Oswego, N.Y. - On July 31, the H. Lee White Marine Museum and the Oswego Maritime Foundation are hosting a celebration of the New York State Canal System and the birthday of George Goble, well known local shipbuilder during the 1800s to early 1900s. Goble was born in 1819 on August 2nd and lived a long life into his eighties.
“The Oswego Canal played an important role in transporting products and people between the canal, the Great Lakes and beyond. The Museum’s Derrick Boat 8 served on the canal for over 60 years and is a piece of history that helps tell the story.” noted Mercedes Niess, Executive Director of the Museum. Read more »
Auburn, N.Y. - Snatam Kaur is one of the most popular New Age artists of our time, selling over 50,000 albums a year. Snatam Kaur’s albums have topped New Age Retailer’s Top 20 lists every year since 2004. She was the only artist to have 3 albums in the Top 20 in a single year. Snatam’s LIVE in Concert album made New Age Retailer’s prestigious Top Ten Albums of 2008. An international favorite with fans across the globe, including the U.S, Europe, Asia, South America and the South Pacific, Snatam Kaur performs at over 100 venues each year, from the Bahamas to Singapore. One fan spoke for all when he said, “We come to Snatam’s concerts to experience the beautiful atmosphere her voice creates, to heal and grow.” Read more »
Yo-Yo Ma Performs Opening Night
Alec Baldwin, Broadway Tribute and Ode to Joy with Mendelssohn Choir Highlight Opening Week
Saratoga Springs, N.Y. - The 2010 summer season of The Philadelphia Orchestra at Saratoga Performing Arts Center presented by HSBC Bank opens Wednesday, August 4 at 8 p.m. with a program featuring internationally acclaimed cellist Yo-Yo Ma as well as a performance of Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring, widely considered the seminal orchestral work of the twentieth century. Other opening week highlights include a special appearance by actor Alec Baldwin who will narrate Prokofiev’s children’s classic Peter and the Wolf, a pops program featuring Broadway stars, and Beethoven’s Ode to Joy with choral accompaniment by Philadelphia’s renowned 125-member Mendelssohn Club Choir. Read more »
Corning Preserve hosts Launch of Albany to Peekskill Great Hudson River Paddle
Albany, N.Y. (July 29) - The tenth annual Great Hudson River Paddle (GHRP) launched from the Corning Preserve in the City of Albany today at 9:00am. The group will continue through Thursday August 5th, 2010 arriving at Annsville Creek Paddlesport Center in Peekskill.
Paddlers will be greeted at Cornell Park in New Baltimore, NY when they arrive in the afternoon. A community dinner, sponsored by the New Baltimore Conservancy will be held. Author Russell Dunn will be on hand to autograph copies of his just released book A Kayaker’s Guide to New York’s Capital Region. For Directions to Cornell Park, Mill Street, New Baltimore CLICK HERE. Read more »
Also: Last Days of Super Early Bird Pricing for Season Passes
Highmount, N.Y. - The Belleayre Jazz Club kicks off this weekend with two stellar shows guaranteed to please jazz aficionados. On Friday July 30 at 8pm, tenor saxophonist Javon Jackson leads his renowned quartet with special guest the legendary Jimmy Cobb on drums. Javon Jackson rose to international prominence as a member of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers and has since fashioned his own signature sound. In addition to Blakey, Javon has contributed his smooth jazz style on tours and records with luminaries like Elvin Jones, Freddie Hubbard, Betty Carter, Cedar Walton, Ron Carter, Donald Byrd and Curtis Fuller. Read more »
Owego, N.Y. - How do you top FREE ice cream sundaes? How about with delicious and fresh locally grown blueberries and strawberries, not to mention fresh whipped cream! Come to Matthew & Katherine Kuhlman’s M.K. Dairy Farm, at the corner of Waites Road and Valley Road, in Southside Owego on Sunday, August 8, from 10-5 pm for a relaxing Sunday at the farm. In addition to the free ice cream, local food tastings, children’s activities, live music and self-guided dairy tour, this year, prepared foods and locally grown products will also be available for sale. It’s a unique opportunity to savor the flavors of Tioga County while experiencing a behind the scenes look at this successful family farm. Read more »
Celebrating Midway to St. Patrick’s Day
Ballston Spa, N.Y. - The 14th Annual Irish 2000 Festival at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds brings together some of the greatest Celtic performers in the world on Sept. 17 and 18 at the Saratoga County Fairgrounds. Among the more than 20 acts scheduled are Great Big Sea, John McDermott, Enter the Haggis, Gaelic Storm and Seven Nations.
“This year’s lineup is truly extraordinary,” said Matt Nelligan, the festival’s director of marketing and entertainment. “We’re delighted to be able to present such exceptional performers,” he said, noting that Irish 2000 is rated among the top 5 Irish festivals in the United States. Read more »