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NYS Parks Recreation Historic PreservationSundays in December, 1:00-3:00PM

Staatsburg, N.Y. (11/22/22) — Staatsburgh State Historic Site will host the Holiday Whodunit, a mystery for children, every Sunday afternoon this December. Children ages 6 to 11 and their family members can come anytime between the hours of 1 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. to attend the program. The children become detectives and solve a mystery by interviewing costumed interpreters, who portray Gilded Age houseguests and servants.

Orange County TourismOrange County, N.Y. (Nov. 17, 2022) – Orange County, N.Y., is the ideal Thanksgiving Weekend destination to prepare for your feast at home, celebrate afterward and to finish with a family 5K Turkey Trot to burn off the sumptuous T-day meal and leftovers.

"Orange County, N.Y., is the perfect place to celebrate or get ready for Thanksgiving!” said Orange County Tourism & Film Director Amanda Dana. “Make this autumn paradise a must-do part of your celebration and you’re sure to enjoy a Thanksgiving weekend you will long remember.”…

A Drawing in Five PartsDecember 9, 2022–April 2, 2023

Yonkers, NY (November 18, 2022) — Frederick J. Brown (1945–2012) was a pioneering figure in New York City’s art scene of the 1970s and 1980s and developed groundbreaking approaches to abstraction, figurative expressionism, and portraiture. This exhibition features a series of five monumental works on paper titled The Actress: A Drawing in Five Parts, a recent gift to the Museum by American art collector Marilyn Gould. Frederick J. Brown: A Drawing in Five Parts was organized by the Hudson River Museum and will be on view from December 9, 2022 through April 2, 2023.

NYS Parks Recreation Historic PreservationYonkers, N.Y.  (11/18/22) – After being closed for 18 months, Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site in downtown Yonkers has re-opened to the public. The site is open Wednesday-Sunday, 10:00 am to 5:00 pm. It will be closed for Thanksgiving Day, Thursday, November 24, but will be open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday November 25, 26, and 27, 2022 for Thanksgiving weekend.

LEGOLAND BricktacularLEGOLAND® New York Resort’s first-ever Holiday Bricktacular kicks off November 25th.

The celebration features festive décor including an eight-foot-tall LEGO® wreath, all-new entertainment, holiday-themed food and beverages, and exclusive seasonal attractions.

From November 25 – 28, take advantage of an exclusive Black Friday/Cyber Monday offer to save on tickets, vacation packages, and annual passes!

Goshen, NY – It’s beginning to look a lot like Holiday Bricktacular! LEGOLAND® New York is transforming into a LEGO® wonderland from November 25, 2022 – January 1, 2023, for its first-ever Holiday Bricktacular. During the ultimate festive experience for families with children ages two through 12, guests will discover elaborate, twinkling décor, unforgettable seasonal entertainment, and special sweet treats this season – all included with general Park admission and select annual passes.

We Are NYFollowing $20 Million Restoration and Exhibit Update 

New Exhibits Expand on the Known Story of the Hall and Incorporate the Histories of the Region's Indigenous Peoples and Enslaved Africans  

Improvements Significantly Expand Accessibility - Including New Elevator, Redesigned Exhibits, and Virtual Wing — and Expected to Double Annual Visitors

Photos of Improvements Available Here 

Governor Kathy Hochul today announced the reopening of Philipse Manor Hall State Historic Site in Yonkers after a $20 million renovation of the building and grounds, as well as the design of new exhibits. These new exhibits advance the Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation's Our Whole History initiative, which is an effort to ensure that the state's historic sites embrace stories that reflect the diversity of our state and nation's history. 

Thomas Cole National Historic Site groundbreakingProject at National Historic Site in Greene County will Support Regional Tourism Economy

Rendering Available Here

Empire State Development (ESD) today celebrated the groundbreaking of the $1.8 million Master Plan, with a new visitor center as its centerpiece, at the Thomas Cole National Historic Site, located in the village of Catskill, Greene County. The new 1,800 square foot visitor center, to be named The Cole Center, will serve as a multi-purpose open concept space designed to improve visitor experience.

Chasing Icebergs Press ImageChasing Icebergs: Art and a Disappearing Landscape, Frederic Church’s Historic Art Expedition Shines New Light on Contemporary Climate Challenges 

Hudson, NY –The Olana Partnership, in collaboration with the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation, and Historic Preservation, presents Chasing Icebergs: Art and a Disappearing Landscape, the first winter exhibition at Olana State Historic Site. The exhibition, shown primarily in the Sharp Family Gallery at Olana, highlights Frederic Church’s iceberg sketches from his 1859 intrepid voyage to the Arctic. Risking his life, Church chartered a ship to the treacherous waters surrounding Newfoundland and Labrador—an area known as Iceberg Alley—on a mission that made him the first American artist to explore the region for the purpose of painting icebergs, a landmark event in the history of art.

Beatles vs StonesNationally touring show returns to the Paramount Hudson on Saturday, December 3

Peekskill, NY (10/27/22) – The critically-acclaimed Beatles vs. Stones – A Musical Showdown production will bring its highly-anticipated Winter Tour 2022 to the Paramount Hudson Valley Theater on Saturday, December 3 at 8:00 pm. This unforgettable show takes the audience on a musical trip to the heart of the British Invasion, to witness the greatest concert that never was – The Beatles and The Rolling Stones live together on stage. The Peekskill show is part of a 125-city tour of the U.S., Canada and Mexico. …

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