New FLX magazine highlights Summer Events in Rochester and the Finger Lakes
Rochester, N.Y. - There’s something extra tagging along with the summer issue of Wegmans Menu magazine. No, not more sumptuous recipes-rather, a delicious guide to summer events in our Finger Lakes region. The guide is a magazine named FLX, and it highlights the region’s golf, music, wine, beer, and food. There’s also a sweepstakes offer that includes weeklong tickets to the PGA Championship and other great prizes.
One of the 14 workgroups of the Governor’s Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council (FLREDC) is devoted to Tourism and the Arts. The work group is made up of key stakeholders from around the Finger Lakes region who are engaged in tourism and arts programs and promotions. Already a champion of the region, Wegmans and the group recognized an opportunity to help drive tourism in the Finger Lakes for the summer of 2013. Read more »
The Pickup Truck: America’s Driving Force
May 25 - October 31, 2013
Cooperstown, N.Y. - The pickup truck is an icon of respected American values and virtues: it is honest, hard working, durable, and reliable. It is also the best-selling vehicle in the United States today. The Pickup Truck: America’s Driving Force, an exhibit opening Saturday, May 25 at The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown, New York, examines the fascinating story of this uniquely American favorite. The exhibition runs through October 31.
The exhibit follows the route of the pickup truck from its beginnings when demand for pickup trucks actually preceded their supply. Until 1900, passenger vehicles were modified by dealers and buyers to create cargo wagons - replacing horse-drawn farm wagons. Read more »
Westfield, N.Y. - The Concord Grape Belt Heritage Association, Inc. announces the Memorial Day Weekend opening of an information center, retail outlet, and tasting room at the Grape Discovery Center on Route 20, just west of the Village of Westfield in Chautauqua County, NY. Situated in the heart of the Concord Grape Belt, the Grape Discovery Center is the cornerstone project for the Concord Grape Belt Heritage Association. It is intended to draw travelers off interstate 90 to stop and smell the grapes in season, taste local agricultural products, and learn about attractions in this area that supports 30,000 acres of grapes between Silver Creek, NY and Harborcreek, PA. In a final phase, expected to be completed by fall, an exhibit area will teach people about the history and production process of grapes for juice, wine, jelly, and new products like grape seed oil. Read more »
Exhibition Dates: May 27-September 2, 2013
Exhibition Location: Robert Lehman Wing, court level and first floor
Press Preview: Monday, May 20, 10:00 a.m.-noon
New York, N.Y. - Because the American Civil War threatened both the founding principles and the viability of the republic, the nation’s entire population was deeply affected by the fact of the conflict and its outcome. The major loan exhibition The Civil War and American Art, which will be on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art beginning May 27, will consider how American artists responded to the Civil War and its aftermath. Landscapes and genre scenes-more than traditional history paintings-captured the war’s impact on the American psyche. The exhibition traces the trajectory of the conflict: unease as war became inevitable, optimism that a single battle might end the struggle, growing realization that fighting would be prolonged, enthusiasm and worries alike surrounding emancipation, and concerns about how to reunify the nation after a period of grievous division. The exhibition proposes significant new readings of many familiar masterworks-some 60 paintings and 18 photographs created between 1852 and 1877-including landscapes by Frederic Edwin Church and Sanford Robinson Gifford, paintings of life on the battlefront and the home front by Winslow Homer and Eastman Johnson, and photographs by Timothy H. O’Sullivan and George N. Barnard. Read more »
Owego, N.Y. - This summer, in downtown Owego, N.Y., a Wednesday Bike Night event will welcome motorcyclists for an evening of live entertainment, food and good times with friends. Bike Nights will kick-off on May 22, with live music by Tim Ruffo under the tent at the Parkview Hotel and Restaurant located on 145 Front Street, and will continue until Sept. 4, where Tim Ruffo Music will close out the weekly event. The event times are 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., with live entertainment beginning at 6:30 p.m. On May 22, Andrea McBride will also kick things off with the Star Spangled Banner - initiating the opening. Read more »
Cayuga County, N.Y. - The Cayuga County Office of Tourism will be hosting LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) Outreach Service Training on June 5th from 9-11 a.m. at the Stardust Foundation, 2 State Street, downtown Auburn. This two-hour webinar will be conducted by Community Marketing, Inc. a San Francisco-based LGBT owned/operated company with 20+ years of consumer research, strategic consulting, market planning, communications, and training services. Learn about market data, best practices, trends, and custom marketing to the LGBT communities. Read more »
Wassaic, N.Y. ‐‐ The artist‐run Wassaic Project, a multidisciplinary arts organization located within reclaimed agricultural buildings in the hamlet of Wassaic, NY, announces its summer programs dedicated to presenting the works of emerging artists.
Located 90 miles north of New York City and accessible by Metro North Railroad to the Wassaic station, the Wassaic Project will present “Homeward Found”, an exhibition of over 80 artists. Opening June 15th with a ticketed Preview Party, “Homeward Found” will be held in the one‐of‐a‐kind Maxon Mills, a renovated, seven‐story grain elevator. Every Saturday and Sunday, June 16 to September 2 from Noon - 5 pm, visitors can view bold contemporary paintings, sculpture, videos and intricate installations free of charge. Read more »