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Posts from December 2019

Orange County TourismFocus on celebrating this New Year’s Eve Hudson Valley-style!

Orange County, N.Y. (December 18, 2019) – Here comes 2020! A special new year worthy of a special Orange County, N.Y. celebration. Focus on exciting and elegant events happening right here in the Hudson Valley. Get your Gatsby on at a fun Roaring 20’s-themed gala or join in the excitement at a national treasure, as West Point’s historic Thayer Hotel elegantly rings in the New Year. Whether you’re looking for a festive night out with friends, a romantic evening with your significant other, or to gather together with the whole family, Orange County has a party for you. Choose from a wide variety of New Year’s Eve celebrations with nearby places to spend a restful night afterwards. Look out, Big Apple! The Orange has all of the revelry and sophistication people look forward to on New Year’s Eve.

Adirondack Experience logoBlue Mountain Lake, N.Y. – January 6, 2020 – Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake (ADKX), announces its 2020 Cabin Fever Sunday Series beginning Sunday, January 12 at 1:30 pm. Programs are free for museum members and $5 for the general public. Admission is on a first-come, first-served basis. Programs are held in the ADKX Auditorium and are subject to change due to weather. Check the ADKX website and Facebook page for day-of-event updates.

"Welcoming the Newcomers"Works inaugurate new series of contemporary commissions in the Museum's Great Hall

Exhibition Dates:              On view through April 9, 2020

Exhibition Location:         The Met Fifth Avenue, The Great Hall

New York, N.Y. (December 17, 2019) — The Metropolitan Museum of Art today unveiled two monumental new works by Cree artist Kent Monkman in the Museum's main entrance hall. The Great Hall Commission: Kent Monkman, mistikôsiwak (Wooden Boat People) consists of two paintings—Welcoming the Newcomers and Resurgence of the People—that will be on view through April 9, 2020. The installation is part of a new series of contemporary commissions at The Met in which the Museum invites artists to create new works of art to establish a dialogue between the artist's practice, The Met collection, the physical Museum, and The Met's audiences. Monkman's paintings reappropriate images, motifs, and techniques from art history to express Indigenous people's experiences and histories, subverting the predominate narratives of Euro-American culture, while also addressing present-day issues.

Staatsburgh Tea and Talk SeriesStaatsburg, N.Y.  (12/16/19) — Staatsburgh State Historic Site will once again present its winter “Gilded Age Tea & Talk” programs in the mansion’s elegant formal dining room on weekend dates in the winter months of 2020.  The programs feature scones, tea sandwiches, sweets and the site’s Staatsburgh Blend tea, a custom blend created for the site by renowned tea purveyors, Harney & Sons.

NYS Parks, Recreation, Historic Preservation 9th Annual Event Encourages Families and Friends to Spend Jan. 1 Holiday Enjoying Nature at State Parks, Historic Sites, Wildlife Areas and Public Lands

New Yorkers can greet 2020 with a choice of 85 guided hikes at state parks, historic sites, wildlife areas, trails and public lands sponsored by the state Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation and the state Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC).

Now in its ninth year, the annual First Day Hikes program includes a variety of events, from seal watches along an Atlantic Ocean bay and a bird count in the Capital Region, to hikes to fire towers in the Adirondacks/Catskills, along parts of the historic New York City drinking water system in the Hudson Valley, waterfalls in the Finger Lakes region and historic forts along the Great Lakes.

Melissa Thorne, sound curtains, 2010Exhibition creates a unique listening environment

December 21, 2019 to April 26, 2020

Saratoga Springs, NY —The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College presents Elevator Music 40: Melissa Thorne — Landslide/Solid, on view from Dec. 21 through April 26, 2020. The exhibition marks the Tang’s 40th audio-based installation in the museum’s elevator.

Landslide/Solid combines interior design, hard-edge abstraction, and narrative pop to create a unique listening environment.

Snowmobile AppAdirondacks, USA - Snowmobilers in the Adirondacks will now have access to an interactive trail map on their phone to better plan their outdoor riding adventures in one of the largest trail networks in New York state. 

The new, free Adirondacks, USA snowmobile app contains information about the trails in Essex, Franklin and Hamilton counties, and nearby gas stations, stores, restaurants and lodging properties that welcome sledders. Additional trails in neighboring counties will eventually be added to provide a more comprehensive map.

Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprioHighlights include a rare theatrical presentation of Beyoncé’s Homecoming and special guests including Ari Aster, Brett Story, Kent Jones, Alex Ross Perry, Julia Reichert and Steve Bognar, and others

December 20, 2019–January 12, 2020

Astoria, New York, December 12, 2019—Museum of the Moving Image will present 36 films in Curators’ Choice, an annual series showcasing some of the best films of the past year and favorite films as selected by Curator of Film Eric Hynes and Assistant Curator of Film Edo Choi, from December 20 through January 12. The series also serves as a celebration of the vibrancy and elasticity of the cinematic arts.

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