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Visit Ithaca logoIthaca, N.Y. – Visit Ithaca; the Ithaca/Tompkins County Convention & Visitors Bureau, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County and the Tompkins Tourism Program have teamed up to host a 2019 Agriculinary Tourism Conference at the Hotel Ithaca on March 5th.

Organized for farmers, agriculture and culinary professionals looking to enhance or broaden their business offerings and revenue, the conference will offer a full day of learning opportunities that run the gamut from seed to table initiatives, to discussing the cost-benefit of hosting events or visitor overnights. 

Bethel Woods - Historic Site of the Woodstock Festival logoExploring the Impact and Inspiration of the Sixties

Changemakers, artists, and influencers inspire thinking and awaken purpose throughout series of eight events from May to October 2019

Part of a Year-Long Celebration of Woodstock’s Golden Anniversary

 Bethel, NY, February 12, 2019 - Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, a nonprofit cultural center located on the historic site of the 1969 Woodstock festival, today announces Vibrations, a series of eight events celebrating the iconic festival’s Golden Anniversary from many angles. From May to October 2019, Vibrations will explore music, iconic photography, film, mindfulness, environmental stewardship, deep space and more, connecting these conversations to the legacy of the sixties and movements of today.

Adirondack Theatre FestivalGlens Falls, N.Y. – Adirondack Theatre Festival Producing Artistic Director, Chad Rabinovitz, is proud to announce the lineup for ATF’s 25th Anniversary Season.  The leading professional theatre in the Capital Region dedicated to new plays and musicals, ATF’s season runs June 14 – August 9, 2019 with performances at the Charles R. Wood Theater in Downtown Glens Falls, NY.  The summer season of fully produced new works features 4 Mainstage shows and 4 special events, including a multiple award-winning science thriller, a romantic comedy musical based on an incredible true story, a Monty Python-esque musical comedy set in the Dark Ages, and an uplifting musical about a young boy connecting with the grandfather he never knew he had. …

LGBT Logo transparent stackedEvents Across New York State Honor LGBTQ History and Heritage in Monumental Year for LGBTQ Pride

New York, NY – January 17, 2019: Fifty years ago this summer, a group of LGBTQ individuals stood up to discrimination at the Stonewall Inn in New York City – a pivotal moment that started the modern gay rights movement. That night became known as the Stonewall uprising, and the Stonewall Inn is now the country’s first national monument dedicated to LGBTQ rights. In conjunction with the anniversary this June, New York City will host WorldPride 2019, an international month-long celebration of the LGBTQ community, taking place in the United States for the first time ever.

SPAC 2017NEW YORK CITY BALLET • THE PHILADELPHIA ORCHESTRA • THE CHAMBER MUSIC SOCIETY OF LINCOLN CENTER

Saratoga Springs, NY (January 13, 2019) – 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 2019 line-up marked by a record number of SPAC premieres of both iconic works of the classical repertoire and new works by living composers and choreographers.

Classic Choral Society perform at annual Christmas concert. (Credit: John Maney)Share in some beautiful holiday music this Christmas season!

Orange County, N.Y. (December 10, 2018) – Need a break from holiday shopping? Relax to some beautiful seasonal music at unique venues around Orange County, N.Y.  From Yule-tide carols being sung by a choir to lighter tunes you know by heart, the sounds of the holiday season are filling the Hudson Valley with music.   

“Grab your loved ones and head to a local concert this holiday season,” advises Orange County Tourism Director Amanda Dana. “You don’t need to travel outside of Orange County to catch top-notch musical talent. Whether you’re looking for holiday entertainment or inspiration, you’ll find it right here. Come, relax, recharge, rejoice and sing-along!”…

 Barrett Art Center“Digital Docent” Boosts Visitor Engagement

Poughkeepsie, NY (November 13, 2018) – The Barrett Art Center has added a “Digital Docent” (SEO with Artificial Intelligence) to boost visitor engagement and streamline access to its community focused programs.  

The Barrett believes art and history play key roles in establishing local identity and fostering tourism.  To address both, the Digital Docent recommends programs, classes, exhibitions and events that will stimulate engagement and foster discovery. …

A Century of French Paiinting - Hyde CollectionGlens Falls, N.Y.—The Hyde Collection is exhibiting a collection of French prints from the Museum's permanent collection to accompany the Adirondack Film Festival screening of Mrs. Hyde, a French film about an ornery teacher who is transformed by a powerful jolt. 

A Century of French Printing, 1838 – 1938 includes twelve prints chronicling how technological advances steered the course of the medium's evolution. As the country faced social, political, and economic changes, and rose to the height of western culture, printing allowed for the broad dissemination of art among homes of all economic classes.

Prints decorated the homes of the burgeoning middle class, they illustrated newspapers, books, and magazines, and they advertised products and forms of entertainment of the age. Commercial printing was a new avenue for artists such as Alphonse Mucha (1860–1939) and Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec (1864–1901) to fund their artistic endeavors, freeing them of the burden of securing a patron like artists of the past. …

Arthur Brooks Ensemble VSaratoga Springs, NY (August 23, 2018) — The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College invites the public to the final concert of the 2018 Upbeat on the Roof concert season, at 7 pm Thursday, August 30, with the Arthur Brooks Ensemble V.

The Arthur Brooks Ensemble V is an improvisational jazz group led by musician, composer, trumpeter/flugelhornist Arthur Brooks. Founded at Bennington College in 1973, its current members are recognized professionals who have performed nationally and internationally.

Courtney LoveThe multidisciplinary arts center will celebrate Love’s work with an evening of performance, readings and tributes at its biennial Pioneering People Basilica Benefit

Hudson, N.Y. - Basilica Hudson is thrilled to announce its honoree and preliminary lineup of hosts and performers for Pioneering People, the organization’s biennial benefit set to take place on Saturday, October 27, 2018. This year’s event will celebrate the achievements and legacy of musician, songwriter, actor, performer and incomparable cultural force Courtney Love and will be creative directed by Basilica Hudson Co-Founder and Director Melissa Auf der Maur and artist, creative director, and Basilica Hudson collaborator Joe Mama-Nitzberg.

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