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Category - Capital-Saratoga

Saratoga Performing Arts Center Presents The Winter Ball: Passport to Morocco

Feb 22, 2017

Saturday, March 4 @ 7 p.m.

Saratoga Springs, NY (Feb. 21, 2017) - Saratoga Performing Arts Center's Junior Committee is pleased to present its popular Winter Ball on Saturday, March 4 at 7 p.m. at the Hall of Springs. The theme for this year's fundraiser, "Passport to Morocco," is inspired by the rich culture and mystique of Morocco, sometimes referred to as "the land of the setting sun." Tickets to the event are available online at spac.org Proceeds raised at the event support classical and educational programming at SPAC.

2017 Youth Art Competition sponsored by the Washington County Fair Farm Museum

Feb 10, 2017

Washington County, N.Y. - While much of our nation's land continues to be covered by blacktop and building complexes, Washington County celebrates its farmland and rural homesteads. Visitors and residents drive through our county and see the land where their foods are being produced. Many buildings that have long supported our rural lifestyle stand as monuments to this agricultural heritage. Entrant's original artwork may include early barns, outbuildings, farmhouses, stores, or other structures which have long been used while working the Washington County land. These buildings might be standing as erected by our ancestors, be a family example lost to time or a treasure saved and adapted for a new use.

State Museum Hosts “Kids Curate” Event February 24 – 26

Feb 10, 2017

"Kids Curate" first exhibition curated by children across state Event includes family-friendly educational activities

Albany, N.Y. - The New York State Museum will host Kids Curate, the first exhibition at the museum curated by children across the state, February 24 through 26. In addition, families can participate in a variety of educational hands-on activities, meet museum scientists and curators, and enjoy performances by local musical and performing arts groups.

The Schenectady County Historical Society and Arthur's Market present: SECRET STOCKADE

Feb 8, 2017

A Historic Tour & Lunch

Schenectady, N.Y. - The popular SECRET STOCKADE walking tours sold out last year -- so the Schenectady County historical society is bringing them back!

Discover the Stockade and its secrets on the first Wednesday of each month! Join us for a guided walking tour of the neighborhood, lunch at historic Arthur's Market, a peek inside a private 1820s Stockade home, and a visit to the Schenectady History Museum.

Winter Delights: Colonial Chocolate and Games

Feb 6, 2017

Rensselaer, N.Y. - On Thursday February 23, 2017 Crailo State Historic Site will be offering "Winter Delights: Colonial Chocolate and Games" for children, their parents and anyone interested in historic chocolate and entertainment.  Between 10:00am and 1:00 pm everyone is welcome to drop in to learn about 18th century drinking chocolate, do crafts and play indoor colonial games.

Saratoga Performing Arts Center Announces 2017 Classical Season

Feb 5, 2017

New York City Ballet The Philadelphia Orchestra The Chamber Music Society Of Lincoln Center

New "$15 under 15" and "$29 under 29" tickets 

Saratoga Springs, N.Y. - The Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) will welcome home resident companies New York City Ballet, The Philadelphia Orchestra, and The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center in a dynamic 2017 line-up that integrates great works of the classical repertoire with artist debuts and SPAC premieres. The Argentinian dance company Che Malambo, known for percussive footwork and stomping, drumming, and singing, will make their SPAC debut on July 20th.

40th Annual Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival Announces 2017 Lineup

Jan 29, 2017

Headliners: Chaka Khan & Gipsy Kings

Dee Dee Bridgewater & Jean-Luc Ponty return

14 highly anticipated debuts: Jacob Collier, The Suffers, Cécile McLorin Salvant, Cory Henry, among others

New $20 Student & Child Tickets

Saratoga Springs, N.Y. - The Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival will celebrate its 40th anniversary on Saturday, June 24 and Sunday, June 25, 2017. Founded in 1978 by jazz impresario George Wein, Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz Festival is the fifth longest-consecutive-running jazz festival in North America.

Saratoga Battlefield’s 22nd Annual Frost Faire Taking Place January 28

Jan 26, 2017

Stillwater, N.Y. - Snow or no snow, come enjoy the 22nd annual Frost Faire on Saturday, January 28th, 2017 from 11 AM to 3 PM at Saratoga National Historical Park (the Battlefield) located on Routes 4 and 32 in Stillwater.   All activities are free and all take place in and around the Visitor Center this year (no organized activities at Tour Road Stop 1).

Howlin' at the Moon concert series kicks off 10th season at Mabee Farm Historic Site!

Jan 13, 2017

Howlin' at the Moon

Schenectady, N.Y. - The Schenectady County Historical Society is celebrating their 10th year of Americana music on the Mohawk! Join them each month on the full moon as they welcome Howlin' favorites and new voices to the Mabee Farm stage! With its rustic Dutch barn nestled on the Mohawk River, Mabee Farm is the perfect place for an evening of bluegrass, folk, and toe-tapping tunes!

Schenectady County Historical Society Presents “Together Until the End: Schenectady in World War I”

Jan 9, 2017

Exhibition opening reception featuring a talk with Professor Richard Fogarty, UAlbany January 21st at 2 PM at the Schenectady County Historical Society Schenectady, N.Y. - Devastating, morbid, and totally unprecedented, World War I changed our world entirely, and redefined modernity. Now, 100 years later, the Schenectady County Historical Society is exploring the Great War's effect on Schenectady and the people who lived here. The soldiers who fought, the nurses who cared, and everyone at home whose world was reshaped, completely.

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