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Posts from November 2019

Erie Canal Harbor Development CorporationFamily-friendly Season Opening Celebration planned for Friday evening

Visit www.buffalowaterfront.com for skating hours, venue and event details

See photos of The Ice at Canalside here

Erie Canal Harbor Development Corporation (ECHDC) and Be Our Guest, Ltd. will open The Ice at Canalside, presented by BlueCross Blue Shield of Western New York, on Wednesday, Nov. 20, at 3 p.m. A family-friendly Season Opening Celebration is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 22, starting at 5 p.m.  This season marks the return of Ice favorites, including skating, curling, ice bikes, ice bumper cars and more. New this year: six-person heated igloos available to rent. Skaters will also be able to warm up and get a snack at the new Explore & More-The Ralph C. Wilson, Jr. Children’s Museum Low Bridge Café, presented by M&T Bank.

Historic Huguenot StreetNew Paltz, NY (November 19, 2019) - Historic Huguenot Street (HHS) has been awarded a $20,000 New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA) Implementation Grant 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 grant will be used to offer thought-provoking, accessible, educational programs that encourage people to reflect, learn, and engage in dialogue related to women’s rights and history. This includes lectures, a book club, partnerships, a new school program, exhibits, and an immersive theater experience. The programs will be implemented in 2020 in honor of the national centennial of votes for women.

Lake Placid 40th Anniversary CelebrationThe Lake Placid Olympic legacy will be front and center during a weeklong celebration beginning February 14

Lake Placid, NY – Forty years ago this February, the Adirondack village of Lake Placid hosted the 13th Olympic Winter Games. The heroics of the U.S. men’s Olympic hockey team’s improbable win over the Russians, known as the “Miracle on Ice,” and speed skater Eric Heiden’s five gold medals helped make the 1980 Lake Placid Games one for the ages, one with an enduring legacy.

The 40th anniversary of the 1980 Winter Games presents the perfect opportunity to celebrate Lake Placid’s rich Olympic legacy - past, present and future. From February 14 - 23, the two-time Olympic village is rolling out the welcome mat and is hosting a full slate of activities that will embody the Olympic spirit - from re-living the opening ceremony and torch lighting, ice skating around the historic Olympic Oval, to skiing with Olympic athletes.

Any Cat Stevens Song, 1996February 1 to July 12, 2020

Saratoga Springs, NY (November 19, 2019) – The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College presents Mary Weatherford: Canyon–Daisy–Eden from February 1 through July 12, 2020, a survey of the acclaimed artist’s career that draws from several distinct bodies of work made between 1989 and 2017.

Over the last three decades, Mary Weatherford has developed a rich and diverse painting practice, from her early 1990s target paintings based on operatic heroines, to the expansive, gestural canvases overlaid with neon glass-tubing that brought attention to Weatherford’s practice in the 2010s. As constant experiments with color, scale, and materials, the works in the exhibition reveal the continuity of Weatherford’s preoccupation with memory and experience, both personal and historical.

The Giant HoaxA New Musical Based on the True(?) Story of the Cardiff Giant, Discovered in 1869

New York, NY (Nov. 19, 2019) – With performances beginning tonight on Theatre Row, IndieWorks Theatre Company, Inc., and Visceral Entertainment are pleased to announce that $18.69 rush tickets are available for each performance of The Giant Hoax, a new musical based upon the true(?) story of New York’s famous Cardiff Giant. In honor of the 150th anniversary of the Cardiff Giant’s discovery, rush tickets are available at the door one hour prior to each performance with a maximum of two tickets per person, subject to availability. Sixteen performances will be staged on a varying scheduling at Theatre Row’s Theatre One (formerly The Lion Theatre) 410 West 42nd Street in New York City from November 19-December 7, 2019. The Giant Hoax is recommended for ages six and up.

George Eastman Museum logoTemporary closures scheduled during construction

Rochester, N.Y., November 18, 2019—The George Eastman Museum has announced it will break ground on January 6, 2020, for a new visitor center, which includes construction of the ESL Federal Credit Union Pavilion. The visitor center project, which involves relocating the museum’s main entrance to the west side of the building, is the most significant structural change to the museum since the gallery and collections building was constructed in 1989. The project is expected to be complete by July 2020.

Ganondagan logoDancing, Food, Holiday Gift Market, Raffles, AND Iroquois Creation Story’s Skywoman, with Airigami’s visual storytelling addition

Victor, NY— Visitors to Friends of Ganondagan’s 2019 Native American Winter Arts Festival on Saturday, December 7 will experience the wide array of Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) living culture, but with a new and unusual twist, literally.

From 10 am - 4 pm, Ganondagan’s Seneca Art & Culture Center will host performances by Iroquois Social Dancers in regalia, storytelling, traditional foods, a silent auction, and a Native American artisan gift market. However, a new collaboration with Airigami—the artists who create large-scale installations entirely of balloons—will provide a unique visual, educational, and participatory storytelling addition to the day.

English VinglishNovember 21, 23 & 24

The festival is being presented in partnership with the University of Rochester, the Eastman School of Music, and Hamilton College 

Rochester, N.Y., November 15, 2019—The George Eastman Museum, in partnership with the University of Rochester, the Eastman School of Music, and Hamilton College will present Filmi Worlds: A Festival of Indian Cinema at the Dryden Theatre on November 21. The festival continues on November 23 and 24. This three-day film festival and symposium will combine film screenings, scholarly talks, and public conversations about South Asian film.

Lake Ontario Wine TrailDecember 7 & 8, 2019

Lake Ontario Wine Trail – Jolly, Holly Christmas Around the World! Have you ever wondered what it would be like to visit Europe, Australia or even Central America for the holidays? Better yet, visit several nations and enjoy the treats of the season… all in one weekend?

On December 7th through the 8th guests can travel around the world on the Lake Ontario Wine Trail’s annual holiday tour. This event is held from 11 AM to 6 PM on both Saturday and Sunday. This is a self-guided tour.

Quill PenNewburgh, NY – Create your own distinctive way of writing – a la 18th century style - using a quill pen and ink when you come to Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site, in Newburgh, during Thanksgiving Weekend, Friday, November 29th and Saturday, November 30th, 11 AM until 3 PM. 

The take-home craft is open to all ages and is free with Museum admission which includes self-guided exploration of the Museum’s over 1,300 artifacts and guided tours of Washington’s Headquarters and the newly restored Tower of Victory. (Access to the Tower may be limited based on staffing and weather conditions).

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