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No Quarter two-day living history event May 8-9, 2021Join Fort Ticonderoga for “No Quarter” a two-day living history event May 8-9

Ticonderoga, NY – Fort Ticonderoga presents an exciting two-day living history event “No Quarter” May 8-9, 2021, recreating the American capture of Fort Ticonderoga on May 10, 1775. In this weekend-long event, visitors will experience “America’s First Victory” from the perspectives of both the British Garrison and the Green Mountain Boys and come face-to-face with the historical characters including Ethan Allen and Benedict Arnold.

Oxen plowing (credit: Beth Kingston)Mumford, N.Y. (April 14, 2021) — When Genesee Country Village & Museum opens its doors on Saturday, May 8, it will mark the 45th season of connecting visitors with history, art, and nature through immersive experiences that connect life in the 1800s to today’s world. Many guests don’t realize that the 68 historic buildings that comprise the picturesque Historic Village were all painstakingly moved there from locations around Western New York, in an effort begun in 1966 by Museum founder Jack Wehle. As a history-lover and conservationist, Mr. Wehle saw an opportunity to preserve examples of local architecture while also creating a place to tell the story of New York’s history. Today, GCV&M encompasses 600 acres with the Historic Village, a Nature Center, and an art gallery, all dedicated to preserving and highlighting local history for future generations.

Irvington Shakespeare CompanyIrvington, NY — Irvington theatergoers will have a chance to take in a live performance for the first time in over a year with the inaugural production from the Irvington Shakespeare Company: a reimagined, 90-minute Twelfth Night, staged outdoors at the O'Hara Nature Center this August. The brand new company joins four other Arts Partners who regularly collaborate with or present their shows at Irvington Theater. Irvington Shakespeare Company…

bombazo-dance-yellowBrooklyn, NY—Brooklyn Botanic Garden celebrates the return of spring and cherry blossom season with Art in the Garden: Spring Weekends, a series of over 60 pop-up music and dance performances presented over the course of four weekends, from April 17 through May 9, in locations spread across the Garden. And to make the most of the season—and provide a COVID-safe, socially distanced visitor experience—the Garden is extending its hours until sunset, also from April 17 through May 9.
Visitors will be able to enjoy performances by more than 20 artists including Japanese dance organization Sachiyo Ito and Company, Bombazo Dance Company, Brownstone Jazz Ensemble, and Mantra Percussion, while taking in the sights of the Garden at springtime: the renowned cherry blossoms, colorful magnolias, sunny daffodils, and more.

Eastman Museum LogoArtist talk on April 22 as part of the new Future/Present series

The George Eastman Museum will continue its new series of virtual talks, Future/Present, this month with “Capturing Fiction,” featuring artist Sam Cannon. The series features early- to mid-career photographers and artists who are exploring some of the most pressing issues of our time and pushing the boundaries of image-making and visual culture today.

Park TheaterGlens Falls, N.Y. -- The Park Theater is pleased to host Rochmon Record Club for a series of listening parties from April-June 2021 featuring a selection of classic albums! The doors open at 6:30pm and the event will begin at 7pm. Ticket Price: $12 per person. On April 28th, The Park Theater will present the next event in their ‘Dinner & A Movie’ series featuring science fiction drama, Arrival. There will be a special 3-Course Prix Fixe menu presented by executive chef, Matthew J. Delos, featuring a selection of delectable dishes.

NYS Parks, Recreation, Historic Preservation Friday, April 9 & Thursday, April 15, 7:30 PM 

Staatsburg, N.Y.— For over a century, the sinking of the RMS Titanic has captured the imagination of the public – but how much do you actually know about the disaster?

On the anniversary of the Titanic’s maiden voyage, Staatsburgh State Historic Site is calling all history buffs and buffs-in-the-making to test their knowledge during an evening of live Titanic-themed exploration. Based on their popular online “pub-trivia”-style events hosted virtually by Staatsburgh staff, contestants can play along individually or in single-household teams from the safety and comfort of home. Covering three rounds of questions, “Staatsburgh Quiz Night: Titanic-sized Edition” will focus on the story and legacy of the Titanic – including its Hudson Valley connections, countless film adaptations, and the fascinating parallels between Staatsburgh and “The Ship of Dreams.” There is a special prize for nightly winners donated by the Friends of Hyde Park and the Friends of Mills at Staatsburgh.

MFA UAlbany 2021On view April 24 through May 15, 2021

Albany, N.Y. (April 7, 2021) – The University Art Museum is pleased to announce the opening of its most recent exhibition featuring the work of the University at Albany Spring 2021 Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) candidates: Seth Butler, Anya Graf, Hannah Hutchinson, Adrian Lee, Catherine McTague, Arika Prevost, and Paul Sunday.  

The artists featured in this exhibition have just completed the University at Albany Department of Art and Art History’s two-year, 60-credit program of intensive training and study in studio art practices.

Museum of the Moving Image - MoMIThe special exhibition Envisioning 2001: Stanley Kubrick’s Space Odyssey has been extended through September 2021; 
The Redstone Theater will reopen with a retrospective of Stanley Kubrick and a revived edition of See It Big!

New hours, visitor guidelines, and timed ticketing are in place to ensure safety; 
Online programming and activities from the past year and at the Queens Drive-In will continue

Astoria, New York, April 7, 2021 — Beginning Friday, April 30, Museum of the Moving Image will reopen its building, galleries, and theater to the public, it was announced today by the Museum’s Co-Chairs Michael Barker and Ivan L. Lustig and Executive Director Carl Goodman. Doors will reopen with new procedures and physical adjustments in place to ensure the safety of visitors and staff. On view will be the special exhibition Envisioning 2001: Stanley Kubrick’s Space Odyssey, which has been extended through September 2021; The Jim Henson Exhibition; the Museum’s core exhibition Behind the Screen; and more. The Museum’s 267-seat Sumner M. Redstone Theater will open with a retrospective of the films of Stanley Kubrick, including weekly screenings of 2001: A Space Odyssey, to accompany the Envisioning 2001 exhibition, and other programs, including a revival of the Museum’s signature See It Big! series.

Eastman Museum LogoRegistration is now open; Riders of all levels can see the city
in a new way on the George Eastman Bike Tour beginning on May 15

Rochester, N.Y., April 7, 2021—The George Eastman Museum has announced that it will begin its series of family-friendly George Eastman Bike Tours on Saturday, May 15 at 10 a.m. Each tour is $25 per person, and advance registration is required at eastman.org/biketours, as space is limited to 12 participants. Registration is also open for the July 10 and September 4 bike tours.

The two-hour tour is led by Jesse Peers, archivist in the George Eastman Legacy Collection and certified bike instructor through the League of American Bicyclists.