Iconic building opened 79 years ago
New York, N.Y. — On May 1, 1931 President Hoover pressed a button in Washington, D.C. turning on the lights of the now iconic Empire State Building and officially opening it to the world.
Rising 1,250 ft. above the intersection of Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street, the Empire State Building is an Art Deco marvel. At 102 stories, it’s the tallest building in New York City, an icon in film and history, and has been named one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World by the American Society of Civil Engineers. From the 86th-floor observation deck, you have an amazing 360-degree view of the city, and can even access a smaller deck on the 102nd floor. Read more »
Chautauqua County, N.Y. - This July and August, the Amphitheater at Chautauqua Institution hosts a number of great evening performances including: An Evening with Tom Chapin (July 7), Tim Conway & Friends (July 9), and Mark Russell (July 14). On July 16, Olympic and World Figure Skating champion Kristi Yamaguchi joins Ballroom with a Twist!, a national tour featuring performers from “Dancing with the Stars” directed and choreographed by “Stars” pro, Louis van Amstel. Read more »
Itzhak Perlman to lead guest artists pianist Navah Perlman,cellist Zuill Bailey and violinist Giora Schmidt
Gala Benefit Dinner with Itzhak Perlman to follow concerts
Purchase, N.Y. - The Westchester Philharmonic closes its 2009-10 season at The Performing Arts Center at Purchase College, and the second under the baton of Itzhak Perlman, with two knockout performances featuring the Perlman/ Schmidt/Bailey Trio and a gala benefit dinner titled Measure for Measure.
For the triumphal season finale on Saturday, May 15, 2010 at 8 pm and Sunday, May 16, 2010 at 3 pm, Maestro Perlman conducts Beethoven’s Triple Concerto with renowned cellist Zuill Bailey, rapidly rising violinist Giora Schmidt, and the Maestro’s daughter and star pianist in her own right, Navah Perlman. Read more »
Auburn, N.Y. - Citizens in Auburn will join thousands of individuals across the country to celebrate National Preservation Month this May. “Old is the New Green” is the theme of the month-long celebration sponsored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
Since the National Trust for Historic Preservation created Preservation Week in 1971 to spotlight grassroots preservation efforts in America, it has grown into an annual celebration observed by small towns and big cities with events ranging from architectural and historic tours and award ceremonies, to fundraising events, educational programs and heritage travel opportunities. Read more »
Hauppauge, N.Y. - The Long Island Convention & Visitors Bureau (LICVB) Facebook page at http://www.facebook.com/LongIslandNewYork has reached over 100,000 fans in under eleven months, hitting 100,236 on Apr. 26, 2010.
The creation of the Long Island, New York Facebook page is part of an overall interactive strategy the LICVB developed to better reach potential visitors to Long Island in the places they are looking. Read more »
Retrospective features 17 popular and lesser-known titles, including On the Waterfront, Guys and Dolls, The Godfather, and A Streetcar Named Desire
Rochester, N.Y. - The Dryden Theatre at George Eastman House is declaring “Viva Brando!,” and showcasing actor Marlon Brando’s larger-than-life persona, and unparalleled career that spanned more than 50 years, with a 17-film series in May and June.
“Marlon Brando was one of the most influential artists of the 20th century, and within his chosen medium of film acting, it’s safe to say that his influence is still being felt,” said Jim Healy, assistant curator of motion pictures for George Eastman House. “His performances continue to be admired and studied for their naturalism and spontaneity. But while the quality of his work as an actor rarely wavered from excellence, the final two-thirds of his career (at least those years when he wasn’t entirely absent from filmmaking) were marked by erratic choices in a number of film projects - some he did for mysterious personal reasons, others he clearly did just for the money.” Read more »
Auburn, N.Y. - The Cayuga County Office of Tourism held the first of two workshops designed to help business owners in the tourism industry understand social media on April 22nd at Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES.
The workshop leader, Sally Berry of Bristol Creek Tourism Consulting LLC, is a tourism professional with over a decade of experience in various facets of the travel and tourism industry including working for the Finger Lakes Tourism Alliance and consulting for the NYS Division of Tourism. Read more »