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Posts from November 2019

Hurling ClassicAn eclectic mix of Irish-themed entertainers from the NYC-area to perform as part of the New York Hurling Classic; Tickets for the events are available at mets.com/hurling

New York, NY (November 13, 2019) – The popular Irish sport of hurling is coming to Citi Field for the “New York Hurling Classic,” a four-team, three-game tournament on Saturday, November 16. To accompany the hurling action, a lively Irish festival will take place leading up to the first game of the tournament, complete with Irish music, dancing and more.

The Holiday WhodunitSundays In December, 1:00 - 3:00 pm

Staatsburg, N.Y. (11/13/19) — Staatsburgh State Historic Site will host The Holiday Whodunit, a mystery for children, every Sunday afternoon this December.  Children ages 6 to 11 and their family members can come anytime between the hours of 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to attend the program.  The children become detectives and solve a mystery by interviewing costumed interpreters, who portray Gilded Age houseguests and servants.  One of Staatsburgh’s most popular programs, the Holiday Whodunit has become an annual tradition for many families, who come each December to enjoy the holiday decorations and crack another Gilded Age case.

Bethel Woods - Historic Site of the Woodstock Festival logoIn Support of Vital Cultural Programs

Bethel, NY (November 13, 2019) Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, the nonprofit cultural arts organization located at the historic site of the 1969 Woodstock festival, today announced that it has been awarded a grant from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) for 2020 with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.  NYSCA grants support the transformative impact of the performing, literary, visual and media arts in New York State.

A Gilded Age ChristmasStaatsburg, N.Y. (11/19/19) – Staatsburgh State Historic Site will present A Gilded Age Christmas, featuring lavish decorations in a Gilded Age mansion, from late November through New Year’s Eve.  The decorations are done in turn-of-the-century style, recreating the atmosphere of holidays long-ago at one of the great estates of the Hudson Valley.  

“Each year, the mansion receives a different decorative scheme,” says site manager, Pam Malcolm: “The theme this year includes a design in the dining room featuring the Nutcracker. The historic rooms are filled with Christmas trees, garlands, lights and our annual tradition of tucking mouse houses into the historic rooms for kids to locate. The mouse houses are inspired by a children’s book—Mr. Willowby’s Christmas Tree—about a rich man in a mansion who has to cut down his enormous Christmas tree, and shares part of it with a mouse who lives in his walls.”…

Plattekill logoFamily-owned mountain expands on private mountain rental to include lodging and fine dining

Roxbury, NY – Since 2013, Plattekill Mountain has been offering customers the opportunity to rent the entire ski mountain for a day on any non-holiday Monday or Thursday during ski season. The idea has gained in popularity in recent years, with the last three seasons being almost entirely booked. What’s more, while private mountain rentals started off primarily as groups of friends or family looking for a fun winter getaway in the Catskill Mountains, the resort has seen a dramatic increase in the number of corporate groups booking mountain rentals for a range of events, from employee appreciation days to team building outings, business retreats, and beyond.

Fort Ticonderoga logoWinter Quarters November 2019 – April 2020 offers unique visitor experiences

Featuring lively living history events, engaging seminars, and specialized group visits

Ticonderoga, N.Y. – Fort Ticonderoga is launching a new schedule of programs during its Winter Quarters season. From now through April, visitors will be immersed in exciting living history events, engaging seminars, specialty programs, behind-the-scenes VIP Tours, and hands-on workshops.

Days of HeavenMoments of Grace: The Collected Terrence Malick includes all of his features, some alternate versions, and a preview screening of his new film A Hidden Life
November 15–December 8, 2019

Astoria, New York, November 12, 2019 — In celebration of Terrence Malick’s new film, the deeply spiritual, achingly ethical, and politically resonant A Hidden Life, Museum of the Moving Image presents the comprehensive retrospective Moments of Grace: The Collected Terrence Malick, from November 15 through December 8. The films in the series span a period of nearly 50 years, opening with Malick’s 1970s breakthroughs Badlands (1973) and Days of Heaven (1978), through his career-revival masterworks The Thin Red Line (1998) and The New World (2005), and continuing with his 21st-century films—from Cannes Palme d’Or winner The Tree of Life (2011); the trio of To the Wonder (2012), Knight of Cups (2015), and Song to Song (2017); and sole documentary project Voyage of Time (2016)—through to this year’s A Hidden Life.

NYSEDAlbany, N.Y. – Visitors can shop at more than two dozen made-in-New York food and beverage vendors at the New York State Museum’s Taste NY Holiday Market on Sunday, December 8 from 11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Admission is free.

Vendors will offer samples and sales of chocolates; cheese; apple and maple products; hand-crafted beer, wine, spirits and cider; and other edible gifts. All participating vendors produce their products in New York State. There will also be a cooking demonstration, educational activities and a chocolate fountain station courtesy of We Do Fondue and Price Chopper/Market 32.

Iroquois Indian MuseumHowes Cave, NY— The Iroquois Indian Museum today announced that it has been awarded a $8000 grant from the New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) for FY2020 with the support of Governor Andrew M. Cuomo and the New York State Legislature. NYSCA grants support the transformative impact of the performing, literary, visual and media arts in New York State. The Iroquois Indian Museum is one of 462 arts organizations across New York State receiving a total of $8,383,993 million in grants through NYSCA’s Round II FY2020 funding to support arts programs that drive New York State’s economic growth and community health.

Holiday on Huguenot StreetNew Paltz, NY (November 12, 2019) – Historic Huguenot Street and the Reformed Church present the 2019 Holiday on Huguenot Street and Community Tree Lighting Friday, December 6, starting at 4:30 PM, and Saturday, December 7, at 10 AM. This event will highlight holiday and community traditions in New Paltz during the late Victorian era. Special tours feature costume interpreters portraying Huguenot Street’s past residents.