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Celtic Faire_GCVMMusic, Dance, Authentic Food And Drink, Vendors, and More at Genesee Country Village & Museum’s Celtic Faire

Mumford, N.Y. –

WHAT:           Visitors will explore the traditions of the Scots, Irish, Welsh, and other Celtic Nations at Genesee Country Village & Museum’s annual Celtic Faire on Saturday, June 12, and Sunday, June 13. The grounds will be alive with the sounds of the Highlands, stomping of traditional Irish dances, aroma of fresh-baked Celtic-inspired foods, and bustle of a vendor fair. Snack on a Scotch egg, sample locally-made craft beer in the Freight House Pub, watch sheep herding demonstrations, participate in traditional weapons workshops (tickets sold separately), see hurling and other feats of strength in action, and more.

Pruyn House Summer Concerts in the BarnColonie, N.Y. – For two consecutive Wednesday evenings in July, The Friends of Pruyn House will be hosting Summer Concerts in the Barn. Both concerts will take place at the Pruyn House Complex located at 207 Old Niskayuna Road in Latham. The first is scheduled for Wednesday, July 14, 2021 and will feature local Irish/Celtic favorite Get Up Jack.  The second concert will take place on Wednesday, July 21, 2021 and will feature Jade. Bring your dancing shoes and move to music of the 50s & 60s. The concerts will begin at 6:30 p.m. each week and will end at approximately 8:30 p.m.  Prior to the beginning of each concert, all the historic buildings on the site will be open for tours.

Fete du FortSaturday, June 12, 2021

Ticonderoga, NY – Join Fort Ticonderoga for a lively one-day celebration to taste French cuisine and explore the culture of the Champlain Valley! From Pâté to poutine, enjoy the best bistro bites from across our region. Discover the deep French and Canadian cultural roots along the shores of Lake Champlain and their epic military stories!…

Nikki GlaserJul. 10th event marks del Lago’s return to live events, hosting in their on-site showroom

Waterloo, N.Y. – Nikki Glaser is coming to del Lago Resort & Casino on Jul. 10, 2021, headlining as the first act in their return to live, on-site events. The show will premier in del Lago’s The Vine Showroom and open at capacity to fully vaccinated guests (those who are at least 14 days past their second shot of the Pfizer-BioNtech or Moderna COVID-19 vaccine or at least 14 days past their single dose of the Johnson & Johnson COVID-19 vaccine).

Hudson River Museum Quiltmaking ExhibitionsCelebrating Spectacular Quiltmaking, Contemporary Landscapes, and Celestial-Inspired Art 

Yonkers, NY (June 3, 2021)—Hudson River Museum announces four summer exhibitions that share the impact of quiltmaking, painting, and drawing. With a nod to the power of craftsmanship, visitors are welcomed to explore a selection of fine quilts from the American Folk Art Museum, along with notable textiles with significant community history from the HRM’s collection. The Museum will debut a compelling new series of celestial works by artist Richard Haas, as well as imaginative and colorful landscape paintings by California-based, Yonkers-born artist Jack Stuppin, which will transport visitors through mountains and vibrant vistas of our Hudson Valley this summer.

OneThing-Press-PhotoIrvington, NY — While Irvington Theater begins to introduce in-person, outdoor events this summer, the cultural heart of the Rivertowns is keeping their online programming alive with a streaming event just in time for Pride! 

One Thing I Want You to Know centers queer voices and celebrates living one’s truth as members of the LGBTQIA+ community share their art, their stories, and indeed, the one thing they want Irvington audiences to know. The event, which streams on demand from June 23-25, is presented as part of In Our Own Words, IT’s series that brings issues of social justice center stage through art and conversation.

Eastman Museum LogoRochester, N.Y., June 1, 2021—The George Eastman Museum has announced that its popular Eastman Entertains: At the Movies, will be on view from Wednesday, June 9, through Sunday, June 27. An array of beautiful table settings, creatively themed tabletops, and lush floral arrangements, inspired by popular motion pictures—including Beauty and the BeastBig NightJulie and JuliaThe Lone RangerThe QueenSunset Blvd., and The Wizard of Oz—will be displayed in the Multipurpose Hall and in select areas of the historic mansion of entrepreneur and philanthropist George Eastman.

Eastman Museum LogoSeating capacity now available for up to 146 guests at each screening 

Rochester, N.Y., May 28,2021—The Dryden Theatre at George Eastman Museum announced its new June film line up, including the series A Preservation Legacy: Ed Stratmann; Noir ’46; Judy, Judy, Judy (Garland); and Cary, Cary, Cary (Grant), as well as the Rochester premieres of Christian Petzold’s Undine and Jia Zhangke’s personal documentary Swimming Out Till the Sea Turns Blue. This news comes on the heels of the New York State Department of Health’s change in occupancy rules, allowing for the Dryden to seat up to 146 guests per screening.

SPAC logoUnder the baton of Music Director YANNICK NÉZET-SÉGUIN, August 11-14, 2021

Residency highlights include a finale with Violinist JOSHUA BELL

and SEVEN SPAC Premieres including works by FOUR Diverse Female Composers:  Gabriela Lena Frank, Valerie Coleman, Florence Price, and Louise Farrenc  

Saratoga Springs, NY (May 27, 2021) – Saratoga Performing Arts Center announces that The Philadelphia Orchestra will return to its summer home in Saratoga Springs for its residency on August 11-14, 2021, marking the company’s first live performances at SPAC since the COVID-19 pandemic hit. Led by charismatic Music Director Yannick Nézet-Séguin for all four programs, the residency will also feature a finale performance with violinist Joshua Bell. Also highlighting the engagement and as part of SPAC’s commitment to presenting works that represent a more diverse group of voices are seven SPAC premieres, including works by Philadelphia Orchestra Composer-in-Residence Gabriela Lena FrankValerie ColemanFlorence Price, and Louise Farrenc.

Fort Ticonderoga Carillon Boat CruisesBoat Tours Highlight Dozens of Archaeological Sites

Ticonderoga, NY – A tour aboard Fort Ticonderoga’s Carillon cruise boat not only provides visitors with breathtaking lake views of commanding mountains and the majestic fort, it also crosses some of the most archaeologically rich waters in North America.

This attraction at Fort Ticonderoga, a major cultural destination, museum, and National Historic Landmark located in New York’s 6-million-acre Adirondack Park, offers passengers a unique travel experience. The 75-minute narrated tours feature Ticonderoga’s epic story of one of North America’s most strategic strongholds and places the iconic fort into a larger context as part of the imperial struggle for the continent in the 18th century.