Tupper Lake, NY - The sweet drip, drip, drip that heralds every spring is beginning in the North Country. Sugar houses at The Wild Center and Paul Smith’s College VIC are prepared to take that pure maple sap and turn it into the golden nectar that adorns pancakes and other edible delicacies. 31 families have already signed up for The Wild Center’s Community Maple Project, with 300 taps, double the number of last year. Boiling is underway. Visitors are welcome to visit both sugar shacks. Read more »
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Sunday, March 17, Free, Public Welcomed
Schenectady, N.Y. - Proctors invites area residents and visitors to escape the high-force winds of March and enjoy a free walking tour of the arts and entertainment complex at Proctors in Downtown Schenectady. It all takes place on Sunday, March 17, at 1 PM. Participants are invited to brown-bag the event, enjoy a cozy lunch at the theatre’s refurbished Apostrophe Café or participate in the Schenectady Greenmarket that takes place on three levels at Proctors that day! Read more »
Take an Amazing Snowcat Adventure to Whiteface’s Gourmet Food and Wine Pairing at Boule’s Bistro and Creperie
Wilmington, N.Y. — Whiteface Mountain, in Wilmington, N.Y., is calling all foodies to come out and enjoy an exciting and unique adventure Saturday, March 9. The evening begins as you head up to Mid-Station’s Boule’s Bistro and Creperie for a one-of-a-kind Adirondack sunset Snowcat ride up the greatest vertical east of the Rockies.
Upon arriving at the evening’s destination, guests will find themselves treated to a five-course gourmet meal presented by Centerplate Chef Jen Moody. Menu items such as pan seared day boat scallops, and classic boeuf bourguignon with duck fat potatoes are among several of the offerings throughout the evening. Read more »
From Yonkers to Rhinebeck and Beyond Diners Enjoy Local, Seasonal Cuisine at More than 180 Restaurants Across Seven Counties
Newburgh, N.Y. - Hudson Valley Restaurant Week, the “must-do” dining event heralding spring, returns March 11-24, 2013. Featuring more than 180 restaurants across seven counties, it is one of the largest Restaurant Week events in the country.
“The Hudson Valley is a rising star in the culinary world,” says Janet Crawshaw, founder of the event. “Home to the country’s foremost cooking school, world-class wineries and distilleries, award-winning cheese makers and some of the top chefs in America,” Crawshaw notes, “it makes for world-class eating–on par with the best dining destinations in the world.” Read more »
New Paltz , N.Y. - The Department of Theatre Arts MainStage Productions at the State University of New York at New Paltz presents their annual New Play Festival March 7-17 in Parker Theatre located on the college campus. The play readings, directed by Robert Miller, will be presented March 7-9, 14-16, at 8 p.m. and March 10 and 17 at 2 p.m. There will be a public reception for the playwrights on March 10 following the 2 p.m. matinee performance, and talk-backs after the Friday night performances on March 8 and 15.
The Festival is designed to provide a setting for playwrights to have their works heard with an opportunity for feedback. This year’s plays are written by or about women by local playwrights, current students, alums Read more »
Warren County, N.Y. - At 2 p.m. on March 12, 2013 churches from all over Warren County will be ringing their church bells in remembrance of the incorporation of Warren County, New York on that date in 1813. The ringing of the bells is a significant undertaking since it is recorded in history that local churches rang the bells to alert the community of many events and emergencies that took place before mass communication became the norm. Read more »
Corning, N.Y. - The Rockwell Museum of Western Art, located in the heart of the Finger Lakes region of New York State, is presenting a lecture given by Executive Director of the Finger Lakes Land Trust, Andrew Zepp. The conversation will take place on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. in the Visions of the West gallery of the Rockwell Museum of Western Art.
Andrew Zepp will discuss the ever-changing character of the Finger Lakes. What was it like in the unbroken forests and patchwork savannahs that populated our rural landscape? Who were the people in the vast wilderness of glacial lakes before European settlement? What was the impact of agricultural and industrial development on the land? Read more »