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SPAC 2024 LogoWith Music & Artistic Director YANNICK NÉZET-SÉGUIN

Stunning roster of international conductors including FABIO LUISI, DALIA STASEVSKA, and ANTHONY PARNTHER for their SPAC debuts and the return of DAVID ROBERTSON and XIAN ZHANG

Iconic masterpieces highlight the season including A 100th Anniversary Celebration of Rhapsody in Blue with MARCUS ROBERTS TRIO

Carmina burana with ALBANY PRO MUSICA

Popular film nights return with HARRY POTTER and the Order of the Phoenix™ in Concert and a 30th Anniversary Celebration of Disney’s THE LION KING in Concert

Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) announces the return of The Philadelphia Orchestra to its summer home in Saratoga for a three-week residency from July 31- August 17. The artistically ambitious season will feature a mix of masterworks from the classical cannon, alongside SPAC premieres and appearances by a diverse and international slate of today’s most exciting artists and conductors.

Albany Pine Bush Discovery CommissionAlbany, NY – The public is invited to a variety of free special guided programs and experiences being held by the Albany Pine Bush Preserve during the month of February. The website AlbanyPineBush.org/discover-the-night contains all the details about this opportunity to explore nighttime in the globally rare Albany Pine Bush.

Visitors to the Discovery Center can experience an extraordinary journey into the geologic history, plants, animals, restoration, human influence, scientific research and protection of the globally rare Albany Pine Bush.

Mickalene Thomas, photograph by Emil HorowitzJoin us for tours, talks, screenings, family programs, and an opening reception on February 10

Saratoga Springs, NY (January 31, 2024) — The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College invites the public to its February programs, featuring tours, screenings, workshops, and special guests, including the acclaimed multimedia artist Mickalene Thomas, composer-drummer Makaya McCraven, and the artists Antonius-Tín Bui and Theresa-Xuan Bui.

NYSEDResources, Online and In-Person Programming, and Public Broadcasting Events Available Throughout February Across the State

The Moral Arc Toward Freedom: Lincoln, King, and the Emancipation Proclamation Special Exhibition Opens February 13

Albany, N.Y. – In honor of Black History Month, the New York State Education Department (NYSED) proudly recognizes the profound history, culture, and invaluable contributions of African Americans to the State and nation. Through February, special exhibitions, educational resources, and compelling in-person and online programs will be available, highlighting the significance of Black history in New York State. The monthlong celebration underscores the value of fostering unity and solidarity among diverse cultural identities and highlights the role of education as a unifying force that bridges these varied experiences.

We Are NY1964: New Yorkers Who Shaped History on View from February 1 to February 29 

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the opening of the 2024 Black History Month exhibit in the New York State Capitol. The exhibit celebrates the 60th anniversary of the passage of The Civil Rights Act of 1964 and the New Yorkers who helped pave the way for its passage and continued to fight for justice throughout the state. …

Tang-Atrium-09820Multigenerational workshops feature viewing art, making art

Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (January 26) — The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College announces the return of its popular Family Saturdays, with two workshops each month from February through May. The first Family Saturday will be on February 3 at 2 pm. For Family Saturday: Floating Sculptures, participants will view Steve Roden’s spatial score in the Tang atrium, talk about it, and create their own floating sculptures using tissue paper, cardstock, and string.

SPAC 2024 LogoNYCB’s 75th anniversary celebration continues in Saratoga Springs for the company’s 58th season at SPAC

Residency highlighted by Balanchine masterpieces JEWELS, SWAN LAKE and STARS AND STRIPES; a celebration of CONTEMPORARY CHOREOGRAPHERS, and an inside look at the season with the return of “NYCB ON AND OFF STAGE”  

Saratoga Springs, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC) announces its 2024 NEW YORK CITY BALLET (NYCB) season featuring four unique programs from July 9-13 as part of NYCB’s historic 75th anniversary and its 58th season in Saratoga. Called “the foremost creative ballet troupe in the world” by The New York Times, New York City Ballet will bring its roster of more than 90 dancers under the direction of Artistic Director Jonathan Stafford and Associate Artistic Director Wendy Whelan, accompanied by the New York City Ballet Orchestra, led by Music Director Andrew Litton.

Schenectady County Historical SocietySchenectady, NY (January 9, 2024) – The Schenectady County Historical Society is excited to announce its winter lineup of programming.

Whether visitors want to dive into local history topics via SCHS' Winter Speaker Series, bring the kids for a family program, get outside with an SCHS Full Moon Walks, or delve into Schenectady's Black History, SCHS has something for everybody this season.

Lessons of The Hour_Isaac Julien_McEvoy Foundation for the Arts_#28_©Henrik KamCritically acclaimed film installation explores life, legacy of 19th-century orator, author, and activist Frederick Douglass

February 3–May 19, 2024

Saratoga Springs, NY (January 4, 2024) — The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College is proud to present Isaac Julien: Lessons of the Hour. The critically acclaimed film installation features scenes from the life of former slave and abolitionist Frederick Douglass, often considered the most photographed man of the nineteenth century. The exhibition will be on view February 3 through May 19, with a public reception on February10 at 5 pm.

NYSEDAlbany, N.Y. – The New York State Library announces its upcoming programming for January, including webinars and events related to history and genealogical services. The following upcoming free programming requires registration and is available in person or offered online, as indicated per each listing.

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