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USS SLATERUSS SLATER will host a WWII Signalman to teach Morse Code & Semaphore.

SLATER will be open for Mother’s Day – Moms tour for free!

Albany, NY – USS SLATER will host free demonstrations on Morse Code and Semaphore communications Saturday 8 May and Sunday 9 May 2021. The demonstrations will be held at 11 AM, 1 PM, and 3 PM on SLATER’s observation deck. All are welcome to join in the demonstrations!…

National Museum of Racing and Hall of FameSaratoga Springs, N.Y. — Triple Crown winner American Pharoah (KY), seven-time Eclipse Award-winning trainer Todd Pletcher, and 13-time champion steeplechase trainer Jack Fisher comprise the National Museum of Racing’s 2021 Hall of Fame class. American Pharoah and Pletcher were elected in the contemporary category in their first year of eligibility and Fisher was chosen by the Museum’s Steeplechase Review Committee, which meets once every four years.

The class of 2021 will be enshrined along with the 2020 inductees — trainer Mark Casse, jockey Darrel McHargue, horses Tom Bowling and Wise Dan, and Pillars of the Turf Alice Headley Chandler, J. Keene Daingerfield, Jr., and George D. Widener, Jr. — on Friday, Aug. 6, at the Fasig-Tipton sales pavilion in Saratoga Springs at 10:30 a.m.

NYS Reimagine Rebuild RenewOpportunity through the Reimagine the Canals initiative will encourage tourism and support local economy

Glamping Sites May Be Reserved Here

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced reservations are now being accepted for a unique glamping experience on the Champlain Canal that will attract visitors to the State's historic upper Hudson Valley and boost the local economy that is still recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic. Through the Reimagine the Canals initiative, Camp Rockaway, a New York State based outdoor excursion company, will manage the site at Lock C-5 on the Champlain Canal in Schuylerville between Memorial Day weekend and September 8, with possible extension through early October. The glamping site will offer vacationing New Yorkers an opportunity to experience the vast history and bucolic landscapes of one of New York's oldest canalside communities by enjoying luxury camping on the banks of the Canal.

MFA UAlbany 2021On view April 24 through May 15, 2021

Albany, N.Y. (April 7, 2021) – The University Art Museum is pleased to announce the opening of its most recent exhibition featuring the work of the University at Albany Spring 2021 Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) candidates: Seth Butler, Anya Graf, Hannah Hutchinson, Adrian Lee, Catherine McTague, Arika Prevost, and Paul Sunday.  

The artists featured in this exhibition have just completed the University at Albany Department of Art and Art History’s two-year, 60-credit program of intensive training and study in studio art practices.

To the Moon Alice with Uncle Mo fillyPart of National Museum of Racing’s Foal Patrol Season 4

Saratoga Springs, N.Y. — To the Moon Alice, an 8-year-old mare owned by Old Tavern Farm, delivered a filly by stallion Uncle Mo at 2 a.m. on April 7 at Old Tavern as part of the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame’s Foal Patrol Season 4. Both the mare and foal are healthy and doing well. This is the second foal of the season delivered on Foal Patrol, following Miss Chapin colt by Oscar Performance at Mill Ridge in Kentucky on Feb. 26.

Chuck Webster, Summer Bomb Pop, 2008The Hyde Collection, Ellsworth Kelly Studio, National Museum of Racing Museum and Hall of Fame, Saratoga Arts, Saratoga County History Center, Saratoga Performing Arts Center, Shaker Museum, and Yaddo partner with the Tang at Skidmore College

Collections sharing project supported by $275,000 Henry Luce Foundation grant

Saratoga Springs, NY (April 1, 2021) — The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College announces an innovative regional collections sharing project called All Together Now, supported by a $275,000 grant from the Henry Luce Foundation.

Organized by the Tang Teaching Museum, All Together Now forges new collaborations between neighbor arts organizations to bring attention to rarely seen works. At the Tang Teaching Museum, exhibitions will feature works from the Shaker Museum and Ellsworth Kelly Studio. At partner institutions, exhibitions will show work from the Tang collection, including many recently acquired paintings, photographs and sculptures.

Tara KitchenSchenectady, N.Y. (March 5, 2021) – Diners in Schenectady County will have a new reason to celebrate March Madness!

Diners who spend a minimum of $20.21 per check (dine in or take out) will be entered to win a $50 gift card to a Schenectady County Restaurant of choice. We will choose (1) winner every Monday and a grand prize winner will be chosen April 5! The grand prize will be a $100 gift card to a Schenectady County restaurant of choice, (1) Schenectady Ale Trail Passport and swag!…

American Pharoah 2015 Belmont Stakes NYRA photo Adam MooshianSaratoga Springs, N.Y. — Six racehorses, three trainers, and one jockey account for the 10 finalists that will comprise the National Museum of Racing’s 2021 Hall of Fame ballot, as chosen by the Museum’s Hall of Fame Nominating Committee. The finalists are racehorses American Pharoah (first year of eligibility), Blind Luck, Game On Dude, Havre de Grace, Kona Gold, and Rags to Riches; trainers Christophe Clement, Doug O’Neill, and Todd Pletcher (first year of eligibility); and jockey Corey Nakatani.

Hall of Fame voters may select as many or as few candidates as they believe are worthy of induction to the Hall of Fame. All candidates that receive 50 percent plus one vote (majority approval) from the voting panel will be elected to the Hall of Fame. All of the finalists were required to receive support from two-thirds of the 15-member Nominating Committee to qualify for the ballot.

Schenectady County Historical SocietySchenectady, NY – A new public history project focused on Schenectady’s African American history will preserve primary sources and enable future generations to engage with the community’s historical records. Primary sources are the keys to understanding history, and access to those materials helps communities to connect to their past. The African American Historical Records Project, a collaboration coordinated by the Schenectady County Historical Society, will create a catalog of historical records created by the African American community in Schenectady.

Soundsuit by Nick CaveNick Cave, Kay Rosen, Cary Smith, Endia Beal, Forrest Gander among featured speakers

Saratoga Springs, NY (February 18, 2021) — The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College invites the public to a stellar series of online talks, including the fourth annual Winter/Miller Lecture with acclaimed artist Nick Cave, who will be in conversation with the 2020-21 Eleanor Linder Winter ’43 Intern Nathan Bloom ’21.

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