Rochester, N.Y. - Zoom in for Superheroes Weekend at The Strong® National Museum of Play® on Saturday, April 5 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, April 6 from 1 to 4 p.m. Do-gooders unite for a hero-filled weekend that includes character meet and greets, superhero training, and a variety of other superhero-themed activities.
Special Saturday & Sunday appearances:
- Saturday, April 5: Thor rumbles in with his trademark hammer in hand from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and 3 to 6 p.m.
- Sunday, April 6: Meet Iron Man as he rockets into the museum from noon to 5 p.m. Read more »
Clayton, N.Y. - The Antique Boat Museum (ABM), North America’s premier freshwater nautical museum based in Clayton, New York, has announced that registration for upcoming 2014 summer courses and camps, along with exhibitor registration for the historic 50th annual Antique Boat Show, is now open.
An extensive list of courses and activities will highlight the summer calendar at the ABM.
Join us as we host sailing, knot-tying, family boatbuilding, boater safety, and more. Kids also have the opportunity to participate in the popular Camp ABM program. Read more »
Schoharie, N.Y. — Welcome to a world filled with fantasy and fun and eggs of every description — some 5,000 in all. It’s the Easter Egg Exhibit in Schoharie and for the first time since 2004, the unique exhibit will open to the public in April 2014.
The one-of-a-kind exhibit is on property adjacent to the historic 1785 Colonel Peter Vroman house at 112 Covered Bridge Lane, just off Route 30. The exhibit will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the weekends of April 4-6, 11-13 and 18-20 and for groups by special appointment during the week. On Easter Sunday (April 20), hours will be from Noon to 5 p.m. All proceeds from the 2014 opening will benefit the Schoharie Free Library that is still rebuilding after Hurricane Irene’s devastation in 2011. Suggested donation is $10 per family or $5 per person. Read more »
Installation Dates: April 29-November 2, 2014
Installation Location: The Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden
Press Preview: Monday, April 28, 10:00 a.m.-noon (weather permitting)
New York, N.Y. - American artist Dan Graham (born 1942, Urbana, Illinois) will create a site-specific installation atop The Metropolitan Museum of Art’s Iris and B. Gerald Cantor Roof Garden-the second in a new series of commissions for the outdoor site. The installation will comprise one of Graham’s unique steel and glass pavilions-structures for which he has been renowned since the early 1980s-set within a specially engineered landscape designed in collaboration with Swiss landscape architect Günther Vogt (born 1957, Balzers, Liechtenstein). Constructed of hedge rows and curves of two-way mirrored glass, the pavilion will be both transparent and reflective, creating a changing and visually complex environment for visitors. The Roof Garden Commission: Dan Graham will be on view from April 29 through November 2, 2014 (weather permitting). The exhibition is made possible by Bloomberg. Additional support is provided by Cynthia Hazen Polsky and Leon B. Polsky. Read more »
With Farah Jasmine Griffin Author Of Harlem Nocturne: Women Artists Of Progressive Politics During World War II
Pre-registration and Admission Fee Required
Hyde Park, N.Y. — The FDR Presidential Library, Catharine Street Community Center and the Roosevelt Institute proudly present the fifth annual Eleanor Roosevelt “We Make Our Own History” Forum. The 2014 forum is an author talk and signing with Farah Jasmine Griffin, author of Harlem Nocturne: Women Artists of Progressive Politics during World War II. The program will take place in the Henry A. Wallace Center at the FDR Presidential Library and Home at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, March 8, 2014. A reception will follow the event. Pre-registration and a $25 admission fee is required. Call (845) 473-2272 for information. To download the registration form visit: www.fdrlibrary.marist.edu/publicprograms/calendar.html. Read more »
Dr. Charles Mitchell Guest Speaker
His students rate him as “brilliant, funny and dedicated”
Glens Falls, NY - Join Dr. Charles Mitchell at The Hyde Collection at 2pm on Sunday, February 9, 2014, where he will speak about artists’ representations of our magnificent national parks and how national parks define our relationship to nature.
Dr. Mitchell is an associate professor of American Studies at Elmira College, Elmira, New York. He examines the human relationship with nature through art, literature, and history in courses such as Nature and the American Imagination, Representing the American Landscape and American Environmental History, and is described by his students as “…witty, thought provoking, and worth getting up at eight o’clock in the morning for.”
The lecture compliments The Hyde’s current exhibition Ansel Adams: Early Works which run from January 25 through April 20, 2014 in Wood Gallery. Read more »
Cornwall, N.Y. - On Sunday, February 9 at 10 a.m., come to the Hudson Highlands Nature Museum’s Outdoor Discovery Center, on Muser Drive, across from 174 Angola Road, Cornwall to learn about Bobcats. Spend the morning with environmental educator Carl Heitmuller learning about this magnificent cat, seldom seen, that is thriving in this area. Discussions will include: behaviors, biology and anatomy using bobcat skulls and pelts. “Most folks don’t realize that Bobcats actually live in New York,” says Carl. Weather permitting after the program take a short walk to search for signs of bobcats at the Outdoor Discovery Center. This program is for adults with or without children, and children ages 5 and older. Admission: Adults-$7, Children-$5 Museum Members: Adults-$5, Children-$3. For information go to hhnaturemuseum.org or call 845-534-5506, ext. 204. Read more »