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Posts from July 2020

Hanford Mills MuseumVisitors can call ahead to reserve a guided tour of the water-powered sawmill, gristmill, and woodworking shop

East Meredith, NY – Beginning August 12, Hanford Mills Museum will be open for guided tours of its water-powered sawmill, gristmill, and woodworking shop. Tours will be offered Wednesdays through Sundays and feature demonstrations of the 1926 Fitz overshot waterwheel and water-powered machines operating just as they did a century ago. To promote social distancing, reservations are required and only one party will tour the Mill at a time. To schedule a tour, call 607/278-5744.

Sunless ShadowsExclusive presentation Includes his award-winning latest ‘Sunless Shadows’ 

Sunless Shadows, a Cinema Guild release, opens August 5 via Virtual Cinema

Astoria, New York, July 23, 2020 — Beginning August 5, 2020, Museum of the Moving Image is pleased to present Bound Unbound: Four by Mehrdad Oskouei, films by the esteemed Iranian documentarian who has spent twelve years exploring the lives of women and children in detention centers near Tehran. The series is anchored by Sunless Shadows, Oskouei’s latest film, for which he was awarded Best Director at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam in 2019. Punctuated by deeply confessional monologues, the film offers a window into the lives of women and girls imprisoned for the murder of a male family member. Sunless Shadows is a Cinema Guild release. View trailer.

SPAC - 2020Featuring: Mavis Staples, Brandi Carlile, Jason Isbell, Ben Harper, Trombone Shorty, Grace Potter, Phoebe Bridgers, Lucius, M.Ward, Joe Henry, Taylor & Griffin Goldsmith, Son Little, The War & Treaty, Deva Mahal  and Christopher Paul Stelling 

Saratoga Springs, NY (July 22, 2020) – Saratoga Performing Arts Center announces that "Caffè Lena @ SPACwill return to premiere a special, limited screening of 'Mavis 80, A Newport Folk Revival' on the SPAC Grounds on July 31 at 8 p.m. The broadcast, which was previously recorded live in Los Angeles at The Theatre At Ace Hotel on May 22, 2019, is exclusive to Newport Folk Festival and "Caffe Lena @ SPAC." The SPAC lawn is the only place where the concert will be streamed in person, with a limited capacity of only 50 people, and with carefully mapped out, socially-distanced seating and rigorous COVID protocols.

DEC 50While Keeping Natural Areas Litter-Free 

In response to increased litter left behind by visitors to New York’s natural areas, the State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today released a new PSA to remind outdoor adventurers to follow the principles of Leave No Trace. The PSA features images of trash in the Catskills and the Adirondacks with a reminder that litter is not only unsightly, but can be deadly to New York’s wildlife.

Sunset on the Street"Captured at a Distance" Virtual Gallery on Display Now

Bethel, N.Y. – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, located at the historic site of the 1969 Woodstock festival, today announced a virtual gallery titled “Captured at a Distance.” The exhibit is the culminating project of teen participants in the Center’s Project: Identity Photography program. “Captured at a Distance” offers a glimpse into the lives of students before and during social distancing practices and stay-at-home mandates.

11th Annual 2017 Hudson Jazzworks ConcertSunday, August 9 at 4pm

Hudson Jazz Festival Favorite, Bassist Jay Anderson, Returns as Special Guest; also featuring Co-Directors, Armen Donelian, piano and Marc Mommaas, saxophone

Joined by the Participants of the 2020 Hudson Jazz Workshop

Hudson, N.Y.  – Hudson Hall and Hudson Jazzworks (HJW) invite jazz fans around the globe to enjoy an afternoon at Hudson Hall from the comfort of their own homes with the free, live-streamed Hudson Jazz Workshop Concert on Sunday, August 9 at 4pm. The HJW concert features four workshop participants performing alongside co-directors, pianist Armen Donelian and saxophonist Marc Mommaas, with special guest artist and Hudson Jazz Festival favorite, bassist Jay Anderson. The concert is the culminating event of a series of events taking place as part of the 14th Annual 2020 Hudson Jazz Workshop,…

Antique Boat Museum logoClayton, NY (July 21, 2020) – The Antique Boat Museum (ABM), North America’s premier freshwater boating museum based in Clayton, NY, announces the routes for the Boats on Parade taking place Saturday, August 1st.  Antique and classic boats in the region as well as those able to come from outside the North Country are invited to join ABM in two parades around the Islands.

Sullivan Catskills Experience

Sullivan County, N.Y. – The Sullivan Catskills Visitors Association is excited to launch its first ever Ultimate Getaway Giveaway! Three lucky winners will win the opportunity of a lifetime -- the chance to experience the Sullivan Catskills!

Since the 19th-century, visitors have flocked to our Sullivan Catskills. Hundreds of hotels and resorts grew to form a legendary reputation for hospitality and launching the careers of major entertainers. From the beginning, they came for our fresh air, water, cool summer breezes, snowy winter slopes, and year-round spectacular scenery.

cony-logoThe pandemic has put a crimp on some forms of travel. Why not try a camping adventure closer to home?

Pittsford, NY (July 22, 2020) As states and businesses across the country work through phases of re-opening during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, people are trying to infuse a sense of normalcy in their lives in an era of social distancing and mask wearing. This includes figuring out safe, enjoyable, and affordable vacation options.

Basilica HudsonNew programs and partnerships aimed at increasing climate action and sustainable community development in the City of Hudson

Hudson NY - Basilica Hudson, a leading nonprofit multi-disciplinary arts center founded by musician Melissa Auf der Maur and filmmaker Tony Stone, celebrates its 10-year anniversary with the expansion of BASILICA GREEN, the institution's mission to increase climate action through innovative cultural programming.

Building on Basilica Hudson’s long-standing commitment to the Hudson waterfront and environmental advocacy, BASILICA GREEN aims to join cultural activism with ecological responsibility to regenerate the planet, people and economy. In 2020, BASILICA GREEN will include new public programs, localized green initiatives and strategic partnerships to foster equity, environmental stewardship and sustainable community development.

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