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T. Smith Jr. Carp 2022Waddington, NY.  - The 20th Annual St. Lawrence International Jr. Carp Tournament will be held August 3 – 5, 2023.  To commemorate this milestone, organizers are planning additional highlights; to include inviting all Grand Champions to return, along with many others who were instrumental in its popularity and success throughout the years, beginning in 2003. The tournament takes place on the banks of the St. Lawrence River along a 30 miles stretch of New York’s northern border, stretching from Massena to Ogdensburg, testing the skill and techniques of young carp anglers over two days.

CGI Rochester International Jazz FestivalJune 23 to July 1 - 9 Days – 300 Shows – 1750+ Artists – 19 Venues

5 Free Headliner Shows!

Trombone Shorty & Orleans Avenue Close the Fest in Free Show on Wegmans Stage @ Parcel 5 - in 8th Appearance at RIJF!

Rochester, NY (March 21, 2023) —The CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival producers Marc Iacona and John Nugent today announced the lineup for the Festival's nine-day 20th Anniversary Edition to be held from June 23 to July 1 in 19 venues in downtown Rochester, New York.

When Your Soulmate DiesLegendary ‘BlackJewLove’ Comedian Honors His Late Wife and Comedy Partner in a New Chapter on Race, Class, Sexuality and Grieving 

Written and Performed by Steve Epstein & Naimah Hassan 

March 25-June 24, 2023; Saturdays at 7:30 p.m.

New York, NY ( March 21, 2023) – Alchemical Theatre presents When Your Soulmate Dies, a performance by legendary comedian Steve Epstein, who honors his late wife and comedy partner, Naimah Hassan, by delivering a new chapter of their timeless wisdom, compassion and humorous ‘BlackJewLove’ commentary on class race, class, sexuality, and grieving. Written by Epstein and Hassan, performances are Saturdays at 7:30p.m. from March 25-June 24, 2023, at Alchemical Theatre, 50 West 17th Street, 12th Floor in New York City.

Photo by Bethany GrantGrant comes from the Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership for Pathway to America250

Announcing Clinton County’s Semiquincentennial Anniversary Steering Committee

Plattsburgh, N.Y. – The CCHA Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the award of a 2023 Local Heritage Grant from the Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership totaling $8000.  The purpose of this grant is to form a team, identify a leader within that team and prepare a plan to make the America250 commemoration of our nation’s founding the most comprehensive and inclusive celebration in our County’s history, using as a guide the U.S. Semiquincentennial Commission’s mission and vision.

American WildflowersAn Earth Day Celebration Hosted by WAMC’s Joe Donahue, with Author and Editor Susan Barba and illustrator Leanne Shapton

Saturday, April 22 @ 5pm 

Saratoga Springs, NY (March 17, 2023) – Saratoga Performing Arts Center announces “American Wildflowers,the next event in its WAMC@SPAC series, to be held on Earth Day, Saturday, April 22nd at 5pm in the Nancy DiCresce Room at The Pines@SPAC facility. The event will be hosted by WAMC’s Joe Donahue and will feature a conversation with Susan Barba and Leanne Shapton about their new book American Wildflowers: A Literary Field Guide. A book signing will follow the conversation.

GCV&M’s Spring Lecture Series”Opening Our Closets: Fashion & Textile History”

Saturday, April 1, 2023

Mumford, NY (March 21, 2023) – Genesee Country Village & Museum has announced the lineup of speakers in its Spring Lecture Series (Saturday, April 1, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.) on the topic of 19th-century fashion and textile history. This day-long program features four presenters speaking on different subjects, culminating with keynote speaker Susan W. Greene, namesake and donor of the Susan Greene Costume Collection housed in the John L. Wehle Gallery at GCV&M.

Moliere in the Park-Tartuffe 2023Directed by MIP’s Lucie Tiberghien

Free to the public, previews begin May 6, opens May 11, runs through May 27

Brooklyn, NY – Molière in the Park, in partnership with Prospect Park Alliance and LeFrak Center at Lakeside, will present the English language world premiere of Molière’s TARTUFFE OR THE HYPOCRITE, reconstructed by Georges Forestier, translated by Maya Slater, and directed by Molière in the Park’s Founding Artistic Director Lucie Tiberghien.

Cops and CampersAn unexpected encounter inspires the creation of a wellness retreat for first responders.

Ithaca, NY (March 15, 2023) A new tradition is developing at Spruce Row Campground & RV Park in Ithaca, New York. From June 23 to June 25, 2023 the park will host the 2nd annual Cops and Campers wellness retreat for first responders and their families.

Adirondack Sports Summer ExpoNew York's Run, Bike, Tri, Hike & Paddle Expo!

Including Health, Fitness & Travel, and featuring 200 exhibitors, sales, activities, and prizes

Saratoga Springs, NY - The 17th annual Adirondack Sports Summer Expo is back at the Saratoga Springs City Center on Saturday-Sunday, March 18-19! The FREE admission, high energy show brings Adirondack Sports magazine to life with 200 exhibitors covering running, biking, triathlon, hiking, paddling, health, fitness, and travel destinations across New York.

Prunus × incam ‘Okame’ (Japanese flowering cherry) Photo by Michael StewartBBG’s cherry blossom display is tracked daily on CherryWatch at bbg.org/cherries.

Brooklyn, NY—The first cherry blossoms of spring have been spotted on Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s Prunus × incam ‘Okame’ trees, marking the start of hanami, or cherry blossom viewing season. Throughout the season, Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s cherry blossom display is tracked on its CherryWatch webpage. Updated daily, this map provides up-to-the-petal blooming status for each tree in the main collection, as well as detailed information about each cultivar. …

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