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Staatsburgh Dining RoomStaatsburg, N.Y. - Staatsburgh State Historic Site, also known as Mills Mansion, will hold a dance workshop on Sunday, April 29 at 1p.m.  “Scandalous Dances of the Gilded Age” will teach the waltz and the tango in a spectacular setting, a turn-of-the-century mansion overlooking the Hudson River.  The cost is $15; beginners are welcome and need not bring a partner.  The workshop will be led by Joe Donato of the Hudson Valley Dance Depot in Lagrangeville.  Reservations are required and can be made by calling Staatsburgh at (845) 889-8851 x 336.

Lily TomlinJamestown, NY – April 10, 2018 – The National Comedy Center will celebrate its grand opening with appearances by Amy Schumer, Lily Tomlin, Saturday Night Live original season alumni including Dan Aykroyd and more, coinciding with the annual Lucille Ball Comedy Festival, August 1-5 in Jamestown, New York.

Featuring more than 50 immersive and interactive exhibits designed by leading museum design firms in the world, the 37,000 square foot National Comedy Center visitor experience tells the story of comedy from its origins through the present and is the first non-profit cultural institution and national-scale attraction dedicated to the art of comedy.

Olana PartnershipExplore ways to get involved during the 2018 Season; Options available for every interest and time availability

Hudson, NY - The Olana Partnership and Olana State Historic Site are looking to fill a wide variety of positions with dedicated volunteers.  Olana has opportunities for every interest and time availability.  As a volunteer you’ll have the unique experience of representing one of the Hudson Valley’s most iconic historic sites, serving over 170,000 visitors annually.  People interested in volunteering are encouraged to attend a Volunteer Open House at the Olana Visitor’s Center on April 6th or April 21st, from 11am-1pm.

Eastman Entertains23 creatively styled table settings, tablescapes, and floral arrangements  inspired by popular movies on view in the historic mansion; accompanying film series at the Dryden Theatre

Rochester, N.Y., April 2, 2018—The George Eastman Museum has announced that its popular Eastman Entertains: At the Movies, will be on view from Tuesday, May 8, through Sunday, May 20. For two weeks only, a spectacular array of creatively styled table settings and floral arrangements inspired by popular motion pictures—including My Fair Lady, A League of Their Own, Steel Magnolias, and The Goonies—will be displayed throughout the mansion of entrepreneur and philanthropist George Eastman.

Olana PartnershipHudson, NY – The Olana Partnership’s 9th Panorama Summer Program for youth will take place in July 2018 at Olana State Historic Site. These week-long programs are delivered by certified teachers and museum educators with years of experience; they have developed compelling activities and hands-on content for each of the three weeks. Camps are designed to be educational, and yet everything is linked to creative play and discovery in a stunning location. Our program leaders are professionals with extensive museum and outdoor education training.

Sarah PellSarah Pell and her Struggle for History & Human Rights

Ticonderoga, NY – Fort Ticonderoga’s “Fort Fever Series” continues on Sunday, March 11, at 2:00 p.m. with a program on “A ‘Charmingly Aggressive Woman’ Sarah Pell’s Struggle for History & Human Rights” presented by Miranda Peters, Fort Ticonderoga’s Director of Collections. During this program, explore images, archival materials, and collections never before seen by the public, and recently cataloged by museum staff that reveal glimpses of Sarah Pell’s impactful work. This program is part of the National Women’s History Month celebration.

NPSSeneca Falls, NY – On March 3 at 2:30 p.m., Music in the American Wild (MAW) will perform at Women’s Rights National Historical Park in Seneca Falls, NY.  MAW will celebrate the voices of American women past and present with music by Amy Beach, Joan Tower, and a brand-new commission by Caroline Mallonée. The new work, Solitude of Self, is inspired by the words of Elizabeth Cady Stanton, whose Seneca Falls home is a central site of Women’s Rights NHP.  Mallonée, who describes her piece as, “At times dramatic, stark, optimistic, indignant and dark,” joins a dynamic program for winds, strings, and voice that showcases music of the suffragette era and today.

HamletA beautiful 35mm nitrate print of the Academy Award–winning film will be screened on Thursday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m.

Rochester, N.Y., February 15, 2018—In anticipation of the 4th Nitrate Picture Show, the George Eastman Museum will host a special pre-festival event with a screening of a rare nitrate print of Hamlet (Laurence Olivier, UK 1948) on Thursday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m. The film is on loan from the Library of Congress. The 4th Nitrate Picture Show will officially begin at 9 a.m. on Friday, May 4, when the full program of film titles to be shown at the festival will be announced. 

George Eastman Museum logoA retrospective of Levinthal’s work is set to open at the museum on June 2

Rochester, N.Y.—The George Eastman Museum has acquired a large and comprehensive collection of photographs by David Levinthal as a result of donations from an anonymous patron and from Donald Rosenfeld Jr. The museum is now the most significant repository of Levinthal’s art in the world. The Eastman Museum will premiere the retrospective David Levinthal: War, Myth, Desire on June 2, 2018. The exhibition will run through December 30, 2018.