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Nitrate Picture Show - George Eastman MuseumPasses on sale now

Rochester, N.Y. (December 4, 2023) — The George Eastman Museum will present the 8th Nitrate Picture Show from May 30 to June 2, 2024 at the Dryden Theatre in Rochester, NY. The Nitrate Picture Show, the world’s festival of film conservation, will celebrate its ninth year with an extended lineup of rare nitrate prints on screen, workshops, and behind-the-scenes tours of the museum and its collection areas. Tours and presentations will be offered on the festival’s opening day of Thursday, May 30, along with a special screening of a past favorite that evening.

CGI Rochester International Jazz FestivalRochester, NY (December 5, 2023) CGI Rochester International Jazz Festival producers Marc Iacona and John Nugent today announced the first two headliners for the nine-day 21st Edition Festival, June 21 to 29, 2024. Tickets for both shows go on sale this Friday, December 8th at 10 a.m. Eastern Standard Time only at rochesterjazz.com or by phone at (585) 454-2060.

Yuletide in the CountryDecember 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15 & 16

Mumford, N.Y. – Genesee Country Village & Museum in Mumford, NY, invites visitors to join in the holiday cheer of Yuletide in the Country in a 19th-century village. Visitors will explore the wintry Historic Village by candlelight and be invited into scenes that highlight celebrations and gatherings as they would have looked throughout the 1800s. Highlights will include a look at the Italian-American tradition of Festi dei Setti Pesci, French Noël, a family’s Hanukkah gathering, explorations of St. Lucy’s Day, a traditional tree lighting, and more.

Lee Hoag - Schweinfurth Solo ExhibitAuburn, NY (Nov. 28, 2023) – Perhaps it was natural for William “Lee” Hoag to become an artist. His mother’s sister was a painter and art teacher whose landscapes he admired. His older sister worked for Smithsonian Institution’s Traveling and Exhibition Service and often sent Hoag artists’ biographies. Or maybe it was when a friend placed a Salvador Dali book in Hoag’s teenaged hands when the two were experiencing psychedelics. “In a flash, I knew I wanted to learn about art and to make art,” the Rochester, NY, artist recalled. “Three years later, I was a student at the legendary San Francisco Art Institute.”…

Hornell Partners for GrowthHornell, NY - There is no better way to start the Holiday Season than to attend the annual Shop Local Saturday, “Hornell for the Holidays”, kickoff event on November 25th from 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Santa returns to his cottage on Santa’s Lane in Hornell, during the Christmas Parade that starts at 5:00 pm. Immediately after the parade is the annual lighting of the HPG tree downtown on Main Street across from City Hall. Santa will greet visitors in his cottage from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. …

Schweinfurth Native American Heritage DayAuburn, NY (Nov. 21, 2023) -- The Schweinfurth Art Center is hosting artist Dan Hill (Cayuga Nation, Heron Clan) for live demonstrations of traditional Haudenosaunee Trade Silver Jewelry and wooden flutes on Saturday, Nov. 25, 2023. The event, which runs from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m., is free and open to the public.

Days_of_Incandescence_CelebrationCorning, NY — Just about everyone knows the story of inventor Thomas Edison and his famous incandescent lamps. But what they don't often know is the role a small glass company played in helping Edison share light with the world. According to one account, Edison sent a representative to Corning in the search of a suitable glass container to hold the filament for his incandescent light. While in one of the Glass Works’ “most skillful shops,” the representative watched as gaffer,…

Waterloo Library and Historical SocietyWaterloo, N.Y.: The Waterloo Library & Historical Society will be hosting Christin Lavin on September 29 at 7pm for a concert and September 30th at 11am for a writing workshop. Both the concert and the workshop are free and open to the public. 

Christine is a Singer/Songwriter originally from Geneva, NY. She was inducted into the Rochester Music Hall of Fame in 2019 and has traveled the world telling stories.

RetroGameConSyracuse, N.Y. (September 13, 2023) – On Saturday, October 7th and Sunday, October 8th, RetroGameCon, Upstate NY’s Video Game Expo returns to The Oncenter in downtown Syracuse for its 10-year anniversary event. RetroGameCon, the largest video game event in New York State, will once again be bringing famous voice actors, content creators, musical guests, and legends of the video game industry to downtown Syracuse for the weekend. The convention also features over 100 different exhibitors, including video game vendors, local artists and crafters, and independent game developers.

School_Daze_1988_1cropRochester, N.Y,. September 15, 2023—The Dryden Theatre at the George Eastman Museum will screen School Daze (Spike Lee, US 1988) on Sunday, September 17 at 2:30 p.m. The critically acclaimed film, directed by Spike Lee and starring Laurence Fishburne, Tisha Campbell, and Giancarlo Esposito, is celebrating its 35th anniversary in 2023. This event is in partnership with the Greater Rochester Alumnae/Alumni Chapter of the National Pan-Hellenic Council (GRAAC NPHPC) and a part of the organization’s Greek Week festivities.

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