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Cooperstown, N.Y. - The Cooperstown Summer Music Festival, under the artistic direction of flutist Linda Chesis, celebrates its fifteenth anniversary season with a diverse offering of musical experiences. From rebellious Baroque innovators to a critically-acclaimed jazz songstress, this year’s Festival promises to excite and inspire. The Festival presents five classical concerts, an evening of jazz with Hilary Kole, and four free community concerts that pair accomplished amateur musicians with professional artists.
The Festival opens July 7 with the concert Birds of Paradise: Music for Winds and Piano. In addition to works by Debussy, Mozart, and Poulenc, the evening features a new multi-media work that pairs a live performance of Robert Sirota’s 2008 composition Birds of Paradise with videos and bird calls from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology’s Birds-of-Paradise Project. Read more »
Clayton, N.Y. - The Antique Boat Museum (ABM), North America’s premier freshwater nautical museum based in Clayton, New York, announced today the details of its new exhibit opening and reception.
Join the Antique Boat Museum on Friday, May 24 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. inside the Haxall Building, located at 750 Mary Street in Clayton, for a reception to celebrate the opening of the new exhibitions on display in the Homer Dodge Gallery and the Passageways Gallery. All are welcome to attend.
“Long Journeys in Small Boats” can be found inside the Homer Dodge Gallery on the first floor of the Haxall Building. This exhibition features ten journeys totaling more than 30,000 miles traveled in small boats, many of which are on display. Read more »
Little Falls, N.Y. - The unknown history of a well-known historic site will be on display at the Herkimer Home this summer. Hallowed Ground, an intimate guided lantern tour of the Herkimer Home State Historic Site will open on Saturday, June 1st at 7:30 p.m. at the site’s visitor center.
This tour is unique, covering four episodes from the historic properties past that many visitors have not been exposed too. These stories and more will be presented to the public through dramatic scenes acted out by Herkimer Home volunteers. The tour will be led by lantern and a Herkimer Home tour Director. Read more »
Cayuga Tourism to hold Workshop in Recognition of Importance of LGBT Visitors
Cayuga County, N.Y. - Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month (LGBT Pride Month) is celebrated each year in the month of June to honor the 1969 Stonewall riots in Manhattan. The Stonewall riots were a tipping point for the Gay Liberation Movement in the United States and in many cities across the nation events are help throughout the month of June to commemorate this turning point in the history of gay rights. Celebrations include pride parades, picnics, parties, workshops, symposia and concerts, and attract millions of participants around the world. Memorials are held during this month for those members of the community who have been lost to hate crimes or HIV/AIDS. The purpose of the commemorative month is to recognize the impact that lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender individuals have had locally, nationally, and internationally.
In recognition of Pride Month, the Cayuga County Office of Tourism will host an LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender) Outreach Service Training on June 5th from 9-11 a.m. at the Stardust Foundation, 2 State Street, downtown Auburn. Read more »
New FLX magazine highlights Summer Events in Rochester and the Finger Lakes
Rochester, N.Y. - There’s something extra tagging along with the summer issue of Wegmans Menu magazine. No, not more sumptuous recipes-rather, a delicious guide to summer events in our Finger Lakes region. The guide is a magazine named FLX, and it highlights the region’s golf, music, wine, beer, and food. There’s also a sweepstakes offer that includes weeklong tickets to the PGA Championship and other great prizes.
One of the 14 workgroups of the Governor’s Finger Lakes Regional Economic Development Council (FLREDC) is devoted to Tourism and the Arts. The work group is made up of key stakeholders from around the Finger Lakes region who are engaged in tourism and arts programs and promotions. Already a champion of the region, Wegmans and the group recognized an opportunity to help drive tourism in the Finger Lakes for the summer of 2013. Read more »
The Pickup Truck: America’s Driving Force
May 25 - October 31, 2013
Cooperstown, N.Y. - The pickup truck is an icon of respected American values and virtues: it is honest, hard working, durable, and reliable. It is also the best-selling vehicle in the United States today. The Pickup Truck: America’s Driving Force, an exhibit opening Saturday, May 25 at The Farmers’ Museum in Cooperstown, New York, examines the fascinating story of this uniquely American favorite. The exhibition runs through October 31.
The exhibit follows the route of the pickup truck from its beginnings when demand for pickup trucks actually preceded their supply. Until 1900, passenger vehicles were modified by dealers and buyers to create cargo wagons - replacing horse-drawn farm wagons. Read more »
Westfield, N.Y. - The Concord Grape Belt Heritage Association, Inc. announces the Memorial Day Weekend opening of an information center, retail outlet, and tasting room at the Grape Discovery Center on Route 20, just west of the Village of Westfield in Chautauqua County, NY. Situated in the heart of the Concord Grape Belt, the Grape Discovery Center is the cornerstone project for the Concord Grape Belt Heritage Association. It is intended to draw travelers off interstate 90 to stop and smell the grapes in season, taste local agricultural products, and learn about attractions in this area that supports 30,000 acres of grapes between Silver Creek, NY and Harborcreek, PA. In a final phase, expected to be completed by fall, an exhibit area will teach people about the history and production process of grapes for juice, wine, jelly, and new products like grape seed oil. Read more »