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SPAC - 2020Video Series Featuring All Three Resident Companies: New York City Ballet, The Philadelphia Orchestra and Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center 

SPAC will release new videos from July 14- July 25 on social media and its website for a virtual "Ballet Month," coinciding with NYCB's previously scheduled residency 

Saratoga Springs, NY (July 13, 2020) – Saratoga Performing Arts Center announces "SPAC REIMAGINED," a series of unique, locally-shot dance videos that pay tribute to the 2020 classical season and feature all three of SPAC's resident companies. Created by videographers and NYCB dancers, Emily Kikta and Peter Walker, the project combines the talents of seven dancers and four choreographers from New York City Ballet, alongside music performed by The Philadelphia Orchestra and The Chamber Music Society of Lincoln Center. The videos will be released starting on Tuesday, 7/14, the previously scheduled date of New York City Ballet's Opening Night, and will culminate with a longer-form, exclusive performance on Saturday, 7/25.

Derrick Adams, Diverse Concert ArtistsFree Summer Amphitheater Series begins on August 1

Yonkers, NY — The Hudson River Museum is excited to announce that we will reopen to the public on Saturday, July 25, with special Members preview days on July 23 and 24. Visitors will be able to experience the special exhibitions currently on view: Derrick Adams: Buoyant and Adams’We Came to Party and PlanCollection Spotlight: Derrick Adams SelectsSelf in the City: Highlights from the Collections of the HRM and Art Bridges; and Frances Hynes: Constellations, as well as the permanent installation The Bookstore by Red Grooms. The Museum Courtyard will be open, and visitors are invited to enjoy the lawn by bringing their own mat or blanket.

Hyde Collection LogoGlens Falls, NYGlens Falls, NY — After being closed for several months due to the COVID-19 pandemic, The Hyde Collection in Glens Falls will be open to visitors with appointments beginning on August 1.

Hour-long appointments can be made on hydecollection.org, with 26 time slots available per day, Thursday-Sunday. The Hyde will be reserved for seniors and high-risk individuals from 10am-noon, then will close for an hour for cleaning, and open back up from 1-5pm for the general public. Guests will be asked to arrive at The Hyde five minutes before their scheduled time, and will wait outside the museum until the lobby is clear of visitors.

CGI Rochester International Jazz FestivalRochester, NY (July 10, 2020) — Marc Iacona and John Nugent, producers of the CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival, announced today that the festival‘s nine-day 19th edition, first rescheduled from June 19 – June 27 to October 2 – 10, 2020 because of the coronavirus pandemic, will be postponed to June 18 – 26, 2021.

“This is the decision we didn’t want to make,” said Iacona and Nugent. “We held out hope for as long as possible even as most major festivals and concert events around the world were postponing. But as we have now arrived at a critical junction, needing to finalize artists and logistic arrangements, reality has prevailed.

Greenpoint Film FestivalNew York, N.Y. (July 9, 2020) - Greenpoint Film Festival is set to return for its 9th annual event with a drive-in edition, running through August 1-9, 2020 at the parking lot on Meserole Ave. and Jewel, hosted by Broadway Stages, and The Foundry LIC. 

Drive-in movie theater going has become a renewed staple during the coronavirus pandemic and the Greenpoint Film Festival has worked tirelessly to keep the film festival experience alive and bring together the community in a safe and controlled environment. The 8-day event will showcase 8 feature films and 27 short films, each in competition, Special Guest Speakers and “Social Distancing” Gatherings that wholly abide by state and city health stipulations. …

Schweinfurth Art CenterAuburn, NY (July 8, 2020) - The Schweinfurth Art Center has received two $10,000 grants, one to cover costs associated with COVID-19 and the other to help pay for the installation of a new heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system.

The former grant, from the New York State Council on the Arts CARES Act, covers general operating expenses. The grant is part of $75 million that the National Endowment for the Arts allocated to support jobs in the arts and sustain arts organizations.

Abdoulaye Konaté, Métamorphose de papillon, 2017Fun-filled four-week program combines at home and live online art-making sessions

Saratoga Springs, NY (July 7, 2020) — The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College invites kids and their families to an all-new four-week summer art-making series — Tang at Home Studio!

This series, which opens for registration on Monday, July 13, will take place online to ensure the health and safety of all. Tang at Home Studio, our newest initiative to bring the Tang Museum experience into the community, gives young art-makers the chance to explore their creativity, make new things, and share their artwork online!  Each week includes an at-home art project and a real-time online gathering led by Tang Museum Educator Sunny Ra.

Bronzeville at Night, 1949See press images here

Yonkers, N.Y. – The Hudson River Museum presents an eclectic selection of programs and exhibitions in July.

Unless otherwise noted, all programs are free.

The Hudson River Museum is actively working on plans to reopen this summer in compliance with CDC and New York State phased guidelines. We look forward to welcoming visitors back to the Museum as soon as it’s safe to do so. Updates will be posted on our website at hrm.org/visit and on InstagramFacebook, and Twitter.

Schweinfurth Art CenterAuburn, NY (June 26, 2020) - While Central New York entered Phase 4 of the state's reopening plan today, the Schweinfurth Art Center will be reopening in early August. The art center is currently finishing installation of a new heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) system.

The art center originally shut down in mid January for the construction, with plans to re-open in April. But the state-mandated shutdown due to COVID-19 placed the work on pause for two months until it restarted in May. Work is nearly complete and, once it is, the art center staff will begin cleaning and setting up the gallery and offices, preparing the facility to meet state guidelines, and installing our next exhibition, "Made in NY."…

Storm King Art Center 60Featuring new outdoor presentations by Kiki Smith and Martha Tuttle

Mountainville, NY (June 26, 2020) – Storm King Art Center is pleased to announce that it anticipates opening its 2020 season as an outdoor-only experience in a limited capacity beginning Wednesday July 15 for the public. The Art Center will open to Storm King Members for a special earlyaccess Member Week from July 8-13.