Visit the Homes of Famous Poets, Activists, Politicians and Artists
Albany, N.Y. - It was no accident that the nation’s first women’s rights convention took place in New York State, since the state was home to Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Frederick Douglass, Harriet Tubman and many other important leaders in the often-overlapping anti-slavery and women’s rights movements. That first gathering, held in 1848 in Seneca Falls, attracted approximately 300 people who issued a “Declaration” stating that “all men and women are created equal,” and demanded, among other things, women’s right to vote.
Of course, women’s suffrage and civil rights aren’t the only areas where New York and its women have played important roles. Those looking to celebrate Women’s History Month in March can learn more about important New York women in fields from education to entertainment at museums and historic sites around the state. Read more »
Corning, N.Y. - The Rockwell Museum of Western Art, located in the heart of the Finger Lakes region of New York State, is presenting a lecture given by Executive Director of the Finger Lakes Land Trust, Andrew Zepp. The conversation will take place on Tuesday, March 5, 2013 at 6:00 p.m. in the Visions of the West gallery of the Rockwell Museum of Western Art.
Andrew Zepp will discuss the ever-changing character of the Finger Lakes. What was it like in the unbroken forests and patchwork savannahs that populated our rural landscape? Who were the people in the vast wilderness of glacial lakes before European settlement? What was the impact of agricultural and industrial development on the land? Read more »
Schenectady, N.Y. - Proctors recently signed a five-year commitment with Cirque Éloize. Proctors joined Cirque Éloize to become the summer home for their productions during the month of August. In addition to performances, Cirque Éloize will be hosting summer camps at the Proctors School of the Performing Arts for children interested in this exciting discipline.
“We are thrilled to be partnering with the team of Cirque Éloize,” said Proctors CEO Philip Morris, “This is the largest commitment we have planned for the coming years. With a three week run and more than 60,000 seats available, Schenectady will be the place to be in August. What better way to draw in a new crowd than the commitment to deliver these fresh, enticing performances and camps.” Read more »
Registration Now Open for Annual War College of the Seven Years’ War Scheduled for May 17-19, 2013
Ticonderoga, N.Y. - Registration is now open for Fort Ticonderoga’s Eighteenth Annual War College of the Seven Years’ War May 17-19, 2013. This annual seminar focuses on the French & Indian War in North America (1754-1763), bringing together a panel of distinguished historians from around the country. The War College takes place in the Deborah Clarke Mars Education Center is open to the public; pre-registration is required. Read more »
Features Celebrations & Special Events throughout Albany County
Albany, N.Y. - This week, the Albany County Convention & Visitors Bureau (ACCVB) distributed the new 2013 Albany Visitors Guide to area attractions, hotels, and community partners.
The 2013 Visitors Guide is a 50-page, full-color magazine that features a central theme of celebrating a number of important Albany County milestones and special events Read more »
Third Annual LGBT Film Festival
February 28 - March 3
Schenectady, N.Y. - The 3rd Annual QFEST returns to the GE Theatre at Proctors, Feb. 28-March 3 with brand new films, exciting new opportunities for discussion, and even more surprises than last year!
Regional Premieres, comedy, tragedy, music and fun this year at QFEST. There’s something for everyone. This fantastic week offers a dazzling variety of documentaries, feature films, and bold new indie flicks that will really pique your interest and offer insight into a range of issues. Read more »
Exciting Winter Fun for All in New York’s Catskill Mountains
Greene County, N.Y. - Winter in the Great Northern Catskills of Greene County offers more than world class skiing and outdoor adventure. With beautifully restored performing arts facilities, an artistic legacy that spans centuries and maple sugaring season coming up - you’re invited to discover off-hill fun for the whole family all winter long.
The Great Northern Catskills offer world-renowned cultural attractions and events that celebrate the rich history of the Catskills. Catch the latest blockbuster or art-house indie flick at the Mountain Cinema, located in the Doctorow Center for the Arts on Main Street in Hunter, or join Hudson Valley artists for the 3rd Annual Catskill Film & Video Festival. Read more »