The Schoharie County Historical Society will be hosting an educational series and book club discussion on the book Discovering the Forgotten History of African Americans in Schoharie County starting on Thursday, October 21st at at the Schoharie Presbyterian Church. The series will continue monthly through April 2022. [Read more…] about African Americans in Schoharie County Event Oct 21st
The Time and the Valleys Museum will host the program “A History of the Root Cellar and How to Build One,” both virtually and in person on Sunday, October 24th. [Read more…] about Root Cellars, History & Construction (Virtual Program)
The Massachusetts Historical Society (MHS) will host “Disability in Early America,” a virtual panel discussion on how disability functioned in early America from personal, political, and cultural perspectives, set for Monday, October 18th. [Read more…] about Disability in Early America (Virtual Program)
Early fall is the breeding season for moose in Northern New York. During this time moose are wandering looking for mates, leading them to areas where they are not typically seen. While this improves the opportunities for people to enjoy sightings of moose, it also increases the danger of colliding with one on the roadway. [Read more…] about Northern New York Drivers: Be Alert for Moose
When world leaders convene in Scotland for critical climate change negotiations later this month, The Wild Center’s Youth Climate Program will be there.
The Tupper Lake, NY organization is sending a nine-person delegation to Glasgow for COP26, the 26th United Nations Climate Change Conference of the Parties. The Wild Center’s delegates will have a front-row seat as representatives from 197 countries seek solutions to mitigate ongoing effects of climate change. [Read more…] about Wild Center Sending Delegation to U.N. Climate Talks
Birdability is a nonprofit group that advocates and promotes a welcoming, safe, and inclusive atmosphere in the birding community for people of all abilities. Their vision is “birding truly is for everybody and every body, regardless of disability or other health concerns.” [Read more…] about Birders Accessibility Resources for Birdability Week
The New York State Archives will host “The People’s Records: Celebrating 50 Years of New York State Archives,” a virtual program set for Tuesday, October 26th. [Read more…] about New York State Archives 50th Anniversary (Virtual Program)
A dog trapped in a rocky crevice near Gertrude’s Nose Trail in Minnewaska State Park Preserve in Ulster County, NY was rescued unharmed Tuesday evening after five days without food or water. [Read more…] about Dog Rescued After 5 Days Trapped In A Cave In Minnewaska State Park
Professor George H. Fischer (1869-1952) was a well-known Utica composer of sacred music, organ lesson books, and military marches. Fisher was invited to sit in with John Phillip Sousa and his band during a concert at the Stanley Theater in Utica on April 1st, 1897.
Fischer spent decades at St. John’s Church as organist, but also played a major role in the music scene in the Mohawk Valley. His music was published by the J. Fischer & Bro. Music Publishers of New York City, and played all over the world. He also served as the conductor of the Utica Symphony Orchestra.
TAUNY (Traditional Arts in Upstate New York) will host a virtual public information meeting about their new strategic plan and how individuals can be part of making that plan a reality, on Saturday, October 16th. During the event, TAUNY board members and staff will present a summary of the plan, describe different ways people can participate, welcome feedback and answer questions from the public. [Read more…] about Public Information Meeting About TAUNY’s New Strategic Plan