Rochester, N.Y. - George Eastman House welcomes Rochester native and Edgar® Award-nominated mystery writer Charles Benoit at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 4. Benoit will talk about film noir and writing noir, plus answer audience questions and sign copies of his books.
It’s part of Dryden’s February series on film noir — films that closely examined the criminal, by making him the protagonist and focusing on the reasons behind his actions, as well as the crimes themselves. And it’s just part of an exciting February at the George Eastman House! Read more »
Dundee, N.Y. - Glenora Wine Cellars has released its Mark Twain Riesling, in honor of the 175th anniversary of the author’s birth and the 100th anniversary of his death.
The Chemung County Chamber of Commerce approached the winery with the proposition of a special label wine to commemorate the 2010 Twain Celebration, which will be going on all year. Artist Brandi Smith, whose caricatures are being used throughout the county for the celebration, created the label. Read more here.
Finger Lakes wineries are among contributors to an online Wine for Haiti fundraiser. Read more about it here.
Enter the home of Harriet Tubman, walk the Underground Railroad, experience poetry, films, inventors and more
New York, N.Y. - New York State (www.iloveny.com) is celebrating its rich African American heritage during Black History Month with an array of special events and cultural discovery opportunities across its 11 vacation regions. A sampling of events happening across the Empire State this February include:
Flight to Freedom: Rochester’s Underground Railroad, Rochester, NY
“Flight to Freedom” explores the paths of courageous freedom seekers through Rochester’s Underground Railroad in this dramatic, interactive exhibition. Walk in the footsteps of Austin Steward, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Jacobs and Reverend Thomas James as they overcome huge obstacles to build free lives. Read more »
Now is the Time to Visit, with Three Travel Packages and a New Getaway Card
Woodstock, N.Y. - Close to 70 Woodstock businesses are joining together to help visitors celebrate the Woodstock experience. Through a program just launched by the Woodstock Chamber of Commerce & Arts, many Woodstock-area restaurants, lodgings, spas, galleries, shops, ski slopes and entertainment venues are welcoming visitors with a festival of special offers. Potential guests are encouraged to visit the Chamber web site (http://www.woodstockchamber.com/) to choose from three enticing travel packages available through March 31: Read more »
New Paltz, N.Y. - The Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art at the State University of New York at New Paltz will hold the opening reception for its winter/spring 2010 exhibition from 5-7 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 5, in The Dorsky Museum.
The headlining exhibit, Carolee Schneemann: Within and Beyond the Premises, is the sixth exhibition in the Dorsky Museum’s Hudson Valley Masters series and will feature 75 works spanning the career of pioneering painter, filmmaker, writer and performance/installation artist Carolee Schneemann. The exhibition will be on display from Feb. 6 - July 25. Read more »
Hobart, N.Y. - On Sunday, Feb. 14 at 3 p.m. former Hobart resident Jim Meagley will be giving his 2nd lecture on the History of Hobart.
This lecture on Hobart history will involve a review and discussion of the settlement and development of the Hobart village area by looking at a progression of maps Read more »