Gore Mountain in North Creek, Warren County, NY has announced their annual Mountain Master Craft Harvest Festival is set for this weekend, October 8th and 9th. [Read more…] about Gore Mountain Harvest Festival This Weekend
The National Park Service has awarded a $22 million construction contract to make repairs to the historic fort that serves as the foundation for the Statue of Liberty and its pedestal.
Funded by the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA), the project is expected to make drainage and safety improvements that will help preserve the structure and enhance accessibility for visitors. [Read more…] about Statue of Liberty National Monument To Begin Improvement Project
Among the trio of turn-of-the-century New York State Arts and Crafts communities, Elverhoj is the least-well-known. The recent publication of Elverhoj: The Arts and Crafts Colony at Milton-on-Hudson (Black Dome Press, 2022; distributed by RIT Press), written by William B. Rhoads and Leslie Melvin, resolves the oversight.
Elverhoj was established by Anders Andersen and Johannes Morton on the picturesque west shore of the Hudson River in 1912. Its Danish name loosely translates to “hill of the fairies.” Persisting until the 1930s, well outside of the Arts and Crafts period, it fell victim to the Depression eventually filing for bankruptcy like so many enterprises. [Read more…] about Elverhoj: The Arts and Crafts Colony at Milton-on-Hudson
This brand new, yearly print publication is designed to be a place for teens living in the North Country to publish their creative writing, including poetry, short stories, memoirs, personal essays, sci-fi, and fantasy. [Read more…] about Adirondack Center for Writing Launches Teen Writing Anthology
Short Answers to 22 Writing Prompts
All the time
Buying books, even blank books
I wore my Army dress uniform
Poetry impeded my career
. . . against hope
It was a womb substitute
A thoughts generator
I still feel embarrassed but don’t know why
It had a gabled ceiling and sunken floor
I was a Woodrow Wilson Fellow thought stupid
No, I never fell in love online
When the bread wouldn’t rise
Keyboarding a clean copy
All my excuses for not writing
My inner truth buzzer blares
Offer me ice cream.
New York Folklore will host this year’s Spotlight Mohawk Hudson Folklife Festival on Sunday, October 2nd, at Washington Park in Albany from 11 am to 5:30 pm. [Read more…] about Mohawk Hudson Folklife Festival Sunday in Albany
A hundred years ago the Edgar Allan Poe Museum was founded in Richmond, Virginia. To celebrate the anniversary author and preeminent Poe collector Susan Jaffe Tane donated the pocket watch that Poe carried on him whilst writing his short story The Tell-Tale Heart shortly before he moved to the city of New York where he spent his last years.
In this tale the murderous narrator compares the thumping of his victim’s heart to the ticking of a clock. [Read more…] about Edgar Allan Poe’s European Legacy
Enthusiasm for the rarely-seen Fine Art Collection of the Historical Society of Woodstock is growing along with the Historical Society’s resolve to restore as much artwork as possible to its original glory.
Two recently-restored paintings, Portrait of Hervey White (c.1926) by Arnold Blanch and Landscape (c.1914) by Edmund B. Rolfe are attracting attention in their renewed resplendence at the Eames House Museum, 20 Comeau Drive. The conservation project was supported by an award from the NYSCA/Greater Hudson Heritage Foundation. [Read more…] about Painting Conservation Virtual Program Set For Thursday
The Saranac Lake Area Chamber of Commerce recently celebrated the opening of Shop at TheBlu, a new art supplies thrift shop at BluSeed Studios in Saranac Lake with a ribbon cutting. [Read more…] about Art Supplies Thrift Shop Opens In The Adirondacks
The Saratoga County History Center at Brookside Museum in Ballston Spa, Saratoga County, NY is seeking craft vendors for its 22nd Annual Artisan’s Market.
This juried market is to be held at the Saratoga County History Center at Brookside Museum (SCHC @ Brookside Museum) from November 26th through December 24th. [Read more…] about Brookside Museum Artisan Market Seeking Vendors