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 »
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 »
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 »
Wolcott, N.Y. - Once again, the Wolcott Area Chamber of Commerce and Lions Club are gearing up for the Fifth annual Central New York Wine & Jazz Fest. The event will be held Saturday, August 3rd, 2013 from 11a.m. - 8p.m. in historic downtown Wolcott, NY. This Agra-tourism event is proud to continue promoting and showcasing Central New York’s increasing popularity in the production of fine wines and artisan distillers.
”It is quickly becoming a major summer experience in our region” said event chair Sherri Sheldon. “Almost immediately after last years festival I began receiving e-mails and calls from interested wineries, vendors and musicians who heard about the success of the fest and wanted to be part of the 2013 event.” Read more »
Whiteface Veterans’ Memorial Highway Opens Friday
Lake Placid, N.Y. - Three Olympic venues will begin opening this weekend as the New York State Olympic Regional Development Authority (ORDA) ramps up a full slate of family fun and activities throughout the summer and fall seasons.
“This is Victoria weekend in Canada and we always see a large number of Canadian visitors to the region for outdoor activities so we try to open the venues for their enjoyment, said ORDA chairman Pat Barrett. “Many of our summer activities do not gear up until the end of June, but the Highway, bobsled rides, and training at the Olympic Jumping Complex offer a great way to spend a spring weekend.”
The Whiteface Mountain Veterans Memorial Highway in Wilmington, N.Y. kicks-off the openings on Friday, May 17. Read more »
The Wyeths: A Family Legacy, May 25 - September 2, 2013
Cooperstown, N.Y. - The Fenimore Art Museum in Cooperstown, New York presents The Wyeths: A Family Legacy, an exhibition exploring the work of three generations of artists from this prominent family. The Wyeths have greatly influenced each other’s techniques, media, and subject matter and have taught each other back and forth across the generations. Informed by a deep attachment to home and place, their works stand together to create a unique vision of American life. Works from N.C., Andrew, James, Henriette, and Carolyn Wyeth are included, as well as Howard Pyle and Peter Hurd. The exhibition opens Saturday, May 25 and runs through September 2, 2013. Read more »