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SPAC - 2020Winter Fundraiser Supports SPAC’s Educational Programming in the Region

Featuring Live Music by Grand Central Station, Interactive Entertainment, Cuisine by Mazzone Hospitality, Open Bar, Raffles, New VIP Experiences, and more  

 Saratoga Springs, NY (January 27, 2020) – The Saratoga Performing Arts Center’s Junior Committee announces the 10th Annual Winter Ball “The Future is Now,” which will teleport guests into a futuristic utopia filled with celestial and cyberistic décor, cocktails and activities. Held at the Hall of Springs, the event is slated for Saturday, March 7 at 7 p.m., and is a fundraiser to support SPAC’s educational programming, which last year reached more than 49,000 individuals.

Coffee with Cinnamon (Dirs. Glenda Ninácio, Ary Rosa. 2017) / Courtesy of Rosza FilmesFebruary 8–9, 2020

Astoria, N.Y. (January 22, 2020) — Throughout Latin America, women struggle to crack the glass ceiling. Yet despite historical prejudice and ultra-conservative backlash, a new generation of Brazilian women have broken through, producing bold, politically engaged, formally adventurous works of cinema. Organized by film critic Ela Bittencourt and co-presented with Cinema Tropical, the Museum of the Moving Image’s screening series Visions of Resistance: Recent Films by Brazilian Women Directors spotlights recent documentary and hybrid films, and those with a particular focus on the lives of black Brazilians. Brought together for the first time, this diverse selection celebrates women as agents of change and artists.

James TaylorTickets on-sale to General Public Friday, February 7th

Bethel, N.Y. – Bethel Woods Center for the Arts has announced that legendary singer-songwriter James Taylor will perform at the historic site of the 1969 Woodstock festival on Friday, June 19th with special guest Jackson Browne.

Tickets will go on-sale to the public on Friday, February 7th at 10:00 AM at www.BethelWoodsCenter.org, www.Ticketmaster.com, Ticketmaster outlets, or by phone at 1-800-653-8000.

Freihofer's Saratoga Jazz FestivalFreihofer’s Jazz Fest Friday, Presented by Times Union to Kick-Off Weekend with Local Musicians and Jazz-Themed Events in Saratoga Springs, Fri, June 26

Saratoga Springs, NY (January 27, 2020) – The 2020 Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival features a remarkable roster of twenty-four musical groups, highlighted by multiple Grammy® Award winners and current 2020 Grammy-nominated artists, hosting a rich array of talent encompassing generations of musical heritage, stellar newcomer status and star-studded notoriety.  With sixteen exciting Festival debut performances including Nile Rodgers & CHIC, Kool & The Gang, Ranky Tanky and Tiempo Libre - Freihofer’s Saratoga Jazz Festival is poised to be a must-stop destination on the 2020 festival trail, touting two days of top notch concerts ranging from jazz to roots, funk, blues and beyond.

David Brooks_Playhouse bird blind_drawing“The Great Bird Blind Debate”

Oyster Bay, N.Y. – Planting Fields Foundation (“Planting Fields” or “the Foundation”) and New York State Parks Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation are pleased to announce the exhibition, The Great Bird Blind Debate by artists Mark Dion and David Brooks, opening May 16 and on view through December 2020.  The first of its kind at Planting Fields, the exhibition ushers in the Foundation’s new Catalyst program created to bring newly commissioned work by living artists to the site.

Washington's Birthday CelebrationNewburgh, NY (January 24, 2020) – Help us celebrate General George Washington’s birthday– his 288th–at Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site. As one of the critical figures in our country’s birth, one or two days honoring him just isn’t enough; we do THREE days-February 15th, 16th and 17th, from 12 PM until 4 PM each day. Admission is free for all those three days, though donations are accepted.

Sing “Happy Birthday” to the General (reenactor John Koopman) as he cuts into his birthday cake, officially starting the day’s festivities. Have a piece of cake and prepare to enjoy all that each day offers: demonstrations, topical talks, historical presentations and a take-home craft.

ORDA logoGala, Dinner Show and Fundraiser Planned for February 18th    

Lake Placid Celebrates 40th Anniversary of the 1980 Olympic Winter Games February 13-23, 2020

Lake Placid, N.Y. – On February 18, 2020, members of the 1980 Olympic Figure Skating Team return to the Lake Placid Olympic Center and Olympic Oval to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the XIII Olympic Winter Games

Olympic 1984 gold medalist and 1980 Team USA Olympic Flag Bearer, Scott Hamilton will host the day’s events that start with a 10 a.m. press-breakfast at the Convention Center. This is followed by a 3 p.m. charity skate-a-thon and culminating with an evening gala and dinner at 7 p.m. and show in the Olympic Center, at 8 p.m.

WerifesteriaCrua Outdoors is hosting a gathering for the outdoors community. Suitable for families, groups and solo travelers.

Adirondack Park, N.Y. A new celebration dedicated to spending time enjoying the magic of the outdoor lifestyle is coming to the Adirondacks this summer. On July 31, August 1 and August 2, Crua Outdoors, in partnership with Paul Smith's College, is hosting the inaugural Werifesteria by Crua Outdoors event. …

Mirror Lake Inn Resort & SpaSilent auction to be held benefitting the Lake Placid Olympic Museum

Lake Placid, N.Y. – The United States hockey team shocks Russia and the rest of the world in the Lake Placid Olympic Center en route to Olympic gold. Eric Heiden captures an unprecedented five gold medals on Lake Placid’s speed skating oval. The closest cross-country ski race in history occurs at Mount Van Hoevenberg outside Lake Placid.

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