Fort Edward, N.Y. - Visitors considering a vacation or a weekend away can enjoy Washington County, New York’s outdoor recreational activities and events during its summer season. Information about these activities and many others are listed online at http://www.washingtonnycounty.com/.
The 13th annual Cambridge Valley Balloon Festival, held June 7th-9th, features four launches of 10 hot air balloons, fireworks, the Taste of Cambridge with local producers and restaurants showcased, and Moon Glow, a nighttime display of cold burner illuminated tethered balloons synchronized to music. The weekend event includes rides, games and entertainment for the whole family. Visitors can learn more at http://www.cambridgenychamber.com/balloonpage.html. Read more »
Clayton, N.Y. - The Antique Boat Museum (ABM), North America’s premier freshwater nautical museum based in Clayton, New York, announced today the details of its new exhibit opening and reception.
Join the Antique Boat Museum on Friday, May 24 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. inside the Haxall Building, located at 750 Mary Street in Clayton, for a reception to celebrate the opening of the new exhibitions on display in the Homer Dodge Gallery and the Passageways Gallery. All are welcome to attend.
“Long Journeys in Small Boats” can be found inside the Homer Dodge Gallery on the first floor of the Haxall Building. This exhibition features ten journeys totaling more than 30,000 miles traveled in small boats, many of which are on display. Read more »
Little Falls, N.Y. - The unknown history of a well-known historic site will be on display at the Herkimer Home this summer. Hallowed Ground, an intimate guided lantern tour of the Herkimer Home State Historic Site will open on Saturday, June 1st at 7:30 p.m. at the site’s visitor center.
This tour is unique, covering four episodes from the historic properties past that many visitors have not been exposed too. These stories and more will be presented to the public through dramatic scenes acted out by Herkimer Home volunteers. The tour will be led by lantern and a Herkimer Home tour Director. 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 »
Season highlights include interactive 18th-century French Garrison Garden, Hands-on Horticulture Series, and new children’s programs in July and August
Ticonderoga, N.Y. - Fort Ticonderoga’s King’s Garden opens for the season on May 25 with a stunning display of annuals and perennials! As the largest public garden in the Adirondack-Lake Champlain region and one of the oldest gardens in America, the King’s Garden offers daily guided tours and self-guided activities for adults and children throughout the season. The King’s Garden is open from 9:30 am until 5 pm daily, May 25 through October 16, 2013. Admission to the King’s Garden is included with a general admission ticket to Fort Ticonderoga. For additional information on the King’s Garden and its 2013 programs visit http://www.fortticonderoga.org/ or call 518-585-2821. Read more »