The Beat

Category - Arts and Culture

Cane that chair!

Feb 22, 2017

Canton, N.Y. - Having a hole in your seat is a terrible thing!  Wondering what can be done with that heirloom caned chair in the attic? Interested in learning about a traditional handicraft that is both beautiful and functional? Come to the St. Lawrence County Historical Association at the Silas Wright House, 3 East Main St., Canton for a few evenings and learn how to cane chairs!

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.

Cinema Tropical Festival Highlights Some of the Past Year’s Best Latin American Films

Feb 16, 2017

Cinema Tropical Festival

February 24-26, 2017 at Museum of the Moving Image

Astoria, Queens, New York, February 16, 2017 - Museum of the Moving Image and Cinema Tropical, the acclaimed New York-based organization dedicated to promoting Latin American cinema in the United States, co-present the 2017 edition of the Cinema Tropical Festival, from February 24 through 26. This year's festival showcases six feature films-from Brazil, Dominican Republic, Mexico, and the United States-including winners and nominees from the 7th Annual Cinema Tropical Awards, which were announced in January.

Incubus Headlining North American Tour with Special Guest Jimmy Eat World

Feb 16, 2017

Incubus

Public On Sale Friday, February 24th - Coming July 16th to Bethel Woods 

Each Pair of Mobile/Internet Concert Tickets Sold Will Include a Copy of the 8 Album

Bethel, N.Y. (February 16, 2017) -  Multi-platinum alt-rock icons Incubus, celebrating in 2017 the 20th anniversary of their major label album debut, are releasing the brand new single "Nimble Bastard" just in time for their first headlining North American tour since 2015,  the 8 Tour, announced today.  Produced by Live Nation, the 30-city run includes support by Arizona-based band Jimmy Eat World and is heads to Bethel Woods Center for the Arts on Sunday, July 16th, also joined by special guest Atlas Genius.

Bethel Woods’ Arts and Humanities Programming to Begin March 1

Feb 14, 2017

Organization Aims To Engage More Individuals Than Ever Before With 2017 Program Offerings  

Bethel, N.Y. (February 14, 2017) - Arts and humanities-based educational offerings are a crucial component of programming at Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. This spring will see the return of a variety of programs that have been designed to offer greater engagement, and inspiration to give audiences of all ages and backgrounds opportunities to explore history and the arts.

Celebrate Women’s History Month with “Music She Wrote”

Feb 13, 2017

A Celebration of Female Composers throughout the Ages

Yonkers, N.Y., (Feb. 13, 2017) - On Saturday, March 11 at 5 p.m., Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site and the Friends of Philipse Manor Hall are pleased to present sopranos Brooke Bryant and Yolanda F. Johnson, who will join forces to perform "Music She Wrote," a concert of music by female composers in honor of Women's History Month. Bryant and Johnson will be accompanied by Michael Eisenberg on harpsichord and piano. The concert will take place at Philipse Manor Hall, located at 29 Warburton Ave. in downtown Yonkers.

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.

"Robert Cumming: The Secret Life of Objects" to premiere at the George Eastman Museum on February 18

Feb 10, 2017

Photo: Robert Cumming, Prop Shoes, 1975

First major survey of Cumming's work in nearly 20 years; Exhibition preview on Friday, February 17 

Rochester, N.Y. (February 10, 2017-The George Eastman Museum will present Robert Cumming: The Secret Life of Objects, the first major US exhibition in nearly twenty years dedicated to the evolution of artist Robert Cumming's practice. The exhibition will be on view February 18 ...

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.

Ski Movie Night at The Wild Center

Feb 8, 2017

Tupper Lake, N.Y. - Join The Wild Center on Saturday, February 18th for an evening celebrating skiing and riding, including a showing of Matchstick Productions' (MSP) latest film, Ruin and Rose.  The night will begin with local high school student and Adirondack Youth Climate Summiteer Everett Sapp's documentary The Last Chance. Filmed and produced entirely by Sapp, the film shows the effects of climate change on the world of Nordic skiing in the Adirondacks, including a compelling call to action for his generation.

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