Official Guide to County’s Attractions
Cayuga County, Finger Lakes, N.Y. - The 2014 Official Visitor’s Guide to Cayuga County is now available at the Cayuga County Office of Tourism, 131 Genesee Street, Auburn. This comprehensive guide offers year round information for visitors on things to do, places to stay, annual events and visitor services.
The Guide focuses on what visitors like most about Cayuga County - lakes, scenery, wineries and charming villages as well as activities such as dining and shopping. Looking for a list of golf courses? Day spas? Hiking trails? You’ll find information on all of these plus much, much more in the 2014 Official Visitors Guide to Cayuga County. Read more »
Saratoga Springs, N.Y. - New York City Ballet, one of the world’s foremost dance companies, will present a diverse repertory of 14 stunning ballets during its 2014 summer season at Saratoga Performing Arts Center (SPAC), July 8 - 12. Showcased during the residency will be iconic works by George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins as well as contemporary ballets by acclaimed 21st century choreographers including Peter Martins, Mauro Bigonzetti, Justin Peck, Angelin Preljocaj, Liam Scarlett and Christopher Wheeldon. Highlights of the program include the Saratoga premiere of the newest collaboration from Justin Peck and Sufjan Stevens; a Gala tribute to Great Britain featuring the Saratoga premiere of Liam Scarlett’s Acheron; the return of several ballets not seen at SPAC in many years including Preljocaj’s La Stravaganza, Bigonzetti’s Vespro, Balanchine’s Raymonda Variations and Robbins’s Glass Pieces. Read more »
Owego, N.Y. - The Historic Owego Marketplace is excited to announce that the 34th Annual Strawberry Festival is in the works! The Festival, like always, is the 3rd Friday and Saturday in June. This year it falls on June 20 from 5:30 -10:30 pm and June 21 from 9 am-5 pm.
This annual event is host to over 30,000 guests each year; offering plenty of yummy food, outstanding entertainment and activities on every street corner, a wine, beer and spirits tent, contests, an exhilarating 5K run, an impressive parade, and up to 200 vendors. Read more »
Lake George, N.Y. - The Lake George Area in NY’s Adirondacks is offering fresh group travel ideas for 2014! The Adirondack Regional Itinerary Brochure is available for distribution to national and international group tour operators, group leaders, receptive operators and travel agents. This brochure is a valuable resource tool for tour planners developing multi-day visits to the area.
This comprehensive booklet highlights group-friendly attractions, lodging, eateries, recreational activities and events throughout the Adirondack Region, while promoting “Hub and Spoke” touring from the Lake George Area. Hub and Spoke touring is a travel concept in which tour groups can conveniently “unpack once” and enjoy easy day trips to regional attractions, and return for a comfortable night at the same lodging property. The new brochure provides helpful itinerary building suggestions for the Lake George Area and the near-by destinations of Saratoga Springs, Washington County, Blue Mountain, Raquette and Tupper Lakes, Lake Placid and Plattsburgh and Thousand Island Seaway Region. Read more »
Michael Bush and Kevin McGuire return to join Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill in the director’s chair
Albany, N.Y. - Capital Repertory Theatre announces its 34th season, which balances world premieres and popular musicals with comedies and classics. Producing Artistic Director Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill says, “with this season we reaffirm our commitment to bringing new work to the stage, while not forgetting our ties to theatre history. I love music and I love literature, so bookending the slate with the musical fun of Smokey Joes Café and the serious drama of Hamlet makes perfect sense to me.”
“I’m especially excited that our NEXT ACT! New Play Summit has become a way to grow developing work, as well as a way to introduce our audience to new voices in the American theatre.” Read more »
Exhibition Dates: January 14-December 7, 2014
Exhibition Location: The André Mertens Galleries for Musical Instruments, Gallery 684
Press Preview: Monday, January 13, 10:00 a.m.-noon
New York, N.Y. - Thirty-five rare guitars that illustrate the early history of the instrument in America will go on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, beginning January 14. Drawn from the Museum’s own holdings as well as from the Martin Guitar Museum in Nazareth, Pennsylvania, and several private collections, Early American Guitars: The Instruments of C. F. Martin will trace the birth of the American guitar by shedding light on the contributions of Christian Frederick Martin, a German immigrant who invented a uniquely American form of the guitar in the first half of the 19th century. The exhibition will highlight the largest collection of instruments by this renowned maker ever to be displayed publicly, including the earliest known guitar signed by Martin, the earliest established guitar with his famed X-braced construction, and several extraordinary decorated examples of his work. Also on view will be a 1939 guitar made by Martin Guitar that was played by Eric Clapton on MTV’s Unplugged series in 1992, representing the long trajectory of guitar building by the company founded by Christian Frederick Martin. Read more »
Exhibition runs April 30-November 2, 2014
Catskill, N.Y. - The Thomas Cole National Historic Site is pleased to announce our 2014 exhibition: Thomas Cole & Frederic Church: Master Mentor Master. This never before presented exhibition tells the story of one of the most important teacher-student relationships in the history of American art - that between the founder of the Hudson River School of painting, Thomas Cole (1801-1848) and his student - successor, Frederic Church (1826-1900). The exhibition will be on view from April 30 through November 2, 2014. Curator, John Wilmerding, Sarofim Professor of American Art, Emeritus, at Princeton University and former Senior Curator and Deputy Director of the National Gallery of Art in Washington, will present a talk at 2pm on Sunday May 18th to be followed by an opening reception from 3-5pm. The exhibition will be accompanied by a printed exhibition catalogue with full-color illustrations of the artworks and an essay by Dr. Wilmerding about this influential two year period that first brought Church to the Hudson Valley. The Thomas Cole Historic Site is located at 218 Spring Street, Catskill, New York. For information visit http://www.thomascole.org/ or call 518-943-7465. Read more »