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The Wild to Mild American Mustangs of Rose Hill RanchSeneca Falls, N.Y. – Every August the Rodman Lott and Son Farms' family in Seneca Falls, NY, makes 300 acres available for the largest outdoor agricultural trade show in the northeastern U.S. The exhibits and demonstrations at the show are not just for farmers but for anyone interested in rural living. This year's event is set for August 7-9, 2018. 

Hyde Community DayNoon to 5 pm Sunday, August 12

Glens Falls, N.Y.—For this year's Community Day, The Hyde Collection is taking fine art to the streets, then back to the Museum. From noon to 5 pm Sunday, August 12, Community Day includes a friendly family competition, a scavenger hunt adventure, tours, and more — and serves as the culmination of the Museum’s inaugural Plein Air Festival, three days of artists painting al fresco throughout downtown Glens Falls.

nan-goldin-kennySaratoga Springs, N.Y. — The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College announces the opening of a new exhibition, They’re, Their, There, which explores visual representations of queerness. The exhibition runs from Saturday, July 28, through Sunday September 30.

The works in the exhibition illustrate some of the various expression through which queer individuals combat stigmatization and assert empowered identities.

Happiness Hour at The StrongRochester, N.Y.—Adults age 21 and older are invited to enroll in space camp and enjoy science-fiction fun during the Happiest Hour at The Strong museum on Wednesday, August 15, from 5:30 to 9:30 p.m. All proceeds from this event support The Strong’s educational mission and community outreach programs.

Enjoy a sampling of bar-style snacks courtesy of Salena’s Mexican Restaurant and cash bars featuring the local beers of Roc Brewing.

Tupper Lake TinmanTupper Lake, N.Y. — In 2018 Tupper Lake Tinman participants contributed $312,650 in direct spending to the region according to this year’s survey and direct expenditure results. One of the longest-running triathlons in the U.S., the race celebrated its 36th year with a field of 504 athletes on June 23. 

The survey, which was sponsored by the Tupper Lake Chamber of Commerce and the Regional Office of Sustainable Tourism (ROOST), was distributed to this year’s race participants via email and by a notification in their race packet. …

Syracuse - Do Your ThingSyracuse, N.Y.  - The Teddy Bear Artist Invitational is one of the premier events showcasing soft sculpture artists in the United States. This year the showcase returns to Syracuse on August 16th with the theme “A Hallmark Moment.” The event will also serve as a fundraiser in support of the endangered species programs at the Rosemond Gifford Zoo.

Cooperstown Summer Music FestivalCooperstown, N.Y. – You can sing in the shower and whistle while you work, but can you perform an opera while baking a cake?

Mezzo-soprano Samantha Malk will attempt that feat when she performs Leo Hoiby’s Bon Appétit!, a one-woman opera based on Julia Child’s beloved cooking show, at the Otesaga Resort Hotel on Monday August 20 at 7:30pm. While accompanied by woodwind quintet and piano, Ms. Malk will whip up a cake – using real ingredients – right in front of the audience’s eyes.

NYS Parks, Recreation, Historic Preservation Germantown, N.Y. – On Saturday, August 4 at 3:00 p.m. Clermont State Historic Site will present “Luminarium Dance Company in Concert: Exploring Female Identity at Clermont”. Company founders Merli V. Guerra and Kimberleigh A. Holman have created two new pieces of dance exclusively for Clermont, exploring the lives of women who called Clermont home and the Livingstons’ relationship to the landscape.

Hyde Collection late night eventsGlens Falls, N.Y. —For the third year in a row, The Hyde Collection will stay open late Thursday evenings in August to present special programming in the Hyde Night Out series. 

This year's Hyde Night Out kicked off at last week's Art Battle, which challenged seven teams to create works of art from JUST Water recyclables. The series continues August 2 with Clue at The Hyde, a special mystery tour; August 9 with a lecture, Plein Air: Perception and Passion; and wraps up August 16 with Beyond the Practice, a yoga event.

Massena Civil War WeekendMassena, N.Y. - Yanks and Johnny Rebs will be at it again during the St. Lawrence County Historical Association’s annual Civil War Reenactment Weekend at Robert Moses State Park, Massena.  The sights and sounds of the Civil War will fill the air at the 17th annual Civil War Reenactment Saturday and Sunday July 28-29. The event is sponsored by SeaComm Federal Credit Union, with additional support from Niles Asset Management, Stewart’s Shops, A#1 King’s Buffet of Massena, St. Lawrence Federal Credit Union, Jock Pest Control, the Blue Spruce Motel, AMVETS Post #265 (Parishville), and VFW Post 6338 (Gouverneur).

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