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Excelsior PR logoEncourages New Yorkers to Celebrate the Success of New York Cideries and New York's Agricultural Industry with Special Events Taking Place Throughout New York City

Industry Wins Big in 2017 Earning 17 Medals, Including Top Honors, at International Event and 81 Medals at World's Largest Competition

Cider Industry Quadruples Since 2014 Due to Governor's Farm Cidery Law

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that at least 30 New York State cider makers will take part in the 7th annual Cider Week NYC from October 20 through October 29, a celebration that comes during a year of unprecedented success for the industry at major national and international competitions. Dozens of New York City bars, restaurants and retail shops will unite for Cider Week NYC, offering 10 days of tastings, dinners, classes and more to spotlight the diverse array of ciders made in New York State and boost the agricultural industry.

NYC Go logoFirst-Ever City-to-City Tourism Partnership in Africa Highlights Connection Between Two Destinations

New York City (August 23, 2017) – NYC & Company, the City’s official destination marketing organization, today joined Cape Town Tourism to sign a first-ever city-to-city partnership to boost tourism between Cape Town and New York City. This is the first agreement of its kind NYC & Company has signed with a destination marketing organization on the African continent. NYC & Company President and CEO Fred Dixon and Cape Town Tourism’s CEO Enver Duminy were on hand to sign the tourism partnership agreement this afternoon in New York City. The two-year alliance includes a collaboration agreement between the two destination marketing organizations, the sharing of best practices in tourism marketing and the exchange of marketing assets to boost reciprocal travel.

NYC Pride50th Anniversary of Stonewall Riots, Birthplace of Modern Gay Rights Movement, to Coincide with WorldPride 2019

New “One World, One Pride, One New York City – Unite in 2019” Invitational Campaign Encourages Travel for WorldPride 2019

New York, N.Y. NYC & Company, New York City’s official destination marketing organization, has joined with Heritage of Pride, organizers of NYC Pride, to formally announce the two-year countdown to WorldPride 2019. Set to take place in New York City in June 2019, the global celebration of Pride will coincide with the historic 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots—the birthplace of the modern gay rights movement—making it a year to underscore New York City’s progress and resilience as a global LGBTQ capital.

1 Tear A Root-w7Expanded festival programming to include late night performance salon “Fridays on Ice”

New York, N.Y. - Artistic Director Robert Lyons proudly presents the 24th annual Obie Award-winning Ice Factory Festival. Ice Factory 2017 takes place at New Ohio Theatre, located at 154 Christopher Street between Greenwich and Washington Streets in New York City. Ice Factory 2017 will present seven new works over seven weeks, running June 28 - August 12.

Jim Henson and KermitThe permanent exhibition at the New York museum is devoted to the creative innovator and puppeteer who brought to life some of America’s most memorable characters

Astoria, New York, May 24, 2017—Museum of the Moving Image will open The Jim Henson Exhibition, a permanent exhibition devoted to Jim Henson, on Saturday, July 22, 2017. This dynamic visitor experience—housed in a new gallery space funded by the City of New York—explores Henson’s groundbreaking work for film and television and his transformative impact on popular culture.

Tyler Clementi FoundationNew York, NY On June 4 at 2 PM, Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) will present Tyler’s Suite at Lincoln Center’s David Geffen Hall in commemoration to the memory of Tyler Clementi, a young musician who died by suicide shortly after being bullied online by his roommate for being gay. Featured soloists include acclaimed singer Ann Hampton Callaway, known as one of the leading champions of the great American Songbook and recently voted as ‘Performer of the Year’ by BroadwayWorld. A special introduction will be given by Jane Clementi, Tyler’s mother, along with other celebrity guests throughout the afternoon. The performance will be livestreamed to DCINY’s Facebook page.

Caan Film FestivalMay 19–28, 2017

Astoria, N.Y. — For two glittering weekends at the end of May, the world turns its attention to the movie event of the year: TheCaan Film Festival at Museum of the Moving Image. In celebration of the Bronx-born, Sunnyside-raised, and Sanford Meisner-instructed actor, the film series revisits twelve of James Caan’s greatest performances, from May 19 through 28, with nearly all films presented in 35mm. The films feature performances for such great directors as Francis Ford Coppola, Howard Hawks, Michael Mann, Sam Peckinpah, Mark Rydell, Norman Jewison, Wes Anderson, and James Gray.

Cinema Tropical Festival

February 24-26, 2017 at Museum of the Moving Image

Astoria, Queens, New York, February 16, 2017 - Museum of the Moving Image and Cinema Tropical, the acclaimed New York-based organization dedicated to promoting Latin American cinema in the United States, co-present the 2017 edition of the Cinema Tropical Festival, from February 24 through 26. This year's festival showcases six feature films-from Brazil, Dominican Republic, Mexico, and the United States-including winners and nominees from the 7th Annual Cinema Tropical Awards, which were announced in January.

New York, N.Y. (February 7, 2017) - Thomas P. Campbell, Director and CEO of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, announced today its adoption of a new policy: all images of public-domain artworks in the Museum's collection are now available for free and unrestricted use. This updated policy, known as Open Access, utilizes the Creative Commons Zero (CC0) designation. This policy change is an update to The Museum's 2014 Open Access for Scholarly Content (OASC) initiative. The Met's Open Access policy facilitates the use of more than 375,000 images of public-domain artworks for both scholarly and commercial purposes. The Museum is collaborating with global partners to enable greater access to the collection.