WATERFORD - President Obama today signed the Omnibus Public Lands Management Act of 2009 which includes language to extend the authorization of the Erie Canalway National Heritage Corridor for five years. The measure makes valuable federal resources available for communities from Albany to Buffalo. The Corridor extends 524 miles across the full expanse of upstate New York, and encompasses 234 cities, towns, and villages that border the New York State Canal System. Read more »
Archive for March, 2009
Who knew garbage could be this much fun?
Celebrate going “green” during School-Break Week: Trash Bash! at Strong National Museum of Play from Monday, April 20 through Friday, April 24. Enjoy a week of green-themed activities, performances, and displays daily from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Read more »
Greene County Celebrates Hudson Valley’s Quadricentennial With Series of Events Showcasing Area’s Rich History, Art and Culture
(CATSKILL, New York) - To celebrate the 400th anniversary of Henry Hudson’s exploration of the river that now bears his name, Greene County is staging a series of special events throughout the county this summer and fall. Events range from public art exhibitions and original theatrical productions to a treasure hunt and “wacky” raft race. Read more »
Francis Bacon’s Provocative Works Featured in Major Retrospective Opening May 20 at Metropolitan Museum
The first major New York exhibition in 20 years devoted to Francis Bacon (British, 1909-1992)-one of the most important painters of the 20th century-will be presented at The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York City from May 20 through August 16, 2009. Marking the 100th anniversary of the artist’s birth, Francis Bacon: A Centenary Retrospective will bring together the most significant works from each period of the artist’s remarkable areer. Drawn from public and private collections around the world, this landmark exhibition will consist of some 65 paintings, complemented by never-before-seen works and archival material from the Francis Bacon Estate, which will shed new light on the artist’s career and working practices. The Metropolitan Museum is the sole U.S. venue of the exhibition tour.
Sackets Harbor, NY - Great Lakes Seaway Trail Quilt Show visitors selected “Heron on the Seaway Trail” by Anne Fisher of Springwater, NY, in Livingston County, for a $200 Viewer’s Choice award. The work was chosen from among dozens of quilts depicting Favorite Seaway Trail Places. Nature study and bird watching are popular pastimes for travelers on the Great Lakes Seaway Trail byway that is one of America’s Byways. Read more »
Look at the calendar … spring has officially arrived! Need some proof? The snow is beginning to melt, every once in a while we wake up to warm mornings, though not yesterday or this morning, and some of us are beginning to pack for our annual migration South.
Eastman School of Music Performance (April 3) and Saturday Night Family Play Date (April 4) at Strong National Museum of Play®
(Rochester) - Join the Strong National Museum of Play for a musical performance by Eastman School of Music students on April 3 at 6:00 p.m. and a Saturday Night Family Play Date, The Berenstain Bears Celebration on April 4 from 5:30-8:00 p.m. Read more »