Y. – Due to the ongoing COVID-19 situation, the National Comedy Center has announced that it will be rescheduling the 30th annual Lucille Ball Comedy Festival in Jamestown, NY, originally scheduled for August 5-9, 2020, to the same weekend in 2021: August 4-8, 2021, in order to ensure the health and safety of festival attendees, staff and volunteers. This precautionary measure was taken in consideration of CDC, federal, state and regional guidelines for the presentation of large group events.

Waterford_Lock2CanalPark_WesleyMerritt_980pxDeadline for Submission: August 28, 2020

Waterford, N.Y. – Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor is calling for entries for its 15th annual Erie Canalway Photo Contest. Images should convey the unique character of New York’s canals and canal communities. Entries must be postmarked by August 28, 2020. Winning photos will be featured in the 2021 Erie Canalway calendar.

Mrs. Peter A. Salm & Brian Hetrich by Anne-MarieLive Zoom Cooking Show; Thursday, June 4, 11:00 am; To RSVP go to southamptonhistory.org/calendar; free admission

Southampton, N.Y. – A monthly Live Zoom cooking show will take place in the kitchen of one of the last, private Gilded Age estate in Southampton. The program takes place on the first Thursday of every month beginning Thursday, June 4 at 11:00 am. The first Zoom program will feature how to make a rhubarb pie using organic, home grown produce and is hosted by the Southampton History Museum.

The program features Mrs. Peter A. Salm, also known as The Countess von Salm-Hoogstraeten, and her private chef, Brian Hetrich. The vast kitchen is located inside the Port of Missing Men which was built by H.H. Rogers, Jr., whose father was the richest man in 1910.

Ontario County FairCanandaigua, NY – The 177th annual Ontario County Fair scheduled for July 21-25, 2020 is now canceled due to COVID-19 safety concerns.  

After much research and discussion, the Ontario County Agricultural Society Board of Directors met and concluded that “having the Ontario County Fair in 2020 is not in the best interest for our participants, volunteers and patrons,” said Fair Board President Casey Kunes.

Love Your ADK - Take the PledgeAdirondacks, NY - The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) has released a new Love Your ADK toolkit to help Adirondack businesses increase awareness of the importance of following the Leave No Trace principles when enjoying the outdoors.   

The Love Your ADK pledge and accompanying hashtag (#LoveYourADK) are meant to be used on websites and social media to encourage anyone who recreates in the Adirondacks to be a better steward of the lands, waters, and communities. The pledge asks that everyone make the commitment to check for invasive species, be respectful of wildlife and other people, and follow the Leave No Trace Seven Principles.

Stay-In-stitute for Climate Change EducationHosted by Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and The Wild Center's Youth Climate Program

Tupper Lake, N.Y. - Registration is now open for the Stay-In-stitute for Climate Change Education, a virtual conference for educators across the country, hosted in partnership with Climate Generation: A Will Steger Legacy, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)'s Climate Program Office, and The Wild Center's Youth Climate Program. From July 22-24, 2020, the three-day training will provide educators with skills, tools and resources to teach climate change concepts and empower students in all subject areas.

Freddy McConnell in SeahorseAnchored by ‘Virtual Cinema’ Release Of ‘Seahorse’
People Everyday: The Films of Jeanie Finlay is the first American retrospective devoted to the U.K. documentary filmmaker—all films presented online
Seahorse available exclusively via MoMI from June 5–15, with Live Q&A with Jeanie Finlay on Sunday, June 7, at 5:00 p.m. EDT. Retrospective runs throughout June 2020.

Astoria, New York, May 26, 2020 — Museum of the Moving Image will present a ten-film retrospective of British documentary filmmaker Jeanie Finlay, who is best known for capturing intimate stories of people passionately pursuing idiosyncratic lives. The films range from a portrait of her town’s last-standing record shop in SOUND IT OUT, the stranger-than-fiction tale of the man that many people believed was Elvis back from the grave in Orion: The Man Who Would Be King, to her latest work, Seahorse, which follows a trans man’s journey to fatherhood, by giving birth to his own child. The monthlong series People Everyday: The Films of Jeanie Finlay opens June 5, 2020, and includes the exclusive “virtual cinema” release of Seahorse, which premiered in competition at the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival.

New Exhibit on Jane Deyo WynkoopNew Paltz, NY (May 27, 2020) – On June 2, 2020, Historic Huguenot Street presents a new online exhibit, Jane Deyo Wynkoop. Jane Deyo Wynkoop is believed to be the first African American—man or woman—to buy land in New Paltz, New York. Born to an enslaved woman in this rural Ulster County community, Jane’s story is a remarkable one.

Discover the HamptonsThe Hamptons, Long Island, N.Y. - Discover The Hamptons is pleased to announce National Rosé Weekend In The Hamptons presented by East End Taste & The Shopkeepers. Held Thursday through Sunday, June 11-14, 2020, this event coincides with National Rosé Day, reserved for the second Saturday of June each year since 2014. This social distancing safe experience will include rosé themed virtual tasting tours, virtual tours at prominent Hamptons destinations, curbside pickup promotions from local retailers & restaurants, world class online shopping and virtual DJ pink parties with your favorite Hamptons personalities all supporting COVID-19 recovery efforts. …

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