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Authors Hour Final Writers WorkshopNorwich, N.Y. – On Oct. 5, the Chenango County Historical Society (CCHS) will host the final session of the “Writer’s Workshop” series, an extension of Author’s Hour programming being held in collaboration with Guernsey Memorial Library this year.

Beginning at 1 p.m. in the Otis A. Thompson Local History Room, authors of all ages and skill-levels are invited to discover new techniques for historical research and writing.

Carla Lynn Hall and Jim KeyesKatonah, NY – Explore local history through song and legend with a free musical performance from Carla & Keyes at John Jay Homestead!

Join historic musicians Carla Lynn Hall and Jim Keyes for an exciting outdoor performance on Saturday, October 7, from 11am to 1pm. Based in Yorktown Heights, Carla & Keyes have performed throughout the Hudson Valley since 2016. With a passion for both history and education, the duo has crafted family-friendly programs about storied figures such as John Andre, Madame C.J. Walker and "Hulda: The Other Legend of Sleepy Hollow."…

Camerata Trajectina_W-Kerngroep_Green Room Creatives-Sophie van Boven-wendyYonkers, N.Y.  (09/25/23) — Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site, 29 Warburton Ave., Yonkers, is pleased to host visiting Dutch music group Camerata Trajectina, along with historian Dr. Jaap Jacobs, for “New Amsterdam: The Sounds of the City as Heard by Jacob Steendam, the First Poet of New York,” a special concert held at Philipse Manor Hall on Friday, October 6, 2023 at 7:00 p.m.

Waterloo Library and Historical SocietyWaterloo, N.Y.: The Waterloo Library & Historical Society will be hosting Christin Lavin on September 29 at 7pm for a concert and September 30th at 11am for a writing workshop. Both the concert and the workshop are free and open to the public. 

Christine is a Singer/Songwriter originally from Geneva, NY. She was inducted into the Rochester Music Hall of Fame in 2019 and has traveled the world telling stories.

JJ FrenchA Celebration of the Long Island Club Scene: Book Signing by Twisted Sister’s Jay Jay French with Q&A Featuring Members of Twisted Sister, Zebra, The Good Rats, and the Stanton Anderson Band.

Plus, a LIVE music performance to follow

Stony Brook, N.Y. - Twisted Sister’s Jay Jay French will be on hand to sign his book, "Twisted Business: Lessons from My Life in Rock ‘n Roll" in addition to participating in a related Q&A event at the Long Island Music and Entertainment Hall of Fame in Stony Brook Village (97 Main Street, Stony Brook, NY) on October 8th starting at 7pm. This is a ticketed event.

Cloaked Crusader Book CoverNew York, NY-- Join us for a Pop Party Time Capsule of an evening filled with rare comics and creativity at the Fraunces Tavern Museum on October 13th (as in Thirteen Colonies!), as we explore the bridges that bring Pop Culture and history together.

Showcasing the current exhibit at Fraunces Tavern Museum, "Cloaked Crusader: George Washington in Comics and Pop Culture," highlighting 100 years of George Washington in comics books and popular culture, we are bringing in a few superheroes to help out!…

Moliere in the Park - logoHosted by Murray Hill, the evening will honor inaugural recipients of MIP’s
The Shoulder-to-Shoulder Award: Samira Wiley and Jérémie Robert

Brooklyn, NY – Molière in the Park proudly presents the OneLove OneTheater Gala, hosted by Murray Hill (HBO’s “Somebody Somewhere”), on October 2, 2023 from 7pm - 10pm at Negril BK (256 5th Avenue) in Brooklyn. Celebrate, uplift and support Brooklyn’s only Off-Broadway theater company solely dedicated to fostering empathy and unity, by bringing free productions of Molière plays and more to Prospect Park, annually. Join them for innovative Caribbean cuisine and starry performances, all to benefit Molière in the Park’s 2023-2024 season!

Westchester PhilharmonicMainstage concerts at the Purchase PAC begin Oct 15 and feature Jaime Laredo, Kazem Abdullah, Joshua Roman, Danail Rachev, and Ran Dank

Newly expanded chamber series presented in White Plains and Rye Brook

White Plains, NY — Westchester’s only major professional orchestra opens its mainstage season at the Purchase Performing Arts Center on Sunday, October 15th, at 3:00 pm, with conductor Danail Rachev and pianist Ran Dank, in a program featuring works of Schumann, Rossini, Mendelssohn, and George Walker, the first African American composer to win the Pulitzer Prize in Music.

We Are NYGovernor Previously Announced $5M Grant for Institute’s Construction, Along with $775,000 WNYREDC Grant and $300,000 from NYPA

Institute will Celebrate the Region’s Hispanic Arts and Culture and Serve as Central Hub for West Buffalo

See Institute Renderings Here  

Governor Kathy Hochul today broke ground on the new Hispanic Heritage Cultural Institute at an event with Hispanic Heritage Council of Western New York leadership, community stakeholders and elected officials in West Buffalo. The HHCI will feature a museum, 150-seat performing arts theater, event space, café, media center for radio or television broadcasts, learning center, and more. The three-story, 37,000-square-foot infill development on Niagara and Hudson streets will celebrate the region’s Hispanic arts and culture and serve as a central hub for the West Buffalo community.  The groundbreaking coincides with the start of Hispanic Heritage Month which goes from September 15 through October 15 and the 13th anniversary of the founding of the Hispanic Heritage Council of Western New York.

RetroGameConSyracuse, N.Y. (September 13, 2023) – On Saturday, October 7th and Sunday, October 8th, RetroGameCon, Upstate NY’s Video Game Expo returns to The Oncenter in downtown Syracuse for its 10-year anniversary event. RetroGameCon, the largest video game event in New York State, will once again be bringing famous voice actors, content creators, musical guests, and legends of the video game industry to downtown Syracuse for the weekend. The convention also features over 100 different exhibitors, including video game vendors, local artists and crafters, and independent game developers.

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