Tour showcases the working relationship and personal friendship between the President and his Secretary of State.
Auburn, N.Y. - With the recent release of the movie Lincoln, everyone is talking about the 16th President of the United States, and his accomplishments. The movie chronicles the deft political maneuvering that was required to get the Thirteenth Amendment to pass the House of Representatives during what proved to be the closing days of the Civil War. A key player in this process was William H. Seward, President Lincoln’s Secretary of State. While the movie portrays the working relationship of these two powerful and gifted politicians, in reality, their bond ran much deeper. Read more »
Albany, N .Y. - Celebrating the holidays in NY State can feel larger than life. Whether you have kids, are a kid at heart, or long to step into traditional holiday scenes that seem right out of a Norman Rockwell painting, New York State is filled with delightful ways to celebrate the Holiday season. Here’s just a sampling of ways to celebrate the holiday season.
Join the Party: Historic mansions in the Hudson Valley and across the state offer holiday events that make it easy to imagine that you’ve stepped back a century or two in time:
- A Whale of a Party: Enjoy cocktails, hors d’oeuvres and sweets at the former home of successful whaling merchant Captain Albert Rogers in Southampton on Long Island. His 19th century Greek Revival Mansion, now a museum, will have a pianist performing in the Music Room, and parlors and sitting rooms will be strewn with garlands of fresh winter greens and flowers, while throughout the mansion, trees will be dressed with colorful antique holiday ornaments. For reservations, call 631-283-2494 or visit www.southamptonhistoricalmuseum.org/. Read more »
Albany, N.Y. –
WHAT: The Albany Heritage Area Visitors Center will play host to the first Albany Holiday Market at Quackenbush Square. The evening will feature demonstrations by local artisans and tastings by The Albany Pump Station, Brookview Station Winery, Hudson-Chatham Winery, and Albany Distilling Company.
This special event will also include a 20% discount on most merchandise in the Visitor Center Gift Shop including handcrafted jewelry and accessories, framed art and photography, and uniquely Albany gifts and keepsakes. Read more »
The new production of the Pulitzer and Tony Award®-winning musical, December 14 -16
The sensation continues!
Schenectady, N.Y. - A CHORUS LINE, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award®-winning musical for everyone who’s ever had a dream and put it all on the line is back on tour with an all-new production. A CHORUS LINE plays at Proctors in Schenectady from December 14 through December 16.
The original production of A CHORUS LINE opened at the Public Theater’s Newman Theatre on May 21, 1975 and transferred to Broadway’s Shubert Theatre on July 25th, opening there on October 19th of that year. It won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Score and Book, and the New York Drama Critics Circle Award. It ran for nearly 15 years, closing on April 28, 1990 after 6,137 performances. Read more »
Corning, N.Y. - Beginning November 26, 2012 and running through December 31, 2012, the Rockwell Museum of Western Art will be transformed into a Western Wonderland, including a special Holiday Toy Exhibit in the Remington and Russell Lodge.
Visitors are invited to travel back through time to see treasures under the tree. The holiday exhibit will feature a selection of children’s vintage toys and memorabilia from the Victorian Era, and also will include selections from the 1920’s and 1950’s. A holiday tree, adorned with Victorian ornaments, will set the scene for the celebration of treasures under the tree on the Western stoned-faced hearth in The Remington and Russell Lodge. Read more »
Cooperstown, N.Y. - You’re invited to one of the Central New York region’s best-loved holiday traditions, Candlelight Evening, to be held Saturday, December 8, from 3:00 to 7:00 p.m. at The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown.
During Candlelight Evening, the landscape of the museum takes on a magical appearance, decorated in greenery and illuminated by hundreds of candles. Visitors can ride through the museum’s grounds in wagons pulled by draft horses adorned with harness bells. Complimentary wassail, warmed in kettles over open fires, is served throughout the afternoon and evening. Read more »
Lake Placid, N.Y. - Lake Placid, Adirondacks USA is gearing up for its 5th annual Holiday Village Stroll from December 7-9, 2012. Known for its majestic mountain backdrop and international appeal, Lake Placid provides the ideal setting for a picturesque winter getaway with this festive annual celebration.
From artist exhibitions to children’s activities and special Lake Placid events to partake in, the Holiday Stroll is designed with families and couples in mind. Read more »