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Brooklyn Botanic Garden plant saleBrooklyn, NY - Brooklyn Botanic Garden’s (BBG) Plant Sale returns this year on May 10, 2018, with a Members’ Preview on May 9.  New York–area gardeners of all levels flock to the annual sale for its wide selection of locally grown, hand-selected plants. The Brooklyn Botanic Garden Auxiliary, which celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2017, has sponsored the Plant Sale for 65 years.

© 2018 The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc. / Licensed by Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York Photograph courtesy of SUNY New PaltzNew Paltz, N.Y. – The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at SUNY New Paltz and the Frances Lehman Loeb Art Center at Vassar College will co-host a two-day symposium titled “Displaying Warhol: Exhibition as Interpretation,” focusing on the history and significance of different approaches to exhibiting the work of Andy Warhol.

The symposium begins with an evening keynote on Thursday, April 12, at Vassar College, and will continue with a day-long program featuring panels, lectures and multimedia presentations at SUNY New Paltz on Friday, April 13.

Shawangunk Wine TrailSay hello to spring with fairs and festivals in the Hudson Valley

Orange County, N.Y. – Celebrate the beauty and flavors of the Hudson Valley region at unique spring festivals and fairs in Orange County, N.Y. From scrumptious mac and cheese samplings to eco-friendly Earth Day activities, there’s something special for every age and taste, just one hour north of New York City.

Orange County Tourism’s staff recommends taking a look at their full events calendar to explore additional happenings for your springtime getaway. Make your visit even more unforgettable with overnight accommodations at one of Orange County’s select hotels or cozy inns.

Xerox Rochester International Jazz FestivalNine Days, 300+ Shows, 20 Venues, 94 Free Events 

Rochester, NY—March 20, 2018Xerox Rochester International Jazz Festival (XRIJF) producers John Nugent and Marc Iacona today announced the complete lineup for the festival’s 17th Edition. The nine-day festival returns to Rochester June 22 to June 30 presenting more than 1500 artists from around the world in 300-plus shows at 20 venues.

The 2018 Festival is presented in three series the Club Pass series with 214 shows, the headliner series of six shows and 94 free shows and events all held in Rochester’s East End Cultural and Entertainment District. …

Corning Museum of Glass - CanalsideCanalside is a Proud Partner of GlassBarge during the Erie Canal Bicentennial Celebration

Buffalo, NY, March 15, 2018—The Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG) and Canalside today announced that the 2018 GlassBarge tour will visit Buffalo, docking at Canalside on August 3-5. As the 2018 signature event for the statewide celebration of the Erie Canal Bicentennial, GlassBarge will offer free public glassmaking demonstrations at each scheduled stop during its four-month tour.

A glassblower on the GlassBargeCorning, NY, March 15, 2018—The Corning Museum of Glass (CMoG) today announced the schedule for GlassBarge, which will offer free public glassmaking demonstrations at each scheduled stop during its four-month tour, launching on May 17 in Brooklyn Bridge Park. It will then travel north on the Hudson, then westward along the Erie Canal before making its way to the Finger Lakes. It will stop at ports in Yonkers, Poughkeepsie, Kingston, Albany, Little Falls, Sylvan Beach, Baldwinsville, Fairport, Lockport, Buffalo, Medina, Brockport, Pittsford, Seneca Falls, and Watkins Glen. A ceremonial last leg of the trip will take place by land, concluding in Corning with a community-wide celebration on September 22.

Sesquicentennial ScrapbookScheduled for Saturday, March 24

Utica, N.Y. - Joe Kelly's Sesquicentennial Scrapbook celebrates Utica's history in a series of fun and entertaining vignettes. The booklet was originally written for a weekly column in the Observer-Dispatch to commemorate the city's 150th anniversary. A lot has changed in since the city’s sesquicentennial, but Utica’s history hasn’t. Join Joe Kelly to discuss and sign copies of the 35th Anniversary Edition of his popular book. This program takes place in the Oneida County History Center’s main gallery on Saturday, March 24 starting at 1:00 PM.

Guillermo GalindoGuillermo Galindo makes instruments out of discarded objects found along the Mexico-U.S. border

Saratoga Springs, NY (March 13, 2018) — The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College is pleased to announce a special performance of Sonic Borders II on Tuesday, March 20, at 6 p.m. by experimental composer, multimedia artist, and performance artist Guillermo Galindo.

Lake Ontario Wine Trail - Roll Out the BarrelsLake Ontario Wine Trail, Williamson, NY -- The Lake Ontario Wine Trail is hosting their first and most popular event for 2018.  The 8th annual “Roll Out The Barrels” event will take place on Saturday and Sunday, April 7th and 8th from 11am – 6pm. Guests will enjoy special access to pre-released or newly released wines, spirits and ciders before they hit the tasting room shelves.

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