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We Are NYEmpire State Plaza Rink Opening on December 2 with the First Hannaford Free Skate Rental Saturday of the Season on December 3

New York State Holiday Tree Lighting & Fireworks Festival at the Empire State Plaza Presented by Highmark Blue Shield of Northeastern New York on December 4

Holiday Tree Lighting Celebration at the Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. State Office Building Plaza in Harlem on December 8 

Albany, N.Y. (November 30, 2022) – Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the official opening of the Winter at the Plaza season at the Empire State Plaza in Albany on Friday, December 2, and the annual tree lighting at the Adam Clayton Powell, Jr. State Office Building in Harlem on Thursday, December 8.

Cullen Washington Jr., Jupiter Landing, 2016Celestial Collages inspired by work by artist Cullen Washington Jr.

Saratoga Springs, NY (November 28, 2022) — The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College invites families to explore outer space with Family Saturday: Celestial Collages on Saturday, December 3, at 2 pm. Participants are invited to create mixed-media collages about outer space, inspired by Cullen Washington Jr.’s Jupiter Landing, featured in the exhibition Parallax: Framing the Cosmos.

Shotz-Skidmore-1179-3000pxAcclaimed artist to speak with Skidmore physics, math professors beneath her monumental sculpture in the new Billie Tisch Center for Integrated Sciences

Latest Dunkerley Dialogue events takes place Thursday, November 17, 6 pm

Saratoga Springs, NY (November 8, 2022) — The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College announces its next Dunkerley Dialogue will feature acclaimed artist Alyson Shotz in conversation with two Skidmore College professors on Thursday, November 17, at 6 pm: Mary Crone Odekon, chair and professor of the Physics Department and Kenan Chair of Liberal Arts, and Rachel Roe-Dale, director of the First-Year Experience program and professor of mathematics.

Slate Valley MuseumGranville, NY – After two years of suspended in-person holiday events, the Slate Valley Museum is reviving its community favorite Slate Valley Festival of Trees.

“I think it’s safe to say that many of us are craving large holiday celebrations and the feeling of community that they bring,” remarked the museum’s executive director Sarah Kijowski. “We are very excited to bring this event back to life, and we can’t wait to see what people come up with to help us celebrate it.”…

USS Slater by Randy PattenAlbany, N.Y. -- Visit USS SLATER Friday, 11 November 2022, for Veterans Day! On this day we celebrate all Veterans; their sacrifice, bravery, selflessness, and commitment to protect this nation. While we will remember service men and women who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom, let us also remember Veterans Day is a celebration of the more than 18 million veterans still living today. Join us for our ceremony at USS SLATER at 9 a.m.

Entanglement-AlysonShotz-6_3000px‘Entanglement’ soars above the atrium of the new Billie Tisch Center for Integrated Sciences

Artist in conversation with faculty members from physics and math on Nov. 17

Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (Oct. 25, 2022) — Skidmore College is excited to announce the installation of the first permanent work of art for a College building, Entanglement, a monumental, site-specific sculpture by acclaimed artist Alyson Shotz in the new Billie Tisch Center for Integrated Sciences.

To mark the occasion, Shotz will speak about her work with two Skidmore College faculty members on Thursday, Nov. 17, at 6 p.m.

Albany Pine Bush Discovery CommissionAlbany, NY – The Albany Pine Bush Preserve is seeking people who would like to volunteer at the Albany Pine Bush Preserve. The public is welcome to visit with Pine Bush staff and current volunteers on Wednesday, November 2nd from 7-8 pm at the Discovery Center at 195 New Karner Road, Albany NY. The evening offers an opportunity to learn about the ways to become involved.

WhereWordsFalter-ArtandEmpathy-2-3Lanxing Fu, Julia May Jonas, and Andrew Rincón create new work inspired by the exhibition ‘Where Words Falter: Art and Empathy’

Saratoga Springs, NY (October 19, 2022) — The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College announces the premiere performances on Thursday, October 27, of newly commissioned works-in-progress by acclaimed playwrights Lanxing Fu, Julia May Jonas, and Andrew Rincón in response to the Tang exhibition Where Words Falter: Art and Empathy.

The three new works will be performed at 6 pm and 7:30 pm on October 27, in the Where Words Falter: Art and Empathy exhibition at the Tang.

National Museum of Racing and Hall of FameSaturday, Oct. 29 at the National Museum of Racing

Saratoga Springs, N.Y. — The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will host its Countdown to the Breeders’ Cup preview program Saturday, Oct. 29 at noon in the Hall of Fame. Racing experts Jeff Carle and Michael Veitch will provide analysis and predictions for each Breeders’ Cup race. The program is free to attend for Museum members and is included with paid admission for non-members.

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