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Gloves Along the Mohawk FlierScheduled for Wednesday, August 12, 2020 at 12:30 pm

Utica, N.Y. – The Mohawk Valley has produced professional baseball players since the late 1800s from some of the very first professionals in baseball history, to some of the greatest players ever, to those who played only a few games in Major League Baseball. Join Lou Parrotta, the City of Utica Historian, as he shares stories of the local ballplayers who made it to the Major League in this virtual lunchtime lecture. Based on book Glove Along the Mohawk (2012) by Lou Parrott and Scott Fiesthumel.

NYS - Making Progress HappenGovernor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the U.S. Open Championship will be held at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck from September 14th to September 20th without fans. The USGA will put protocols in place to protect players and staff, including rigorous protocols for testing, cleaning, use of face coverings and social distancing.

Fort Ticonderoga logoOffering a unique virtual experience with programming, lecture series, social media events, and other activities

Ticonderoga, N.Y. – Fort Ticonderoga continues its 2020 Digital Campaign - an exciting virtual experience featuring interactive programming, engaging lectures series, and creative at-home educational activities and resources. This virtual experience is in addition to onsite visitation. Fort Ticonderoga is open to the public Tuesday-Sunday 9:30am-5pm until October 31, 2020.

Sunless ShadowsExclusive presentation Includes his award-winning latest ‘Sunless Shadows’ 

Sunless Shadows, a Cinema Guild release, opens August 5 via Virtual Cinema

Astoria, New York, July 23, 2020 — Beginning August 5, 2020, Museum of the Moving Image is pleased to present Bound Unbound: Four by Mehrdad Oskouei, films by the esteemed Iranian documentarian who has spent twelve years exploring the lives of women and children in detention centers near Tehran. The series is anchored by Sunless Shadows, Oskouei’s latest film, for which he was awarded Best Director at the International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam in 2019. Punctuated by deeply confessional monologues, the film offers a window into the lives of women and girls imprisoned for the murder of a male family member. Sunless Shadows is a Cinema Guild release. View trailer.

SPAC - 2020Featuring: Mavis Staples, Brandi Carlile, Jason Isbell, Ben Harper, Trombone Shorty, Grace Potter, Phoebe Bridgers, Lucius, M.Ward, Joe Henry, Taylor & Griffin Goldsmith, Son Little, The War & Treaty, Deva Mahal  and Christopher Paul Stelling 

Saratoga Springs, NY (July 22, 2020) – Saratoga Performing Arts Center announces that "Caffè Lena @ SPACwill return to premiere a special, limited screening of 'Mavis 80, A Newport Folk Revival' on the SPAC Grounds on July 31 at 8 p.m. The broadcast, which was previously recorded live in Los Angeles at The Theatre At Ace Hotel on May 22, 2019, is exclusive to Newport Folk Festival and "Caffe Lena @ SPAC." The SPAC lawn is the only place where the concert will be streamed in person, with a limited capacity of only 50 people, and with carefully mapped out, socially-distanced seating and rigorous COVID protocols.

Sunset on the Street"Captured at a Distance" Virtual Gallery on Display Now

Bethel, N.Y. – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, located at the historic site of the 1969 Woodstock festival, today announced a virtual gallery titled “Captured at a Distance.” The exhibit is the culminating project of teen participants in the Center’s Project: Identity Photography program. “Captured at a Distance” offers a glimpse into the lives of students before and during social distancing practices and stay-at-home mandates.

11th Annual 2017 Hudson Jazzworks ConcertSunday, August 9 at 4pm

Hudson Jazz Festival Favorite, Bassist Jay Anderson, Returns as Special Guest; also featuring Co-Directors, Armen Donelian, piano and Marc Mommaas, saxophone

Joined by the Participants of the 2020 Hudson Jazz Workshop

Hudson, N.Y.  – Hudson Hall and Hudson Jazzworks (HJW) invite jazz fans around the globe to enjoy an afternoon at Hudson Hall from the comfort of their own homes with the free, live-streamed Hudson Jazz Workshop Concert on Sunday, August 9 at 4pm. The HJW concert features four workshop participants performing alongside co-directors, pianist Armen Donelian and saxophonist Marc Mommaas, with special guest artist and Hudson Jazz Festival favorite, bassist Jay Anderson. The concert is the culminating event of a series of events taking place as part of the 14th Annual 2020 Hudson Jazz Workshop,…

Antique Boat Museum logoClayton, NY (July 21, 2020) – The Antique Boat Museum (ABM), North America’s premier freshwater boating museum based in Clayton, NY, announces the routes for the Boats on Parade taking place Saturday, August 1st.  Antique and classic boats in the region as well as those able to come from outside the North Country are invited to join ABM in two parades around the Islands.

Wild Center Drive In MoviesPhysically distant program provided by The Wild Center

Tupper Lake, N.Y. - The Wild Center has converted a portion of the Meadow parking lot into a drive-in movie theater to provide another safe, outdoor experience to visitors. The Wild Center will be showing family-friendly movies and other "edutainment" on Saturday evenings beginning Saturday, July 25 and running through August. Gates open at 7:30 p.m. for the drive-in and movies begin playing around 9:00 p.m. This physically distant program allows families to spread out in a safe manner while enjoying popular films.

Historic Huguenot Street - Artists on the Street: A Plein Air EventNew Paltz, NY (July 22, 2020) – Historic Huguenot Street is excited to announce the return of Artists on the Street: A Plein Air Event, which will take place Saturday, August 1, from 11 AM to 4 PM. This year’s event will span the 10-acre National Historic Landmark District and will feature a dozen local artists, including Kevin Cook, Carolyn Edlund, Staats Fasoldt, Mira Fink, Emeline Hastings, Chris O’Neal, Mitchell Saler, Vaune Sherin, Joseph Sundwall, Fran Sutherland, and Marlene Weidenbaum, PSA-MP.