Students are Encouraged to Compete with Their Knowledge on War of 1812
Oswego, N.Y. - The fourth annual Oswego War of 1812 Symposium will be held from Friday, April 4 to Sunday, April 6. The symposium will be held at the Lake Ontario Event and Conference Center, 26 E. First St., Oswego. This will be the first symposium where SUNY Oswego students are encouraged to participate in the War of 1812 research paper competition. The contest involves SUNY Oswego students writing and presenting their findings on any aspect of the War of 1812. All SUNY Oswego students are welcome to participate.
Students interested in competing must follow the requirements for the contest. The topic of the paper must be on some aspect of the War of 1812. There is no length requirement for the papers, but they must be able to be presented for at least ten minutes. Read more »
Known as Little Sri Lanka, Tompkinsville Offers Visitors a Unique Cultural, Dining and Outdoor Experience
New York, N.Y. - NYC & Company, New York City’s official marketing, tourism and partnership organization, today announced Tompkinsville as the next destination to be featured in Neighborhood x Neighborhood. Known as Little Sri Lanka, Tompkinsville offers visitors and residents the opportunity to taste the flavors of southern Asia, enjoy the neighborhood’s parks and partake in diverse cultural events and activities, all without ever leaving New York City. Accessible by ferry and the Staten Island Railway, Tompkinsville is ideal for a day trip for New Yorkers and visitors looking to explore the serene tree-lined streets of one of the City’s most welcoming communities. For “Must-See Tompkinsville” highlights and more, visit nycgo.com/neighborhoods. Read more »
Ellen Christine Colon-Lugo to Discuss the Evolution of the Hat as Part of “HATtitude: The Milliner in Culture & Couture,” an Exhibition at ArtsWestchester
White Plains, N.Y. -
WHAT: Lecture: The Studio Artists of Popular Culture, Vogue and Couture: Who Were They, and How They Got Their Hats Out There
Presented by Ellen Christine Colon-Lugo, Ph.D., Exhibiting Milliner and Historian of Millinery Read more »
From Rip Van Winkle to the Hudson Valley Art Trail - Enriching Experiences Await in the Catskills
Greene County, N.Y. - The Great Northern Catskills of Greene County are home to some of America’s most recognizable landscapes, beloved literary characters and richest cultural enclaves - all within two hours north of New York City.
Go hiking in the Catskill Park and discover the views that made the Hudson River School artists famous, journey through history with Rip Van Winkle and drive to the “Painted Village in the Sky” for an afternoon of arts and entertainment. Read more »
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 »
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 »
Acclaimed mezzo-soprano joins guest conductor Kwamé Ryan for April 6th program of Fauré, Berlioz, and Schumann
“Inside the Music” pre-concert dinner on April 5th with Maestro Ryan
Purchase, N.Y. - The Westchester Philharmonic’s reputation for discovering young talent before they become household names - Joshua Bell, Gil Shaham, and Midori all performed with the orchestra as little-known teenagers - was also on display twenty years ago, when a mezzo-soprano named Michelle DeYoung bowed with the Phil. On Sunday, April 6th at 3 pm, two decades, three Grammy Awards, and millions of superlative accolades later, DeYoung returns to perform the richly romantic song cycle by Hector Berlioz, Les nuits d’été. Since her debut with the Philharmonic, Ms. DeYoung has become one of the world’s leading sopranos, appearing with the world’s leading orchestras and opera companies. Read more »