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Halloween-Drive-InAdirondacks, U.S.A. - With changes to Halloween schedules this year, Tri-Lakes communities will deliver drive-in movies for families, children, ghosts, and goblins of all ages.

In Saranac Lake, Hotel Transylvania will be shown on Friday, October 30 at 6:30 p.m. "The Chamber is excited to support this free, family event. With limited family offerings for Halloween this season, we are pleased to see this fun event come together for the entire family to enjoy," said Patrick Murphy, Director of the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce. The screen will be at the Lake Flower Plaza (former Tops Shopping Center next to Coakley). The movie is presented by the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST) with support from the Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce. Admission is free.

Ganondagan logoFourth annual show reflects diversity of work by artists representing all six Haudenosaunee Nations

Victor, N.Y.—Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) artists residing throughout the United States and Canada have come out in record numbers to participate in Ganondagan’s fourth annual juried Hodinöhsö:ni’ Art Show to take place virtually on Friday, November 6 through December 31, 2020.

This year, works by 43 artists were accepted in the competitive show, representing all six Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) Nations: Mohawk, Oneida, Onondaga, Cayuga, Seneca, and Tuscarora.

Martha StewartSouthampton, N.Y. – Martha Stewart and many well-known designers are using their considerable talents to create tabletop holiday trees to benefit the Southampton History Museum’s free education programs. A silent auction of the tabletop trees begins Friday, November 27 at 10:00 am and ends Saturday, November 28 at 4:00 pm.

The Carriage House Holiday Shop and Designer Tree Auction will take place during Thanksgiving weekend for a special show and sale of magical treasures. The Southampton History Museum would like to help you get your holiday shopping and decorating off to a fast start.

Haunted Drive-InImmersive experience brings scares from the safety of your car

Tupper Lake, N.Y. - The Wild Center has reimagined Halloween with a new, haunted drive-in. The first of its kind from The Wild Center, this immersive experience brings scares to you in the safety of your parked vehicle. On Oct. 24, 30 and 31, guests will watch fan-favorite horror movies on the big screen while surrounded by real life scares. Parking begins at 6:00 p.m. and movies will play at 7:00 p.m. 

Family Friendly Night for the Haunted Drive-in will take place on Saturday, Oct. 24 with the showing of Casper. For this event, carloads are $20 for non-members and $15 for members. During Halloween weekend, admission is $25 per carload for non-members and $20 per carload for members. All spots must be reserved in advance online at www.wildcenter.org/haunteddrivein/.

Lawrence Farms OrchardsU-Pick pumpkin patches offer fall fun for the whole family

Orange County, N.Y. (October 20, 2020) – ‘Tis the season for hayrides, farm mazes, and pick-your-own pumpkins for family fun! U-pick farms and pumpkin patches across Orange County, N.Y. offer all of these, and so much more. Explore the Hudson Valley region’s vibrant fall foliage, savor sweet treats from local markets, and enjoy family fun for all ages. With activities for families, kids, and adults, a day on the farm may include animal experiences, outdoor games, and locally-grown food and drinks.

“Feel the crisp autumn air as you enjoy a day on the farm, picking the plumpest pumpkins. Kids can enjoy the many outdoor activities like corn mazes and hayrides while you discover one-of-a-kind fall-themed home decor items in markets. Don’t forget to treat the whole family to one (or a few) cider donuts before the day is done!” said Orange County Tourism Director Amanda Dana. “Is it a craft beverage you seek? Try one of the county’s many cideries, breweries, wineries, and distilleries — all while taking in the beautiful hues of gold, red, and orange foliage the region is known for!”…

ESWG-LogoAdirondacks, NY  – After careful consultation with our sponsors, sport coordinators, and local/state officials regarding the health and safety of everyone in our industry – our athletes, coaches, volunteers, spectators, and our longtime partners – we have made the difficult decision to postpone the 41st Annual Empire State Winter Games in the North Country. Empire State Winter Games events originally scheduled for January 28 - 31, 2021 will not take place. The challenges and uncertainty that COVID-19 has presented prevent the organization from appropriately planning, organizing, and producing events safely in 30+ different sports.

Suffragettes at GCV&MMumford, N.Y. (October 22, 2020) - As we mark the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the ground-breaking 19th Amendment to the Constitution, Genesee Country Village & Museum is offering a timely webinar series that takes a closer look at the struggle for women’s rights and equality. “Rightfully Hers: Building the Foundation for Freedom, Suffrage, & Equality” is a five-part online series featuring talks from local experts, scholars, and historians on topics ranging from Western New York suffrage leaders to the unique challenges Black women have faced in the struggle for equal rights.

Kota Ezawa  - Nan and Brian in Bed (1983)Detail: Kota Ezawa is currently on view through November 1 at the museum

Rochester, N.Y., October 16, 2020—The George Eastman Museum will host a virtual artist’s talk with Kota Ezawa in conversation with Bruce Barnes, Ron and Donna Fielding Director of the George Eastman Museum, on Thursday, October 22 at 6 p.m. The talk is free, and registration via Zoom is required as space is limited.

Detail: Kota Ezawa is currently on view at the Eastman Museum through November 1. The work on display is from Ezawa’s series The History of Photography Remix, in which the artist created digital drawings of iconic photographs, family snapshots, and other images flooding contemporary life.

Electro MagneticA vibrant solo show by Indie 184, featuring powerful female cultural icons of the past and present

New York, NYSour Mouse, a new venue that opened on the lower east side (110 Delancey St. @ Essex St.) is thrilled to present “Electro Magnetic,” a solo show by Indie 184. The native New York street-artist of Dominican descent has been a female pioneer in the graffiti and street-art arena for two decades. “Electro Magnetic,” is a colorful collection of new artworks that pay homage to powerful icons of the present and past, including Madonna, Jayne Mansfield, Rhianna, Audrey Hepburn, Elizabeth Taylor and more.

Ticonderoga Area Chamber of CommerceTiconderoga, NY (October 15, 2020) - The Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership (TMSP) and the Ticonderoga Area Chamber of Commerce (TACC) are pleased to announce the schedule of events for HalloweenFest 2020: COVID-19 Edition. The Halloween celebration may not be the same as years past but the committee has worked hard to provide an array of festive events that are being hosted virtually, on your own, and by several businesses and organizations throughout the Ticonderoga Area. Reminder to follow all guidelines, wear masks, and social distance. The committee is already working on the 2021 schedule with hopes to bring back traditional aspects and much more.