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Posts from November 2019

Excelsior PR logoGovernor Cuomo Encourages New Yorkers to Buy Local Trees This Holiday Season to Promote Agricultural and Tourism Industries

Albany, N.Y. (November 25, 2019) – Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced New York State Grown & Certified Christmas trees and wreaths will be on display in the State's regional Welcome Centers and Taste NY stores, promoting New York's agricultural and tourism industries. In addition, New York State Grown & Certified trees will be on display at the Empire State Plaza in Albany. New York's Christmas tree industry sells nearly 300,000 trees from more than 750 tree farms located across the State.

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Albany N.Y. – On December 6, 2019 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm the Albany Pine Bush Discovery Center will host the unveiling of their sixth juried photo exhibit, celebrating the uniqueness and diversity of the Albany Pine Bush Preserve.

Jackie Citriniti, Lead Educator and show designer said “The photo exhibit is an amazing display of local talent. Out of hundreds of submissions, it is a daunting task to choose the finalists.”  Citriniti continued, “Each photograph reveals incredible features of this rare ecosystem, from macro to micro, from flora and fauna to landscapes, from color to black and white. This is a great opportunity to not only view breathtaking art up close and personal but experience this globally rare, nationally significant, and locally distinct preserve.” …


Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 2:00 p.m., Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home

Hyde Park, NY – The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum presents a Pearl Harbor Day author talk and book signing with Lew Paper author of IN THE CAULDRON: TERROR, TENSION, AND THE AMERICAN AMBASSADOR'S STRUGGLE TO AVOID PEARL HARBOR on Saturday, December 7, 2019 at 2:00 p.m. The program will be held in the Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home.

This is a free public event but registration is required.

Erie Canalway 2020 Calendar19,500  Free calendars distributed across upstate NY

Waterford, NY – The public is invited to pick up a free 2020 Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor calendar starting December 1, 2019 at selected libraries and visitor centers throughout the National Heritage Corridor. The calendar features winning images from this year’s Erie Canalway photo contest.

Museum of the Moving ImagePlus, annual Curators’ Choice series; theatrical runs of Feast of the Epiphany, Downtown 81, and Chinese Portrait; and a special live performance event relating to Andy Kaufman

December 2019–January 2020

Astoria, N.Y. — Museum of the Moving Image has announced that the major exhibition Envisioning 2001: Stanley Kubrick’s Space Odyssey will open January 18, 2020, accompanied by a series of films that influenced Kubrick and co-writer Arthur C. Clarke; regular screenings of 2001: A Space Odyssey, in DCP and 70mm; plus additional to-be-announced events. In addition, the annual Curators’ Choice series returns in December and January and features some of the past year’s best films, and curators’ personal favorites, with some filmmaker appearances. Below is an overview of programs from late-November through January 2020; additional programs will be announced as they are confirmed.

Noble Train Living History EventA featured one-day exhibit displays a collection of rare books Henry Knox recommended to John Adams about the art of war

Ticonderoga, N.Y. – Fort Ticonderoga, a premiere historic and travel destination, will present a one-day living history event on December 7 to highlight Henry Knox’s epic feat as he prepared to move massive cannon from Ticonderoga to Boston to force the British evacuation of 1776.

Excelsior PR logoCamping Discount for Lake Ontario, St. Lawrence Regions Helps Fuel Surge

Campsites, Cabins, Cottages, Yurts Occupied More Than 680,000 Nights

Albany, N.Y. - Governor Andrew M. Cuomo has announced that attendance at State Park campgrounds surged to an all-time high this year, fueled by a camping discount along the Lake Ontario and St. Lawrence River regions. Through Columbus Day, campsites, cabins, cottages and yurts at State Parks campgrounds were occupied for 680,533 nights, surpassing the previous 2018 record of 663,953 nights. Total reservations so far this year were also up, to 213,153, surpassing the previous record of 212,358 set in 2016.

Schweinfurth marionette performanceAuburn, NY (Nov. 22, 2019) – The Schweinfurth Art Center is joining with other cultural and historic sites in Auburn, NY, for Holiday Traditions and will be open for free on Sunday, Dec. 8, 2019. The event has a long tradition in Auburn, starting more than 30 years ago.

This year, the Schweinfurth Art Center will be open 1 to 5 p.m. for visitors to view the center's two exhibitions, "Quilts=Art=Quilts 2019" and "Narrative Quilts" by Ellen M. Blalock. The center will be serving mulled cider and holiday cookies.

Wild Center's Youth Climate ProgramRecognized by the Department of Environmental Conservation

Tupper Lake, N.Y. - The Wild Center's Youth Climate Program has been recognized by the Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) as a winner of the 2019 New York Environmental Excellence Awards. The Wild Center was named one of four innovation and sustainability leaders across New York State at the 16th annual awards celebration, held on Tuesday, Nov. 14.

10th Mountain DivisionUtica, N.Y. – Join Hamilton College History Professor Maurice Isserman at the Oneida County History Center for an illustrated talk on his just-published book, The Winter Army: The 10th Mountain Division in World War II.  The ranks of the 10th were filled by men who in civilian life were already proficient in skiing and mountaineering. They were shipped to the Italian front and their actions in the Apennine Mountains and the Alps led to the German surrender in Italy on May 2, 1945. The division was disbanded in late 1945, but reestablished in the 1980s, and is based today at Fort Drum, in Watertown, New York.  …