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Posts from May 2021

Fort Ticonderoga Carillon Boat CruisesBoat Tours Highlight Dozens of Archaeological Sites

Ticonderoga, NY – A tour aboard Fort Ticonderoga’s Carillon cruise boat not only provides visitors with breathtaking lake views of commanding mountains and the majestic fort, it also crosses some of the most archaeologically rich waters in North America.

This attraction at Fort Ticonderoga, a major cultural destination, museum, and National Historic Landmark located in New York’s 6-million-acre Adirondack Park, offers passengers a unique travel experience. The 75-minute narrated tours feature Ticonderoga’s epic story of one of North America’s most strategic strongholds and places the iconic fort into a larger context as part of the imperial struggle for the continent in the 18th century.

Staatsburgh Scavenger HuntFree, Fun Family Activity Outdoors

Staatsburg, N.Y.  (5/24/21) — Memorial Day weekend through the end of August, Staatsburgh State Historic Site invites you to explore the beautiful grounds of the Gilded Age estate along the Hudson River (now Mills Memorial State Park) by taking a photographic scavenger hunt challenge.  A phone with a camera and walking shoes are all that’s needed to complete ten fun riddles on a loop through the beautiful landscape. All ages are invited to participate. Learn about some of the highlights of the historic grounds around the mansion while having fun!  Find the signs on kiosks in the park, and scan the QR code with your phone to get the clue sheet, or visit https://staatshunt.eventbrite.com

CHRONARTUSANew Paltz, NY – Shortly after the New Year, CronArtUSA shuttered the windows of their gallery and shop at Water Street Market in New Paltz to begin a top-to-bottom renovation. The result, revealed at a soft-reopening in March, was a total transformation. The sleek design, industrial concrete floors, and gleaming white walls are offset by minimalist white and acrylic fixtures. CronArtUSA has created an open and inviting space with an urban vibe that plays off the bucolic Hudson Valley backdrop of mountains and farmland. Ryan Smith, a recent visitor, describes the overall feeling as “calming, energizing, inspiring.”…

Great Adirondack Garage Sale logoAdirondacks, USA - The 2021 Great Adirondack Garage Sale will be held at the end of the month, on May 28 - 30, 2021. After health and safety concerns moved the event to August last summer, the event is now returning to its traditional Memorial Day weekend date.

This annual event consists of residents selling their items along a 100+ mile trail stretching from Tupper Lake to Speculator, and Old Forge to Newcomb. With offerings of vintage antiques, rustic furniture, jewelry, kitchen items, toys, clothing, and more, there is always something for everyone.

Eastman Museum LogoRochester, N.Y. – The George Eastman House has announced its 2021 exhibition calendar.

Carl Chiarenza: Journey into the Unknown
February 4, 2021–June 20, 2021

Throughout his career, Carl Chiarenza (American, b. 1935) has demonstrated that photographs can provide much more than just documentary evidence. Rather than create straightforward records of the cast-off materials that appear before his camera, Chiarenza photographically transforms them into new and provocative images. His photographs often bear little resemblance to their actual subjects and instead suggest mysterious worlds that viewers are invited to explore.

Adirondack Experience logoBlue Mountain Lake, N.Y. (May 21, 2021) – Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake (ADKX), announces its 2021 line up of signature events. For more information and event registration visit: www.theadkx.org/events 
WEDNESDAY, MAY 26               
ADKX Virtual Opening Celebration

A virtual opening celebration of the museum’s new exhibition “From Wilderness to Warfront: the Adirondacks and World War II,” honoring the Adirondack men and women who supported the country’s war effort at home and abroad.

Erie Canal at Little FallsAn Erie Canal Odyssey: The Photographs of Frank Forte 

Open June 1- August 31, 2021

Utica, N.Y. – The Oneida County History Center presents the work of local award-winning photographer Frank Forte.  An Erie Canal Odyssey depicts communities, structures, boats, people, and activities along the canals of New York State. Forte began exploring and photographing parts of New York canal system in 2019.  This exhibit depicts the first part of his self-commissioned project to visit and document New York’s entire canal system. It will be on display at the Oneida County History Center through August, 2021.

SVM Sully's Squad PhotoGranville, NY: On Sunday, June 6 - the 77th anniversary of the Invasion of Normandy - the Slate Valley Museum will welcome author Kevin Wilson to discuss, explore, and share his 2020 World War II novel, Sully’s Squad.

Sully’s Squad is a young adult historical fiction novel about the Second World War, told through the eyes of 15-year-old Arty, from Saratoga, who lies about his age to enlist in the military. The story is inspired by the author’s uncle, Salvatore "Sully" Fringi, from Granville, who served in the 1st Infantry Division in North Africa and Sicily.

USS SlaterSLATER will be open Monday May 31st for Memorial Day

Albany, N.Y. – Visit USS SLATER this Memorial Weekend! The ship will operate normal hours Wednesday through Sunday and additionally Monday for Memorial Day from 10 AM to 4 PM. Admission is charged for tours of USS SLATER. Adults: $9.00, Seniors: $8.00, Children: $7.00, and children under 5 years old are admitted for free.

USS SLATER, the last Destroyer Escort afloat in America, is open to the public for her 24th season in Albany. Guided tours start every 30 minutes. No reservations are required.

Elissa FornasieroSchenectady, N.Y. (May 24, 2021) – Discover Schenectady is excited to announce that Elissa Fornasiero has joined the team as Director of Sales & Service. Fornasiero joined the organization from Whiteface Lodge in Lake Placid, NY, where she served as Director of Sales & Marketing and increased sales by 35% during her tenure. Elissa’s team was named 2019 Sales Team of the Year by Whiteface Lodge’s management company, Urgo Hotels & Resorts.

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