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George Eastman Museum logoTemporary closures scheduled during construction

Rochester, N.Y., November 18, 2019—The George Eastman Museum has announced it will break ground on January 6, 2020, for a new visitor center, which includes construction of the ESL Federal Credit Union Pavilion. The visitor center project, which involves relocating the museum’s main entrance to the west side of the building, is the most significant structural change to the museum since the gallery and collections building was constructed in 1989. The project is expected to be complete by July 2020.

Ganondagan logoDancing, Food, Holiday Gift Market, Raffles, AND Iroquois Creation Story’s Skywoman, with Airigami’s visual storytelling addition

Victor, NY— Visitors to Friends of Ganondagan’s 2019 Native American Winter Arts Festival on Saturday, December 7 will experience the wide array of Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) living culture, but with a new and unusual twist, literally.

From 10 am - 4 pm, Ganondagan’s Seneca Art & Culture Center will host performances by Iroquois Social Dancers in regalia, storytelling, traditional foods, a silent auction, and a Native American artisan gift market. However, a new collaboration with Airigami—the artists who create large-scale installations entirely of balloons—will provide a unique visual, educational, and participatory storytelling addition to the day.

English VinglishNovember 21, 23 & 24

The festival is being presented in partnership with the University of Rochester, the Eastman School of Music, and Hamilton College 

Rochester, N.Y., November 15, 2019—The George Eastman Museum, in partnership with the University of Rochester, the Eastman School of Music, and Hamilton College will present Filmi Worlds: A Festival of Indian Cinema at the Dryden Theatre on November 21. The festival continues on November 23 and 24. This three-day film festival and symposium will combine film screenings, scholarly talks, and public conversations about South Asian film.

Eastman GingerbreadSweet Creations display opens to the public on November 8

Rochester, N.Y., November 1, 2019—The George Eastman Museum will kick off the holiday season on November 8, when the annual Sweet Creations—the exquisite display of dozens of cleverly designed and deliciously decorated gingerbread houses­—opens to the public. The display will be on view through December 15. The historic mansion will then be closed on December 19, 2019, and reopen on February 14, 2020, for Dutch Connection, to accommodate construction in the historic Colonnade. The museum’s galleries, store, and cafe will remain open through the holiday season.

Destiny USA LEGO StoreThe Grand Opening of LEGO ® Store features free building event for families

Syracuse, NY (October 9, 2019) – Customers have enjoyed two great weeks of LEGO bricks from the new LEGO® Store in Destiny USA and now, they will get the chance to participate in LEGO's official grand opening event.

WHAT: Celebrate the grand opening of the LEGO® Store in Destiny USA with a 2-day building event!  Kids and adults are invited to help LEGO Master Builder Chris Steininger construct a giant model completely out of LEGO bricks! Other activities include an area to build and race a LEGO car. The event will be located outside the LEGO Store, near the Apple store. …

1929 Chris-Craft sedan boat TopperSyracuse, N.Y. – A 1913 runabout with original equipment. Country singer Alan Jackson's 1955 cruiser called Flat Top. The 1929 Chris-Craft Sedan Topper. A Mullins Steel Sea Eagle and more vessels spanning 100 years of recreational boats are featured in the new Great New York State Fair Maritime Heritage showcase at the August 21-September 2, 2019 event in Syracuse, N.Y.

New York Sea Grant, the Great New York State Fair, Boating Industries Association of Upstate New York, and H. Lee White Maritime Museum are sponsoring the mock marina exhibit organized with several contributing partners.

ABM State Fair SkiffNew State Fair Maritime Exhibit

Syracuse, N.Y. – Recreational boats spanning the decades since 1913 in a dry-land marina. Current-model boats representing modern hull and propulsion design. Historic lighthouses and shipwrecks. Boating and aquatic science experts. On-the-State-Fair-pond skiff rowing opportunities. All this is part of the new Great New York State Fair Maritime Heritage showcase at the August 21-September 2, 2019 event in Syracuse, N.Y.

Mark Twain CountryElmira, N.Y. (July 1, 2019) – The Chemung County Chamber of Commerce’s Trolley into Mark Twain Country begins its 2019 summer tours this Tuesday, July 2nd. The tours will continue until August 31st, including the 4th of July. The trolley is operated as a joint initiative between Chemung County, the Chemung Valley History Museum, Terp’s Enterprises, and the Chemung County Chamber of Commerce, providing tours each summer to promote tourism in our area.

Corning Museum of Glass - NetflixIn Partnership with marblemedia  

Premieres Globally on July 12, 2019 

Corning, NY (June 19, 2019) – The Corning Museum of Glass is a proud collaborator on an exciting, new competition series, Blown Away—created by producers marblemedia and a co-production of Netflix and Blue Ant Media of Toronto. The 10-episode show, which will bring the art of glassblowing to a global audience through the streaming platform, will launch on July 12, 2019.