David Hayes to conduct
Special appearance by Metropolitan Opera mezzo-soprano Heather Johnson
New York, N.Y. - The New York Choral Society (NYCS) returns to Carnegie Hall under the baton of Maestro David Hayes on Tuesday, December 17, 2013 to present an inspiring mix of Christmas favorites, old and new.
“This concert is a choral music lover’s dream, and the perfect way to celebrate the season,” said Mr. Hayes. “I can’t wait to hear the wonderful voices of the New York Choral Society let loose that glorious sound in the splendid acoustics of Carnegie Hall.” Read more »
Lisbon, N.Y. - What started as a small idea, has grown into county-wide holiday tradition. On Saturday December, 14th Lights on the River will open for its fourth year at Lisbon Beach and Campground along the beautiful St. Lawrence River.
In four years Lights on the River has more than tripled the number of participants and contributed over $32,000 and thousands of pounds of food to local food pantries throughout St Lawrence County.
“We never thought it would get this big,” said Scott Wilhelm, one of six founders of the non-profit event. “Basically six friends got together at our kitchen table with an idea to come up with something similar to Lights on the Lake and it has just grew from there.” Read more »
Cortefiel brings classic charm and elegance of quality to Destiny USA’s second level
Syracuse, N.Y.- Cortefiel is now open on Destiny USA’s second level. The brands contemporary fashion delivers a unique style by offering guests with a wide range of fashion trends and clothes that express their identities.
First created by Grupo Cortefiel in 1945, Cortefiel is a brand with classic charm, and a wealth of experience on its side. The hallmarks of the brand are elegance, quality, comfort and functionality, and in each specially made garment you’ll see why.
Cortefiel’s elegance makes it the option of choice for men and women with an eye for fashion. At the heart of the contemporary fashion scene too, and the brand has expanded rapidly in recent times. Read more »
Exhibition dates: December 18, 2013-April 13, 2014
Exhibition location: The Erving and Joyce Wolf Gallery, The American Wing, Gallery 746
Press preview: Monday, December 16, 10:00 a.m.-noon
New York, N.Y. - At the turn of the 20th century, artistic representations of American Indians, cowboys and cavalry, pioneers and prospectors, and animals of the plains and the mountains served as visual metaphors for the Old West and, as such, were collected eagerly by an urban-based clientele. Through some 65 bronze sculptures by 28 artists, the traveling exhibition The American West in Bronze, 1850-1925, opening at The Metropolitan Museum of Art on December 18, will explore the aesthetic and cultural impulses behind the creation of statuettes with American western themes so popular with audiences then and now. It is the first full-scale museum exhibition devoted to the subject and brings together examples from public and private collections nationwide. Read more »
Iconic hotel is lone Lake Placid property to offer combination AAA Four Diamond lodging and dining overlooking Mirror Lake
Lake Placid, N.Y. - With the release of two recent readers’ surveys, Conde Nast Traveler skiers and visitors alike agree that Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa in Lake Placid is among the finest upscale lodging properties on the continent.
In back-to-back readers’ polls, a total of 19,534 Conde Nast Traveler respondents said that the AAA Four Diamond property overlooking Mirror Lake is the best in the Northeast over the past two years, and ranked it the fifth best ski hotel in North America in 2012 and 2013.
Mirror Lake Inn Resort and Spa is the only New York property in the exclusive Conde Nast Traveler top 20 ski hotel listing. Read more »
Ticonderoga, N.Y. - Fort Ticonderoga’s “Fort Fever Series” returns this winter with monthly programs January through April 2014. Programs take place on Sunday afternoons at 2:00 in the Deborah Clarke Mars Education Center. The cost for each program is $10 per person and will be collected at the door; free for members of the Friends of Fort Ticonderoga.
January 12th, “Amazing Things! Highlights from Fort Ticonderoga’s Collections”-Spend an afternoon with Curator of Collections Chris Fox examining some of the rare and important manuscripts, books, and objects in the Fort’s extensive collections. Highlights include the chance to get a close look at the autographs of many of the famous people who are connected with the Fort’s history, objects associated with important people from the French & Indian War and American Revolution, and rare weapons from America’s colonial period. Read more »
“A Landmark Theater Event” -Time Magazine
Schenectady, N.Y. - The National Theatre of Great Britain’s epic WAR HORSE, winner of five 2011 Tony® Awards including Best Play, will make its premiere at Proctors, January 15-19. Tickets are on sale now and are available by calling (518) 346-6204, going online at http://www.proctors.org/, or visiting the Box Office at Proctors, 432 State Street Schenectady.
Michael Morpurgo’s beloved novel, War Horse, is also the inspiration for Steven Spielberg’s feature film of the same name, which earned six Oscar nominations including Best Picture.
Hailed by The New York Times as “theatrical magic,” WAR HORSE is the powerful story of young Albert’s beloved horse, Joey, who has been enlisted to fight for the English in World War I. Read more »