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Albany Pine Bush logoAlbany, N.Y. – The Karner Kids Film Festival will take place on Wednesday August 29, 2018 at 6:30pm at the Albany Pine Bush Discover Center. “Join us to see some amazingly creative Pine Bush films made by young people,” said Education Program Manager, Sara Poggi-Decker. The Karner Kids Film Festival features Pine Bush-themed films made by kids ages 10-17. The films are original creations of 5 minutes or less and all feature the Pine Bush.

Julie KroneSaratoga Springs, N.Y. — Legendary jockey Julie Krone, the first woman inducted into the National Museum of Racing’s Hall of Fame, will sign autographs at the Museum on Sunday, Aug. 19 from 12:30 p.m. to 1:15 p.m. Autographs are $15 each with proceeds benefitting the Museum. Krone will be signing limited-edition prints of her groundbreaking victory aboard Colonial Affair from the 1993 Belmont Stakes. The prints will be sourced from original artwork by renowned artist Celeste Susany. The print is included with the autograph price.

National Racing Museum and Hall of FameSaratoga Springs, N.Y. — The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will present special behind-the-scenes tours of Godolphin’s famous Greentree Stable on Saturday, Aug. 18 and Tuesday, Aug. 21. The tours are from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Tours cost $15 for Museum members and $20 for non-members. Each attendee will also receive a complimentary admission pass to the Museum. The tours will be given by Godolphin’s Emma Browne and the Museum’s Cate Johnson.

nan-goldin-kennySaratoga Springs, N.Y. — The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College announces the opening of a new exhibition, They’re, Their, There, which explores visual representations of queerness. The exhibition runs from Saturday, July 28, through Sunday September 30.

The works in the exhibition illustrate some of the various expression through which queer individuals combat stigmatization and assert empowered identities.

Church of ThirstOctober 20, 2018 – January 6, 2019

Saratoga Springs, N.Y. — The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College will present a solo exhibition of Tim Davis’ recent work in video, sound, installation, photography, and more. Tim Davis–When We Are Dancing (I Get Ideas) features more than 30 recent works and provides an in-depth look at the creative process of an artist, musician, and writer whose visual art riffs heavily on his initial start as a poet. In all of his projects,…

National Racing Museum and Hall of FameSaratoga Springs, N.Y. — The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will present a symposium on Sunday, Aug. 19 featuring accomplished women involved in various aspects of thoroughbred racing. Comprised of seven of the most recognizable women in the sport — Hall of Fame jockey Julie Krone, Hall of Fame trainer Janet Elliot, champion steeplechase jockey Blythe Miller Davies, record-breaking trainer Linda Rice, iconic owner/breeder Charlotte Weber, industry leader Stella Thayer and top racing analyst Gabby Gaudet — the panel will be moderated by longtime television commentator Charlsie Cantey. The symposium begins at 10 a.m. in the Museum’s Hall of Fame Gallery and is open to the public and free to attend.

NYS Museum tomahawkTomahawk Was Given to Seneca Leader “Cornplanter” by George Washington

Albany, N.Y. – The New York State Museum has announced that an 18th-century Native American tomahawk gifted to Cornplanter, the respected Seneca leader, by President George Washington in 1792 has been returned to the Museum’s collections and will go on exhibit in the State Museum’s main lobby July 17 through December 30.

Washington CountyWashington County, New York - July 18, 2018 - “See. Taste. Explore.” That’s the heart of a new brand designed to position Washington County as one of eastern New York’s most original and exciting destinations for those seeking to enhance their historical knowledge, take in new arts and cultural sights, and treat their tastebuds to something unique as the county itself. The fresh marketing campaign will begin this summer and serve as a driving force for Washington County’s growing momentum as a key player in the New York and New England tourism markets. 

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Project Completed Ahead of Schedule for Start of 2018 Swim Season

June 27, 2018 – Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the completion of the new $2.9 million Peerless Pool Complex at Saratoga State Park in time for the 2018 swim season. Funded through Governor Cuomo's NY Parks 2020 initiative to rejuvenate and modernize the state park system, the new complex provides improved pool facilities and offers more green space nearby.

National Racing Museum and Hall of FameSaratoga Springs, N.Y. – Renowned equine artist Greg Montgomery, who has been producing artwork associated with Saratoga Race Course’s famed Travers Stakes since 1986, will unveil the 33rd edition of his annual Travers poster series at the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame on Thursday, June 14 at 7 p.m. The event is free and open to the public. Posters will be available for purchase and will be signed by Montgomery.

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