New Paltz, NY - The State University of New York at New Paltz is hosting a daylong symposium focusing on the art featured in the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art’s exhibition, “The Hudson River to Niagara Falls: 19th Century American Landscape Painting from the New-York Historical Society,” on Saturday, Nov. 7.Professor Kerry Dean Carso of the college’s Art History Department organized the symposium, which will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. in Lecture Center, room 102. The lectures will cover a wide range of topics relating to the Hudson River School of Art, including discussions of notable artists Thomas Cole and Frederic Church; landscape painting in the Shawangunks; and architecture found along the Hudson River. Lecturers include art history scholars and professionals from colleges, historical sites and museums from the East Coast. Read more »
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Albany, N.Y. — The Capital City on the Hudson River has a November that’s packed with special events and great performances.
The celebration of the 400th anniversary of Albany’s discovery by explorer Henry Hudson continues with special lectures, art displays and more. At the Empire state Plaza, the 38th Annual Festival of Nations takes place on November 1, with the site of the nation’s first Shaker settlement holding its annual Christmas Craft Fair.
Throughout November, The Egg welcomes performances by Lyle Lovett, John Prine, Arlo Guthrie and other fabulous performers. The Palace features the Dark Star Orchestra and The Wiggles as they “Go Bananas”. At the Times Union Center, Metallica and PHISH are in concert, while River Rats’ hockey settles in for a long stretch on home ice. My Fair Lady opens at Capital Repertory Theatre, and while Michael W. Smith brings his New Hallelujah World Tour to the Washington Avenue Armory.
Oct. 25, 2009 at 1 p.m.
Oct. 30, 2009 at 10 p.m.
WMHT Channel 17, Schenectady, NY
Premier Screening October 24th, 2009 at 4p.m., Catskill Community Theatre, $5
Greene County, NY — Television is about the immediate, the important, the sensational! Who ever heard of putting the history of a rural county on television? It’s happening - not for want of better things - but because the subject is about one of the biggest little places in America - Greene County, New York - a county whose history has contributed mightily to the history of the nation. It’s happening on WMHT Channel 17 on October 25th at 1:00PM and October 30th at 10:00PM, as part of the 400th anniversary of the arrival of Henry Hudson but it would be a valid story any day of any year. Read more »
Albany, N.Y. — October in Albany offers some amazing discoveries with great entertainment, fabulous festivals and rich history.
The Palace Theater hosts Jerry Seinfeld, Housewives of New York and New Jersey, R. Kelly, Celtic Thunder and Loretta LaRoche. The Times Union Center welcomes Keith Urban with Sugarland. At The Egg there are performances by Bruce Hornsby, Bela Fleck, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and Playing for Change. And, Capital Repertory Theater is home to Conor McPherson’s Broadway hit, The Seafarer. Read more »
Kingston, NY – A free, weekend-long festival at Senate House State Historic Site celebrating the specific contributions of African Americans to the Hudson Valley and the nation, part of this year’s Quadricentennial-year celebrations, takes place Saturday, October 3, and Sunday October 4, 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. The weekend will be filled with live music, dance, drama, and spoken word performances, as well as art, hands-on activities, food, and free tours of Senate House. Read more »
Albany, NY – “Art Meets History — Celebrating 400 Years,” an exhibit by members of the Colonie Art League, will be on display from Sept. 26 through Jan. 3 at the Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center, 25 Quackenbush Square. The show emphasizes Albany’s Quadricentennial celebration, encompassing a wide range of subjects. Read more »
Watch a spectacular fall video and plan your trip online
Lake Placid, NY – Fall is the perfect time to get away for the weekend – and what better place than the Adirondack Park of Northern New York? With a longer foliage season than anywhere in the East, and more land to explore than the whole state of Vermont, you’ve just got to “Come to Life” here. Check out the new fall video tour at VisitAdirondacks.com and start planning your getaway today! Read more »