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Posts from December 2019

Justice AgendaCuomo: "Given that many historic sites and cultural organizations are closed in November, it makes sense to designate October as our state's history month - giving people more opportunities to experience and learn about New York's contributions to our nation's progress and the arts."

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today signed legislation (S.5369/A.6462) changing New York State history month from November to October. This law will ensure historical organizations and sites can showcase New York's rich history and culture, while recognizing the wonderful contributions of the state and local historians.

George Eastman Museum logo$300,000 grant award from the National Endowment for the Humanities leverages support from local foundations and private donors to improve environmental conditions for museum’s collections

Rochester, N.Y., December 10, 2019—The George Eastman Museum recently completed a major upgrade to the crucial environmental conditions of its collection storage areas. The Environmental Improvements Implementation Project, at a total cost of $1,246,000, included the replacement and upgrade of 30-year-old systems that controlled the temperature and humidity for the photography vault, technology vault, and photography study center. The project was funded with a $300,000 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities; grants from the William and Sheila Konar Foundation, the ESL Charitable Foundatio

Orange County Tourism logoFeel the excitement, warmth and wonder of the season at these great family-friendly spots

Orange County, N.Y. (December 11, 2019) – Orange County, nestled in the rolling hills of the Hudson Valley, puts all the wonder of Christmastime on full display. ‘Tis the season to experience incredible holiday lights, shop for unique gifts at special venues and discover seasonal traditions from days of yore. Hear the jingling bells of horse and carriage rides along quaint village streets lined with cute shops and restaurants. Whisper your heart’s desire into Santa’s ear or, better yet, tell Eggbert – the Hudson Valley’s best-loved talking egg – what you really want for Christmas.

Gore Mountain - North CreekAdirondacks, USA - In its third year, the SkiADK marketing campaign promoting the Adirondacks as an alpine and cross-country ski destination is now underway.

Representatives from Adirondack ski areas, along with the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST), the destination marketing organization for Franklin, Essex, and Hamilton counties, is using #SkiADK to promote the seven ski areas land many cross country trails located within the Adirondacks — from big mountain terrain with glades and steep verticals to hometown ski centers with loads of tubing fun.

A Gilded Age ChristmasDecember 26 – 31, 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM

Staatsburg, N.Y. (12/9/19)A Gilded Age Christmas, Staatsburgh State Historic Site’s month-long program of lavish decorations and children’s programs, will offer additional open hours during the last week of December.  Starting Thursday, December 26, Staatsburgh will be open from 11a.m. to 3p.m. every day through December 31.   Before December 26, Staatsburgh will be open on its regular December schedule, Thursday through Sunday, 11a.m. to 3p.m.  The site will be closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day. …

ROC/FLX Craft Beverage Trail PassportPassport encourages craft beverage lovers to explore 22 stops on the trail

Canandaigua, NY – The brand-new Rochester/Finger Lakes Craft Beverage Trail passport is now available for purchase. At $20 each, the 2020 passport program is an easy way to save on craft beverages, and a great excuse to check out a producer you haven’t tried yet or stop by a trusted favorite.

Chinese PortraitPress Screening: Tuesday, December 3, 12:00 P.M.

Queens, N.Y. – From December 13–22, Museum of the Moving Image will present the exclusive New York theatrical engagement of Chinese Portrait, a personal snapshot of contemporary China in all its diversity from Wang Xiaoshuai, the acclaimed director of Beijing Bicycle and So Long, My Son. Shot over the course of ten years on both film and video, the film showcases carefully composed tableaus of people and environments, each one more extraordinary than the last.

George Eastman Museum logoThe museum announces its photography and film workshop schedule for 2020; three brand-new workshops being offered

Rochester, N.Y., December 3, 2019—The George Eastman Museum has announced its 2020 schedule of photography workshops. The museum is offering 19 hands-on workshops next year, including three brand-new offerings, including Handmade 35mm Black-and-White Film in April; Salt, Albumen, Collodion Printing Out Processes in July; and Lippmann Color Plates in August (Sold out; waitlist only). Registration is now open for all 2020 workshops at eastman.org/workshops.

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