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Rockland County TourismRockland County, N.Y. – What’s spring and summer without weekends full of fun events? Even better, Rockland County, which is just 30 miles outside of Manhattan, hosts a variety of events that are perfect destinations for one-day getaways to the lower Hudson Valley. Save the date—or buy tickets now—for these annual celebrations of music, art, food, outdoors, and more. 

National Racing Museum and Hall of FameSaratoga Springs, N.Y. — As part of its popular ongoing farm tour series, the National Museum of Racing and Hall of Fame will present a special event at Old Friends at Cabin Creek: The Bobby Frankel Division, on Friday, May 11. The experience begins at 11 a.m. at Old Friends, the only thoroughbred retirement farm in Saratoga County.

Basilica Soundscape 2018Haxan Cloak x Nick Zinner, Grouper, Wax Idols, Spellling, Lightning Bolt and L’Rain among first names announced for Basilica SoundScape

HUDSON, NY - Multidisciplinary arts center Basilica Hudson has announced the first round of artists for its annual Basilica SoundScape festival of music and art, with Haxan Cloak x Nick Zinner, Grouper, Spellling, Lightning Bolt and L’Rain among the highlights. Now in its seventh year, the event - which is programmed in collaboration with The Creative Independent and Varyer - will feature a lineup of innovative and independent artists from music, art and literature.

Saturday, May 5, 2018

Hyde HallCooperstown, N.Y. – John Bower, Hyde Hall Marketing Manager, will present an illustrated discussion of the history and preservation of Historic Hyde Hall, a fifty-room mansion designed by Albany's celebrated architect Phillip Hooker.  This National Landmark and New York State Historic Site was built between 1817 and 1834 by George T. Clarke and served as home to five generations of the Clark Family.

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts logoBe Among The Lucky Few to Sleepover Inside The Museum’s Main Exhibit On May 11th

Bethel, NY (May 1, 2018) –  The Museum at Bethel Woods will host A Night At The Museum, inviting families to enjoy an overnight experience in the immersive exhibit that brings to life the sights, sounds, and experiences of the 1960s.

On Friday, May 11, children – ages 6 through 13 accompanied by an adult – can explore The Museum’s main exhibit, hear the sounds of the infamous Woodstock festival, catch a screening of the musical film Sing, gather around the beanbags for story time, and then fall asleep under a groovy museum sky.

EAT ADK Restaurant WeekRestaurants in Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake, Wilmington, and Harrietstown to Participate 

Lake Placid, NY – The region will host the third annual Eat ADK Restaurant Week from Thursday, May 3, 2018 through Thursday, May 10, 2018. This year’s event features restaurants from five communities: Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, Tupper Lake, Harrietstown and Wilmington. 

Thirty-six restaurants will offer three course dinners at fixed price points of $15, $20, or $30.

Nitrate Picture ShowThe annual film festival is being funded with support from the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and Imagine Monroe (powered by COMIDA)

Rochester, N.Y., April 30, 2018—The George Eastman Museum will present the 4th Nitrate Picture Show on May 4–6, 2018, at the Dryden Theatre in Rochester, NY.  The 4th Nitrate Picture Show has been generously funded by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and Imagine Monroe (powered by COMIDA).  The schedule for this year’s festival includes ten programs of feature-length and short films from eleven international archives and collections. The titles in this year’s lineup will be revealed at 9 a.m. on Friday, May 4.

Wild America Nature FestivalGet Ready for a Wild Summer! 

Panama, N.Y. – Roger Tory Peterson’s Wild America Nature Festival is returning to Panama Rocks for its second year on July 28 & 29 – the last weekend of July. Headlining the event are Roger Tory Peterson’s son, Lee Peterson, nationally best-selling author Jennifer Ackerman, and famous animal expert Jeff Musial (with his animals).

Plein Air FestivalGlens Falls, N.Y. — Ann Larsen has worked as a professional artist for more than thirty-five years. In that time, she has seen a lot of changes, but one thing has changed the landscape of her career more than anything else.

"Until the Internet, I don't think I realized the opportunities," she said. "Before the Internet, you just didn't know where to turn for the opportunity to be in a gallery or to be in a show."

Larsen, a Great Sacandaga Lake-based plein air artist, is juror for The Hyde Collection's Plein Air Festival, which runs Thursday, August 9, through Sunday, August 12, and is offered in conjunction with Plein Air Adirondack. The three-day festival starts with a lecture by Larsen and culminates with the Museum's annual Community Day.