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The Castle Fun CenterDiscover family-fun at farm-to-table eateries, amusement parks, the drive-in, and more!

Orange County, N.Y. (May 6, 2021) – Family-friendly fun is in bloom all across Orange County, N.Y. this spring! With outdoor recreation options that include scenic hiking, biking, and walking trails, family fun centers, and historic sites, there’s no limit to the adventures that await. For the foodies, don’t miss the county’s acclaimed farm-to-table (and farm-to-spirit) locations -- with many offering outdoor dining options! Plus, the areas’ world-class shopping destinations and boutique shops offering one-of-a-kind items cannot be missed. The hardest question you’ll have to answer is, “What should I do first?”

USS SLATERUSS SLATER will host a WWII Signalman to teach Morse Code & Semaphore.

SLATER will be open for Mother’s Day – Moms tour for free!

Albany, NY – USS SLATER will host free demonstrations on Morse Code and Semaphore communications Saturday 8 May and Sunday 9 May 2021. The demonstrations will be held at 11 AM, 1 PM, and 3 PM on SLATER’s observation deck. All are welcome to join in the demonstrations!…

Heritage Trail - Orange CountyOrange County Parks and Tourism Team up to Promote this Popular Trail

Orange County, N.Y. (May 3, 2021) – Warmer weather beckons us to explore the great outdoors, and there’s no better place to take in the scenic views of the beautiful Hudson Valley than the Heritage Trail. Built on the former main line of the Erie Railroad, this 18.4-mile linear trail runs from Harriman to Middletown, winding through a bird and wildlife sanctuary, historic landmarks, murmuring streams, rolling meadows, and charming communities with one-of-a-kind shops, eateries, and more.

The Heritage Trail was the first multi-use asphalt trail developed as part of the Orange County Parks system. It offers scenic vistas as well as perfect spots for walking, biking, and rollerblading. Approximately 500,000 visitors utilize the trail each year.

Dr. Fedi in period dressScheduled for May 17th

Plattsburgh, N.Y. – An overview of the life of Plattsburgh’s medical pioneer, Dr. William Beaumont, will be presented by Dr. Paolo Fedi, May 17th, 6:30 pm, at the MHAB Life Skills Campus, 14 Dormitory Drive, Plattsburgh (off New York Road, then Idaho Avenue). 

Dr. Beaumont was declared by SUNY Plattsburgh, during their dedication of the Beaumont Building, to be one of the greatest physicians in world medical history for his study of the human digestive process.

Iroquois Indian MuseumIroquois Museum in Howes Cave presents “Identity/Identify” group exhibition on view through Nov. 28, 2021 

Howes Cave, NY--The Iroquois Museum announces its 2021 contemporary art exhibition, “Identity/Identify,” on view at the museum through Nov. 28, 2021.

The “Identity/Identify” exhibit presents artistic responses from across Iroquois country that speak to who is considered Haudenosaunee and what constitutes membership. The show explores how these definitions and designations determine access to tribal and federal resources, rights, residency options, and other components of cultural and community participation.

"VEIL FLAG" by S.R. STUDIO. LA. CA., 2020New York (May 3, 2021) — The Costume Institute’s next major exhibition will be a two-part show on view from September 18, 2021 through September 5, 2022. Part One, In America: A Lexicon of Fashion—opening in the Anna Wintour Costume Center on September 18, 2021—will celebrate The Costume Institute’s 75th anniversary and explore a modern vocabulary of American fashion. Part Two, In America: An Anthology of Fashion—opening in the American Wing period rooms on May 5, 2022—will explore the development of American fashion by presenting narratives that relate to the complex and layered histories of those spaces. Parts One and Two will close on September 5, 2022.

Eastman Museum LogoIn Collaboration with  the George Eastman Museum

Rochester, N.Y. — India Heritage Museum will present a new visual arts exhibition, Indian Cinema: A Rochester Connection, beginning Saturday, May 8, and running through Sunday, June 13. This free exhibition includes contemporary Indian film posters provided by the George Eastman Museum and can be viewed at the Vinod and Vinay Luthra India Heritage Center at 2171 Monroe Wayne County Line Road, Macedon, 14502. The exhibit can be visited on Saturdays and Sundays from Noon to 5 p.m. …

Jones Store RemsenUtica, N.Y. - The first settlers of the rugged wilderness that became the towns of Remsen and Steuben were hearty pioneers, Welsh immigrants, and a famous Revolutionary War hero. The untamed forest of Oneida County proved challenging, but not insurmountable for Remsen's first settlers. The Oneida County History Center is pleased to present author and journalist Megan Plete Postol, who will share the history and images of the area of Remsen, Steuben, and Hinkley in a virtual program on Wednesday May 12 at 6:30 PM.

Quest for Speed ExhibitionClayton, NY (April 27, 2021) – The Antique Boat Museum (ABM), North America’s premier freshwater boating museum based in Clayton, NY, opens for the 2021 season on Saturday, May 1 and will remain open six days a week, 9 am-5 pm, through Columbus Day.  The Museum is closed Wednesdays.  After Columbus Day, the Museum will be open weekends, 9 am-5 pm, through October 31.  The Museum Store will also open Saturday, May 1 and admission is not required to shop the Store.