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Posts from July 2020

Gloves Along the Mohawk FlierScheduled for Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 12:30 pm

Utica, N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley has produced professional baseball players since the late 1800s from some of the very first professionals in baseball history, to some of the greatest players ever, to those who played only a few games in Major League Baseball. Join Lou Parrotta, the City of Utica Historian, as he shares stories of the local ballplayers who made it to the Major League in this virtual lunchtime lecture. Based on book Glove Along the Mohawk (2012) by Lou Parrott and Scott Fiesthumel.

NYS - Making Progress HappenMarking a Summer of Progress on Airport's Complete Redevelopment 

First Phase of New Terminal B Concourse Opens Following June Opening of New Arrivals and Departures Hall 

Over 40% of Passengers Will Now Arrive or Depart from New Gates at a Whole New LGA 

Seven New Gates Open in New Concourse Which Will Serve American Airlines Passengers and Extend 21st Century Experience from Curb to Gate 

Roadway Work Continues Across the Airport Redevelopment Project; Nearly 75% of Roadway Work Now Complete

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the opening of the second new light-filled concourse and seven new gates at LaGuardia Airport's Terminal B, part of airport's ongoing $8 billion transformation. Beginning on August 5, the first seven new gates in new Western Concourse will be activated, welcoming more travelers through LaGuardia's Terminal B with a world-class passenger experience. The new concourse will include an indoor park, touchless restrooms and world-class amenities that convey a true sense of New York. This milestone follows last month's opening of the new 850,000 square-foot Arrivals and Departures Hall with new concessions, traveler amenities, world class art installations, and increased space for passengers to move more safely and efficiently during and after the COVID-19 pandemic.

NYS - Making Progress HappenGovernor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the U.S. Open Championship will be held at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck from September 14th to September 20th without fans. The USGA will put protocols in place to protect players and staff, including rigorous protocols for testing, cleaning, use of face coverings and social distancing.

Dion_Sherwood_Sketch-for-The-Pollinator_Pavillion_2020By Internationally Renowned Contemporary Artists Mark Dion and Dana Sherwood

The Pollinator Pavilion Provides a Fantastical Architectural Setting That Offers Miraculous Moments in Which Individuals Can Encounter Hummingbirds While Exploring a Nurturing Relationship with Nature

Catskill, NY (July 28, 2020) – The Thomas Cole National Historic Site announced today that it will unveil on Friday, August 7, The Pollinator Pavilion, a new outdoor architectural sculpture designed specifically for the Thomas Cole National Historic Site by internationally acclaimed artists Mark Dion and Dana Sherwood. Combining their well-known practice of making sitespecific installations and their fascination with nature, the interactive artwork is a fantastical architectural setting in which individuals can share miraculous moments with pollinators, while exploring a nurturing relationship with nature.

Fraunces TavernNew York, N.Y. – New York: On Saturday, August 1, 2020 at 12:00pm, Fraunces Tavern Restaurant will reopen to the public for outdoor dining for the first time since March 2020. From 2:00pm to 5:00pm, to celebrate the reopening, Allen Gogarty will perform live, and a four-story American Flag will be unfurled, that runs the length the building from the sidewalk to the roof.

Fraunces Tavern will serve popular items from lunch, brunch and dinner menus from 12:00-11:00pm along Pearl Street seven days a week, with over 400 whiskeys, signature cocktails, and 130 craft beers and ciders. The bar will also serve Samuel Fraunces® Ale, brewed by Flagship Brewing Co., newly released in spirited cans.

The MakerFresh beauty co-founders design their first hotel inspired by the world of makers

Hudson, New York – July 28, 2020. The Maker Hotel, a new hotel from the co-founders of global beauty sensation Fresh, Lev Glazman and Alina Roytberg, and hospitality expert Damien Janowicz, will open on August 6th in the heart of historic downtown Hudson, New York. Housed in three historical buildings, the intimate 11-room property is a curated sanctuary with a bohemian sensibility fusing design from nineteenth-century Industrial, La Belle Époque, Art Deco and Mid-Century periods. Celebrating the world of all makers — artisans, artists, craftsmen and builders — each room at The Maker Hotel is designed to deliver an inspired and unique guest experience. Initially opening with a limited booking schedule, The Maker Hotel will expand offerings in the coming months based on guidelines and regulations regarding COVID-19.

SyracuseMOST logo, NY (July 28, 2020) - The Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science and Technology (MOST) will be reopening to the public for weekends only on August 1, 2020.

The MOST will be open every weekday for summer day-camps running until Friday, August 21 with pre-registration. More information here: https://www.most.org/learn/camps/.

The MOST visitor experience will be the same fun and engaging STEM education, but with changes to the interactivity of exhibits and programs. For health and safety purposes, we will be temporarily closing the IMAX and planetarium, the Science Playhouse, and BUILD. The Science Playhouse will be accessed by reservations only.

Margaret Tallichet Screen TestsThe museum is providing free digital access to a selection of preserved films

Rochester, N.Y., July 28, 2020—The George Eastman Museum recently launched an online project that provides access to a selection of digitized films from its moving image collection. To date, the museum has released 23 digitized films, including groundbreaking documentaries by Leo Hurwitz, a group of 13 rare screen tests from the David O. Selznick Collection (among them a screen test of the recently deceased Hollywood legend Olivia de Havilland for her signature role of Melanie in Gone with the Wind), and a Rochester-based film about Eastman Kodak Company. Most of the digitized films are accompanied by an introduction. Free access is available at eastman.org/digitizedfilms.

Fort Ticonderoga logoOffering a unique virtual experience with programming, lecture series, social media events, and other activities

Ticonderoga, N.Y. – Fort Ticonderoga continues its 2020 Digital Campaign - an exciting virtual experience featuring interactive programming, engaging lectures series, and creative at-home educational activities and resources. This virtual experience is in addition to onsite visitation. Fort Ticonderoga is open to the public Tuesday-Sunday 9:30am-5pm until October 31, 2020.