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Ice Castles Odyssey

Lake George, N.Y. – The winter of 2021-22 promises to be unlike no other in the Lake George Area as Ice Castles brings its breathtaking display of sculptures, caverns, ice slides, lighting and more to Charles Wood Park’s Festival Space. 

This fabulous new winter event that has drawn hundreds of thousands of visitors to numerous communities around the country with breathtaking ice displays, which feature LED lights that change color.

Historic Huguenot Street presents chamber ensembleSunday, October 3, 2021

New Paltz, N.Y. – Historic Huguenot Street presents chamber ensemble Hudson Valley Baroque in a concert featuring music of Elizabeth Jaquet de la Guerre (1665 - 1729), Antonio Vivaldi (1768 - 1741), Jean-Baptiste Loeillet (1680 - 1730), Alessandro Scarlatti (1660 - 1725), and Jacques-Martin Hotteterre (1674 - 1763).  The ensemble members are Joël Evans (oboe, SUNY New Paltz Music Department faculty), Gregory Bynum (recorder, SUNY New Paltz School of Education faculty), Susan Seligman (cello, SUNY New Paltz Music Department faculty), and Ruthanne Schempf (harpsichord, SUNY New Paltz Music Department Faculty). The concert will take place Sunday, October 3, 2021 at 4 p.m.

Wayne County Apple TourMonth-long harvest celebration kicks off in October

Wayne County, N.Y. - The award-winning Wayne County Apple Tasting Tour returns for the 24th year this October. As the largest apple-producing county in New York State, apple lovers across western and central New York have enjoyed Wayne County’s fall celebration since 1997. All month long, visitors are invited to pick fresh apples, admire the fall colors and enjoy time together having family fun. With activities ranging from corn mazes and tractor rides to wine and cider tastings, there’s plenty for friends, couples, and even Mom and Dad to enjoy.

Stanley Kubrick - 2001Complete Kubrick film retrospective also extended through October 17, with added screenings of 2001: A Space Odyssey

New York, New York, September 21, 2021 — The major exhibition Envisioning 2001: Stanley Kubrick’s Space Odyssey, which explores the making of the visionary 1968 sci-fi masterpiece 2001: A Space Odyssey, will be extended for three additional weekends, closing on Sunday, October 17, it was announced today by Museum of the Moving Image. In addition, the accompanying Complete Kubrick film retrospective will be also extended, culminating with the films A Clockwork Orange, which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year; Barry Lyndon; the 2020 documentary Kubrick by Kubrick; and added screenings of 2001: A Space Odyssey, including select 70mm presentations.

Schnectady County Historical Society Candleight ToursSchenectady, N.Y. -- The Schenectady County Historical Socity has announced Registration for this year's Candlelight Tours is now open. Consider it your own personal meet-and-greet with the Stockade's witches, spirits, and ghouls; we know our undead neighbors will be happy to see you.

Thursday and Friday evenings in October, join us for spooky tales of Schenectady's haunting past!  We'll explore the historic Stockade after dark, and discover the neighborhood’s most blood-curdling ghost stories.

Burning BrighterIn-Person: Weekend of Friday, October 1-Sunday, October 3, 2021 
Online Nationwide: Sunday, October 3-Sunday, October 10, 2021 

New York, N.Y. -- The French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF) is proud to present Burning Brighter, a film festival celebrating the remarkable diversity of emerging voices in French cinema. This special program features recent prize-winning films by new French filmmakers. Conceived with The Edmond de Rothschild Foundations, this program highlights the critical importance of the arts in exploring the perspectives of different communities. …

New York ForwardAnglers of All Abilities Encouraged to Cast a Line, Experience Benefits of Fishing on Annual Free Fishing Day

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced New York's fifth Free Fishing Day of the year is on Saturday, Sept. 25, coinciding with National Hunting and Fishing Day, which is celebrated annually to promote outdoor activities like hunting, fishing, and target shooting. New York provides anglers with six Free Fishing Days each year.

TANG-ENERGY-38Soprano Lindsay Kesselman and Sandbox Percussion perform composition by Kenneth Frazelle

Video of world premiere performance a Tang, SPAC collaboration

Saratoga Springs, N.Y. — The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College and Saratoga Performing Arts Center present the world premiere of Energy in All Directions, composed by Kenneth Frazelle and performed by soprano Lindsay Kesselman and New York City-based ensemble Sandbox Percussion. 

Recorded in the exhibition of the same name that inspired Frazelle’s composition, the performance can be viewed on the Tang Teaching Museum’s website beginning Wednesday, September 8, at https://tang.skidmore.edu/exhibitions/276-energy-in-all-directions#performance.

Heritage, Harvest, & Horse FestivalHead to Upstate New York’s most exciting historic destination on October 2 for a Saturday filled with fall-themed family fun 

Ticonderoga, NY — Join Fort Ticonderoga on October 2 for a full day of autumn fun at the annual Heritage, Harvest, & Horse Festival. Set in the midst of the King’s Garden heirloom apple trees with a backdrop of majestic mountains and Lake Champlain, guests will experience the beautiful fall foliage while enjoying local food and drink at the farmer’s market, plus a family favorite: animal meet and greets. …

New York ForwardWill Return to 13-Day Run Next Year to Support Increased Participation by Fairgoers, Vendors, and Exhibitors

Governor Directs Review of Opportunities to Improve Youth and Agricultural Programming; Marketing and Promotion for County Fairs; and State Fair's Smoking Policy

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced that the Great New York State Fair will return in 2022 as a 13-day event, running from Wednesday, August 24 to Labor Day, Monday, September 5. The return to a 13-day event will allow for greater participation of fairgoers and vendors at not only the New York State Fair, but also at a number of the State's county fairs that had coinciding schedules. 

The Governor also directed a review to assess support, growth and revitalization opportunities for all fairs in New York as the State moves into the next fair season. Department of Agriculture and Markets Commissioner Richard A. Ball will work with county fairs to evaluate ways to increase marketing and promotion of county fairs, as well as opportunities to improve youth and agricultural programming initiatives at all fairs statewide, including the State Fair. The review will also examine the State Fair's smoking policy, considering fairgoer feedback and experience.