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National Comedy Center and CNN Partner to Present Live Tour in Promotion of “The History of Comedy”

Jan 11, 2017

CNN TO PREMIERE "THE HISTORY OF COMEDY" ON THURSDAY, FEB. 9, AT 9PM ET/PT - New CNN Original Series Features Interviews with Comedy Icons Norman Lear, Carol Burnett, Larry David and Betty White among others

New York, N.Y. - Jan. 4, 2017 - "The History of Comedy," executive produced by Sean Hayes and Todd Milliner (Hazy Mills) with Emmy Award winners Mark Herzog and Christopher G. Cowen (Herzog & Company), will premiere Thursday, Feb. 9, at 9 p.m. ET/PT on CNN, following a world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. Using archival footage punctuated by contemporary interviews with comedy legends, scholars and current stars, the new eight-part CNN Original Series explores what makes people laugh and how comedy has affected the social and political landscape throughout history.

Museum Announces Publication of Book and January Screenings in Conjunction with Scorsese Exhibition

Jan 11, 2017

Martin Scorsese: He Is Cinema, a Reverse Shot/Museum of the Moving Image monograph with essays on every major Scorsese film, is celebrated with January 29 book signing January 15-April 23, 2017

Astoria, New York, January 11, 2017 - In conjunction with Martin Scorsese, a major exhibition devoted to the director's life, work, and love of cinema, currently on view in its galleries through April 23, and a comprehensive retrospective featuring all of Scorsese's films, Museum of the Moving Image has published a book in partnership with its online publication, Reverse Shot. Martin Scorsese: He Is Cinema (2017), featuring essays on every Scorsese film by regular contributors to the magazine, was edited by Michael Koresky and Jeff Reichert, co-founders and co-editors of Reverse Shot.

NYC & Company Announces NYC Restaurant Week® Winter Reservations Now Open

Jan 11, 2017

Celebrated Biannual Dining Promotion to Return January 23-February 10

Dine and Save at More than 375 New York City Restaurants across 41 Neighborhoods

New York City (January 9, 2017) - NYC & Company, New York City's official destination marketing organization, today announced that reservations are now open for NYC Restaurant Week® winter 2017, taking place January 23 through February 10, 2017. New Yorkers and visitors are encouraged to book now to receive great deals at more than 375 participating restaurants in 41 neighborhoods across the City. Diners can enjoy three-course prix-fixe lunches for $29 and three-course prix-fixe dinners for $42 (excluding beverages, gratuities and taxes). Saturday dining is excluded from the program and Sundays are optional. To view a full list of participants, make reservations, browse menus and more, visit

17 Ways to Discover New York City This Lunar New Year

Jan 11, 2017

NYC & Company Highlights Lunar New Year Activities and City's Three Chinatowns in Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens

New York City (January 11, 2017) - With the Year of the Rooster kicking off Saturday, January 28, visitors and locals looking to celebrate Lunar New Year should look no further than New York City. From a multitude of celebratory events to exploring the City's three Chinatowns (Sunset Park in Brooklyn, downtown Manhattan's Chinatown and Flushing in Queens,) the destination has something to offer everyone.

Swedish Hill and Goose Watch wineries announce 2017 event schedules

Jan 10, 2017

Romulus, N.Y.Swedish Hill Winery and Goose Watch Winery have announced their 2017 events schedules. 

Swedish Hill Winery 2017 Events 

January 14 & 15: January White Sale

Brrr the temperatures outside are low and so are the prices of our white wines! Stock up on your favorite white wines to get you through these winter months with the ...

The Chocolate Expo “Holiday Edition” Brings Chocolate, Food & Fun to Cradle of Aviation Museum

Nov 29, 2016

America's largest chocolate event to feature 100 vendor booths plus appearances by Willy Wonka movie star Paris Themmen, the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang car and The Amazing Kreskin.

Garden City, N.Y. - The Chocolate Expo, America's largest and most unique chocolate event, will be returning for a special holiday edition at Long Island's Cradle of Aviation Museum in Garden City, NY, on Sunday, December 11, 2016, from 10 a.m. until 7 p.m.

At The Chocolate Expo, attendees get to taste, purchase, celebrate and otherwise indulge in delicious gourmet chocolates, baked goods, specialty foods, gelato, cheeses, wines, spirits and much more from about 100 local, regional and international vendors, while touring one of the largest air and space museums in the world.

Catch the spirit of Tinsel-n-Lights

Nov 16, 2016

Tinsel-N-Lights Festival Announces New Location at Waverly High School

Waverly, N.Y. - The 13th Annual Tinsel-N-Lights Festival will be moving from Muldoon Park in Waverly to the Waverly High School, 1 Frederick Street, Waverly, NY 14892, for its 2016 celebration. The Presbyterian Church, which usually houses some of the most popular activities, such as the School Band Concerts and the Kirby Band Concert, will be unavailable due to construction. The committee that organizes this free community event decided to move it to the school after careful consideration.

Catskills Holiday Festivals Feature Historic Tours, Artistic Events, & Family Entertainment

Nov 9, 2016

The Great Northern Catskills' Holiday Events Appeal to All Ages

Greene County, N.Y. - Get into the Holiday Spirit in the Great Northern Catskills with events that honor traditions, spark new ones, and guarantee fun for the whole family.

Chilly Willy Winter's Eve Tours, November 12 and 13, at the Bronck Museum in Coxsackie, features costumed guides who will take visitors through the restored and preserved Bronck House,

'Yin and Yang' Exhibition: Two Points of View

Sep 8, 2016

Yin and YangA Smorgasbord of Photography and More

Hudson, N.Y. - The exhibition Yin and Yang, taking place at Columbia Green Community College now through Sept. 28, is a visual collaboration by David Slutzky and Francis X. Driscoll demonstrating that sometimes different points of view can create a balance. Sometimes the same subject captured slightly differently can convey a very ...

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