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Posts from December 2020

It's A Wonderful LifeThe Park Theater to celebrate the holiday season and host second event in ‘Dinner & A Movie’ series; The Park Theater presents ‘Dinner & A Movie: It’s A Wonderful Life’ on December 16, 2020

Glens Falls, N.Y. -- The Park Theater is thrilled to host the second event in its ‘Dinner & A Movie’ series. On December 16, 2020, they will be featuring the timeless Christmas classic, It’s A Wonderful Life (1946). Building on the success of its first ‘Dinner & A Movie’ event in November 2020, The Park Theater invites patrons to celebrate the holiday season with a heartwarming film and decadent meal - an experience like no other! 

It’s A Wonderful Life (1946) tells the story of George Bailey (played by James Stewart) who is contemplating ending his life when an angel appears to save him from his misery. The angel shows George what life would be like for his family and friends if he never existed. George emerges from this experience with a newfound passion for life, self-worth and community. Directed by Frank Capra, It’s A Wonderful Life has become one of the most beloved Christmas classics of all time!…

Holiday Lights in BloomChristmastime events showcase the wonder and excitement of the holiday season

Orange County, N.Y. (December  7, 2020) – When the halls have been decked and the tree has been trimmed, the best way to celebrate the holiday season is with a wintertime adventure in Orange County, N.Y. Walk (or drive) through a spectacular display of lights, sip your afternoon tea in the beautifully-decorated Historic Thayer Hotel, or laugh the night away with a Christmas-themed dinner theatre. There are seasonal activities for the whole family to enjoy in the Hudson Valley.

Glens Falls Arts DistrictGlens Falls, N.Y. — The new feature documentary, My Native Air: Charles Evans Hughes and the Adirondacks, is premiering on-demand in a limited run from January 15 to February 15, 2021. It is co-produced by MDT Publishing and Snarky Aardvark Films. 

The film’s premiere is acting as a major fundraiser to benefit the Arts District of Glens Falls and the Charles R. Wood Theater. Advance tickets are on sale now at woodtheater.org for $15, just in time for the holidays. The film's trailer can be previewed here: https://youtu.be/9ghKe5LWmnk

Sonnenberg - MANYPartnership with Museum Association of New York for Building Capacity, Creating Sustainability, Growing Accessibility

The Museum Association of New York (MANY) is thrilled to announce that 98 museums from across New York State have been selected to participate in “Building Capacity, Creating Sustainability, Growing Accessibility”, an IMLS CARES Act grant project designed to help museums impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic share their collections and reach audiences who cannot physically visit their museums. 200 staff will be trained to use new hardware and software to develop programs that will engage their communities and reach new audiences.

George Eastman Museum logoGrant funds will be used to preserve three severely endangered nitrate feature films

Rochester, N.Y., December 3, 2020—The George Eastman Museum recently received a grant award for $65,350 from the National Film Preservation Foundation to preserve three severely endangered nitrate feature films from the museum’s collection. The prints of His Last Race (US 1923), Payroll Pirates (US 1920), and When Betty Bets (US 1917) are likely the only versions of the films that still exist. Due to severe nitrate decomposition in all three films, this is the last chance to save these unique prints.

Diane Lorow - Otter Creek Rd GlenfieldWatertown, N.Y. -- Tug Hill Tomorrow Land Trust is hosting an online auction December 3rd - December 10th.

All items in this auction are local to the Tug Hill region and donated by local businesses. To name a few: Sagamore and sail Luncheon Cruise in the Adirondack area, brunch at Tug Hill Vineyards, Ski lift tickets at Snow Ridge, Bed and Breakfast stays in Redfield and Sackets Harbor, gift cards to Tailwater Lodge, original artwork by local artists, and many more.

Discover the Night - Albany Pine BushAlbany, NY – The public is invited to a free online event being held by the Albany Pine Bush Preserve. During this time of social distancing, Discover the Night is a virtual opportunity to experience nighttime in the globally-rare Albany Pine Bush.

The public is invited to visit www.AlbanyPineBush.org/discover-the-night now until December 31, 2020 to enjoy preserve staff and special guest videos featuring local wildlife, storytelling, night hiking and more! People can also play interactive games, download fun activities and nature craft instructions. The site includes something for all ages.

The Legend of the Gathers: Protectors of the LightCorning, NY — It’s not every day you can explore local history through something new, but this holiday season the Steuben County CVB will be launching the release of a brand new fully illustrated picture book inspired by a very significant piece of local history. Titled The Legend of the Gathers: Protectors of the Light, the picture book puts a supernatural spin on a very real event that happened in Corning in the late 1800s.

When inventor Thomas Edison received patents for his incandescent lamp back in 1879, and again in 1880, he needed someone to make the special glass containers. Historic accounts vary as to when Edison and Corning Glass Works started working together, but in researching this historic collaboration, the CVB discovered a sense of mystery surrounding the identity of a young shop boy who it seems actually blew the first glass bubble in Corning.

DEC 50Give the Gift of Camping this Holiday Season                                                                                                                                                                                                                       

New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Basil Seggos today announced that DEC gift cards and electronic gift certificates for stays and services at all DEC campgrounds are now available for purchase online.   

“DEC camping gift cards are the perfect gift for campground-loving visitors,” Commissioner Seggos said. “This year, DEC makes it easy to give the gift of camping with gift cards and electronic, print-it-yourself gift certificates available online. We have you covered for the upcoming holiday season with excellent camping opportunities at DEC campgrounds in 2021.”…

Wild Lights logoRemains open with Winter Wild Walk, Wild Lights and more

Tupper Lake, N.Y. - The Wild Center is excited to announce Wild Lights, presented by Merrill L. Thomas, Inc., a dazzling display that will transform The Wild Center's campus into a winter wonderland. Wild Lights offers a whole new way to celebrate the season, with thousands of enchanting lights that will illuminate the campus all winter long, with special nighttime viewing hours on Friday and Saturday evenings beginning Fri., Dec. 11. The Wild Center, which plans to remain open throughout the winter season, will also offer familiar activities, such as Winter Wild Walk and snowshoeing, as well as new ones like kicksledding and the outdoor winter otter play yard.

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