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Historic Huguenot Street presents chamber ensembleSunday, October 3, 2021

New Paltz, N.Y. – Historic Huguenot Street presents chamber ensemble Hudson Valley Baroque in a concert featuring music of Elizabeth Jaquet de la Guerre (1665 - 1729), Antonio Vivaldi (1768 - 1741), Jean-Baptiste Loeillet (1680 - 1730), Alessandro Scarlatti (1660 - 1725), and Jacques-Martin Hotteterre (1674 - 1763).  The ensemble members are Joël Evans (oboe, SUNY New Paltz Music Department faculty), Gregory Bynum (recorder, SUNY New Paltz School of Education faculty), Susan Seligman (cello, SUNY New Paltz Music Department faculty), and Ruthanne Schempf (harpsichord, SUNY New Paltz Music Department Faculty). The concert will take place Sunday, October 3, 2021 at 4 p.m.

Historic Huguenot StreetNew Paltz, NY (August 31, 2021) – Historic Huguenot Street will host Pathway to the Ballot Box for its final weekend starting Saturday, September 4. Pathway to the Ballot Box is a unique immersive theatre experience that will guide visitors on a journey through more than 300 years of local women’s history. Visitors will come face-to-face with characters inspired by the real women of New Paltz’s past and learn of their challenges, triumphs, fears, and accomplishments.

OMG Art FaireThe “Break-Out” Omg Art Faire taking place September 30-October 3, 2021

Painting, sculpture, photography, mixed media and digital represented at exhibition in creative upstate community

Kingston, N.Y. (August 17, 2021) – Janet Hicks, the Director of Kingston’s One Mile Gallery announces the OMG Art Faire (OMG). The fair will feature a curated selection of fine art galleries, who represent artists working in photography, painting, sculpture, mixed media, video, and digital. OMG will begin with a VIP opening on the evening of September 30th and will remain open to the public through Sunday, October 3rd at the historic Wall Street Music Hall in Kingston’s Stockade ‘uptown’ area.

Orange County Tourism Renaissance Faire Mandatory Credit To Deborah Grossmark (1) (002)Fun and Fantasy for All for Seven Weekends, Plus Labor Day, Starting Aug. 21

Orange County, N.Y. – The enchantment of the New York Renaissance Faire returns! For seven weekends (plus Labor Day), from Aug. 21 thru Oct. 3, fantasy and escapism will reign throughout a bustling 16th-century English village and surrounding shire at Sterling Forest in Tuxedo, N.Y.

“Welcome back to the wonder, adventure and fun for all ages that is the New York Renaissance Faire!” said Orange County Tourism Director Amanda Dana. “Not only does the fair take visitors to a long-ago realm where fantasy rules, but the seven magical weekends contribute significantly to the visitor economy of both Orange County and the Hudson Valley. This is a highlight of the year that draws visitors to our beautiful county from near and far for enjoyment on an epic scale. It’s enough to make us all shout, ‘Huzzah!’”…

Badge of Military MeritNewburgh, NY (July 28, 2021) -- On August 7th and 8th, in honor of the creation of the Badge of Military Merit, Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site is offering a take home craft kit to make your own Badge of Military Merit. General George Washington, while headquartered in Newburgh, created the Badge of Military Merit on August 7th, 1782. The Badge, the first award of its kind to honor enlisted personnel, evolved into the Purple Heart, an award given today to military personnel, officers and enlisted, wounded or killed in the defense of our country.

ADA Enhanced at Washington HeadquartersState Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation Commissioner Erik Kulleseid announced today that pathway, accessibility and parking improvements are completed at Washington's Headquarters State Historic Site in Newburgh, Orange County.

"This project makes the grounds of the nation's first publicly-owned historic site more open and accessible to all under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA) to experience a beautiful and historic setting in the Hudson Valley where General Washington made critical decisions that helped shape the new United States," said Kulleseid."The headquarters has been state property since 1850, so we are the latest in a line of stewards to preserve this for the coming generations. We are committed to ensuring this inspiring place is welcoming and inclusive to all who visit from America and around the world." …

NYS Parks, Recreation, Historic Preservation Katonah, NY -- John Jay Homestead State Historic Site will host a nature walk on Friday, August 6th at 10:30.

Join guest educator Peter Cutul for this guided walk through the grounds of John Jay Homestead.  During the walk you will search for signs of natural life including plants, animals and their tracks, and discuss the ecological history of the site.  This relaxed walk is designed for families and will last approximately one hour.

LEGOLAND-Development---LLNY-Full-Entrance (1)The Only Major Theme Park to Open in the North East in 40 years!

Orange County, N.Y. (July 9, 2021) – The Orange County Tourism & Film team is incredibly excited to share that LEGOLAND® New York Resort is officially open for fun. The 150-acre park is located in Goshen, New York.

“We are thrilled that LEGOLAND® New York Resort is officially open to all! said Orange County Tourism Director Amanda Dana. “LEGOLAND® New York Resort will not only benefit Orange County, but it will have a tremendous economic benefit in the Hudson Valley region and the entirety of New York. I know I can’t wait to go explore LEGOLAND® New York Resort!”…

Orange County TourismEnjoy a concert, take in a movie or head down to the fair to make memories with the whole family!

Orange County, N.Y. (July 8, 2021) – Summer is here and it’s time for fairs, festivals and nights out with friends and family! Orange County is filled with summer activities that offer plenty of fun for all ages. From taking in a concert featuring local music, a carnival filled with fun rides and sweet treats, or a fair to let out your inner knight in shining armor, Orange County, N.Y. offers you the best summer outings!…

Washington's Headquarters - Re-enactmentNewburgh, NY (June 30, 2021) Before scientists theorized about the Universe’s creation, commonly called “The Big Bang Theory,” there was a previous “Big Bang” in 12th century China with the invention of the cannon. However, you don’t have to go to China, or any other part of the world, or even a battlefield, to see some cannons today. A trip to the Museum at Washington’s Headquarters State Historic Site, in Newburgh, will afford you a look at two excellent examples on display, namely, La Vipere and a Howitzer.

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