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Posts from May 2021

The Cove at Sylvan BeachAdding to its collection of award-winning hospitality properties in Upstate New York, the Oneida Indian Nation and Benchmark Development announced plans to build The Cove at Sylvan Beach, opening summer 2022

Sylvan Beach, N.Y. – The Oneida Indian Nation has announced plans to open an all-new hospitality and recreational tourism destination – The Cove at Sylvan Beach – at the former Mariner’s Landing Marina in the Village of Sylvan Beach. Slated to open in summer 2022, The Cove will offer one-of-a-kind amenities for vacationers and local residents alike.

The brand new development will feature 70 two-and three-bedroom cottages, each with a dedicated pontoon or deck boat and slip. Other amenities include fire-pits, gas grills and an on-site store - Sylvan Beach Supply Co. - among many others.

Wild Center ReopeningMore to explore with new operations and safety protocols in place for indoor exhibits

Tupper Lake, N.Y. – The Wild Center is pleased to announce that guests will have more to explore as they will be welcoming visitors inside the main museum building starting Thursday, July 1, 2021 during a phased reopening of indoor exhibits. Guests can hike the indoor living river loop trail while enjoying indoor amenities and an enhanced outdoor experience. As a continued commitment to the health and safety of visitors, staff and the wider community, The Wild Center has implemented one way movement and social distancing inside, as well as enhanced visitor amenities and cleaning protocols.

Art at WarHammondsport, NY – When you think about an art exhibit, the only conflict you might imagine is the one the artist has transforming an abstract idea into something tangible for the rest of the world to see. Chances are, you don’t envision fighter planes or battleships. And maybe it’s the juxtaposition of art and war that makes the upcoming exhibit at the Glenn H. Curtiss Museum in Hammondsport so interesting. Or the rareness of the collection of historic aviation artifacts from WWI and WWII (some dating back over 100 years).

It seems, a few years back, the museum’s curator unexpectedly uncovered some long-forgotten canvases rolled in archival boxes and kept in deep storage where they had been for decades. What they possessed, they later learned, was a rare collection of historic insignia art that appeared on fighter planes from WWI and WWII.

Brooklyn Bridge Park ConservancyBrooklyn, N.Y. — Every year, Brooklyn Bridge Park welcomes over 5 million visitors, with thousands coming to enjoy Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy’s free, public programs in the Park. After a challenging 2020, Brooklyn Bridge Park (BBP) and Brooklyn Bridge Park Conservancy (Conservancy) are excited to announce the launch of a rich season of programming. Without ever having to leave New York City, visitors and locals alike can take part in an enriching season of arts and culture, fitness, recreation, environmental education, and volunteer opportunities from May to October…

SPAC logoConceived and Directed by Acclaimed Modern Dance Company PILOBOLUS

Saturday, June 5 @ 10am-4pm

A guided journey through an immersive, outdoor celebration of live performance, poetry and art

Featuring performances by Empire State Youth Orchestra, Capital District Youth Chorale, Capital District Youth Pipe Band, Schenectady High School Dance Connection and Northeast Ballet Company

Saratoga Springs, NY (May 17, 2021) – Saratoga Performing Arts Center announces that “The 2021 Adirondack Trust Company Festival of Young Artists" will return on Saturday, June 5 for an in-person celebration of live performance, poetry and art on the SPAC grounds. The festival will feature more than 200 local student dancers, singers, musicians, poets and visual artists performing alongside acclaimed modern dance company Pilobolus.

SPAC logoTo Relaunch with Expanded Area and New Music in the Saratoga Spa State Park from May 20, 2021- June 1, 2022

Socially distanced, interactive, outdoor experience - co-commissioned by SPAC - will be available as a year-round installation

 “Walkers and joggers become composers and conductors, just by following their own paths. In the best, most multidimensional sense of the word, it's an experience." (Washington Post)

Saratoga Springs, NY (May 20, 2021) – Saratoga Performing Arts Center announces today that it will relaunch Ellen Reid SOUNDWALK, a GPS-enabled work of public art that uses music to illuminate the natural environment in the Saratoga Spa State Park. Following the popularity of its initial launch in the Park last September, SOUNDWALK will return as a year-round installation that will be available starting today, May 20, 2021 until June 1, 2022. Created by Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Ellen Reid and co-commissioned by Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Ellen Reid SOUNDWALK is an immersive audio experience tailor-made for the Saratoga Spa State Park featuring its famous natural springs, wooded areas, a geyser, a waterfall and now also additional trails featuring the reflecting pool and Avenue of the Pines. The exhibit is free to the public, and can be experienced while following social distancing guidelines.

Waterford Tugboat Roundup - Photo Courtesy of ECNHCFestivals and events celebrate the Erie Canalway’s heritage, recreational assets, and unique communities

Waterford, NY - The Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor and the New York State Canal Corporation have teamed up to sponsor 26 festivals and events in 2021 to showcase the Canalway Corridor’s nationally significant heritage and the tremendous recreational appeal of the waterway and Canalway Trail. Events include recreational activities, tours, concerts, and heritage celebrations.

LEGOLANDAnnual Pass holders are welcome to experience six of LEGOLAND® New York Resort’s seven themed lands

Single-day tickets will be sold at a reduced price of $49.99

Preview period is the next step in LEGOLAND New York Resort’s phased opening

Pass and ticket holders can reserve a day to visit via online Booking Portal

Annual pass holders receive 48-hour priority booking access beginning May 19, with all others able to book beginning May 21

More information about the final phase of the Resort’s summer opening will be released in the coming weeks

Goshen, NY (May 19, 2021) – LEGOLAND® New York Resort is open for previews beginning May 29, 2021, welcoming devoted fans to share in the next step in the theme park’s much-anticipated opening this summer. During this stage of LEGOLAND New York’s phased opening, Annual Pass and single-day ticket holders will be able to enjoy six of the Resort’s seven themed lands: Brick Street, Bricktopia, LEGO® City, LEGO® Castle, LEGO® NINJAGO® World and MINILAND. The final land, LEGO® Pirates, will open later this summer, as will LEGOLAND® Hotel.

Ft. Ticonderoga Memorial Day Weekend May 29-30May 29-30, 2021

Learn how the American Army in 1777 defended liberty at this iconic site

Ticonderoga, NY --  Fort Ticonderoga will pay tribute to the men and women who lost their lives in service to their country during the American Revolution. Discover the story of the American Army in 1777 and how it rebuilt itself at Ticonderoga to defend liberty during living history programs and demonstrations throughout Memorial Day weekend, Saturday and Sunday, May 29-30, 2021.

“Join a hive of activity as citizens-turned-soldiers build extensive lines of defenses across the Ticonderoga peninsula and beyond to try to secure this vital stronghold from the British. Throughout the weekend, visitors will witness the labor of liberty as soldiers from the Continental Army bring to life this defining story through military drill, historic trades, and fatigue duties such as carpentry,” said Beth Hill, Fort Ticonderoga President and CEO.

Craig HarrisAn Evening of Remembrance and Reflection
Performance Marks Anniversary of George Floyd Killing

Brooklyn, NY—On Tuesday, May 25, composer-trombonist Craig Harris returns to Brooklyn Botanic Garden for an outdoor performance of “Breathe,” a work for an ensemble of 20 brass and percussion musicians. Says Harris: “‘Breathe’ is a sonic statement in response to the long-term and current injustices inflicted upon African-American people. ‘Breathe’ is offered to support the community in staying resilient and persistent in fighting for justice.”…

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