The Gerrit Smith Estate National Historic Landmark has announced Reading the Landscape, a guided spring walk on the seven acres of the historic property set for Saturday, May 1st. [Read more…] about Gerrit Smith Estate Landscape Guided Walk Set For May 1st
The Adirondack Watershed Institute (AWI) is seeking to fill eight remaining Decontamination Technician positions at boat launches on Lake Champlain for summer 2021. [Read more…] about Summer Job Opportunities on Lake Champlain
The Adirondack North Country Association (ANCA) Board of Directors have announced that Executive Director Kate Fish will retire later this year, after nearly 12 years leading the organization. The regional economic development nonprofit has launched a nation-wide search to fill the position. [Read more…] about ANCA Seeks New Executive Director
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Jill Lepore’s book, If Then: How the Simulmatics Corporation Invented the Future (Liveright, 2020) is an account of the Cold War origins of the data-obsessed, algorithmic twenty-first century.
Launched in 1959 by some of the nation’s leading social scientists, the Simulmatics Corporation mined data, targeted voters, manipulated consumers, destabilized politics, and disordered knowledge ― decades before Facebook, Google, and Cambridge Analytica. [Read more…] about Historian Jill Lepore On Data Mining and Voter Manipulation
New York State Department of Environmental Conservation Forest Rangers respond to search and rescue incidents in the Adirondacks. Working with other state agencies, local emergency response organizations and volunteer search and rescue groups, Forest Rangers locate and extract lost, injured or distressed people.
What follows is a report, prepared by DEC, of recent missions carried out by Forest Rangers. [Read more…] about Forest Rangers Respond: Searches, Rescues, Enforcement
Each spring, billions of birds fly northward, making April and May among the very best months to be a birdwatcher in North America. [Read more…] about Spring Bird Migration Free Webinar Thursday
Reservations are now open for the 2021 Hudson Valley Restaurant Week, which is set for May 10th through 23rd. From new eateries to familiar favorites, more than 100 restaurants are participating in this annual celebration of the local culinary scene. [Read more…] about Hudson Valley Restaurant Week May 10-23, Kick-Off Party Set
The sculpture will be placed in the Haverstraw African American Memorial Park for seven weeks beginning April 20th, 2021. Clare Sheridan’s guest was Virginia “Ginny” Norleet, founder of the Haverstraw African American Connection (HAAC). Ginny spoke about how the HAAC arranged for this sculpture to be in Haverstraw, and the auxiliary programs planned for each Saturday while the sculpture is in Haverstraw. [Read more…] about Touring Harriet Tubman Statue on Crossroads of Rockland History
The Irish American Heritage Museum has announced The Military Aspects of the 1916 Rising, a virtual program set for Monday, April 26th. [Read more…] about Military Aspects of the Easter Rising (A Virtual Talk)
Ever after known as the Easter Rising, an armed insurrection aimed at establishing independent Irish rule took place during Easter Week, April 24-29, 1916. Led by the Military Council of the Irish Republican Brotherhood, members of the Irish Volunteers and the Irish Citizen Army (mistakenly referred to in the US press as “Sinn Feiners”), the rebels occupied numerous locations in Dublin and proclaimed the establishment of the Irish Republic. British soldiers soon massed to quell the rebellion and by the end of the week, over 400 people were killed and more than 1,000 were injured, the majority civilians.
Irish American involvement in the Rising was critical – in fact, without John Devoy’s influence, the Rising might never have happened. [Read more…] about 1916 Rising: The Irish Revolution in America