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Dutch Connection _ConservatoryFloral display will expand to three weeks for 2021; virtual offerings will enhance the experience

Rochester, N.Y., January 26, 2021—The George Eastman Museum will bring an early dose of spring to Rochester this February with its annual Dutch Connection floral show. The display will open to the public on February 5 and will remain on view for three weeks. The annual show is a welcome treat in the midst of winter, with thousands of tulips, hyacinths, daffodils, amaryllis, freesias, and spring annuals in various vibrant shades filling areas of George Eastman’s historic mansion. Tropical orchids courtesy of the Genesee Region Orchid Society will also be on display throughout the mansion. Dutch Connection will be on view through February 28.

Brooklyn Botanic Garden - Winter Sound WalksSite-specific sound walks and installations by Gelsey Bell and Joseph White, Brian House and Ben Rubin, and Michael Gordon

Brooklyn, NY—This winter, Brooklyn Botanic Garden focuses its outdoor public programming on sound in the Garden, with site-specific original compositions and audio walks for visitors to experience at their own pace.

As part of the Art in the Garden series, BBG presents three works from January through May: Gelsey Bell and Joseph White’s Meander, Ben Rubin and Brian House’s Terminal Moraine, and a reprisal of Michael Gordon’s loved. Each work takes its inspiration from the Garden and the temporal sensations one experiences among its natural features, both ancient and fleeting.

Orange County TourismGrab your loved one, or best friends, for a night on the town this Valentine’s Day Season

Orange County, N.Y. (January 20, 2021) – Valentine’s Day is the most romantic holiday of the year, and the heart of the Hudson Valley beats for those looking to celebrate the occasion. Whether you prefer to wine and dine or shop til you drop, Orange County, N.Y. offers a variety of Valentine’s Day and week-inspired events for couples, singles, and friends. Across the county, discover events that highlight the best of the region’s sights, sounds, and tastes to celebrate a night to remember.

Lake George Area WinterfestLake George, N.Y. — Wristbands are on sale now at www.lakegeorgewinterfest.com for Lake George’s newest event, Winterfest, planned for the four weekends of February, welcoming visitors to enjoy socially-distanced safe outdoor events such as cross-country skiing, snowmobiling, winter “fat tire” mountain biking, axe throwing, dog sled rides and more while they dine and relax in the Lake George area.

A wristband is just $30 and with it comes your choice of adventure, plus access to horse-drawn carriage rides around Lake George, hot cocoa stations, 15% off your hotel stay and 10% off at many participating restaurants, which are all listed on the website. Many of the restaurants offer takeout and delivery options. Children’s wristbands are just $15.

Antique Boat Museum logoClayton, NY (January 14, 2021) – In light of the uncertainties caused by surging cases of COVID19 over the past few months, the Antique Boat Museum will be limiting roster sizes for this winter’s inperson session of The Captain School. Instructed once again by Captain Michael Gerviss, class will take place 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday beginning February 22nd and will conclude with testing on Saturday, March 6th. Online registration is now open on “The Captain School @ ABM” page under the Education dropdown menu at abm.org. Strict COVID-19 protocols, including a temperature check, questionnaire, social distancing and face coverings will be required for all students and instructors.

Nature Sunday_Snowshoes resizeMumford, NY, January 7, 2021-- Despite our tendencies toward hibernation, winter is the perfect time to enjoy the great outdoors, and Genesee Country Village & Museum is centrally located for a day out in nature. With over 600 acres of woodlands, meadows, ponds, and car-less paths, there are opportunities for walking, skiing, and snowshoeing along the trails and paths of the Museum. Starting now and running through the spring, Nature Sundays are a weekly opportunity to hike the trails, embark on a themed “story walk,” or visit the Nature Center lodge to learn more about the native plants and animals of the Genesee Valley, all in an open, physically-distanced environment.

Patricia YokumA Virtual Lecture Scheduled for Saturday, January 16, 2021 at 11:30 AM

Utica, N.Y. – Poles began to arrive in earnest in Utica in the 1880s. Their numbers grew throughout the next decades, capped only by the onset of World War I. This virtual talk by Patricia Bury Yocum looks at why the immigrants came, what they found, and where they worked. In putting down roots and raising families largely in West Utica, they created a distinct Polish presence and long legacy still extant.

This virtual program takes place on Saturday, January 16, 2021 starting at 11:30 am. This program is free and open to all. Advanced registration is required and can be completed at https://www.oneidacountyhistory.org/programs.html. Registrants will receive a link and instruction on how to join this online event after registration is complete.

Washington's HQ ChristmasNewburgh, NY (December 15, 2020) – Looking for something to do and some place to go with your family during the holiday season? Check out Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site in Newburgh. We will be open by reservation:             

Christmas:                   Saturday, December 26th

New Year’s:                Saturday, January 2nd

The site is open throughout the fall/winter with their regular schedule: Friday and Saturday, 11:00 am-3:00 pm. Tour Washington’s Headquarters and browse through the Museum. The grounds and “Around the Grounds,” a self-guided tour of the outdoor features of the site, will also be available.

2020 Pine Bush Perspectives Exhibit WalkAlbany, NY – The 2020 Pine Bush Perspectives juried photo exhibit is currently on display along the outdoor StoryWalk® path behind the Albany Pine Bush Preserve Discovery Center located at 195 New Karner Road in Albany. “A StoryWalk® is usually a children's book that is deconstructed and the pages are laminated. The pages of the book are then posted along a trail so that people read the story as they are walking along the trail,” explained Jackie Citriniti, Lead Educator and show designer. “We’re using it a little differently this winter”, she continued. “Previous Pine Bush Perspectives exhibits have been inside the Discovery Center, but due to limited hours and capacity we decided to move the exhibit outside and online.”…

Film About a Father WhoLynne Sachs: Between Thought and Expression coincides with the Virtual Cinema release of her new feature “Film About a Father Who”
January 13–31, 2021

New York, New York — Mixing documentary and experimental modes of filmmaking, the Brooklyn-based filmmaker Lynne Sachs has produced a celebrated body of work that spans more than 30 years. In her earliest films, she experimented with classical avant-garde techniques to explore both the body and the material of film itself; in recent years, Sachs has incorporated live performance and observational documentary to address personal and historical experiences—all while looking at the world through a feminist lens. Museum of the Moving Image will present the 20-film retrospective Lynne Sachs: Between Thought and Expression from January 13 through 31, 2021. The career-ranging survey, all presented online, will include Sachs’s acclaimed new film Film About a Father Who, which opens in MoMI’s Virtual Cinema on January 15.