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Dutch Connection floral showFor two weeks only, beginning February 9

New public programs, including kids activities, offered during year’s display

Rochester, N.Y., January 12, 2018—The George Eastman Museum brings springtime to Rochester a few months early, with the annual Dutch Connection floral show, on view Friday, February 9, through Sunday, February 25. This colorful two-week display features thousands of flowering bulbs in George Eastman’s historic mansion.

Asili-collage-5Saratoga Springs, NY (January 12, 2018) — The artist Ephraim Asili will debut a new work commissioned by the Tang Museum that celebrates 20th-century black music and poetry while provoking visitors to engage with the difficult realities of racism, war, and the fight for civil rights. By extracting, combining, and layering music, spoken word, animal sounds, and film, Asili further invites visitors to consider sampling—a fundamental style in the history of African American music—as an art form unto itself.

Washington's HeadquartersNewburgh, N.Y. – Come to Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site, in Newburgh, and find “A Cure for Cabin Fever” on  December 27th through 30th, 11 AM until 3 PM each day. Visitors will be able to take a guided tour of the historic headquarters, seasonally decorated, and hear how the Washingtons acknowledged their holiday season during the final winter of the Revolutionary War.

Ticonderoga Material MattersNovember 4-5, 2017

Ticonderoga, N.Y. – Fort Ticonderoga will host its Seventh Annual “Material Matters: It’s in the Details” seminar on November 4 & 5, 2017. This weekend event focuses on the material culture of the 18th and early 19th centuries and is intended for collectors and people with a general interest in learning more about objects and what they can tell us about history. “Material Matters” takes place in the Mars Education Center at Fort Ticonderoga.

A panel of material culture experts comes to Fort Ticonderoga for the weekend to share their knowledge of 18th- and early 19th-century material culture in a series of presentations.

Sullivan CatskillsSullivan County, N.Y. – Looking for Halloween fun in the Sullivan Catskills? From free community events to DJ dance parties, there’s something for everyone! Take a hike to Witch Rock, dress up for the costume parade, get spooked in a haunted theatre tour or dance the night away – we have over 20 ways to celebrate the spooky and spectacular……

Angelina GrimkesPeterboro, N.Y. – The National Abolition Hall of Fame and Museum (NAHOF) commemoration ceremonies for the 2016 inductees to the Hall of Fame will be held Saturday, October 21, 2017 at NAHOF, 5255 Pleasant Valley Road, Peterboro NY 13134. The inductees are Rev. John Gregg Fee, Beriah Green, Angelina Grimké, and James W.C. Pennington. This is the last year of the two year induction-commemoration cycle. Beginning in 2018 inductions and commemorations will be completed in one year.

Hanford Mills MuseumFall Festival on October 14 caps off season at Hanford Mills Museum

Fall foliage will be at its peak in Delaware County

East Meredith, N.Y. – Time to put on your red-checkered flannel shirt! The perennial fall favorite, the Woodsmen’s Festival at Hanford Mills Museum, will be held on Saturday, October 14. The Woodsmen’s Club of the SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill, which competes nationally, will be demonstrating their lumberjack skills, including overhand and underhand chop, ax throwing, and cross cut sawing.

Best 4th in the NorthTiconderoga, N.Y. – The Ticonderoga Best 4th In The North Committee, a subcommittee of the Ticonderoga Montcalm Street Partnership (TMSP) is thrilled to announce they will host a 2017 New Year’s Eve Celebration on December 31st, 2017 from 7:00 PM – 1:00 AM at the Best Western Ticonderoga. Proceeds of the event will benefit the Best 4th In The North Celebration.

Casa LargaRochester, NY – Casa Larga’s annual harvest celebration will be held Sunday, September 17, 2017 from 11:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m., rain or shine at Casa Larga Vineyards in Fairport, NY.

It began, and continues to be, a way to celebrate and kick off harvest time at the winery and highlight the Colaruotolo family’s Italian heritage. The Festival is best known for the authentic old-world grape stomping that earned it the name of “Purple Foot.”…