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Posts from May 2020

Fort TiconderogaIn continuance of Digital Campaign: A Virtual Opening

Ticonderoga, N.Y. – Join Fort Ticonderoga this Memorial Day Weekend for an exciting line-up of virtual experiences from live-stream living history demonstrations capturing Ticonderoga’s epic beauty and dramatic history, to a patriotic concert, and a special Memorial Day message. The virtual programs continue Fort Ticonderoga’s Digital Campaign: A Virtual Opening featuring interactive programming, engaging lectures series, and a preview of the many experiences which will be featured on-site once Fort Ticonderoga’s gates open in 2020.

Canalway Challenge LaunchWaterford (5/1/20) – Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor invites New Yorkers to take part in the Canalway Challenge in 2020, tracing history and tracking miles along New York’s canals and Canalway Trail. Part fitness challenge, part journey of discovery, the Canalway Challenge is free and registration is open to people of all ages and abilities.

“Staying healthy is a #1 priority for everyone right now. The Canalway Challenge is a great way for people to get outside and invest in mental and physical health, while exploring the canals in their local area,” said Bob Radliff, Executive Director of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor.

Canadice LakeCanadice Lake is one of five Finger Lakes located in Ontario County.

Canandaigua, NY – Canadice Lake, one of the five Finger Lakes located in Ontario County, was recently featured in a GoUSA TV digital video called Trails & Trailblazers. The video invites viewers to “explore the transformational allure of wild places and the human connection we all share,” and connects your inner trailblazer in a cross-country trek through Texas, Alaska, Oregon, Utah, Arizona, New Mexico, New York, and Florida. The video can be viewed at VisitFingerLakes.com/GoUSA.

SPAC - 2020SPAC to donate 2021 performance tickets to first responders and health care workers for every ticketholder that converts a minimum of $25 of their ticket cost to a tax-deductible donation

Saratoga Springs, NY (May 18, 2020)– For the first time in its 53-year history, Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) today announces the cancellation of its 2020 classical season. This includes SPAC's summer resident companies New York City Ballet, The Philadelphia Orchestra and Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center, as well as "Not Our First Goat Rodeo" featuring Yo-Yo Ma, and "SPAC on Stage." SPAC along with its board of directors made the decision to suspend its programming this summer in recognition of the continued threat to health and safety caused by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. …

NYS - Making Progress HappenActing on a commitment to coordinate regional policies in response to COVID-19, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo, New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy, Connecticut Governor Ned Lamont, and Delaware Governor John Carney today announced a multi-state agreement to reopen public and private beaches with certain restrictions in place effective, Friday, May 22. This approach will better align the states' policies ahead of the summer months.

Schweinfurth Light InstallationAuburn, NY (May 15, 2020) -- The Schweinfurth Art Center is participating in the International Day of Light tomorrow [Saturday, May 16, 2020] with a new light installation that will be projected onto the second-floor windows of the art center. The installation will be visible every night at dusk and can easily be seen in front of the center, located at 205 Genesee Street, Auburn.

The exhibit, titled "Threads of Light," is a collaboration between Skaneateles artist Lorne Covington and contemporary textile artist Gerri Spilka. Covington, who creates interactive artwork and installations as Noirflux, manipulated images of Spilka's large-scale art quilts by adding movement. The resulting work will be a changing textile of pattern and light.

Genesee Country Village Museum GCVMMumford, N.Y. (May 15, 2020) – Genesee Country Village & Museum Keep History Alive is a matching gift campaign running now through June 15, during which time all unrestricted donations and memberships to GCV&M will be doubled to benefit the programs, staff, and collections of the Museum, in a community-based effort to offset the impact of the Coronavirus pandemic. Donations will be accepted through the Museum’s website, gcv.org.

Buffalo and Erie County Botanical GardensBuffalo, NY - The Buffalo and Erie County Botanical Gardens is holding their annual Great Plant Sale online for the first time ever.  The Botanical Gardens has been closed to the public since March 2020, and the Great Plant Sale is an extremely important fundraiser for the not-for-profit organization.

This year, The Great Plant Sale is bigger and better than ever! Be the envy of all your neighbors with exciting and unusual plants not found anywhere else such as; exotic Japanese maples, Ginkgo trees, native and drought-tolerant rarities, plants for sun and shade, luxurious hanging baskets and striking house plants. There are over 100 different annuals, many perennials suited for different areas of your garden, interesting shrubs and trees of all different shapes and sizes, expanded vegetable and herb selections, container gardens ready for your outdoor space and gardening supplies available.

Alejandro Cartagena Photo Structure_Foto EstructuraA virtual tour of the photography exhibition Alejandro Cartagena: Photo Structure / Foto Estructura is now available at eastman.org 

Rochester, N.Y. (May 14, 2020)—The George Eastman Museum has recently announced that the formerly postponed artist’s talks with Alejandro Cartagena (Mexican, b. Dominican Republic, b. 1977), originally scheduled for March 27 and March 28, have been rescheduled as virtual conversations. A Spanish-language talk will be held on Thursday, May 28 at 1 p.m. and an English-language conversation between the artist and Heather Shannon, Associate Curator at the George Eastman Museum, on Friday, May 29 at 1p.m. Both talks are free, but registration is required as space is limited.

ADK Social DistancingLake Placid, N.Y.  -- The Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) has released a set of “Politely Adirondack” posters that encourage social distancing, hand washing, and mask wearing during the COVID-19 pandemic.

With Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s announcement Wednesday that the North Country had met all the criteria necessary to begin the four phases of reopening, businesses in Phase I will be able to operate starting May 16, 2020. However, local, state, and national health officials are still encouraging everyone to maintain social distancing or wear a mask when that is not possible.