Albany, N.Y. - The Hudson River Valley Greenway Land and Water Trail have been nominated for the 2011 Heart of Green Awards at The Daily Green! The Greenway Trail is nominated along with six trails from across the country in the “best new trails” category.
Acting Executive Director of the Hudson River Valley Greenway, Mark Castiglione, said, “It’s well deserved recognition for this truly grassroots project to create regional trail connections, on both land and water, and improve public access to the Hudson River and its surrounding landscape. While the Greenway has been the shepherd of these ideas for many years, it is the commitment of our many partners to creating the trail that has made the trail system what it is today. This nomination is well-deserved recognition for the various state agencies, local and county governments, and numerous not for profit partners throughout the valley that have worked to advance the shared goal of the Hudson River Valley Greenway Trail.” Read more »
Event bringing together North Country artisans and antique dealers from across New York
Ogdensburg, N.Y. - The Ogdensburg Area Zonta Club’s 37th Annual Antique & Artisan Show is scheduled for Sunday, July 24th from 10am to 4pm in the E.A. Newell Golden Dome on State Street in Ogdensburg. This is one of the many exciting events included as part of the week long Ogdensburg International Seaway Festival. Admission is $4 at the door. All proceeds will benefit local scholarships.
Participating dealers will offer quality antiques, unique and collectible primitives, glassware, furniture, vintage clothing, antique jewelry and other collectibles. North Country artisans will display a wealth of exquisite one-of-a-kind items for sale including but not limited to basketry, watercolors, pottery, textiles, photography, woodwork, stained glass, and jewelry. Read more »
Oswego, N.Y. - The stories of the May 1814 Battle of Oswego, when British land and naval forces conducted an amphibious assault on Fort Ontario and the Village of Oswego, will be told by several noted historians at the Oswego County War of 1812 Symposium Saturday, April 2.
The event takes place at the American Foundry, 246 W. Seneca St., from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and is sponsored by Friends of Fort Ontario, the Oswego County Tourism Advisory Council, and Fort Ontario State Historic Site with support from the City of Oswego and The Palladium-Times. Read more »
Albany, N.Y. - The Albany County Convention and Visitors Bureau (ACCVB) is pleased to welcome the annual Empire State Tourism Conference to Albany. The conference, to be held March 1-3, 2011, at the Albany Wolf Road Marriott Hotel will bring over 200 New York State tourism professionals together. Wednesday morning conference kick-off speaker will be New York State Lieutenant Governor Robert J. Duffy. Duffy is slated to address the group at 8:15 am. This year’s conference theme is: “Set Sail for Success: Surviving and thriving in rough economic waters.” Read more »
Watch Bald Eagles Soaring During March
Albany, N.Y. - In a state known for its abundance of sports and entertainment industry celebrities, it will be a star of the feathered kind that grabs the attention of photographers for the next month or so - the bald eagle. Now through the end of March is the perfect time to observe these majestic creatures as they soar or perch on branches high above their fishing sites. Read more »
Saratoga Springs, N.Y. (Feb. 24) - Globally renowned artists, classical and contemporary programming, multi-media performances and exciting Pre-Shows will highlight Saratoga Performing Arts Center’s 2011 Classical Season presented by HSBC Bank USA, N.A. (HSBC Bank), announced Marcia J. White, President & Executive Director. Programs for SPAC’s summer resident companies, New York City Ballet, July 5 - 16, and The Philadelphia Orchestra July 27 - August 13, as well as details of the modern dance program and cabaret series, Live from the Algonquin at SPAC, were released today. Pre-season online ticket sales for all programs begin today for SPAC members; online sales to the public begin March 24. Tickets and information are available at http://www.spac.org/. Read more »
Film series in March and April includes The Odd Couple, Plaza Suite, Grumpy Old Men, The Bad News Bears, and The Taking of Pelham 1-2-3
Rochester, N.Y. - The Dryden Theatre at George Eastman House will pay homage to actor Walter Matthau with a two-month film series in March and April.
When Matthau strode onstage to receive his Academy Award for The Fortune Cookie, he thanked the Academy for giving him the chance to “make a pretty good bit of money,” then - pointing out the injuries he had incurred in a bicycle accident two days earlier - reproached his colleagues who hadn’t bothered to show up. It was classic Matthau: a one-two punch of self-deprecation and sarcasm that showed his talent for the well-timed insult and the humility that gave the lie to his grouchy exterior. Read more »