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Fort Ticonderoga logoWinter Quarters November 2019 – April 2020 offers unique visitor experiences

Featuring lively living history events, engaging seminars, and specialized group visits

Ticonderoga, N.Y. – Fort Ticonderoga is launching a new schedule of programs during its Winter Quarters season. From now through April, visitors will be immersed in exciting living history events, engaging seminars, specialty programs, behind-the-scenes VIP Tours, and hands-on workshops.

Days of HeavenMoments of Grace: The Collected Terrence Malick includes all of his features, some alternate versions, and a preview screening of his new film A Hidden Life
November 15–December 8, 2019

Astoria, New York, November 12, 2019 — In celebration of Terrence Malick’s new film, the deeply spiritual, achingly ethical, and politically resonant A Hidden Life, Museum of the Moving Image presents the comprehensive retrospective Moments of Grace: The Collected Terrence Malick, from November 15 through December 8. The films in the series span a period of nearly 50 years, opening with Malick’s 1970s breakthroughs Badlands (1973) and Days of Heaven (1978), through his career-revival masterworks The Thin Red Line (1998) and The New World (2005), and continuing with his 21st-century films—from Cannes Palme d’Or winner The Tree of Life (2011); the trio of To the Wonder (2012), Knight of Cups (2015), and Song to Song (2017); and sole documentary project Voyage of Time (2016)—through to this year’s A Hidden Life.

NYSEDAlbany, N.Y. – Visitors can shop at more than two dozen made-in-New York food and beverage vendors at the New York State Museum’s Taste NY Holiday Market on Sunday, December 8 from 11:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Admission is free.

Vendors will offer samples and sales of chocolates; cheese; apple and maple products; hand-crafted beer, wine, spirits and cider; and other edible gifts. All participating vendors produce their products in New York State. There will also be a cooking demonstration, educational activities and a chocolate fountain station courtesy of We Do Fondue and Price Chopper/Market 32.

Holiday on Huguenot StreetNew Paltz, NY (November 12, 2019) – Historic Huguenot Street and the Reformed Church present the 2019 Holiday on Huguenot Street and Community Tree Lighting Friday, December 6, starting at 4:30 PM, and Saturday, December 7, at 10 AM. This event will highlight holiday and community traditions in New Paltz during the late Victorian era. Special tours feature costume interpreters portraying Huguenot Street’s past residents.

Pack Horse Librarians in AppalachiaNovember 13, 2019, beginning at 6:00 p.m.

Library Research Room and Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home

Hyde Park, N.Y. – The Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum and the Poughkeepsie Public Library District present "Pack Horse Librarians in Appalachia" -- a BIG READ document show and presentation with historian Sandra Opdycke -- at 6:00 p.m. on Wednesday, November 13, 2019. The program will begin in the Research Room of the FDR Presidential Library with a document show of original items from the Library's collections related to Depression-era Appalachia, followed by a presentation by Opdycke in the Wallace Visitor Center.

Museum Village ThanksgivingYou’ll be thankful you checked out these great spots for a sumptuous Thanksgiving feast

Orange County, N.Y. (November 8, 2019) –Want to spend Thanksgiving enjoying the company of those near and dear to you instead of in the kitchen? Gobble up delicious food and Thanksgiving events in Orange County. From Apple pie to restful Zzzz, there are many wonderful places and ways to gather and celebrate with family and friends. A farm fresh Thanksgiving feast grown and prepared right here, in one of New York State’s largest growing regions, is sure to evoke feelings of gratitude. Explore the history of the holiday at special family-friendly events as you take in the Hudson Valley fall landscape. Make it a really relaxing upstate Thanksgiving getaway with a stay at one of Orange County’s cozy B&Bs or select hotels.

Christmas Crackers at StaatsburghSaturday, November 23, 10:30 am

Staatsburg, N.Y. – Staatsburgh State Historic Site will offer a holiday craft workshop, teaching participants how to make Christmas crackers, on November 23 from 10:30a.m. until noon.  Popular Christmas dinner table favors during the Gilded Age, crackers are made of festive paper and ribbon, and make a popping sound (or “crack”) when pulled open, revealing small presents and candy. The workshop includes all materials, light refreshments and a brief peek at the holiday decorations being assembled in the mansion. The workshop will also be offered on Saturday, December 14th, at 10:30 am.

NPSKinderhook, NY – In conjunction with the National Park Service’s “Parks for Healing” initiative, the staff at Martin Van Buren National Historic Site is pleased to invite veterans to participate in its Arts in the Park program.

We are a small historical site outside Kinderhook, New York with a mission to preserve the home, the land and legacy belonging Martin Van Buren, America’s eighth president. The grounds border a farm with beautiful scenery and connecting nature trails. The National Park Service invites veterans to visit and employ their creative side by taking advantage of available art and writing supplies.

National Racing Museum and Hall of FameTo coincide with “Foal Patrol Kids!” event

Saratoga Springs, N.Y. — The National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will debut Foal Patrol Season 3 online Dec. 27 at www.foalpatrol.com. Also, a family-friendly celebration of the new season, “Foal Patrol Kids!,” will take place at the Museum that day from 10 a.m. to noon. This open house event will feature numerous educational and entertainment initiatives relating to Foal Patrol with free Museum admission throughout the day.