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Posts from August 2022

HopHarvestFestival_GCVM2Mumford (August 29, 2022) – Craft beer lovers and history buffs are invited to follow the journey of hops, one of NY’s original cash crops, from field, to brewery, to pint glass at Genesee Country Village & Museum’s Hop Harvest Festival, coming up on Saturday, September 10, from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. Tour a working 19th-century brewery, taste historical beers and local craft brews, learn about historical uses for hops, enjoy live music and a Beer Garden, and so much more.

Slate Valley Museum logoGranville, NY – On Friday, September 9, the Slate Valley Museum will welcome guest curator Bob Isherwood back to lead a special tour of the museum’s latest exhibition, One Painting, Many Stories: Exploring the Legacy and Context of a Slate Valley WPA Mural.  

The tour will begin at 10am and will be offered in conjunction with the museum’s regularly scheduled mask-only hours, a specially designated block of time when masks are required for all visitors to create access for those who are most comfortable around others who are masking in public due to COVID. …

Glens Falls Arts DistrictGlens Falls, NY — The Arts District of Glens Falls (ADGF) announces a call for a second round of artists to create public art on three more electrical boxes in downtown Glens Falls. The Arts District, launched in 2015, is a group of 14 organizations working with the City of Glens Falls on a public arts trail as part of the Downtown Revitalization Initiative.

Wild Center logoVideo series gives behind-the-scenes look at The Wild Center’s animal ambassadors

Tupper Lake, N.Y. –  The Wild Center debuted its new documentary series, “Wild Tales,” over the weekend with the first episode now live on its YouTube channel. The long-form videos feature the Adirondack animals that call The Wild Center home, along with the Animal Care Staff that create a safe and enriching environment for them 24/7.

SPAC logoWednesday, September 21, 2022 @ 7 PM

“Horse isn’t just an animal story – it’s a moving narrative about race and art.” - TIME

Saratoga Springs, NY (August 30, 2022) – Saratoga Performing Arts Center announces that its LiteraryArts@SPAC initiative will continue with “Horse: A Conversation with Geraldine Brooks & Sarah Maslin Nir” on Wednesday, September 21 at 7 p.m. in the Nancy DiCresce Room at The Pines@SPAC facility. Back by popular demand, Pulitzer Prize finalist, avid equestrian, and author of Horse Crazy Sarah Maslin Nir will return to SPAC to lead a conversation with Pulitzer Prize winner and author Geraldine Brooks about her new book, Horse, a sweeping story of spirit, obsession, and injustice across American history.

Queensbury Wizard Fest 2022Queensbury, N.Y. – The first annual Queensbury Wizard Fest 2022 will be held on Sunday, September 18, 2022, from 10 - 4 p.m. at Ridge/Jenkinsville Park.

The day will feature Quidditch Quadball games, the broomstick-riding fictional sport from the "Harry Potter" series, which has become a very popular real-life sport on college campuses around the country.  College teams participating in the Queensbury Wizard Fest 2022 include: University of Rochester, Cornell University, Vassar College, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI). …

Lake George Restaurant Week 2022

Restaurants Spotlight New York Grown or Produced Ingredients as part of Taste NY at the Adirondacks Welcome Center Restaurant Week Challenge

Lake George, NY — Lake George Region Restaurant Week is back! The second week of this semi-annual event runs Sunday, September 11-Saturday, September 17, 2022.

This year, Taste NY at the Adirondacks Welcome Center is sponsoring the promotion with a “Restaurant Challenge” that tasks participating restaurants to create a prix-fixe menu that includes at least one ingredient that is grown or produced in New York State. Each participating restaurant will offer their special three-course menu for just $30. The ingredients grown or produced in New York will be highlighted on these special Restaurant Week menus.

We Are NYOrnamental Gateway to Welcome Visitors to Kent Avenue/North Eighth Street Entrance

 Perennial Garden, Landscaping and Additional Greenspace Honor Johnson's Love of Nature

 View Renderings Here 

(August 24, 2022) Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the preliminary design for a new gateway to Marsha P. Johnson State Park in Brooklyn. The park honors Marsha P. Johnson, a Transgender woman of color who was a pioneer of the LGBTQ+ civil rights movement, born 77 years ago today. The gateway will cap a $16.5 million renovation project completed this summer.

We Are NYNew York State Investments in the African American Heritage Corridor Will Continue to Reinvigorate East Buffalo

Complements Governor's Historic $50 Million Targeted Investments in East Buffalo

Renderings Available Here

(August 24, 2022) Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that the Colored Musicians Club has begun an expansion and renovations that will allow for increased tourism and visitation to Buffalo's African American Heritage Corridor. Founded in 1918, the CMC is the only remaining African American musicians' club of its kind in the U.S. It has hosted performances by such notable artists as Duke Ellington, Ella Fitzgerald, Louis Armstrong, Nat "King" Cole, Miles Davis and Cab Calloway.

Marquette Wine Bottle Barrel and GlassFairport, N.Y. -- A partnership between Iron Smoke Distillery and Thousand Islands Winery has produced a limited-edition bourbon barrel-aged wine which is getting noticed by connoisseurs and recreational drinkers alike. The medium-bodied, red, dry table wine is made from premium marquette grapes and matures in bourbon-soaked barrels for six months before bottling. 

“Their barrels. Our grapes. The taste profiles really mix well,” said Steve Conaway, owner of Thousand Islands Winery. “No wonder you get a perfect blend when you take two legendary institutions, both grounded in locally-sourced, New York State grown ingredients –put them together --and let Mother Nature have her way.” …

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