The Beat Category - festivals and events Mon, 23 Jan 2017 17:00:55 GMT ‘Science on Screen’ Series Features Screenings and Discussions with Scientists and Filmmakers January 29-May 21, 2017 Astoria, New York, January 20, 2017-Museum of the Moving Image and its online publication Sloan Science & Film are pleased to join the nationwide film program Science on Screen®, an initiative of the Coolidge Corner Theatre supported by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, in presenting a series of screenings accompanied by discussions with scientists and filmmakers. The inaugural series at Moving Image, from January 29 through May 21, includes films that span from the silent era through those made for the Internet, and focus on subjects ranging from seahorses to androids. Science on Screen is organized by Sonia Epstein, Executive Editor of Sloan Science & Film. Fri, 20 Jan 2017 07:00:00 GMT Ice Harvest Festival at Hanford Mills Museum: History on Ice! East Meredith, N.Y. (January 18, 2017) - The annual Ice Harvest Festival at Hanford Mills Museum on Saturday, February 4th offers adults and children a chance to take part in a traditional ice harvest using historic tools and techniques. Before refrigeration, harvesting ice was an essential winter activity. The ice was stored in ice houses until it was needed in the warmer months to keep food and agricultural products cold. Thu, 19 Jan 2017 07:00:00 GMT Fajita Grill to Hold Fundraiser for Fort Ontario Jan. 24 Oswego, N.Y.  - The Fajita Grill will conduct a fundraiser to benefit Friends of Fort Ontario Tuesday, Jan. 24. The restaurant will donate 10 percent of sales, both eat-in and take-out, between 5 p.m. and 9 p.m. to Friends of Fort Ontario.  Money raised during the Fajita Grill fundraiser will be used for programming, special events, and restoration projects at Fort Ontario State Historic Site in Oswego. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 07:00:00 GMT Nature Museum Celebrates Grand Opening of Interactive “Birds On The Wing” Exhibit Cornwall-on-Hudson, N.Y. - On Saturday, January 28 & Sunday, January 29 from  12 - 4pm the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum invites everyone to the grand opening of: "Birds On The Wing" a brand- new interactive exhibit at the Museum's Wildlife Education Center, 25 Boulevard, Cornwall-on-Hudson. The Ribbon Cutting Ceremony will kick off the celebrations on Saturday, January 28 at 12:15pm "Birds On The Wing," housed in the Wildlife Education Center's Ogden Gallery, is curated by Wildlife Education Center Manager, Emily Nestlerode and made possible by a generous grant from the Dorr Foundation. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 07:00:00 GMT History Show & Tell Hosted by Joe Kelly at Oneida County History Center on January 28th Utica, N.Y. - January 17, 2017 - Join the Oneida County History Center for an afternoon of history and heritage themed show & tell.  Bring an old photograph, personal artifact, or other memorabilia, and tell your story.  Share the stage with special guests Frank Tomaino, Janice Reilly, and your host, Joe Kelly.  Community members are invited to ‘show & tell' or just listen.  Call or visit our Facebook page for more details. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 07:00:00 GMT Wine Painting Party, Family Weekends and More at the Wild Center Tupper Lake, N.Y. - A Wine Painting Party and Family Weekends are just some of the exciting events upcoming at The Wild Center. EVENTS  Night Owls: A Wine Painting Party. January 20. Join The Wild Center this winter to relax and explore your artistic talents in celebration of art and nature in the Adirondacks. Take a closer look into the Adirondacks during this fun watercolor workshop where you will create an original watercolor. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 07:00:00 GMT Winona Forest Hosts Stone Wall Snowshoe Walk and Race Jan. 28 Boylston and Mannsville, N.Y. - The Winona Forest Recreation Association kicks off its season of winter events Jan. 28 with the Stone Wall Snowshoe Walk and Race through ths sprawling 9,000-acre state forest in northern Oswego and southern Jefferson counties. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 07:00:00 GMT Final Four Headliners Announced for Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival's 16th Edition King Crimson, Joss Stone, "To Ray, With Love" Maceo Parker and The Ray Charles Orchestra featuring The Raelettes, and Scott Bradlee's "Postmodern Jukebox"  Tickets on Sale Friday January 20 at 10AM  Rochester, N.Y. -- January 17, 2017 -- Producers John Nugent and Marc Iacona announced today the final four headliner shows for the nine-day 16th edition Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival (XRIJF) June 23 to July 1, 2017. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 07:00:00 GMT Arctic Golf Going from Adirondacks to New York City Saranac Lake, N.Y.  - Arctic Golf, one of the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival's most unique and popular events, will be going from a home grown, small town event to the big city as part of Central Park's Winter Jam event on January 28.  Not many people can say they've played miniature golf outdoors in the winter, except those who have at the Saranac Lake Winter Carnival. But now thousands of New York City's residents and visitors from all over the world will get to experience this winter oddity during Winter Jam. Tue, 17 Jan 2017 07:00:00 GMT Alley Pond Environmental Center Announces Events for February Douglaston, N.Y. - The Alley Pond Environmental Center in Queens has announced an exciting roster of upcoming events for kids and adults, including programs on astronomy, art and cooking, along with nature walks and arts & crafts! Fri, 13 Jan 2017 07:00:00 GMT