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Happy Birthday, Mr. Douglass!Seneca Falls, N.Y. –Women’s Rights National Historical Park is proud to share in the nationwide celebration of Frederick Douglass’ 200th Birthday.  On Saturday, February 17, 2018  at 2:00 p.m. Join Nathan Richardson and Melinda Grube as Frederick Douglass and Elizabeth Cady Stanton while they discuss Mr. Douglass’ life-long battle for Women’s Rights, the relationship between the two historical giants, and the temporary halt of their relationship upon the passage of the 15th Amendment. …

Brotherhood WineryThe Hudson Valley offers scenic vistas and unique venues for couples tying the knot

Orange County, N.Y. (February 5, 2018) – Love is in the air and finding the perfect place to say, “I do,” has never been easier in the Hudson Valley. From upscale barns and charming B&Bs to historic wineries, picturesque riverboats, and scenic open-air locations, Orange County, N.Y. provides endless inspiration for couples planning a wedding.

NPSSeneca Falls, NY-- What better way to celebrate Black History Month and the Harlem-Renaissance writer Langston Hughes-affectionately known as Shakespeare in Harlem- than two, hour long, one-person-dramatic renditions of Langston Hughes’ poems and short stories at Women’s Rights National Historical Park on February 24, 2018?   Performances will be held at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. in the Wesleyan Chapel located at 136 Fall Street in Seneca Falls, New York.  Each show will be followed by a question and answer session.   Performances are free and open to the public.  In addition, they appropriate for all ages.

Hudson Highlands Nature Museum Owl ProwlCornwall, NY -  The Hudson Highlands Nature Museum is excited to once again offer its popular Owl Prowl programs. This year, choose from two sessions on Saturday, February 17 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Wildlife Education Center, 25 Boulevard, Cornwall-on-Hudson, or on Sunday, February 18 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Outdoor Discovery Center, on Muser drive, across from 174 Angola Rd, Cornwall.

Ganondagan logoCommunity invited to participate in traditional winter games, both indoors and out

Victor, N.Y.—From Iroquois social dancing to storytelling, and from snowsnake to dog sled demonstrations, Ganondagan State Historic Site in Victor, NY offers a day of traditional, participatory Native American Winter Games on Saturday, February 24 from 10 am - 4 pm. Suggested donation is $10/family; $5/person, with a separate fee and registration for “Furry Friends and Turtle Tales.” Food for purchase includes Iroquois White Corn pancakes, locally-sourced real maple syrup, and sausages.

Maple Weekends 2018The 2018 Maple Weekends brochure listing 17 sugarmakers, four pancake breakfast sites, the American Maple Museum and the Fourth Annual Maple Sap Run and Walk in Jefferson, Lewis, Oneida and Oswego counties is now available. Send a self-addressed, stamped, letter-size envelope to Steve Rogers, Bear Creek Farm, PO Box 853, Pierrepont Manor, NY 13674 to receive a free brochure.

Syracuse - WinterSyracuse, NY – Get some new ink or show off what you have at the oldest tattoo show in the country. The 32nd annual AM-Jam Tattoo Expo will offer demonstrations, competitions and seminars during three “ink-filled” days. Witness over 100 international and locally known working artists practice their craft. Check out more than 36 tattoo daily competitions.

Museum of Chinese in America logoCelebration Combines Festivities, History and Culture to Support MOCA’s Education Programs on Chinese American heritage

New York, NY- The Museum of Chinese in America (MOCA) announces the launch of MOCA FEST 2018 to welcome the Year of the Dog and the start of year 4716 on the Chinese calendar. From now until March 3, MOCA will feature special Lunar New Year programs, speakers, exhibits, children’s activities, a Family Festival, walking tours of historic Chinatown, exclusive access to MOCA’s Collections, and the return of MOCA’s popular Night Market showcasing cuisine from famed Chinese American chefs.

Indie Cade EastThe 2018 edition, a celebration of IndieCade’s tenth anniversary, launches an exhibition featuring influential indie games and designers championed by the organization in the past decade

Astoria, New York — IndieCade™, the nation's premier independent video game festival, and Museum of the Moving Image, the nation's only museum devoted to film, television, and digital media, will partner for a fifth year to present IndieCade East from February 16 through 18, 2018 at Museum of the Moving Image in New York City.