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We Are NYInclusive and Accessible Day of Family-Friendly Recreation and Fun at State Parks and Public Lands on Saturday, June 11

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that 'Get Outdoors & Get Together Day' events will be held at 21 select locations across New York State on Saturday, June 11. The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation and the State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, in partnership with the Office for People with Developmental Disabilities and the Division of Veterans' Services, are hosting free and low-cost events to connect people to nature and provide increased access to the outdoors. Get Outdoors & Get Together Day will bring people of all abilities, ages, identities and backgrounds together for fun, healthy activities as part of the launch of a new Governor's initiative to broaden the diversity of users and ensure inclusivity of access to state public lands.

ORDA logoLake Placid, NY – New York State’s Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) announces opening dates and times for summer activities at the Mt Van Hoevenberg and the Olympic Jumping Complex in Lake Placid. 

Skyride Experience

Feel the woosh of ski jumpers just feet away, launching themselves the length of a football field. Explore the jumps and towers while riding with friends and family on an eight-person gondola. Then take the glass-enclosed elevator to the observation deck of the HS 128 meter ski jump tower for panoramic views. Venue: Olympic Jumping Complex. Open: Daily from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm, beginning May 20, 2022.

ORDA logoVeterans' Memorial Highway to Open May 20

Lake Placid, NY – New York State’s Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) announces opening dates and times for a slate of popular summer activities at Whiteface Mountain. 

Veterans’ Memorial Highway

A historic eight-mile highway to the top of the only Adirondack peak accessible by car. At the top, visitors can explore a castle built of local stone, dine at the Castle’s 4610’ Grill, find a souvenir at the Castle Gift Shop, and take a short hike to the rocky summit of Whiteface, or alternatively, ride a fully accessible elevator carved deep inside the mountain. The summit offers 360-degree panoramic views of the Adirondacks, Vermont, and even Canada.

ORDA logoNorth Creek, NY – New York State’s Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) announces opening dates and times for summer activities at Gore Mountain. 

Scenic Skyrides – Northwoods Gondola

Gore’s Northwoods Gondola is a highly accessible and stunning way to enjoy summer in the mountains, whether for as little as a half-hour or an entire day. The eight-passenger cabins easily accommodate mountain bikes, strollers, wheelchairs, and walkers, and the ride is ideal for small children and those timid of heights. Enjoy spectacular views of the High Peaks and southern Adirondacks, bring a picnic lunch, and walk along the summit.

World War I and the End of the Gilded AgeFree Admission for Veterans and Active Service People

Monday, May 30, Memorial Day, at 1:00 PM

Staatsburg, N.Y. (5/19/22) —  To commemorate Memorial Day, Staatsburgh State Historic Site will present its special theme tour of the mansion, “World War I and the End of the Gilded Age” on Monday, May 30, at 1:00pm.  Reservations are required: www.bookeo.com/StaatsburghSHS. The cost is $10; $8 for students and seniors; children 12 and under are free.

All are welcome to join this tour. To honor those who serve, or who have served, in the United States military, The Friends of Mills at Staatsburgh, the community-led support group of Staatsburgh State Historic Site, will offer free admission to this special tour for veterans, active-duty service people, people in the reserves, and their immediate family members:…

Memorial Day Weekend 2022 - Ft. TiconderogaLearn how the American Army in 1777 defended liberty at this iconic site

Ticonderoga, NY - Fort Ticonderoga will pay tribute to the men and women who lost their lives in service to their country during the American Revolution. Discover the story of the American Army in 1777 and how it prepared to defend liberty at Ticonderoga through living history programs and demonstrations throughout Memorial Day weekend, Saturday and Sunday, May 28-29, 2022.

EA-18G GrowlersSpecial Promotional Raffle Qualifies Paying Museum Guests to Win CWU Flight Jacket!

Farmingdale, NY - In observance of Memorial Day Weekend, American Airpower Museum (AAM) continues their historic participation in the Jones Beach Air Show, flying their fabled "Arsenal of Democracy" warbirds over Jones Beach on Saturday, May 28th and Sunday, May 29th!  AAM’s fleet of iconic and meticulously restored military aircraft will include a B-25 Mitchell Bomber, Douglas C-47 Skytrain troop transport, Grumman TBM Avenger Torpedo Bomber, P-51D Mustang Fighter, Curtiss P-40 Warhawk Fighter, and two AT-6 Texan trainers.  Three EA-18G Growlers will once again be in attendance, subject to other military commitments.

Hyde Hall openingCooperstown, NY – Hyde Hall and Glimmerglass State Park open for the 2022 season on Saturday, May 28th with a new community celebration, the Hyde Hall and Glimmerglass State Park Block Party. The event marks the start of our area’s summer season and offers opportunities for the whole family from 10 AM - 3 PM. Twenty local organizations will participate with activities, animals, crafts, free programs, nature walks, and music around Hyde Hall’s campus and around Glimmerglass State Park.

Yvette Janine Jackson self-portraitNew sound art exhibition opens Saturday, May 21

Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (May 12, 2022) — The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College announces the next installation in its long-running sound art series: Elevator Music 43: Yvette Janine Jackson—Destination Freedom opens Saturday, May 21, and runs through October 2, 2022.

Destination Freedom is an immersive electroacoustic composition that takes listeners on a journey in search of freedom: from the hull of a 19th-century slave ship, across time, to a place in the imaginative future. Using history as a mirror for contemporary social issues, …

Australian Cinema Pioneering Women - MoMIFeaturing films directed by women in the 1980s and ’90s, kicked off by Gillian Armstrong’s 1979 film My Brilliant Career, the first Australian feature directed by a woman since the 1930s

July 21 - August 14

Astoria, New York, May 13, 2022 — From July 21 to August 14, Museum of the Moving Image will present the 20-film series Pioneering Women in Australian Cinema, featuring visionary independent female artists who, in the 1980s and ’90s, helped define a new era in the region’s cinema. It includes both feature films and shorts by a diverse set of filmmakers including Gillian Armstrong, Clara Law, Jane Campion, Tracey Moffatt, Ann Turner, Ana Kokkinos, Nadia Tass, Corinne Cantrill, Margot Nash, Jocelyn Moorhouse, and others—bringing together the work of widely celebrated directors and others who remain unknown to American audiences. Most of the films will be imported from Australia, offering a rare opportunity for these works to be seen in the United States. This series is co-presented with the Australian International Screen Forum.