Frida Kahlo Exhibit in Brooklyn Opens Feb 8th


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Frida in New York 1946 provided by Brooklyn MuseumThe Brooklyn Museum has announced Frida Kahlo: Appearances Can Be Deceiving, a Major Exhibition Exploring the Life and Work of the Iconic Mexican Artist.

The exhibition includes Frida Kahlo’s clothing and other personal items; key paintings and drawings by the artist; photographs, film, as well as related objects from the Brooklyn Museum’s collection.

Opening February 8, 2019, the exhibition marks the first time that Kahlo’s personal objects from the Blue House, in Mexico City, will be on view in the United States. Continue reading

State Museum’s Taste NY Holiday Market December 2nd


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taste nyThe New York State Museum’s Taste NY Holiday Market has been set for Sunday, December 2 from 11 am to 4:30 pm, visitors will be able to shop at 30 New York made food and beverage vendors.

Vendors will offer samples and sales of chocolates; cheese; maple products; hand-crafted beer, wine, spirits and cider; and other edible gifts. All participating vendors produce their products in New York State. There will also be cooking demonstrations, educational activities and a chocolate fountain station courtesy of We Do Fondue and Price Chopper/Market 32. Continue reading

Fulton Co In Hollywood Talk at Schoharie Crossing


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Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site is set to host Samantha Hall-Saladino, the Fulton County Historian, on Tuesday, November 20th for a presentation titled “Fulton County in Hollywood.” The NYS History Month program will be held in the Enders House and begins at 6:30 pm.

This program will explore Fulton County’s links to MGM Studios, the Schine theater empire and its connection to McCarthyism, local celebrities, and more in this presentation about the area’s silver screen history. As the historian, Hall-Saladino works to share and preserve the county’s extensive history through various avenues, including writing, educational programming, and advocacy. Samantha is also the Executive Director at the Albany County Historical Association. Continue reading

19th Century Parlor Music at Seward House in Auburn


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1872 Steinway piano The Seward House Museum in Auburn is set to host Parlor Music Concert: A Musical Journey through the 19th Century, on Sunday, November 18th, from 4 to 5:30 pm.

For the seventh annual Parlor Music Concert, the Seward House Museum will welcome soprano soloist Cecile Saine. From the Museum’s Drawing Room, and enhanced by its 1872 Steinway piano, Saine’s performance will give listeners a look back to the 19th century. Continue reading

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Witch, Be Gone! A Witch Trial Set In Long Island


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Mediaeval European Witches with DevilIn the year 1658, at the south fork of Long Island, there was a small fishing and farming settlement called Easthampton.

Recently settled by English Puritans (by way of New England), it was governed by a small group of village aldermen, which was headed by Lord Lion Gardiner, a former British military engineer, who faithfully served English King Charles 1st , during the Pequot War, (1636-1638). Continue reading