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Abdoulaye Konaté, Métamorphose de papillon, 2017Fun-filled four-week program combines at home and live online art-making sessions

Saratoga Springs, NY (July 7, 2020) — The Frances Young Tang Teaching Museum and Art Gallery at Skidmore College invites kids and their families to an all-new four-week summer art-making series — Tang at Home Studio!

This series, which opens for registration on Monday, July 13, will take place online to ensure the health and safety of all. Tang at Home Studio, our newest initiative to bring the Tang Museum experience into the community, gives young art-makers the chance to explore their creativity, make new things, and share their artwork online!  Each week includes an at-home art project and a real-time online gathering led by Tang Museum Educator Sunny Ra.

NYS Brewers AssociationNYS Brewers Association Hosts Three-Day Virtual Festival

Rochester, N.Y. - The New York State Brewers Association (NYSBA) is excited to announce the PEACE LOVE BEER & Music Festival on August 14-16, 2020. Taking place on the 51st anniversary weekend of the original Woodstock event, the PEACE LOVE BEER & Music Festival is a celebration of New York State craft beer and the extended community of musicians and artists. The festival will include three-days of programmed, live-streamed music taking place from breweries across New York State. In conjunction with the festival, New York breweries are brewing a collaboration beer titled "Summer of Love" which will launch the week of the festival.

Fort Ticonderoga logoOffering a unique virtual experience with programming, lecture series, social media events, and other activities

Ticonderoga, N.Y. – Fort Ticonderoga continues its 2020 Digital Campaign - an exciting virtual experience featuring interactive programming, engaging lectures series, and creative at-home educational activities and resources. This virtual experience is in addition to onsite visitation that was just announced. Fort Ticonderoga will be open to the public Tuesday-Sunday 9:30am-5pm until October 31, 2020.

Adirondack Experience logoBlue Mountain Lake, N.Y. (July 1, 2020) – Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake (ADKX), announces new live programs starting this Monday, July 6 at 7:30 pm.
Beginning on July 6, 2020, the Adirondack Experience will be offering programs at 7:30 pm on most Mondays. The museum is reformatting its traditional summer Monday Evening Xplorations speaker series for a virtual platform. These engaging programs will feature experts in Adirondack history and culture in conversation with staff from the museum along with Q&A with the virtual attendees. These programs will livestream monthly on the 1st and 3rd Mondays.

Phone screens showing pages from the New York State Parks appFree New York State Parks Explorer App Connects Visitors with the Outdoors

Today, the New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation (State Parks) marked the beginning of the summer season by launching a new mobile app for smart devices to provide visitors and prospective visitors useful information about the variety of destinations and activities available throughout the Empire State’s parks and historic sites.

The New York State Parks Explorer App is a free, user-friendly resource for visitors to plan outdoor adventures while staying connected to long-time favorite parks and sites. Users can learn more about top destinations and discover new must-see locations with rotating curated content, and will enjoy quick access to park information, including directions, hours, amenities, fees and rates, trail maps, helpful know-before-you-go details, and the ability to receive important updates and alerts.

H. Lee White Maritime Museum Virtual Exhibit ExperienceLighthouses, Shipwrecks, Recreational Boating, Naval Battle and More

Oswego, N.Y.  – H. Lee White Maritime Museum of Oswego and New York Sea Grant have announced a Virtual Exhibit Experience freely accessible at https://hlwmm.org/path_history.php and showcasing New York State's lighthouses, shipwrecks, naval military battles, and 100 years of freshwater boating. Teachers may contact the museum for assistance in using this resource in classrooms in the fall.

Mirror Lake Inn Resort & SpaWith new safety measures in place, Mirror Lake Inn welcomes guests and staff after three-month closure

Lake Placid, N.Y. – Cleanliness and friendliness, the hallmarks of the Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa in Lake Placid for over 40 years, are back on display once again as the iconic lodging property welcomed guests for full-time service on June 26. The Inn had soft openings over the weekends of June 12-14 and June 19-21.

DEC 50Many DEC State-Managed Lands Now Open to Overnight Camping

Campers Encouraged to Follow Guidelines to Help Prevent Spread of COVID-19 While Enjoying Beauty of Adirondacks and Catskills 

The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) today announced that additional DEC campgrounds in the Adirondack and Catskill parks will open on July 1 to existing reservation holders for the 2020 season. To maintain social distancing and reduce the density of facilities and protect visitors, DEC is not accepting additional reservations or walk-in camping for the 2020 season at this time. Only existing reservations for all DEC campgrounds will be honored. Please visit DEC’s website for the latest updates on DEC campgrounds and information about each facility.

Adirondack Experience logoProgram Developed by the Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake, in Partnership with Adirondack Diversity Initiative and Adirondack North Country Association

Blue Mountain Lake, NY – June 26, 2020 - The Adirondack Experience, The Museum on Blue Mountain Lake, announced today that it will launch a new online discussion series exploring the realities of racism in the Adirondack region as well as the work of local organizations to address these challenges. The program is being developed in partnership with The Adirondack Diversity Initiative (ADI) and The Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA), and is part of ADI’s wider antiracism education and mobilization initiative. Titled The Black Experience in the Adirondacks, the series will kick-off on Thursday, July 2 at 6:00 pm, with a conversation on the mission and work of ADI. Later discussions will explore the particular dangers of driving in the area as a Black person. The talks will take place live over Zoom, with public registration available at www.theADKX.orgA fuller detailing of the currently confirmed July discussions follows below, and additional events will be announced in the coming weeks.

Storm King Art Center 60Featuring new outdoor presentations by Kiki Smith and Martha Tuttle

Mountainville, NY (June 26, 2020) – Storm King Art Center is pleased to announce that it anticipates opening its 2020 season as an outdoor-only experience in a limited capacity beginning Wednesday July 15 for the public. The Art Center will open to Storm King Members for a special earlyaccess Member Week from July 8-13.