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New Ohio TheatreNew Ohio Theatre’s Obie Award-winning summer festival taking place June 27 - August 11

New York, N.Y. - Illustrious alumni will guest-curate this summer’s 25-year anniversary edition of Ice Factory 2018, New Ohio Theatre’s Obie Award-winning festival. Ice Factory 2018 will present seven new works over seven weeks, June 27 - August 11, at New Ohio Theatre, located at 154 Christopher Street between Greenwich and Washington Streets in New York City.

STEPHEN PETRONIO COMPANYHudson Valley solidifies reputation as America’s newest epicenter of dance with the opening of the Petronio Residency Center in Round Top, NY

Hudson, N.Y. – Stephen Petronio Company announces its arrival in the Hudson Valley with a program of signature, show-stopping works at Hudson Hall. For their Hudson debut, the Company perform three dances by choreographer Stephen Petronio including his newest work, Hardness 10, which marked his third collaboration with composer Nico Muhly and first with fashion designer Patricia Field ARTFASHION; an excerpt from Underland (2003), inspired by the dark, sensual music of Australian legend, Nick Cave; and Bud Suite (2006), which muses on the melodic pop-tunes of Rufus Wainwright.

Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz FestivalNew Strategy to Engage the Local Business Community Increases the Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival’s Role as an Economic Driver for the Region

Saratoga Springs, N.Y. – As part of Saratoga Performing Arts Center’s mission to increase collaboration among the local business community and position Saratoga Springs as a worldwide cultural destination, SPAC in partnership with the Saratoga County Chamber of Commerce introduced Freihofer’s Jazz Fest Friday 2018.  Presented at a press conference at Caffe Lena on May 22, the new community event is slated for June 22 as the kick-off to Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival weekend.

Jared CaseRochester, N.Y., May 21, 2018—The George Eastman Museum has announced the appointment of Jared Case to curator of film exhibitions. Case will be responsible for curating the screenings in the museum’s Dryden Theatre, assisting with moving image-related exhibitions, and facilitating film program collaborations with community partners. Jurij Meden, who held the position for the past four years, has accepted a position as the Head of Film Programming at the Austrian Film Museum in Vienna.

Ganondagan logoJune 2-3 Weekend Features Fascinating Women: Historian and author Sally Roesch Wagner, Mohawk Clanmother Louise McDonald, and Botanist/Author Robin Wall Kimmerer 

Victor, N.Y.— June programming at Ganondagan jumpstarts with a full weekend June 2 and 3. An “around the table” conversation compares traditional and cultural roles of Hodinöhsö:ni’ and Euro-American women, followed by a day to realize peace through the natural world.

Covered: Celebrating Muslim WomenYonkers, N.Y.  – The hijab, burqa and other coverings are some of the most recognizable symbols of Islam, and are often depicted as forms of female oppression. Yusef Abdul Jaleel uses illustrations to combat negative stereotypes associated with Islamic clothing and modesty in his new show “Covered: Celebrating Muslim Women” opening June 7 at the Riverfront Art Gallery at the Yonkers Public Library.

Fireside CollectiveFood trucks, stage relocation among exciting changes this year

Rochester, N.Y., May 7, 2018—The Garden Vibes summer concert series will return to the George Eastman Museum this summer. The outdoor concerts will take place on the following Wednesday evenings: June 20, July 18, and August 15.

In an effort to preserve the gardens at the National Historic Landmark estate, the museum will host the concert series on the Vista, located on the east side of the mansion next to the Terrace Garden.

Animal HouseThe film’s director and costume designer will introduce the film at the Dryden Theatre on July 7; Tickets on sale now

Rochester, N.Y.—The George Eastman Museum will celebrate the 40th anniversary of Animal House (Landis, US 1978) with a screening of a 35mm print of the film on Saturday, July 7 at 7:30 p.m. The film’s director, John Landis, and its costume designer, Deborah Nadoolman Landis, will introduce the film and, after the screening, will share stories and insights about the making of this classic.

Putin's RussiaJune 15–July 15, 2018 at Museum of the Moving Image

Astoria, N.Y.—Museum of the Moving Image will present Putin’s Russia, a major screening series including 30 feature films and several mid-length and short films made since Vladimir Putin came to power at midnight on New Year’s Eve in 1999. Nineteen years, four American presidents, multiple wars, various economic booms and busts—and countless protests, crackdowns, and incursions later—Putin is still in charge. During this time, filmmakers within and without the country have gone beyond the headlines to capture, narrate, riff on, and comment upon life in contemporary Russia. The film series, which runs June 15 through July 15, 2018, strives to offer an appropriately broad, prismatic view of Russia in the 21st century.

Museum at Bethel Woods Interior BusFamily Activities, Site Tours, Outdoor Art Installation and a Silent Disco Planned on June 2nd 

Bethel, NY (May 17, 2018) – To celebrate the tenth birthday of The Museum at Bethel Woods, the cultural center is hosting a FREE day of family fun on Saturday, June 2 – a decade to the day since the award-winning museum opened its doors. The Museum’s 10th Anniversary Celebration & Open House kicks off at 11 a.m. and concludes at 4 p.m.

Festivities are free, family-friendly and will include guided museum tours, interpretive walks on the Woodstock festival historic site, a variety of activities and games, collaborative art projects, and live music by Little Sparrow, Clear Horizons and John Reddan.

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